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Family Hotels Gold Coast

If you need a holiday like The Bachelor needs fancy tropical proposals, but can’t bear to leave the rugrats behind, you’re in luck: There are plenty of hotels for families in Gold Coast that are ready to cater to your kiddos. Pack up the fruit snacks and tablets (and don’t forget the headphones, so your teens can ignore you!) and get on the road to family bonding. A break from the ordinary could be just what you need to put the “dear” back in “nearest and dearest.”

Gold Coast Family Hotels

Whether you’re embarking on the trip of a lifetime with the extended family or just taking a sickie so you can have a long-weekend escape with your tween, Gold Coast family hotels are fun for all ages. Offering things like activity areas, kids’ pools, lessons, child care and more, kid-friendly accommodation options can go the distance to add true relaxation to your bank of new favourite memories. You can easily get off the property, too; check out the action near the city centre, explore the local landmarks and chow down on the best of the best cuisine (no Happy Meals necessary).

You’re busy remembering birthdays and anniversaries, so if you forgot to plan that next family getaway, no worries. lastminute.com.au has the best deals on family hotels in Gold Coast and the widest variety, so finding your match is easier than saying your ABCs. Your trip will be so legendary, no one ever has to know it came down to the wire.

Learn More About Gold Coast Family Accommodation

A family holiday on Queensland’s Gold Coast is one of the most popular and enjoyable breaks you can have.

The Gold Coast stretches from Coolangatta in the south to Main Beach and Southport in the north and is just over an hour’s drive from Brisbane. It is serviced by the Gold Coast airport located at Coolangatta.

The attractions for families on the Gold Coast are second to none in Australia, with the theme parks – Dreamworld, Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World and Wet N Wild close by and many other quality family attractions to enjoy.

There is accommodation available for all budgets and tastes. From caravan and camping sites to hotels and apartments and luxury 5-star resorts, you are sure to find something that will fit your needs.

Gold Coast Whole Family Accommodations

Gold Coast accommodations for the whole family
Turtle Beach Resort: Bring the entire crew to this family-friendly beach resort. Enjoy a relaxing day in the sun and surf at nearby Mermaid Beach. Show off your moves on the tennis courts or send the kids to the game room while you enjoy a cold one by the adults-only lagoon pool.

Paradise Resort Gold Coast: This Gold Coast family resort is made with one thing in mind—keeping your kids entertained. This resort’s kids club is loaded with activities like game rooms, climbing walls, a water park, and laser tag. There’s also an outdoor spa and bar just for grown-ups.
Hilton Surfers Paradise Residences: If you want a luxurious Gold Coast holiday with the family, then right this way. Besides the full-service spa and beauty salon, there are four pools—even one just for the kids. This spot is also in the heart of Surfers Paradise. You’ll be close to Main Beach, theme parks like Sea World, and the Cavill Mall shopping centre.

What amenities do these family accommodations have?

At beach resorts you can expect amenities like:

Free WiFi
Adjoining suites
Laundry facilities
Pools and hot tubs
On-site shopping

What are some free things to do for the whole family?

Tallebudgera Creek: Kiddos don’t have their sea legs? Take them to this calm spot. You’ll have a small beach, tranquil waters, and plenty of shade at this slice of paradise.

Springbrook National Park: If you’ve got a car, then drive an hour inland to this Queensland natural wonder. We bet that waterfalls, glow worms, and caves are on your kid’s favourite things list, and this place has all three. In fact, it has a waterfall that goes underground into a glow worm cave.

Beach days: Head to Budds Beach, where they have a playground, BBQs, and plenty of shade. Make a full day of it!

Stay: Family accommodation on the Gold Coast is many and varied, ranging from kids resorts to luxury family friendly hotels. Self-contained apartments and holiday houses remain a Gold Coast family holiday favourite. Stay in the heart of Surfers Paradise or choose accommodation in quieter beachside locations including Broadbeach, Burleigh Heads, Main Beach and Currumbin.

Visit: For many families, a Gold Coast holiday is all about theme parks and adventure. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is another popular attraction, not to mention the stunning beaches and coastal and hinterland parks and gardens to explore.

Tours: Check out some of the great family friendly tours on offer on the Gold Coast and don’t forget to purchase a combined attraction pass before you leave.

Please note: Prices listed are indicative and are intended to guide families on what they might expect to pay at a standard rate. They do not take into account price rises for peak periods or specials and deals offered throughout the year.

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Cedar Creek Lodges at Thunderbird Park
A Family Friendly Feature Property
Stay at Cedar Creek Lodges if you want:
An adventurous family holiday in the hinterland between the Gold Coast and Brisbane.

The home of thunderegg fossicking, families can choose to take part in a number of activities at the adjoining Thunderbird Park.

But equally, you can relax too and explore the local rainforest – even swimming in natural rock pools.

Prices from $179 a night (Superior Room, 2 night stay).

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Family Friendly Features:
variety of accommodation options
on-site dining
thunderegg fossicking
mini golf
tree top ropes course
laser skirmish
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Paradise Resort Gold Coast
A Family Friendly Feature Property
Stay at Paradise Resort Gold Coast if you want:
A Gold Coast resort geared towards families, especially those with young children.

The resort offers a range of hotel-style accommodation, but is best known for its range of offerings for children, including a kids club and water park.

Dining options available on site, including pool-side theme nights.

Prices from $179 a night (Resort Room, 2 night stay).

Learn more about Paradise Resort Gold Coast.

Family Friendly Features:
variety of accommodation options
kids club
daily activities
playgrounds and games room
swimming pool and water park
baby equipment for hire
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Tweed Coast: BIG4 Tweed Billabong Holiday Park Stay at Big 4 Tweed Billabong Holiday Park if you want:
A holiday park that kids of all ages will love.

From the aqua jump trampoline and stand up paddle board hire on the tidal saltwater billabong, to the two resort style swimming pools and water slide.

Not to mention the adventure playground, go-kart hire and outdoor movies.

Prices from $178 a night (Matilda Cabin) for a family of 6.

Family Friendly Features:
swimming pool with waterslide
toddlers room
school holiday kids club
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Burleigh Heads: 2nd Avenue Beachside Apartments Stay here if you want: spacious beachfront apartments in a family friendly complex in the more laid-back area of Burleigh Heads.
Prices from $240 a night.

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Family Friendly Features:
indoor and outdoor pools
PS3s in all apartments
free WIFI
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Gemini Court Holiday Apartments, Burleigh Heads (sleeps up to 6) Stay here if you want: self-contained apartment accommodation, tucked away in the foothills of the Burleigh Heads National Park, offering stunning views along the Gold Coast.
Prices from $210 a night (2-bedroom apartment).

Family Friendly Features:
outdoor heated pool
free WIFI (limits apply)
free games and toys
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Mantra Crown Towers (sleeps up to 8) Stay here if you want: self-contained apartment accommodation in the heart of Surfers Paradise, north of Cavill Ave, and about 100m from the beach.
Prices from $225 a night (2-bedroom apartment).

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Family Friendly Features:
lagoon pool with pirate ship
indoor heated pool
resort pool with pirate ship
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Mantra Sun City, Surfers Paradise Stay here if you want: a high rise apartment complex at the northern end of Surfer’s Paradise, with Aztec-inspired leisure areas creating a point of difference.
Prices from $262 a night (2-bedroom apartment).

Family Friendly Features:
lagoon style pool with two waterslides
steps from tram stop
secure undercover parking for one car
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Olympus Apartments (sleeps up to 6 ) Stay here if you want: self-contained apartment accommodation in the heart of Surfers Paradise, across the road from the beach.
Prices from $250 a night (2-bedroom apartment, 2 night stay).

Family Friendly Features:
outdoor heated pool
tennis court with basketball ring
free WIFI and Foxtel
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RACV Royal Pines Resort (sleeps up to 4) Stay here if you want:
Hotel style accommodation on the western edge of the Gold Coast (about 12 minutes’ drive to the beach), with resort facilities and activities.

Prices from $179 a night (2-bed room, auto club members rate).

Family Friendly Features:
waterslide
playground
school holiday kids club
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Sanctuary Lake Apartments Stay here if you want:
Apartments close to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and just a few minutes walk to the beach.

Prices from $175 a night (2-bedroom apartment, 3 night stay).

Family Friendly Features:
tropical gardens
saltwater pool
free carparking
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Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa (sleeps up to 4) Stay here if you want:
Hotel accommodation in the heart of Surfers Paradise, 300m from a light rail stop.

Prices from $297 a night (2 bed hotel room).

Family Friendly Features:
snorkel with fish in the saltwater pool
kids club (minimum numbers required, fee)
pool with sandy beach area
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Treasure Island Holiday Park (sleeps up to 8) Stay here if you want:
A holiday park at Biggara Waters (7km north of Surfers Paradise) with onsite activities and facilities.

Prices from $185 a night (Delxuxe Studio, sleeps 4).

Family Friendly Features:
three swimming pools and water park
mini golf
cot hire (fee)
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Turtle Beach Resort, Mermaid Beach (sleeps up to 10) Stay here if you want:
Mermaid Beach apartment accommodation with facilities designed for families.

Prices from $189 a night (2-bedroom apartment, 3 night stay).

Family Friendly Features:
four swimming pools
waterslide and water park
cinema
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Tweed Coast: Kingscliff Luxury Beachfront Resort Unit (sleeps up to 5) Stay here if you want: A privately owned 2 bed, 2 bath unit, part of Mantra on Salt Beach, with full use of all pools and courts.
Prices from $127 a night (3 night minimum).

Family Friendly Features:
large balcony
3 TVs
linen included
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Tweed Coast: Peppers Salt Resort and Spa, Kingscliff Stay here if you want: A luxury resort experience at Salt Village, an integrated resort, shopping and residential enclave on the Tweed Coast, offering easy access to Byron Bay and the Gold Coast.
Prices from $315 a night (3 night minimum, 2-bedrooms).

Family Friendly Features:
lagoon pool with sandy beach
bike hire
Salt Central Park with playground and bbqs

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