Ratings based on 295 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
4.3 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller fromNYC

Beachfront Mellow

Posted 4-May-2016
Location: The front desk can arrange anything. We took a 2 hour snorkel boat trip that was really worth it.
My husband and I recently stayed 5 days with 3 teenagers. Love this place. If you're looking for a mellow, low-profile, laid-back beach experience, this is it. It was great to see familiar staff members from the former Capitan Lafitte back in the day. They have re-created the same feel in this compact though super-comfortable and welcoming resort. It takes about 5 minutes to settle in and feel like you're right at home, thanks to the friendly staff and un-fussy environment. Guests of all ages will feel comfortable, from very small children (swing set prominently situated) to grandparents to couples. The food is great, Stayed in the garden view rooms - lovely - but next time will treat ourselves to a beach-front bungalow.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller fromNew York, NY


Posted 29-Apr-2016
Location: Chichen Itza is a 3-hour drive away; Coba ruins about 1.5 hours. Tulum ruins are 40 minutes away. Cenote Azul is really close and a hidden gem.
We LOVED Petit Lafitte! The staff is very kind and thorough, and the food is exceptional. The beach is pristine. Great pool, lots of fun for kids and adults alike. Cannot wait to return!
5out of 5
by A verified traveller fromcolorado


Posted 29-Apr-2016
Perfect, great staff, food and a nice clean, quiet room
4out of 5
by A verified traveller

Great little hotel on the beach

Posted 27-Apr-2016
Cons: The showers could be improved, hot and cold can not get a consistent temperature.
Very friendly staff, rooms very nice, small and cozy hotel. Food was good.
5out of 5
by Diana P. fromSan Francisco, CA

Old Fashioned Resort with character and

Posted 26-Apr-2016 on Hotels
This place is a little gem. I looked at so many hotels for our extended family online. The resort is so cozy and lovely. If you want a big hotel with loud music go down the beach. This place has a sense of style and they take care of you so much. The food is delicious and the hotel was great about organizing side trips. The bar and the beach are quiet and perfect for reading a book and recharging. My daughter cried in the taxi leaving as she waved goodbye to some of the wonderful staff. Thank you Peitit Lafitte! I am ready to book my trip for next year.
4out of 5
by A verified traveller fromITALY

Was a very nice experience, quiet and beautiful.

Posted 15-Apr-2016
Pros: calm
Cons: internet , variety of food
Location: anything , playa del carmen is only 10 min drive
I was so happy, all the staff was very nice with us. Clean and comfortable rooms. The beach and the nature was amazing. We want to come back for sure to this hotel. Maybe need more variety of deserts at the dinner...
4out of 5
by A verified traveller fromLondon

April 2016 - 5 nights at Petit Lafitte

Posted 14-Apr-2016
Pros: Breakfast, rooms, cleanliness, and the beach area which was great.
Cons: Make the dinner menu simpler. Chicken breast stuffed with three things, wrapped in bacon, covered in a fruit sauce. Just cook it simply and well.
Location: 45 minutes from airport. Lots to do nearby but prices ludicrous.
Good rooms (we had a bungalow), good bathrooms, staff work hard to keep place spotlessly clean. Nice beach area and nice pool. It was not busy when we were there and a result the place was quiet and seemed spacious and relaxing. Beds not the most comfortable ever, but certainly not bad. Air conditioning in the rooms fantastic - definitely needed. Breakfast and dinner included in our rate. Breakfast is very good, especially the fruit. Dinner not to my taste at all - over complicated and as a result hard to eat. A case of trying too hard I think. All the extras very reasonably priced. 5 nights was about right.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller fromTampa

Peaceful Small Hotel Right on the Beach

Posted 11-Apr-2016
Pros: Peaceful, calm, and quiet.
Cons: Better beds would be nice, but you can always just sleep on the beach!
Location: It's within a quick taxi ride to all the major tourist attractions and Playa Del Carmen.
Staff is amazing and accommodating. Quality of meals is excellent, and there is always something new to try. Calm and quiet atmosphere.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller fromAnn Arbor, MI

Wonderful boutique beach hotel

Posted 11-Apr-2016
Pros: Everything, Especially that is family oriented and not a wild partying spring break hangout.
Cons: From our stand point, nothing.
Location: We enjoyed all of the local amenities and things to do from Playa Del Carmen's 5th Ave to parasailing.
This was our third time at Lafitte. The first two times we were there we stayed at the original location. We came back for all the right reasons as the service, the people, the guest, and the facilities are perfect for the authentic Mexican Experience. Petit Lafitte is truly just a smaller version of the original which was destroyed by hurricane Wilma in "05". What was not destroyed by Wilma was the vibe/inner being of Lafitte. Thank you Guerimo, David, Victor, Jesus, Manwel, Carlos, and the complete staff of Lafitte. We will be back. John & Cheryl Haller
5out of 5
by Marco fromLaveno-Mombello

A jewel on the beach

Posted 11-Apr-2016 on Hotels
If you are looking for the usual "big named" resort then pass your way: this one is for the discerning hedonist. A place of charm (bungalows and common areas, beach), love for the cute detail, subtle cuisine and personal friendliness and attention. We had a delightful 5-day stay - only the WiFi was out of tone (in the bungalow)