Updated: March 13, 2016
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 5 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.
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.
Located near the far end of the beach road. It’s quieter here but you can still walk to a few restaurants. Beach suite is borderline luxurious and perfect for families. Small pool just back from the beach.
Alaya Tulum by Ahau
A new hotel that is beautifully decorated. Family room has 2 bunkbeds and a queen bed (in separate rooms). Beach here is beautiful. Good restaurants nearby.
The Best Budget Hotels for Families in Tulum
Quadruple cabanas have a king bed and bunk beds. Every cabin has a hammock. Located directly on the beach. Very peaceful and laid back. A simple breakfast is included.
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.
Great budget hotel in Tulum Town (Pueblo). Friendly staff and a 3 minute walk to great local food.