Tulum Family Hotels – Tips and Recommendations
- Tulum is a good year-round destination but the best months to visit are from December to April.
- A note about Tulum hotels: Tulum’s hotels are simple and laid back. Don’t be expecting luxury amenities even if the price suggests that that’s what you’re getting. Service is on “Mexican Time” and might leave you disappointed if you’re expecting the sharp service of Cancun’s best resorts. That said, Tulum is my favorite beach spot in the Yucatan (and has way better restaurants than Cancun or Playa del Carmen). Just be prepared for laid back, relaxed, and easy-going service and hotel staff.
The 7 Best Kid-Friendly Hotels in Tulum, Mexico
- Click the hotel name to check prices on Booking.com – my favorite website for booking hotels. Book 6 to 9 months in advance to get the best rooms and rates.
1. Playa Mambo Eco Cabanas
This is probably my favorite all-around hotel for families in Tulum. It’s not 5-star. The furnishings are simple and sparse, and it’s a throwback to Tulum’s rustic beginnings – but it’s perfect for kids. The 2 bungalows (sea view and deluxe) sit right on the beach and have direct access to the ocean. The new ownership here is very friendly. A great pizza place is just down the road.
2. Villa Las Estrellas
Rooms and suites are large, great for families, and steps from the sea. Centrally located on the beach road and an easy walk to several restaurants.
Large bungalows sleep a family of 5. Great location (closer to town than most hotels) with restaurants and ice cream shop steps away. The beach here is not great but it’s an easy bike ride to great sand.
4. Sueños Tulum
Located near the far end of the beach road. It’s quieter here but you can still walk to a few restaurants. Presidential suite is luxurious and perfect for family of 4. Small pool just back from the beach.
5. Alaya Tulum by Ahau
A new beach hotel that is beautifully decorated and centrally located. Family villa has 2 bunkbeds and a queen bed (in separate rooms). Beach here is beautiful. Good restaurants nearby.
6. Om Tulum Hotel Cabanas
Queen rooms are spacious and have 2 queen beds. Om restaurant sits on a great beach and has delicious kid-friendly food. Staff are very friendly. This is a good budget hotel right on the beach.
7. Palms Tulum Luxury Hotel
Nice hotel in Tulum Town (Pueblo). Deluxe Master Suites have a separate bedroom. Hotel has a pool and great local food is within a short walk.