6 Top-Rated Accommodation in The Entrance NSW

Are you looking for an accommodation in The Entrance which gets good reviews?

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, great beaches and good fishing and prawning. To help you to find a good accommodation in The Entrance, I have cherry-picked the best-rated places, for every style and budget.

Here's the best-rated accommodation in The Entrance from budget to high-end:

1. The Entrance Backpackers

The Entrance Backpackers

The Entrance Backpackers is the cheapest accommodation around. Dorm beds are about $30 and they also have private family rooms from $145. The hostel is in a great location – right in the heart of town. It's a 10-minute walk to the beach and couple of minutes to the shops and cinema (cinema tickets are $6 on Thursday nights). This hostel caters for solo travellers and families.


  • Dorms and private rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen
  • Security lockers
  • Shared bathroom
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Lounge room with TV/DVD’s and games
  • Book exchange
  • Free pool table
  • Transfers from/to Sydney Airport

2. Ibis Styles The Entrance

Ibis Styles The Entrance

Ibis Styles offers great value for money. Rooms are around $100 to $200. Many rooms have a view of Tuggerah Lake. This hotel is located a bit out of town. It's a 5-minute drive to The Entrance town centre and to the beach. But it's a 10-minute walk to the cafes in Long Jetty, and it's right beside Tuggerah Lake and the lakeside path. Also, the Diggers is joined to the hotel so it can be an easy walk to dinner. This accommodation caters for solo travellers, couples, and families. 


  • $7 for hot breakfast
  • Restaurants & bars
  • Access to Diggers with playground and fitness centre
  • Limited free WiFi
  • Business rooms

3. Ocean Front Motel

Ocean Front Motel

Ocean Front Motel is in a great location. It's right beside The Entrance Beach and the ocean pools and 15 minutes' walk to shops and restaurants along the boardwalk. This motel sits on a cliff with rooms overlooking the ocean. For around $200 you have a spa bath on your balcony and watch the sunrise directly from your bed. Families with toddlers may prefer a room on the lower grounds with a private courtyard. Caters for solo travellers, business travellers, couples, and families.


  • Spa bath (indoor or balcony)
  • Free WiFi
  • BBQ area
  • Seafood restaurant downstairs
  • Daily room cleaning outside public holidays
  • Room service available: breakfast and dinner
  • Conference room

4. Sandy Cove Apartments

Sandy Cove Apartments

Sandy Cove Apartments are in a great location in the centre of town. It's a 5-minute walk to the cinema, kids attractions, beach and restaurants. The fully self-contained apartments vary in size from 1-bedroom apartments to 4-bedroom penthouses. Many have a great view of the ocean. There's also a great pool area with a sauna. Caters for solo travellers, couples, families and groups. 


  • 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

5. Pullman Magenta Shores Resort 

Pullman Magenta Shores Resort

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. Enjoy direct beach access, swimming pools, tennis, spa and golf course. The golf course was listed among the top 100 in Australia. This resort is located a 10-minute drive to The Entrance. Caters for solo travellers, couples and families.


  • 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 

6. Kims Beachside Retreat

Kims Beachside Retreat

Kims Beachside Retreat is for couples or corporate who want an indulgent break on the beach. There are bungalows and villas in a patch of rainforest or right on the beachfront. Some bungalows have an indoor spa bath, a private outdoor Jacuzzi or a private swimming pool. Kims also welcomes small dogs in selected rooms. It's a 4-minute drive to The Entrance town centre. Caters for adults only.  


  • 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

If you’d like more options on where to stay in The Entrance, Booking.com has more accommodations to choose from. Check the prices for your dates of travel.

There are also holiday rental options on Stayz and Airbnb. 

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