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Hotel overview

Get exclusive perks during your getaway at Now Emerald Cancun Resort & Spa. Travel now through December 22, 2022 and receive:
Guests staying in Preferred Club rooms receive:
• Complimentary Bali bed rental for one day
• Beach bag

Terms, conditions, and restrictions apply to resort coupons and vary by resort.

An elegant haven of relaxation situated in the heart of Cancun's hotel zone, the Now Emerald Cancun will offer a unique Unlimited-Luxury® experience. Facing the Caribbean Sea on a white sand beach, this family-oriented resort combines lush nature with modern world-class facilities. The resort is located a short 8.2 mile-drive from Cancun International Airport and was recently renovated in 2019.


Cancun Hotel Zone - Beachfront
Cancun International Airport (CUN) : 8 miles

Property information

Last Renovation: 2019
Total rooms: 427


Hotel details


Dining options are available for this property.
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This property offers numerous activities.
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Hotel advisories

Advisory Minimum Check-in age is 18 years of age (unless children are accompanied by adults)

General policies & fine print

General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.  Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.  Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Student Groups (Spring Breakers) are not permitted at Hotel. A student group consist of those that travel without parent supervision or a responsible adult in each room. This could refer to but not limited to high school students or college students booking multiple rooms. The hotel reserves the right to deny lodging to any reservations of this type.

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

4.0 2309 reviews
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Old facility with mediocre food and service

    The facility is large. The buildings are old and need serious renovations. The room, lobby, restaurants, everything is outdated. The food at restaurants are mediocre. They have blue and black wristband and and regular customers wear blue band and these people are not allowed to enter certain restaurants that are specifically for the black wristband customers, which is really annoying. The coffee shop at the lobby area is for the black wristband so I was not allowed to buy any coffees. Nothing special about this place. The pool is large but just noisy with DJ all day long. If you need peaceful and quiet hotel, this is not the place to be. We were sent by our airline when our flight got canceled. No way we would not choose this place for our vacation.

    Jan 16, 2024
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Needs updating

    The resort needs a face lift and the food an upgrade.Thepeople were wonderful and the weather gorgeous. The drinks were plentiful but you had to ask for premium drinks like captain Morgan’s spiced rum

    Dec 10, 2023
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Hyatt neglected its customers

    I was saddened and shocked that Hyatt not notify customers that the Now Emerald was closing its doors on August 1, specifically informing customers that the following basic client services would be compromised during my stay: building maintenance and cleaning, food/restaurants, activities and infrastructure. I selected the Now Emerald for nostalgia, and excitedly booked reservations to celebrate a seven-year commitment trip with my partner during July 27-31 in Room 233 at the Now Emerald in Cancun Mexico. I hadn’t traveled to Mexico for the past seven years and this sadly will be my last Hyatt stay experience. Where do I start my travel log? After a long travel day, I was excited to jump in the shower and begin the vacation. I quickly realized that there was no hot water for a much-needed shower. While the repair response was immediate, I had to contact the front desk shortly thereafter because the bathroom sink’s water was also not working. Again, the maintenance team was prompt in response and professional which was great because I spent the entire weekend vacation requesting their assistance. As I was eager to explore the hotel, attempted to secure my belongings (passport, money, etc.) in the safe, and quickly realized that the safe was not functioning. It couldn’t lock. Turns out that security would need to recalibrate the safe daily. Additionally, the air conditioning was nonfunctioning and remained at 65 F. It was freezing!!!! Maintenance attempted to repair the system but did not have access to new parts as the hotel was closing. So, we opted for no air conditioning leaving us in a sauna throughout the trip. I am not sure if the condenser pan was full, but we encountered a wet floor caused by the ceiling after our first morning that continued throughout the trip. Lastly, the room’s lock was replaced after recognizing that we spent the night in an unlocked room because the cylinder was broken. Despite daily room cleaning, there were visible signs of black mold throughout the room, especially the bathroom, which confirmed a lack of cleaning and maintenance. Notable maintenance neglect signs where the sink faucet was missing a cover, bathroom tub was painted, but still revealed stains, soap scrum and film on the shower doors and corners of the bathroom. Sadly, the horror doesn’t end there, our room opened to the pet relief area despite not having a pet. As far as building internet services, the Wi-Fi was sporadic. The batteries were missing from the remote on the tv and only one outlet worked in the room. While we were offered another room, it was next to the elevator and just as unkept after a quick tour. So, we braved it in our room for the duration of the vacation. Unfortunately, the issues did not end with our room. There was liter in the hallway that was not swept, lighting on our floor was low and excessive slip and falls hazards caused by broken floor tile. The restaurants were not any better. We were seated at tables with food crumbs and napkins used by previous guests. Dishes and glasses were worn and cracked. Much of the meals at the specialty restaurants arrived cold and inedible. We were hungry and missed dinner on most evenings. Luckily, we purchased chips and drink the complementary soft drinks in our room. The highlight of the trip was the excursions that allowed us time away from the hotel. Unfortunately, we realized that the lobby excursion agent and the pool excursion agent offered different prices. We were informed by hotel staff that they were the same company but after speaking with other guests were told that the lobby agent was more expensive (difference of 30%). It’s unfortunate that customer service is no longer the motivator with large corporations. It's money! Given that the hotel was closing, it would’ve made sense to central the customers to one area of the hotel to ensure cleanliness and building maintenance, but why treat customers like humans when we are cattle. What I was hoping to spend a peaceful weekend by the beach, but I’ve returned exhausted and worse than I left. Yes, I stubbornly stayed and know We should’ve left the hotel all together, but our stay was short. Alas, a return to the World of Hyatt is not in my immediate future.

    Aug 08, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    Stayed for a week, wonderful time, lots of food and drinks. There was entertainment and the servers were good especially Tito who was amazing. some servers look too busy and the food was good, could have been better. Overall it was a good experience.

    Jul 27, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Amazing entertainment team!

    We went down to stay for 10 days at the end of June for my mom's retirement celebration, this was our second time staying and everything was even better than our first stay. We received a better room upgrade option and the view was incredible from the ocean front swim up rooms. This resort has some of the best food I've had when staying at an all inclusive. Breakfast and dinner buffet have a lot of options and everything has a lot of flavor. There is a great outdoor lunch area with nachos, hotdogs and hamburgers, fast service and great food. The resort is temporarily closing for renovations at the end of the year and there are some areas of the resort and pool area that are in major need of renovation, however, nothing major that affects your stay at the property. We were there in November 2022 and still decided to come back before the renovations were scheduled. Spice and Paramour were definitely our favorite restaurants. If you prefer no wait, get to the restaurant of choice around 5:45 pm so you are first seated. Front desk, housekeeping and maintenance were all attentive and were very quick to resolve small issues. Love the location! 15 minutes drive to and from airport, conveniently located between tons of restaurants and shopping. La Isla mall was a 15 minute cab ride away and was $15 each way. My favorite part of this property are the infinity pools and the ocean front views. You can see the beautiful water every direction and if you don't feel like going down to the ocean, you can see the entire view from the pool. All of the employees were absolutely wonderful and put so much effort into making sure we had a great vacation. Alvin and Erving helped us every morning get our chairs by the pool and had great information about activities to do near the resort. Lastly, the entertainment staff at the pool were absolutely amazing, they consistently had multiple different activities to do while hanging out at the pool during the day. Some of our favorites were the water aerobics, beach volleyball and musical chairs. Gama and Ande were the best!! Both were so friendly and really kept you engaged in the pool activities. You can tell both have a passion for their job and go out of their way to make your vacation perfect. We are already looking forward to coming back once renovations are complete.

    Jul 24, 2023