Runaway Bay Motor Inn
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Runaway Bay Motor Inn

429 Oxley Dr, Runaway Bay, Gold Coast, Queensland 4216 Australia

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3.5
#1 of 1 motel in Runaway Bay
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.5 of 5 bubbles
Value

See why so many travellers make Runaway Bay Motor Inn their motel of choice when visiting Runaway Bay. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

Rooms at Runaway Bay Motor Inn offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with public wifi.

Room service, baggage storage, and express check-in and check-out are some of the conveniences offered at this motel. A pool and an on-site restaurant will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to Runaway Bay Motor Inn, free parking is available.

While in Runaway Bay, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from Runaway Bay Motor Inn, including Indian Empire (0.2 mi), Enjoy Court Chinese Restaurant (0.7 mi), and Oasis Thai and Malay (0.2 mi).

During your visit, be sure to check out Sports Super Centre (0.7 mi), which is a popular attraction within walking distance of the motel.

At Runaway Bay Motor Inn, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Runaway Bay.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Public wifi
Pool
Restaurant
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Parking
Outdoor pool
Breakfast in the room
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English

Location

429 Oxley Dr, Runaway Bay, Gold Coast, Queensland 4216 Australia
Getting there
Car recommended
Places to stay are graded on a 0-100 scale. The higher the grade, the easier it is for travellers to find restaurants and things to do within walking distance.
Grade: 39 out of 100
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Gold Coast Airport
29.8 km
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Brisbane Intl Airport
63.7 km
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John B wrote a review Apr 2021
Battery Hill, Australia2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very clean , quiet room with all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay. The kitchenette is a bonus. The staff are friendly . There is an amazing koi pond with many beautiful fish outside reception. I would definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Wanderers98 wrote a review Jan 2010
Ottawa, Canada68 contributions56 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Runaway Bay Motor Inn was a very clean and well appointed hotel with all that we needed for us and our two children. The rooms were reasonably roomy and had a very nice little kitchenette (with table and chairs) that enabled you to store your own food and drinks for meals such as breakfast which is always handy with two children. This saved on breakfast meal costs while also giving us somewhere to sit and eat before we went out for the day.
The staff were friendly and helpful and we had no problems with either check in or check out.
The only minor problem we had was that there was no internet access unless you have a wireless laptop, not very handy when you are trying to avoid taking your laptop on a holiday.
The hotel is approximately a 15 minute drive to Surfers Paradise but was well priced when considering what other hotels were asking for over the Christmas/New Year period. It was however close to the Gold Coast theme parks meaning that the drive back to the hotel after a long day at Dreamworld was relatively quick!
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Date of stay: January 2010
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Gr81mate wrote a review Dec 2019
Surfers Paradise, Australia42 contributions62 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I used to live down the road from this motel and noticed that almost every evening it would be full!!

Now that I live away from the GC and have been visiting regularly, I thought I would choose to stay and test it out.

Have stayed two weekends in total now over the last couple months.

Hotel service is very friendly, rooms are very spacious and easy access to park car.

They rooms are quiet with a simple but effective fit out.

Aircon is a little under powered and cannot be adjusted which is a bit of a negative in hot weather.

Bed are a little too soft for my liking but suffice for one night.

Will be back!!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Scottysdad wrote a review July 2022
Bli Bli, Australia153 contributions106 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We chose this motel as it is within walking distance of a very good Italian Restaurant ( Gino's Trattoria) along with the fact that the previous reviews were complimentary. ( If reviews are poor we stay well clear! )
Our telephone booking with Trish was plain sailing and all went smoothly and cordially on arrival. We asked for and were given a room on the upper floor. The room was a good deal more spacious than most hotel rooms with the benefit of a kitchenette and good sized fridge. In all honesty the room was somewhat dated but to counter that it was perfectly acceptable and spotlessly clean.
Just two things as negatives. The bed was ok but if you, like us, are anything other than midgets you may find the size of this bed doesn't allow for any 'wriggle' room! We later discovered that some rooms have a king size bed (at an increased cost of course). Secondly the shower room needs to have either heated overhead light globes or a wall heater. In cold weather it's uncomfortably cold in there!!
Overall we were happy with our one night stay and would recommend to budget conscious travellers.
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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divasew wrote a review Mar 2024
Melbourne, Australia10 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed there for 2 nights. Motel is great. Wonderful staff who were very helpful. Room very clean, extremely comfortable beds and pillows. Kitchenette facility great, even a little courtyard. Only complaint would be the A/C is difficult to control. It’s in the kitchen and there was no control in the room. Seems it’s set on one temp, one fan speed and you can’t change it. Only turn it on and off, switch by the bed. We arrived for a late check in and the room was warm, when we finally worked out how to turn it on after searching for 10 mins for the control I wanted to turn it down to sleep but we couldn’t so had to turn it off as it was loud. Other than that I would definitely stay there again and highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: March 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Biggeoffrey1 wrote a review Dec 2022
Brisbane, Australia317 contributions67 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Firstly, Trish provided a first class check in process with friendliness, warmth and assistance.
Secondly, the room was clean, tidy, spacious and well maintained. The kitchen and bathroom were both clean and tidy and the bed very comfortable.
There was also a two seater lounge which if required would turn into another bed with a small table and two chairs.
The daily service was also first class.
I would highly recommend this motel.
Well done.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sarina E wrote a review Jan 2024
18 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
So quiet, especially given it was the New Year weekend. The bed was particularly comfortable, the apartment was clean and serviced and there were ample towels tea/coffee, toiletries, and best of all was the service. Friendly and hospitable, prompt response to any queries, nothing was too much trouble. It was a very relaxing weekend. Thank you!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Bec E wrote a review Jan 2023
6 contributions1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The room and furniture is really outdated. The beds are comfortable.

Close to the theme parks, although a car is required as not close to surfers paradise. There is a shopping Centre close to the motel.

I would not come back here as I had no other choice due to last minute booking.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mv090 wrote a review June 2013
Prague, Czech Republic5 contributions21 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Laying in bed now at 1:00 am, with only three cars in the car park, listening to next door snoring. Same issue with the air con remote - confiscated! Why we would have neighbours when there are only three cars in the whole place, I do not know. The walls are as thin as I have ever encountered. First it was coughing fits, now that lovely drone from the snorer, obviously enjoying his/her sleep. Arrived during consistent rain, to find every ground floor unit vacant, but our booking is up the slippery stairs, leaving us to lug the luggage up for no reason. Not a happy camper - wait, I am not supposed to be camping! I am in a motel!
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Date of stay: June 2013Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Patricia T wrote a review Apr 2014
Gold Coast, Australia5 contributions6 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Prepare to walk into your great grandfathers last residence.... This place stinks! A damp, musty, old persons whiff smacks you straight in the face the moment you open the door...! Do not stay there. Even the furniture and decor seemed to be sourced from the local op shop or perhaps it came from a deceased estate... We would have rather slept in the car....!
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Date of stay: April 2014
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We stayed in the executive suite and there was nothing great about it. Even the furniture and...
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Debra R wrote a tip Apr 2018
Rosebud, Australia240 contributions116 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a room furtherest possible from the road. Our room was nearing the end of the motor inn and we had no traffic noise."
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Eva A wrote a tip Dec 2016
Kincumber, Australia39 contributions8 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"For king size beds, go the executive suite"
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Nick K wrote a tip Jan 2016
Logan City, Australia5 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Executive Suite with spa bath was very nice."
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Elizabeth P wrote a tip Sept 2015
San Remo, Australia87 contributions23 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"For quiet get a room further back from reception, for the pool choose a front room."
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Patricia T wrote a tip Apr 2014
Gold Coast, Australia5 contributions6 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"We stayed in the executive suite and there was nothing great about it. Even the furniture and decor seemed to be sourced from the local op shop or perhaps it came from a deceased estate... Hence the smell."
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PRICE RANGE
AU$178 - AU$251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaQueenslandGold CoastRunaway Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
41
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Frequently Asked Questions about Runaway Bay Motor Inn
What are some of the property amenities at Runaway Bay Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Runaway Bay Motor Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Runaway Bay Motor Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Runaway Bay Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Runaway Bay Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Indian Empire, Dublin Docks Tavern, and Can Tho Kitchen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Runaway Bay Motor Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Runaway Bay Motor Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Post Office Gallery (10.2 km).
Is Runaway Bay Motor Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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