Hotel Francis Arlene

The Francis Arlene is a quiet oasis on Isla Mujeres and a great hotel from which to base a relaxing yet fun-filled vacation. The staff is very accommodating, so accommodating in fact that many guests consider the hotel a second home and its residents a second family, and the staff at Francis Arlene wouldn't have it any other way.

Hotel Francis Arlene is a nice place for travelers looking to go out after dinner, since there is a good selection of late-night options in the area.

Located on the northern part of the island of Isla Mujeres, Hotel Francis Arlene welcomes visitors interested in staying on this beautiful island.


Rooms in the Francis Arlene are spacious yet cozy. All the rooms are built around a traditional Mexican courtyard with trees and other plants; some of the rooms have balconies or terraces that offer the peaceful vantage point over the courtyard. All guestrooms have a private bathroom and all bathrooms have been meticulously decorated with unique colored tiles. Other amenities in each guestroom include either two queen or one king size bed, ceiling fans, refrigerator, bottled water, and daily maid service. Some guestrooms also have air conditioning and kitchenettes.

In terms of overall merit, we have given this hotel a rating of two and a half stars.

A check list of the in-room conveniences awaiting visitors at Hotel Francis Arlene include:

  • Kitchenette
  • Air Conditioned
  • King Bed
  • Queen Bed
  • Refrigerator
  • Balcony

If you want to confirm exactly what comes with your room, contact the front desk to verify availability.

Activities and Amenities

The Francis Arlene is located in a quiet part of downtown Isla Mujeres, making it a quiet and cozy retreat when you are done exploring the city's many boutiques, restaurants, clubs, and the famous Playa Norte beach, all just a few blocks away. The staff at Francis Arlene is happy to help you take advantage of all of these attractions, as well as mainland highlights. The staff will help you with activities like watersports, volleyball, soccer, Frisbee, yoga, spa treatments, Salsa dancing, adventure tours, and tours of the ruins of Chichen Itza, Uxmal, and Tulum. The staff especially recommends a visit to Isla Contoy, a bird sanctuary a few hours away.

The local activities and beautiful art deco facade of the hotel aren't the only reasons to stay at the Francis Arlene; the hotel is adamant about making you feel at home. And not just “at home” in the sense of being at ease and comfortable. The Francis Arlene prides itself on being a “house of friendship” and welcoming each of its guests as a new family member in a unique, international family by treating you like family and creating an environment where you feel the same towards the staff and fellow guests alike.

Visit this page to read an in-depth discussion about the types of recreation and activities that Hotel Francis Arlene offers.


Still another thing to think about when planning your stay are the local dining choices you can enjoy in the surrounding area. Guests here will find a small handful of restaurants within traveling distance. For an in-depth look at this area's options, click here.

Guest Services

This property's guest services, including the one listed below, could prove pretty valuable during your stay in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean.

  • Maid Service


You will notice lots of attractions situated near Hotel Francis Arlene. Some of the closest are Dolphin Discovery, Hiking Trails, and Pirate Mundaca Park. If you want to relax and have fun at the same time, like many of the travelers who are eager to enjoy Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's sunshine, your vacation wouldn't be complete without a trip to the beach. You'll find Playa Pancholo among the nearest beaches to the hotel.

The hotel is in the vicinity of Isla Mujeres, a nice location for tourists to explore.

For more about what's in the area of the property, click here.

Contact Info

Location: Isla Mujeres

Phone: (998) 877-0310



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