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What We Love

  • The location: just far enough from the hubbub of downtown, but only one block from the beach
  • One-bedroom condos have full kitchens and private terraces with pool views
  • Central air conditioning in every room

What To Know

  • Not a beachfront property, but the beach club is one block away
  • No on-site gym or restaurant, but guests receive a discount at a gym one block away, and locals love the Plank restaurant, across the street
  • Well-priced massages and salon services at the hotel spa


  •  Babysitting
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Spa
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Intimate, hacienda-style hotel off the quieter end of Playa del Carmen’s bustling Quinta Avenida

The Lowdown

On a side street off the quieter, more residential end of Quinta Avenida, Acanto Boutique Hotel is close enough to Playa del Carmen’s main drag but quiet (and air-conditioned) enough for you to relax and unwind before heading out for more. Done up with dark wood furniture and earthy tones of ochre and orange, the hacienda-style guestrooms have wide balconies that wrap around the central courtyard pool. In the one-bedroom suites the fully outfitted kitchens provide everything you need to cook en casa, from tableware and utensils to a microwave and a dishwasher. If you need to stay connected, WiFi and calls to the U.S. and Canada are free, and rooms also come equipped with plasma TVs and DVD players. Ask the hotel staff to direct you to the gym down the street (discounts are available), or to recommend one of the Acanto’s affiliated beach clubs for oceanside massages, drinks and food.

In the Area

Exploring Playa del Carmen’s Quinta Avenida is a highlight of any visit to the Riviera Maya, but most visitors head directly for the sprawling gated resorts along the highway between Playa and Cancún. Staying in the heart of Playa lets you to soak up the bustling atmosphere — which is unashamedly geared toward the throngs of daytrippers but still laced with local spirit — at your leisure. If you’re looking for some adventure, rent a bike and explore the ancient jungle ruins of Cobá or the oceanfront Mayan ruins in Tulum. When it comes to swimming, head to the subterranean river caves at Rio Secreto. Guided tours take you through the Yucatan’s ancient underground world of stalactites and stalagmites; wetsuits and helmets with lamps are provided. For snorkeling, one of the largest barrier reefs in the world is just off the coast of the Riviera Maya. Catamaran day tours can be arranged at the Acanto’s front desk.

How to Get There

Acanto Hotel and Condominiums Playa del Carmen
16th Street
Playa del Carmen, 77710 Mexico


4.5 Very Good 938 Reviews
Great location and excellent service w a smile
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great 4 night stay at Acanto. The staff was excellent accommodating our every need. And always with a smile. Acanto is also located in the prefect location for access to the best of PDC. We are looking forward to coming back. And highly recommend Acanto

Perfect weekend vacation
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was perfect for a long weekend family vacation. The location is excellent, pretty much everything is walking distance (restaurants, souvenirs shops, pharmacies, shopping mall, etc). The hotel staff is very friendly and helpful and the rooms were very confortable. We will come back.

Honeymoon visit to Playa Del Carmen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fantastic stay at the Acanto and found the staff to be extremely friendly and did their all to make sure our time there was an enjoyable experience.
The room was very clean and provided a comfortable environment with all the required facilities.
The hotel pool area was a tranquil space that took you away from the bust streets and really felt like you were in a secluded destination with complete peace.
The breakfast was easily accessible with plenty of options and usually offered something slightly different every day.

Overall I would definitely recommend the hotel and would have no hesitation in visiting again in the future.

Beautiful, clean hotel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Centrally located in the middle of Playa del Carmen's restaurant and shopping hub, the Acanto is a gem. The atrium and pool areas are absolutely beautiful. Warm orange colors are accented by greenery which create a lush, calming atmosphere. Rooms are clean and spacious. Our two-bedroom suite came with a full kitchen, appliances, and each bedroom had it own full bathroom. The group of 10 folks who traveled to Mexico to celebrate my birthday had nothing but good things to say about the hotel. The staff was friendly and accommodating. What a wonderful space to spend a vacation.

Vacation in playa del carmen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our stay was the best we ever had. The staff were very friendly and always ready to assist. The rooms were clean and beds were fixed daily, I can't forget the beds so comfy. The shower was beautiful and the location was perfect it is in the heart of Calle 8. It was our home away from home for the weekend. I would strongly recommend it to anyone. Thanks Acanto Hotel ❤