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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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.

Spicers Tamarind Retreat

Maleny, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$399 - 599
Situated along a secluded lane near the charming village of Maleny, Spicers Tamarind blends the exotic flavours of the Far East with a soothing natural environment. Spicers Tamarind Retreat offers 14 Villas to ensure your stay is luxurious, private and relaxing.

Oaks Oasis

Caloundra, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$100 - 404
Perfectly positioned just a short walk from the sparkling waters of Golden Beach at the Sunshine Coast and now boasting an onsite water play park, Oaks Oasis is an ideal Caloundra accommodation choice for families, couples and groups alike.

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.

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.

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.

Castaways Resort and Spa, Mission Beach

Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast Area
From AU$124 - 459
Castaways Resort and Spa Mission Beach is your absolute beachfront escape in the tropics. Idyllically bound by the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Wet Tropics Rainforest, Castaways is the perfect destination for couples, families with children and groups of friends.

QT Gold Coast

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$179 - 559
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.

Island Gateway Holiday Park

Jubilee Pocket, Whitsunday Area
From AU$30 - 210
At Island Gateway Holiday Park in Airlie Beach Whitsundays you'll discover the wide range of accommodation styles to suit all types of holiday experiences. From camp sites and camp-o-tels, to Deluxe Spa and Tropical Villas, you will find the perfect place to relax after a day of sightseeing around the beautiful Whitsundays and Airlie Beach.

Glasshouse Mountains Ecolodge

Glass House Mountains, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$128 - 260
The Glasshouse Mountains Ecolodge provides eco-friendly accommodation in the heart of the Glasshouse Mountains. The remarkable Glasshouse Mountains are a series of steep sided volcanic plugs over 25 million years old.
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