We booked the Hotel Murillo and later found that it was the best on Trip Advisor for Value For Money. The hotel is situated in the middle of Santa Cruz which is very much the tourist district.
It's a labyrinth of narrow streets but none of the necessary things to visit were more than a short walk away. The Bus and Train stations are also both walkable for day trips.
Go for the rooms at the front of the hotel as, although there's a bit of noise late at night or first thing in the morning it was nothing to complain about.
The staff were courteous and helpful and for a "budget" hotel it had everything we needed.
If you want luxury, go somewhere else, but this is clean, in a great spot and very affordable.
We stayed 9 nights without a car and found something different to do each day.More
- Free Wifi