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10 Best Hotels in Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Corner The Esplanade and Coconut Grove, Airlie Beach, QLD
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AU$152
per night
9 Apr. - 10 Apr.
0.68 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (555 reviews)

"Staff were very helpful. Shower could have been better, floor got soaked no matter what you did"…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar. 2020

Airlie Beach Hotel
Coral Sea Marina Resort
4 out of 5
25 Oceanview Avenue, Airlie Beach, QLD
AU$228
per night
3 May - 4 May
1.1 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (905 reviews)

"This property is extremely well located with a 10 minutes walk to main street of Airlie Beach and the facilities are very well maintained."…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar. 2020

Coral Sea Marina Resort
Club Wyndham Airlie Beach
4.5 out of 5
Mount Whitsunday Drive, Airlie Beach, QLD
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0.47 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (9 reviews)

"Nice property. Walking distance to the main strip but the walk is long with very steep hills. Loved the pool. The breakfast included was fairly limited and was the same every day. Room and view were very nice."…"

Reviewed on 11 Jan. 2020

Club Wyndham Airlie Beach
Mantra Club Croc
3.5 out of 5
240 Shute Harbour Road, Cannonvale, QLD
AU$119
per night
9 Apr. - 10 Apr.
1.54 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (356 reviews)

"Everything was amazing, the staff, the room, the pool and the buffet in the morning was wanderful!!"…"

Reviewed on 7 Mar. 2020

Mantra Club Croc
at Marina Shores
5 out of 5
159 Shingley Drive, Airlie Beach, QLD
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AU$167
per night
9 Apr. - 10 Apr.
1.22 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (597 reviews)

"Magnificent view of the ocean from apartment 349. Undercover balcony in addition to a rooftop balcony allowing star gazing and 150° views"…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar. 2020

at Marina Shores
Mirage Whitsundays
4 out of 5
11 Altmann Avenue, Cannonvale, QLD
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AU$270
per night
10 Apr. - 11 Apr.
1.46 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (331 reviews)

"A nice spacious resort with 2 pools. No sea views from either pool though! We were required to walk through large ugly concrete car park every time we left and returned to our appartment! This in itself was unpleasant and did not FEEL like being on holiday!!"…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb. 2020

Mirage Whitsundays
at Water's Edge Resort
4.5 out of 5
4 Golden Orchid Drive, Airlie Beach, QLD
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AU$185
per night
9 Apr. - 10 Apr.
0.44 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (744 reviews)

"Love the location and the sea views. Great size apartment."…"

Reviewed on 3 Apr. 2020

at Water's Edge Resort
Freedom Shores
4 out of 5
Lot 103 Pringle Road, Woodwark, QLD
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5.27 km from city centre
4.9/5Exceptional! (96 reviews)

"Annelise is a very nice lady who look after us like VIP for the whole time we were staying there. Thank you very much"…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar. 2020

Freedom Shores
Heart Hotel and Gallery Whitsundays
4 out of 5
277 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach, QLD
AU$149
per night
1 May - 2 May
0.62 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (216 reviews)
Amazing stay in a great location.

"Amazing stay in a great location."…"

Reviewed on 17 Dec. 2019

Heart Hotel and Gallery Whitsundays
Colonial Palms Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
2 Hermitage Drive, Airlie Beach, QLD
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AU$145
per night
14 Apr. - 15 Apr.
0.69 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (733 reviews)

"Great location, nice pool, comfortable large rooms that have been recently refurbished."…"

Reviewed on 26 Jan. 2020

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Visiting Airlie Beach

Families will find kid-friendly activities in Airlie Beach, and visitors give high marks for the beaches and relaxing spas. In Airlie Beach, there are 118 hotels and other accommodations to choose from. The closest major airport is in Hamilton Island, QLD (HTI-Great Barrier Reef) 25.6 from the city center. The next closest is in Proserpine, QLD (PPP-Whitsunday Coast) 29.6 away.

Sightseeing and Staying in Airlie Beach

The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the beaches and these places to visit: Airlie Beach Lagoon, Bicentennial Park, and Cannonvale Beach. Top activities include exploring the waterfront and exploring the coral reef, while Port of Airlie, Abell Point Marina, and Shute Harbour Jetty are favorite sights to visit. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Airlie Beach Market and Whitsunday Shopping Centre.

In Airlie Beach, you'll find 118 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have a variety of choices for a perfect holiday retreat. Below are top ones based on our user reviews:

  • Seclude Rainforest Retreat - This 4.5-star villa features an outdoor pool, free WiFi, and free parking. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its beach locale.
  • Airlie Waterfront Bed & Breakfast - Our customers like the breakfast and beach locale at this B&B. This 4.5-star bed & breakfast features free WiFi, free parking, and a spa tub.
  • Mirage Whitsundays - With a stay at this 4-star aparthotel, guests can enjoy access to 2 outdoor pools and free parking, along with an in-room kitchen. Expedia customers like its beach locale and room size.

A top sight outside the city is Whitehaven Beach, located 20.7 mi (33.3 from the center of the city.

Getting Around Airlie Beach

With so many choices for transportation, exploring Airlie Beach is simple. To see more of the larger area, ride aboard one of the trains from Proserpine Station. You can learn about your water travel options at the local marina.

Dressing for Airlie Beach

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 87°F during the day and 70°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 83°F, while the average at night is 56°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 81°F with nighttime averages of 56°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 87°F and nighttime averages of 65°F
  • Airlie Beach gets about 1.89 inches of rain per year
  • Usually December and January are the hottest months with an average of 87°F, whereas July and June are often coldest, averaging 57°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Airlie Beach?
Freedom Shores is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 4-star resort offers 2 bars and free breakfast. Other top choices based on reviews include Airlie Guest House and Island View Bed & Breakfast.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Airlie Beach, will I receive a refund?
Yes, the majority of hotel reservations are fully refundable if cancelled before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before your scheduled arrival. If your reservation is non-refundable, it might still be possible to cancel it and get a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to view the best deals in Airlie Beach.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in Airlie Beach?
Based on reviews, Mantra Club Croc is a popular 3.5-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices for your budget-friendly stay include Paradise Court and Magnums Airlie Beach - Hostel.
What's the best accommodation option for a family holiday in Airlie Beach?
Colonial Palms Motor Inn is a top 3.5-star property on Expedia for families, and features 2 outdoor pools and a restaurant. Also, attractions in the area such as WILD LIFE Hamilton Island are fun for the whole family.
What's the best accommodation for a couple going to Airlie Beach?
At Marina Shores is a favourite 5-star hotel for couples, and features an outdoor pool and a marina. Another good option for a romantic stay is at Blue Horizon Resort Apartments.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Airlie Beach?
Airlie Beach Motor Lodge is a top property for people travelling with their pets, and offers an outdoor pool and concierge services for its human guests.
What's the best hotel to stay near the beach in Airlie Beach?
Freedom Shores is a top 4-star beachfront aparthotel with 2 outdoor pools and free buffet breakfast. At Water’s Edge Resort is another good choice for your stay near the beach. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Airlie Beach Lagoon or Cannonvale Beach.
What's the best high-end place to stay in Airlie Beach?
Mantra Boathouse Apartments is a 4.5-star aparthotel with 3 restaurants and a full-service spa, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. At Marina Shores and Island View Bed & Breakfast are other upscale choices for your trip.
What's the best boutique accommodation in Airlie Beach?
At Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat is a favourite 4-star aparthotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features a private beach and private hot tubs.
What's it like to stay in Airlie Beach?
Families will find child-friendly activities in Airlie Beach, and visitors give high marks for the beaches, shopping and relaxing spas. Airlie Beach Lagoon, Hamilton Island Marina and Catseye Beach are some of the top sights around the area. In Airlie Beach, there are 302 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.
What is there to see in Airlie Beach?
The city’s natural setting is picturesque, including the beaches and these places to visit: Airlie Beach Lagoon, Cannonvale Beach and Cedar Creek Falls. Shopping is one of the most popular things to do, so consider a trip to Airlie Beach Market, Whitsunday Shopping Centre and Whitsunday Plaza. Top activities include exploring the waterfront and exploring the coral reef, while Port of Airlie, Shute Harbour Jetty and Laguna Marina are favourite sights to visit.
How can I get around Airlie Beach?
To see more of the larger area, hop aboard a train at Proserpine Station. You can find out about your water travel options at the local marina.

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