Chichen Itza hotels keep visitors close to one of Mexico's cultural treasures. The city of Chichen Itza is home to a rich array of Mayan ruins worth exploring. If you want to really stay and explore, it makes sense to find lodging near Chichen Itza. You'll not only save time, but you'll save the hassle of a long drive at the end of the day. You can get it up early in the morning and beat the crowds, perfect for anyone who likes to explore without waiting.
The Mayaland Hotel & Bungalows are a good choice for lodging near Chichen Itza. The main hotel, built in the style of an old hacienda, overlooks the ruins, while the bungalows are nestled in the middle of tropical gardens. All of the guestrooms and suites feature air conditioning and mini bars as well as comfortable furniture. The suites have whirlpools, and several swimming pools are located throughout the complex. Guests can arrange for Chichen Itza tours (even on horseback) and enjoy meals at any of the hotel's restaurants.
Mayaland is located within the bounds of the archaeological park, as is another one of the Chichen Itza hotels. The Lodge at Chichen Itza is located adjacent to Mayaland; this sister property also is surrounded by lush gardens. As the only hotel in the area that does not accept tour buses or large groups, the lodge specializes in quiet retreats. Its 39 bungalows are wrapped around a series of swimming pools. Every bungalow sports a collection of locally made art and handiwork as well as a private verandah. Dance demonstrations take place each night, as does cocktail hour. Before the sun sets, guests can explore the ruins at Chichen Itza with a private guide.
Another one of the Chichen Itza hotels with beautiful landscaping, the Villas Arqueologicas Chichen Itza (pictured) is a chic and comfortable place to stay. Its 45 guestrooms are wrapped around the swimming pool deck. Each room is decorated with brightly colored linens and designs that mix tradition and modern luxury. Meals can be enjoyed on the onsite restaurant or outside on the terrace. The family-friendly hotel also hosts a nightly light-and-sound show, and many ruins are waiting to be discovered right in the Villas' gardens.