Port Adelaide accommodation ranges across all budgets and all styles, so take a read of where to stay in Port Adelaide and start planning your next visit.
Port Adelaide is becoming a desirable location to stay during your visit to Adelaide, particularly if you want to get out of the centre of the city and enjoy a more relaxed atmosphere.
Business travellers can find good accommodation much more conveniently located to the nearby industries on the Le Fevre Peninsula, while leisure travellers can enjoy all the great things to do in the area and the nearby beaches.
Port Adelaide has good transport links into the city with the train line running through the suburb and surrounding areas.
It is the starting point for the Port River Expressway that gives great access to the north of South Australia. In just 45 minutes, you can be sipping wine at a cellar door in the famed Barossa Valley.
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Where to Stay in Port Adelaide
This section will look at accommodation located right in the heart of Port Adelaide. You will be within walking distance of plenty of cafes, restaurants and pubs, shopping centres, and public transport into the city.
The future of accommodation in Port Adelaide is looking very promising.
Two new waterfront hotels have been proposed, and the old Marine and Harbours building is going to be turned into the Marine and Harbours Hotel which includes ten floating suites sitting in the Port River. Sounds exciting.
Quest Port Adelaide
Quest Apartments is where to stay in Port Adelaide if you are a business traveller. These four-star serviced apartments offer all the standard comforts of a business hotel but also include a kitchenette to allow for making a quick meal or snack.
Quest also has a gym on-site and free parking is available. It’s within walking distance of nearby restaurants and shops, and many rooms have water views over the Port River.
Quest Port Adelaide is also a good option for families, with a range of studio, 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom apartments available.
Port Adelaide Backpackers
This is where to stay in Port Adelaide if you are a budget traveller looking to explore this maritime precinct without the price tag.
Located in the heart of Port Adelaide, Port Adelaide Backpackers has both dorm rooms and private rooms available, including family rooms, some with ensuite bathrooms too. All guests have access to a shared kitchen and communal area. Free wifi is available.
Where to Stay Near Port Adelaide
Here are some of the accommodation options in nearby suburbs just a few minutes from Port Adelaide. These all have various benefits, some are on the beachfront, some are better for families, and others are close to shops.
All are great places to stay in the Port Adelaide area.
Largs Pier Hotel
This is my pick of where to stay in Port Adelaide, and it’s also my recommendation if you are looking for a romantic place to stay. Located on the seafront at Largs Bay, not only does the Largs Pier Hotel have a great rock’n’roll history, but it has an iconic charm about it too.
Much of the grand hotel (see top photo) has been fully renovated, and the beautiful rooms upstairs in the main part of the hotel are spacious and comfortable with access to a balcony – the perfect place to sip a glass of wine as you watch the sun sink into the sea.
The rooms range from an entire suite which includes a dining room and a spa, to cheaper basic hotel rooms. The Largs Pier Hotel is open for meals all day, so it is easy to get breakfast, lunch or dinner on-site.
The Largs Pier Hotel is a 7-minute drive from Port Adelaide.
The Lakes Hotel
The Lakes Resort Hotel in West Lakes is another good option for the business traveller or those who like a little more luxury when looking at where to stay in Port Adelaide.
The hotel site is right on the banks of the lake, and directly opposite a large Westfield shopping centre, with restaurants, shops, cinemas and more right on your doorstep.
The four-star hotel has a range of very comfortable rooms from standard queen rooms up to suites that comfortably accommodate four people. There is free onsite car parking and free wifi throughout and a gym and swimming pool to relax in.
For fine dining just head downstairs to the acclaimed Crusoes Restaurant for a delicious fine-dining meal. There is also a more casual dining area in Knots Kitchen and coffee breaks can be had in My Neptunes Cafe.
There’s also the Lakes Bar for an evening cocktail as the sun sets over the lake.
The Lakes Resort Hotel is a 10-minute drive from Port Adelaide
Nightcap @ Exeter Hotel
This three-star local hotel is a great option to stay on Semaphore Road, still potentially within walking distance to Port Adelaide. It’s where to stay in Port Adelaide if you like hotel-style accommodation but also need to watch the budget.
While there is a restaurant (with children’s playground) and a bar on site, the Exeter Hotel is located a short stroll from many other food options, shops and even the beach
Nightcap @ Exeter Hotel has basic studios available, and for the larger family, it also has a family suite that can sleep up to four adults and three children.
Nightcap @ Exeter Hotel is a 3-minute drive from Port Adelaide
Semaphore Splash Apartments
Located closer to the beach on Semaphore Road, these newly built apartments are great for holiday travellers. They are also great if you are looking for where to stay in Port Adelaide for a little longer than the average visitor.
The apartments are all open-plan and modern, containing all you need for a great stay. It is only a minute or two to walk to the nearby restaurants, cafes, supermarkets, and cinemas, and the beach is about five minutes away.
The apartments come in various sizes and can accommodate up to eight people in a three-bedroom apartment. There is free parking and free wifi available, and each apartment also contains laundry facilities.
Semaphore Splash Apartments are a 5-minute drive from Port Adelaide
Semaphore Blue Apartments
These apartments are right in the thick of it on Semaphore Road, located only metres from the beachfront area.
This is the perfect place to stay during the warmer months when you can take advantage of the outdoors and sit on the balcony and watch the sunset over the sea.
All apartments have room for four adults and include all you need for a weekend or an extended stay. Both parking and wifi are available free of charge. Shops, restaurants, a supermarket and other services are literally metres from the doors.
Semaphore Blue Apartments are a 6-minute drive from Port Adelaide
Discovery Parks – Adelaide Beachfront
Discovery Parks – Adelaide Beachfront is perfect for that absolute beachfront family holiday. The cabins in the park sit right on the sand with safe and easy access to the beach.
If that’s not enough water, you will also find a swimming pool, along with a playground and BBQ area available to use. There are laundry facilities and an on-site kiosk for daily basics.
There is a wide range of cabins available to sleep up to six adults. There are also accessible cabins available for those with a disability, and others that are pet-friendly. Parking and wifi are free of charge, and most cabins come with a full kitchen.
Discovery Parks – Adelaide Beachfront is a 7-minute drive from Port Adelaide
Peninsula Hotel Motel
This is the newest accommodation offering in the area and the furthest from Port Adelaide. It can be found on Victoria Road at the top of the Lefevre Peninsula and is a great option if you are looking for somewhere close to stay the night before or after a cruise.
Once the Osbourne Hotel, The Peninsula has been almost entirely rebuilt from the ground up over the last few years including a completely new accommodation building.
The rooms have been decorated in a 50s/60s style, and have that road trip motel vibe. It’s not dusty and questionable though, these rooms are bright and spacious.
For those that require disability access, because this is a new building, they were able to build in all the essential features in the dedicated rooms.
There is a pool with tropical vibes, so pack your blow-up flamingo! You will also find a gym on-site, and meals are available in the adjacent hotel, where you will also find a bar, with their own “Peninsula Proud’ pale ale produced by a local craft brewery.
Peninsula Hotel Motel is an 8-minute drive from Port Adelaide.
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