The two coolest boutique hotels in Playa del Carmen are located within a few blocks of each other. Starting in May they share one more important quality: big beachy bargains.
It’s hard to tell which of these sister hotels is hipper.
At Deseo [Hotel + Lounge] words like “crisp” and “white” spring to mind. While some of the 15 rooms are on the small side, the suites are certifiably huge loft-like spaces with patios and enough square footage between the king size bed and the enormous bathroom to put in an indoor hammock and a bathtub and still have room to dance around naked if you want to. Sexy.
Deseo (which means desire in Spanish) gets even sexier at night when the pool bar throbs with stylish guests and non-guests enjoying a DJ and melodramatic (even with the...