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.