The 10 Best Hotels in Mexico 2016

The 10 Best Hotels in Mexico 2016

Read on to see which properties in Mexico received the most recognition.While half ofthe top 10hotelsfeatured on our annual Best Hotelsin Mexicolist- determined by a comprehensive methodologythat assesses each property's class rating, industry accolades andguest reviews-made an appearance on last year'slist, the other halfmadeconsiderable leaps, including Le Blanc Spa Resort,which rose from No. 29 in 2015to No. 10 this year. And while each property showcases its own style, all 10 hotels feature three key traits that set them apart: superb customer service, extravagant amenities and serene settings, ranging from cliffside beach oases to tropical island sanctuaries.
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The 10 Best Hotels in Mexico 2016

2. The St. Regis Punta Mita ResortWith its white-sand beaches, luxurious Remède Spa and family-friendly activities, it's easy to see how The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort claimed the No. 2 spot on our 2016 list of the Best Hotels in Mexico. But it's not just former visitors who rave about this
St. Regis outpost; the property's abundant amenities and stellar service have earned it numerous accolades, including a Travel + Leisure's World's Best Hotels award, a Forbes Travel Guide's Four Star rating and recognition onCondé Nast's Readers' Choice list.
(Courtesy of The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort)


The 10 Best Hotels in Mexico 2016

1. Rosewood MayakobaClinching the No. 1 spoton our 2016 Best Hotels in Mexicoranking, Rosewood Mayakoba seamlessly blends modern architecture and lavish amenitiesinto its picturesque Riviera Maya landscape. After arriving by privateshuttlefrom the airport, indulging in a complimentary welcome drink and getting escorted by boat to one of 130 suites, you'll settle into your chic accommodations. Each suite is constructed from local materials and features lagoon or Caribbean views, spacious terraces, rooftop sun decks and heated plunge pools.
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The 10 Best Hotels in Mexico 2016

10. Le Blanc Spa ResortClimbing up 19 spots to make this year's Best Hotels in Mexico list, the adults-only Le Blanc Spa Resort, which conveniently sits in the northern part of
Cancun's Hotel Zone, consistently wows visitors with its stunning ocean vistas and modern interiors. And thanks to the resort's all-inclusive philosophy, guests can indulge in top-notch amenities, such asunlimited meals, butler service, Pilates andaqua cyclingclasses. Plus, guests cancash in on a complimentary resort credit for add-ons like spa treatments, rounds of golf and off-site excursions.
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The 10 Best Hotels in Mexico 2016

9. The Resort at PedregalCarved into a cliff that stretches across 24 acres along the ocean, The Resort at Pedregal impresses visitors with its friendly staff, immaculate grounds andluxurious rooms (all of which boast plunge pools). This stunning
Cabo San Lucas property also features plenty of on-site amenities, too, including four resort pools, two tennis courts and a full-service spa.
(Courtesy of The Resort at Pedregal)


The 10 Best Hotels in Mexico 2016

8. Hacienda de San AntonioThough the Hacienda de San Antonio lacks the ocean views of other luxury retreats in Mexico, the property's lushandsecluded setting at the bottom of an active volcano leaves many recent guests feeling relaxed and pampered. And with standoutfeatures,such asa picturesque pool, mealsmadewith fresh ingredients from the on-site farm and activities like horseback riding and mountain biking, it's easy to see why the Hacienda de San Antoniotook theNo. 8 spoton this year's list.
(Courtesy of Hacienda de San Antonio)


The 10 Best Hotels in Mexico 2016

7. The St. Regis Mexico CityNestled within
Mexico City's historic yet trendy Paseo de la Reformaneighborhood, The St. Regis Mexico Cityimpresses guestswithits convenient location, situated within walking distance of museums, restaurants, shops and iconic attractions like El Ángel de la Independencia. The property's breathtaking city views, 24-hour butler service and spacious marble and onyxbathroomsalso win favor with travelers, so it's no wonder why this St. Regis outpost earnednumerous accoladesthis year, including AAA Four Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Four Star awards, helping itjump six spots to seize the No. 7 position on our Best Hotels in Mexico2016 list.
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The 10 Best Hotels in Mexico 2016

6. Esperanza, An Auberge ResortTrue to the
Auberge brand, Esperanza embraces its Cabo San Lucas location in a variety ofways. Across the property, you'll find views of the Sea of Cortez and thatchedroofs,local artwork and rich textiles. Plus, the fresh seafood reigns supreme at the on-site eateries. And with added perks like Mexican-inspired spa treatments and complimentary cooking lessons, tequila tastings and fitness classes, it's hardly surprising Esperanza came in at No. 6 on this year's list, up from No. 11 in 2015.
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The 10 Best Hotels in Mexico 2016

5. Four Seasons Resort Punta MitaRising 10spots to become this year's No. 5 property on our Best Hotels in Mexico list, the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita offers superior resort amenities.With two private beaches, complimentary beach equipment like kayaks, snorkeling gear, volleyballs, five pools, a lazy river and10 tennis courts, this Four Seasons property is all about helping guests embrace the sun and sandon their Mexican vacation.
(Courtesy of Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita)


The 10 Best Hotels in Mexico 2016

4. Las Ventanas al Paraíso, A Rosewood ResortSituated alongside the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez between Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo, this
Rosewood resort offers an array of perks to help you relax and have fun. Along with personal butlers andbeachside cabanas with private plunge pools,Las Ventanas al Paraísoalso boasts a "Department of Romance" for organizing romantic occasions and private sea charters aboard its 60-foot yacht.
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The 10 Best Hotels in Mexico 2016

3. OneOnly Palmilla, Los CabosOnce a tropical hideaway for Hollywood celebrities like John Wayne, Lucille Ball and Bing Crosby, the OneOnly Palmilla, Los Caboscontinues to impress travelers with its tranquil atmosphere and exemplary customer service. And thanks to the property's specialized touches likepillow and aromatherapy menus and binoculars for whalewatching and stargazing, the OneOnly Palmillahas garnered prestigious accolades,includingthe Condé Nast Traveler Gold, Travel + Leisure World's Best Hotels and AAA Five Diamond awards.
(Courtesy of OneOnly Palmilla, Los Cabos)