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Tulum Hotel Guide

The 15 Best Hotels In Tulum, Mexico

Updated May 2024 ⋅ Written by Laura Schulthies ⋅ Edited by Daniel Mode

Best Tulum Hotels: The Best Hotels In Tulum
Best Tulum Hotels: The Best Hotels In Tulum

Welcome to Tulum

Tulum is a stunningly beautiful beach town known for the well preserved Tulum Mayan Ruins and the region’s unique bohemian culture. The area has excellent hotel choices, either in downtown Tulum or along the beachfront Hotel Zone. Hotels are available in a variety of budgets and styles, from world class Tulum all inclusive resorts to boutique hotels and rustic lodgings. If you’re planning to travel to this gorgeous place, here are our top picks for some of the best Tulum hotels to look into.

Tulum is a stunningly beautiful beach town known for the well preserved Tulum Mayan Ruins and the region’s unique bohemian culture. The area has excellent hotel choices, either in downtown Tulum or along the beachfront Hotel Zone. Hotels are available in a variety of budgets and styles, from world class Tulum all inclusive resorts to boutique hotels and rustic lodgings. If you’re planning to travel to this gorgeous place, here are our top picks for some of the best Tulum hotels to look into.

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Where to Stay in Tulum

The Top Neighborhoods

  CENTRO / TULUM PUEBLO

The town center or “Centro” has lodging options for all budgets and most have air conditioning. Tulum Pueblo offers dozens of authentic restaurants, exciting nightclubs, and bars. If you’re looking for something a bit different, on the edges of Centro are a few jungle areas that have more rustic lodging. Choose a cozy guesthouse or even stay in a hut!

  ZONA HOTELERA / ESMERELDA K

The Zona Hotelera offers upscale accommodations, many with private beach fronts and beautiful swimming pools. The area itself is roughly divided into three different sections. The North, located near the ruins, is a quiet and romantic area. The Middle is chic and has beach clubs, restaurants, and vibrant nightlife. The South and “Esmeralda K ” area is very family-friendly.

  CENTRO / TULUM PUEBLO

The town center or “Centro” has lodging options for all budgets and most have air conditioning. Tulum Pueblo offers dozens of authentic restaurants, exciting nightclubs, and bars. If you’re looking for something a bit different, on the edges of Centro are a few jungle areas that have more rustic lodging. Choose a cozy guesthouse or even stay in a hut!

  ZONA HOTELERA / ESMERELDA K

The Zona Hotelera offers upscale accommodations, many with private beach fronts and beautiful swimming pools. The area itself is roughly divided into three different sections. The North, located near the ruins, is a quiet and romantic area. The Middle is chic and has beach clubs, restaurants, and vibrant nightlife. The South and “Esmeralda K ” area is very family-friendly.

Budget Hotels

Lazy river at Hotel Posada 06 Tulum
Lazy river at Hotel Posada 06 Tulum

Hotel Posada 06 Tulum

Price: $     Average Reviews: 4.2/5

Hotel Posada 06 is a relaxing rustic boutique hotel offering an intimate setting with just twelve rooms right in Centro. While its location is in the heart of Tulum, the hotel itself is very peaceful. Unwind in an outdoor soaking tub on your own private terrace or sip a refreshing drink at the rooftop lounge. The peaceful solarium and winding pool shaded by the greenery of the jungle offers additional tranquility for guests.

Yurt at Huaya Camp Luxury Glamping
Yurt at Huaya Camp Luxury Glamping

Huaya Camp Luxury Glamping

Price: $     Average Reviews: 4.8/5

Huaya Camp is a fusion of modern comfort, ancient culture, and natural elements nestled in Centro. A place where nature meets a unique glamping experience, each yurt is clean, simplistic, and filled with décor made from traditional Mayan materials. Enjoy private outdoor showers that will help you connect to nature in this outdoor oasis. The camp features natural flora and fauna, as well as an outdoor pool. Huaya also offers traditional treatments, tours, and activities to connect with the culture and history of the region.

Exterior of Casa Almendro Hotel in Tulum
Exterior of Casa Almendro Hotel in Tulum

Casa Almendro

Price: $     Average Reviews: 4.8/5

Soak in the calm Caribbean ambiance at the most simple and charming guesthouse, Casa Almendro in Tulum Centro. Consisting of eight sustainably designed rooms where care for the local culture and people is evident throughout the property. Enjoy the beautiful terrace made of local wood and handcrafted furnishings from local artisans. Apart from the quiet rooms and tranquil atmosphere, some of the best restaurants and shops of Tulum Pueblo are a short walk away.

Exterior of the Teetotum Hotel in Tulum
Exterior of the Teetotum Hotel in Tulum

Teetotum Hotel

Price: $$     Average Reviews: 5.0/5

Located just off of Tulum Pueblo’s lively main street, Quintana Roo, this modern hotel’s character lies in the details. From handcrafted décor to local ingredients in the chef’s signature dishes, your stay at Teetotum Hotel will be authentic and unique. Guests enjoy pristine rooms with sleek, minimalist designs, a vibrant restaurant, a relaxing spa, and unbeatable proximity to the best of Tulum. Consider the Teetotum Hotel if you are looking for a truly unique stay.

Swimming pool at the Xperience Tulum Hotel
Swimming pool at the Xperience Tulum Hotel

Xperience Tulum Hotel

Price: $$     Average Reviews: 5.0/5

Xperience Tulum Hotel is a stunning complex housing eighty-four luxurious apartments in Quintana Roo. Each modern accommodation features a balcony, a king-size bed, and a kitchen. Don’t forget you are also in close proximity to the Tulum Pueblo’s vibrant local restaurants scene. You may never want to leave the stunning pool, the first of its kind in the area with towering twelve-foot waterfalls. Soak up the sun and take in the exceptional beauty of the Tulum jungle around you.

Lounge by the pool at the Hotel Casa Santiago Tulum
Lounge by the pool at the Hotel Casa Santiago Tulum

Hotel Casa Santiago Tulum

Price: $     Average Reviews: 4.8/5

The charming Hotel Casa Santiago Tulum is home to just six elegant rooms, ensuring a more personalized and intimate experience. The quiet residential neighborhood of La Veleta in Tulum Pueblo is surrounded by jungle and nature where guests can reconnect to the self and get centered through yoga, meditation, a dip in the natural pool, or a temazcal (Mayan sauna). The hotel incorporates its natural surroundings through local wood furnishings, a rainfall shower, and an outdoor patio.

Swimming pool at the Aloft Tulum by Marriott
Swimming pool at the Aloft Tulum by Marriott

Aloft Tulum by Marriott

Price: $$     Average Reviews: 4.7/5

Located in the heart of Tulum Pueblo, enjoy a loft-inspired room with tech-forward amenities at Aloft Tulum By Marriott. Despite the trendy urban feel, Aloft aims to make all guests have the most comfortable stay possible. From the rooftop infinity pool to the 24-hour fitness center, your lifestyle needs will be met. Make sure to check out the WXYZ Restaurant and Atico Rooftop Bar & Lounge for delicious cocktails, delicious meals, and live music from local musicians.

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Midrange Hotels

Lounge at the Hotel Tiki Tiki Tulum
Lounge at the Hotel Tiki Tiki Tulum

Hotel Tiki Tiki Tulum

Price: $$     Average Reviews: 4.8/5

Hotel Tiki Tiki Tulum is an award-winning, fifteen-bedroom, luxury boutique hotel located in the lush jungles around Tulum Pueblo. The convenient location puts guests near the best restaurants, shops, and attractions in the area. Step back in time with a modern twist on 1950s Miami style décor while enjoying gorgeous, clean rooms and a sleek tiled pool. Each room is spacious and includes a private, shaded terrace with a hammock and access to the garden and pool area. 

Swimming pool at the Era Hotel Tulum and Spa
Swimming pool at the Era Hotel Tulum and Spa

Era Hotel Tulum and Spa

Price: $$     Average Reviews: 4.5/5

This sophisticated yet straightforward Era Hotel Tulum Spas’ inspiration comes from the nature that surrounds it. The minimalist rooms are simple yet comfortable, with sleek exposed concrete and earth-toned decorative touches. Staying at this hotel is a truly relaxing and rejuvenating experience in the lush jungle near Tulum Centro. Guests can choose from a variety of spa treatments and massages, yoga classes, or relax in the swimming pool or sauna. The Era Hotel is perfect for those looking to reconnect with nature.

Room at the Alaya Tulum Hotel
Room at the Alaya Tulum Hotel

Alaya Tulum

Price: $$$     Average Reviews: 4.7/5

Alaya is a gorgeous and charming hotel with beautiful, intimate social spaces, oceanfront cabins, treehouse guest rooms, and luxury amenities in Tulum Beach. Nestled between the jungle and the beach, not only is the hotel committed to environmental sustainability, but it also promotes wellness. It’s the perfect place for those looking for a tranquil oasis or a wellness retreat. Rooms overlook the sea, many with tranquil private decks, while the hotel offers breathtaking spaces to connect with the environment around you.

Swimming pool at the Jungle Lodge Boutique Hotel in Tulum
Swimming pool at the Jungle Lodge Boutique Hotel in Tulum

Jungle Lodge Boutique Hotel

Price: $$     Average Reviews: 5.0/5

This unique jungle oasis is just 20 minutes north of Centro and offers comfort and authenticity. The villas of Jungle Lodge Boutique Hotel are a beautiful contrast to the lush jungle that surrounds them. Enjoy the privacy of a one bedroom, two bedroom, or deluxe villa with a spacious living area, private patio entrance, and unique indoor/outdoor bathroom. Delight in the plunge pools, traditional Mayan sweat lodge ceremony at the spa, or have an unforgettable Italian fare dining experience with the hotel’s chef.

Room at the Ahua Tulum Hotel
Room at the Ahua Tulum Hotel

Ahau Tulum

Price: $$$     Average Reviews: 4.5/5

At Ahau Tulum, guests can unwind and enjoy barefoot sophistication right in Tulum’s Zona Costera. Perfect for environmentally conscious travelers, you’ll love Ahua’s luxurious oceanfront cabanas and huts. Each of the airy sophisticated rooms and suites has gorgeous views of the Mexican Caribbean. Enjoy sunrise meditation and daily yoga or go exploring at the local Mayan Ruins. Dine at the delicious Restaurant Ahua for rustically elegant Mexican and Caribbean cuisine.  Or grab a bite at the Tulum Raw Love Cafe.   

High-End Hotels

Swimming pool at the Mi Amor Colobri Boutique Hotel in Tulum
Swimming pool at the Mi Amor Colobri Boutique Hotel in Tulum

Mi Amor Colobri Boutique Hotel

Price: $$$     Average Reviews: 4.8/5

Mi Amor Colibri Hotel has been voted “best of the best ” and the “number 1 romantic hotel” for good reason. This stunning adults-only establishment is uniquely located upon a small rocky outcrop on the beautiful shoreline of Tulum’s Zona Hotelera. Many of the rooms offer private patios and hot tubs overlooking the water. The hotel’s beautiful and playful décor provides an inviting space to relax. Enjoy world-class food, a top-notch infinity pool, a seaside cocktail bar, spa amenities, and more at this serene hotel.

Balcony view at the Encantada Tulum Hotel
Balcony view at the Encantada Tulum Hotel

Encantada Tulum

Price: $$$$     Average Reviews: 5.0/5

Get away from it all at the beachside paradise of Encantada Tulum, just 10 minutes from Zona Hotelera. Choose from eight private rooms nestled between the pristine white beaches and the lush jungle. Floor to ceiling glass doors open up onto a private beach, and the in-house spa offers a number of services. Activities include yoga, sailing, snorkeling, traditional ceremonies, or visits to the nearby Sian Ka’an Nature Preserve. The dining experience offers delicious meals on your private patio or on the private beach. 

Swimming pool at the Dune Boutique Hotel Tulum
Swimming pool at the Dune Boutique Hotel Tulum

Dune Boutique Hotel Tulum

Price: $$$$     Average Reviews: 4.6/5

Dune Boutique is a chic, bohemian-style adults only hotel, situated on a trendy beach strip of Tulum’s Zona Hotelera. Relax in the airy, ocean front rooms with private balconies and hammocks and enjoy a variety of holistic experiences to connect mind, body, and soul. Similarly, the exceptional culinary experience is thoughtfully designed to respect the local communities and planet by sourcing fresh, local produce and ingredients. Enjoy the rare combination of age old Mayan traditions and exhilarating possibilities at Dune Boutique.

Beach front at the Delek Tulum Hotel
Beach front at the Delek Tulum Hotel

Delek Tulum

Price: $$$$     Average Reviews: 4.7/5

Escape to the sandy beaches of Tulum’s coastline with this unique luxury treehouse inspired lodging experience in Zona Hotelera. Delek Tulum aims to create a truly sustainable experience from the organic construction materials to the locally sourced ingredients used on the menu. Each of the uniquely crafted luxury cabanas are filled with handmade wooden furniture and indigenous Mexican crafts. Guests can enjoy a high-class meal with their toes in the sand at the beachside Tatewari Restaurant.

Hammock on a balcony at the Beach Tulum Hotel
Hammock on a balcony at the Beach Tulum Hotel

The Beach Tulum

Price: $$$$     Average Reviews: 4.8/5

The Beach Tulum is one of the highest rated adults-only boutique hotels in Zona Hotelera and offers twenty-eight upscale rooms on Tulum’s sandy coast. Each of their picturesque accommodations comes with private pools or jacuzzis, king-size beds, and oceanside views of the sea. The swimming pools and open-air restaurants throughout the hotel complex are stunning. Enjoy meals, drinks, sunbathing, and water activities right outside your door, while the on-site spa offers massages, a sauna, and a Turkish bath.

Swimming pool at the Hotel Ma’xanab in Tulum
Swimming pool at the Hotel Ma’xanab in Tulum

Hotel Ma’xanab

Price: $$$$     Average Reviews: 4.9/5

Hotel Ma’xanab is the total package on a beautiful strip of beach in Tulum’s Zona Hotelera.  This absolutely stunning luxury establishment offers breathtaking oceanfront and jungle views from bright and spacious rooms. Some rooms even have their own private pools overlooking the sea. Guests can spend their days relaxing in a beachside cabana, swimming in the pool, hanging out at the beach bar, replenishing at the spa, or indulging in the mouthwatering menu of the on-site restaurant.

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This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. Sell Family says:

    My husband and I are excited to stay at Huaya Camp that was on the list!

  2. Linda F. says:

    I recently stayed at Teetotum Hotel and had such a great stay! The hotel is close to many restaurants and shops which was nice. I especially loved the hotel’s unique decor.

  3. Taylor and David Freitag says:

    Thank you for compiling this list of hotels. This has made planning my trip so easy.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Ahau Tulum looks beautiful! I am definitely going to try to convince my husband to let us stay at one of these luxury hotels the next time we are in Tulum.

  5. Alyse and Family says:

    Love this list of hotels. I started getting overwhelmed with all the different places to stay, but this list really narrowed it down. Thank you for this!

  6. Julian and Barbara says:

    The Hotel Zone has really become pricey. I love that you included places in Tulum Pueblo. Some good options here, thanks.

  7. Vickie and Keegan says:

    Thanks for the great information. We’re planning our trip this month! So excited to travel again.

  8. Frida says:

    Glamping?! That looks fabulous! Will have to try that next time we visit Tulum.

  9. Arturo Mata says:

    Tulum is one of the best places in central america. We will be back later this year to visit again and will use this great information. Thanks you.

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