Mackay hotels

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For those who have come to Mackay to relax on the beach, Illawong Beach is a good, quiet option in South Mackay. Econo Lodge Beachside is a good choice in the area, located on the Binnington Esplanade across from the Illawong Beach and Quota Park.
Slade Point to the north of Mackay has good sea views across the coastline. One of the most popular spots is Lamberts Lookout up on the headland. A good option for accommodation in this area is the Seabreeze Hotel, backing onto the Slade Point Nature Reserve and a 15-minute walk along the beach and up to Lamberts Lookout.
Mackay acts as gateway to the lower Whitsunday Islands, especially the popular bird watching spot on Keswick Island. For those touring the islands by boat, or who intend to visit the reefs in Mackay harbour, staying somewhere like the Clarion Hotel at the marina will keep you close to the moorings. There are also a number of restaurants off the marina for added convenience.
If you are here to enjoy some leisurely fishing or to explore the wetlands around Pioneer River, there are a number of good options riverside. The Lanai Riverside Apartments not only look over the Pioneer River where you can catch whiting, bream and flathead, but are next to the Bluewater Lagoon, a popular free-admission water park to keep the whole family entertained.
For those who like to stay near a park, the Regional Botanic Gardens in West Mackay can provide a quiet retreat from the tourism centre of the city. The Hi-Way Units Motel is across the road from the gardens, towards the edge of the city. If you walk 5 minutes down the road you will be able to wander the streets of rural Australian countryside.

FAQs when booking a Hotel in Mackay

How much is a cheap hotel in Mackay?
KAYAK users have found double rooms in Mackay for as cheap as £24 in the last 3 days. The average price is £60.
How much is a hotel in Mackay for tonight?
In the last 72 hours, users have found Mackay hotels for tonight for as low as £25. Users have also found 3-star hotels from £33 and 4-star hotels from £46.
How can I find hotels near me?
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What hotels in Mackay are close to the the centre city?
For those who want to be close to all that Mackay has to offer, there are some good options within the centre city, close to utilities, restaurants and shops. A couple of good options downtown are the International Lodge Motel and the Mid City Motor Inn. With their location in the city centre, these locations are also good for anyone attending an event at the Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre.
What hotels in Mackay are close to the airport?
For those passing through Mackay or like the convenience of being close to the airport, the Ocean International is only a 5-minute drive from the airport terminal, on the way into town. For those that are looking for something even closer, the ibis Mackay is within the terminal itself.
What hotels in Mackay have an outdoor pool?
If you enjoy having easy access to a pool, especially in the height of the hot Australian summer, then there are a number of options around the city. The Comfort Resort Blue Pacific, towards the north of the city, is one good option. An alternative that is also a little more central is the Alara Motor Inn.
What hotels in Mackay are good for those on a budget?
Mackay has a wide range of accommodation, including those for the more budget-conscious traveller. Two options that are a good value for money are the Bel Air Motel and the Gecko‘s Rest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers. Both of these are also close to bus stations and affordable dining options.

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Best Mackay hotels

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Econo Lodge Beachside - Mackay - Building
9.7 Excellent (72 reviews)
Mackay Oceanside Central Hotel - Mackay - Bedroom
9.3 Excellent (500 reviews)
Lantern Motor Inn - Mackay - Building
9.3 Excellent (108 reviews)
Shakespeare Motel - Mackay - Building
9.1 Excellent (505 reviews)
Comfort Resort Blue Pacific - Mackay - Bedroom
9.1 Excellent (221 reviews)
Clarion Hotel Mackay Marina - Mackay - Building
9.0 Excellent (467 reviews)
Country Plaza Motor Inn - Mackay - Building
8.9 Excellent (279 reviews)
Alara Motor Inn - Mackay - Building
8.9 Excellent (229 reviews)
International Lodge - Mackay - Building
8.9 Excellent (205 reviews)
White Lace Motor Inn - Mackay - Building
8.8 Excellent (579 reviews)
Hi-Way Units Motel - Mackay - Building
9.0 Excellent (63 reviews)
Ocean International - Mackay - Building
8.9 Excellent (75 reviews)
Quest Mackay - Mackay - Building
8.6 Excellent (149 reviews)
Ibis Mackay - Mackay - Building
8.5 Excellent (3,530 reviews)
Miners Lodge Motor Inn - Mackay - Building
8.5 Excellent (401 reviews)
Bel Air Motel - Mackay - Building
8.5 Excellent (137 reviews)

Best hotels in Mackay near Artspace Mackay

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Lanai Riverside Apartments - Mackay - Building
9.0 Excellent (240 reviews)
Oaks Rivermarque - Mackay - Building
8.4 Excellent (674 reviews)
Mid City Motor Inn - Mackay - Building
8.3 Excellent (376 reviews)
Rydges Mackay Suites - Mackay - Building
7.8 Good (264 reviews)