The Best Hotels to Book in Batemans Bay, New South Wales

Batemans Bay is a beach lovers paradise renowned for extraordinary reefs
Batemans Bay is a beach lover's paradise renowned for extraordinary reefs | © David Wall / Alamy Stock Photo
Siobhan Grogan

Named by Captain James Cook in 1770, Batemans Bay is a beach lover’s paradise. The area is renowned for extraordinary reefs and is part of the Batemans Bay Snorkelling Trail – though you can hit the water for paddling, surfing or even fishing if you prefer. Elsewhere, there’s boat-fresh seafood to feast on, scenic cycleways and walking tracks through the Clyde River National Park and a wealth of wildlife to spot. There are hotels in Batemans Bay to suit every taste and budget so you can be on the beach in no time – now bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Family-friendly fun at Batemans Bay Marina Resort

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Batemans Bay Marina Resort overlooking both the ocean and a tidal lagoon
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Looking for more than a beach to entertain the kids? They’ll be exhausted by the options at this resort overlooking both the ocean and a tidal lagoon. Though Corrigan’s swimming beach is just a few minutes’ walk away, the hotel also has a 16m (52ft) outdoor swimming pool, a playground, volleyball and tennis courts, bike hire, a games room and even its very own boat ramp. Afterwards, bed down in one of 89 self-contained villas set in 16 acres (6.5ha) of landscaped gardens.

2. The Esplanade Motel for balconies, boats and bayside dining


Bright modern room at the Esplanade
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It’s easy to while away the hours at the Esplanade Motel, which boasts one of the best views of all the hotels in Batemans Bay. The property overlooks the boat-filled Clyde River, so you can watch bobbing sails from the private balcony that comes with every room. When hunger hits, there are plenty of dining spots close by on the boardwalk – or head downstairs to tuck into seafood and steak dishes in the hotel’s restaurant.

3. Sunrises, Snapper Island views and sandy beaches at Corrigans Cove

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Outdoor pool area at Corrigans Cove
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Located in Batehaven, this property is one of the only hotels in Batemans Bay to offer views of the Clyde River and Snapper Island. Choose from studio rooms to fully contained one-, two- or three-bedroom apartments, all of which have their own balcony or courtyard to wake up to the sun rising over the bay. There’s an outdoor pool on-site, or stroll across the road to Corrigans Cove – a calm beach with gentle seas perfect for families and swimmers.

5. Stay close to the town centre at Quays Hotel


Quay Hotel and Spa overlooking the boats in the bay
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Fancy lazy beach days and nights on the town? This contemporary property is one of the best hotels in Batemans Bay for those who want to combine seaside relaxation with all the town’s amenities including restaurants, shopping and clubs. If you prefer a quiet night in, the hotel’s restaurant features inventive Japanese cuisine with a French twist and overlooks the boat-speckled bay. Head upstairs afterwards where rooms have 50-inch TVs, complimentary Nespresso machines and organic bath products.

6. Choose Abel Tasman Motel to go from breakfast to beach in moments

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Exterior of Abel Tasman Motel
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Just three minutes’ walk from glorious Corrigans Beach, this hotel is a great choice for water babies. Caseys Beach is a further two-minute drive away if you’re looking for bigger waves – while all rooms have ocean views, so you’ll never be far from the water. There’s also free wifi and parking, and all rooms come with a DVD player, fridge and coffee-making facilities so you can relax after a day on the sand.

7. Sunseeker Motor Inn for seafood and spa rooms

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The relaxing pool area at Sunseeker Motor Inn
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If you’re craving some R&R, this is the hotel in Batemans Bay for you. Opt for one of the dedicated spa rooms and you can lounge in your very own spa bath, complete with luxurious robes and organic bath products. Tear yourself away if you can for dinner at the hotel’s Trappers Restaurant which specialises in seafood dishes – including braised local octopus, scallops seared in avocado oil and piled-high plates of tiger prawns and mussels.

8. BIG4 Batemans Bay Beach Resort for an action-packed break kids will love

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Patio with a barbecue overlooking the grounds of BIG4 Batemans Bay Beach Resort
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Don’t expect to get your children’s attention once you’ve checked into this family-focused hotel in Batemans Bay. They’ll be thrilled to discover a packed games room, several outdoor playgrounds, go-karts, a jumping pillow, tennis and volleyball courts, mini-golf and a swimming pool – all with a beach accessed straight from the resort’s grounds. It doesn’t need to cost a fortune, either – the holiday park offers everything from self-contained cabins to camping sites so you can stay for less.

9. Lincoln Downs Resort Batemans Bay, BW Signature Collection for fine dining and a lakeside setting

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Large outdoor pool and jacuzzi area with loungers and daybeds at Lincoln Downs Resort Batemans Bay, BW Signature Collection
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Get away from it all at this peaceful country retreat that’s less than 2km (1.2mi) from Batemans Bay town centre yet set in its own secluded gardens overlooking a private lake. There’s a beach nearby, but you might want to stay put and enjoy the outdoor heated pool, tennis court and gym. Just don’t miss the acclaimed Briars Restaurant with contemporary Australian dishes and an outstanding cocktail menu.

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