Ratings based on 288 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.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveller from NYC

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.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveller from New 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!
5 out of 5
by A verified traveller from colorado


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

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...
4 out of 5
by A verified traveller from London

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.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Tampa

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.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Ann 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
5 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Excelente opción en playa del carmen

Posted 31-Mar-2016
Pros: Servicio, playa
El hotel es pequeño, estuve hospedado en semana santa, aunque estaba lleno el hotel, no se sentían tantas personas, el servicio de todo el personal es estupendo, la playa excelente, con el unico "pero" de que no te puedes meter al mar enfrente del hotel, hay que caminar unos metros hacia la izquierda para poder meterse, pero de ahi en fuera excelente, los desayunos y las cenas incluidas son muy buenas, asi como el menu para comida es bueno. Sin duda regresaré en un futuro.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Philadelphia

Great hotel on the beach with amazing staff!

Posted 26-Mar-2016
Pros: Small non-resort hotel on the beach where we could relax peacefully. Breakfast & dinner included, and the staff is wonderful!
Location: Hotel is right on the beach, a few miles north of PDC. Recommend renting a car, otherwise have to get taxi to town and tours for other activities.
We were looking for a small non-resort hotel on the beach where we could relax peacefully, and Petit Lafitte is exactly that. As soon as we arrived at Lafitte we were welcomed home by the desk staff and concierge. Everyone at the hotel was friendly and made us feel comfortable, and were more than willing to help make our stay a very pleasant one. The beach is about 20 steps from the outdoor bar, with a number of chairs and thatch umbrellas for use by guests, and the pool was a comfortable temperature. The hotel provides unlimited bottled water, and filtered water to fill your own bottles. The included breakfast and dinner were plentiful and good. Breakfast consisted of a buffet of fresh fruit & cereals plus hot menu items to order, and dinner varied everyday, usually a buffet of salads and appetizers with a choice of entree to order. Our favorite hotel meal was a special Mexican barbecue dinner, consisting of a big assortment of side dishes plus fresh grilled steak, chicken, fish, and more. Lunch, snacks, and drinks were available to purchase at the pool bar, all reasonably priced. The only slight disadvantage of the location is that it's located a few miles north of Playa del Carmen, and without a car it's a very long walk to town (about 2 hours), or a 15 minute taxi ride. There are lots of activities in the area, easily accessible by hiring a tour or renting a car.