Best Luxury Hotels in Tulum

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Tulum's hotel scene skews more rugged and rustic (think: thatched roofs, sand-floored beach bars, and solar power) than ritzy and refined. With that said, there are a scattering of swank spots with features like private whirlpools, hydrotherapy spas, and gourmet restaurants with wine cellars. See the most luxurious hotels in Tulum, Mexico.

  1. Most of the 17 rooms at this beachfront boutique resort have plunge pools or private balconies, and all come with Bluetooth speakers, Nespresso coffeemakers, minibars, flat-screen TVs, and rainfall showers. There's also a beach-facing infinity pool as well as a spa and a well-received restaurant serving French- and Italian-influenced international cuisine. The hotel is right on the beach, and while the rocky coastline is beautiful, it's less than ideal for those wanting to swim. Overall, Mi Amor is an excellent option for couples looking for something quiet and romantic, but the intimate vibe is less suited to families. 

  2. The 431-room Dreams Tulum is an all-inclusive mega-resort in a secluded location near Mayan ruins and about a 40-minute drive from Playa Del Carmen. It offers sprawling, manicured grounds, plenty of amenities, and a white-sand beach that is one of the most tranquil in the area. However, the hotel's massive size means that the wait for a seat at dinner can be long, and the overall ambience may seem more impersonal than intimate. 

  3. A super-chic, adult-only luxury property, Be Tulum has an excellent location in the middle of the Hotel Zone. A design-conscious, boho-chic look is present throughout the grounds and in the 20 guest rooms, which are outfitted with plunge pools or hot tubs, indoor and outdoor showers, hammocks, and modern comforts like air-conditioning and 24-hour electricity (not a given in this area). There’s also an attractive beach club, a small infinity pool, a large restaurant with raw bar and grill, two bars with mezcal selection, and a fashionable spa compound across the street. But the design here can feel divorced from its Mexican surroundings.

  4. This 94-room all-inclusive is a stylish, adult-only oceanfront property located where the road from Tulum town meets the road to the beach. There's a dual-level infinity pool area with swim-up bar and hot tub section, and the large beach area includes both soft sands and rugged, rocky coastline (swimming is not recommended). The food and yoga classes get mixed reviews, and many public spaces around the resort feel neglected. Room air-conditioning, 24-hour electricity, a fitness center, personal jetted tubs, and TVs are nice perks for the area.

  5. With 24 lovely rooms, a blue-tile pool, and daybeds on the beach, the Ana y Jose Charming Hotel & Spa is big on visual appeal. It doesn't skimp on comfort either, with air-conditioning, 24-hour electricity, reliable hot water, minibars, spa, and free Wi-Fi throughout. The upscale and intimate hotel exudes a sense of romance that draws couples, but many families vacation here, too -- despite a lack of specific kid-friendly features. (The three-bedroom Coba Suite is especially accommodating to large groups, with a kitchen, garden, and private pool.) The palapa restaurant focuses on Maya specialties, and the on-site spa offers Reiki and Thai massage, among other treatments. Be aware when booking that lower-priced rooms bring lower-quality seating on the beach.

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