Mineral Sands Motel

When you’re far away from home, it can feel pretty lonely. So what could be better than staying in a motel that feels just like staying with family? And that’s exactly what’s on offer at the Mineral Sands Motel.

Run by the Barounis family, the Mineral Sands Motel is the perfect place to receive a warm welcome as well as a comfortable bed.

The Mineral Sands Motel is a 3.5-star motel located in Maryborough, Queensland. It has an inground pool and shaded BBQ area. Continental breakfast is included, delivered to the room. There is free WiFi and Foxtel and there is a tour desk where bookings can be made for local attractions.

The Mineral Sands Motel is a family-run motel in Maryborough. If you are staying in Maryborough to see the local sights or if you’re just passing through and are looking for somewhere to lay your head, the staff at the Mineral Sands Motel will make you feel welcome and do everything they can to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Continental breakfast is included and is delivered straight to your room the night before so that it’s ready for you whenever you fancy it in the morning. After which, you can lounge around by the pool and maybe make use of the BBQ area.

There is a wide range of bars and restaurants to visit within easy walking distance, as well as lots of shops.

The staff at the Mineral Sands Motel are passionate about everything the local area has to offer and if you go and chat to them at the tour desk they will recommend some fun and interesting places for you to visit, and they can even help you with booking onto tours.

The Mineral Sands Motel doesn’t pretend to be luxury accommodation but it doesn’t need to. Feeling genuinely welcomed can often mean much more than luxurious surroundings. And the accommodation is spotlessly clean and well-maintained throughout.

At the Mineral Sands Motel, you will find a variety of facilities that you can take advantage of. There is an outdoor inground pool that is perfect for families, couples, and groups alike. There is also a shaded BBQ patio area where you can cook up a storm.

You also get free WiFi, free Foxtel, and free laundry services. If you are going to be heading out to work for the day, the motel will even provide you with a packed lunch.

There is a courtesy bus that will take you to the Maryborough Sports Club and another that will take you to the Maryborough R.S.L. And you can get all of the information you need to plan your local activities at the tour desk where they will even help you with your bookings, including trips to Fraser Island, Lady Elliot Island, whale watching, and more.

Mineral Sands Motel Ratings

The Mineral Sands Motel has an average of 4 out of 5 (“very good”) on Trip Advisor. Guests appreciate it being a “good old fashioned motor inn“. They are impressed with how spotlessly clean the accommodation is and how fresh the interior looks even though it is an older building.

Another standout point for many guests was just how good the customer service is, with many guests feeling that the staff truly go above and beyond to help their guests. Overall, guests feel that the Mineral Sands Motel is great value for money and many go back to stay often.

Some guests do mention, however, that the motel can be noisy due to it being located on a busy road, and some would also prefer blackout curtains in the room for extra rest.

Mineral Sands Motel Room Types

There is a wide range of room types available at the Mineral Sands Motel. All rooms come with:

  • air conditioning and heating
  • a 32″ digital TV with free access to Foxtel
  • free WiFi
  • off-street parking for small trucks, trailers, and boats
  • an ensuite bathroom
  • a toaster, a microwave, and a kettle
  • a balcony table
  • a hairdryer
  • a free continental breakfast
  • daily housekeeping

There are 20 rooms in total and they are suitable for a range of groups sizes and configurations.

  • Single/double room with a queen bed
  • King bed room with a king bed
  • Twin-share room with a queen bed and a single bed
  • Triple or family of four room with a queen bed and two single beds
  • Family of four first floor room with a queen bed and two single beds, two bathrooms, two TVs, and a 220-litre fridge

Mineral Sands Motel Surroundings/Location

The Mineral Sands Motel is located at:

75 Ferry Street
Queensland 4650

The motel is a 12-minute walk from the centre of Maryborough and a 16-minute walk from Mary River. It is also within walking distance of lots of different places to eat, including McDonald’s, Dominos, Hungry Jack’s, Thai Restaurant and Takeaway, the White Lion Hotel, the Noodle Shop, Red Rooster, and a fish and chip shop.

It is also within walking distance of a variety of shops, including Aldi and the Station Square Shopping Centre.

The Mineral Sands Motel works perfectly as a base to explore Maryborough, and the motel staff will clue you in on the most fun and interesting places to visit in the local area. It also works great to explore a little further afield, such as Hervey Bay, Fraser Island, and Lady Elliot Island.

Mineral Sands Motel Facilities

The Mineral Sands Motel has:

  • free WiFi and Foxtel
  • free laundry services
  • free continental breakfast
  • daily housekeeping
  • fax and photocopying services (for an extra fee)
  • luggage storage
  • free off-street parking

Mineral Sands Motel Check-in and Check-out Times

Check-in at the Mineral Sands Motel is between 13:00 and 21:00 and you need to be checked out by 10:00. Express check-in and check-out are available online before you arrive.

The Mineral Sands Motel is that perfect hidden gem that you just know gets recommended through word of mouth. It is impossible to bottle the sort of family welcome that you will receive at a place like this and the high standards of cleanliness and comfort will mean you won’t want to leave. If you are heading to Maryborough, this place will make you feel just like you’re at home.


The website is run by myself Daniel Clarke, I’m lucky enough to have been living in Hervey Bay, for 29 years so I’m classed as a local I have seen many changes over this time.

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