Playa del Carmen has many accommodations available for all types of tourists. Unlike other holiday destinations that showcase the beach, most of the top hotels do not face the beach. A few of them are located near the beach, but the most are located near the world famous 5th Ave. Here are some of the top Playa del Carmen accommodations:
The Royal Playa del Carmen
The Royal is a 432-suite luxury complex with only the finest in amenities and services. Suites are available on almost all budgets, ranging in size from studios to one-bedroom suites as well as several ocean-view presidential suites that include private swimming pools. Conveniently located just steps away from 5th Avenue.
Hotel Posada Mariposa
The boutique style Hotel Posada Mariposa is located on 5th Avenue, also popularly known today as “Little Italy” since many Italians reside in this area. It is within walking distance to many of the city’s finest shopping, restaurants, and night life as well. Most importantly, the hotel is only a two-minute walk from the best beaches in Riviera Maya.
Luna Blue Hotel & Garden
Luna Blue Hotel & Garden is cozy 18-room hotel that is surrounded by a blossoming garden. It is located in the northern and more quiet part of the city, Calle 26 between 10th Avenue and 5th Avenue. It is half a block away from Fifth Avenue (Playa del Carmen’s central pedestrian mall) and three blocks away from the beach. Owned by hands-on onsite Americans, the hotel also boasts of the city’s only jungle “swing” bar.
Hotel Barrio Latino
Hotel Barrio Latino is a quiet and mid-range Playa del Carmen accommodation. It has hammocks outside each room as well as friendly pups who excitedly run to greet visitors. The hotel also features in room safe, private bathroom, hairdryer, fridge, free WiFi internet access, breakfast, A/C, ceiling fan, king and twin size bed, and Italian management. Hotel Barrio Latino is not only close to the beach, it is also located in a safe and nice neighborhood.
Mosquito Blue is a beautifully styled upper-range accommodation with a reading library, meandering pools, and an old world charm that you will surely love.
Posada d’ Margo
Posada d’ Margo is a small but nice hotel located near the beach and Fifth Avenue. It has economic prices, and features a familiar and relaxing atmosphere.
There are some inexpensive backpacker style hostels in the city if you are on a tight budget and do not mind sharing a room with other young travelers. You may also want to stay at a reasonably priced apartment or condominium near the beaches and in the heart of the city.