Pros

  • Luxurious adults-only property
  • Gorgeous beachfront location near downtown nightlife
  • All rooms are sophisticated suites with two-person jetted tubs; swim-up suites available
  • Many rooms with ocean views; Presidential Suites with private pools
  • Seven full restaurants, including Mexican-French fusion, Asian, and Mediterranean
  • Gorgeous, sprawling pool complex
  • Five bars include swim-up bar and beach bar
  • Gourmet coffee house and 24-hour lobby lounge with snacks and drinks
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Introductory scuba lesson included
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Cons

  • Little to do late night on-site
  • Small beach area
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Bottom Line

This adults-only, luxury all-inclusive property with 507 rooms appeals to both 20- and 30-something couples. A particular draw of the Hilton Playa del Carmen, an All-Inclusive Adult Only Resort is its proximity to the nightlife of downtown Playa del Carmen, especially bustling Fifth Avenue, which the party-oriented appreciate. But the gorgeous stretch of beach and the sophisticated rooms with two-person jetted tubs means romantic-minded couples will be pleased here as well. The range of features is, unsurprisingly, extensive, including seven restaurants and five bars, an Olympic-sized pool, a wedding center, and a spa. The adults-only Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun has a much more secluded beach, but it's farther from downtown.

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Things You Should Know About Hilton Playa del Carmen, an All-Inclusive Adult Only Resort

Also Known As

  • The Royal Playa del Carmen

Address

Avenida Constituyentes 2, Centro, Gonzalo Guerrero, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico

Website

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Hilton Playa del Carmen, an All-Inclusive Adult Only Resort

Scene

Popular with newlyweds, couples, and party-oriented 20-somethings

The bars here are set up with conviviality in mind: A cigar lounge, as well as the swim-up bar and bar adjacent to the large, airy lobby, promote mingling with fellow guests, though there are a plethora of locations offering romantic privacy as well. The resort has frequent evening entertainment, often with local themes. The Hilton Playa del Carmen, an All-Inclusive Adult Only Resort welcomes guests 16 and over and is particularly attractive to a younger crowd, including couples and groups of people traveling together.

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Location

Beachfront location close to bustling Fifth Avenue

The resort is directly on a strip of beach across from the island of Cozumel and is a few minutes walk away from Fifth Avenue, a popular tourist destination for shopping, bars, and nightlife. The Hilton Playa del Carmen, an All-Inclusive Adult Only Resort is about 45 minutes from the Cancun airport; the hotel can arrange a transfer for a fee with advance notice. There are also taxis and group taxis at the airport.

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Rooms

Modern rooms with handsomely outfitted dark-wood accents

All of the rooms here are actually large, sophisticated suites -- with sizes ranging from the 655-square-foot Junior Suite (with one king or two double beds) to the 1,900-square-foot Presidential Suite (with two balconies and a private pool). The textiles and furniture in the rooms nod to local color schemes; bed throws have rich red and brown hues and headboards are made of carved dark wood. 

All rooms are air-conditioned and have a balcony or terrace with a hammock and a 44-inch flat-screen TVs with satellite channels and DVD player. The minibars stocked with alcohol and soft drinks are kept refilled throughout stays, and beds generally get high marks for comfort. Two-person jetted tubs are usually placed directly next to the bed -- convenient for amorous couples, but perhaps slightly awkwardly placed for other guest. Other cross-category features include ceiling fans, hairdryers, bathrobes, slippers, data ports, coffee and tea facilities, and turndown service.

Swim-up suites are available, though these do not connect to the main pool and feel secluded from the main activity of the resort. Those in search of proximity to the sand should consider the Beachfront Walkout Suites.

The lowest-level rooms lack ocean views, and the quality of ocean view tends to improve the higher up in room category you go. Be warned that the hotel website's preview function available for booking can be misrepresentative of the vistas for each room type.

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Features

Olympic-sized pool, fitness center, and wide choice of bars and restaurants

The property has an array of on-site bars and restaurants, including a beachfront tapas restaurant and bar, Pelicanos. Food and alcohol are served 24 hours a day in the VIP Lounge, and the Coffee House is popular for light bites, sweets, and, of course, excellent gourmet coffee. The all-day buffet restaurants have show cooking stations, while the Mexican-French fusion option, Maria Marie, is open for dinner only. The Asian restaurant open for lunch and dinner is also popular, and the resort's food gets high marks overall.

In terms of activities, guests have access to a tennis court, scuba center offering a free introductory lesson, and fitness center with a handful of machines. The spa has a full array of services, plus a hydrotherapy zone (plunge pools, hot tubs, saunas) and a Temazcal steam bath. The sprawling pool complex is beautiful and has gorgeous ocean views; finding a chair is usually not a problem. The white-sand beach has abundant shaded daybeds. 

A convenience store sells basics like flip-flops and swimsuits, and 24-hour room service is available.

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Beach

  • Beauty / Hair Salon

  • Business Center

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Fitness Center

  • Free Breakfast

  • Gameroom / Arcade

  • Internet

  • Jacuzzi

  • Kids Allowed

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Mini Bar (with liquor)

  • Pool

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Rental Car Service Desk Onsite

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Spa

  • Swim-Up Bar

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