4.5 out of 5

"Where do I start ? The resort it’s amazing.. our first time here, and we will definitely be back .. so beautiful and clean , and the jungle it’s so mu ... " More

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Hotel Description

3.5-star beachfront property near Playa del Carmen Main Beach

On the beach

Your stay at this Playacar property places you within 6 miles (10 km) of Playa del Carmen Main Beach and Mamitas Beach Club. Playacar Golf Club and Plaza Las Americas are also within 6 miles (10 km).


This property features 3 restaurants, 4 outdoor pools, and a fitness center. Enjoy a day at the beach scuba diving, or relax with sun loungers. There's fun for all ages with a free kid's club and a children's pool, and supervised childcare is an added bonus.

Free WiFi, balconies

In addition to flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, the 350 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free minibar items. Other amenities include balconies, private yards, and room service.

Standard Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$338 per night

Junior Suite, Oceanfront

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Double Superior Star Prestige

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Iberostar Quetzal All Inclusive ratings based on 26 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Iberostar Quetzal All Inclusive

Everyone (19) Family (1)
4 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 11, 2018

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4 out of 5
I like to start this review with a salute to the staff at The Iberostar Resort Hotel. The best staff by far in the Riviera Maya. Our first day was October 13th and we traveled overnight on a red eye flight but all our fatigue was set aside upon arrival. We were met in the very nice lobby area by the most welcoming person I think I've ever met. Her name Janire Goiria. Janire greeted our family and helped us get comfortable immediately. The staff at the Iberostar gets my most sincere thank you for your commitment to guest services. I'd like to mention a few of them that went above and beyond my expectations. Janire Goiria in guest services you are a very special person and your attention to my families vacation will always be remembered. Iridian Hernandez for all your help in the lobby and communicating with activities off the resort site. Arturo, I really enjoyed our talk and the time you spent engaging us to have a great time at the resort. Ok Travelers here are my thoughts. The Iberostar is situated perfectly in the Town Playacar just $6 dollars and 5 minutes by cab to 5th avenue. The Resort is large, a combination of two resorts The Quetzal and The Tucan so you get to share all amenities like 6 pools 8 restaurants 2 lobbies and much more. Situated as advertised in the jungle at the beach its awesome. I could walk the grounds all day and not get board. There lots to see pretty flowers, Mayan statues, waterfalls, trails and bridges, even pink flamingos. The rooms

Posted by , from Portland Or. on Nov 6, 2018

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5 out of 5
Where do I start ? The resort it’s amazing.. our first time here, and we will definitely be back .. so beautiful and clean , and the jungle it’s so much fun with all the animals .. the pool is huge , there is room for everyone.. food is great , .. the place is excellent.. Close to down town , and walking distance to the Playacar shopping center .. the beach is ok , still lots a see weeds, but if you walk down the beach like 10-15 minutes, you will find this beautiful Lagune with crystal clear water .. restaurants are great , just make sure you make reservations earlier . Can’t wait to go back 👍

Posted by , from texas on Aug 21, 2018

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5 out of 5

Upgraded to Presidential Suite due to overbooking.

Pros: The presidential suite accommodated 5 people very nicely. It was AWESOME. Beach is clean and water is beautiful. great for families.
Cons: food-serve more variety of fish-fruit, you are on the ocean. the music at the beach restrnt, ugh -I hate country, play festive music related to area
Location: Love location. Kayaking on ocean was so fun. walking to market in evenings was very enjoyable.
AWESOME beauty. 2nd time to visit. Was somewhat disappointed in the food this year. Fruit selection very small, would like to see more variety of fish on menu. Last year menu was way better. Would like to see variety of snacks at beach bar. It was burgers and fries & hot dogs everyday which is OK but I am from USA and that is always a go to. Maybe an idea could serve street tacos, tacquitos, finger foods, etc. HUGE Shout OUT to Rosie at the Quetzal lounge... she is so friendly and we enjoyed our visit with her. Drinks need More ice blended in them at beach bar. beautiful property and very clean. I appreciate everyone who made my stay possible July 18th-24th. Workers are very friendly and work hard everyday and I appreciate them.

Posted by , from Oklahoma on Jul 27, 2018

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5 out of 5
The hotel grounds are impeccable. Everyone greets you with a smile. The food and drinks where delicious. We felt completely secure and at ease at all times. The animals appear to be well cared for. I cannot stress enough how beautiful this resort is. I got the sense that they really care about your experience and strive for excellence. I would definitely recommend it and will visit again. Also, spend the extra amount and get the ocean front junior suite, it won’t disappoint.

Posted by , from Libby, MT on Apr 16, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 29, 2018 by Adriana Bernal

With great pride I read your letter which I received today regarding your stay at our hotel. I would like to express my gratitude for the kind words you have submitted to us about our resort and Staff.

5 out of 5

Great atmosphere

The hotel is as amazing and so was the staff. They were extremely welcoming and you felt as if your presence mattered to them. The atmosphere was amazing and the jungle vibe made the hotel that much better. The sounds of the monkeys and peacocks definitely were different but made the trip even more memorable. The beach was huge and very nice. The ocean had a good amount of seaweed but the hotel workers did a nice job trying to keep up with it and cleaning the beach in the morning. The pool was huge and very nice. There were plenty of chairs around the pool and on the beach. The shows at night were good too and entertaining. The food was good, but can be repetitive since it’s buffet style; the specialty restaurants were very good. The area of Playacar is really nice, you can walk around and go into the little shopping area that was a 10 minute walk from the hotel. Overall, this trip was so much fun and I would recommend it to others!

Posted by on Apr 9, 2018

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5 out of 5

See you next year!

Pros: Just about everything...The jungle setting is awesome!
Cons: It would be nice if they had there own hotel shuttle as part of the package...
We had a wonderful time! This is our third year and we would highly recommend "Iberostar"....There property is beautiful and kept up very well! We have stayed on both sides..The food and drinks are wonderful! If I was to change one thing, it would be that the bathroom door swings out instead of in. It gets in a woman's way when blow drying your hair and applying makeup! AND thanks for putting in makeup mirrors in all the rooms!

Posted by , from Spartanburg, SC on Mar 5, 2018

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5 out of 5

Great hotel, beach and entertainment staff!

We loved the Iberostar Quetzal! The Entertainment Star friends were excellent, especially Jeff, Danny and Antonio! We loved the beach and the animals, especially the monkeys. The staff and food were great, especially the Japanese restaurant.

Posted by , from New York on Jan 14, 2018

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4 out of 5

Great Holiday Stay

Pros: The service was top notch. Service personal were on the spot with drinks, food, and overall service.
Overall the stay at the resort was amazing! The staff were all friendly and accommodating. Our only hiccup on the trip was with the communication between Travelocity and Iberostar. He had booked a Junior Suite with two beds, confirmed with a phone call with Travleocity, but once at the hotel, only had a queen sized bed (my wife and I were traveling with our teenage kids). We asked the front desk for a Junior Suite with double beds, and found out that the resort does not book rooms like that. So there needs to be increased communication between the hotel and Travelocity. It was recommended to us that next time to you travel via Travelocity, also call the resort ahead of your stay to confirm all the details of the trip.

Posted by , from Wyoming on Jan 11, 2018

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3 out of 5

Great hotel, not for physically challenged guests

Pros: Staff, food and activities were great. Our grandchildren loved the hotel and its amenities.
Cons: This 5 star hotel and booking agents should inform potential customers that the hotel does not have elevators. I could not find this on any adverts.
Location: Great beach....Explor Park is fantastic......5th avenue is a nice place to shop.
We were 3 families celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary. All were booked at the 5 star Iberostar Quetzal. This Iberostar hotel is a dual hotel complex. The 3 floor Quetzal and the Tucan are served by two separate lobbies. Our prepaid reservation was for an upgraded junior suite. We were assigned a room on the 3rd floor. My wife can not navigate stairs and we requested a room on the 1st floor. We were informed that the Quetzal was full and our request could not be granted. After discussion with other hotel staff they were to assigned a junior suite on the 1st floor in the Tucan hotel. This seemed to be an acceptable alternative. After our first day I found if very difficult to navigate a wheelchair through 2 lobbies and a parking lot 2 or 3 times a day in order to enjoy the company of our family. I requested to be moved back to the Quetzal hotel. Again were were informed that the hotel was full and the only way we could be moved was to accept a down grade to a standard suite conditional on signing a waiver of agreement. I did so. The guest services manager told me that any compensation for the inconvenience would have to be made by our booking agent . The agent would contact the hotel on our behalf and present our request. We did, Compensation was refused because I had signed the waiver. In summary, we did not get what we paid for. This 5 star hotel is great but If you have physical limitations make sure you request 1st floor only.

Posted by , from Ottawa, Canada on Dec 21, 2017

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All-inclusive Details

This property 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.

Food and beverages

  • Meals, snacks, and beverages included

Activities and facilities/equipment
All non-motorized water sports are included.

Water activities

  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing

Land activities
  • Fitness facilities
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

  • Aerobics

Kids' club

  • Supervised activities for children between 4 and 12 years old

Not included

  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Airport transfers
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Offsite tours

  • Kayaking included
  • Sailing included
  • Windsurfing included
  • Aerobics classes/lessons included
  • Taxes included
  • Gratuities included
  • Airport transfers not included
  • Fitness facilities included
  • Tennis included
  • Food and beverage restrictions apply
  • Volleyball included
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services not included
  • Scuba diving excursions not included
  • Offsite tours not included
  • All non-motorized water sports included
  • Snorkeling included

Property Features

Iberostar Quetzal All Inclusive is an all-inclusive property. 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. Iberostar Quetzal All Inclusive offers its guests 4 outdoor swimming pools, a sauna, a fitness center, and a children's pool. There are 3 restaurants on site. For a drink, you can stop by one of the onsite bars, including 3 poolside bars and 7 bars/lounges. Free breakfast is available daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. Spa services, a complimentary children's club, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the family-friendly Iberostar Quetzal All Inclusive. Free self parking is available. This 3.5-star Playa del Carmen property is smoke free.

  • 350 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 3 dining venues
  • 3 bars by the pool
  • 7 bars or lounges
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Game room or arcade
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Onsite shopping
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 4
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Children's club (free)
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Arcade/game room


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Cancun, Quintana Roo (CUN-Cancun Intl.) (60 km / 37.3 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Iberostar Quetzal All Inclusive offers 350 air-conditioned accommodations with free minibar items and safes. Rooms open to balconies. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Playa del Carmen property provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony
  • Stocked minibar (free)
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Private outdoor space
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Bonsai Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required.

Mare Nostrum Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in seafood and serves dinner only. Reservations are required.

La Gondola Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required.

Uxmal Restaurant - This steakhouse serves dinner only. Reservations are required.

La Hacienda - This restaurant specializes in Mexican cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

4 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness center.

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

  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Spa Services

  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Massages


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


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. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Destination fee: MXN 20 per accommodation, per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Iberostar Quetzal
  • Iberostar Quetzal All Inclusive
  • Iberostar Quetzal All Inclusive Playa del Carmen
  • Iberostar Quetzal Playa del Carmen
  • Quetzal Iberostar
  • Iberostar Hotel Quetzal Playacar
  • Iberostar Quetzal Playacar Hotel Playa Del Carmen
  • Iberostar Quetzal Playacar Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
  • Iberostar Quetzal All Inclusive All-inclusive property
  • Iberostar Quetzal Inclusive i

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the property before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Globe, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.