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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
    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
    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
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    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
    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
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    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
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    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
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda
    Playa del Carmen
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 9345 reviewsTripAdvisor (9345)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Stretched across northern Playa del Carmen's sands alongside its sister resort, Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla, Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda earns high praise from guests for its prime beach access, family-friendly atmosphere and elegant appearance. The resort's 488 suites each feature separate bedroom and living areas, as well as 40-inch flat-screen TVs, minibars, 24-hour room service and complimentary Wi-Fi access. If you're traveling with kids, stay in a Family Concierge suite, which comes appointed with extras like children's bed and bath amenities and video game consoles (upon request) – not to mention a private Jacuzzi. The kids club is also a hit with previous visitors: While adults relax at the YHI Spa or indulge in a poolside cocktail at the swim-up bar, kids can enjoy some fun on the beach or make new friends in the Kids Zone. Introduced in December 2018, the Splash Water Park is another diversion your young ones will love. And at the end of the day, 14 restaurants and plethora of bars and lounges will satisfy a wide variety of cravings.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 9345 reviewsTripAdvisor (9345)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla
    Playa del Carmen
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 10935 reviewsTripAdvisor (10935)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Sharing Playa del Carmen's northern fringes with fellow Paradisus property La Esmeralda, Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla provides R&R-seeking adults with respite from the family-centric atmosphere found on the other side of the resort complex. As for dining, La Perla offers 14 restaurants and countless bars. And should you want to relax by the pool without the risk of getting splashed, you can reserve a swim-up suite, all of which include minibars, free Wi-Fi access and flat-screen TVs. For an extra dose of luxury, previous visitors highly recommend splurging on a Royal Service suite. Guests who stay in a Royal Service suite are treated to a terrace furnished with a Jacuzzi and exclusive access to a private beach area as well as personal butler service and preferential reservations at the resort's restaurants and YHI Spa.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 10935 reviewsTripAdvisor (10935)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun
    Playa del Carmen
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 11526 reviewsTripAdvisor (11526)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Encompassing 71 acres of seafront property a few miles north of Playa del Carmen, Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun provides a serene environment for a couple's escape. At this adults-only member of the AMResorts family, guests are treated to Secrets' Unlimited-Luxury privileges, which include 24-hour private concierge services and limitless drinks and meals at the resort's six restaurants, four bars and lounges and in-house cafe. Past guests especially rave about the hospitable and helpful hotel staff, claiming staff members go above and beyond to cater to guests' needs. Each room is appointed with an elegant four-poster bed, a Mediterranean-inspired color scheme and a private balcony or terrace. Secrets Capri's nightly rates also include access to on-site recreation facilities, such as the 16,000-square-foot swimming pool, a wide swath of Riviera Maya beachfront and a variety of activities like yoga, tequila tastings and Spanish lessons. Plus, guests of Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun can enjoy complimentary use of the nearby Grand Coral Riviera Maya golf course. You can also indulge in a massage at the 14,000-square-foot Secrets Spa by Pevonia, but treatments are not covered in the all-inclusive package.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 11526 reviewsTripAdvisor (11526)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Hacienda Tres Ríos Resort, Spa & Nature Park
    Playa del Carmen
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 7750 reviewsTripAdvisor (7750)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    If you're looking to take advantage of Riviera Maya's party-hard reputation, this probably isn't the right resort for you. But if you're craving a relaxing escape, the atmosphere at Hacienda Tres Ríos Resort will suit you well. Surrounded by 326 acres of parkland (150 acres of which is a nature preserve) just about 8 miles north of Playa del Carmen, this resort boasts guest rooms outfitted in modern Mexican decor. In fact, Hacienda Tres Ríos's mahogany furnishings and marble floors are just one of the reasons behind the resort's eco-friendly status. Plus, the property's sustainable air conditioning and water filtering systems help protect the 131 animal species and 120 types of flora that call this area home. Accommodations feature flat-screen satellite TVs, and most are appointed with a Jacuzzi. What's more, the all-inclusive resort grants access to two swimming pools, a private beach, fitness classes and unlimited food at the seven on-site restaurants at no additional fee. And though it will cost you extra, the Ya’ax Che Spa offers traveler-approved body treatments and massages. Keep in mind, though, that recent travelers thought the sales presentation and staff were a bit aggressive, and many were disappointed with the on-site beach.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 7750 reviewsTripAdvisor (7750)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    The Palm at Playa
    Playa del Carmen
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2043 reviewsTripAdvisor (2043)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    If you're looking to relax and unwind while on vacation, consider a stay at Playa del Carmen's The Palm at Playa. This downtown boutique hotel  located just a block from the beach  features a spa, complimentary yoga classes, a Jacuzzi and a pool, all of which are sure to help you de-stress. And should you require a bit more activity, you can break a sweat in the property's gym or arrange a dive through Reef Quest Divers (situated just four blocks away). After working up an appetite, grab a bite at one of Playa del Carmen's restaurants and bars, many of which are located within walking distance of the hotel. According to recent guests, the property's excellent location more than makes up for the lack of on-site dining options. However, The Palm at Playa does offer complimentary breakfast (although it receives mixed reviews). And once you're ready to bed down, retreat to one of 69 lofts and suites, which include free Wi-Fi access, coffee makers, plasma TVs and glass-enclosed showers. For the ultimate peace and quiet, travelers recommend requesting a room toward the back of the hotel. Just keep in mind, though, that you'll be paying a $5 daily resort fee when staying here.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2043 reviewsTripAdvisor (2043)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    The Royal Haciendas
    Playa del Carmen
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4691 reviewsTripAdvisor (4691)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Easily recognized by its bright yellow exterior, The Royal Haciendas all-inclusive resort overlooks the Caribbean Sea from its seat on the north end of Playa del Carmen. Guests are consistently impressed by the accommodations here; visitors have their choice of a junior, one-bedroom or two-bedroom suite, although previous guests recommend opting for more space in order to have access to a private whirlpool tub and full kitchen. All suites feature a private balcony overlooking the ocean, ample living space and TVs with DVD players. Meanwhile, The Royal Haciendas all-inclusive package grants unlimited access to the resort's two restaurants, bars and ample on-site facilities (like six pools, whirlpools, three tennis courts and nonmotorized water sports equipment). However, the customer service receives mixed reviews from past visitors; some say the customer service was not on par with other resorts in the area, while others describe the staff as pleasant and accommodating.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4691 reviewsTripAdvisor (4691)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Azul Beach Resort The Fives Playa del Carmen
    Playa del Carmen
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 9836 reviewsTripAdvisor (9836)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    With roughly 5 miles separating The Fives Azul Beach Resort Playa del Carmen from Playa del Carmen's busy downtown area, this property lures travelers with the promise of seclusion. Although Azul Beach Resort rubs elbows with esteemed competitors – such as the Banyan Tree Mayakoba and the Fairmont Mayakoba – along the resort town's northern shoreline, this property can easily rest on its own laurels. Housing 571 one-, two- and three-bedroom suites (all equipped with flat-screen TVs, spacious bathrooms and private balconies or terraces), Azul Beach Resort makes a great home base for group travelers. More active vacationers can take advantage of the resort's organized scuba diving, horseback riding or golf packages, and those in need of some R&R can relax with a beachfront massage or a private yoga session (for an additional fee). For even more pampering, guests can indulge in a treatment at Vassa Spa, which offers therapies like aromatherapy massages and facials. Meanwhile, guests say that the resort's swimming pools, My Gym play area at Azulitos Playhouse and Extreme Breeze Teens Club activities meet family expectations. Plus, with nine restaurants serving globally inspired fare, this property caters to just about any palate.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 9836 reviewsTripAdvisor (9836)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Platinum Yucatán Princess All Suites & Spa Resort Adults Only
    Playa del Carmen
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 6547 reviewsTripAdvisor (6547)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Those unwilling to share their precious vacation space with families can rejoice: the Platinum Yucatán Princess is strictly an adults-only property. Even if it did allow children, families may not find this all-inclusive resort appealing. The property features an ultra-contemporary design, has more bars than restaurants (eight bars compared to six eateries), and a nightclub. Not to mention, most in-room bathrooms are separated by not-so-private frosted glass. Couples, however, love this property, so much so that there's a class of rooms called the honeymoon suites, which come with a bottle of sparkling wine and feature hydromassage tubs on the terraces. Standard suites are still spacious, outfitted with sofa beds and iPod docking stations, as well as coffee makers, flat-screen TVs, minibars stocked daily and a balcony or terrace of their own. Some guests, however, recommend splurging for a swim-up room, which offers terraces connected to one of the property's pools. Others say if you're looking for a quiet experience, book away from the noisy main pool. The resort is also steps away from the beach, but some travelers suggest venturing to other nearby beaches, as they said the one in front of the hotel is loaded with seaweed. You can find the Platinum Yucatan Princess in Playa del Carmen, about 31 miles south of Cancun International Airport.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 6547 reviewsTripAdvisor (6547)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Hidden Beach, Au Naturel Resort by Karisma
    Kantenah
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 902 reviewsTripAdvisor (902)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    In case the "Au Naturel" in its name didn't tip you off, this adults-only all-inclusive is a nudist resort. If this is the type of vacation you've been searching for, you're in luck because you can do just about anything in the nude here. Everything from activities to dining can be enjoyed without clothes. And with just 43 suites, past guests said the property is intimate enough that you won't feel self-conscious embracing the nudist concept. Plus, the resort is shaded by a mangrove jungle and protected by 24-hour security to deter any interlopers. Rooms are outfitted with Jacuzzis for two, minibars, iPod docking stations and 42-inch plasma TVs. Recent visitors recommended booking a first-floor swim-up suite, where you'll have access to the pool right outside your terrace. When you're not relaxing by the pool or getting a massage at the beach, sign up for morning yoga or the resort's evening theme parties. If you're in the mood to venture off the property, you can head next door to the El Dorado Seaside Suites, but keep in mind that you must be clothed once you're off Hidden Beach property. At the neighboring hotel, you'll have access to El Dorado's 10 restaurants. But if you prefer to dine sans clothes, head back to Hidden Beach. Past guests say the food at the La Vista Restaurant is delicious, especially the breakfast and lunch menu. You'll find Hidden Beach on Kantenah Bay, about 19 miles south of Playa del Carmen on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. 

    Kantenah
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 902 reviewsTripAdvisor (902)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Grand Sunset Princess
    Playa del Carmen
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 10363 reviewsTripAdvisor (10363)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Rubbing elbows with its sister property, the Grand Riviera Princess, the all-inclusive Grand Sunset Princess makes a great choice for families and larger groups because of its lofty accommodations. And thanks to the property's Princess Resort ties, guests can take advantage of seven a la carte restaurants, two buffets, 10 bars, 12 swimming pools (including four specifically designed for children) and a spa complex housed on the Grand Princess property before bedding down in spacious suites. Travelers who have previously hung their hats in Sunset's suites compliment the resort's atmosphere, describing the decor as elegant. Separate living areas and terraces provide plenty of space to stretch out, while amenities like minibars, satellite TVs and – in some suites –Jacuzzi tubs add an extra dose of luxury. (Just be aware that the larger Laguna Villa Suite and Platinum Suite require a four-night minimum stay and the Junior Suite Deluxe Swimout and the Yucatan Platinum suites are for adults only.)

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 10363 reviewsTripAdvisor (10363)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya
    Playa del Carmen
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 6120 reviewsTripAdvisor (6120)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Sharing oceanfront real estate with its sibling the Hotel Riu Palace Mexico, the all-inclusive Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya offers guests access to the pristine Playacar beaches of Playa del Carmen and all the amenities of the Riu Palace complex. Just outside their guest rooms, travelers will find six different restaurants, five bars, the Renova Spa, two pools (including a children's pool) and activities like tennis, kayaking and volleyball. But what sets this Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya apart from its sister property is its sweeping views and top-notch service. The property's 400 rooms provide impressive sea views from their private balconies or terraces; you can enjoy the scenery with a drink in hand thanks to the in-suite liquor dispensers. All guest rooms also feature perks like complimentary Wi-Fi and satellite TVs. Plus previous visitors rave that the employees at this RIU property are extremely friendly  some travelers said Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya's staff members went out of their way to make everything even more enjoyable.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 6120 reviewsTripAdvisor (6120)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Acanto Boutique Hotel & Condominiums
    Playa del Carmen
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 984 reviewsTripAdvisor (984)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Acanto Boutique Hotel & Condominiums caters to larger groups and families with its collection of one-, two- and three-bedroom villas that are equipped with full kitchens and dining rooms. But that's not to say that solo travelers and couples won't enjoy their stay here; Acanto also features standard guest rooms that, like the villas, come equipped with plasma TVs, terraces or balconies, marble bathrooms and complimentary Wi-Fi. For most travelers, the Acanto's main draw is its location in central Playa del Carmen. The hotel sits within a few steps of the coastal town's vibrant shopping and dining areas, as well as the area's pristine beaches. Although this small property doesn't offer all the amenities of the area's larger resorts – for example, eateries nearby replace an on-site restaurant and fitness facilities are located off-site – Acanto does feature a pool and the on-site Maria Bonita SPA & Beauty Salon, and visitors can arrange diving and snorkeling excursions and expeditions to nearby archaeological sites through the concierge. Acanto also earns praise for its bright decor and gracious staff.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 984 reviewsTripAdvisor (984)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Be Playa Hotel
    Playa del Carmen
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 727 reviewsTripAdvisor (727)
    Free Breakfast
    Free WiFi

    Travelers who prefer their accommodations infused with a little bit of pizzazz should consider bedding down at Be Playa. This boutique hotel  located in central Playa del Carmen, just a few blocks from the beach  earns praise for its bright colors, unique architecture and signature decorative accents. Suites feature crisp, white linens offset by hardwood floors, contemporary furnishings and, in some suites, stand-alone soaking tubs. Though the look and feel of Be Playa is its overall draw, it doesn't suit every vacationer; some gripe that the rooms here lack separation between the bedrooms and bathrooms, while others describe the beds as exceedingly comfortable and the layout as well-designed. But design preferences aside, travelers compliment Be Playa's ultra-cool pool lounge and the fresh sushi served at the in-house restaurant, Sushi Club. Be Playa's enviable address is hard to beat, too, offering guests easy access to the Riviera Maya's soft sands and Playa del Carmen's abundance of shops, eateries and nightlife venues.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 727 reviewsTripAdvisor (727)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free WiFi
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    Occidental at Xcaret Destination
    Playa del Carmen
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 16180 reviewsTripAdvisor (16180)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking

    Occupying a large swath of coastline about 6 miles south of Playa del Carmen, the Occidental at Xcaret Destination by Barcelo meets the needs of travelers seeking a no muss, no fuss vacation: Once here, there's no reason to leave. This all-inclusive resort – surrounded by the Xcaret Park's verdant greenery – offers easy access to the Riviera Maya's coveted coastline, as well as a bevy of outdoor activities. Guests can spend their days lounging by one of seven swimming pools, perfecting their short game on the mini-golf course and practicing their swing on the tennis courts. Meanwhile, 11 on-site restaurants will satisfy just about any appetite, and the supervised kids club will ensure that younger visitors have as much fun as their parents. And as far as accommodations go, all guest rooms offer standard amenities such as minibars, cable TVs and coffee makers. Past visitors recommend requesting a room near the pools; these lodging options are not affected by late-night noise and are close to many of the property's on-site amenities.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 16180 reviewsTripAdvisor (16180)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
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    BlueBay Grand Esmeralda
    Playa del Carmen
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 11233 reviewsTripAdvisor (11233)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking

    Sitting next to its sister property – the adults-only Blue Diamond Riviera Maya – along secluded sands just a few miles north of Playa del Carmen, BlueBay Grand Esmeralda caters to guests of all ages. The resort's 979 rooms are particularly comfortable for families, with ample space for parents and kids, as well as flat-screen TVs, minibars and Wi-Fi access (for an additional charge). BlueBay Grand Esmeralda also makes a great home base for beachcombers looking to sprawl along the sand, while the three on-site pools (one of which was created especially for kids) provide an idyllic setting for sunbathing. For more active travelers, BlueBay Grand Esmeralda features tennis courts and pool volleyball. And for those in need of a little extra R&R, the on-site BlueBay Spa boasts a wide range of soothing treatments. Meanwhile, the resort's seven restaurants ensure that everyone's palate is pleased. While a spectrum of cuisine options is a plus for many guests, the highlight of a stay this property is the excellent customer service. However, a few outspoken guests do caution that the guest rooms are starting to show their age. 

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 11233 reviewsTripAdvisor (11233)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
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    Grand Riviera Princess
    Playa del Carmen
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 10322 reviewsTripAdvisor (10322)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    A member of the Princess Resorts family, Grand Riviera Princess is a vacation destination unto itself. Stretching out along the Caribbean coast just north of Playa del Carmen, this expansive all-inclusive property features 16 swimming pools, six tennis courts, a fitness and spa complex and a slew of restaurants and bars. Couple that with suites stocked with plasma TVs, minibars and private terraces or balconies, and you'll be hard-pressed to find a reason to leave. Recent guests express positive opinions about the resort, describing the property as beautiful, the on-site cuisine as enjoyable and the customer service as exceeding expectations; however, several guests pointed out that the pools are in need of minor repairs. What's more, access to the resort's facilities, food and activities (like nonmotorized water sports, archery and kid-friendly entertainment) are all included in the nightly rate.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 10322 reviewsTripAdvisor (10322)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Sandos Playacar Beach Resort
    Playa del Carmen
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 15733 reviewsTripAdvisor (15733)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking

    The sprawling, all-inclusive Sandos Playacar Beach Resort has something for everyone. This hotel, which is just south of Playa del Carmen, is split into four distinct sections so travelers can tailor their vacation for the best fit. Guests have the choice of bunking down in the Royal Elite Haciendas, the Select Club Adults Only area, the Family Section or the Beach Section. All accommodations are equipped with minibars, cable TVs and balconies or terraces, but each section offers extra amenities that cater to their clientele. Recent visitors commend the beautiful accommodations and stellar service at Sandos Playacar. As for activities, younger ones can take advantage of the several pools and kids and teens clubs, while grown-ups enjoy the exclusive adults-only pool, swim-up bar and Spa Sandos. Once you're hungry, sit down at one of seven on-site restaurants, with menus ranging from classic Italian cuisine to Mexican fusion (meals are covered in the all-inclusive rate). Recent guests lauded the numerous nightlife and activity options for all ages, though the service received mixed reviews.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 15733 reviewsTripAdvisor (15733)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
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    In Fashion Hotel Boutique - All Adult
    3.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 430 reviewsTripAdvisor (430)
    Free Breakfast
    Free WiFi

    Like its name suggests, this fashion-forward hotel in downtown Playa del Carmen certainly exudes a sense of style. Past guests highlight the In Fashion Hotel Boutique as the place to stay for those who prefer trendier digs. The hotel's 42 suites showcase artwork from Spanish painter Ivan Montero, along with decorative accents that add eye-catching pops of color. The bold decor characterizes other areas of the hotel as well: In Fashion's spa exhibits a bright, yet relaxed atmosphere. Plus the hotel offers complimentary breakfast at its restaurant and features a sleek swimming pool. Previous visitors appreciate In Fashion's chic appearance, but what they can't stop talking about is the high level of customer service they were treated to here.

    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 430 reviewsTripAdvisor (430)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free WiFi