5ta Ave Con Calle 12, Colonia Centro, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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It might not be totally out of line to suggest that the current scene in Playa del Carmen owes it all to Deseo. It wasn’t the first high-end beach-resort boutique, or the first modern-design hotel in Mexico. But it struck a nerve. Thanks in large part to Deseo, Playa del Carmen is everything Cancún might have been — it’s a popular destination, to be sure, but still a stylish one, and the model here is the chic boutique rather than the monster-sized all-inclusive.
Enough history. What’s important now is that Deseo is every bit as desirable as it was back when it was the only game in town. The stark simplicity of the architecture and interior design lends it a timeless aspect, and the white-on-white scheme here feels iconic, an homage to the sun and sand.
It’s much more than a place to sleep. Though it’s got just fifteen rooms, Deseo rarely feels sleepy. The rooftop lounge is legendary for a reason — there’s a seamless transition from the daytime poolside scene to the dance-party atmosphere after dark. These days there are other places to stay in town, but Deseo is the hotel against which all the others are measured.
Please note: Deseo can only accommodate guests over the age of 16.
How to get there:
Deseo is approximately a 45 minute drive from Cancún International Airport. Transfers are available for approximately USD88 from 1-3 guests, and USD120 from 4-11 guests, per way. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange airport transfers.
- Complimentary upgrade upon hotel check-in, based upon availability
- 20% discount on spa services during stay
- Fruit basket welcome amenity in room (a value of about US$ 9)
- Complimentary welcome drink per guest at the time of arrival (a value of about US$ 7 per drink)
- 15 Rooms
- Style: Modern Design
- Atmosphere: Happening
- 34 Guest Reviews
- 5ta Ave Con Calle 12, Colonia Centro
- Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Hotel amenities and services
- 24 hour concierge
- 24 hour front desk
- 24 hour gym
- 24 hour medical assistance
- Central air conditioning
- Free wi-fi
- Golf nearby
- Multi-lingual staff
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Pets allowed (charges apply)
- Room service
- Shopping area nearby
- Wake-up service