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Shamrock Gardens Motel
9.1 Excellent

1.5 mi from city centre, Mackay Show on map

ExcellentBased on 266 reviews
9.1

This modern motel in Mackay offers free Wi-Fi, as well as luggage storage and a swimming pool. It features cosy rooms with a private bathroom and a kitchenette.

Rydges Mackay Suites
8.1 Excellent

0.2 mi from city centre, Mackay Show on map

ExcellentBased on 779 reviews
8.1

Situated in Mackay, Rydges Mackay Suites is an easy drive from Greenmount and features an indoor pool. It also offers free public parking on site and is a 10-minute drive from Flat Top Island Light and Stadium Mackay.

Quest Mackay on Gordon
8.5 Excellent

0.4 mi from city centre, Mackay Show on map

ExcellentBased on 259 reviews
8.5

Situated in Mackay, the property is within a 15-minute drive of Mackay Airport and provides an outdoor pool. It also offers meeting rooms, an express check-in and check-out feature and babysitting/child services.

Mantra Mackay
8.5 Excellent

3.4 mi from city centre, Mackay Show on map

ExcellentBased on 722 reviews
8.5

This comfortable hotel in Mackay provides complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as an outdoor pool and massage services. A short walk from Pine Islet Light, it offers comfortable rooms equipped with a private balcony, a coffee maker and a kitchenette.

Tropic Coast Motel
8.5 Excellent

1.4 mi from city centre, Mackay Show on map

ExcellentBased on 85 reviews
8.5

This comfortable motel in Mackay provides complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as an outdoor pool and laundry facilities. It is conveniently positioned for guests wanting to visit local attractions.

Cool Palms Motel
8.3 Excellent

0.6 mi from city centre, Mackay Show on map

ExcellentBased on 526 reviews
8.3

Cool Palms Motel provides a comfortable setting in Mackay and has a swimming pool, free wireless internet and complimentary private parking on-site. It also offers luggage storage, a 24-hour reception and an express check-in and check-out feature.

Lanai Riverside Apartments
8.8 Excellent

0.3 mi from city centre, Mackay Show on map

ExcellentBased on 247 reviews
8.8

Boasting a sauna, an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi, Lanai Serviced Apartments is located in Mackay and offers charming accommodation. It also provides free private parking on site and is a short drive from Pine Islet Light, Stadium Mackay and Flat Top Island Light.

Ibis Mackay
8.7 Excellent

2.4 mi from city centre, Mackay Show on map

ExcellentBased on 658 reviews
8.7

Conveniently located minutes from Mackay Airport, the hotel offers comfortable accommodation in Mackay. It has a gym, as well as laundry facilities, an express check-in and check-out feature and wireless internet access in public areas.

Reef Resort Motel
7.5 Good

1.5 mi from city centre, Mackay Show on map

GoodBased on 653 reviews
7.5

Located in Mackay, Reef Resort Motel is within a 10-minute drive of Mackay Airport and offers an outdoor pool. The numerous amenities this charming motel has to offer include luggage storage and a dry cleaning service.

Mackay Seabreeze Apartments
8.1 Excellent

5.4 mi from city centre, Mackay Show on map

ExcellentBased on 359 reviews
8.1

Located a five-minute walk from Lamberts Beach, Seabreeze Hotel was recently refurbished and offers modern rooms with free wireless internet access, a kitchenette and a refrigerator. It also provides a playground, meeting rooms and an outdoor pool.

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Cheapest month:December
Most expensive month:May
Average price in Mackay:$71/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$31/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Wednesday
$47 - $101
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$52 - $161
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Ibis Mackay
8.7 Excellent

2.4 mi from city centre, Mackay Show on map

Conveniently located minutes from Mackay Airport, the hotel offers comfortable accommodation in Mackay. It has a gym, as well as laundry facilities, an express check-in and check-out feature and wireless internet access in public areas.

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Reef Resort Motel
7.5 Good

1.5 mi from city centre, Mackay Show on map

Located in Mackay, Reef Resort Motel is within a 10-minute drive of Mackay Airport and offers an outdoor pool. The numerous amenities this charming motel has to offer include luggage storage and a dry cleaning service.

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Gecko's Rest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers
7.5 Good

0.3 mi from city centre, Mackay Show on map

This comfortable hostel in Mackay provides free wireless internet, as well as a swimming pool and luggage storage. It is close to the Forgan Bridge, eateries and shops.

$22
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Cool Palms Motel
8.3 Excellent

0.6 mi from city centre, Mackay Show on map

Cool Palms Motel provides a comfortable setting in Mackay and has a swimming pool, free wireless internet and complimentary private parking on-site. It also offers luggage storage, a 24-hour reception and an express check-in and check-out feature.

$52
Avg. per night
Reef Resort Motel
7.5 Good

1.5 mi from city centre, Mackay Show on map

Located in Mackay, Reef Resort Motel is within a 10-minute drive of Mackay Airport and offers an outdoor pool. The numerous amenities this charming motel has to offer include luggage storage and a dry cleaning service.

$62
Avg. per night
Tropic Coast Motel
8.5 Excellent

1.4 mi from city centre, Mackay Show on map

This comfortable motel in Mackay provides complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as an outdoor pool and laundry facilities. It is conveniently positioned for guests wanting to visit local attractions.

$64
Avg. per night
Mackay Seabreeze Apartments
8.1 Excellent

5.4 mi from city centre, Mackay Show on map

Located a five-minute walk from Lamberts Beach, Seabreeze Hotel was recently refurbished and offers modern rooms with free wireless internet access, a kitchenette and a refrigerator. It also provides a playground, meeting rooms and an outdoor pool.

$72
Avg. per night
Ibis Mackay
8.7 Excellent

2.4 mi from city centre, Mackay Show on map

Conveniently located minutes from Mackay Airport, the hotel offers comfortable accommodation in Mackay. It has a gym, as well as laundry facilities, an express check-in and check-out feature and wireless internet access in public areas.

$75
Avg. per night
Mackay Oceanside Central Hotel
8.8 Excellent

1.4 mi from city centre, Mackay Show on map

Located in Mackay, Mackay Oceanside Central Hotel is a short drive from Pine Islet Light and provides free private parking on site. It has a fitness centre, as well as an express check-in and check-out feature, babysitting/child services and an outdoor pool.

$76
Avg. per night
Dolphin Heads Resort
7.7 Good

7.5 mi from city centre, Mackay Show on map

Located in Mackay, Dolphin Heads Resort is within a 30-minute drive of Mackay Airport and provides a private beach and an outdoor pool. The numerous facilities this charming resort features include a kids pool, massage services and an express check-in and check-out feature.

$83
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Mackay

3 stars

$52 - $108

#1 Most popular

$108
Avg. per night

#2 Most popular

$87
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Best value

Cool Palms Motel
8.3 Excellent
$52
Avg. per night
4 stars +

$62 - $113

#1 Most popular

Mantra Mackay
8.5 Excellent
$113
Avg. per night

#2 Most popular

Ibis Mackay
8.7 Excellent
$75
Avg. per night

Best value

$62
Avg. per night

Best prices found by HotelsCombined users in the past 24 hours.

Where to stay in Mackay

About Mackay

A subtropical city near the Great Barrier Reef, Mackay boasts an array of offshore islands and colourful reefs that are perfect for snorkelling or scuba diving. The Pioneer River meanders past the city’s Art Deco architecture, palm-tree lined streets and quaint waterfront cafes.

Things to do

If you’re on a family Mackay holiday, take the kids to Bluewater Lagoon, a water park with a splash zone, multiple pools and thrilling waterslides. Town Beach is ideal for swimming, kiteboarding or taking an afternoon walk on the soft sands. Along with its majestic sunrises, Town Beach backs onto Iluka Park, which has picnic spots and a playground.

Head across Forgan Smith Bridge to North Mackay and grab a lunch of fresh seafood and cocktails while admiring million-dollar yachts at Mackay Marina. From the marina, you can organise Great Barrier Reef sightseeing and fishing cruises. If you prefer to stay on land, venture over to Harbour Beach and grab a beer at the Mackay Surf Lifesaving Club, which overlooks the Coral Sea.

Wander around Mackay’s historic city centre and admire the heritage facades that now house award-winning restaurants, family-owned boutiques and cosy cafes. Coco Cubano Mackay treats you to Cuban-style cuisine in a bar-lounge setting with leather lounges and a funky soundtrack.

Do you have time for a day trip? Make sure you drive to Eungella National Park, about 1.5 hours away. It’s one of the best spots in Australia for seeing platypus in the wild, but also offers Indigenous heritage, peaceful hiking trails and scenic lookouts with beautiful countryside views.

Getting around

You can easily walk around Mackay’s compact city centre, but it’s best to use taxis or the local Mackay Transit Coaches bus services to visit the northern beaches and harbour. If you plan on exploring more of the region outside the city, hire a car from Mackay Airport, about 10 minutes from the CBD.

Mackay travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Mackay?

    497 reviews rated Best Western Marco Polo Mackay with an average score of 8.9/10. It may also be worth looking into the Ocean International, which received a rating of 8.5/10 from 330 reviews. Mid City Motor Inn could also be a good option, with a score of 8.5/10 from 716 reviews.

  • How much do hotels in Mackay cost?

    $82/night is the average price of a hotel in Mackay, based on HotelsCombined searches over the last 3 days. For 4-star hotels in Mackay, the average price found is $97/night, and for 5-star hotels the average price is $220/night.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Mackay?

    Over the last 3 days, Mackay hotels have been found for as cheap as $32/night in searches by HotelsCombined users.