Famed for its long, sandy beaches, glittering high-rises, and some of the best surfing spots in Australia, the Gold Coast is all about the laid-back lifestyle interspersed with the energy of a vibrant entertainment and cultural scene. It offers endless days of beach fun, thrilling theme park delights, and rainforest adventures that will keep you busy from sun up to sundown. To match this amazing list of things to do is our selection of equally fabulous Gold Coast hotels and resorts that will deliver all you expect and more.

The Langham, Gold Coast and Jewel Residences

The gem-like towering skyscrapers of The Langham Gold Coast

Situated in the heart of Surfers Paradise, The Langham Gold Coast and Jewel Residences offers stunning views of the city and the ocean. This luxury hotel on the Gold Coast has 2 swimming pools, a fitness centre, and several restaurants and bars on site. Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi, 24-hour room service, and valet parking for a truly seamless and hassle-free beachside getaway. The building’s crystal-like structure is a view to behold especially during sunset!

JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa's grand interiors

JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa

The JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa brings first-class hospitality and graceful elegance to Australia’s Gold Coast. With an enviable location in Surfers Paradise, the hotel puts you just minutes from the beach, theme parks, and world-class shopping. The five restaurants, business centre, and list of leisure activities — saltwater lagoon, spa, gym, kids club, tennis court — will definitely make this hotel one of your favourites. Feel rejuvenated after a night in any of the beautiful guest rooms. Breathe in the breathtaking ocean and hinterland views, and delight in the range of premium amenities available at your fingertips.

Sheraton Grand Mirage Gold Coast

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast

You can’t go wrong with a Sheraton hotel wherever you travel, and the Sheraton Grand Mirage on the Gold Coast is no exception. It’s the epitome of quality and luxury, with its elegant modern interiors, multiple dining options, private beach, and extensive choice of rooms and suites. Terraces Restaurant is a seafood lover’s paradise while The Deck offers casual dining. Two bars on-site too! Nestled in six acres of lush tropical gardens and sparkling lagoons, the Sheraton Grand Mirage is the perfect place to enjoy gorgeous sunsets by the pool, explore the local delights on foot, and unwind in tastefully decorated spaces.

QT Gold Coast's modern and colourful interiors

QT Gold Coast

Wake up to a fresh take on a classic coastal destination. The stylish and trendy QT Gold Coast stands out from the hotel crowd with its colourful, sun-kissed vibe. Rooms are light-filled and feature amenities to keep you entertained and connected whether staying for work or leisure. Enjoy the scrumptious offerings at the in-house restaurant, work up a sweat on the tennis court, then relax with a massage or facial. At QT, you’ll find yourself within walking distance of Slingshot and Surfers Paradise Beach, and less than a kilometre from the retail haven of Cavill Avenue.

Couples on a double date at voco Gold Coast

voco Gold Coast

voco Gold Coast has perfected the coastal hotel stay with its superlative services, ultra-comfortable accommodation, and just about every amenity you can think of. Savour fresh seafood and perfectly cooked steaks at the restaurant. Relax by the pool or work out at the gym. Later, unwind in your room or suite with stunning ocean or hinterland views. You’ll never miss out on any of the action at voco. It’s close to the beach and the pleasures of Cavill Avenue. And the nearby G:link tram connects you to the rest of the Gold Coast’s must-see destinations.

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The shaded poolside cabanas at Imperial Hotel Gold Coast

Imperial Hotel Gold Coast

Imperial Hotel Gold Coast, a 5-star waterfront gem, seamlessly blends Italian craftsmanship with opulent accommodations, setting a global standard for luxury. Savour award-winning cuisine at Il Barocco Restaurant and experience the signature Imperial Hotel High Tea at Le Jardin. Indulge in wellness at The Beauty Room or the modern fitness centre, and explore the private marina for nautical adventures. Notably, this hotel introduces Australia’s first Water Salon cabana experience, where cool cabanas shielded by flowy fabrics let guests enjoy that eternal summer vibe while relaxing by the pool. These loungers have enough space for two too!

Classic luxurious interior design at The Darling at The Star Gold Coast

The Darling at The Star Gold Coast

Fusing the beauty of its coastal location with a sumptuous elegant style, The Darling is the perfect destination for a Gold Coast getaway. Inside, a royal palette of deep purple, red, blue, and gold accentuates the hotel’s signature restaurants and bars, state-of-the-art theatre, and gaming and events spaces. And as you step into the well-appointed suites, feel like a king or queen surrounded by bespoke fittings and the finest amenities including Italian beddings and bathrobes, premium toiletries from Balmain Paris, and cutting-edge entertainment systems. Outside, the beaches and hinterland of the Gold Coast await.

Guest having coffee at the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort

InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort

Immerse yourself in a world of relaxation and tranquil moments at the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort. Nestled within 4.2 acres of lush tropical gardens, the resort features impeccably appointed guest rooms spread across three wings, each with private balconies overlooking the marina, garden, or lagoon. Be sure to try the hotel’s signature dining experience, The Fireplace – offering delectable wood-fired cuisine using local produce. Located within a 15-minute drive of Warner Bros Movie World and Dreamworld, the InterContinental is ideal for fun family holidays and weekend getaways.

The Star Grand at the Star Gold Coast

The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast

Fresh, trendy, and set on Broadbeach Island, The Star Grand is a slice of paradise that combines relaxation and fun. Take in sweeping ocean and hinterland views from any of the whopping 596 rooms and suites. Kick your heels up at the pool and take your fill of fresh seafood at Uncle Su or the amazing spread at Harvest Buffet. If you’re more of a night owl, there are 24-hour gaming spots and seven buzzing bars to choose from. From the hotel, you can easily join the morning crowd at nearby Surfers Paradise Beach, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, or Cavill Avenue.

Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach

Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach

Enjoy the coastal life the French way at Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach. Carefully blending its sophisticated French style with the very best of the Gold Coast, the hotel provides a haven that soothes the spirit. It features a wide range of beautifully appointed guest rooms boasting stunning marble bathrooms, private balconies, and modern conveniences. A plethora of facilities that’ll make you rethink going out: a library, gym, heated outdoor pools, gaming lounge, restaurant, and bar. When you do go out, it’s just a short stroll to Kurrawa Beach, sleek bars and cafes, gourmet restaurants, and shopping at Pacific Fair.

It’s safe to say that the Gold Coast is one of the best destinations to spend a weekend or holiday in Australia. With its 70 kilometres of coastline, lush hinterland, trendy shops, fine dining, and fun family adventures, it’s a place for all types of travellers. So it only follows that it also offers a wide range of accommodation, from over-the-top opulence to chic and modern stays.

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Fascinated by different cultures and the beauty of nature, Stoewie is a globetrotter who loves travelling and observing the world around him. He has a love for language and a penchant for experimenting in the kitchen—often experiencing his Zen moments while creating new culinary delights. Anywhere quiet and "away from crowds" is Stoewie's happy place.