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Paradise Lodge Motel
Paradise Lodge Motel
7.1 Good

0.3 km from city centre, Mackay Show on map

GoodBased on 386 reviews
7.1

Located a five-minute walk from Caneland Central, Paradise Motel was refurbished recently and offers modern rooms with a refrigerator, free wireless internet access and tea and coffee making facilities. It is situated a brief stroll from Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre.

Shamrock Gardens Motel
Shamrock Gardens Motel
9.0 Excellent

2.4 km from city centre, Mackay Show on map

ExcellentBased on 326 reviews
9.0

This modern motel in Mackay offers free Wi-Fi, as well as luggage storage and a swimming pool. It features cosy rooms with a private bathroom and a kitchenette.

Rydges Mackay Suites
Rydges Mackay Suites
8.0 Excellent

0.3 km from city centre, Mackay Show on map

ExcellentBased on 969 reviews
8.0

Situated in Mackay, Rydges Mackay Suites is an easy drive from Greenmount and features an indoor pool. It also offers free public parking on site and is a 10-minute drive from Flat Top Island Light and Stadium Mackay.

Mantra Mackay
Mantra Mackay
8.4 Excellent

5.5 km from city centre, Mackay Show on map

ExcellentBased on 840 reviews
8.4

This comfortable hotel in Mackay provides complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as an outdoor pool and massage services. A short walk from Pine Islet Light, it offers comfortable rooms equipped with a private balcony, a coffee maker and a kitchenette.

White Lace Motor Inn
White Lace Motor Inn
8.4 Excellent

1.8 km from city centre, Mackay Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,150 reviews
8.4

This comfortable inn in Mackay offers free wireless internet, as well as an outdoor pool and a kids pool. It also provides free public parking on site and is within a 10-minute drive of Flat Top Island Light, the Forgan Bridge and Stadium Mackay.

Sun Plaza Motel - Mackay
Sun Plaza Motel - Mackay
7.5 Good

1.4 km from city centre, Mackay Show on map

GoodBased on 333 reviews
7.5

This comfortable motel in Mackay provides free wireless internet, as well as an outdoor pool and a Jacuzzi. It is conveniently located for those wanting to visit local attractions.

Ocean International
Ocean International
8.4 Excellent

2.7 km from city centre, Mackay Show on map

ExcellentBased on 410 reviews
8.4

Located in Mackay, the hotel is within a 10-minute drive of Mackay Airport and provides a Jacuzzi, an outdoor pool and a sauna. It also offers 24-hour room service, a kids pool and valet parking.

Tropic Coast Motel
Tropic Coast Motel
8.4 Excellent

2.3 km from city centre, Mackay Show on map

ExcellentBased on 115 reviews
8.4

This comfortable motel in Mackay provides complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as an outdoor pool and laundry facilities. It is conveniently positioned for guests wanting to visit local attractions.

Cool Palms Motel
Cool Palms Motel
8.3 Excellent

1.0 km from city centre, Mackay Show on map

ExcellentBased on 625 reviews
8.3

Cool Palms Motel provides a comfortable setting in Mackay and has a swimming pool, free wireless internet and complimentary private parking on-site. It also offers luggage storage, a 24-hour reception and an express check-in and check-out feature.

Econo Lodge Beachside
Econo Lodge Beachside
9.2 Excellent

2.8 km from city centre, Mackay Show on map

ExcellentBased on 101 reviews
9.2

Providing a shuttle service to Mackay Airport, as well as free Wi-Fi, Econo Lodge Beachside is a convenient place to stay in Mackay. It also provides free private parking on site and is a 10-minute drive from the Forgan Bridge.

Tips for booking a Mackay hotel

Cheapest month:December
Most expensive month:May
Average price in Mackay:$101/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$27/night
Cheapest day:Thursday
Most expensive day:Sunday
$62 - $132
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$63 - $116
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Top Rated Mackay hotels

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Oaks Mackay Rivermarque Hotel
Oaks Mackay Rivermarque Hotel
8.2 Excellent

0.4 km from city centre, Mackay Show on map

Situated in Mackay, the hotel is within a 15-minute drive of Mackay Airport and offers a Jacuzzi, a sauna and a swimming pool. It also provides disabled parking and free public parking on site and Stadium Mackay is a short car trip away.

2
Econo Lodge Beachside
Econo Lodge Beachside
9.2 Excellent

2.8 km from city centre, Mackay Show on map

Providing a shuttle service to Mackay Airport, as well as free Wi-Fi, Econo Lodge Beachside is a convenient place to stay in Mackay. It also provides free private parking on site and is a 10-minute drive from the Forgan Bridge.

3
Bel Air Motel
Bel Air Motel
8.0 Excellent

1.1 km from city centre, Mackay Show on map

This comfortable motel in Mackay provides complimentary wireless internet, as well as a playground and an outdoor pool. It is conveniently positioned for those wishing to sightsee in the area.

4
Shakespeare Motel
Shakespeare Motel
8.8 Excellent

0.6 km from city centre, Mackay Show on map

This comfortable motel in Mackay offers free Wi-Fi, as well as an outdoor pool and luggage storage. It is ideally located for guests wanting to sightsee in the area.

5
Reef Resort Motel
Reef Resort Motel
7.4 Good

2.3 km from city centre, Mackay Show on map

Located in Mackay, Reef Resort Motel is within a 10-minute drive of Mackay Airport and offers an outdoor pool. The numerous amenities this charming motel has to offer include luggage storage and a dry cleaning service.

Cheapest hotels in Mackay, Queensland

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Gecko's Rest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers
Gecko's Rest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers
7.3 Good

0.5 km from city centre, Mackay Show on map

This comfortable hostel in Mackay provides free wireless internet, as well as a swimming pool and luggage storage. It is close to the Forgan Bridge, eateries and shops.

$30
Avg. per night
Taylors Hotel
Taylors Hotel
6.8 Good

0.4 km from city centre, Mackay Show on map

Taylors Hotel provides a comfortable base when visiting Mackay and is close to everything the area has to offer.

$35
Avg. per night
Mcguire's CBD Hotel
Mcguire's CBD Hotel
8.4 Excellent

0.5 km from city centre, Mackay Show on map

Located in Mackay, McGuire's CBD Hotel is an easy drive from Stadium Mackay and Pine Islet Light. It is conveniently positioned for those wanting to sightsee in the area.

$70
Avg. per night
Kooyong Hotel
Kooyong Hotel
6.7 Good

1.9 km from city centre, Mackay Show on map

Located in Mackay, Kooyong Hotel is a short drive from Pine Islet Light and provides on-site parking. It is conveniently positioned for guests wishing to discover the area's attractions.

$70
Avg. per night
Cool Palms Motel
Cool Palms Motel
8.3 Excellent

1.0 km from city centre, Mackay Show on map

Cool Palms Motel provides a comfortable setting in Mackay and has a swimming pool, free wireless internet and complimentary private parking on-site. It also offers luggage storage, a 24-hour reception and an express check-in and check-out feature.

$71
Avg. per night
Bel Air Motel
Bel Air Motel
8.0 Excellent

1.1 km from city centre, Mackay Show on map

This comfortable motel in Mackay provides complimentary wireless internet, as well as a playground and an outdoor pool. It is conveniently positioned for those wishing to sightsee in the area.

$79
Avg. per night
Boomerang Motor Hotel
Boomerang Motor Hotel
7.4 Good

3.8 km from city centre, Mackay Show on map

Located in Mackay, the hotel is within a 10-minute drive of Mackay Airport and provides an outdoor pool.

$79
Avg. per night
Paradise Lodge Motel
Paradise Lodge Motel
7.1 Good

0.3 km from city centre, Mackay Show on map

Located a five-minute walk from Caneland Central, Paradise Motel was refurbished recently and offers modern rooms with a refrigerator, free wireless internet access and tea and coffee making facilities. It is situated a brief stroll from Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre.

$80
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Mackay

2 stars or below

$30 - $79

Mcguire's CBD Hotel

No. 1 most popular

Mcguire's CBD Hotel
8.4 Excellent
$70
Avg. per night
Kooyong Hotel

No. 2 most popular

$70
Avg. per night
3 stars

$35 - $144

Econo Lodge Beachside

No. 1 most popular

$112
Avg. per night
Alara Motor Inn

No. 2 most popular

Alara Motor Inn
9.0 Excellent
$110
Avg. per night
Taylors Hotel

Best value

$35
Avg. per night
4 stars and up

$89 - $173

Mantra Mackay

No. 1 most popular

Mantra Mackay
8.4 Excellent
$173
Avg. per night
Coral Cay Resort

No. 2 most popular

Coral Cay Resort
8.2 Excellent
$104
Avg. per night
Reef Resort Motel

Best value

$89
Avg. per night

Best prices found by HotelsCombined users in the past 24 hours.

Where to stay in Mackay

About Mackay

A subtropical city near the Great Barrier Reef, Mackay boasts an array of offshore islands and colourful reefs that are perfect for snorkelling or scuba diving. The Pioneer River meanders past the city’s Art Deco architecture, palm-tree lined streets and quaint waterfront cafes.

Things to do

If you’re on a family Mackay holiday, take the kids to Bluewater Lagoon, a water park with a splash zone, multiple pools and thrilling waterslides. Town Beach is ideal for swimming, kiteboarding or taking an afternoon walk on the soft sands. Along with its majestic sunrises, Town Beach backs onto Iluka Park, which has picnic spots and a playground.

Head across Forgan Smith Bridge to North Mackay and grab a lunch of fresh seafood and cocktails while admiring million-dollar yachts at Mackay Marina. From the marina, you can organise Great Barrier Reef sightseeing and fishing cruises. If you prefer to stay on land, venture over to Harbour Beach and grab a beer at the Mackay Surf Lifesaving Club, which overlooks the Coral Sea.

Wander around Mackay’s historic city centre and admire the heritage facades that now house award-winning restaurants, family-owned boutiques and cosy cafes. Coco Cubano Mackay treats you to Cuban-style cuisine in a bar-lounge setting with leather lounges and a funky soundtrack.

Do you have time for a day trip? Make sure you drive to Eungella National Park, about 1.5 hours away. It’s one of the best spots in Australia for seeing platypus in the wild, but also offers Indigenous heritage, peaceful hiking trails and scenic lookouts with beautiful countryside views.

Getting around

You can easily walk around Mackay’s compact city centre, but it’s best to use taxis or the local Mackay Transit Coaches bus services to visit the northern beaches and harbour. If you plan on exploring more of the region outside the city, hire a car from Mackay Airport, about 10 minutes from the CBD.

Mackay travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Mackay?

    One of the most popular hotels in Mackay is Mantra Mackay, which has been reviewed by 840 users and currently has a rating of 8.4/10. Other top-rated locations include Rydges Mackay Suites and Coral Cay Resort, which have received 8.0/10 and 8.2/10 ratings from our users, respectively.