When thinking of Playa del Carmen, it’s inevitable to think of all inclusive resorts. However, there are other options for those who want to spend less time in accommodations and more outdoors, discovering the marvels of the Caribbean and only wanting a place to sleep. We present to you the best budget hotels in this amazing city, located in the heart of the entertainment and shopping spots, where you will be able to enjoy good services for a very good price.
Hotel Hacienda María Bonita, Playa del Carmen
Just like its name, this hotel projects Mexican culture in its design and colorful decoration in every single detail. This is a budget hotel that is a good price with a good location, as it’s close to the crystal clear waters and to the night clubs, malls, bars and restaurants of the popular Fifth Avenue. María Bonita comes with Sky, Wi-Fi, hair dryers, irons and air conditioner in the rooms, which is very important as the weather is mostly warm.
Hotel Lunata is a charming cozy hotel located in the Fifth Avenue downtown, steps from the main night clubs, bars, shops, galleries and the beach. Few blocks away are the sea pier and the colorful Fundadores Park, a must-visit place to know the local culture.All Junior Suites have a nice terrace with views to the dazzling garden of the hotel, and feature in-room refrigerator, orthopedic mattresses, hair dryers, flat screen TVs, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi.
City Express offers you comfort, good service and good location for a reasonable price that’s close to much of the main attractions in Playa del Carmen. Examples are the thrilling eco-park Xcaret and also some archaeological sites such as Tulum and its stunning beach, one of the most beautiful in the Riviera Maya. There are also good restaurants around that serves delightful food. The hotel services include air conditioning, a business center and a swimming pool.
One of the best features of Hotel One is its location, as just across the street you’ll see the ADO bus station, which will make it easy for you to make trips. You’ll be close to Mamitas Beach (a popular tourist beach), the Fundadores Park and the ferry departure site that takes you to Cozumel. It’s also near to Fifth Avenue. Service is good, Wi-Fi works well and is 100% smoking free. The breakfast buffet is delicious and it’s advisable to arrive early to get a table, as the restaurant is small.
El Secreto is a cozy hotel located in the Fifth Avenue and a few steps away from the cheerful Parque Fundadores. The rooms are equipped with ventilators, a closet and comes with free Wi-Fi. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon in a solarium pool and pamper yourself in the hydro massage bathtub. You’ll get what you need for a good rest when you’re not exploring the marvels of the Mayan nature or hitting the bars.
Hotel Delfin is only 106 metres from the beach and is in the heart of the Fifth Avenue, so if you want to stay close to the entertainment and the Caribbean Sea, this is the place for you. This is a family owned hotel, which offers 14 rooms. You can choose between privacy of its penthouse which has a terrace with a dazzling view or, if you are taking vacations with your friends or family, you can stay in the fully equipped kitchenette suites or in the spacious superior doubles.
Ticul is a three star hotel located a few steps away from the crystal clear waters, the main pedestrian avenue of the city and from the cafés, bars and stores. The staff are friendly, offering a good service in little details and spacious, clean and comfortable rooms. There’s a Mexican touch in its design and a delicious varied breakfast menu. The style of Hotel Ticul makes Mexicans feel at home, while international tourists can enjoy the Mexican atmosphere they’re looking for. Service includes free Wi-Fi, minibars, refrigerators and TVs.