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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$127 per night from 16 Dec. to 17 Dec.
4.8/5Exceptional! (59 reviews)

"Very impressed with this place. The nicest motel we’ve ever stayed at. Clean and very well looked after. We also loved using the garden and pool area. We will definitely be back!"…"

Reviewed on 20 Aug. 2020

Blue Heron Motel
voco Gold Coast
4.5 out of 5
31 Hamilton Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
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4.4/5Excellent! (1,552 reviews)

"Breakfast was great value. Friendly staff and great service. Parking a little pricey."…"

Reviewed on 25 Mar. 2020

voco Gold Coast
Crystal Bay on the Broadwater
3.5 out of 5
182 Marine Parade, Labrador, QLD
The price is AU$205 per night from 25 Nov. to 26 Nov.
4.3/5Excellent! (576 reviews)

"We stayed at Crystal Bay resort for three days, everything is great, except the wifi was expired on the second day, and one night when we came back at 9 pm, there was no holiday parking space in the car park. Anyway, the view, the location, and the price are all fantastic."…"

Reviewed on 5 Oct. 2020

Crystal Bay on the Broadwater
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Mantra on View Hotel
4.5 out of 5
22 View Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
The price is AU$136 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.
4.1/5Very Good! (987 reviews)

"good location Right off the beach and 5minutes walk to surfers center"…"

Reviewed on 5 Oct. 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$150 per night from 14 Dec. to 15 Dec.
4.1/5Very Good! (1,081 reviews)

"Pool area is great and the family rooms are perfect with the kids round the corne pr so they can go to bed first while the grown ups enjoy a movie and a drink. We were on the 27 floor so had a great view of the quays and mountains in the distance"…"

Reviewed on 22 Oct. 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$227 per night from 25 Dec. to 26 Dec.
4/5Very Good! (596 reviews)
xcellent

"nice location.fast check in.Friendly staff.secure underground parking.spacious room’everything you need highly recomend"…"

Reviewed on 24 Jun. 2020

Trickett Gardens Holiday Inn
View Pacific Holiday Apartments
3.5 out of 5
5 View Ave., Surfers Paradise, QLD
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The price is AU$180 per night from 25 Nov. to 26 Nov.
3.9/5Very Good! (256 reviews)

"I booked the ring date old was good about changing it for me unit was clean good views an being so close to everything was good the only thing I can fault the place would be the shower head I’m not a big fan of the water saver ones apart from that for the price it was a top place an I would definitely ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Jul. 2020

View Pacific Holiday Apartments
Greenmount Beach House
3 out of 5
3 Hill Street, Coolangatta, QLD
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The price is AU$115 per night from 30 Nov. to 1 Dec.
3.9/5Good! (981 reviews)

"Room very basic and tired. Unpleasant view looking at roof of entrance. Ok as a base."…"

Reviewed on 18 Oct. 2020

Greenmount Beach House
Vibe Hotel Gold Coast
4.5 out of 5
42 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
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The price is AU$143 per night from 26 Nov. to 27 Nov.
3.8/5Good! (978 reviews)

"Location Views magnificent friendlyness excellent service"…"

Reviewed on 5 Oct. 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 from 25 Nov. to 26 Nov.
3.8/5Good! (989 reviews)

"Great value, spacious room with comfortable bed and lounge, more like a flat than a hotel room. Bath/Shower with great water pressure. Located in a great spot with the tram stop a short distance and beach and retail/hospitality area all a short walk away. Smallish car park under the building so better ..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Aug. 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 from 3 Dec. to 4 Dec.
3.7/5Good! (697 reviews)

"Extremely good position. Comfy stay."…"

Reviewed on 23 Aug. 2020

Bilinga Beach Motel
Chateau Beachside
3.5 out of 5
Corner The Esplanade & Elkhorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
The price is AU$88 per night from 3 Dec. to 4 Dec.
3.6/5Good! (2,746 reviews)

"The best part about this property is it is very close to the surfers paradise beach with a good view."…"

Reviewed on 6 Oct. 2020

Chateau Beachside
Bombora Resort
3 out of 5
4 Carmichael Close, Coolangatta, QLD
The price is AU$94 per night from 3 Dec. to 4 Dec.
3.6/5Good! (674 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$199 per night from 9 Dec. to 10 Dec.
3.5/5Good! (357 reviews)

"Overall great communication and very accommodating to our needs"…"

Reviewed on 12 Sep. 2020

Ipanema Holiday Resort
Montego Mermaid Beach Motel
3 out of 5
2395 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach, QLD
The price is AU$128 per night from 25 Nov. to 26 Nov.
3.4/5 (416 reviews)

"Very easy to access excellent carparking friendly staff compared to other upmarket accomadation we stayed in."…"

Reviewed on 11 Aug. 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$151 per night from 25 Nov. to 26 Nov.
3/5 (1,382 reviews)

"Stunning views and right in the heart of surfers paradise"…"

Reviewed on 5 Oct. 2020

Beachcomber Surfers Paradise
Broadwater Keys
3 out of 5
125 Frank Street, Labrador, QLD
The price is AU$85 per night from 30 Nov. to 1 Dec.
2.4/5 (300 reviews)

"Location. Close to amenities and Broadwater......"…"

Reviewed on 29 Jun. 2020

Broadwater Keys
Harbour Side Resort
3 out of 5
132 Marine Parade, Southport, QLD
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2.3/5 (6 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
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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 variety of places to visit, making it a great getaway spot for budget travellers. 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, Chateau Beachside is a popular 3.5-star apartment for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other choices to stay on the cheap include Vibe Hotel Gold Coast and Montego Mermaid Beach Motel.
How many cheap hotels should I expect to find in Gold Coast?
Choose a hotel that suits your wallet from Expedia’s 117 budget hotels in Gold Coast.
When is the best time for a budget trip to Gold Coast?
Weather will likely play an important role when you plan your trip to Gold Coast, but bear in mind that cheaper options are usually available when the weather isn’t as good. 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 precipitation for Gold Coast is 983 inches.
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 Kirra Beach and Coolangatta Beach, or hunt for bargains with some shopping at Cavill Avenue.
How can I get to Gold Coast and get around on a budget?
Scoping out the transportation options in Gold Coast is a smart way to keep your trip affordable. The most convenient airport is 11.6 mi (18.7 km) from the 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. If you want to travel outside the city, hop on a train from Varsity Lakes Station, Helensvale Station or Gold Coast City Coomera 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.