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Tulum Hotel Guide

The Best Places to Stay for Every Budget

Updated October 2021

Tulum Hotel Guide. Best places to stay in Tulum
Tulum Hotel Guide. Best places to stay in Tulum

Welcome to 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.

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.

Where to Sleep

The Top Neighborhoods

  CENTRO / TULUM PUEBLO

The town center or “Centro” has lodging options for all budgets and almost all of them have air conditioning. Tulum Pueblo holds dozens of authentic restaurants, exciting night clubs and bars, and often street festivals. On the edges of Centro are a few jungle areas that have mostly smaller, more rustic lodging. You can choose from cozy guesthouses or even stay in a hut!

  ZONA HOTELERA / ESMERELDA K

The Zona Hotelera and Esmerelda K beach areas are about 10-20 minutes south of town (by car) right on the ocean. The Zona Hotelera has mostly upscale accommodations, many with private beachfronts and beautiful swimming pools. The Zona Hotelera itself is roughly divided into three different areas. The North, located up near the ruins, is the quiet, romantic area. The chic Middle has the beach clubs, restaurants and most of the nightlife. And the South and “Esmerelda K ” areas are very family-friendly and boast wide sandy beaches.

Budget Hotels

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

Hotel Posada 06 Tulum

Price: $     Average Reviews: 4.2/5

Hotel Posada 06 is a calm, rustic boutique hotel offering the privacy and intimacy of just twelve rooms. Unwind in an outdoor soaking tub on your own private terrace or sip a refreshing drink on the rooftop lounge. The peaceful solarium and winding pool shaded by the greenery of the jungle offer additional tranquility for guests. While its location is in the heart of the town, the hotel itself is very peaceful.

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

Huaya Camp Luxury Glamping

Price: $     Average Reviews: 4.8/5

Huaya Camp is a fusion of modern comfort, ancient culture, and natural elements. Each yurt is clean, simplistic, and filled with décor made from traditional Mayan materials while the private outdoor showers will connect you to nature. In the middle of the camp is an outdoor oasis featuring the natural flora and fauna as well as an outdoor pool. Huaya also serves as a place of nurture, offering traditional treatments, tours, and activities to connect with the culture and history of the region.

Best hotels in Tulum

Jungle Lodge Boutique Hotel

Price: $$     Average Reviews: 5.0/5

While not technically in Tulum, this unique jungle oasis 20 minutes north of town offers comfort, class, and authenticity. Take a deep breath and immerse yourself in natural beauty while remaining close to beaches and cenotes. The white villas of Jungle Lodge are a beautiful contrast to the greenery 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. While staying at the Lodge, enjoy the plunge pools, traditional Mayan sweat lodge ceremony at the spa, or have an unforgettable dining experience with the hotel’s chef.

Teetotum Hotel, one of the best hotels in tulum mexico

Teetotum Hotel

Price: $$     Average Reviews: 5.0/5

Located just off of Tulum Pueblo’s lively main street, 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 will be authentic and unique. Guests enjoy pristine rooms with sleek, minimalist designs, a vibrant restaurant, relaxing spa, and unbeatable proximity to the best of Tulum. An excellent value.

Xperience Tulum Hotel

Price: $     Average Reviews: 5.0/5

Xperience Tulum Hotel is a stunning complex housing eighty-four luxurious apartments. Each modern accommodation features a balcony, king-size bed, and a kitchen (despite its proximity to the Tulum Pueblo’s local restaurants). 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.

Best hotels in Tulum

Hotel Casa Santiago Tulum

Price: $     Average Reviews: 4.8/5

This charming space is home to just six elegant rooms, ensuring a 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 (a Mayan sauna). The hotel incorporates their natural surroundings through local wood furnishings, a rainfall shower, and an outdoor patio.

Best hotels in Tulum

Casa Almendro

Price: $     Average Reviews: 4.8/5

Soak in the calm Caribbean ambiance at the most simple and charming guesthouse in Tulum center. Casa Almendro consists of eight sustainably designed rooms where care for the local culture and people is evident throughout the property. In fact, it is named after the almond tree standing just outside its doors. 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.

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Midrange Hotels

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

Hotel Tiki Tiki Tulum

Price: $$     Average Reviews: 4.8/5

This award-winning, fifteen-bedroom, luxury boutique hotel is located in the lush jungles around Tulum Pueblo, and is a conveniently near the best restaurants, shops, and attractions in the area. Step back in time with a modern twist on 1950’s Miami style décor while enjoying gorgeous, clean rooms and a sleek tiled swimming pool. Each of the twelve rooms are spacious and include a private, shaded terrace with a hammock and access to the garden and pool area with suites offering further amenities.

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

Era Hotel Tulum and Spa

Price: $$     Average Reviews: 4.5/5

This sophisticated yet straightforward hotel’s inspiration comes from the nature that surrounds it. Its minimalistic rooms are by no means boring, with sleek exposed concrete and earth-toned decorative touches. Staying here is a truly relaxing and rejuvenating experience in the lush jungle near Tulum center. Guests can choose from a variety of spa treatments and massages, yoga classes, or relax in the swimming pool or sauna.

KASA Hotel Parota

Price: $$     Average Reviews: 4.6/5

This tropically designed, luxury hotel has some of the most impressive swimming pools in the area. The accommodation options are bright, modern, and comfortable with a wide array of rooms to fit groups of all sizes. While the most affordable rooms offer beautiful views and local organic toiletries, the biggest suites feature wrap around decks, full kitchens, and private rooftops with pools. The restaurant is equally impressive, serving locally grown, fresh ingredients in signature Mexican dishes alongside one-of-a-kind cocktails and artisanal craft beers from local brewers.

The Best Hotels in Tulum, Mexico

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. 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.

The best hotels in Tulum

Dune Boutique Hotel Tulum - Adults Only

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

Dune Boutique is a chic, bohemian-style hotel, situated on a trendy beach strip of Tulums 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 to the beauty of the peaceful surrounding environment. Similarly, the exceptional culinary experience is thoughtfully designed to respect the local communities and planet by sourcing fresh, local produce and ingredients.

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High-End Hotels

Encantada Tulum, one of the best hotels in tulum mexico

Encantada Tulum

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

Escape to a distant beachside paradise at Encantada Tulum, about 10 minutes further south of the Zona Hotelera. Guests can choose from one of eight private rooms nestled between the pristine white beaches of the Caribbean and the lush jungle. Floor to ceiling glass doors open up onto a private beach, and the in-house spa has a number of services on offer. A variety of activities and custom experiences are also available, including yoga, sailing, snorkeling, various traditional ceremonies, or visits to the nearby Sian Ka’an Nature Preserve. The dining experience is just as intimate, offering delicious meals on the comfort of guest’s patios or on the private beach. This is definitely “getting away from it all.”

Hotel Ma’xanab

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

Located on a beautiful strip of beach in Tulum’s Zona Hotelera, this absolutely stunning establishment offers breathtaking oceanfront and jungle views from bright and spacious rooms. Some rooms even have their own private pools overlooking the sea. Every detail of the hotel provides an added element of luxury and comfort. 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. Hotel Ma’xanab is the total package.

Delek Tulum

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

Escape to the sandy beaches of Tulum’s coastline in this unique treehouse inspired lodging experience. Delek 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. At Delek, guests can honor the local environment and community of Tulum while experiencing true luxury.

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

The Beach Tulum

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

Beachfront bliss! The Beach Tulum is one of the highest rated adults-only boutique hotels in the area and offers twenty-eight upscale rooms on Tulum’s sandy coast. Each of their picturesque accommodations come 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 some of the most beautiful around. Enjoy meals, drinks, sunbathing, and water activities right outside your door, while the on-site spa offers massages, a sauna, and a Turkish bath. The Beach is located just south of the Zona Hotelera in the Esmerelda K beach area.

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. Not only is the hotel committed to environmental sustainability, but it also promotes wellness and is the perfect place for yogis and wellness retreats. Rooms overlook the sea, many with tranquil private decks, while the hotel offers breathtaking spaces to connect with the environment around you.

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

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. 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 explore the paradisical Caribbean Sea and Mexican culture in comfort and class. Enjoy world-class food, a top-notch infiniti pool, a seaside cocktail bar, spa amenities and more at this serene hotel.

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

  2. 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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