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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.
LocationCancun Hotel Zone - Beachfront
General policies & fine print
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 rating954 reviews
FIRE FIRE FIRE
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.
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.
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.
DO NOT GO HERE!
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.
We came to Now Emerald on a girls trip. 2 of us moms brought our 2 daughters and 3 of their friends, all college age. We checked in on June 1st later in the day. Enjoyed the pool for about 2 hours at best and ate at the buffet- not good food. The next morning we woke up to a hot room, no AC, no power at all!!! We had no idea what happened. We headed to the pool and learned from other guests that the ENTIRE RESORT LOST POWER!! The other guest asked us if they were moving us resorts. We had no idea no one came to our room to tell us what was going on so I went and asked the front desk. Sure enough, they were sending guests to other properties they owned. They tried to send us to Oasis Palm. Which we were told by another angry guest it was a resort for kids w/a water park. Being college age, that’s not the experience we were looking for. We were told we had 20 min to pack before our shuttle wld take us. As we were waiting for the shuttle for over an hour in the dead heat w/no way to use the bathroom or get a drink we were told by another guest they were being sent to a much nicer resort. So I complained and told them we wanted to Go to the Dreams Natura resort too. The manager got called and she made it happen. They did waste a good half of our day, but it was well worth being moved. We went from a 3 star to a 5 star. We really enjoyed the Dreams resort and the upgrade! However by reading other reviews it seems we were lied to and there was really a FIRE!!! Many of the workers at Dreams also work at Now Emerald. We saw an employee at Dreams that was working on our first day at Now E, he said they still don’t have power and will be at least 14 more days before it’s fixed-it’s already been 4! I had read a few reviews the day before we left for vaca and seen other guests said they had lost power too weeks prior at Now Emerald. So I’m not sure what is the truth, but at least they did make it more than right with us. Dreams Natura is amazing! Eder at the snack shack pool area is wonderful!! Roger and Diego at the Mexican restaurant were super nice!! Jay at the VIP desk was so helpful! Blanca at the front desk got my swimsuit back from Now Emerald for me that I left hanging as we packed in a hurry!! Jonathan at the Beach Front Grill- great service!! Dreams Natura is a beautiful property. The pool swim up bar was super fun and the girls enjoyed it. The drink service at the swim up Bar was however very poor service. We seen them putting water in our drinks and ignored us. There was a gal working the drink area (we didn’t catch her name) but her service was top notch, she was super sweet and she made her own drinks!!! We would for sure go back k to Dreams Natura!!!