Check out the best hotels in Benidorm for beach lovers on a budget.
The Venus is a large mid-range hotel located within walking distance of the beach, nightlife, and restaurants. Its 366 rooms are simple with a mauve and light gray color scheme, furnished balconies, and free Wi-Fi. The freeform pool is large and appealing, with dozens of loungers, palm trees, and a bar with outdoor seating and cocktails. The restaurant gets good reviews for its varied buffet, especially the breakfast spread, which is included in all rates and offers plenty of gluten-free options. There is a kiddy section in the main pool, a small playground, and seasonal entertainment for all ages, but the hotel lacks a kids’ club.
The affordable, three-pearl Hotel Rocamar is a boutique property overlooking Benidorm Harbor on Spain's bustling Costa Blanca off a quiet pedestrian-only street. Its 25 rooms, each with balconies and some with water views, are average in size and simply decorated. A free buffet breakfast is served in a cheery, casual room. Guests rave about the pastries and rolls from the hotel's own bakery. Wi-Fi is free, and there is a laptop in the lobby and a small library. The Rocamar has a rooftop deck with an outdoor shower but no pool, a negative in sunny Spain. The beach, however, is a three-minute walk from the hotel.
The 296-room Servigroup Calypso is a family-friendly, mid-range hotel located a short walk from the beach and the hopping New Town nightlife scene. Rooms are simple, and most are smallish, but all are clean and have LCD TVs, mini-fridges, free Wi-Fi, and furnished balconies. The pool is also compact, but features plenty of loungers, a separate kiddy pool, and a spacious seasonal bar serving drinks and snacks throughout the day. The buffet restaurant gets great reviews (especially the breakfast spread), and it features vegetarian and gluten-free sections. Although the hotel has a couple of kid-friendly amenities, most guests here are older couples.
A 13-minute walk to Levante Beach, the upper-middle-range Marconfort Essence is an all-inclusive hotel that was renovated in 2015. Open to adults 16 and older, the sleek and contemporary property has 126 rooms on 12 floors. Many rooms have views of its two pools, the city, and the mountains. Most of the rooms include modern kitchens, but guests complain about the lack of utensils and dishes. The restaurant, with a show kitchen, offers all-day dining and some alcohol, included in the room price. There are free dance, yoga, and Pilates classes, along with free bikes to borrow. Wi-Fi is also free. On the downside, Wi-Fi can be spotty and noise can be an issue.
The 132-room Servigroup Castilla is a mid-range hotel located in a quiet area near bars, restaurants and the beach. Rooms are simple but clean and spacious, and have flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, free Wi-Fi, and furnished balconies. The pool, although smallish and in the shade for several hours every day, is relaxing and offers plenty of loungers and umbrellas, as well as a kiddy pool and a playground. The restaurant offers a varied buffet and a gluten-free menu, and the bar has a few tables on the sundeck. There is also a fitness center with a handful of cardio and strength-training machines, but use of the sauna is an extra charge. Indoor parking is a great perk, especially during the summer, when Benidorm is busiest.
The 291-room Presidente Hotel is a two-and-a-half-pearl property located smack in the middle of Benidorm's nightlife and a five-minute walk from the beach. Guests come back year after year because it's clean, the food is good, and it's a solid value. However, rooms are dated -- with heinous wood paneling -- and include balconies, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi. Mini-fridges cost extra, and there's a deposit for use of safes and TV remotes. During the summer, the large pool deck -- complete with a whirlpool, a kiddy area, and a bar -- is busy with activities; in the winter, the pool is covered and heated, and the atmosphere is quieter.
The three-pearl Benidorm Celebrations is true to its name as a party-centric hotel geared toward groups of energetic revelers. Located in a residential area, it's a five-minute walk to bars, nightclubs, and shops, and a 10-minute walk to Levante Beach. Its all-inclusive option includes meals as well as drinks at its outdoor pool bar, dance club with indoor pool, and "chill-out" lounge with Balinese-style beds. The buffet-style restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The 93 apartment-style rooms have kitchenettes and marble bathrooms -- and Superior Apartments have spacious balconies -- but decor is a bit dated and bedrooms can be tiny. While the hotel has a children's pool and families are welcome, it's really geared toward young adults looking to party.
The 133-room Servigroup Rialto is a quiet medium-sized hotel located in a residential area a short walk from the beach and the action in New Town. Although a tad dated and basic, rooms are clean and sunny, and feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and furnished balconies. The pool is spacious and has a large deck full of loungers and umbrellas, and there's a small shallow pool for kids as well. Buffet meals get good reviews, especially breakfast, which is included in all rates and offers hot, cold, and gluten-free options. Seasonal amenities include entertainment and a poolside bar with drinks and snacks. On-site parking is available for a fee.
The 200-room Servigroup Nereo is an average mid-range hotel located across from Benidorm’s famous indoor market, and within a short walk of the beach and nightlife. Rooms are generic and simple, but have solid amenities, including free Wi-Fi, mini-fridges, furnished balconies, and flat-screen TVs. Although mostly popular with older couples and groups, this property is also one of the most family-friendly Servigroup outposts in town, with a seasonal kids’ club with daily activities, and a kiddy pool. And the hotel features a buffet restaurant that gets good reviews, and indoor parking for a fee. The pool is pleasant and gets lots of sun, but there don’t seem to be enough umbrellas, resulting in morning dashes to secure one.
The 264-room Servigroup Orange Hotel is a basic mid-range property offering good value for money in the heart of Benidorm’s nightlife area. Clean rooms have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and contemporary bathrooms, but units overlooking the pool may get noise from nearby bars. The pool is a quiet spot for a relaxing day in the sun, and the restaurant serves a quality buffet for all three meals. A varied breakfast spread is included in all rates. The hotel features a kiddy pool and a playground, but location amid loud bars and clubs makes it better suited for young partiers and couples than families.
The 283-room Hotel Helios Benidorm is a mid-range property in central Benidorm, just a six-minute walk from the beach. Families are attracted by its outdoor pool with a poolside bar, plus the property has a buffet restaurant and an outdoor game room, while wheelchair-accessible areas and rooms bring in mature couples. Rooms are basic with flat-screen TVs, patios, and air-conditioning during the summer months. Some have mini-fridges that can be used for a fee, but they lack coffee- and tea-making facilities. Two or three meals are included in room rates, a convenience for most vacationing travelers, though the food gets mixed reviews.
The lovely three-pearl Hotel Nadal is perched on a hill at the east end of Levante Beach. It’s a spectacular oceanfront setting, offering a quieter ambience than the typical hotel in Benidorm’s raucous nightlife district. Still, it's only a short walk to popular restaurants and nightclubs. The 36 rooms are basic but spacious, with Mission-style furniture, marble bathrooms, and balconies overlooking the Mediterranean. A hot breakfast buffet is included in the room rates, and the lobby bar and restaurant offer beachside seating. There’s a heated indoor pool under a glass-domed ceiling with doors that open onto a sundeck but no outdoor pool, fitness facilities, or parking.
The Torre Dorada is an affordable mid-range hotel in a quiet area a short but steep walk from Poniente Beach. Its 243 rooms are little plain, but all units feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and mini-fridges, and many offer stunning panoramic sea views. The large, clean pool is pleasant and relaxing, with several straw umbrellas, dozens of loungers, and direct access to a bar with outdoor seating. Food at the buffet restaurant gets good reviews (especially the free breakfast spread) and there is a special menu for gluten-free guests. This is one of the chain’s most family-friendly properties, complete with a small kiddy pool, a playground, and a seasonal kids’ club with indoor and outdoor activities.