Sanctuary Motor Inn

250 Pacific HighwayCoffs Harbour2450Australia
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About Sanctuary Motor Inn

Set in native bushland off the Pacific Highway, the Sanctuary Motor Inn offers easy access to attractions such as Jetty Beach and Dolphin Marine Magic. Amenities include tennis/squash courts, a sauna, and an outdoor pool.

Accommodation options include twin, queen, king, and family rooms, each offering comforts such as air-conditioning, a private bathroom, Austar TV, and free Wi-Fi. Some family rooms feature a kitchen and king rooms offer a spa bath option.

Facilities at the Sanctuary Motor Inn include tours and ticket assistance, conference space, and a children’s pool. Additional conveniences include laundry facilities, luggage storage, and free parking.

A hot buffet breakfast is available for a fee at the Treehouse Restaurant. This restaurant also caters for special events for up to 50 guests and opens for dinner Monday to Saturday.

This motel lies within 15 minutes of Coffs Harbour Airport and Bongil Bongil National Park and 25 minutes from the Forest Sky Pier.


250 Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour, 2450, Australia
Telephone: +61(2)6650 5111 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

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

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parasols
  • PC with internet
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Washing machine
  • Wellness centre / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Sauna
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot
  • Kids' playground

Arrival / Departure

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

Positive Reviews

Convenient location

Guests have found the location of this motel convenient, finding it easy to access from the highway and within easy reach of amenities in Coffs Harbour. Shopping, dining, and attractions are all nearby. Guests have also appreciated being close to the beach.

Friendly and helpful staff

Bar a small number of exceptions, guests have found the staff here is friendly and welcoming, often appreciating, in particular, the front desk staff and the convenience of the on-site tour and ticket assistance. Guests also describe the service in the restaurant as excellent.

Good choice of facilities

Previous guests have appreciated the selection of facilities at this Coffs Harbour motel. The pool has proved to be popular although many guests also note that on-site dining option, laundry, and parking adds convenience.

Negative Reviews

Some rooms disappoint

Although this motel advertises that its rooms have been recently updated, work doesn't appear to have been undertaken in all units. Guests still report that some of the rooms, although clean and reasonably spacious, appear dated.

Noise can be a problem

Reviews suggest that there are various sources of unwanted noise here. Guests have found the in-room air-conditioning are loud while also noting that traffic noise from the Pacific Highway was more or less constant throughout their stay.

Parking too far from rooms

Guests appreciate the convenience of complimentary on-site parking but do point out that the spaces are a little ad hoc and, therefore, you are not guaranteed to be able to park close to your allocated room. This has proved problematic for less mobile guests.

Rating Overview

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    7.6 /10
7.5 out of 10 based on 1195 reviews