Ratings based on 344 Verified Reviews

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
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Michigan, USA

On the beach

Posted 26-Apr-2017
Pros: Location and laid-back local vibe.
Location: Close to most of the attractions in Riviera Maya.
Walk out of your room to the sand and beach. Quaint, quiet, and unique beach resort. Family friendly, good food and wonderful staff.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from colorado rocky mountains

Quiet friendly hotel on the beach

Posted 23-Apr-2017
So happy to have found hotel. We are a family of 4 with two children, ages 10 & 12, stayed for a week. Our family is not the mega, all inclusive resort type who never leaves the resort and eats all meals on site but we did like that breakfast and dinner were included here. Completely happy with our garden bungalow, staff, location, everything. Loved the beach bar, beach patio, pool, and hammocks hanging in the shade everywhere. Felt very safe and welcomed by hotel. Staff is extremely friendly and accommodating. We do not sit still long before we feel compelled to set out for an adventure. Location is the perfect spot if you want to see the incredible sights nearby. We had a car for the week and could eat breakfast then venture out for the day and make it back in time for dinner except for day we went to Chichen Itza. Woke at 5:30am to get there by 8:00am and so glad we beat the heat and crowds that were arriving as we were leaving at noon. Would stay again and would recommend to anyone who does not want a mega resort, wants to be centrally located, and is interested in seeing the incredible sites and Mayan culture. We loved tulum, coba, Chichen Itza, cenote dos ojos, cenote samula, xcaret. Even 5th avenue in playa was fun to walk and shop for a few hours. So much to see, a week is not enough.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from H

Definitely Staying Here Again

Posted 7-Apr-2017
Great hotel. Very relaxing. Amazing hotel staff. Amazing food. Awesome bar on the beach. I will definitely be staying here again. And I will be recommending it to anyone traveling to the area. Thanks for the great stay Petit Lafitte.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Baraboo, Wi

Comfortable and convenient.

Posted 6-Apr-2017
Nothing but accolades for this resort and its staff. We needed a base for our touring and Petite Lafitte was our home away from home. Of special mention was the accomodaring staff. A special thanks to Eduardo at the front desk.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Low key charm

Posted 2-Apr-2017
Great place to chill out of Hussite of Cancun for a night or 2. Great food and service with friendly guests .
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from new york

Nice hotel , close to beach , quite , i like it ..

Posted 27-Mar-2017
I had reslly freat time there .. its nice place to stay if you really wanna relax, quite.. stuff is nice, i just wish it had all inclusive because i end up paying so much for drinks and lunch at my check out .. but if you not into drinking, its perfect hotel to stay to relax and enjoy with family ..
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Tennessee

Amazing small hotel right on the beach!

Posted 16-Mar-2017
Perfect small beach hotel! A hidden jewel in Playa.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Tampa, FL

Small, cozy hotel on the beach

Posted 15-Mar-2017
We enjoyed our stay with a family of four with two teenagers. The hotel is a relatively small and cozy hotel on the beach. Don't expect a mega resort with entertainment, multiple pools and kid clubs like the ones next door. Lafitte is about peace, good food and friendly staff in a beautiful beach setting. Best perk: the hammocks between the bungalows!
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller from New York

Food Not Good

Posted 28-Feb-2017
Pros: The staff was lovely.
Cons: The kitchen needs serious improvement.
Location: The hotel is jammed in between large resort.
Petit Lafitte is a small hotel with a friendly staff and offers a more intimate experience than the big inclusives that dominate the Riviera Maya. If, however, you hoped for better food than the assembly-line hotels, you won't find it here. Dinners were mostly a disaster. One night it took an hour-and-a-half to get soup. The paella at Saturday night's buffet was (45 minutes into a two hour dinner hour) nothing but rice and a few mussels. Another night's dinner was simply inedible. Breakfast was fine with a wonderful array of fresh fruit and juices. The bungalows seemed charming. Our basic two-bedded room with ocean view had only a peak of the ocean, but we could sit on our deck and enjoy an up-close view of the bar and pool area, which was full of joyous children through much of the day. It was presidents week and the place was full. People reserved every chaise under the palapas out front by dawn, when people come out for the beautiful sunrise. Because of coral in the water in front of the hotel one must walk a couple of hundred feet to the left and swim with the crowds from the hotel next door. Jet skis zoom in and out. Because of the great accumulation of seaweed that washes up in the morning a noisy tractor rakes the expanse of beach before nine.
4 out of 5
by barry

Good Transition

Posted 26-Feb-2017 on Hotels
We used Petit Lafitte for a transition day between a stay in Tulum and an early morning flight from Cancun, and as a place to go to the beach with our son and his family, who had an afternoon flight. They were very accommodating about this, providing extra towels and beach facilities, and an early check-in so our family could use the room to change. It was a pleasant day. Everyone was quite friendly and anxious to please. Breakfast and dinner were included. Breakfast was quite good, but the dinner food was anything but. We had lunch there with our grandchildren, which was extra, and it was quite good, and not too expensive. The beach was right there, although it's much more crowded than in Tulum, and the