Where To Find The Coolest Hotels In Surfers Paradise

By Urban List Writers
13th Mar 2019

best hotels surfers paradise

Whether you’re an out of towner looking for a place to rest your head or a local treating yourself to a staycation, we’ve rounded up the best accommodation in Surfers Paradise for you. Boasting jaw dropping views, incredible spas, beachside locations and epic restaurants, you won’t want to leave these sweet digs.

Here are the best hotels in Surfers Paradise.

QT Gold Coast

This quirky hotel smack bang in the middle of Surfers is the perfect place to rest your head in the party playground. The QT kind of has everything you could possibly want so you may not even step a foot outside. For starters, they have some of the best eats on the Coast. Their Bazaar dining area features cuisines from all over the world, from freshly shucked oysters and king prawns to a dumpling station and the most epic dessert bar. There’s also modern Japanese eatery Yamagen, cocktail haven Stingray Lounge, and a cute cafe for your morning coffee fix. They’ve got a fab pool and luxurious spa with incredible massages and facials. And if you do want to explore the neighbourhood they offer complimentary use of their retro cruiser bikes. 


The second you step inside Voco you’ll feel a sense of calm despite being in an incredible location, right in the thick of all the hustle and bustle of Surfers. The recent makeover has breathed new life into the building with crisp white furnishings and touches of nautical navy and pops of warm yellow. It’s coastal chic and we’re digging it. Here it’s the little touches that make the biggest difference, from super helpful staff to freshly baked lavender and lemon shortbread served on your arrival. Make sure you carve out some time to dine at Voco’s restaurant Cliffords. Think seared yellowfin tuna with fennel and toasted nuts and scallops with prawn sambal and sticky pork belly.

The Island

The Island boutique hotel is what you wished your home looked like, all the fresh and fancy feels that bring the outdoors within their lush white walls. Recently renovated, the iconic venue has a vibrant, spacious and modern style that radiates luxury and relaxation while ensuring you feel like you made your way to paradise. The Island boasts an on-site bistro that serves mouth-watering meals for brekky, lunch and dinner all made from fresh and locally sourced produce as well as an open-air rooftop that hosts a range of bands, DJs and special events such as Gin and Jazz nights, trivia, drag bingo and State of Origin live and loud. 

Peppers Soul

When you come to the GC the number one thing on your hit list has to be enjoying the stunning coastline, and no one is doing that better than Peppers Soul. Located on the Esplanade, the resort’s crown jewel is their stunning 25m tiered pool overlooking the beach. In short, it’s the ideal place to chill out on a sun lounge with a cocktail. Later on, take the lift up to Hyde Paradiso, a lively oceanfront lounge, inspired by the LA lifestyle. Think amazing views, vibes, over-sized cocktails, mouth-watering Mediterranean food and DJ soirees on weekends. For a more chilled out time, you can barbeque with family and friends in their secret, tranquil gardens. Peppers is perfect for groups, with apartments ranging from two bedrooms with a private plunge pool to a four-bedroom penthouse. 

Q1 Resort & Spa

If you’re going to holiday in Surfers, you might as well go big, and it doesn’t get much bigger than the iconic Q1 Resort & Spa. Australia’s tallest residential tower boasts state-of-the-art, self-contained apartments, capturing breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, the sparkling lights of the city and the lush green of the hinterland. Unwind at one of their three swimming pools, or indulge at the award-winning day spa. Hungry? They’ve got you covered there too with Osaka Kaiten for high-end Japanese cuisine or the Seventy7 Cafe for memorable sky high dining.  

Looking for more places to great a great meal? Check out our picks of the best restaurants in Surfers Paradise

Image Credit: Supplied, Grace Elizabeth Images and Hayley Williamson for Urban List 

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