Thompson Beach House in Playa del Carmen, Mexico
With only 27 guestrooms and suites Thompson Beach House offers a guest a relaxed and intimate environment with oceanfront accommodations in an exclusive Playa del Carmen beachfront setting. Guest at this luxury boutique hotel will experience highly personalized, intuitive service and private check-in. Indulge with an in-room Spa treatment, or 24 hour room service while soaking in the ocean views. Enjoy a Luxury Beachfront Experience, complete with day beds, sofas, and loungers.
Guests at Thompson Beach House have access and signing privileges at Thompson Playa del Carmen its larger sister property located two blocks from the property. Amenities include: 24-hour Fitness Center, rooftop pool and cabanas, Catch and Cinco Restaurants.
Location of Thompson Beach House
Nearest Airport: CUN
Amenities for Thompson Beach House
- General Information
- Non-Smoking Property
- Pool Bar
- Bar & Restaurant
- On-Site Amenities
- Bicycle Rental
- Beach Beds
- Beach Amenities
- Beach Cabanas
- Infinity Pool
- Business Center
Reviews for Thompson Beach House
First, let me disclose that I have travelled to the Riviera Maya annually for the past decade. My normal stay is usually at all-inclusive resorts. This trip was an incredibly difference type of trip, as we opted for a boutique, non-all inclusive stay. I always, and will continue to use, Lisa, Linda and Elizabeth at PlayadelCarmen.com to book my travels to Mexico. The level of service they have provided over the years is unmatched. I can make a call and know that all details are taken care of, and that I am paying a competitively lower rate than booking myself. Never a glitch with this team! This year, we opted to try a new experience and stay in town, at a small hotel. With a myriad of choices, we settled on the Thompson Beach House. We are in our mid-late 40â€™s and didnâ€™t really need the hip, trendy vibe the Thompson Hotel (in the middle of Calle Corazon) offered, and wanted to be closer to the beach. The TBH was a great choice. Upon arrival, you will literally never need to lift a finger - you are greeted with a glass of Rose and a smile upon check-in. If your room isnâ€™t ready, no worries â€“ go eat, or grab your suit and head to the beach â€“ they will find you when it is ready. By 3:00 pm that day (we arrived at 11) the staff knew our names. Rooms are nicely appointed and clean. Turn down service is offered, and every night they leave a small, local treat bedside â€“ a very nice touch. Every room in this 27-room hotel has an oceanview. The ones facing the ocean directly on the beach are panoramic, but all others have partial views. Higher floors obviously provide extended views, however, within about 50-100 steps from the elevators, you are on the beach from any point on the property. There is a minibar with snack and drink options. The prices are a bit expensive in this minibar, but you are paying for convenience. Yes, they have shampoo, conditioner, lotion, etc. And if they donâ€™t have it in the room, call downstairs â€“ they will make it happen. The quaintness of this hotel really feels like you are in a beach house â€“ from the dĂ©cor to the intimate feel and proximity to the beach. Out the front and a few steps â€“ you are on 5th Avenue. The only real noise issue at the TBH was the Hotel Carmen next door. The one that looks like a cruise ship (I believe this design was on purpose). They will play discoteca music till 11 pm, however, we only noticed it on Thur-Sat evenings, not sure about the rest of the week. If you close the patio doors, it isnâ€™t bad and it will stop at 11pm period, as they have an agreement to end at that hour. The beach at this resort is lacking, but that is something they are working on. Rebuilding beaches takes time. Directly in front of the resort it is rocky â€“ solid rock, but a few yards down to the right or left, you can easily enter the ocean and are still basically in front of the hotel. This is also an area where the beach is public, so know that while you have wonderful day beds and a private area, once you are on the beach, you will share it with the public. Because there are palm trees, people tend to seek out the shade and often are in front of the hotel â€“ it was never an issue. And donâ€™t worry about your stuff â€“ the hotel has staff watching every moment and there are also cameras. We often left our bags on our beach beds to grab lunch or run into town for a moment. The food is great. We purchased the breakfast included option and they mean all of it! We were able to order anything on the breakfast menu and it was covered. Includes your entrĂ©e, coffee and juice. They hand squeeze the juice â€“ and the portions are large â€“ they had to be at least 16oz. Everyone says the avocado toast is a winner â€“ they are correct. The prices here are better than the restaurants in town. The most impressive thing about this hotel is the service. Again, Iâ€™ve travelled here many times and stayed at 5 Star resorts. The TBH has the most amazing staff. They are all happy â€“ everyone pitches in, regardless of whether it is their â€śjobâ€ť or not. Lifeguards helped us get towels â€“ I put my towel down on the beach one day to lay in the sand because I wanted to and before I could sit down, they were bringing me a pillow for my head. They anticipate every want, and are so willing to help, it is truly unmatched. If you need an excursion, they will book it â€“ we wanted something private and short â€“ a huge thank you to Moses here â€“ I ran into him in the lobby and asked if something was possible - he called and arranged a taxi and negotiated the cost for us and then escorted us to the TH (sister hotel 2 blocks away) where he specifically ensured we were in the right taxi and going to the right place â€“ he walked us from the Beach House to the other hotel just to make sure. He was always around and made us feel very welcomed â€“ he helped us with our bags and when we needed anything â€“ it was done â€“ Moses is great! A shout out to all of the staff because they would all do exactly what Moses did for us if we asked - I canâ€™t comment enough how gracious they each were and we really felt taken care of â€“ this level of service is something that all of the resorts can learn from. I honestly feel that we would go back to the Thompson Beach because of the staff and how well we were treated. If you want something quaint, in town, and the option to have a sister facility, this is your hotel. You have full use of the Thompson Hotel with the infinity pool, exercise room, bike rentals and yoga classes. These are part of a lifestyle fee you will pay at the end of your stay. For overall PDC comments - A few restaurants for those wondering â€“ you can eat anywhere on the strip. It is expensive. You will pay $50-$120 per meal. DeVino, Bostonâ€™s were great. Harryâ€™s was good but the music was too loud for a restaurant of this stature. We opted for Los Aquachiles â€“ a local haunt several blocks away, as well as El Fogon (a local favorite and very cheap). It is worth the walk to the local area about 10 blocks total away. Really and truly, 4 tacos, queso con carne, 4 beers and guacamole appetizer was $20. We also ventured to La Cueva del Chango â€“ on the north side of PDC â€“ very nice jungle atmosphere and great food. It was very inexpensive as well. 2 tuna entrees (with HUGE portions), guacamole appetizer and cheese appetizer along with 2 beers and 2 glasses of wine - $42. It is quiet and very romantic in the back or you can sit in the front section that is wonderful for families and more lit. My all time favorite Ah Cacoa â€“ for coffee and chocolate. I donâ€™t come here for Starbucks. Walk a few extra blocks and go here. You wonâ€™t be disappointed.
TexasCeCe08 - Texas
We stayed at the Thompson Beach House. The hotel was right on the beach and right on the main drag in Playa del Carmen. Perfect location and a wonderful experience. Hotel was luxurious and the staff was top notch.
Orh5y7 - Dallas, Texas
Perfect location. Great modern hotel. Exactly what we were looking for for a weekend getaway. Lives up to the Thompson name. And don't miss the awesome little breakfast spot across he street. Life changing.
I recently stayed at the Beach House and the experience was great, I was greeted by Diana who fully explained all the hotel accommodations, I was there for 4 nights and the service was great, all staff always smile and was very helpful. The weather was not great so there were not many option to go out but the Front Desk staff Lesly and Lupita were so helpful by giving me options on what to do. If you are looking for privacy I recommend this hotel, as you know playa del Carmen could be noisy at times. One great thing about staying at this hotel is that you can enjoy the other location at the 5av Thompson. Juan MArtinez
Highly recommend the tequila tasting at the beach house pool bar. Aberlardo taught us everything there is to know about tequila while we sipped the best of the Herradura house. Just one of the many perks that will keep me coming back to Thompson.