We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
11/5/2017 11/6/2017
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
      {listitems}
    {sold_out_text}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    Hotel Esencia

    Calle Carretera Federal KM 265, Xpu-Ha 77710, Mexico
    Save
    Lowest prices for your stay
    11/5/2017Check In 11/6/2017Check Out
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
     7 people are viewing this hotel
    Lock in the lowest price from our partners
    $666$740
    View Deal
    Traveler (296)
    Room & Suite (281)
    Pool & Beach (182)
    Overview
    • Excellent90%
    • Very good7%
    • Average1%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible1%
    Travelers talk about
    “garden suite” (15 reviews)
    “the main house” (11 reviews)
    “plunge pool” (17 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Air Conditioning
    Beachfront
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Restaurant
    Airport Transportation
    Room Service
    Suites
    Bar/Lounge
    Fitness center
    Concierge
    Spa
    Wheelchair access
    Dry Cleaning
    Butler Service
    Housekeeping
    Babysitting
    Private Balcony
    4.5 Star Hotel
    All hotel details
    Deals
    Nov 5Nov 6
    |
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    • Check booking site for details
      $666
      View Deal
    • Check booking site for details
      $666
      View Deal
    • Check booking site for details
      $740
      View Deal
    View all 7 deals
    Write a Review
    Reviews (265)
    There are newer reviews for Hotel Esencia
    See the most recent reviews
    Traveler rating
    Traveler type
    Time of year
    Language

    11 - 15 of 232 reviews

    Reviewed August 18, 2017

    This is a beautiful hotel set in wonderful grounds. Our room was amazing, very large with a comfortable bed and large bathroom and a walk in wardrobe. Coffee and pastries were left in a small cupboard on our terrace each morning which was lovely, although...More

    1  Thank supersaint76
    Response from Kevin W, Owner at Hotel EsenciaResponded August 23, 2017

    Dear supersaint76, I'd like to thank you personally for your recent stay with us. I regret that I was not there to greet you personally! I'm pleased to read that you would love to return for another visit one day as that is the highest...More

    A TripAdvisor Member
    43
    Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

    Hotel Esencia is top notch from the get go! Everyone there is extremely friendly and kind. At every turn you are being helped with whatever you may need. The property is one of a kind. It's very secluded. Once you check in at the arrival...More

    1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
    Response from Kevin W, Owner at Hotel EsenciaResponded August 24, 2017

    Thanks so much for your kind words! All of us at Hotel Esencia are determined to provide a five star experience. I'm happy to hear that Tomas and the rest of my staff delivered a honeymoon to remember. My sincere thanks for taking the time...More

    Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

    I have been to many luxury hotels before, and would definitely label myself as pretty intense when it comes to my expectations. I will honestly say this is the best hotel I have taken my family on a vacation. The property is amazing, the food...More

    3  Thank Greg S
    Response from Kevin W, Owner at Hotel EsenciaResponded August 24, 2017

    Dear Greg S, Thanks so much for taking the time out of your busy day to provide your feedback here. And what nice feedback it is! A million thanks for your extremely kind comments and 5 star review. All of us sincerely enjoyed your visit...More

    Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

    On our previous trip to Cancun, we lunched with friends staying at Hotel Esencia. We were so impressed with the food, the property and the hospitality, we vowed to come back and stay. SO glad we did! It is a rare hotel that can successfully...More

    2  Thank Mike C
    Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

    Service flawless, great comfy beds, resort embraces its surroundings, with sereque, iguanas, and turtles nesting on the beach each night! Great centre to explore local sights, or just to retreat from the world

    2  Thank oliver051
    Barcelo Maya Palace
    7,268 reviews
    #6 of 17 hotels in Puerto Aventuras
     
    Catalonia Royal Tulum
    7,333 reviews
    #2 of 4 hotels in Xpu-Ha
     
    Barcelo Maya Colonial
    6,032 reviews
    #5 of 17 hotels in Puerto Aventuras
     
    El Dorado Sensimar Riviera Maya
    8,430 reviews
    #4 of 17 hotels in Puerto Aventuras
     
    About
    Awards & Recognition
    Travelers' Choice2017 Winner
    Certificate of Excellence
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Beachfront
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Room Service
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Babysitting
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Hot Tub
    • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
    • Heated pool
    • Outdoor pool
    Details
    • Price range
    • $589 - $1,255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #1 On the Beach Hotel in Xpu-Ha
    • #1 Spa Hotel in Xpu-Ha
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 40
    • Reservation Options
    • TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Cheap Tickets, Booking.com, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Hotwire, TripOnline SA and Cancelon so you can book your Hotel Esencia reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
    • Location
    • Mexico >
    • Yucatan Peninsula >
    • Quintana Roo >
    • Riviera Maya >
    • Xpu-Ha
    • Also Known As
    • Esencia Playa Del Carmen ,
    • Esencia Hotel Playa Del Carmen ,
    • Hotel Esencia Riviera Maya, Mexico - Xpu-Ha
    Add Photo Photos
    Traveler (296)
    Room & Suite (281)
    Pool & Beach (182)
    Dining (60)
    Hotel & Grounds (242)
    Bathroom (1)
    Family and Play Areas (1)
    Business Center & Event Rooms (1)
    Nearby
    Sponsored by:
    Barcelo Maya Colonial
    6,032 reviews
    1.04 miles away
     
    Barcelo Maya Palace
    7,268 reviews
    1.01 miles away
     
    El Dorado Sensimar Riviera Maya
    8,430 reviews
    2.29 miles away
     
    Catalonia Royal Tulum
    7,333 reviews
    .04 miles away
     
    Nearby Restaurants
    Rauxa Restaurant & Show
    210 reviews
    .40 miles away
    Royal Grill
    100 reviews
    .36 miles away
    La Playa Xpu Ha Restaurant & Beach Club
    489 reviews
    .56 miles away
    Terrace Tapas Lounge & Bar
    73 reviews
    .42 miles away
    Nearby Attractions
    La Playa Xpuha
    682 reviews
    .56 miles away
    Bahia Divers
    251 reviews
    .48 miles away
    Xpu-ha Beach
    732 reviews
    .61 miles away
    Dolphinaris Barcelo
    764 reviews
    .89 miles away
    Ask a question
    Questions & Answers
    Kayla S
    March 20, 2017|
    AnswerShow all 5 answers
    Response from David F | Reviewed this property |
    Garden suite is enough. This place is our hidden secret - the absolute best, and I would suggest you buy the food package as well which is outstanding.
    0
    Votes
    MomofFourGreatKids
    February 13, 2017|
    AnswerShow all 2 answers
    Response from Yurij G | Property representative |
    Dear MomofFourGreatKids, we accept guests not staying on our property for lunch, dinner and to our beach cabañas, however all subject to availability. We kindly invite you to contact the concierge department who will take... More
    0
    Votes
    infoO4391PT
    November 25, 2016|
    AnswerShow all 5 answers
    Response from Sirius_blk | Reviewed this property |
    Booked thru travel agent, they did not aks for CC or id
    0
    Votes
    Room Tips
    "702 and the top room in the Main House, not sure what number that is."
    Read review
    "If you book an ocean suite, ask for one on the second floor if privacy is a priority for you."
    Read review
    "All rooms are big and have similar formats. My favorite are the main house upper rooms and the new beach..."
    Read review
    "You can't go wrong with any room."
    Read review
    Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
    Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing