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Blackwater Motor Inn

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Front of property
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Premium bedding, desk, iron/ironing board, rollaway beds

Overview of Blackwater Motor Inn

Blackwater Motor Inn

3.0 star property
3-star motel in Blackwater with outdoor pool and bar/lounge

8.8/10 Fabulous

78 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Bar
5 McKenzie Street, Blackwater, QLD, 4717
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Outdoor pool
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Conference space
  • Meeting room
  • Picnic area
  • Luggage storage
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Blackwater
  • Great Barrier Reef - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Emerald, QLD (EMD) - 68 min drive
  • Sagittarius Station - 2 min drive
  • Rangal Station - 5 min drive
  • Blackwater Station - 6 min walk


  • Subway - 2 min walk
  • Dolphin Cafe - 2 min walk
  • Sail-in Takeaway - 3 min walk
  • Coolabah Cafe - 4 min walk
  • 21 Doon - 4 min walk

About this property

Blackwater Motor Inn

Blackwater Motor Inn is a great choice for a stay in Blackwater. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool or grab a bite to eat at JAGS RESTAURANT, which serves dinner. Other highlights include a bar/lounge, a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers like the helpful staff.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 35 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 8:30 PM
  • Express check-in available
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8:30 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (15 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free on-site motorhome/coach/lorry parking
  • Height restrictions apply for on-site parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast on weekday mornings 5:00 AM–8:00 AM
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Children's menu

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Conference space


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • 6 buildings/towers
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower
  • Grab bar near toilet


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Premium TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


JAGS RESTAURANT – This restaurant only serves dinner. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Fees & policies

Renovations and closures

The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from 17 December to 11 January:
  • One of the dining venues
The following facilities are closed on Sunday, Friday and Saturday:
  • Restaurant

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for AUD 15.0 per stay


  • Parking height restrictions apply

Hygiene & cleanliness

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 sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Blackwater Motor Inn
Blackwater Motor
Blackwater Motor Inn Motel
Blackwater Motor Inn Blackwater
Blackwater Motor Inn Motel Blackwater

Frequently asked questions

Does Blackwater Motor Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Blackwater Motor Inn does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Blackwater Motor Inn?
As of 27 Nov 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Blackwater Motor Inn on 5 Dec 2022 start from $112, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Blackwater Motor Inn?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Blackwater Motor Inn?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Blackwater Motor Inn?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Blackwater Motor Inn?
Yes, there's free self parking. Free motorhome/bus/lorry parking is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Blackwater Motor Inn?
You can check in from 2 PM - 8:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Express check-in is available.
What is there to do at Blackwater Motor Inn and nearby?
Blackwater Motor Inn has an outdoor pool and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Blackwater Motor Inn?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Sail-in Takeaway (3-min walk), Coolabah Cafe (4-min walk) and 21 Doon (4-min walk).
What's the area around Blackwater Motor Inn like?
Blackwater Motor Inn is in the heart of Blackwater, a short 6-minute walk from Blackwater Station and 9 minutes' walk from Blackwater Japanese Gardens.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Clean rooms. Well laid out. Excellent shower. Comfortable bed. Will stay again.
Peter, 1-night business trip
Verified Lastminute guest review

8/10 Very good

clean friendly nothing to much trouble
ian, 1-night business trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Kevin, 2-night business trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The lady at the front desk was so lovely!
Mallory, 1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very accommodating and friendly. Restaurant meals were very good and reasonably priced.
Brett, 2-night business trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Quite and convenient
Robert, 3-night business trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Staff were very good, Free breakfast was hot and enjoyable. Ordered dinner in house which was nice, I had trouble with Wi-Fi but not a big deal, I would stay there again for sure.
Peter, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

G and J
Everything excellent. Just reopened on site restaurant was superb
Gary, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Friendly staff, good location, nice breakfast
1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review