Thompson Playa del Carmen
Why We Love This Hotel
- This 4.5-star hotel is the only one in the area with seaside and urban lodging options
- Rooftop terrace features an infinity pool, bar, restaurant and panoramic city views
- Rooms have contemporary furnishings and gourmet minibars
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, just two blocks away. The Quinta Avenida 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 Quinta Avenida location features a rooftop terrace best described as an "aquatic fantasy" by Travel + Leisure. This 2787-square-metre 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 paddleboarding. Guests looking for a bite to eat will find fresh-out-of-the-water options and other gourmet cuisine, signature cocktails and craft beers at each of its three restaurants/bars.