Cheap Hotels in Playa del Carmen
Playa del Carmen is a resort town on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. It is the center of the Riviera Maya, located between Cancun and Cozumel.
With a European feel, Playa del Carmen is also different than the rest of the Mexico resort areas when it comes to the hotels. You can find accommodation for any budget, however, don’t look for hotels on the beach. Unlike other resort towns, in Playa del Carmen, the best hotels are located further from the beach.
During the high season – December to February – the room rates are at their highest but they drop again during the shoulder season and low season. Booking the room in advance is a good idea and also ensures you’ll be saving some money.
During the high season, expect to pay from US$70 per night for a double room in a 2-star hotel located about 200 meters from the beach. Don’t be surprised to find slightly cheaper rooms in 3-star hotels, depending on the location and facilities. Even during the high season, double room rates start at US$54 for a night in a 3-star hotel, located 2 blocks from the beach. Generally speaking, double room rates average US$75-80 per night in a 3-star hotel.
Outside the high season, expect to pay from US$45 per nigh in a 2-star hotel and from US$30 per night in a 3-star hotel, but the average is around US$55-60 per night.
In many cases, it’s possible to get discounts when booking the room online. Especially when there are several rooms left in a hotel, they tend to heavily discount the rate, even during the high season. Make sure to read the description of the hotel; in many cases, a 2-star hotel might have more facilities than a 3-star hotel or is better located, hence the higher price per room in the 2-star hotel.