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Great Accommodation Ideas on the Gold Coast

When it comes to what Gold Coast accommodation you choose to book, we can only suggest you book direct with your Gold Coast Hotel or Gold Coast apartment as they all have online booking services which let you ask additional questions about your holiday and permit you some flexibility after it comes to adjustments possibly to your date or adding an extra person or late check outs.


There are countless choices within the wide range of Gold Coast accommodation available, whether you are staying as a couple, as a family, as a solo tourist, a corporate traveller or as a backpacker or a honeymoon twosome, the Gold Coast and the Gold Coast beaches has quite a bit to suit both your budget and sense of style.


As you start your search for Gold Coast accommodation and look into the wide assortment on the internet, you can choose not only your target price range; a deluxe five star hotel or a fully serviced apartment that has a beach outlook but has seen better days or even somewhere that has no views, is quite a bargain and is only 2 blocks back from the world famous Gold Coast beaches but it also pays to consider the location of your Gold Coast accommodation. Every local beach and region has it’s own distinctive personality.


Surfers Paradise is walking distance to nightclubs and bars, shopping ranges from Cartier to surfer dude gear and bikinis, then there’s Main Beach. A strip of apartments that are only 2 blocks walk from some restaurants the locals consider the best around. Broadbeach is family friendly and is across the highway from Jupiter’s Casino and one of the biggest shopping centres in Queensland. Or there are beaches like Mermaid Beach, Nobby’s Beach, Burleigh Beach, Palm Beach and we have even got to Kirra Beach and Coolangatta.

If you choose to stay at a Surfers Paradise hotel, you may not require a hire car at all, as some major Gold Coast tours and attractions offer door to door transfer services. Generally if you choose to stay 15 minutes north or south of Surfers Paradise, we recommend getting a Gold Coast hire car, as getting to dining, entertainment or tours and Gold Coast theme parks, will be dependent on taxis or public buses, taking precious time from your Gold Coast holiday.


Practically all Gold Coast accommodation come with in room fridges, tea and coffee making facilities and en-suites. Regrettably none of the Gold Coast Resorts or Hotels have large or well-equipped gyms, with most providing simple exercise bikes and free weights only but there’s always the super wide sandy Gold Coast beaches to go out and jog or even hire a bicycle and cycle on.


If you happen to want a longer holiday then we suggest checking out the range of Broadbeach Apartments as they seem to have the best offerings for size for self-contained Gold Coast apartments and remember that these do come with very limited reception opening hours & on site conveniences.


When finalising your Gold Coast accommodation, don’t forget to also book ahead for any of the Gold Coast tours and attractions that you are keen on. Some do book out and all local Gold Coast tour operators have very generous and simple cancellation and transfer conditions, so if you book ahead, you can always change the date when you arrive. Remember to book your Gold Coast Whale Watching tour, your Gold Coast Hot Air Balloon & Vineyard Champagne Breakfast experience and some time with the local wildlife, like at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, as they truly are the Top Three Things to Do in Gold Coast. Click on the links here, each one has contact facts to book direct with the Gold Coast hotel or resort that you choose.

Breakers Resort Gold Coast The Breakers Holiday Apartments

These fully self contained apartments are centrally located half way between Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise right on the beachfront with no roads to cross!   Close to cafes, restaurants, shops and nightclubs.  The Breakers has a range of accommodation, 1 & 2 Bedroom apartments, Beachfront Cabanas and a 4 bedroom Penthouse along with the fabulous heated outdoor pool, Beachfront BBQ area, tours and Theme Park ticketing and more…….

Paradise Isles Resort Chevron Island Paradise Isles Resort Chevron Island, Surfers Paradise

Comfortable and affordable one bedroom fully self contained apartments located on Chevron Island, Surfers Paradise.  Paradise Isles Resort boasts a solar heated swimming pool, spa and BBQ area which are set amongst a lush garden setting.  Save when you book one of their accommodation packages such as early bird or long stay specials

Watermark Hotel & Spa Gold Coast

Offering great specials throughout the year, the Watermark Hotel & Spa Gold Coast, is a central 4.5 star luxurious property located walking distance to the famous Surfers Paradise beach and other Gold Coast tourist attractions. There are a range of different room types from hotel rooms to suites. The Watermark has award winning restaurants and bars, a hairdressing salon, day spa, 2 heated swimming pools, gymnasium, valet service and more.

The Star Hotel and Casino Gold Coast

The Star at Broadbeach is more than just a hotel.  This casino and accommodation complex has several restaurants and many more facilities to make your stay comfortable and memorable.  They offer a variety of room types from hotel rooms to suites and penthouses.  Visit the Temple of Beauty, Fitness Centre, Massage Spa, Hair Salon, Gift Shop or of course the glamorous casino.  The knowledgeable tour desk staff will help with all your tour enquiries and bookings.

Mantra Legends Hotel

Walk to the golden beach of Surfers Paradise from Mantra Legends Hotel. It's ideally located close to shopping, restaurants, tours and many more Gold Coast attractions. There are several room types to choose from, making this a great place to stay for couples, families or business people and for a short or long stay. Book your Gold Coast tours at the tour desk and enjoy the facilities including restaurant, swimming pool and more.

Vibe Hotel Surfers Paradise

Relax by the pool or enjoy some of the many Gold Coast activities available when you stay at this centrally located Surfers Paradise accommodation - The Vibe Hotel Gold Coast.  It's just a short stroll to see so much of what the Gold Coast is famous for including restaurants, shopping, amazing nightlife and other attractions.  Save when booking an accommodation package such as bed and breakfast deals.

Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel

Indulge in luxury at the centrally located Hilton Surfers Paradise. Just a stroll away from the iconic Surfers Paradise beach as well as the best that the Gold Coast has to offer with shopping, restaurants, bars and other unique attractions. The Hilton Surfers Paradise has a huge range of modern and spacious accommodation choices and facilities that will suit those travelling to the Gold Coast for a holiday or business not to forget 4 swimming pools and amazing dining areas.

Surfers Paradise YHA

Close to everything you need to see and do on the Gold Coast. The YHA Gold Coast Surfers Paradise Hostel is ideal for backpackers travelling from all around the world wanting to explore Australia and the Gold Coast. Friendly and helpful staff, a tour desk, great facilities and lots of activities make this budget accommodation a popular place to stay. Walk to the beach or catch their regular shuttle bus or stay and have some drinks at their bar.

Intercontinental Sanctury Cove Gold Coast

The 5- star InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort boasts a modern elegant design based on the Iconic Queenslander Style. The hotel includes two world class golf courses as well as a variety of recreational facilities.