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Playa Palms

Playa del Carmen

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Playa Palms

Playa del Carmen

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Playa Palms

Playa del Carmen

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Playa Palms

Playa del Carmen

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In a nutshell:
Beachfront gem, right in the heart of lively Playa del Carmen.  The studios and One bedroom suites have kitchenettes and most have ocean views.  The regions extensive sightseeing and activities are easy to reach from this central location.

There are dozens of hotels in Playa del Carmen, but not so many that are set right on the beach in the heart of town and offer most of their rooms with an ocean view. Playa Palms is ideal for a short or long stay, since their studios and suites have kitchenettes and refrigerators as well as a spacious terrace to enjoy al fresco lunches or sunset cocktails.

 

This hotel has many repeat guests who enjoy the conviviality of the compact grounds. It’s easy to chat to neighbors across the terraces and share restaurant recommendations or sightseeing tips. If you’re looking for more privacy then the ocean front studios are the best choice.

 

There are dozens of restaurants just a short stroll away, so guests can enjoy a different setting for dinner every day. A complimentary continental breakfast is currently offered at the adjacent property, where you can enjoy coffee and sweet rolls right on the beach, with your feet in the sand. For early risers, each room has a coffee maker so you can enjoy your favorite brew without leaving your bedroom.

 

In the morning, the beach is just a few steps from your room, and an early morning stroll by the sea is the perfect start to a day. The shady pool offers refuge from the sun’s strongest rays, and in the evening all the activities along Playa’s famous 5th Avenue are close by. Despite the very central location and proximity to some of Playa del Carmen’s most popular nightlife venues, a good nights sleep is easily achieved due to the new and very effective soundproofing in the rooms.

 

One aspect that really makes a difference to your stay is the friendly service at the Playa Palms. The hotel is small enough for the staff to remember guests’ names and provide helpful information for first time visitors. We reckon that it’s the service as much as the location that keeps guests returning year after year.

 

Rooms

Playa Palms has a versatile range of rooms to suit most requirements. In town just for a few days? The Garden studios are comfortable and place you in the heart of this vibrant city. The Ocean Front Studios are the most sought after for couples and honeymooners, offering memorable views of the Caribbean and the white sand beach. Ocean View studios are set slightly back from the sea and are spacious enough for a long stay. For families, the One bedroom suites give parents the freedom of separate sleeping quarters, and space to prepare simple meals at their own schedules.

 

All rooms except the Garden Studios have discrete kitchenettes that are ideal for fixing a quick lunch or preparing a special cocktail at sunset.

 

Summary of room facilities

All rooms

Queen bed, free wireless internet access, air conditioning, ceiling fans, room safe, hair dryer, soundproof windows, color TV with US channels, iPod station. Kitchenettes have microwave, coffee maker, toaster, mini-refridgerator, utensils (all rooms except garden view studios).

Garden View Studio

Ground floor rooms near the hotel entrance with terrace overlooking the central courtyard gardens. No kitchenette.

Ocean View Studio

Partial ocean views from the terrace or balcony. Hammock, outside dining furniture. Some rooms have a sofa bed or day bed.

Ocean Front Studio

Beachfront, ocean views, large terrace or balcony. Hammock, outside dining furniture. Some rooms have a sofa bed or day bed.

One Bedroom Suite

Bedroom with queen bed and separate sitting room with double sofa bed. These suites are near the entrance to the property on the second and third floors and the bedrooms overlook the street.

Garden View, Ocean View and Ocean Front Studios all have similar amenities, although no two rooms are exactly the same. Garden view studios are located on the ground floor, whilst the other rooms can be on the first, second or third floor and are reach by stairs (there is no elevator at the property).

 

Garden View, Ocean View and Ocean Front Studios all have similar amenities, although no two rooms are exactly the same. Garden view studios are located on the ground floor, whilst the other rooms can be on the first, second or third floor and are reach by stairs (there is no elevator at the property).

 

Kitchenettes are fitted in all but the Garden view studios. As well as refrigerator, microwave, toaster and coffee maker, you’ll find plates, dishes, mugs and cutlery sufficient to prepare light meals. A large container of purified drinking water is also provided.

 

Most guests like to enjoy their meals or snacks out on the balcony, taking advantage of the hotel’s beachfront location to enjoy the vistas. Sea view studios have an outdoor dining table and a hammock; ocean front studios also have sun loungers.

 

The One bedroom suites at Playa Palms are located on the second and third floors of the hotel, and towards the rear of the property, with their bedrooms overlooking the street. The hotel is located on a minor road in town, so the road isn’t noisy, and the windows are well soundproofed.

 

These suites are ideal for families with young children as they have a bedroom and a separate sitting room with a sofa bed. They also have a terrace with outdoor seating, so parents can enjoy the balmy air whilst children are having a nap.

 

The suites have a kitchenette that’s bigger than the one in the Studios, and there’s also a dining area in the living room. Each suite has one bathroom and plenty of storage space for luggage and toys. It’s easy to feel at home in these spacious quarters.

 

beach

Playa Palms is located right on the beach in the heart of town. The hotel has beach chairs and sun loungers with parasols for guests use. There are beach bars close by where guests can enjoy tropical cocktails if they like, but the section of soft white sand outside the property feels all the more exclusive and private for not having food and drinks service.

 

pool

The central courtyard is home to the meandering swimming pool. It has a pleasant fountain feature that provides a gentle background noise that can be heard on the studio terraces.

 

The pool is plenty big enough for the size of the hotel and is very inviting, especially in the heat of the day.

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How to get here

How to get here

 

By air

The nearest airport is Cancun – by road the journey to Playa Palms takes about one hour.

Driving directions from Cancun

From the coastal highway #307, take the turning for Playa del Carmen signed “Constituentes”. As you approach the ocean, take a right down Avenida 1 and then a left down Calle 12 norte. Follow the road round the corner and you’ll find Playa Palms on your right.

 

Playa Palms

1st Avenue Bis, Between 12th and 14th North Street

Playa del Carmen

Mexico

 

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