After spending the day out and about in the outback, get a good night's rest at an Alice Springs hotel ready for tomorrow's adventures read more...
Alice Springs hotels for every budget
In the very heart of Australia, Alice Springs is the gateway to the country's powerful Red Centre and the iconic monolith known as Uluru. Surrounded by stretches of desert in every direction and the rugged MacDonnell Ranges, Alice Springs accommodation abounds for intrepid travellers eager to explore the Australian outback.
There are a number of 3 and 4-star hotels around town, notably around Gap Road and Barret Drive. Beyond the reliable Best Western Elkira and ibis Styles, there is also a selection of Alice Springs bed and breakfasts and tourists parks along the Stuart Highway towards the airport.
A little luxury in the Alice
Once simply a telegraph station connecting Adelaide and Darwin, Alice Springs has developed into a charismatic town attracting visitors from every walk of life. While some are happy to rough it in true outback style, others seek a stay with a little added comfort.
Whether you're travelling for business or pleasure, the 4.5-star Lasseters Hotel Casino promises a premium stay with restaurants and an international standard casino on site. Just around the corner, Quest Alice Springs offers a range of self-contained and serviced apartments, while the Aurora and Chifley also make themselves known among the 4-star Alice Springs hotel scene.
Cheap and cheerful lodges
Travelling through the Red Centre on a budget? Take your pick of hostels and welcoming backpacker lodgings around Alice Springs. From the Alice Springs YHA taking residence in a historic movie theatre to the colourful Annie's Place, it's not hard to find a room under $100, even with added extras like free wi-fi, luggage storage and pools to escape the desert heat.
There are several inns located close to the heart of town, often within easy reach of the Todd Mall where the local markets are held every fortnight. If you find yourself with some free time and a set of wheels, head west to Fink Gorge National Park and discover Palm Valley – a captivating desert oasis that was once ancient rainforest.