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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 1009 Reviews
Beautiful hotel, great location
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hotel, perfect location near Fifth Avenue in Playa. Nice pool, very good service from the front offices. The room had very comfortable beds and good amenities. However, the only problem we had was the shower. Looks like the showerhead was damaged or hasn't been cleaned/replaced in years, the water would randomly spray all over the place, but NOT directly downward. Some would even spray upward, over the shower door. Other than that annoyance, perfect stay and beautiful building!

Lovely place, awesome location
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything about this place is perfect. I was able to talk by phone and chat online before booking where Laura answered all my detailed questions. They couldn’t be nicer. It’s a very good value. Lovely little courtyard where breakfast is served.

We have a one bedroom facing the small charming street. It is light and roomy. There’s a small terrace perfect for two where we have drinks every evening before going to dinner. The view is so pretty. We don’t find the room noisy. The street is leafy and pretty, especially at night.

The location is excellent. It is fifty feet one way to busy 5th Avenue and the other is 1st Avenue, much quieter with a taxi stand right there. You can walk to a couple of beach clubs from here or a quick taxi to Inti Beach club which is our favorite. We walk to almost all of our dinner restaurants.

The Acanto is really a charming oasis in a perfect location. Just wonderful.

Fantastic value and service in the center of town!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Acanto Hotel is an ideal choice for vacationers who want to be near the action, but also in quiet, family friendly hotel. The place is very clean and ideal if you have kids and want your own space. The staff is awesome and location can't be beat. We would definitely stay again!

Beautiful Oasis in the hear of Playa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My expectations were met and surpassed by almost everything about this hotel. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. Showers were hot and the cleaning service was great. Breakfast was always good and fresh water is available all day for your water bottle or coffee or tea. The beautiful courtyard is where you have your breakfast and where you can sit around the pool. The pool is small and unheated, so I would say if you are someone who wants to sit around the pool all day, go somewhere else. But everything else about this hotel is perfect. There are full kitchens with big frigs table and chairs. Balconies and roof top patios where you can bbq your catch of the day if you go fishing. Also a great place to watch the morning sunrise. The beach is a short walk away maybe 5 min. where you can find a great massage for $20. US. Dont go to the spa next door. The gym across the street is also amazing. Big and lively with lots of classes or work out on your own. Step out your door onto 5th to enjoy some shopping or get a bite to eat. The people at the front desk are so friendly and helpful. I would go back in a heartbeat!!

Great place!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My small family of 4 visited the area with another family of 5. We each had our own penthouse, and had an excellent time! You are downtown, so expect the normal noise and smells of a busy downtown area, but the rooms all had white noise machines that made it completely fine for my 6 and 8 year old. Only a short walk to some really nice beaches and a short drive to all sorts of sites and attractions, made this a great vacation. The staff is absolutely amazing! Always happy to help in any way they could, I would recommend staying here as a family and especially for a romantic getaway! The rooftop patios were really nice too!