You've made it to Australia's Red Centre to kick off your Outback adventure, but there's still one important question to be answered: where to stay in Alice Springs and its surrounds? Fortunately, this one is easy.
Luxury accommodation in Alice Springs has forged a world-class reputation in recent years, which means you can wash the red dirt off your skin in some seriously comfortable digs.
And while luxury is certainly not in short supply, there's also plenty of more affordable accommodation options in Alice Springs - where quality is not sacrificed. What’s more, there are a number of great Alice Springs hotels which are rich in a priceless resource – Outback Aussie hospitality.
To help you find what you're looking for, we've put together this epic list of Alice Springs accommodation options to suit your needs, timeline, budget and plans.
Luxury accommodation: Alice Springs
Alice Springs luxury accommodation provides travellers with that perfect combination of comfort and hospitality, all on the doorstep of Australia's famous Red Centre.
Mercure Hotels are world renowned for quality and dedication to excellent service, and the Mercure Alice Springs Resort is no exception. Perfectly located on the banks of the Todd River, the Mercure Alice Springs Resort is a charming oasis in the centre of Alice Springs. Nestled beside the River Red Gum and the MacDonnell Ranges, the Mercure Alice Springs Resort represents the contemporary Alice Springs – comfortable, local and laid back. Just 5 minutes walk from town, you'll be close to the action.
Sit back and relax at Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters, which boasts premium rooms and outstanding amenities. Situated conveniently next door to amazing restaurants and the casino, you'll love the views of the MacDonnell Ranges, heated spa, gymnasium, and bike hire. You'll also love the four dining experiences on offer, from the wine and cocktail bar Tempo, to Australian-Asian fusion restaurant Tali, to the beer-matching culinary experience at the Goat and Bucket and the Juicy Rump steak house.
Anyone who has been fortunate enough to stay at the Hilton will tell of the hotel’s commitment to comfort. At DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs, the same devotion to providing the best possible stay is evident – albeit in a decidedly Australian fashion. Come for the comfort, but stay for the food - the Hanuman Restaurant is the culinary highlight of Alice Springs, and serves a tantalising blend of Thai, Indian and Nonya cuisine.