Very Good 1802 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Great location half a block from both restaurant- and boutique-lined Fifth Avenue and a relatively quiet stretch of the beach
  • Views of the Caribbean Sea from the rooftop terrace and many rooms
  • The hotel restaurant serves a healthy continental breakfast and mix of local dishes and international cuisine

What To Know

  • Free WiFi
  • Rooms have a simple beach look
  • Children 17 and under are not permitted
  • The hotel is just a block from a prime patch of Fifth Avenue, Playa del Carmen’s frenetic main thoroughfare
  • There’s some on-going construction in this part of Playa


  •  Adults Only
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Distinctive boutique Playa del Carmen sleep less than a block from the beach and Fifth Ave, with huge rooms and a rooftop lounge

The Lowdown

On Calle 8, less than half a block from Fifth Avenue and the beach, Illusion Boutique Hotel offers a comfy base for enjoying the best of Playa. In a distinctive low-rise building scored with terra-cotta tile topped balconies and lots of greenery, interiors channel a cool, beachy look from the marble floors and chunky bamboo furniture to tropical prints and whirring ceiling fans. A towering water feature anchors the central atrium where guests can sit, dine and drink alfresco. Guestrooms are all individually designed but uniformly spacious and have AC, satellite TV and mini fridges. Mirage and Prestige rooms are done up in classic tropical style with rattan bed frames, colorful artwork and Balinese-inspired furnishings, while Cabaña rooms have a more contemporary look, with black lacquer furniture and palette of slate, chocolate and white. Guestrooms on the fourth floor have direct access to the rooftop lounge and plunge pool, but all guests are welcome to use the communal space for daytime sun worship with a Caribbean Sea view. On the ground floor, Nuestra Casa restaurant dishes up a healthy continental breakfast, homemade baked goods and a menu of local favorites and international fare.

In the Area

The hotel is just a block from a prime patch of Fifth Avenue, Playa del Carmen’s frenetic main thoroughfare. There are curiously few good Mexican restaurants, but you’ll find local specialties at Maiz de Mar, Almirante Peche and the hip Plank. For beach time, nab your lounger early at Mamita’s Beach Club or arrive after dark for a dance party on the sand. For a dose of retail therapy, Fifth Avenue favorites include Narcisa and La Bikineria. Away from Playa, make the one-hour drive to hip Tulum for culture at the ancient Mayan ruins, top eats at Hartwood, Posada Margherita and Zamas, and eco-adventures in the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve.

How to Get There

Illusion Boutique Hotel by Xperience Hotels – Adults Only
8th St North
Playa del Carmen, 77710 Mexico


4.5 Very Good 1802 Reviews
Amazing days
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very close of everithig, beach, 5th avenue,super market, the staff always helpfull Edgar at frondesk whit his amazing smile always he help us whit everything we ask, also Rosanna and Claudia they was very kind, and Richy too, definitly ww will come back next year

Outstanding service and location
Reviewed 4 days ago

Location is the best in Playa, staff makes a huge difference making you feel like home, from now this will be my choice to stay at Playa or even Cancun, can't wait to get back and enjoy the service, congrats.

Awesome stay!
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were at the Illusion Boutique for a few nights prior to going to a resort. We couldn’t have asked for a nicer stay. The staff is very attentive and will do anything to help you. We arrived before our rooms were ready so they held our luggage and we could go enjoy lunch on 5th Ave. The rooms are perfectly sized and very comfortable. Breakfast was delicious. We enjoyed the pool and met several other couples. We actually met a nice couple from Mexico City. We spent all afternoon with them - us practicing our Spanish and them practicing English. What a wonderful day. The pool is only a couple feet deep but perfect for relaxing. The night before we left the staff had a reception for us and treated us to some delicious treats and cocktails. We are blessed to have stayed at this adorable little boutique.

Colorful and cheerful honeymoon <3
Reviewed 1 week ago

Coming back to Greece from a 6night stay in your Hotel which made our hobeymoon ideal; met all our expectations and left us with a smile in our face and soo many memories to remember for a lifetime! Thanks to the professionalism of the staff and mainly because of their kindness and great behavior we had an amazing accommodation there! Special congratulations to our favourite Rosanna who hugged us as family! A real hacienda with nice decoration, spacious and clean rooms and good breakfast! Swimming in the pool at late hours is also a must! Very relaxing and inspiring....Thanks to all the Illusion Boutique's team! You're doing a good job there! Kisses from Greece

This hotel is the best location to stay in Playa del Carmen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff are super friendly and everything it super close from the hotel it on 8th and 5 avenue my wife and I are going back next vacation thank you to all the staff thank you y gracia a todos los empleados del hotel y también tiene un hotel en la isla holdbox