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Get an overview of this hotelBeachfront, with full-service spa


Nestled on the beach, this Playacar resort is within a 15-minute walk of Piste Cyclable sur Paseo Xaman-Ha and Playacar Golf Club. Mamitas Beach Club and Playa del Carmen Maritime Terminal are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Resort Features

Catch some rays at the beach or spend the day relaxing at Iberostar Quetzal All Inclusive's full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the resort's 3 restaurants.

Room Amenities

All 350 rooms offer free WiFi, free minibar items, and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find balconies, private yards, and room service.

Iberostar Quetzal All Inclusive ratings based on 295 Verified Reviews

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4.3 out of 5
89% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
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Beautiful hotel on the beach

5 out of 5
by from Kennewick, WA
Posted Feb 14, 2017
Pros: The pool, the beach, the jungle the restaurants.
Cons: Beds and pillows could be softer. Buffet food could have more variety.
Location: It seems to be in a good location. We only took a cab to the ferry and 5th ave. It seemed reasonalble.
The grounds at Iberostar are absolutely beautiful. The jungle atmosphere is quite a treat. The animals that free roam are fun to encounter. Monkeys, peacocks, iguanas, flamingos and on and on. The hotel is clean the staff is very friendly. The beds are quite hard which is fine for me however the pillows are also very hard and not comfortable. The buffet food is good but redundant. Get reservations for the restaurant it helps break up the monotony. Over all it was a great stay and I will return as well as recommend to friends and family.
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Exelente hotel

5 out of 5
Posted Feb 14, 2017
Have wonderful time,good food,shows,drinksThe best
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Ok place

4 out of 5
Posted Feb 8, 2017
Stayed there for a second time. Better service if you tip. Drinks seemed watered down. Buffet food better than most places. Pay the money to get an ocean view room.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 15, 2017 by Quality Manager
We would like to thank you for once again choosing our resort to spend your vacations and for commenting on your experience at our facilities. We are happy to read that your liked our delicious dishes. Please know that we truly value your opinion and will gladly take it into account to improve. We hope to receive you again soon. Kind regards,
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Nice hotel

4 out of 5
by from Santiago, Chile.
Posted Feb 2, 2017
Every thing perfect; pool, beach, food, entertaiment, common zones and natural gardens .. is my 3rd time in a Iberostar hotel and the firts time with problems. One with the suitcase services, almost lost one, and the other with the room ...our one was besides the other hotel services entrie with noise from trucks, lifts, personel loudnees, etc.. all day and night, making very dificult to relax and sleep well, avoid the building 28 (27 and 29) and the hotel is perfect.The hotel was full and we cant change, for a stay of 8 night not a good service, they should look for a long term solution is not fare sales rooms with that level of noise when your offer relax and vacations....
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 9, 2017 by Quality Manager
Thank you for choosing our resort to spend your recent vacation at Playa del Carmen and for your preference at our hotel. It is great to read that you enjoyed our beautiful grounds, amazing pool and beach area, fun entertainment and tasty food. On the other hand, we would like to apologize for any inconvenience you experienced during your stay with us. Our Public Relation department is always available into assisting our guest to have a pleasanter stay. We will gladly forward your comments to our management in order to look for improvements. We hope you can give us the opportunity to welcome you again in a near future
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Beautiful beach.

5 out of 5
Posted Jan 30, 2017
Lovely hotel and location. Beach is perfect with plenty of shade. Hotel staff is extremely friendly and helpful.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 4, 2017 by Quality Manager
Thank you for recently staying at our resort on your recent trip to the Mexican Caribbean. We are happy to read that you enjoyed our gorgeous beach and beautiful facilities and that our staff provided their outstanding service and attentions. We hope to welcome you back soon.
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Nice resort with a mini jungle in the middle.

4 out of 5
by from Va
Posted Jan 28, 2017
Pros: I liked the jungle and the animals roaming around this is what got me to pick this resort.
Cons: Breakfast, the bacon was horrible and not hardly cooked I even had them put me some on grill to cook more but didn't help any . Move soccer goals.
Location: Didn't go outside resort, didn't know there was shops outside until we drove past them leaving no one there mentioned shops outside resort .
Over all it was a good stay no real complaints about anything but breakfast. Beach is nice but in front of Quetzal ocean front rooms the area to lounge has soccer goals and people hit you with balls and kick sand on you like you are in their way and don't even say sorry or excuse me VERY RUDE people in this world. We had ocean front room and location to beach was great would not want to stay in a regular room up by lobby because too long of a walk to beach . This was our first time here and I would come back but I like larger size resorts with more things to do if a cloudy or rainy day. The specialty restaurants food was great, the buffet had lots to choose from and what I chose to eat was good. The room was nice and was kept clean everyday. Nice big bathroom with roomy rain shower. I would like to say there was a few employees that made our stay GREAT . Want to thank Sabrina in the entertainment she is the nicest person and always found us to see what we were doing so we could play in the games with her during the day and dance after the shows at night, Pascual at the pool bar ( we had him last year at another resort) he makes awesome drinks and can't remember his name but the guy at the towel and game station by pool was awesome he made us laugh every time we saw him. We stayed the fist and second weeks in January 2017 .
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 4, 2017 by Quality Manager
Thank you for choosing our resort as your recent vacation spot in the Riviera Maya. We are happy to read that our beautiful beach, our gastronomic offer and our lovely grounds were of your liking. We also appreciate your kind recognition and compliments to our partners Sabrina, Pascual and Edgar for their outstanding service and for enhancing the quality of your experience. We are sorry to hear that you had some inconveniences during your stay. Please know that we will gladly forward your comments to look for improvement as our main concern is to provide our guests the best vacations. Kind regards,
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will not recommend

2 out of 5
by from new york
Posted Jan 20, 2017
Perfect location close to the beach, but all drinks are terrible.Most fresh and organic juices we had only on breakfast , but during the day it was impossible to find normal drink. I think they made these juices from powder.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 21, 2017 by Quality Manager
We would like to thank you for having recently stayed at our resort for your vacations as we are happy to know that you found pleasant our beautiful beach area. Please know that our hotel offers a variety of soft drinks as well as different flavors of cocktails that our staff prepares in order to accommodate our guests’ preferences. We regret that you did not find our selected drinks to be suitable. Your comments will gladly be forwarded to our Food & Beverage Department for their consideration and in order to look for improvement as our main concern is to always achieve our customer satisfaction. We hope you can give us another opportunity to welcome you again in the future.
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Great location

4 out of 5
by from Minnesota
Posted Jan 19, 2017
Great place to take the family. My wife and 7 year old daughter really liked the jungle experience, the shows at night were very good it was cool to see so many animals each day going for our routine walks through the jungle. The food was good in the buffet and restraints, our cef at the Bonsai grill was not entertaining like the others at all he just simply cooked and served the food. Also we stayed at the quetzal side are room was OK but really getting run down lamps were scientific and broken light switch panels keep falling off when you turn on the switch dirty walls need some painting in room 2225, we are not real picky people just observations made. We still enjoyed our stay at iberostar and the staff is very friendly, wished there was a hot tub that worked that would have been a plus for my bad back .
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 3, 2017 by Quality Manager
Thank you for having chosen our resort to spend your recent family vacation. We are happy to know that our beautiful jungle setting, our nightly entertainment, our tasty food and attentive staff were a highlight during your stay. We would like to inform that our hotel has started to periodically remodel our room facilities. We apologize for the inconveniences experienced. Your comments are much appreciated and we will gladly share them in order to improve. Kind regards,
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Much worse than a year ago.

3 out of 5
by from NJ
Posted Jan 16, 2017
In comparison to one year ago, the personnel forgot English, they are polite but often do not understand what you say. With us, they did a stupid thing. In a half-empty hotel they tried to put us to a room overlooking two commercial parking lots in a NEIGHBORING hotel, the most uncomfortable room in the whole place! Separate word about Expedia. Your representation there is absolute disaster. No office, no desk, nothing. Just the girl with a cellphone and earpiece, sometimes sitting the chair in the lobby. We only had to arrange the time of return shuttle to the airport. Take one: note under our door, we try to find her - no success. Take two: note under our door, we try to find her - she arrives 30 minutes later than the time on the note, and books pick-up at the wrong hotel! Only my poor knowledge of Spanish prevented the disaster. Cherry on the cake: shuttle was late. Will never go there again. The world is full of wonderful places, and it makes no sense to continue this experiment.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 21, 2017 by Quality Manager
Thank you for sharing your experience. We are sorry to hear that our hotel did not meet your expectations. Please know that our staff that is in direct contact with our guests does speak English as well as other languages. Please note that our hotel does not guarantee any room assignations in advance due to the high occupancy we have all year long but we assure you that our Front Desk does its best into pleasing each one of our guests’ preferences and they are always available to assist into any request at the time of your arrival. Nevertheless, we will gladly share your opinion in order to improve. On the other hand, we recommend contacting your agency directly for any comment or complaint about your experience with their service. We sincerely hope to have the opportunity to restore your trust and welcome you back.
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gorgeous landscaping, wonderful staff.

5 out of 5
by from Boston
Posted Jan 15, 2017
Get the ocean view, absolutely worth it! Staff is amazing! Beautiful setting, grounds, facilities & food! Will be back next year!!
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Resort Amenities

All-Inclusive Details

This resort is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes

Gratuities and taxes are included.

Food and beverages

  • Meals, snacks, and beverages included

Activities and facilities/equipment

All non-motorized water sports are included.

Water activities

  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing

Land activities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball


  • Aerobics

Kids' club

  • Supervised activities for children between 4 and 12 years old

Not included

  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Airport transfers
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Offsite tours

Resort Amenities

Iberostar Quetzal All Inclusive is an all-inclusive resort. Room rates include meals and beverages at onsite restaurants and bars. Other items and amenities, including taxes and gratuities, and access to recreational activities and entertainment may also be included. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities.

Iberostar Quetzal All Inclusive features a full-service spa, 4 outdoor swimming pools, a sauna, and a fitness center. Dining is available at one of the resort's 3 restaurants. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the resort's bars, which include 3 poolside bars and 7 bars/lounges. A complimentary breakfast is offered. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access.

6 meeting rooms are available. This all-inclusive resort also offers a children's pool, spa services, and a complimentary children's club. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

  • Beach sun loungers 
  • Beach towels 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Children's club (free) 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge) 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 7 
  • Number of poolside bars - 3 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Conference space 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 4 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Total number of rooms - 350 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of restaurants - 3 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 6 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Wedding services 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Billiards or pool table 
  • Meeting rooms 5 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Sauna 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Garden 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Children's pool 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pools  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Children's club (free)  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • Arcade/game room  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Balcony 
  • Minibar (stocked, free items) 
  • Video-game console 
  • Pay movies 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Desk 
  • Yard 

Where to Eat

A complimentary breakfast is offered.

Bonsai Restaurant - This fine-dining restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required.

Mare Nostrum Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in seafood and serves dinner only. Reservations are required.

La Gondola Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required.

Uxmal Restaurant - This steakhouse serves dinner only. Reservations are required.

La Hacienda - This restaurant specializes in Mexican cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

4 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Scuba diving on site 
  • Windsurfing on site 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 
  • Kayaking on site 

Spa Services

The onsite spa has massage/treatment rooms. Services include facials and body treatments.

  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Resort Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Late check-out fee: MXN 100
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Resort Name

  • Iberostar Quetzal
  • Iberostar Quetzal All Inclusive
  • Iberostar Quetzal All Inclusive Playa del Carmen
  • Iberostar Quetzal Playa del Carmen
  • Quetzal Iberostar
  • Iberostar Hotel Quetzal Playacar
  • Iberostar Quetzal Playacar Hotel Playa Del Carmen
  • Iberostar Quetzal Playacar Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Globe, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.