The Esplanade Motel

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Deluxe King Twin | Pillowtop beds, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Superior Lake View Balcony Twin | Terrace/patio

Overview of The Esplanade Motel

The Esplanade Motel

3.0 star property
Lakefront motel with outdoor pool, near Lake Macquarie

8,4/10 Very good

380 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Microwave
568 The Esplanade, Warners Bay, NSW, 2282
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
For families
  • Microwave
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Warners Bay
  • Lake Macquarie - 1 min drive

Getting around

  • Newcastle, NSW (NTL-Williamtown) - 45 min drive
  • Cockle Creek Station - 8 min drive
  • Kotara Station - 9 min drive
  • Cardiff Station - 11 min drive

About this property

The Esplanade Motel

3-star motel in the heart of Warners Bay
Consider a stay at The Esplanade Motel and take advantage of a terrace, a garden, and dry cleaning/laundry services. In addition to a restaurant, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks include:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • An electric car charging station, smoke-free premises, and luggage storage
  • Barbecue grills, tour/ticket assistance, and a front desk safe
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at The Esplanade Motel offer comforts such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi. Guests reviews say good things about the clean rooms at the property.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with showers
  • Smart TVs with streaming services and digital channels
  • Wardrobes/closets, mini fridges, and microwaves



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/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 24 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 8 PM
  • 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 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival 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 pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite RV/bus/truck parking
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Ziplining nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • Built in 1959
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool


  • Transfer shower
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Smart television
  • Digital TV channels
  • Streaming services

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Mini-fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: AUD 200 per stay

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Children & extra beds

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for AUD 15.0 per night
  • Rollaway beds are available for AUD 15 per night

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; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Lakeside Motor Inn Warners Bay
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Esplanade formerly Eco-Inn
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The Esplanade Motel formerly Eco Inn Warners Bay
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Frequently asked questions

Does The Esplanade Motel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Esplanade Motel 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 to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Esplanade Motel?
As of 28 September 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Esplanade Motel on 26 October 2022 start from R1 683, 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 The Esplanade Motel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, 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 The Esplanade Motel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at The Esplanade Motel?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Esplanade Motel?
Yes, there's free self parking. Free RV/bus/truck parking and electric vehicle charging are available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Esplanade Motel?
You can check in from 2 PM - 8 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at The Esplanade Motel and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like cycling, boat tours, and hiking. Additional recreation nearby includes spelunking. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the motel's other amenities, which include a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Esplanade Motel?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. The dining venue will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include Lilly Thai Takeaway (13-min walk), Fredeli (14-min walk), and Warners at the Bay (2 mi).
What's the area around The Esplanade Motel like?
The Esplanade Motel is located on the boardwalk in Warners Bay, a short 2-minute walk from Lake Macquarie. Travelers recommend the motel for its quiet location.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Joanna, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Happy Travellers
This was our second stay. The second time was as good as the first.
Kevin, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

great place and central to everything
Jessica, 2-night family trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice rooms, we stayed in room 4 , watch for a bad odor coming from the shower trap - needs some plumbing done. Otherwise very good value.
Ian, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Matthew, 1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Located in prime location
Ashlea, 2-night trip
Verified Lastminute guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very comfortable, new and stylish
Jo, 1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lyn, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Great location just across the road from the lake and walking/cycle path and walking distance from the shops. My only negative was that we were in room 1 and the external lights shone through the room all night even though there were thick curtains.
Paul, 1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great spot. Great setup in room. Very family friendly. Staff where great.
John, 3-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review