Fodor's Expert Review The Seaview Motel

178 Charlotte St., Cooktown, Queensland, 4895, Australia

This clean, quiet seafront establishment has five categories of accommodation, some newer than others and some with magnificent views. Standard rooms have older TVs and no kitchenettes; semi-self-contained rooms include microwave ovens and sinks; newer "deluxe" motel rooms have large flat-screen TVs and lounge/dining areas. There's also a larger, self-contained family unit; and modern, split-level townhouses, each of which has two bedrooms, a full kitchen with dishwasher, separate lounge and dining areas, and a large flat-screen TV. All styles of accommodation are equipped with Foxtel cable channels, air-conditioning and ceiling fans, kettles, fridges, toasters, and furnished balconies or patios. Sit out front on lawn furniture for fine views of the harbor and hills—or cool off in the clean, sun-shaded pool. It's an easy stroll to the town center but if you feel like staying put, you can buy beer, wine, and soft drinks at reception. There are BBQ and car-washing facilities on-site.


  • friendly atmosphere
  • takeout drinks and breakfast packs/toasters (for a fee)
  • scenic location


  • no screens on sliding doors to motel-room balconies
  • small pool
  • breakfast restaurant may close outside of peak periods


On the beach


Phones: 07-4069–5377


38 motel rooms, 1 family unit, 3 townhouses
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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