Ratings based on 178 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.6 out of 5
99% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified travellerfrom Washington DC

On the beach more or less. Super friendly staff

Posted 7-Dec-2014
Pros: The staff most of all. Excellent location right on the beach - not the most amazing beach in the world but good for sun and sand.
Cons: DINNER! A good chef could make ALL the difference here. Some other guests felt it was good enough but we have had good Mexican food & this wasn't it.
Location: Can't walk anywhere. Playa del Carmen is busy, good shopping and eating. Touristy - not 'authentic' really but fun. Ruins. Cenotes. Adventure stuff
This hotel is a great alternative to the huge monstrosities in the area. (We visited one and it was outrageous.) The staff were exceptionally friendly and warm - everyone from the desk clerk to each waiter and the bar man, all introduced themselves and offered to help at all times. The hotel couldn't really get closer to the beach although it does not actually 'face' the water so you don't always see it easily. The bar is right by the beach and there are tables there but breakfast and dinner are in a covered space away from the water which is less pleasant. Rooms are sparse but pleasant. The bed was exceptionally comfortable and the bathroom small but perfectly functional - nice Mexican tile. Simple furnishing and no wall decor. I was very disappointed to have paid a premium (about $30 per day) for ocean view which we really didn't have. The balcony, which is a nice size for two, does kind of look out onto sea but honestly what you see is a huge palm tree and the ocean at the corner of the balcony, NOT from the room at all. It is truly not worth the extra for this tiny little bit of ocean view, plus you're over the bar which can get noisy. I wish I had saved the extra money. And spent it on dinner out. The biggest disappointment. Breakfast is great. Lunch (extra) ok-ish. (Portions are huge and some dishes tasty). But dinner, not optional, was horrible. We tried twice and ended up eating out. If they gave the option to not have dinner we would be more likely to go back.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified travellerfrom North Carolina

Great place to relax and enjoy

Posted 13-Sep-2014
Pros: Everything
Cons: Bathrooms could be upgraded
Location: Playa was 5 mins away if you have a car.
We stayed 5 days at Petit Lafitte and we couldn`t be more pleased. The location is great, the beach is gorgeous, the food and the staff are wonderful. If you`re looking for a romantic and relaxing place close to Playa del Carmen this is a great option.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveller

Quiet and relaxing hotel on the beach

Posted 2-Sep-2014
Pros: It was small, quiet and quaint.
Cons: The room lighting, mattress size and the lack of storage for clothes. The owners should consider offering a full menu for the evening meal.
We loved Petite Lafitte. It was perfect place for a relaxing and rejuvenating holiday. It's small, quaint and just the place to be when you want to get away from it all. We stayed in bungalow #3 and it was fantastic. The hotel is about 15 minutes to the north of Playa del Carmen; $16 taxi ride each way. We didn't feel the need to leave the property during our 6 day stay except one time. It's hard to find anything negative to say about this property. The food is good, the drinks great and the staff excellent. David is a wonderful! We used the transfer company on the hotel's website. They were 20 minutes late picking us up and the SUV was really shabby; upholstery torn up. We received no water or offer of a cerveza. Wouldn't recommend. It was $80 for the trip from airport to hotel. Used a different company on the trip back to airport and it cost $50. Want to go to the Playa del Carment area? We definitely recommend Petite Lafitte!
5 out of 5
Recommended
by Jose A. Alemanfrom Miami

An oasis to remove the stress

Posted 29-Aug-2014 on Hotels.com
The Petit Lafitte Hotel is perfect for those who want to take a few days off beachfront with excellent service.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Aguascalientes, Mx

Precioso lugar, a pie de playa, pequeño y acogedor

Posted 28-Aug-2014
Pros: La actitud de los empleados. La simpleza que se vuelve elegancia
Cons: Un pequeño menu a la carta para cenar, quizá conalgunas botanas, ordenes de quesos, fruta, etc. Que mantengan la playa contigua limpia
Location: Playa del Carmen es extraordinaria para pasear, Muchas atracciones pero lo mejor es el lugar en si
El personal del hotel es extraordinario, desde la llegada con Luis y David, los meseros coo Antonio, el camarista, la recepcionista Lorena te hacen sentir en casa. Regresamos!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveller

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4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified travellerfrom Distrito Federal

Un hotel tranquilo e íntimo

Posted 24-Aug-2014
Pros: El servicio amigable de todo el personal, bebidas y alimentos de buena calidad, la tranquilidad de la zona.
Cons: Instalaciones del baño, pues el agua de la regadera tarda mucho en irse por el desagüe y la temperatura del agua cambiaba de repente.
Location: El hotel ofrece kayak y a unos cuantos metros sobre la playa hay renta de motos, veleros, etc.
Pasamos unos días muy tranquilos en el hotel, el cual ofrece un ambiente ideal si lo que buscas es realmente descansar en la playa. El hotel no ofrece todas las "distracciones" de un all inclusive y creo que ahí radica parte de su encanto. A pesar de que la ocupación estaba prácticamente al máximo, jamás se sintió que hubiera demasiada gente alrededor y siempre había lugar en la alberca, restaurante, etc. El personal es muy amable, cálido, con disposición para resolver las necesidades de los huéspedes y, además, no hacen diferencia en el trato al turista nacional y al extranjero.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Washington, DC

Pleasant and quiet

Posted 23-Aug-2014
Pros: Service, food, location
This was a great find. The staff was wonderful, the food was great and we could not have been more pleased. This hotel had everything we wanted and very low key. A great place to stay if you are looking to do a lot of day excursions.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Stuttgart

Ruhiges wunderschönes Hotel

Posted 21-Aug-2014
Das Hotel liegt direkt am Strand, welcher im Vergleich zu anderen Ständen der Umgebung angenehm ruhig ist. Alles ist sehr gepflegt und das Personal ist sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Das Hotel kann ich wärmstens weiterempfehlen. Einziger Minuspunkt sind die lauten Klimaanlagen in den Zimmern und die Dusche, welche beliebig die Temperatur wechselt.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by jackiefrom colorado

Relaxing!

Posted 17-Aug-2014 on Hotels.com
We absolutely loved our stay at Petit! Location on the beach with not all the loud resorts around made it so relaxing.When we arrived we were given a tour of the hotel and our room. We stayed in the hotel but they also have bungalows which looked awesome It was nice to see that there was an ac unit which worked very well and a refrigerator/mini bar. It was about sundown and we headed to the bar on the beach and Victor (bartender) was awesome and kept those drinks a flowing (mango daiquiris -oh so creamy and good). He was as well as the other staff members were beyond accommodating and very nice. There was also a restaurant on site that served very good breakfasts and dinners. I also recommend getting a massage!!!!!!! It was awesome to meet the other guests. It was so hard to leave but,we will definitely be back!!!