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.


JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa

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 223 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 to. 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, fine dining options, private beach, and extensive choice of rooms and suites. Nestled in six acres of lush tropical gardens and sparkling lagoons, the Gold Coast’s only true beachfront resort is the perfect place to enjoy gorgeous sunsets by the pool, explore the local delights on foot, and unwind in tastefully decorated spaces.


Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise

Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise

A towering icon on the Gold Coast skyline, Peppers Soul has all the indulgent amenities, exquisite dining, and spa treats you’re looking for on a romantic weekend or family getaway — all just steps from Surfers Paradise Beach and the shops on Cavill Avenue. The 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments are spacious and feature private balconies with spectacular coastal views. The apartments come with everything you need, including fully equipped kitchens, internet access, laundry facilities & a spa bath. Emerge from your room to savour delectable meals at Hyde Paradiso, rejuvenate at the spa, or cool down at the pool.


QT Gold Coast

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.


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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Palazzo Versace

Palazzo Versace

The Palazzo Versace is more than a five-star hotel. It’s a lifestyle. The hotel is everything you’d expect from the Versace brand: elegant, opulent and super stylish. Anticipate a good night’s rest in any of the 200 gorgeous guest rooms, each one providing comfort and privacy along with bespoke furnishings and all the mod cons you can think of. Discover the Water Salon cabana experience here, and enjoy the good life in any of the hotel’s award-winning restaurants or its renowned day spa. Surfers Paradise Beach, the marina, and shops are all within easy reach when you stay at the Palazzo.


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 Parise, and cutting-edge entertainment systems. Outside, the beaches and hinterland of the Gold Coast await.


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 243 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’s 24-hour gaming 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 296 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.

Looking for more options? Check out our list of the best luxury accommodation on the Gold Coast.

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Fascinated by the human mind, Stoewie is a globetrotter who enjoys immersing himself in different cultures and observing the world around him. He has a love for language and experimenting with flavours, and experiences his Zen moments while creating new culinary delights in the kitchen. Anywhere quiet and "away from crowds" is Stoewie's happy place.