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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QT Gold Coast

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$259 - 399
If food, wine, music, design, fashion and art are your thing, QT Gold Coast is the place for you. Walk in to this Surfers Paradise accommodation and be welcomed by an inspiring open-spaced setting with beautiful artist-crafted features and bold custom lighting.

Longreach Motor Inn

Longreach, Longreach Area
From AU$125 - 250
Welcome to the Longreach Motor Inn and Harry's Restaurant, they are located across the road from the Longreach Railway Station and 200 metres from downtown Longreach. There you will have a convenient base for exploring Longreach and its hero attractions including Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Qantas Founders Museum.

Mackay Oceanside Central Hotel

East Mackay, Mackay Area
From AU$129 - 199
Potter's Oceanside Motel boasts a modern and chic exterior, while above-average furnishings and luxuries can be found within. Every room has the comfort of a king-sized bed to assure a comfortable sleep.

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.

Broken River Mountain Resort

Eungella, Mackay Area
From AU$140 - 280
Spend the night with a platypus. Broken River Mountain Resort is an Eco-tourism establishment based at Eungella National Park in the hinterland of the Whitsundays and about 85 kilometres west from Mackay and is accessible on a sealed road.

Empire Apartment Hotel

Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
From AU$185 - 500
Empire Apartment Hotel is Rockhampton's newest and largest Apartment Hotel taking pride of place on the finest riverfront site in Central Queensland. Empire's 120 sophisticated guest rooms offer breathtaking panoramic views straight from the heart of the CBD Riverfront Precinct.

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.

La Costa Motel

Bilinga, Gold Coast Area
From AU$120 - 280
La Costa Motel offers comfortable accommodation with a 'beach shack' atmosphere between the Gold Coast Airport and the beautiful Bilinga Beach. Not only does it offer overnight accommodation, it is a top destination for leisure and business travellers alike with free 24 hour airport transfers, complimentary breakfast and complimentary high speed wi-fi.

Lagoons 1770 Resort and Spa

Agnes Water, Gladstone Area
From AU$179 - 604
Lagoons 1770 Resort and Spa is a resort located in the southern Great Barrier Reef destination, Town of Seventeen Seventy. Featuring 112 exquisitely furnished Executive Studio Rooms, One Bedroom Apartments and Two Bedroom dual key apartments, Lagoons 1770 Resort and Spa is a complete full service resort experience with a comfortable, quiet and relaxing atmosphere.

Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore

Palm Cove, Cairns Area
From AU$220 - 1100
Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore is a luxury resort in Palm Cove, situated on the absolute beachfront. Just a matter of steps and you are surrounded by the beach, sea and swaying palms. Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore offers 69 luxurious one, two, three bedrooms apartment-style suites, each with en-suite and second bathroom, dining and lounge area, fully equipped kitchen including Nespresso coffee machine, laundry with washing machine and dryer, balcony or terrace overlooking the pool or ocean depending on booked room type - the perfect place to relax at the end of the day.
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