Looking forward to visiting Playa del Carmen? Playa del Carmen is undoubtedly the heart of the Riviera Maya and even many visitors come to believe that the Riviera Maya is just this place. And how not to believe it, if it is close to the main and major tourist attractions, among which we can highlight the eco tourist and natural park of Xcaret, the Xplor adventure park, the Xenses theme park and of course, let’s not forget its cenotes, its caverns and its beaches.
And of course, we can’t forget about its hotels, resorts and accommodations, so if you are looking for the best hotels in Playa del Carmen, stay with us with Traveling By, because right now we will give you the top list of the best resorts in this small paradise on earth in Mexico.
Best hotels in Playa del Carmen
Are you ready to know which are the best hotels in Playa del Carmen? Our following list is based on ratings, reviews and recommendations from thousands of travelers who stay at these places and share their experience on Booking, Google, social media and TripAdvisor platforms. So we begin.
Serenity Hotel Boutique
Just 500 meters from the beach, with family suites and one of the best rooftop on the top floor where you can have a spectacular view of the region, the 5-star Serenity Hotel Boutique is a perfect place to spend a few vacation days in Playa del Carmen.
The resort has 30 suites that perfectly combine elegance, style, minimalism and luxury, making it one of the most exclusive places to stay in Playa del Carmen.
Magic Blue Spa Boutique
Just 300 meters away from the best beaches and the 5th Avenue of Playa del Carmen, the Magic Blue Spa Boutique resort is the perfect place to spend a few days with your partner, as it has an adults-only concept and a 5-star rating.
The hotel will simply amaze you with its palapas built in the purest minimalist style with a contemporary touch and where you can stay in one of its 43 rooms or pamper yourself in one of its 2 Master Suites.
And if you are looking for reasons to choose this resort, we will tell you that they serve a rich breakfast buffet, has a brand new Spa with hydrotherapy area, offers free hydrotherapy session and has an Oasis Pool & Jacuzzi.
The Fives Downtown Hotel & Residences
The Fives Downtown Hotel & Residences, can’t be left out of our list of the best hotels in Playa del Carmen, because it not only has a very striking architectural design that can be seen from the outside, it also has elegance, comfort and excellent service inside the resort. And if you travel with pets, this is an excellent pet friendly hotel.
It is worth mentioning that this accommodation offers mainly family rooms, which can accommodate from 3 people, up to a capacity of 10 people.
In addition, this accommodation is very close to the fifth avenue, just 500 meters from the beaches and as if that were not enough, the overseas maritime terminal to Cozumel, is less than 5 minutes walk.
Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort
Located on the famous Mamitas beach, with 3 outdoor pools and a complete spa center, the 5-star Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort is another accommodation you have to consider for your vacation in Playa del Carmen.
The hotel is perfect for traveling with your partner or with your family and offers a very complete list of included activities among which we have: Music / live shows, Cooking classes, Bike tours, Movie nights, Temporary art galleries, Evening entertainment, Bowling, Cycling, Table tennis, Children’s playground and Game room.
And of course, all this is complemented by the unparalleled and spectacular views from your room with private balconies, or suites with mini-pools overlooking the Caribbean Sea.
In addition, at this Playa del Carmen resort, you can enjoy relaxing spa treatments and experiences that embrace the local culture through culinary experiences, art and nature.
Grand Riviera Princess All inclusive
If you want to enjoy your stay in one of the best hotels in Playa del Carmen, where luxury, comfort, activities, facilities and of course first class food are not missing, then you must have among your list of options the 5 star all inclusive hotel Grand Riviera Princess.
Being an all-inclusive hotel, you and your whole family have the opportunity to enjoy international, Italian, European, Asian, seafood, Mexican and grilled food from its 7 restaurants.
In addition, this exclusive resort also offers body and hair treatments, state-of-the-art fitness center, 6 tennis courts, paddle tennis courts, 9 bars spread throughout the resort serving beer and cocktails, including the Tequila bar located next to the pool and if you are one of those who enjoy the night, it also has a sports bar open 24 hours a day.
It is worth mentioning that the hotel is 10 minutes from Playa del Carmen (with the municipality of Solidaridad 10 minutes away), 40 minutes from the airport and close to areas of great tourist interest, and has 674 rooms that stand out for their elegant design, ample spaces and diverse options for the whole family. Some of them have direct and comfortable access to the swimming pool. For the most demanding guests, the luxury resort has Platinum and Laguna Villa Suite rooms.
And among the set of activities offered by the Playa del Carmen hotel, we have: Beach Volleyball, Dance Classes, Petanque and Horseshoe Game, Olympic Games, Paddle and Tennis, Basketball and Soccer, Ping Pong and many more.
Ocean Riviera Paradise El Beso
Just 4 kilometers away from Playa del Carmen’s fifth avenue is located another of the best resorts in Playa del Carmen, where the place creates the right atmosphere and moment to enjoy the honeymoon with your partner or that getaway trip that rekindles the fire of love and pleasure.
And of course, we are talking about the Ocean Riviera Paradise El Beso hotel. This luxury resort has a 5-star rating and is for adults only. It has 10 restaurants, from which you can enjoy Italian, American, Asian, fusion, Mexican and Caribbean cuisine.
Among its list of activities offered, we have Televised sporting event, Live music or show, Stand-up shows, Beach, Tennis team, Nightly entertainment, Disco/DJ, Entertainment staff, Casino, etc, etc, etc, etc.
Of course, let’s not forget to mention that the rooms, corridors and common areas of El Beso are designed in a contemporary style, with a maritime feel and equipped with the necessary comforts and amenities to guarantee your well-being.
Sandos Playacar All Inclusive
Another of the best resorts in Playa del Carmen that belongs to an exclusive family of luxury, 5-star, family and all-inclusive hotels, is the Sandos Playacar hotel.
This hotel has facilities for both children and adults and just 800 meters away, you can find a private beach.
The resort’s rooms are spacious, decorated in tropical colors and feature a plasma TV, a well-stocked minibar and a private balcony. There’s also a desk and a safe in each room.
And for eating, you will not have to worry, as it offers 9 restaurants where Buffet Festival, International, Italian, Mexican, Asian, Argentine, Brazilian and French gastronomy is served.
By the way, this accommodation has a water park for the little ones at home and among its list of activities we have: Archery, Televised sporting event, Live music or show, Themed dinners, Evening entertainment, Disco/DJ, Entertainment staff, Minigolf, Snorkeling, canoeing, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc.
Hotel Xcaret Arte
Generally when we think of visiting the Caribbean Mexico, it is almost improbable that the name “Xcaret” does not come to our mind. We know that it is one of the best natural, ecological and impressive parks in the world.
But not only that, the name itself has weight in other of its many brands that, just like the first one, have managed to captivate, impress and enamor all its visitors, such as the Xplor theme park, Hel Ha, Xoximilco, among others.
And if you have been impressed by each of these parks, wait until you get to know its hotel, the Xcaret Arte Hotel. As such, the hotel is a 5 star, adults only hotel and in the short time it has been in existence, it has established itself among the top list of the best hotels in Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya.
It has 9 restaurants to which we can have unlimited access and also, just by booking your stay, you will have access to all the parks of the Xcaret family.
Senses Quinta Avenida Hotel By Artisan
And why not stay on Playa del Carmen’s Quinta Avenida? Another great resort full of luxury, comfort, elegance and only for couples is the Senses Hotel By Artisan. As its name suggests, it is a hotel that has rooms for adults only and is perfect for those who want to have a place to sleep (or maybe not sleep, but have a great time) at night and during the day, enjoy and tour the Riviera Maya.
The Royal Haciendas Resort & Spa
At The Royal Haciendas, you can have one of their deluxe ocean view suites with plenty of space to relax and fully equipped with everything you’ll need during your Riviera Maya vacation. The whirlpool jacuzzi on your private terrace is an added touch of elegance. Deluxe two-bedroom, two-bathroom master suites sleep up to six people, one-bedroom suites sleep up to four people, and deluxe Jr. Suites sleep up to two people.
This is our top list of the best hotels and resorts in Playa del Carmen and without a doubt, staying in one of them will make your perfect vacation become something much more, it will become a legend that you will never forget and that you will want to repeat.