An average stay in Tulum needs to be at least three to four days to give you enough time to explore the coastal town. There are a lot of places to see, including the Mayan Ruins, the cenotes, and the pearl white beaches.
There are the magnificent ancient Mayan Ruins, the countless cenotes, and the pearl white beaches. The least you want to do on your trip is stress out about where to stay. If you’re having trouble finding accommodation to include in your Tulum itinerary, this guide will help you out.
Whether you plan on staying near the pueblo (town) or playa (beach), here are some of the best hotels in Tulum.
Tip: There are a few things you may need to know about Tulum before your trip. Check out this Tulum travel guide for more information.
The Best Hotels in Tulum Mexico
From chic boutiques to luxurious beach resorts, here are 25 of the top hotels in Tulum, Mexico.
Waking up in Mi Amor a Colibri is like waking up in a beach paradise as it is away from the crowds of the tourist town and right beside Tulum’s golden beachfront. Here, either wake up to the gradient blues of the ocean or the lush greens of the Tulum jungle.
Each of the rooms here is very spacious and has a balcony to lounge on after a long day of sightseeing. Another great way to unwind is to visit the in-house spa for a relaxing deep tissue massage.
Consider visiting the hotel restaurant where top chef, Paul Bentley, prepares a tasteful selection of Mediterranean and Mexican food. If you’re craving something else, there are a few restaurants within walking distance from the hotel.
What I particularly enjoy about this hotel is the live music sessions every night beside the infinity pool.
The award-winning La Zebra a Colibri Boutique Hotel is a beautiful accommodation located on the South Tulum beachfront. This former coconut plantation stayed true to its roots with its decor with its thatched roofs and hammocks under coco palms.
All rooms have single beds and extra-large beds and can accommodate up to four guests. Many suites include plunge pools where you can cool down after soaking up the sun on the beach. The private bathrooms have two overhead showers and locally sourced organic toiletries.
This beach-chic hotel has an on-site a la carte restaurant. There are also many restaurants nearby, including the crowd favorite, Ziggy’s. Besides the nearby restaurants, there are also many boutique stores and galleries to wander through.
3. Casa Malca
Casa Malca is on the edge of the UNESCO Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve in the Hotel Zone. The hotel is a tall building with beautiful designs. Colorful artworks decorate the rooms set against stone walls and wooden accents.
Rooms are large and can accommodate four adults and two children. Room views are either ocean, beach, or garden. There is a refrigerator, a private bathroom, and complimentary toiletries in the suites.
There are three restaurants on the property that prepare international, Asian, and barbecue cuisine, respectively. You can also receive breakfast in your room or take the kiddies to a buffet meal.
There is a yoga class, a fitness center with an instructor, and a spa and wellness center. Relax on the rooftop deck or head to the private beach just at the hotel’s front doorstep if you’re still tense after that.
This 4-star hotel first opened its doors in 2017. It is a newer hotel that aims to mix luxury in an eco-chic way. The wooden rooftop terrace allows a picture-perfect view of the Mexico Caribbean oceans.
Rooms are pleasant abodes that encourage relaxation. Each room comes with large balconies, hammocks, and hanging chairs. Guests have free optic wifi in each room, which is a great plus because it’s one of the few hotels that offer fiber.
The hotel has many activities to keep guests entertained, including a library, wellness center, heated swimming pool, and jacuzzi. It is also right on the beachfront, where you can enjoy snorkeling, windsurfing, and fishing.
While the restaurant has a bar and restaurant (run by top chef, chef Thomas), many restaurants and bars are just a few feet away.
This hotel is smack dab in the heart of Tulum’s city center, just a five-minute walk from the ever Instagrammable Tulum sign. I like this 5-star hotel’s entire honeycomb design and decor. It’s a constant theme throughout and sets this hotel apart from the rest.
You won’t need to steal blankets because each room is spacious and has double-sized beds or king and extra-large double beds. The rooms feature a private bathroom and air conditioning.
If you like partying, then don’t miss the rooftop bar. And if you’re not in the party mood, you can still have a seat at the hotel’s restaurant. There are also a few restaurants nearby selling different types of cuisine, including Mexican and Italian.
Cenote Esqueleto, or the “Temple of Doom,” is a six-minute walk from the hotel and is worth checking out. You can go diving in this cenote and explore the underwater caves.
This contemporary boutique hotel has a sleek and no-fuss decor style. It is in one of the few unspoiled areas of the best hotels in Tulum. Tulsayab is in Tankah Bay north of Tulum. It is pretty far from Tulum’s usual attractions so you’ll have to take a taxi to them. You can borrow a bicycle from the hotel for free.
Rooms are spacious, with some having plunge pools while others have balconies. Rooms have pool or ocean views that you can see from the seating area. All of the rooms have private bathrooms, minibars, and coffee machines. Rooms also have safes and alarm systems for your safety.
The area is popular with divers and snorkelers. If that’s not your cup of tea, there are two swimming pools and one infinity pool. Breakfast is complimentary. The on-site restaurant will take care of the other meals of the day too.
7. Orchid House
The Orchid House is a five-star hotel located in the neighborhood of Zama. Each of the rooms here features room service, free wifi, and flatscreen TVs. Besides the standard room necessities, the hotel also has a rooftop pool bar, a restaurant, and a spa and wellness center.
The design and decor of the hotel are reminiscent of a tropical paradise. The property offers a secluded feel as it is set in a jungle and boasts earthy, rattan, and straw accents. The rooms also follow this theme with accents of stone and wood, as well as plants and greenery.
The hotel is in an excellent position and is only a 15-minute walk from Tulum National Park. It is also close to many beaches and restaurants.
8. Selina Tulum
Selina Tulum is for all types of tourists. There are rooms available for families, couples, and solo travelers. Dogs are also allowed at a small cost.
The hotel caters to the whole family by having movie nights and board games ready. There is nightly entertainment from live DJs at the hotel’s beach club. Kids will have a blast at the South Tulum beachfront, which is only a short walk away. The beachfront location is in the Hotel Zone, a center for music, art, and water activities.
The trendiest restaurants and hotels in Tulum are within walking distance, so you’ll never be bored. The hotel has a restaurant that prepares a complimentary breakfast every morning.
This hotel is in an excellent spot for Tulum Mexico hotels. It’s halfway between the town square and its golden beaches. While it is a bit far, the Tulum bus station is just over a mile (1.8 km) away. This resort hotel makes comfort and enjoyment its main focus.
This is a family hotel in Tulum that allows both your kids and fur babies. Dogs are allowed at no extra cost. Keep them busy in the garden or at the swimming pool. The hotel is great for wheelchair users because it keeps accessibility in mind.
Rooms have low sinks and high toilets for guests with disabilities. It also has private bathrooms with all the amenities. Rooms have flat-screen TVs with streaming services and cable. Free wifi means you’ll never be bored.
The rooftop deck has yoga and meditation classes during the day. At night, there is live music and performances by DJs. The Bhanu Sky Kitchen, also on the rooftop deck, serves food and drinks from late afternoon to early mornings.
10. Una Vida
Una Vida is away from the bustle of the city and in a remote area of Tulum. The location is great because it is far enough away from the city center, but close enough to the Tulum bus station to get around town.
The beauty of the surrounding nature inspired the bohemian-themed design, and the hotel incorporates locally handcrafted art. The hotel features a palapa bar, yoga shala, and fire pits. There is also a temazcal (sweat lodge) and sound healings that take place on the ground to strengthen your spiritual health.
The Una Vida hotel is best-suited to young professionals and small families. It is pet-friendly and has a garden for kids and dogs to play in. Besides the garden, the hotel grounds have two swimming pools that are also great fun.
11. Copal Tulum
The Copal Tulum hotel is a bit different from your typical Tulum Hotel. This is a sleek designed aparthotel complete with private bathrooms and balconies. Some rooms even have a lounge. I like this aparthotel because it’s great for families or a big friend group. Some apartments can host up to 10 occupants.
Rooms have free wifi and TVs, which include streaming services like Netflix. The hotel has a spa and two outdoor pools if you’d like to relax outside your room. From the rooftop pool, you can enjoy sweeping views of the Caribbean ocean.
Copal Tulum is in the city center, so you don’t have to go far to find something to do. The hotel rents out scooters and bikes, which makes getting around town that much easier and cheaper. Travel 4 miles (7km) to the Tulum Archaeological Site by bicycle or take a nearby bus.
Hotel Panacea Tulum is another aparthotel in Tulum. Here, you’ll have your own private kitchen, bathroom, and living space in addition to a large double-size bed. Apartments are big and can host up to four adults and two children. A bonus is that children stay for free.
I appreciate this hotel’s dedication to caring about the environment and caring about people. They practice sustainable and eco-friendly habits like having rainwater showers and water-efficient toilets.
The hotel also offers wheelchair-accessible paths, pools, and a fitness center. Other hotels and resorts often overlook this feature.
The hotel is an 11-minute walk from the Xel-Ha Aquatic Theme Park, which is great fun for the whole family. This park is great for adventurous families who like the outdoors. There are plenty of undersea discoveries like swimming with manatees or stingrays. For adrenaline junkies, there are speed boats and zipline bikes, too.
13. Sanara Tulum
Sanara Tulum sits right on the beach and is all about good vibes and relaxation. The hotel promotes spaces for peace and social interactions, such as their popular in-house yoga classes. They also have a spa and wellness center to relax your mind and body while on vacation.
The rooms in this Tulum hotel offer all the necessities needed for a comfortable stay. This includes room service, air conditioning, and, for a small fee, in-room massages. It also has an on-site restaurant, Coconut Palms, that serves fusion foods from breakfast to dinner.
There are also many restaurants and sites within walking distance, like Tora Tulum. There is a limo or car service available for any destinations too far away to reach by foot.
The hotel is family and dog-friendly. There is babysitting or child care service to keep the kids busy while mom and dad relax on their holiday too.
Layla Tulum transports you to Morocco with its intricate Moroccan-inspired tiling and windows. I like this because it’s like two destination holidays in one! The designs contrast beautifully against the simplicity of the rooms.
This is one of the top hotels in Tulum to catch the sunset over the city. The property has two heated pools and an elevator to the rooftop pool. After your swim, visit the hotel restaurant or rooftop bar for a nightcap.
Layla Tulum is in the heart of Tulum town, near many restaurants and attractions, like Laguna Kaan Luum. This lagoon is an open cenote in the jungle recognized by its contrasting pools colors. This off-the-beaten-track tourist attraction is becoming more and more popular. Visit now to take a natural mud-bath before it’s overrun by tourist crowds.
Hotel Ma’xanab is a 5-star hotel in the Hotel Zone. It’s close to the beach (50m from South Tulum Beach) but far away from the city center, providing a more remote feel.
Rooms are air-conditioned, and some have a dining room and clothes rack. Choose between a garden, jungle, or ocean view room. There are coffee machines in each room, and complimentary breakfast is available at the restaurant each morning. However, you don’t have to be confined to just that in the mornings, there is room service and a restaurant too.
This hotel is great for digital nomads as there is a desk in each room and fax and photocopying facilities on-site. Besides the working spaces, the hotel also has a spa, pool, and fitness facilities to enjoy.
16. Hotel Bardo
Hotel Bardo is located in the Tulum jungle, a few minutes away from the city center. The hotel boasts a chic design and incorporates many jungle and plant-based elements. The design alone is reason enough to stay at this gorgeous accommodation.
Each room in this 5-star hotel has a good spread of things you might need away on vacation. Besides the usual hotel facilities like air-conditioning, free wifi, and a private bathroom, it also has a few other homely touches. It has an oven, fridge, coffee machine, and wardrobe, too.
Hotel Bardo has excellent facilities to help you unwind outside your room. When the day comes to an end, you can relax on the terrace or balcony overlooking the outdoor pool. The hotel is also dog-friendly, so you don’t have to leave any family members behind.
The restaurant on-site, Milum, has various options on the a la carte menu. This includes Italian, Latin American, and international cuisines.
17. Hotel Caribena
The Hotel Caribena is in downtown Tulum in the La Veleta area. The beach-inspired decor is subtle and chic. It boasts palapa-style thatched palm roofs and structures that are a common sight throughout the Yucatan Peninsula.
Rooms range from standard to the impressive master suite and palapa-style rooms. Each room has a smart TV, coffee makers, and bathtubs. There is also a garden and sun terrace to soak up the sun in the mornings.
This hotel is also committed to being more sustainable and environmentally friendly. They cut out single-use plastics like water bottles, and guests can opt out of daily cleaning services to save water.
This is rated one of the best Tulum Mexico resorts. The resort hotel is just a few miles away from the town center and Mayan Ruins. This all-inclusive resort is an AAA four-diamond award winner and is the epitome of luxury.
Rooms have a modern design with marble bathrooms and furnished terraces and balconies. All rooms have double beds with ocean or garden views. There are swim-out suites that connect directly to the pool as well as splash parks for the kids. Dogs can join in on the fun, too, as it is a pet-friendly resort.
A standout feature of this resort hotel is its eight on-site restaurants. Guests can choose between French, Italian, Peruvian, or East Asian cuisines, among several others.
19. La Valise Tulum
This beautiful hotel is probably what people imagine when you tell them you’re staying at a beachfront jungle resort. This hotel is right between the untouched jungle and the white sand beach. Here, sleep on the terrace under the stars and the palapa-style roof.
All rooms have handcrafted furnishings. The rustic bungalows have open-air showers for guests to enjoy the jungle views of the town of Quintana Roo. Seafront rooms have indoor en-suite showers but have hammocks on their terraces.
There is also a heated swimming pool and private beachfront area. Two on-site restaurants serve complimentary breakfast and local dishes. The Sian Kaan Natural Biosphere is only 0.6 miles (1km) away, a must-see in Tulum.
20. Alaya Tulum
The Ayala Tulum hotel focuses on sustainability, the environment, and wellness. Starting with the structure, this hotel is made entirely out of rock, wood, and straw. The result is a unique accommodation that looks like a collection of treehouses on the jungle beachfront of Tulum.
The property has a terrace where guests can partake in yoga sessions. It is thus an excellent place for wellness retreats. You can also enjoy the private beach or relax in the garden, terrace, or bar. Like the rest of the hotel, the rooms are nature-inspired and have neutral tones and elements of wood and stone throughout.
The hotel is in the Beach Zone of Tulum’s South Beach. The hotel has a restaurant that sells international cuisine, but there are plenty of restaurants nearby if you’re in the mood for something else.
21. Kan Tulum
This sustainable and environmentally friendly boutique hotel is breathtaking and looks like a scene from a Tarzan movie. We love the attention to design and the incorporation of the indigenous plants into the building plans.
Nature was the primary source of inspiration when building this hotel. It is made with ecological materials and uses renewable energy. It even has its own completely natural cenote. There is also an outdoor swimming pool, a garden, and a wellness center. Each room has a balcony and a seating area, where you can enjoy a complimentary vegetarian breakfast every morning.
Kan Tulum is a bit far from the city center and surrounding beaches, so you’ll need to take a bus or taxi to go sightseeing. Tulum ruins are 2, 6 miles (4.2km) from the hotel. South Tulum Beach is the closest beach, 2 miles (3.5 km) or a nine-minute drive away. However, the hotel does offer an airport shuttle service to help you get around.
22. Jashita Hotel
Feel the salty island breeze at this Soliman Bay hotel. Soliman Bay is a hidden gem that not many tourists know about. It is just 15 minutes north of Tulum, and the area has some of the best Tulum hotels untouched by tourists.
Jashita Hotel is a must-share secret of the bay. It is among lush greenery and the blue ocean. There’s a private beach area and bar-restaurant that ensures hours of fun. Jashita Hotel also has three outdoor pools, two for adults and one for kids. There is a wellness and yoga center on-site to keep your body relaxed too.
When you arrive, to your room with a bottle of Prosecco and chocolates, welcome you on your stay. Rooms are spacious and have private bathrooms with all the needed amenities. Some suites have plunge pools, while the penthouse overlooks the sea.
23. Hotel Blanco
This 3-star hotel is right in the city center. While it is not the most luxurious property, the amenities are still not anything to scoff at. Here you will find a jacuzzi, a rooftop pool, a garden, and a bar on site. Hotel Blanco also has a garden and a bar on site.
Rooms are uncluttered and minimalistic. They have air conditioning, TVs with satellite channels, and a private bathroom. Rooms also have a wardrobe, fridge, and coffee maker for your convenience.
The location is excellent because it is within walking distance of many beaches and restaurants. The Tulum bus station is also less than one mile (1.8 km) away if you need to reach any other sites.
This 3-star hotel is a great place to stay for those traveling on a tighter budget. It is a hotel and a hostel, so you can either have a shared room or a private suite. It is an excellent stop for digital nomads, backpackers, or adventurers.
The dormitories are either mixed or female rooms. All of the rooms are air-conditioned and have showers and private bathrooms. There is also free wifi and sockets near the bed so you can carry on working or studying if you need to.
Private rooms have additional TVs with cable and streaming services. They also have a wardrobe and clothes rack so that you can feel more at home. Rooms are minimalist and have no frills about them.
The hotel and hostel are in a great location. It is exactly in the middle of the beach and town center. There are a few restaurants in the area, but you’d have to take a short taxi or bus ride to reach certain Tulum attractions.
This fun hotel immerses you in Mexican culture with its authentic decor and cuisine. You also have direct access to a private Caribbean beachfront. Here, lounge on the white sands of South Tulum Beach or at the hotel’s outdoor pool.
Rooms are spacious and, depending on the room, can house up to 10 people. Each suite has a private bathroom filled with amenities as well as a seating area. Outside, there is a furnished terrace that has a fantastic view of the pool or Caribbean ocean.
You can also enjoy the sunset at the hotel’s terrace bar. After a refreshing drink, head to the Mexican restaurant. The chefs only cook with local produce and freshly caught fish.
Final Thoughts on Tulum Hotels
Tulum has a lot of amazing hotels to stay at, whether you’re on a family vacation or a solo trip.
Here you will find luxury hotels and boutique hotels, though these are generally more expensive given their location and the amenities they provide. There are also plenty of budget-friendly options that offer a comfortable space to stay near Tulum’s many attractions.
From the 25 hotels highlighted above, I hope you find something that best meets your wants, needs, and budget.
For more accommodations in Tulum, check out this article on Tulum All-Inclusive Resorts.