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4.2 out of 5

"The room was spacious, but a few things were good and value for money. Light which was next to the bedroom did not work, the carpet was not clean. No ... " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 26 Apr 2022

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Hotel Description

Airport Motel Sir Francis Drake puts you in the center of Maitland, 15.9 km (9.9 mi) from Stockton Sand Dunes and 19.9 km (12.4 mi) from University of Newcastle. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and free self parking.

The fine-dining restaurant, Flames and Flavour, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Golden Hind Bar is the hotel's own bar. Business travelers can take advantage of a conference center, a meeting room, and a business center. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Full breakfast is available daily between 7:00 AM and noon. There's also the convenience of RV/bus/truck parking.

Places within a 30-minute drive of this 4-star Heatherbrae hotel include Newcastle Showground and John Hunter Hospital.

Standard Queen

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$130* Per night/room 18 Jul. - 19 Jul.

Executive Room + Spa

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Family Room

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Executive 2 Bedroom Family Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Standard Family Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Executive Family Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Airport Motel Sir Francis Drake ratings based on 294 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Airport Motel Sir Francis Drake

Everyone (163) Couples (88) Business (2) Family (44)
3 out of 5
The room was spacious, but a few things were good and value for money. Light which was next to the bedroom did not work, the carpet was not clean. No water in the room for drinking.

Posted by on 26 Apr. 2022

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28 Apr. 2022 by Michael

Thank you for staying with us, thank you for your review.

5 out of 5
Very clean as always.

Posted by on 22 Mar. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

24 Mar. 2022 by Michael

Thank you for staying with us , much appreciated for your review.

5 out of 5
Great location for travelling, restaurant has great menu, food wonderful, licensed as well.

Posted by on 1 Mar. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Mar. 2022 by Michael

Thank you for staying with us, much appreciated for your review.

5 out of 5

Posted by on 18 Feb. 2022

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4 out of 5
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Posted by on 17 Feb. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 Feb. 2022 by Michael

Thank you for staying with us, much appreciated for your review.

1 out of 5
I had to cancel my booking, i tried to notify you guys and I phoned the Motel and they said if you don't refund to let them know and they will give me a credit

Posted by on 30 Jan. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

3 Feb. 2022 by Michael

Thank you for leaving your review, we have talked to Expedia about your concerns. The period of your credit is 6 months.

5 out of 5

Posted by on 27 Jan. 2022

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5 out of 5
Loved our stay and wouldn’t hesitate to stay again

Posted by on 24 Jan. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

3 Feb. 2022 by Michael

Thank you for staying with us. Look forward to seeing you next time.

5 out of 5
Large internal space, a small dining table plus very quiet

Posted by on 23 Jan. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

24 Jan. 2022 by Michael

Thank you for staying with us, we appreciate your review.

4 out of 5

Posted by on 14 Jan. 2022

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About the Airport Motel Sir Francis Drake

Location 2259 Pacific Highway, Heatherbrae, NSW 2324

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A business center and a meeting room are available. Public spaces have free WiFi. The business-friendly Airport Motel Sir Francis Drake also features an outdoor pool, a garden, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Maitland hotel.

  • 1 floor
  • 40 guestrooms or units
  • Built in 1985
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • Television in lobby
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Train station: Hexham Station (9.9 km / 6.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Airport Motel Sir Francis Drake offers 40 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. This Maitland hotel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to noon.

Flames and Flavour - This fine-dining restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Golden Hind Bar - Onsite bar. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel 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 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Saturday - Sunday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Reception hours are Monday to Friday 7 AM-10 PM, Saturday 8 AM-8 PM, Sunday and public holidays 8 AM-6 PM Guests arriving after 9 PM Monday to Friday, after 8 PM on Saturday, or after 6 PM on Sunday or public holidays must contact the property in advance to arrange check in and provide a contact number.

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

  • Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Saturday - Sunday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Guests arriving after 8:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 20.0 per stay.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 10.0 per stay.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Please note that dinner may not be served on Sunday evenings. Also, breakfast is not served on Monday mornings.

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 Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Diners Club. Cash is not accepted. 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. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

  • No lifts
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not 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
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not 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 not available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Breakfast fee: between AUD 8 and AUD 25 for adults, AUD 8 and AUD 25 for children (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: AUD 20 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 10.0 per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 20.0 per stay

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

Hotel Names

  • Comfort Inn Sir Francis Drake
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  • Sir Francis Drake Comfort Inn
  • Airport Motel Sir Francis Drake Heatherbrae
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You should know

  • Pool access is available 24-hours a day.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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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.