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Taj Club House
5 out of 5
No 2 Club House Road, Off Mount Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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4.5/5Wonderful! (364 reviews)

"I liked everything. The food in particular was excellent, and, compared with that offered by comparable hotels in Delhi, not exorbitant in price."…"

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

Taj Club House
Radisson Blu Hotel Chennai City Centre
4.5 out of 5
No 2 Ethiraj Salai Commander In Chief Rd, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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The price is $59 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (127 reviews)

"Got a good deal with Expedia. Staffs were friendly and the breakfast too! Highly recommended"…"

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2020

Radisson Blu Hotel Chennai City Centre
Radisson Blu Hotel Chennai
4.5 out of 5
531 Gst Road, St.thomas Mount, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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The price is $69 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (486 reviews)

"Excellent stay but lobby was bit warm and humid. The customer should get proper food information. Like what is available and at what price. They should get food menu in their hotel room."…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Radisson Blu Hotel Chennai
Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay Mamallapuram
4.5 out of 5
57, Covelong Road, Kanchipuram District, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu
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The price is $74 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (187 reviews)

"Beautiful property with lots of greenery. Has a large pool near hotel rooms and an infinity pool near the beach. Of course has private beach access."…"

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay Mamallapuram
The Residency Towers
5 out of 5
115 Sir Thyagaraya Road, T Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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The price is $68 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (342 reviews)

"It was clean but had to wait some time for our rooms. Understand that some floors were under renovation. Besides that everything was good. Breakfast buffet was good.thanks to Mr Ghandi’s wonderful coffee. We liked this hotel except for one thing. Staff are very helpful but not cheerful. When we stayed ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

The Residency Towers
Hyatt Regency Chennai
5 out of 5
365 Anna Salai, Teynampet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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The price is $58 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (285 reviews)

"Good customer service and exceptional cleanliness."…"

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2020

Hyatt Regency Chennai
Just Guest House
3 out of 5
No 3, Veeramamunivar Street, Nanganallur, Palavanthangal, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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The price is $20 per night
3.9/5Good! (48 reviews)

"hotel was good. we liked it. but it was far from city."…"

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2019

Just Guest House
Hotel Savera
4 out of 5
No.146, Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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The price is $45 per night
3.7/5Good! (669 reviews)

"Very good hotel and hospitality. Great restaurants , very close to the US consulate"…"

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Hotel Savera
Treebo Angson, Chennai
3 out of 5
No. 2, Kalakshetra Avenue, 2nd Street, Thiruvanmayur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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3.6/5Good! (26 reviews)
Total disappointment!

"Hotels.com made me to pay double price for this booking and got fooled by the 3.5 star rating! and I would not stay again at this location again!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2018

Treebo Angson, Chennai
Season 4 Residences - Teynampet
2.5 out of 5
#33/50 K.B. Dasan Road, Teynampet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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The price is $22 per night
3.4/5 (77 reviews)

"Nice stay. Complementary breakfast was good. Overall experience is satisfactory."…"

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2017

Season 4 Residences - Teynampet
Lloyds Guest House - US Consulate
2.5 out of 5
201, Avvai Shanmugam Salai, Lloyds Road, Royapettah, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
The price is $25 per night
3.3/5 (37 reviews)

"Ac was not working, mosquitoes, cleanliness bad. Made in India"…"

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2019

Lloyds Guest House - US Consulate
KEK Accommodation
3 out of 5
No: 134 Mosque Street, Pallavaram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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3/5 (76 reviews)

"Nice. staffs are good. and area of the hotel bit worry. but safe."…"

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019

KEK Accommodation
Hotel Pearl International
3 out of 5
39, V. V. Koil Street, Periyamet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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The price is $34 per night
3/5 (23 reviews)

"I am surprised to see the kind of hotel this is, very bad experience , rooms and bathrooms are very dirty, AC is not working properly."…"

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2018

Hotel Pearl International
Ginger Chennai
3 out of 5
IITM Research Park,11th Floor, Nr MGR Film City, Behind Tidel Park, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
The price is $36 per night
2.9/5 (38 reviews)
Better upkeep required

"The rooms was comfortable but the phone did not work in the room. The TV too wasn't working and i got the technician to come in and fix it. Housekeeping needs to do a thorough check to ensure gadgets are working in the room to avoid inconvenience to the customer."…"

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2018

Ginger Chennai
Deluxe Hotel
2.5 out of 5
8 SHANDY ROAD, Pallavaram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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2.6/5 (34 reviews)

"the bed quality is worst ,floor mat not clean and toilet some smell is coming i paid in advance so i stayed 3 days other wise i can't stay single day also"…"

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2017

Deluxe Hotel
Mallika Residency
2 out of 5
No:14 & 15, Meeran Sahib Street, Mount Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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2.4/5 (77 reviews)
Worst service never stay here . Unlist this hotel

"It was a disgusting experience . Worst stay and worst service. I booked and paid for my stay 20 days advance but when I reach there they told that I have to wait as rooms are bot empty even though I reached 8 Hours late than check out time . It was horrible that I paid and booked in advance still ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2019

Mallika Residency
Hotel Mars Classic
3 out of 5
No. 8, G.S.T Road, Pallavaram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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2.1/5 (49 reviews)
Very nice!

"Very nice hotel near the airport. Room was excellent!!!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

Hotel Mars Classic
Ammu Palace
2.5 out of 5
No2,Bootha Perumal Street, Anna Salai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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1.7/5 (19 reviews)

"Supposed to have 24 hr front desk, it DID NOT it was closed when I got there late at night. So I did not stay there."…"

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2017

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Cheap Hotels in Chennai

Chennai has a variety of cheap accommodations and places to visit, making it a great getaway spot for budget travelers. You can find ways to save money while getting to know this destination, which is home to attractions like Guindy Race Course, Phoenix Market City, and Guindy National Park.

If you're searching for places to stay in Chennai that won't break the bank, you can book your choice of the 25 budget accommodations in the area. These top-rated options offer reasonable prices and have earned good reviews from travelers searching for a bargain:

Hotel Mars Classic - At this 3-star hotel, you can take advantage of free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

Radisson Blu Hotel Chennai - Customers like this family-friendly hotel for its comfortable rooms and proximity to public transportation. It offers free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool.

Planning Your Trip to Chennai

Haven't picked your travel dates? Use these temperature and rainfall averages to get an idea of the best months to visit so you can make the most of your money.

  • Hottest months: May, June, April, and July, with an average temperature of 100°F
  • Coldest months: January, February, December, and November, with an average temperature of 73°F
  • Rainiest months: November, October, December, and August, with an average rainfall of 8.35 inches
  • Driest months: February, March, April, and January, with an average rainfall of 0.62 inches

Sightseeing In and Around Chennai

Chennai draws tourists with its major shopping area and temples, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions on your list, and then fill your itinerary with sights that are easy on the wallet. Enjoy the local natural beauty at Guindy National Park and Mahishamardini Rock Cut Mandapa, or check out the area's cultural spots like Raja Muthiah Hall.

Travelers also like Chennai for its:
  • Cafés
  • Cultural attractions
  • Churches
  • University life
  • Entertainment

Getting Around Chennai

The closest airport is in Chennai (MAA-Chennai Intl.), situated 2.9 mi (4.7 km) away from the city center. If you want to see more of the area, hop aboard a train from Chennai Pazhavanthangal Station, Chennai St. Thomas Mount Station, or Chennai Guindy Station.

Frequently asked questions

What is Chennai like for travelers on a budget?
Chennai offers cheap accommodation options and a variety of places to visit, making it a great getaway spot for budget travelers. In addition to its well-known attractions like Marina Beach and Chennai Trade Centre, this destination is home to Guindy National Park and Mahishamardini Rock Cut Mandapa, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Chennai?
Based on reviews, Hyatt Regency Chennai is a popular hotel for our travelers who want a more economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices to stay on the cheap include Radisson Blu Hotel Chennai City Centre and Deluxe Hotel.
What's the weather like in Chennai?
The hottest months are usually May and June with an average temp of 91°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 80°F. Average annual rainfall for Chennai is 48 inches.
What is there to see and do in Chennai?
Chennai draws tourists with its major shopping area and temples, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions that interest you most, such as Marina Beach and Chennai Trade Centre, and then look for sights and activities that cost little or nothing at all. Enjoy the outdoors at Elliot’s Beach and Mamallapuram Beach, or check out the area’s cultural spots like Raja Muthiah Hall.
What's the best way to get around Chennai?
The most convenient airport is Chennai (MAA-Chennai Intl.), 2.9 mi (4.7 km) away. Walk to nearby metro stations like Chennai International Airport Metro Station, LIC Metro Station, and Mannadi Metro Station.

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