Coast Inn Motel
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Coast Inn Motel

311 River St Rear access via Winton Lane for high vehicles, Ballina, New South Wales 2478 Australia
Unfortunately no robe in which to hang clothing
Traveller (31)
Standard Queen room
Room & Suite (26)
Hot or continental breakfast delivered to your room
Dining (1)

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4.5
#5 of 15 motels in Ballina
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
A small family owned and operated business striving for cleanliness, service and quality at affordable prices. We pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our comfortable and spacious rooms. We are located only 500m (10 min walk) from the RSL/CBD and next door to a very popular Chinese Restaurant. With Free WiFi and a delicious breakfast menu we provide all that you need for a quick stop over or extended stay.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast in the room
Baggage storage
Newspaper
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Parking
Wifi
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Ironing service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Microwave
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking 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.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, German

Location

311 River St Rear access via Winton Lane for high vehicles, Ballina, New South Wales 2478 Australia
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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: 60 out of 100
60
Ballina Byron Airport
Lismore Airport
28.1 km
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Gregory D wrote a review Feb 2021
New Lambton1,029 contribution423 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for 2 nights after being rained out while camping in national parks. Our room was very comfortable, and with microwave etc so we could self cater with meals prepared for camping. Undercover parking meant we could dry out our tent etc over the car. Staff exceptionally friendly and helpful. Our room was very quiet and we were very pleased with our stay here. Good TV and wifi.
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Date of stay: January 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Christiana Whitty, Owner at Coast Inn Motel
Responded 15 Feb 2021
Thanks for the great review Gregory. We appreciate the positive comments about very comfortable and well equipped rooms and are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again sometime.
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Danks Knows wrote a review Apr 2024
Shoalhaven, Australia2,240 contributions318 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Coast Inn is on River Street, Ballina. It is a short walk from the town centre. The outside of the motel looks a little tired, but, the inside is all freshly renovated, clean and comfortable. There is free parking. The rooms have tea coffee facilities, toaster, air con, wifi, microwave and a fridge. I also enjoyed the complimentary shortbread biscuits. There was no one at reception on my arrival and I had to ring another motel to get key out of a code box. Overall I thought the Coast Inn was value for money.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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KeenPhotographer-11 wrote a review Apr 2021
Birkdale, Australia904 contributions550 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very clean and with a comfortable / firm bed. Very good value too. Being on the main road there is traffic noise, even being down the back. I can see why this venue has earned a good reputation but the std room is compact and we were pleased to only stay the one night. The Chinese restaurant next door is highly recommended.
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Date of stay: April 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Christiana Whitty, Owner at Coast Inn Motel
Responded 31 Oct 2021
Thanks for the nice review KeenPhotographer-11 and positive comments about our very clean and comfortable rooms and great value for money motel. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again sometime.
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Sherpa123 wrote a review Dec 2023
Sydney, Australia537 contributions84 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Although somewhat dated, the room was spotless and tidy. Small room but adequate for our needs. No space to hang clothing on a hanger but for one night that wasn't a problem.The air conditioner was directly over the bed plus a large chair placed next to the bed which made things tight. Nobody in attendance when we arrived in late afternoon but a phone call soon fixed that and we were able to access a key. A safety issue would be the bathroom sliding door with no lower track and hand a tendancy to swing outwards. Would we stay here again? Yes, very convenient to restaurants/cafes all within walking distance.
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Date of stay: November 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: I would say any of the rooms would be good. There's a chance nobody will be in Reception so...
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lyndy23 wrote a review Mar 2021
Sydney, Australia371 contributions185 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This traditional Aussie run motel is great value. Lovely owner who offered milk and assistance if needed. No pool. Quieter rooms away from River Street end. No issues or probs at all and a great sleepover spot with free parking by your unit. Thankyou for a lovely stay.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Christiana Whitty, Owner at Coast Inn Motel
Responded 28 Mar 2021
Thanks for the glowing review Lyndy. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us so much and hope to see you again sometime.
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Neville B wrote a review Oct 2020
Woollahra, Australia4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Extremely well run facility. The owners TLC is evident in every small detail. Cleanliness is 100%. Very quiet and excellent bed.

Location is a little industrial but still very convenient for Main Street and beaches.

Neville Browne
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Christiana Whitty, Owner at Coast Inn Motel
Responded 19 Oct 2020
Thanks so much for the excellent review Neville. We appreciate all the lovely comments about our cleanliness, staff and attention to detail. We take great pride in our motel and it is always great when others appreciate it. We hope to see you again sometime.
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tellerto wrote a review Mar 2024
Gold Coast, Australia131 contributions101 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Average, old style anonymous motel. You book, you sleep, you move on. Dated decor, basic features, nothing special. No beakfast option despite that being advertised. That in itself makes the promise a bit misleading and overpriced really.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: It’s a fairly long walk to find breakfast or a pub.
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maudlin_raven wrote a review Apr 2011
1 contribution4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My partner and I stayed at the Coast Inn for one night so we could go to a wedding. The motel was easy to find from the highway and it was only a short walk into the main part of town.

The room was immaculately clean and was well maintained. We had a few issues with the shower and getting the right temperature, although the receptionist had advised us of this issue when we checked in and our struggle may have been somewhat related to the champagnes consumed at the wedding.

We had a room upstairs a little back from the road and didn't notice any traffic noises at all. If you were in one of the front rooms it may be noisier, although the same would go for any motels along the highway.

For a three star motel we couldn't complain at all and would certainly stay again if we were in the area.
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Date of stay: April 2011
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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riaxxx2 wrote a review Dec 2015
Mackay, Australia30 contributions24 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was an excellent motel! Our room was large and spotlessly clean. The owners were lovely and the room even came with a microwave and toaster on top of the usual motel room facilities. We were given real milk in a jug instead of the little long life milk you usually get and we had undercover parking!
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Date of stay: December 2015Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from CoastInnMotel, Owner at Coast Inn Motel
Responded 24 Aug 2017
Thanks so much for the great feedback on our large clean rooms, facilities and attention to detail. Hope to see you again sometime.
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Roddo2015 wrote a review Feb 2015
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Selected this motel on price and location near restaurants etc for a quick one night trip.
Had spent much of my working life on the road with many many nights in rural motels and, based on the accommodation only, this motel is one of the best.
A very reasonable price and nothing flashy, just a good room size and layout with good bed and quality features - TV and A/C, steam iron etc,. Cleanliness and presentation with attention to detail and none of those paper thin bath towels you often get at this price. Even provide some free Foxtel channels on the TV.
Never been motivated to write a review before but these guys are really trying and succeeding.
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Date of stay: February 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Ground floor
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Response from CoastInnMotel, Owner at Coast Inn Motel
Responded 16 Feb 2015
We aim for good quality for a reasonable price, thank you for your appreciation - great to hear that we are hitting the mark. Regards Christiana and Nathan
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Jessica asked a question Sept 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
how much for breakfast
Answer from CoastInnMotel
Ballina, Australia10 contributions
Breakfast ranges from around $7 for continental to $16 for a big breakfast
Ana O asked a question Nov 2016
5 contributions2 helpful votes
please how far are we from byron bay?
Answer from Coast Inn M
Ballina, Australia
Coast Inn Motel is a 30 minute drive from Byron Bay :)
tellerto wrote a tip Mar 2024
Gold Coast, Australia131 contributions101 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"It’s a fairly long walk to find breakfast or a pub."
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Sherpa123 wrote a tip Dec 2023
Sydney, Australia537 contributions84 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"I would say any of the rooms would be good. There's a chance nobody will be in Reception so ensure you have the phone number."
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Greg T wrote a tip Sept 2018
Sydney, Australia5 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Family room great 2 level"
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Lesley N wrote a tip June 2018
Sydney, Australia93 contributions26 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"get a room at the back of the motel away from the traffic."
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GaV6869 wrote a tip Apr 2017
Oberon, Australia42 contributions24 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Upstairs rooms put you above any guest traffic. No there is much."
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PRICE RANGE
AU$152 - AU$161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesBallina ShireBallina
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Coast Inn Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Coast Inn Motel?
Nearby attractions include Northern Rivers Community Gallery (1.0 km), Captain Cook Park (0.7 km), and Fawcett Park (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Coast Inn Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and dry cleaning.
Which room amenities are available at Coast Inn Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Coast Inn Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Coast Inn Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ché Bon Restaurant, The Cove, and Ballina Gallery Cafe.
Is Coast Inn Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Ballina.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Coast Inn Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
Is Coast Inn Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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