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Playacar Palace

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Our Opinion

The Playacar Palace is an incredible destination that has all of the elements of a luxury resort. They've got great nightly entertainment and amazing food choices. The service is beyond exceptional and the staff go above and beyond with whatever it is that you need. The location of the resort is perfect too, as it lies within the heart of the Riviera Maya. It isn't a far commute or walk to the nearest beach, market place, or shopping center. This is a definite must-go if you're in the Riviera Maya.


Overview

This intimate and luxurious resort is set in the exclusive Playacar Hotel Zone in the heart of Playa del Carmen. It features 201 beautifully appointed rooms, all with double Jacuzzi, 24 hour room service, excellent dining services, a beautiful pool with a swim up bar, and exquisite bars and lounges with views to the stunning Caribbean Sea and Cozumel Island. Take the opportunity to experience a soothing escape at the state-of-the-art Spa facility, or a round of golf on the 18-hole golf course at the Playacar Spa & Golf Club located just a stroll away.

Location: Beachfront, within walking distance to Playa del Carmen, 50 minutes to Cancun, 40 minutes from the airport.


Highlights
  • Close to Playa del Carmen
  • Expansive white sand beach 
  • 24 Hour Room Service included
  • Great kids activities
  • Spa with hydrotherapy treatments
  • Wireless internet

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Gary R : Ray, Michigan
Look no further, great place!

Stayed Feb 3 - Feb 10, 2017. We had just an all around great time and great vacation. The service could not get any better! The location is perfect! We would order coffee in our room every morning and sit on our balcony and watch the sun rise as the workers cleaned the beach. We received the coffee everyday within 5 minutes or less! Our room #241 (Honeymoon suite) was incredible! We were literally right on the beach with views in both directions as it is a corner balcony that sticks out so there are no obstructions either direction. We could easily fit 10 people on the balcony if we needed to. There are 2 chairs, a table and 2 lounge chairs. I have to say hi and a thanks to Braulio, Keyla and Juana! Braulio organized activities and has the best personality to get off you butt! He is perfect for this position so pay him well Palace resorts, he's a real asset! We received just incredible service from Keyla who has the best laugh and smile on the beach, and also Juana who always called us by our names from the first day we arrived. The location is just awesome, just a few steps and you're are walking through town for shopping, restaurants, bars, and people watching. We rented bikes and really got around and saw a lot. It is right by the ferry dock which did not bother us one bit, it was nice seeing the boats coming in and out. There wasn't any noise to speak of. Many people walking the beach, they do stay down by the waters edge and don't bother anyone up by the resort beach area. Which btw there was no problem at all getting chairs or umbrellas, they serve food and drinks on the beach and around the pool. They have a good menu during the day, only negative is I wish they had other simple food options with casual attire late at night. The Italian restaurant as others have noted is awesome. They made the fresh pasta right out in the dining area. Guys you do need to wear long pants or you will be turned away. The Mayan restaurant is difficult to find , you have to walk out the front lobby and around the building. It is very very small , but cute. Great service, food was interesting. Lime soup was great. Our main course's were just pretty good. The Buffet was as good as you could expect, we ate breakfast everyday there and it did not get old. The fresh omelets were great and the girl is always smiling who makes them. Overall yes we would go back and hope to soon!

  • babskerik : Sherburn, Minnesota
Perla is a gem!

Beautiful place, great food and wonderful staff. We absolutely lacked for nothing while out at the beach thanks to Perla! Also, Miguel at the Italian restaurant, and bellhops Leo and Manuel were all so helpful and kind! They made our stay even better than we expected!

  • Jeannak60 : Cody, Wyoming
Friendly, Courteous staff! Great Spa!

My husband and I just celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary at Playacar Palace as a guest of members. The staff is incredible and make you feel like family! Starting with our bellman Gaspar who hauled heavy bags, gave us a tour of the facility and went above and beyond to give us little extras for our room. Most of our time was spent lounging by the pool and we enjoyed fast courteous service by Sylvia, Nora, Keyla and Josefina! Unfortunately, you have to get up very early if you want to save yourself a chair in the shade or under an umbrella. In fact, the regulars guests are up up at 6 a.m. just to do so! Pool staff could have been more attentive in picking up towels from people who vacated chairs as it seemed they were reserved all day and most were not.The breakfast buffet is large with everything you can imagine to make your meal special with attentive waiters such as Donico, Edgar and Israel who will make an iced lattes or a Bloody Mary's as you desire! We particularly enjoyed a young man named Eliseo who was always eager to accommodate us with a special wine at dinner. The evening pool bartender Jonathan was also wonderful going out of his way to find a specific bottle of wine just for me! Fidel at the pizza oven was also lovely and made a special dessert pizza for us that was not on the menu.We attended a few special dinners one Italian, one Mayan and an Asian grill dinner with the chef putting on quite a show. The food at the specialty restaurants was good but not spectacular. Unfortunately, the Italian restaurant requires long pants on men for fine dining really didn't seem necessary. After all, it is Mexico and who wants to put on long pants in 80 + degree weather just to eat pasta! The Mayan restaurant was the best but it has very limited seating!Rooms are clean and comfortable but we were disappointed that our room did not have a balcony. Unfortunately, we made the mistake of asking for a room away from Senor Frogs - due to noise - only to be on the third floor next to the lobby where it was equally as noisy. The spa, however is incredible! My husband enjoyed two deep tissue massages and particularly liked the masseuse named Marguerita. Ana is also lovely for manicures and pedicures. The facilities are very nice with both a steam and dry sauna, cold plunge pool, hot tub and a fun hydrotherapy pool! The gym is small but has all the modern equipment needed.If you are interested in purchasing a membership to Palace resorts there is a presentation that is supposed to only take an hour and a half of your time but it is nearly three hours! The presentation makes financial sense if you plan to vacation at least once a year at a Palace resort. It is also very professional but very hard sell. You will be offered incentives to attend the presentation but you should politely decline if you do not intend to buy in! The 200 extra resort credits did not make up for the three plus hours we lost. Frankly, we not a fan of the resort credits particularly since there are limits on what you may use it on (no deep tissue massage for example) and there is an 18% resort fee charged to you when you use the credits. Speaking of charges, I was charged $7.95 at the front desk, every time I asked for change which I used to generously tip staff! This is just wrong, so take plenty of cash with you!All in all we had a very enjoyable and relaxing week. The food was good and we ate too much! As I have previously discovered, the local people who live and work on the Riveria Maya are simply wonderful! They absolutely make the palace resort a beautiful vacation spot.

  • Ann J : Coventry, United Kingdom
Great sun, location, sea and service

As usual Palace Resorts provide top quality food, service, facilities and entertainment. We find plenty to do plus lots of relaxation. The location is good for shopping and visiting Cozumel. The sea is calmer than at Cancun

  • ronaldallenm : Houston, Texas
Friendly and courteous

Staff is over the top. Extremely pleasant, courteous and accommodating. Food and service is amazing. Feel like you are part of the family. Return year after year. Spent 4 weeks at a time the last couple years. We have been Palace Elite Diamond members for years and are extremely satisfied with our membership and highly recommend the program. The resort is preparing to undergo remodeling later this year and we are excited about that.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • A la carte dining at specialty restaurants
  • Snacks
  • 24 hr room service
  • Domestic & International drinks 
  • In-room mini-bar with soft drinks & beer
  • Non-motorized water sports
  • Tennis
  • Fitness facilities
  • Billiards
  • Daytime activities
  • Kids' Club
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Theme parties

Concierge Level Inclusions

Adults Only room category - no kids allowed in this category
In addition to the luxurious in-room amenities provided in all Palace guestrooms and suites, our Concierge Level includes:

  • Apple TV with Wi-Fi connection and special apps including, iTunes, Netflix and more (apps on Apple TV require guest subscription)
  • DVD and CD player
  • L'OCCITANE bath amenities
  • Aromatherapy and pillow menu
  • Two 25-minute massages at the Beach/Spa (location varies)
  • Espresso/American coffee maker
  • Alarm clock/radio/iPod dock
  • CHI hair dryer & flat iron
  • 24-hour room service from select restaurant to create a Special Menu
  • Nightly Petit Fours with your turndown service
  • Exclusive concierge phone service
  • Early check-in & late check-out (subject to availability)
  • Exclusive beach bag
  • Premium brands on the liquor dispenser
  • Oceanview

Crown Collection Inclusions

  • Welcome cocktail, cold towel service upon arrival
  • Dedicated concierge desk or telephone service
  • Late check-out upon request and based on availability
  • Nightly turn-down service
  • Bottle of wine in room upon arrival
  • Use of bathrobes and slippers during stay
  • Free safety deposit box
  • Mini-bar in room stocked daily
  • Premium bath amenities
  • A selection of 4 out of 6 in room Liquor dispensers featuring (Rum, Gin, Vodka, Whiskey, Brandy and Tequila)
  • Coffee/tea maker in room restocked daily
  • 24 hour room service
  • Unlimited a la carte dining (reservation not required)
  • Complimentary wireless high speed internet connection in rooms, meeting rooms and public areas
  • Unlimited long distance phone calls from the room to Canada & Continental US

*Amenities are subject to change without prior notice.   

  • 201 rooms
  • 1 buffet restaurant
  • 2 a la carte restaurants (Italian, Pan-Asian)
  • Snack Bar
  • 4 Bars including Lobby bar and Swim-up bar
  • Outdoor pool with kids section and swim-up bar
  • Kids Club and Playroom
  • Tennis court
  • Gym
  • Solarium
  • Gift shop
  • Spa (fee)
  • Beauty Salon (fee)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Conference facilities (fee)
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM machine
  • Doctor on call (fee)
  • Golf nearby

Crown Collection Deluxe Resortview

  • Maximum Number of Adults 4
  • Maximum Number of Children 2
  • Maximum Occupancy 4
  • 1 King or 2 Double beds
  • Double whirlpool tub
  • Balcony with table and two chairs
  • Liquor dispenser contains whiskey, tequila, rum & vodka
  • Mini-bar (containing sodas, bottled water, juices & international/domestic beer)
  • LCD TV
  • Smart TV with satellite & Wi-Fi access
  • Purified tap water
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers 
  • In-room safe
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Coffee maker
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Alarm clock
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Wireless Internet service
  • Turndown service
  • CHI bath amenities
  • CHI professional hair dryer / flat iron

Crown Collection Superior Deluxe Oceanview

  • Maximum Number of Adults 4
  • Maximum Number of Children 2
  • Maximum Occupancy 4
  • Air-conditioned
  • Alarm clock
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Coffee maker
  • Satellite TV
  • Oceanview
  • 1 King or 2 Double beds
  • Double whirlpool tub
  • Liquor dispenser contains whiskey, tequila, rum & vodka 
  • LCD TV
  • Purified tap water
  • In-room safe
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Balcony (subject to availability)
  • Mini-bar (containing sodas, bottled water, juices & domestic beer)
  • CHI bath amenities
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Wireless Internet service
  • Turndown service
  • CHI professional hair dryer / flat iron

Crown Collection Concierge Level

  • Maximum Number of Adults 2
  • Maximum Occupancy 2
  • Air-conditioned
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Liquor dispenser
  • Coffee maker
  • Mini-bar
  • Turndown service
  • Satellite TV
  • 1 King bed
  • Balcony
  • Double whirlpool tub 
  • Wireless Internet service
  • Pillow menu
  • In-room safe
  • Private check-in and check-out
  • Radio alarm clock
  • Aromatherapy menu
  • Exclusive concierge service
  • CD/DVD player
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Concierge Level is for adults only and children are not permitted
  • L'Occitane bath amenities
  • CHI professional hair dryer / flat iron

Crown Collection Superior Deluxe Partial Oceanview

  • Maximum Number of Adults 4
  • Maximum Number of Children 2
  • Maximum Occupancy 4
  • Partial oceanview
  • 1 King or 2 Double beds
  • Balcony (subject to availability)
  • Liquor dispenser contains whiskey, tequila, rum & vodka
  • Mini-bar (containing sodas, bottled water, juices & domestic beer)
  • LCD TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Purified tap water
  • CHI bath amenities
  • Bathrobe 
  • Slippers
  • In-room safe
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Coffee maker
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Alarm clock
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Wireless Internet service
  • Turndown service

Restaurants

Cafe del Mar

  • Buffet for breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • International

Terrazza

  • a la carte for dinner
  • Italian
  • Casual Elegance dress code: Long pants, collared shirts & shoes required

Momonohana

  • a la carte for dinner
  • Asian cuisine
  • Reservations required for Teppanyaki Tables (Japanese Style Grill)

Bars

  • Cielo Lobby bar
  • Aquabar Swim-up bar
  • Luna Lounge
  • Wet Bar Swim-up bar

Child Policy

Child rate applies to children ages 4-17 years, sharing the room with a minimum of 2 adults. Ages reported for children must be accurate at time of travel. Proof of age will be required upon check in. In the event that the ages of children are incorrect at time of travel, the difference in rates will be charged upon check in.
Not applicable in Concierge Level room category.   

For the Kids

  • Children's section of main pool
  • Playroom Ages 4-12
  • Games Room/Arcade Ages 4-12
  • Babysitting or child care service ($)
  • Mini Olympics
  • Sandcastle building
  • Volleyball
  • Painting
  • Video games
  • Piñata Party
  • Puppet Show
  • Play-Doh
  • Colouring time
  • Waterballoon fight
  • Picture Frame
  • Movies & Ice cream time
  • Treasure hunts
  • Face painting
  • Talent Shows
  • Make your own pirate hat

Facilities

  • 2 couples massage rooms
  • 1 master suite with hydro tubs
  • 3 multi-functional treatment rooms
  • 1 Bridal suite
  • Hydrotherapy: 2 sections for men and women with hot and cold plunge pools, herbal steam room, sauna and co-ed pool with water jets

Treatments

  • Massages
  • Facials
  • Scrubs
  • Wraps

Other Treatments

  • Haircut and styling
  • Make-up
  • Manicure and pedicure
  • Waxing

Stay at 1, Play at 6! - Receive unlimited access to all facilities at the Cancun sister hotels: Beach Palace, Sun Palace (couples only, 18+), Moon Palace Golf Resort, Isla Mujeres Palace (couples only, 18+) and Cozumel Palace including restaurants, bars & entertainment. Transfers not included.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

Honeymoon Bonus

Honeymooners will receive:

  • A complimentary bottle of sparkling wine
  • A mini cake
  • Honeymoon dinner at select restaurants
  • 2 T-shirts
  • Breakfast in bed (upon request)
  • Guaranteed turn down service
  • Honeymooner's desk
  • Late check out until 6:00 p.m. (Upon request and subject to availability)

A 3 night minimum stay is required. Honeymoon couple must present proof of marriage within the past year. Please request at the time of booking. Inclusions subject to change.

$1500 Resort Credit

Book a vacation at Palace Resorts, you earn up to $1500 US Dollars. Resort Credits are cash back in guests folio that can be used towards rounds of golf, spa experiences etc.

Stay longer, get more cash
3 nights =$500, 4 nights = $750, 5-8 nights = $1,500 , 9-11 nights = $2,000 and 12+ nights =$2,500

Resort Credits may be applied towards:

  • Tours
  • Spa/Salon services
  • Romantic dinners
  • Diving packages
  • Golf
  • Vacation Memories photo packages
  • Palace Resorts Wedding Collection

Promotion, prices and applicable services are subject to change without notice. Resort Credit cannot be exchanged for cash, products or merchandise. There is no cash reimbursement if unused. 16% service fee applies on all products and services rendered with the Resort Credit. 

Travel Windows: Nov 01/15 - Oct 31/16

Unlimited Golf instead of Resort Credit
Choose to  receive unlimited rounds of golf for all guests in the room instead of $1,500 Resort Credit.
Unlimited Golf Package includes unlimited rounds of golf, transportation to and from the Moon Palace Spa & Golf Club, cart beverages and snacks (only at Moon Spa & Golf Club). All adults sharing the room must pay the supplement for their entire stay and cannot be sold separately. Unused golf rounds, due to weather conditions, are non refundable. No rain checks will be provided. Unlimited Golf Package applies to guest paying the adult rate. Children(13-17 years) must be booked as adults to receive the Unlimited Golf Package. Tee times can be reserved in advance at teetimes@palaceresorts.com, by fax at +52 998 193-2011 or by phone at +52 998 193-2010(ext 8760 / 7 am-8 pm central). Tee times are subject to space & availability.

Additional cost for Rental Shoes and Rental Clubs. Guest will be responsible to pay a cart fee. Minimum Stay: 3 nights

Travel window: Nov 1/15 - Oct 31/16

Guests must choose their preference of either the '$1500 Resort Credit' or 'Unlimited Golf Instead of Resort Credit' at time of booking. For guest who wish to select the Unlimited Golf instead of the Resort Credit, the promo code "GOLFINSTEADOF" must appear on your hotel voucher.

Resort Location Map


  • Playacar Palace
    Riviera Maya,Mexico

  • Hotel Contacts
  • Extra Info
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Playacar Palace
Bahia del Espiritu Santo Esq. Abraira de Arriva, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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