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Tulum Hotel Guide

Great Places to Stay for Every Budget

February 2021

Tulum Hotel Guide
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Where to Sleep in Tulum

Tulum Town (often called Tulum Pueblo, or just Tulum) is a beautiful beach town near the famous Mayan Ruins of Tulum. The area has excellent hotel choices, either in downtown Tulum or along the beach at every price point. If you’re planning to travel to this gorgeous place, here are our top picks for some of the best hotels in Tulum.

Hostels

oOostel Smart Hostel

oOostel Smart Hostel, one of the best hotels in tulum mexico
oOostel Smart Hostel

oOostel isn’t your typical no-frills budget hostel. It is a sustainable, technologically advanced hostel that offers guests a unique experience. By downloading their WandoOra app, you can access free shuttle rides, beach clubs, and outdoor adventures.

Located in Centro (town center).

Colorbox Beds and Rooms by MS Milenium

Colorbox Beds and Rooms by MS Milenium, one of the best hotels in tulum mexico
Colorbox Beds and Rooms by MS Milenium

This “off the map” hostel is just steps away from the Cenote Dos Ojos. There are dorm rooms and suites to choose from to fit your budget needs. Guests can lounge poolside or head to town by shuttle.

Located in the Archaeological Zone.

Budget Hotels

Hotel Arcoiris

Hotel Arcoiris, one of the best hotels in tulum mexico
Hotel Arcoiris

This hotel offers comfort and convenience in its 20 rooms and seven suites. There are ample amenities onsite, including a swimming pool, gym, and rooftop terrace. It provides excellent value for visitors on a budget.

Located in Centro.

Hotel Posada 06 Tulum

Hotel Posada 06 Tulum, one of the best hotels in tulum mexico
Hotel Posada 06 Tulum

These modern, Mexican-inspired rooms in the center of Tulum provide a clean and comfortable night’s rest. Each room has a patio and a terrace and the hotel’s center courtyard a twisting, unique swimming pool. While its location is in the heart of the town, the hotel itself is very tranquil.

Located in Centro.

La Palmita Budget Boutique Hotel

La Palmita Budget Boutique Hotel, one of the best hotels in tulum mexico
La Palmita Budget Boutique Hotel

La Palmita is a clean but fairly basic hotel with a combination of suites and studio apartments located at the center of everything. The roof garden and lounge area is the true highlight. You can choose the dorm option if you want company, but it is mostly a hotel. Its studio suites have a pull-out sofa bed and a kitchen. The roof has many hammocks for lazy evenings.

Located in Centro.

Midrange Options

Hotel Tiki Tiki Tulum

Hotel Tiki Tiki Tulum, one of the best hotels in tulum mexico
Hotel Tiki Tiki Tulum

For a little bit of luxury at a moderate price, check out the Hotel Tiki Tiki Tulum. Its bright design incorporates Miami Beach Art Deco style with a tropical Mexican touch. A large swimming pool sits in the palm-lined courtyard. Rooms are spacious, comfortable, and centrally-located.

Located about a 5-minute drive (25 min. walk) outside of Centro.

Era Hotel Tulum and Spa

Era Hotel Tulum and Spa, one of the best hotels in tulum mexico
Era Hotel Tulum and Spa

This sophisticated yet straightforward hotel’s inspiration comes from the nature around it. Its minimalistic rooms are by no means boring, with sleek exposed concrete and earth-toned decorative touches. Staying here will make you feel relaxed and rejuvenated. The central swimming pool is quite nice.

Located about a 6-minute drive (27 min. walk) outside of Centro.

Teetotum Hotel

Teetotum Hotel, one of the best hotels in tulum mexico
Teetotum Hotel

You’ll feel immersed in your beach vacation immediately after stepping into this laid-back boutique hotel. From the handcrafted furniture to the fresh-squeezed tropical juice, your stress will melt away. Not to mention, the coast is just a stone’s throw from here! The one drawback is the small swimming pool.

Located in Centro.

High End Options

The Beach Tulum

The Beach Tulum, one of the best hotels in tulum mexico
The Beach Tulum

Beachfront bliss! If you want to leave the kids at home (or are kid-free), you can experience a relaxing getaway at this elegant adults-only boutique hotel. Their picturesque rooms come with private pools or jacuzzis, king-size beds, and are all beachside. The swimming pools and open-air restaurants throughout the hotel complex are something else.

Located about a 19-minute drive south of Centro in the Esmerelda K beach area.

Encantada Tulum

Encantada Tulum, one of the best hotels in tulum mexico
Encantada Tulum

Feel secluded while staying in a luxurious “rustic” cabana with ocean views from a private deck. If you step out your door, you can sink your feet into the powdery sand. When you arrive, a complimentary margarita is waiting for you.

Located about a 19-minute drive south of Centro in the Esmerelda K beach area.

Staff Picks

Huaya Camp Luxury Glamping

Huaya Camp Luxury Glamping, one of the best hotels in tulum mexico
Huaya Camp Luxury Glamping

Staff Pick – Huaya Camp Luxury Glamping was a first for me. The experience was a combination of an outdoor adventure and a glamourous vacation. Although you can walk to the city center from Huaya, this “campsite” feels peaceful and secluded. The luxury tents have king-sized beds or two singles and are set up beside a nice swimming pool.

Located just outside of Centro.

Mi Amor Colobri Boutique Hotel

Mi Amor Colobri Boutique Hotel, one of the best hotels in tulum mexico
Mi Amor Colobri Boutique Hotel

Staff Pick – In our opinion, one of the best getaways in Tulum is Mi Amor Colobri. It’s a very romantic spot with its infinity pool right on the beach and open air cocktail bar, but you don’t need to go with a significant other. Anyone can enjoy its relaxing beaches and ocean views. Many rooms have private patios with hot tubs overlooking the sea!

Located about a 10-minute drive south of Centro in the Zona Hotelera beach area.

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