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“Great place, good value.”
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Hotel Kinich
Ranked #24 of 37 Hotels in Isla Mujeres
San Carlos, California
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great place, good value.”
Reviewed 14 July 2013

Hotel Kinich is really clean, front desk staff is very helpful and friendly. GREAT location in town (not too close to bars and restaurants that you hear noise, but a block from the beach and a block from the same restaurants when you need them). Spacious rooms. Reasonable prices.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2013

My brother and I shared a room here for 7 days and it was a very enjoyable experience. As others have noted , if you know some spanish you will probably be able to communicate a little better. Domingo and Edwin are usually at the desk, but occasionally we did see a woman there whose name I did not get. Domingo does not speak a lot of English but Edwin speaks well and will also help you with your spanish should you try. I enjoyed many pleasant conversations with him, while unintentionally destroying the spanish language (grin) but still he was encouraging.
The room we had(number 8, 3rd floor) was spacious, clean, with a refrigerator, microwave , hot water , ac., cable tv with both spanish and english channels. Someone is almost always at the front desk. They also rent golf carts so sometimes they are in the back , but usually not far away. The rooms were cleaned everyday, and the ac was good enough to choose (thru a digital remote) the tempearture you wanted. Pretty nice. You just have to remember to stand in front of the unit and point it like a tv remote.
They make coffee and it is available in the mornings on the second floor. There is also a big jug of water which you can fill up your water bottles for drinking, brushing teeth etc.
The rooftop is cool and you can see all around the island while getting a nice breeze. Our room also had a small balcony overlooking the back. It was scenic in the way you see peoples back yards when you are passing thru a town on a train. Still, it was an interesting perspective so we enjoyed it.
Everything in the North End of the island is pretty much within walking distance. We rented bikes that were so-so because the salt and sand seem to eat them up. And also they didn't seem to be that well maintained. Still, we were able to ride all over the north end of the island and also did two trips around the whole island. Each round trip was maybe 8-10 miles depending on where you stopped. We rode out to the southernmost tip and returned.
The majority of people using bicycles on the island are the people who live there. Mopeds and golf carts seemed to be the choice for most of the tourists. Maybe because golf carts are good if you have 3 or four people who want to travel together.
As also mentioned in another review, reaching this hotel seems to be the most challenging.
I contacted them on their website which I am not certain is always working correctly. I ended up exchanging emails with Edwin who was very helpful explaining to me which rooms were available and at what costs.
If it is allowable on tripadvisor I have included some information below which can be helpful if they can not respond on their website to your requests. However, I would try it first and go from there.

Edwin Novelo
Kinich Hotel.
I contacted him thru this email:
hotelkinichislamujeres@hotmail.com

This is their website- I recommend trying to reserve there first - if no reply -use the email address above.
http://www.islamujereskinich.com/


This is the regular mail address and phone number. At one point I used Skype to call them and got Domingo, who was very nice, but my spanish was too poor to be sure I understood everythiong. He asked me to call back later, and I spoke with Edwin who answered my questions and we exchanged a few emails.

Isla Mujeres Quintana Roo
México, CP.77400
Av. Juárez Mza. 3, # 20
Col. Centro, Entre Matamoros y Abasolo
Tel. + 52 (998) 877-0791
Everyone there was helpful and I would definitely recommend this hotel. I try to go different places each trip, but if I return to Isla Mujeres even for a night or two, I would stay here.

Room Tip: Room 8 was on the back and quiet. Once and a while there is a rooster who will get your attention bu...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Colorado
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2013

We stayed at the Hotel Kinich again this year. We had great service while there. Although the floors didn't look dirty, our socks and feet got dirty walking on the tile floors. It is located to all North end of Isla Mujeres. It is close to all great restaurants and the Playa Norte and Sunset Grill which is our favorite place to spend our days and sometimes evenings. I did have a problem trying to get in touch with them to make a reservation and if it hadn't been for a friend who owns Sunset Grill who got in touch with the owner we wouldn't have had a reservation. So they do need to do something about the people who do their reservations. They have had staff quitting and leaving so it took awhile to get new personnel in place. I believe that is what happened. But they try hard to help you and do what you need done.

Room Tip: We always try to get the back rooms it is quieter as bars in the front area and can get noisy.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Chrip55
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Nanaimo, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
226 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2013

Spent five nights here in March. We booked through Isla Beckons as we could not get a reply from the hotel when we used their web site or sent direct emails in both English and Spanish. We were supposed to arrive on a Thursday and stay for five days but due to poor weather our flight was delayed for 24 hours and the airline allowed us to delay our return by 24 hours as well.
We contacted the Isla Beckons who contacted the hotel and they agreed to shift our reservations one day over and didn’t charge us! That was REALLY nice. Check in was no problem but the lady at the counter only spoke Spanish however with our reservation and some pointing we got it all sorted out. The room was spotlessly clean, safe, microwave, fridge and small balcony. Our room was on the second floor and there is no elevator so if stairs are an issue get a lower floor.
We could hear hall noise when in our room but this never seemed to be a problem as the clientele at this hotel is mature individuals and I am pretty sure if there was noise the staff would rectify it.
The roof top is a nice place to watch sunset, there are some chairs up there and we had wine while watching the sunset.
Housekeeping was there everyday changing the linen and cleaning and they did an A-1 job. Air Conditioning worked wonderfully and I would not get a room with out it there. The location, one block off the pedestrian strip was great and only three blocks from the beach make this a perfect place to stay while on Isla.

Room Tip: No elevator so if stairs are an issue get a room on one of the lower floors.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank get_with_it
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Grayslake, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
83 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2013

This is a nice place stay. Its clean, centrally located and there is always someone at the front desk. We had a room with a balcony overlooking Juarez which made for interesting people watching by day but it was quiet overnight. They have a roof top patio that gives you almost 360 degree views of the island including sunrise and sunset. It was beautiful. They have about 6 padded loungers and a table and chairs up there. The water pressure was ok and there was hot water.

The only cons were that they have plastic mattress pads under the sheet. VERY uncomfortable in the tropics. It would also be really nice to have drinking glasses for teeth brushing with the bottled water.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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5 Thank jetskigirl
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Santa Ana, CA
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2012

Got to stay here for a quick trip down and it is SUCH a great place! It's really reasonable and clean and in a fantastic location - the staff is wonderful and attentive. Its nice to be close to shops, restaurants and beaches. The beds are firm but very comfortable. Book with no hesitation!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank IslaChicas
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Munich, Germany
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 October 2012

The hotel was in November 2011 quite new. The room is very clean and the staffs are friendly. The location is central, you can walk to the beach and restaurants. The price is for this category on isla mujeres very good. We would come back anytime.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Amelia S
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Property: Hotel Kinich
Address: Ave Benito Juarez Mza 3, No 20, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Isla Mujeres
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Ranked #24 of 37 Hotels in Isla Mujeres
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Kinich 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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