Lots of these guys running around! (but harmless)
Nice Mexico "feel"
Rooms are sparse but serviceable
The best low-budget choice near the ruins is this family-run hotel with a small motel feel, a longtime favorite of international travelers. Spartan-ish rooms have hard beds and chunky, colonial-style furniture, but there are also two pools (one with palapas with hammocks) and a family-style restaurant. The convivial vibe, along with cheap prices, is the big draw here. Free transportation to Chichén Itzá is provided daily. There's a small discount on reservations made online.
Carretera 180, Km 122, 3 km (2 mi) east of Chichén Itzá, Pisté, Yucatán, 99751, Mexico