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Cheap Hotels & Resorts in Nelson Bay from AU$120

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Admiral Nelson Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
16-18 Gowrie Avenue, Nelson Bay, NSW
The price is AU$149 per night from 11 Oct. to 12 Oct.
4.4/5Excellent! (326 reviews)

"Sometimes when you stay at a motel you find a hidden gem that does everything a little better than the opposition. This is one of those motels and the thai theme puts that little extra on the cake. Dennis and Violet"…"

Reviewed on 8 Jun. 2020

Admiral Nelson Motor Inn
The Landmark Resort Nelson Bay
4 out of 5
Dowling Street, Nelson Bay, NSW
The price is AU$175 per night from 26 Oct. to 27 Oct.
4.1/5Very Good! (946 reviews)

"One night stay on third floor, hotel is situated in the heart of Nelson Bay, walk to cafes and shops, club metres away from front entrance to hotel. Staff are friendly, place is clean, great view of bay from balcony, necessary amenities in bathroom which had a wonderful spa bath. Due to Covid, restaurant ..."…"

Reviewed on 1 Sep. 2020

The Landmark Resort Nelson Bay
Port Stephens Motel
3 out of 5
44 Magnus Street, Nelson Bay, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$120 per night from 12 Oct. to 13 Oct.
4/5Very Good! (222 reviews)

"We were made welcome from the very start by the most gracious lady. Nothing was too much trouble for her. The room had the tv, microwave, electric jug as promoted but also a toaster which was useful. The bed was fantastic & the beautiful heavy drapes not only blocked the sun but also some of the ..."…"

Reviewed on 19 Sep. 2020

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Marina Resort
4 out of 5
33 Magnus Street, Nelson Bay, NSW
The price is AU$150 per night from 11 Oct. to 12 Oct.
3.9/5Very Good! (911 reviews)

"The room is large, very clean and tidy, and the balcony is also very nice"…"

Reviewed on 28 Jul. 2020

Marina Resort
Peninsula Nelson Bay
4 out of 5
52 Shoal Bay Road, Nelson Bay, NSW
The price is AU$169 per night from 14 Oct. to 15 Oct.
3.8/5Good! (688 reviews)

"Reasonably priced, clean and comfortable accommodation in the heart of Nelson Bay. Friendly and helpful staff. The onsite restaurant provides easy access to meals. A great option after a long day's driving. Free parking is good too."…"

Reviewed on 22 Jul. 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 Nelson Bay 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 Nelson Bay, so why spend your entire holiday budget on your accommodation? There are plenty of cheap hotels in Nelson Bay 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 Nelson Bay 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 Nelson Bay 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 Nelson Bay hotel deals here on Expedia, and prepare to enjoy your holiday to the fullest.

Frequently asked questions

What is Nelson Bay like for travellers on a budget?
Nelson Bay offers cheap accommodation options and a variety of places to visit, making it a great holiday choice for budget-conscious travellers. You can find ways to save money while getting to know this destination, which is home to attractions such as Tomaree National Park, Dutchmans Beach and d’Albora Marinas Nelson Bay.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Nelson Bay?
Based on reviews, Peninsula Nelson Bay is a popular property for our travellers who want a more economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices to stay on the cheap include Marina Resort and Corlette Palms Motor Inn.
How many budget hotels can I expect to find in Nelson Bay?
Expedia has 6 hotels in Nelson Bay that are ideal if you are watching your pennies.
When is the best time for a budget trip to Nelson Bay?
Weather is probably a major factor when you plan your trip to Nelson Bay, 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 22°C, while the coldest months are July and August, with an average of 14°C. Average annual precipitation for Nelson Bay is 961 inches.
What is there to see and do in Nelson Bay?
Nelson Bay is known for its relaxing spas and golf courses, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the local attractions that interest you most, and then make time for sights and activities that are easy on the wallet. If you’re looking to enjoy the area’s natural beauty, you can get outdoors at Tomaree National Park, Dutchmans Beach or Gan Gan Hill Lookout.
How can I get to Nelson Bay and get around on a budget?
Looking at these ways to get around Nelson Bay is a smart way to keep your trip affordable. The most convenient airport is Newcastle, NSW (NTL-Williamtown), situated 18 mi (29 km) away. You can explore options for water transport at the local marina.

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What's the best place to stay on a budget in Nelson Bay?

Based on reviews, The Landmark Resort Nelson Bay is a popular hotel for our travellers who want a more economical choice, and features free parking and an outdoor pool. Other good choices for your budget-friendly stay include Admiral Nelson Motor Inn and Peninsula Nelson Bay.

What's it like to stay in Nelson Bay?

Couples looking to get away will find a romantic atmosphere in Nelson Bay, and visitors give high marks for the bustling marina. This walkable city also attracts tourists with its spas and golf courses. Top sights in the city include Tomaree National Park and Dutchies Beach. In Nelson Bay, there are 771 hotels and other accommodation to choose from.

Where is the best place for a stay in Nelson Bay?

Port Stephens Motel is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 3-star lodge offers an outdoor pool and free WiFi. It is located a short 12-minute walk from Tomaree National Park. Traveller reviews also recommend Seabreeze Hotel and The Landmark Resort Nelson Bay as top options for your visit.

What should I see while I'm in Nelson Bay?

The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the beaches and these places to visit: Tomaree National Park, Dutchies Beach, and Samurai Beach. Exploring the waterfront, golfing, and whale watching are top activities, while sights to visit include d'Albora Marinas Nelson Bay and Nelson Bay Golf Club. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Gan Gan Hill Lookout and Toboggan Hill Park.

Where is the best hotel to stay close to Dutchies Beach?

Adjacent to Dutchies Beach, Amore At The Beach is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveller data, and this 4-star apartment offers free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices close by include The Landmark Resort Nelson Bay and Hotel Nelson.