Acanto Hotel and Condominiums-a small hotel tucked into the center of Playa Del Carmen

Acanto Hotel

What is the Acanto Hotel like?

Do you like finding out about hidden hotel finds in Playa Del Carmen? We are always out doing research to bring you the good hotels that just might be where you stay on your next vacation. This is the Acanto Hotel and Condominiums which is right in the middle of Playa Del Carmen’s downtown area. This is a smaller hotel that is unique because many of the rooms are full suites with kitchenettes or kitchens.

You will enter the lobby and pass through to the courtyard. Here there is a small pool and place to relax. This is also where they serve breakfast in the morning.

Some of the penthouse suites have their own roofdecks to spend time on, for the other rooms there is a rooftop area. The rooftop looks out over Cozumel and the Caribbean (see photo at the end of the article). There is also a rooftop grill that guest can use.

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This is the courtyard to the Acanto Hotel and pool.

Room types at the Acanto Hotel

There are several types of rooms you can stay in. These will give you control of your budget and find something that fits your needs on vacation.

Deluxe Room. This is more of a hotel room with a bed. There is a private bathroom but not kitchen or kitchenette with this room option. This is meant for one or two people.

Studio Penthouse. This is a top level studio style apartment with a kitchenette. This is meant for one or two people.

One Bedroom Suite. This is a full condo with one bedroom, dinning area, living room,bathroom and kitchen. This can be for two people with an optional 3rd person for the living room.

Two Bedroom Suite. This is a full condo on a lower floor. The unit comes with two bedrooms, kitchen, dinning area, living room, and two bathrooms. This can be for 4 people with an optional charge for one more.

One, Two, or Three Bedroom Penthouse Suites. These are upper level units with full condo style accommodations. Living room, bathroom/s, kitchens and private rooftop area.

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Master bedroom with king size bed and two large windows. This is in a one bedroom suite.


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One of the kitchens in a room with stainless steel appliances.


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One of the bathrooms at the Acanto Hotel in Playa Del Carmen.

Where is the Acanto Hotel and what is nearby?

The Acanto Hotel is on 16th Street between 5th Avenue and 1st Avenue. This is right in the center of the downtown. Here you will be able to walk out the door and be half a block from the famous 5th Avenue in Playa Del Carmen. This is the main pedestrian street with about 22 blocks of shops, restaurants and entertainment. This is one of the most desirable areas to be near when people come to Playa Del Carmen.

You won’t have to go far though to find some good things.  There are also dozens of good restaurants just waiting for you in the downtown area. You can see our full guide to restaurants in Playa Del Carmen here.

If you like shopping, you also will not have to go far. There is a small shopping plaza just around the corner called Quinta Alegria. This mall is a place to look around and also if you are shopping for alcohol or some special bubbly for the rooftop at the hotel, you will find the best liquor store in the back of the mall. It is called La Europea. For souvenirs there is a large store just around the corner on 5th Avenue called Hacienda Tequila. Here you can find touristy things to take back home. 


Who might enjoy staying at this hotel?

We think that this hotel is great for people that want a quieter place to stay in Playa Del Carmen but also be able to walk out and explore the city. This is not a spring breakers hotel or loud hotel. This hotel can be great for couples. Since there are kitchenettes and kitchens in many of the rooms, this makes a longer stay more enjoyable. You can store things in the refrigerator and even get takeout and eat at the table in your room.

If you are planning on renting a car in Playa Del Carmen or coming with a car, you might want to check our parking guide to Playa Del Carmen here. If you need a transfer service from the Cancun Airport to Playa Del Carmen, here is one we recommend.

The Acanto Hotel offers very good value for guest. Compared to many hotels in the Playa Del Carmen downtown, this will offer you more comfort and space for a lower price. For this reason, you will find it on our where to stay in Playa Del Carmen guide.

Have you stayed at the Acanto Hotel and Condominiums before? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below, we would love to hear from you.

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The view from the roof of the Acanto Hotel and Condominiums looking out over the Caribbean and toward Cozumel Island.

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  1. Do you do long term rentals. We are an older couple in our late 60’s looking for a nice quite place within walking distance to amenities. Our budget is $1000 Us per month we will pay for electric

    • Hello Dave and Brenda

      We just wrote the article on Acanto and we are not the owners but you can contact them directly and ask. As you know with electric it can be a variable. We wish you luck in your search and thank you for reading and watching our video about this place. We will work more on places people can rent long term on the website.

  2. Please could you send me prices and availability, for a 2 bedroom studio for 3 people.
    Arrival 16/08/17 to 06/09/17


    • Hello Bill. We are not the hotel but rather just a website that wrote about it. If you contact them directly they can help you out with there pricing. You can go to their website or if you click the box on our site you can search for the dates you need at Acanto.

  3. First-timers travelling to Playa 12days from now, we have booked our stay at Acanto, and will be sure to leave our impressions at the end of the trip! Gracias gracias gracias for the wealth of information theoughout the site- I have bookmarked it on my phone, and will be studying it religiously from now- always felt silly walking around europe with my face atuck in a guidebook, will try not to look too much like the US Tourist-type while in Playa!

    • Thank you so much for reading and we will always try to add valuable things for readers. If you have any questions for your trip, feel free to post them here or send us an email! We hope you have a great time!

  4. What is the cost of a studio penthouse or 1 bedroom suite.i have 2small dogs, a poodle and a Papillion. Do you take pets.n

    • Hello Suzan

      You will need to contact them directly and ask if they accept pets. This is just comments on our article we wrote about the hotel.

  5. We are excited to find Acanto. We stayed at the Hacienda Del Caribe for almost 15 years but have been disappointed our last couple of stays. Thank you for the tour. We are looking at the one bedroom suite. What floor or room numbers would you recommend for the best view of ocean or foliage?

    • We stayed on the second floor which overlooked 16th Street. We don’t know if any of the top floor units have a view of the ocean. There is the roof though where you can go up and get a view.

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