The Best Esperance Accommodation for 2023
Esperance, found in the southern part of Western Australia, is known for its natural beauty, incredible marine life, and kangaroos on the beach. There are many accommodation options, ranging from camping and caravan parks to luxury stays. This article provides you with a list of the best accommodation options in Esperance.
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Esperance Accommodation Summary
|A Tranquil Retreat||5||9.5||$$||N||Book here|
|Esperance Chalet Village||3||9.2||$$-$$$||N||Book here|
|Alexander Drive B&B||4||9.4||$||N||Book here|
|Nutcrackers Lodge Farmstay||–||9.4||$$||N||Book here|
|Esperance Bay Holiday Park||3.5||8.9||$||N||Book here|
|The Jetty Resort||3.5||8.4||$-$$||Y||Book here|
|Esperance Beachfront Resort||3.5||8.4||$||N||Book here|
|Esperance Island View Apartments||4||–||$$||N||–|
|Captain Huon Motel||–||–||$-$$||N||–|
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Tip: Accommodation gets booked out quickly, especially during school holidays. To avoid disappointment, book early. We mainly use Booking.com as most properties offer free cancellation if your plans change.
We also book through Stayz rather than Airbnb as they are often cheaper.
Esperance Accommodation Luxury
Esperance Chalet Village
Esperance is not the destination for luxury resorts. It’s a place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. There is only one place that I consider true luxury accommodation – Esperance Chalet Village.
This adult-only property features cute a-frame chalets, log cabins, and king shacks set amongst native bushland. Fall asleep to the sound of waves as you relax in the fresh white linen.
It’s a great location to unwind or reenergize at the end of the day, especially near the fireplace under the stars.
Esperance Accommodation 5 Star
A Tranquil Retreat
Update Dec 2022: Sadly the owners have made the hard decision to close their business and A Tranquil Retreat will no longer be taking bookings.
There aren’t any official 5-star hotels or resorts in Esperance, but A Tranquil Retreat is a self-rated 5-star property. The Bed and Breakfast offers a continental or à la carte breakfast, highly rated by guests.
A Tranquil Retreat is five minutes from town and offers three guest rooms, each with queen size beds.
As well as Esperance Chalet Village, the Jetty Resort is also highly rated.
This resort opposite Esperance’s Main Beach has various rooms to suit all travellers, including suites, apartments, and family rooms.
Facilities include an outdoor pool, barbecues, and a children’s playground.
Esperance Bed & Breakfast
Alexander Drive B&B
This suburban bed and breakfast has its own private entrance through an enclosed patio that has a BBQ, and table and chairs. The room has its own bathroom and a separate room with a small kitchenette area.
The hosts supply a Continental Breakfast, which includes a choice of cereals, fresh fruit, toast, and tea & coffee.
Nutcrackers Lodge Farmstay
This three-bedroom cottage overlooks paddocks where sheep, cows, chickens, and emus roam freely (you can also feed them). The property is a seven-minute drive from town and can sleep up to nine guests in two queen sizes beds, three singles and a sofa bed.
Esperance Budget Accommodation
Esperance Bay Holiday Park
The Esperance Bay Holiday Park was our choice of accommodation in Esperance and one that we were incredibly happy with. It’s in an excellent location – one street back from The Esplanade and a short stroll into the town centre.
Our two-bedroom chalet was immaculate and had a comfortable Queen size bed in one bedroom and bunk beds in the other. The kitchen had a full-size fridge-freezer, microwave, gas top, and pod coffee machine. There’s a dining/lounge area with a sofa and dining table and chairs with a tv.
We’ve stayed in many chalets, and this was one of the cleanest and spacious. The only downside was the WIFI which wasn’t very good, so we used our mobile data.
Esperance Beachfront Resort
This budget accommodation has a motel vibe to it (could be the exposed brick walls!). However, it’s in a great spot, right on The Esplanade. Each chalet has a kitchen with an oven, a microwave and a refrigerator, and a separate living room.
Esperance Island View Apartments
This complex feature one and two-storey apartments, conveniently located on The Esplanade. The funky design features natural timber or terracotta floors with crisp linen and are ideal for couples, families, small groups, and corporate guests.
The spacious apartments offer a living and dining room, fully equipped kitchen and laundry, balcony or courtyard, private BBQ, beach access, and 24-hour reception.
Driftwood Apartments offer chalet-style accommodation right on Esperance Esplanade and Foreshore. The single storey one and two-bedroom apartments are rated 3.5 stars and the double-storey ones are rated 4.5 stars.
The double storey apartments have two bedrooms, a spa bathroom, laundry amenities, a spacious living area, dining, and kitchen. The balcony has ocean views with an outdoor setting and BBQ.
Captain Huon Motel
Captain Huon Motel offers serviced accommodation on Esperance Esplanade. There’s a choice of an open-plan unit with a kitchenette or a two-bedroom apartment with a kitchen and dining area.
Esperance Accommodation dog friendly
I like the look of this Granite Townhouse – it’s in a central location, fully self-contained, three bedrooms, free WIFI and Netflix and reverse cycle air-conditioning. The reviews are excellent and it is good value.
Pets must be kept out of the carpeted areas and off the beds. Advise hosts when booking.
See other pet-friendly accommodation on Stayz.
Esperance Accommodation Airbnb / Stayz
See this list of properties currently on Stayz in Esperance.
Esperance Caravan Parks
Camping in Esperance is popular, so you will need to book in advance, especially during peak season (WA school holidays).
The best rated caravan park is the one we stayed at – Esperance Bay Holiday Park. Facilities include a playground, amenities block, barbecue area, laundry, camp kitchen, and free WIFI. This campsite is pet-friendly (except in the accommodation).
Another highly rated campsite is Bathers Paradise Caravan Park, 3.5km east of the main town centre and a minute walk from Castletown Quays Beach. They have powered and unpowered sites (these are tent size only) with a choice of fully grassed or hard caravan sites. Dogs are allowed except for the summer and Easter WA school holidays.
The other caravan parks in Esperance are Bushlands Caravan Park, RAC Esperance Holiday Park, Pink Lake Tourist Park, and Acclaim Pine Grove Holiday Park.
Things To Do in Esperance
Once you’ve booked your Esperance accommodation, you can start planning what to do there. This guide on things to do in Esperance, provides ideas on attractions and activities in the area.
Perth to Esperance
If you’re planning your route to and from Esperance, this Perth to Esperance Road Trip Itinerary will provide tips on where to stop along the way. It is adaptable to the number of days you want to spend on your trip too.
Western Australia’s South West Travel Guide
This detailed travel guide provides information on all the regions that make up Australia’s South West. Read about the destinations, including what to do and where to stay.
Western Australia Travel Guide
For other ideas on where to visit in Western Australia along with the best things to do, where to stay, how to get around, and other essential information, click on the link below.
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Travel Guides 📖
As well as using online resources, like other travel blogs, I like to flick through a paper travel guide too. I either rent them from our local library or buy them from Bookdepository if I want to take it with me.
We mainly use Booking.com for accommodation as they consistently have the lowest rates with free cancellation on most properties. We also book through Stayz for private accommodation as they are usually cheaper than Airbnb.
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Campervan/RV Rental 🚐
Drivenow is a good resource to compare campervan hire in Western Australia as it includes all the large companies like Britz, Maui, Jucy as well as smaller ones.
Tours & Attractions 🎢
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