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Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
4 out of 5
3350 Avenue Of The Arts, Costa Mesa, CA
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The price is $129 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
4.6/5Exceptional! (760 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel. So quiet and relaxing around the area. Perfect for a mini getaway. Loved that our room had hardwood floors but didn’t like the fact that the people above us were soooo loud in the middle of the night (11pm-2am). We called the front desk 4x and they barely did anything about it. Either ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2021

Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
Ayres Hotel Costa Mesa/Newport Beach
4 out of 5
325 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA
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The price is $109 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
4.4/5Excellent! (1,435 reviews)

"Te restaurant in the middle was really cool and service was great"…"

Reviewed on Dec 25, 2020

Ayres Hotel Costa Mesa/Newport Beach
Best Western Plus Newport Mesa Inn
3 out of 5
2642 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA
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The price is $87 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
4.3/5Excellent! (992 reviews)

"In between storage unit and mall. Free parking. Close to food options"…"

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2020

Best Western Plus Newport Mesa Inn
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Residence Inn by Marriott Costa Mesa Newport Beach
3 out of 5
881 Baker St, Costa Mesa, CA
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The price is $139 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
4.3/5Excellent! (522 reviews)

"A/c wasn’t working , but I did enjoy my stay . That was the only thing that was bad ."…"

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

Residence Inn by Marriott Costa Mesa Newport Beach
Holiday Inn Express Costa Mesa
2.5 out of 5
2070 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA
Free Cancellation
The price is $82 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28
4.2/5Excellent! (987 reviews)

"Close to the 55 freeway, however the room was quiet."…"

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2021

Holiday Inn Express Costa Mesa
Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa Orange County
3.5 out of 5
3131 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA
Free Cancellation
The price is $87 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30
4.2/5Very Good! (987 reviews)

"We found our stay at Crown Plaza to be excellent. We will want to stay there again."…"

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa Orange County
Costa Mesa Marriott
3.5 out of 5
500 Anton Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA
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The price is $99 per night from Feb 5 to Feb 6
4.1/5Very Good! (993 reviews)

"Ok al it’s right in this hotel thank you for your service and for Expedia"…"

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

Costa Mesa Marriott
BLVD Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection
2.5 out of 5
2430 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA
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The price is $68 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
4.1/5Very Good! (996 reviews)

"We had a great time, we only asked once to clean our room, and it was not done, but the night shift took care of us at least with clean towels... Good locations and safe area"…"

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2020

BLVD Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection
Motel 6 Costa Mesa, CA - Newport Beach
2 out of 5
2274 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA
Free Cancellation
The price is $73 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
4/5Very Good! (994 reviews)

"Nice little room, great hospitality! Close to restaurants and a grocery store, I was impressed for the price."…"

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

Motel 6 Costa Mesa, CA - Newport Beach
Ramada by Wyndham Costa Mesa/Newport Beach
3 out of 5
1680 Superior Ave I-405, Costa Mesa, CA
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The price is $72 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
3.8/5Good! (1,163 reviews)

"The room is comfortable but the place is a very noisy place."…"

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Ramada by Wyndham Costa Mesa/Newport Beach
Travelodge by Wyndham Orange County Airport/ Costa Mesa
2 out of 5
1400 Bristol Street, Suite A, Costa Mesa, CA
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The price is $65 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
3.8/5Good! (993 reviews)

"Excellent Customer Service, I felt like they truly cared about you and were happy you were there! Family feel."…"

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2021

Travelodge by Wyndham Orange County Airport/ Costa Mesa
Super 8 by Wyndham Costa Mesa/Newport Beach Area
2.5 out of 5
2645 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA
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The price is $85 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30
3.8/5Good! (995 reviews)

"The room was very outdated. I got a smoking room but did not expect my sheets to have cigarette burns on them."…"

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham Costa Mesa/Newport Beach Area
Motel 6 Costa Mesa, CA
2 out of 5
1441 Gisler Ave, Costa Mesa, CA
Free Cancellation
The price is $55 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
3.3/5 (873 reviews)

"It needs a coffee maker n micro oven and ice machine"…"

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2021

Motel 6 Costa Mesa, CA
Sunset Inn
2 out of 5
NEWPORT BLVD, 2100, Costa Mesa, CA
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The price is $80 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
3.3/5 (802 reviews)
Bday weekend

"The beds were comfortable, the room was somewhat clean. I noticed that the carpet was dirty and the walls had marks all over it. Over all I would stay there again."…"

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

Sunset Inn
Travelodge by Wyndham Costa Mesa Newport Beach Hacienda
2 out of 5
1951 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA
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The price is $63 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30
3.2/5 (998 reviews)
Great Location

"This is my third time staying at the Travelodge; I like this place because of it's exceptional value/location. Don't think you can find anything at this price this close to the beach, which is perfect for a weekend getaway. Low price, great location will be back."…"

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2020

Travelodge by Wyndham Costa Mesa Newport Beach Hacienda
La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Costa Mesa Orange County
2.5 out of 5
1515 S Coast Dr, Costa Mesa, CA
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The price is $68 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
3.2/5 (994 reviews)

"The check in was great 2 guys actually was helpful with check in and card issues to door"…"

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Costa Mesa Orange County
Vagabond Inn Costa Mesa
2 out of 5
3205 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA
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The price is $65 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
3/5 (986 reviews)

"Friendly staff"…"

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2020

Vagabond Inn Costa Mesa
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Cheap Hotels in Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa offers a variety of cheap accommodations and places to visit, making it a great choice for a budget-friendly getaway. In addition to its well-known attractions like Segerstrom Center for the Arts, this destination is home to Tewinkle Park and Fairview Park, which you can enjoy while spending very little.

If you're searching for places to stay in Costa Mesa that won't break the bank, the 18 budget accommodations in the area give you plenty of possibilities. These options offer competitive rates and have earned good reviews from Expedia travelers in search of a bargain:

Best Western Plus Newport Mesa Inn - 3-star hotel. You'll find free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its good location and overall value.

Travelodge by Wyndham Costa Mesa Newport Beach Hacienda - Customers like this 2-star motel for its good location and proximity to shops. It offers free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa Orange County - At this 3.5-star hotel, you can take advantage of free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant. Reviews mention the spacious rooms and proximity to the airport.

Ramada by Wyndham Costa Mesa/Newport Beach - 3-star hotel. You'll find free WiFi, free parking, and a restaurant at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its proximity to the airport and comfortable rooms.

Super 8 by Wyndham Costa Mesa/Newport Beach Area - Customers like this 2.5-star motel for its overall value and spacious rooms. It offers free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

Planning Your Trip to Costa Mesa

Still choosing trip 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 time.

  • Hottest months: August, September, July, and October, with an average temperature of 72°F
  • Coldest months: December, January, February, and November, with an average temperature of 50°F
  • Rainiest months: February, January, December, and March, with an average rainfall of 2.04 inches
  • Driest months: October, April, November, and March, with an average rainfall of 0.87 inches

Sightseeing In and Around Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa attracts visitors with its major shopping area and fantastic dining options, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions on your list, such as Huntington State Beach and Disney California Adventure® Park, and then make time for other wallet-friendly activities. Take in the local culture at Segerstrom Center for the Arts and Bowers Museum, or enjoy the area's natural beauty at Tewinkle Park.

Costa Mesa is also notable for its:
  • Excursions
  • Beaches
  • Festivals
  • Entertainment
  • Tours
  • Live music
  • Coffee

Getting Around Costa Mesa

The closest airport is in Orange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne), situated 3.1 mi (5 km) away from the city center. If that doesn't suit your budget, you can arrange flights in and out of Fullerton, CA (FUL-Fullerton Municipal), which is 14.6 mi (23.5 km) away. Costa Mesa may not have many public transit choices so a rental car could be a reasonable alternative to see the area.

Frequently asked questions

What is Costa Mesa like for travelers on a budget?
Costa Mesa has a variety of cheap accommodations and things to do, making it a budget-friendly vacation choice. In addition to its well-known attractions like Segerstrom Center for the Arts and South Coast Plaza, this destination is home to Fairview Park and Tewinkle Park, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Costa Mesa?
Based on reviews, Vagabond Inn Costa Mesa is a popular 2-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices for your budget-friendly stay include La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Costa Mesa Orange County and BLVD Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection.
How many inexpensive hotels can I expect to find in Costa Mesa?
Choose a hotel that suits your wallet among Expedia’s 20 budget hotels in Costa Mesa.
When is the best time for a budget trip to Costa Mesa?
Weather will likely play an important role when you plan your trip to Costa Mesa, and keep in mind that cheaper options are usually available when the weather isn’t as good. The hottest months are usually August and September with an average temp of 67°F, while the coldest months are December and January with an average of 58°F. Average annual precipitation for Costa Mesa is 10 inches.
What is there to see and do in Costa Mesa?
Costa Mesa attracts visitors with its major shopping area and fantastic dining options, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions on your list, such as Segerstrom Center for the Arts and Fashion Island, and then make time for other wallet-friendly activities. Hunt for bargains with some shopping at South Coast Plaza and The Camp, or get outdoors at Fairview Park.
How can I get to Costa Mesa and get around on a budget?
Scoping out the transportation options in Costa Mesa is a smart way to keep your trip affordable. The most convenient airport is John Wayne Airport (SNA), 3.1 mi (5 km) away. However, if that doesn’t suit your budget, the next closest is 33 mi (53.1 km) away: Los Angeles - Ontario Intl. Airport (ONT). Costa Mesa may not have many public transit choices so renting a car could be an economical alternative to explore more of the area.

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