My husband and I stayed here for five nights early September 2010. We paid US$70 per night. We knew that the hotel was not in a quiet location so we were prepared for loud music each night. Just know that if you are somebody that likes to sleep around 10PM, forget it! (unless ofcourse you are a heavy sleeper). The bi-level restaurant directly across the street has their live mexican band playing right up until around midnight. Also because there is a bar opened to all hours on the top level, patrons walk right by your hotel room to reach the bar.
Hotel el Punto is a lovely boutique hotel in a great location right in the centre of 5th Avenue. Yes it is not beach front (but I guess prices might reflect this) but it's only one block to the beautiful beach. The hotel supplies beach towels. Agree with the other posts, tiny bathroom, but this didn't bother us too much. When you leave the hotel, you must leave your key with reception.
Block-out curtains, free wireless secure internet, modern a/c, flat screen tv, long table for luggage and great KING sized bed (I am currently "suffering" in a NY city hotel paying US$280 per night sleeping on tiny double bed).
I had an issue with my safe. It wouldn't open and I had valuables inside it (flat batteries). The reception immediately alerted the maid staff, she came up with about a hundred master keys for the safe and attempted to unlock it manually.
Gorgeous La Azotea bar upstairs. Reasonably priced food and beers. Great atmosophere.
Complimentary breakfast is served at Indigo Beach, 5 blocks away on 14th Street and Beach, right on the beach. Indigo Beach serve a buffet breakfast from 8AM to noon, a very basic: cereals, toast, cheese, deli hams, juice, tea, coffee. For US$6 you can upgrade to a hot breakfast. We opted to dine elsewhere (and pay) for 2 of our breakfasts just to get something nicer. I will certainly stay here again.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hotel El Punto Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico