Here are some tips which will help you to choose where to stay:
Selcuk: An agricultural town 2 miles from the ancient city of Ephesus. Selcuk has small boutique hotels, Selcuk town is nice and very close to Ephesus but the hotels are not in high standards.
Recommended hotels to stay in Selcuk:
Kusadasi : Recommended for travellers who enjoy modern four- and five-star resort hotels, there are many choices for travellers in Kusadasi. Kusadasi is located 15 miles away from ancient city of Ephesus. Our recommendation is to stay in Kusadasi and do the tour of Ephesus out of Kusadasi.Kusadasi has several beaches, nice restaurants and good hotels that you may enjoy.
Recommended hotels to stay in Kusadasi:
Sirince Village :located approximately 8 miles from the ancient city of Ephesus. It is a touristy village which is becoming crowded with especially Turkish tourists coming from the big Turkish cities. Can be a good choice but going there is a liitle bit difficult.
Recommended hotels to stay in Sirince:
Izmir : The 3rd largest city of Turkey. Having a traffic problem during weekdays. Staying in Izmir is not recommended, since Izmir city does not offer much for the travellers.
Recommended hotels to stay in Izmir :