The 10 Best Hotels in Byron Bay

Byron Bay

With its influx of celebrity residents, Byron Bay has cemented itself as the sparkliest jewel in Australia’s tourism crown. Believe me when I say that you’ll be holidaying there before long.

The area, which includes Australia’s most easterly point and the famous Cape Byron lighthouse, is renowned for its breathtaking beaches, distinctive food and retail options, top-notch festivals, and a strong sense of community.

The chic coastal town is packed with luxury accommodation, from guesthouses to bed and brekkies to 5-star beach suites. Each accommodation is unique and owns its own aesthetic – so which is the right one for your trip?

In this article, we’ll explore the best hotels in Byron Bay, and discover what makes each one stand out. You’ll be packing your bags before we get to number 5.

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1. 28 Degrees Byron Bay

28 Degrees Byron Bay
28 Degrees Byron Bay

Ideal for a honeymoon or romantic getaway, 28 Degrees is a luxury guesthouse in central Byron Bay. With their 21-year-old age cutoff, a quiet and relaxing stay is guaranteed. Forget about dodging strollers in the elevators. Step out to the world-class beach just metres away, or relax in your suite’s private plunge pool. The staff is dedicated to providing the best getaway imaginable and encourages you to kick off your shoes and relax in barefoot comfort.

And, with the help of their pamper packages, some including massages and skincare, you’ll find yourself doing just that.

What is the best way to get to 28 Degrees Byron Bay from Ballina Airport?

A bus operated by Byron Easy Bus takes about 50 minutes from Ballina Airport to Byron Bay and tickets range from $18 to $24.

Do 28 Degrees Byron Bay offer breakfasts to their guests?

Yes, 28 Degrees Byron Bay offers a great continental breakfast.

Is 28 Degrees Byron Bay pet-friendly?

Pets are not allowed at this property.

Price per night

Approx. AUD $380

Address

12 Marvell Street, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481.

Phone

+61 2 6685 7775

Website

28byronbay.com.au


2. Beach Suites

Beach Suites
Beach Suites

Not only is Beach Suites located among the shops and cafes of Byron Bay with direct access to Belongil Beach, but it also welcomes your dog with signature bedding and treats. Finally, a vacation with the entire family! This 4-star luxury hotel offers boutique studios and roomy apartments. Other perks include free WiFi, pool amenities, modern TV appliances, and free parking ideally located in the heart of Byron.

Beach Suites provides the dream wedding venue and offers its luxury penthouse apartments for bridal party bookings. Its proximity to florists and hair salons will ensure that your big day runs seamlessly while the nearby wine bars are the perfect spot for your wedding’s social calendar.

What is the best way to get to Beach Suites from Ballina?

A bus operated by Blanch’s Bus Company takes about 53 minutes from Ballina Hospital, Bentinck St to Byron Bay Interchange, Stand B and tickets range from $4 to $7.

Which famous attractions are near Beach Suites?

Beach Suites is close to Byron Bay (3 min away), Byron Bay Farmers Market (4 min away), and Craig Parry Photography (2 min away).

Is there parking at the Beach Suites?

Free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to all guests at the Beach Suites.

Price per night

Approx. AUD $450

Address

20 Bay Street, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481

Phone

+61 2 6680 9944

Website

beachsuites.com.au


3. Beach Hotel Resort

Beach Hotel Resort
Beach Hotel Resort

If you’re looking for a view over Byron’s splendid Main Beach, Beach Hotel Resort may be the one for you. And whether you prefer basking in the sun on the beach or staying in to wander the resort’s lush gardens, there’s always live music to enjoy in the evenings and an onsite bottle shop to ensure that your holiday is as relaxed as it can be. Locals are especially prized at the Beach Hotel Resort, with 10% off food and drink for their stay. But wherever you are from, an Aussie or a foreigner, be sure to enjoy the free WiFi, pool, parking and beach access of this upscale vacation spot.

What is the best way to get to Beach Hotel Resort from Ballina?

A bus operated by Blanch’s Bus Company takes about 53 minutes from Ballina Hospital, Bentinck St to Byron Bay Interchange, Stand B and tickets range from $4 to $7.

Is there a restaurant at the Beach Hotel Resort?

Yes, the Beach Hotel Resort has one restaurant on site which is called the Beach Kitchen.

Price per night

Approx. AUD $450

Address

1 Bay Street, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481

Phone

+61 2 6685 6402

Website

beachhotel.com.au


4. Byron Bay Hotel and Apartments

Byron Bay Hotel and Apartments
Byron Bay Hotel and Apartments

Enjoy the central location of this 4-star hotel, just a few steps away from the city’s famous beaches and surrounded by the bustling cafes and shops of downtown Byron. The perfect home away from home, enjoy private kitchen and laundry facilities, free WiFi and parking, and an onsite restaurant and pool. Or, if you’re feeling energetic in the morning, pop across the road to the best restaurants and cafes in town for brekky.

Is there free parking at Byron Bay Hotel and Apartments?

Free parking is available at Byron Bay Hotel and Apartments for all guests.

What are the restaurants near the Byron Bay Hotel and Apartments?

Betty’s Burgers, Chihuahua, and Manna Haven are the three restaurants near the Byron Bay Hotel and Apartments.

What is the best way to get to Bangalow from Byron Bay Hotel and Apartments?

A bus operated by Blanch’s Bus Company takes about 20 minutes from Byron Bay Interchange, Stand A to Bangalow Coach Stop, Station St every 3 hours, and tickets range from $3 to $5.

Price per night

Approx. AUD $360

Address

20-22 Fletcher Street, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481

Phone

+61 2 6639 8700

Website

byronbayhotelapartments.com.au


5. The Surf House Byron Bay

The Surf House Byron Bay
The Surf House Byron Bay

“Cheer up, slow down, chill out,” reads the sign behind the reception desk of this adorable budget accommodation, just a short stroll from Main Beach. Everything about this chic guesthouse beckons the beach lover, from its airy decor to its mantra of relaxation. The Surf House provides luxury-seeking guests with free WiFi and parking and boasts Byron’s only rooftop bar. Perfect for chilling out over cocktails and brews after a day in the sun, the classy bar is the beating heart of the hotel and is the perfect night in – or out.

With sky-high guest ratings, it’s no secret that The Surf House is, and will continue to be, a fan favourite.

What is the best way to get to The Surf House Byron Bay from Ballina Airport?

A bus operated by Byron Easy Bus takes about 50 minutes from Ballina Airport to Byron Bay every 4 hours, and tickets range from $18 to $24.

What are the restaurants near The Surf House Byron Bay?

Betty’s Burgers, Chihuahua, and Manna Haven are the three restaurants near The Surf House Byron Bay.

What are the activities available at The Surf House Byron Bay?

The Surf House offers hiking, billiards, a game room, evening entertainment, walking tours, yoga classes, and happy hours as activities for their guests.

Price per night

Approx. AUD $180

Address

23 Lawson Street, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481

Phone

+61 2 6685 8750

Website

thesurfhouse.com.au


6. Waves Byron Bay

Waves Byron Bay
Waves Byron Bay

A classy hotel just a few metres from the beach, Waves is the perfect family destination. They provide beach towels and toys to keep the kids busy and treat guests to a free breakfast of muffins made fresh every morning. Enjoy relaxing by the fire in the lobby every weekend with wine tasting available. Waves is passionate about providing tailored guest service, so expect to be treated like the queen. Or, should you require tips about making the most of your Byron Bay experience, just chat with the friendly staff, all locals who will be happy to point out the parts of Byron that you can’t miss.

What is the best way to get to Waves Byron Bay from Murwillumbah?

A bus operated by NSW TrainLink takes about 1 hour from Murwillumbah Station, Coach Bay to Byron Bay Interchange, Stand C twice daily, and tickets range from $5 to $9.

Price

Approx. AUD $450

Address

35 Lawson Street, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481

Phone

+61 2 6658 5966

Website

wavesbyronbay.com.au


7. Raes on Wategos

Raes on Wategos
Raes on Wategos

This posh 4-star retreat, nestled among palm trees and overlooking Wategos Beach, offers high-end suites and penthouses. Perfect for luxury-seeking travellers, the unique bohemian interior will sweep you away in time. Don’t miss the relaxing spa treatment or a Mediterranean-influenced meal in the Hottest Regional Restaurant of 2019 (The Weekend Australia’s Top 50 Restaurants List.) Raes also offers event venues perfect for exclusive beach weddings or parties, as well as chiller options such as the Cellar Bar where you can enjoy bite-sized seafood treats and drinks from midday on.

Once you’ve relaxed all you can, saunter up to the Cape Byron Lighthouse or explore the vibrant centre of downtown Byron.

What is the best way to get to Rae’s on Wategos from Ballina Airport?

Rae’s on Wategos is a 36-minute trip from Ballina Byron Gateway Airport when riding the Jayride airport shuttle service for $75 – $80.

Does Raes on Wategos offer free breakfast?

Yes, guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay at the Raes on Wategos.

Which famous attractions are near Raes on Wategos?

Raes on Wategos is close to Lighthouse Trail (8 min away), Wategos Beach (1 min away), and Belongil Beach (7 min away).

Price per night

Approx. AUD $200

Address

6/8 Marine Parade, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481

Phone

+61 2 6685 5366

Website

raes.com.au


8. The Bower Byron Bay

The Bower Byron Bay
The Bower Byron Bay

Are you looking for a hotel with a mix of luxury and style? The Bower is a popular 4-star hotel located just one kilometre from Tallow Beach and a short drive from the Byron Bay markets. Built on one of the town’s first properties, the resort combines New York’s luxury boutique style with overtones of Byron’s barefoot beachside culture. Relax under the compound’s rustling palms or sunbathe from the veranda of one of the many accommodation choices, ranging from The Bower Suite of Rooms and Bower Studios to The Bower Barn.

Think you’ll be hungry when you arrive? Simply call a day ahead to arrange the loaded hamper and platter for your arrival. Don’t know the area? Hand over the chore of hiring a surfboard and finding a babysitter to the friendly staff who will go the extra mile to ensure that your stay is relaxing, even if your request isn’t featured on the special services menu.

What are the activities available at The Bower Byron Bay?

There is a nearby golf course (2 miles) and a swimming pool at The Bower Byron Bay that guests can enjoy during their stay.

How far is Byron Bay from The Bower Byron Bay?

The distance between Byron Bay and The Bower Byron Bay is 1.6 km. It takes approximately 3 minutes to drive from Byron Bay to The Bower Byron Bay via Butler St.

Price per night

Approx. AUD $365

Address

28 Bangalow Road, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481

Phone

+61 2 6680 9577

Website

thebowerbyronbay.com.au


9. Aabi’s at Byron Guest House

Aabi's at Byron Guest House
Aabi’s at Byron Guest House

This adults-only oasis of calm in Byron’s restaurant precinct provides 4.5-star luxury services to couples looking for that romantic getaway or much-needed stress-free break. From the wood-panelled floors to rustic wicker sofas, Aabi’s decor is at once warm and sleek and almost forces you to sit back and put your feet up. Enjoy the pool or heated spa, and make sure to visit the BBQ Cabana. Other perks include free WiFi and parking, tea and coffee facilities, and an indoor guest lounge. Aabi’s has garnered several awards, including Travel Myth’s recognition as the top 4-star accommodation in Byron Bay.

Aabi’s is only a 4-minute drive from Tallow Beach and a 7-minute drive from Cape Byron Lighthouse and commands a convenient central location.

Is there a swimming pool at Aabi’s at Byron?

Yes, there is a swimming pool that guests have access to during their stay.

Is there free parking at Aabi’s at Byron?

Free parking is available to all guests staying at Aabi’s at Byron.

Price per night

Approx. AUD $200

Address

17 Ruskin Street, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481

Phone

+61 2 6680 9519

Website

aabisatbyron.com.au


10. The Lord Byron

The Lord Byron
The Lord Byron

Looking for a modern hotel that’s close to the bars and the beach? This 3-star accommodation houses all the leisure facilities you need, including a full-size tennis court and pool. The lush campus is just a 10-minute stroll from Byron’s famous beaches and is surrounded by Byron’s colourful restaurants and shops. The Lord Byron takes convenience and comfort to the next level with its poolside bar service and brand-new Nespresso machines installed in every room. Morning coffees were never so simple. Other upsides include onsite surfboard and paddleboard hire, free WiFi and free parking.

Whether you’ve booked the three-bedroom apartment and are holidaying with the kids or are crashing in Byron overnight, The Lord Byron makes a great home base and place to relax after your whale watching expedition or biking tour.

What is the best way to get to The Lord Byron from Ballina Airport?

A bus operated by Byron Easy Bus takes about 50 minutes from Ballina Airport to Byron Bay every 4 hours, and tickets range from $18 to $24.

What are activities guests can enjoy at The Lord Byron?

Guests can enjoy activities/services such as a hot tub/jacuzzi, tennis court, swimming pool, and tennis equipment.

Price per night

Approx. AUD $250

Address

120 Jonson Street, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481

Phone

+61 2 6680 8297

Website

thelordbyron.com.au

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