Tulum is one of the hottest travel destinations in the world right now, and it seems like everyone is planning a trip to this amazing place in Mexico. Lots of destinations have white sand beaches and pristine ocean waters, but Tulum offers a peaceful and less commercialized retreat that still retains much of its natural charm. Undoubtedly, you’re excited for the food, to see the Mayan ruins, and for the region’s world-class diving and snorkeling spots. But to make your trip as memorable and comfortable as possible, consider booking a room at one of these top-notch hotels.

Posada Yum Kin Hotel Tulum
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Posada Yum Kin Hotel Tulum (Prices & Photos)

This is an all-suite boutique hotel with 13 luxurious suites and an eco-friendly approach to accommodations. Guests love staying here because of the adorable bungalows, lovely pool and Jacuzzi, beautiful grounds, and porches with hammocks. No two suite layouts are the same, but all have plenty of open space and are very comfortable. If you like cooking, you can use the convenient kitchenettes at this hotel. Staying here feels like having all the conveniences of a condo but with excellent service and an authentic Mexican vibe. Complimentary breakfast is served by the pool every morning and includes fresh fruit, yogurt, granola, juice, and Mexican coffee. Wi-Fi is available in the rooms, as well as air conditioning and ceiling fans, eco-friendly bath products, free parking, and beach towels. Posada Yum Kin prides itself on being an alternative to the standard Tulum resort, so come see what it’s all about!

Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa
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Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa (Prices & Photos)

As a AAA Four Diamond Award winning resort, this is another great place to stay when you visit Tulum. Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa is set on 44 acres of lush gardens and a secluded stretch of beach to make it easy to visit all of the area’s top attractions. There are 432 guest rooms and suites here, and all of them have a private and furnished balcony or patio. For an extra special treat, book one of the swim-out rooms so you have direct access to the pool! There’s also an adults-only section of the resort, which is great if you’re planning a romantic trip or just looking for a little more peace and quiet. Dining options at the resort include Bordeaux with French cuisine, El Patio with authentic Mexican cuisine, Gohan Restaurant with sushi and Peruvian cuisine, Himitsu with Asian cuisine, Portofino with Italian cuisine, the Seaside grill with seafood favorites, and the international buffet at World Café. Clearly, this is an excellent pick for foodies in Tulum!

Villas Geminis Boutique Condo Hotel
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Villas Geminis Boutique Condo Hotel (Prices & Photos)

For a tranquil stay in Tulum, look no further than the Villas Geminis Boutique Condo Hotel. Here you’ll find a Zen koi fish pond, tropical gardens, and a knowledgeable staff that knows all the best hidden excursions. There are 12 artist-inspired rooms here that are excellent for romantic couples, trips with friends, and family vacations. When you stay here, you’ll be a short walk to the center of town or a 15-minute bike ride to the beach. Bicycle rentals are complimentary, and guests receive access and discounts to local beach clubs. Breakfast is also complimentary and served in the garden. Other fun hotel amenities and extras include free Wi-Fi, cotton bathrobes, locally made organic toiletries, mini-fridges in the rooms without full kitchens, and deep soaking outdoors tubs for the penthouse and king studios.

Ahau Tulum
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Ahau Tulum (Prices & Photos)

You’ll feel like you’re tucked away in the jungle when you stay at Ahau Tulum for your vacation. This is a great place to stay to immerse yourself into the artistic, musical, and sustainable lifestyle that embodies Tulum. The beach cabanas are absolutely stunning here, and there’s an awesome onsite restaurant that serves Mexican-Caribbean food made with local ingredients. The hotel offers daily yoga classes and sunrise meditation sessions in its oceanfront studio. You can also learn how to kiteboard and paddleboard with certified instructors and the best equipment available when you stay here. Ahau is committed to environmental sustainability, as seen in its rainwater catchment system, artificial marsh filtration system, biodegradable containers, and recycling programs.

Ginger Hotel
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Ginger Hotel (Prices & Photos)

The Ginger Hotel is a family-friendly, family owned and operated, and affordable alternative to staying on the beach. However, the beach is still just a few minutes away. The rooms here are decorated with various themes and local art, and the onsite restaurant is a highly recommended spot to grab breakfast or lunch. The hotel staff provides futons and cribs for parents traveling with children. There’s a pool and a kiddie pool here, and pool towels, floaties, and bar service to the pool are all provided. Movie rentals and even an Xbox 360 are available as well, which can make entertaining the kids a bit easier.

Azulik Hotel & Maya Spa
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Azulik Hotel & Maya Spa (Prices & Photos)

Something that makes this hotel stand out in Tulum is that it has a clothing-optional beach. The minimum age for guests at this adults-only hotel is 18, and the hotel was chosen as the best eco-friendly/sustainable property and best hidden gem for 2016 by Spafinder Wellness 365. The Maya Spa Wellness center offers personalized therapies to ease physical and spiritual ailments, sound healing therapy helps guests get in tune with nature and themselves, and yoga classes are offered every morning at 8am. Mystikal Wanders is an exclusive excursion service offered by Azulik as well.

Hotel Latino
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Hotel Latino (Prices & Photos)

This is a simple and minimalist hotel located on a residential street near Tulum National Park. It is also in the heart of downtown and a block away from the main avenue.  It was built with rustic and local sourced materials, and all standard rooms have air conditioning, full private bathrooms, and free Wi-Fi. Suites have private terraces with hammocks an a small mini-fridge.

Nueva Vida de Ramiro
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Nueva Vida de Ramiro (Prices & Photos)

This is an eco-archaeological bungalow complex with more than 30 units right on the beach. Each unit has its own personality, and beach beds and chairs are set up every morning. There is a seafood and steak restaurant onsite that serves classic Argentinian-style cuisine and is open every day. Continental breakfast plus eggs is included in your stay, as well as parking, Wi-Fi, and 24-hour electricity powered by solar panels and wind generators.