I've spent several hours looking for a hotel and all I have to show for it right now is a headache. I need some clarity as it's been a very long time since I was on the GC and I can't recall a thing.
We'll be travelling to OOL in Sep for a weekend away. We are happy to stay in Broadbeach, SP, Main Beach or other as long as the hotel suits. Plan on getting a cab or shuttle to the hotel but will sort this out later. We will not have a car.
We want a room with ocean views, preferably unobstructed. The hotel should offer room service and preferably have on site restaurants. I don't want to be rattling around an apartment and I definitely do not want to even see a kitchen/kitchenette. A very short walk to the beach is preferred. And given this is over a weekend, somewhere that's not too rowdy. The weekend is primarily about walking up and down the beach and lazing by a pool.
We are looking to pay max $350 room only per night but will go higher if we think it's warranted.
So, the Sheraton Mirage is out as they have no rooms at all. Not sure why as I can't see any major events that weekend. A real shame.
Peppers, Sea Temple and Oceana are out because they do not meet my criteria.
I am left with a very short list of the Hilton Surfers Paradise or Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa. At the Marriott, we can book an ocean view room. On the Hilton website, you can't. It's just a request.
Anyone have any thoughts on my first world dilemma? Any other hotels I should consider?