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

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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 150)

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 150 USD

Terrace Internet services Facilities for disabled guests Parking Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay Packed lunches Special diet menus (on request) Private parking

2. Peppers Broadbeach (from USD 154)

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 154 USD

Non-smoking rooms Swimming pool Non-smoking throughout Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies Private parking Spa and wellness centre Laundry Invoice provided

Money ain’t a thing accommodation:

3. Sheraton Mirage (from USD 219)

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 219 USD

Invoice provided Food can be delivered to guest accommodation Sun terrace Special diet menus (on request) Valet parking CCTV in common areas Fire extinguishers Pool/beach towels

4. Palazzo Versace (from USD 284)

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 284 USD

Barber/beauty shop CCTV outside property Spa and wellness centre Ticket service Live music/performance Lift Non-smoking rooms Meeting/banquet facilities

Odd and quirky accommodation:

5. QT Gold Coast (from USD 128)

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 128 USD

VIP room facilities Pool/beach towels On-site parking Tennis court Daily housekeeping Dry cleaning 24-hour front desk Massage

6. The Mouse House Rainforest Retreat (from USD 201)

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 201 USD

BBQ facilities Hot tub/jacuzzi Tour desk Internet services Massage Safety deposit box Private parking Room service

Backpackers and hostel accommodation:

7. Aquarius Backpackers Gold Coast (from USD 25)

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 25 USD

On-site parking Luggage storage Contactless check-in/check-out Bingo Physical distancing rules followed Books, DVDs, music for children Bar Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus

8. Surfers Paradise YHA at Main Beach (from USD 22)

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.

The beach is life accommodation:

9. Spindrift on the Beach (from USD 161)

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 - Absolute Beachfront

Address: 37 Albatross Ave
Price: from 161 USD

Access to health care professionals Beachfront WiFi available in all areas Pool with view Family rooms Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Library Shuttle service (additional charge)

10. Kirra Surf Apartments (from USD 176)

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 176 USD

Non-smoking throughout On-site parking Luggage storage Airport shuttle Free WiFi Air conditioning Grocery deliveries Fax/photocopying

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.

Disclosure: Trip101 selects the listings in our articles independently. Some of the listings in this article contain affiliate links.

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