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Hi Way Inn Motel

430 Stuart Highway, Darwin, Northern Territory 0820 Australia
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#4 of 5 motels in Darwin
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Welcome to Hi Way Inn Motel, your Darwin “home away from home.” Hi Way Inn Motel aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

Nearby landmarks such as Hidden Valley Motor Sports Complex (1.7 mi) and Manton Dam (2.4 mi) make Hi Way Inn Motel a great place to stay when visiting Darwin.

As your “home away from home,” the motel rooms offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a minibar, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

Guests have access to room service, baggage storage, and express check-in and check-out while staying at Hi Way Inn Motel. In addition, Hi Way Inn Motel offers a pool and an on-site restaurant, which will help make your Darwin trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

During your visit, be sure to check out a popular Darwin French restaurants such as Bumble Bean Chocolates, which is a short distance from Hi Way Inn Motel.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Darwin Aviation Museum (1.2 mi) or Strauss Airfield (0.6 mi), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance.

Hi Way Inn Motel puts the best of Darwin at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Restaurant
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Express check-in / check-out
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Kids' meals
Shuttle bus service
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Sun terrace
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Air conditioning
Desk
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Bottled water
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Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms
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Zannie H wrote a review Dec 2023
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One pillow per bed, the thinnest pillow ever. I was sold a king size bed and a bunk bed for the kids. Got a double bed instead where you had the climb over the other half to get out. Plus jammed up against the wall greatly reduced the size of the double bed. I had to rearrange the room myself to make us all happy and to be able to get out of the bed without climbing over the other one. I had to show the staff that it wasn’t a king room despite being told on multiple occasions and on check in. Plus it was an inconvenience to get at least a bigger less worn out pillow for the double bed
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Date of stay: December 2023
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marlene wrote a review Aug 2021
Gippsland, Australia26 contributions8 helpful votes
Pulling in for fule and found ourselves booking in to the park for thr night. We all so got free voucher for a beer and wine when booking in We had power and water. And under our feet green grass. We went for tes, both of us had lamb cutlets. The meal was great. And yhr drinks cold. Next morning we went for breakfast before heading off. It's a must stay
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PeterJT46 wrote a review July 2021
Mandurah, Australia2846 contributions277 helpful votes
Located on the corner of the Stuart a d Carpentaria Highways, between Tennant Creek and Mataranka. Friendly staff and clean rooms. A commodation available for campers, caravans, RV's, backpackers and in motel units. Meals available in the tavern and fuel here also.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Try and get a room towards the rear of the complex. Booking ahead strongly advised
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Marc Ortega wrote a review June 2019
Darwin, Australia150 contributions27 helpful votes
If you're after a clean, comfortable semi decent place to spend the night purely to sleep then this place is fine. If you're looking to spend a bit of time in here it's not. The rooms are a throw back to the 70s and could do with a refurbishment. The main problems are the walls seem super thin. All you need is some cloven hooved mess coming home from a night of way too many UDL's stomping around the main hallway to wake you up and ruin your sleep. At least the service was great, friendly, fast and efficient.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Gail F wrote a review Sept 2018
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia12 contributions2 helpful votes
A Big thank you to David & Staff your hospitality was excellent we choose the Hi Way Inn because it was close to the Airport & the price was right for us, the room was clean & tidy, towels & sheets etc were spotless. Dining room was spacious, food very good. No Complaints from us. GO MELBOURNE STORM
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Responded 17 Sept 2018
So glad you enjoyed your stay,hope to see you again.
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bustrav2013 wrote a review Aug 2018
Robina, Australia45 contributions10 helpful votes
not quite sure what the people rating this place highly received for accommodation but i agree with some of the dump descriptions from pparko - my room was old , badly painted , looked like it was a converted store room with a old walk in freezer which the staff member told me was for storing dead bodies ! in fact it had lots of very smelly wet and mouldy doonas . the bed was uncomfortable and i had a multitude of insect visitors across it during the night . the staff did apologize and assure me that the room had just been pest controlled but i think the insects wern't aware of this . i also found numerous creatures in the bathroom. I have stayed in better places in Asian backwaters. Definitely give this place a miss unless you are happy with a bad backpacker type experience. luckily i was only here for a very short visit .
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Responded 18 Aug 2018
Sorry but we don't have any rooms with old walk in freezers in them and I have no record of your stay Maybe you reviewed the wrong motel or perhaps you're on drugs!
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shep wrote a review Aug 2018
Brisbane, Australia12 contributions6 helpful votes
Perfect for a budget, very clean rooms. Not the most modern place, but service and cleanliness are outstanding. Definitely recommend getting breakfast. Staff are friendly. Very close to the airport, and a short taxi ride into the city. Definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 21 Oct 2018
Thank you for taking the time to review us, Glad you enjoyed your stay Michelle/Manager.
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OwlTrippin wrote a review July 2018
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The staff here is super nice. The rooms are super basic - we had a queen/single bed combo room with our own bathroom. The bathroom also had its entrance door was a little weird but it was fine. The room was clean and the beds were comfortable - it was fine for our visit to Darwin. We had our own car, so the location was fine for us.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Room Tip: There are no elevators - if you need one, stay on the first floor.
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pparko wrote a review June 2018
Sydney, Australia193 contributions57 helpful votes
I’ve stayed in hotels all over the world and this has to be the worst. I’m sure the room we stayed in was a converted storeroom. It’s called the Hi Way Inn for a reason. It’s on the main highway into Darwin. Don’t expect to sleep past 6 am as the traffic is right outside your room and the window is glass louvers that let the noise in. Did I mention it’s opposite the airport that have planes taking off from 5.30 am ( the reason I booked the hotel as we got in at midnight). It was clean on the surface, clean sheets and towels, but the tiled floor was grimy and the bathroom full of mould. Stay clear !!!!!!
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 21 June 2018
Thank you for your feedback What is showing in your photo is discolouration of tiles not mould And thank you for smoking in the room !!!
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The Roaming Renegades wrote a review Nov 2017
Melbourne, Australia504 contributions192 helpful votes
We stayed for one night and it did the job, basic room in a decent location, clean and comfortable. Only one bathroom on the hallway though and the WIFI situation is quite frustrating when you work from your laptop and they limit it like this.
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Date of stay: November 2017
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hi Way Inn Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Hi Way Inn Motel?
Nearby attractions include RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility (5.8 km), Deckchair Cinema (6.0 km), and Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (5.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hi Way Inn Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hi Way Inn Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hi Way Inn Motel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Hi Way Inn Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hi Way Inn Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pee Wee's at the Point, PepperBerry Restaurant, and Wharf One Food & Wine.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hi Way Inn Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Hi Way Inn Motel have airport transportation?
Yes, Hi Way Inn Motel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hi Way Inn Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to Hi Way Inn Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Burnett House (5.9 km), The Old Town Hall (5.7 km), and Survivors’ Lookout (6.0 km).
Is Hi Way Inn Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.