Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Posada Mariposa

Calle Quinta Avenida 314, Gonzalo Guerrero, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo 77710, Mexico See on Map

Charming little boutique hotel with an interesting design that includes natural touches and typical Mexican accents. Location, however, is its main asset, as it’s right in the heart of famous Fifth Avenue. A good budget option, for the traveler who wants to explore the city and the region instead of just staying all day at the hotel’s premises.

room

All rooms have undergone a recent and much-needed facelift, looking now quite stylish and intimate, with a décor based on contrasting colors and modern furniture such as Ottoman couches and fluffy rugs. Most suites enjoy garden views, while the Grand Deluxe Master one has some great 5th Avenue views.

YOU SHOULD KNOW The famous Quinta Avenida is a bustling street filled with luxury shops, gourmet restaurants and legendary nightclubs. This means it can be quite noisy too.

bathroom

The bathrooms are small but sophisticated enough. Some rooms come with double sink located straight on the room, as space is limited. Luxury Lord & Mayfair toiletries are the kind of details that make of Posada Mariposa an enjoyable place.

lobby

The lobby at Posada Mariposa can be described as an eclectic space with gorgeous antique furniture blending with lush indoor vegetation, which creates a nice and relaxing atmosphere.

spa

Although there is no proper Spa in the premises of Posada Mariposa, there is a variety of in-room massages available on request.

dining

A little hotel like this one, has to outsource some of its services due to a lack of space. So, for breakfast they have an agreement with La Vagabunda, which serves traditional Mexican dishes. For lunch and dinner, Ambasciata D’Italia is the option, where Posada Mariposa’s guests enjoy a 10% discount.

Enjoying a complimentary coffee and snack in the lobby before hitting the road, can be a good way to avoid expensive meals at the 5th Avenue restaurants. If the idea is to explore, you’ll find better and cheaper options elsewhere.

drinking

Besides the small coffee station in the lobby and the above-mentioned restaurants, there are no other drinking options at Posada Mariposa. But come on, you are on the Fifth Avenue where bars and nightclubs are plentiful and diverse (see below).

LOCATION

Getting Around

Hotel Posada Mariposa has a location that is hard to beat. It is situated right on the 5th Avenue, within walking distance to absolutely everything around downtown area. The International Airport in Cancun is just 50 minutes away, most of the other attractions in the area can be reached within an hour. The hotel offers Taxi and Van service for an extra charge.

Restaurants

La Cueva del Chango (7-minute walk) serves excellent Mexican food in a natural setting with lush vegetation all around. For sophisticated Asian cuisine, visit Asiana (3-minute walk). A truly unique gourmet experience awaits at Plank (5-minute walk), which also offers an outstanding weekend brunch.

Bars

Living Garden Bar (4-minute walk) reveals everything about its nature with their motto: Life is a party. A great place to have a drink anytime and chill out. Observing the colorful crowd comes for no extra charge. Fah (5-minute walk) is an old days’ place. Favorite of many for drinks and live music, and their food is also good.

WHY WE LIKE IT

Because it’s small, cute and perfectly located. The beach is just a few meters away and the property is surrounded by some of the best shopping options in all Mexico.

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Casual
Near the beach
Local Flavor
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 984-873–3886;984-878-1016

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