Costa Mesa is a fantastic travel destination that boasts great attractions plus a beautiful climate the whole year round. Because it’s in the US state of California, you might expect that a trip to Costa Mesa would be an expensive undertaking, but fortunately it is possible to find a number of budget-friendly hotels:


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For such an affordable hotel, the Holiday Inn Express Costa Mesa boasts a number of great amenities, including a fitness center, a business center that is open 24 hours a day, and an outdoor swimming pool. Wi-Fi is available for free in all public areas, and guests will also enjoy a free buffet breakfast each morning. Rooms are equipped with modern appliances such as microwaves and refrigerators, plus free Wi-Fi, coffee makers, and cable TV with a wide choice of channels. The hotel is also conveniently located, within 3 miles of Orange Coast College, Orange County Fairgrounds, and Tewinkle Park.


La Quinta Inn John Wayne/Orange County Airport is a great option for those travelling with families, especially as it is located just 8 miles from Disneyland Resort. The hotel is also a similar distance from the Anaheim Convention Center, as well as the Orange outlet shopping center for those in need of a little retail therapy. Guests at this hotel can enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast each morning, but for those who over-indulge, fear not, as the hotel also has its own fitness center complete with cardio and strength-training workout equipment. All rooms at this budget-friendly hotel come with free high-speed Internet access, free local calls, premium TV channels, coffee makers, and even video games to keep young ones (or old ones) entertained. Rooms also have double-paned windows to help provide a peaceful environment for light sleepers.


The Vagabond Inn Costa Mesa is a great option for couples, boasting a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. Wi-Fi is provided free in public areas, and a free airport shuttle takes the stress out of arrival and departure. All 125 rooms also include free Wi-Fi as well as coffee makers, cable TV, free local calls, and hair dryers. As well as being located very close to the airport, the Vagabond Inn is less than 2 miles from the Costa Mesa Country Club and less than 3 miles from the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.


Motel 6 Costa Mesa is centrally located in Costa Mesa and within 2 miles of the Orange Coast College and Metro Pointe at South Coast. As well as offering guests coffee and tea in the lobby area and convenient laundry facilities, the motel also has its own outdoor pool. All rooms provide Wi-Fi, TVs with a range of cable channels, and free local calls for all guests.


A trip to Costa Mesa doesn’t have to break your budget. You can enjoy great amenities and comforts at a range of budget-friendly hotels.

Disclaimer: I am a freelancer for Hipmunk and am currently working on their #hipmunkcitylove project. 

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One Thought on “Affordable Hotels in Costa Mesa

  1. Yes I am agree with you Costa mesa is the one of the best tourist destination in the world. Most lovable place in California. Climate change is one of the most unexpected thing in the usa, which can cause the problem.

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