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Bay Motel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Location Location Location. This property was fabulous to stay at. Park your car and enjoy the food and shopping culture of Byron Bay at your door. The beach is across the road with so much to do. The rich energy that is Byron. Meredith was our host at the Hotel and she’s awesome. Highly recommend....especially if Meredith is there 😎😎😎

If you want to be right on the beach, surrounded by shops and cafes, and next to the Beach Hotel, the location is incredible. Our room was very clean, nicely decorated in whites, and well thought out with power points everywhere and well supplied kitchen. Our only gripe is, with kids we were in bed a fairly early 9pm and, music is very loud from the Beach hotel. From early evening till about 10. But fair enough, we could guess there’d be some noise from the central location. We never heard road noise or from other motel guests. We’d most likely stay there again as the convenience, price and lovely room are hard to beat. My husband has walking difficulties and they kindly put us in room 1 which just a couple of steps to negotiate.

We spent one night at the Bay Motel. It is an older property that has been completed renovated. Really nice. We really enjoyed it. The best part was the location. Next to the Beach Hotel, right downtown, across the street from the beach.

Awesome location, right across the road from the beach, right next door to some beautiful cafes, and around the corner from the main shopping precinct! Staff were really friendly! We would definitely stay here again.

Clean comfortable room. Staff were friendly and helpful. Location was absolutely amazing, directly across from the beach and right amongst the shops. Car parking was easy to access and all felt secure with gates locked at night. Great little gelato shop right next door with gelato donut sandwiches...yum!

We stayed here for our anniversary weekend and chose the Bay Motel for the convenience. Rooms were very clean and look like they had been recently renovated. Management were always available and friendly. Perfect location being opposite the main beach and walking distance to everything which is a bonus in Byron as otherwise its a bit hard to find parking. Onsite free parking at Motel also!

Just spent 2 nights at the Bay Motel on the Beach at Byron Bay. It was overall..... a GREAT experience! The hotel is centrally located to absolutely everything at Byron Bay. It is a VERY clean and well maintained property and definitely has the feel of a "personal touch". Speaking of "personal touch" we would be remiss if we didn't mention the onsite managers, Sarah and her husband. They were INCREDIBLY accommodating and treated us more like personal friends than just an everyday motel guest. They simply couldn't do enough to make our stay one which we WILL remember! The Bay Motel on the Beach at Byron Bay was probably never meant to be a Five Star Super Hotel.......but Sarah and her husband certainly make you feel that experience! Erik and Terri Encinitas, CA

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

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 Tallow Beach.


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 199 reviews