Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort
 Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort

Where to Stay on the Gold Coast

Gold Coast accommodation offers a huge variety of choice when it comes to selecting where you’ll stay. Indulge in 5-star style at a luxury Gold Coast hotel complete with day spa and fine dining or park up at a creekside campsite at a Gold Coast caravan park.


Perhaps a romantic cabin in the rainforest is more your style or book into beachfront accommodation just steps from the sand. Bring the family and play where you stay at fun-filled resorts designed with kids in mind, stay near theme parks or check in to a Gold Coast retro hotel for a unique holiday stay.


Press the reset button at luxe Hinterland health retreats or reconnect with nature at an eco-lodge surrounded by peaceful wilderness. From motels and hotels to resorts, campsites and cabins, wherever you like to rest your head, you’re guaranteed to find the ideal Gold Coast accommodation here.

Frequently Ask Questions

  • We’re famous for being an incredibly family friendly destination and kids are catered for at almost every kind of Gold Coast accommodation. Sea World Resort and Paradise Resort are both created for families with young children and offer extra fun in the form of onsite kids clubs, swimming pools, aqua parks and family friendly dining. Big 4 Helensvale and NRMA Treasure Island offer a variety of accommodation from cabins to campsites and provide plenty of activities for kids onsite. Cedar Creek Lodge in Mount Tamborine is an adventure playground in the Hinterland where kids can do the Treetop Challenge, fossick for crystals, play a round of mini golf and explore the creek and bushland. Stay in lodge style rooms, glamping tents or campsites. And Gold Coast Tourist Parks have six properties across the coast - Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park, Broadwater Tourist Park and Jacobs Well Tourist Park are favourites with families.
  • If staying at a Gold Coast luxury hotel is on your itinerary then you’ve got a tough decision to make. Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove and RACV Royal Pines Resort offer 5 star stays close to golf courses. Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat or Eden Health Retreat provide luxury health and wellbeing programs in stunning hinterland properties. In the Hinterland, Beechmont Estate’s cabins and Verhand House in Mount Tamborine are the epitome of country luxe. And if you want to live it up in opulent style with designer suites, day spas, pool clubs and room service then check in to The Darling, Langham Gold Coast, Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, QT Gold Coast or JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa.
  • Staying by the beach on a Gold Coast holiday is high on plenty of people’s wish list. Luckily, our coastal suburbs provide ample accommodation options where you can stay a stone’s throw from the sand. Whether you’d prefer a self-contained holiday apartment with sweeping views of the horizon, a luxury hotel with direct beach access or a cute boutique motel that has undergone a retro makeover, there’s plenty of beachfront accommodation on the Gold Coast.
  • There’s a wide variety of accommodation available in the Gold Coast Hinterland, from campsites to country luxe cabins. Beechmont Estate and Verandah House offer luxury stays surrounded by stunning countryside. At Binna Burra Lodge, set high in a rainforest setting on the edge of Lamington National Park, guests can make themselves at home in onsite safari tents, luxury self-contained apartments or tiny homes. O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat in Lamington National Park offers a variety of accommodation from campsite to safari tents and luxury apartments with spa baths on the balcony overlooking the rainforest. Cedar Creek Lodge is set in a beautiful bush location on Tamborine Mountain and guests can stay in lodge style accommodation, glamping tents or camp sites on a pretty creek.
  • Absolutely. Camping on the Gold Coast is an excellent idea! Just be aware that bookings are essential and required well in advance for holiday periods. Gold Coast Tourist Parks have properties at 10 different waterfront locations across the Gold Coast including Kirra, Burleigh, Tallebudgera Creek, Broadwater, Jacobs Well and South Stradbroke Island. Many of these parks have accessible accommodation, and excellent onsite facilities like playgrounds, pools, boat ramps and cabin or safari tent accommodation. Other tourist parks include NRMA Treasure Island Holiday Resort and Big 4 Gold Coast Holiday Park in Helensvale.


    In the Hinterland, caravan and camping accommodation is available at Binna Burra Lodge, Cedar Creek Lodges and O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat. Queensland Department of Environment and Science manage a number of campsites in Springbrook and Lamington National Parks. Most of these campsites are unsuitable for caravans.

  • Gold Coast Tourist Parks have 10 locations across the Gold Coast and these are a great budget friendly option for families, couples and travellers of all types. The joy of having a home on wheels or a tent is you can park or pitch it on a piece of prime beachfront real estate for a very reasonable rate. Backpacker hostels also offer budget accommodation and cheap rates for shared rooms.
  • Yes indeed! If you’re bringing your furry family member on holiday there is plenty of pet friendly accommodation on the Gold Coast. Kirra Beach Tourist Park, Jacobs Well Tourist Park and Big 4 Gold Coast Holiday Park provide pet-friendly cabins, camping and caravan sites and facilities. QT Gold Coast is a luxury hotel with a dog-friendly option and Cedar Creek Lodges in Mount Tamborine have lodge-style rooms that can accommodate your dog too.
  • If you want your pick of the best places to stay, then we recommend booking your Gold Coast accommodation as far in advance as possible, especially if you’re planning to visit during peak season. That said, you can still score amazing last-minute accommodation deals so a spontaneous trip is always a good idea!
  • Rydges Gold Coast Airport is metres from the Gold Coast Airport terminal and also a short stroll to the beach. La Costa Motel in Bilinga is conveniently close for those flying in late or taking off early and any accommodation in Bilinga, Tugun, Kirra or Coolangatta are within a 10-minute drive to the Gold Coast Airport.