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    Rosewood Mayakoba
    Playa del Carmen
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2040 reviewsTripAdvisor (2040)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Rosewood Mayakoba fully immerses guests in the Riviera Maya's beauty through its architecture and design. Not only is it flanked by the region's famed crystalline sands and lush jungle, the resort is also constructed from local materials, such as Yucatan limestone and regional wood. Visitors especially praise the private outdoor deck and heated plunge pool attached to each of the property's 129 suites. And the welcome tequila, daily restocked fruit bowl and personal butler services exemplify an above-par level of hospitality. The culinary offerings at Rosewood Mayakoba's three restaurants are another point of praise among recent guests. And, despite their high price tags, visitors say the unique treatments at Sense, A Rosewood Spa are well worth the indulgence. Once you're feeling relaxed, perfect your swing at the adjacent El Camaleon golf course or soak up your surroundings with a kayaking or snorkeling adventure. You'll find this Rosewood outpost just north of downtown Playa del Carmen in the Mayakoba resort complex.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2040 reviewsTripAdvisor (2040)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Viceroy Riviera Maya
    Playa del Carmen
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1366 reviewsTripAdvisor (1366)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Consistently lauded by publications like Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler, this stylish member of the Viceroy Resorts clan has a long-standing reputation to uphold. And aside from a few complaints about high room rates, Viceroy Riviera Maya also wins the hearts of its guests. Surrounded by white sands and verdant jungle – just north of downtown Playa del Carmen – this intimate resort encompasses 41 villa-style accommodations designed to mirror the Riviera Maya's impressive landscape. Rooms are appointed with private plunge pools and outdoor rain showers and hammocks, plus creature comforts like Bose radios and satellite TVs. Recent guests recommend dining alfresco at Coral Grill & Bar, which pairs seaside scenery with enticing dishes like traditional tortilla soup and homemade paella. But past patrons assure you won't be disappointed with a meal at La Marea Restaurant, which offers a sophisticated setting and flavorful seafood dishes. And though the therapeutic massages and revitalizing body treatments at the Spa at Viceroy Riviera Maya come attached to steep price tags, past guests assure the services are well worth the extra cost.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1366 reviewsTripAdvisor (1366)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Banyan Tree Mayakoba
    Playa del Carmen
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2610 reviewsTripAdvisor (2610)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Situated on a secluded perch along Playa del Carmen's northern coast, the Asian-inspired Banyan Tree Mayakoba offers vacationers easy access to the Riviera Maya's maze of mangrove forests, freshwater lagoons and, of course, the second-largest coral reef system in the world. Apart from communing with nature, guests can unwind in their villas, which feature Mayan-inspired decor, floor-to-ceiling windows and private pools and sun decks. If you're not one to stay cooped up, Banyan Tree Mayakoba also features a bevy of on-site facilities, including the Sands beach club, a free-form pool and a spa that pampers with signature treatments like The Rainforest hydrothermal therapy session. The resort's numerous dining facilities also earn praise, but for an unforgettable meal, book a seat aboard the romantic Ixchel dinner boat, which cruises through the scenic Mayakoba lagoon.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2610 reviewsTripAdvisor (2610)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Fairmont Mayakoba, Riviera Maya
    Playa del Carmen, MX
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 5247 reviewsTripAdvisor (5247)

    Sandwiched between the Asian-influenced Banyan Tree Mayakoba and the sensual Rosewood Mayakoba, this member of the AccorHotels family upholds its brand's standards along this luxurious stretch of sand just north of Playa del Carmen. The property houses 401 guest rooms and suites, all of which come outfitted in tropical-inspired decor, spacious soaking tubs, LCD televisions and Le Labo toiletries. The resort, which is nestled within 240 acres of tropical forest, also sits next to the PGA Championship El Camaleón golf course. Additionally, the property features the 37,000-square-foot Willow Stream Spa and three on-site restaurants (not including the two grab-and-go cafes, the two pool bars and the lobby lounge). And if you're traveling with children, take them to the Kids Club (for ages 4 to 12), where they can spend their days making piñatas or origami souvenirs. To make the most of your stay at the Fairmont Mayakoba, Riviera Maya, consider booking one of the resort's promotional packages. But be careful: Some guests warn that the property's high food and drink prices can quickly raise your final bill.

    Playa del Carmen, MX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 5247 reviewsTripAdvisor (5247)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
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    Grand Velas Riviera Maya
    Playa del Carmen
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3911 reviewsTripAdvisor (3911)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    This 85-acre all-inclusive property approximately 6 miles northeast of central Playa del Carmen garners rave reviews from its guests. The accommodations impress with whirlpool tubs, 42-inch plasma-screen TVs and more than 1,100 square feet of space. Meanwhile, guests consistently praise the resort's excellent customer service, its gourmet cuisine, and its revitalizing spa services. During your stay, you can sign up for invigorating treatments like the Mayan Jade Facial or the Coffee & Cocoa Experience. For extra pampering, consider splurging for the Riviera Maya Spa Package, which includes spa credits and ecotours, among other perks. If you're more interested in hitting the links or a scuba expedition, consider one of the resorts other popular packages, all of which include meals at the property's eight restaurants and other privileges, such as 24-hour concierge services, snokeling tours and even mixology classes. And if you're traveling with kids in tow, send them over to the Grand Velas Kids' or Teens' Club – they'll have plenty of opportunities to meet new friends while you're catching up on some R&R. Plus, since the hotel is under the Preferred umbrella, members of the I Prefer program can earn or redeem points here.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3911 reviewsTripAdvisor (3911)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Hilton Playa del Carmen
    Playa del Carmen
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 18785 reviewsTripAdvisor (18785)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Thanks to its downtown Playa del Carmen location, this hotel grants guests easy access to both the beach and area bars. Travelers can walk to the Riviera Maya's soft sands for some sun and then stroll over to Playa del Carmen's Fifth Avenue, home to the city's most-loved shops, restaurants and nightlife venues. But that's not the only reason why travelers rave about this adults-only resort: Past guests compliment the hospitable staff, the quality of the food served at the resort's seven restaurants and the variety of amenities available in property's all-inclusive room rates. When nighttime rolls around, you'll bed down in spacious accommodations outfitted with two-person Jacuzzis, LCD satellite TVs, Wi-Fi access and private terraces, balconies or patios. Some suites also boast direct beach or swim-up pool access. To save some coin, members of the Hilton Honors rewards program can cash in points here.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 18785 reviewsTripAdvisor (18785)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Playacar Palace
    Playa del Carmen
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 908 reviewsTripAdvisor (908)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Located in the upscale Playacar neighborhood of southern Playa del Carmen, Playacar Palace earns rave reviews from past guests for its quality customer service. Many travelers credit the resort's friendly employees with making Playacar Palace feel truly palatial. The 201 guest rooms and suites feature smart TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, liquor dispensers, and, in some cases, personal Jacuzzi tubs and private balconies. But travelers don't need to spend much time in their rooms: Playacar Palace cozies up to an expansive stretch of Riviera Maya shoreline, tempting guests out of their abode with a large pool, three restaurants and soothing spa treatments at the Awe Spa. Playacar Palace guests can also take advantage of the nearby Hard Rock Golf Club Riviera Maya. 

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 908 reviewsTripAdvisor (908)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya
    Playa del Carmen
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 895 reviewsTripAdvisor (895)
    Free WiFi

    The Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya, which sits 6 miles northeast of Playa del Carmen, Mexico, appeals to travelers who are looking for a luxury resort that still retains some of the Riviera Maya's unique culture. Guests at this beachfront property praise the excellent food and friendly staff, as well as the clean and well-appointed rooms. Inspired by the surrounding environment, each space features a beige and white color palette and amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi access, a stocked minibar and a flat-panel TV. To avoid wearing your feet out while walking between your room and Andaz Mayakoba's facilities, travelers suggest taking advantage of the resort's free bikes and golf cart shuttles. Visitors also recommend exploring this Hyatt outpost's nature trails, which weave through and around the property's gardens, mangroves and lagoon. Other available amenities include an 18-hole golf course, a kids club, two pools, a spa and the Curator Program (or Mexico-inspired activities like cave excursions and guacamole-making classes). What's more, the resort offers four restaurants that serve Mexican and Latin American dishes, and World of Hyatt members can earn or redeem points during their stays.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 895 reviewsTripAdvisor (895)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Generations Riviera Maya
    Playa del Carmen
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3035 reviewsTripAdvisor (3035)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Generations Riviera Maya by Karisma is an all-suite, all-inclusive resort that sits about halfway between Playa del Carmen and Cancun on the eastern coast of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. The beachfront resort offers 162 suites, all with large balconies or terraces. Some larger suites are equipped with swim-up balconies that connect to the infinity pool. Guests are complimentary of the spacious accommodations and also praise the customer service and variety of food found at the restaurants. Generations Riviera Maya boasts five dining spots that serve Mexican, Mediterranean and Asian cuisine, as well as several bars – one of which is a swim-up bar. The resort welcomes children, and the hotel's Eko Kids Club offers supervised games and enrichment activities for guests ages 4 to 12. Both kids and adults will enjoy the hotel's infinity pool that stretches along the length of the resort, as well as the Jacuzzis available in every suite. Although guests were overwhelmingly positive of the resort's pools and restaurants, some were critical of the property's small, rocky beach. Next to the resort are two of Karisma's other Riviera Maya properties, El Dorado Casitas Royale and El Dorado Royale, and guests ages 18 and older can use the facilities at both of these locations.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3035 reviewsTripAdvisor (3035)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Hotel Riu Palace Mexico
    Playa del Carmen
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 6258 reviewsTripAdvisor (6258)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Nestled in the upscale Playacar area just south of downtown Playa del Carmen, the all-inclusive Hotel Riu Palace Mexico boasts all of the key ingredients for a relaxing Mexican escape. The expansive, palm-lined property  which also encompasses the Hotel Riu Palace Mexico's sister property, the Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya  features a variety of amenities, including four pools, six a la carte dining options (plus buffet-style eateries), the Renova Spa and the RiuLand kid's program. Plus the Hotel Riu Palace Mexico complex sits just steps from 18 holes of golf and soft sands that lead to the Caribbean Sea. What's more, this RIU property's guest rooms earn high marks from recent visitors. All 434 rooms come equipped with satellite TVs, minibars, complimentary Wi-Fi, private balconies or terraces, and bathtubs.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 6258 reviewsTripAdvisor (6258)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Valentin Imperial Maya
    Playa del Carmen
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 13595 reviewsTripAdvisor (13595)

    If you value a resort's pool as much as its location and service, then Playa del Carmen's Valentin Imperial Maya won't disappoint: This adults-only, all-inclusive property boasts one of the largest swimming pools in Mexico. However, the pool's mammoth size also means it's pretty popular with guests. In fact, recent visitors suggest setting a morning alarm to reserve your lounge chair, as the most coveted poolside and beachside seats are occupied by mid-morning. Think they're exaggerating? Take one look at the chalky sands of the adjacent Playa Del Secreto (The Secret Beach) and you'll see why lodgers forgo the extra sleep. If you can't stake out a primo spot, head to the spa for more secluded relaxation and enjoy facials, massages and body treatments. After a healthy dose of pampering, soak up the Caribbean Sea or pool views from your private furnished balcony or terrace. Accommodations also come equipped with free Wi-Fi access, concierge service, satellite TVs and minibars. And if all the relaxation leaves you feeling famished, enjoy unlimited meals and drinks at the Valentin Imperial Maya's seven restaurants, which offer a range of international cuisines (travelers especially recommend L'Olivo, the Italian-American eatery, and Ginger, a Tepanyaki spot that dishes up Japanese and Peruvian-inspired dishes).

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 13595 reviewsTripAdvisor (13595)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
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    Royal Service at Paradisus La Perla
    Playa del Carmen
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 471 reviewsTripAdvisor (471)
    Free WiFi

    The Royal Service at Paradisus La Perla is the crème de la crème of resort experiences. Here, you are treated like a VIP throughout your stay thanks to the all-inclusive Royal Service package. This includes butler service, as well as a private pool, beach and check-in area that other guests of the larger Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla resort complex cannot access. Suites also come with additional conveniences. Each is outfitted with a flat-screen TV, a Nespresso coffee maker and a terrace with a private whirlpool. And when it's time to eat, you'll have access to priority dining reservations at all of the resort's a la carte restaurants and the private Royal Service eatery, La Palapa. Other on-site amenities include a private fitness center and a salon. Though lodgers admit that stays in suites with Royal Service perks will put a dent in your wallet, many say that the indulgence is worth the extra expense.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 471 reviewsTripAdvisor (471)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Blue Diamond Luxury Boutique
    Playa del Carmen
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2209 reviewsTripAdvisor (2209)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Catching up on some quality rest and relaxation comes naturally to guests staying at the Blue Diamond Riviera Maya. This relatively small adults-only resort – which has just 128 rooms and suites – sprawls across beige sands and sits roughly 6 miles north of central Playa del Carmen. Blue Diamond Riviera Maya keeps things simple and classy – guest suites come outfitted in crisp, white decor with rich wood accents, floor-to-ceiling windows and a terrace or garden, not to mention high-end amenities like outdoor bathtubs, 42-inch flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, and in some rooms, private plunge pools. Guests love the look and feel of Blue Diamond Riviera Maya, but they're even more impressed by all that's included in the room rate. A stay at this all-inclusive resort covers not only access to three pools, three restaurants and beachfront concierge services, but also includes access to an 18-hole golf course, yoga classes and a fitness center. What's more, the property features the Spa by Blue Diamond, which offers unique therapies like seaweed wraps and hot stone massages.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2209 reviewsTripAdvisor (2209)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort
    Playa del Carmen
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2614 reviewsTripAdvisor (2614)
    Free WiFi

    The beachfront location of the Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort is one of the amenities recent guests loved most about this sprawling property. The resort is also within walking distance of Playa del Carmen attractions, such as the Playa del Carmen Beach and La Quinta Avenida, where you'll find numerous shops and restaurants. Other highlights include the personable and helpful staff, the fresh gourmet cuisine served at the three on-site restaurants and the Cenote Spa, which boasts a hydrotherapy area, eight treatment suites, a fitness center, a lap pool and an extensive list of spa and salon services. The 314 guest rooms and suites feature local woods and fabrics, balcony views of the Caribbean Sea or preserved mangroves, and include amenities like Grand Hyatt Beds, walk-in showers, double sinks, flat-screen TVs, coffee makers, high-speed internet access and floor-to-ceiling windows. Some rooms and suites also have private plunge pools and furnished terraces. Recent visitors also liked that you could choose your own meal plan, but several warned that there is a pricey fee attached if you lose your meal plan bracelet, so make sure to keep an eye on it. And remember: If you're a member of the brand's loyalty program, you can earn or redeem points for choosing to bed down here.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2614 reviewsTripAdvisor (2614)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Royal Hideaway Playacar – Adults Only
    Playa del Carmen
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 5678 reviewsTripAdvisor (5678)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    With unique privileges like exclusive villa concierge service and fresh fruit upon arrival, Royal Hideaway Playacar – Adults Only takes extra steps to ensure a memorable experience, and past guests said it delivers. Those who have stayed at this all-inclusive resort cite the excellent customer service as a reason to return. With more than 200 accommodations, Royal Hideaway is smaller than other resorts set in Playa del Carmen's Playacar neighborhood. However, each guest room and suite is appointed with traditional Mexican design elements, a satellite television, a coffee maker and a private balcony or terrace. Royal Hideaway's room rates also include access to six pools, two tennis courts, a variety of land activities and water sports (including kayaking, windsurfing and sailing), a fitness center and evening entertainment. Plus, meals, drinks and snacks at the resort's six a la carte restaurants won't rack up your tab. Royal Hideaway also houses a full-service spa, though treatments are not covered in the all-inclusive rate. 

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 5678 reviewsTripAdvisor (5678)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi