Holiday Inn Express Playacar Riviera Maya

3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 Stars

Lt 5 Mz 29 Fracc Playacar, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, 77713, Mexico

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Holiday Inn Express Playacar Riviera Maya
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Satisfaction Very Good
Very Good

Value Score Great Value!

Costs 24% less than similarly rated 3.5 star hotels

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Good For Families
  • Families83
  • Couples76
  • Solo70
  • Business72
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    Away from the beach but very nice


    We stayed here as part of a package plan that included airfare and hotel.

    This hotel is located a few minutes drive from the beach. It is very clean and everyday when we returned smelled great. We stayed for 5 days. There is a pool that closes at 10pm. Breakfast is included and was very good with the exception of having no maple syrup for nicely done pancakes.

    The staff were somewhat helpful with information but did not know some very local attractions. They did help with directions and making restaurant reservations. They also allowed us to checkout at 3pm. Normal checkout is 12pm.

    Unique Quality: One big complaint I have is when I realized I left a warm jacket in the closet of my room. In the rush to get to the airport in Cancun, I left my jacket behind. I called the next day after I was back home. After they checked, they told me they did not have a jacket in their lost and found. I then asked them to check the room because maybe it is still in the closet. After they checked they said they couldn't find it. The room was not rented by that time so someone there has a nice Mountain Hardware jacket :-(

    Would not stay again because of this.

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Locutorio en Playa del Carmen

by victor72

Hola amigos,

La semana próxima estaré unas horas en Playa del Carmen, necesitaba por favor si sabéis donde puedo encontrar un locutorio para llamar por teléfono a España y entrar en internet. Y si es caro o no.

Muchas gracias. Saludos.

Re: Locutorio en Playa del Carmen

by juliogg

Saludos Victor. En PDC la calle principal es la 5a Ave. A 50 metros del muelle a Cozumel. La ave. es larga y con todos los Restaurants, Bars,, Y Cafes Internet. Tambien veras Farmacias con cajones de telefonos. Hay podras hablar. Costo NO SE. Suerte.

Re: Locutorio en Playa del Carmen

by victor72

Muchas gracias Julio por tu ayuda !!

Espero encontrar donde llamar porque desde el móvil -celular- es muy caro.


Travel Tips for Playa del Carmen

If you've never been to this...

by DellyM

If you've never been to this area before, you simply must visit Chichen Itza. This ruined city of a lost civilisation is something not to be missed. My fondest memory of this holiday was taking our leisurely breakfast each day, overlooking the gorgeous white sandy beach. It was so peaceful, listening to the soothing lapping of the waves as we munched on our toast. Quite relaxed compared to our usual rush around the living room gas fire back at
home in rainy England!
The photo shows the view from our breakfast table. Fantastic isn't it.

Snorkell & Mask

by LiamJackson10

I was advised before going to mexico to buy a snorkell and mask here in the UK because they are expensive in mexico. All the places i see selling good quailty snorkels and masks where abit more than the UK and the only cheap ones seem to look and feel cheap plastic ones. Depends what the prices of the gear is in your place of home but i found it to be slightly cheaper and this is a must have if going to Mexico

The Blue Parrot: Night or Day

by Kaspian about The Blue Parrot Hotel and Beach Club

The Blue Parrot has a long history of being the place to go and be seen around midnight. It's called a Playa Del Carmen "landmark". Crowds begin to come in around 11:00 p.m. and it stays busy for several hours, before the crowd moves on elsewhere (to Capitan Tutix).
The Parrot has sand floors, swing seats at the bar, a stage for dancing, and a new sitting area with pillows, candles, and carpets. Often there are fire dance performers. I had a great time dancing on the small stage and trying not to fall off (after 8 or 9 bottles of beer!).
Drinks are very reasonably priced. Many people get dressed up and others show up looking dishevelled and wearing just their beach duds. The crowd is mixed--It's generally younger and many locals go here on their night off.
If it ever gets too crowded or noisy at the Blue Parrot, or you just need a few minutes break, you can duck right around the fence and have a drink at the Costa Del Mar and chill out listening to reggae--they are literally a few dozen feet apart.
You may not even recognize the Parrot as the same place during the day--it's unusually quiet, only a few people sitting on the swings, a great place to have a drink, look out over the ocean, and watch the beach world go by.
If you have only one night out in Playa, make sure the Blue Parrot is one of your stops!
There's no cover charge. Anything goes--wrinkled or ironed, shoes or bare feet.

Dine in a Ceynote (cave)

by dietzdrummer about Alux

You walk down the steps, and the cavern opens up as you enter the lounge area. It is hard to imagine whats above as you tour the various rooms. There is a small waterfall in the main dining area which runs into a small pond. I cant begin to describe the setting. Deffinately a must see when in Playa. We did not dine the evening we were there because the wife and I had just finished a 2 1/2 pound lobster tail elsewhere. We did enjoy sitting in the lounge with an excellent "capi", my all time favorite drink when made correctly, and they did an excellent job.

So cheap, so local, so good!

by whitneyone about El Fogon II

From 2004
When you are looking for local, go where the locals go. We came here a year ago and could not wait to get back. This is the place to do it cheap.
I HIGHLY recommend the Tacos Al Pastor, at 35 cents each, 50 with cheese, you can eat a ton of them with one of the three great salsas on the table and fill your self up. We also had carne asada which was good and cheap, but it's the al pastor that keeps us coming back. We went twice this year when we needed t get away from the growing crowds on 5th and when our cash was running low for the day. They speak very little english here.

One night we had two orders of guacamole, 8 tacos al pastor, two tacos carne asada, and order of nopales and three margaritas. Our bill was 21 dollars.
For lunch with tacos, a beer, a soda, guacamole it was about 7.50, total.

By the way there is plenty of street parking and the cheapest high speed internet we could find right across the street. One hour, one dollar.
Updated 2007..still as good! Still as cheap! Al Pastor. You can see the guy putting your tacos together. The come with the tiniest slice of grilled pineapple on them, something i've never seen anywhere else. They also serve cactus. Although one night their "nopales" was just a lot of green peppers with some cactus thrown in there.


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 Holiday Inn Express Playacar Riviera Maya

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Address: Lt 5 Mz 29 Fracc Playacar, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, 77713, Mexico