Ratings based on 326 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
4out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller fromnew 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 ..
5out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller fromTennessee

Amazing small hotel right on the beach!

Posted 16-Mar-2017
Perfect small beach hotel! A hidden jewel in Playa.
5out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller fromTampa, 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!
3out of 5
by A verified traveller fromNew 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.
5out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller fromDC

Check it out!

Posted 24-Feb-2017
Pros: Great location - great access to beach, excellent food, secluded enough to feel special, close enough to attractions for convenience
Cons: A little less Americanized food would be appreciated
Location: Multiple beaches, Mayan ruins, eco-parks, cities or isolated beaches
The staff and location are the best to be found in the area
4out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

A small, relaxing resort

Posted 3-Feb-2017
This was our second stay and Petit Lafitte. We stayed last year and were happy to return. This small resort is has a beautful, sandy beach and a lovely pool. The rooms are simple, but clean and comfortable. The board includes breakfast and dinner. Breakfast has an array of fruit, cereals and pastries, plus a wide variety of hot items. Dinner had a soup, salad, and dessert bar with different items each evening. The main course had two items each evening.Some evening were theme nights, like barbecue night or Yucatan night. All meals were delicious, well plated and always served with a smile. The kitchen was a little slow with the entrees, but we were on vacation and had no place else to go, so it wasn't a problem. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. This is an out of the way resort: no clubs or night life, but perfect if you are looking for a quiet, relaxing stay.
5out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller fromNew York

Peaceful, excellent staff, right on the beach

Posted 1-Feb-2017
It was a perfect vacation and we loved our hotel. We felt like family
5out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

relaxing

Posted 28-Jan-2017
Pros: cozy, beach chairs always available(no rush to get them)
Cons: all good
Location: good spot--playa del carmen 15 minute ride away
enjoyable, great place if you like calm environment
5out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller fromAustin TX

The best Hotel in Playa Del Carmen!!!

Posted 25-Jan-2017
Best hotel experience ever. The staff were very attentive, kind, gracious, funny, and real. Guillermo was the best hotel manager ever. He took care of all our needs. We were very grateful to have such a warm, kind, gracious host. We are definitely going back next year!
5out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller fromPittsburgh

Friendly family atmosphere right on the beach

Posted 22-Jan-2017
Pros: Very reasonable pricing, excellent food, beautiful beach. Behind the hotel is a nature preserve with birds and monkeys jumping through the trees.
Location: The beach is beautiful. There are many places to explore nearby - Akumal, Yal Ku, and fascinating cenotes. I'd recommend renting a car.
Loved the beach, the bar, the bartenders and the waiters. Front desk staff was extremely helpful.