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Bay Motel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

A very clean well run location just across the street from all the beach action. We had a nice sized, clean, comfortable room on the main floor. Initial access was tricky as the beach and all street parking were packed with cars and people. We parked a few blocks away and walked to check in. The parking was no problem after we got it figured out. Even close to the beach our stay was nice and quiet.

We stayed for 4 nights. Best king bed. Really nice staff. Perfect location, 1 minute walk to the beach and right in the heart of Byron. It is quiet considering it is a busy weekend. Can't fault it. Worth every cent.

The first night in NSW, I arrived somewhat late to the hotel. Oops! But I found the managers to very reasonable in accommodating my circumstance. I don't often visit this site but when a reward is due I'm willing to grant! Congrats to Rod and Sarah for enabling such a fantastic stay in Byron Bay. And a memorial to many of my other friends who visit this site! X

Stayed hear for a night away. You won't get a better location in Byron Bay. In the middle of town and across the road from the Beach but still nice and quiet. Beautifully clean and a comfy bed. Will definitely be back.

We stayed in a fabulous family suite for 1 night in May . The motel is spotlessly clean. Staff were exceptionally helpful. The beds were very comfortable. The motel is in a great spot opposite Main beach and next to the pub and cafes . Would certainly recommend staying here for a family.

We needed a place to stay in Byron Bay and there weren´t too many choices if we wanted to stay in budget. This is just a motel, someplace where you can sleep but that you won´t enjoy. Just functional. It´s near the beach.

The beach across the road. The pub next door and coffee shop on the other side ! So handy! .... . Just forget this is a motel with motel style rooms and facilities ... and it's dated .... go walking, riding, shopping or surfing what ever. Your right in the heart of the Acton !

Firstly, this is the best location in Byron Bay. Directly across from the surf club, the Beach Hotel is on one side and a few cafes are on the other. The room was clean and modern (recently refurbished I guess) with comfy beds, good sized new TV and quiet AC. The friendliness of the staff was top notch - I've stayed in probably 4 or 5 different places in Byron and the team at the Bay Motel are easily the most chirpy and helpful. It'll now be the go-to accommodation in Byron.

Incredible location, just steps to the sand! Room was great too, went with my parents and girlfriend. Off street parking, allowed us to leave the car after checkout for a few hours. Room was very clean and A/C worked great (priorities in summer).

We only stayed here one night. Thank god. No wifi for my iPad or phone, although my husband got it on his. I suppose to be honest, and fair the location is good, and we were here in the aftermath of cyclone Debbie. Although I am not one to confuse the natural elements with a review, I am only talking about the condition of the motel. The kitchenette was a poor excuse, it had a fridge, kettle, toaster, 2 knives, 2 forks, 2 spoons, 1 teaspoon and 2 side plates. No views (unless you count the car parking spaces). I wasn't impressed and it wasn't cheap. The best thing about this place was the staff who were lovely. I asked if they had a salad bowl that I could borrow and they found me one immediately, they offers to dry our wet clothes and lent us an umbrella. Lovely lovely staff but the property needs updating and improving. Sorry

12 Bay Street Byron Bay NSW

Hotel highlights

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

Located within a mile (2 km) of Captain Cook Lookout, Bay Motel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Wategos 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 Cape Byron Lighthouse and Byron Bay Golf Course.


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% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 192 reviews