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Best Gold Coast accommodation to book in 2020

Explore and compare accommodation options for your visit to the Gold Coast.


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Boasting an endless supply of sun and surf, the Gold Coast is the ultimate holiday destination. Whether you're taking off on a family adventure, getting romantic with your other half or flying solo, there's a room on the Gold Coast that's perfect for you.

Here, you'll find some of our favourite accommodation options as well as the hottest deals to help you save big on that big break.

Today's best hotel deals available for the Gold Coast

Wotif Wotif

Up to 66% off Australia stays


Airbnb Airbnb

Gold Coast stays from $49/night

Luxury Escapes Luxury Escapes

Up to 61% off Australia holiday packages

Stayz Stayz

Australia beach holidays from $82/night

Where are the best places to stay in the Gold Coast?

Best cheap accommodation for the Gold Coast

It's not hard to find cheap accommodation on the Gold Coast, which is a big perk for people travelling to the sunny state. With so many accommodation options available, properties go head-to-head to offer competitive prices and impressive facilities and amenities. You can expect to pay less than $30 per night in a shared dorm room in a hostel when travelling during the off-season. If you're looking for something more luxurious, 4-star hotels can be found for less than $120 per night.

Our top picks for cheap Gold Coast accommodation: Backpackers In Paradise, Meriton Suites Broadbeach and BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park

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Best pet-friendly accommodation on the Gold Coast

Treat your furry friends to a holiday by taking them along on your journey to the Gold Coast. With endless beaches, parks and outdoor spaces for them to enjoy as well as an array of pet-friendly cafes that run along the Gold Coast, booking pet-friendly accommodation is a great option if you plan to drive to the Gold Coast. These accommodation options are less than a two-minute walk from the beach and have open space for you and your pets to enjoy.

Our top picks for pet-friendly accommodation on the Gold Coast: Burleigh Break and The Peninsula

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Best Gold Coast Hinterland accommodation

There's more to the Gold Coast than theme parks, high-rise accommodation and surfing beaches. If you travel further down south, you'll be met with an abundance of greenery and untouched rainforests. The Gold Coast hinterland, dubbed "the green behind the gold", offers a calm atmosphere and plenty of retreat accommodation options with accompanying views of the rainforest and mountains for the ultimate tranquil experience.

Our top picks for Gold Coast Hinterland accommodation: O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, The Mouses House Rainforest Retreat and Bay of Palms

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Best family accommodation on the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is home to the best family resort in Australia, Paradise Resort. Between the theme parks, beaches and outdoor activities, the Gold Coast is a haven for families travelling within Australia, especially during the school holiday periods.

These accommodation options offer kids' clubs so both children and parents can enjoy the holiday.

Our top picks for family accommodation on the Gold Coast: Paradise Resort, Turtle Beach Resort and Sea World Resort

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Our Gold Coast accommodation reviews

Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise

Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise from Finder Hotels

Reviewed by: Stephanie Yip, Travel Editor

Splurging on the Gold Coast? It's difficult to do better than Soul Peppers. At 77 storeys high, we chose an ocean view room way up tower and in return received panoramic views over Surfers Paradise Beach. Which, by the way, is right on your doorstep. All the rooms are apartment-style with kitchens and laundries and most are 2-bedroom rooms or greater, making it a fabulous option for families or large groups.

  • Budget: High
  • Pros: Perfect location right on the beachfront, free underground parking, daily housekeeping, laundry to wash your swimmers after a day at the beach and infinity pool overlooking the beach.
  • Cons: There aren't many one-bedroom apartments so couples who miss out might have to pay more and get a larger apartment instead.
  • Our rating: 5/5

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Alternative Gold Coast accommodation options

If you're travelling with a large group, with children, or you simply want a more private and homely place to stay, Airbnb and Stayz offer accommodation with amenities that hotels and resorts do not offer.

Frequently asked questions about Gold Coast accommodation

Where should I stay on the Gold Coast?

Different areas on the Gold Coast offer different accommodation options, experiences and overall vibe. Depending on your travel style and who you are travelling with, you may want to consider where you want to base yourself. Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach and Main Beach are buzzing tourist hotspots that offer access to some of the best beaches on the coast, alongside some of the best shopping and dining spots. If you're heading to the Gold Coast to enjoy the surf, you'll find Burleigh Heads and Mermaid Beach offer a relaxing atmosphere with uncrowded beaches. For picturesque mountains and rainforests, the Gold Coast Hinterland is set away from the hustle and bustle and is the place you want to be to experience the outdoors.

Can I purchase hotel and flight packages to the Gold Coast?

Yes. Many travel companies, including Flight Centre, and Wotif offer packages for the Gold Coast with flights and accommodation. Look out for packages that include additional extras like theme park passes and airport transfers, as this can save you even more money.

Which hotels on the Gold Coast offer complimentary breakfast?

You'll find that many hotels and resorts on the Gold Coast offer buffet breakfast. At the time of booking, check if breakfast is included in the price or if it can be added for an additional cost. Hotels such as Mantra Legends, Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise and Paradise Island Resort offer complimentary breakfast included in their rates.

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