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.

Desert Sands Motor Inn

TripAdvisorUSD 71*
View Deal
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
USD 71*
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Professional photos
Desert Sands Motor Inn
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

83 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 80: English reviews
Start your review of Desert Sands Motor Inn
 Click to rate
Broadbeach, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are here for only one night but what a fantastic place to stay at. Rooms are just so clean and comfortable. Lyndon is a very personable fellow and makes you feel very welcome. A bar and bistro is attached to the motel so makes it very convenient. Nice cold beers and home cooked meals makes it the prefect place...

Thank Marian0611
Mildura, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On arrival we were met by a lovely staff member who was very helpful, then we walked into our room which was roomy, and spacious and very clean, lovely hot shower and comfortable bed, great sleep.We would stay here again.

Thank _robynandian11
Inverness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This motel was clean, well situated, very friendly staff, "Comfortable beds" and the Hotel did great meals at great prices. would recommend to friends. Parking was tight because a lot of tradies were there but they were quieter than us!! And the pool was welcoming on a hot day.

Thank NannaBarb_12
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Family room was ok but bathroom has nowhere to hang wet towels. Airconditioner above doorway to bathroom was leaking onto carpet which we had to mop up every couple of hours with our bath towels. Bikies arrived on the last of our 3 night stay and had obviously no consideration for other guests. Reception should have asked them to refrain...

Thank Barb E
Greater Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

The Sands was fantastic. The new owners prioritise customer service and have brought in a team of staff that obviously feel the same way. Mark, Kimmy, Blake, Michael and Min were all just brilliant. It was like having a second home away from home. Thanks heaps all

Thank Respektrbs
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for something special in the outback then the place to stay is The Desert Sands at Broken Hill. It is within walking distance to everything in the city & Manager David will look after your every needs. The rooms are very clean & spacious, some with huge spas & the beds are large & very comfortable...

Thank David S
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Comfy beds spotlessly clean tasteful decor middle of town swimming pool air con all u expect from a cheap hotel. Would stay again if ever back in broken hill. Give them a try they are worth a look mot bad

Thank Maria B
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 29 January 2017

I booked online and my flight way delayed so I didn't get in till 9pm, I called the motel as soon as I arrived into Broken Hill and no one answered my call. I got a cab to the motel and there was no one in sight so I had to find an alternative motel that would take a last...

Thank Janineg8
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Stayed here for two nights. Excellent service at check in and we arrived early which was not an issue. The room itself was spotless and more than adequate. The bathroom had all the essentials, such as shower gel, shaving cream, shampoo, conditioner, hand wash, etc., therefore, you didn't have to bring anything. Both the bathroom & the bedroom were a...

Thank Freo
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We recently stayed at the Desert Sands Motor Inn. From the time we drove onto the property until we left was one of the worst experiences in our lifetimes. The room itself is the filthiest motel we have ever seen -- there was mould in the carpet (obviously from the air conditioning unit on the wall) and the skirting boards...

3Thank _776mts

53 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (53)
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Bathroom (7)
Room/Suite (17)
Pool/Beach Area (3)
Dining (1)
View from Room (2)
Other (19)
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Broken Hill hotels
0.5 km away
Comfort Inn Crystal
Comfort Inn Crystal
#10 of 17 in Broken Hill
50 reviews
0.1 km away
Imperial Fine Accommodation
Imperial Fine Accommodation
#4 of 17 in Broken Hill
103 reviews
1.2 km away
Hilltop Motel
Hilltop Motel
#13 of 17 in Broken Hill
70 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.4 km away
The Lodge Outback Motel
The Lodge Outback Motel
#5 of 17 in Broken Hill
252 reviews
0.7 km away
Ibis Styles Broken Hill
Ibis Styles Broken Hill
#2 of 17 in Broken Hill
226 reviews
2.1 km away
Gateway Motor Inn
Gateway Motor Inn
#3 of 17 in Broken Hill
76 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Desert Sands Motor Inn

Address: 357 Cobalt St, Broken Hill, New South Wales 2880, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Broken Hill
Price Range: $87 - $112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Desert Sands Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 32
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotwire, Orbitz, Travelocity, Expedia, Cancelon, Cheap Tickets, Priceline, Agoda and Hotels.com so you can book your Desert Sands 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.
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

Questions? Get answers from Desert Sands 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

“close to the City and, Park”
_robynandian11, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms 11 - 15 would be quietest but travelling workers often stay here with early morning departures.”
519barbe, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are convenient and quiet. We ALWAYS request a ground floor room with paking outside the door.”
dianewR6451AV, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
Mulgamagnet, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ground level rooms in the front are good”
FrequentTraveller536, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
USD 71* /night
View Deal
View all 10 deals
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates