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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 15 Best Kid-Friendly Hotels in Tulum, Mexico
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. Jashita Tulum Hotel
Boutique, luxury hotel with 3 pools, beachfront service, and an exceptional restaurant. Their 2-bedroom Jasmine Penthouse sleeps up to 4 with 2 king beds, 2 bathrooms, an outdoor jacuzzi, ocean view terrace, and exclusive access to the hotel’s rooftop pool and bar. Located on an absolutely stunning, semi-private beach in Soliman Bay, about 10 km north of the Tulum ruins.
3. Cabañas La Luna
Rustic boutique hotel with spacious, family-friendly suites and a fantastic Mexican-Mediterranean fusion restaurant on a wide stretch of white sand beach. Spacious rooms offer up to 2 bedrooms and sleep 4 to 6 guests, while the villa features 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a full kitchen, and a private pool.
4. Una Vida Tulum
Luxury, all-villa hotel in the Pueblo offering 1 to 3-bedroom suites sleeping 4 to 8, all with stocked kitchenettes and outdoor showers, some with outdoor bathtubs. Facilities and amenities include a gorgeous pool, in-room yoga and massage, free bicycles, and a cozy breakfast and lunch restaurant. Private dinners and tequila and mezcal tastings are available on request.
5. 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.
6. Alaya Tulum by Ahau
A beachfront 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.
7. El Pez Hotel
Luxury hotel with a pool, an excellent bar and restaurant, a shared kitchen area for guest use, and great family suites on a small beach in a quiet bay. Most suites are 1-bedroom and sleep up to 4 with a king-sized bed, a sofa bed, and a private pool; 1 bedroom suites can connect to make 3-bedroom suites.The beach here is rocky, more popular for sunset viewing and fishing than for swimming, but guests of El Pez have access to the beach and playground at their sister property La Zebra.
8. Las Palmas Maya
The best budget hotel in the beach zone, offering air-conditioned, open-plan family suites with 2 king beds and 1 sofa bed or 1 king and 1 queen, sleeping up to 5 guests. Their tiny restaurant serves breakfast until 3:00 p.m., plus they have a large communal kitchen for guests’ use. The hotel is on the jungle side of the road, a 30-second walk to the beach with free beach access at partner beach clubs.
9. Coco Village
Amazing, condo-style, boutique hotel with spacious 2 and 3-bedroom apartments, all with full kitchens and in-unit washers and dryers. There is a shared pool in the garden area, and guest have free access to the famous beach club at their sister property Coco Tulum. Located in the Pueblo (downtown), within walking or biking distance to several of Tulum’s best restaurants.
10. La Zebra Hotel
Beach-chic, luxury hotel on a wide stretch of white, sandy beach with a rooftop infinity pool, playground, and free, weekly salsa dancing lessons. All open-plan suites are designed for 4 with a king-sized bed and a double twin trundle bed, a dual shower, and dual vanities; many suites include private plunge pools. Amazing food and drinks, a small spa, and friendly, attentive service round out the experience here.
11. Villas Geminis Boutique Condo Hotel
Affordable, upscale, pet-friendly studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom condos, most with full kitchens, some with outdoor soaking tubs. This gated hotel in the Pueblo offers a pool, garden, free bicycles, complimentary breakfasts, and discounts at nearby beach clubs. The hotel partners with a Mayan collective to arrange jungle retreats with Mayan healing rituals, cooking classes, tours of Sian Ka’an, and more.
12. 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.
14. Naay Boutique Hotel
Stylish boutique hotel in the brand new Aldea Zama neighborhood, halfway between the Pueblo and the beach. Spacious 1 and 2-bedroom suites sleep up to 6 guests. The main highlight is the hotel’s rooftop, which boasts an infinity pool, kids’ pool, infinity jacuzzi, and an outstanding bar and restaurant with jungle sunset views.
15. Posada Yum Kin Hotel
Affordable, all-suite hotel in the Pueblo with a pool, jacuzzi, massage room, and rooftop yoga. Suites range from studios up to 2-bedroom units, and all but 2 of these have a kitchenette or a full kitchen. Breakfast is included in the room rate, and though there is no restaurant onsite, the hotel can organize onsite lunches and dinners on request.