Our Favorite Hotels in Tulum
Tulum is one of our favorite places in Quintana Roo, and we visit quite a bit. Just a little ways down the road from Playa del Carmen, it’s a funky little town with organic food, Mayan ruins, beautiful beaches, and much more. Whether you’re stopping over or staying in Tulum for your vacation, here are a few of our favorite hotels. They are listed in order of most economical to most luxurious, with prices offered in a general way.
Siete Deseos is located just outside of town, toward the beach in Tulum. It’s small, intimate, and offers a great way to stay near town for a fraction of the cost of many bigger hotels and resorts. If you’re looking for something cost-efficient, we strongly recommend staying at Siete Deseos! Siete Deseos is one of the most economical options in Tulum, with rooms starting at about $35.
Real de Carmen is down at the south end of Playacar, the gated community at the south end of Playa del Carmen. This small condo complex has a few rooms for you to stay in that offer an apartment-style home on your vacation. There is a small pool for kids, a full pool, a terrace, and it is an easy walk right to the beach. If you are looking for a place to stay where you can have a kitchen and feel at home, check out the Real de Carmen. Rooms start at about $70.
The Palms Condohotel is located right in the heart of Tulum, making it easy to get around. They have clean and spacious rooms, a relaxing pool, complementary bikes, and guides to help you find the activities to make your vacation memorable. The Palms runs about $75-100 for a basic room.
Hotel Calaluna is on the beautiful beaches of Tulum, just a few minutes out of town. Hotel Calaluna is an eco-friendly hotel, so your stay here isn’t too harmful to the surrounding environment. The hotel is beautiful, relaxing, and invites an eco-friendly and conscious crowd. Rooms run from about $100.
Intima Resort is an adults-only resort in Tulum where clothing is optional. With privacy and security, Intima Resort is one of the best all-inclusive adult resorts in the Riviera Maya. It’s near town center, close to beaches, and offers an intimate vacation experience for you and your significant other. Rooms at the Intima Resort start at about $110.
Maya Tulum Retreat and Resort
Maya Tulum is a premier resort and retreat center. With fantastic and fresh meals, regular yoga and meditation classes, and beautiful beachfront rooms, this is one of our favorite places in the area. It’s quiet, relaxed, and offers a great break from the chaos for your vacation. Rooms start around $300, with various packages and room rates.
La Zebra Colibri Boutique Hotel
La Zebra Colibri is a smaller hotel right on the beach in Tulum. The service is great, food is delicious, and it offers a mellow atmosphere. La Zebra is popular among families, and it is one of the best kid-friendly places in the area. Rooms run from around $350 a night.