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1 room, 2 adults

Esencial Tulum

3.5-star3.5 stars
Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila Km 5.5, Km 5.5, Tulum, QROO, 77780, Mexico

3.5-star lodge with private beach, near Tulum Beach
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book. 

  • We had an amazing stay!! This hotel has the best service, placed in such a good area and…Sep 27, 2019
  • Staff is very friendly! Only downfall is that there is no restaurant at this location.…Mar 4, 2020

Esencial Tulum

  • Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Ocean View
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Partial Sea View
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Garden View
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Jungle Experience Bungalow, King Bed, Sofa bed, Non Smoking

What’s around Esencial Tulum


  • Tulum Beach - 13 min walk
  • Tulum National Park - 15 min walk
  • Playa Paraiso - 36 min walk
  • Las Palmas Public Beach - 29 min walk
  • SFER IK - 4 min walk
  • Tulum Mayan Ruins - 2.9 mi / 4.6 km
  • Playa Ruinas - 3.1 mi / 4.9 km
  • Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve - 3.6 mi / 5.7 km

At a glance

Key facts


  • 24 cabins


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-11:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free onsite self parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

  • Onsite parking limited

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

The manager

The manager

Speaks: English, Spanish.

At the property

Things to do
  • Beach towels
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Garden
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the cabin

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Esencial Tulum’s small print

Also known as

  • Esencial Tulum Hotel
  • Esencial
  • Esencial Tulum Lodge
  • Esencial Tulum Tulum
  • Esencial Tulum Lodge Tulum
  • Esencial Hotel
  • Esencial
  • Lodge Esencial Tulum Tulum
  • Tulum Esencial Tulum Lodge
  • Esencial Tulum Tulum
  • Esencial Tulum Lodge
  • Lodge Esencial Tulum
  • Esencial Lodge


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Esencial Tulum

  • Does Esencial Tulum offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Esencial Tulum does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered on site at Esencial Tulum?
    Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Are pets allowed at Esencial Tulum?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Esencial Tulum?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Esencial Tulum?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include El Tabano (13-min walk), Hartwood (2 mi), and La Eufemia (2.1 mi).

Recent reviews

Good 6.8 From 32 reviews

Fair 4.0
The rooms that we booked were deceptive - while it frames it as a beachfront location, it is not and we had to pay significantly to upgrade to decent rooms. It was frustrating and disappointing.
RG, ca5 night trip with friends
Good 6.0
Las instalaciones excelentes, el cuarto un sueño con una vista espectacular pero el personal con falta de profesionalismo nos abrieron la puerta del cuarto sin tocar primero.
us2 night romance trip
Good 6.0
I recently spent three nights at the hotel and found the location to be super but the actual hotel to be very disappointing. The one big plus is that there is a large sandy beach which is shared by a small number of guests. My small hut must have been one of the originals built decades ago. There were aspects which were charming but the lack of adequate lighting, electrical outlets and a really uncomfortable bed were major downsides. I never asked anything of the staff so I don’t know if they were helpful. I do recall that checking out was very perfunctory, no how was your stay, blah blah blah. I guess they didn’t want to hear another honest answer. The breakfast coupon valid at the restaurant was for a basic no frills crappy breakfast. I made the mistake of asking for a coffee refill only to be informed at the end of the meal that had cost me 50 pesos. I was left with the impression that Tulum was incredibly overrated and overpriced and this hotel was no exception. I wouldn’t recommend staying here.
ca3 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Fantastic resort but could be so much more
The stay was great the hotel is good but could be improved with just a few more inclusions. Glasses in the room ,ice for the guest to use, Maybe even some form of tea a nd coffee On checkin more information places to eat and things to do Also have some sort of guest laundry option. We had fantastic time loved our room nice and quite.
kay, au5 night trip
Good 6.0
we were staying here during peak season and paying a premium rate for a very basic cabana which we were willing to do for proximity to the beach. first of all we were on the “jungle” side of the property across the street. our first cabana started smelling like sewer/ s**t so they moved us to another cabana further away from the beach that night. there was no WiFi or cell phone signal on the jungle side for the first 4 days. we literally had to go to the road to pick up the restaurants WiFi. btw there is no restaurant at the hotel they offer breakfast vouchers to the restaurant across the street we used them once.. much better food at tata next door or amansala beach club. they also only give u 2 small bottles of water at check in so get used to lugging water bottles back yourself, they won’t even sell them to u. A mosquito net or something would be nice considering the amount of insects and humongous tarantulas are running around. Also a giant iguana. at night you can barely see there is no lighting leading you back to your room. the shower eye droppers water on you if ur lucky enough to get hot water at all. also they should invest in “do not disturb” signs. I got woken up by housekeeping walking in at 10am every single day! They would come back to clean in the afternoon but the last day we requested to checkout at 2pm instead of 12noon and they tried to charge me 400 pesos for “late” cleaning even tho they always cleaned our room “late” n no one was checking in after us.
YaNYC, us3 night trip with friends
Poor 2.0
Do not book this hotel when we arrived we were told we were staying a drive away NOT on the beach. When we asked to see the room we were told we couldn’t as it wasn’t ready. After waiting 4 hours we were told there was no water in the room and had to find another hotel. It’s a complete con do not book.
Susan, gb1 night family trip
Poor 2.0
DO NOT STAY HERE. I booked this property for a week over Christmas and was beyond horrified when I arrived. One previous review compared the property to "glamping", but there is nothing glamorous about this place. It's actually worse than actual camping. The cute little grass huts on the resorts expedia page are quite limited. The rest of the property is across the highway in the jungle, it's absolutely terrifying. The majority of the "huts" consist of a bed, a broken safe, 1 lightbulb hanging from the ceiling, no bathroom mirrors, and little to no running water. It is out of this world how horrible it is. The resort also reeks of human feces due to inadequate plumbing, and trash removal. The resort promotes "free breakfast" for every room but in fact there is no breakfast served on the property, nor any other amenities. The beach is equipped with a total of TWO chairs, and the staff is incredibly unhelpful. STAY AWAY.
KMW, us6 night trip
Good 6.0
The room was beautiful and right on the beach. The worst thing about our stay was that we selected the “pay later” option, and were charged before checking in. They charged a card I didn’t want to use then basically refused to switch the payment to my other card, when asked. I was pretty put off by the fact they wouldn’t do it, not because they couldn’t do it! The guy at the desk just didn’t want to do it. Overall, I’m not sure we will be coming back. Plenty of other nice hotels on the beach.
Hannah, us5 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
It was my first visit to Tulum and I choose this unique hotel without much prior experience except relying on online reviews. It was a great decision. The electricity and hot shower and water and most importantly the AC was working non -stop in the extreme humid August month — after reading that a lot of hotels in Tulum offer non ACd rooms with some electricity for only limited time. At this hotel, everything was working properly and I was able to enjoy charging my camera and stuff and staying cool in the extreme hot daytime I loved how secluded the hotel was and felt like in the nature ( jungle like feel plus direct ocean view and access. The location was not far from some activities and shops (within walking distance). Beautifully designed rooms, amazingly comfortable big bed, soft bed sheet, color,decor, OMG the outdoor hot shower (the water is bit salty, but it is tolerable) under the sky, blue sky and night starts or anytime available! natural and eco feel of the entire place — all were spectacular and serene. And the hotel is right on the white sand beach. The whole staff was very kind, genuinely friendly, very kind people! I had an important request and room type upgrade, and they all kindly worked hard to make the guest most happy ! I am very grateful to all of them that they put into a very nice room!!!!!!! Thank you so much! the hotel staff! for their amazing service and their beautiful smiles everyday. I would highly recommend this hotel
Zola, us7 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing stay. Very lowkey and beautiful. Staff was amazing.
Saleem, us3 night romance trip

Esencial Tulum