We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 76 Tulum hotels

Hotel El-Crucero

Save Saved
You added Hotel El-Crucero to your Saves list
Cancun, Tulum 77780, Mexico
Hotel amenities
  • Overview
  • Reviews (84)
  • Photos (25)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Q&A
  • Location
  • More
Hotel El-Crucero
Ranked #65 of 76 hotels in Tulum
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in Tulum
Check In Check Out
Write a Review

84 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    23
    22
    13
    9
    17
See reviews for
6
33
16
1
Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bo.
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

one month backpacking through Mexico and this was the worst accomodation by far dirty filthy room, personell of no help and the restaurant is only open until 5pm. Toilet not working properly. Huge spider in the shower. Room looked like it wasn t cleaned for months. If you want to stay in Tulum, aim for the center (and use a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

Our Lonely Planet guide book made it seem like Tulum was a truck stop. But it was wrong. We got off the bus from Playa Del Carmen at the Tulum Ruinas stop and were welcomed into the El-Crucero by the friendly owner and two kitty cats. The hotel has dorms and private rooms. We stayed in a clean and comfortable... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saint James City, Florida
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

I stayed at El Crucero for two nights. I had a large tiled, air conditioned, comfortable room. There is a large outdoor area with hammocks, chairs and tables. I enjoyed the friendliness of the staff, the tranquility of the setting and the comfort of the room. It is good to be away from the "hustle and bustle" of town. The... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

Really cozy. We had both a room with a fan and then one with AC. The one with the fan was a little compact, but fine because hopefully you aren't spending too much time in your room. Nice common areas with hammocks for reading and resting. Also, great staff, the restaurant is good and there is a little shop in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2011

Looking at the excellent reviews on here, it's the same compliments over again, and I can only add to them. El Crucero is fantastic; great spot (enjoyed the stroll to the beach, and enjoyed being away from the main strip) fantastic staff, and a really nice feel to it. The rooms were clean, comfortable and interesting. The place was spotlessly... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2011

I stayed here for a total of about 3 weeks in Feb and March and had easily the most wonderful time of any trip I'd taken, largely due to Sharon and Mark and the hotel. I had intended to spend 2 wks in Mexico, with one of them in Tulum, but ended up extending my trip by a month, I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
USA
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2011

I stayed at El Crucero for a total of 7 nights in January-February 2011. I had read the reviews here and the interesting blog from the hotel website. I was looking for a place nearby to everything but didn't really want to get stuck on the beach or in town. I only needed a basic single room with a bath.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2010

I was most impressed my entire stay at Hotel El-Crucero. If travelling on a budget, this place will give you more than your basic money´s worth. Definately the greatest place to stay in Tulum, in all stayed there for 7 nights, very affordable, clean rooms and bathroom, hot showers, and comfortable bed. The hotel is well suituated, a close walk... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Alaska
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2010

We stayed at the Hotel Crucero for the Tulum part of our 3 week trip in Mexico. You must be advised that this is definitely a budget hotel, but a great place to stay if you don't mind some little flaws. The room was quite musty the first 2 days, which was a major drawback, but since we weren't spending... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Montreal, Canada
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2010

My brother and I were traveling in the Mayan Riviera, and came to Tulum on a whim. It turned out to be one of the highlights of our trip. Yes you must be advised that this is a backpackers, not a luxury liner resort, and that it is NOT directly on the beach. It's within a comfortable walk though (especially... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Hotel El-Crucero, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Hotel El-Crucero? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel El-Crucero

Address: Cancun, Tulum 77780, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Tulum
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
El Crucero Hotel Tulum
Hotel El Crucero

25 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (26)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (5)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (5)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
Other (10)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
All
hotels in Tulum with
any amenities

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Hotel El-Crucero staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?