Anyone planning to do a day tour of Chichen Itza this summer might consider spending the night close to the ruins. The Hacienda Chichen is a wonderful place with nice spa, big pool, tropical jungle setting, just 10 minute walk from the ruins.
It's great to get up early and see the ruins with only a hand full of other people around. Awesome. And this particular historic hacienda also runs a program for the local Mayan people who are all now hurting financially -- as are all the folks on the peninsula -- because of the slowdown in tourism. Some good deals offered at this place and others.