Pros

  • Chic, adult-only boutique hotel
  • Convenient location by Playa del Carmen’s Fifth Avenue and close to beach
  • Stylish suites have flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, and minibars
  • Chic rooftop area with pool, snack bar, and panoramic views
  • On-site restaurant with free breakfast, plus lunch and dinner options
  • Pool parties most Sundays with live music
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the property
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Cons

  • Not beachfront
  • Noise can be a factor during pool parties and live music events
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Bottom Line

Situated in downtown Playa del Carmen amid the dining, nightlife, and shopping options of Fifth Avenue, the upper-middle-range Be Playa Hotel is a chic, adult-only boutique property. There’s a heavy focus on antiques and rustic woodwork throughout, plus upscale elements like marble sinks and luxurious whirlpool tubs in some of its 23 suites. The hotel has a lovely rooftop with a pool and snack bar as well as panoramic views over the ocean and city, plus it is host to pool parties, live music, and DJ sets. The on-site Sushi Club restaurant offers free breakfast as well as lunch and dinner options. For an alternative, the Reina Roja is a similar adult-only party hotel in the area, though its Wi-Fi can be unreliable.

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Amenities

  • Cribs
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pool

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Be Playa

Scene

A chic boutique hotel with a laid-back atmosphere

This chic, laid-back boutique hotel offers a fun atmosphere with weekly pool parties and DJ events. It’s a small, unassuming property with just 23 suites. The facade and entryway set the feel for the rest of the hotel, featuring an antique bicycle on the sidewalk and a wide rustic wood door flanked by two glass windows and a cast-iron bench and lantern. Lush vegetation crawls over everything, and the entryway leads to interiors with marble slab floors and rustic wood furniture, including the reception desk, wood-stump chairs, and bookshelves. Antique knickknacks are stashed everywhere, such as faded books, vintage televisions, musical instruments, and photographs. Some signs of age are visible in the coloring of the walls and floors in the hallways. 

The rooftop offers views over the city and beach. Wooden patios set up around the rooftop surround the snack bar and pool, with some beds and chairs mixed in with painted wood tables. It's a stylish space to relax in and soak up some sun, and transforms into a fun, lively atmosphere during weekly pool parties. The adult-only property attracts mainly young couples, and the party atmosphere and occasional noise due to live music or DJ sets might not suit all.

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Location

On the southern end of Playa del Carmen’s Fifth Avenue

The hotel is in the heart of Playa del Carmen’s famous Fifth Avenue tourist strip that runs parallel to the beach, with plenty of restaurants, cafes, bars, clubs, and shopping in the area. The beach is about a five-minute walk from the property. It’s about a 10-minute walk to the downtown ADO bus station, with options to travel throughout the Yucatan and the rest of Mexico. Cancun is about an hour's drive north of here, while Cancun International Airport can be reached in 45 minutes.

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Rooms

Small boutique suites with some upscale notes

The hotel offers 23 suites, which are divided into three categories: Standard Suites, Junior Suites, and Master Suites. While the public areas of the hotel mostly feature rustic woodwork, antiques, and old-fashioned charm, the rooms are a bit more modern in style. Expect to see hardwood floors, flowery pillows, painted walls adorned with quotations, marble platforms for seating, and plenty of wall lighting. 

Standard amenities include air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, minibars, iPod docks, free bottled water, electronic safes, and free Wi-Fi. All rooms also have small balconies. Bathrooms are sleek and modern, done up in chic gray marble, and are equipped with rainfall showers, plus some of the suites have large in-room whirlpool tubs set inside of marble-and-river-rock platforms. 

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Features

On-site restaurant and chic rooftop pool and snack bar

The on-site Sushi Club Restaurant serves three meals a day, with breakfast included in room rates. There’s a heavy focus on healthy options, with plenty of gluten-free and vegetarian choices on the menu. 

The rooftop pool area offers a chic and stylish space to lounge in, and includes a snack bar that is open during daytime hours. The hotel hosts weekly pool parties, as well as live music events with local DJs once a month.

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Things You Should Know About Be Playa

Also Known As

  • Be Playa

Address

Avenida 10 y Calle 26, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico

Website

Oyster Hotel Review

Be Playa

Scene

A chic boutique hotel with a laid-back atmosphere

This chic, laid-back boutique hotel offers a fun atmosphere with weekly pool parties and DJ events. It’s a small, unassuming property with just 23 suites. The facade and entryway set the feel for the rest of the hotel, featuring an antique bicycle on the sidewalk and a wide rustic wood door flanked by two glass windows and a cast-iron bench and lantern. Lush vegetation crawls over everything, and the entryway leads to interiors with marble slab floors and rustic wood furniture, including the reception desk, wood-stump chairs, and bookshelves. Antique knickknacks are stashed everywhere, such as faded books, vintage televisions, musical instruments, and photographs. Some signs of age are visible in the coloring of the walls and floors in the hallways. 

The rooftop offers views over the city and beach. Wooden patios set up around the rooftop surround the snack bar and pool, with some beds and chairs mixed in with painted wood tables. It's a stylish space to relax in and soak up some sun, and transforms into a fun, lively atmosphere during weekly pool parties. The adult-only property attracts mainly young couples, and the party atmosphere and occasional noise due to live music or DJ sets might not suit all.

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Location

On the southern end of Playa del Carmen’s Fifth Avenue

The hotel is in the heart of Playa del Carmen’s famous Fifth Avenue tourist strip that runs parallel to the beach, with plenty of restaurants, cafes, bars, clubs, and shopping in the area. The beach is about a five-minute walk from the property. It’s about a 10-minute walk to the downtown ADO bus station, with options to travel throughout the Yucatan and the rest of Mexico. Cancun is about an hour's drive north of here, while Cancun International Airport can be reached in 45 minutes.

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Rooms

Small boutique suites with some upscale notes

The hotel offers 23 suites, which are divided into three categories: Standard Suites, Junior Suites, and Master Suites. While the public areas of the hotel mostly feature rustic woodwork, antiques, and old-fashioned charm, the rooms are a bit more modern in style. Expect to see hardwood floors, flowery pillows, painted walls adorned with quotations, marble platforms for seating, and plenty of wall lighting. 

Standard amenities include air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, minibars, iPod docks, free bottled water, electronic safes, and free Wi-Fi. All rooms also have small balconies. Bathrooms are sleek and modern, done up in chic gray marble, and are equipped with rainfall showers, plus some of the suites have large in-room whirlpool tubs set inside of marble-and-river-rock platforms. 

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Features

On-site restaurant and chic rooftop pool and snack bar

The on-site Sushi Club Restaurant serves three meals a day, with breakfast included in room rates. There’s a heavy focus on healthy options, with plenty of gluten-free and vegetarian choices on the menu. 

The rooftop pool area offers a chic and stylish space to lounge in, and includes a snack bar that is open during daytime hours. The hotel hosts weekly pool parties, as well as live music events with local DJs once a month.

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Basic Television

  • Beach

  • Cabanas

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Cribs

  • Fitness Center

  • Free Breakfast

  • Internet

  • Jacuzzi

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Mini Bar (with liquor)

  • Pool

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Swim-Up Bar

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