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“Reasonable value, good position” 3 of 5 stars
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Hamilton Motor Inn
3.0 of 5 Motel   |   422 Kingsford Smith Dr., Brisbane, Queensland 4007, Australia   |  
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Ranked #140 of 165 Hotels in Brisbane
Warwick
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Reasonable value, good position”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012

We found the Hamilton Motor Inn to be reasonable value at $125.00 per night. Because it is on very busy Kingsford Smith Drive we asked for a room at the back of the building. A comfortable queen-sized bed, roomy bathroom, hot water, fairly clean. The air-conditioner was very noisy but we were able to open the sliding window about 15cm. We were surprised at no pay tv, but it had all the digital channels. No breakfast, but there are cafes very close by in Racecourse Road. Handy to the airport and to the city. Secure parking available in the "cage"......locked 7pm.. till 7 a.m. Squeezy for a commodore sedan, but secure. Reception very polite and helpful. The lift is small and very jerky, probably needs replacing or servicing. It felt unsafe.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

we stayed at this motel, it was clean enough but they had blocked the balconey up and made such a mess of it that the air con shook the windows all nite we hardly slept a wink the windows made such a noise from th eair con would not stay there again

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Ocean shores NSW
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2011

It was as you expect for a three star motel. Clean, accessible, friendly, great shower, comfortable bed, small flat screen TV but the room we stayed in, no. 4 looked directly over an electricity power sub-station. I tried to change rooms but the motel was fully booked. The irritating hum fom the station felt like my brain was being died. This was a serious problem for me and so our sleep was not good until we put on the aircon to drown out the hum. We couldn't get out of there fast enough.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Darwin, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2009

$115 a night for a small basic room with tea and coffee facilities. Continental breakfast offered at $10 (toast, cereal and coffee).

The lift desperately needs a service. It stops leaving the floor of the lift as much as six inches above or below the intended floor.

Located on Kingsford Smith Drive. Traffic noise is constant, but not overbearing.

$20 taxi fare to/from Airport
Another $20 to the city.
Train station is about 1.5 klms away, but train is infrequent.

I recommend it only as a stop over for sleeping between flights.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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, Owner at Hamilton Motor Inn, responded to this review, December 23, 2010
Dear Sir/Madam

I am in the process of purchasing the Motel - Hamilton Motor Inn - in Brisbane which I will take over in the new year. I am very concerned about the claim on the lift and other issues. I have investigated the situation and have found that the lift had been fixed, more than a year ago. The manager of the motel had never accessed the website to make a response. Could you please remove this comment or at least add a response to the site to say that the problem has been rectified. As such a negative comment would certainly impact our business.

Kind Regards

Owner of the Hamilton Motor Inn
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france
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2008

We stopped here for one night as we flew into Brisbane Airport in the evening and needed to be out again by 7 the next morning (it’s about 10 mins in a cab from the airport). Fortunately we arrived just as the reception was closing up for the night .Had we been 5 minutes later we would have had to find our keys in the wall safe and make our own way to our room. The couple that greeted us were very friendly and stayed around to book an early morning cab for us.
We booked and pre paid on the motel website, after searching on Brisbane Airport. The website gives the impression of a modern, plush motel, but it isn’t – it’s seen better days.
It’s very basic, but having said that the room was clean, contained two large beds, tea and coffee making facilities, tv on a wall bracket and a fridge. The motel has no restaurant, but we did spy one next to the car park and a supermarket just up the road. The blurb says that the motel is on the riverside, what it doesn’t say is that between the river and the motel runs a very busy main road. Our room had secondary double glazing but we could still hear the rumble of traffic. I don’t know whether rooms on the opposite side of the motel are any quieter.
If you want a cheap stopover and are used to city noise – it’s fine.

  • Liked — Rroximity to Brisbane airport
  • Disliked — Noise for the busy road
  • Stayed March 2006, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 422 Kingsford Smith Dr., Brisbane, Queensland 4007, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane
Amenities:
Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #140 of 165 Hotels in Brisbane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hamilton Motor Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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