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Magic Express Hotel

2 stars
View map of Carretera Cancun - Chetumal Km 291, Esquina calle 54 Norte, Playa del Carmen, 77710

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.3
out of 5
19 reviews
budget friendly,family,couples,business

MY HUSBAND AND I STAYED HERE ON NOV. 9TH-15TH AND WAS HAPPILY SURPRISED HOW NICE IT WAS. WE WERE... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Nov 16, 2008
Great Value

Magic Express Hotel was a great value. It really is not near the beach AT ALL, however they do have... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Sep 25, 2008
Magic Express is a relaxed business-family friendly hotel.

Because of its central location in Playa del Carmen, the hotel welcomes a mix of business travellers and budget-minded families who enjoy proximity to business, shopping, restaurants and entertainment in the surrounding area.

Highlights

  • FREE Wireless Internet.
  • FREE Parking.
  • Accesss to Beach Club.
  • FREE Transportation to Beach Club & 5th Avenue

  • This business-family friendly property includes amenities such as ice cream machine, swimming pool and fitness room, roofed parking lot. The following services at an extra cost: laundry, babysitting, meeting rooms for up to 80 persons, business center.

    During the day visit our Beach Club, umbrellas, towels, lounge chairs included and special discounts on food and beverages. You can also book ecological tours (Selvatica, Crococun, etc,) or visit cultural archaeological sites like Xcaret, Tulum, Xel-Ha, Chichen-Itza, Coba.

    Magic Express Hotel Rooms

    STANDARD ROOM
    Maximum Capacity: 4 People.
    Bedding: One King or Two Double Beds.

    In Room Amenities:

  • 20" Plasma TV.
  • Air Conditioning.
  • Voice Mail and Telephone.
  • Private Bathroom with shower.
  • Telephone with Direct Access to long distances calls.
  • Alarm Clock.
  • Iron & ironing Board (on request).
  • Safety Deposit Box (surcharge).
  • Amenities

    • Free continental breakfast
    • Free internet
    • Free parking
    • Outdoor pool
    • No smoking rooms/facilities
    General
    No smoking rooms/facilities
    Concierge
    Elevators
    Activities
    Outdoor pool
    Fitness center or spa
    Fitness Center
    Solarium
    Dining
    Free continental breakfast
    Bar/Lounge
    Services
    Business center
    Laundry service
    Childcare Service
    In-Room Safe
    Conference facilities
    Doctor on call
    Internet
    Free internet
    Parking
    Free parking
    Accessibility
    Handicapped rooms/facilities
    Brailled elevators

    Hotel Map

    20.6402 -87.074
    Area served
    Playa del Carmen.
    Nearby airports
    Cancun International airport.
    Area description
    Magic Express offers an unmatchable meeting location; the hotel is situated only 45 minutes south of Cancun International airport, just a 45 minutes ferry ride away from the world famous island of Cozumel.

    Dining

    IPANEMA GRILL

    Brazilian Rodizio & international buffet Restaurant for lunch and dinner, located at Magic Blue Hotel at 10th Avenue, just a few minutes form the property. Special discount for the guests.
    COBA

    Contemporary lobby bar with unique atmosphere, cocktails and wide selection of International and national premium brands. Serving Continental Breakfast from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 am, snacks, sandwiches during the day.

    Meeting facilities

    Meeting Info
    The hotel have all the necessary equipment for meetings like work meetings, training courses or conferences. Maximum capacity for 80 pax at 104 m2.

    Hotel Policies

    Check-in:
    3:00 PM
    Check-out:
    12:00 PM

    Terms and conditions

    Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

    The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by CheapTickets

    Ratings and reviews for Magic Express Hotel

    Overall score

    3.3 / 5
    5.01.0
    19 out of 19
    Amenities:
    3.2
    Cleanliness:
    4.3
    Hotel staff:
    4.2
    Comfort:
    3.7
    Location:
    2.9
    Value:
    4.1

    74% would recommend to a friend.

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    Review of Magic Express Hotel

    Reviewer score

    3
    5.01.0
    Traveling DanCo
    Business
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Dec 20, 2012

    Great for the price

    This was a great hotel to stay at for the price. We had a car which made it better with the parking, but clean rooms, decent beds and great water pressure. Had some notable problems with the front desk not taking the online reservation we had to push through which took an hour, but once we were in it was great.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Cleanliness:
    3
    Hotel staff:
    2
    Comfort:
    3
    Location:
    2
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Review of Magic Express Hotel

    Reviewer score

    2
    5.01.0
    Manuela
    Business
    Indiana, USA
    Jan 17, 2012

    Chose another hotel if you are on a vacation

    This hotel is very far from the beach. If you are on vacation and would like to enjoy the ocean shore than pick a different hotel. This is really a hotel for visitors who are just passing through and need a nice place to lay your head down.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    3
    Cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Comfort:
    5
    Location:
    1
    Value:
    2
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Review of Magic Express Hotel

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    yogidocta
    Business
    Raleigh NC
    Jan 7, 2012

    Magic Express

    Nice place, nice people. Toilet worked variably, depending on water pressure. Staff very helpful and prompt, including the repairman. 5 blocks from the beach. No local restaurants in walking distance, but there are two that deliver. It's about 45 minutes from the airport.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Comfort:
    4
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Review of Magic Express Hotel

    Reviewer score

    3
    5.01.0
    Chabella
    Business
    Indiana
    Jun 29, 2011

    I'll tell you everything you need to kno

    It's a long walk to the beach and you have to go through 2 blocks of ghetto neighborhood to get there. The hotel does not offer any water to drink and the breakfast consists of toast, fruit, and coffee. The pool is very tiny and none of the exercise equipment work in the fitness center. There is no concierge at the hotel and the closest restaurant is a 15 min walk. Now with that all being said, the staff is the friendliest staff I have ever known. Every employee there knew me by name and greeted me with a smile everyday!

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    2
    Cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Comfort:
    5
    Location:
    1
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Review of Magic Express Hotel

    Reviewer score

    3
    5.01.0
    Coolwoman
    Business
    Portland, OR
    Mar 24, 2011

    Nice hotel but far, far, away

    Playa del Carmen was next on my list as it was close to Chichen Itza and Tulum. On previous hotels stays in Cancun and Vallalodid, I was able to walk into a hotel and get a room for the night. These hotels were in walking distance to shopping, restaurants, etc. Not the case with Magic Express. It's very new with nice rooms, bedding, showers, and complimentary breakfast but it is too far from anything. Literally on the outskirts of town. Was a 50-70 peso cab ride everytime we wanted to go to the main strip. I would recommend staying here if it is just for one night. Otherwise, try your luck at hotels that are closer to "el centro".

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    3
    Comfort:
    3
    Location:
    1
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Money-saving tip: In Hotel

    Decent breakfast of toast, cereal, yogurt, and coffee in the hotel lobby every morning from 7:30-10:30am.

    Review of Magic Express Hotel

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Anonymous
    Business
    Camarillo, CA
    Feb 22, 2011

    Excellent personalized friendly service

    Super clean. Close to almost everything: beach, downtown; fair distance from main road which meant less noise. Everyone in the staff was friedly and took the time to orient clients for trips, better deals, attractions, etc. Very affordable prices. Continental BKT was good beginning for each day.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    3
    Cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Comfort:
    5
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

    Playa del Carmen Beach 10 minutes drive or 30 mins walking. Ruins of Tulum about 40 mins drive.

    Review of Magic Express Hotel

    Reviewer score

    2
    5.01.0
    Don't drink the water either
    Business
    Virginia
    Aug 23, 2010

    You get what you pay fo

    One positive thing I can say is that the staff were all very nice. They even brought bandaids and ointment to my room when I cut my finger (not on anything hotel-related). It was quite noisy inside the hotel. This wasn't so much the hotels fault as it was the noisy customers. However, the hotel didn't do anything to encourage them keep the noise down. As for the free breakfast, well all I can say is, "you get what you pay for." If you're from the US, don't expect cold milk for your cereal. The pics make the pool look rather nice, but it's super small and it could use a good power wash and some new chairs. When we got to the room, the AC had been completely off. It was over 80*F and it reeked of mildew (likely due to excessive moisture that is inherent in Mexico and no AC). The AC said it could go as low as 18*C, but never managed to make it below 23*C). Playa del Carmen has so much to off, as do the surrounding offers. I would just highly suggest staying somewhere else if you have allergies or asthma.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    2
    Cleanliness:
    2
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Comfort:
    2
    Location:
    3
    Value:
    2
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

    Visit Tulum, Coba, and Isla Mujeres. Cozumel is also only a short ferry ride away.

    Review of Magic Express Hotel

    Reviewer score

    3
    5.01.0
    Latina Wannabe
    Business
    Charlotte, NC
    Jan 5, 2010

    Magic Express - Jan 2010

    Good value hotel. Not the place to go for superior service or a resort-type feel. But clean and nice for the price! Would suggest only staying here if you had a rental car.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    3
    Cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    3
    Comfort:
    3
    Location:
    3
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Review of Magic Express Hotel

    Reviewer score

    2
    5.01.0
    chill
    Business
    chicago
    Jul 17, 2009

    My Stay At ME

    My stay at Magic Express was ok. I am use to sleeping on a soft pillow top mattress. I do understand if hotels do not come equipped with pillow top but, at least have soft to medium mattresses. I also was suprised that there wasn't a restaurant on the premises. The pool and exercise room where very smal as well. There was a bike, treadmill, and an eliptical machine that did not work in a very small room. However, there was a TV present and I was able to have a nice workout.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    2
    Cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Comfort:
    1
    Location:
    3
    Value:
    3
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Shopping tip: Long walk from hotel

    mile and a half

    Review of Magic Express Hotel

    Reviewer score

    3
    5.01.0
    kitty mama
    Business
    Calgary Ab
    May 3, 2009

    Good Enough

    Magic Express is a simple hotel with few amenities. Quiet, with helpful front end clerk, but it s on the opposite side of the highway from the main area in Playa and not in a neighborhood that l would feel comfortable walking around in. But all in all not bad for a budget hotel.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    2
    Cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Comfort:
    4
    Location:
    2
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

    El oasis in is restaurant down the highway towards Tulum that serves only seafood, full of locals and very good food and reasonable prices. Check out the sink outside of the bathrooms.

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