The Blue Shades Motel

Maryborough is one of Queensland’s true hidden gems. Whether you are travelling there for a holiday, an event, or for business, finding the perfect place to lay your head is key. The Blue Shades Motel is almost guaranteed to have everything that you will need for a pleasant, comfortable, and relaxing stay in Maryborough.

The Blue Shades Motel is a 4-star rated 35-room motel with a bar and restaurant on-site. It has a pool, golf, course, and BBQ facilities, as well as conference and meeting rooms for business guests. There are a variety of rooms to fit parties of any size and needs (some with disabled access).

The Blue Shades Motel has everything you will need close to hand. The rooms have been recently renovated and they all come with their own parking space, there is a bar and restaurant where you can order breakfast and dinner, an outdoor pool and BBQ facilities, as well as a wealth of facilities for business guests.

It is in a central Maryborough location, only one kilometre from the city centre, so works well as a base to explore the local area and see what it has to offer. The motel tour desk will be able to advise you on places to visit and help you with booking activities.

At the Blue Shades Motel, there are facilities to suit every type of traveller. Business guests will appreciate the conference room and meeting rooms, with the ability to order a banquet for meetings from the on-site restaurant.

Families, couples, and groups will appreciate the outdoor pool and BBQ area (the motel will provide the BBQ equipment) for spending an enjoyable afternoon or evening relaxing outside.

The on-site restaurant, the Green Room, is highly rated and provides breakfast on request either in the restaurant or delivered to your room, as well as dinner from 18:00 until 20:00, which is also available in the restaurant or as room service.

Blue Shades Motel Ratings

The Blue Shades Motel has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 (“Excellent”) on Trip Advisor. Guests feel that the motel is well-maintained and that the recent renovations have given it a true upgrade. The rooms and motel are cleaned to a high standard and the management and staff are very friendly and welcoming.

Reviewers also feel that the beds are comfortable and that the variety of rooms on offer is very good. The motel caters well to large groups of guests. Some guests mention that some of the car parking spaces can be quite tight and are only really suitable for smaller cars.

Blue Shades Motel Room Types

There are a variety of room types available at the Blue Shades Motel to suit different types of travellers and different group sizes.

All rooms have an en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower, air conditioning throughout, free high-speed WiFi, FOXTEL TV (12 channels), tea and coffee making facilities, a fridge, a microwave, housekeeping, a large desk, and blackout curtains.

Superior Standard Room

This room is suitable for two guests and has a double bed. It is on the ground floor with shade covered parking outside the door.

Twin Share Superior Room

This room is suitable for three guests and has one queen and one single bed. It is recently renovated and is also on the ground floor with shade covered parking outside.

Business Room

This room is suitable for one or two guests and either has a queen or a single bed. It is located upstairs in a quiet location with undercover car accommodation.

Executive Room

This room is suitable for one or two guests and either has a queen or single bed. It is in a suite-style with a separate bedroom and living area/workspace, making the workspace ideal for small meetings. The two rooms are separately air-conditioned and they have separate TVs. There is a private entry and exit point.

Affordable Family Room

This is a large open room suitable for four guests or three guests plus two children. It comes with either a queen and two single beds or a queen, one single bed, and a bunk bed (only suitable for children). There is a tiled kitchen area for food preparation.

Family Pool Room

This is a loft-style room with two floors. It can sleep four guests in the upstairs area, with a queen and two single beds. Downstairs there is a lounge area, kitchen, and dining area. There is separate air conditioning for upstairs and downstairs and a TV in each. The room opens out into the pool and BBQ area and has its own small balcony.

Two Bedroom With Kitchen

This room has two separate bedrooms, both recently renovated. The queen bed is located in the main living area and there are two single beds and a child’s bunk bed in the second bedroom. Each bedroom has its own TV and air conditioning.

There is also a kitchen and dining area. This room can come as an accessible option with a small ramp from the car space to the room and a roll-in bathroom with handrails.

Blue Shades Motel Surroundings/Location

The Blue Shades Motel is located at:

35 Ferry Street (corner of Queen and Ferry Streets)
Queensland 4650

It is a kilometre from the city centre and a few hundred yards from Mary River. There is a range of shops, bars, and restaurants within easy walking distance from the motel.

Blue Shades Motel Facilities

The Blue Shades Motel has a variety of facilities to make their guests’ stay more comfortable, including:

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Taxi service
  • Breakfast and dinner options (special dietary requirements are catered for)
  • High chairs, cots, and infant beds on request
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Baggage storage at the front desk
  • Fax and photocopying services
  • Tour desk with ticket booking options
  • Grocery delivery
  • Packed lunches
  • Complimentary tea, coffee, and bottled water

Blue Shades Motel Check-in and Check-out Times

Check-in at the Blue Shades Motel is between 14:00 and 21:00. Late check-in is available on request. Check-out is at 10:00 and late check-out is available on request. Check-in and check-out are both private and there are express options available.

The Blue Shades Motel has everything you will need. From comfortable rooms to suit any type of guest and group size to leisure and business facilities, as well as an on-site bar and restaurant and room service, your stay is bound to tick all of your boxes. It is also in the perfect location to explore the hidden gem that is Maryborough with ease.


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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