Mulegé  offers several choices in modest and budget hotels, plus a few bed-and-breakfasts and places to camp as well. Just about every hotel in town now offers free wireless Internet service to guests; however, some have Wi-Fi only in their reception areas.
Centrally located on Mulegé’s main east–west street, the ever-popular Hotel Las Casitas (Madero 50, tel. 615/153-0019, fax 615/153-0190, US$35–55) once belonged to Mexican poet Vicente Gorosave. Its eight basic rooms have air-conditioning, and there is a pleasant patio restaurant on-site. No off-street parking.
Hotel Squid (tel. 615/153-0351, US$35–45) is located just around the corner from Minita’s Internet. Its nine clean, modern rooms encircle a private parking area.
At the entrance to town, Hotel Mulegé (tel. 615/153-0090, US$44) offers clean rooms with air-conditioning, SKY TV, and parking.
On the south side of the river and about two kilometers east of town at Km. 132, the Hotel Cuesta Real (tel./fax 615/153-0321, US$39–59) has 12 air-conditioned rooms. An archway adorns the turnoff from the highway. Amenities include a small swimming pool, restaurant/bar, and laundry service. The hotel can make arrangements for fishing and cave-painting trips and tours. Credit cards are accepted.
Farther east along on the south side of the river, Mulegé’s largest and best-known inn caters to fly-in guests. The Hotel Serenidad (tel. 615/153-0530, www.hotelserenidad.com , US$65–120) has 50 rooms, several two-bedroom cottages (with a/c and parking), and nicely laid-out grounds. Wi-Fi is available in the restaurant. Amenities include a pool and boat ramp. Its Saturday night all-you-can-eat pig roast with mariachis (US$14) is a famous Baja tradition.
Near the Oasis Rio RV Park on the south side of the river, Clementine’s Inn (www.clementinesbaja.com , US$50–65/night or US$205–355/week) has the most comfortable beds in Baja in this price range. Owners Cliff and Judith, who also run a top-rated bed-and-breakfast on the Oregon Coast, made a speedy recovery after both floods, with all-new beds, linens, appliances, and artwork for their guest accommodations. Four rooms and several casitas achieve a unique balance between upscale bed-and-breakfast (luxurious sheets, tiled baths, stylish light fixtures, extra towels, tea lights) and authentic Baja (wood-paneled ceilings, basic faucets, abalone shells for soap dishes).
Rooms are decorated in warm colors and set around a large, well-equipped open-air kitchen, thoughtfully designed with the culinary enthusiast in mind. Appliances include a large refrigerator, double toaster, coffeemaker, and ice machine. A Weber gas grill, bottled water, and bug screens for covering prepared food are also provided. Casitas range in size from a studio to three bedrooms (US$90–160/night and US$450–800/week), and there is free wireless Internet. Prices vary by unit, and advance reservations are requested.
Closer to the sea, Casa Granada (Estero de Mulegé 1, tel. 615/153-0500, www.casagranada.net , US$75–85/night) has the most luxurious rooms in town. Its four rooms occupy a stone building with high ceilings, tiled baths, Talavera sinks, and remote-control air-conditioning. Guests enjoy sea views and a private setting along the estuary.
Orchard Vacation Village (south side of Rio Mulegé, close to the highway, tel. 615/153-0516, www.bajalife.com/orchard , casitas $45–95) transformed itself after the 2006 floods. It now consists of a neighborhood of well-designed houses varying in size and amenities, sold individually and managed by the on-site office as rentals.
Shaded campsites for tents (US$7.50 pp) are a plus at Villa María Isabel RV Park (south of town, off Mexico 1, tel. 615/153-0246). It also has 30 RV campsites with full hookups for US$20. Rates include hot showers and the use of a swimming pool. The campground is located east of the highway and south of the river.
Across the river, near Playa El Sombrerito , Huerta Don Chano’s (no tel.) offers RV and tent campsites at similar prices. Hotel Serenidad (tel. 615/153-0530, www.hotelserenidad.com ) has 15 RV sites with hookups for US$12 for two people, US$2 per additional person.
The majority of campers spend part of a day exploring Mulegé  and restocking supplies but set up camp farther south along Bahía Concepción, where the scenery is prettier and bugs are less of a nuisance.