12 Bay StreetByron Bay2481Australia
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About Bay

Bay is a ten-room motel located on the beach front in Byron Bay and close to the town centre.

Accommodation choices are twin or double rooms, or family suites. All ensuite rooms offer free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and flat screen TV with Foxtel cable service. The rooms also have a separated living area and kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave, and kettle. Family rooms offer space for up to five people.

Bay offers free parking and daily cleaning service. The motel also has a balcony for guest use and laundry facilities. There is luggage storage and business services available.

The motel is within walking distance of countless restaurants, including Fresh Byron, St. Elmo Dining Room and Bar, and The Cyprus Tree.

Cape Byron Lighthouse, Byron Bay Farmer's Market, and the Cape Byron Walking Track are located nearby.


12 Bay Street, Byron Bay, 2481, Australia
Telephone: +61(2)66856121 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

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Hotel facilities

  • Airport shuttle
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Direct beach access
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Room service
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Location is the best

The hotel is right on the main beach and within easy walks of the esplanade, numerous restaurants, and plenty of shops and markets. You can walk to practically anything you'd want to see or do in the area.

Modern and clean

The units provide a very pleasant stay with modern features and spotless accommodations. Most rooms have king-sized beds and the kitchenettes are convenient with dining ware included.

Owners on hand

The staff here are the owners and they are always on hand to provide welcoming and friendly service. They take pride in their business and that focus on hospitality really shows.

Negative Reviews

Old-fashioned motel

This is not a modern hotel, but a small family-run motel. So, there are no lifts and all the rooms open straight to the outside with no interior hallways. The motel is a bit old-fashioned in some features and doesn't provide the amenities of hotels. Some advertised features, like Wi-Fi and the business services, can't be relied upon.

Can be noisy

The motel can get quite busy with street and foot traffic noise, especially when the beach comes to life at night. Weekends are also very loud and busy. The nearby construction noise adds to the din.


If you've ever heard the phrase "a million dollar view", then you'll understand why the room rate is so expensive. You're paying mostly to be so close to the beach. The motel provides a simple and basic stay, but the rate compares to luxury stay in other locations. Unfortunately, you'll pay the price but not get ocean views from the room.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 397 reviews across the web
8.3 /10
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    7.9 /10
8.3 out of 10 based on 397 reviews