Value-Oriented Accommodations: 10 Best Budget Hotels in Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas offers a number of excellent value-oriented hotels, with clean, comfortable accommodations available at a variety of price points. The city’s best bargains may not showcase ocean views or five-star restaurants, but basic amenities like cable television and complimentary Wi-Fi access are generally included, and most lower-cost lodgings feature swimming pools and private patio areas. As a rule, rates are lowest during the summer and early autumn – off-season months – but great deals can be found year round at hotels within easy walking distance of the Marina and Médano Beach neighborhoods.

Our top choice, Mar de Cortez, owes at least some of its popularity among return visitors to sheer longevity. When it opened in the early 1970s, the hotels in Cabo San Lucas could be counted on one hand. But the venerable downtown property also offers a winning combination of comfort and convenience – it boasts a central downtown location, just around the corner from live music landmark Cabo Wabo Cantina – plus great value.

There are now three large hotels on the Cabo San Lucas Marina, two of which are of interest to budget-conscious travelers: El Tesoro and Marina Fiesta. Both feature excellent views and abundant amenities, and rates are surprisingly reasonable, particularly if guests are willing to attend short time share presentations.

Marina Fiesta is located in the midst of the Golden Zone, a privileged portion of the Cabo San Lucas Marina than includes the Puerto Paraíso and Luxury Avenue shopping centers. Few resorts can match the convenient setting and scenic views of...  Read More

One of Los Cabos' newest budget-oriented lodgings, Cabo Cush offers 22 comfortable rooms at very value-oriented price points (special rates start at $38). The hotel's boast is old world charm and new world comforts, and the property delivers on...  Read More

Seven Crown is a convenient and affordable lodging for business travelers, as well as visiting families. The hotel features 65 rooms and suites decorated in modern minimalist style, with abundant amenities that include air-conditioning, a...  Read More

A small value-oriented inn with a boutique feel, Los Milagros' charms include colorful appointments, a beautiful garden filled with magenta bougainvillea and jasmine, a stone fountain, a plunge pool, and a circular staircase that leads from the...  Read More

Siesta Suites is one of the top local options for budget-conscious travelers. The hotel has a great downtown location, and in addition to an onsite internet cafe, there is an Italian restaurant in the courtyard, Salvatore's, that dishes up the...  Read More

Set amidst flowering bougainvillea and colorful African tulip trees, Norman Diego's Mexican Inn is a charming B&B that is located in a residential neighborhood a few blocks from the downtown shopping district. Guests will feel like they're...  Read More

El Tesoro is a large hotel whose best features are its central location and proximity to the Cabo San Lucas Marina. It occupies a perfect spot, close to both Médano Beach and the downtown shopping district, and the rooms are surprisingly...  Read More

Originally built in 1950s, when it thrived as a bordello, Cabo Inn has for many years now been one of the best budget hotels in Cabo San Lucas, with comfortable accommodations at very, very competitive rates. Rooms showcase style but few frills,...  Read More

This charming little bed and breakfast - 16 suites and two-bedroom bungalows - is located just off the beaten tourist track, but within easy walking distance of downtown Cabo San Lucas, as well as the Marina and Médano Beach neighborhoods....  Read More

Built in the early 1970s, Mar de Cortez is one of the oldest hotels in Cabo San Lucas. It is also one of the best values. Located around the corner from Cabo Wabo, Mar de Cortez has a loyal following of regular visitors, all of whom seem to...  Read More


Meet Chris Sands

Chris Sands is Editor at, co-writer of Fodor’s 2015 guide to Los Cabos, and a regular contributor to Los Cabos Magazine and 10 Best/USA Today. He lives in Cabo San Lucas.

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