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4.5 out of 5

"The cleanliness of this motel was outstanding. I definitely recommend it and would definitely stay here again if i had to travel to Mackay. " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 22 Jul 2021

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Hotel Description

At Lantern Motor Inn you'll be within a 20-minute stroll of Pioneer Valley and Mackay Base Hospital. Highlights at this motel include an outdoor swimming pool and in-room free WiFi.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and all 16 rooms feature coffee/tea makers, hair dryers, and irons/ironing boards. Refrigerators, microwaves, and room service make in-room dining convenient, and minibars provide refreshments. Desks and free toiletries are also available.

This business-friendly motel offers free WiFi in public areas, barbecue grills, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Plus you'll find laundry facilities and luggage storage. Breakfast is available daily between 6:30 AM and 8:30 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Places within a 30-minute walk of this 3.5-star West Mackay motel include Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens and Jubilee Park.

Standard Room, Non Smoking (Queen Room)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Room, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Two Bedroom Suite

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 7 Max

Standard Room, Non Smoking (Special Offer)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room, Non Smoking (Twin Room)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Lantern Motor Inn ratings based on 75 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Lantern Motor Inn

Everyone (39) Couples (10) Family (25)
4 out of 5
Very Clean

Posted by on 30 Jul. 2021

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5 out of 5
The cleanliness of this motel was outstanding. I definitely recommend it and would definitely stay here again if i had to travel to Mackay.

Posted by on 22 Jul. 2021

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5 out of 5
Clean and comfortable

Posted by on 8 Jul. 2021

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5 out of 5
Older motel but very very clean. Quiet. Room service breakfast.

Posted by on 7 Jan. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

7 Jan. 2021 by Lantern Motor Inn

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a positive review of our property. We look forward to seeing you next time you are in Mackay

5 out of 5
A great clean motel good service The beds were comfortable. Great hot shower and although there were not enough towels in the room they quickly brought over some more. A very slight over sight.

Posted by , from Gordonvale on 28 Dec. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

28 Dec. 2020 by Lantern Motor Inn

Hi Malcolm, Thank you for your great review It is much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again should you visit Mackay. Kind Regards Jill Brown Manager

5 out of 5
Very clean and tidy. Quiet away from the road. I will stay here again.

Posted by on 18 Dec. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

18 Dec. 2020 by Lantern Motor Inn

We are very pleased, you are happy with your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you next time you are in Mackay

5 out of 5
They left a key for me after their closing time due to my late arrival

Posted by on 15 Dec. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

15 Dec. 2020 by Lantern Motor Inn

Appreciate your positive feed back, look forward to see you next time in Mackay. Merry Xmas

1 out of 5
Arrived at hotel to be told that it was fully booked and all guest were already there. I explained that I had booked the room through wotif. Was told that they had told wotif and booking .com to stop listing their hotel and there were no rooms and there was nothing they could do and to look else where.

Posted by on 4 Oct. 2020

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5 out of 5
Fantastic stay. Great customer service. Will stay again.

Posted by , from Brisbane on 7 Sep. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

7 Sep. 2020 by Lantern Motor Inn

Thank you Steve, look forward to seeing you again when you are in Mackay

5 out of 5

Posted by on 27 Aug. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Sep. 2020 by Lantern Motor Inn

Thank you very much, glad you are happy with your stay, look forward to seeing you again

Property Features

Lantern Motor Inn offers its guests an outdoor pool, barbecue grills, and laundry facilities. WiFi is free in public spaces. The business-friendly Lantern Motor Inn also features dry cleaning/laundry services and room service (during limited hours). Self parking is free.

  • 16 guestrooms or units
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Storage area for luggage
  • BBQ grill(s)

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Mackay, QLD (MKY) (4.3 km / 2.7 mi)
  • Train station: Mackay Station (2.8 km / 1.8 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Lantern Motor Inn offers 16 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and coffee/tea makers. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. This Mackay motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 8:30 AM.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 8:30 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday - Friday: 7 AM - 8:30 PM
  • Saturday - Sunday: 7:30 AM - 7 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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

  • Monday - Friday: 7 AM - 8:30 PM
  • Saturday - Sunday: 7:30 AM - 7 PM
Guests arriving after 8 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 10 per night.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

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 may be 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.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions. Contactless check-out is available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Breakfast fee: AUD 10 per person (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 10 per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Lantern Motor Inn West Mackay
  • Lantern Motor Inn
  • Lantern Motor West Mackay
  • Lantern Motor Inn Motel
  • Lantern Motor Inn West Mackay
  • Lantern Motor Inn Motel West Mackay
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Frequently asked questions

*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.