rooftop at the new hilton tulum

Hilton Just Opened a New “Lifestyle” Hotel in Tulum, Mexico 

By: Alexander Britell - December 1, 2022

The Mexican Caribbean hotspot of Tulum has been one of the most active hotel markets in the wider region in the last few years. 

What began as a small destination with mostly boutique hotels has become a magnet for larger brands, including Hilton, which made its high-profile debut in Tulum last year with both an all-inclusive Hilton Tulum and a Conrad resort (the first in Mexico). 

Now Hilton has added another one, and it is rather different than any other Hilton in the region.

It’s called Motto by Hilton Tulum, and it is the first-ever Caribbean destination for the company’s “urban, lifestyle” Motto brand. 

the rooftop at the motto tulum.
The rooftop at the new Motto in Tulum.

The new hotel has 115 rooms, all on the smaller side, or, as Hilton calls them, “travel-sized,” with a unique flexible setup. 

That means guests can pick standard rooms, rooms with bunk beds or even those with Murphy-style stowaway beds. Motto also offers connecting room configurations, with the option to connect up to five different rooms. 

hilton motto tulum has bunk bed configurations too
Yes, some of the rooms have bunk beds.

The hotel is centered around what Hilton calls Motto Commons, a “neighborhood gathering space” that lets guests order coffee, work in a co-working style space or have a drink at the bar. 

In another nod to growing travel trends, Motto has on-site “Motto Hosts” that can curate various experiences for guests, from mezcal tastings to e-bike tours of Tulum. 


The design-focused hotel has a pair of rooftop infinity pools, complete with private cabanas and views of the surrounding jungle. Dining concepts include a rooftop pool bar, a bistro and a casual bar. (There is also a fitness center and an outdoor workout area.)

tulum motto room
What a “travel-sized” room looks like.

While it’s not on the beach, Motto has partnered with Tulum’s Bagatelle and Vagalume to provide guaranteed chairs and subbed service for guests at the hotel. 

It is a very different kind of hotel for both the Caribbean and Tulum, and a concept that could find its way to other Caribbean destinations in the coming years. 

For more, visit Motto by Hilton Tulum

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