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Top tips for finding Shoal Bay hotel deals

  • If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Shoal Bay, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in Shoal Bay in August and June.
  • Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Shoal Bay if you stay on a Monday. The opposite is true for, Friday, which is usually the most expensive day.
  • The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Shoal Bay found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $266, while the most expensive was $334.
  • How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Shoal Bay for 6 days.
  • If you’d like to do some hiking during your trip, keep your eyes open for hotels in Shoal Bay that are near Tomaree Mountain, a scenic area that offers guided tours and impressive views of the ocean. The Ramada Resort by Wyndham is a comfortable choice that is just a 5min drive from the mountain and has five on-site restaurants.
  • For travellers who are interested in swimming, sunbathing or just relaxing by the ocean, opt for lodging close to Box Beach, an area that’s calm and fun to explore. The Salt at Shoal Bay will put you a 4min drive from this beach and is also just a 2min walk from the ocean.
  • Hoping to learn more about the city’s rich history? Pick a hotel close to Nelson Bay Lighthouse, a museum and monument that dates back to the 1800s. The Halifax Holiday Park is a charming choice that can be reached on foot from the lighthouse within 3min and offers free parking.
  • To explore some of the region’s impressive natural scenery, you’ll want to stay somewhere that’s just a short walk from Port Stephens Native Gardens, like the Admiral Nelson Motor Inn. These gardens are filled with both exotic and indigenous plants and provide beautiful views of the ocean.
  • If you’re planning on taking a boat ride during your stay, select a hotel near the d'Albora Marinas. The Seabreeze Hotel is a quaint but comfortable choice that will put you just a 3min walk from the marina and includes an on-site restaurant and bar.

FAQs when booking a hotel in Shoal Bay

  • Where should I stay if I want to be just a short walk from several different restaurants?

    To be a short walk away from a variety of different dining options, look for hotels in the northeast of the city, like Shoal Bay Holiday Park. Staying here will put you just a 5min away from restaurants like Mod Thai Shoal Bay and Aussie Bob's Fish & Chips, both of which are local favourites.

  • Where should I stay if I will be travelling with children?

    For those who will be accompanied by children during their trip, consider staying at accommodation near SPLASH Waterpark, like the Marina Resort. This fun park is the perfect place for keeping kids occupied and will ensure that the entire family has a good time.

  • Where should I stay if I will be travelling with pets?

    If you’ll joined by a furry friend on your trip, look at hotels close to Shoal Bay On-Lead Dog Exercise Area, a dog park that will allow your pets to stretch their legs and relax. The Shearwater Guest Cottages are a modern choice just a 3min walk from the closest bus station.

  • Which area should I look for a hotel in if I want to be somewhere scenic?

    To stay somewhere that offers you impressive views, opt to stay near Little Beach Reserve, such as at 4-star Marty's at Little Beach which has a heated outdoor pool. The reserve is known for having particularly scenic sunsets and for being one of the area’s most beautiful beaches.

  • How do I find a hotel in central Shoal Bay?

    After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighbourhood, which allows you to pick the central Shoal Bay districts. You can also do a search using the city map to choose a specific location, like Shoal Bay city centre

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