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Hotel overview

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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Multiple amenities are available at this hotel.
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This property offers numerous activities.
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Hotel advisories

Advisory This hotel does not accept Spring Breakers/Student Groups.
Advisory The Municipal Government of Benito Juarez will be charging all guests in the area of Cancun and Puerto Morelos an Environmental Sanitation Tax of a minimum $30.00 Mexican Pesos (approx. $1.60 USD) per room per night. This amount is not included in your vacation price and will be collected at your hotel. These funds are being used to protect, maintain and conserve the extraordinary beauty of the area.
Advisory Individual Student/Youth Travelers will be required to pay a one-time resort fee of $30.00 (USD) per person payable directly to the hotel upon check-in. This fee is mandatory, per person, non-refundable, and is valid on a year-round basis. It is a charge paid by Student/Youth Travelers, which are defined as any guests 24 years of age and younger who are traveling without a legal parent/guardian. Please note the fee is subject to change at any time without prior notification.

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

4.0 957 reviews
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating

    This place is still without power. Do not go here. There was a fire and they try to rip you off sending you to a down graded hotel. Absolutely ridiculous. No one told us where to go and nothing is being done. This seems to be a way for this property to not answer any questions and still keep everyone’s money. A fire didn’t make them call anyone to explain it.

    Jun 10, 2021
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Employees were the highlight

    I just want to thank every single employee we met during our trip! Employees such as Edwin, Daniel, Lucas, and Josue made our trip extremely memorable! I miss them already! They were extremely kind and helped make mine and my friends' trip just that much better.

    Jun 10, 2021
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great food, decent resort, beautiful beach, AMAZING staff!

    We got married at Now Emerald on April 25, and it was nothing short of magical! Apologies in advance for a long review 😊 The most important thing to mention is that the staff is amazing. We were blown away by the level of service just about everywhere. Now Emerald isn’t "fancy", it's more casual. A few spots could use improvements. But the staff make it feel like a 5-diamond resort. Our wedding coordinator Faride Parroquin deserves all the credit in the world. It can be difficult when you’re only communicating via email, and can't be there to see things/talk in person. She was always responsive, answered my many questions, and gave us recommendations. When we met in person, it all clicked! She is so warm, fun, and kind - but more than that, she's an incredibly hard worker. She handled EVERYTHING for us. I had a very clear vision of our wedding, and she executed it perfectly. We could rave about her forever! We will be grateful to Faride for the rest of our lives. Our photos turned out amazing. If you get a chance to have Eunice take your picture on the beach, do it! The food was even better than when we were here in 2016. Cin Cin was great, but Spice and Tamarindo are not to be missed! Seriously, we could've eaten the sushi at Spice every night, with their fried ice cream for dinner. And the ceviche, chips & salsas at Tamarindo were fabulous. The Preferred Club upgrade seemed totally worth it, although it wasn't checked 100% of the time. But the beach, access to the preferred bar (and the snacks in there!) was awesome. Because it's a more casual resort, almost all our guests chose Preferred Club rooms with plunge pools or hot tubs. They could afford to really ball out on their rooms, and people loved it. The hot tub rooms in particular seemed awesome - they have knobs like a sink, where you get to choose the temperature, so friends did lots of lukewarm soaks on hot days. Our honeymoon suite seemed to be one of the only ones updated so far, eventually all the rooms should look like ours did. Most of the glasses you'd use are a tad small and plastic. We made personalized tumblers for everybody, stainless steel with straws. Staff were always happy to fill them for us, and they kept drinks super cold! So if you've got a stainless steel tumbler to drink from outside all day, highly recommend you bring it. Now for the people: Erick and Jonathan took fantastic care of our whole group when we were at their restaurants (and when we weren't). Yolanda and Alex down at the beach are fantastic! She would bring our drinks, and even lunch, whenever we needed them. Often remembered our order. As the bride and groom Alex treated us to the best seat on the beach for the last day of our trip, it was amazing. He also has a glasses cleaning solution that must be magic, it's that good! Yosmar at the Carnival buffet was awesome. Remembered our names and always waved and smiled, whether we were in his section or not. Leobardo was in the lobby bar and was our wedding bartender - he was wonderful! Knows his drinks. He made Blue Hawaiians for our whole group after our ceremony that people really loved. Again, we cannot thank the staff of Now Emerald enough. Whatever you think you want to bring to tip the staff, triple it. Not because they request it, but because they're worth it.

    Jun 07, 2021
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating

    The hotel staff were great, but the hotel itself is AWFUL. Not only outdated, but very nasty and dirty, thereby I rate it a negative 10 (I'm being generous). There were huge splashes of what could've been coffee or vomit on the curtains leading to the balcony, the tub had a thick nasty ring around it, and also long strings of hair, the toilet seat was broken, so much so that the seat wouldn't go back, forcing you to bend forward, there were big rust stains on the side and in front. Paint and water dripped from the ceiling ion our room, and the chairs in the room and at check-in were filthy. The hallways on all floors were dank and dark. Although the doors looked as if they were recently painted white, they didn't cover the stains, and, some of them looked as if they've never been wiped clean). Food at ALL the restaurants were sparse, in one, we ordered lobster tacos for dinner, when they arrived, two tacos were in a 4 prong taco holder without any sides but was on a large plate. Another night, we ordered hot wings from room service, and when they arrived, it was 4 wing dings swimming in sauce. Breakfast buffets did not include fresh fruit, nor a good selection. Food was very bland, and again, sparse. At a 3rd restaurant we took a chance and ordered nachos, which consisted of stale chips, tomatoes, and it appeared as thought the meat wasn't even real meat! The hubby ordered a classic hotdog that turned out to be a mini weiner on an extra large hot dog bun with just catsup. Sections of the pool were badly rusted and the drinks were extremely watered down. We requested a room change and just got excuse after excuse and was never moved. Even the furniture at check-in was very badly stained. We stayed off property as much as possible. I can go on and on, but the bottom line is this was the worst hotel I've ever visited. Needless to say, we tried to make the best of it, given that it was hubby's birthday. We were so disgusted that we spent a majority of our time off property.

    Jun 07, 2021
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Needs Some Improvement

    We are experienced travelers to many Cancun hotels. This hotel definitely needs improvement. When we checked in and walked into our room another couple was trying to get into our room. They had some how assigned our room to another couple after it was assigned to us. That couple left to get another room. Are room safe was not working and the bed side lamp had a broken broken prongs/wires and didn't work so we went to the front desk to get these fixed. When we came back to our room our keys didn't work. We had to go back to the front desk again to get the keys to work. In the mean time my husband had to wait in the room for 40 minutes for them to come fix the safe. The temperature in the room was good. The shower pressure was good, The pillows on the bed were lumpy the mattress was average. There was only one elevator working while we were there. The breakfast buffet omelet stations were very good. The pancakes and waffles were always cold. You had to wait quite awhile for someone to give you bacon, sausage, hash browns and some of the other dishes these were not self serve. It was inconsistent some dishes were self serve some weren't. At the lunch buffet the soups were good. The fish was good but there was very little variety. The Mexican was okay. The French restaurant was good one day and the next time we tried it the steaks were overcooked. The drink service was really good. Servers would come by often and ask what you would like. The beach chairs were hard plastic and not comfortable not many people sat on the beach. The night time shows were held outside and got rained out 2 of the days. There was no other entertainment in the lobby the sports bar was closed. The bar service did not start until 11:00 a.m. at any of the bars. We paid more for this hotel because it was ranked a five apple. It should be rated a three apple at best. We were disappointed because we have stayed at other hotels in this chain that were much better. I would not stay here again for the price they charge for this hotel, There are many other hotels that offer better entertainment and dining.

    Jun 06, 2021