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Blue Heron Motel
3.5 out of 5
2323 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach, QLD
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The price is AU$105 per night
4.8/5Exceptional! (50 reviews)

"Quick, clean and friendly! Definitely recommend for a hassle free stay in the Gold Coast. Really close to the breach."…"

Reviewed on 4 Jun. 2020

Blue Heron Motel
Crystal Bay on the Broadwater
3.5 out of 5
182 Marine Parade, Labrador, QLD
The price is AU$236 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (566 reviews)

"Excellent location and communications Need more crockery in the appartments otherwise everything very good."…"

Reviewed on 26 Feb. 2020

Crystal Bay on the Broadwater
Mantra on View Hotel
4.5 out of 5
22 View Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
The price is AU$127 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (1,073 reviews)
Good location and convenient

"Great Location, beds are a bit small though"…"

Reviewed on 24 Mar. 2020

Mantra on View Hotel
Novotel Surfers Paradise
4.5 out of 5
Cnr Surfers Paradise Blvd and Hanlan St, Surfers Paradise, QLD
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The price is AU$135 per night
4/5Very Good! (1,157 reviews)

"Good value for money. Good prime location in the heart of Surfer’s Paradise."…"

Reviewed on 27 Mar. 2020

Novotel Surfers Paradise
Aruba Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
Cnr Queensland Ave & 112 Surf Parade, Broadbeach, QLD
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4/5Very Good! (588 reviews)

"Great location. Fridge had been left on lowest temp and it froze my salad and drink before I realised. I fixed it, but then ice had melted and I had to mop up water. My room key didn't work very smoothly - I mentioned this on check out and the reception guy said he'd look into it."…"

Reviewed on 26 Feb. 2020

Aruba Beach Resort
Trickett Gardens Holiday Inn
3.5 out of 5
24 - 30 Trickett Street, Surfers Paradise, QLD
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The price is AU$245 per night
4/5Very Good! (595 reviews)
Aussie Day Break

"Although a little dated, it was in a great location and was comfortable and had great hot water supply for shower. Laundry was an added bonus."…"

Reviewed on 29 Jan. 2020

Trickett Gardens Holiday Inn
Vibe Hotel Gold Coast
4.5 out of 5
42 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$129 per night
3.9/5Very Good! (3,462 reviews)

"very good hotel beautiful outside area very nice pool"…"

Reviewed on 15 May 2020

Vibe Hotel Gold Coast
Alpha Sovereign Hotel
4 out of 5
138 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
The price is AU$115 per night
3.8/5Good! (998 reviews)
Great value. Older but awesome!

"Surprisingly good hotel. Have stayed there many times given its value, the facilities, proximity to the beach and surfers paradise. Pool area is ideal, has a sauna, spa and a small fitness room. What more can you want. It can be hit and miss for if you get a room looking at a carpark, wall or the ..."…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar. 2020

Alpha Sovereign Hotel
Budds Beach Apartments
3 out of 5
43 Cypress Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
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3.8/5Good! (160 reviews)

"The room were amazing for the location and price. They were styled with a modern look"…"

Reviewed on 11 Sep. 2019

Budds Beach Apartments
Bilinga Beach Motel
3 out of 5
281 Golden Four Drive, Bilinga, QLD
The price is AU$112 per night
3.7/5Good! (680 reviews)

"The room was great all new tiles etc - bathroom tops - the room was very clean and the bed was quite good. just outside our room was access to the beach (only a few metres ) and the view superb I will definitely keep this motel in my contacts list and return when in the area"…"

Reviewed on 27 Mar. 2020

Bilinga Beach Motel
Greenmount Beach House
3 out of 5
3 Hill Street, Coolangatta, QLD
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The price is AU$120 per night
3.7/5Good! (2,158 reviews)

"location that cannot be beaten. comfortable hotel. Could do with a refresh but definitely will return"…"

Reviewed on 23 Mar. 2020

Greenmount Beach House
Chateau Beachside
3.5 out of 5
Corner The Esplanade & Elkhorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
The price is AU$96 per night
3.6/5Good! (2,703 reviews)

"Overall happy with this property, secured parking & free wifi tops our stay....revisiting 27-29th March, nice little getaway spot🙂"…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar. 2020

Chateau Beachside
Bombora Resort
3 out of 5
4 Carmichael Close, Coolangatta, QLD
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The price is AU$99 per night
3.6/5Good! (673 reviews)

"Basic accommodation but great value for money and close to shops/transport"…"

Reviewed on 31 Jan. 2020

Bombora Resort
Ipanema Holiday Resort
3.5 out of 5
2865 Gold Coast Highway, Surfers Paradise, QLD
The price is AU$170 per night
3.5/5Good! (349 reviews)

"I was good l had a nice room the view was nice"…"

Reviewed on 29 Dec. 2019

Ipanema Holiday Resort
Montego Mermaid Beach Motel
3 out of 5
2395 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach, QLD
The price is AU$100 per night
3.4/5 (414 reviews)
Excellent value and handy location!

"Great value for money. The hotel has had an extensive renovation and is very neat. The owners take great care of the grounds and it’s very inviting. Great cafe attached to the hotel and lots of amenities across the road or up the street - all within 1 minute walk. About a 3 minute walk to the ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Jan. 2020

Montego Mermaid Beach Motel
Beachcomber Surfers Paradise
3.5 out of 5
18 Hanlan Street, Surfers Paradise, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$169 per night
3/5 (1,376 reviews)

"Great spot, close to town, nice grocery shop and massage place next door and gorgeous view. Would recommend."…"

Reviewed on 11 Feb. 2020

Beachcomber Surfers Paradise
Harbour Side Resort
3 out of 5
132 Marine Parade, Southport, QLD
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2.6/5 (5 reviews)

"The place is great if you’re just looking for a cheap hotel to rest your head and store your things while working away. You do get what you pay for. Also my time there would have been better if the couple next door to me didn’t decide to have a 3 hour domestic, where she threw cutlery and screamed ..."…"

Reviewed on 5 Jun. 2020

Harbour Side Resort
Broadwater Keys
3 out of 5
125 Frank Street, Labrador, QLD
The price is AU$80 per night
2.4/5 (297 reviews)

"Always enjoy our stay, it’s clean comfortable and handy to many amenities especially this time as I need to be close to the hospital to be with my parent whilst they recovered from surgery"…"

Reviewed on 23 Mar. 2020

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As you start mapping out your travel itinerary, you realize there are a lot of things to see and do on your list. You plan on visiting the many landmarks that make Gold Coast unique, and know of a handful of restaurants that are dishing up meals you can’t miss out on. And you can’t forget your plans to tour the museums and art galleries. There are so many things to experience in Gold Coast, so why spend your entire holiday budget on your accommodation? There are plenty of cheap hotels in Gold Coast that will not only serve as a comfortable place to recharge between sightseeing, but that will provide exemplary service and welcoming amenities, too.

Instead of spending your whole bank account this trip, book cheap accommodation in Gold Coast that offers everything you need. Budget hotels offer the things you’d expect from a temporary stay, such as comfortable beds, spacious rooms, televisions with extensive channel offerings, and occasionally even additional features like kitchenettes and pools. If you’re not planning on spending much time in your room, why blow your entire paycheck? Instead, spend your hard-earned money on experiences that will truly make your stay memorable, like tickets to local concerts, plays, or sporting events.

Cheap Gold Coast hotels allow you to keep cash in your wallet for when you truly need it—like when you’re touring the area and come across an irresistible ice cream shop. Browse an extensive inventory of Gold Coast hotel deals here on Expedia, and prepare to enjoy your holiday to the fullest.

Frequently asked questions

What is Gold Coast like for travellers on a budget?
Gold Coast has cheap accommodation options and a range of things to see and do, making it a great choice for a budget-friendly getaway. In addition to its well-known attractions such as Sea World and SkyPoint Observation Deck, this destination is home to Springbrook National Park and Broadwater Parklands, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Gold Coast?
Based on reviews, Vibe Hotel Gold Coast is a popular hotel for our travellers who want a more economical choice, and features free WiFi and an outdoor pool. Another top option for your budget-friendly stay is voco Gold Coast - An IHG Hotel.
What's the seasonal weather like in Gold Coast?
The hottest months are usually January and February, with an average temperature of 24°C, while the coldest months are July and August, with an average of 16°C. Average annual rainfall for Gold Coast is 983 mm.
What is there to see and do in Gold Coast?
Gold Coast attracts visitors with its major shopping area and fantastic dining options, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the popular local attractions that are highest on your list, such as SkyPoint Observation Deck and Surfers Paradise Beach, and choose other low-cost activities to fill your itinerary. Enjoy the outdoors at Springbrook National Park and Broadwater Parklands, or hunt for bargains with some shopping at Cavill Avenue.
What's the best way to get around Gold Coast?
The most convenient airport is 11.6 mi (18.7 km) from the city centre in Gold Coast, QLD (OOL-Coolangatta). However, if that doesn’t suit your budget, you can look into flights to Brisbane, QLD (BNE), which is 47.5 mi (76.4 km) away. Walk to nearby metro stations such as Florida Gardens station, Broadbeach South Light Rail Station and Robina Station.

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What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Gold Coast?

Based on reviews, Broadwater Keys is a popular 3-star apartment for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free parking and an outdoor pool. Other choices for your budget-friendly stay include Bombora Resort and Montego Mermaid Beach Motel.

What is staying in Gold Coast like?

Families will find kid-friendly activities in Gold Coast, and visitors give high marks for the beaches, shopping, and top-notch restaurants. This city also attracts tourists with its theme park and golf courses. Top sights in the city include SkyPoint Observation Deck, Surfers Paradise Beach, and The Star Gold Coast. In Gold Coast, there are 1741 hotels and other accommodation to choose from.

What's the best place for a stay in Gold Coast?

Avocado Sunset B&B is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 4-star B&B offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Other favourite options based on traveller reviews include Witches Falls Cottages and Ingleside Stud Farm.

Mount Tamborine is a top neighbourhood that travellers like for its mountain views and gardens. Other favourite areas in Gold Coast include North Tamborine and Eagle Heights.

What's the best hotel for a stay in Mount Tamborine?

You'll find 6 lodging options in this neighbourhood to choose from for your trip. Based on Expedia customer reviews, The Polish Place is the highest ranked property in Mount Tamborine. This 4.5-star B&B offers free breakfast and free parking. Other favourite options in the area include Aaronlee Retreat and Mt Tamborine Motel.

What should I do while I'm visiting Gold Coast?

Cultural venues in the city include Ripley's Believe It or Not, Dracula's Queensland, and Arts Centre Gold Coast. Families come for attractions such as Sea World, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast. The city is notable for landmarks like SkyPoint Observation Deck, Queensland Korean War Memorial, and Reach Out for Christ.

What's the best hotel to stay close to Slingshot?

Adjacent to Slingshot, The Ruby Collection is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveller data, and this 4-star apartment offers a free water park and a restaurant. Other good choices within a short distance include QT Gold Coast and Paradise Resort Gold Coast.