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10 Best Places To Stay In The Gold Coast For All Budgets - Updated 2020

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Depending on whether you are traveling on a shoestring budget or have bags of money ready to splash on the most luxurious accommodation you can have, one of the most important decisions you have to make when planning a vacation to a place you do not know is where the best places are to stay. There are also many other things to consider. If traveling with family, you have to consider a place that is kid friendly or whether waking up every morning with a view of the beach is more what you need. Putting all the above into consideration, there is no doubt that the Gold Coast has something to fit all your requirements. Below is a list of the many best places to stay on the Gold Coast.

Kid friendly accommodation:

1. Paradise Resort Gold Coast (from USD 129)

This resort is mecca for the kids and there will not be any whining when they see the spectrum of possible activities on offer. The resort prides itself in its water park, ice rink and the newest addition, the cliff hanger mega inflatable ladder and dunk tank. Oh yeah, there is also complimentary child supervision, did someone say some quiet time at the spa?


Paradise Resort Gold Coast

Address: 122 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise
Price: from 129 USD

Fitness centre WiFi Swimming pool toys Luggage storage Happy hour Outdoor pool (all year) Internet services Non-smoking rooms

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2. Peppers Broadbeach (from USD 123)

In a technologically advanced world, it is no surprise that there is a place that considers your kids’ love of video games and movies, providing iPads which will keep them entertained and occupied. At the same time, you can take a break at the Peppers Zen Gardens or tai chi lawns. Later in the evening, bundle up in the private cinema for a movie.


Peppers Broadbeach

Address: 21 Elizabeth Avenue, Broadbeach
Price: from 123 USD

Swimming pool Cashless payment available Non-smoking rooms Shuttle service (additional charge) Outdoor pool (all year) Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Non-smoking throughout Fitness centre

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Money ain’t a thing accommodation:

3. Sheraton Mirage (from USD 164)

As the only 5 start beachfront resort, its landscape consists of lagoons and tropical gardens in a six hectare (15 acre) area. You will get everything your heart desires, from its beachfront pool, to gym and spa facilities, to dining at the Oyster Bar and Terraces Restaurant, to shopping at the Mirana Mirage Shopping Center. Like, what else could you ask for? Everything is under one roof!


Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Gold Coast

Address: Sea World Drive
Price: from 164 USD

First aid kit available Sun terrace WiFi available in all areas Massage Fire extinguishers CCTV in common areas Internet services Pool/beach towels

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4. Palazzo Versace (from USD 236)

Sleep and dine like the stars at Palazzo Versace. Its suites are decadently decorated with gold and ornate architecture, having you mistake the place for an Italian luxury home. For some chill time, go to the Palazzo’s Water Salon. Did I mention you get your own chauffeured Rolls Royce Phantom for a spin around town? The celebrity life, I could do this every day!


Palazzo Versace

Address: Sea World Drive
Price: from 236 USD

Daily housekeeping Non-smoking rooms Express check-in/check-out Tour desk Free parking WiFi available in all areas Children television networks 24-hour front desk

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Odd and quirky accommodation:

5. QT Gold Coast (from USD 84)

Home to scrumptious food, an expansive list of wine and for those with a sweet tooth, there is a corner specifically for candy in this hotel (did someone say heaven on earth?). The QT Gold Coast is home to the Stingray Lounge, one of the hottest and most buzzing bar on the coast. Stuff yourself at the gourmet buffet set up. Oh, by the way, the sleeping arrangements are out of this world too!


QT Gold Coast

Address: 7 Staghorn Avenue
Price: from 84 USD

Gift shop Facilities for disabled guests Outdoor pool On-site parking Shuttle service (additional charge) ATM/cash machine on site VIP room facilities Shallow end

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6. The Mouse House Rainforest Retreat (from USD 192)

Ever wanted a cabin in the forest? Well, you will get something close at this retreat, which has exceptional chalets cocooned in between the bumbling streams, brush box trees and the singing forest birds. Who can tell that you are just an hour away from the coastline when you are cocooned in such splendor?


The Mouses House Rainforest Retreat

Address: 2807 Springbrook Road
Price: from 192 USD

Cycling WiFi Massage Fax/photocopying Family rooms Hot tub/jacuzzi Tour desk Books, DVDs, music for children

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Backpackers and hostel accommodation:

7. Aquarius Backpackers Gold Coast (from USD 18)

All one looks for at a backpackers is friendly staff, clean accommodation, safe surroundings, easy access to all major attractions in town, bundled up with a sense of adventure. Aquarius will give you all this plus more. Found in Southport, make friends with people from all walks of life at their bar, Jack’s Spot. For something to eat, put together a scrumptious dinner in their fully equipped kitchen. After a long day in town, cool down at the outdoor pool and spa or sink into their luxurious leather couches and watch a movie from their DVD library that has 500+ DVDs.


Aquarius Gold Coast

Address: 44 Queen Street
Price: from 18 USD

Board games/puzzles Outdoor pool Spa and wellness centre Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays Luggage storage Fax/photocopying Entertainment staff Happy hour

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8. Surfers Paradise YHA at Main Beach (from USD 21)

Surfers Paradise has fun written all over it as you enjoy great views and close proximity to the best bars, restaurants, shops and the Main Beach. If you would like to go to Surfers Paradise, they have a shuttle that will take you to and from, free of charge. Nightlife activities include pub crawls, movie nights and hearty barbecues on deck. Those traveling on a budget will really appreciate the facilities and amenities provided at Surfers Paradise, which include sharable rooms, a communal kitchen, and free Wi-Fi. It does not end there. Surfers Paradise has access to all the major attractions on the Gold Coast, from the beach, to the wildlife, to the heritage listed rainforest, to fun on the rides and water slides. I mean, whatever your pleasure, you are free to do it. Go for an adventure or sit and soak in the sun, it is all up to you.

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The beach is life accommodation:

9. Spindrift on the Beach (from USD 133)

Slip into a peaceful night of rest listening to the ocean water, lapping on the sandy beach, and wake up to magnificent views at the Spindrift. Spend the day walking the patrolled beaches that you have access to from your room and soak in the sun rays, for the perfect Gold Coast getaway.


Spindrift on the Beach

Address: 37 Albatross Ave
Price: from 133 USD

Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Process in place to check health of guests Pool with view Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Private parking Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities WiFi available in all areas Physical distancing rules followed

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10. Kirra Surf Apartments (from USD 123)

Did someone scream spectacular views? Kirra Surf Apartments will have you awestruck from the magnificent 360 degrees view of Kirra Beach from the penthouse’s own rooftop plunge pool. There are other types of accommodations available too, but do yourself a favor and get a penthouse, you will not regret it!


Kirra Surf Apartments

Address: 2 Creek Street
Price: from 123 USD

Sun terrace Airport shuttle (additional charge) Parking Terrace Grocery deliveries Fitness centre WiFi available in all areas Private parking

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Gold Coast for the win!

It is quite evident that whatever your accommodation wish is, it will be granted at many Gold Coast hotels and resorts. Whatever your taste, you will find it on the Gold Coast. Relax knowing that you have the best place to put your head down after a long day shopping and enjoy all that the Gold Coast has to offer.

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