Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach, Cancún $$$$
Tel: 52 998 881 3200
Fax: 52 998 881 3255
Concierge.com's insider take:
With more than 600 suites, the Fiesta Americana Coral Beach is one of Cancún's largest luxury properties—and, Persian Gulf–style, it bills itself as a "six-star" hotel. While the title invites a raised eyebrow, the Coral Beach is nothing if not grand. Each suite—the smallest of which is 500 square feet—sprawls from a sunken living room to a private balcony with ocean views. The decor incorporates traditional Mexican touches, such as Colonial-style arched porticos and ornate ironwork balcony railings, with modern accoutrements like cordless phones. Stained glass à la Bellagio glows overhead in the lobby, where violins accompany cocktail-hour Margaritas (mixed with Don Julio, for a headache-free buzz). A free-form pool flows alongside the beach; palms shield several lounging areas to provide a sense of privacy.