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Bay Motel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

If you looking for the best location and price in Byron then this is the place. Right on beach, next to Bryon Bay Beach Hotel and main street. Clean rooms, free wi-fi, fox sports channels, parking, cleaned daily and helpful manger and staff. Highly recommended.

We broke for a couple of nights as we could park the car and walk to most places. The Motel has been refurbished and lovely and clean. It was a quiet time of the year so not many people around but may be noisey in peak season. The bonuses are though it's opposite the beach and great spot to wander the street and local businesses. All the staff are extremely friendly too.

We visited Byron Bay for a wedding and stayed at the Bay Motel. The room was beautifully appointed, clean, modern and close to everything. Would definitely recommend the Bay to friends and family. Across the road from the surf club (and beach) and plenty of restaurants within walking distance. Loved it!

A great location right opposite the beach and near cafes, bars and shops. Very friendly and accommodating staff that went out of their way for us. Meredith in particular, thank you for all your help!!

I would recommend this motel any day . We had a lovely welcome on arrival and were even given beach towels. We were 3 to a room and it was spacious to say the least . The room was spotlessly clean and well equipped. We were at Byron bay for a family wedding this motel was an ideal location for our needs . The beach was just across the road and shops and restaurants all around . We found it very peaceful considering the location. Thank you to all the lovely staff who work so hard .

I stayed four nights at the Bay Motel, and was a little dubious before arriving, thinking it might be quite loud. But upon arrival we were greeted with the warmest welcome from the Manager, and enjoyed the rooms which were very clean and well kept, exceeding my expectations. This place has the best possible location. We loved walking across the road to the beach, then returning to our rooms for a quick freshen up before hitting Miss Margaritas! Seriously, it was perfect. Everything is so close and there’s free parking for your car! Bonus! You won’t be the one driving in circles looking for a carpark. 😉 And do yourself a favour and try those orgasmic falafels in Bay lane. Questionable name I know.

I never made a review before, but this time I have to do! If you are looking for a place to stay in Byron Bay! That's the place! I'd like to say thank you, Meredith, for all the support that you gave to us today!! Definitely, I'm highly recommend

I really enjoyed my stay here! Stayed here last week with a friend in a double room. Very clean room, everything was there and we got beach towels at the check in. Also very important; the staff were really friendly and helpful with everything!!

I really enjoyed my stay at Bay Motel in Byron Bay, the rooms are nice and clean and the staff is super friendly and helpful. Especially Anouk from the housekeeping and reception. I would definitely come back!

So my review on the Bay Motel begins in 2017 when my friend & I stayed at the Hbiscus Motel, the then sister motel of the Bay Motel. When we checked out of the Hibiscus & wanted to rebook for 2018, we were advised by the lovely manager at the time that the Hibiscus was being sold & because the Hibiscus is being sold she would arrange to book us in at the Bay motel & get us comparable rates to what we paid at the Hibiscus, because apart from the Bay Motels location ( Bay is on the esplanade, Hibiscus is 100m back from the beach), there is no difference between the rooms at both motels in regards to standards. My friend & I were thrilled with this, the rooms at the Hibiscus weren't five star but neither were the rates so we were quite happy to stay at the Bay Motel. March 2018, check in to the Bay Motel went smoothly we meet the manager she was friendly, said sheets were changed on the beds daily, provided us with beach towels etc The room at the motel was clean & basic. Noise as mentioned in previous reviews is an issue. The hotel is right next to a hotel & the beach/park were people revel into the middle of the night is right across the road. Nothing earplugs won't fix though! There was a pump or something similar near our room, so it sounded like the toilet cistern was refilling every few minutes, but once again ear plugs!! The light timer on the verandah doesn't go of until 6am and because the drapes aren't that thick it lets a lot of light in, but nothing an eye mask won't fix & hey it's a budget Motel. So because of the price & clean facilities we decided to rebook for 2019. We love coming to Byron to eat, shop, sit on the beach, chill & soak up the Byron vibe. We spend as little as we can on clean comfortable accommodation the rest of the budget goes on food & shopping. So the day before checkout we approached the manager for a quote on 5 nights, Wednesday to Monday for March 2019. I also looked on a booking website to see what the rates may be for 2019, took a screen shot of it, but thought we are here, you always get a better rate if you book wrong could I be!! The quote the manager gave was close to $500 more than we paid for 2018 & it was $400 more than what I'd screen shot from a booking website the morning of our initial enquiry. We were told the weekend rate is $320 per night, with a reduced rate midweek. She dismissed the screen shot of what was there previous to her changing the rates would not honour it & basically was not at all interested in having us return. We expected a price rise but not a $500 price rise. The managers manner was dismissive, border line condescending & in her words she was there to improve the motels takings as they had not been charging enough for weekends for a while. This motel is NOT worth $320 a night any day of the week, it's clean (though sheets weren't changed every day as promised) noisy, great location but the manger does not have return customers best interests at heart.

12 Bay Street Byron Bay NSW

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Laundry facilities

Bay Motel places you next to Main Beach and within a 5-minute walk of Belongil Beach. Each of the 10 rooms at this 3-star motel includes a kitchenette, a balcony, and a refrigerator. Located centrally in Byron Bay, it's also near Arakwal National Park and Captain Cook Lookout.


Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


The 10 air-conditioned accommodations feature kitchenettes and balconies, and there's space to spread out with 2 bedrooms. Guests can expect free WiFi and 42-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include coffee makers, ironing boards, and desks.

Property features

At Bay Motel, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, express check-in, and laundry facilities. There's free parking if you drive. Front-desk staff can assist with luggage storage and tours/tickets.

Room options

Twin Room

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Suite 1

King 1 | Twin 3 | Sleeps 5

Suite 2

King 1 | Sleeps 5

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

84.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 224 reviews