6 of Australia’s Coolest East Coast Motels

The Sunseeker – Byron Bay, NSW

The Sunseeker is '80s motel nostalgia reimagined in every way into a boutique accommodation experience. Every room and its furniture is thoughtfully considered. The Sunseeker is nestled just out of the hustle and bustle of Byron Bay. Once you overcome the amazingness of the inside of the motel, it’s time to explore its lush surroundings or simply lounge by the pool.

80's nostalgic exposed brick fireplace living room with assorted style armchairs and sofa.

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The Med - Crescent Head, NSW

Crescent Head is a chilled-out coastal town on the New South Wales Mid-North Coast and is home to The Med. Boasting a variety of rooms to fit every budget it’s the perfect location to take some time out and relax. Lie poolside or hit up La Costa Cantina; a Mexican restaurant and bar located at The Med.  Have a Margi for us when you’re there!

Mexican villa style white washed building motel with a timber decked pool area.

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The Berry View Hotel – Berry, NSW

The Berry View is reminiscent of those golden years when we would jump in the car to adventure with our families, basking in the glow of the warm Aussie sun. Having been recently renovated, its expertly styled interiors are inspired by Palm Springs.  

A host to award-winning restaurants and sophisticated shopping, Berry is the perfect blend of village charm and city style. 

Simplistic white washed Palm Springs inspired single level motel with bright yellow doors to each room.

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Astor Motel – Albury, NSW

The Astor Motel is the perfect halfway stop-off between Sydney & Melbourne, but it’ll make you feel like you’ve taken a detour to Palm Springs.  This recently revived retro gem by Melbourne-based Techne Architects has given this beauty a brighter, bolder palette, inspired by bold mid-century modern design.

There’s also a Hotel on-site that offers gourmet pub-style food and has a really cool garden bar to explore!

Retro inspired pink and white two floor motel with a large neon quirky font sign.

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The Mysa Motel – Palm Beach, QLD

The Mysa Motel is a cosy, sustainable, boutique, luxury motel nestled along the iconic Gold Coast Highway.

This seven-room oasis with serious aesthetic appeal is only an 11 min drive from Gold Coast Airport.

You’ll find long stretches of spectacular white sand beaches just a stroll away. After sunbaking and the hunger pains start, you can’t go past the Palm Beach Surf Club for a feast!

Simple Palm Springs inspired poolside with a pink chairs and a pink neon sign.

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Kyneton Springs Motel - Kyneton, VIC

Kyneton Springs Motel is a salute to the classic Californian road trip Rooms are original vintage with an authentic vibe from the 60s, but with all the comforts for the modern traveller.  If you’re after a humble motel with comfortable and affordable accommodation, then this beauty is for you!

60's inspired decor with ash panelled walls and soft pink hotel doors.

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