Petit Lafitte

3 stars
View map of Carretera Cancun - Chetumal km 296 + 2.1 Xcalacoco, Playa del Carmen, Q. Roo, Playa del Carmen, 77710

Hotel Overview

4.3/5

Overall score

94%

Would recommend

Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.8
Comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.3
Value:
4.5
Beachfront Playa Del Carmen hotel nestled in lush gardens

Petit Lafitte Hotel ushers tourists to a range of leisure and dining options in a beachfront hotel in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. Holidaymakers spend the day at the sandy beach or the pool or play billiards or table tennis at the games room. Guests also visit the on-site zoo and animal refuge center.

Patrons at the hotel choose from a menu of Mexican, Yucatan, Caribbean and international fare at The Captain's Galley or sample tropical drinks and cocktails at The Pirate's Cove. After a day of fun, have a relaxing massage or treatment at White 
3 Reasons To Stay
  • Beachfront accommodations
  • Zoo on site
  • Spa services
Petit Lafitte Rooms

Petit Lafitte Hotel has 17 bungalows set along the coconut grove and the garden featuring direct access to the beach and scenic views of the ocean or the garden. Each bungalow has a Rustic design and cabin-like feel. Aside from bungalows, the property also has rooms housed in five buildings that offer picturesque views of the ocean and the pool. Each room is equipped with modern conveniences like air conditioning, cable TV, safe, iron/ironing board, hairdryer, Wi-Fi access, telephone, mini bar and coffeemaker.

Things to Do

  • Gran Coral Golf (1.3 mi/2 km)
  • El Camaleon Golf Club (1.6 mi/2.5 km)
  • Guadalupe Church (2.4 mi/3.9 km)
  • Mamitas Beach Club (3.2 mi/5.1 km)
  • Tres Rios Ecopark (3.2 mi/5.1 km)
  • Pier Navega (3.4 mi/5.5 km)
  • Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church (3.6 mi/5.9 km)
  • Playa del Carmen Main Beach (3.8 mi/6.1 km)
  • Central Square (3.8 mi/6.1 km)
  • Yucatek Divers (4 mi/6.4 km)

Petit Lafitte Rooms

Standard Ocean View Room
Standard Ocean View Room with two double bed includes Air conditioning, Balcony / Terrace, Bathroom amenities, Cable / Satellite TV, Ceiling fan, Color TV, Disabled facilities, En-suite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Internet access, Iron / Ironing board, Laundry service, Mini bar, Non-smoking rooms, Safe in room, Tea and coffee making facilities and Telephone. The room comes with Ocean view.
Standard Garden View Room
Standard Garden View Room with two double bed includes Air conditioning, Balcony / Terrace, Bathroom amenities, Cable / Satellite TV, Ceiling fan, Color TV, Disabled facilities, En-suite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Internet access, Iron / Ironing board, Laundry service, Mini bar, Non-smoking rooms, Safe in room, Tea and coffee making facilities and Telephone. Comfortable units offering ceiling fan and telephone. View on the interior garden and pool.
Bungalow Garden View
Bungalow Garden View with two double bed includes Air conditioning, Balcony / Terrace, Bathroom amenities, Cable / Satellite TV, Ceiling fan, Color TV, Disabled facilities, En-suite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Internet access, Iron / Ironing board, Laundry service, Mini bar, Non-smoking rooms, Safe in room, Tea and coffee making facilities and Telephone. direct access to the beach, additional loft with a double bed. The room offers Garden View.
Bungalow Ocean View
Bungalow Ocean View with two double bed includes Air conditioning, Balcony / Terrace, Bathroom amenities, Cable / Satellite TV, Ceiling fan, Color TV, Disabled facilities, En-suite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Internet access, Iron / Ironing board, Laundry service, Mini bar, Non-smoking rooms, Safe in room, Tea and coffee making facilities and Telephone. direct access to the beach, additional loft with a double bed. The room faces Ocean view.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Outdoor pool
Spa
Game room
Solarium
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Doctor on call
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi

Hotel Map

20.6646 -87.0314
Area served
Riviera Maya.
Nearby airports
Cancun International Airport.
Area description
When coming from the Cancun airport, you will drive southbound. After 21 km you will start to approach Puerto Morelos, be alert as the road goes from two to four lanes going south. Stay in the central lanes and you will go over a bridge that enables you to drive right past Puerto Morelos as opposed to driving through all of its traffic lights, speed bumps, etc. Soon you will see the entrance to the Grand Velas Resort and nest you will see the Princess Hotel begins. Take a left hand turn at the Princess Hotel entrance. You will now be on a nicely paved road. Go straight ahead for one kilometer, (less than a mile). Dont speed up as there are two sets of speed bumps. Ahead you will see a tall, gray wall that marks the limits of a property. Turn right here as if going to the Princess Hotel. Keep driving and go past the Princess Hotel. You may want to slow down as the paved road soon gives way to a dirt road. Go all the way to the end of this road and you will come to a fence and a si

Dining

The Captains Galley
The Captains Galley recently expanded to seat approximately 90 people in a warm and casual atmosphere. Hotel proudly offer a diverse menu which combines the culinary traditions of Mexico, the Yucatan and the Caribbean along with a sprinkling of delicious international fare.
The Pirates Cove
The Pirates Cove is a genuine icon in the Riviera Maya and has served drinks and solved lifes problems since the late 70s. The Cove also serves delicious lunches and is graciously hosted by excellent bartenders.

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.

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Guest Reviews (17)

Ratings and reviews for Petit Lafitte

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
17 out of 17
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.8
Comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.3
Value:
4.5

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Lawrence, KS, USA
Jan 26, 2012

Great Choice! Petit Lafitte

The Ocean View Bungalow was just perfect! We enjoyed the view and also the beach, hammocks, and nice beach lounge chairs of which there were many. No need to worry about saving a chair with a towel. The food was excellent, and the staff wonderful. It is truly a small, laid back, relaxing place to be! The king size bed was very comfortable, and we had hot showers, a room safe, A/C and a small refrigerator. There was a nice pool side bar with good food. We enjoyed the outdoor restaurant for breakfast and dinner. It is a very laid back restful place to vacation for families, couples and friends.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

We also enjoy dining at the Ajua Maya restaurant in Playa Del Carmen at calle 4 and 10th. Ave. They have live music, a wonderful menu, and wine list served by an excellent staff!

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Maynard55422
Business
Mpls MN
Apr 2, 2012

Laid Back Paradise

If you're looking to unplug and relax this is the place for you! Very low key and perfect.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Not much night life to speak of at the hotel, you have to cab it into town for that.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
tboy2
Business
New York, NY, USA
Apr 4, 2012

Outstanding boutique hotel directly on the beach

Petit Lafitte is a small hotel located a few kilometers from Playa del Carmen directly on the beach. All rooms have balconies, most have ocean views, and all are just a few feet from a beautiful palm treed beach excellent for swimming. There are also individual bungalows though some are a short walk to the beach without an ocean views. They also have a large pool.The MAP includes breakfast and dinner daily and the food is freshly made and very tasty. The staff is very friendly and provide excellent service. Free WIFI is provided in the rooms. The rooms are rather basic, they have a small refrigerator, TV with a limited number of stations, but are large and very comfortable. It is perfect for families, couples or groups of friends who are looking for a quiet hotel with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Playa del Carmen is a short cab ride away. Cozumel and Isla Mujeres are easily accessible

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Donna and Glenn
Business
Alabama
Feb 10, 2014

Great Relaxing Beachside Hotel!

Great smaller hotel on the beach. Staff is one of the best I have ever experienced. We had planned excursions for our trip but did not leave the hotel for five days. Rooms were very clean, grounds were well taken care of, and of course the beverages are not to be missed. I will be back again soon.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Parick Kincaid
Business
Costa Mesa
Feb 23, 2014

10+

Perfect hotel size and location. Great staff with personal service!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Umpi77
Business
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Nov 24, 2014

Great experience

This was our first experience in Mexico. The location was great, the beach awesome and the staff very welcoming. We loved the food and the amenities.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
nicole n.
Business
N/A
Jan 16, 2015

Love Petit Lafitte

This is a wonderful retreat. Understated elegance and great service, no crowds - just peace and the beauty around you!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

The garden view rooms are lovely - if you don't go for the ocean front room, don't bother upgrading to ocean view. The garden view is great.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
KarenK
Business
Avon
Mar 10, 2015

Amazing value

Amazing staff and small hotel experience. Don't expect it to be luxury but to be a special experience you won't forget...great good, best beach location, super bar and great staff. Average rooms, so-so temp on shower but a wonderful wonderful place!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
B Cometa
Business
LA CA
Jun 22, 2012

Great Stay @ Petit Lafitte!!

We did not want the hustle and bustle of an all inclusive super resort, and Petit Lafitte was the perfect choice. The property is small but has all the necessary amenities for a Mexican vacation: steps to the beach and a bar. The service was top notch, each member of the staff was very attentive, friendly and helpful. Breakfast and dinner were included in the price of the room, and each meal was delicious, along with the well priced drinks. We were treated to massages on the beach and a snorkel boat is docked right on the property. Initially we planned to go exploring in other parts of town but found there was no need to leave. We couldn't of asked for a more perfect getaway. We definitely recommend Petit Lafitte!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

The drinks are so cheap, and Jesus is an awesome bartender!!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JRew
Business
Washington
Jan 6, 2013

nice beach getaway

relaxing unassuming beach vacation. Great location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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