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Grand Velas Riviera Maya 5.0 of 5 Travelers' Choice® 2015 Winner Family | All-Inclusive (2014) | Top Hotels | Luxury Special Offer Package Deal
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#11 of 200 hotels in Playa del Carmen
372 travelers mentioned "beach hotel" and "beach resort" when describing this hotel.
  • "We've been to many 5-star beach resorts around the world, and this experience was the best. In a nutshell, the service was top-notch, the rooms were spotless, new and huge, the..."
  • "Grand Velas Maya Riviera is undoubtably one of the top two or three beach resorts we have ever visited. My partner and I stayed for seven nights in early October and we will..."
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#44 of 200 hotels in Playa del Carmen
3 travelers mentioned "close to the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "The resort is built back into the bushes/jungle area, so none of the rooms are close to the ocean unless you are lucky enough to pay up for one of the 7 beachfront villas. But it is..."
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#35 of 200 hotels in Playa del Carmen
3 travelers mentioned "one oceanfront building" and "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "Each side only has one oceanfront building with 12 of these suites in each building. Need a big suite oceanfront? Each of these two building has presidential suites on the third..."
  • "Overall this was a great hotel,resort, it was right on the ocean. Our room was on the first floor right on the beech with great view of the ocean , but the room had a musty smell to..."
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#19 of 200 hotels in Playa del Carmen
139 travelers mentioned "beach" and "beach front resort" when describing this hotel.
  • "If you’re having fantasies about a quiet romantic beach-side resort, this is it. What sets the Tides apart is the vibe. This place is not about “flash” and “glitz” you (as a few..."
  • "We just enjoyed 5 days at this small amazing beach front resort. All guests have their own private villa. The food was divine. We walked down the beach to check out the other..."
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Banyan Tree Mayakoba 5.0 of 5 Travelers' Choice® 2015 Winner Top Hotels | Luxury
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#9 of 200 hotels in Playa del Carmen
2 travelers mentioned "by the ocean" and "on an oceanfront" when describing this hotel.
  • "Based on the relative small pool by the ocean, I am not really sure what children would find to do at the resort. I am happy to answer any specific questions, but you should have no..."
  • "Punch line is: hotel is beautiful and beach spectacular but service sub-par. Detail: we stayed on an oceanfront villa. The villa was beautiful with a pool. The bathroom was..."
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Iberostar Paraiso del Mar (Playa Paraiso) 3.5 of 5 Travelers' Choice® 2015 Winner Family
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#4 of 10 hotels in Playa Paraiso
3 travelers mentioned "only oceanfront building" and "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "We were very fortunate to get a great deal on an upgrade to building 10 which is their only oceanfront building. We had a suite so we had plenty of room to spread out. The..."
  • "We stayed in building 10 right on the ocean. Very close to the pools and the beach, but farthest away from the restaurants. The resort wasn't very busy and we had no trouble finding..."
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#8 of 200 hotels in Playa del Carmen
2,213 travelers mentioned "beach resort" and "beach location" when describing this hotel.
  • "there as a member is not cheaper than it would be to stay at a nice beach resort in the us with airfare and the discounted rate. There is nothing to do with the weeks once..."
  • "The location is 3 mins walk to 5th Ave and has a great beach location. The restaurants are just as good quality as any you will find on 5th av (unless you venture out to El Fogon..."
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#30 of 200 hotels in Playa del Carmen
4 travelers mentioned "near the ocean" and "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
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Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso (Playa Paraiso) 4.5 of 5 Travelers' Choice® 2015 Winner All-Inclusive (2014) | Top Hotels | Luxury | Romance
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#1 of 10 hotels in Playa Paraiso
13 travelers mentioned "one oceanfront building" and "on oceanfront rooms" when describing this hotel.
  • "Only one oceanfront building was open. Having said that, we were very happy with our room and came to find that the swing chair was a wonderful way to relax and listen to the ocean..."
  • "The person checking us in told us about a special deal they had on oceanfront rooms and asked if I was interested. I asked her if we could possibly get a free upgrade for my..."
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#72 of 200 hotels in Playa del Carmen
5 travelers mentioned "close to the ocean" and "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "We booked an ocean view room - got 8A on Caribe side which was almost as close to the ocean as the ocean front rooms. We had a spectacular view (see pictures). We were literally 100..."
  • "decided on Mahekal. It's a beautiful, well-cared for piece of land right on the ocean. It's in the northern part of Playa, which is less "senor frogs" and more relaxed and..."
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Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun (Playa Maroma) 4.5 of 5 Travelers' Choice® 2015 Winner All-Inclusive (2014) | Romance | Best Service | Top Hotels | Luxury
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#2 of 5 hotels in Playa Maroma
19 travelers mentioned "one oceanfront building" and "near the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "Only one oceanfront building (building 27) I don't think there's a "bad" room but again only one oceanfront building. Secrets "box" is really cool, instead of knocking for room..."
  • "comment regarding the "preferred club": Unless its really important to be near the ocean, I do not feel the higher rate is worth it. Rooms are the same except for the soaking tub..."
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Rosewood Mayakoba 5.0 of 5 Travelers' Choice® 2015 Winner Luxury | Top Hotels | Best Service | Romance
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#1 of 200 hotels in Playa del Carmen
231 travelers mentioned "beachfront room" and "beachfront rooms" when describing this hotel.
  • "As the trip approached, I realized nothing could beat a beachfront room. I had emailed the Rosewood Mayakoba several times to inquire about the rooms, upgrading, car service, etc..."
  • "If you must have an ocean view, or wish to be a stone’s throw from it, you should consider reserving the oceanview or beachfront rooms. The beachfront rooms were particularly nice..."
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#10 of 200 hotels in Playa del Carmen
3 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" and "one oceanfront" when describing this hotel.
  • "The location is amazing right on the ocean. Everything about this hotel is perfect. We loved having our Jacuzzi and would strongly recommend you get one because if the weather isn..."
  • "I love to stay in el taj when I go to Playa del Carmen they have two buildings one oceanfront and the beachside both are equally good, I have stay there many times in different..."
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Valentin Imperial Maya (Playa del Secreto) 4.0 of 5 Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner All-Inclusive Special Offer EMERALD JUNIOR SUITE
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#1 of 1 hotels in Playa del Secreto
20 travelers mentioned "close to the ocean" and "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "On our way to the room, I soon realized that this resort is huge. Room: - Our room (Deluxe Junior Suite) was close to the ocean and on a second floor. - Balcony was not..."
  • "It was a little humid in the room, but what do you expect when your on the ocean. The weather was awsome and very hot. The food was top notch along with the alcohol. The..."
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Royal Hideaway Playacar 5.0 of 5 Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner All-Inclusive
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#14 of 200 hotels in Playa del Carmen
465 travelers mentioned "beach hotel" and "beach front location" when describing this hotel.
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#27 of 200 hotels in Playa del Carmen
One traveler mentioned "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "It's a short walk to the beach, but if you want to be right on the Ocean, you'd choose something else (though you'd likely need to pay more). - Property Layout: Our room had a..."
  • "i have rented condos and houses in playa for a number of years porto playa was the best value in fact it was nicer than more expensive accomodation I rented in the past. The staff at the condo were we..."
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Playacar Palace 4.0 of 5 Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner All-Inclusive Special Offer Get Out of the Cold Sale
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#5 of 200 hotels in Playa del Carmen
3 travelers mentioned "one ocean" and "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "We booked two rooms, one ocean front and one for our adult children in the back. Ocean front rooms have spectacular views but there is loud music in the evening, so for a quiet..."
  • "Our room was a honeymoon suite right on the ocean with an incredible view each and every day to wake up to. Every restaurant met our expectations as Palace members and we so loved..."
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Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla 4.5 of 5 Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner All-Inclusive
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#13 of 200 hotels in Playa del Carmen
496 travelers mentioned "beach resort" and "beach resorts" when describing this hotel.
  • "We’ve had our fair share of beach resort vacations and this room has to be our favorite. It’s very modern and luxurious. Ample closet space and room to spread around. The bath..."
  • "This is by far one of the best beach resorts I've ever stayed in. We were reluctant at staying in an all inclusive resort after having had a bad experience in Punta Cana years ago..."
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#138 of 200 hotels in Playa del Carmen
One traveler mentioned "by the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "Nothing wrong, but had the wonderful opportunity for a room by the ocean. I took it. Thank you lovely staff. This is a nice location with plenty of good places to eat and shop..."
  • "Hotel Pelicano...I was very worried due to the 50 - 50 reviews right before I left. Let me tell you they must have been some anal people w/ the 50 bad reviews. You do get dropped off by whatever you..."
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#8 of 136 Playa del Carmen B&B and Inns
One traveler mentioned "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "We were with four young adults (18 to 21) and we were very comfortable in the 3-room condos with a very nice and large balcony and a magnificient view on the ocean. It was so quiet..."
  • "After a hectic fall into winter, we spent a week in Playa del Carmen at the Riviera Maya Condo Hotel. Our third floor suite was reasonable and fantastic. Every amenity and immaculate. The free breakfa..."
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#15 of 200 hotels in Playa del Carmen
326 travelers mentioned "beach bungalows" and "beachside resort" when describing this hotel.
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#29 of 200 hotels in Playa del Carmen
One traveler mentioned "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
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El Dorado Royale, a Spa Resort by Karisma (Playa Paraiso) 4.5 of 5 Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner All-Inclusive
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#2 of 10 hotels in Playa Paraiso
5 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "I would first like to say they should have looked at the pictures of the resort before going and they would have found that there are no rooms directly on the ocean front. We stayed..."
  • "During our travels many times we would have to get up early just to get a spot by the pool, but El Dorado Royale no need to rush their are many places on the ocean and pool areas..."
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Paradisus Playa Del Carmen La Esmeralda 4.5 of 5 Travelers' Choice® 2015 Winner Family
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#16 of 200 hotels in Playa del Carmen
364 travelers mentioned "beach resort" when describing this hotel.
  • "It's in a great location close to Playa Del Carment while still having the tranquility of a beach resort off the main hotel zone. The architecture, gardens and overall design is..."
  • "The hotel reminds me of a W, Aria or The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, but it’s an all-inclusive beach resort for families. The 1 bedroom swim up is the way to go. If you only make 1..."
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#89 of 200 hotels in Playa del Carmen
2 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" and "by the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "Its a beautiful resort right on the ocean. The oceanview rooms are breathtaking. We had became owners in 2008 and hadn't had a chance to stay at the resort until this year (June..."
  • "If you wa to enjoy the view, sit and read by the ocean or just sun bathe - this is the place for you. Short walk to town. Not at all like the huge, noisy and impersonal..."
#10 of 10 hotels in Playa Paraiso
4 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
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#129 of 200 hotels in Playa del Carmen
One traveler mentioned "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "This is a great little place on the ocean...cant beat the price! What i loved about it was it was unpretentious and the layout of the hotel was a great way to socialize with people..."
  • "I´ve been to Mimi four times during spring break and celebrated christmas there twice!! This place is simply beautiful, but there is one must. You have to require an OCEAN FRONT room in advance (t..."
Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun 4.5 of 5 Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner All-Inclusive
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#17 of 200 hotels in Playa del Carmen
8 travelers mentioned "near the oceanfront rooms" and "on to the ocean" when describing this hotel.
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#37 of 200 hotels in Playa del Carmen
782 travelers mentioned "beach location" and "beach hotels" when describing this hotel.
  • "But both have a small beach location that can be visited. Having the gold band gives you access to all RIUs in the area. There is also a small shopping complex with a Starbucks..."
  • "In my opinion, open air beach hotels tend to smell a bit musty. I didn't find it overpowering or sickening and the friendliness of the staff more than compensated for the little..."
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#158 of 200 hotels in Playa del Carmen
One traveler mentioned "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
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