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The Lodge at Chichen-Itza

Carretera Merida-Puerto Juarez Km.120, Chichen Itza, Mexico
Classic Preferred Hotel

The Lodge at Chichen-Itza


Insider Tip

Guests of the Mayaland can take a horseback tour to the ruins of Old Chichen, just a short ride through the jungle from the main Chichén Itzá site. Tours depart each day from the back of the hotel.

Hotel Overview

Private Chichén Itzá entrance
Located two hours from Cancún, this resort has its own entrance into the ruins of Chichén Itzá, the most prolific Mayan archaeological site.
Handcrafted furniture
All 90 guestrooms feature handcrafted furniture and covered terraces with lounge chairs and garden views.
Hiking trails, swimming pools
Surrounded by of landscaped gardens, the resort offers hiking trails, on-site Mayan ruins, and three swimming pools.

Amenity highlights:

Originally built in 1923, the Hotel Mayaland has three pools and is surrounded by of gardens and trees. The hotel has its own entrance to Chichén Itzá and the observatory—one of the major structures of the site—can be seen from the hotel lobby. During the day, guests tour the ruins, explore the vast hotel grounds, or lounge by the pools. There is a billiards table, souvenir shop, and three restaurants. Each day and evening, local dancers and musicians entertain guests in the restaurants and lobby bar.

What to expect:

The Hotel Mayaland makes staying by the ruins an experience unto itself. Popular with vacationers, the Mayaland can go from calm to bustling in a matter of minutes. The main building has 35 rooms, and the rest are scattered around the property in two- and three-unit bungalows. A series of ancient Mayan paths, known as sac-be, cross the property, leading from the Chichén Itzá ruins to other nearby sites.


Carretera Merida-Puerto Juarez Km.120, Chichen Itza, Mexico


MID - Manuel Rejon International Airport



This hotel has 90 guestrooms, all of which include air conditioning, handcrafted furniture, stained glass, minibars, and shaded terraces.


  • Air conditioning
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Climate control
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cribs (infant beds) available
  • Extra towels, linens, bedding
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Minibar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Refrigerator
  • Smoking rooms
  • Television
  • Window opens


Property Amenities

Babysitting/Child Services; Bar/Lounge; Coffee/Tea Maker in Room; Concierge; 24 Hour Front Desk; Free Parking; Hairdryers Available; Mini Bar; Meeting/Banquet Facilities; No Smoking Rooms/Facilities; Pool; Bus/RV Parking; Restaurant; Room Service; Safe Deposit Box; Shops/Commercial Services; Television with Cable; Laundry/Valet Services; Available Meal Plans; Food/Beverage Discounts; Car Rental Desk; Currency Exchgange; Multilingual Staff; Doctor on Call; Bellman; Late Check Out; Luggage Storage; Maid Service; Room Upgrades (based on availability); Shoe Shine Service; Tour Desk; Wake Up Services; Audio/Video Equipment Rentals; Fax/Copy Services; PC/Printer Rentals; Adjoining Rooms; Heat/Air; Iron/Board; Phone; International Direct Dial; Ceiling Fan; Multiple Closets; Separate Living/Sitting Area; Full Bathroom; 120AC Electrical.

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Babysitting/Childcare
  • Bar/lounge


Extra person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. There are no room charges for children 12 and younger occupying the same room as their parents. Rollaways and cribs may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply. Photo identification and credit card or cash deposit are required upon check-in for incidental charges. All special requests are subject to availability upon check-in.


The Buffet
Serving buffet lunches daily, this restaurant is popular with guests and visiting tour groups alike. It features a palapa-covered main dining room, cooled by ceiling fans, and an open-air terrace, where guests dine in the shade of large sun umbrellas. The food ranges from local Mayan dishes to traditional Mexican cuisine to international standards. The décor features handpainted artwork and tropical plants.
Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this restaurant has tables in the air-conditioned dining room or outdoors, in a shaded courtyard. The wooden tables have white linen tablecloths and glowing candles in the evenings. In addition to Mexican and international dishes, the cuisine is primarily Mayan.
The Lobby Bar
The Lobby Bar is a popular meeting spot in the evenings and is the first sign of modern civilization when guests return from a tour of the ruins. With a view of the ancient observatory, the Lobby Bar has high leather chairs ringing the bar and features various types of tropical drinks and tequilas.


The Hotel Mayaland has three pools and several hiking and walking trails. Guests can take a guided tour of the Chichén Itzá ruins or can explore area caves and lagoons. The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or near the hotel; fees may apply
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding/rental