Find Alicante Hotels | Top 2 Hotels in Alicante, Spain by IHG
Your session will expire in 5 minutes, 0 seconds, due to inactivity. Stay Logged In
Create PIN
All fields are required
If you joined IHG® Rewards Club at a hotel, then you will need to create a 4-digit PIN in order to access your IHG® Rewards Club account.
Unexpected Server Error
Your session has expired. Please sign in to your profile
We are sorry, our system is temporarily unavailable. Please try again later or contact the IHG® Rewards Club Customer Care Centre for assistance.
The 4-digit numbers entered must match.
Forgot PIN?
All fields are required
Unexpected Server Error
Your session has expired. Please sign in to your profile
We are sorry, our system is temporarily unavailable. Please try again later or contact the IHG® Rewards Club Customer Care Centre for assistance.
Don't have an email address in your profile?

Contact your local IHG® Rewards Club Customer Care to source your PIN and to update your profile with your email address. When you receive your PIN you can also update your email address via www.ihg.com/updateemail.

Alicante Hotels

Compare Hotels in Alicante

(e.g. {0})
(e.g. {0})
Processing your request...
Close

Destination
Finding a hotel is easy. Your destination can be:

  • A city (San Francisco)
  • an address (123 Main St., Springfield, IL)
  • an airport (LAX)
  • A point of interest (Fenway Park)
  • Zip Code (30308)

Featured Alicante Hotels

Visiting Alicante – A City Guide
Alicante is a busy resort city on Spain’s Costa Blanca, famous for its nightlife and white-sand beaches. It’s steeped in Moorish history, with an atmospheric Old Town and imposing mountain-top castle. Lively Catholic festivals and fresh Valencian seafood add colour and flavour to a weekend break or family holiday in the sun.

Alicante: city layout
Alicante lies between the mountains of the Costa Blanca and the Mediterranean Sea. El Postiguet beach runs along the seafront, with the marble-tiled, palm-lined Explanada de España connecting the modernised port to the Gran Vía, Alicante’s stately central thoroughfare.

Barrio Santa Cruz occupies the busiest quarter of the Old Town, with its tranquil Renaissance chapels and vibrant all-night bar scene.

Narrow, winding streets lead you up the slopes of Mount Benacantil to Santa Bárbara Castle, a ninth-century Moorish stronghold overlooking the city and harbour to the islands beyond.

Alicante’s main attractions
An ideal place to get your bearings, Santa Bárbara Castle has panoramic views and a free museum, a helpful primer on Alicante’s rich history. You can follow a morning at the bustling Central Market with a visit to busy El Postiguet beach or a short boat ride to the quiet coves just offshore on Tabarca Island.

The nightlife of the Old Town, or El Barrio, is an attraction in itself. Known as la marcha alicantina, it promises a welcoming atmosphere in the pubs, clubs and tavernas between the Cathedral and Rambla de Méndez Núñez.

The concierge recommends…

  • Heading to the Explanada de España around sunset for the nightly paseo – a customary evening stroll along the city’s seaside promenade.
  • Enjoying a tapas lunch at a bar or café terrace in the Plaza del Mercado Central.
  • Checking out 20th-century masterpieces by great Spanish painters like Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró at Alicante Museum of Contemporary Art (MACA).
  • Riding the tram out of town to San Juan beach, or farther up the coast for outings in the seaside resort of Benidorm.

Hotels in Alicante
Alicante is one of the busiest resorts on the Costa Blanca, with hotels in the city and along the adjoining Mediterranean coastline.

If you’re coming for sand and sea, San Juan beach is an ideal place to stay. You’ll find family-friendly accommodation a short walk from that expanse of white sand, with central Alicante less than eight kilometres away. If your idea of fun is more than just lying on a beach, hotel staff can help you book a round of golf or an action-packed day of watersports.

A little farther inland, the area between Alicante and Elche is handy for business travellers attending meetings in nearby industrial parks or trade fairs at Alicante Exhibition Centre (IFA). Elche draws history buffs with its Moorish-built city walls, and you can laze in the shade of the vast palm grove at El Palmeral, a nearby plantation and nature reserve.

Eating Out in Alicante
Alicante is a part of the Valencian Community, a region renowned for its cuisine, particularly its native rice and seafood dishes. Paella, popular all over the world and served all over Spain, is said to have originated here.

Alicante is packed with international dining options, from Italian trattorias to British-style pub grub. Cafés and beach bars along the seafront and Explanada de España make for ideal snack breaks and leisurely al fresco lunches.

The renovated harbour or El Puerto is now home to upmarket seafood restaurants, including stylishly customised boats serving dinner at anchor. The business quarter around Plaza Gabriel and the narrow streets and lanes of Barrio Santa Cruz host plenty of local tapas bars and neighbourhood tavernas specialising in authentic Valencian dishes.

Tip: Typically, lunch is eaten between 2pm and 4pm, and dinner starts at 9pm or later. There are plenty of restaurants in Alicante catering to visitors who prefer to eat earlier.

The chef recommends...

  • Arroz Negro: This coastal paella variation mixes home-grown rice with squid cooked in its own ink.
  • Salazones: Salted tuna, cod or octopus, fresh from the sea and served as tapas all over town.
  • Alicanto: A local form of caviar made from herring roe, spread with butter.
  • Turrón: Almond and honey nougat said to be invented by the Moors, often used to make a rich, sweet ice cream.

Shopping in Alicante
A historic Mediterranean port, Alicante has been a major trade hub for centuries. The modern city is home to familiar European brand outlets, but you’ll also find plenty of independent retailers selling local wines and oils or arts and crafts.

Alicante’s Central Market is housed in a grand Art Nouveau building from the early 20th century. It’s a hive of activity every morning as residents, visitors and restaurant owners shop for fresh fish. Colourful street markets occupy Campoamor, Carolinas, Benalúa and Babel, and craft stalls line Explanada de España.

The main shopping district is centred on Avenida de Maisonnave, but if you prefer offbeat, old-fashioned stores, try Rambla de Méndez Núñez. For contemporary fashions, head to the air-conditioned malls and supermarkets on the Gran Vía and in Plaza Mar 2.

Gifts and souvenirs from Alicante

  • Mistela: Fortified, oak-aged wine from the vineyards of the nearby Jalon Valley.
  • Olive Oil: High-quality olives are grown and pressed all over Spain, but the oil produced around Alicante has a rich, distinctive flavour.
  • Paintings: Alicante’s coast and countryside have inspired some of Spain’s greatest artists. Today, the city’s galleries and market stalls offer paintings by local talents.
  • Ceramics: If seafood tapas is a local speciality, so are the brightly painted earthenware dishes it is often served on.

Culture & Nightlife in Alicante
Alicante’s cultural heritage is defined by its art and architecture, from galleries inside 18th-century palaces to museums inside Moorish castles. A buzzing holiday hub on the Costa Blanca, the city is also packed with bars and clubs that stay open until the sun rises over the Mediterranean.

By day, El Barrio draws admirers to its well-preserved Renaissance Cathedral of San Nicolás and the Gothic Basilica of Santa María. After dark you can enjoy a quiet glass of Spanish sherry in a backstreet taverna, or take your pick of local dancefloors.

Parties also run late at the chiringuitos – kiosk-style bars – along the beaches of El Postiguet and San Juan, while waterfront venues around El Puerto attract a well-heeled clientele.

Alicante’s busy calendar of fiestas, parades and street parties includes the revels of Carnival in February and St. John’s Bonfires around the summer solstice.

Alicante museums and galleries

  • Santa Bárbara Castle: Built by Spain’s Moorish rulers over 1,000 years ago, this well-preserved fortress is also a free museum with theatrical live tours and interactive exhibits.
  • Archaeological Museum of Alicante (MARQ): A lovingly curated collection of ancient and prehistoric artefacts dug out of nearby excavation sites, including items from Lucentum, the ruined Roman town just outside the city centre.
  • Gravina Museum of Fine Arts (MUBAG): Housed within the grand 18th-century Gravina Palace, this free museum screens an illuminating video history of Alicante, and shows great works of local art dating back to the Middle Ages.
  • Alicante Museum of Contemporary Art (MACA): Inside the Baroque edifice of Alicante’s oldest surviving civil building you’ll find paintings by modern Spanish masters like Pablo Picasso and Juan Gris.

Visiting Alicante with a Family
Alicante is a prime spot for family holidays, with long, safe white-sand beaches in the centre of the city at El Postiguet, and just out of town at San Juan. You’ll have no trouble finding child-friendly restaurants or green spaces to play and relax in the shade.

If you’re staying near San Juan, you need only walk a few minutes in flip-flops to begin sandcastle-building and splashing in the surf. It’s a short tram ride up the coast toward the seaside resort of Benidorm and the roller coasters of Terra Mitica, a theme park with decorations inspired by ancient mythology.

The neighbouring wildlife park of Terra Natura is home to more than 1,500 animals. Children can spend a cooling, thrilling afternoon on the waterslides and flume rides of the nearby Aquopolis Torrevieja.

Tabarca Island, an hour by boat from Alicante, has quiet coves for family picnics and clear blue waters for snorkelling.

Family-friendly parks and gardens in Alicante

  • Canalejas Park: A stroll down Explanada de España, with its summer street performers and puppet shows, brings you to Alicante’s central park. Guarded by stone dogs and lions, it’s famous for its huge rubber trees and ornate, tranquil fountains.
  • El Tossal Park: On the grassy eastern slopes of Mount Tossal, near San Fernando Castle, you can play mini golf and scale a climbing wall with spectacular views of Alicante.
  • Lo Morant Park: Just outside Alicante, this vast expanse of parkland has playgrounds, games areas and an auditorium hosting live performances in summer.
  • Parque de la Ereta: A peaceful run of terraced slopes and scenic walkways lead down Mount Benacantil from the base of Santa Bárbara Castle into the Old Town.

 

Latest Alicante Hotel Reviews


Handy hotel for Alicante Airport
By MazzaK
Located in characterless industrial park on the edge of Elche, this pleasant hotel offers an ideal base for people arriving into Alicante airport late, or those setting off early in the morning. [More] Spacious rooms and airy public areas. Pleasant staff decent free wifi and free parking in the roads around the hotel. [Less]
A great hotel
By Romy
Excellent facilities, very friendly staff, superb restaurant: a great night. [Less]
Shame there is no swimming pool!
By pandk
Stayed for three nights (visiting friends in the area) at the start of our Holiday and then for one night 10 days later, having been further afield, before we flew home. The Hotel itself is [More] located in a semi Retail / Industrial Park in between the A70, CV-86 and the N-340. It is easy to find and only 10 mins drive back to the airport. Regardless of the less than favourable reviews I have to say it was a great find and will be using the Hotel again. Efficient and very friendly check-in. The rooms were excellent, great size and a large shower room (first stay) and bath tub with over shower (second stay). Excellent Wi-Fi, Aircon and reasonably priced mini bar. Iron & ironing board is available on request. Limited TV but the TV’s are modern and you can attach media to them. The hotel does charge for secure parking but there is plenty on street parking around the Hotel. There is some aircraft noise from landings at the airport but overall it is a quiet area – exceptionally quiet in August as the industrial area seems to be on holiday. There's not a lot to do around the hotel, no bars or restaurants but for dinner you should give the onsite ONIX Restaurant a go. Plain and simple food with good service and exceptional value at 11 Euro per person for three courses. Choice of several dishes at each course to boot! If you want to explore the surrounding area there are places to eat in L’Altet along from the Airport road (CV-849) and the beach between Urbanova and Arenals del Sol is great too. Santa Pola with Pink Flamingos in the salt flats and La Marina with its beach are about half an hour away as is downtown Alicante. Having your own transport due to the location of the hotel is a must. Taxi to Elche or Alicante is 15 / 20 Euro. I made one tiny suggestion to the Hotel – install a swimming pool because that’s all I felt was missing. Will definitely return to the area and definitely book here again. [Less]
Great place and location
By Sax2712
Only stayed one night but found the hotel above our expectations, great location very close to a lovely beach with plenty of bar and restaurants in walking distance. [Less]
Enjoyable stay!
By Floydette
I enjoyed my stay at the hotel and the staff were helpful. Most of them spoke very good English which helped me as my Spanish is poor! The only tiny detail that I could criticise would be that [More] they don't have tea/coffee in the rooms - this could just be a difference in culture. There was coffee in reception when I arrived, but I never caught it again so I'm not sure what times it was provided. [Less]
Great service and excellent location
By Robbo67
Great location for an overnight stay. Five minutes walk to the beach and a 20 minute tram ride to the city. Staff were excellent - Platinum Membership was recognised and the upgrade to a Junior Suite [More] was greatly appreciated. Highly recommended. [Less]

Explore Destinations by Interest

Close
Select Check-In Date
Select Check-Out Date
Check Availability on KimptonHotels.com

To book more than 9 rooms for one stay or request a quote, please use our Easy Meetings  Link will open in new browser window. tool or call 1-800-MEETING (in The United States, Mexico and Canada).