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The 15 Best Budget Hotels in Cancun
1. Sina Suites – Budget
Quiet and affordable hotel with lagoon views adjacent to the Pok ta Pok Golf Course and a 22-minute walk (2km) or a short 5-minute bus ride to the Hotel Zone. Amenities include an outdoor pool, private marina, rooftop sundeck, restaurant, and free parking, and some suites have 2 bedrooms, kitchenettes or full kitchens, and balconies.
2. Beachscape Kin Ha Villas & Suites – Budget
Family-friendly resort with direct beach access, 2 restaurants, an outdoor pool and kiddie pool, a gym, self-service laundry, and free parking. Standard rooms feature patios and coffee makers, suites feature full kitchens and up to 3 bedrooms, and the restaurants and nightlife of the Hotel Zone are just a short 13-minute walk (1km) away.
3. Condominios Brisas / Suites Brisas – Budget
1 and 2-bedroom suites with full kitchens set just steps from the beach. Property amenities include 2 outdoor pools, a convenience store, and free on-site parking, and the El Rey Archaeological Zone is a 12-minute walk (1km) away.
4. Aloft Cancun – Budget
Located at the Cancun International Convention Center, this hip and good value hotel features an outdoor pool, fitness center, full-service spa, restaurant, bar, 24-hour sundry shop, and free parking just a short 2-minute walk (200m) from the beach. Each modern room has a minibar and coffee maker, and numerous restaurants and nightclubs are within a 5-minute walk.
5. Bel Air Collection Resort and Spa Cancun (All Inclusive) – Moderate
Catering to adults only, this beachfront resort features an infinity pool, a full-service spa, a gym with fitness classes, several restaurants and bars, and an all-inclusive option. Rooms have coffee makers, minibars, and views of either the lagoon or the Caribbean Sea, and the property is located an 11-minute drive (12km) from Cancun International Airport.
6. Oasis Palm (All Inclusive) – Moderate
Beachfront all-inclusive resort, about 20 minutes (21km) by car from the airport, catering to families with a kids club, an outdoor pool with a waterslide, a playground, game rooms, a plethora of dining options, and complimentary non-motorized watersports. Rooms include up to 2 bedrooms, some with ocean views, and other on-site amenities include tennis courts, a spa, and a fitness center.
7. Holiday Inn Cancun Arenas – Moderate
Located between Downtown Cancun (6km, 10-minute drive) and the Hotel Zone (12km, 12-minute drive), this beachfront resort features 3 restaurants, an outdoor pool, a gym, free parking, and lagoon or ocean views from every guest room. All-inclusive and room-only plans are available, and events for children and adults are offered regularly.
8. Flamingo Cancun Resort – Moderate
Beachfront resort with 2 outdoor pools, playground, adults-only hot tub, gym, and several restaurants located a 15-minute walk (1km) from the La Isla shopping center. Choose from room-only or all-inclusive plans, and some rooms feature sea views, bunk beds, whirlpool tubs, or private infinity pools.
9. Grand Park Royal Luxury Resort Cancun – Moderate
All-inclusive resort, slightly upscale but good-value, located a 2-minute drive (2km) from the Hotel Zone on a private beach with 2 outdoor pools, a variety of restaurants and bars, and a fitness center and spa available for a fee. All rooms have sea or garden views and balconies, some with private pools, and all-day entertainment includes pool games and nightly live music.
El Centro Hotels
1. Hostel Ka’Beh – Budget
Downtown Cancun hostel offering free breakfast, free dinner, free beverages, and free daily activities and beach excursions in addition to a shared kitchen, hammocks, and both private rooms and mixed dorm rooms. Located near restaurants, shops, and nightlife, the hostel is a 16-minute walk (1km) to Mercado 28 and a 14-minute drive (9km) to Tortugas Beach.
2. Grand City Hotel Cancun – Budget
Modern hotel with an outdoor pool, a cafe, and free parking, and located steps to restaurants and supermarkets, a 14-minute walk (1km) to Mercado 28, and an 11-minute drive (8km) to Tortugas Beach. Rooms have microwaves, coffee makers, and refrigerators, and can sleep up to 4 guests.
3. Ibis Cancun Centro – Budget
Within walking distance to restaurants, casinos, and the shops and entertainment of the Plaza Las Americas mall (800m, 11-minute walk), this modern hotel has a breakfast buffet available for a fee, on-site parking, a restaurant, and a bar. Every room has a desk, some rooms feature lagoon views, and Tortugas Beach is a 12-minute drive (9km) from the hotel.
4. Ambiance Suites – Budget
Contemporary hotel with an outdoor pool and free parking located a 7-minute walk (500m) to the shops and entertainment at Plaza Las Americas and an 11-minute drive (8km) to Tortugas Beach. Every room has a desk, refrigerator, microwave, and modern bathroom; suites have full kitchens and a living and dining area, and hotel amenities include a gym and a restaurant.
5. Adhara Hacienda Cancun – Budget
Situated between numerous shops and city parks, this hotel is on the edge of Downtown Cancun and Puerto Cancun, just a 5-minute drive (2km) to the Puerto Cancun Golf Course and a 12-minute drive (9km) to Tortugas Beach. Hotel amenities include a free beach shuttle, outdoor pool, restaurant, fitness center, and free parking, and rooms feature desks and ironing facilities.
6. Eco-hotel El Rey del Caribe – Budget
Environmentally-friendly budget hotel featuring a garden, an outdoor pool, and a hot tub with restaurants, parks, and a supermarket on the surrounding blocks. In addition to free breakfast and free parking, all rooms have kitchenettes and courtyard views, and Tortugas Beach is an 11-minute drive (8km) away.