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Hotel El Punto
Ranked #143 of 210 Hotels in Playa del Carmen
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
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“Hotel el Punto”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

This is a great hotel in a great location. Rooms are very big and spacious. Staff is really nice and helpful. I would definitely stay here again. They have a great lounge on the rooftop where they serve amazing martinis.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Blanca B, Director General at Hotel El Punto, responded to this review, August 27, 2012
Hola Maggie and thank you so much for taking the time to write about our Boutique Hotel. It has been a pleasure to host you and we hope to have you back soon in the near future. Wishing you an amazing week and I remain at your service!
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

Wow. Words seriously escape me to be able to begin to articulate how incredible this spot was. The rooms made you feel like you were part of young Hollywood. Plush/Lavish living in this place. The rooms were ALWAYS a welcoming cool temperature from the hot weather. And every room has an amazing view of Playa Del Carmen. One element that stood out the most was how incredibly welcoming the front desk clerks were. EVERY TIME my wife and I would walk in or leave, they ALWAYS gave us a smile and a greet. The absolute best were Blanca, Diego and Santiago. Those three made the experience incredible. And nothing taken away from the other workers as well. EVERYONE on staff from the front desk clerk to the housekeeping staff are extremely friendly. I LOVE this place. Who needs an overrated, soulless, overpriced HUGE resort, when you have an intimate and p[pleasurable location as Hotel El Punto. And its right in the heart of where ALL of the hot action is on 5th ave. You seriously CANNOT go wrong with this place. If we ever come back to Playa Del Carmen, there isn't any other place that I would stay. I will ALWAYS stay here. THANK YOU HOTEL EL PUNTO! Loved You Guys!!!

Maurice and Christine Proffit

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Blanca B, Director General at Hotel El Punto, responded to this review, August 21, 2012
Hola Maurice and Cristine for your kind comments. It was such a pleasure to have you as guests. We are really thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your kind email too :) We are looking forward to host you again soon!! very best Regards. El Punto team!
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

I was looking for a place to stay for my 40 Birthday. For the price the place was more than I expected!! The place was perfectly located near the beach only a few minutes walking. the staff was very nice, and was very accomidating and willing to help! Loved the rough top bar which is the best kept secret. Very modern, hip, and sleek! You can see the ocean from the rough top, and the city!! The location could not of been better to all the bars, restaurants and shops,
Loved this place and I would recomend this to anyone looking for a fun get away!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Blanca B, Director General at Hotel El Punto, responded to this review, August 15, 2012
Hola Christine and thank you so much for taking the time to write about our boutique Hotel. You guys were such a pleasure to host!! We are very happy that you had a fantastic 40th birthday and we hope to host you again soon!! Big hugs from all the team!
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

The staff was very helpful and nice. The check in and check out are really quickly. The prices are very good, and the rooms are clean, spacious and the AC works perfectly. Plus the location is very convenient!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Blanca B, Director General at Hotel El Punto, responded to this review, July 27, 2012
In behalf of our Boutique Hotel El Punto staff we would like to thank you choosing us and also for taking the time to write a comment about your stay. It was a pleasure to host you and we look forward to welcome you again soon! I remain at your service.
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De Soto, Kansas
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

I took my 18 year old daughter to Playa Del Carmen to celebrate her high school graduation and spend some special time with her before she leaves home for college. I carefully read all the reviews and decided Hotel El Punto would provide economical, yet clean and safe accommodations close to the beach for a nine-night stay. The hotel exceeded my expectations. Housekeeping did an outstanding job of cleaning the room each day. I loved the coffee machine in the room and the easy-to-use room safe. The hotel staff were very kind and personable. Josue, Diego, Francisco, and Blanca--to name a few on the team--were so helpful. Diego arranged a tour for us to Chichen-itza--much more reasonable than we could have found on our own--with a safe driver and knowledgable guide. We also enjoyed free watermelon martinis at the La Azotea Bar on the roof of the hotel on Thursday Ladies Night. The beach access from the hotel was east breezy--two minute walk from the hotel. (Mosquito Beach beds were so comfortable.) While some reviewing this hotel found it noisy, we found the sounds a part of the charm of being in such a central location. We knew we weren't in Kansas anymore when we could step out on our balcony and listen to Mariachi Bands. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hotel El Punto!

Room Tip: The corner balcony room is a fun place to watch the fun of 5th Avenue. Not a room for light sleeper...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Blanca B, Director General at Hotel El Punto, responded to this review, July 26, 2012
Hola Dear Marylin and thank you very much for your kind comments. Was such a pleasure to host you and your daughter at our Hotel El Punto. We are thankful that you took time to write your experience and we are looking forward to host you and your daughter again soon! Please send her my regards and all the best luck for college! :)
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

My boyfriend and I decided to make a trip to Mexico since we had never been there. We got a great deal via Groupon for a 3 night stay at this hotel for only $250. I was a little skeptical, thinking the room might be really cramped or dirty because of the low price, but I was fantastically wrong!

When we first arrived, the check-in was very painless (probably also thanks to groupon). They have little keys with keychains on them for the room keys (not like most hotels that use cards), which was a cute style. The first room we were put in was small but not too small. It was just the two of us and it was perfect. However, apparently there was a problem with the plumbing they hadn't resolved yet so someone was at our door within 2 min of us getting in the room. I'm SO happy we didn't have to find out about this on our own. They moved us to an even bigger, more spacious room with a fantastic view.

The location was also very nice. It's on 5th ave. right across the street from a Mexican restaurant AND a drugstore. The drugstore is something no one else mentioned on here, but we found it to be a HUGE help, whether we were buying sunscreen or stomach medicine when my boyfriend got food poisoning (not from Hotel el Punto). Literally, a lifesaver. We also spent most of our time at the Mosquito Beach club, which the hotel provides a pass to. Mosquito beach has big beds that accompany two comfortably. These beds are right on the beach with a nice shade of palm trees (but not too much so you can still get some color). The food here was also amazing as well (once again, not where he got food poisoning).

The club on the roof was fun and although we were staying on the floor right under it, we didn't have any problems with the noise. However, I could see how this would be a issue for families with younger children. I think the hotel is PERFECT for couples or a family with older children, but if you're looking to get into bed at an early time, I would definitely look elsewhere.

The AC in the rooms also worked wonderfully. There was a noticeable difference in the temperature in our room and just right out in the hallway. My boyfriend is a big guy and requires sub-arctic temperatures, so this worried me a bit. But the AC unit in the rooms are remote control and cool down the room wonderfully.

If and when we go back, this will definitely be the place we go! I just can't believe how much we lucked out.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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6 Thank Elise S
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, Director General at Hotel El Punto, responded to this review, July 3, 2012
Hola Dear Elise and thank you so much for your kind comments. It was a pleasure to have hosted you in our boutique Property. We are thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic time. Let me tell you that the plumbing issue has been fixed for our upcoming clients. We truly appreciate you taking the time to write about us and we truly hope to host you in the future soon! Hope you had a safe trip home.
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed May 16, 2012

Very helpful staff. Get free use of beachfront club 1 minute walk away. Must use El Punto towels or get charged extra at the beach club. Rooms are decent size with best rooms being the corner suites with balconies. Hotel's website has same deals as travel sites, I think.

Room Tip: Slight musty smell seems to come in mornings. Corner deluxe rooms with balcony is best.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Jeffrey S
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Blanca B, Director General at Hotel El Punto, responded to this review, May 18, 2012
Thank you so much for taking your time to write a comment about our Hotel El Punto. We are truly thankful that you enjoyed your stay and hope to host you again in the near future. As Playa del Carmen has a tropical environment with 100% humidity, is hard to have the rooms 100% dry, specially being one block away from the ocean. Were glad you enjoyed also the beach club and took advantage of one of the many amenities we have for our guests. Thank you!
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Property: Hotel El Punto
Address: 5th Avenue & 8th Street | Colonia Centro, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#44 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Carmen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel El Punto 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
El Punto is a boutique hotel strategically located in the heart of Playa del Carmen: at the center of its active life and a few steps away from its best beaches. Located on the exuberant Fifth Avenue, with numerous restaurants, shops and entertainment, the hotel offers a cool atmosphere that delights couples, single travelers and groups for its lively vibe, excellent service, modern facilities and "La Azotea" a restaurant lounge on the top floor with the best view of the sea and Cozumel, where to enjoy exclusive events, hot DJs and the best cocktails.Walking distance from the Mexican Caribbean beaches, it offers access exclusive promotions for its guests.With only 16 modern rooms decorated with special style, at El Punto there’s a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, where quality of service is priority number one. All suites include king size beds, minibar, safe deposit, free high speed Wi Fi internet access, flat screen TV and air conditioning. Because details count, we have hairdryer, bathrobes and designer toiletries at disposal.A delicious breakfast, included in the rate, can be enjoyed every morning in front of the hotel, in one of the most popular restaurants in Playa. Front desk is open 24 hours and provides multilingual staff, tour assistance, express check-in and check-out.Minimum age required to stay is 16 years old and minimum age required for check-in is 18 years old. Smoking is not allowed. These requirements complete the concept of a boutique hotel designed for people looking to have the best time in paradise, within a modern context and at the best location for the Mexican scene.About Playa del Carmen Playa del Carmen is now one of the most glamorous places in the Mexican Caribbean. "Playa", as their regular visitors call it, is situated in the heart of the Riviera Maya and gathers the best restaurants, shops and nightclubs, as well as fabulous beaches on the Caribbean Sea.A destination where everyone will find their place: relax, play water sports, go shopping, enjoy nightlife, the finest cuisine and unique cocktails.Beaches invite you to relax and enjoy yourself. For those who love the sea, boats depart daily from the port to the great Mayan reef, home to the world’s second largest reef. When the night falls, a walk down the Fifth Avenue is a must, where you can find a variety of restaurants, bars, clubs, shops and boutiques. ... more   less 
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