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38th Ave., between 5th and 1st Ave. Zona Federal Maritima, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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#4 of 283 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
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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94Great for walkers
Grade: 94 out of 100
148Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
14Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
260Reviews9Q+A54Room tips
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kym72 wrote a review Jun 2020
New York442 contributions134 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
1 Helpful vote
Raoul M wrote a review Apr 2020
Stonington, Connecticut367 contributions129 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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3 Helpful votes
Jonathan R wrote a review Feb 2020
7 contributions1 helpful vote
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
1 Helpful vote
Justin L wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions2 helpful votes
What's not to love about La Semilla?! This is our favorite spot in Playa. The garden courtyard is beautiful day and night. The breakfast is tasty and healthy. The service is truly wonderful, thoughtful, and honest. Cannot recommend this cozy bed and breakfast more.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Luc Labbe wrote a review Dec 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Our room was exactly as expected, everything worked, the staff was very useful with restaurant tips and the chef cooking our breakfast should have a few Michelin stars. Overall excellent stay, would recommend anyone in search of a good quiet place just around 5th avenue.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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$68 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 Arqueologica Playa del Carmen (1.4 miles).