4.1 out of 5

"I visit Adelaide regularly to see my Mum (at Hove), and catch up with friends, so around the Glenelg area is ideal to minimise too much travel. It's ... " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 27 Apr 2018

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Hotel Description

At Bay Motel Hotel you'll be 0.8 km (0.5 mi) from Glenelg Beach and 3.4 km (2.1 mi) from Brighton Beach. Highlights at this motel include 2 bars/lounges, a restaurant and free self parking.

You can enjoy free WiFi, TVs and coffee/tea makers, featured in all 32 rooms. Fridges and room service make in-room dining convenient.

The bistro, TC's Bistro, is open for lunch and dinner. Plus you'll find free WiFi in public areas and luggage storage. Each morning continental breakfast is available. There's also the convenience of RV/bus/truck parking.

Attractions within a 10-minute drive of this Glenelg South motel include Henley Beach and West Beach.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$119 per night

Bay Motel Hotel ratings based on 54 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Bay Motel Hotel

Everyone (29) Couples (19) Family (6)
4 out of 5
The general ambience. Would stay Again. Staff very friendly

Posted by on 20 Apr. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

24 Apr. 2019 by BMH

Thank you and we look forward to your next visit.

2 out of 5
Great location in Glenelg but very tired dirty carpet dirty vertical blinds - the bed was very comfortable plenty of hot water!

Posted by on 28 Jan. 2019

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4 out of 5

Nice clean accommodation with good food

Pros: Location, parking and cleanliness.
Cons: Parking outside rooms was a little snug, making exit a tight multiple-point-turn necessary on occasion (I drive a Camry sedan when in Adelaide).
Location: Close to Jetty Road shops, although I whiled away plenty of time in shops and cafes adjacent the Broadway, and close to Haigh's and Market on Maxwell!
I visit Adelaide regularly to see my Mum (at Hove), and catch up with friends, so around the Glenelg area is ideal to minimise too much travel. It's an ideal location, with onsite parking. A hairdryer was loaned to me for the duration of my stay. The Bay Motel Hotel room was clean and perfectly adequate for my stay. Lunch and evening meals in the Hotel dining room were delicious. Breakfast cafes and shops are abundant in the area, as are other fantastic shopping areas nearby (Jetty Road Glenelg and Brighton, Westfield Marion, and the sensational Market on Maxwell [Terrace] for the best vanilla slices on the planet [and the best hosts Paul and Eleni]).

Posted by , from Gold Coast on 27 Apr. 2018

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4 out of 5

A good location

Enjoyed my stay , clean and comfortable room . Great Location and great coffee shops close by . Only down fall was the loud group in the car park at 1am on the Saturday night ! There are always people who don’t consider others !!! I would stay again .

Posted by , from Sydney on 15 Apr. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 Apr. 2018 by BMH Team

Thank you Wendy and we look forward to seeing you again.

4 out of 5

Convenient location

Close to great cafes and pubs. Short walk to Jetty Road, the beach and tram stop.

Posted by , from SA Country on 10 Mar. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 Apr. 2018 by BMH Team

Glad you enjoyed your stay.

4 out of 5

Easy Access

Close to everything- I like walking. Lots of foodie places. Simple hotel but everything you need!

Posted by , from Adelaide on 11 Dec. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

12 Dec. 2017 by BMH Reception

Thank you Krista. We're glad you enjoyed your stay.

3 out of 5

Ok, but not great, quite noisy.

Ok, but quite noisy. Convenient.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Posted by on 6 Dec. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

12 Dec. 2017 by BMH Reception

Thank you for staying with us. We were fully booked, so apologise if there was some noise. We hope you will stay with us again.

3 out of 5

Bay Hotel/Motel handy to all one needed on holiday

Pros: The staff. The cooking. The air conditioning worked really well.
Cons: Throw out old couches & replace with 2 Tub chairs, Put 2 bedside tables in rooms. Maintenance inspections regularly. Supply a microwave. Pin curtains.
Location: Location is good. Handy to everything in Glenelg and close to Adelaide city. Superb beach. Great shopping.
Rooms: {We had 2.} Lovely & clean. Couches worn out & very uncomfortable. Only 1 bedside table. Cracked basin...no plug...it was blocked & water kept rising. Toilet wobbly, not screwed down to floor. Small flush jammed & ran on so we couldn't use it. Curtains ripped from getting caught in door. They just needed pinning to the inside of the window frame with a white drawing pin...problem solved! No cooked breakfast offered. The staff were just lovely & couldn't do enough to help. The meals in Dining room were delicious and very well priced. The gaming venue was a disaster area! Old worn out ripped stools that didn't raise or lower to accommodate all heights. Worn out torn carpet. Very shabby room. Rear entry into gaming room stank to high heaven & needed a bloody good wash. All other venues we visited offered complimentary soft drinks & coffee to players. It's a nice touch and a very good PR. The staff really did save the day here. They were pleasant, helpful, attentive and always happy to help in any way they could. WOTIF DID NOT SEND ANY OF OUR MESSAGES TO THE MOTEL! Very bad business!!!

Posted by , from Steels Creek Victoria on 7 Mar. 2017

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3 out of 5
Serviceable room - very clean and convenient .....

Posted by on 22 Feb. 2017

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3 out of 5
Friendly staff, toilet wouldn't flush, air con rattled and banged and mattress was not comfortable.

Posted by on 20 Feb. 2017

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. WiFi is free in public spaces. Bay Motel Hotel also features room service (during limited hours) and camper van/bus/lorry parking. Free self parking is available. This Glenelg South motel is smoke free.

  • 32 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • Dining venue
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking


  • Airport: Adelaide, SA (ADL) (9.7 km / 6 mi)
  • Train station: Adelaide Hove Station (3.2 km / 2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Bay Motel Hotel offers 32 forms of accommodation with air conditioning. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Fridges and coffee/tea makers are provided. An iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer available
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a continental breakfast daily.

TC's Bistro – This bistro serves lunch and dinner.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at noon

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday-Friday: 8 AM-5 PM
  • Saturday-Sunday: 8 AM-1 PM
If you arrive at the property after hours, you'll need to check in at an alternate location: Gaming Room
If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

This property's front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday - Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
  • Saturday - Sunday: 8 AM - 1 PM
Guests arriving after hours will need to go to the following location to check in: Gaming Room
Guests arriving after 10 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Only service animals are allowed


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: AUD 10 per person (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Bay Motel Hotel Glenelg South
  • Bay Motel Hotel
  • Bay Glenelg South

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.