Thompson Playa del Carmen
Why We Love This Hotel
- Rooftop terrace features an infinity pool, bar, restaurant and panoramic city views
- Rooms have contemporary furnishings and gourmet mini bars
- Only hotel in the area with seaside and urban lodging options
The Thompson Playa del Carmen is "upping the ante in Playa del Carmen," according to Travel + Leisure.
The luxury boutique hotel offers guests two lodging options: the main building on Quinta Avenida and the Beach House, two blocks away. The locale, set among the nightclubs and restaurants of Playa del Carmen, offers guests the option for a more urban getaway, while the 27-room Beach House is a more private, boho-seaside experience.
Mexico City-based designers Niz + Chauvet decorated each of the guest rooms to feature the Thompson's signature mid-century decorations with a native Mexican spin. Rooms also boast contemporary amenities like rain showers, custom sateen-woven linens, gourmet minibars and complimentary Wi-Fi access.
The 92-room property features a rooftop terrace best described as an "aquatic fantasy" by Travel + Leisure. This 30,000-square-foot deck boasts 360-degree views of the city and ocean, half-submerged loungers, underwater living rooms and a vast infinity pool. There are also numerous poolside seating options, including private cabanas. Head to the Beach House for ocean-based activities like yoga in the sand and stand-up paddleboarding. Guests looking for a bite to eat will find fresh-out-of-the-water and other gourmet cuisine, signature cocktails and craft beers at each of its three restaurants/bars.