Hotels and motels in Queensland

Whether it’s five-star fancy, coastal resort chill or outback beauty, Queensland’s home to some of the best hotels (and motels!) going around. Get ready to lay your head on fluffy pillows, snuggle down into lush beds and put many a mini-bar through their paces all the way from the Gold Coast to Mackay to Cairns and beyond. And if your taste doesn’t match your budget, there are charming and cheap motels throughout the state that prove comfortable and affordable accommodation, so you don’t have to worry about missing out on a cheeky getaway.

Best hotels in Queensland

From barefoot luxury on a world-class island, to glamour and sophistication that can be found on the Gold Coast to delightful lodges perched on mountain tops, it’s not hard to lure holiday makers to Queensland’s best hotels, each offering more than just the swim-up pool bars and pillow menus. Looking out over natural wonders to world-heritage rainforests to world-class beaches - the choice is yours to discover. And the good news is, you don’t have to blow your budget on the best of the best. There’s plenty of cheap hotel alternatives available in the same desirable locations throughout the state.

Budget motels

On a budget? Aren’t we all! Thankfully, being on a budget means you can still have a holiday with affordable motels sprinkled throughout Queensland. Break up your road trip in comfortable accommodation and duck off the Pacific Coast Way at Rockhampton and Mackay. Quite often these little roadside gems are family run so will no doubt offer local insider tips and tricks and a classic homemade breakfast to get the most out of your holiday!

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Coral Sea Resort

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
From AU$285 - 580
Positioned on the absolute ocean front and just a short stroll via seaside boardwalk to the enchanting Airlie Beach resort village; with its relaxed atmosphere and collection of eclectic shops and cafes;

Palazzo Versace Gold Coast

Main Beach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$395 - 2745
Palazzo – the definition of luxury, glamour and sophistication. In Milan, Italy, the Palazzo Versace is the home of Versace, one of the most legendary brands in the world. When it came to opening the first ever fashion hotel, there was only one possible name:

Barcaldine Country Motor Inn

Barcaldine, Barcaldine Area
From AU$85.00 - 150.00
The Barcaldine Country Motor Inn is a quality air-conditioned motel situated on the corner of the Capricorn and Landsborough Highways. The motel has 32 rooms and seven self contained clean and comfortable units.

Kingfisher Bay Resort

Fraser Island,
From AU$144 - 609
Kingfisher Bay Resort is located north of the Sunshine Coast, and is the gateway to the World Heritage wilderness of Fraser Island. Nestled among tree-covered dunes, along the calm waters of the Great Sandy Strait, the resort is a paradise for a range of nature-based activities, such as swimming, bush walking, fishing, or simply enjoying the tranquil native environment.

Spicers Balfour Hotel

New Farm, Brisbane Area
From AU$249 - 429
From the outside, Spicers Balfour Hotel resembles many of the large and beautiful classic Queenslander homes found in its neighbourhood, the fashionable inner-city Brisbane suburb of New Farm. But inside it holds a secret that sets it apart from the other luxury hotels in Brisbane.

RACV Royal Pines Resort Gold Coast

Benowa, Gold Coast Area
From AU$184 - 700
RACV Royal Pines Resort Gold Coast is the perfect destination for experiencing the best of the Gold Coast. Surrounded by manicured gardens and a championship golf course, this 100-hectare resort is perfectly positioned just a short distance from the white sandy beaches of Surfers Paradise and the lush beauty of the Gold Coast Hinterland.

Peppers Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
From AU$149.50 - 209.50
Located in Queensland’s famous Whitsundays, Peppers Airlie Beach offers majestic views over the Coral Sea and Whitsunday Passage. Featuring beautifully appointed One, Two and Three Bedroom Apartments with breathtaking ocean views, wide breezy balconies and intelligent design to enhance the tropical lifestyle of North Queensland.

The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$318 - 858
The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast is your premier entertainment destination set in the heart of Australia's stunning Gold Coast. Combining the luxury and sophistication of a world-class hotel with the excitement of award-winning restaurants, lively bars, spectacular stage shows and concerts, plus the non-stop action of a 24-hour casino.

Sandcastles 1770 Motel and Resort

Agnes Water, Gladstone Area
From AU$125 - 500
Situated in the sub-tropical heart of Agnes Waters/1770 the most northerly surf beach in Queensland and voted one of Australia’s best beaches. Whether walking from your room to the pristine beaches or taking a short stroll to local shopping precinct or dining and socialising in the onsite restaurant Sandcastles 1770 Motel and Resorts provides everything you could desire.

Hamilton Island Palm Bungalows

Hamilton Island, Whitsunday Area
From AU$380 - 495
Romantic and affordable, Hamilton Island Palm Bungalows are designed for couples and families holidaying on a budget. Surrounded by tropical landscaped gardens and Hamilton Island's lush foliage, the bungalows have everything you need for a comfortable island holiday.
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