Tata Tulum | Hotel Review

A quick look at all the amenities at Tata Tulum

At a Glance

Name:  Tata Tulum Hotel
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Location: Carretera Tulum Boca Paila 1421 KM 5.5, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico 

Price: $280 and up


  • Adults only

  • Directly beach access

  • Garden View, Ocean Front, or Jungle View rooms

  • Beachfront Bar

  • Beachfront Restaurant

  • Breakfast included with all rooms

  • Air Conditioning in all rooms

  • Parking available

Best tip: Check out their barrel Jacuzzi for a cool picture spot!

Stay here if…
...you want to be right on the beach in Tulum


Getting to Tata Tulum

Tata Tulum is located in the beach district of Tulum. If you are coming from the Cancun airport you can arrange a transfer before you arrive with Travel Yucatan. They will drop you right off at the hotel (or pick you up and take you back to the airport from the hotel). If you are coming from a hotel downtown you can take a cab to Tata. Don't pay more than 150 pesos. 

Read on: Full travel guide to Tulum Mexico

Gorgeous Tata Tulum

Checking into Tata Tulum

Check in was easy and even though I arrived at noon (a couple hours before the room would be ready) I was able to access my room and settle in. That's always a nice surprise! If you are going to be early I always suggest emailing the hotel ahead of time. 

The hotel property is small compared to other hotels I visited. A thin sliver of land from the road to the beach holds 7 three-story buildings, the restaurant, beachfront bar and around 10 palapas and chairs. They did a good job packing in a lot of hotel in a little area and it doesn't feel overly crowded.

The Room at Tata Tulum

While at Tata I was able to enjoy an Ocean Front Deluxe room and I absolutely loved it. The room had floor to ceiling windows that overlooked the ocean and a large king size bed that was nice and comfy. The bathroom was spacious with a gorgeous waterfall shower-head that actually had great water pressure!

Side Note: Does anyone else have a love-hate relationship with waterfall shower heads? They are all the rage but oftentimes don't give you any pressure. This one was different and had amazing pressure. Very nice after a long day by the water. 

The room also came with bathrobes and all the expected amenities. I was happy to see bottled water came with the room as well. The room itself was also quite spacious and didn't feel cramped at all

My only complaint is also what I loved... the windows are huge and wide and cover the whole room great for views... bad for privacy. The rooms are close together so I did feel like I had to overt my eyes anytime I was walking around the property. Of course, the room comes with huge the thick curtains to block out the sun and prying eyes but when I did close them the room felt... off. I totally admit this is a super small complaint (and one with no solution) so it didn't hinder my enjoyment overall. Just felt like something I should mention.

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WiFi at Tata Tulum

Absolutely no complaints here! WiFi is so important to me since I am always working while on the road. Tata Tulum Wifi worked perfectly and was extremely fast. I was able to check email, add to my insta story, and even stream Netflix. 

Onsite Extras at Tata Tulum

Watching sunrise on the bean bag chairs at Tata Tulum.

Watching sunrise on the bean bag chairs at Tata Tulum.

Tata comes with a long list of extras including Palapas, board games, and even fun inflatables. One of their best features, for me at least, is Kindles you can borrow during your stay. Because I travel so light, I don't normally have a book on me. I was able to relax and read using their kindle which was awesome. I believe you can download books for free, but the kindle I had came with a book I had been wanting to read on it already. So I didn't test it out.

I also really like that they don't have normal beach chairs. Instead, they use these huge bean bag lounge chairs under the palapas. They are so incredibly comfortable. I can't get over it and now every single beach chair is ruined for me. Thanks Tata.

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Dining at and around Tata Tulum

Breakfast at Tata Tulum. Sorry it's not picture perfect. I was hungry at took a few bites before snapping this picture.

Breakfast at Tata Tulum.
Sorry it's not picture perfect. I was hungry at took a few bites before snapping this picture.

Breakfast came with the stay and it was delicious and filling. There is no indoor restaurant though, and I do wonder what happens on the rare occasion it is raining. 

I ordered lunch while laying on the bean bag chairs under the palapas both days. The menu had plenty of vegetarian options which made me so happy. Everything I got was delicious and fairly priced. 

Around Tata, there are tons of restaurants you can walk to. A super popular one called Posada Margherita was extremely close so I walked there for dinner one night. I don't recommend it because the service was horrendous and the food was good but overpriced. But if you want pretty insta photos it's a dream location. Every nook was made for Insta likes. Again though, there are tons of options around the hotel if you want to venture off Tata's property. 

Read on: Best Restaurants in Tulum Mexico

Pictures of Tata Tulum

Final Thoughts on Tata Tulum in Tulum Mexico

The small hotel packs a lot of punch and its central location makes it ideal for walking around and wandering the area. I would stay here again for sure. Book your vacation with Tata Tulum here.

One last thing... even though researching ahead of time is great, I definitely recommend bringing a guidebook along with you. Here are some books I recommend...

Also, a super common question I get is: What camera do I use for my travels. The body is a Nikon D3300 and I use the kit lens and a Sigma wide-angle lens which I am genuinely obsessed with.

My full list of travel gear, that I take on every trip can be found here.

And of course, if you have any questions DO NOT hesitate to reach out to me via Instagram, Twitter, or just shoot me an email (tessajuliette@gmail.com). 

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Heading to Mexico soon? Make sure you check out Tulum, one of the best cities and beaches in Mexico. It's a short drive from Cancun but a world of difference! And make sure you stay in the best hotel in Tulum!

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