Playa del Carmen

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Top Hotels in Playa del Carmen

Acanto Boutique Hotel

Re-opened in December 2010 after a massive remodel, Acanto offers 20 one-,two-, and ... more

16th North between 1st and 5th Aves
Playa del Carmen , Quintana Roo
011-52-984-873-1252; 631-882-1986
Tags: romance | budget | great value
Banyan Tree Mayakoba

Edging a protected nature reserve of freshwater lagoons and canals, five-starBanyan Tree ... more

Km 298 Carretera 307
Mayakoba , Quintana Roo
866-241-6588
Tags: luxury | spa | beach | smart splurge | swimming pool | hotel restaurant | hotels and resorts
Deseo Hotel & Lounge

This 15-room boutique retreat – one of the trendiest properties in analready trendy city ... more

Corner of Ave. Quinta and Calle 12
Playa del Carmen , Quintana Roo
011-52-984-879-3620
Tags: moderate | trendy | great value | boutique hotel
El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condo Hotel

El Taj offers apartment-like accommodations, with between one and threebedrooms, a full kitchen, ... more

1st Av. North and Calle 14 North
Playa del Carmen , Quintana Roo
011-52-984-803-0108
Tags: luxury | beach | family | all-suite | resort | expensive | boutique hotel | swimming pool | ocean views
Esencia

This 29-room hotel, which occupies a nearly empty two-mile stretch of perfectwhite sand at Playa ... more

Carretera Tulum
Playa del Carmen , 877-528-3490
Tags: luxury | spa | expensive | waterfront | editor pick
Fairmont Mayakoba

This fresh resort is located in what's planned to be a luxury development justnorth of Playa del ... more

Carretera Federal Cancún-Playa del Carmen Km. 298
Playa del Carmen , Quintana Roo
800-441-1414
Tags: moderate
Gran Porto Real

With its 287 rooms and suites, this is one of the larger, full-service,all-inclusive resorts ... more

Av. Constituyentes No. 1
Playa del Carmen , 011-52-984-873-4000; 800-760-0944
Tags: luxury | spa | family | all-inclusive | resort | expensive | jim's pick
Grand Velas

Located about four miles from Playa del Camen’s main tourist area, GrandVelas is proof ... more

Carretera Cancún-Tulum, Km. 62
Playa del Carmen , Quintana Roo
866-230-7221
Tags: luxury | spa | beach | smart splurge | all-inclusive
Hacienda Tres Rios

Since late 2008 when this resort opened, it’s offered its guests 273suites, many providing ... more

Carretera Cancún-Tulum, Km. 54
Playa del Carmen , Quintana Roo
800-494-9173
Tags: moderate | great value | beachfront
Hotel Basico

Just one block from the beach, this cozy 15-room hotel, from the owners of thenearby Deseo, has ... more

Corner of Ave. Quinta and Calle 10 Norte
Playa del Carmen , Quintana Roo
011-52-984-879-4448
Tags: luxury | trendy | views | expensive
Hotel Lunata

In the budget category, there's no better option than the Lunata. The stylishlittle inn right on ... more

Quinta Ave. (between Calles 6 and 8)
Playa del Carmen , Quintana Roo
011-52-984-873-0884
Tags: budget | great value
Illusion Hotel

This four-level Asian/Italian-themed hotel located just a few walkable blocksfrom the beach ... more

8th St North, between 5th Ave. and the ocean
Playa del Carmen , Quintana Roo
011-52-984-803-3980
Tags: budget | views
La Tortuga Hotel and Spa

This quiet, 51-room hotel is located steps from the action of downtown Playadel Carmen, but it ... more

Corner of Ave. 10 and Calle 14
Playa del Carmen , Quintana Roo
011-52-984-879-3964 or toll-free from the U.S. 866-550-6878
Tags: budget
Le Rêve Hotel

This stylish, 25-unit hotel and spa, three miles north of Playa del Carmen atPlaya Xcalacoco, ... more

Playa Xcalacoco Fraccion 2A
Playa del Carmen , Quintana Roo
011-52-984-109-5660
Tags: moderate | swimming pool
Mahekal Beach Resort

At first glance, Mahekal Beach Resort's cluster of thatched cabanas on thebeach looks like an ... more

Calle 38
Playa del Carmen , Quintana Roo
866-909-5225
Tags: moderate | waterfront
Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya

Editor’s note: This hotel is currently closed forrenovations.Mandarin Oriental does an ... more

Km. 298.8 Carretera #307
Playa del Carmen , Quintana Roo
011-52-984-877-3888 or toll-free in the U.S. 866-585-8575
Tags: luxury | spa | smart splurge | expensive | smart luxury winner
Maroma Resort and Spa

From the unmarked dirt road leading to its doorstep to the astrologicallydetermined alignment of ... more

Carretera Cancún Tulum Km 51
Playa del Carmen , Quintana Roo
011-52-998-872-8200; 866-454-9351
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | jim's pick | editor pick | smart luxury winner
Rosewood Mayakoba

Part of the massive 1,600-acre Mayakoba luxury development, these 128 suitesconstructed in wood ... more

42 miles south of Cancun
Ctra. Federal Cancun-Plaway del Carmen Km. 298
Playa del Carmen , 011-52-984-875-8000
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | expensive
Royal Hideaway Playacar

This adults-only, all-inclusive, 200-room Occidental resort is hard not tolike. It's neither ... more

Lote Hotelero 6 Fraccion
Playa del Carmen , Quintana Roo
800-999-9182
Tags: luxury | all-inclusive | expensive | waterfront | swimming pool
Zoëtry Paraíso de la Bonita Riviera Maya

This 90-room, adults-only luxury spa resort north of Playa del Carmen is one ofthe most lavish ... more

Carretera Cancún-Chetumal Km 328
Bahia Petempich , Quintana Roo
011-52-998-872-8300
Tags: luxury | spa | all-inclusive | views | expensive

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