Budget hotels & hostels
Guesthouses and B&Bs
Villa Venecia Hotel Boutique
Up high opposite the Old Town’s church and lording it over the seething beach crowds below, this plush five-star hotel has it all. Each of the 25 rooms has plunging sea views, an ultramodern bathtub, power showers and large flat-screen TV...
Art Boutique Hotel Chamarel
This delightful hotel, tastefully furnished in period style by a pair of seasoned travellers, occupies an attractive 19th-century bourgeois mansion. Its 15 rooms surround a tranquil, plant-shaded internal patio...
Abba Centrum Alicante Hotel
Abba Centrum is a hugely attractive option, right by the bus station and with the train station a short walk away. Popular with business visitors, its weekend rates (August too) drop to a bargain €65 per room...
Huerto Del Cura
This is a sublime hotel, with stylish white rooms and antique wooden furnishings. The accommodation is in trim bungalows within lush, palm-shaded gardens. It’s a family-friendly place with a playground, large pool and babysitting service...
Gran Hotel Bali
This mammoth complex, 186m high and as much space-age village as hotel, is Europe’s tallest...
Within an old Dominican convent, this glorious five-star choice harmoniously blends the traditional and ultramodern...
Hotel Servigroup Montíboli
Perched on a knoll overlooking the sea, the buildings of the Montíboli sit among lush, mature gardens...
Hotel Masa International
This smart clifftop hotel makes a bright and lovely retreat from Torrevieja's downtown frenzy. Rooms overlooking the sea come at no extra cost...
Five blocks west of the bus station, the Cano has 57 trim, modern rooms, many with balcony. Those in the newer wing have more modern furniture and plenty of pleasing woodwork.
Spa Porta Maris
Each of the 142 rooms and 39 suites has a balcony overlooking either beach or marina. Among the many facilities at this hyperhealthy four-star option are pools, gym and a wellness centre. Then again, no one will care if you simply slob around.
Ac Hotel Ciutat D'alcoi By Marriott
The ultramodern Hotel AC Ciutat d’Alcoi was once an electricity substation, though you’d never believe it. The black and chestnut brown of bedroom furnishings contrast pleasingly with crisp white sheets. Parking is €10...
Aparthotel & Restaurante Venus Albir, in Albir, a continuation of Altea southwards, is a particularly ecofriendly hotel...
Hotel Masa International
This smart clifftop hotel, 3.5km northeast of Torrevieja, is a lovely luxury choice, remote from all the downtown frenzy. Rooms overlooking the sea come at no extra cost. Parking is €6.
Parador De Jávea
Architecturally, Xàbia’s boxy, once-modern parador is unexciting but it enjoys a magnificent site, on a headland overlooking the bay of El Arenal, and has all the usual parador comforts.
Hotel Costa Blanca
Beside the train station, this is an excellent-value option except in high summer, when prices rise to €92. Rooms are comfortable and cosily furnished, there's a small, well-stocked bar and the port is but a few steps away.
The Madrid is a friendly, family-run option with 40 comfortable rooms, one equipped for travellers with disabilities. There’s also a top-floor Jacuzzi and, just across the road, the hotel’s swimming pool...
La Santa Faz
This long-established hotel, sandwiched between two streets in the Old Town, is friendly and full of character. All rooms have a balcony, and there’s a well-stocked bar and a billiard table.
Hotel Bahía Calpe
The Bahía, overlooking Playa Arenal, is a very stylish, modern number, handy for both beach and town. Sea-facing rooms (aim high, towards the top of its seven floors) offer good views of the beach and the massive rock outcrop of the Peñon de Ifach...
Conveniently positioned where the Old Town meets Playa del Poniente, the Colón, with rooms as blue as the sea, is great value outside the high season. Half-board is only €4 more than B&B, though don’t expect fine cuisine...
Hotel Ar Roca Esmeralda & Spa
At the northern limit of Playa Levante, the huge Esmeralda, as much leisure complex as hotel, is particularly suited to families with children...
This pleasant smallish hotel is a mighty midget among the high-rises that dominate the Costa Blanca. With just 24 rooms spread over three storeys, it's a little jewel, right on the sea front...
La Posada Del Mar
This sensitively renovated hotel occupies a 13th-century building that last functioned as Denia’s customs house. Each of its 25 rooms is individually decorated with a nautical theme and light streams through large windows that overlook the harbour...