Tulum has plenty to offer to tourists visiting with their families. Aside from its white-sand beaches and crystal clear waters, this coastal town is also known to offer kid-friendly excursions and activities. You and your family can tour the historic Mayan Ruins or visit the UNESCO-awarded Sian Ka’an Biosphere.
Although there are a handful of adult-only properties along Tulum’s Hotel Zone, you need not worry. There are plenty of resorts and boutique hotels that are great for families, too.
In this article, we’ve put together a list of the best hotels in Tulum for families. Pack your bags and head to Mexico!
A Roundup of Our Favorite Family-Friendly Tulum Hotels
Best Family Hotels in Tulum, Mexico
1. La Zebra Beach Hotel — Best Boutique Hotel for Families
La Zebra Beach Hotel & Restaurant is an upscale boutique hotel on a wide stretch of white, sandy beach. It’s a great option for visiting families since the rooms are big enough to sleep 4 people comfortably. The rooms are classified into 6 categories: beachfront penthouse with plunge pool, beachfront ground level with plunge pool, sea view ground floor suite with plunge pool, sea view balcony suite, garden view ground floor suite with plunge pool, and garden view balcony suite. All rooms have a king-size bed, a rollaway bed, a single bed, a balcony overlooking the Caribbean Sea, air conditioning, and Wi-Fi.
La Zebra offers a lot of other amenities to keep you and your family entertained during your stay. It has a rooftop infinity pool, playground for the kids, and even free salsa dancing lessons for the parents! Bike rentals are also available in case you get bored, which is highly unlikely.
With these amenities and attentive service from the staff, you’ll surely have no dull moment in this hotel!
Location: Carr. Tulum-Boca Paila Km 8.2, Tulum Beach, Zona Costera, Quintana Roo, 77780 | Website
2. Sueños Tulum — Best Hotel for Families on Tulum Beach
Next on our list is Sueños Tulum. We chose this beachfront hotel primarily because of its location. It’s only a 10-minute drive away from the Mayan Ruins and is situated on a secluded beach. Since it’s a quiet spot, you can enjoy quality time with your family away from the clamor of the crowds. Late-night parties won’t be disrupting the kids’ sleep.
Take note, though, that Sueños is an eco-hotel. Electricity is available only from 8 PM to 8 AM. There are rooms without air conditioning. You’ll need to rely on fans and the cool sea breeze. Don’t worry, all rooms have Wi-Fi.
The rooms in this solar-powered hotel are all adorned with Mayan pre-Hispanic decor. Each room has a different color inspired by the different elements: Selva (Jungle), Tierra (Earth), Sol (Sun), Lluvia (Rain), and Luna (Moon). Their bathrooms feature individually hand-painted Talavera tiles.
Location: Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila, Zona Hotelera, Km 8.5, Tulum, Quintana Roo 77780 | Website
3. Naay Boutique Hotel — Best Hotel for Families in Tulum Town
If you’re looking for a place in Tulum that’s not on the beach but is still close to it, the budding neighborhood of Aldea Zama is your best bet. This posh area in the southern part of town is ideal for families who want to veer away from the crowds on Tulum Beach and the late-night parties in Downtown Tulum. If you’re here, we recommend you stay at Naay Boutique Hotel.
Naay offers bike rentals to those who want to go to the beach. (Yes, the beach is only a bike ride away.) The rooms all have air conditioning, Wi-Fi, smart televisions, ironing boards, and memory comfort beds. The hotel also has a fabulous rooftop with a pool, a jacuzzi, and cozy lounge areas.
Location: Itzamna Mza. 26 Lt. B88, Tulum, Quintana Roo, 77760 | Website
4. Villas Geminis Boutique Condohotel — Best Apartment Rental for Families
Villas Geminis Boutique Condo Hotel is a family and pet-friendly rental space in Tulum Town. This gated apartment is only a 5-minute drive away from the beach. They provide complimentary bike rentals to get to the beach and other nearby attractions. They even offer discounts at nearby beach clubs and arrange Mayan retreats, cooking classes, and Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve tours.
Each room in Villas Geminis has air-conditioning, flat-screen televisions, Wi-Fi, and a balcony with a hammock or a lounge chair. Most rooms have full kitchens, while some have outdoor soaking tubs. The property also has a lovely pool and a garden.
Location: Andromeda y Geminis Sur. Tulum, Quintana Roo 77760 | Website
5. Dreams Resort & Spa Tulum — Most Popular
Dreams Tulum is not only the most popular on this list but perhaps also the most luxurious! It is an all-inclusive mega-resort in Tulum with over 400 rooms. All are spacious and feature state-of-the-art amenities.
The resort offers an unlimited luxury all-inclusive program. One of its perks is a complimentary club for children ages 3 to 12, The Explorer’s Club. It offers activities like art-making, hiking, sandcastle building, etc. The club also has a playground, board and video games, and a special camping adventure on the beach. The resort also has activities for your teenage family members. This includes sports and games, bonfires, and disco mixers.
Location: Carretera Chetumal Puerto Juarez Km. 236, Tulum, Quintana Roo 77760 | Website
6. Ana y Jose Hotel & Spa Tulum
Ana y Jose Hotel & Spa is also one of the more known family hotels in Tulum. Whether it’s the welcoming staff or the laid-back atmosphere, family vacationers seem to enjoy this hotel a lot. The property is overlooking a pristine white sand beach. Its rooms all have air conditioning, four-poster beds, small patios, and free Wi-Fi. Your booking includes complimentary breakfast, too. The afternoon turndown service comes with free chocolates, a special treat the children will enjoy.
Ana y Jose also helps arrange outdoor activities for you and your family. This includes diving, boat tours, and wildlife observation.
Location: Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila Km. 7, Tulum Beach, Punta Piedra, Quintana Roo 77780 | Website
7. Jashita Hotel Tulum
Jashita Hotel is a luxury boutique property tucked away on a semi-private beach in Soliman Bay. This eco-friendly hotel is an excellent choice for families who want to splurge a bit more. You’ll be treated to a welcome bottle of wine, chocolates, and Italian bed linens. Their Jasmine Penthouse accommodates up to 4 people with 2 king-size beds, 2 bathrooms, an ocean-view terrace, and an outdoor jacuzzi.
Jashita Hotel has a shared kitchen for families who want to prepare their own meals. Other amenities include a beach bar, an adult pool bar, a children’s swimming pool, an adult infinity pool, a spa, and a yoga studio.
Location: Baia, Punta Soliman, Tulum, Quintana Roo 77780 | Website
8. Villa Las Estrellas Tulum
Villa Las Estrellas enjoys a prime location on Tulum’s Hotel Zone. It’s just steps away from the beach. Enjoy the stunning views of the turquoise waters from this hotel’s breezy rooms. This exclusive hotel has only 14 spacious suites. Pets are welcome here, too! You’ll just need to pay an additional fee.
Location: Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila Km. 8, Tulum Beach, Quintana Roo 77760 | Website
9. Zamas Tulum
Our last hotel on this list boasts a great location. Zamas Hotel is right on the beach and within the vicinity of Tulum National Park. It’s also closer to Tulum Town compared to most hotels. The rooms are spacious enough to admit a family of 5.
Location: Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila, Km. 5, Tulum, Quintana Roo 77780 | Website