Best Sunshine Coast accommodation for the beachy-keen
Hot accommodation picks and hotel deals in Noosa, Mooloolaba, the Hinterland and more.
The Sunshine Coast boasts a wealth of sun-blessed beach resorts, hotels and budget stays for holidaymakers.
Whether you're taking off on a family adventure, getting romantic with your other half or flying solo, there's a room on the Sunshine 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.
Up to 73% off getaways
Available for travel on select dates to Sydney, Sunshine Coast, Adelaide, Brisbane, Launceston, Newcastle, Noosa Heads, Cairns and much more. T&Cs apply.
Up to 56% off Australia stays
Available on stays until December 2020. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Cairns, Brisbane, Townsville, Adelaide, Canberra and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to 30% off last minute Australia stays
Available stays until October 2020 in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Adelaide, Brisbane, Newcastle, Rockhampton and more.
Up to 60% off Australia-wide stays + Extra 8% off with code
Available on select dates in 2020 and 2021. Destinations include Sydney, Canberra, Newcastle and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to 20% off Australia stays + Extra 10% off with code
Available on select stays dates until 30 June 2021. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Gladstone, Townsville, Adelaide, Glenelg and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to 66% off Australia stays
Available on stays until May 2021 in Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, Sunshine Coast and more. T&Cs apply.
Extra 8% off on hotel bookings
Save on hotel stays before 31 December 2020 in Australia, New Zealand, Bali, Fiji, Thailand, Singapore, USA and more. Available at select hotels.
Extra 9% off hotel bookings
Valid on select hotel stays worldwide like Australia, New Zealand, Bali, Thailand, USA, Europe and more on all dates, including over holidays like Easter, Christmas and New Year's Eve. Some restrictions apply.
Up to 38% off Australia hotels
Available on select 2020 dates and hotels. Destinations include Perth, Sydney, Cairns, Brisbane, Newcastle, Port Stephens and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to 70% off holidays
Book holidays to Thailand, Bali, Fiji, Maldives, Vietnam and across Australia at up to 70% off. Earn 1 Qantas Point per $1 spent. T&Cs apply.
Up to 15% off Australia stays
Available on stays until 4 January 2021 in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Adelaide and more.
Australia stays from $54/night
Available on select 2020 dates across Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns, Brisbane, Perth and more. Sample fare is for a stay at McSweeney Ranch Casino. T&Cs apply.
Up top 15% off Australia hotels
Available on stays until 4 January 2021 in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Perth and more.
Western Australia getaway from $384/night
Available on stays from September - October 2020, including school holidays, at Pullman Bunker Bay Resort Margaret River Region Hotel. T&Cs apply.
Up to 15% off Western Australia stay + Extra 10% off members
Available on select dates until June 2021, including school holidays, at Nesuto Geraldton. Minimum of 3 nights stay required. T&Cs apply.
Australia beach holidays from $77/night
Available on select stay dates in 2020 and 2021. Destinations include Adelaide, Sydney, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Melbourne and more. Sample stay is at private beach cottage in South Greenough, Western Australia. T&Cs apply.
Up to 52% off 3-night Sunshine Coast treehouse stay
Available for travel until 28 February 2021 at Kondalilla Eco Resort. Includes a bottle of signature Kondalilla wine, $40 voucher to be used at Kondalilla Restaurant and more. T&Cs apply.
Australia hotel package deals from $70
Available on select stay dates until December 2021. Destinations include Sydney, Cairns, Brisbane, Hobart, Adelaide, Blue Mountains, Launceston and more. T&Cs apply.
Sunshine Coast: Up to 51% off South Pacific Resort & Spa stay
Available on select dates until 30 April 2021. Includes bottle of wine on arrival, $25 spa voucher, late check out, shuttle, Wi-Fi and more. Valid for 2 persons. T&Cs apply.
Up to 30% off South Australia stays
Available on stays until 30 June 2021 when you sign up to Oaks Discovery. Destinations include Adelaide, Glenelg and more. T&Cs apply.
Earn 2,500 bonus points on Australia stays
Available on stays until 18 October 2020 for members who register for the special offer. Plus a one-time bonus of 5,000 additional points after the third paid stay.
Up to 20% off Australia stays
Available on stays until 31 December 2020 in Hunter Valley, Broome, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Sydney, Box Hill and more.
Up to 13% off Australia getaway packages + Extra 10% off with code
Available on select travel dates to Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Blue Mountains, Cairns, Canberra and more. Minimum spend of $100 required. T&Cs apply.
10% off stays in Australia and New Zealand
Valid for My Oaks members. Membership is free and also entitles guests to late check-out and complimentary Internet use. T&Cs apply.
Up to 25% off worldwide hotels
Available on select dates in Las Vegas, London, Paris, Australia, New Zealand and more.
Australia hotels from $39/night
Available on select stay dates in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Tasmania and more. Sample rate is for a stay at BASE Brisbane Uptown.
Up to 25% off Australia stays
Available for travel until 31 December 2020 when you 2 nights or more. Prepayment required. Destinations include Sydney, Adelaide, Cairns, Canberra and more. T&Cs apply.
5% off hotel bookings
Available on your first Trip.com pre-paid hotel booking. Discount available worldwide including in Australia, New Zealand, Bali, Thailand, Fiji, US, UK and more.
Australia stays from $85/night
Available on select 2020 dates across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and more. Sample accommodation is at Maisie's Cottage Busselton. T&Cs apply.
Sunshine Coast stays from $55 per night
Valid for travel on select dates from July 2020 onward. Sample fare is for a modern stay near Sunshine Coast centre. Destinations include Sunshine Beach, Hinterland, Waterfront, Noosa and more. T&Cs apply.
Extra 8% off stays
Save on hotel stays from 1 April 2020 - 30 June 2021 in Australia, New Zealand, Bali, Fiji, Thailand, Singapore, USA and more. Available at select hotels.
Noosa Heads stays from $70/night
Available on select 2020 dates. Sample accommodation is at Nomads Noosa Backpackers. T&Cs apply.
Noosa stays from $90/night
Available on select stay dates until December 2020. Sample rate is for Sunshine Beach.
Sunshine Coast stays from $90/night
Available on select stay dates until December 2020. Sample rate is for Central Motel Mooloolaba.
Sunshine Coast stays from $65/night
Available on select stay dates in 2020. Sample rate is for a stay at Dolphins Beach House.
Noosa stays from $63 per night
Valid for travel on select dates from July 2020 onward. Sample fare is for a studio haven near Noosa Centre. T&Cs apply.
15% off international stays
Must be aged 55+ and proof to be presented at check-in. Available on select hotels in Australia, Athens, New Orleans, Las Vegas and more. T&Cs apply
Up to 10% off stays
Valid on select dates when booked between 2 and 30 days in advance and prepaid at time of booking. Available at locations across Australia and New Zealand.
Where to stay on the Sunshine Coast
Best pet-friendly accommodation on the Sunshine Coast
Pet-friendly acommodation on the Sunshine Coast are few and far between. In Mooloolabah all of the villas at Saltwater Villas are pet-friendly with some boasting fenced courtyards to keep your pooch safe while in Peregian Beach, Horizons at Peregian has apartments that sit right on the doorstep of 4km of dog-friendly beach.
Further out in the Hinterland Jacaranda Cottages is surrounded by pastures for your furry pal to run around while Cooroy Cottages allows up to two pets per cottage.
If you're driving along the coast you might want to consider staying in a holiday park as many, including Mudjimba Beach Holiday Park, Coolum Beach Holiday Park, Boreen Point Campground, accept pets on conditions.
Another option is to look into homestays such as Airbnb which can be more flexible with their pet policies.
Saltwater Villas - Pet Friendly Accommodation
Horizons At Peregian
Best Sunshine Coast Hinterland accommodation
Luxury is the name of the game in the Hinterland with retreats surrounded by forest a norm.
Top of our lists is Spicers Tamarind Retreat & Spa which is every bit made for relaxation and romance with its outdoor cedar hot tub and in-house spa.
For something a little less flash (but still, flash) check out Alaya Verde Bed & Breakfast and prepare never to leave its private patios, organic meals and lap pools or Secrets on the Lake; a lakeside treehouse perched above the rainforest canopy connected by elevated carved boardwalks giving you a unique perspective of the surrounding gardens and lake.
Spicers Tamarind Retreat, Maleny
Alaya Verde Bed & Breakfast, Ringtail Creek
Secrets on the Lake, Montville
Best luxury accommodation on the Sunshine Coast
Spacious rooms, Instagram-worthy pools and delectable meals... you know the deal. To pick the best, we looked at the top-rated 5-star Sunshine Coast hotels on Hotels Finder based on guest rating focusing on hotels with 1,000+ reviews.
RACV Noosa is a crowd favourite that ticks all the boxes, from breathtaking pools and comfy beds to prime waterfront positioning. For an alternative stay in Noosa, check out Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas which is an eco-friendly resort set in the rainforest and boasts pristine views of Noosa National Park, and is set in the rainforest.
Up in Coloundra, Rumba Beach Resort is the one to beat with its beach views, spa rooms, a jacuzzi, pool and more.
RACV Noosa Resort
Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas
Rumba Beach Resort
Best budget accommodation on the Sunshine Coast
Million dollar locations don't have to come with a million dollar price tag. There are a variety of budget options that put you within walking distance of those beaches and waterways. Take for example Halse Lodge in Noosa Heads. Beds in dorms start from $40 per night and you're just a block away from Noosa Heads Main Beach.
If sharing rooms isn't your style holiday parks such as Caloundra Waterfront Holiday park offer affordable rooms. At this park there's a pool, laundry facilities and the water just down the road. Studios for two start at $154.
Willing to stretch your budget? With rooms starting from $122 for two, Coolum Dreams B&B is a boutique 4-star accommodation with green views, spacious rooms, clean beds and a breakfast that'll set you right for your big day out.
Caloundra Waterfront Holiday Park
Coolum Dreams B&B
Alternate Sunshine Coast accommodation
Searching for something a little more personal? Both Airbnb and Stayz are available on the Sunshine Coast. Depending on what you're after, you could find yourself in everything from a studio room in a luxury house overlooking the beach to a quiet retreat in the rainforest.
Where to stay in the Sunshine Coast
- Sunshine Coast CBD/Maroochydore: The business heart of the Sunshine Coast offers a sensational selection of beaches, shopping and dining opportunities. Travellers looking for both recreational activities like fishing or stand-up paddleboarding along the river as well as a lively nightlife scene with bars and restaurants should look here.
- Noosa: Central Noosa almost has a small-town feel, but once you explore the area, you'll see there are a variety of hubs to discover. Busy Hastings Street is a place to see and be seen, Noosa Main Beach is dotted with sun worshippers and Noosa National Park features pockets of hidden bays and beaches.
- Caloundra: This southern end of the Sunshine Coast is all about calm waters, laid-back vibes and beach activities galore. Everything from a friendly game of beach cricket to surfing, snorkelling, kiteboarding and even jet skiing.
- Mooloolaba: Often seen as the main tourist hub, Mooloolaba has a lot to offer. You'll find a vibrant foodie scene, big-name attractions such as UnderWater World and that picture-perfect beach that's never too far away.
- Sunshine Coast Hinterland: Ideal for nature lovers who'd rather wake to the sound of whip birds than the crashing of waves. The Hinterland is all about scenic drives, bushwalking, swimming in waterfalls and roadside produce stalls filled with local treats to sample.
Our Sunshine Coast hotel reviews
Mooloolaba Motel from Finder Hotels
Reviewed by: Alex Keshen, Travel Publisher
Ideally located just minutes to the beach, the Mooloolaba hotel was an affordable spot to base myself for a few days of exploring the Sunshine Coast. It was basic, but clean and central and suited my needs for a budget-friendly break.
- Budget: Low
- Pros: Short walk to the beach, free parking, close to shops and restaurants
- Cons: Basic (but clean)rooms
- Our rating: 3/5
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