Alicante

Oct 21, 2019 - Oct 22, 2019

2 guests - 1 room

Located along the eastern Mediterranean coastline of Costa Blanca, Alicante is a city teeming with Spanish culture. Referred to by locals as simply "Alicant," Alicante is the second largest metropolitan area in the Valencia region. With its wide streets, seaside promenades, numerous art galleries, al fresco eateries, and vibrant nightlife, it's easy to see why this destination is a favourite among travellers.

The city's most popular hotels are located along the seafront; here, guests enjoy unobstructed coastal views -- particularly in the area around Plaza Puerta del Mar, where a number of upmarket hotels line the marina. There is also a good selection of hotels in Alicante's Old Quarter and in the city centre near Plaza del Ayutamiento. While accommodations are plentiful in Alicante, hotels tend to fill up quickly during the high season, which runs from June through August. Your best bet for reasonably priced accommodations during this time of year is to book your stay well ahead of your trip.

Where to Stay in Alicante

The Plaza Puerta del Mer on the eastern coastline is home to a number of mid-range hotels that offer hundreds of guest rooms overlooking the beach and marina. A few good choices in this area are Sercotel Hotel Spa Portamaris, Meliá Alicante; and TRYP Alicante Gran Sol Hotel.

In Alicante's Old Town district, and above the Explanada de Espana promenade, you'll find a few more mid-range offerings, including AC Hotel by Marriott Alicante, Hotel Maya Alicante, and TRYP Ciudad de Alicante. Guests staying in this area will find themselves in the heart of Alicante's action and close to some of the best restaurants in the city.

In the city centre -- particularly around Postiguet Beach -- you'll find another good selection of reasonably priced accommodations with the added benefit of staying near the beautiful San Juan de Alicante marina. A few good hotels to consider in this part of the city are Abba Centrum Alicante Hotel, Gravino Cinco, and Luces de Catedral.

Cheap Hotels in Alicante

For travellers on a tight budget, Alicate's various camping sites -- located along the Alicante coast -- offer a cheap alternative to hotels and other types of accommodations. A good example is El Molino, which is situated on San Juan beach and is easily accessed by bus. Further budget accommodations can be found at Albergue Juvenil La Florida, located approximately 2 kilometres west of Alicante's city centre. The building, usually a student residence, operates as a youth hostel during the high season.

Luxury Hotels in Alicante

Luxury accommodations in Alicante are provided by a number of high-end hotels, the most notable of which is the stunning Hotel Eurostars Mediterranean Plaza. The hotel, which is actually a converted 18th century mansion, sits on the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, opposite the town hall. Among the amenities and services guests at this hotel enjoy are concierge services, a rooftop terrace, gluten-free dining options, and free WiFi. Another great luxury hotel in Alicante is Hotel Hospes Amérigo, which features upgraded rooms, a Mediterranean restaurant, a tapas bar, and a rooftop spa.

Top rated hotels in Alicante

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What are travelers saying about Alicante?

9.8
Family Travelers
8.3
Foodies
8.1
History Buffs
7.1
Outdoor Enthusiasts
6.9
Adventure Travelers
Member reviews (83)
Rudy Cavicchioni
Rudy Cavicchioni
23/09/2019

We’ve been in Alicante several times and always have a great time on its beaches, historic locations, restaurants and nightlife!

Karen T
Karen T
03/04/2018

A beautiful city steeped in History with the Castle overlooking the city. Great for shopping and lots of lovely restaurants to try, not forgetting the beautiful beaches.

Julie T
Julie T
21/11/2017

The city of Alicante, so much to see, castle on the hill, marina, shops, restaurants, tapas bars, fair on the seafront, market sheds open daily

Ricardo O
Ricardo OVillamiel de Toledo, Spain
23/02/2017

Alicante is only 1 hour driving from Beniqueen. Great night life and wild choices of eating in terraces in the centre.

FAQs

The least expensive month is November, with an average of C$ 77 per night. The most expensive month to stay in Alicante is July, with an average price of C$ 175 per night.
The average price of a hotel in October last year was C$ 93 per night. This is 21% less than the average nightly price of C$ 113 seen over the previous 12 months.
In Alicante, the expected average temperature in October is 20.1°C/68.1°F. The warmest month is typically August, which averages 34.0°C/93.2°F. The coolest month is January, with temperatures averaging 5.7°C/42.3°F.
The nearest airport to Alicante is Alicante (ALC) (10.16km).

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