Checking In: Elements Boutique Hotel – Tulum

By now it’s probably pretty obvious that I love a good boutique hotel. There is just something about small and quaint spaces. When we decided to book a spontaneous trip to Tulum for Memorial Day weekend, I knew I didn’t really want to stay along the ever-popular “Beach Road”. Not that there is anything wrong with staying there, but not only is it typically very expensive, it’s also crowded. I did some serious hotel searching to find a hotel that was charming, in Tulum town, close enough to the beach and preferably a place that had bicycles we could use. I stumbled across Elements Boutique Hotel and knew right off the bat I hit the jackpot. Not only did it meet every stipulation I was looking for, it’s also brand new. The hotel has a very clean and modern feel to it, which I really enjoyed.

The hotel has 18 rooms that are divided into three different room categories. We stayed in the Grand Deluxe room with a balcony and had a view of the pool, which is in the courtyard area. Honestly, it seemed like all rooms had a pool view because the hotel makes a ‘U’ shape with the pool being in the middle. The hotel offers free breakfast in the mornings which consisted of eggs, sausage, yogurt, granola, fruit, cereal, waffle mix, and beans. It was really filling and nice to get your stomach full before a day of exploring. You also receive complimentary bottled water when you check in and there is a water dispenser in the lobby you can use to refill your water bottles.

Pool area with chairs and palm trees

All of the staff at the hotel were amazing. When we arrived, the receptionist gave us a map of the area and also provided recommendations on places to eat in Tulum town. I love getting advice from locals on where to eat because they usually know of all the hidden gems in the area.

On the first full day we were in Tulum, we took advantage of the free bikes the hotel has for guests and biked to the Tulum Ruins. I was really adamant about staying in a hotel with free bike rentals because we didn’t want to stay along the beach road and didn’t want to have to walk to the beach. The bike path to the beach is very easy to access from the hotel. It’s located at the end of the block from where the hotel is at and once you are on it, it’s a straight shot to the beach. There is also an Avis car rental right around the corner from the hotel if you decide to rent a car. We did rent a car from Avis one day because we wanted to get a lot of exploring in and had a great experience, so I would definitely recommend them. There are also scooter rentals nearby if you would rather do that instead.

Overall, I had a great time at Elements Boutique Hotel Tulum and I highly recommend it for anyone traveling to Tulum who wants an affordable and nice hotel.

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