Hotels and resorts are finding a simple way to make traveling easier in 2021: on-site COVID-19 testing, frequently complimentary and sometimes from the comfort of your own guest room.
The initiative is especially helpful following a new CDC guideline that requires Americans coming home from abroad to show a negative coronavirus test before boarding their return flight. Here, a rundown of some of the hotels offering the ultimate travel amenity.
Before you book, make sure to visit the CDC for the latest updates on travel and health restrictions by destination.
Locations throughout North America, South America, the Caribbean, Europe and AfricaThese family-friendly, all-inclusive resorts now offer free antigen testing at properties in Cancún and the Dominican Republic.
Club Med Turkoise is also facilitating PCR testing at an additional charge. For additional updates, click here.clubmed.us
The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, NevadaIn an up-all-night destination like Vegas, it’s unsurprising that this hotel and casino has made getting tested easy any time, day or night.
The resort’s Reviv IV Wellness Spa offers walk-in testing 24 hours a day: $100 for PCR tests and $40 for antibody tests. Guests who book a spa therapy treatment receive a $50 discount on testing.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com
Locations throughout North America, South America and the CaribbeanThe multinational chain’s 270 properties in the Caribbean and Latin America are offering on-site testing at some locations and transportation to off-site testing at others, with costs varying per location.marriott.com
Nobu Hotel Palo Alto
Palo Alto, CaliforniaThis Silicon Valley boutique hotel is offering on-demand concierge medical services including in-room testing, nurses on demand, telehealth consultations and antibody testing. Email [email protected] for information about pricing.paloalto.nobuhotels.com
W South Beach Miami Beach
This beachside hotel has partnered with Solis Health to offer on-site PCR testing, with results available in under 24 hours. Guests can sign up using a QR code in their room, before heading down to the ground floor to get their test.marriott.com
AMResorts Locations throughout MexicoEncompassing luxury brands such as Dreams, Secrets and Zoetry across Mexico, this hotel group will now include antigen testing as part of its all-inclusive package, to comply with testing requirements for American travelers. If the test comes back positive, the resort will cover quarantine at the property for up to 14 days.amresorts.com
Andaz Mayakoba Playa del Carmen, Mexico
This relaxed resort in the Riviera Maya has partnered with Azumed Laboratory to offer pre-departure testing to comply with international travel regulations. The tests cost $190 and must be scheduled 24 hours in advance with the concierge, and most results are returned within 12 hours by email. Note that those getting tested on Sunday receive their results on Monday.hyatt.com
Bahia Principe Hotels and Resorts
Locations in Mexico, Jamaica and the Dominican RepublicBahia Principe is offering free antigen tests until March 31, as well as free travel insurance for guests who book a minimum of three nights. The tropical resort chain will also give guests 10 percent off their next stay.bahia-principe.com
Banyan Tree Cabo MarquésAcapulco, Mexico
Banyan Tree Cabo Marqués’ 45 private pool villas are already ideal for social distancing, but now the scenic resort—set atop the hillside of Punta Diamante—is also offering guests COVID testing. Both antigen tests (approximately $57 USD + 16% VAT per person) and PCR tests (approximately $150 USD + 16% VAT per person) are performed inside the guest’s villa.banyantree.com
Banyan Tree Mayakoba Playa del Carmen, MexicoThis five-star eco-resort boasts 34 beachfront pool suites in Mexico’s Riviera Maya, with seven overwater villas expected to be available for booking in Spring 2021. Now, guests can also take advantage of a complimentary antigen test, with PCR tests available for approximately $130 USD.banyantree.com
The Cape, a Thompson HotelLos Cabos, MexicoThe Cape, home to the only rooftop bar and lounge in Cabo San Lucas, offers complimentary antigen testing seven days a week, with results expected in 24 hours. The concierge team can provide information regarding other local testing options upon request. Email the concierge team at [email protected] to schedule your test or to request additional information, including pricing for PCR tests.thompsonhotels.com
Conrad Punta de MitaNayarit, Mexico
The newly opened oceanfront Conrad Punta de Mita property in Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit features open-air architecture that nods to the local Huichol culture’s connection to nature. The resort is now offering two convenient, on-site COVID testing options: PCR tests cost $185, and antigen tests are $65.conradpuntademita.com