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Reviewed 8 September 2015

From the moment we arrive, we knew we had found an exceptional property! The reception was wonderful and showed someone had done a good job of training. We were always greeted by our first names. Food was really good and we ate all of our meals in the restaurant. Baldemaro and Juan did exceptional jobs of caring for our needs....

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Ivan F, Director of Sales at Petit Lafitte, responded to this review

Hola Love5434, Thank you so much for your first Petit Lafitte visit, one that looks like the first of many. You seem to be a conscious traveler, who is aware of the surroundings, the atmosphere and the energy of the people, I mean, that’s what transpires when we read about your first impression as you were arriving to the hotel....

New Jersey
Reviewed 1 September 2015

This is not the "Ritz" but within its genre is one of the best run, most comfortable properties we have ever enjoyed. The food is delicious and varied; the rooms are spotless and comfortable; and the staff is genuine and delightful. We relaxed on the beach for five days of unplugged splendor.

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Ivan F, Director of Sales at Petit Lafitte, responded to this review

Dear MPKNJ, We aim to be exactly what you described, Casual, comfortable, friendly, with good food and excellent, genuine service, yes, we are glad we’re not the Ritz. Certainly not our goal, with due respect to Ritz lovers. Thank you very much for trying us and for understanding that we are a different genre of resort, unplugged splendor? We like...

Huntington Beach, California
Reviewed 28 August 2015

This hotel is AMAZING. Its a very small resort, but it couldn't be any better. We went for our Anniversary and we're ready to go back! The grounds are gorgeous, the beach is breathtaking. They really do a good job of making and keeping the resort beautiful. Every single employee at this resort went out of their way to make...

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Ivan F, Director of Sales at Petit Lafitte, responded to this review

Dear usethosevacationdays, How are things in California? I hope you are already missing our beach, hotel and staff! We wanted to thank you for your very rewarding review and for the encouraging comments. We appreciate that you used your vacation time and Anniversary with us and we are so glad that you loved it, even while having a “down day”...

New Jersey
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Just came back from our second visit to Petite Lafitte and already we can't wait to return. My husband and I couldn't imagine staying anywhere else in Mexico. We were a part of a pretty large group this time and a bit to handle at times I'm sure but the Petite Lafitte team did so with grace and charm. Being...

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Ivan F, Director of Sales at Petit Lafitte, responded to this review

Dear Jersey 2005, We are much honored to read such kind words for our staff and the service they provide, evidently we are developing a relationship with you and with your family. Being unable to imagine yourselves in a different resort while in Mexico only reflects a sense of loyalty that becomes more evident in the title of your review....

Colorado
Reviewed 24 August 2015

If you are looking for an amazing location, laid back and relaxing, this is the right spot. Our daughter loved the pool, beach and hammocks in the coconut grove. The bungalows have all you need basic but prime location. Staff friendly, happy and helpful. Food was good and the drinks fantastic none of that syrupy water downed awful cocktail-fresh squeezed...

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Ivan F, Director of Sales at Petit Lafitte, responded to this review

Dear CNJ, We hope your return to Colorado, was easy and the adjustment back to the daily routine manageable. We really appreciate you taking the time to review Petit Lafitte. As you saw, we are a Mom and Pop type hotel, and try to run our show based on a warm and hospitable attitude. We want each person to feel...

Reviewed 22 August 2015

My husband and I stayed at Petit Lafitte for 5 nights. We had a good time. The location is really nice. The hotel is right on the beach, which is gorgeous and exactly as pictured. The ocean directly in front of the hotel is a rather damaged area of coral reef, but if you take some time to look (you’ll...

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Ivan F, Director of Sales at Petit Lafitte, responded to this review

Dear MollydollyK, Your review for Petit Lafitte sounds very good, even with the little glitches that were not of importance to you, like the construction noise from the new hotel being built on the north side. We wonder why there is only 3 points in the reviews rating. We know it is not something you did as your points per...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 21 August 2015

We loved everything about our stay at Petit Lafitte. We had the beauty and charm of a resort with delicious food without the huge monstrosity and cheesiness of a big all inclusive. The staff loves to engage in conversation and the quiet well taken care of beach was a delight.

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Ivan F, Director of Sales at Petit Lafitte, responded to this review

Dear Annabeth H. You pointed out the pillars upon which we have managed to exist for 4 decades, with a steady growth and reputation building at first and then withstanding the pressing forces and development that have occurred for the past 15 years. Evidently for someone like you, and those who appreciated personalized service, intimate setting and good food, we...

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 19 August 2015

Got married in Playa Del Carmen and decided to stay at Petit Lafitte. All the guests who came to the wedding, around 40 people, all stayed at Petit Lafitte and loved it! Service and food were amazing and the staff is very friendly. I want to go back asap!

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Dear kpinardo, Thank you so much for choosing Petit Lafitte to host all of your wedding group. We’re very honored with your preference and delighted to h ear that you had a verey satisfying experience. We enjoyed meeting you and your family, and we would certainly love to see you next year for your Anniversary trip! Have a wonderful time...

Yardley, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Quaint place on the ocean. Very enjoyable with a pleasant and accommodating staff and good food. Reasonably priced so cannot ask for more. Moderate budget with above average amenities and accommodations.

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Ivan F, Director of Sales at Petit Lafitte, responded to this review

Dear Billy131313, We’re happy to read your brief yet, very positive review. Sounds like your family and you, really enjoyed and appreciated Petit Lafitte and consider it a great value beach hotel. Hopefully someday, you will get the urge for our beach, accommodations, food and staff. Until then, with best wishes, Iván Fuentes

Wenonah, New Jersey
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Your staff were excellent! We were there for our niece's wedding so there was along of us there. Needless to say at times we were loud. But the staff was alway helpful and very polite. Our room was clean, bed was comfortable and the food excellent. Thank you for a wonderful stay.Only suggestion get more English speaking channels especially for...

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Hola Barbara, Thank you for your lovely review. Yes it was a fun weekend for your nieces wedding. We wish them a wonderful, fulfilling life as a couple and many returns to our beach. We are in the process of increasing from 8 to 12 channels. However, readers keep in mind that you can call reception if want a specific...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Petit Lafitte

Address: Carretera Cancun - Chetumal km 296 + 2.1 | Xcalacoco, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Price Range: $256 - $425 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Petit Lafitte 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
Petit Lafitte Hotel Playa Del Carmen
Petit Lafitte Playa Del Carmen
Petit Lafitte Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#6 Family Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#13 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Carmen
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“My husband and I rented a private bungalow! #7 Our bungalow was always cleaned by noon to include fresh linens, towels, water, restocked fridge and most importantly, clean foot dipping water to keep the sand out and not in! Every one seems to tip their cleaning staff at the end of their stay as you always have the same housekeeper. The office will give you special envelopes for this gratuity.”
 of 5 bubbles DixieandJohn, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The hotel is small and we enjoyed the garden view room”
 of 5 bubbles vandahigh, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I didn't see much a difference between the Ocean View and Ocean Front bungalows.”
  • Ocean View bungalow
 of 5 bubbles BrianPDX12, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“WE always stay in the Ocean-view Bungalows - the view of the beach and protection from the wind is so worth it!”
 of 5 bubbles Q6385EOtomm, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I prefer the rooms in the main hotel than the bungalows. The bungalows were better for families with small children.”
 of 5 bubbles Rasel11, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
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