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Durango, Colorado
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is awesome! We had stayed at Azul Fives right down the beach for a wedding and while everything was very nice and the food great, it was too big and we absolutely preferred our stay at Petit Lafitte. The location on the beach just cannot be beat and the ocean view bungalows are totally worth it! We loved... More 

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

Dear Katie M, Thank you so much for your very nice review. We are so glad to read that you preferred your stay with us over the one you had at a neighboring upscale resort. This really makes our effort to maintain the energy and focus on food, service and chilled atmosphere, worthwhile. We are glad that you also got... More 

Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The people at this resort are extremely nice, from the front desk to the servers to the bartenders, all of them. The resort is a little tucked away gem. After some shopping in PdC, it was nice to come back to this quiet little oasis and sit on the beach or sway in a hammock. A couple of caveats- Pool... More 

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

Dear Bryoungrc Your review is truly appreciated, specially because you had a brief stay with us, yet it was sufficient for you to merge with the Petit Lafitte ambiance. We hope your return home was hassle free. Thank you for the caveats. Yes, the three story buildings cast a shade over the pool area after 5 pm or so, depending... More 

Carbondale, Colorado
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

July 2016 was our fourth trip to Petit Lafitte after honeymooning at the old Capitan Lafitte. The beach is beautiful, the rooms comfortable and the food is great, but the one of the best things about Petit is the staff. Everyone, the gardeners, cooks, waiters, bartenders, cleaners and reception, is friendly and appears to be happy (while working very long,... More 

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

Dear Gretel410, What a delight to have you come stay again with us. It seems that Petit Lafitte was part of the beginning of your journey as a married couple and now the connection continues with this your fourth visit in consecutive years. We’re glad that you got to see the Monkeys and the sea turtle hatchings. There is nature... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We absolutely loved Petit Lafitte. My husband and I had stayed at another one of their resorts 14 years ago. We had dreamed of coming back with our children. We finally did that and what an experience. We went in October so it was low season. The resort was quiet but the service and location is impeccable. We were always... More 

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

Dear Poodlepeeps2016, So good to retrieve our relationship after your previous experiences at Capitán Lafitte years ago. We really appreciate this new visit and are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Petit Lafitte. We only wish that not too many years pass before we get to see you again. We have commented to the staff about your review.... More 

Virginia Beach, VA
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23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful gated grounds with security. Very friendly and accomodating staff. Very clean. Wonderful AC. Large well-appointed rooms and bungalows. Rooms in 3 story building by the pool have flat screen TVs. No elevators. Bungalows had very high ceilings and big porches with hammocks and coconut palm trees but ours had no TV. Rooms and bungalows have nice size bathrooms with... More 

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

RESPUESTA: Dear visitor2003, Thank you very much for your stay at Petit Lafitte and your very thorough review. We have nothing to add to it! Maybe just a couple of minor corrections. The owners of Petit Lafitte are two brothers and one more partner. All of them Mexican from Mérida (The capital of Yucatán) . No bungalows have T.V. only... More 

Fortin
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel with excellent location, untouched by mass-tourism, very friendly individual attention and excellent cuisine, very relaxing atmosphere. We have been clients in this one and the one in its former location for more than two decades and were always content there.

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

Dear Eugen & B, We truly appreciate your yearly visit and lovely company. Thank you for making of your vacation at Petit Lafitte, a tradition. From Xcalacoco, to Fortín de las Flores, go our deepest appreciation and best wishes. See you next time! Iván A. Fuentes More 

Stevensville, Michigan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been back 4 times & wouldn't go anywhere else when visiting Playa! The staff is so friendly and the beach is beautiful!!! Great snorkeling, great food & unique. We have made the best family memories there! Highly recommend!

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

Dear SaraandDan, It was so nice to see you again this past week. To see each year how your two kids are growing over the course of 4 visits. Dan, thank you for the nice conversation about trees, life etcetera, always nice to chat with you. I really resonate with the phrase, “made the best family memories.”.That is what we... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff makes this a special place to escape from reality. We have vacationed at Petit the last three Christmas breaks and are looking forward to our return visit in December. We see the same staff each year and they are especially friendly to our young son. Speaking of which, this is a family friendly hotel. The location on the... More 

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

Dear pgdster We are also looking forward to your upcoming return visit in December. BTW, we corrected the dates as you mentioned. Joe called us and indicated the changes. So we’re rolling. Thank you so much for your lovely review. We feel lucky to have you among our loyal happy customers, and yes, we try to preserve the Yucatec experience,... More 

Salina, Kansas
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my 2nd time staying at Petit Lafitte. This hotel has a fascinating history and the most wonderful staff and a breathtaking stretch of beach. There are beaches all over the world. I returned to Petit Lafitte because it is different... magical... the people and the place brought me back. Theres something here... something you find that is hard... More 

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

Dear Adrianne, We truly appreciate your second visit to Petit Lafitte after your first one the year before in the same month. It is nice to hear that after your first experience traveling as a coupe you had a wonderful time on this, your second visit as a solo traveler. Your kind worked feel very sincere and yes we also... More 

Wallace, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

This hotel more than met all our expectations. It is in a beautiful setting on the Caribbean Sea and is secluded and private yet close to shopping and many water sports. We stayed in a bungalow and we felt like we were in our own little world just a few steps from the water. It was very clean as was... More 

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

Dear slohikr We’re extremely happy to know that you and G. really appreciated Petit Lafitte and its tranquil, warm atmosphere. We hope your return home in California was hassle free and that the memories created during your stay with us, last you a long time! Hopefully until a return visit? You can count on us protecting and preserving this non... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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: $267 - $512 (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
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#7 Top resorts Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#13 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Carmen
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“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
“We like the rooms in buildings close to the beach, though we spend little time in the room so the view is not as important.”
 of 5 bubbles Gretel410, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The bungalows with an ocean view are wonderful.”
 of 5 bubbles poodlepeeps2016, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
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