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Old 11-19-2013   #16 (permalink)
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Loungers at Mimi del Mar are free for guests.
Are there any properties that charge their own guests to use their loungers?
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Are there any properties that charge their own guests to use their loungers?
I have no idea, since the Mimi is the only beachfront hotel I've stayed at... I was just answering the question.
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We're going to be in Playa the last week of April 2014 and want to be on the beach. Thinking about Mimi del Mar - any comments, advice, opinions etc on Mimi or other hotels on the beach? We want to be able to bring our own drinks to the beach if possible. Thanks!
I got ripped off by one of the Mimi del Mar beach valets a few years back. Just make sure you get all the pricing up front if you order anything and keep track of what you actually ordered.
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I have no idea, since the Mimi is the only beachfront hotel I've stayed at... I was just answering the question.
No worries! I don't think there are. But I interpreted the question to be whether one had to pay for beach loungers at Mimi del Mar if one was not a guest but was rather staying at Casa Melissa or somewhere else.

I've never heard of a property that charged its own guests to use beach loungers it was in charge of, though I suppose it might happen somewhere. I can only really imagine that happening in some situation in which the property is beachfront but did not pay the concession fees in order to run anything on the beach and then some other business came in to do that.
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I was taking the info from a trip advisor review that said they had to pay for loungers when they stayed at Casa Melissa so I was trying to compare to Mimi. I emailed Casa Melissa and was told you don't have to pay, they have a deal with Señor Frogs. My only experience with beach loungers was thru Aventura Mexicana (LOVE that hotel!) where you could go to Kool or Indigo I think and have a lounger for free, but had to pay for a front row lounger.

Thanks Gregorio for the heads up!
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I have stayed at the Playa Maya and the Mimi del Mar as well as the Fusion.

Playa Maya has the best beds and nicest rooms and a nice beach and a great restaurant. We had a great stay there. And I love their restaurant and frequent there. Mini-fridge, cable TV, and free Wi-Fi (I believe). There are a lot of steps. It cost a bit more and I am cheap, plus the high demand for this fine hotel meant booking ahead a ways.

We stayed at the Fusion and at that time it was cheap. Rooms were so-so, not real clean, lots of dust bunnies under the bed, but we had a great time. Changes have been made there, especially to the restaurant. Not sure about the rooms. Prices for food and drink have gone up quite a bit since we stayed there. So not sure what rooms cost now. Beach is quite small now and pretty crowded.

We have stayed at the Mimi and are staying there again in Feb. The Mimi has decent enough rooms and I love the location. It is also fairly small, not many steps, and is not a long distance from room to beach. They have a good restaurant bar on site and good service. The lounge chairs are included on the beach (just like Playa Maya and Fusion) and the beach is very good there. They have cable TV and free Wi-Fi. They have also made a few upgrades to the rooms with better TV's now. They have a small kitchenette area with mini-fridge and sink. Also a stove which we have never used. Rates are moderate for what you get. Location is great as Yan and Ten's has great food and beer pretty cheap next door. Bad Boys next door on the south and the Wah Wah Bar is only a block away on the beach. Carboncito's is right on Fifth a block away up Calle 4 and go another 1/2 block on Calle 4 and get great cheap seafood at Las Brisas.

Of the three, I would stay at the Play Maya and the Mimi again. Probably not the Fusion as it just seems way too crowded on their beach as everyone is packed in like sardines.

Some friends have started staying at the All-Riviera. Looks okay but the rooms are a bit smaller of the rooms I have seen. Might be a bit cheaper than the Mimi. We have stayed the last few years at the Mimi and have really enjoyed it.
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I have stayed at the Playa Maya and the Mimi del Mar as well as the Fusion.

Playa Maya has the best beds and nicest rooms and a nice beach and a great restaurant. We had a great stay there. And I love their restaurant and frequent there. Mini-fridge, cable TV, and free Wi-Fi (I believe). There are a lot of steps. It cost a bit more and I am cheap, plus the high demand for this fine hotel meant booking ahead a ways.

We stayed at the Fusion and at that time it was cheap. Rooms were so-so, not real clean, lots of dust bunnies under the bed, but we had a great time. Changes have been made there, especially to the restaurant. Not sure about the rooms. Prices for food and drink have gone up quite a bit since we stayed there. So not sure what rooms cost now. Beach is quite small now and pretty crowded.

We have stayed at the Mimi and are staying there again in Feb. The Mimi has decent enough rooms and I love the location. It is also fairly small, not many steps, and is not a long distance from room to beach. They have a good restaurant bar on site and good service. The lounge chairs are included on the beach (just like Playa Maya and Fusion) and the beach is very good there. They have cable TV and free Wi-Fi. They have also made a few upgrades to the rooms with better TV's now. They have a small kitchenette area with mini-fridge and sink. Also a stove which we have never used. Rates are moderate for what you get. Location is great as Yan and Ten's has great food and beer pretty cheap next door. Bad Boys next door on the south and the Wah Wah Bar is only a block away on the beach. Carboncito's is right on Fifth a block away up Calle 4 and go another 1/2 block on Calle 4 and get great cheap seafood at Las Brisas.

Of the three, I would stay at the Play Maya and the Mimi again. Probably not the Fusion as it just seems way too crowded on their beach as everyone is packed in like sardines.

Some friends have started staying at the All-Riviera. Looks okay but the rooms are a bit smaller of the rooms I have seen. Might be a bit cheaper than the Mimi. We have stayed the last few years at the Mimi and have really enjoyed it.
Thank you for the review, we're staying at Playa Maya in just over a week.
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Actually our room is $57 per night and it is an oceanview room on the 3rd floor.. 302 which is suppose to have a good view of the beach from the report I read on Trip Advisor ..
But you are exactly right that's why we booked in May plus it will be warmer for snorkeling and diving .. Low season has its benefits the same room is about $80-100 cheaper per night in May vs Feb..

We may also get upgraded to a Oceanfront room if 1 is available when we arrive.. A nice E-mail to the Manager about your reservations has its advantages sometimes
That's great! Always good to know about new places to consider.

And you can never go wrong with a pleasant email - even if it simply improves the mood of the person on the other end. Hope you get the upgrade!
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Couldn't find any recent posts regarding beach hotels and I know this thread is dated.

However, we will be in Playa for 12 days at the end of Feb/beginning of March. We usually stay at Mimi del Mar, and occasionally Pelicanos. Both are unavailable for our dates. I know that small beach hotels are disappearing in Playa, but does anyone know of any other options? Playa Maya is out of our price range. Would consider staying a little off the beach. Balcony or terrace is a must.

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We are staying in illusion just at the back of playa maya would have loved to stay in playa maya again but over our price range.illusion is good stayed there this year rooms great staff nice
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Thanks for suggesting Illusion. We just booked it.
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That great that you got something we are staying there next April again
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Couldn't find any recent posts regarding beach hotels and I know this thread is dated.

However, we will be in Playa for 12 days at the end of Feb/beginning of March. We usually stay at Mimi del Mar, and occasionally Pelicanos. Both are unavailable for our dates. I know that small beach hotels are disappearing in Playa, but does anyone know of any other options? Playa Maya is out of our price range. Would consider staying a little off the beach. Balcony or terrace is a must.

Thanks,
Nancy
Vista Caribe is on Calle 6 about a half block or so to the beach. Decent place at a decent price. Check out their website. $100 or less for a junior suite and that includes taxes. Includes breakfast too. Not sure about loungers on the beach. Has a nice little pool area.
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Posada Sian Kaan is also 1/2 block from the beach and from Wah Wah Beach Club. We stayed there once for one night and it was nice. Breakast comes with the room and I believe they have a pool
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Vista Caribe is on Calle 6 about a half block or so to the beach. Decent place at a decent price. Check out their website. $100 or less for a junior suite and that includes taxes. Includes breakfast too. Not sure about loungers on the beach. Has a nice little pool area.
No loungers on the beach. They tend to fill up waaaaay in advance; I have some friends who just checked for early February and no availability there.
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