5 Best Hotels in Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Coolum Seaside Resort

$$ | 6–8 Perry St., Coolum, QLD, 4573, Australia

These sleek and spacious self-contained studios and one- to four-bedroom apartments are just around the corner from Coolum's restaurants, shops, and beach. Each unit has a kitchen, lounge area, entertainment systems, and a large balcony; the ritziest have private rooftop terraces with ocean views, barbecues, and outdoor kitchens. On-site facilities include three swimming pools, four Jacuzzis, a well-equipped gym, a tropical garden with barbecue areas, and a full tennis court.

Pros

  • Good on-site facilities
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi, cable TV, and parking
  • Central to beach and restaurants

Cons

  • Dated design in some units
  • Minimum two-night stay
  • About a 10-minute walk to the beach
6–8 Perry St., Coolum, QLD, 4573, Australia
07-5455–7200
hotel Details
44 apartments
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Mantra Sirocco

$$$$ | 59–75 The Esplanade, Mooloolaba, QLD, 4557, Australia

Located across the road from the beach and surrounded by trendy restaurants and cafés, this popular, upscale apartment complex on Mooloolaba's main drag has spacious, self-contained two- and three-bedroom apartments, an impressive pool and Jacuzzi area, and a large fitness center. Rooms feature sleek modern furnishings, hot tubs, cable TV and DVD players, full kitchens with laundry facilities, and magnificent beach views (spot dolphins and whales from your balcony!).

Pros

  • Fantastic views from big balconies
  • In-room Jacuzzis
  • Free parking

Cons

  • Minimum two-night stay on weekends
  • Wi-Fi costs extra
  • Interiors in need of updating
59–75 The Esplanade, Mooloolaba, QLD, 4557, Australia
07-5444–1400
hotel Details
43 apartments
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Rolling Surf Resort

$$$ | 10 Levuka Ave., Caloundra, QLD, 4551, Australia

The stunning white sands of Kings Beach front this modern, airy resort comprised of well-equipped one- to three-bedroom oceanfront and poolside apartments enveloped in tropical gardens. All rooms have hot tubs and full kitchens; many also have large, curved balconies overlooking the beach. There's a well-equipped gymnasium, a sauna and steam room, an arcade-style games room, and a 197-foot heated pool that can be directly accessed from some ground-floor units, or viewed via underwater portholes from the gym and lobby.

Pros

  • Huge pool
  • Right on the beach
  • Free parking

Cons

  • Two-night minimum stay in high season
  • Can be noisy
  • Limited complimentary Wi-Fi
10 Levuka Ave., Caloundra, QLD, 4551, Australia
07-5491–9777
hotel Details
66 apartments
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort

$$$$ | 14–16 Hastings St., Noosa Heads, QLD, 4567, Australia

Facing fashionable Hastings Street on one side, the river on the other, the Sofitel is the place to stay in Noosa. Its chic white facade highlights the sparkling central pool, with its iconic swim-up bar and luxury poolside cabanas. Indulge in a facial or massage at AQUA Day Spa, or enjoy a generous buffet breakfast or à la carte meal at the hotel's designer restaurant, Peter Kuruvita's Noosa Beach House. All rooms come with a kitchenette, spa bath, terrace or balcony, many with river or ocean views. Luxury rooms add an outdoor Jacuzzi.

Pros

  • Close to beach and shops
  • Beautiful pool area
  • Spacious, well-kept rooms

Cons

  • Pricey
  • Pool can get busy during school holidays
  • Parking available but not included
14–16 Hastings St., Noosa Heads, QLD, 4567, Australia
07-5449–4888
hotel Details
176 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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The Sebel Maroochydore

$$$ | 20 Aerodrome Rd., Maroochydore, QLD, 4558, Australia

Each spacious one- or two-bedroom apartment in this stylish, view-rich, 15-level hotel has a curved feature wall and full gourmet kitchen bristling with modern European appliances, and most have separate media rooms. Glass doors lead to spacious, furnished balconies with views over Maroochy River, the beach, or Mt. Coolum and the Hinterland. The rooftop barbecue area (with hot tub and sauna) is the perfect place to unwind. A clutch of cafés and restaurants is a short walk away, as is the beach.  Request an ocean view room on a high level when booking.

Pros

  • 25-meter (82-foot) pool and separate kids pool
  • Hot tub in every room
  • Free parking

Cons

  • Noise from pool area and traffic at night
  • Beach is across a four-lane road
  • Decor a little outdated
20 Aerodrome Rd., Maroochydore, QLD, 4558, Australia
07-5479–8000
hotel Details
28 apartments
Rate Includes: No Meals

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