Retro Beach Style Accomodation: La Costa Motel

Looking for a place to stay in while you’re visiting Gold Coast, Australia might not be as hard as you think. One easy way of finding a great place with reasonable rates is by checking out the Trip Advisor‘s website  and then looking at the very top of the list of hotels in Gold Coast. What you will find, currently, is a very nice motel that has a beach style, retro feel to it and it’s called La Costa Motel.

John and Diane, the original owners, have renovated this 1950s-built motel but they wanted to retain the major features that the motel has, the color of the building and its neon lightbox.


Bilinga Beach

The La Costa Motel is located in between the Gold Coast Airport and Bilinga beach, making it a great option to consider for overnight stays or weekend stays. The motel is just along the highway, about 5 minutes from the airport — not that hard to locate and get to. They even have a free pickup and shuttle service that their customers can make use of.

Another great plus is it’s located very near to the beach so you know what the means: rest and relaxation or lots of fun under the sun.


They have 4 types of rooms to choose from:

1. Standard Room

La Costa Motel - Standard Room

– pillow top queen size bed, reverse cycle air-conditioning, flatscreen TV, DVD player, kitchenette with a microwave, a toaster, a crockery and cutlery.

2. Superior Room

– pillow top queen size bed, a fully equipped kitchen including a cooktop, oven and microwave with all cooking utensils,  flatscreen TV and DVD player

3. Twin Room

– two pillow top, King Single Beds,  air conditioned – reverse cycle, kitchenette with fridge, microwave, toaster and tea and coffee making facilities.
4. Deluxe Room

La Costa Motel - Deluxe Room

– Queen Size Bed and a King Single catering for a total of 3 people,  private bathroom, flatscreen TV and DVD player, kitchenette with microwave and milo making facilities.

Rates & Packages

If you’re wondering about the rates, they range from $125-$130 something per night. Aside from that, they do have packages that you can choose from. They have a package that caters to people that have an early flight, since they’re just a few minutes away from the airport. Other packages add on fun activities that you can do while staying there such as an art class.


If you read the Trip Advisor comments carefully, you’ll see that most of their customers comment on the cleanliness of the place and the very friendly and welcoming services — exactly what everyone needs when staying at a hotel or a motel.