Ratings based on 119 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 out of 5
95% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Macon, GA

Great hotel in great location

Posted Jul 26, 2014
Pros: Location!
Cons: Lighting in restrooms. This time the bar upstairs was closed but not a big deal since you are right in the middle of everything.
Location: The restaurants and night light of 5th avenue are right out the door.
This was my second stay and the magic blue and I still recommend it. its a quiet relaxed hotel that's right in the middle of the action. 3 blocks from the beach... 1 block from 5th. If you are looking for a party hotel with lots of people stay somewhere else. If you want a relaxing nice boutique hotel for a great price stay here! the courtyard and pool area are real nice. Breakfast is included at the restaurant next door and is good food.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Fort Worth, TX

Small, quiet hotel in the heart of the city

Posted Jul 20, 2014
The cons: the pool is hot, more like a warm bath than a refreshing cool splash, the lighting in the rooms is so bad it becomes great because of the experience. An LED reading light on either side of the bed and a small lamp above the bathroom is what you get. The LED bed lighting creates the exact opposite of a romantic glow- this struck me as annoying the first night and then by the end of the trip became just a charming little quirk. Breakfast next door is mediocre but not terrible. The PROs: the beds are comfortable, the wifi works great, the staff is friendly and hospitable, Manual makes a great drink at the bar and if you ask him, will play your iPod on his speakers so you can enjoy your playlist. The I-wishes: I wish they used mamitas or another beach club north of the pier, the water at indigo and coco was not as clear and the beach not as nice as we prefer. I wish the pool was cooler, the bar had draft beer, and breakfast was better. The takeaway: despite it's shortcomings, this place grows on you. My husband and I spent lazy twilight either watching netflix in our comfy room or chatting with Manual or other tourists by the pool. A nice place to come home to whether you beach are a beach bum, 5th avenue shopper or clubber, or an adventurist.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from yorktown heights, ny

Posted Apr 26, 2014
Magic blue is a good value boutique hotel. A block off the main strip and a quick walk to a nice area of the beach.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Keith from Kansas City, MO

Pleasantly Surprised!!!

Posted Apr 21, 2014
Pros: Everything... Location, property, pool, rooms, etc, etc....
Welcomed with glass of sparkling wine and wet cloth to freshen up... Amazing and relaxing property with nice pool and bar. Well worth the cost and rooms fantastic.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Perfect Stay

Posted Apr 21, 2014
Cons: Refrigerator was not cooling the second day and they replaced it.
This was our second time at Magic Blue and it did not disappoint. Great location and has everything you need for an enjoyable stay in Playa. Quiet, clean, perfect!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by christine p from windsor, ontario

Nice boutique hotel, horrible sleep.

Posted Mar 14, 2014
Great location, nice pool area and bar. The room was very clean and the staff was friendly. No hot water the first day. safe didn't work and flashing lights and noise came into the room everynight. They need to invest in some black out curtains, shutters or think about removing the window looking out to the street. Breakfast was below average and could use improvement. Overall we were happy with our stay.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great hotel, love the pool and surroundings

Posted Feb 23, 2014
Cons: Wifi very slow in the rooms, Need hooks in the rooms to hang bathing suits and towels
It was a great experience. The breakfasts were fantastic and sustained me for the rest of the day. The staff at the hotel are wonderful. I would totally stay there again
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by basia from 973

nice hotel, good location

Posted Feb 18, 2014
I will definitely stay at this hotel again, but I'm sure you could find better hotels for cheaper price.
2 out of 5
by Alex from Arizona

Noisy

Posted Jan 28, 2014
Pros: Daytime ambience and clean rooms, staff is congenial
Cons: Soundproofing
Since the last time we stayed at this hotel a new nightclub opened across the street. Late night revelers made for a sleepless night. We were told to ask for a room on the opposite side next time. Disappointing.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Beautiful setting, amazing location!

Posted Jan 15, 2014
It was amazing! Perfect location right in the middle of everything. The place is beautiful and has a amaIng calm and peaceful vibe. Pool area is gorgeous and has a cute bar with friendly staff available for you.