There are so many resorts in Cancun, most of which are pretty expensive. If you're searching for a place to stay but you don't want to pay top dollar, don't worry, Cancun also has plenty of budget-friendly lodging options.
In Cancun the vast majority of hotels and resorts are on the beach and shopping malls, restaurants and nightclubs are just a short bus or taxi ride away. For the most part choosing a budget hotel means you will not have as many in-room amenities, restaurants or facilities at the resort. However for most budget-conscious travelers, this is a small price to pay, no pun intended.
Some budget priced hotels are all-inclusive properties, which makes them even more of a value, since meals and drinks are included. In addition, you never have to carry your wallet when you're on the all-inclusive plan nor do you have to worry about having a large outstanding bill when it's time to check-out.
Hotels in downtown Cancun, like the Adhara Hacienda Cancun and the Krystal Urban Cancun-Malecon are economical because they are not located on the beach. However they are near shopping, restaurants and bars and they are only about a 10 - 15 minute bus or taxi ride from the Hotel Zone and its white sand beaches and azure Caribbean waters.