We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Lazy Lizard Motor Inn

Travellers' Choice award winner
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Lazy Lizard Motor Inn
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"]},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

505 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Lazy Lizard Motor Inn
See the most recent reviews
Showing 471: English reviews
Wellington, NZ
Reviewed 9 January 2017

There are some large and expensive resorts in Port Douglas. This isn't one of them. It is a typical motor inn tucked away on a side street about 1 km from Port Douglas (5 mins in car to the wharf). The rooms are quite large with kitchenette, and at first I thought it was going to be too hot inside...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Duncan W
AJM000, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear Duncan W, Thank you so much for your feedback and for taking the time to write your review. And thank you for choosing to stay with us. As you have said, we are not a large and expensive resort, hence conserving power usage is a must for us, a small independent hotel. We service the rooms daily and turn...

Geelong, Australia
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed at the Lazy Lizard for 10 days over the Christmas break & could not fault the hospitality & service provided. From recommendations for tours and sightseeing to the best places to eat & easy ways to get around Port Douglas, Aidan & Alex have everything covered. We were so grateful to have the use of the pool & a...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank 307D
AJM000, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi there 307D! Thank you both for your wonderful review and thank you for choosing to stay with us. We trust that you left refreshed and relaxed? It was great to see you making such good use of the local shuttle buses. We used to have only 1 in town, but now there are 5 or 6 companies running buses...

Silicon Valley, CA
Reviewed 8 January 2017

A clean basic comfortable and quiet hotel. The room is fairly large and well equipped with plates and kitchen utensils, microwave oven and mini refrigerator. The air conditioner is quiet and there is a ceiling fan in the room. The only drawback for us was that without a car, the hotel is about a 15-20 minute walk to the marina...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Alexx_10
AJM000, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Alexx_10 for taking the time to write your review and thank you for choosing to stay with us. Unfortunately, we cannot change our location, but there are local shuttle buses that run every 15-20 minutes all day long and will take you around for $3-$4. Alternatively, our free bicycles are in great demand and make it an easy,...

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Nice place, friendly hosts! love Port Douglas! free bicycles to take around town! would return. The owners were always available to provide recommendations or simply a friendly chat. It's located roughly a 15min walk from the main attractions.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank evem3
AJM000, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi evem3, Thank you so much for your review and we are glad that you were pleasantly surprised! We are advertised as a 3.5-star motel but endeavour to provide 5-star service. Hopefully we will see you here again in the not too distant future. Kind regards Aidan & Alex

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Very large, very clean, very well equipped room. The bed was possibly the most comfortable I've had in a hotel. I think it was better than mine! Very efficient check-in and out and very helpful and friendly staff. Bit of a way into town but we had a car so no probs. We liked it so much we've already booked...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Cangur0
AJM000, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi Cangur0, Thank you so much for your 5 bubble review. And for choosing to stay with us and to return again in 2017! Glad you found the bed to be comfortable and they are only about a year old. They are King Coil from ahbeard. Looking forward to welcoming you back again. Happy New Year! Aidan & Alex

Beckenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised by the facilities here. Nothing was too much trouble for Aidan to arrange. On site laundry and cycle hire is a huge bonus, the main strip of shops is a 20 minute walk away. The whole place is beautiful especially the marina. I would definitely recommend the Lazy Lizard as a place to stay. This was...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Emma E
AJM000, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi Emma E, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review and thank you for staying with us. It was a pleasure to meet you both. Hope you caught that train ok and are enjoying yourselves in this great country? Thank you once again and happy travelling. Kind regards Aidan & Alex

Buderim, Australia
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Great accommodation. Handy to town. Helpful and courteous staff. Nothing was a problem. Great pool area. Bbq with well stocked condiments rack for cooking. Spacious room. Well appointed as was the shared laundry facilities. Highly recommend staying there and I would definitely stay there again.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Norto
AJM000, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi Norto, Thank you so much for your 5 bubble review and thank you for taking the time to publish it. It is only through feedback that we can hope to improve the facilities that we have available here to make your stay a home away from home. Looking forward to welcoming you back to The Lizard again in the...

AUSTRALIA
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a hassle free stay and found the Lazy Lizard to be clean and although basic it ticked all the boxes. Parking could be an issue especially with the larger rental vehicles but we were lucky as most parking bays were vacant when we stayed. Enjoyed our stay and would return. Pool was excellent and open till 9.30pm And...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank SLACKESTBLADDER
AJM000, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear SLACKESTBLADDER, Thank you for staying with us and thank you for taking the time to submit your review. All of our parking is undercover with a 2.3m clearance. For larger vehicles and boats, they park by reception or at the BBQ area or out on the service road. We do prefer the heads up on this though as sometimes...

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed here overnight on our travels from cape tribulation wish it had been longer as the inn was nice as was the host Aiden very informative and recommended some great spots to eat and see, would defo stay again and longer x

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Diana19552015
AJM000, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Diana19552015 for your review. Hopefully, you can get to stay a bit longer next time and explore more of this magical area. Kind regards Aidan & Alex

Palm Cove, Australia
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Open, clean and most of all a home away from home. Aiden and Alex, are always happy, informative, great listeners and always there welcoming. Come here every week for business and love that after a hard day at work, can unwind in an open spacious pool, surrounded by beautiful gardens. Rooms are open, can eat in or choose top restuarants...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank markluciah
AJM000, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear markluciah, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review and thank you for choosing to stay with us every week. It is always a pleasure to see you at check in and having our little chats and laughs! See you this evening! Kind regards Aidan & Alex

253 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (88)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (12)
Viewed
Room/Suite (17)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (18)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (37)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (140)
Viewed
Amenities (5)
Viewed
Pool (21)
Viewed
Queen and Twin Room (24)
Viewed
Standard Room (56)
Viewed
The Hotel (34)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (25)
Viewed
Room/Suite (7)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Other (8)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Port Douglas hotels
0.9 km away
Freestyle Resort Port Douglas
Freestyle Resort Port Douglas
#4 of 44 in Port Douglas
680 reviews
0.9 km away
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas
7.9 km away
Mai Tai Resort
Mai Tai Resort
#6 of 44 in Port Douglas
457 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.2 km away
Oaks Lagoons
Oaks Lagoons
#16 of 44 in Port Douglas
726 reviews
1.3 km away
Garrick House
Garrick House
#3 of 44 in Port Douglas
177 reviews
3.3 km away
Paradise Links Resort Port Douglas
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The largest motel rooms in Port at 46sq metres! FREE undercover parking and FREE WiFi. Set in tranquil tropical garden surrounds with saltwater pool. Rest and Relax and enjoy the quiet setting, away from the hustle and bustle. Enjoy a beverage on your patio or a lunch or dinner on the barbeque beside the pool. Aidan & Alex can offer advice on tours and book tours to the reef or rainforest and beyond, whatever suits your needs. We are a 12-minute walk to the beach and about 20 minutes to the main street. By car to Macrossan street is about 4 minutes and there is free parking in town. Rates are for 2 people. Maximum 4 people per Deluxe Queen Studio and King studio, 3 in a Queen studio and 5 in a family studio. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lazy Lizard Motor Inn

Address: 121 Davidson St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Price Range: $107 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lazy Lizard Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Priceline and Travelocity so you can book your Lazy Lizard Motor Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Best Western Port Douglas
Port Douglas Best Western
Lazy Lizard Motor Inn Port Douglas
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Port Douglas
#1 Family Hotel in Port Douglas
#3 Romantic Hotel in Port Douglas
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Lazy Lizard Motor Inn staff and other travellers.
12 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (12)

Questions? Get answers from Lazy Lizard Motor Inn staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Take advantage of all the things these guys do for you... setup trips, use the bikes, pool, ask for ideas, prep for the next leg of the trip. Nothing but good things to say.”
 of 5 bubbles capferat, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you are not driving, having a lower number room gives you less of a walk but it's past beautiful exotic plants.”
 of 5 bubbles Lasseter4242, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“This is a small motel. I'm sure all of the rooms would be fine.”
 of 5 bubbles klb59, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“They are all the same”
 of 5 bubbles dionysiak699, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I presume rooms in the rear would be quieter, but they all should be pretty quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Alexx_10, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
5 of 5