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Gold Coast hotels and places to stay

Novotel Surfers Paradise
4.5 out of 5
Cnr Surfers Paradise Blvd and Hanlan St, Surfers Paradise, QLD
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The price is £77 per night
1.01 mi from city centre
4/5Very Good! (1,160 reviews)

"Hotel close to restaurants,supermarkets and bus and train services were easy to access. Housekeeping was excellent,and room service food was delicious"…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar 2020

Novotel Surfers Paradise
Mantra Circle on Cavill
4.5 out of 5
9 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise, QLD
The price is £101 per night
1.12 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (2,460 reviews)

"Loved everything about it the ocean view was amazing and the room size was perfect beautiful bath tub also"…"

Reviewed on 23 Mar 2020

Mantra Circle on Cavill
Mercure Gold Coast Resort
4 out of 5
64 Palm Meadows Drive, Carrara, QLD
The price is £71 per night
3.1 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (1,002 reviews)

"Beautiful and relaxing stay at a great price. Would recommend to everyone"…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar 2020

Mercure Gold Coast Resort
Mantra Sun City
4.5 out of 5
Ocean Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
The price is £71 per night
1.67 mi from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (985 reviews)

"We loved the breakfast included within our booking, pleasantly surprised with the variety on offer"…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar 2020

Mantra Sun City
Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast
5 out of 5
2669 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach, QLD
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The price is £51 per night
1.07 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (2,255 reviews)

"It was very nice, and pretty and clean and the sunrise was perfect like the comfy bed and tall shower"…"

Reviewed on 15 May 2020

Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast
Avani Broadbeach Residences
4.5 out of 5
2663 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £85 per night
1.11 mi from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (641 reviews)

"Good location, friendly helpful staff, clean comfortable rooms,"…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar 2020

Avani Broadbeach Residences
Q1 Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
9 Hamilton Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
The price is £132 per night
0.76 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (2,969 reviews)

"Loved the location and friendly staff. The amenities were great too."…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar 2020

Q1 Resort & Spa
The Peninsula at Hope Island
4 out of 5
5101 Harbourview Drive, Hope Island, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £60 per night
11.17 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (96 reviews)

"Located in a beautiful safe and secure estate, this property felt like any beautiful home. Security was fantastic, water just a walk down the street, parking. Lovely stay. I’ll come back for sure."…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

The Peninsula at Hope Island
The Ruby Collection
4 out of 5
9 Norfolk Ave, Surfers Paradise, QLD
The price is £104 per night
1.62 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (371 reviews)

"Absolutely breath taking views from every window in the apartment. The apartment was clean although the couch had a few stains. The kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed for our weekend. Had everything needed to cook brekky lunch & dinner. Stuff were very accommodating & profession ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 May 2020

The Ruby Collection
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast
5 out of 5
71 Sea World Drive, Main Beach, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £157 per night
3.39 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (989 reviews)

"Great venue and hotel. Great breakfast options for adults and kids. Couldnt use the spa or sauna facilities as they were part of a day spa. Would have been nice to use otherwise."…"

Reviewed on 4 Apr 2020

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast
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Visiting Gold Coast

Families will find kid-friendly activities in Gold Coast, and visitors give high marks for the beaches, shopping and top-notch restaurants. This city also attracts tourists with its theme park and golf courses. Top sights in the city include SkyPoint Observation Deck, Surfers Paradise Beach and The Star Gold Coast.

  • There are 1806 hotels and other accommodation options in Gold Coast
  • The closest major airport is in Gold Coast, QLD (OOL-Coolangatta), 11.6 mi (18.7 km) from the city centre
  • The next closest is in Brisbane, QLD (BNE), 47.5 mi (76.4 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Gold Coast

Cultural venues in the city include Ripley's Believe It or Not, Dracula's Queensland and Arts Centre Gold Coast. Families come for attractions such as Sea World, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast. The city is notable for landmarks like SkyPoint Observation Deck, Queensland Korean War Memorial and Reach Out for Christ.

In Coolangatta, you'll find 1806 hotels and other accommodation choices so you can easily plan your perfect holiday retreat at an affordable rate. These are top ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Avocado Sunset B&B - Guests who stay at this 4-star bed & breakfast in North Tamborine can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with free WiFi. It's a favourite with Expedia travellers for its breakfast and clean, comfortable rooms.
  • Witches Falls Cottages - Our customers like the breakfast and helpful staff at this B&B. Guests who stay at this 4.5-star bed & breakfast in North Tamborine can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with an in-room kitchenette.
  • Ingleside Stud Farm - With a stay at this 3-star bed & breakfast, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and a restaurant, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its breakfast and quiet location.

Other favourite sights in Gold Coast include Surfers Paradise Beach, The Star Gold Coast and Cavill Avenue. One of the top places to see in the surrounding area is Mount Warning National Park, 27.9 mi/44.8 km from the heart of the city.

Getting around Gold Coast

With so many ways to get around, seeing Gold Coast is easy. You can take advantage of metro transport at Florida Gardens station, Broadbeach South Light Rail Station and Robina Station. If you'd like to explore more of the area, hop aboard a train from Varsity Lakes Station, Helensvale Station or Gold Coast City Coomera Station.

Dressing for Gold Coast

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 28°C, whilst night-time temperatures stay around 18°C
  • From April to June, the average is 26°C during the day and 10°C at night
  • July to September sees average temperatures of 23°C during the day and 10°C at night
  • Between October and December, you can expect 27°C as the daytime average and 15°C as the night-time average
  • Gold Coast gets about 32 millimetres of rain per year
  • February and January are usually the hottest months averaging 28°C, while July and August are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 11°C

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Gold Coast?
Blue Heron Motel is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This 3.5-star property offers an outdoor pool and free WiFi. Reviews from our site also recommend Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast and Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise as top options for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Gold Coast, will I receive a refund?
Yes, the majority of hotel bookings are fully refundable as long as you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of your arrival date. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, you might be able to still cancel and get a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then you can use the “free cancellation” filter to review the top deals on offer in Gold Coast.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in Gold Coast?
Based on reviews, Alpha Sovereign Hotel is a popular hotel for our travellers who want a more economical choice, and features free WiFi and an outdoor pool. Other choices to stay on the cheap include Greenmount Beach House and Mantra on View Hotel.
What's the best accommodation option for a family holiday in Gold Coast?
Broadbeach Holiday Apartments is a top 4-star apartment on Expedia for families, and features a children’s pool and 6 restaurants. Other good options for your family trip include Blue Waters Apartments and Mercure Gold Coast Resort. Also, attractions such as Sea World and Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for a romantic holiday in Gold Coast?
Vibe Hotel Gold Coast is a favourite 4.5-star hotel for couples, and features late-night room service and 2 restaurants. Other good options for a romantic stay include Palazzo Versace and Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Gold Coast?
Riviera Bed and Breakfast is a top dog-friendly B&B, and offers a restaurant and an outdoor pool for its human guests. Two other good options for you and your pet include Marlin Motel and Jadran Motel & El Jays Holiday Lodge.
What's the best hotel for a beach holiday in Gold Coast?
Blue Heron Motel is a top 5-star apartment for a beach holiday, and features an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Mantra on View Hotel is another good option for your beach trip. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Surfers Paradise Beach or Kurrawa Beach.
What's the best luxury hotel in Gold Coast?
InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort is a 5-star resort with 2 restaurants and 2 bars, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for an elegant place to stay. Novotel Surfers Paradise and Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences are two other upscale options for your trip.
What's the best boutique hotel in Gold Coast?
Witches Falls Cottages is a favourite 4.5-star B&B with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features free breakfast and free parking. Palazzo Versace and Pethers Rainforest Retreat are other choices for a boutique stay.
What's the best place to stay if I'm looking to play golf in Gold Coast?
InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort is a top 5-star resort that has an adjacent golf course and features a marina. Another good option is RACV Royal Pines Resort Gold Coast if you’d like to stay near a golf course while in town. Visit Southport Golf Club, Surfers Paradise Golf Club or Palm Meadows Golf Course to perfect your golf swing.
How is it to stay in Gold Coast?
Families will find child-friendly activities in Gold Coast, and visitors give high marks for the beaches, shopping and top-notch restaurants. This city also attracts tourists with its theme park and golf courses. Top sights in the city include Sea World, SkyPoint Observation Deck and Surfers Paradise Beach. In Gold Coast, there are 1946 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.
What should I see while I'm in Gold Coast?
Cultural venues in the city include Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Dracula’s Queensland and Arts Centre Gold Coast. Families come for attractions such as Sea World, Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast and Warner Bros. Movie World. The city is notable for landmarks such as SkyPoint Observation Deck, Queensland Korean War Memorial and Reach Out for Christ.

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