Peninsula Picks: 5 Budget-Friendly Baja Hotels

There’s nothing we love more than a good Baja bargain. We’ve put together some of our favorite budget accommodations on the peninsula where you’ll get the value you deserve without breaking the bank (all of our picks are under US$40/night for double occupancy). Read more about some our favorite picks below and why we think they’re worth the mention.


Hotel Jardines 

hotel jardines san quintin bajaWhere: San Quintin, B.C.

Price: $600 pesos


Why we love it: As the name suggests, the rooms are set into cozy lush gardens and grounds. This stop makes the perfect first or last night of a Baja road trip with its proximity to the border and serene setting. They do allow pets in certain rooms, but make sure to call in advance.

DBTC Insider Tip: Just next door is the Jardines restaurant serving Mexican and American food and with a bar with happy hour from 4-6pm Wed-Sun.


Baja Cactus 

baja cactus hotel el rosarioWhere: El Rosario, B.C.

Price: $450 pesos


Why we love it: We’d be remiss not to mention the beloved Baja Cactus where visitors stop to fill up on gas at the Pemex and to stay in luxury accommodations for just a few pesos. Mama Espinoza’s is right next door so you don’t even have to worry about driving back to your hotel after too many lobster burritos and margaritas. It’s no secret that this is one of the best deals in Baja, so make sure you call ahead to reserve a room. DBTC members receive an additional 10% discount on stays here!

DBTC Insider Tip: The rooms in the back of the hotel are newer and get less road noise since they’re set back farther from the highway.


Terra Sal

hotel terra sal guerrero negro bajaWhere: Guerrero Negro, B.C.S.

Price: $550 pesos

Contact: 011-52-615-157-0133,

Why We Love It: We know that there’s no shortage of cheap accommodations in Guerrero Negro, but what sets Terra Sal apart from the rest is the quality of your stay. The large and spacious rooms are up to modern standards with wifi, air conditioning, and key card entry. They accept credit cards for payment. The convenient location is just off of Mexico 1 as you’re coming into town. There’s an on-site restaurant, BajaTerra, with good food and cheap prices. They’ll even deliver to your room if you’re tired.

DBTC Insider Tip: This is a prime overnight spot for road trippers with a large parking lot, with a 24/7 security, that’s plenty big enough for trailers. The property is also pet friendly (for an extra $100 pesos per dog).


La Huerta 

la huerta hotel san ignacio bajaWhere: San Ignacio, B.C.S.

Price: $550 pesos

Contact: 011-52-615-154-0116,

Why We Love It: Unlike most accommodations around San Ignacio, the new La Huerta hotel has a great location right in town. You can walk to the town square and the San Ignacio mission, the famous Tortilleria La Mision, and other restaurants and cafes in town. There are 21 rooms that are nicely appointed and up to modern standards. There’s currently a market on the property and they’re in the process of building a restaurant.

DBTC Insider Tip: If visiting in winter (San Ignacio’s peak season is Jan-April for gray whale watching), only the rooms on the second floor have heating.


Posada de la Misión 

posada de la mision la paz bajaWhere: La Paz, B.C.S.

Price: $595 pesos


Why we Love it: This hotel is set right in the center of La Paz and on the malecón, walking distance to restaurants, shops, and the excitement of the city. The rooms are designed more like mini apartments so you get kitchenettes and living spaces with rooms.

DBTC Insider Tip: With room balconies that overlook the malecón, accommodations here can provide some of the best views in town for La Paz’s annual Carnaval parade each February.


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2 thoughts on “Peninsula Picks: 5 Budget-Friendly Baja Hotels

  1. David says:

    Great suggestions!
    Baja Cactus has been a favorite motel for us since 2004. Antonio maintains the highest standards and it is appreciated. We found La Huerta in San Ignacio last summer and it was great.

    1. Terry K says:

      Just stayed at Terra Sal three nights ago. Excellent and a really nice shower.

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