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Downs Motel

669 Ruthven St, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350 Australia
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#21 of 47 hotels in Toowoomba
Downs Motel offers a level of comfort and style for guests in search of quality accommodation and friendly attentive service. Featuring 23 modern and traditional style motel rooms offering single, double and triple bedding options, the Downs Motel is proud to be affiliated with the Healthy Hotels programme so you are sure to experience a clean, comfortable and peaceful stay with us. All rooms feature 32" Digital flat screen TV with a range of Foxtel channels including 3 sport and 3 movie channels, All rooms have ensuite bathroom, fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle, tea/coffee, reverse cycle air-conditioning & have FREE wi-fi internet access. Downs Motel is conveniently located in the CBD and is one block to the City centre. 250m walk to Restaurants, cafes and shopping centres. Walk to the City Golf Club, and Toowoomba Base Hospital or only a short drive to the main sporting grounds and fields, University of Southern Queensland, the Empire Theatre, Function Centre and much more. For your added convenience, there is ample off street parking & guest laundry available. Why not take advantage of our in-room dining service for breakfast and dinner and choose from our delicious range of hearty home cooked meals. Lunch packages are also available on request. Office hours are 7:30am – 7:30pm however a 24 hour check in service is available.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary instant cofffee
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Taxi service
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Hichapprel wrote a review Jun 2021
Mildura, Australia74 contributions33 helpful votes
After a long trip we stopped here for 2 nights and was pleasantly surprised by the rooms. Everything was excellent, great shower, comfortable beds & exceptionally clean. Will definitely stay here again as easy access to everything. Great restaurants & shops
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Tracey S wrote a review Apr 2021
Brisbane, Australia21 contributions20 helpful votes
I chose this motel for a quick overnight on a Queensland road trip as it received great reviews despite some earlier misgivings. Friendly welcome from the manager. A little bag of Easter Eggs and free mini bar stocked with soft drinks and nibbles which was a nice touch. The room was shabby and in need of a refurb. It was clean but the bed was uncomfortable. The bathroom was old and looked it's age. The toilet leaked and flooded the bathroom. The position is a bit awkward to find as it's surrounded by lifestyle/home shops, so not convenient for restaurants. Breakfast was included with the rate and was cooked to order but served to the room. The portion size was generous but the food was very greasy.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Avoid room 5.
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Response from Petrina Smith, General Manager at Downs Motel
Responded 3 Apr 2021
Thanks Tracey for your review, we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the Easter eggs and our complementary mini bar. This is certainly a winner with our guests. We appreciate you bringing the leaking toilet to our attention, we have since had this fixed, unfortunately these things happen from time to time and our out of our control. The Downs Motel, is in perfect location with only a short 5 minute walk to the center of town with loads of delicious cafes and restaurants to enjoy a meal. Thanks again.
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KMY wrote a review Sep 2020
Nanango, Queensland465 contributions22 helpful votes
Nice and clean and comfortable beds!!!! not huge room for twin beds well double bed and king single) the shower nice and clean but not much room to be in and could do with more hanging rails in the shower space. but over all nice. if we didn't look at the place on the net I wouldn't find it driving around. Very nice thick towels also which is a +. And some free mini bar drinks Good location in Toowoomba A bit noise with people next door and the fridge keep making noises all during the night.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Petrina Smith, General Manager at Downs Motel
Responded 3 Apr 2021
Thanks for your lovely review, we hope to see you again next time you are in Toowoomba.
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Kathryn R wrote a review Sep 2020
Beaudesert36 contributions31 helpful votes
I was looking for something cheap and comfortable, so I got a last minute rate, the cheapest I could find with a good rating. The Downs Motel exceeded my expectations. From extra goodies provided in the fridge, to the really spacious shower - I’m sold. For this looking for a comfortable place to rest their head, I definitely recommend this motel. A nice, clean bathroom and those extra amenities that all motels should have (but thy never do) microwave, kettle, toaster and iron. It started heading up today, so I was released to be able to turn the aircon on, as I stepped in. I’ll be back!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Response from Petrina Smith, General Manager at Downs Motel
Responded 3 Apr 2021
Thanks for your lovely review Kathryn, we hope to see you again next time you are in Toowoomba.
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paula01 wrote a review Jun 2020
Chinchilla, Australia640 contributions38 helpful votes
i booked in after work from chinchilla for 2 nights fri the 26th june and 27th i was in room 5 i always stay here when i need to come to toowoomba this time not so good i checked in about 5 had a shower jims jams on and went to hop into bed to watch tv and chill i took my own quilt thinking i would be cold but there was heaps of short black hairs on the bed i mean alot i cant beleive housekeeping did not notice when they would have smoothed out the creases, also the light between shower and hand basin wasnt working i left a note for housekeeping on the sat to have it fixed when i got back late on sat it was not done so annoyed the bathroom is showing its age i am staying again in july as i have a few specialist apps if this has not improved i will take my custom and loyalty eleswhere
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Date of stay: June 2020
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USD 63 - USD 74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Downs Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Downs Motel?
Nearby attractions include Empire Theatre (1.1 km), St Luke's Anglican Church (0.8 km), and Grand Central Shopping Centre (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Downs Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Downs Motel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Downs Motel?
Guests can enjoy free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Downs Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Downs Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ground Up Espresso Bar, Piccolo Papa, and Encores at the Empire Theatre.
Does Downs Motel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Downs Motel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Downs Motel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Downs Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Spring Bluff Railway Station (11.1 km).
Is Downs Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.