When you think of Tulum, images of stunning beaches with white sands and turquoise waters come to mind. However, unlike other Mexican Caribbean destinations, Tulum’s downtown and beach are actually located a few miles apart.
While beachfront hotels offer breathtaking views and luxurious experiences, staying downtown can provide better value for your money. Not only will you get more bang for your buck, but you’ll also be right in the heart of the bar and restaurant area, perfect for grabbing a quick bite and enjoying a drink or two at the town’s bars and nightclubs.
Let’s explore some of the best downtown Tulum hotels.
Hotel Tiki Tiki Tulum
The Hotel Tiki Tiki Tulum markets itself as a mix of Miami Beach Art Deco style, retro mid-century modern architecture, and a tropical Mexican touch. Whatever that means, it absolutely works. The hotel features an unapologetically retro exterior and a stylish interior that welcomes you with open arms. The 15 rooms, each measuring 30 square meters, are equally impressive. They come with a bedroom, living area, private terrace, and vibrant and colorful tiles.
The hotel boasts a fantastic bar area and a small pool surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Located on the edge of the trendy suburb, La Veleta, Hotel Tiki Tiki Tulum is the perfect choice for trendy individuals who appreciate great design and comfort at an affordable price.
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Casa Agape Hotel Boutique & Beach Club
Casa Agape Hotel Boutique & Beach Club embodies the Tulum aesthetic with its warm natural decor accentuated by wood elements. This downtown boutique hotel offers 8 balcony suites and 4 garden rooms. It is conveniently located on the eastern end of Tulum Pueblo, close to the beach access road.
You’ll feel like you’re in an exclusive sanctuary at Casa Agape Boutique Hotel, thanks to its stylish gray and wood-themed interior. The garden rooms are cleverly designed to accommodate four guests comfortably and feature a seating area overlooking the private garden with a hammock.
A rooftop pool area is the perfect spot to enjoy the hot Tulum days, and the hotel also offers the Casa Maria restaurant for delicious meals. Guests of the hotel have access to the beach club facilities at Hotel Diamante X at Tulum Beach, adding a special perk to their stay.
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Coco Hacienda Tulum
Located in La Veleta, Coco Hacienda Tulum is an adults-only hotel featuring 19 boutique-sized rooms spread across three areas: Oasis, Casita, and Hell Yeah! The enchanting palapa-thatched buildings blend seamlessly with the well-maintained tropical vegetation to create a serene atmosphere.
The rooms at Coco Hacienda Tulum are divided into three types. “Hell Yeah” rooms cater to art lovers and those looking for a good time, offering relaxed minimalist decor with splashes of color. “Oasis” rooms are situated deep in the gardens, creating a calm space for restoration. These rooms feature inviting interiors and jacuzzis. “Casita” rooms are centered around a pool and offer a palapa-covered terrace for socializing during relaxed evenings.
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Recently opened, Aloft Tulum by Marriott has quickly established itself as a top choice in Tulum Town’s hotel scene. Conveniently located in the downtown area, this modern hotel offers fantastic rooftop pool views of the surrounding jungle.
The comfortable standard rooms in Aloft Tulum feature either a king or two double beds with wooden headboards, a seating area, and calming grey-hued walls or ceilings. The spacious Aloft Suites follow the same design style and provide a separate bedroom, living room, and balcony.
Aloft Tulum impresses with two pools—one by the pool and the other featuring live music—along with a restaurant and a fitness center. It’s one of the few branded hotels in downtown Tulum, offering a familiar and well-provisioned experience.
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For those on a budget, Hotel Teetotum is a fantastic option. Just a short walk from Tulum’s main thoroughfare, this relaxed boutique hotel offers four rooms with simple decor, creating an intimate and inviting atmosphere. The communal spaces feature the ubiquitous Tulum natural decor, and there’s even a small plunge pool for your enjoyment. If you’re in need of relaxation, the hotel offers 60-minute massages for a reasonable price of $75 each.
Each room at Hotel Teetotum has its own small terrace, and an on-site restaurant serves popular traveler-friendly Mexican and international dishes, along with a range of tasty smoothies.
Check Prices At: Hotel Teetotum
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