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Ignore the highway motel exterior and you'll discover spacious and sparkling clean rooms, not to mention welcoming staff. Less than a minute to the surf.
Some of these large, classy and contemporary one- to three-bedroom apartments have fabulous sea views, although you'll save quite a bit if you're prepared to go without.
This kitsch Mexicana motel holds its own as a cheap and cheerful one-stop shop in the centre of town, complete with palm trees, terracotta decor and a swimming pool...
These large, modern, self-contained apartments are in one of the best locations in town, close to shops, restaurants and the beach.
These uninspiring but tidy motel units have small kitchenettes, laundry facilities and secure underground parking in a central location. There's free wi-fi, but the signal struggles to reach the outlying rooms.
The upstairs apartments at this somewhat characterless block opposite Flynn’s Beach have sea views and those downstairs have a small terrace; all sleep between four and six people and are clean and bright.
Statues of Hindu deities watch over the pool at this gorgeous contemporary complex. Rooms are luxurious, plus there's a shared kitchen, lounge, BBQ and large pool and spa.
Stylish holiday village with superb apartments.
Hidden within a town-centre commercial building a couple of blocks from the beach, this complex has a pleasant set of apartments grouped around a swimming pool...
Near the centre of town, this tidy inn has neat, bright and comfortable rooms that are a significant leap up in quality from the other motels on this strip.
This place is massive and ideally located at the beach. Kids are well catered for with a jumping pillow and an exceptionally fun pool featuring slides and fountains.
Nowhere is more central than this beachfront icon, which attracts a crowd slightly more classy than that of the massive adjoining hotel beer garden next door...
Amid a large garden on a quiet street is this delightful old Queenslander with airy verandas and six elegant rooms with four-poster beds. It's about a 10-minute walk to the beach, or jump on a complimentary bike.
The friendly owners keep everything shipshape at this well-priced, nautical-style motel across the road from Park Beach. There's a nice pool at the rear.
Close to the jetty, this 24-unit motel has been tastefully renovated. The best rooms have balconies, views and spa baths, and there are great-value one-bedroom suites with kitchenettes.
Unpretentious but smart, this white-brick motel is close to town and the beach, but not so close that partygoers keep guests awake.
If you opt for a budget room you won't get a car park and you'll need to share a diligently maintained ablutions block, but in all other respects you'll enjoy the same level of comfort and style as the motel rooms.
The most luxurious option in the town centre, this apartment-hotel has slickly styled suites and apartments, all of which have kitchenettes and their own BBQ...
Much of Port Macquarie’s live music and nightlife happens in the bar downstairs making this a great option if you plan to stumble home to bed after a Bundy Rum or two...
With hostels offering service and amenities like these, it’s a wonder hotels don’t go out of business. The dorms are spacious, the private rooms have bathrooms, and the TV lounge and kitchen are immaculate...
Don’t be put off by the bright orange exterior. This capacious brick house has homely dorms and a shady courtyard. Surfboards, stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, canoes and snorkelling gear are free to borrow...
This heritage-listed house has pressed-tin walls, colourful murals and a leafy backyard with a small pool. Traffic can be noisy, but the freebies (including wi-fi, bikes, beach shuttles and bodyboards) compensate.
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