Thompson Playa Del Carmen
What We Love
- Thompson Hotels’ first Caribbean outpost in a prime Playa location on restaurant- and bar-lined Quinta Avenida
- The vast 30,000-square-foot roof deck, with an infinity pool, submerged loungers, cabanas, a bar and a restaurant by the team behind Catch, in New York’s Meatpacking District
- Guestrooms have a sophisticated Midcentury Modern look courtesy of Mexico City designers Niz + Chauvet
- Some of the 92 guestrooms have private terraces furnished with custom daybeds
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- Downtown location, just a five-minute walk from the beach
- Quinta Avenida is Playa del Carmen's party central
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
The first Caribbean outpost from design-loving Thompson Hotels, the Playa del Carmen promises a sophisticated Midcentury Mexican style, large guest rooms, and a 30,000-square-foot roof deck for lounging, dining, drinking, and dancing. Mexico City designers Niz + Chauvet are behind the smart style, which uses local materials and includes bespoke furnishings by Mexican craftsmen. All of the 92 guest rooms have beds dressed in sateen covers, craft cocktail bars and gourmet minibars, free WiFi and (in many rooms) private terraces furnished with custom daybeds. Most rooms overlook Playa’s streets, but some have partial views of the Caribbean. For even better scenery, head up to the sprawling 30,000-square-foot roof deck for 360-degree views of downtown and the blue sea beyond. This sure-to-be-a-hotspot playground has an infinity pool, sunken loungers and cabanas, a cocktail bar and food by the seafood experts at Catch, in New York’s Meatpacking District.
In the Area
The Thompson Playa del Carmen is on a prime patch of Quinta Avenida, Playa’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 (until the Beach House opens), 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, Quinta Avenida 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
The pool is simply amazing. We spent 2 days just there playing cards and zipping mojitos in the water. The hotel is very clean, modern and everything was up to our expectations. I can highly recommend this place.
Me and my boyfriend came here for some drinks and snacks on the rooftop a few days ago. It turned out to be an amazing day! We met some great people and finally really got to enjoy a proper scenic view over Playa Del Carmen’s beautiful turquoise ocean pared with great music, really tasty drinks and snacks in an elegant and tasteful ambienté.
Popped in for some R&R on the rooftop, and ended up spending the entire day. Located just off 5th, Thompson offers a great view of the water, has an incredible infinity pool, friendly staff & tastey drinks. We'll definitely visit again!!