Tips for booking a McAllen hotel

Cheapest month:October
Most expensive month:January
Average price in McAllen:$95/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$25/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Tuesday
$81 - $111
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$83 - $99
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Where to stay in McAllen

About McAllen

Slung low in southern Texas, McAllen is bordered by the lush Rio Grande Valley and the sun-baked Chihuahuan Desert. It's a hotspot for birdwatchers, history buffs and sunseekers, while also anchoring one of America's top grapefruit growing regions.

Things to do

From Picasso lithographs to Latin American paintings, the International Museum of Art & Science showcases a diverse collection of historic artwork. The Museum of South Texas History is packed with multimedia exhibits covering everything from frontier ranches to pioneer steamboats.

To the south of the city is Quinta Mazatlan, a lavish Spanish Revival mansion. The estate is set in a lush Tamaulipan thorn forest that attracts a host of local bird species. Part of the World Birding Centre, it’s home to kiskadees, thrushes, green jays, chachalacas and hummingbirds.

Housed in a 1930s post office, the McAllen Heritage Centre offers a fascinating glimpse at local history. You can chat with the friendly volunteers and check out local talent showcased in the rotating "Artist's Corner" exhibition.

For nightlife, head to the lively 17th street. As well as bars, restaurants and saloons, you'll find institutions like Cine El Rey. The multipurpose theatre hosts a colourful line-up of events, including Spanish film screenings, live music and stand-up comedy shows.

Getting around

The best way to explore McAllen and the Rio Grande Valley is with a rental car. The drive to Monterrey takes around 2.5 hours. If you're heading to San Antonio, allow around 3.5 hours. Local buses are also a convenient way to get around the city.

McAllen travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in McAllen?

    McAllen is home to many highly-rated hotels, one of which is Cambria Hotel & Suites Mcallen Convention Center, which has a current rating of 9.2. For other potential stays, consider Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham McAllen and Residence Inn by Marriott McAllen, which can also be great places to stay in McAllen.

  • What is a good hotel near McAllen Convention Center?

    Cambria Hotel & Suites Mcallen Convention Center is a good hotel close to McAllen Convention Center - it has scored 9.2 over 318 reviews from HotelsCombined users.

  • What is a good hotel in McAllen near La Plaza Mall?

    The most popular hotel near La Plaza Mall is Residence Inn by Marriott McAllen, with 35 HotelsCombined users scoring it 9.0/10.

  • Is there a good hotel near McAllen Medical Center?

    If you’re visiting McAllen Medical Center then the nearby Residence Inn by Marriott McAllen is a popular hotel with HotelsCombined users (35 reviews scoring it at an average 9.0/10).