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Kingsford Smith Motel

610 Kingsford Smith Dr, Brisbane, Queensland 4007 Australia
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2023 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Kingsford Smith Motel offers excellent customer service (Trip Advisor Best of the Best 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020), high quality, clean, comfortable and modern rooms. Fine dining restaurants, bars and shops near and in the picturesque portside wharf precinct, not to forget the Eat Street Markets and Racecourse Road all within an easy walk. Eagle Farm and Doomben racetracks are both close by. We offer 24-hour check in service and a complimentary drop off Shuttle to the Airport terminals, racetracks and the Tangalooma ferry terminal. Our hours of operation for the Shuttle are 7am to 1pm daily. (Drop Off service only) *Please note the Shuttle drop off service is Subject to availability.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast in the room
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Car park
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Safe
Seating area
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Business
Modern
Languages Spoken
English
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Sue H wrote a review Feb 2024
Pershore, United Kingdom35 contributions17 helpful votes
Stayed here between flights. Very warm welcome. Comfortable stay with lovely extras…. Choccies and biscuits in the room. Real milk in the fridge. We also got a free bottle of wine for booking directly with them. Close to some lovely restaurants and within easy access to the river and its ferries.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Jacqui A wrote a review Aug 2022
Sunrise Beach, Australia28 contributions6 helpful votes
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This motel is our regular motel for our stays in Brisbane...in fact we had 3 stays there in August! We had family visiting from NZ and they were very impressed with KSM for their overnight stay. Helen and her team are exceptional - welcoming, friendly and helpful. The rooms are all renovated and well appointed. They are very comfy, beds are lovely and rooms are always spotlessly clean. Onsite parking is also convenient and easy. A short walk across the road takes you to Portside where we like Lemonish for breakfast and Byblos for dinner. Also a short walk away is Brett's Wharf to catch the CityCat into town. This is definitely our Go-to Motel for our Brisbane visits and we always enjoy our stays there. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: All rooms are good with the ones facing the carpark being a bit quieter.
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Response from Star Group, Owner at Kingsford Smith Motel
Responded 31 Oct 2022
Hi Jacqui, Thank you for sharing your 5 Star Review with the TripAdvisor community. We are delighted that you found our room renovations delightful and how accessible everything was to you. Next time you are in Brisbane we hope to check you in. Warmest regards The KSM Team
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Inspire18782909107 wrote a review Feb 2024
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Hotel is fine for a quick stopover close to the airport. Looked better than most nearby for the money. Where it shines is the staff, especially Helen at the front desk and the housekeeping manager who got us in our room early. Kudos to the team here, thanks for the little highlight despite our cancelled flight situation.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Jim L wrote a review Jan 2024
Mooloolaba, Australia40 contributions12 helpful votes
Friendliest couple run this place - thank you Helen for the complimentary bottle of Chardonnay - just what we needed after a long day. The room was 10/10 - the ease of parking was 10/10 - and just the perfect place for an early start to the airport for a 6.10am flight. We have definitely found our pre-flight accommodation forever. Thank you again for the perfect stay.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from G M, General Manager at Kingsford Smith Motel
Responded 16 Jan 2024
Hello Jim Thank you for your kind words and wonderful rating of the Motel. It was an absolute pleasure looking after you both. Glad you liked the bottle of Chardonnay upon arrival. Hope you have a nice week away up north. Hope to see you next time when in town. Take care. Regards Helen & Cam
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Vacationer108332 wrote a review Jan 2024
Mudjimba, Australia26 contributions1 helpful vote
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What a great little motel. Was perfect for me as I had a very early morning flight, the cab ride is only 10 minutes to the airport. Helen on reception gave me a lovely welcome and gave advice on all the best eating places. The room is compact but has everything you need. The bed was very comfortable including the pillows. The shower had great water pressure. There are comfy chairs and a coffee table and a good sized wardrobe. Loved my chocolates and biscuits with my coffee and tea drink station. Would happily recommend this motel. Look forward to staying there again. Thanks for the great service.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 16 Jan 2024
Hello Vacationer108332 Thank you for your kindest of words and wonderful rating for the Motel. It was an absolute pleasure checking you in and so happy to know that your stay with us was comfortable and enjoyable. We hope to see you next when in town. Have a great day. Regards Helen & Cam
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Marie W wrote a review Dec 2023
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Stayed here many times, love the refurbishment. Reception staff friendly and professional, very welcoming. Great price, booked directly with accommodation. Close to restaurants. VERY quiet absolutely no noise from outside heard in our room. Bed and pillows excellent. Highly recommend
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Room Tip: Great spot for overnight or even a few days. Even though it is on a busy road, room was so quiet.
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Responded 16 Jan 2024
Hello Marie Thank you for your lovely words and rating of the Motel. It was an absolute pleasure looking after you. Hope to see you again soon. Take care Regards Helen & Cam
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Danielle T wrote a review Nov 2023
Christchurch, New Zealand20 contributions27 helpful votes
Room was so clean and tidy, very comfortable room & lovely amenities. Helen at front desk was so friendly, as were other hotel staff who always said hello when they saw you. Carparking was great, some street noise but to be expected as it is surrounded by main road. Location in walking distance of Eat Street food market, although I wasn't staying nights it was open. Other restaurants & small supermarket facilities nearby (again within walking distance). About an 18 minute or so drive to/from airport. Would definitely recommend & would stay here again. Thank you!
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Date of stay: November 2023
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michellejeanette wrote a review Nov 2023
australia361 contributions163 helpful votes
Stayed 3 nights pre cruise. Welcoming and very helpful. The room was very inviting, not big but comfortable. Lovely toiletries. Being on a busy road was ok as double glazing worked well. Very grateful for the shuttle to the train station and to ship. The only negative was the amount of light that came through the window at 4.46am.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lyall W wrote a review Nov 2023
Kaiapoi, New Zealand2 contributions
great place to stay and lovely hosts ....make sure you book directly with them as there is a bonus !!..very handy to the airport as well and they have a van to drop you back there when you are heading away ....thanks guys
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Date of stay: October 2023
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David M wrote a review Nov 2023
Perth, Australia59 contributions53 helpful votes
Even though we just stayed for one night, we found the motel as everything we would like to expect. As we arrived late at night, we were advised beforehand on the security formalities on entering the motel, easy to follow. The room was very clean, comfortable and spacious as was the bathroom. The staff were very friendly and informative. The motel is close to the airport, cruise terminal and walking to distance to various pleasant restaurants. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Room Tip: At present they have airport and cruise terminal transfers.
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AU$189 - AU$226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kingsford Smith Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Kingsford Smith Motel?
Nearby attractions include Eat Street Northshore (0.4 km), Jan Power's Farmers Markets (0.8 km), and Portside Wharf (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kingsford Smith Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Kingsford Smith Motel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Kingsford Smith Motel?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Kingsford Smith Motel?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kingsford Smith Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sono Japanese Restaurant Portside Wharf, Aamaya Indian Restaurant, and Byblos Bar and Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kingsford Smith Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Kingsford Smith Motel have airport transportation?
Yes, Kingsford Smith Motel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kingsford Smith Motel?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Kingsford Smith Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Boggo Road Gaol (Jail) (7.6 km), Anzac Square & Memorial Galleries (5.5 km), and Brisbane Arcade (5.7 km).
Is Kingsford Smith Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.