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El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condo Hotel, Playa del Carmen

4.5-star4.5 stars
1 Norte Esquina Calle 14 NortePlaya del CarmenQROO77710Mexico

Playa del Carmen beachfront hotel with 3 restaurants, spa
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Staff, Service and service could not have been better. We were a group of 18 family…Sep 10, 2017
  • The beach itself was terrible for anyone who wants to swim in the ocean. Fishing boats…Sep 1, 2017
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El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condo Hotel, Playa del Carmen

from $238
  • Standard Room, 1 Bedroom
  • Standard Room, 2 Bedrooms
  • Penthouse, 2 Bedrooms
  • Penthouse, 3 Bedrooms
  • Standard Room, 1 Bedroom, Partial Sea View
  • Penthouse, 2 Bedrooms, Partial Ocean View
  • Standard Room, 2 Bedrooms, Partial Sea View
  • Penthouse, 3 Bedrooms, Partial Ocean View
  • Premium Room, 3 Bedrooms, Partial Ocean View
  • Premium Room, 2 Bedrooms, Partial Ocean View
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About El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condo Hotel, Playa del Carmen

Premier Zone hotel on the beach with heated pools and club

Beachfront nightlife

This impressive beach hotel is steps from the sea and blocks from popular nightlife spots. The hotel is also a transport pick-up spot for trips to ancient archaeological sites, such as Chichen Itza and Tulum, in addition to a 24-hour airport shuttle (48 hours advance notice requested, available for a surcharge).

Gifts on Fifth, ocean fun

Swimming, surfing, or simply sunbathing come to mind, and they're all a couple of minutes from your door. Guests love being a block from Fifth Avenue, which has duty-free shops and decadent spas.

Massage at Maya Spa

Indigo Beach Club, right on the sand, is open to all guests and offers meals through the day, free yoga sessions, and DJs on weekends. The hotel also has 2 heated swimming pools and the Maya Spa, where you can get a massage or beauty treatments.

Home cooking and views

Lightly colored rooms in 1- to 4-bedroom apartments come with kitchens and terraces, most of which have beautiful ocean and pool views. Flat-screen TVs fill the apartments, and you'll sleep tight in the comfort of Egyptian cotton linens.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 57 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child (12 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking


  • Area shuttle *
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 3 restaurants
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • On private beach
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Health club
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Wedding services
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built 2008
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate living room
  • Separate sitting area
Freshen up
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


The onsite spa has massage/treatment rooms. Services include facials and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and Ayurvedic.


Indigo Beach Club - Onsite restaurant.

Imprevist - Onsite restaurant.

Plank - Onsite restaurant.


On Site

  • Health club
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Pilates classes on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site


  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condo Hotel, Playa del Carmen’s small print

Also known as

  • El Taj
  • El Taj Beachside
  • El Taj Oceanfront
  • El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condo Hotel
  • El Taj Oceanfront Beachside
  • Taj Oceanfront Beachside
  • Taj Oceanfront Beachside Condo Hotel
  • El Taj Oceanfront And Beachside Condo Hotel


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: USD 250 per stay

Breakage deposit: USD 250 per stay

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 30.00 per night

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 10 per person (approximately)

Cribs/Infant beds are available for USD 30.00 per night

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 50 per person (roundtrip)

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condo Hotel, Playa del Carmen


  • Quinta Alegria (4-minute walk)
  • Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church (6-minute walk)
  • Pier Navega (7-minute walk)
  • Central Square (8-minute walk)
  • Mamitas Beach Club (10-minute walk)
  • Yucatek Divers (12-minute walk)
  • Playa del Carmen Maritime Terminal (17-minute walk)
  • Guadalupe Church (33-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Cancun, Quintana Roo (CUN-Cancun Intl.) 43-min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 76 reviews

El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condo Hotel, Playa del Carmen
Very Good8.0
Nice Hotel!
Great hotel. But the beach is small and filled with Boats. Some construction in the neighborhood too which takes away from the ambiance. Overall a good place....with a couple of things to improve.
Mike, us7 night romance trip
El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condo Hotel, Playa del Carmen
So many great things to say about this hotel. Service was great. Breakfast delicious. Rudy at the towels was a favorite of all us - such a sweet detail oriented man! Gym was a block away but excellent. Beach was tiny and boats parked out front but the nearby pier was a quick escape from the busy beach. Only issue was construction behind our rooms. They start early but that's not El Tak's fault
Amy, us5 night family trip
El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condo Hotel, Playa del Carmen
Very Good8.0
Review of El Taj
We enjoyed the Taj very much. Our room was very spacious and comfortable. The staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful. The breakfast was very good -- quite a good value for what we paid. Two things to be aware of: 1. There is not much of a beach. You can't swim much at the beach because boats are tied up there. It also is a small beach. 2. It was loud at night. The hotel is very close to Fifth Avenue and many clubs. We could hear music all night on the weekends. Fortunately our room had a white noise maker -- and that helped a lot. Overall, we found our stay very pleasant and relaxing.
A Traveler, us4 night romance trip
El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condo Hotel, Playa del Carmen
Very Good8.0
Amazing oceanfront condo with only 1 issue
El Taj condos were amazing in every way except 1. They had a storm in November that has washed away much of their beach just in front of the property. The management company has made arrangements with other beach clubs for usage while they work to fix this. We still lazed around several times at the Indigo Beach Club which is right in front of the property. They had great service and 3 amazing ceviche dishes which made up for the lack of beach. When it is time to lay in the sun you can walk less than 10 minutes on the beach to Mamitas Beach Club which is a very happening spot to spend the day. Or you can walk less than 5 minutes and lay on the public beach.
A Traveler, us2 night trip with friends
El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condo Hotel, Playa del Carmen
Weekend trip to El Taj
I had a wonderful stay overall. Great amenities and a very relax atmosphere. My room was impeccable and the staff was very courteous and willing to go the extra mile. The negatives I would have to say is that the WI-FI did not function my entire hotel stay, I was surprised with a $500 Deposit upon arrival of what was not disclosed, some of the spa services in the Jacuzzi were not working and the pool was missing rocks that were very noticeable. Overall a decent stay.
Ashley, us3 night family trip

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El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condo Hotel, Playa del Carmen

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