Whether you’re travelling from interstate, overseas or simply craving a staycation, Broadbeach is the perfect spot to set up base for a Gold Coast getaway. It’s close to the beach and super central, with the G:link tram running right through the heart of Broadbeach. With epic bars, restaurants, parks, shops and a casino all within walking distance, there’s no reason to leave.
Here are the best places to stay in Broadbeach.
If you want to activate holiday mode from the moment you check in, Peppers in Broadbeach ticks every box. Switch off in the calming surrounds of the zen garden, soothe your muscles in the sauna before strolling down to the beach for a swim. It’s located above one of the best dining precincts in Broadbeach but if you’re after a night in, make the most of the teppanyaki barbecue.
It’s hard to decide which is more appealing out of two pools or a restaurant boasting two chef Hats…the good news? Sofitel has both. With floor to ceiling sliding doors, each luxurious room frames breathtaking views. They cater to all travellers with an outdoor tennis court and a pillow menu, depending on what kind of getaway you’re after. Start your night with a cocktail at suave Bistro On3, have dinner at the incredible room81 and then venture into the heart of Broadbeach for more food vibes.
This 32-level building offers a variety of serviced apartments from studios to three-bedroom suites so if you're looking for cheap accomodation while still living the good life, this is it. Each studio comes with a kitchenette while all other suites boast all the amenties you could dream of. It’s a short stroll to Pacific Fair, The Star casino and a five-minute wander to the beach. The best part? Every room at the Meriton comes with a private balcony—the perfect vantage point to watch the sunset with a vino in hand.
Qube is one of the newest offerings in Broadbeach, conveniently located opposite the Convention Centre and a G:link light rail stop. Offering one, two and three bedroom apartments, this is a perfect choice if you’re planning on settling in for a while. Each apartment comes with a secure parking space, full kitchen facilities, free WiFi and free Foxtel. You also get access to the outdoor pool, heated spa and BBQ area (complete with a pizza oven). It’s a stone's throw from the beach and some great bars, we’re looking at you Aloha Bar & Dining.
The Star Grand has 596 rooms, offers sweeping coastal or hinterland views and is home to six bars. Start with an afternoon cocktail on Garden Bar’s outdoor lawn before heading to the 19th floor for poolside drinks overlooking the sparkling city. If you’re after even more opulence and have a pretty penny to spare, experience total luxury at The Star’s sister hotel, The Darling. This 17-storey building boasts 56 luxe suites ranging from a casual 70 to a lavish 328 square metres.
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