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I booked my Cozumel hotel for a week @ $43

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by DandyDon, Jan 4, 2018.

  1. MargaritaMike

    MargaritaMike Divemaster ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: On a non-divable lake in SE Texas
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    Wow, after looking at all the good deals you guys are getting, I think I'll change where I stay. Wait a minute -- it doesn't cost me anything now, why should I change. Dang! I must be losing it. BUT you guys are really persuasive and CZM is one of the BEST bang for your buck!

    Happy diving - M²

    p.s. - looks like I may be back in Coz from 1/31 to 2/10. Still working on plans... :)

    :cheers: and :newyear:
     
  2. sagesign

    sagesign Registered

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: indiana
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    I stayed at Mary Carmen over Thanksgiving and wouldn't hesitate to go back. I don't need or expect much when I do a dive trip without the family, just a clean room and hopefully hot water. The room was always spotless, water was hot, and wifi was decent. They also have breakfast available for 75 pesos, always ready by 7.
     
  3. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
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    They quoted me 100 recently, but still cheap enough. I hope they have plenty of coffee always ready at all hours, but I usually get a $10 maker at Mega and make it in the room.

    Like many, they advertise $33 on Hotels.com, then when you go to select your room - it's $33 is you prepay the week now, or $43 with free cancellation. I booked the higher rate thinking I'd just watch for fluctuation, rebook for $33 with free cancellation, and it worked.

    Then there's the 3% add-on for paying with credit card. I guess that's fare enough. Not that much, but then my bank will also charge me conversion fees, so I'll just take cash.
     
  4. blue steal

    blue steal Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Southern California/Redondo Beach area
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    Although I have never stayed at Mary Carmen, we have walked into the lobby, checked out the interior courtyard, and checked out one of the rooms. The place is pretty quite during the day, the owner/manger was very pleasant. Everything looks clean, rooms were small but quite functional. We stay at Casa mexicana, but if I was going solo would definately choose Mary Carmen or even the Colonial Suites across the street which is quite nice. Easy walk to most restaurants.
     
  5. Dave Dillehay

    Dave Dillehay Dive Shop

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    Right on partly…I have been all over the Caribbean and a lot of the world but when I want to get away it is Little Cayman that I go to, Cayman Brac not so much.. Reef Divers—NO WAY JOSE, but Pirates Point is the only place I've ever been happy with AI, and The Bloody Bay and Jackson wall is the only place I've ever been that Compares to Cozumel (Sadly they only have 3 miles of wall but it is very nice). Plus it is really fun to land on a runway they have to mow!

    Dave Dillehay
    Aldora Divers
     
  6. PARADISE HUNTER

    PARADISE HUNTER Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Michigan
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    In November, I stayed at the Barracuda for $50 a night. All rooms are ocean front. For me, that's the best bang for the buck in Cozumel.
     
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  7. MMM

    MMM Moderator Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Sask. Canada/Cozumel, MX
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    I have heard good things about it from local B&B ops here. It's not the Ritz but it's a decent Mexican owner-operated facility.
     
  8. BRT

    BRT not a soft touch ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The Mary Carmen is a great location and a great price. We spent one night there about 4 years ago and it was enough. I hope they have improved things and they may have.
     

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