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Clarion Hotel Mackay Marina

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Great hotel in a beautiful location overlooking the marina. The room was enormous and had the most beautiful views. Modern, well kept and meticulously clean room. The washing machine in the room was a huge plus. Only gripes are the mini bar was not replenished (with the waters that were consumed), and there is only a buffet breakfast on the weekend, and not during the week. Convenient parking. Lovely room service meal. Would definitely stay again.

Overall, we had a good night for 6 people. Food - the fresh seafood available was very good with plenty of it. Great prawns, bugs and oysters just to mention a few. In general the hot food was good as well - not great but good. Special attention does go to the garlic prawns which really were yummy indeed. I must say that there is a 'crumbed chicken' (we think) dish with some type of popcorn crumbing that really was not nice...well we think it was not nice because we really could not break into it with a knife as it was so dry. No complaints with dessert either. Decor - the place was clean and tidy for sure and as long as you are aware you are walking into an almost pub-type environment you will be fine. That is not meant to detract from the place but just something to be aware of - bright lights, cafe type chairs etc. Dress - if I owned the place I do think I would class it up just a little as there really were some sloppily dressed people in the restaurant that would get turned away elsewhere. Nope - we are not snobby at all but when you pay $69 per head I don't really want to look at folk in caps, stubbies and tee-shirts. We have been before and enjoyed the night as well and we more than likely will go back at some stage. is the price tag justified? In our opinion - only just.

Lovely place to stay, rooms are very clean and tidy, beds are comfortable and large, service is great, great food at he restaurant although is overpriced but in a sense worth it due to location etc. would defiantly stay again.

Really enjoyed this hotel. Nothing better than a clean well maintained (new carpet) large airconditioned room. Would definately recommend this hotel to any one that going up the sunshine coast. I booked it because of the reviews and they were correct.

Superior Spa room is a large bedroom and separate lounge/dining area including a mini kitchen with a TV with heaps of free movie channels in each, free wi fi with good speed is also included the room is extremely clean and well thought out with fully stocked mini bar with extras like deodorant and sunscreen. The spa could be larger but I am not small and most would find it enough it does have fantastic views over the marina a seperate shower and laundry are included. This stay on floor 4 of 7 so I guess the challenge will be to see how many stays until i get floor 7 😁🤣

You'll need to drive through one of the numerous industrial areas of Mackay to get to this hotel which sits overlooking the Mackay marina. In this regard, it's a bit of strange location for a quality hotel, but most of the rooms have a fair aspect, and if you ask for a room facing the water, chances are they'll oblige. The hotel facilities are being upgraded/updated, but there was no disturbance to guests staying there, and it's always good to see a hotel trying to keep up appearances. Restaurant and room service available that I thought over-priced, and so much stuff in the bar fridge that I needed to drag it out to fit my stuff in. Easy check in, clean room, comfy bed, quiet location. A bit more expensive that it's probably worth, but I have been struggling to find a good stop in Mackay, and maybe this is just what you need to spend in this weird town.

The hotel is in the marina precinct of Mackay. It is has friendly staff, efficient service and it the best maintained property I have seen in a long time. Even if something looks like its from a few years back (in style), it still looks like it just came out of the box. The rooms are clean, comfortable and my room had a nice water view. There are a number of cafes and restaurants near by as well as one within the restaurant. The pool and grounds are perfectly manicured.

Travelling up Sunshine Coast to Hamilton Island, we had arranged to break the journey from Rockhampton to Airlea Beach here at the Clarion. Easy to find with GPS we arrived at 1pm and a most pleasant reception had our room ready - beautiful 5th floor view over the marina and breakwater. They also recommended their seafood buffet which we booked (reviewed separately). Very large and comfortable room in a bright well furnished hotel. Only downside was their WiFi wasn’t working following an upgrade however this was proactively advised at check in so well done on being up front. Check out following morning was nice and simple and Laura was a great receptionist. We had booked room only as leaving early for a ferry so can’t comment on breakfast. Great stay in a beautiful hotel with really nice staff.

Arrived about 130pm after a business meeting. Wow what a location. Zoey on Reception made it feel like home and let me know about the Lighthouse Fish and Chips which was brilliant. The room was just fantastic with lovely views across the boats out to sea and a lovely breeze. Immaculate facilities with a very well stocked mini mar albeit pricey.The room service menu was limited so I headed down to the Bistro. Same menu! Ordered the curry which was very good. Not sure why such a limited menu as would have loved some seafood but it was Thursday night The staff here were very friendly and as I had 24 hours to kill it made it like a mini break. The pool is huge and I did a few eps :> and even though I didn't use it there s a gym also. They had troubles with wi fi due to NBN. It is right on the esplanade and about 4 top restaurants next for. All facilities in the room were to class Iron etc. My only issue is that on leaving I ordered a Taxi. Then while waiting the shuttle bus arrived. So I thought thats great I may be able to reduce the $34 taxi trip to the Airport. No its only for air crew I was told and off two Jetstar staff who were on my flight went in a Clarion Airport shuttle branded bus? Yes confusing. So I suggest the Hotel on check in let customers know of options Ill upload some pics later

I was very impressed with my stay at the Clarion. I only booked one night to try it out and then went to one of the clarions largest competitors for the next night and they could not compare with our stay at the clarion. The rooms are spacious and clean, the bedding is comfortable and the staff are very friendly and accomodating. We were also there for the seafood buffet night and OMG it was amazing. I would say it is the freshest and most well presented seafood buffet I have been to. The selection is astounding and the seafood plentiful and fresh. I will definitely be back and recommend the clarion to others without hesitation.

Mulherin Drive Mackay Harbour QLD

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Marina

Located within a leisurely stroll of Mackay Marina Village & Shipyard, Clarion Hotel Mackay Marina is within a 10-minute drive of Slade Point Community Hall. This 4-star hotel has 79 guestrooms and offers a marina, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Mackay Harbour and also close to Lamberts Beach and Wren Street Park.


This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.


The 79 air-conditioned rooms feature kitchenettes and balconies. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Espresso makers, safes, and phones are also standard.

Property features

At Clarion Hotel Mackay Marina, guests enjoy a marina, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. There's free parking if you drive. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, 3 meeting rooms, and a business center.

Room options

Executive Suite

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Spa Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

65% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 420 reviews