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Lantern Motor Inn

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Two Bedroom Suite | Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Lantern Motor Inn

Lantern Motor Inn

3.5-star property
3.5-star Mackay motel with outdoor pool

8.8/10 Fabulous

149 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Laundry facilities
The price is AU$111
Price available on 4/2/2023
149-151 Nebo Road, West Mackay, QLD, 4740

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In West Mackay
  • Great Barrier Reef - 1 min drive

Getting around

  • Mackay, QLD (MKY) - 6 min drive
  • Mackay Station - 4 min drive
  • Nabilla Station - 18 min drive
  • Mapalo Station - 25 min drive


  • Zambrero - 3 min drive
  • Woodman's Axe - 3 min drive
  • Hot Wok - 3 min drive
  • Tropical Phoenix Garden Restaurant - 3 min drive
  • Vella's Fish Bar - 3 min drive

About this property

Lantern Motor Inn

A great choice for a stay in Mackay, Lantern Motor Inn is only 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from the airport. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool, and freebies such as WiFi and self-parking are added perks. Fellow travellers say good things about the comfortable beds and 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

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 16 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 7:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open Monday - Friday (7 AM - 7:00 PM) and Saturday - Sunday (8:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 7:00 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


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:30 AM–8:30 AM
  • BBQs
  • Room service (limited hours)


  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • An outdoor pool


  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

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

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between AUD 4 and AUD 30 per person (approximately)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

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.

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 sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Lantern Motor Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Lantern 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 Lantern Motor Inn?
As of 28 Jan 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Lantern Motor Inn on 4 Feb 2023 start from AU$111, including 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 Lantern 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 Lantern Motor Inn?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Lantern Motor Inn?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Lantern Motor Inn?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Lantern Motor Inn?
You can check in from 2 PM - 7:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Lantern Motor Inn and nearby?
Lantern Motor Inn has an outdoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near Lantern Motor Inn?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Zambrero (2 mi), Woodman's Axe (2 mi) and Roshni (2.1 mi).
What's the area around Lantern Motor Inn like?
Lantern Motor Inn is a short 1-minute walk from Great Barrier Reef and 17 minutes' walk from Pioneer Valley.







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Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

Slept well, so I say it was great
ELIZABETH, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great stop over.
I found the unit very clean with plenty of facilities for my stay. Would highly recommend this Motor Inn for your stay in Mackay.
Mark, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

great service from staff with well maintained rooms
Don, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great staff, clean and fairly priced
Gerard, 1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

6/10 Good

Tony, 2-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Mike, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The staff were very friendly to deal with at all times. We were running behind on our road trip and they were very accommodating and understanding, arranging a later check-in for us. We really appreciated this.
Alicia, 1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very relaxing and homey Great staff very friendly Overall a great place to stay
Paul, 2-night business trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Dated room but clean and decent size with small couch. Room also had toaster, kettle and microwave along with a couple of dishes and plates with cutlery. A good size fridge and big comfy bed and smart tv with netflix. Great shower head providing a decent amount of water too! 24hr IGA supermarket around corner along with 2 service stations next door, chemist and multiple food options including tavern with restaurant, pizza hut, noodles and cafe within 5 minute walk. Friendly staff and i dont believe you will get better value for your money and i think this will be my new go to stay when in town.
Darren, 2-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

It was fine, everything worked well. The traffic noise didn’t intrude. It was simple accommodation, nothing flash, but it did the job well. I’d be happy to stay there again,
Carole, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review