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The Coolest Gold Coast Hotels For Your Next Vacay

Looking for a getaway that exceeds expectations? Book into some of the best accommodation on the Gold Coast for the ultimate experience.

JW Marriott Resort & Spa

Sun, surf, sand, shopping… the Gold Coast has it all. Beloved by locals, tourists and travellers for the growing food and entertainment scene, multiple attractions and shopping destinations, it’s impossible to be bored when you visit. If you’re looking for hotels on the Gold Coast that deliver that next-level, luxury experience, we’ve got the Sitchu-certified list of accommodation that will make you feel like a VIP all the way.

Round out an amazing, action-packed week at the Gold Coast with accommodation that will feel like a home away from home, just keep scrolling to discover our favourites!

Cheshire Cat Motel

Looking for a Gold Coast getaway with a touch of nostalgia? Check in at the Cheshire Cat Motel! If you’re a GC regular, you might remember the iconic purple sign with the smirking black cat that once greeted holidaymakers along the Gold Coast Highway in Palm Beach. The purple signage is now gone, but in its place stands a reimaged replacement, heralding the new look and feel of this recently renovated motel. Mixing nostalgic Australiana vibes with a Palm Springs luxe feel, this motel features seven fully appointed queen rooms and a family-sized bungalow. Cool off in “Le Plunge”, the pool deck out the front, which is lined with lush greenery, cacti and Tuscan-rendered concrete surrounds. 

Owners Matty Roberts (manager of Masterchef Australia Judge Andy Allen) and his wife Monique Luchterhand (a talented interior designer) are locals and felt called to reimagine the motel in a way that honours its history in the area, rather than just knocking it down to replace it with an apartment tower. 

If you’re hunting for the perfect couples' escape or group getaway, the Cheshire Cat Motel is one of the best accommodation options on the Gold Coast. 

1005 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort

If five-star luxury is a language you like to speak, let’s have a chat about the Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort. Minutes from Surfers Paradise beach, this lavish accommodation has direct beach access as well as a sparkling lagoon pool and swim-up bar so the vacay vibes needn’t wear off for a single moment. Sink into their exclusive Sealy beds after a busy day of swimming in the surf, catching a show at the Home of the Arts or getting the adrenaline pumping at one of the nearby theme parks.

From $419 per night

71 Sea World Drive, Main Beach, Gold Coast

The Villas

The Villas

Mere steps away from the world-renowned sandy beaches of the Gold Coast lies some of the best new accommodation, just waiting to become your dream vacay destination. The Villas are a brand new boutique accommodation offering in Bilinga, a handy five-minute walk from the airport. Comprised of two three-bedroom villas each with their own plunge pool, these white-washed beach houses present as a Pinterest-perfect chic coastal dream home inside. The rendered feature spiral staircase will take your breath away, whilst the cosy loft-style bedroom with oodles of natural light will ensure the stress of everyday life melts away as you sink into your holiday.

From $500 per night

Bilinga, Gold Coast

Imperial Hotel

Imperial Hotel

Whilst we might have had to say farewell to Palazzo Versace, we’re welcoming the Imperial Hotel with open arms. If you’re looking for the Gold Coast’s most luxurious hotel, look no further than this palatial accommodation on the waterfront. Retaining some of the opulent aesthetics this hotel has always possessed, a seamless transition has unfolded to carry the hotel into a brand-new era. Partake in amenities like the fitness centre, beauty spa and water salon as well as dine at award-winning restaurants.

The stunning waterfront setting and exemplary service will make this luxury Gold Coast hotel stay one to remember forever.

From $340 per night

94 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach

Vibe Hotel

Vibe Hotel

Moments from the beach, the Esplanade and some of the most famous tourist attractions the Gold Coast has to offer, the Vibe Hotel is perfectly placed in the heart of Surfers Paradise. With incredible views, comfortable rooms and the dreamiest riverside sundeck by the pool to recline on, Vibe has it all. It’s an easy decision for those who regularly visit the Gold Coast or first-timers who are ready to experience it all. 

From $187 per night

42 Ferny Ave, Gold Coast, QLD 4217,

Mysa Motel

Mysa Motel

The word ‘motel’ might not evoke mental imagery of a luxurious getaway, but the Mysa Motel is here to rectify that, With sustainability at the forefront of their concept and refurbishing, the Mysa was reborn from a tired, Palm Beach motel into an absolute dream destination. Pops of pastel, stylish upcycled elements and second-hand furniture give this motel character and an irrepressible energy that’s hard to resist. The magnesium pool is hard to say no to, too. A short walk from plentiful local cafes and just across the road from the beach, you’ll be perfectly placed to enjoy the slow and sunshine-y energy of the Gold Coast.

From $200 per night (minimum two-night stay)

1100 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach

Star Grand Gold Coast

The Star Grand Gold Coast

The next time you’re chasing five-star luxury at a Gold Coast hotel, why not stay at The Star? Set almost in their own little world, the freshly renovated Star Grand Gold Coast offers comfort and luxury at every turn. With incredible entertainment centres, stunning pools and perfectly appointed rooms, one stay at the Star simply won’t be enough. With incredible restaurants (and a breakfast buffet) on offer, you won’t want to leave the complex on your next stay at the sunny GC.

Sitchu Tip: Make sure you set aside a night spare to enjoy the Isoletto Pool Club - the bar alongside the gorgeous pool that melds delicious cocktails, good vibes, a salty breeze and the most immaculate view,

From $278 per night

1 Casino Drive, Broadbeach

The Darling

The Darling

Opposite The Star Grand and Casino lies its sophisticated little sister, The Darling. Boutique meets luxury in this understated, but undeniably glamorous Gold Coast hotel. With the first Darling hotel taking Sydney by storm and winning multiple awards, it continues to provide the same immaculate experience with resplendent fittings and furnishings, tailored to those travelling the Gold Coast.

From $710 per night

1 Casino Drive, Broadbeach

JW Marriott

JW Marriott

Brand new guest rooms and award-winning service are just two of the factors that make a stay at the JW Marriott one of pure pleasure. Close to some of the Gold Coast’s biggest attractions, this five-star luxury hotel includes all the trimmings that make your stay extra dreamy, like plush king bedding and oversized bathtubs to soak in with a glass of bubbles. It’s easy to see why the JW Marriott was awarded ‘Australia’s Best Hotel Pool 2021’, with multiple swimming spots and activations like sandy white beaches, swim-up grottos and a saltwater lagoon with tropical fish.

The hotel encapsulates five different dining destinations that highlight their ocean/paddock-to-plate philosophy and sustainable practices. There’s even an onsite garden where the chefs gather fresh herbs and ingredients, to create unforgettable dining experiences.

From $440 per night

158 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise

The Langham

The first new beachfront luxury hotel to arrive on the Gold Coast in thirty years, The Langham is steeped in sophistication and comfort. Refined and spacious rooms let in in vibrant coastal sunshine and the salty breeze, while you enjoy views of the glittering ocean or the lush hinterland from your suite. The Langham is replete with the modern trappings you expect of hotels of this ilk, like incredible restaurants, a divine day spa and a magnesium pool.

From $436 per night

​​38 Old Burleigh Road, Surfers Paradise

Looking for things to do on the Gold Coast? Explore our list of fun things to do to fill your itinerary or try some of the best restaurants that the Gold Coast has to offer. Don’t forget to snap and share and show us what #sositchu adventures you get up to by tagging @sitchu.brisbane.

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