"Very good location. Very good staff. Cute and cozy hotel. " More

By ValMar, from St Petersburg, Russia on Sun 13 May 2012

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Hotel Description

Hotel Kinbe puts you in the heart of Playa del Carmen, within just a 10-minute stroll of Central Square and Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church. Highlights at this hotel include an outdoor swimming pool and in-room free WiFi.

All 29 individually decorated rooms feature flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and you can enjoy safes, hair dryers, and phones. Minibars and free toiletries are also available.

Enjoy the seasonal outdoor swimming pool and kids' swimming pool. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Full breakfast is available daily between 8 AM and 11:30 AM. There's also the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Attractions within a 20-minute drive of this 3-star Playa del Carmen hotel include El Camaleon Golf Club and Xcaret Eco Theme Park.

Standard Pretty Small Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$59 per night

Executive Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Loft, One King and One Sofa Bed (Garden Area)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Executive Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed, Pool View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed, Terrace, View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Hotel Kinbe ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.4 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 0.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

I liked very much!!!

Very good location. Very good staff. Cute and cozy hotel.

Posted by , from St Petersburg, Russia on May 13, 2012

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel close to beaches

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet
Hotels in Playa are different than one might expect coming from the USA. If you want luxury, pick an American style hotel. Rooms are small and not luxurious. Still, this is a very nice hotel with a lovely garden. The staff speaks English and can guide you to activities around the area very well. The rooms are clean and inexpensive. It is close to lots of restaurants. There is a pool, but we did not use it because we wanted to be in the ocean. We had a problem with our door knob and reported it. It was fixed while we were out for the day. You can actually see the beach from the street and some diving/snorkeling shops are right across the street. We would go back.

Posted by , from Utah USA on Jan 14, 2012

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4 out of 5

Kinbe is perfect botique hotel

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet, super close to beach, right off 5th ave
My husband and I took our first trip ever to Playa in 2004, and stayed at Kinbe before the rennovation. We returned after the remodel and stayed there the first three nights and the other two at an all inclusive near Xel-ha. Kinbe is the perfect botique hotel, cozy with friendly staff. Property is clean and lush green jungle like garden. We didn't swim in the pool, but it is such a nice feature. The beach is soo close and you can byob or walk down to a beach bar. Be sure to check out the rooftop, very intimate and nice place to take your own drinks and just relax. However, the view isn't as spectacular since much more has been built since 2004, it's a little harder to see the ocean. The "pretty room" is small, no t.v., but we didn't spend much time in the room. Why would you when you could just do that at home? GET TO THE BEACH! We're returning to vacation in January and will stay here again a few nights. It's a tradition! We love Kinbe! You should for sure stay there!

Posted by , from Austin, TX, USA on Dec 2, 2011

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2 out of 5

You get what you pay for.

The hotel itself was nice, recently remodeled with a small, but comfortable pool/courtyard area and a nice roof-top patio. My boyfriend and I stayed in the "Pretty Room" which was the least expensive room they offered, and one of the cheapest deals I could find in the area. Unfortunately, it was not part of the recent remodel and was terribly uncomfortable. It was very small, no room to unpack any of our things except for on a dirty floor; the bathroom was even smaller and had a continuous nauseating odor; and the bed was worst of all causing several sleepless nights for both of us. The hotel is centrally located, but if you're not a late-night partyer, bring your ear plugs because the dance club next door starts up about 10:30pm and feels like it's right in your room, and (at least during our stay) construction of a new condo complex across the street started where the night club left off. \n\nIf you don't require a lot of sleep and want to save some money, this is the place for you, otherwise I'd recommend spending a few extra dollars on a comfortable hotel room a little farther north in the quieter part of town.

Posted by on Feb 15, 2008

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5 out of 5

Perfect Location in the Heart of Playa del Carmen

Hotel Kinbe is a wonderful place with lots of charm. The location is excellent - the more popular restaurants and the beach are just steps away. It was so relaxing to sit on the roof deck at night and look at the stars and listen to the ocean. Truly an amazing hotel and the perfect place for those not interested in the giant resorts.

Posted by on Nov 21, 2007

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4 out of 5

Nice place to stay at.

I have traveled all over Mexico and this little place is very nice. I did have an issue with the Manager who wanted additional money from the package I had already bought from online travel website . I did contact online travel website at my expense and requested they contact the hotel. I was never bothered again. I did have an issue with the toilet but it was fixed immeadiately the next day. I highly recommend this place to everyone! It is very cozy, close to the beach and to all the restaurants and clubs in Playa.

Posted by on Aug 20, 2007

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3 out of 5


The rooms are soooooo small. Absolutely nowhere to put your suticase. I actually started to like the rugged feel of it on the last day. No tv's. You will definitely see more of Playa if you stay here b/c the room is the most boring place to be. Everytime you shower the entire bathroom floor get soaked.

Posted by on Apr 2, 2007

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2 out of 5

Damp and Musty

We stayed here one night. The room was tiny, no place for luggages. It was a ground floor that smelled damp, musty and earthy, especially in the bathroom. Was very over priced for the room. While the room was attractively decorated, the smell was a real turn off.

Posted by on Feb 13, 2007

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1 out of 5


Got woken up by rodents 2 of the 3 nights we stayed there. When we complained the manager was incredulous, and when we convinced her, she said ""this is the jungle and things like this happen."" Very unapologetic, no refund or discount was offered. Given the # of hotels in playa, you can get a much better place for the price.

Posted by on Nov 13, 2006

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2 out of 5

Not Bad, But I Would Suggest...

Hotel Kinbe was a cute hotel off the main street, friendly staff. Standard size room is only big enough for a Mayan- ok if you are single. The room & bathroom were very small, but pretty clean, had air and refrigerator. No TV or elevator but was close to the beach and 5th Ave. The bed was very small and hard. Toilet had a funky smell (but maybe that is the water in Mexico). Some noisy construction going on in the mornings. Not great for an extended period of time, but ok for a few days if you upgrade.

Posted by on Oct 27, 2006

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Property Features

Hotel Kinbe offers its guests an outdoor pool and a children's pool. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. A roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a theme park shuttle are available for a fee. A rooftop terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at Hotel Kinbe. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Playa del Carmen hotel.

  • 29 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Built in 1999
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Children's pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


  • Airport: Cancun, Quintana Roo (CUN-Cancun Intl.) (56.4 km / 35.1 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle, area shuttle, cruise terminal shuttle, ferry terminal shuttle, theme park shuttle, and shopping center shuttle

Room Amenities

Hotel Kinbe offers 29 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Each accommodation is individually decorated. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Playa del Carmen hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Minibar
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily from 8 AM to 11:30 AM.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Game viewing nearby
  • Game drive nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Ziplining nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child 5 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for MXN 430 per day.


  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Hotel Kinbe


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. No onsite parking is available.

  • No elevators
  • No pets or service animals allowed



The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • Resort fee

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between MXN 150 and MXN 200 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: MXN 2075 per room (roundtrip)
  • Rollaway bed fee: MXN 430 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Hotel Kinbe
  • Hotel Kinbe Playa del Carmen
  • Kinbe
  • Kinbe Hotel
  • Kinbe Playa del Carmen
  • Kinbe Hotel Playa Del Carmen
  • Kinbe Hotel Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

You should know

  • Hotel Kinbe offers transfers from the cruise terminal, ferry terminal, and airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 72 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • The total price shown includes a resort fee.
  • One child 5 years old or younger stays free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.