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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our second time at Petit Lafitte after close to 4 years since our last visit. The service is just as spectacular as it was last time. This time, we traveled with our 6 month old baby, and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. The beach is not crowded at all (like some of the nearby beaches), and...

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Petit Lafitte was opened after the original Capitan Lafitte was demolished by a hurricane after close to 30 years. It had been built by a family on the beach before the resort area of Cancun was even imagined. It has been updated since then but has never lost its authenticity and laid back vibe. Whenever you go, you are bound...

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Lubbock, Texas
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here for my sisters wedding. The staff is incredible. They are so personable and take time to get to know you as a guest. The grounds are nice because everything is close together. There was always enough seating and they made our stay very easy. The food was great.

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

Dear Vnite. We had so much fun preparing your sister’s wedding. She is in the top three most easy-going and trusting brides in my career as a coordinator. Perhaps that is why everything flowed with such ease!! We feel we have made a lot of new friends now and hopefully we will se many of you come back in the...

Gnesta, Sweden
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For the second time we visit Petite and it was like coming home!! Lovely staff, Lovely food and drinks!! Great beach who was clean and tidy. Located just 7km North of Playa del Carmen this is a quite small hotel on the beach. Just Another week in paradise!

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

Dear Jens and A. Thank you for trying Petit Lafitte a second time. We see that this visit was a confirmation of the first experience. We feel very honored to have you return to our little beach resort. Evidently you value the personalized treatment, relaxed ambiance and camaraderie that come with the fresh food and the accommodations. We hope your...

York, Pennsylvania, United States
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband & I visited in late November. The entire staff were wonderful; friendly & courteous. I can't express how great everyone was. We travel frequently and have visited five star hotels. The staff at Petit Lafitte is among the best. Breakfast and dinner were included and the food was delicious. Lunch & drinks at the bar were inexpensive and...

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

Dear Linda and M. What a nice first review by you! Thank you! We imagine that the thermometer is dropping quickly now at your home and we are also gearing up to our Christmas and New Year’s festivities. So we hope the memory of a sandy beach with warm waters stay in your mind all winter long! Thank you for...

Blaine, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was very friendly and helpful. We had the garden bungalow and enjoyed waking up with the monkeys and other animals out side our porch. The food was wonderful and was a real treat to be at the beach and be served there. The sunset wedding was so special and the staff did a wonderful job putting everything together....

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

Dear riptate, Thank you very much for your kind review. We are very glad that you came to S&J’s wedding. I personally enjoyed meeting you and the rest of the family and friends. We now have this memory in common and we hope it brings us together again in a not so far away future. All the best, Iván Fuentes

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for a long weekend in bungalow nueve at the end of October. I'm always a little hesitant staying at a new place, even after the research and looking at the pictures from every angle. Petit Lafitte exceeded my expectations and was perfect! It's hard to beat staying in a bungalow right on the beach, with your own hammock strung...

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

Dear Peter and L. Nice to see your review. I gather it is getting cold at home in MN, and the memories of the warm waters and cold beer reappeared in your mind. We are lucky that you defeated your initial hesitation t try us and that the end result was one of expectations exceeded. Yes, you had the Honey...

Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our fourth visit to Petit Lafitte in the end of October 2016. We had researched going to other beach destinations this time: Dominican Republic and Costa Rica to have a change of pace, but fell back on our favorite place for the following reasons: the charm of Mexico and its people, Mexican food and the awesome employees at...

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

Dear Tropiczul, It has been delightful to see you discover Petit Lafitte a few years back and then see you return every year since. Moreover to see you book your room for your next visit before even leaving this last October. This is the greatest reward for us in our daily life’s mission. Connecting with our guests at a human...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simply a perfect place to relax! The bungalow was incredible- quiet, beautiful, clean, complete with a sandy, palm tree lined short walk to the beach. Further, the food is absolutely top rate, and the service is tremendous. In short, we couldn't find one thing to complain about. We will return to this area, and will definitely be staying at Petit...

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

Dear Curtis, T, K&K. We really appreciate your lovely review for your July stay. It is never late to speak well about something you like right? Is sounds like your are daydreaming about a next visit? We truly hope that your vision of a future return to Riviera Maya and Petit Lafitte become a reality for you and your family!...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been saying at Petit for more than 5 years, it's a beautiful place, very calm, the employees are super nice, it's perfect for a family vacation, always clean, rooms are pretty and have enough space, food is also delicious. You won't regret it!

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

Dear Ana Paola G, Thank you for your review. We sure value your preference. You and your family are the type of guests who add a lot to the Petit Lafitte experience and we are lucky to have you. May your vacation experiences be filled of joy and satisfaction, Hasta la próxima. Iván Fuentes

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • 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: $280 - $530 (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, Riviera Maya, Mexico
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#6 Top resorts Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#6 Family Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#13 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Carmen
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“The rooms have TVs the bungalows do not.”
 of 5 bubbles Dpp41386, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I much prefer to get a bungalow over the standard room!”
 of 5 bubbles gypsy001, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Book in advance if you want a king size bed (vs. 2 doubles)”
 of 5 bubbles Tropiczul, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Bungalows 1 and 9 are closest to the water, we were in 11 and it was perfect for us”
 of 5 bubbles katiem380, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The ocean view rooms have very nice resort/ocean views. ”
 of 5 bubbles bryoungrc, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
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