The Gran Sol building that houses the Hotel Tryp Gran Sol is one of the most imposing buildings in Alicante and a great symbol of the coastline, due to its height and its spectacular murals. Originally called the Alonso Building, it was the first skyscraper in Alicante, completed in 1968 and with a height of 97 meters. Another of its main features is its excellent location as it is in the heart of the city, near the marina and the historic area. The hotel has 28 floors with a total of 123 rooms. I have never stayed at the hotel, however I have eaten a few times in its panoramic restaurant on the 26th floor. The views are simply spectacular.
Last year I went to the hotel for a conference and found a room on the first floor and it was tasteless, didn´t corresponded with the hotel category. I realized that the rest were well outside the floor but ... Beware of deals! In this case, worse than a hostel ...
Its location of the AC Hotel Alicante isn't perfect. It's a little outside the center and in a bit of a dodgy neighborhood. It's part of a chain, so there are no surprises with the decor. Hearty breakfast and a small pool to cool off in good weather.
The Eurostars Mediterranea Plaza has a great location in the town square, but at the same time, it's very noisy particularly as the street behind the hotel is a popular meeting point for local young people. Unfortunately, the sound-proofing on the rooms isn't that good.
The Sercotel Spa Porta Maris hotel has a great location near Postiguet, so of course everything is expensive...the rooms, the buffet, the parking, everything. At night, people gather to drink on the beach and you can often hear them from your room. Not recommended.
The Hesperia Alicante Golf Spa stands on the golf course, and is only 10 minutes from the beach and not too far from the Archaeological Museum of Alicante. The airport is only 7km away, so it's easy enough to travel. The hotel offers massages, gym, spa and sauna, hairdresser and room service. If you're traveling by car, you can use the free covered parking lot. It also has a cafe-bar and restaurant, and is accessible for disabled guests. There are facilities for special event hire.