Take a look at the best value hotels in Playa de las Americas.
The antithesis to the showy high-rise hotels that dominate this part of Playa de las Americas, the all-inclusive, upper-middle-range Parque Cristobal Tenerife is more like a rustic gated community, with low-lying structures, open spaces, and lots of grassy grounds. All 151 rooms are one- and two-bedroom bungalows, each with front yards, kitchens, living rooms, and free Wi-Fi; some have air-conditioning, but not all. Kid Suites come with beanbag chairs, PlayStations, and bottle warmers. There are four pools, a pool bar, a tapas bar, and a buffet restaurant serving all meals. A multi-use sports court, kids' club, underground disco, and animation team are evidence of the hotel's upbeat nature, but the vibe around the outlying bungalows is peaceful. All this, and the extremely family-friendly property is a three-minute walk from the beach. Travelers who are willing to swap personal outdoor space for rooms with ocean views could try H10 Conquistador.
The two-and-a-half-pearl Vistasur Apartments is tucked inside of the Vistasur Shopping Center complex and a two-minute walk from the beach. The location is convenient, with plenty of shops and dining options nearby -- especially beneficial as there is no restaurant and just a poolside bar. While the complex and lobby have a contemporary aesthetic, the rest of the hotel is quite dated and the pool deck is well-worn. Its 59 apartment-style rooms look straight out of the '70s, though they do come with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, well-equipped kitchenettes, and furnished balconies; only the sea-view rooms promise air-conditioning, however. It's worth comparing rates with the Kn Columbus Aparthotel, which has a ton more features and some modern rooms, but it's set farther from the beach.
The mid-range Marola Portosin offers 80 apartment-style rooms in a central, convenient location just a 10-minute walk to the beach. Rooms are fitted with apartment basics, including a well-equipped kitchenette, balcony, and flat-screen TV; decor is a bit dated, but bright pops of color liven up the otherwise simple rooms. However, it's worth noting that previous guests have complained about noise, particularly those in road-facing rooms. Fans or air-conditioning will cost guests extra, as will in-room Wi-Fi and safes, leaving some feeling nickel and dimed. The hotel's outside area is a bit more impressive, with a large pool (including a sectioned off area for kids), a well-reviewed pool bar, and some outdoor games, too. Alternatively, Catalonia Oro Negro offers a few more entertainment features on-site, as well as free Wi-Fi and AC.
The upper-middle-range, family-friendly Green Garden Resort and Suites is an all-inclusive optional property packed with charm and character. Its 121 apartments are attractive and spacious, all equipped with fully equipped kitchens, private balconies or terraces, and flat-screen TVs. The resort's two restaurants -- one buffet and one a la carte -- are a cut above the norm, and there's a well-stocked market on-site for self-catering guests. Extensive features for both adults and kids include three pools, a playground, daily entertainment, a small gym, and a Thai-style spa. The property is surrounded by the Las Americas golf course, but it's a 30-minute walk from the beach, restaurants, and shops -- the hotel does offer a free shuttle. Travelers looking to be closer to the action should check out the Parque Cristobal Tenerife, which is a 10-minute walk to the beach.
The quiet and friendly budget-friendly Marola appeals to easygoing families, couples, and friend groups in need of a pleasant and favorably located hideaway. The 72 rooms consist of studios and one- and two-bedroom apartments, each equipped with a kitchenette, sleeper sofa, and private balcony overlooking either the pool or the lively street below and mountains in the background. The low-key pool scene features a heated pool, separate kids' pool, snack and drink bar, white sun loungers, dwarf palms, and flowering plants -- but no poolside animation or music. A game room with free Wi-Fi, a simple buffet restaurant with street terrace seating, a small fitness room, and laundry facilities are also found on-site. It's worth comparing rates with next door sister property Marola Portosin, where the pool is slightly larger and rooms are a touch more modern.
The 217-room, upper-middle-range Marylanza Suites & Spa is a low-key, family-friendly all-inclusive next to Golf Las Americas, about a 15-minute walk from the adrenalized beach zone. Its two-story buildings form a rectangular enclosure around two large pools, plus a separate kids' pool and a poolside bar and grill. All rooms are air-conditioned apartment-style suites -- some overlooking the pool or golf course -- with kitchens, flat-screen TVs, and private patios or balconies. The hotel offers a buffet restaurant with a 15-day dinner program that prevents redundancy, as well as an a la carte restaurant, a lobby bar with local tapas and wines, and a disco with light entertainment at night. Notable are the excellent hydrotherapy spa and fitness facility, both of which incur extra fees. HD Parque Cristobal provides a similarly relaxed environment for families, but is just a three-minute walk from the beach.
The mid-range Hotel Olé Tropical offers contemporary rooms and leisure facilities outside of central Playa de las Americas, a 10-minute walk from the nearest beach. Numerous restaurants and bars are within walking distance, but past guests have complained of late-night noise -- light-sleepers should request a room not facing the street. The 189 rooms are clean and up-to-date, outfitted with monochrome decor, air-conditioning, mini-fridges, and outdoor spaces, some with distant sea views. Features include an outdoor pool and separate kiddy pool, kids' club, entertainment team, and spa services. A buffet restaurant and two bars are available, as are all-inclusive packages. Couples wanting something more romantic should consider the adult-only Hotel Sunprime Ocean View.
Set on a quiet hilltop with views out onto the ocean in the distance, Paradise Court Aparthotel is a budget-friendly self-catering option with 20 apartments integrated into a larger apartment complex with full-time residents. The property offers a mix of Studio, One-Bedroom, and Two-Bedroom Apartments, all with fully equipped kitchens complete with refrigerators and four-burner stovetops, but some dated decor. Common areas are limited to a lovely central swimming pool surrounded by lounge chairs, plus a small bar/reception area with a few tables and billiards. There are a tiny gym and sauna available as well. Travelers looking for a self-catering apartment hotel with more amenities, including all-inclusive packages and kids' activities, may want to consider Laguna Park II nearby.
Hotel-Apartamentos Andorra is a casual apartment-style budget hotel located on a central and busy intersection in Playa de las Americas, a few minutes' walk from the beach. The hotel’s 102 practical rooms are somewhat dated in terms of both decor and equipment, but they're spotless and fine for the price. Guests in street-facing rooms may feel that the traffic noise depreciates the experience (and their shut-eye). The buffet restaurant offers breakfast and dinner daily, and the courtyard pool's snack bar hosts happy hour a few times a week. Most guests appreciate Andorra's tidy rooms, mellow atmosphere, and reasonable rates, but those looking for a few more big-resort features and an all-inclusive experience should check out Aparthotel Parque de la Paz, right next door.
The 221-room, budget-oriented Aparthotel Parque de la Paz is a well-loved apartment-style hotel in central Playa de las Americas, a short walk from the beach. The complex has two buffet restaurants, a three-leaf-clover-shaped pool, a kids' pool, and a pool bar, plus a full activities and entertainment schedule (year-round) and a popular all-inclusive option. Tidy one- and two-bedroom apartments are extremely basic and lack air-conditioning, but they cater well to guests on longer stays with kitchenettes and private balconies or terraces; most have ocean views. Travelers who want to be directly on the beach could consider Parque Santiago III, a property with similar accommodations and atmosphere, but no all-inclusive rates.
The budget-friendly HOVIMA Atlantis is a quiet, 225-room apartment-style property that is a four-minute walk up a slight hill from the seafront promenade and the marina. Rooms are clean and spacious, with air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, kitchenettes, and balconies (many with sea views), but decor could stand to be spruced up a bit. On the amenities front, Atlantis is considerably more dialed back than most area hotels: Its main feature is its casual pool deck featuring three side by side pools (one for children), a hot tub, and a pool bar serving breakfast, lunch, and drinks. There is also an airy and spacious indoor living room, with table seating, easy chairs, and meeting nooks. Travelers wanting something livelier and more features-laden could try Hotel Troya, which is right on the beach.
The 145-room Apartamentos Oro Blanco is a budget option across from Golf Las Americas, a 12-minute uphill walk from the beach. Guest rooms -- from studios with two twin beds to three-bedroom apartments -- are dated across the board, but all feature kitchenettes and most have balconies. Some have sea views. The resort offers a large pool and an indoor/outdoor pool bar and a peaceful and sunny rooftop terrace. This is every bit a budget resort in appearance and quality of features, but extra fees seem to lurk around every corner (in-room Wi-Fi and air-conditioning rentals, use of the sauna), docking Oro Blanco's value points. Hotel-Apartamentos Andorra offers similar apartment-style accommodations; it lacks Oro Blanco's rooftop terrace and upbeat pool scene, but it is on flatter ground that's five minutes closer to the beaches.
The mid-range Kn Columbus Aparthotel is a large hotel complex with generally attractive rates and a solid location a short walk from the beach. Its 580 studios and apartments are divided between the dated non-renovated rooms and the crisp, bright renovated ones with kitchenettes, though all have private balconies. The vast pool courtyard features two freshwater pools, a hot tub, and a kids' wading pool, and a bar. There is also a main buffet restaurant serving all meals, as well as a pizzeria, plus the hotel is located next to a grocery store, making it easy for guests in rooms with kitchenettes to self-cater. Kn Columbus' spa, several solariums, kids' club with outdoor playground, arcade, and business center make it a decent pick for its residing families, couples, and groups of students on break. Travelers looking for more personal space could try one of Parque Cristobal Tenerife's bungalows, all with yards and kitchens.
Apartamentos Caribe is a basic value hotel that has changed very little since it was built in 1974 (it's even had the same manager for much of its four-decade existence). It is about a 10-minute uphill walk from the beach, located across the highway from Siam Park and Siam Mall. All 130 rooms are one-bedroom apartments; they're spare, but clean and colorful, with kitchenettes, sleeper sofas, flat-screen TVs, and ocean-facing balconies. A rectangular pool, tennis court, mini-golf, hangout room, and two solariums -- one on the hotel rooftop -- are bonuses. But Sol Tenerife may be a better bet for those looking for beachfront digs.
The family-focused, three-pearl Compostela Beach Golf Club is a popular 156-apartment hotel with all-inclusive options. Though the resort's name may lead travelers to believe otherwise, both the beach and entrance to the neighboring golf course are a 10-minute walk away. On-site there’s a decent-sized pool with a kiddy section, plus a bevy of kid-friendly amenities such as a kids club, game room, and daily entertainment program. Spacious and bright apartments have fully equipped kitchens but some dated furnishings; all except loft studios come with small private gardens or balconies. The buffet eatery's food receives many negative reviews, but there are plenty of bars and restaurants within a few blocks. The resort offers good value overall, but it's worth comparing rates with the similar Parque Cristobal Tenerife.