Review: Best Hotels With Executive Club Lounges In Playa Del Carmen

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Which are the best luxury hotels in Playa Del Carmen with executive club lounges? There is only one noteworthy luxury hotel with an executive club lounge in Playa Del Carmen. That is the Grand Hyatt. InterContinental Presidente, JW Marriott Resort & Spa Cancun, Ritz-Carlton and Westin Resort & Spa and Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach are all in Cancun and their reviews can be found in our best executive club lounges in Cancun.

Playa del Carmen is a coastal resort town in Mexico, along the Yucatán Peninsula’s Riviera Maya strip of Caribbean shoreline. If you love to lounge on the beach, serenaded by the surf, look no further. The area surrounding Riviera Maya also offers horseback riding, golfing, shark feeding, dolphin swims, snorkeling, and scuba diving on the second-longest barrier reef in the world. Step into the past with a tour of the Mayan Ruins, like seaside Tulum, or sail off into the sunset aboard a catamaran.

Most luxury hotels do not have executive club lounges or concierge floors with lounges offering complimentary food and drink. It is worth picking a hotel with an executive club lounge so that you can benefit from all the free food and drink offered up in the lounge, as well as the luxurious rooms, setting, and service offered by these wonderful hotels.

If you are a World of Hyatt Globalist member, the best Hyatts on Riviera Maya include Andaz, the two Hyatts in Cancun and the Grand Hyatt in Playa Del Carmen. The latter hotel is the only Hyatt in the area with an executive club lounge which you can access for free if you are a Globalist Hyatt loyalty member, otherwise, you need to book a club room to get access.

Wherever you decide to stay, in Playa Del Carmen, or elsewhere, book via our luxury travel concierge. We offer free upgrades, free breakfasts, and free perks at hotels including the Four Seasons, Hyatt, Ritz Carlton, InterContinental, and more.

Typically, our free benefits* at luxury hotels include:

  • Room upgrade to next category
  • Complimentary breakfast for two per bedroom
  • Complimentary Welcome Gift
  • $100 USD equivalent Hotel experiential credit per room per stay
  • Early check-in / Late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

The only and best hotel with a club lounge in Playa Del Carmen is the Grand Hyatt listed below:

1. Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen

Getaway to Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort and the Caribbean Coast of Quintana Roo. Retreat to beachfront rooms with balconies and suites with private plunge pools that overlook beautiful gardens or the ocean. Walk the vibrant Quinta Avenida, one block away from the resort, for eclectic shopping, dining, and nightlife destinations.

Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort is not an All-Inclusive hotel, but if you have club lounge access here, you have a level of All-Inclusive, as this Grand Hyatt club lounge includes free snacks and drinks all day, breakfast and happy hour which includes free alcoholic drinks.

It is worth noting that the central location of this hotel in Playa Del Carmen means that it’s also walkable to local restaurants, making the meals cheaper than in-resort meals that you might be forced to eat at more remote non-All-Inclusive resorts.

There are, however, reports of cold pools and the beach is nowhere near as good as some of the other Hyatts in the area, particularly the two All-Inclusive Hyatts in Cancun outlined above. Hyatt Ziva is another good Hyatt option over in Cancun and features in our best All Inclusive hotels in Cancun. The pools and beach are better at Ziva.

If you are a Hyatt fan, you might want to consider the more luxurious but more isolated Andaz, which has heated pools and free in-room snacks in the mini-bar. Or perhaps one of the All-Inclusive Hyatt hotels in Cancun (again outlined above).

The Andaz is a fairly new hotel and is set in a wildlife preserve area. Its rooms are gorgeous and the suites all have a jacuzzi, it really is an amazing resort.

That said, the Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort is a great choice and has the huge benefit of the Grand Hyatt club lounge, which very good. You get free access if you are a top-level (Globalist) World of Hyatt member or you can pay slightly more and book a club room with free club lounge access.

Within the lounge, expect an All-Inclusive setup with a decent feed in the mornings and the evening. The club lounge breakfast offers a really nice selection of cut fruit and berries as well as yogurt, cereals, a hot egg dish, hot potatoes, cheese, cold cuts, pastries, and bread. The coffee and tea are good, dispenced from a Nespresso machine.

6-8 pm is the club lounge evening happy hour with salads, cold cuts, olives, a couple of hot dishes, veggies, hot soup, bread, desserts. Again this is a really nice spread and more than enough to fill you up. You also get free alcoholic drinks at happy hour and soft drinks throughout the day, which makes the lounge well worth paying the extra for.

Book any room (not just the club room) on an exclusive “Hyatt Prive” rate via our luxury travel concierge and you get full breakfast and room upgrade (subject to availability), resort credit and more.

Note: Benefits offered correct at the time of writing but may be amended at discretion of the vendor.

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