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Where to stay in Gold Coast

If you're a first time visitor to Gold Coast, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but the hotels may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about neighborhoods and places to stay in Gold Coast.

What's the best area of Gold Coast to stay?

The top mentioned neighborhoods and areas that people talk about in and around Gold Coast are:

Here's what Trippy members had to say:

"Apart from visiting the beautiful beaches - the most famous section is Broadbeach which is a long stretch of beautiful golden sand lined with all the hotel skyscrapers, shops and restaurants - there are also lots of theme parks such as Sea World Gold Coast, Dreamworld, Warner Bros Movie World, Wet'n'Wild Water World and WhiteWater World."  See More

"At Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise there are some cool attractions I used to take my kids I cared for to a lot such as Ripley's believe it or not museum, 7D cinema, Infinity Attraction and lots more (hard to remember but just walk around and you will see)!"  See More

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What are some good hotels in Gold Coast?

Depending on the neighborhood you choose, you may want to research hotels in the area. If you'd rather start with the most recommended hotels in Gold Coast, here's a list to get you started.

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What if I want to explore Gold Coast further?

If you're open to researching even more areas, some suggestions that might be less common but interesting to explore are:

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Where did you get these suggestions?

Trippy is a great resource for planning your trip because you get advice from real travelers. We suggested neighborhoods and hotels based on the recommendations of the Trippy community. This gives you a quick overview, but if you're looking to do more research, here is a question that we used to find this information.

profile  becky ruiz from Australia asked:
What are fun things to do with a family on Australia's Gold Coast?  (3 answers)

Where can I find out more about Gold Coast?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Gold Coast locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Gold Coast.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

Flying into Gold Coast? There are 2 alternative airports, so make sure you compare all your flight options. Find international, domestic, and local airports in Gold Coast.

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