Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Thompson Playa Del Carmen
Surf and turf
What it is
Two hotels—a beachside boutique and city high-rise—in one.
What it isn't
Walled to the world. Expect to dive in to the local scene.
What we think
Staying at the Thompson is like having a friend who lets you use their pied-à-terre AND their beach house. It comprises a glitzy party hotel right on buzzy Quinta Avenida and, just a short walk away, a cozy boho retreat right on the shore. Pick which style suits you better, then feel free to explore the other at leisure. The 27-room Beach House is Midcentury and attracts the tanned and toned glitterati with its oceanfront pool and grill. The urban hotel may as well be in Miami, with a panoramic-view roof deck and swim-up bar.
You're here because
You want the best of all worlds—Vegas bright lights meet L.A. seaside glamour meets, frankly, tacos.
With 360-degree views of the Riviera Maya, the restaurant Catch is indeed a catch. And where else would you have your s’mores pizza with burnt marshmallow ice cream?
Downtown Playa del Carmen, with the beach wing just a five-minute stroll away.
Restaraunts & Bars
CATCH - Locally sourced cuisine served in the seafood restaurant’s signature.
C-Grill - Fresh and authentic Mexican menu focused on wood oven-fired seafood and vegetables.
Cinco - Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner until early evening.