Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort All Inclusive
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
When you stay at Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort All Inclusive in Puerto Morelos, you’ll be on the beach and convenient to Dr. Alfredo Barrera Marin Botanical Garden and Artisans Market. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of San Jose Catholic Parish and Sanctuary of Hope and Time Capsule.
Make yourself at home in one of the 500 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars. Rooms have private balconies. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 2 outdoor swimming pools, an outdoor tennis court, and a sauna. Additional features at this Colonial resort include wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Food & Drink
This resort is all inclusive. Rates include meals and beverages at onsite dining establishments. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities.
Enjoy a meal at one of the resort’s dining establishments, which include 5 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access room service (during limited hours). Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 2 bars/lounges. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily from 7 AM to 11:30 AM.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and express check-out. Event facilities at this resort consist of a conference center and a meeting room. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free valet parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
This was our third visit to El Cid and we again had a great time! They have added Ventus since our last visit, which seems to be a bit too quiet and serene for our taste. It would definitely be a good option if traveling with a group as they now offer both resort options that are very walkable to go back and forth. We LOVE the huge El Cid pool, lively music, rock jump/slide and fabulous entertainment staff! They brought in a floating bounce house one day, which the kids loved. They of course still have the pool foam party on Thursdays, which lasted for almost two hours.
The food was even better this time around. The steaks and sword fish at the specialty restaurants were 5-star quality. We found the French restaurant food to be a bit bland (but we are from New Orleans, which has some of the best Creole-French cooking so may not be a fair impression). They added a new buffet-type option, Delores, which offers various food-type stations. I was unsure at first about this concept, but the food turned out to be fresh and good. They offered a full grill station (great steak, etc) at the Mexican grill (you have to ask/look for it), crepe station, panini/gourmet sandwiches, sushi/ceviche station, Asian station, etc. I also liked the coffee/dessert/ice cream bar that was added this year. We ate at most of the specialty restaurants (one of the perks of the platinum is the ability to get reservations easily). The Italian and Mediterranean were 5-star quality/still my favorite. They also added a cabernet blend house wine which was pretty good. El Cid still had 24-hour room service, which we used daily, and always arrived in less that half an hour.
We stayed in a one bedroom platinum unit which was great! We like the privacy of having a separate bedroom, and two bathrooms. Very nice toiletries, linens, etc. Our room, like the entire resort, was immaculate. Our unit included a stocked mini-fridge. We tip the staff, and have always received great service.
This is a very kid-friendly resort. They moved the kids club over to the back of the Ventus side, and added a teen club right next to the large El Cid pool. It was a bit of a walk to the kids club as we stayed on the El Cid side, but was well-setup as usual.
The beach is rocky as it is situated by a coral reef, but the water is calm (not large waves like some of the Cancun resorts). They have free kayaks, paddle boards and boogie boards. There was quite a bit of seaweed this year, which we know about, and changed from day to day.
We did have the platinum package, which is well worth it in my opinion. I have never interacted much with the concierge in the past. This year however we had Josue as our concierge, and he was great! He actually followed through on everything, checked in on us frequently, and always with a smile. What a great guy!
Although we like to try new resorts, we will definitely be returning for another visit to El Cid. Gracias for a wonderful week!!
The resort has some good things, some not so good things. Upon arrival, we were impressed by the nice, clean lobby. The room was fine, fit our family of 5 comfortably. The pool was huge, and fun for kids. The swim up bar was a big hit. A gigantic let down was the ocean. The water was brown and disgusting. Seaweed everywhere and the bottom was very rocky (we didn’t dare go in the water, just saw a few people attempt and they couldn’t walk in the water). Food was pretty good, although the wait staff spoke very little English, if any, and added absolutely nothing to our stay. We didn’t make a “connection” to a single staff member during our stay. All in all, the monotony was evident. There was nothing to do but sit by/in the pool. No views, no beach to walk, nothing. We definitely will find a different place for our next visit.
En-route from the cruise terminal to the airport, the shuttle makes a one hour stop at the conservation center. There you see varieties of bears, antelope, bison and birds. There is a shuttle for those that choose not to walk and there is not a charge (donations)
This place is awesome. We took tours and everything. We even had a presitaion while we were here and made a little cash. They are not so pressureous or anything! Recommend this place to everyone! Planning to come back already.
Had a great time with kids at the resort. But signed up fof the infinite privileges club for 30 years. I feel I made a huge mistake, please share ur experiences about infinite privileges. I guess I made my experience as a soar memory.