Las Palmas is a really cute, cozy place and was perfect for our vacation. It's about a block from the beach and close to a lot of great restaurants. Rooms are on the small side, but air conditioning works perfectly, beds are super comfortable, there's hot water in the shower, and the roof, with dipping pool and hammocks, is a great place to hang out. The owners were away while we were there, but the people taking care of the hotel were wonderful.
Some tips and recommendations for the hotel and Isla:
*Don't leave food out in the rooms. It'll get stale immediately, and a trail of tiny little ants will find it.
*Don't leave your things unattended on the beach in Isla. It really might get taken (ours did). Otherwise, though, we felt completely safe the whole time.
*Get the chocolate cake at Mogagua, a great lounge-y bar near the dock. Amazing.
*Rolandi's is fine, but there is an even better Italian restaurant closer to Las Palmas. There's a picture of Italy on the board that's always in front of the entrance.
*If someone offers you a free day at the Avalon, it's worth sitting through the time share presentation for it. For about 3 hours of our time, we got day passes which got us access to their really nice pool, 3 free meals, and unlimited free drinks from 9-5, plus we got a free golf cart rental for a day.
*There's wi-fi at Las Palmas that works great in the lobby, but doesn't work in the rooms.
*Water is available all the time in the lobby, so it's helpful to bring a reusable bottle so you can take it with you.
*This is a small hotel, and you will definitely interact with the other guests, especially on the roof - it was a plus for us, but it's good to know if you're looking for total privacy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Las Palmas is your home away from home on Isla Mujeres, tucked away from the hustle-bustle of Cancun. We are a family run hotel (three generations of women, mother-daughter and grand-daughter). Naturally, our place is a very unpretentious accommodation with a casual, friendly atmosphere. We have many comfy communal areas, including a rooftop with a plunge pool. You'll find lounge chairs, hammocks, and tables with chairs to welcome you after a day at the beach - possibly an afternoon siesta. Our communal kitchen is also on the terrace and fully equipped. Our shaded deck on our second level, overlooking the street and is a great spot for people watching or reading a good book.We are located in the heart of the downtown. The beautiful turquoise of the Caribbean and powdery sand beach at Playa Norte are a block away (5 min walk). Just around the corner is Hidalgo Avenue, filled with cuisine from all over the world, live music, and friendly locals and tourists alike. We're directly across from the municipal market with four "loncheria" eating stalls, housing tasty, economical breakfast-lunch meals, as well as fresh squeezed juices.We have a hotel dog, Cachito (hypoallergenic, rasta-hair poodle) who is always ready for a stroll. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Las Palmas Hotel
- Las Palmas Isla Mujeres