Take a look at the best value hotels in Maspalomas.
The upscale H10 Playa Meloneras Palace is located on the southern tip of Gran Canaria Island. The hotel has million-dollar ocean views, distinctive architecture, and sits just a 10 minute walk from the beach. The 373 simply decorated, Mediterranean-style rooms have private balconies, with either garden or sea views. A free hot and cold buffet-style breakfast is served daily in one of the hotel's three restaurants, and bars include the late-night Tirajana Disco Bar with evening entertainment. Travelers seeking an on-site golf course may want to consider the Sheraton Gran Canaria Salobre Golf Resort, which offers many similar features and comparable rates.
The three-pearl Palm Oasis is a self-catering hotel, set a 10-minute drive from Playa del Ingles and the Maspalomas sand dunes, and a free six-minute shuttle from the nearest beach. While the 234 apartment are sizable, with well-equipped kitchens and terraces, the old-fashioned decor could use a refresh. That said, the main draw of the Palm Oasis is a lovely, large pool with a waterslide and secret terraces. There are also a tennis court, mini-golf course, and all-day buffet restaurant with occasional themed dinners. This is an excellent pick for both families and couples, but adults looking for a beachside stay might prefer the Ifa Faro Hotel.
Bungalows Club Maspalomas is a quiet budget property located in a residential area a 10-minute drive from the beach. Its 116 dated one-bedroom apartments are housed in cute stand-alone buildings set around three pools -- including one for kids -- and feature kitchenettes and living rooms with a sofa bed. While most guests self cater, there's also a buffet restaurant serving a varied spread for breakfast and dinner. With clean rooms and competitive rates, the hotel offers decent values overall, but there are extra fees for air-conditioning and Wi-Fi. While the location adjacent to a golf course is a little isolated, the hotel provides free shuttle service to two sandy beaches. Travelers looking to stay within walking distance of the beach may want to compare rates with Jardin del Atlantico.
Club Vista Serena is a quaint and colorful two-pearl apart-hotel with a communal vibe. Its quiet Maspalomas location ensures tranquility, but is a bit far from Playa del Ingles. In any event, main attractions are only a short drive away. Apartments all have one bedroom, flat-screen TVs, sofabeds, and either a furnished terrace or balcony. Air-conditioning and Wi-Fi are not free, and the style is dated, but plenty of free special amenities such as sandwich makers and a pillow menu are available on request. At the heart of the complex is the poolside bar and restaurant, which stages evening entertainment and serves great food. It’s hard to beat this little budget gem, but for a similar property closer to tourist hotspots, try Cordial Biarritz Bungalows -- expect to pay more, though.
The Hotel Dunas Suites and Villas Resort is an upper-middle-range chain hotel, with 302 suites and villas, that's a six-minute drive to Maspalomas Beach. Rooms are an eclectic mix of modern and faux-antique furnishings, creating a confusing style, and some have private terraces with garden views. The hotel's five pools include three children’s pools, and there family-friendly features like a game room. A free buffet breakfast is served daily plus a buffet restaurant with theme nights and two bars serving cocktails. For a cut above in style and direct beach access, guests might want to consider the Ifa Faro Hotel, although its rates are slightly higher.
The 437-room Dunas Mirador Maspalomas is a mid-range property that's within walking distance of the El Tablero Centro commercial shopping mall and a 10-minute drive to the beach (the hotel offers a free shuttle). Spacious rooms have balconies or terraces, but are dated and basic, with tube-style TVs and no air-conditioning. The on-site buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus there are two outdoor pools, a kids' playground, and wellness center, as well as a bar and disco. Wi-Fi incurs a fee, however, and there's no guest parking available on-site. Travelers might want to compare rates with Morasol Suites, where rooms have a bit more personality, though it's outside of Maspalomas.
Set on the edge of Maspalomas, the budget Turbo Club is an apartment-style resort with an all-inclusive package. The 120 apartments are contemporary and have flat-screen TVs and small kitchenettes with stovetops. Outside, the resort has a large and attractive swimming pool in a terrace surrounded by mature palm trees, as well as a mini-golf course and a tennis court, and the animation team puts on family-oriented entertainment all day. The area around the resort is rather isolated, though there is a shuttle bus that drives the 10 minutes to the beach and back. Still, those wanting to be within walking distance of the ocean might want to check out the Santa Monica Suites.
Bungalows Vista Oasis is a busy, 130-apartment budget property with cheerful bungalow-style units. It's tucked away on a residential Maspalomas hilltop, keeping things quiet, but a car is required to reach attractions. The large, clean pool has a separate children's section, and the buffet restaurant serves decently varied meals and all-inclusive packages are available. All apartments have kitchenettes, flat-screen TVs, and large furnished balconies, but no air-conditioning. Although this spot is a decent value, fees for basic amenities such as in-room Wi-Fi and television may be off-putting for some. Live evening entertainment and daytime recreational activities are provided, and there's a small poolside recreation area for additional fun. For a similar property closer to the action, try Servatur Barbados Apartments, but note that the rooms are even more dated.
Koala Garden Suites is a budget property located in a hotel-filled area a short drive from Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles beaches. It features 229 no-frills studios and apartments, all with kitchenettes, outdoor areas, and sofa beds. But while rates are competitive, there are extra fees for Wi-Fi and safes, and complaints of bugs, maintenance issues, and lack of cleanliness are common. Its sprawling grounds offer plenty of pools for all ages, and there is a kids’ club, free shuttle service to the beach, and a small grocery shop with a few basics. Food, however, gets mediocre reviews, and while the property is family friendly, it can be noisy. As an alternative, neighboring Club Vista Serena has similar features, though rates are slightly lower.
The lower-middle-range Duna Beach Apartments is a simple apartment complex, located directly on the Maspalomas golf course. The location is slightly out of town. The center of Maspalomas is a five-minute drive away and the Playa del Ingles beaches are a 10-minute drive. The 136 apartments are spacious with flat-screen TVs, equipped kitchenettes, and private balconies. The restaurant and bar serves both buffet and a la carte meals, though these are not included in all room rates and food gets mixed reviews. A large outdoor swimming pool is a highlight here, along with the tennis court and an on-site supermarket. Both Wi-Fi and parking cost extra. Note that cockroaches seem to be an issue here. As an alternative, Turbo Club has more modern apartments and offers all-inclusive rates; though it's further from the beach.