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Fifth Ave. between Sixth St. and Eighth St.
Playa del Carmen , Mexico
52 984 873-0884

A three-story charmer blooms in the thick of the Fifth Avenue street party. This vine-draped hotel hits all the comfort notes—television, central air, terrific water pressure, concierge service—for an excellent price, and serves up style to boot. Natural light brings limestone arches to life, and shades of blue saturate 10 rooms named after lunas, or moons, in the solar system. Each suite, with locally crafted textiles and paintings of flowers in heavy wood frames, captures an aspect of traditional Mexico, as do bathrooms clad in hand-painted blue-and-white Talavera tiles. Eat your continental breakfast, included in the price, in the tidy back garden shaded by palms and bougainvillea.

Room to Book: Ofelia or Calypso, for their garden-view balconies, sweet little dining areas, vaulted brick ceilings, and lack of noise.

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