Best Gold Coast accommodation to book in 2021
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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
Up to 36% off Australia and New Zealand hotels
Available on stays from July - November 2021. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Perth, Hobart, Queenstown and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to 47% off last-minute domestic escapes
Available on stays within the next 14 days. Destinations include Sydney, Gold Coast, Byron Bay, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Canberra and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to 15% off Australia hotels
Available on stays from 1 April - 30 September 2021 on select hotels. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Cairns and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to 52% off Australia holiday packages
Available on select dates until December 2022. Destinations include Adelaide, Gold Coast, Byron Bay, Sydney, Cairns, Canberra, Hunter Valley and more.
Up to 75% off Gold Coast stays
Available on select travel dates. Includes free cancellation, breakfast and more.
Up to 33% off Australia stays + free cancellations
Available on select travel dates to Broome, Mackay, Launceston, Darwin, Perth, Cairns, Sydney, Gold Coast and more. T&Cs apply.
Extra 2% off Q1 Resort and Spa Gold Coast stays
Available on select travel dates. T&Cs and block out dates apply.
Australia beach holidays from $82/night
Available on select stay dates in Adelaide, Sydney, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Melbourne and more. Sample stay is in Millicent, South Australia. T&Cs apply.
Get $25 off Express Deals with code
Available on all travel dates when you spend a minimum of $100. Destinations include Sydney, Gold Coast, Cairns, Canberra and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to 30% off Australia and New Zealand hotels
Plus get an extra $250 off when you use the code. Available on stays from 22 June - 31 December 2021. Destinations include Gold Coast, Cairns, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Auckland, Canterbury and more. T&Cs apply.
3-night Gold Coast getaway with breakfast from $499
Available on stay from 3 June 2021 - 31 March 2022 at Sheraton Grand Mirage. Includes a dinner for 2 plus kids stay free. T&Cs apply.
Australia stays from $28 per night
Available on select stay dates until December 2021 in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Darwin, Canberra and more. Sample rate is for a stay at Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort in Cairns.
Up to 30% off last minute getaways
Available on stays until 30 June 2021 across Australia, including Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Cairns and more.
$10 off Australia spa retreats
Available on stays in Gold Coast, Rottnest Island and more. Minimum spend of $300 required.
Get $10 off city escapes for 2
Available on stays in Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne and more. Minimum spend of $300 required.
$10 off Sea World Gold Coast getaway with park accecss for 4
Available on select stay dates when you use the code. Package includes accommodation and unlimited entry to Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World, Wet'n'Wild and Paradise Country during the stay. Minimum spend of $300 required. T&Cs apply.
Up to 46% off Gold Coast family getaway for 4
Available on stays from 26 July 2021 - 30 June 2022 at Vue Broadbeach. Includes a bottle of wine and a box of hand-made gourmet chocolates.
Up to 55% off Vibe Hotel Gold Coast getaways
Available on select dates until 23 December 2021. Includes breakfast, welcome drinks, late check out and 15% discount on dining.
Australia and New Zealand stays from $105 per night
Plus members get 10% off on stays until December 2021. Destinations include Cairns, Sunshine Coast, Uluru, Gold Coast, Queenstown, Wellington and more.
Up to 20% off Gold Coast getaways
Available on 7+ nights stays at Oaks Gold Coast Hotel.
Up to 15% off 3+ night getaways
Available on select stay dates in 2021 across Australia, including Gold Coast and Brisbane.
Up to 15% off stays in Australia and New Zealand
Available on select stay dates in 2021 when you stay a minimum of 2 nights. Destinations include Gold Coast, Darwin, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Wellington and more.
Up to 53% off Australia getaways
Available on stays from June - July 2021 in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Gold Coast and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to 66% off Gold Coast stays
Available on select stay dates until December 2021. Sample stay is at Mercure Gold Coast Resort.
Up to 45% off activities and getaways
Available on select travel dates to destinations including Sydney, Gold Coast, Melbourne and more.
Up to 61% off Australia getaways
Available on select travel dates in 2021. Destinations include Canberra, Sydney, Hunter Valley, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Darwin, Adelaide, Perth and more.
Up to 60% off Australia getaways
Available on select stay dates with Express Deals. Destinations include Sydney, Adelaide, Byron Bay, Thredbo Village, Sunshine Coast, Jindabyne, Perth, the Gold Coast and more.
Earn double points on stays
Available on stays until 30 September 2021 in Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Cairns, Brisbane, Broome, Sydney, Adelaide and more.
Up to 30% off Gold Coast stays
Plus get free cancellations on select stays until March 2022.
Up to 52% off last-minute stays
Available on Australia hotel stays within the next 3 days. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Townsville, Cairns and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to 30% off Gold Coast hotels
Available on stays until December 2021. T&Cs apply.
Extra 2% off Q1 Resort and Spa Gold Coast stays
Available on select stay dates. T&Cs apply.
Extra $5 off Australia family holidays with code
Available on select travel dates when you buy 2 or more vouchers. Destinations include Gold Coast, Whitsundays, Perth, Noosa, Blue Mountains and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to 21% off Gold Coast getaways
Available on select travel dates in 2021. T&Cs apply.
Gold Coast stays from $39 per night
Available on select stay dates. Sample stay is in Merrimac. T&Cs apply.
Australia-wide homestays from $4 per night
Available on select stay dates in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Brisbane and more. T&Cs apply.
Gold Coast homestays from $23 per night
Available on select stay dates. T&Cs apply.
Gold Coast holiday homes from $57 per night
Book a private home or apartment in Burleigh, Palm Beach, Currumbin, Coolangatta and more on the Gold Coast from $57 per night.
Gold Coast hotels from $93 per night
Available on select stay dates until December 2021. Sample stay is at Sovereign Gold Coast.
Australia hotels from $37 per night
Available on select travel dates to Melbourne, Brisbane, Cairns, Gold Coast, Darwin, Perth and more. Sample fare is for a stay in Sydney. T&Cs apply.
How did we pick these Gold Goast hotels?Our editorial team selected the Gold Goast hotels on this list based on price, location and real customer feedback from hotel booking sites and review platforms. Where applicable, we used our own personal experiences to make recommendations.
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.
Backpackers In Paradise Resort
Meriton Suites Broadbeach
BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park
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.
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.
O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat
The Mouses House Rainforest Retreat
Bay of Palms
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.
Paradise Resort Gold Coast
Turtle Beach Resort
Sea World Resort & Water Park
Our Gold Coast accommodation reviews
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
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.
Gold Coast hotels in Stayz
Frequently asked questions about Gold Coast accommodation
Where should I stay on the Gold Coast?
Can I purchase hotel and flight packages to the Gold Coast?
Which hotels on the Gold Coast offer complimentary breakfast?
Which sites let me book Gold Goast accommodation with free cancellation?
These sites let you make a refundable booking for your trip to Gold Goast, so there's less risk of losing the cost of your stay or deposit. Some sites only offer free cancellation on select Gold Goast hotels or at a slightly higher rate, so it's best to check the terms on your booking before confirming your stay.
Most sites, like Wotif or Expedia, will clearly state whether each Gold Goast hotel is non-refundable.
Which sites let me use a coupon code to book Gold Goast accommodation?
Using one of our coupon codes at these sites will save you money on your Gold Goast stay. Some may ask you to pay for your stay upfront rather than on arrival in order to apply the code to your Gold Goast booking, but the same cancellation policy does apply so if you are able to cancel, you'll be able to get refunded.
Which sites like me book Gold Goast accommodation without a credit card?compare credit cards that offer hotel rewards here.
Which Gold Goast hotel booking sites have rewards programs?
Get access to cheaper prices, collect points toward free stays and get extra perks like Wi-Fi or breakfast if you book your Gold Goast accommodation on sites like these:
- Wotif: Part of the same family, Wotif lets you access the same benefits as the Expedia Rewards program. You'll get access to lower rates and earn points, which can be used toward discounted stays in the future. Depending on how often you make bookings, you'll be able to get bigger discounts and earn more perks like breakfast.
- Agoda: PointsMAX lets you earn up to 6,000 points for your stay that you can put toward a preferred loyalty or frequent flyer program, including KrisFlyer and Velocity.
- Trip.com: Trip Coins is Trip.com's rewards program where you can earn $1 for every 100 Trip Coins. It's free to join the program. Membership tiers from Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond have different perks to enjoy.
- Hotels.com: Collect one stamp for every night's stay. Once you stay for 10 nights, you'll be able to redeem one free night up to the average value of your previous 10 nights.
- Expedia.com.au: Access lower rates as a member and earn Expedia points on bookings, which can be used toward discounted stays in the future. Different levels of membership get you access to deeper discounts and perks, such as free breakfasts.
- Marriott: The Marriott Bonvoy Benefits program lets you earn points towards free nights, access special member rates, get free Wi-Fi with your stay and check into your room via the mobile app. There are different status levels depending on how often you stay, starting with Silver Elite (10 nights per year).
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