The Best Hotels and Places to Book Your Stay in Lismore, New South Wales

Hotels in Lismore come in all shapes and sizes, but weve narrowed them down to the best
Hotels in Lismore come in all shapes and sizes, but we've narrowed them down to the best | © Manfred Gottschalk / Alamy Stock Photo
Kim Gregory

Known as the Heart of the Northern Rivers, Lismore is close to spectacular New South Wales nature. Stay in a hotel in Lismore and you can visit rainforests, national parks, valleys, mountains and the coastline of Byron Bay and Ballina. The city is home to Southern Cross University and excellent culture, including arts and music events. Browse our list of places to stay in Lismore whether you’re here for business, exploring or relaxing by the pool – they’re bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Comfort Inn Centrepoint, for central convenience


A double bed faces a large flat-screen TV in a carpeted room at Comfort Inn Centrepoint
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Choose from simple rooms of varied sizes, including some with comfy living spaces and lots of room for the family. Food is served at the on-site Vietnamese restaurant – order to your room if you fancy a night in. Mount Warning and Lismore’s shopping and business districts are a few minutes’ drive away – easily done with free parking – while outdoor lovers will enjoy the nearby national parks.

2. Dawson Motor Inn, for family-friendly amenities


The tiled outdoor pool area at Dawson Motor Inn, partly shaded by a canopy
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Find Dawson Motor Inn on the edge of Lismore, a 30-minute drive from Byron Bay. Check into one of the ground-floor rooms – ranging from studios to family-sized – and enjoy many useful amenities including an in-room microwave, free laundry facilities and complimentary parking outside your room. Bringing the kids? You’ll appreciate the cots and high chairs included. Highlights are the barbecue facilities with picnic tables and the saltwater pool with a covering that provides welcome shade.

3. Lismore Gateway Motel, for business travellers


The exterior of Lismore Gateway Motel at night, lit up from inside
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Business trippers should book this motel just outside Lismore, as it boasts conference rooms, equipment hire, catering and event management staff. It’s a five-minute drive from Lismore Airport, with on-site, undercover and streetside parking. Contemporary rooms come with Netflix access – choose one with a balcony or the Spa King room to enjoy a spa bath. Spare time? Stroll around the landscaped gardens, chill by the swimming pool and tuck into weekday breakfast and dinner in the licensed restaurant – or in the comfort of your room.

5. SureStay Hotel by Best Western Karinga Motel, for a great location


Wooden chairs on the elevated terrace at SureStay Hotel by Best Western Karinga Motel, lit up at night
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Conveniently located, this central Lismore hotel is near plenty of restaurants, cafes and cultural sites such as Lismore City Hall, and is just forty minutes by car from Byron Bay. On site, you’ll find a restaurant serving international cuisine from Monday to Thursday as well as daily continental breakfast – order to your room if you prefer privacy. You’ll appreciate the parking, conference and laundry facilities and the 24-hour front desk. Bringing the kids? For every two paying adults, one child aged eight or under stays free.

6. Melville House, for a pet-friendly stay

Bed and Breakfast

A four-poster bed in a room at Melville House, also featuring a wooden bench seat, and a wooden table with two wooden chairs
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You and your pet will be welcomed with a smile at the well-reviewed Melville House in East Lismore. Choose from six individually designed rooms featuring quirky, vintage-style furnishings – from the Very Small Shoebox room to the four-poster Blue Pearl room. Relax and meet fellow travellers in the fireside lounge or the three dining areas, and enjoy the great outdoors in the hotel’s large garden and 17m (56ft) swimming pool.

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