4.3 out of 5

"We stayed 2 nights and our stay was pleasant. Some fridge odour was attributed to chinese take-away being left behind and a faulty fridge that was not ... " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 17 Aug 2018

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Hotel Description

El Paso Motor Inn puts you in the heart of Port Macquarie, within steps of Port Macquarie Museum and Glasshouse Cultural Centre. Highlights at this Art Deco motel include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool and free continental breakfast.

Free WiFi, furnished balconies or patios and iPod docks are featured in all 56 rooms. Fridges and room service make in-room dining easy, and minibars provide refreshments. TVs, coffee/tea makers and in-room childcare are also available.

The restaurant, El Cafe, is open for breakfast and dinner. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Each morning free breakfast is served. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of a free airport shuttle.

With a stay at this 4-star Port Macquarie motel, you'll be 6.9 km (4.3 mi) from Lighthouse Beach.

Port Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
AU$136 per night

Hastings Executive

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Waterfront Suite

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Hastings Spa Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Suite, 3 Bedrooms, Courtyard View, Courtyard Area

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Hastings Deluxe

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

El Paso Motor Inn ratings based on 452 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for El Paso Motor Inn

Everyone (257) Couples (121) Business (3) Family (71)
5 out of 5
We were greeted by a lovely receptionist, who advised us what’s included and what’s not. She even heated a dish up of food for my 3yr olds dinner. The room was pleasant and basic but suited our overnight needs. The only disappointing thing was I had to have our little one sleep in our bed as the window above the single bed although closed had a very cold draft and blowing on his head. Didn’t help that particular evening it rain so hard and was extremely windy. We tried barracking it by putting towels and pillows up but wasn’t successful. Breakfast was provided, your basic toast, cereal and coffee but you could’ve ordered a cooked breakfast. Would definitely stay again as the location was perfect

Posted by on 15 May 2019

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4 out of 5
Parking was a problem.The only cutlery supplied was tea spoons, no plates. No tea bags.

Posted by on 24 Apr. 2019

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4 out of 5
This was great location, room @ good price, quiet and close to shops and everything

Posted by on 22 Apr. 2019

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3 out of 5
The location is very good, as is the breakfast and the breakfast staff friendly. The lift is an added bonus. On the down side, our room had no exhaust fan in bathroom, vanity has the edge pealing away and the mirror suffering from water damage. On site parking limited, but after hours street parking ample.

Posted by on 21 Apr. 2019

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4 out of 5
The position of the property is excellent with an easy walk to restaurants and site seeing. Room comfortable and clean. An older style hotel with friendly staff.

Posted by on 20 Apr. 2019

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2 out of 5

Posted by on 20 Apr. 2019

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4 out of 5
Position which mean access to main shopping was good Even though it was close to main business area it was quite

Posted by on 19 Apr. 2019

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2 out of 5

Posted by on 14 Apr. 2019

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4 out of 5
Centrally located to the cbd area and location to where I needed to be.

Posted by on 7 Apr. 2019

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4 out of 5

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. Free breakfast is served daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite business centre. A roundtrip airport shuttle is free (available at scheduled times). An outdoor pool, a rooftop terrace, and a BBQ are also featured at the business-friendly El Paso Motor Inn. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Art Deco Port Macquarie motel.

  • 56 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Built in 1968
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Wedding services available
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave (on request)


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking


  • Airport: Port Macquarie, NSW (PQQ) (5.7 km / 3.5 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

El Paso Motor Inn offers 56 forms of air-conditioned accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors, and features iPod docking stations and minibars. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. Fridges and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks; local, long-distance and international calls are all complimentary (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and microwaves can be requested.

  • Private balcony or patio (furnished)
  • Minibar
  • iPod dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • HD television
  • Fridge
  • Microwave available
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • International calls (free)
  • Long distance calls (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free continental breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

El Cafe – Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant serves breakfast and dinner.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 1 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 9 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM, please contact the property at least 24 hours in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7 AM - 9 PM.
Guests arriving after 9 PM must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.

Airport transport is offered at scheduled times. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 25.0 per stay.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 10.0 per stay.


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Late check-out fee: AUD 20 (subject to availability)
  • Kitchen/kitchenette fee: AUD 20 per night
  • In-room microwave fee: AUD 10 per night
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 10.0 per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 25.0 per stay
  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

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

Hotel Names

  • El Paso Motor Inn Port Macquarie
  • El Paso Motor Inn
  • El Paso Motor Port Macquarie
  • El Paso Motor

You should know

  • El Paso Motor Inn offers transfers from the airport. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 24 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian star ratings agency, Star Ratings Australia.