Hotel

The Fives Downtown Hotel & Residences

Riviera Maya 4.5

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Overview

Begin every day with a promise of new and extraordinary experiences and discover the beauty of this hyper-local luxury hotel. Bringing a touch of glamour to the Riviera Maya, The Fives Downtown Hotel & Residences takes you beyond the expected, offering an authentic and contemporary retreat for travelers to experience the sheer magic of Playa del Carmen. Ensconced between the lively city bustle and the breathtaking Caribbean coastline, this resort is steps from the best restaurants, bars, and boutiques of Fifth Avenue (Quinta Avenida). 

Other Fees: 1.65 usd per room/per night (plus tax) Paid directly to the hotel (optional).

Rooms

133

Rooms

Deluxe King
389 square feet
  • 1 king bed
  • No more than 2 guests in the room
Deluxe King
389 square feet
Featured amenities
Included in all rooms
  • A/C
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobes
  • Coffee maker
  • Room service ($)
  • Slippers
  • TV

Superior King
470 square feet
  • 1 king bed, and 1 sofa bed
  • No more than 4 guests in the room
Superior King
470 square feet
Featured amenities
Included in all rooms
  • A/C
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobes
  • Coffee maker
  • Room service ($)
  • Slippers
  • TV

Junior Suite King
419 square feet
  • 1 king bed, and 1 sofa bed
  • No more than 4 guests in the room
Junior Suite King
419 square feet
Featured amenities
Included in all rooms
  • A/C
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobes
  • Coffee maker
  • Room service ($)
  • Slippers
  • TV

One Bedroom Resort Residence
538 square feet
  • 1 king bed, and 1 sofa bed
  • No more than 4 guests in the room
One Bedroom Resort Residence
538 square feet
Featured amenities
Included in all rooms
  • A/C
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobes
  • Coffee maker
  • Room service ($)
  • Slippers
  • TV

Two Bedroom Resort Residence
1061 square feet
  • 1 king bed, 2 queen beds, and 1 sofa bed
  • City view
  • No more than 8 guests in the room
Two Bedroom Resort Residence
1061 square feet
Featured amenities
Included in all rooms
  • A/C
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobes
  • Coffee maker
  • Room service ($)
  • Slippers
  • TV

Amenities

The age range below will determine the quantity of children during booking.
  • Children ages: 0 to 17

Wi-Fi

  • Lobby
  • Select public areas
  • Room

Type of restaurant Type of cuisine Open for Additional Information
Marley Coffee Café Coffee and Pastries Snacks
Cantina El Tigre À la carte Tequilla bar paired with tapas Dinner
Mercatto À la carte Italian Breakfast, Dinner
Fives Rooftop À la carte Salads, ceviches and grilled seafood Dinner, Lunch

  • Rooms: 133

  • Fitness centre: on site
  • Salon: on site ($)
  • Sauna steam room: on site ($)
  • Spa: on site ($)

Avenida 10 Nte Esq, Calle 2 Nte, Centro
Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo,
56 km from CUN

  • All-inclusive: available ($)
    • All meals plus snacks
    • Unlimited international and domestic drinks
  • Room only: Included

Other activities

  • Daily entertainment

  • Business centre
  • Concierge
  • Giftshop available ($)
  • Laundry services available ($)
  • Meeting facilities available ($)
  • Valet parking
  • Wedding facilities available ($)

Location

Address
Avenida 10 Nte Esq, Calle 2 Nte, Centro, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo
Avenida 10 Nte Esq, Calle 2 Nte, Centro

Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 Excellent

  • Cleanliness 4.5
  • Location 4.5
  • Rooms 4.5
  • Service 4.5
  • Value 4.5
TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Great Place, Staff, Food, Rooms & Ambiance

Jean61M (Calgary, Canada) on Jan 22, 2023

The Fives is an excellent location for the markets, beach walking and great restaurants. The staff and very friendly and helpful. We had an excellent server, Sabina for breakfast. Sabina was friendly, spoke excellent English and taught us some Spanish! Thank you Sabina. The Rooftop Pool and restaurant are excellent. Like another world. Great pool, great service, very unique dishes. The rooms are spacious, clean and have everything you need. I would definitely recommend The Fives!

TripAdvisor users rated this property 1 out of 5

If you want to sleep in a night club that smells moldy, this is the place for you

haireel2023 on Jan 19, 2023

Our family of four stayed at this hotel for 6 nights. The breakfast buffet was convenient, fresh, and tasty. There are turtles in the indoor water feature that was cool. The hotel is close to the beach and very easy to get to. We found a few great restaurants very close to the hotel. The staff is friendly and professional. But, unfortunately, the negative reviews I read here were more than fair and then some. EVERY SINGLE NIGHT for 6 STRAIGHT NIGHTS there was VERY loud party music played in the upper pool deck. It's so loud you can hear it from a block away from the hotel at ground level. Our room was just below the pool level and you can hear people walking above us, furniture being moved around, waiters going back and forth. There's little to no insulation between the ceiling of the building where the pool, restaurant, and hot tub is and our room. This was a stunningly bad construction choice. The pool is beautiful, but unheated. So this January when the temperature didn't rise above 82F during our stay, it was too cold to enjoy it. Towels were hard to come by. But the worst part was that the hot tub was NEVER HOT. It was body temperature at best when it should be set at 104F at least. My family loves hot tubs and this was one of the reasons I chose this hotel and we could never enjoy it. It was the most disappointing part of our stay. We met a couple who own a unit in the hotel and they told us the hot tub is always inadequately heated and they're constantly needing to ask the staff to turn it up as well(!) The add insult to injury, the hot tub area was reserved for private parties TWICE, for two separate days, during our stay and TWICE we went up and had to return to our rooms instead. Hotel guests could not use the hot tubs during those two afternoon/evenings. They were double booking the hot tub, basically. Housekeeping was also inadequate. The beds would get made and the sand swept out, but the floors just kept getting dirtier and dirtier and no one was mopping it. The tiles show off all the dirt and we could see it accumulating during our stay. The room was getting pretty gross, the humidity making it not just dirty but also damp feeling. Like the other reviewers, the room smelled very moldy when we first entered it but seemed to get better as we stayed there. I think they keep the AC off when the rooms aren't in use and so it gets very damp and moldy smelling. Clearly the problem is management. They're trying to nickel and dime the place by cutting costs on heating the hot tub properly, double booking the hot tub area, keeping the AC off in unoccupied rooms that encourage mold growth, hiding the towels by the pool, not heating the pool adequately during the colder months. We will not be staying here again and we will definitely tell friends and family to avoid it.

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