4.5 out of 5

"Enjoyed the location and the staff were very friendly and responsive. Was disappointed that my friend and I had to share a bed as our reservations st ... " More

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Hotel Description

An all-inclusive stay in Playa del Carmen awaits you at Playacar Palace All Inclusive. Within just a 10-minute stroll, you'll find Playa del Carmen Maritime Terminal and Yucatek Divers. Highlights at this beachfront resort include 3 restaurants, 2 bars/lounges, and a full-service spa.

All 201 rooms feature LED TVs with satellite channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, iPod docks, and in-room childcare. Minibars provide free refreshments, and 24-hour room service makes dining in an option. Premium linens invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like jetted tubs and bathrobes. Additionally, separate bathtubs and showers, coffee/tea makers, and free long-distance calls are available.

A relaxing day at Awe Spa can include deep-tissue massages, body wraps, and body scrubs along with aromatherapy and hydrotherapy. For a drink, you can stop by the resort's own poolside bar. Spend the day at the beach where you'll find sun loungers, and enjoy the onsite outdoor swimming pool and free kids' club. 3229 square feet (300 square meters) of event facilities include a conference center, and other business amenities include a business center. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a fitness center, and an outdoor tennis court. Free buffet breakfast is available daily between 6:30 AM and 11:30 AM. There's also free valet parking, along with the convenience of car rentals on site.

Within a 15-minute drive of this 4-star Playacar resort, attractions include El Camaleon Golf Club and Xcaret Eco Theme Park.

Deluxe Room, Resort View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$536 per night

Club Room, 1 King Bed, Concierge Service

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, Partial Sea View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, Ocean View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Honeymoon Suite, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed, Oceanfront (Sand Suite)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Playacar Palace All Inclusive ratings based on 16 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5

Close to the beach

Pros: The staff were very friendly, the food was good, there was plenty of beach to enjoy.
Cons: One morning very early when staff were outside our room speaking loudly, I had to ask them to quiet down so I could get back to sleep.
Location: Xcaret was an excellent park to visit with many cultural and ecological things to enjoy. Xel-ha also was very relaxing and fun!
Enjoyed the location and the staff were very friendly and responsive. Was disappointed that my friend and I had to share a bed as our reservations stated 2 double beds. Some of the entertainment was excellent, others were okay. Liked the all inclusive aspect of our stay and the variety of options for food choices and restaurant venues.

Posted by , from Wisconsin on Mar 24, 2015

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5 out of 5

What an amazing place!

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at this luxury hotel.  The facilities and staff were amazing.  We will definitely be going back!

Posted by , from Kentucky on May 29, 2013

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5 out of 5

Honeymoon suite

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
I had my wedding at this resort 10/27/12 and everything went great. We were upgraded to the honeymoon suite free of charge from the concierge room. The staff was very friendly and helpful, rooms were clean and all faced the ocean. The beach was beautiful and eventhough the resort was next to the pier where the ferry for Cozumel leaves the beach wasn't too busy. The only down side is the entrance of the resort doesn't look that impressive but everything else was.

Posted by on Nov 2, 2012

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4 out of 5

We felt really comfortable here.

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet
Cons: Noisy
We loved almost everything.The sevice,food,drinks,entertainment were great.The only thing that wasn't, is that we were to have a deluxe room with a resort view.Instead we got a room that construction and junk below our room. We were told there was no room available but they would tell us if one did. They never did.Later we found out the Hotel was only 60% full. I guess we should have complained. I would tell friends about this place and would go back again.... Besides the room placement very Happy with this place...

Posted by , from USA on Feb 14, 2012

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4 out of 5

Staff were so kind.

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
Except for the issue of being booked in an unpreferred room type with two beds instead of a single (king or queen), all aspects of the hotel were wonderful. The hotel staff were so kind and always came by to ask if we needed anything. The tours arranged by the hotel were fun. The variety of food options was plentiful. The beach was clean and quiet since we were at the end of the hotel "zone". The hotel was within walking distance to shops on 5th. No taxi needed. I highly recommend this hotel for couples, not necessarily for families.

Posted by , from Chicago, IL, USA on Dec 13, 2011

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3 out of 5

The Good & the Ugly

This was our 5th stay at a palace resort since 2007 and the 1st at this particular resort. We have enjoyed each and every stay at Palace resorts. Playacar Palace is a small resort with a great location next to the ferry pier and PlayaDelCarmen's 5th avenue attractions. The resort is wonderful. The gym and spa is a 5-minute shuttle ride or a 20 minute walk away. We also visited the Cozumel, Aventura Spa, and Xpu-Ha Palace resorts which are nearby. You can use their spa facilities, eat at the resturants, and hang out at the pools. That is the 'Good", now here is the 'Ugly" The best way to ruin a great Palace vacation is to attend the sales presentation. I have been to 5 and they range from tolerable to horrible, this trip it was horrible. I am already a Palace Premier member and have already upgraded once, yet I don't understand why they would pressure an already established member so heavily to upgrade further. My advice is that if you really want the free spa treatments or attraction tickets and you have a strong stomach then go for it. Otherwise stay away. Also after we fullfilled our obligation to attend, we got the free Xcaret tickets, then later found out we had to pay $*.00 for them. I had to talk to 3 people to convince them to uphold their end of the agreement. When they agreed to correct the matter, I thought all was well. We are now fighting an unauthorized $* creditcard charge.

Posted by on Apr 20, 2010

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5 out of 5

Best Vacation we've ever had

My husband and I went to the Playacar Palace for our 8 year anniversary in July 2009. It was incredible, everything about our trip was amazing, We got there, checked in with a nice drink, they wouldn't let us lift a finger from then on. Our room was beautiful, the view spectacular and the resort was gorgeous. We went to the spa a few times and played golf, and both were the best we have ever been to. The restaurants are wonderful, and I still crave the food at times. We made amazing friends while we were there and they knew our names by the second morning. On our anniversary, they even helped my husband plan something special to surprise me. I was overjoyed, and it was very romantic. I highly recommend planning a trip here, you will not be disappointed, and like my husband and me, you'll hate to leave. We are planning another trip here for our 10 year anniversary, and I can't wait.

Posted by on Jan 29, 2010

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5 out of 5

What a Special Experience!

Amazing customer service and attention to small details. We felt like royalty. Upon arrival after the Cancun airport experience and long drive to the hotel, we were presented with cool, damp wash cloths to wipe away the grime and a refreshing tropical drink while we were checking in. The oceanview rooms are practically in the ocean. The view from the balcony is spectacular. Rooms were of elegant modern decor and immaculate. Food in the restaurants was exceptional. Guest Services was very helpful in arranging offsite activities (snorkeling excursions, Xcaret, day at Sian-Kaan). We couldn't have had a better time. We can't wait to go again.

Posted by on Jan 27, 2010

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5 out of 5

Best vacation ever!

This was the best vacation my husband and I have ever had! Playa del Carmen is a low-key, smaller town that offers a large market place and plenty of activities. The hotel was gorgeous, the staff was extremely friendly and called us by name, and there were plenty of activities to keep us busy for our week stay. We also brought my parents along and they want to go back again! It was a lovely hotel, perfect setting, and we will go back again!

Posted by on Jun 14, 2009

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5 out of 5

Best Vacation

After patronizing the Playacar Palace Resort In Playa del Carmen, I am convinced the staff must love their work. The customer service was unparalleled and friendly. All staff members took a special interest in making your stay most enjoyable. \n\nThere is a shuttle bus running every 15 minutes to the Spa (very efficient) where I spent most of my days. I take only spa vacations, yet enjoy the variety a resort hotel offers. Afterwards, one could lounge in the bar, restaurant, nightly entertainment or simply sit and view the ocean. \n\nThe location of the resort was very accessible to shopping and entertainment. One could walk from the resort (with a cane no less) and be in the hub of activity. Staff remembered my name were friendly and often went beyond the normally expected customer service. I highly recommend this resort.

Posted by on Feb 9, 2008

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Renovations + Closures

This property is undergoing renovations from 16 August 2017 to 15 November 2017 (completion date subject to change).


All-inclusive Details

This resort is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities and taxes are included. Additional gratuities at guests' discretion are accepted.

Food and beverages

  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • 24-hour room service
  • In-room minibar (all beverages included)
  • In-room liquor dispensers
  • Meals and beverages at companion properties
  • Dining availability limited at one or more venues

Activities and facilities/equipment
All non-motorized water sports, land activities, and use of recreational facilities and equipment are included.

Land activities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

  • Aerobics
  • Dancing

Kids' club

  • Supervised activities for children between 4 and 12 years old


  • Onsite live performances

Not included

  • Golf green fees
  • Motorized water sports
  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Scuba-diving lessons
  • Premium food items
  • Airport transfers
  • Childcare
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Offsite tours
  • Transportation to offsite activities

Property Features

Playacar Palace All Inclusive is an all-inclusive resort. Room rates include meals and beverages at onsite restaurants and bars. Other items and amenities, including taxes and gratuities, and access to recreational activities and entertainment may also be included. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. Enjoy the umbrellas and sun loungers for a relaxing day at the beach. Pamper yourself with a treatment at the full-service spa and enjoy amenities at Playacar Palace All Inclusive like a complimentary children's club and an outdoor pool. Free breakfast is available daily. There are 3 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 bars/lounges and a swim-up bar. Public spaces have free WiFi. This all-inclusive resort also offers a children's pool, an outdoor tennis court, and a steam room. You'll have access to the outdoor pool at a partner property. Free self parking and valet parking are available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Playa del Carmen resort.

  • 1 building
  • 201 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 3 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 2 conference rooms
  • 3229 sq ft of conference space
  • 300 sq m of conference space
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Bar by the pool
  • Swim-up bar
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Children's pool
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Children's club (free)
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Free valet parking


  • Airport: Cancun, Quintana Roo (CUN-Cancun Intl.) (57.3 km / 35.6 mi)
  • Parking: Free valet parking and self parking

Room Amenities

Playacar Palace All Inclusive offers 201 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and free minibar items. Beds feature premium bedding. 21-inch LED televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with jetted bathtubs, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries. This Playa del Carmen resort provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and laptop-compatible safes, as well as phones; local and long-distance calls are complimentary (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Jetted tub
  • Stocked minibar (free)
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LED television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Long distance calls (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 11:30 AM.

Playacar Palace All Inclusive has 3 restaurants on site.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

The majority of recreational activities and facilities described below are included in the room rate for this resort (scroll up to the All-Inclusive details section for more information).

A large outdoor pool with swim-up bar meanders along the oceanfront and is surrounded by a large sundeck and lounge chairs that face the sea. Tennis courts and beach volleyball are also provided. Ages 4–12 have access to a complimentary kids club and a children's pool.

For additional surcharges, guests can play at the 27-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course at Moon Golf & Spa Resort.

Guests also have access to snorkeling equipment (surcharge) at companion resort Cozumel Palace and to the beaches and swimming pools at several other companion resorts.

Other popular recreational activities include fishing excursions, scuba diving, horse riding, and parasailing (surcharges for all). The resort can assist with arrangements.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Beach volleyball on site
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Spa Services

  • Number of treatment rooms 6
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Minimum age to access spa is 18
  • Reflexology
  • Massages


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


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

Special check-in instructions:

Guests who book a Honeymoon rate plan must present a valid marriage certificate issued less than 1 year prior to travel to receive the promotional benefits. The hotel reserves the right to amend the rate if valid proof is not provided. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Guests must show proof of child age at check-in. In the event the child's age differs from that in the booking reservation, the hotel may charge the difference in rate. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Playacar Palace All Inclusive


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card 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.

This property requires that the ages of children entered during booking reflect their accurate ages at the time of travel. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Hotel Names

  • All Inclusive Playacar Palace
  • Palace Playacar
  • Playacar All Inclusive
  • Playacar Palace
  • Playacar Palace All Inclusive
  • Playacar Palace Hotel Playa Del Carmen
  • Playacar Palace Mexico
  • Playacar Palace Resort
  • Playacar Palace Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
  • Playacar Palace All Inclusive Playa del Carmen
  • Playacar Palace Playa del Carmen

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the resort before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.


Unlimited Phone Calls Promotion
All calls made from guestrooms to phone numbers within Mexico (excluding cell phones), the Continental United States of America, and Canada are complimentary.
Calls must be made from guestrooms. Other international calls are charged at a special rate. If unused, this service cannot be exchanged for cash value. Excludes calls to Hawaii, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and other international calls. Excludes -800 calls, calls through an outside operator, collect calls, calls using other phone companies, and calls to cell phones within Mexico.

Eat & Play All Palace Resorts Promotion
Book a stay now and your rate will include access to the facilities and restaurants at the resort’s sister properties, including Beach Palace Resort All Inclusive, Isla Mujeres Palace All Inclusive Resort, Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort All Inclusive, Sun Palace Couples Only All Inclusive, and Cozumel Palace All Inclusive.
Transportation to sister properties not included. Valid anytime, subject to availability. Other restrictions may apply.

Complimentary Honeymoon Offer

Book a 3-night minimum stay in any room and rate category and contact the property after booking using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking to receive the following benefits: Mini honeymoon cake, bottle of sparkling wine, complimentary honeymoon dinner at select restaurants, 2 honeymoon t-shirts, breakfast in bed (upon request), guaranteed turndown service, and late check-out until 6 PM (subject to request and availability).

Proof of marriage required at check-in; marriage date must be less than 1 year prior to arrival. Upon arrival, guests will be directed to the Honeymoon Desk to make arrangements. Taxes and gratuity may not be included. Offer subject to availability. Offer is not valid with groups/conventions and may not be combined with other promotional offers. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.

Resort Credit Offer

Book a minimum 3-night stay in any room or rate category now - December 23, 2018, for travel during the same period, and receive a resort credit valid for select resort services and amenities including spa treatments, tours, romantic dinner, and scuba diving. Resort credit is offered in the following amounts, based on length of stay: USD 500 resort credit for 3-night stay; USD 750 resort credit for 4-night stay; USD 1,500 resort credit for 5-8 night stay; USD 2,000 resort credit for 9-11 night stay; or USD 2,500 resort credit for minimum 12-night stay.

Must book minimum 3-night stay to receive benefits. Credit applied to guest's final bill at check-out. 1 credit per booking, per stay. Complete details of inclusions, exclusions, and limitations available from the property directly either upon check-in or by contacting the property after booking; contact information appears on the confirmation. All services and products are subject to availability. Unused credit valid for up to 1 year from the check-out date and transferable once to 1 guest. Unused credit option is only available for check-in as of December 24, 2018. When using resort credit for My Palace Memories, resort credit shop, and other products and services of this promotion, taxes and fees will apply. These taxes and fees can be paid with cash, credit card, or other authorized means. Resort credit cannot be redeemed for cash. No refunds for any unused portion of credit. Offer is subject to change. Other restrictions may apply.