We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
8/10/2017 9/10/2017
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
      {listitems}
    {sold_out_text}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    Hotel Esencia

    Calle Carretera Federal KM 265, Xpu-Ha 77710, Mexico
    Save
    Lowest prices for your stay
    8/10/2017 9/10/2017
    Savings alert: 16% below average rate

    The price you found is 16% lower than this hotel's average rate of US$ 743/night.

    We analyze rates over a 60 day period, and compare your selection to the average rate of comparable stays to ensure you're getting the best possible deal.

    US$ 621
    US$ 628
    US$ 621
    Traveller (279)
    Room & Suite (278)
    Pool & Beach (176)
    Barcelo Maya Palace
    7,104 reviews
    #6 of 17 hotels in Puerto Aventuras
     
    Catalonia Royal Tulum
    7,252 reviews
    #2 of 4 hotels in Xpu-Ha
     
    Heaven at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya
    6,457 reviews
    #2 of 17 hotels in Puerto Aventuras
     
    Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya
    9,720 reviews
    #3 of 17 hotels in Puerto Aventuras
     
    Overview
    • Excellent90%
    • Very good7%
    • Average1%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible1%
    Travellers talk about
    “garden suite” (15 reviews)
    “plunge pool” (17 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Air Conditioning
    Beachfront
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Restaurant
    Airport Transportation
    Room Service
    Suites
    Bar/Lounge
    Fitness centre
    Concierge
    Spa
    Wheelchair Access
    Dry Cleaning
    Butler Service
    Housekeeping
    Babysitting
    Private Balcony
    4.5 Star Hotel
    All hotel details
    {"scriptFlags":null,"containerAttributes":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}}}
    Barcelo Maya Palace
    7,104 reviews
    #6 of 17 hotels in Puerto Aventuras
     
    Catalonia Royal Tulum
    7,252 reviews
    #2 of 4 hotels in Xpu-Ha
     
    Heaven at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya
    6,457 reviews
    #2 of 17 hotels in Puerto Aventuras
     
    Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya
    9,720 reviews
    #3 of 17 hotels in Puerto Aventuras
     
    Rooms
    8 Oct9 Oct
    |
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    Show Available Rooms
    Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 8 partner sites to see rooms from US$ 621.
    We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Xpu-Ha hotels with availability
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    {"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","VISA_SPONSORSHIP_WEB","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","CHILDREN_SEARCH","ATTRACTIONS_REMOVE_PAYMENT_ADDRESS_FIELDS","HR_IB_EXCLUDE_TAXES_AND_FEES","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","STORED_CARDS","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","META_AIR","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","IB_TIME_OF_STAY_PAYMENT_TYPES_V3","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "18ee0178a6c5491aa29e8b7871fb41cb", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":528240,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[54227256],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":8,"month":10,"year":2017},"checkout":{"day":9,"month":10,"year":2017},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":621,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":false,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":null,"impressionKey":"18ee0178a6c5491aa29e8b7871fb41cb","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":628,"lowestMetaPrice":621,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":628,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":false,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":{"hasFullTravelerInfo":false,"hasReducedBillingInfo":false,"hasFullBillingInfo":false},"highestMetaPrice":628,"lowestMetaPrice":621,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":628,"hotelName":"Hotel Esencia","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6IjE4ZWUwMTc4YTZjNTQ5MWFhMjllOGI3ODcxZmI0MWNiIiwiQUlLIjoiYzM2YWRkN2VkYTNiNDJmNWJlNmZiMDdlZWFjMjFhODYifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"isPriceDrawerEnabled":false,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false}, "ibAvailability": true, "metaAvailability": true, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": -1, "checkIn": "08/10/2017", "checkOut": "09/10/2017", "lowestPrice": "US$ 621", "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": false, "contentIdMappings": {"54227256":"TravelocityEWS","37245234":"BookingCom","32631930":"Expedia","109270991":"HotelsCom2IB","76479843":"Hotwire"}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": true, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_hr_inline_room_grid_hsx", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"scriptFlags":null,"containerAttributes":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_hsx","moduleList":["handlers","tracking"],"template":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_hsx","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__sub_header"}}}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"scriptFlags":null,"containerAttributes":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","moduleList":["handler"],"template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"dust":{}}}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"scriptFlags":null,"containerAttributes":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","moduleList":[],"template":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","js":{},"dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__amenities","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__reservation_col"}}}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
    Write a Review
    Turn Your Opinions into Points!
    Turn your opinions into JPMiles
    Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
    *You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
    JPMiles / Payback Arrow
    50
    JPMiles / Payback Arrow
    Reviews (259)
    Traveller rating
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    Language

    1 - 5 of 226 reviews

    Reviewed 2 days ago

    Luxurious properties without superior service, is as a Ferrari without an engine. Hotel Esencia's superior service- starting from the exceptional bartender Johnny Rios- who made a killer, custom made smoothie: Cucumber, chaya & pineapple- to the breathtaking landscape, spacious, elegant rooms, unique amenities, and exemplary...More

    1  Thank Dolly833
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    This hotel is gorgeous - the grounds are beautiful and there are quite a lot of personnel and security to keep guests safe and to provide assistance navigating whenever necessary. The hotel has a very private feel and the rooms are beautiful.

    1  Thank Brittany S
    Reviewed 21 August 2017

    Great small boutique hotel. Very friendly staff. Awesome massages by Gloria. We had one of the large suites in the main house, with private patio. It was terrific! The food was very good, though it's the same menu every day -- with a special each...More

    1  Thank gosti2014
    Response from Kevin W, Owner at Hotel EsenciaResponded 4 weeks ago

    Dear gosti2014, Thanks so much for your kind 5 star review! I'm pleased to know that you had a great time and that you're planning to return one day. You will be happy to hear that we will be opening a third restaurant next month...More

    A TripAdvisor Member
    11
    Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

    My wife and daughter surprised me with this wonderful experience. Honestly the best vacation I've ever had in my life. I've never been to a hotel more luxurious than this one on the most beautiful beach in the Americas. I never fancied Mexican food before...More

    1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
    Response from Kevin W, Owner at Hotel EsenciaResponded 4 weeks ago

    Dear Mr. Kennedy, A million thanks for your kind 5 star review! I'm so pleased to hear that your wife and daughter were able to surprise and spoil you. We are a small family operation and take a lot of pride in what we do....More

    Reviewed 18 August 2017

    This is a beautiful hotel set in wonderful grounds. Our room was amazing, very large with a comfortable bed and large bathroom and a walk in wardrobe. Coffee and pastries were left in a small cupboard on our terrace each morning which was lovely, although...More

    1  Thank supersaint76
    Response from Kevin W, Owner at Hotel EsenciaResponded 4 weeks ago

    Dear supersaint76, I'd like to thank you personally for your recent stay with us. I regret that I was not there to greet you personally! I'm pleased to read that you would love to return for another visit one day as that is the highest...More

    Barcelo Maya Palace
    7,104 reviews
    #6 of 17 hotels in Puerto Aventuras
     
    Catalonia Royal Tulum
    7,252 reviews
    #2 of 4 hotels in Xpu-Ha
     
    Heaven at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya
    6,457 reviews
    #2 of 17 hotels in Puerto Aventuras
     
    Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya
    9,720 reviews
    #3 of 17 hotels in Puerto Aventuras
     
    About
    Awards & Recognition
    Travellers' Choice2017 Winner
    Certificate of Excellence
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Beachfront
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Room Service
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Babysitting
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Hot Tub
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Heated pool
    • Outdoor pool
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$ 594 - US$ 1,182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #1 Spa Hotel in Xpu-Ha
    • #1 On the Beach Hotel in Xpu-Ha
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 29
    • Reservation Options
    • TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Orbitz, Expedia, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Priceline, Cheap Tickets and Hotwire so you can book your Hotel Esencia reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
    • Location
    • Mexico >
    • Yucatan Peninsula >
    • Quintana Roo >
    • Riviera Maya >
    • Xpu-Ha
    • Also Known As
    • Esencia Playa Del Carmen ,
    • Esencia Hotel Playa Del Carmen ,
    • Hotel Esencia Riviera Maya/Xpu-Ha, Mexico
    Add Photo Photos
    Traveller (279)
    Room & Suite (278)
    Pool & Beach (176)
    Dining (60)
    Hotel & Grounds (236)
    Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
    Nearby
    Heaven at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya
    6,457 reviews
    5.42 km away
     
    Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya
    9,720 reviews
    5.50 km away
     
    Barcelo Maya Palace
    7,104 reviews
    1.62 km away
     
    Catalonia Royal Tulum
    7,252 reviews
    .06 km away
     
    Nearby Restaurants
    Rauxa Restaurant & Show
    192 reviews
    .65 km away
    Royal Grill
    94 reviews
    .59 km away
    La Playa Xpu Ha Restaurant & Beach Club
    487 reviews
    .90 km away
    Terrace Tapas Lounge & Bar
    73 reviews
    .68 km away
    Nearby Attractions
    La Playa Xpuha
    674 reviews
    .90 km away
    Bahia Divers
    249 reviews
    .77 km away
    Xpu-ha Beach
    725 reviews
    .98 km away
    Dolphinaris Barcelo
    752 reviews
    1.44 km away
    Ask a question
    Questions & Answers
    Kayla S
    20 March 2017|
    AnswerShow all 5 answers
    Response from David F | Reviewed this property |
    Garden suite is enough. This place is our hidden secret - the absolute best, and I would suggest you buy the food package as well which is outstanding.
    0
    Votes
    MomofFourGreatKids
    14 February 2017|
    AnswerShow all 2 answers
    Response from Yurij G | Property representative |
    Dear MomofFourGreatKids, we accept guests not staying on our property for lunch, dinner and to our beach cabañas, however all subject to availability. We kindly invite you to contact the concierge department who will take... More
    0
    Votes
    infoO4391PT
    26 November 2016|
    AnswerShow all 5 answers
    Response from Sirius_blk | Reviewed this property |
    Booked thru travel agent, they did not aks for CC or id
    0
    Votes
    Room Tips
    "You can't go wrong with any room."
    Read review
    "Ocean view suites or villas"
    Read review
    "We were in the garden with a plunge pool...... heaven"
    Read review
    "Do not book the garden room and be prepared for more rustic than luxury"
    Read review
    Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
    Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing