In December 2017, Colleen and I traveled to Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and spent our first night of the trip at the Four Points by Sheraton Cancun Centro. While not near the beach or the touristy “Hotel Zone”, it was perfect for our needs. Located fairly close to the airport, we got an excellent night of sleep after arriving on a late flight and had an equally excellent breakfast the following morning.
We booked this property using no cash and only 4,000 Starpoints, the SPG award currency (or the equivalent 12,000 Marriott points since the Marriott takeover). For a hotel of this caliber, I thought it was a real bargain.
Since we rented a car upon arrival at Cancun airport, we drove ourselves about 15 minutes north along Hwy 307 to the hotel. Self parking was available on the side of the building near the sports bar and several of the parking spaces had charging stations for electric cars like Tesla which I found a little strange. Check-in was quick and we were relaxing in our room before we knew it.
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The rooms are nicely furnished with some small “tropical” touches, but nothing too cheesy. My only critique is that the shower could have used some grout maintenance. Previous repairs were made with copious amounts of caulk which was starting to yellow and spoil the otherwise crisp white bathroom.
Since I have Starwood gold status, we had a welcome letter, dessert, and a total of 5 complimentary bottles of water waiting for us in the room. The bottled water is a real necessity in Mexico!
The next morning, we decided to have breakfast at the hotel’s unimaginatively named “Eatery” for convenience sake. The cost of the breakfast was US$11.50 per person at the time of this writing and well worth it, in my opinion. The buffet had a huge selection, with Mexican as well as American favorites. In addition to the buffet, there was an a’la carte menu available at no additional charge.
After breakfast, I had time to take a few quick shots of the attractive lobby area and business center.
In addition to The Eatery, there is also a sports bar called Toastina which was closed during the hours of our stay. Apparently, there is also a rooftop swimming pool and fitness center but I didn’t get a chance to check those out because we were in a hurry to start our long drive to Merida, by way of Izamal.
Again, this hotel is not located near the typical hype of Cancun but would be ideal for a business person, travelers arriving late, or as a home base for exploring some of the nearby parks or ruins. And if you’re booking with only 4,000 SPG award points, it’s a steal.