If you’re planning more than a day trip to Australia’s biggest theme park, then you need to find Dreamworld accommodation to suit the needs and preferences of your family. With so many hotels in the Coomera area to choose from, how do you decide which is the best one for you?
This guide will take you through all the top options available near Dreamworld on the Gold Coast. Whether you want to find a basic Coomera motel, luxurious five star Dreamworld accommodation deals or Queensland theme park accommodation that’s as close as possible to the park for the duration of your holiday.
The InterContinental Sanctuary Cove stands out for us because it has stunning landscaped grounds and a saltwater lagoon pool. It’s under 5 kilometres from Dreamworld, and offers luxurious family accommodation for the perfect short break or longer holiday.
So before you go ahead and buy those Dreamworld tickets, make sure you read this guide so you can find the right hotels near Dreamworld to fit your budget and requirements. Let us take you through the best Gold Coast accommodation that we recommend, specifically for families visiting the area.
Compare all the best hotels near Dreamworld on the Gold Coast with our quick reference comparison table, if you want to see more options than just the top pick mentioned above. We also give the lowdown on what to look for when booking a Coomera hotel, motel or inn, before listing the top ten Dreamworld accommodation options.
- Compare the best Dreamworld accommodation for your family
- Choosing hotels in the Coomera area – what to look for
- The top 10 Dreamworld accommodation options – reviews
- BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park review
- Peninsula Gold Coast review
- Coomera Motor Inn review
- InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort review
- BIG4 NRMA Treasure Island Resort review
- Jadran Motel and El-Jay Holiday Lodge review
- Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort review
- Meriton Suites Southport review
- RACV Royal Pines Resort Gold Coast review
- Rhapsody Resort review
- Which Dreamworld accommodation will you book?
- Want to know more about Dreamworld? Check out our guides:
Compare the best Dreamworld accommodation for your family
Let’s get started. Here are all the best Dreamworld hotels in Coomera, Queensland. Whether you’re visiting from another state, live further up or down the coast or inland, this is the top accommodation close to the theme parks of the Gold Coast. First off, take a look at this Dreamworld accommodation comparison table to see at a glance what sort of options there are.
|Name||Star rating||Distance from Dreamworld||Key features||Price|
|BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park||4*||4.1km||Close to Dreamworld, water park, activity centre & jumping pillow||Click here|
|Peninsula Gold Coast||4.5*||3.5km||Near Dreamworld, waterside views, fully equipped kitchen||Click here|
|Coomera Motor Inn||3*||0.5km||Right by Dreamworld, great value for money, pool & BBQ area||Click here|
|Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove||5*||4.6km||Landscaped grounds & lagoon pool, recreational centre, balconies||Click here|
|BIG4 NRMA Treasure Island||4.5*||11km||Pirate themed bistro, 4 pools, jumping pillow, mini golf & tennis court||Click here|
|Jadran motel & El Jay lodge||3.5*||13.3km||Close to local amenities, play park, BBQ area & pool, good value||Click here|
|Sheraton Grand Mirage||5*||16km||Beachfront location, swim-up bar & restaurant, ocean views||Click here|
|Meriton Suites Southport||5*||16.1km||Near local amenities & light rail, full size kitchen, panoramic views||Click here|
|RACV Royal Pines||5*||16.8km||27 hole golf course, water park, 5 restaurants, jumping pillow||Click here|
|Rhapsody Resort||4.5*||18.1km||Affordable rates, central location, stylish with great facilities||Click here|
Choosing hotels in the Coomera area – what to look for
When you’re considering which Dreamworld hotel on the Gold Coast to book, there are certain features worth bearing in mind. Do you want your accommodation near Coomera to have a pool, or even a water park? Does the level of luxury matter to you, or are you more concerned about being really close to Dreamworld?
When you’re considering booking your Dreamworld holiday packages, how close do you envisage being to the theme park itself? All of the properties listed here are within 20 kilometres, and one is right over the road. If you’re going to drive anyway, does a few more minutes in the car matter so much, or would you rather be a little closer for the sake of convenience? You may also wish to consider how close the park is to local amenities like shops and restaurants, as well as Queensland’s other theme parks.
All but one of the hotels near Coomera in this guide have at least one swimming pool – and there is a public one close to the sole property that doesn’t. Several properties even boast their own water parks, meaning you can kick back and relax while the kids splash and slide around. Staying here may cost a little more, but could save you money on theme park entry and other activities. A couple of hotels also have attractive lagoon pools.
Do you want to take the family to a five star luxury resort, or would you rather opt for budget accommodation? If you won’t spend much time there it may not matter so much, but for a longer stay it can make all the difference to the quality and enjoyment of your holiday. Think about how you’ll feel when entering your accommodation after a busy day at the park. A few little luxuries can sometimes go a long way when you need to relax.
As well as one or more pools, do you require amenities like a kids’ play park? Jumping pillows are a bit of a ‘thing’ on the Gold Coast too, and a few of the properties listed here do have one of these large trampoline type toys. It’s also worth looking at what the local area has to offer – such as a beach, activities or other attractions.
Other helpful features
Some of these hotels near the Gold Coast theme parks have good self-catering facilities, or they may have one or a number of restaurants. BBQ areas can be found at various properties too. Having your own private outside space can also be very nice, especially if your accommodation near the theme parks of Queensland has spectacular views over the water or hinterland. You might also consider parking or a laundry room essential.
The top 10 Dreamworld accommodation options – reviews
BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park review
- 4 stars
- 4.1km from Dreamworld
The Big4 Gold Coast Holiday Park attracts great ratings, but that’s not the only advantage of this Coomera hotel. At just over 4 kilometers away, this accommodation near Dreamworld on the Gold Coast is one of the closest hotels to the park. It can be accessed by leaving the Pacific Motorway at exit 60, and for those arriving at the Gold Coast airport it takes around 40 minutes to reach.
Set in 32 acres of grounds, this Gold Coast resort has so many amenities on site that you’ll barely need to leave. There’s a water park with pools and a water slide, as well as a jumping pillow, race track for remote control cars, an activity centre, bike and kayak hire and BBQ facilities. Accommodation ranges from family or Queen motel rooms to cabins and villas with 2 or 3 bedrooms.
It’s also a top pick among those seeking Movieworld accommodation, as well as hotels that are close to Wet ‘n’ Wild, Top Golf or Outback Spectacular. This property ticks the boxes of those looking for Coomera hotels or motels, and it won’t take guests long to reach Dreamworld from here either.
- One of closest properties to park
- Water park, activity centre and more
- Wide range of accommodation options
- Not the quietest place to stay
Peninsula Gold Coast review
- 4.5 stars
- 3.5km from Dreamworld
If you want Gold Coast accommodation near Dreamworld that’s both highly rated and one of the nearest properties, you’d better get in quick to grab a room at the Peninsula. With a Hope Island location, the Peninsula – also referred to as the Peninsular (with an ‘r’) – is a great choice for families who want to self-cater. The fully equipped kitchen within each unit even has a dishwasher.
Each unit also has direct access to a terrace or balcony, and comes with a lounge area that features a flatscreen TV. With Budds Beach just around a kilometre away, the Peninsula is ideal for those who love beach days, as well as spending time at Dreamworld and the other theme parks in the area.
The Peninsula is located in the Hope Island area, which is a relatively peaceful area. Each apartment has all the space and facilities a family could require, and some feature a river view or include a study. There are fabulous views out over the water from the complex too.
- One of nearest properties to Dreamworld
- Great self-catering amenities
- Stunning waterside views
- No swimming pool on site
- Housekeeping is weekly
Coomera Motor Inn review
- 3 stars
- 0.5 km from Dreamworld
Although it’s more basic than other options, the Coomera motel inn wins hands-down when it comes to park proximity. This is the pick of all hotels and motels in Coomera if you want to access Dreamworld on foot, as it’s located just over the road. There is plenty of on-site parking.
The Coomera Motor Inn in Coomera, QLD has some convenient amenities, including an outdoor pool, free WiFi and a restaurant. All air-conditioned rooms come with cable flatscreen TV and tea and coffee making facilities. The en-suite shower rooms are also equipped with a hairdryer.
The tour desk can help guests to make bookings and with buying tickets, and the Coomera Inn also has a laundry and barbecue area. Central Brisbane can be reached via a 40 minute drive, while Surfer’s Paradise is around 20 minutes away by car. Accommodation comprises a range of double, triple, quad and family rooms.
- Just across the road from Dreamworld
- Great value for money
- Outdoor pool and BBQ area
- More basic than other options
- Can be noisy at times
- 5 stars
- 4.6km from Dreamworld
This property might just have it all. It’s an elegant resort with luxurious amenities, and is under 5 kilometres from Dreamworld to boot. All accommodation at this Gold Coast Coomera hotel boasts either water or garden views, and there’s an impressive range of rooms and suites, including standard, king and deluxe options.
The landscaped grounds provide a serene and scenic setting, and one of the highlights is the seawater lagoon pool. Guests can also access The Recreational Centre, which has 5 tennis courts and a fitness suite. Inside the accommodation, there is high speed WiFi, wood flooring, flatscreen TV and luxury linens. Each room also has a private, fully furnished balcony.
Both Marine Village and the Coomera river are within walking distance of this upmarket Dreamworld Australia accommodation option. There are two world-class championship golf courses nearby, and rooms range from standard doubles to king and deluxe rooms and suites that offer lots of space for active families.
- A short drive from Dreamworld
- Landscaped grounds with lagoon pool
- Range of luxurious rooms and suites
- Higher price tag
- 4.5 stars
- 11km from Dreamworld
The BIG4 NRMA Treasure Island Holiday Resort is a little further from Dreamworld than the parks listed above, but that’s not such a big deal when you’re still just 11 kilometres away. Located in the Biggera Waters area, this property offers some of the finest amenities you’d find at any of the Coomera hotels on the Gold Coast.
With cabins, villas, cottages, townhouses, studios and even safari tents, there is lots of choice here when it comes to accommodation type. All rooms are air-conditioned and feature a private bathroom, seating area and refrigerator. Some also come with a lounge with flatscreen TV and a fully equipped kitchen, or may have pool or creek views.
As the name suggests, the resort has a pirate theme throughout, and this is reflected in the mini golf course and Galleons Bistro. There are 4 swimming pools, a tennis court, heated spas and a giant jumping pillow. This is a great family resort, offering guests a range of Dreamworld accommodation packages.
- Just over 10km from Dreamworld
- 4 pools, tennis court, mini golf and jumping pillow
- Pirate themed Galleons Bistro on site
- Further from Dreamworld than some other resorts
- 3.5 stars
- 13.3km from Dreamworld
If you want to find cheap hotels in the Coomera QLD area, this is a great mid-range option. It has some impressive amenities and offers good value for money, and is located just over 13 kilometres from Dreamworld in the Labrador area. This hotel near Dreamworld on the Gold Coast is pet-friendly, as well as being great for families.
A covered car parking spot is provided with each one or two bedroom apartment or suite. Air-conditioned units also come with either a full kitchen or smaller kitchenette, equipped with at least a microwave plus cutlery and crockery. Each also has a flatscreen TV and private bathroom.
Outside, there is a kids’ play park, swimming pool and barbecue facilities. The location is also very convenient, with local shops, take-aways and eateries within 5 minutes’ walk. Gold Coast Broadwater is also just 100 metres away.
- Great value for money
- Play park, pool and BBQ area
- Convenient for local amenities
- Not the best choice for those who dislike dogs
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort review
- 5 stars
- 16km from Dreamworld
While the Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort is a little further from Dreamworld, it offers some great Gold Coast theme park accommodation packages and an impressive array of amenities. By the seafront and with direct beach access, it is the ideal place to stay for families who love the coastal lifestyle.
All accommodation offers views over the ocean, lagoon or landscaped gardens. The company’s signature Sheraton Sleep Experience bedding is supplied in all rooms, and they also come with a 55-inch flatscreen TV with Chromecast and an iPod dock. Surfer’s Paradise is just 10 minutes away by car, with Dreamworld taking just a little longer to get to.
The resort also boasts Terraces restaurant, serving up a range of seafood and international dishes, and there is an outdoor a pool with swim-up bar at the property. There is a selection of well-appointed rooms and suites, and past guests praise in particular the service and sea views offered at this beautiful resort.
- Luxuriously appointed 5 star resort
- Beachfront property with direct access
- Restaurant and swim-up pool bar
- Relatively expensive
Meriton Suites Southport review
- 5 stars
- 16.1km from Dreamworld
The Meriton Suites are located in the Southport area, and offer guests a range of luxury amenities as well as sweeping views over the Gold Coast hinterland and surfing beaches. In an incredibly convenient location, this property is only 2 minutes’ walk from the Gold Coast light rail system. The shops and cinema at the Australia Fair complex can also be reached on foot in 5 minutes.
A selection of 1, 2 and 3is available. Each features a sleek, contemporary interior design and a full sized kitchen. A range of luxurious scented toiletries is provided with each of the deluxe bathrooms, and laundry rooms come complete with a washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing . The property also has a indoor and outdoor pools, a sauna and a gym.
Directly beneath the suites is a supermarket and restaurants, making it simple to self-cater or dine out. All accommodation is located on the 25th floor or above, and thus there are magnificent views over the surrounding area.
- Close to local light rail network
- Supermarket, cinema and shops nearby
- Luxury suites offer panoramic views
- High rise building
- 5 stars
- 16.8km from Dreamworld
With well over 300 rooms, the RACV Royal Pines Resort is one of the Gold Coast’s premier properties – yet offers very good value for money. The 100 hectare site includes a championship golf course with 27 holes, and there are 5 restaurants for guests to dine at, including Italian and Japanese. Light snacks and drinks can also be enjoyed by the pool.
The majority of the air conditioned rooms have their own balcony, and all come supplied with tea and coffee making facilities, a minibar and cable TV. In the resort, there is also as fitness centre, kids’ playground, tennis courts and a spa.
A jumping pillow is provided at this accommodation near the Gold Coast theme parks, and RACV also have their own adventure company on site offering a range of additional activities. Kids will also love the water park that includes 3 slides, while grown-ups can relax in the lagoon pool.
- Very good value for money
- 27 hole golf course on site
- 5 restaurants and water park
- Large resort may feel impersonal
Rhapsody Resort review
- 4.5 stars
- 18.1km from Dreamworld
If you fancy staying in the big, brash but never boring place that is Surfer’s Paradise, the Rhapsody Resort is a great bet. At the time of writing, it was Trip Advisor’s number one in Surfer’s – yet the price tag does not really reflect this fact.
This beachfront property on Surfer’s Paradise Boulevard is just 100 metres from the famous surfing beach. Guests benefit from free parking and WiFi, a rooftop terrace with BBQ area, sauna, fitness centre and outdoor pool. All accommodation is air-conditioned and comes with outdoor dining area, kitchen, flatscreen TV and laundry facilities.
The famous Gold Coast 600 Supercar race track is close by and Cavill Avenue is 15 minutes’ walk away. This accommodation near the theme parks of the Gold Coast is also architecturally styled like a contemporary version of a traditional sea vessel.
- Ultra central location in Surfer’s
- Stylish both inside and out
- Very affordable
- Surfer’s is not everyone’s favourite place
One more property we highly recommend is the JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort and Spa. You can read all about editor Janine’s stay here.
Which Dreamworld accommodation will you book?
From a budget motel in Coomera that’s close to Dreamworld to a range of accommodation on the Gold Coast near other theme parks too, we hope this guide helps you find the ideal place to stay for your Dreamworld resort Gold Coast holiday.
Why not also check out our guides to the best of Brisbane and the Gold Coast’s attractions, or 60 great things to do on the Gold Coast with kids?