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38th Ave., between 5th and 1st Ave. Zona Federal Maritima, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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#3 of 305 B&Bs / Inns in Playa del Carmen
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
4.9
Service
4.9
Value
4.7
Travelers' Choice
Hotel La Semilla B&B has a laid-back atmosphere. The organic forms and simple design reflect a sense of Mexican history, heritage, style and simplicity. The property, located in Calle 38, is in the middle of the trendiest part of town and surrounded by jungle. This nine room B&B, adults only, embraces the mystery of its past with the strong artistic personality of its present.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Adults only
Rooftop terrace
Wifi
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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93Great for walkers
Grade: 93 out of 100
178Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
18Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
367Reviews10Q+A66Room tips
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Mark O wrote a review Feb 5
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Amazing place, amazing staff! Brito and Ale were fantastic and extremely nice. The room was clean and the breakfast was delicious. We especially loved the snack availability throughout the day and the lounge area.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Elizabeth G wrote a review Jan 2023
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A genuine gem of a boutique hotel. It's an oasis in the heart of Playa, just off 5th Avenue on cute 38th street. Beautiful jungle garden, where complimentary breakfast is served in the morning. Also enjoy a complementary beer and olives in the evening - is a really nice and appreciated touch. Mayan style, the rooms are stylish, cute and clean. The beds are on the very firm side (as seems to be the case generally in Mexico). Suggest if you are a light sleeper you bring ear plugs, as Playa is bustling at night and their is noise until after midnight. The team at the hotel are so friendly and thoughtful - as a solo, female traveller I really valued my stay here. There is a gorgeous shop right next door that offers a discount to hotel guests and sells lovely Mexican home wares and furnishings. The ethos of this hotel is spot on - complimentary distilled water in the rooms. The only things that would be helpful would be an iron in the room and a mini fridge... (and for longer stays a top up on the complimentary shower products). Thank you - I would definitely recommend to friends and stay again next time I'm in Playa. 1st class stay and really excellent value for money.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Book longer! :)
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Corina A wrote a review Jan 2023
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La Semilla is a beautiful oasis in the centre of Playa del Carmen. The hotel has an amazing garden and excellent breakfasts, while the folks in reception had excellent recommendations for off the beaten track places. While the hotel is very central, it's on a quieter street so we had no problems sleeping. We loved our stay and would definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Andrea wrote a review Dec 2022
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I stayed at this hotel for a few nights in December 2022. I was excited to stay here at first but ended up very disappointed. First, upon arrival, I was told that I needed to pay for the whole stay upfront and in cash in order to pay at the rate I booked. Obviously I didn’t have enough cash for 4 nights and had to pay with a credit card, which means the hotel charged a higher than standard exchange rate. This directly resulted in me paying USD 100 more than my reservation rate. The room is very old and humid and the beddings made my skin itch. The worst part is the room is not sound proof at all. I could hear everything outside from people walking and talking to the loud music on the street/at the restaurant next door well after midnight and early in the morning; from people in other rooms showering to the restaurant making smoothies. I felt like I was sleeping in that restaurant next door. I barely got any rest and could only sleep with ear plugs or noise canceling headphones on. Definitely not worth the price (US$266 a night) and will not recommend to anyone.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Veronika A wrote a review Dec 2022
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All the staff made us feel so welcomed and like we were old friends. Alejandro helped us with any questions we had and made sure we were going to the best places, he is a true asset to the hotel. The chef prepared an amazing breakfast every morning, set your alarm you don’t want to miss out on it! The hotel itself was perfect, the best location, very centrally located but just far enough away from the chaos.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Deborah D wrote a review Dec 2022
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The hotel is SO cute & nicely arranged. You get a very peronsonal approaching. Our room is very nice & clean, and the staff is also very friendly. I recommend this for everyone who wants to have a different plaja del carmen expirience. Also the location is super due to the big shopping street that is just around the corner.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Daphne W wrote a review Dec 2022
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Very chic and scenic hotel (in room and in common areas/outdoor area). Staff was very friendly and breakfast was lovely. My favorite part of this hotel was the outdoor area, the balcony for our room, and the fact there is an amazing restaurant directly next door (La Cueva del Chango).
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Justin S wrote a review Dec 2022
Located on one of the most beautiful streets in Playa Del Carmen the hotel was a little tricky to find with very discrete signage. This was a good sign, the hotel is an absolute hidden gem. The property is BEAUTIFUL with an amazing courtyard that integrates the jungle in a dramatic way. The hotel is quiet, the rooms are clean, and the staff seemed as though they couldn’t do enough to ensure a pleasant stay. The breakfast was wonderful and as a surprise some of the wildlife in the jungle behind the dining area came to join us for some fruit. I rarely write reviews but this was truly a special experience that I couldn’t recommend enough as an accommodation and experience in PDC
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Markus John wrote a review Dec 2022
Berlin, Germany6 contributions13 helpful votes
I had the pleasure to stay in this little gem. Coming from Cancun by car I was shocked by all these skyscraper hotels with its bracelet population. Semilla offers free parking in front even bicycles that are wonderful to explore the area. All front desk stuff has been round the clock attentive helpful & charming. My room was ground floor so I had a calm green view in the courtyard with birds singing. If you think of the loud restaurants and evening venues such tranquillity is rare. Little cosy terrace offering privacy. Bed was super comfy and cosy. Why do you need a 50m breakfast where you eat too much? I was curious about the comments regarding the little local bf surprises. They changed daily and were prepared with love. All in All superb. Location is perfect in a green street with restaurants. Next beach 8min. You get cosy towels. Even a glass of wine to chill out the day. Thanks to all stuff for being wonderful. See you again! Markus
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Sometimes mosquitos liked me and the room too I had spray with me and did win always.
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Susan S wrote a review Dec 2022
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This was my first visit to Hotel La Semilla and I was very Impressed and happy with my stay! The checkin process was smooth, the room was perfect, and the location was also great! The AC worked great in the room and it was very cool and comfortable. The garden is great for relaxing and having a coffee, tea, or wine (all complimentary). The breakfast each morning was delicious and consisted of fresh fruit with honey, omelet, quesadilla and breads. All of the staff were friendly and helpful. Ale especially helped me throughout my stay, making sure I had everything I needed to be happy and comfortable. Hotel La Semilla is a peaceful little escape and I loved everything about it!
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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PRICE RANGE
$174 - $281 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MexicoYucatan PeninsulaQuintana RooRiviera MayaPlaya del Carmen
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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HOTEL LA SEMILLA - Updated 2023 Prices & Reviews (Riviera Maya/Playa del Carmen, Mexico)

Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel La Semilla
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel La Semilla?
Nearby attractions include Sol Jaguar (0.06 miles), La Galería de Playa (0.2 miles), and Clases Salsa Y Bachata Martin Cardozo (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel La Semilla?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel La Semilla?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel La Semilla?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel La Semilla?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rockas Beach Town Grill, Ferron's Jerk Chicken Av 10, and La Vagabunda de la 38.
Is Hotel La Semilla located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Playa del Carmen.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel La Semilla?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel La Semilla?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Zona Arqueológica Playa del Carmen (1.4 miles).