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Tulum is enchanting in many ways, to the point that, at first glance, it might seem impossible to pick one place to stay. It’s a paradise for design lovers, to say nothing of Tulum boutique hotels. You’ll find the best hotels in Tulum along the white sandy beach, and you’ll want to try them all. Above all, here you’ll find our favorite Tulum beach hotels!

No beach like the Tulum Beach!
No beach like the Tulum Beach!

1. Viento de Mar – One of the Best Hotels in Tulum

Overall Experience

1. Design & Boutique Feeling: 5

2. Rooms & Other Facilities: 4

3. Food & Drinks: 3

4. Service: 3

5. Location: 5

Almost in the middle of the long paradise beach of Tulum and in front of the Caribbean blue, stands Viento de Mar, namely, where we saw the first sunrise of 2017. To be sure, one of the best hotels in Tulum to ring in the New Year!

Design & Boutique Feeling

The design, Hamptons vibe coupled with the Caribbean, is totally dedicated to comfort with a laid-back attitude. It screams Tulum boutique hotels, and for this reason, we loved it from the get-go!

Viento De Mar - one of the best hotels in Tulum
Hello Viento De Mar!

Once settled in here all your concerns will disappear and not come back: you’re in for a treat for the senses! The luxurious sun beds together with the all-white rooms will make you feel at ease with the world. Viento de Mar is different from other Tulum beach hotels. 

Luxury beach beds at one of the best Tulum boutique hotels - Viento De Mar
My place to be all day long!

Rooms & Other Facilities

The studio apartments are decorated in laid back simple design, with attention to an extra paradisiac touch, a common focus on Tulum boutique hotels. Their complimentary organic beauty products will do wonders for your hair and skin: the honey shampoo and conditioner are magical!

Our cute beach vibe room at Viento de Mar
Our cute beach vibe room!

Food & Drinks

We didn’t love the food, but that’s the only downside to Viento de Mar, which is clearly among the top Tulum boutique hotels. Luckily, Coco Tulum, the perfect spot for a late lunch and some cocktails, is a 5-minute walk away.

Service

The service was very friendly and laid back, as goes for Mexico! Missed a bit some professionalism and attention but overall we felt very welcome!

Tulum beach
Kind of all you need for the day!

Location

Viento de Mar is at the spot on the beach where it is broadest, still not so crowded as in other places. 

For the evenings, bring your flashlight, and you will find the best restaurants a 10 – 15 minutes walk along the narrow road along the beach. Or if no traffic jam, you catch a cab to this well-located darling of Tulum beach hotels!

Viento De Mar - Cute Hampton inspired design and the best beach side location!
Cute Hampton inspired design and the best beach side location!

Viento de Mar is the perfect place for winding down, enjoying all the beauty that Tulum boutique hotels have to offer. Easily among the best hotels in Tulum!

2. Azulik Eco Resort & Maya Spa – The Eco-friendly Castle 

Overall Experience

1. Design & Boutique Feeling: 5

2. Rooms & Other Facilities: 5

3. Food & Drinks: 4

4. Service: 5

5. Location: 3

Design & Boutique Feeling

While deceivingly castle-like outside, Azulik is not just a hotel: it’s unique among Tulum boutique hotels. In keeping with its Mayan core values, Azulik is a strictly eco-friendly hotel with candles instead of light bulbs, with dreamlike wooden paths taking you from place to place. You’ll feel transported to a simpler time thanks to this star among the best hotels in Tulum! 

The Unique Hotel Azulik - One of many Tulum beach hotels
The Unique Hotel Azulik

Rooms & Other Facilities

Besides the unique tree villas rooms, Azulik has a fantastic yoga practice in their dome, a unique place among Tulum boutique hotels. Its whole theme of returning to their roots makes Azulik stand out among Tulum beach hotels.

Tulum boutique hotels often focus on embracing the Maya legacy, and Azulik prioritized this above all others. They even offer an Apothecary and Herbal Remedy Lab dedicated to creating products based on Maya teachings!

Committed to its status as a spa with a Mayan twist, this is a spot to heal the body and soul. And it’s smack in the middle of Tulum beach hotels!

The massage place at Azulik hotel, tulum
Fancy a massage?

You’ll find traditional spa services like saunas and massage beds, plus the unique and ancestral healing services. 

Food & Drinks

The food will not disappoint you. Whether you’re visiting fancy restaurant Kin Toh, enjoying a cocktail at the Beach Bar or powering up at the healthy Cenote Bar, you will get a memorable time! 

Service

Once you enter this little castle, you are in for a treat in the style of Tulum boutique hotels. The service is top notch and the staff walk the extra mile to make your stay something to remember!

The dome at the Azulik Hotel.... the cool spot for yoga with this magic roof!
The dome …. the cool spot for yoga with this magic roof!

Location

The only downside of this gem of Tulum boutique hotels is the location.  At the beginning of the beach, this is not where you get to experience the white wide famous Tulum beach.  But with so many incredible things to do inside the resort, you will not want to leave your nest anyway. And in any case, the beach and the Mayan ruins are just 10 minutes bicycle ride away!

Azulik is a place like no other, even when compared to the other Tulum boutique hotels.  The perfect escape for your body, mind, and soul!

The tree paths at Azulik Tulum
A place like no other….

Would you like to stay at Azulik? THEN BOOK IT HERE!

 3. La Zebra – A Gem Among Tulum Beach Hotels

Overall Experience

1. Design & Boutique Feeling: 5

2. Rooms & Other Facilities: 5

3. Food & Drinks: 4

4. Service: 4

5. Location: 5

Design & Boutique Feeling

La Zebra,  the modern luxury beauty of Tulum boutique hotels. With an Afro-Caribbean vibe, it’s accurately self-described as “beach chic.” La Zebra is fresh from a recent renovation, so the bungalows facing the sea are in top shape.

The Chic La Zebra Beach Hotel, one of many Tulum boutique hotels
The Chic La Zebra Beach Hotel

Rooms & Other Facilities

All cottages have a big balcony, and the decor is modern with inspiration from Africa. The bathroom in our bungalow had two showers and basins! The wifi here works a bit better than in the other Tulum boutique hotels, and the food is delicious. Well, La Zebra offers a bit higher class and comfort than many of the best hotels in Tulum. 

In the afternoon La Zebra manages to create a great ambiance with fun music and Latin charisma with the DJ! Besides good staff service, this hotel offers fantastic experiences like scuba diving. This tiny place among large Tulum boutique hotels takes full advantage of its privileged location by the beach.

The perfect setting for beach day at La Zebra hotel tulum
The perfect setting for beach day!

To avoid some the Tulum beach hotels downsides like lousy wifi and electricity, La Zebra is for you! We really charged up at the Tulum boutique hotels, and this was no exception.

Food & Drinks

This gem among Tulum Beach Hotels has a great restaurant and for sure one of the hotels with the best food and drinks. Loved the breakfast buffé, the tasty lunches and the bar was full of tasty drinks!

Delicious Mexican food
Delicious Mexican food

Service

The service here was good and very professional. The only thing lacking was the personal touch that you sometimes can miss in more luxury places like this. It’s a minor downside and something you can comfortably live with at one of the best hotels in Tulum!

Lunch with a view at La Zebra Hotel Tulum
Lunch with a view!

Location

The location is perfect, one of the best among Tulum boutique hotels. Walking distance to all cute design boutiques and great Tulum restaurants.

So many cute boutiques in Tulum!
So many cute boutiques in Tulum!

Would you like to stay at La Zebra? THEN BOOK IT HERE!

4. Coco Tulum – The B&W Boho Chic Gem

Overall Experience

1. Design & Boutique Feeling: 5

2. Rooms & Other Facilities: 3

3. Food & Drinks: 4

4. Service: 3

5. Location: 4

Design & Boutique Feeling

Another beachfront property, the Coco Tulum is not only a hotel but also a great beach club. Easily one of the top Tulum beach hotels! Everything here breathes beach and chill lazy days in the sun. The B&W design and decor is very stylish, yet gives a laid back feeling!

Coco Tulum one of many tulum boutique hotels
Let me introduce to you…. Coco Tulum!

Rooms & Other Facilities

Accommodations are beautiful cabanas in the sand instead of actual hotel rooms, for a unique experience among Tulum boutique hotels. Don’t be tricked by the rustic exterior, as the décor inside each room is in minimalist B&W, providing a very modern take on the beach cabana trope without losing any of the sweetness.

Notably, you’ll find the beach club with a bar, hammocks (see the featured image) and weekly music parties. To sum up, it’s the spot among Tulum boutique hotels to get lost in the Caribbean’s infinite shades of blue. 

The favorite afternoon spot in Coco Tulum
The favorite afternoon spot!

Food & Drinks

The food and drinks here are great and the place we went to for lunch and after beach when staying at Viento De Mar. Loved drinking a mojito while relaxing in the swings, watching the turquoise water and the never ending white sandy beach! Life quality at its best!

Gucamole & Tacos all day long!
Gucamole & Tacos all day long!

Service

The service is a bit slow here, especially in the bar and the sun bed area gets quite crowded! So, if you stay here and want some more peaceful days, I would recommend a day at Viento De Mar. The beach area there is bigger, better and quieter, so that you can return home in the afternoon, fully charged. Still, it’s one of the top Tulum boutique hotels!

Delicious drinks with a view in Tulum!
Delicious drinks with a view!

Location

5 minutes walk from Viento De Mar, the location is great. At one of the best part of the beach and walking distance to the shops and restaurants.  A top choice in the list of the best hotels in Tulum!

Would you like to stay at Coco Tulum? THEN BOOK IT HERE!

5. Ginger – The Hip Town Boutique Hotel

Overall Experience

1. Design & Boutique Feeling: 4

2. Rooms & Other Facilities: 3

3. Food & Drinks: 3

4. Service: 3

5. Location: 3

Design & Boutique Feeling

Coco Tulum has a sister hotel in Tulum town  – Ginger – and we likewise stayed here one night. This charming town boutique hotel with small bright rooms and the Caribbean vibe is an excellent value for money choice.  Tulum style with Caribbean vibes and colors.

Our Pretty Little Room in Ginger hotel tulum
Our Pretty Little Room at the Ginger hotel

Rooms & Other Facilities

This is a small hotel and so are the rooms. Yet bright and modern and perfect for one or two nights. There is a small breakfast restaurant too as well as a very small pool – more for your feet than to swim in.

Food & Drinks

The breakfast was tasty with a limited but good assortment!

Service

The service was lovely, as often happens in Tulum boutique hotels.

Location

I would strongly recommend staying on the beach as this is the best way to experience Tulum boutique hotels. This is where the best restaurants and hotels are, and the town as such is not super charming. However, staying in Tulum town can be a good value for money alternative. In the event that you want to experience the town vibe, Ginger is a perfect choice!

Ginger has a great location because it’s opposite the main street, with numerous restaurants and bars.

Just around the corner, there’s a grocery store, and 5 minutes away you will find some bicycle shops where you can rent a bike to get a ride down to the beach area! Plus, you can spend the day in its sister among Tulum boutique hotels, Coco Tulum!

Would you like to stay at Ginger? THEN BOOK IT HERE!

Tulum you stole our hearts!
Tulum you stole our hearts!

So, what else?

 There are two Tulum boutique hotels where we didn’t stay, even though they looked terrific: Nomade Hotel, at the main Tulum beach and the luxury resort Be Tulum, by the sea cliffs. Check them out!

Want to know more about Tulum and our experience in this Mexican paradise? Have a look at  The Full Tulum Travel Guide,  our Tulum Restaurant Review as well as Tulum Travel Story Post and Our New Year Post.

Looking for more boutique and design hotel inspo then check the Stay Page where you can find all my hotel reviews.

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