- Rey del Caribe Hotel (Cancún; www.reycaribe.com): An inexpensive retreat in downtown Cancún, this hotel has considered every detail in its quest for an organic and environmentally friendly atmosphere. Set in a tropical garden, the Rey del Caribe provides sunny rooms, warm service, yoga and other themed classes, and healthful dining -- all a welcome respite from party-hearty Cancún.
- Luz en Yucatán (Mérida; www.luzenyucatan.com): This inn, just 3 blocks from the main plaza, has a marvelous variety of thoughtfully decorated rooms, suites, studios, and apartments tucked into a sweet garden around a pool. The beds are superior, guests have use of a large kitchen and dining room, and the hotel offers a free bar cart.
- Hotel López (Campeche; www.hotellopezcampeche.com.mx): The recently restored López departs from the historic center's colonial restorations with its Art Deco loops and curves. The lobby, courtyard and new waterfall pool are sheer eye candy; rooms are more modest but quite comfy and equipped with gleaming tile bathrooms. In a city that's already kind to the budget, it's the best hotel in its price range.
- Hotel Posada La Media Luna (San Cristóbal; www.hotel-lamedialuna.com): In a city of inexpensive lodgings, this beats all the other bargain hotels for its combination of location, room size, and service.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.