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Hotel Playa del Karma

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel was peaceful and very relaxing. The staff went out of their way to ensure I enjoyed my stay. I was happy that everything turned out exactly as expected, Looking forward to staying at Hotel Playa del Karma again when I visit Mexico.

We stayed at playa del Karma hotel january 29th-february 11th. Very nice simple hotel without breakfast, near of everything in the town centre. To the beach about two blocks, manyt Oxxo-markets near and also Walmart, Mega and Aki supermarkets where to buy food and whatever we needed. If you just need a place where to sleep so this is very good value for the money. We spend our days either driving with our rental car or at the beach. Car rental is almost just around the corner.

This hotel is a nice little gem, found it recommended in Lonely Planet. From the outside it looks like it’s falling apart - so be prepared, but once you come in, it’s an adorable little jungle Oasis, the staff is so friendly and genuinely wants to help. The rooms are very clean, good water pressure (hot and cold). It’s minutes away from the beach and the main street. Obviously it’s not a luxury hotel but the price isn’t either. Lovely cats on the ground, very peaceful and hammocks are great. Would definitely stay there again. Thank you guys!

I stayed 4 nights at Playa del Karma , a small hotel in 15th ave and 12 street , near of the center of bars , discos and restaurant, even it is too close, but my room(nativo style ) it was very quiet , wide and clean, beds are very confortable and AC operated very well , every day they cleaned my room , Hotel's personnel friendly and helpful. If you have a knee problem or another discapacity ask for down level floor because there is not elevator. Pool is small and needs a upgrade. Also a fridge could be usefull The 15th ave is a open traffic street , be careful because sidewalk is small and you suddenly are walking on the street . I can recommend it if you need a clean and relaxing place to rest after a tour or beach day .

We had a comfortable stay. It was a very clean and spacious room, the garden and pool had a tranquil atmosphere. The location is great, 2 blocks from 5th Ave. close enough to shop and far enough to not hear the late night parties. Friendly staff, attentive and helpful. We would definitely stay there again.

We stayed at Playa del Karma for our 5 day visit to Playa del Carmen in late March. The hotel itself is small and clean and the staff is friendly. The courtyard is what makes this place! Rooms are situated around an open air court yard filled with tropical plant and trees and a small pool. Each room really has a lot of privacy with its' own little patio area and a hammock outside each room. One night we stayed in and had a few drinks on the patio and it was incredibly peaceful. It is just a few blocks from the beach and the bustling 5th Avenue, which is quite nice when you want some peace and quiet. Accommodations in the room were comfortable: large bed, clean linens, air conditioning and a small tv. I would certainly stay here again!!

Let me start by saying, that the staff and the service was very good, very nice, almost perfect. The rooms are not equally good, and we startet on a very small room, untill our aircondition broke down, and we got a bigger room. Should I make a rating based on the small room, it would be 2* Right next to the hotel is a discoteque, and it plays from around 6pm untill 2-4am. Some nights it was so loud, that we couldnt sleep untill 4 am. So if this is your choice, bring earplugs with you :)

My husband and I stayed here 3 nights in early March. It was a great deal, had everything we needed, was a short walk to the main 5th avenue area and the beach but not too close to the madness (it was spring break after all). We hardly spend any time in hotels when we're on vacation but this place had a nice little pool that we used every evening that made us feel like we were in a tiny jungle right in the middle of playa. There's also an adorable hotel kitty - bonus :) Like everywhere in Mexico, the bathroom is simple and you cannot flush any paper - just pointing this out since I didn't realize it before we travelled there. Actually seemed pretty smart, just different. Only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because the bed was really hard and the wifi didn't work in our room (but it worked fine right outside in the courtyard).

Easy walk to beach & THE people watching mecca of 5th Avenue, Playa del Carmen. Practically no walk to a myriad of variety in eateries of all kinds....we did not have a bad anything, anywhere. We came home to a comfortable bed, air conditioning & a real rain shower shower. For just plain value & comfort this aptly name hotel rates 5 stars with me.

awesome place, a little piece of jungle in the city. david was a great host! great location, yet quiet. rooms are simple but comfortable. would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting playa del carmen!

Avenida 15 Entre Calle 12 y 14 Playa del Carmen QROO

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Outdoor pool
  • Concierge services
  • 24-hour front desk

Hotel Playa del Karma places you next to Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church and within a 5-minute walk of Central Square. This 28-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and a children's pool. It's in central Playa del Carmen and also a short walk from Quinta Alegria and Yucatek Divers.


For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 8 AM to noon.


All 28 air-conditioned rooms provide ceiling fans and safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and LED TVs with cable channels. Free toiletries are also available.

Property features

Guests of Hotel Playa del Karma have access to an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, self parking is MXN 150 per night, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for MXN 1200 per vehicle one way. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this adults-only hotel include a library, express check-in, and express check-out.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

88.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 567 reviews