The Palm at Playa
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes daily buffet breakfast, free WiFi and gym access
- Rooftop infinity pool and bar with Caribbean views
- Within walking distance of Playa del Carmen nightlife
- Weekend pool parties with a DJ
- Free yoga on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 6 to 7 p.m.
What To Know
- Children 14 and under are not permitted
- The hotel is two and a half blocks from the beach
- Some rooms have street views (and soundproof windows)
- Loft Suites have peekaboo showers
- Palm at Playa opened in December 2012
- A $5 service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Less than three blocks from the Caribbean Sea’s cerulean waters, Palm at Playa celebrates its Mexican heritage with colorful Ticul tilework and local art. A giant mural of Ixchel, the goddess of fertility, by Lou-Andrea presides over the first-floor outdoor lounge, which is flanked by water and palm trees.
Bed and Bath
The 69 air-conditioned guestrooms feel more like apartments, offering at least 645 square feet of space. All feature wet bars, a lime-green accent wall, tile floors, wall-mounted flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and low-slung platform beds. The accommodations cater to couples, and Loft Suites up the sexy factor with peekaboo double glass rainfall showers in the middle of the room. The toiletries are Yucatan herbal bath products and include organic Mayan honeybee soap.
Located on the ground floor of the hotel, Aroma a Cilantro serves up classic Yucatan dishes such as marinated pork with handmade tortillas, refried beans and sauce. But the real draw here is the swanky rooftop infinity pool, which is ringed by cushioned chaise longues. Set up shop here for an afternoon, knock back a few margaritas, go for a dip, or sun yourself on one of the daybeds in the pool (although our favorite spot is the overwater hammock). The weekends can be sceney, with a DJ spinning all afternoon. The rooftop also offers guests an enormous hot tub, a small fitness center, a spa with two treatment rooms and a bar that offers a killer two-for-one happy hour.
In the Area
The Palm at Playa is right around the corner from bar- and restaurant-lined Fifth Avenue, Playa del Carmen’s busiest pedestrian thoroughfare. Go for the shrimp tacos and spicy verde sauce at La Floresta (between Constituentes and Juarez streets) or the basil martini wood oven pizzas at Piola (Calle 38 between Fifth and First avenues). For a different kind of nightcap, order a decadent hot chocolate at La Casa del Chocolate. Join European sunbathers at Mamita’s Beach Club, where you can rent an umbrella and a couple of chaise longues, order drinks and while away the day on the beach. Once you’re properly rested, tour the seaside Mayan ruins in nearby Tulum, about an hour’s drive from Playa del Carmen.
How to Get There
I had the best weekend at this place. It was a relaxing experience, perfect set of environments to chill and enjoy. The room was extremely comfortable and the staff members were always kind and present. I tried one of the best fish dishes in Playa (aguachile pineapple) in the roof top, definitely recommended !!
Hotel in perfect location, big rooms, beautiful rooftop, great restaurant, and the most important, the staff is kind and patient , recommend you to assist in Sandra Lopez, very special lady ,always helpful and available for any reason.
We really enjoyed our time there!
Payed a day pass and was totally worth it, you get credit and use it in food or drinks, service is great, staff very friendly, they know about Hospitality, I definitely recommend it, plus the location is unbeatable, less than a quarter from the 5th Avenue
I don't know where to begin... This was amazing!
I travelled to Mexico with my sister and we had the best time at this lovely boutique hotel in the middle of the city center.
We travel a lot... so we can compare. We have been to lots of 5-star-hotels and this hotel was one of our nicest experiences so far. Very clean, great food and the staff...helpful, friendly, kind. The manager, Cassandra, is a lovely person! She gave is so much information about where to go and so on. The others at the reception were also very kind and always helpful: thank you @Juliana and Miguel!.
And than there was the kitchen staff. Thank you @Hector, the manager, always helping us with our food choice. And thank you Alf, Saul, Samuel and Laura for the great service!.
And again thank you all to help me surprise my sister for her bday!!!
Extra and important:
- Very nice and clean room
- The hotel is so close to the beach and 5th avenue = perfect location
- The hotel is so chique and quiet at night
- The hotel has the best rooftop pool and roof top parties ever!
- again... Love the rooftop pool!!!
staff is friendly and informative. they gave us great advice on where to go to enjoy our time, including where to hop, party, eat, and information on chichen itza tour. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The spa is good and the roof top bar and pool is a cool hang out.