Writers say that no matter where you stay in Mykonos, you should definitely book a room as far in advance as possible, especially for summer trips. Spring and fall see fewer crowds and lower room rates -- sometimes half the price of the rates in summer.
Most tourists tend to stay in Chora, since it's closest to the island's activities and restaurants and is only a quick bus ride to any of the beaches. However, the beaches also offer a range of accommodations. Writers say you'll get the most bang for your buck by requesting a room with a balcony, as well as views of the Aegean Sea. Many properties away from the beachfront still offer this view, thanks to Mykonos' hilly terrain.
Those who are on a very tight budget should look into a beach campsite, but note that this is also where much partying happens. Writers suggest that those with small children investigate camping on quieter Ornos Bay, where the waters are calmer and shallower.
One hotel that travelers recommend is Hotel Tagoo, for its value, location and service.
- To best appreciate the exotic atmosphere of Mykonos, be sure to find a room with a balcony to take in the stunning views of the sea and sunset. Each year, more resorts pop up on Mykonos Island making this a great location for your island vacation." -- Travel Channel
- Mykonos digs tend toward the expensive side -- don't expect to get away with paying less than $175 per night on the budget end, and you'll need to pony up $700 per night or more for top-tier accommodations. During the winter many hotels close down entirely." -- Sherman's Travel