Hotel Kinbe

Three- or Four-Night Stay at Kinbe Hotel in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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Tropical Boutique Hotel near Beach and Trendy Fifth Avenue

By day, lively mariachi music emanates from Fifth Avenue—Playa del Carmen's tourist strip—as local vendors hawk handmade pottery. At night, electronic bass beats reverberate from hip nightclubs along the same street and native performers dazzle crowds with spinning fire sticks. Often a bustling scene, Fifth Avenue treats visitors to an appealing blend of the traditional and the trendy within walking distance of the Caribbean Sea.

In the midst of this nonstop activity, Kinbe Hotel possesses a similar duality. Fodor's praised the hotel as "an interesting fusion of Mayan and contemporary decor." A rustic adobe façade gives way to a sleek, modern interior, which subtly incorporates the landscape's two predominant features: the jungle and the ocean.

The pool features an onyx bridge and a waterfall that cascades down a three-story black wall. You can see the pool from the private balcony of the slick Rugiada room, which is bordered with tree-branch railings and features bold red and black accents. Alternatively, you can stay in the Moody room, which is set amid palmettos, cacti, banana trees, and tropical blooms in the garden area.

Feel free to lounge on the rooftop sun deck or take a jaunt to nearby Fifth Avenue. Although there are no restaurants at the hotel, the avenue is lined with taquerias and bistros. Ask the concierge about arranging in-room massages and special discounts at local beach clubs and restaurants.

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, where you'll find about a dozen dive shops offering trips 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

  • Stay for two. Click here to see all options.

Policies and Fees

Book by: 6/28/13

  • Cancellation policy and fees: eight-day cancellation notice or fee of applicable three night's stay up to Groupon price applies; 24-hour notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Taxes: 14% tax not included

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


  • Pool with waterfall
  • Tropical gardens
  • Sun deck
  • Spa services available
  • Near several restaurants
  • Beach-club access
  • Free WiFi

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 6/28/13 or promotional value expires
  • Valid for travel 5/1/13-6/30/13 and 9/1/13-10/31/13, or 7/1/13-8/31/13, depending on option purchased
  • Limit 3 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts
  • Limit 3 per visit
  • Reservation required; subject to availability
  • 8-day cancellation notice or fee of applicable three-night's stay up to Groupon price applies; 24hr notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 14% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

In all Included Rooms

  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3
  • Adding occupants above standard: $17 per night for 1 additional guest 6 or older; kids 5 or younger stay free

Moody Room

  • One king bed, one double bed, or two double beds

Rugiada Room

  • One king bed

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 3 p.m.
  • Checkout: noon
  • Parking: not available
  • Rollaways: free
  • 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: available at booking for an additional fee

Getting There

  • By plane: about 35 miles (56 km) from Cancun International Airport (CUN)
  • By shuttle: $115 per person for round-trip transfers from CUN

Traveler's Tips

  • A passport is required for all travel outside the U.S.
  • Before international travel, always check the State Department's website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.
  • Contact with inquiries about arranging transportation to and from the airport

Customer Reviews

This was a really nice hotel and they are located 1 to 2 blocks away from the beach.
Mathew F. · September 21, 2013
Awesome little boutique in a great location, your staff is your asset, they rock. Especially Luiz. Keep up the good work you guys do there and we'll keep coming back.
Mark F. · July 8, 2012
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