Very Good 1236 Reviews
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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


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
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Thompson Hotels' Caribbean debut in downtown Playa, with a glam ’50s look and huge roof deck

The Lowdown

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

Thompson Playa Del Carmen
5th Avenida Norte Por 12
Playa Del Carmen, 77710 Mexico


4.5 Very Good 1236 Reviews
Nice hotel
Reviewed 3 days ago

Super clean, excellent location and the Staff were ver helpfull on all my requests, bar is also good and the pool, the view is great, variety for food is not bad but it can be improved, the rooms view is great!!

Excelente 👍
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is an excellent place of all my travel accompanied by my friends ... always friendly staff and even more so a girl named Jennifer and cristian who welcomed us have made our stay something good and unforgettable

Reviewed 6 days ago

I visited the Thompson hotel pool and cinco restaurant in February it was amazing! The service was incredible the atmosphere was stunning! The manager Jose Bazaldua took great care of my family and I. I would highly recommend the place! 5 stars! P.s the brunch is well worth it!!!!!

Best hotel and restaurant (CATCH) ever!
Reviewed 7 days ago

Since we arrived it was all perfect. People there were so nice all the time. Their restaurant: CATCH is exquisite!!! A special mention to Leonardo, if you are lucky enough to meet him, he'll make your dinner time even better! Thanks Leonardo for everything. Thank you Thompson for a astonishing weekend !

Outstanding place and service
Reviewed 1 week ago

I’ve been staying at Thompson playa couples of night and the room was perfect, beautiful location and the best of my experience has been the restaurant CATCH and his amazing staff like CHRIS ROSILLO, he was always taking care of us whith a beautiful smile and a perfect service, thanx to chef FELIPE FOR THE UNBELIVABLE MEAL and my good friend at the bar JOSE, totally recommended. I’ll come back for sure to see you guys!!!