The Esplanade Motel

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Deluxe King Twin | Pillow-top beds, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Superior Lake View Balcony Twin | Terrace/patio

Overview of The Esplanade Motel

The Esplanade Motel

3.0 star property

4.2/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
568 The Esplanade, Warners Bay, NSW, 2282

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLake Macquarie2 min walk
  • Popular LocationLake Macquarie City Art Gallery9 min drive
  • Popular LocationHunter Ice Skating Stadium11 min drive
  • AirportNewcastle, NSW (NTL-Williamtown)47 min drive

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About this area


Located on a lake, The Esplanade Motel is in Warners Bay, a neighbourhood in Newcastle. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake Macquarie and Merewether Beach, while Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery and Newcastle Civic Theater are cultural highlights. Don't miss out on a visit to Merewether Ocean Baths. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and scuba diving nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with rock climbing and cave exploring. Guests appreciate the motel's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Lake Macquarie - 2 min walk
  • Speers Point Park - 6 min drive
  • The Lake Macquarie Variety Playground - 6 min drive
  • Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery - 9 min drive
  • Hunter Ice Skating Stadium - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Cardiff Station - 7 min drive
  • Newcastle, NSW (NTL-Williamtown) - 47 min drive


  • Lilly Thai Takeaway - 13 min walk
  • Fredeli - 14 min walk
  • Lena's Lakeside Cafe - 15 min walk
  • Q & Co. - 15 min walk
  • Warners Bay Takeaway - 16 min walk

About this property

The Esplanade Motel

Boardwalk Newcastle motel in Warners Bay, near Lake Macquarie
Along with an outdoor pool, this smoke-free motel has a restaurant and dry cleaning. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, laundry facilities, tour/ticket assistance and a garden are on-site.
The Esplanade Motel offers 24 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses. 40-inch LCD televisions come with digital channels.

Bathrooms include a shower. This Newcastle motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hairdryers can be requested.

Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Motorhome/coach/lorry parking (free) on site
  • Electric car charging station on site

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Mini-fridge
  • Outdoor pool


  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Transfer shower
  • Upper floors only accessible by stairs


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Pillow-top mattress


  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • 40-inch LCD TV
  • Digital channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Mini fridge
  • Toaster


  • Iron/ironing board

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Check-in from 2 PM - 8 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 15 per night.
Cots (infant beds) are available for AUD 15.0 per night

Payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: AUD 200 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 15.0 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 15 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Lakeside Motor Inn Warners Bay
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Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 148 out of 372 reviews
5 - Excellent 40%
Rating 4 - Good. 166 out of 372 reviews
4 - Good 45%
Rating 3 - Okay. 47 out of 372 reviews
3 - Okay 13%
Rating 2 - Poor. 9 out of 372 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 372 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location on beautiful Lake Macquarie. Quiet and peaceful, spacious, clean rooms. Very pleasant place for a relaxing stay!
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Nice rooms, we stayed in room 4 , watch for a bad odor coming from the shower trap - needs some plumbing done. Otherwise very good value.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very comfortable, new and stylish
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location just across the road from the lake and walking/cycle path and walking distance from the shops. My only negative was that we were in room 1 and the external lights shone through the room all night even though there were thick curtains.
Stayed 1 night in May 2022