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Top 11 hotels in Playa del Carmen

    You have several options in Playa del Carmen .. All Inclusive, Hotels, Condo, Hostel, Airbnb, etc .. Personally I do not recommend an all inclusive when you come to Playa del Carmen because there are so many beautiful beaches, good restaurants for all budgets, lots of things to see and do so if you pay to have food and alcohol included, every time you go out of your hotel you pay again for food and drink, and believe me, soon you will know Playa you will not want to stay at your hotel! And there are hotels for all tastes and all budgets !! Here are my Top;

    The Carmen Hotel

    The Carmen Hotel is located on the beach in the heart of Playa del Carmen, 37 fabulous suites, beach club, Deck5 Sky Bar and swimming pool with two restaurants, featuring Playa in the best way, music, entertainment and food.

    There is no better place for a Caribbean vacation than this extraordinary hotel. Truly a step above in our architectural service and all the details.

    This magnificent adults-only hotel looks like an illuminated cruise ship by the sea. It is the only one with a public rooftop on the beach. On the roof there is a swimming pool and Resto-Bar. Their Keel restaurant overlooks the beach and a chef serves exceptional quality food. With its unique design and warm welcome, Carmen Hotel is a choice you will not regret.

    The Carmen Hotel is located at the end of calle 8 and the beach.

    The Grand Hyatt

    Anyone who has been to Playa del Carmen recently has noticed the Grand Hyatt in the center. It is awesome on the beach and the architecture in a monolythic way could make you wonder what the interior looks like.
    The entrance is the first thing you will see. A waterfall that represents a Mayan pyramid. Integrating the local flavor was something that the architectural group Sordo Madaleno wanted to do and you see it all over the hotel and you can also see it in the design and the materials used.

    Once you enter the hotel, you are actually in the open-air lobby with a view directly to the ocean. This definitely puts you at ease to start your vacation off on the right foot.
    There are several pools if you don’t want to go into the ocean.
    This modern and centrally located hotel in Playa will make you feel like you are not in Playa but only a few steps away is 5th Avenue. It’s good that this place is not an all inclusive so you can take advantage of most of the great international restaurants in Playa del Carmen. This hotel is a little more for the modern family who likes to stay in a nice place. There are activities for all ages on site and this gives families more options.
    The Grand Hyatt is on 1st Avenue between calle 24 and 26.


    Thompson Hotels are known worldwide for their laid-back elegance, trendy vibe and the level of service for their customers. They have 42 of the most sought after hotels in tourist destinations around the world. Now they have a hotel in Playa del Carmen, which is their second hotel in Mexico. Each hotel is designed with touches of the region.

    The hotel is located in the direct center of Playa del Carmen on 5th Avenue. It is right in the heart of the entertainment section of calle 12, you can take the elevator to the hotel and enjoy the sanctuary from your room, the rooftop restaurants or the beautiful pool.

    The hotel is located at the top of the Calle Corazon building which houses luxury boutiques. This hotel offers you the tranquility of your room, but access to everything that makes Playa del Carmen an exciting place to visit.

    The Thompson is located on calle 12 between 5th and 10th avenue.


    This small adults only hotel offers first class comfort and service, the essential requirements that make your stay an unforgettable experience. The Reef28 is a complex with an exquisite setting with its innovative facilities, its spacious, luxurious and personalized units. You have the option all inclusive or breakfasts only. There are restaurants and a rooftop with swimming pools an endless view of the sea, service and play area. You even have full access to the 2 other Reef playacar and Reef coco beach complex with a shuttle that will take you there for free.
    Located in the center of Playa del Carmen opposite one of the most beautiful beaches in the Mexican Caribbean.

    Reef28 is located on calle 28 between 1st avenue and the beach.

    The Fives downtown

    Bringing a touch of glamor to the Riviera Maya, the Fives Downtown takes you beyond what you expected, offering an authentic and contemporary refuge to travelers who wish to discover the magic of Playa del Carmen. Located between the hustle and bustle of the city and the beautiful Caribbean coast, our five-star resort is a short walk from the best restaurants, bars and shops on Fifth Avenue (Quinta Avenida). Enjoy a perfect balance between land and sea while exploring the riches of the Yucatan Peninsula, from the sacred Mayan ruins to the fascinating ecological theme parks.

    The Fives downtown is located on 10th Avenue at the corner of calle 2.

    The Palm Hotel

    The Palm Hotel opened in December 2012 in Playa del Carmen. This 69-room hotel offers very large luxury rooms in the center of Playa. This can give you the option of staying to be in downtown Playa to visit all the great restaurants. Not only the rooms are a great asset of this hotel, on the roof there is an impressive view overlooking Playa del Carmen and the Caribbean Sea. You will also get a quiet refuge with a tropical courtyard in the center.
    You will have access to one of the best roofs, the Roof Club The Palm has a large jacuzzi, infinity pool with sun loungers and even a hammock to swing over the water as well as a bar. You can relax all day and order a meal from the Roof Club menu.

    The Palm Hotel is located on calle 8 between 5th and 10th Avenue.

    Be playa

    Be Playa Hotel is one of the trendy hotels in Playa del Carmen with a rooftop pool. This small hotel opens the roof to the public and is a great option to enjoy good music, drinks and a view of downtown Playa. The roof of Be Playa is also a nice place to come, even if you don’t want to swim, it’s all about relaxing by the pool. Enjoying a drink at the bar and listening to music can be a highlight of your trip. It is popular at sunset.

    Be Playa Hotel is on calle 26 between 5th and 10th Avenue.

    Reina Roja

    One of a kind, this unique themed hotel and exciting architecture includes a variety of materials and colors that help create an irresistible atmosphere that defies the senses which is the hallmark of Reina Roja Hotel, located a few steps from 5th Avenue , beach and eclectic night, in the heart of Playa del Carmen. Red represents passion, love and provocation, feeling the magic of the place. This adult hotel has 63 luxury rooms and suites divided into three categories; deluxe king or double rooms, junior suites and themed suites, offering customers the highest level of comfort and unique design.

    The roof has a large outdoor pool with spectacular views of the turquoise Caribbean waters. A rooftop bar serving cocktails and other drinks as well as comfortable lounge chairs.
    The Reina Roja Hotel is in the center of Playa del Carmen, just 2 blocks from the best beach clubs and a short walk from 5th avenue where all the restaurants, shops, bars and nightclubs are located.

    Located on calle 20 between 5th and 10th avenue.

    HM Hotel

    This attractive hotel is located in the city center of Playa del Carmen, just a few minutes from the main leisure and shopping area and very close to the beach. The Mexican decor and ancestral motifs blend with the modern and refreshing style that decorates all the spaces and facilities of this Playa del Carmen hotel, such as the pool bar and the outdoor pool. Furthermore, its rooms are decorated with a very personal touch that you will find only in a hotel as full of character as HM Playa del Carmen.

    HM is located on Av Constituyentes between calle 15 and 20.

    Fiesta inn or Holiday inn express  

    The Fiesta inn and Holiday inn express in Playa del Carmen have a fresh and modern image with the new facilities.

    Fiesta inn is located on 10th Avenue at the corner of calle 26.
    Holiday inn is located on Constituyentes between 15th and 10th Avenue.

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