On the Gold Coast, hotels are not quite as common as resort style accommodation but they seem to be going through a renaissance with more options coming available as the Gold Coast grows. That said, the region has a range of hotel accommodation for most every budget and taste, ranging from the basic, right through to the luxury of the waterfront Palazzo Versace.
Each hotel on the Gold Coast offers it’s own unique experience based on it’s location, standard of furnishings and features, and the level of service provided, whether that be the ‘heart of the action’ location of the Islander Hotel and its value pricing or the luxury hotel of Darling and Star Hotels providing access to a world-class casino, restaurants, luxury features, and amenities, or perhaps even the newly built icon of Surfers Paradise, the Gold Coast Hilton.
Our pick of the top hotels on the Gold Coast based on visitor reviews
Nestled between the beautiful Pacific Ocean and Gold Coast Broadwater, offers spectacular architecture and custom furnishings.
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Gold Coast features a pool with a swim up bar, a health spa, direct beach access, fitness centre, and a very popular buffet restaurant.
Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa features a private saltwater lagoon, sandy beaches, an artificial reef with tropical fish, 5 on-site dining options, the Ruby Spa, and a fitness center.
The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast features a wide range of restaurants and bars, a 24/hour casino, gymnasium, and outdoor pool. All rooms feature individual climate control, cable TV and an in-room safe. Each room has a work desk with high-speed broadband or wireless internet, plus movie and gaming channels on the flat-screen TV.
QT Gold Coast is a designer hotel featuring an outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, a restaurant, and a bar. Guests can work out in the fully equipped fitness centre, or enjoy a game of tennis. Restaurants and bars located here include Bazaar, Stingray Lounge, and Fixx.
The Hilton Surfers Paradise offers spacious rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and stunning views, high-speed internet access, and a 37-inch LCD TV with cable and on-demand movie channels. Facilities include 2 fully equipped exercise rooms, a 50 m pool onsite spa and sauna.
Sofitel Gold Coast features 296 spacious and contemporary furnished guest rooms. All of the rooms feature private balconies with panoramic views over the ocean or the river, marble bathrooms with Roger & Gallet accessories and a range of modern amenities.
voco Gold Coast offers 2 outdoor swimming pools, 2 spa tubs, a fitness centre, and games room. For bars and dining there is Waves Buffet, Clifford’s Grill & Lounge, and Walrus Social House.
Mantra on View Hotel provides comfortable rooms with a private balcony that opens out to views of Surfers Paradise and the Pacific Ocean. Each offers 1 king bed or 2 double beds. Amenities include pool, wellness spa, gymnasium, and onsite restaurant.
Crowne Plaza features spacious guest rooms, with most rooms offering ocean views and large marble bathrooms with separate bath and shower, furnished balcony, mini-bar, work desk, cable TV and air-conditioning. Facilities include a tennis court, laundry, spa, 2 bars and located on floor 26 is the award-winning Four Winds 360 restaurant.
Vibe Hotel Gold Coast features a swimming pool and 24/7 room service and parking, 5 minutes’ walk from Surfers Paradise Beach.
See the full list of 21 Gold Coast Hotels at Booking.com
Also See: Our Personal Picks for the top places to stay
Here are our lists of the top choices based on our own experiences as locals, previous visitor reviews and ratings, value for money, and location.
- The Top 10 Gold Coast Luxury Hotels
- The Top 10 Surfers Paradise Hotels & Resorts
- The Top 10 Mermaid Beach Hotels & Resorts
- The Top 10 Coolangatta Resorts and Hotels
- The Top 10 Hotels & Resorts in Main Beach
- The Top Gold Coast Spa Hotels
- Pet-Friendly accommodation options
- The Big List of Family Accommodation Options
- The Big list of Hotels & Resorts with Beach Access