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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 289 B&Bs / Inns in Playa del Carmen
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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
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Adults only
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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Grade: 93 out of 100
155Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
15Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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alexandrahdunn wrote a review Feb 2021
Leatherhead, United Kingdom16 contributions25 helpful votes
Our two-week stay at Hotel La Semilla was such a wonderful visit. We were blessed to meet the fantastic team members who put their magic touches on all aspects of your trip - Thank you to Brito, Gabriel (our chef!), and Alexis, for making our stay so memorable. The hotel itself is completely charming, with a beautiful outdoor garden and dining area where we enjoyed our homemade breakfast each morning, and the delicious Mexican dishes that Gabriel prepared for us. We also made the most of enjoying a cup of tea or coffee with something sweet from the complimentary natural snacks most days in the garden area. What made each day so special was the warm welcome from the Hotel La Semilla team, both Gabriel and Brito welcomed us each morning with fresh coffee, a Mexican breakfast and fresh fruit. Brito was a fantastic member of the team, and he helped us immensely with local travel tips and restaurant recommendations. Always on hand to answer our questions - Thank you, Brito! We stayed in two different rooms in the hotel, and each one was charming and beautiful. Each room has a different style, but that’s what made the stay so special. Beautiful decor and our room was always clean & tidy, with fresh water delivered each day. Thank you for a wonderful stay, Team Hotel La Semilla! We would recommend this fantastic hotel to anyone passing through Playa Del Carmen.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Ayesha K wrote a review Jan 2021
4 contributions4 helpful votes
This hotel/B&B is so charming. I loved every single thing about the it: the fixtures, the decor, the lovely scent in all the rooms, the breakfast, the beautiful garden, the furniture and my of course my favorite, Mr. Gabriele who made me delicious breakfast every morning. Highly recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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kym72 wrote a review Jun 2020
Los Angeles, California440 contributions154 helpful votes
Beautiful. Relaxing. Attentive. Accommodating. There are so many adjectives that I can think of to describe this quaint boutique hotel. The location is perfect. It’s adorably decorated. The staff were so pleasant and helpful. We had amazing recommendations on where to visit and eat. The breakfast each morning in the garden was delightful. Hotel La Semilla is such a gem! We’ll be back!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Raoul M wrote a review Apr 2020
Stonington, Connecticut365 contributions147 helpful votes
We stayed here in early March - I had been to Playa del Carmen before (ten years ago) but the area has changed and it was a little of a crapshoot to select a hotel. We picked this and were extremely happy that we did. We had a room on the second floor - very charming and comfortable. Our friends were on the fourth floor - also a lovely room. Wonderful breakfasts in the courtyard from Chef Gabriel and the front desk and other staff were friendly, pleasant, and helpful. Location is a short walk from the beach (200m or so) and the same from 5th avenue. 38th Ave is almost at the end of the busy tourist strip along 5th, so the area is quieter and more "grown up", but it's a short walk to bars, restaurants, shops, etc. The only things to be aware of - there is no elevator, so if you pack heavily (like so many people seem to do), you'll be dragging that big suitcase up the stairs. And the plumbing / water pressure is as laid back and slow as the pace of life. Good for a rain shower, not so great for the toilet
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: There are only 8 rooms - they are all good
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4 Helpful votes
Jonathan R wrote a review Feb 2020
7 contributions7 helpful votes
Semilla is a tiny boutique hidden gem hotel. Close to the action but on a quiet street. Beautiful fresh breakfast included. Staff are helpful with good English. If the clothing store Anthropology had a tiny hotel, this would be the hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
3 Helpful votes
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel La Semilla
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel La Semilla?
Nearby attractions include La Galería de Playa (0.2 miles), La Casa del Habano (0.1 miles), and La 5ta Hacienda (0.1 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 a spa.
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 Jamaican Kitchen, 500 Gramos Grill, and Rey David Ristorante.
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).