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Port Stephens hotels and places to stay

At the Beach Cottages
3 out of 5
11 & 15 Soldiers Point Road, Soldiers Point, NSW
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2.17 mi from city centre
At the Beach Cottages
Marina Resort
4 out of 5
33 Magnus Street, Nelson Bay, NSW
The price is £59 per night
7.04 mi from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (903 reviews)

"The staff were very friendly and the room was very clean and had everything we needed for our stay"…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2020

Marina Resort
Mantra Nelson Bay
4.5 out of 5
1A Tomaree Street, Nelson Bay, NSW
The price is £109 per night
6.98 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (1,094 reviews)

"close to everything . we booked a 1 bedroom appt and was given a 2 bedroom wow"…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar 2020

Mantra Nelson Bay
Marty's @ Little Beach
4 out of 5
Cnr Gowrie Avenue and Intrepid Close, Nelson Bay, NSW
The price is £66 per night
7.6 mi from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (315 reviews)

"Quiet, clean and although it wasn’t right on the water everything was walkable."…"

Reviewed on 27 Jan 2020

Marty's @ Little Beach
Anchorage Port Stephens
4 out of 5
Corlette Point Road, Corlette, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £126 per night
4.75 mi from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (856 reviews)

"Great location, good looking hotel. Only one restaurant for evening meal with limited choices so not appealing to eat from same menu two nights running. 24 hours notice required for afternoon tea (which for a professional kitchen seems rather bizarre?!). Could do with a concierge service as front ..."…"

Reviewed on 11 Feb 2020

Anchorage Port Stephens
Bannisters Port Stephens
4 out of 5
147 Soldiers Point Road, Soldiers Point, NSW
The price is £111 per night
2.84 mi from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (49 reviews)
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"Such a relaxing stay not too far from Sydney!"…"

Reviewed on 27 Feb 2020

Bannisters Port Stephens
Ingenia Holidays Soldiers Point
3.5 out of 5
122 Soldiers Point Rd, Soldiers Point, NSW
The price is £51 per night
2.81 mi from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (86 reviews)

"Facilities were brilliant, staff so super friendly and generally well-located."…"

Reviewed on 26 Jan 2020

Ingenia Holidays Soldiers Point
Oaks Nelson Bay Lure Suites
4 out of 5
20 Tomaree Street, Nelson Bay, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £77 per night
6.75 mi from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (870 reviews)

"Great service Clean room Easy access to cafes and marina Great view"…"

Reviewed on 8 Feb 2020

Oaks Nelson Bay Lure Suites
Oaks Port Stephens Pacific Blue Resort
4.5 out of 5
265 Sandy Point Road, Salamander Bay, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £65 per night
5.45 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (1,649 reviews)

"Love the pool! The room was nice has everything you need. Just a shame it was raining. Loved it. Everyone was so nice"…"

Reviewed on 7 Mar 2020

Oaks Port Stephens Pacific Blue Resort
Lemon Tree Passage Motel
3 out of 5
47 Meredith Avenue, Lemon Tree Passage, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £65 per night
3.27 mi from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (45 reviews)

"Absolutely beautiful place to stay. A surprise to find something like this in this small community. exceptional care by staff."…"

Reviewed on 23 Feb 2020

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Visiting Port Stephens

Families will find kid-friendly activities in Port Stephens, and visitors give high marks for the beaches and relaxing spas. Tourists to the city can also enjoy its relaxing setting. Top sights in the city include Dutchies Beach and Tomaree National Park.

  • There are 1836 hotels and other accommodation options in Port Stephens
  • The closest major airport is in Newcastle, NSW (NTL-Williamtown), 14 mi (22.5 km) from the city centre

Sightseeing and Staying in Port Stephens

The city is notable for landmarks like Tea Gardens-Hawks Nest Bridge, Mount Tomaree and Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the beaches and these places to visit: Dutchies Beach, Tomaree National Park and Winda Woppa Reserve. Top activities include exploring the waterfront and whale watching, while Soldiers Point Marina, Port Stephens and d'Albora Marinas Nelson Bay are favourite sights to visit.

In Shoal Bay, you can choose from 1836 hotels and other accommodation options to make it easy to plan your holiday getaway at an affordable rate. Here are top ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Hawks Nest Motel - With a stay at this 3.5-star motel, guests can enjoy access to an outdoor pool and free parking, along with free WiFi. It's a favourite with Expedia travellers for its pool and clean, quiet rooms.
  • Lemon Tree Passage Motel - Our customers like the helpful staff and clean rooms at this motel. With a stay at this 3-star motel, guests can enjoy access to an outdoor pool and free parking, along with an in-room kitchenette.
  • Bannisters Port Stephens - This 4-star hotel features 3 restaurants, an outdoor pool and free WiFi. Expedia customers like its dining options and bar.

Outside the city, popular places to visit include Nobbys Head Beach, located 21.4 mi (34.4 km) from the city centre, and Newcastle Beach, which is 22.2 mi (35.8 km) away.

Dressing for Port Stephens

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 27°C and the night-time average to be 16°C
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 24°C during the day and 8°C at night
  • July to September averages 22°C during the day and 8°C at night
  • Between October and December, the average temperature is 27°C during the day and 12°C at night
  • Average annual rainfall for Port Stephens is 961.40 millimetres
  • Hottest months are usually January and February with an average temperature of 27°C, while the coldest months are July and August with an average of 8°C

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Port Stephens?
Bannisters Port Stephens is a favourite with Expedia customers. This 4-star hotel offers 3 restaurants and an outdoor pool. Traveller reviews also recommend Anchorage Port Stephens and Karuah Motor Inn as top options for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Port Stephens, will I receive a refund?
Yes! The majority of hotel reservations are fully refundable provided that you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before the scheduled arrival. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, it might still be possible to cancel it and be given a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then you can use the “free cancellation” filter to review the best deals available in Port Stephens.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in Port Stephens?
Based on reviews, The Landmark Resort Nelson Bay is a popular hotel for our travellers who want a more economical choice, and features free parking and an outdoor pool. Other choices for your budget-friendly stay include Karuah Motor Inn and Corlette Palms Motor Inn.
What's the best hotel for families in Port Stephens?
Marty’s @ Little Beach is a top 4-star apartment on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and free parking. Other choices to stay with the children include Marina Resort and Ocean Side Hawks Nest. Also, children of all ages will enjoy a visit to Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters.
What's the best place to stay for a romantic holiday to Port Stephens?
Nelson Bay Bed & Breakfast is a favourite 4.5-star B&B for couples, and features pillowtop beds and private balconies. Other good choices for a stay with your sweetheart include Anne’s Waterfront Haven B&B and Tea Gardens Motel.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Port Stephens?
The Retreat Port Stephens is a top dog-friendly condo resort, and offers a seasonal outdoor pool along with in-room kitchens for its human guests.
What's the best hotel to stay near the beach in Port Stephens?
Bannisters Port Stephens is a top 3.5-star beach property with an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Other good options for your stay near the beach include Peninsula Nelson Bay and Marina Resort. Head to Dutchies Beach or Samurai Beach for some quality time by the water.
What's the best luxury accommodation option in Port Stephens?
Bali at the Bay is a 4.5-star apartment with in-room massages and in-room kitchens, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. Anchorage Port Stephens and The Landmark Resort Nelson Bay are two other upscale options for your stay.
What's the best place to stay if I'm looking to play golf in Port Stephens?
Mantra Nelson Bay is a 4.5-star apartment featuring an outdoor pool and in-room kitchens, and it’s a top choice for golfing nearby. You can tee off at Nelson Bay Golf Club, Hawks Nest Golf Club or Bulahdelah Golf Club while you’re in town.
What is the best spa hotel in Port Stephens?
Mantra Nelson Bay is a highly recommended luxury spa hotel featuring an outdoor pool and a fitness centre. Why not spend some time relaxing in the hot tub? Other popular spa hotels in Port Stephens include Bulahdelah Motor Lodge and Peninsula Nelson Bay.
What's the most popular hotel in Port Stephens with a water park on site or close by?
Ingenia Holidays Soldiers Point is a popular 3.5-star cabin featuring a free water park and an outdoor pool
What is staying in Port Stephens like?
Couples looking to get away will find a romantic atmosphere in Port Stephens, and visitors give high marks for the beaches and relaxing spas. Tourists to the city can also enjoy its relaxing setting. Top sights in the city include Dutchies Beach and Tomaree National Park. In Port Stephens, there are 1677 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.

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