If you don't mind setting up base 18 kilometres outside of the city, look into the suburb of Uttoxeter. This area's got 3 hotels available, including Bank House Hotel and Quixhill Denstone - Exmoor B&B.
For some alternatives, look at the Crewe Hall - QHotels and the Best Western Plus Stoke-on-Trent Hanley Moat House Hotel. They are 25 kilometres and 14 kilometres respectively from the center. If those two aren't what you're looking for, try the Swan Hotel or the Colton House.
It's well known that we Aussies just love to have a good time, so consider staying a little longer and check out the Izaak Walton Cottage and Gentleshaw Birds of Prey and Wildlife Centre, which you'll find in Stafford, 11 kilometres to the south of Stone. The Holiday Inn Express Stafford M6, Jct. 13 and Best Western Stafford M6/J14 Tillington Hall Hotel are just some of the great accommodation alternatives in Stafford. 14 kilometres to the north of Stone you may also choose to stay at Stoke-on-Trent, which is home to the Holiday Inn Express Stoke On Trent and The George Hotel. If you stay in Stoke-on-Trent, you might like to visit Trentham Gardens and the Gladstone Pottery Museum.
Australians are some of the world's greatest sports lovers, so why not indulge with a visit to Alexandra Stadium? Reach Alexandra Stadium to the northwest of Stone. Book a hotel right near the action at the Earle House Serviced Apartments or the Holiday Inn Express Crewe.
Manchester Airport is the most practical airport for flying into and leaving Stone and is 50 kilometres from the city centre. If you plan to stay nearby, try the Radisson Blu Hotel Manchester, Airport or the Manchester Airport Marriott Hotel.
Hotels in Stone start at AU$62 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.