We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 6 Port Hedland hotels

The Esplanade Hotel Port Hedland

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2 - 4 Anderson Street, Port Hedland, Western Australia 6721, Australia
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added The Esplanade Hotel Port Hedland to your Saves list
The Esplanade Hotel Port Hedland
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
63%
Ranked #1 of 6 hotels in Port Hedland
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
BrianP660 Perth, Australia
  • Overview
  • Reviews (39)
  • Photos (48)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (7)
  • Location
  • More
true
Write a Review

39 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    7
    18
    7
    6
    1
See reviews for
Families
0
8
3
22
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (7)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Perth, Australia
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
25 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The last time I stayed at the Esplanade was almost 30 years ago. This time I booked for 4 days on the strength of online reports here and elsewhere, and have to report the only thing that hasn’t changed at the ‘nade in all that time is the iron ore dust settling on the balconies. It’s a minor annoyance if... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Andrew Z, General Manager at The Esplanade Hotel Port Hedland, responded to this review

Thank you BrianP660 for posting our latest review and I was pleased to read that your overall stay with us was a positive one. I completely agree, the iron ore dust is a constant challenge for our housekeeping staff and every effort is made to clean the balcony table and chairs on a daily basis. As you acknowledged, our hotel... More

Perth, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel was lovely, although our room had a slight off smell to it but we didn't say anything as we were only staying for one night. There are doors to adjoining rooms, and unfortunately we had some loudish neighbours who we could hear off and on when we were in our room. Hotel staff were helpful and pleasant, and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Andrew Z, General Manager at The Esplanade Hotel Port Hedland, responded to this review

Thank you Yodamit for posting our latest review, although I was disappointed to read your comments about one of our waiters as the staff usually pride themselves with professional customer service. On check-in our Reception staff advise all guests of our facilities and encourage bookings in our Restaurant to avoid disappointment. The other alternative is our Small Bites menu served... More

Perth, Australia
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
40 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

charming faux limestone exterior makes the hotel stand out from surrounding buildings and mining/port edifices. Reasonable size room but bathroom too small. Odd having wardrobe incorporated with bar fridge. No iron or board, had to order one up for a press of the business shirt. Great free wifi, always a plus at any Australian hotel. And worth an extra star... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Andrew Z, General Manager at The Esplanade Hotel Port Hedland, responded to this review

Thank you fabsnake for taking the time to post our latest review and we do encourage all our guests to provide us with feedback. Your comments have been taken into consideration and I hope that business brings you back to The Esplanade in the future. More

Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Recently refurbished this hotel provides a comfy room and quite adequate meals. Service is good and friendly. However, true to WA the prices are way over the top with a basic room costing over $300! And meals also expensive. To be fair this hotel has made a great effort to provide comfortable accommodation to business travellers and do this very... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Andrew Z, General Manager at The Esplanade Hotel Port Hedland, responded to this review

Thank you Andrew G for your comments regarding The Esplanade and I am pleased that you enjoyed our newly refurbished facilities. Although we are the only 4 1/2 star Hotel in the Pilbara, we try to remain competitive as rates start from approx. $255. I look forward to welcoming you back on your next business trip to Port Hedland. More

Karratha, Australia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

It's the second time I've stayed at this hotel through work and both times they have messed up the billing. Both time, despite having a purchase order from my company on making the reservation they bill my personal credit card saying my company "advised you're to pay". Incorrect!! Paying $14 for a 3-cheese bread roll is mind-blowing. Definitely not worth... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Andrew Z, General Manager at The Esplanade Hotel Port Hedland, responded to this review

Thank you PilbaraGem for your recent comments on The Esplanade. I understand your frustrations and please be advised that every effort is made to confirm all billing details prior to you checking-out of the hotel. If reception does not have supporting paperwork of the companies approval for payment, then payment remains the guest responsibility. In saying this, I would like... More

Sydney, Australia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

In a town full of red dirt, The Esplanade Hotel is a true diamond and shines bright in regards to accommodation, bar, restaurant, location and staff standards. Pleasantly surprising is the quality of the rooms along with the rest of the hotel. Simply impressing was the food at Restaurant 1904 - I recommend the soft shell crab! Equally delightful is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Andrew Z, General Manager at The Esplanade Hotel Port Hedland, responded to this review

Thank you Katrina J for posting our latest review as it is always pleasing to read such positive feedback. I also thank you for taking the time to write in detail about our staff, food and bar facilities and also our events. The Trivia and Open Mic Night (PH factor) were created to not only engage our guests staying at... More

Broome
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Just shared a leisurely Sunday meal with my partner, what a disappointment. We opted for the set menu & chose our courses. Entrée duck spring rolls & fried squid. Both ok but 5 Star? Hmmmm Mains we both ordered the pork belly - skin not scored, cooked well but no flavour whatsoever. Difficulty cutting as the skin was hard -... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Andrew Z, General Manager at The Esplanade Hotel Port Hedland, responded to this review

Thank you BroomePrincess for taking the time to review our property albeit not favorable, therefore I have reviewed your comments with the Director of Food & Beverage at the Hotel who values your input without any bias. As such we have made wholesale changes to our menu which reflects some of your comments and more importantly I am pleased to... More

Perth, Australia
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
24 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This would have received 5 stars but some little nightly things let this place down. Paul who is running the restaurant and bar is a gem but the staff are a bit undertrained which I guess is due to high turnover. Food is excellent for dinners but may be best to book as it can get busy. Breakfast is weaker.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Andrew Z, General Manager at The Esplanade Hotel Port Hedland, responded to this review

Thank you michaelbryant for your recent comments on The Esplanade. I appreciate your feedback which I have shared with Paul who has only been with us a few months but has already made some positive changes to the hotel. In saying that, we will review all staff training and make sure that guests are advised of all breakfast options and... More

Alice Springs, Australia
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
21 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The Esplanade hotel offers a good hotel experience in their newly renovated hotel. The rooms are small, but, are new and well furnished. The prices are expensive, but, all Port Hedland hotels seem to be very expensive. The restaurant and bar are good and the place has a good atmosphere. The continental breakfast was nothing special and it would have... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Andrew Z, General Manager at The Esplanade Hotel Port Hedland, responded to this review

Thank you waalitj for your recent feedback on The Esplanade and I was pleased to read that your overall experience with us was a positive one. Regarding breakfast options, we do provide each guest with a complimentary continental breakfast and also offer the choice of purchasing a hot breakfast off the restaurant menu. I look forward to welcoming you back... More

Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

What comes to mind when situated in a remote location such as Port Hedland, isn't what the Esplanade Hotel or its restaurants and bar deals up. The rooms are well appointed with all the creature comforts you would expect, oh and the WiFi is brilliant. The hotel itself has a backdrop of the Port, which on sunset magically turns into... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Andrew Z, General Manager at The Esplanade Hotel Port Hedland, responded to this review

Thank you Paul D for taking the time to write a positive review of The Esplanade. It’s pleasing to read that our facilities exceeded your expectations of Port Hedland and that you made the most of our Bar & Restaurant facilities and enjoyed the beautiful sunset from your balcony. More

Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage The Esplanade Hotel Port Hedland, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to The Esplanade Hotel Port Hedland? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Esplanade Hotel Port Hedland

Address: 2 - 4 Anderson Street, Port Hedland, Western Australia 6721, Australia
Location: Australia > Western Australia > Port Hedland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Esplanade Hotel Port Hedland 4*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Booking.com, Orbitz, Travelocity, Tingo, Agoda, BookingOdigeoWL and Venere so you can book your The Esplanade Hotel Port Hedland reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

48 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (20)
Viewed
Room/suite (6)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (10)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (29)
Viewed
Dining (11)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (9)
Viewed
Room/suite (8)
Viewed
Other (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
All
hotels in Port Hedland with
any amenities

Amenities

Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Class
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The newly refurbished Esplanade Hotel provides visitors and locals with an unsurpassed experience in accommodation, dining and function venues. As the Pilbara's only 4.5 star hotel, we offer first class accommodation for both short and long term stays. ... more   less 
Number of rooms
108

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Esplanade Hotel Port Hedland staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer