8 Top-Rated Accommodation in The Entrance NSW

Are you looking for a top accommodation in The Entrance?

Finding the right accommodation can be hard because there are so many choices. Quality varies as well.

The Entrance is one of the largest tourism hubs on the Central Coast…

There are fun attractions nearby, many beaches and great fishing and prawning.  

To help you to find great accommodation in The Entrance, I have cherry-picked 10 of the highest reviewed lodgings – for all travel styles and budgets.

So here they are, from budget to high-end…


1. The Entrance Backpackers

The Entrance Backpackers

The Entrance Backpackers is the cheapest accommodation around.

At $30 a dorm bed or $50 (1 person) a private room, the price can’t be beaten.

But cheap doesn’t mean sacrificing on quality...

If you’re happy with a communal kitchen and shared bathrooms, the facilities are generally clean and the hostel is at the heart of town...

Walk to the beach and lake, Pelican Feeding and movie theatre ($6 cinema tickets on Thursday nights!)

The manager Dan is very friendly. Ask him anything about the area. Also, Dan or the staff can help you find deals and book activities and attractions.

This hostel caters for backpackers, students, and families.

Facilities include:

  • Dorms and private rooms
  • Free wifi
  • Linen
  • Security lockers
  • Shared bathrooms
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Lounge room with TV/DVD’s and games
  • Book exchange
  • Free pool table
  • Tours and activities
  • Transfers from / to Sydney Airport
  • Thursday night $6 cinema tickets

Phone: 02 4334 5005

Address: 2/56 The Entrance Rd, The Entrance


2. Ibis Styles The Entrance

Ibis Styles The Entrance

Ibis Styles offers great value for money…

$100 to $200 for a room is a bargain, but the quality is surprisingly good…

The rooms are spotless, beds comfortable and the Diggers is joined to the hotel… It’s an easy walk to dinner.

Ibis Styles is also just beside Tuggerah Lake:

You can get a lake view from many of the rooms and there’s a lovely lakeside walk / cycleway leading to The Entrance town centre.

Besides, the staff are very helpful. The staff goes above and beyond to make your stay comfortable.

This accommodation caters for solo travellers, business travellers, couples, and families.

Facilities include:

  • Free continental breakfast
  • $7 for hot breakfast
  • All you can eat buffet, restaurant and café
  • Access to Diggers with playground and fitness centre
  • Limited free wifi
  • Business rooms

Star rating: 4 star

Phone: 02 4336 0400

Address: 315 Central Coast Hwy, Long Jetty


3. Jetty Motel

Jetty Motel

Jetty Motel also offers excellent value for money.

The rooms are spacious and spotless and the beds are comfortable. If you’d like a quiet room, ask one away from the road.

Visitors like the free and fast wifi, the cooking facilities and the hot breakfast in room.

The Entrance town centre is a 4-minute drive or 40-minute walk on the lovely lakeside path. Also, Jetty Motel is a short walk to hipster shops, Diggers and Long Jetty Hotel.

The friendly hosts, Richard and Martina, can tell you all about the local area.

This accommodation caters for solo travellers, couples, and families.

Facilities include:

  • Swimming pool and heated spa
  • Hot breakfast delivered to your room
  • Free wifi
  • Fully equipped communal kitchen
  • Laundry
  • BBQ area

Star rating: 3.5 star

Phone: 02 4332 1022

Address: 353 The Entrance Rd, Long Jetty


4. Ocean Front Motel

Ocean Front Motel

Location, location, location…

For a bit over $200 you can get a clean room with a spa bath on a private balcony and a panoramic view of the ocean…

You can also find rooms under $200 with a view of the ocean, but go for a room with a spa if you can. They have been refurbished.  

Ocean Front Motel faces the Pacific Ocean. Wake up to great sunrises: Open the curtains and watch the sunrise directly from your bed.

Next, have an early morning swim in the ocean baths or beach just below the motel.

Then follow the boardwalk to The Entrance town centre along the beautiful channel.

Finally, fall asleep to the sound of waves.

This accommodation caters for solo travellers, business travellers, couples, and families.

Features include:

  • Spa bath (indoor or balcony)
  • Free wifi
  • BBQ area
  • Ocean Restaurant, succulent seafood
  • Daily room cleaning (not public holidays)
  • Room service available: breakfast and dinner
  • Conference room

Phone: 02 4332 5911

Address: 102 Ocean Parade, The Entrance


5. Dunleith Tourist Park 

Dunleith Tourist Park

Dunleith Tourist Park is a well-loved caravan park right on the channel overlooking The Entrance.

The Entrance town centre is only a short walk / drive across the bridge.

Dunleith Tourist Park is a great place to stay if you enjoy fishing, prawning and boating. Children can play in the shallow water. 

You’ll see the most beautiful sunsets from this caravan park.  

Bonus if you’re travelling with a caravan: The friendly staff will help place your caravan beside the water. You’ll get the best possible view.

A single pet may be allowed in your caravan / tent by prior arrangement and outside school holidays.

Dunleith Tourist Park caters for campers & caravanners, families and those who enjoy staying in cabins.

Facilities include:

  • Waterfront villas and caravan sites
  • Cabins
  • Powered caravan and tent sites
  • Covered BBQ area
  • Kitchen: fridge, freezer, microwave, oven, toaster
  • Laundry with irons, washing machines and dryers
  • Games room
  • Boat ramp
  • Boomgate security

Star rating: 3.5 star

Phone: 02 4332 2172

Address: 2 Hutton Rd, The Entrance


6. Pullman Magenta Shores Resort 

Pullman Magenta Shores Resort

The 10-minute drive from Pullman Magenta Shores Resort to The Entrance is worth it. (It's also a nice bicycle ride.) 

Who doesn’t like a little luxury…

Enjoy beach access, pools, tennis, spa, golf course… The golf course was listed among the top 100 in Australia.

Pullman Magenta Shores Resort offers self-contained apartments. The apartments range from small studios to 3 bedroom villas. Rooms have a view of the garden, pool or golf course.

This hotel is a comfortable place to stay for families, as everything you need to relax and entertain the kids is there.

Pullman Magenta Shores Resort caters for solo travellers, business travellers, couples and families.

Features include:

  • Self-contained villas
  • Direct beach access 
  • Courtyard or balcony
  • 2 tennis courts
  • Indoor and outdoor pools
  • Fitness centre
  • Spa facilities
  • Steam room
  • Playground
  • Restaurants and bars
  • BBQ facilities
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Paid wifi
  • Function rooms 

Phone: 02 4352 8100

Address: 1 Magenta Dr, Magenta


7. Sandy Cove Apartments

Sandy Cove Apartments

Sandy Cove Apartments are a short walk to the beach, shops and restaurants.

The apartments vary in size from 1-bedroom apartments to a stunning 4-bedroom penthouse on the 8th floor with wide ocean views. Many apartments have a view of the ocean.

Sandy Cove Apartments offer a comfortable stay...

Enjoy a spa bath, take in the view from your balcony and exercise at the fitness centre. Relax at the pool area and sauna while the children are swimming.

Sandy Cove Apartments cater for solo travellers, corporate groups, couples and families.

Features include:

  • Self-contained apartments
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Heated outdoor spa
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna  
  • Private balcony
  • Free wifi
  • Spa bath
  • Children's cot for hire
  • High chairs for hire
  • Trundle bed for hire

Phone: 02 4332 7692

Address: 2-8 Ozone St, The Entrance


8. Kims Beachside Retreat

Kims Beachside Retreat

Kims Beachside Retreat = romantic escapes

Located at Toowoon Bay, Kims Beachside Retreat is a mere 4-minute drive to The Entrance town centre.

Stay in a bungalow or villa in a patch of rainforest or right on the beachfront.

Gaze at the ocean from your balcony and wakeup to beautiful sunrises.

Some accommodations have an indoor spa bath, a private outdoor jacuzzi or a private swimming pool.

Also impressive is the genuinely friendly staff who goes above and beyond to help you.

Kims is also pooch friendly in certain rooms.

This oasis is for adults only. It caters for business travellers, couples and families. 

Facilities include:

  • Bungalows, villas and self-contained cottages
  • Outdoor heated Jacuzzi, indoor spa bath or private swimming pool
  • Free wifi
  • Restaurant overlooking the Pacific Ocean
  • Abundant and fresh food in a buffet
  • Cocktail bar with open fireplace
  • Pampering Place for massage treatments
  • Tesla Connector for Electric Motor Vehicles
  • Onsite Management
  • Function room

Phone: 02 4332 1566

Address: 16 Charlton St, Toowoon Bay


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