The entrance is a faux-Mayan arch, and the building’s twists, turns and bridges add a sense of adventure to this economy hotel just off Quinta Avenida. The spotless rooms have good beds and basic furnishings with no frills, although the free continental breakfast sometimes includes waffles, ham-and-cheese bagels, or other extras. One quirk to be aware of: The standard rooms, which have garden terraces, come with one or two full-size beds; it’s actually less expensive to get a queen room, because they face Quinta and get some late-night noise during the busy season. It’s worth the modest price hike to get a second-floor garden-view room or a partial-ocean-view room with balcony on the third floor. The rooftop palapa unit can sleep up to four people and has a kitchenette (no air-conditioning, but sea breezes make that moot in all but the hottest weather).
Playa del Carmen
Playa del Carmen› Hotel
Hotel Lab Nah
Calle 6 Norte (btw. Av. 5 and the beach)
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Phone 984/873-2099 Prices High season $75–$95 double, from $130 palapa; low season $49–$69 double, from $79 palapa. Rates include continental breakfast. Limited street parking. Amenities Small pool; Wi-Fi Units 33 Units Web site Hotel Lab NahBook a Room Now
MapCalle 6 Norte Playa del Carmen
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