This a good choice for a budget hotel. The location is great. 1 Block from 5th avenue and 2.5 blocks from the beach. The first room we were given had a moldy smell. When I asked to be switched the girl at the front desk laugh and admitted that they get complaints about that room all the time. It took 2 days before they had a new room to switch us to. The new room had no odor. The landscaping around the pool and courtyard are maintained well. The house keeping staff did a great job cleaning the room. I did find that in the hotel there is a mosquito problem. I must have been bitten 20 times. Mosquitoes seem pretty common throughout Playa del Carmen though.
I would not recommend Mamitas Beach Club. The lounge chairs are old and uncomfortable. The waiters are rude. If you are not drinking and eating a lot they continually ask if you would like your check trying to get rid of you. I did like the beach club karma right next to Mamitas, The waiters are much more pleasant and attentive. The lounge chairs are more comfortable too.
If you like gelato the best place we found was Aldo's gelateria. Did not find any great restaurants in Playa. We did like Los Comales for Mexican food.
If you are planning to take a side trip to Tulum or other spot I would recommend going tot the main bus terminal on 5th ave. The tour companies charge $60-95 to Tulum. We paid $9 for the bus to Tulum. The was was new, comfortable, had TV, and a clean bathroom.
If I went back I would probably stay Hotel Aventura Mexicana.
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