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Westin Resort and Spa Cancún

Editor's Pick
Boulevard Kukulcán, Km 20
Zona Hotelera
Mexico 77500
Tel: 800 228 3000
Tel: 52 998 885 2084's insider take:

Aggressive branding (Heavenly Bed, Heavenly Spa, and so on) doesn't diminish the distinctive modern architecture at this 379-room Starwood property in the quiet south end of the Zona Hotelera, between the sea and Laguna Nichupté. Long white hallways broken by eye-popping fuchsia pillars and yellow walls, as well as sea views through blue-framed windows, are all inspired by Ricardo Legorreta's Mexican modernism. The halls lead on to large marble-floored rooms decorated with admirable restraint. Each element, from the sensible desk to ample bathroom counters, emphasizes function over fashion. Rooms in the Royal Beach Club tower (private concierge, pool, and café) have balconies, unlike most in the main building. But the views are great anywhere. Windows on the west-facing lagoon side benefit from dazzling sunsets, and the lagoon pool is a peaceful oasis. Most guests gravitate to the seaside pools and beach and to the spa—check out the rooftop treatment huts set on wooden stilts to catch sea breezes. The hotel's main restaurant serves a lavish breakfast buffet and à la carte meals through the day and night, while the beachside Sea & Stones restaurant presents seafood and meats prepared tableside on hot stones. The quality and prices are satisfying enough to keep guests happy—a good thing, since there are few other options within walking distance.

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