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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 298 B&Bs / Inns in Playa del Carmen
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
165Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
18Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
266Reviews10Q+A54Room tips
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d240i wrote a review Oct 19
Seattle, Washington392 contributions136 helpful votes
awesome experience from beginning to end. even though this hotel doesn't have a swimming pool, we enjoyed the room very much. didn't use the rooftop terrace. breakfast on both days were excellent. beautiful backyard court.
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Date of stay: October 2021
asiatraveler1964 wrote a review Sep 2021
San Francisco, California221 contributions149 helpful votes
We stayed here for 4 nights during a conference. Overall pretty decent hotel. However you need to know a few things. This is a small hotel with 8 rooms. No real services except a breakfast restaurant. Pro’s Decent rate, very good location near 5th Avenue. Cute rooms and restaurant. Very nice staff. Free parking right outside. My room was quiet though I read other things. I had room 4. My colleague said room 3 was loud. Con’s Wifi didn’t work at all. Breakfast is pretty basic. Zero acknowledgment for bonvoy members. A/C works mediocre. No elevator in case you have issues walking upstairs. For the right price the right hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
Jim B wrote a review Jul 2021
Mill Valley, California26 contributions
I visited Playa in July 2020 and decided to stay here on my next trip in June 2021. I wanted a small, quiet and comfortable hotel in the Marriott family, and thus I found La Semilla. I can honestly say it’s the best small B&B/hotel in which I’ve ever stayed. Although it’s right in the heart of downtown and one block from the beach, it proved to be a little piece of heaven. I stayed for a week and liked it so much that I returned for an extra three days after a week in Cozumel. The rooms are delightful; bright and chic, with local design & artifacts. I was lucky enough to get Room 8, apparently the best (see my photos). The staff were attentive and helpful, and the breakfast in the garden was excellent every day (gracias Gabriel!). The only downside for me was the lack of laundry service, but I ended up washing my own clothes. There are fantastic bars and restaurants within 100 yards of the hotel; I ate local every night. In summary, you cannot go wrong with this hotel. It’s absolutely charming and I will most certainly be back.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
DCS wrote a review May 2021
Denver, Colorado62 contributions55 helpful votes
We just returned from Playa Del Carmen, we had an amazing time and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at La Semilla. The hotel is quaint and rustic, it is extremely clean and a great location. Along with that and the amazing staff our stay was beyond our expectation. Everyone at the hotel went out of their way to assist us with directions, suggestions, restaurants and excursion ideas. Chef Gabriel greeted us every morning with coffee, a smile and a great cooked to order breakfast. Brito, Luis and Juan all at the front desk couldn't of been more helpful. This is a hidden gem! We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: May 2021
alexandrahdunn wrote a review Feb 2021
Leatherhead, United Kingdom16 contributions26 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
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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 5ta Hacienda (0.1 miles), and Tierra Huichol (0.07 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 Zitla Ceiba, La Vagabunda de la 38, and Rockas Jamaican Kitchen.
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).