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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great hotel for the price we paid. We came during low season and paid an excelent rate. Hotel is clean, has a great view from the balcony of the ocean, air conditioning and hot water. The hotel is in an excelent location . I highly recomend this hotel for the price ,location, cleanness and European flair

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Thank Rebeca T
Carolina L, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Hotel Playa Carmen, responded to this review

Hola Rebeca, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this nice review. We are glad that you liked our hotel, we are always taking care of everything. Also, thank you for the high recommendation, we will be happy to have you here again. Best regards, More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

If you want to go there get a room on the third floor because I got a room on the lowest floor in front of the pool and so I couldn't sleep because of the noise people did in the upper floors.It has a great location! The beds are a little uncomfortable. The pool has a good size!Go there if... More 

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Carolina L, Director General at Hotel Playa Carmen, responded to this review
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Hola Maripaz, Usualmente la primera planta, es mas familiar o bien para grupos de amigos. Por lo que el estilo... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

I just left Hotel Playa Carmen for a 7 night stay in Santa Teresa. I went to relax on the beach, do some great yoga in town at the other resorts and decompress. This is my second time to the Santa Teresa area, and if you have been, you know it's not an easy place to get too! It was... More 

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Carolina L, Director General at Hotel Playa Carmen, responded to this review

Hola Brooke, Thanks for your comments. I hope to see you again in the town. Please come back and stay with us. We are happy to know that you enjoy your stay in our hotel. We send the best regards: Carolina, Roy y todo el personal. More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

All around bad experience here. Upon arrival, there was no one to be seen and we waited in reception for about 15 minutes for someone to help us. This was frustrating after a long day of travelling. When we got up to our room and settled in, the only thing we really enjoyed was the partial ocean view. As far... More 

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Carolina L, Director General at Hotel Playa Carmen, responded to this review

Hola Ashley, We want to say sorry for all the inconvenience. We'll working in all this points to offer a better service. Thanks for your comments. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Never go There! Seriously that's the worst experience I've had with an hotel and I've been traveling backpaking around the world! When we arrived they ask us to pay all the night (6) but after we seen the room... it's was really dirty, the shower was difinitely not clean, there was thumbs of dirt in the closet and the fridge... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

We arrived in Feb 2015, and found that the registration did not have our name listed; we booked through Anywhere Costa Rica. It took 45 minutes for the front desk to check with the travel agency and to find a room for us. We appreciated the effort. After check-in we informed the front desk that our room did not have... More 

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Carolina L, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Hotel Playa Carmen, responded to this review

Hola, I'm really sorry for the inconvenient that you had in your stance in our hotel. We are working to make sure that this things don't happen again. Thanks for your comments, this help to us to be better.. Best regards, Carolina Loria More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

When we arrived at the reception we felt as coming to a hostel.Run down , desk was in bad shape.The pool is small and the water has not got the same color as on the hotel photos. There were two sun beds both torned ( see photo ) and a deserted bar obviously not used for a long time.Staying at... More 

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Carolina L, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Hotel Playa Carmen, responded to this review

Hola, At the time, we're working hard to improve our service and our hospitality at Hotel Playa Carmen. I'd like to show you some of the new changes we've made, including the renovated picnic area. The most important thing for us is that we do our best to make sure that our guests stays are memorable and enjoyable. We regret... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016 via mobile

Hotel Playa Carmen was great! Very clean, and the staff was incredibly friendly. The location was fantastic and walking distance from a lot of awesome beaches. Local restaurants, shops, markets, and Internet cafes all near by. Will stay again!

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Carmen M, Director de Recepción at Hotel Playa Carmen, responded to this review

Hello Ed A: So are glad to hear that you had a wonderful vacation in Costa Rica. We hope to see you soon in Santa Teresa, for us will be always a pleasure to have you in our hotel. Regards, More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic location, clean and trendy rooms. Great free coffee every morning in the lobby. Management, Culum & Roy always ready to help recommend where to eat at local restaurants and help organize departure transportation. 2 of the most helpful people we met on our travels around Costa Rica. Minutes from the beach, restaurants, bars and shopping. Really nice, private pool.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Me,my sister and a friend of mine stayed here for 5 nights. The place was a very big improvement from the hostel we stayed at in town,for almost the same price. Culum,roy and the rest of the staff were super friendly, and helpful. The rooms were clean and had hot water,comfortable beds,tv,wifi. A short distance from the beach. I would... More 

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Roy U, Manager at Hotel Playa Carmen, responded to this review

Thanks! It was great to meet you, especially another New Yorker! We hope to see you again soon. You're always welcome! More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Playa Carmen prides itself on simple comforts, reasonable rates, and a unique brand of Costa Rican hospitality. A two-minute walk to the beach, our hotel is super convenient for surfers, swimmers, runners, sun-bathers, photographers, and all kinds of beach-lovers. Surf year-round without a wet suit, relax on the beach, take walks during low tide, and enjoy the warm and friendly social scene at sunset. If you love the beach, there is no better place to stay in this area than Hotel Playa Carmen. We are within walking distance as well of two other consistent beach-breaks: Malpais and Santa Teresa, and roughly 20 minutes by car to Hermosa Beach, an excellent spot for all ability levels, especially beginners. We are centrally located near laundry services, the bank, surf shops, and our locally famous international restaurants. When you walk around town, you'll hear many different languages, meet people from various cultural backgrounds, and sample cuisine from many countries. Hotel Playa Carmen is unique! Come stay with us. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Playa Carmen

Address: Intersection Santa Teresa/Mal Pais | Playa Carmen, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Price Range: $85 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Playa Carmen 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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Also Known As:
Hotel Playa Carmen Costa Rica/Santa Teresa
Hotel Style:
#16 Romantic Hotel in Santa Teresa
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Teresa
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