Magic Express Hotel ★★

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$56
avg/night
Rate and special offer based on
Check-in: Feb 19, 2016 Check-out: Feb 20, 2016
3.3 /5
Overall score
74%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3.1
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
3.7
Location:
2.9
Value:
4.1
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  • Size: 290 sqft
  • Occupancy: 4

Overview

Magic Express is a relaxed business-family friendly hotel.

Because of its central location in Playa del Carmen, the hotel welcomes a mix of business travellers and budget-minded families who enjoy proximity to business, shopping, restaurants and entertainment in the surrounding area.

Highlights

  • FREE Wireless Internet.
  • FREE Parking.
  • Accesss to Beach Club.
  • FREE Transportation to Beach Club & 5th Avenue

  • This business-family friendly property includes amenities such as ice cream machine, swimming pool and fitness room, roofed parking lot. The following services at an extra cost: laundry, babysitting, meeting rooms for up to 80 persons, business center.

    During the day visit our Beach Club, umbrellas, towels, lounge chairs included and special discounts on food and beverages. You can also book ecological tours (Selvatica, Crococun, etc,) or visit cultural archaeological sites like Xcaret, Tulum, Xel-Ha, Chichen-Itza, Coba.

    Dining

    IPANEMA GRILL

    Brazilian Rodizio & international buffet Restaurant for lunch and dinner, located at Magic Blue Hotel at 10th Avenue, just a few minutes form the property. Special discount for the guests.
    COBA

    Contemporary lobby bar with unique atmosphere, cocktails and wide selection of International and national premium brands. Serving Continental Breakfast from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 am, snacks, sandwiches during the day.

    Meeting facilities

    Meeting Info
    The hotel have all the necessary equipment for meetings like work meetings, training courses or conferences. Maximum capacity for 80 pax at 104 m2.

    Amenities

    Featured

    • Free continental breakfast
    • Free Wi-Fi in Room
    • Free parking
    • Outdoor pool
    • No smoking rooms/facilities

    General

    • No smoking rooms/facilities
    • Concierge
    • Elevators

    Activities

    • Outdoor pool
    • Fitness center or spa
    • Fitness Center
    • Solarium

    Dining

    • Free continental breakfast
    • Bar/Lounge

    Services

    • Business center
    • Laundry service
    • Childcare Service
    • In-Room Safe
    • Conference facilities
    • Doctor on call

    Internet

    • Free Wi-Fi in Room

    Parking

    • Free parking

    Accessibility

    • Accessible Rooms/Facilities
    • Brailled elevators

    Reviews

    3.3 /5 Overall score

    74% Would recommend

    • Amenities: 3.1/5
    • Cleanliness: 4.4/5
    • Hotel staff: 4.3/5
    • Comfort: 3.7/5
    • Location: 2.9/5
    • Value: 4.1/5

    Great for the price

    Would recommend Thu, Dec 20, 2012
    This was a great hotel to stay at for the price. We had a car which made it better with the parking, but clean rooms, decent beds and great water pressure. Had some notable problems with the front desk not taking the online reservation we had to push through which took an hour, but once we were in it was great.

    | Colorado Springs, CO Friends

    3 /5

    Overall score
    • Amenities: 4 /5
    • Cleanliness: 3 /5
    • Hotel staff: 2 /5
    • Comfort: 3 /5
    • Location: 2 /5
    • Value: 4 /5

    Magic Express

    Would recommend Sat, Jan 7, 2012
    Nice place, nice people. Toilet worked variably, depending on water pressure. Staff very helpful and prompt, including the repairman. 5 blocks from the beach. No local restaurants in walking distance, but there are two that deliver. It's about 45 minutes from the airport.

    | Raleigh NC Couples

    4 /5

    Overall score
    • Amenities: 4 /5
    • Cleanliness: 5 /5
    • Hotel staff: 5 /5
    • Comfort: 4 /5
    • Location: 4 /5
    • Value: 5 /5

    Nice hotel but far, far, away

    Would recommend Thu, Mar 24, 2011
    Playa del Carmen was next on my list as it was close to Chichen Itza and Tulum. On previous hotels stays in Cancun and Vallalodid, I was able to walk into a hotel and get a room for the night. These hotels were in walking distance to shopping, restaurants, etc. Not the case with Magic Express. It's very new with nice rooms, bedding, showers, and complimentary breakfast but it is too far from anything. Literally on the outskirts of town. Was a 50-70 peso cab ride everytime we wanted to go to the main strip. I would recommend staying here if it is just for one night. Otherwise, try your luck at hotels that are closer to "el centro".

    Money saver

    Decent breakfast of toast, cereal, yogurt, and coffee in the hotel lobby every morning from 7:30-10:30am.

    | Portland, OR Friends

    3 /5

    Overall score
    • Amenities: 4 /5
    • Cleanliness: 4 /5
    • Hotel staff: 3 /5
    • Comfort: 3 /5
    • Location: 1 /5
    • Value: 5 /5

    You get what you pay fo

    Would not recommend Mon, Aug 23, 2010
    One positive thing I can say is that the staff were all very nice. They even brought bandaids and ointment to my room when I cut my finger (not on anything hotel-related). It was quite noisy inside the hotel. This wasn't so much the hotels fault as it was the noisy customers. However, the hotel didn't do anything to encourage them keep the noise down. As for the free breakfast, well all I can say is, "you get what you pay for." If you're from the US, don't expect cold milk for your cereal. The pics make the pool look rather nice, but it's super small and it could use a good power wash and some new chairs. When we got to the room, the AC had been completely off. It was over 80*F and it reeked of mildew (likely due to excessive moisture that is inherent in Mexico and no AC). The AC said it could go as low as 18*C, but never managed to make it below 23*C). Playa del Carmen has so much to off, as do the surrounding offers. I would just highly suggest staying somewhere else if you have allergies or asthma.

    Attractions

    Visit Tulum, Coba, and Isla Mujeres. Cozumel is also only a short ferry ride away.

    | Virginia Friends

    2 /5

    Overall score
    • Amenities: 2 /5
    • Cleanliness: 2 /5
    • Hotel staff: 4 /5
    • Comfort: 2 /5
    • Location: 3 /5
    • Value: 2 /5

    Good Enough

    Would recommend Sun, May 3, 2009
    Magic Express is a simple hotel with few amenities. Quiet, with helpful front end clerk, but it s on the opposite side of the highway from the main area in Playa and not in a neighborhood that l would feel comfortable walking around in. But all in all not bad for a budget hotel.

    Dining

    El oasis in is restaurant down the highway towards Tulum that serves only seafood, full of locals and very good food and reasonable prices. Check out the sink outside of the bathrooms.

    | Calgary Ab Family

    3 /5

    Overall score
    • Amenities: 2 /5
    • Cleanliness: 4 /5
    • Hotel staff: 4 /5
    • Comfort: 4 /5
    • Location: 2 /5
    • Value: 4 /5

    Good alternative

    Would recommend Sat, May 2, 2009
    Positive experience. Well worth what they charge. Want to enjoy Playa del Carmen without breaking the bank? Stay here and take a taxi to the beach. Beach is 5 mins away by car.

    | NY, NY Couples

    3 /5

    Overall score
    • Amenities: 3 /5
    • Cleanliness: 5 /5
    • Hotel staff: 5 /5
    • Comfort: 5 /5
    • Location: 5 /5
    • Value: 5 /5

    Terrible location, pathetic service

    Would not recommend Wed, Apr 22, 2009
    We had the phone number reported by ORBITZ. As we could not find it straight away, we called several times, but we never received an answer. When we got to the hotel after one hour driving around town, the reception staff were very unfriendly, I told about the phone number and the fact they never answered to give me directions to the hotel and they told me off and then gave me a brochure with the same phone number as Orbitz. The folowing day I complained and demanded to see the Manager, but I was denied this privilege twice and finally found out that the phone number was indeed wrong. I would not go back to this hotel, even if I got a room for free. The location is terrible, one block from the highway, hidden from view at night and the staff are terrible.

    Attractions

    Do not pay the price for Xel Ha. It is a rip off. Go instead to Tul Ha, just north of Akumal, which costs only 110.00 Mexican pesos and is very similar to Xel Ha. Most fish come out towards dusk.

    | Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico Family

    1 /5

    Overall score
    • Amenities: 2 /5
    • Cleanliness: 3 /5
    • Hotel staff: 1 /5
    • Comfort: 2 /5
    • Location: 1 /5
    • Value: 2 /5

    For the Price Cant be beat Clean

    Would recommend Wed, Apr 22, 2009
    For the money Good Deal not a resort, Greta for business Fishing ect if your only need a place to shower and sleep Good staff, clean Would stay again. Not very far from Beach district a 2 minute taxi ride

    | Texas Business

    4 /5

    Overall score
    • Amenities: 3 /5
    • Cleanliness: 4 /5
    • Hotel staff: 4 /5
    • Comfort: 4 /5
    • Location: 3 /5
    • Value: 5 /5

    Very basic rooms

    Would not recommend Sat, Dec 27, 2008
    No amenities, poor continental breakfast, postage stamp pool. Staff was friendly

    Dining

    Downtown is a short cab ride away

    | Okemos Family

    2 /5

    Overall score
    • Amenities: 2 /5
    • Cleanliness: 3 /5
    • Hotel staff: 4 /5
    • Comfort: 2 /5
    • Location: 2 /5
    • Value: 3 /5

    budget friendly,family,couples,business

    Would recommend Sun, Nov 16, 2008
    MY HUSBAND AND I STAYED HERE ON NOV. 9TH-15TH AND WAS HAPPILY SURPRISED HOW NICE IT WAS. WE WERE GREETED AT THE FRONT DESK VERY NICE PLEASANT (ENGLISH SPEAKING WAS VERY GOOD) AND IF WE NEEDED SOMETHING HE WAS ALWAYS THERE TO HELP. ALSO THE BAR GUY WHO WORKED 4-12 EVENINGS WAS VERY NICE. THE HALLWAYS TO THE ROOMS WERE VERY DARK NOT WELL LIT. THE ROOMS WERE VERY CLEAN NOT TOO BIG, THOUGH THE SHOWER WAS GREATE BATHROOM WAS NICE,AIR CONDITIONING WAS GOOD, I NEVER SAW ONE BUG!! OVERALL THIS PLACE WAS REALLY GREATE. WE RENT A CAR AND HAVE BEEN TO PLAYA PLENTY OF TIMES SO WE JUST GET UP AND GO EACH DAY. PLUS THEY HAVE A NICE CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST EACH MORNING. WHICH WAS REALLY NICE,WE ONLY WENT OUT FOR BREAKFAST ONCE SINCE WE ATE THERE IN THE MORNING. WE WOULD DEFINATELY GO BACK. LOCATION WAS ONLY 5MIN DOWN THE ROAD FROM 5TH AVE. THERE ARE BUSES ALSO THAT TAKES YOU TO PLAYA. THER WAS ENOUGH SPACE FOR YOUR CLOTHS TO HANG AND PUT INTO DRAWS TOO. COULD USE A LITTLE MORE LIGHT THOUGH.

    Shopping hint

    GREATE SHOPPING, DINNING, ON 5TH AVE ALSO OFF OF 5TH AVE. BEACHES ARE BEAUTIFULL, MAMITAS BEACH VERY NICE. FOR 2 CHAIRS AND PALAPA IT WAS ONLY $6.00 US FOR THE WHOLE DAY.

    | Quincy Couples

    5 /5

    Overall score
    • Amenities: 4 /5
    • Cleanliness: 5 /5
    • Hotel staff: 5 /5
    • Comfort: 4 /5
    • Location: 4 /5
    • Value: 5 /5

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    Hotel Policies

    • Check-in: 3:00 PM
    • Check-out: 12:00 PM

    Terms and conditions

    Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

    The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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    Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Feb 19, 2016 Check-out: Feb 20, 2016