Hotel El Punto - Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Three-Night Stay with Breakfast and Beach-Club Access at Hotel El Punto in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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Boutique Hotel Overlooking Lively Tourist District and Caribbean Sea

Hotel El Punto is located on Quinta Avenida, Playa del Carmen’s main street and a popular tourist destination for its cafés, bars, street merchants, and festive atmosphere. But the hotel manages to keep its cool amid the chaos—inside, the building is adorned in earthy tones and minimalist decor. It also has a swanky rooftop bar, La Azotea, where you can sip on a cocktail and look out to the Caribbean Sea nearby. These features helped it earn recognition in TripAdvisor's 2012 Travelers’ Choice Awards—it was voted No. 2 on a list of Trendiest Hotels in Mexico, one of only a few Playa del Carmen hotels to be spotlighted.

Hotel El Punto’s suites welcome visitors with a flat-screen 42-inch TV and a bathrobe you can wear throughout your stay. The Caribbean Sea acts as the hotel's de facto pool—it’s just a block away. To enjoy the sea without swimming, grab a table at La Azotea Bar, which serves tapas-style Mexican food amid views of the water. There's a slick, exclusive atmosphere here: deep-red walls and bamboo stalks divide the sectional and lounger chairs into private sitting areas and can provide shelter during pickup games of laser tag.

Each morning, breakfast is served at Mi Pueblo, a Mexican restaurant located just next door to the hotel. Its menu has 33 dishes, each corresponding to the culinary traditions of one of 33 south-of-the-border cities. If you can get a seat upstairs, you may even be able to catch the chefs making homemade tortillas in a traditional talavera-tiled open kitchen.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico: Trendy Beach Area and Diving Destination

Just across the sea from the island of Cozumel, Playa del Carmen has been called "the hippest city in all of the Yucatán Peninsula" by Lonely Planet. The laid-back beach bars and cafés have a way of converting vacationers into expats, but Playa's most compelling draw might be its cenotes—cavernous sinkholes filled with turquoise pools. The water in the cenotes is crystal clear, particularly at the lily-pad-dotted Xlacah cenote, where you can snorkel among schools of colorful fish.

To the south, you'll find preserved ruins of pre-Columbian cities. Tulum's crumbling temples are situated above a dramatic ocean bluff, and Coba's enormous pyramid rises between two lagoons. For a fun day trip, hop aboard the ferry to Cozumel, docks about half a mile south of the hotel at the pier east of Calle 1. There are about a dozen dive shops on Cozumel, and they offer trips offshore to the reefs that Jacques Cousteau declared some of the world's most beautiful.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Three-night stay for two

  • Option 1: $249 for a junior suite (up to a $1,212 value)
  • Option 2: $309 for a master suite (up to a $1,332 value)

Included in all options:

  • Daily breakfast at Mi Pueblo restaurant
  • Beach-club access
  • WiFi


Policies and Fees

Book by: 8/30/13
Travel by: 12/15/13

  • Blackout dates: Not valid 9/13-9/16, 10/31-11/4, or 11/15-11/18
  • Cancellation policy & fees: 4-day cancellation notice or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to Groupon price applies
  • Tax: 14% tax to be paid in USD cash upon arrival

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Daily à la carte breakfast at Mi Pueblo restaurant
  • Onsite bar
  • Nespresso coffee machine in room
  • Free house drink at selected 5th Avenue restaurant
  • Flat-screen TVs
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Complimentary bottled water

Tips

73% of 15 customers recommend

  • “Friendly staff”

  • “The friendly service and convenient location.”

  • “Very trendy, clean, great location and very friendly staff”

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The Fine Print

  • Must book by 8/30/13 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 12/15/13
  • Not valid 9/13-9/16, 10/31-11/4, or 11/15-11/18
  • Limit 3 per person and per visit for Junior Suite
  • Limit 2 per person and per visit for Master Suite
  • May buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Must be 16+ to stay
  • Reservation required; subject to availability
  • 4-day cancellation notice or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • 14% tax to be paid in USD upon arrival.

Other Details

Room Details

In All Included Rooms

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed
  • Flat-screen 42-inch TV
  • Electronic safe box
  • Master suites have a private balcony overlooking 5th Avenue

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: noon
  • Parking: not available
  • Age restrictions: must be 16 and older to stay
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: about 34 miles (55 km) from Cancún International Airport (CUN)
  • By car: about 43 miles (70 km) south of Cancún
  • By shuttle: $25 for a one-way shuttle, $43 for return trip; consult the hotel concierge to make arrangements

Traveler's Tips

  • Before international travel, always check the State Department's website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.
  • A passport is required to travel outside of the United States.
  • Call hotel to check availability before booking your flight.

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