The beach town of Puri, India has hotels galore; many have great city or beachside locations, so how do you choose, especially if you’re on a budget? Though I recommend going with what’s most comfortable for you, I’ve done some narrowing down for you. All the locations listed have free parking available; however, please keep in mind because these are budget hotels, not all locations have a continental breakfast or internet access.
At this hotel, you can get a comfortable room that comes with a room service breakfast and a 24-hour front desk. On-site, there’s also a restaurant, a spa, and wellness center, and they offer a car service if you need a ride somewhere. The rooms are bright and colorful, and many have a seating area perfect for relaxing in; it’s also located right on Golden Beach—even more perfect for relaxing.
Hotel Galaxy International
Address: New Marine Drive Road (Near Gandhi Labour Foundation), 752001 Puri, India (see map)
Price: from 28 USD (1795.64 INR)
The Hotel Sands Bay offers colorful, comfortable rooms, free WiFi, air-conditioning, a 24-hour front desk with tour assistance, room service, an in-house restaurant, an airport shuttle (for an extra fee), and a short walk to Golden Beach. You can even choose a room with a terrace or a balcony if you want, and if you need something there’s a mini-market on site.
Hotel Sands Bay
Address: Gopal Ballav Road (Beside Netaji Museum), 752001 Puri, India (see map)
Price: from 16 USD (1026.08 INR)
I’ll start with the fact that this Puri top pick has a pool and a sunny patio area with a courtyard and garden—there’s even a mango tree! Another draw is its rooftop restaurant; named Gandhara Restaurant, it serves mostly Indian and Chinese cuisine. There’s free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and a tour desk service, and the rooms are comfy and air-conditioned. Guests love the service, the beachside location, and the outdoor space; you can choose a balcony room and enjoy a room service breakfast while sitting on your room’s balcony.
This brightly colored hotel has some great city views and is not far from the beach. There’s free WiFi, spacious rooms, a room service breakfast, and for an additional charge, you can get a massage. For business travelers, there’s also an on-site business center with meeting rooms.
Address: Baliapanda Road (Near Gandhi Labour Foundation), Odisha, 752001 Puri, India (see map)
Price: from 31 USD (1988.03 INR)
The Coastal Villa hotel is actually on the beach—you’re there in just steps! Aside from the peaceful location and comfortable rooms (some of which have a patio or balcony) with standard amenities, this pet-friendly hotel also offers an in-house restaurant, free WiFi, room service breakfast (for about 2 USD), a lounge, a car service, a massage service, and of course, great beach views. They even have a lunch service where they’ll make you a packed lunch!
Address: Marine Drive Road Baliapanda Sipasarubali, Sagar Vihar Puri, Near Gandhi Labour Foundation, 752001 Puri, India (see map)
Price: from 46 USD (2950.90 INR)
There are comfortable rooms here, and many come with a balcony; this hotel is a little farther inland from the beaches, but it’s located next to a lake so it still offers some nice views. There’s a room service breakfast, and there is also WiFi, but charges may apply; for an extra charge there’s also an airport shuttle if you need it.
Ideally located near some of Puri’s tourist attractions, including a lighthouse, you can find clean and cozy rooms here; some come with a balcony or terrace. There’s an airport shuttle for a fee, but there is free WiFi here as well as a 24-hour front desk; there’s also not a breakfast service here, but its city location makes it perfect for a morning stroll to a nearby café.
Hotel Mangal Chandi
Address: Baliapanda (Beside Gandhi Labour Foundation), 752001 Puri, India (see map)
Price: from 19 USD (1218.47 INR)
Looking for a nice cozy room with a beach view? Well at Blue Bay Resort, you get a cozy room with standard amenities, free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and tour desk, room service breakfast, and access to their vegetarian restaurant, private beach access, massage service, a free shuttle service, onsite shops, garden, and meeting rooms.
Another beachside location, The Waves won’t disappoint—especially for the price. The rooms are spacious and air-conditioned, and you can order room service or eat at the in-house restaurant. Plus, outside there’s a garden and patio area to hang out in and enjoy the sun and the view. Of course, you could always choose a room with a balcony for that, too!
Budget hotels galore
If you’re looking to do some budget traveling in India, Puri is a good location to try out. There are plenty of budget hotels, beaches, culture, and tourism available for those willing to discover it, and at little cost to you, especially if you can hunt up a really good deal.
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