Noosa is a real charmer when it comes to holidaying on the Sunshine Coast. It's got stunning stretches of sandy beach, beautiful surfable waves, unbeatable national parks, and enough of a social scene to keep you happy.

There are plenty of hotels, resorts and holiday houses to choose from when it comes to the question of where to stay in Noosa.

After living on the Sunshine Coast a few times over the years, I know many things have changed. With each visit, I've come to appreciate the unique charm of Noosa even more.

So to make your Noosa accommodation decision easier, I've personally sifted through the options and handpicked the best places and resorts that Noosa has to offer.

Where to Stay in Noosa

Accommodation in Noosa is spread out between a few distinct areas, all of which offer their own unique landscapes, atmosphere, and social scenes.

Choosing where to stay is an essential part of planning and enjoying your holiday overall.

So, let’s take a look at the different areas of Noosa:

If you're visiting Noosa for the first time and looking for a luxurious experience, Hastings Street and the Noosa Main Beach Area offer a central location with a vibrant atmosphere, lined with shops, restaurants, and cafes.

Sunrise Beach and Sunshine Beach, nestled on the eastern fringes of Noosa, offer a serene coastal escape away from the bustling town center. These two relaxed neighborhoods are perfect for those seeking a quieter, beach-centric vacation while still being within reach of Noosa's attractions. You'll find some cheaper accommodation here too compared to Noosa Main Beach.

The Noosa River and anywhere along Gympie Terrace is ideal for families, offering a tranquil riverside setting with plenty of water activities, parks, and family-friendly dining options.

1. Where to stay in Noosa for your first time & luxury accommodation: Hastings Street and Noosa Main Beach Area

Sitting at the heart of Noosa, this is a great option for first-time visitors seeking a luxurious stay or anyone on a weekend getaway hoping to be in the thick of it all.

Hastings Street has a lively atmosphere and is lined with shops, restaurants, bars, and cafes, all of which are bustling at all hours of the day.

And, for when you need a little sun time, Noosa Main Beach is just a walk away. You can also get to Noosa National Park right from Hastings Street via the beautiful seaside boardwalk.

Keep in mind that this is the most popular beach in Noosa. You’ll find a range of Noosa accommodations along Hastings Street, from budget hostels to opulent boutique hotels and resorts.

Best Hastings Street & Noosa Main Beach Hotels

Most Luxury Resort: Tingirana Noosa

Noosa accommodation on Hastings Street is about as central as it gets, and the Tingirana Noosa is no different. Like many hotels along Hastings Street, Tingirana offers guests a choice of self-contained apartments that sit directly across from the ever-popular Noosa Beach and Laguna Bay.

This unbeatable location means you can relax on the beach, explore the national park and go for a bit of window shopping, all in one afternoon.

  • Location: Hastings Street
  • Price from: A$505
  • Sleeps: 3
  • What makes it unique? Featuring both an adult pool and a children’s pool, this is a great option for any family looking for a getaway in Noosa.

5-Star Hotel: Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort

Nestled between the other luxury hotels and restaurants along Hastings Street, the Sofitel Noosa Resort stands out thanks to its five-star facilities.

This includes a stunning day spa, heated outdoor pool and spacious private apartments complete with balconies. With an onsite restaurant and bar, and quick access to the beach, you’ll need a good excuse to leave the hotel during your break away.

  • Location: Hastings Street
  • Price from: A$659
  • Sleeps: 2 to 3
  • What makes it unique? Treat yourself to dinner at the onsite restaurant for top-notch seafood dishes.

Luxury Beachfront Hotel: On The Beach Noosa Resort

Enjoying both the conveniences of Hastings Street and the relaxing nature of Noosa Main Beach, On The Beach Noosa Resort, provides guests with the best of both worlds.

Made up of several stunning self-contained apartments, complete with spacious private balconies and spa bath facilities Noosa luxury accommodation doesn’t come much better than this!

What’s more, away from your private retreat, you can enjoy an outdoor pool, a spa pool and a fitness centre.

  • Location: Hastings Street
  • Price from: A$775
  • Sleeps: 2+
  • What makes it unique? Wake up to the most stunning views.

Most Stunning Holiday Home: Luxury Rainforest Retreat

Noosa’s Luxury Rainforest Retreat in Little Cove gives you the chance to get away from it all. Lose the crowds and immerse yourself in nature, while still enjoying the luxuries of one of the best holiday rentals in Noosa.

Despite its remote and private location, this holiday home is still within walking distance of both Noosa Main Beach and Hastings Street, allowing you to enjoy the busy streets and lovely restaurants when you choose to.

Inspired by Scandinavian interior design, the open-plan, four-bedroom house features stylish driftwood floors, natural stone furnishings and large open windows to enjoy your surroundings. The house is so nice that we wouldn’t blame you if you didn’t venture out of it during your getaway!

  • Location: Little Cove
  • Price from: A$937
  • Sleeps: 4 bedrooms, sleeps 8
  • What makes it unique? Sitting in a tranquil rainforest environment, you don’t get much more relaxing than this!

Villas Among Nature: Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas

Harbouring the perfect balance between a hotel and a villa, Peppers Noosa offers guests the best of both worlds. Splashing out on a villa here will give you complete independence and peace of mind to enjoy your holiday as you wish, while still enjoying the luxuries a five-star hotel provides.

Luxuries that include a highly-regarded restaurant, a swanky cocktail bar, two heated swimming pools, a small fitness centre, games room and a day spa.

  • Location: On the edge of Noosa National Park
  • Price from: A$327
  • Sleeps: 2 to 9
  • What makes it unique? Some villas come with their own private pools.

Mid-Range Boutique Hotel: 10 Hastings Street Boutique Motel

Noosa accommodation in the heart of Hastings and close to the beachfront is in plentiful supply, but they usually come at a price. 10 Hastings Street Boutique Motel offers some of the best along the strip, sitting at the far-east end of Noosa Main Beach, moments away from Noosa National Park, and just back from Hastings Street, you can be indulging at a fine-dining restaurant at one moment, and exploring the rugged rainforests in the national park in the next.

10 Hastings itself is made up of modern suites, a large studio and a 2-bedroom apartment, which all come with private balconies.

  • Location: Hastings Street
  • Price from: A$230
  • Sleeps: 2 to 4
  • What makes it unique? Great value if you want to stay directly on Hastings Street.

Affordable Apartments: The Sebel Noosa

Searching through the many Noosa apartment hotels on offer can be hard work, but the Sebel Noosa Hotel is worth putting right at the top of your list. The hotel’s central location means you’ll be enjoying the very best of what Noosa has to offer right on your doorstep: beautiful natural landscapes and a booming social scene.

Outside of your luxury apartment, complete with kitchenette facilities, you can also make the most out of the two outdoor swimming pools and jacuzzi facilities.

  • Location: Hastings Street
  • Price from: A$330
  • Sleeps: 2 to 6
  • What makes it unique? Stay fit whilst on holiday with Sebel’s handy fitness centre, free to use for guests at the hotel.

Affordable Noosa Resort: Seahaven Resort Beachfront Resort

Offering an affordable alternative to the other Noosa apartments along Hastings Street, Seahaven Resort is the perfect choice if you’re looking for luxury within a budget.

Each of the modern holiday apartments has a private balcony and full kitchen facilities and enjoy direct access to the beach.

  • Location: Hastings Street
  • Price from: A$250
  • Sleeps: 2 to 4
  • What makes it unique? You’ll have three beautiful heated pools to choose from!

Mid-Range Two-Bedroom Apartment: Little Cove Court

If you’re looking for something a little different from the Noosa hotels around town, then this charming apartment, tucked away in Little Cove is a great place to look.

Despite being just a five-minute walk from Hastings Street, Little Cove Court enjoys tropical forest surroundings and ocean views from its private balcony.

All apartments come with a fully-equipped kitchen, spacious double room and modern ensuite, all of which will be spotless on arrival. And for those moments when you need a little respite from the sun, you can take a dip in the communal swimming pool.

  • Location: Little Cove Beach, on the edge of Noosa National Park
  • Price from: A$500
  • Sleeps: 3 bedrooms, 6 people
  • What makes it unique? Sits just moments away from Little Cove Beach, an undiscovered spot by many in Noosa.

Little Cove Court Noosa

Self-Contained Apartments: Saks on Hastings

A heated pool and a rooftop terrace are just two of the things that makes Saks one of the most popular options in Noosa for accommodation on Hastings Street. And it’s no surprise why!

As well as these added luxuries, Saks offers all of its guests spacious and modern self-catered apartments equipped with a full kitchen. Add in the fact that it's just moments away from the soft sand and turquoise waters, and you’re in for a winner of a hotel for your trip.

  • Location: Hastings Street
  • Price from: A$360
  • Sleeps: 2 to 7
  • What makes it unique? A rooftop terrace with sweeping views over Noosa Main Beach.

2. Where to stay in Noosa for surfers & relaxation: Sunrise Beach and Sunshine Beach

If you're a surfer seeking the perfect blend of relaxation and coastal paradise, look no further than Sunrise Beach and Sunshine Beach, located just east of Noosa's main town.

These idyllic areas, within a leisurely stroll from pristine beaches, exude a laid-back charm and boast some of Noosa's most coveted holiday homes.

Most accommodation in this area is budget-friendly, allowing you to enjoy a cost-effective vacation while maximizing the value of each dollar spent. There are also no big hotels or resorts here but you'll mostly find self-contained apartments and holiday homes.

There are some lovely restaurants here as well to enjoy, but most close early and there is no nightlife around here.

Best Noosa Accommodation in Sunrise Beach and Sunshine Beach

Family Resort: Beach Breakers Resort

Beach Breakers Resort, conveniently located a short 2-minute walk from Sunrise Beach, offers self-contained apartments with private balconies, free Wi-Fi, a heated pool, hot tub, and tennis court.

The apartments are well-equipped with kitchen and laundry facilities, and the resort is within a short drive to Noosa Beach and Hastings Street.

  • Location: Sunrise Beach
  • Price from: A$220
  • Sleeps: 2-bedroom apartments, 4+ people
  • What makes it unique? Its close proximity to the picturesque Sunrise Beach.

Beach Breakers Resort

Mid-Range: Chez Noosa Resort Motel

Nestled within lush tropical gardens, Chez Noosa Resort Motel is a 12-minute walk from Sunshine Beach and offers a tranquil escape with a hot outdoor spa and pool. The well-equipped apartments feature balconies or patios, and complimentary covered parking, making it an ideal base for exploring the nearby Noosa National Park and local attractions.

  • Location: Sunshine Beach
  • Price from: A$185
  • Sleeps: 2
  • What makes it unique? Quiet and affordable, plus a convenient place to stay with a car and free parking.

Chez Noosa Resort Motel

3. Where to stay in Noosa for families: Noosa River and Gympie Terrace

Situated a bit farther from the town center, Noosa River and along Gympie Terrace are often the first choice for families seeking accommodation in Noosa.

These peaceful neighborhoods provide the same breathtaking scenery, casual restaurants and some cute local shops, with the added advantage of the scenic Noosa River being right here, perfect for family days by the water.

All with the added bonus of the Noosa River, ideal for spending a day by the water. What’s more, you tend to get a lot more for your money in this area of Noosa too!

Best Hotels on the Noosa River

Affordable Luxury: Culgoa Point Beach Resort

A private beach, spacious apartments, river views, an outdoor pool, communal sauna and tennis courts… could you ask for much more from accommodation in Noosaville?

Culgoa Point Beach Resort is made up of self-contained apartments, allowing you to enjoy your holiday in any way you see fit.

Treat yourself to a Beachfront Premium apartment complete with stunning sea views and easy access to the private beach, or try something a little more low-key with the loft-style apartments that offer equally as beautiful views over the Noosa River from the top floor.

  • Location: Noosa Parade
  • Price from: A$362
  • Sleeps: 2 to 6
  • What makes it unique? Escape the busy beaches and enjoy this resort’s private beach with just a handful of other guests.

Budget-Friendly Apartments: Noosa Parade Holiday Inn

Nestled in the heart of Noosa, Noosa Parade Holiday Inn offers spacious one-bedroom self-contained apartments just a short, flat 5-minute walk from the iconic Hastings Street and Main Beach.

With resort-style amenities like a pool, spa, and barbecue area, the inn provides a perfect blend of convenience and relaxation, allowing you to enjoy world-class dining, shopping, and the stunning Main Beach while staying clear of the Hastings Street hustle and bustle.

  • Location: Gympie Terrace
  • Price from: A$288
  • Sleeps: 2
  • What makes it unique? Central location with easy access to the iconic Hastings Street and Main Beach while still providing a peaceful retreat.

Noosa Parade Holiday Inn

Most Affordable Waterfront Apartments: Munna Beach Apartments

Munna Beach offers spacious apartments with private balconies, a heated outdoor pool, and convenient amenities, including free undercover parking.

Its prime location near various attractions and public transportation options make it a versatile choice for travelers exploring Noosa.

  • Location: Sunshine Beach
  • Price from: A$319
  • Sleeps: 4-10 people
  • What makes it unique? Its tranquil riverfront location, spacious apartments, and easy access to a wide range of nearby attractions.

Munna Beach Apartments

Where To Stay In Noosa – Frequently Asked Questions

🏝️ What is there to do in Noosa?

You’ll never be short of things to do in Noosa, whether you’re staying for a few days or a few weeks. Check out these highlights that aren’t to be missed while you’re in town.

  • Explore Noosa National Park, a glorious 9,800 acres of rugged forests, rising dunes and stunning coastal views. You might even spot a koala or two!
  • Relax on Noosa Main Beach or watch the sunrise over this picture-perfect bay.
  • Wine and dine along the famous Hastings Street, Noosa’s main street full of cafes, art galleries and plenty of up-market restaurants. I love Miss Moneypenny's, good for Asian Fusion is Bang Bang and Season Restaurant for beachfront dining.
  • Take a day trip to the quieter side of Noosa – Sunshine Beach, where you can enjoy a huge stretch of golden sand to yourself.
  • Join a kayaking tour along the Noosa Everglades, famous for its tea-coloured waters, stunning reflections and unique Australian wildlife.

❓ Should I stay in Noosa Heads or Noosaville or Sunshine Beach?

Noosa Heads offers a blend of luxury and natural beauty, Noosaville is perfect for a family-oriented, riverside retreat, while Sunshine Beach provides a laid-back and surfer-friendly atmosphere, ensuring there's somewhere to stay in Noosa for every traveller's taste.

📅 How many days should I stay in Noosa?

The ideal duration for your stay in Noosa can vary, but many people come for a long weekend and up to 7 days. This allows you to explore Noosa's pristine beaches, natural parks, and vibrant dining scene while enjoying a relaxed coastal getaway.

Where To Stay In Noosa – Final Words

With so many great accommodation choices available, choosing where to stay in Noosa to suit your taste and budget should be easy for you now.

Whether you choose to stay in an apartment that overlooks one of the secluded beaches or one of the famous Noosa resorts that sit on busy Hastings Street, I know you'll have an awesome time on the Sunshine Coast.

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