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Where to stay in Menorca

Traditional fishing village of Binibeca on the coast of Menorca, Spain.

Menorca Spain is one of two Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. Once you’ve eliminated the nearby islands of Mallorca and Ibiza from your selection process, you now need to figure out where to stay in Menorca. Known for a laid-back vibe and sandy beaches, it can be hard to choose from all of the Menorca areas with resorts and tourist attractions.

We’ve put together this guide to the resorts of Menorca so you can find the best town in Menorca for your vacation. Do note that many counties and towns share the same name, so if you want to stay in town, be sure to double-check the exact location of your Menorca hotel. 

We will cover off all types of Menorca accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Menorca hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Menorca, the best Menorca hotels, best places in Menorca to visit, the best places to stay in Menorca, hotels near Menorca attractions, Menorca neighborhood guide and many more. Airbnb is also a great option for short or long stays.

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Ciutadella – Where to stay in Menorca for tourists

At the western end of the island, Ciutadella de Menorca is a port city and arrival point for ferries coming from Barcelona. Ciutadella is known for a historic Old Town area, with an interesting mix of Baroque, Gothic and Roman architecture. The harbor area is particularly picturesque, with several Menorca hotels just a short walk away.

There are no Menorca beaches directly in Cuitadella, but they are just a short bus ride away. This makes Ciutadella the best area for tourists who are looking for a cultural experience beyond the beach hotels and resorts. As an added bonus, some of the best beach resorts in Menorca Spain are located along the coast just south of Ciutadella. 

Where to Stay in Ciutadella

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Ciutadella
Hostel Menorca
Hostal Sa Prensa
Hostal Sa Posada

Budget Hotels in Ciutadella
Hostal Residencia Ciutadella
Hostal Residencia Menurka
My Rooms Ciutadella
Cala Bona & Mar Blava Hotels

Mid range Hotels in Ciutadella
S’Esparteria Hotel
Hotel Nou Sant Antoni
Nao Catedral Boutique Hotel
Sodium Boutique Hotel

Family Friendly Hotels in Ciutadella
Hotel Albranca
971 Hotel
Hotel Menorca Patricia
Globales Cala’n Blanes

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Ciutadella
Divina Suites Hotel Boutique Adults Only
S’Hotelet d’es Born
Can Faustino
Agroturismo Ses Talaies

View on old town Ciutadella sea port on sunny day, Menorca island, Balears, Spain.

Mahón – Where to stay in Menorca on a budget

Another city option is to stay in Mahón, the capital of Menorca. Mahon Menorca is sometimes just called Maó and is connected by ferry to Valencia, Barcelona and Palma, Mallorca. Much like Ciutadella, Mahón has a harbor area and an Old Town, as well as unique architecture from various periods of history.

As the island is only 40 minutes across, you can easily visit any of the Menorca beaches, or Ciutadella, on a day trip from Mahón. Mahón has more transit connections than Ciutadella so if you do not plan to rent a car in Menorca, then this can be the deciding factor for you. This is also the best area for tourists who are looking for a budget-friendly place to stay in Menorca. 

Where to Stay in Mahón

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Mahón
Hostal Jume
Hostal La Isla

Budget Hotels in Mahón
Eurohotel
Posada Orsi
Apartamentos HLG Binivell Park
Villas Binibeca

Mid range Hotels in Mahón
Sant Joan de Binissaida
Artiem Carlos – Adults Only
Barcelo Hamilton Menorca
Hotel Agamenon

Family Friendly Hotels in Mahón
BlueRooms Rafalet
Los Naranjos Apartamentos
HG Cala Llonga
Petit Mao

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Mahón
Alcaufar Vell
Insotel Punta Prima Prestige Suites & Spa
Casa Ladico – Hotel Boutique

PORTO MAHON MENORCA : Beautiful waterfront palm lined street of Porto Mahon in Minorca with colorful stores and cafes

Es Castell – Where to stay in Menorca for couples

Just outside Mahón is the small village of Es Castell. Originally a British port, it was once called Georgetown and retains a distinct British Colonial feel. This is another “urban” destination with no beach resorts in town, however, several beach areas are located nearby.

With a ten-minute trip to Mahón, you can transfer to another bus to almost anywhere on the island. For a closer option, you can walk 15 minutes to Cala Padera, a rocky swimming hole with a wooden platform for sunbathing. Thanks to the laidback atmosphere and good location, this one of Menorca’s ideal couple holiday destinations.

Where to Stay in Es Castell

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Es Castell
Hostal Jume
Hostal La Isla

Budget Hotels in Es Castell
Posada Orsi
Apartamentos Binibeca Mar
Apartamentos HLG Binivell Park
Eurohotel

Mid range Hotels in Es Castell
Artiem Carlos – Adults Only
Hotel Agamenon
Hotel Del Almirante – Collingwood House
Boutique Hotel Jardi de ses Bruixes

Family Friendly Hotels in Es Castell
Hotel Port Mahon
Casa Telmo
Catalonia Mirador des Port
Boutique Hotel Sant Roc & Spa

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Es Castell
Casa Ladico – Hotel Boutique
Biniarroca Hotel
Cugo Gran Menorca
Sant Joan De Binissaida

view of Arenal d'es Castell beach in Menorca Balearic Islands Spain

Fornells – Where to stay in Menorca

Along the northern coast of Menorca Spain is another small fishing village that is one of the best places to stay in Menorca for couples. This is a prime destination for foodies, as the number of restaurants is quite high for the size of the village. Lobster stew is the local specialty, and fresh seafood is a must when staying in Menorca.

It is also said to be the best spot on the island for sailing and wind-surfing, so you can easily work off all the delicious meals. A small, protected beach makes Fornells a great choice for where to stay in Menorca for families as well. Nearby Playa de Fornells is also a family-friendly beach area. 

Where to Stay in Fornells

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Fornells
Hostal La Palma

Budget Hotels in Fornells
Hostal S’Algaret
Hostal Port Fornells
TRH Tirant Playa
Hotel Jeni & Restaurant

Mid range Hotels in Fornells
Carema Garden Village
Club Hotel Aguamarina
Villa Menurka – Port d’Addaia

Family Friendly Hotels in Fornells
Carema Club Resort
Beach Club Aparthotel
Tramontana Park
White Sands Beach Club by Diamond Resorts

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Fornells
Agroturismo Son Vives Menorca
Ca Na Xini

Fornells in Menorca Cala Tirant beach at Balearic Islands of Spain

Serpentona – Where to stay in Menorca with kids

Along the southern coast of Menorca is Serpentona and nearby Cala Galdana, one of the most popular resorts in Menorca. Some of the best beaches in Menorca are located in this part of the island, making it a popular holiday destination. Here, the Algandar River empties from the Algandar Gorge into the sea, leaving dramatic cliffs around the area, and separating Serpentona and Cala Galdana.

This area offers a nice mix of family-friendly hotels and dining, as well as budget-friendly rentals. If you are visiting Menorca with kids, you can’t miss the Tobagan restaurant, which features waterslides and miniature golf! 

Where to Stay in Serpentona

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Serpentona
S’Estil.let

Budget Hotels in Serpentona
Apartamentos Alta Galdana
Vistamar Apartments
Apartamentos Hamilton Court

Mid range Hotels in Serpentona
Apartamentos Cala Galdana
Aparthotel Floramar
Artiem Audax Adults Only
ILUNION Menorca

Family Friendly Hotels in Serpentona
Aparthotel Floramar
Rural Hotel Morvedra Nou
Loar Ferreries
Globales Apartamentos Lord Nelson

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Serpentona
Ca Na Xini
Melia Cala Galdana
Finca Atalis

Turquoise water in bay Cala Macarella on Menorca island in Spain.

Ferreries – Where to stay in Menorca for relaxtion

Ferreries is located in the center of the island, and is the highest point on Menorca, offering fantastic views in every direction. If you want to plan a vacation that visits every beach on Menorca, then staying in this central location is a good option as you can head in a different direction each day.

One of the most popular beaches near Ferreries is Cala Macarella, one of the most pristine bays on the island, which you can reach by bus, car or on foot from Cala Galdana. 

Where to Stay in Ferreries

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Ferreries
S’Estil.let

Budget Hotels in Ferreries
Hotel Ses Sucreres
Noualt
Hotel Jeni & Restaurant
Apartamentos Alta Galdana

Mid range Hotels in Ferreries
Apartamentos Cala Galdana
Cala Galdana Beach
Sol Beach House Menorca
Hotel 55

Family Friendly Hotels in Ferreries
Loar Ferreries
Son Triay
Aparthotel Floramar
Hotel Rural Binigaus Vell

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Ferreries
Ca Na Xini
Finca Atalis
Agroturismo Son Vives Menorca

Cala Galdana - one of the most popular beaches at Menorca island, Spain.

Es Mercadal – Where to stay in Menorca for a village experience

Another inland place to stay in Menorca is Es Mercadal. With whitewashed buildings, you may think you’ve taken a wrong turn and ended up in Greece. This village is mostly untouched by tourism and is a great way to experience small village life on the island.

You can climb the nearby El Toro Mountain to visit the mountaintop Franciscan church. The village also seems to have a disproportionate number of bakeries and pastry shops, making it the perfect destination for travelers with a sweet tooth!

Where to Stay in Es Mercadal

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Es Mercadal
Hostal La Palma

Budget Hotels in Es Mercadal
Hotel Jeni & Restaurant
Hostal S’Algaret
Hostal Port Fornells
Playa Parc Aparthotel

Mid range Hotels in Es Mercadal
Hotel M 27
Fontenille Menorca
Carema Garden Village
Hotel San Miguel

Family Friendly Hotels in Es Mercadal
Carema Club Resort
Aparthotel HG Jardin de Menorca
Valentin Son Bou
Beach Club Aparthotel

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Es Mercadal
Agroturismo Son Vives Menorca
Ca Na Xini

View of Es Mercadal - small town on Menorca Balearic Islands Spain

Sant Lluis – Where to stay in Menorca for a loew key trip

In the southeast corner of the island is the area known as Sant Lluis, a lively village surrounded by beautiful beaches. Some of the best coves on the island can be found along the coastline around Sant Lluis.

While the village has many ongoing activities, such as summer concerts, many accommodation choices in this region are country homes and estates. This is a great Menorca location if you are looking for a low-key vacation and plan to have a rental car to get around. 

Where to Stay in Sant Lluis

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Sant Lluis
Hostal Jume

Budget Hotels in Sant Lluis
Eurohotel
Apartamentos Binibeca Mar
Apartamentos HLG Binivell Park
Hostal La Isla

Mid range Hotels in Sant Lluis
Alcaufar Vell Hotel
PortBlue S’Algar
Primasud Suites
Hotel Club Sur Menorca

Family Friendly Hotels in Sant Lluis
Los Naranjos Apartamentos
Menorca Binibeca by Pierre & Vacances
Hotel Xaloc Playa
Occidental Menorca

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Sant Lluis
Insotel Punta Prima Prestige Suites & Spa
Biniarroca Hotel
Cugo Gran Menorca

Binibequer Vell in Menorca Binibeca white village Sant Lluis at Balearic Islands

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Where to stay in Menorca

Where to stay in Menorca

Where to stay in Menorca

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Hi, my name is Samantha, Finance Managing Guru by day, Travel Blogging Enthusiast by... well... day too! Haha! Travelling King is the destination hotspot for the wannabe traveller! Showcasing affordable, luxurious getaways for the budget conscious! With the combination of my financial knowledge and travelling experiences I aim to show you, with a little planning, the right budget and a realistic goal you can fulfil your travel fantasies and explore the world whatever your budget or desires may be!