Ratings based on 269 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from Montreal, Canada
Small hotel for tranquilityPosted Feb 3, 2016
Pros: It's a not a monstrosity hotel.
Cons: Perhaps room sturdiness; a few fragile items broke or fell apart during our stay (hair-dryer, curtain pole) and couls be replaced by sturdier elements
Location: Get a car to go to Playa del Carmen/Tulum/Chichen Itza if desired.
Very responsive staff, clean beach, quiet. Excellent breakfasts and soups!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Posted Jan 30, 2016
Wonderful vacation,would highly recommend this hotel!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Durango, CO
Such a good find!Posted Jan 13, 2016
We were very pleased with this resort, don't miss it! The location on the beach is amazing and the facilities are very nice as well. Rooms are a little dated, but who comes to Playa to spend all their time in the room anyway? Food was fantastic and we really enjoyed the bartender Jesus (the rest of the staff was very pleasant as well). If you have a chance to stay in one of the bungalows you should definitely do it. They were all gone when we booked our stay but they look incredible! Our friends stayed down the beach for much more and got a lot less. We would highly recommend staying here!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Cape Cod, MA
Great place on the beach to unwindPosted Dec 1, 2015
Pros: I loved the beach, the staff and how relaxed I was while visiting. The grounds are well taken care of by the most pleasant people.
Location: Lafitte is located a short taxi ride to downtown Playa del Carmen. Many excursions can be booked at the hotel.
I returned to Lafitte because the beach is beautiful and the staff is wonderful. If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing and fun vacation then this is where you should visit. The staff makes you feel right at home. The food is very good and the guests, some who have been coming for decades, are a diverse, interesting and a friendly group.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from Texas
Quaint and quiet with beautiful beachPosted Nov 9, 2015
Pros: The bungalows are picture perfect.
Cons: The drive up on the dirt road was a bit off putting.
Location: You can snorkel right off the hotel's beach, but bring your water shoes for the rocks. You have to take a taxi to get to shopping and restaurants.
The staff was extremely personable, helpful and knew us by our first names almost immediately. The bungalows are quaint, beach bungalows, but they still have AC, which is super important. There are no TV's in the bungalows, which can be a surprise for some, but they do have free wifi. The food provided was phenomenal! If you're looking for a quiet place to bond with your partner, this is perfect. If you're looking for a party hotel with tons of restaurants and bars within walking distance, this is not the place for you.
for Familiesby Marie from Massachusetts
True quiet vacationPosted Oct 14, 2015 on Hotels
My sister, Diana and I had such a wonderful time! It was a true vacation! We woke every morning got our coffee, that was already brewed and watch the sunrise. The people were so nice and helpful! The food was delicious too :-)
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Great place!Posted Sep 29, 2015 on Hotels
Stunning, loved it! Really gorgeous place and great staff. A bit off the beaten track but don't let it bother you.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Los Angeles
Beautiful and peaceful hideawayPosted Aug 31, 2015
We have just returned from a week of total relaxation! This was our second stay at Petite Lafitte and we will definitely return again. If you are looking for crowded beaches, lots of people, boring tourist food, and lots of noise this is not your spot. If you are looking for a calm and relaxing place to lay in a hammock, get a beachside massage, beach recliners that are always available, a bar and grill that overlooks the ocean, and grounds that are kept very clean, this is your place! This hotel is close enough to everything you'd like to do and far enough away that you feel like have your own private beach. There are hotels on either side of Petite, but even they are just far enough away to not feel crowded. The beach directly in front of the hotel is not suitable for swimming because of the rocks but if you go maybe 500 feet to your left there's a beautiful swimming area. We brought our own masks and snorkels and saw beautiful fish every day! They also rent kayaks and blow up (pool type) inner tubes that you can use in the ocean. They clean the seaweed from the front of the beach twice a day so it's always clean. The food is delicious and fresh and always creative. Not the typical Mexican food here in the states. Bottles of water are always in the room and we've never had any problems. The people who work there are so friendly and are willing to do anything that you need. Victor, Antonio, Manuel and everyone there are just awesome. Tip well, they work incredibly hard!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Schöne StrandlagePosted Aug 23, 2015
Sehr schönes familiäres Hotel, direkt am Strand gelegen, von dem Aus man allerdings aufgrund von Felsen nicht ins Wasser gehen kann, sondern ca 50m weitergegen muss. Super gepflegte Gartenanlage mit großem Swimmingpool und Strandbar, von der aus einem auch direkt an die Liegestuehle am Strand serviert wird. Gechilltes Personal, freundlicher und prompter Service. Mietwagen ratsam, wenn man öfter nach Playa Del Carmen möchte und auch Touren vorhat. Das Hotel ist ruhig gelegen, in Nachbarschaft ein gutes Restaurant (Cocos Cabanas), erreichbar über den Strand (rechts). Im Hotel abends kann man nicht a La Carte essen, Menü 25 $. Im Restaurant nebenan kostet ein gutes Abendessen die Haelfte.
for Familiesby Theresa D.
Great family hotelPosted Aug 21, 2015 on Orbitz
My 2 children (ages 10 and 14) and I stayed here for a week. We had an excellent experience. The breakfast was delicious with lots of great menu items. We enjoyed the swimming pool, game room with ping pong and pool table, and of course, the lovely white sand beach. I appreciated the location - close to Playa, but quiet and cozy. There is a great pizza place within walking distance to the south. One of our highlights at the hotel was one evening when a group of colorful costumed Mayan actors performed singing and dancing with local instruments! They were so amazing and memorable!