By Laura Winfree
August 08, 2014
Best Budget Hotels in Cancun
Credit: Courtesy of Cancun Clipper Club

Cancun boasts an undeniable reputation as one of the world’s most visited vacation destinations, thanks in no small part to its wide variety of accommodations available for all kinds of travelers. Whether you want a cheap travel experience or opulent luxury and everything in between, this city offers extensive options to fit any budget, big or small. Vacationers in search of an inexpensive hotel will be thrilled to know that you don’t need to leave the excitement and action of the Hotel Zone to enjoy an affordable stay in the heart of Cancun, whether it’s by the Caribbean Sea or by Nichupte Lagoon. Even when you’re traveling with limited funds, this city has plenty of places to stay that offer comfortable rooms and lovely surroundings, plus a great location close to the area’s best restaurants, nightlife, and beaches. The following hotels tick all the boxes for a budget-friendly vacation in the Cancun Hotel Zone.

Sotavento Hotel

When staying at this affordable Cancun hotel and yacht club, you’ll find charming garden areas and a lovely location by the enchanting Nichupe Lagoon. Here, guests can enjoy attractive amenities like a swimming pool and an on-site restaurant, and each of the comfortable guestrooms comes with air conditioning, cable TV, and Wi-Fi.

Imperial Las Perlas

One of Cancun’s most affordable beach hotels, Imperial Las Perlas has all the essentials for a comfortable vacation. Take full advantage of facilities that include a restaurant, two bars, and an ocean-view pool area, not to mention the hotel’s beautiful white sand beach. Each of the guestrooms includes a kitchenette and balcony.

Cancun Clipper Club

Location, location, location! The Cancun Clipper Club is a small oasis in Punta Cancun, the very heart of the Hotel Zone. The convention center and Plaza Caracol shopping mall are just across the street, while the city’s nightclub area is just a quick walk away. The hotel has a swimming pool with swim-up bar and an on-site restaurant.

Dos Playas Beach Hotel

This inexpensive Cancun hotel conveniently offers all-inclusive and room-only plans to suit your travel needs. Dos Playas has a stunning location between two white-sand beaches for a memorable stay, and you’ll also find amenities like a charming palapa-style restaurant, a swimming pool, and a sundeck with panoramic beach and ocean views.

Salvia Condos

A stay at these beachfront condos will place you just steps away from the best nightlife and shopping in Cancun thanks to an unbeatable location in the lively Punta Cancun area. Most of the condos come with a kitchenette, and all offer a balcony with lagoon or ocean views. Salvia is situated right on one of the city’s best white sand beaches.