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
My husband and I researched a lot of hotels that had close access to the beach and most importantly have their OWN parking lot so you can park your car. This was our first time going to Playa del Carmen and we did not know what to expect!
We decided to book our stay at The Palm at Playa Del Carmen and boy did we pick the right hotel!
Comfortable Room next to Front Desk/Elevator = CHECK **a little noisy because across the street there are awesome places to eat and bars, but that was MORE than okay with us.
Walking Distance from the Beach = CHECK
Walking Distance for Great places to grab a bite = CHECK
Concierge/ 24/7 Room Service = CHECK
Private Parking Lot for your Car = CHECK
AWESOME Breakfast = CHECK
Have to give a big shout out to Mario, Sergio, and Sandra.
The staff is what makes this place stand out from all of the other hotels out there.
Very friendly staff that went above and beyond. Sandra, our concierge, made us feel very welcome and helped us arrange our plans for our entire stay. The rooftop pool is stunning and a great place to relax during the day. The hotel is right along the main strip, so while it’s conveniently located, it can get noisy at night. The restaurant downstairs provided a full complimentary breakfast, and also had great service.
Very nice roof top swimming pool. The room is big and confortable, bathroom is very large!! Staff is very helpful and nice, especially Mario wha warm welcomed us and kindly advices us during our stay.
The breakfast is worthing it also!