We loved this place. From the time we walked in, and they knew our name, sitting down on a couch to check-in, to the day we left, they were gracious hosts! The hotel is about 14 rooms, and shares a beach with two other little hotels, but has the central part of the beach.
The rooms are quaint and romantic (with Air Conditioning!) and remind you where you are, rather than something modern and sleek. The rooms are clean, and the service on point with their amazing blue water sea trek cozumel tips. We ate at the restaurant for dinner and breakfast; it was excellent. Its small restaurant right on the beach and the food was terrific.
I told them if they had a pool, I probably would never leave! The manager stated that the owner intends to put a pool in within the year. Central location with a few shops, bars, and restaurants right outside the hotel, and a short cab away to the central downtown, or the more touristy bars down the street (probably walk-able, and bike-able in a few minutes, but the taxi is cheap enough). The Ruins and the Playa Paraiso are also really close and bike-able. I definitely will stay again.
Staying at Piedra Escondida was the best decision we made for our little weekend getaway in Tulum! I did a lot of research trying to find a beachfront boutique hotel that didn’t play nonstop house music all day and whose rate fit into our budget. This hotel was perfect for our stay. Since it only has nine rooms, we loved how uncrowded and secluded it felt yet it was still close to all the Tulum hot spots.
The entire staff was friendly and helpful, from Nayeli at the front desk to the server at the restaurant. I have to commend Nayeli, who was a big help right from the start. She worked with us via email when we had to make changes to our reservation. When she checked us in, she upgraded us to a 2nd-floor room with a king bed and the best view. All the rooms have direct access to the beach. The second-floor rooms have the best views. Sunrise on the balcony was amazing!
The breakfast at the hotel restaurant was so good. If you like a Mexican breakfast, then this will not disappoint. Do yourself a favor and order the Eggs Veracruz! You’d be hard-pressed to find a beachfront hotel in Tulum that’s right around $250 and also offers a full a la carte breakfast.
When we were there in February, the sargassum was terrible, but that’s something the hotel has no control over. It’s terrible in most beachfront areas in Tulum, except if you go up to the north end where it seems to be not as persistent. The hotel always had people cleaning up as much as they can. In no way did this bother us.