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Best Hotels in Gold Coast

If you're currently in the process of planning a trip to the Gold Coast, which is one of Australia's most popular tourist destinations, you'll be spoilt for choice as there are over 600 hotels and resorts in the Gold Coast. If you're searching for a four or five star resort which offers stunning beach views and exemplary service, simply continue reading to discover some of the top hotels in the Gold Coast. The hotels listed offer world class facilities and amenities such as world class restaurants, golf courses, spas and lagoon style pools.

1. JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort

The JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort is one of the top accomodation options in the Gold Coast as it offers award winning service and modern guest rooms and suites which have recently been renovated. When you first step into the foyer of the JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort you'll be wowed by the sophisticated styling of the foyer which features a library and its high ceilings.

Each of the rooms and suites which are available is decorated with a clean, minimalist aesthetic and features cream, white and blue furnishings and decor which are pleasing to the eye.

As a luxury resort the JW Marriott Gold Coast resort offers every amenity and facility which you can think of such as a refreshing lagoon pool, the Ruby Spa, a convenient 24 hour gym, a pool side pavilion which offers Asian street food and a variety of bars and restaurants. Some notable mentions include Misono which is a Japanese teppanyaki restaurant and Critique Restaurant which offers contemporary seafood options. Lastly, JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort is home to the JW Market, where you can purchase local crafts and produce.

Price per night

Approx. AUD $330

Address

158 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, 4217

Phone

+61 7 5592 9800

Website

marriott.com

2. Q1 Resort & Spa

The Q1 Resort & Spa is impossible to miss as its located in the Q1 skyscraper which is 771 feet tall and boasts 78 floors. The Q1 Resort & Spa is located in Surfers Paradise, which is known for its restaurants and bars as well its world class surf beach.

The Q1 Resort & Spa offers countless accommodation options which vary from 1 bedroom spa apartments to a spacious 4 bedroom presidential penthouse suite which features a private pool and 1400 sqm of floor space.

Some of the on-site facilities and amenities which you can take advantage of include a safe underground carpark, six restaurants, a beauty salon, 2 outdoor pools, 1 indoor pool and a poolside cafe which offers decadent cocktails. Lastly, Q1 Resort & Spa is home to Longboards, which was voted as one of Australia's best burger joints and offers a 1.5 kg burger named the Phat Burger.

Price per night

Approx. AUD $240

Address

9 Hamilton Avenue, Gold Coast, Queensland, 4217

Phone

+61 1300 792 008

Website

q1.com.au

3. Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise

Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise overlooks the most popular beach in the Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise Beach and is a chic, contemporary high rise hotel which offers 1 to 4 bedroom apartments. If you're searching for a hotel which boasts uninterrupted ocean views, it's well worth booking your first stay at Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise. Especially as every apartment offers a whirlpool tub, a private balcony with sea views and a flat, screen smart TV.

If you're looking forward to a bit of pampering on your Gold Coast vacation, you'll appreciate the fact that Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise offers a heated outdoor pool, a second indoor pool, a fully equipped gym and a sauna. If you take a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool, you'll be able to enjoy beach views as the pool is just a stone's throw away from Surfers Paradise Beach.

Price per night

Approx. AUD $360

Address

8 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, 4217

Phone

+61 1300 092 876

Website

peppers.com.au

4. Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort

The Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort is a five star, beach front resort which is connected to the Marina Mirage Shopping percent via a sky bridge. As it offers 6 hectares of lush tropical gardens and sparkling lagoon style pools, staying at the Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort will feel as if you're staying in a tropical paradise.

All of the suites which are available have been designed by interior design experts and feature open plan living and dining areas and wide opening windows which present stunning views of the resort's grounds. The luxury suites are beautifully decorated using a fresh, tasteful white, cream, grey and dark chocolate colour scheme. For those who plan on visiting with a family or small group the property also offers stylish multi bedroom villas.

If you enjoy eating succulent seafood, you'll love dining at Terraces Restaurant which is known for offering the best seafood buffet on the Gold Coast. Terraces Restaurant also offers a stunning atmosphere and offers an indoor water floor as well as floor to ceiling windows which showcase the resort's pool area.

Price per night

Approx. AUD $465

Address

71 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach, Queensland, 4217

Phone

+61 7 5577 0000

Website

marriott.com

5. Palazzo Versace

Palazzo Versace is an opulent, five star hotel which is operated by the designer brand Versace. The Palazzo Versace was designed to replicate the sophistication of Italian architecture and features 200 rooms and suites and 72 spacious condominiums. Each room located in the Palazzo Versace has been tastefully decorated with Versace branded furnishings such as Versace branded pillows and offers a Juliet style balcony.

The jewel in Palazzo Versace's crown is the Versace Lagoon which is surrounded by majestic palm trees. The Palazzo Versace also offers its very own private marina where guests can choose to moor their boats during their time at the hotel. As the Palazzo Versace is located in a private, tranquil location it's the perfect hotel for a relaxing vacation.

The Palazzo Versace has a reputation for its fine dining options. Examples of which include Il Barocco, which is Italian restaurant which uses fresh local produce and Vanitas, which is best known for its carefully thought out degustation menu.

If you enjoy treating yourself to souvenirs on your travels, you'll also be able to purchase authentic Versace souvenirs at the hotel's on-site boutique.

Price per night

Approx. AUD $375

Address

94 Sea World Drive, Main Beach, Queensland, 4127

Phone

+61 7 5509 8000

Website

palazzoversace.com.au

6. The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast

The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast is located on Broadbeach Island. Each of 596 rooms which are available offer either coastal views or hinterland views. The best rooms available are the Executive Deluxe Rooms which are located on the 18th floor and above and offer state of the art technology, luxurious bedding and pillows, dual rain shower-heads and exclusive Apelles branded toiletries.

One of the property's highlights is its 24 hour casino, The Star Gold Coast which offers over 40 different table games and 1400 slot machines. Some of the other facilities which are on offer include a gym, a spa, a beautiful designed pool and a variety of restaurants.

If you love the idea of dining in your room or suite, you can take advantage of the hotel's Table For 2 experience which will allow you to order mouth watering shared meals for two from Cucina Vivo, Kiyomi, Garden Kitchen and Bar and Mei Wei Dumplings.

Price per night

Approx. AUD $190

Address

1 Casino Drive, Broadbeach, Queensland, 4218

Phone

+61 7 5592 8100

Website

star.com.au

7. RACV Royal Pines Resort Gold Coast

The RACV Royal Pines Resort Gold Coast is one of the few resorts in the Gold Coast to offer a championship golf course and a driving range. Some of the other activities and facilities which are on offer include a spacious outdoor pool, luxurious pool loungers, several tennis courts, free waterpark access, a full service spa, 4 restaurants and 2 lounges. If you enjoy keeping active on your vacations, you're in luck as the RACV Royal Pines Resort Gold Coast also offers daily yoga, tennis and golf classes which are taught by experienced teachers.

In total the RACV Royal Pines Resort Gold Coast offers 333 rooms. Each of the rooms feature free toiletries, a flat screen TV and a modern en-suite bathroom. If you're interested in gaining exclusive access to the resort's executive lounge, opt for an executive suite which offers mountain views as well as complimentary slippers and bathrobes. The executive lounge which is located on the 21st level offers light refreshments during the day and decadent canapes in the evenings. From 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm the lounge can only be accessed by guests who are aged 18 or over.

Price per night

Approx. AUD $180

Address

Ross Street, Gold Coast, Queensland, 4217

Phone

+61 7 5597 8700

Website

racv.com.au

Conclusion

If you're currently in the process of planning a whirlwind, luxury trip to the Gold Coast, it's well worth booking your accomodation with one of the highly rated four or five star resorts which is listed above. All of these will provide you with a memorable experience to remember!