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Downs Motel
Ranked #14 of 43 Hotels in Toowoomba
Certificate of Excellence
Halls Gap, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Quick Stay”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Not many places will allow one night stays. This motel did and we are very grateful as we had to go to Toowoomba for a funeral. They were very helpful and co-operative. I had had knee surgery and had to change our booking from one style of room to a down stairs and they didn't even hesitate and refunded the difference,. So impressed that doesn't happen in many other places. Consider it please

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Balmain, Australia
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

Toowoomba must have more motels per capita than any other town in Australia (except Dubbo,maybe). So, having so many alternatives could prove a bit daunting.
If your not looking for luxury, an easy option might be to just head for the Downs Motel. It is conveniently located, clean, has undercover parking, rooms are spacious and come with microwaves and toasters, wi-fi is free (and fast) and gratis Austar TV channels. All at a reasonable price.
On the downside, rooms are a little dated and the bed could have been a tad firmer.
I didn't eat in so can't vouch for the food, but the room-service dinner menu did look good at reasonable prices.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Olds
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2014

The hotel location as stated earlier is rather interesting being in a shopping center but that really posed no problems. The parking lot is a little tight but you could park out front in the shopping area. The room was large and clean but the upper windows were very bright in the morning and it was fairly noisy from the workers rising early and heading off to work. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2013

opted for the budget 1 bedroom 1 bed room at downs. Was really friendly service, room was nice and clean with lots of space. just what i was after really. no problems at all. free wifi is a bonus plus a handful of austar channels. happy days. cheers!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2013

Whilst there is nothing wrong with the presentaion of this motel, its location within a small shopping centre was not what I was expecting. I havebeen traveling to Toowoomba on a regular basis the last few months for work and with both of the regular motels I usually stay at being fully booked i was recommended the Downs Motel. Whilst it is a 3.5 star I do not normally stay in a lower rated motel but.......... Was i surprised with what I got. I booked one of the Standard rooms which appear to be a more modern room as opposed to their budget rooms (slightly more dated). The room had everything the higher end motels had and included free wifi and only at a fraction of the price of $115 per night. Room service was available in which I took advantage of. Whilst the meals were on the money with the other motels I could not fault the quality of the meal. I would most certainly recommend this motel particularly for the price. I have already booked in for next month.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Bundaberg, Australia
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

You probably won't get a better motel at this price. We had 3 adults to share a room and the Queen Bed with a Single suited us perfectly. We paid the extra couple of bucks for a 'Standard' room instead of the 'Budget'. The room was 'as expected' for this price. A little tired but clean and tidy. The bed was a little past it comfort-wise, but good enough. Basic TV, microwave and bar fridge, kettle and toaster. A few pay TV channels were an unexpected extra in this type of motel. The bathroom felt quite old, but was a good size and once again I couldn't fault the cleanliness. The free Wifi was fast and signal strong despite being at one the furthermost rooms from the office. Noise was not an issue despite being near a main road.The lady who served me at check-in and check-out was very friendly. I would stay here again if needing a budget room for a short stay. If looking for a 'romantic' stay or a little more luxury; best to look elsewhere (and in a higher price bracket).

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2013 via mobile

What a great motel this is. The room I stayed in was absolutely lovely. Very well presented, clean, had everything I needed for my stay. Free wifi was also a nice surprise. For the busy location I also found the motel to have very minimal noise. I must also give a special mention to the hosts. They were very helpful and made me feel very welcome. Overall I was very impressed with my stay.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Property: Downs Motel
Address: 669 Ruthven St, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Toowoomba
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 43 Hotels in Toowoomba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Downs Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Downs Motel offers a level of comfort and style for guests in search of quality accommodation and friendly attentive service. Featuring 23 modern and traditional style motel rooms offering single, double and triple bedding options, the Downs Motel is proud to be affiliated with the Healthy Hotels programme so you are sure to experience a clean, comfortable and peaceful stay with us. All rooms feature 32" Digital flat screen TV with a range of Foxtel channels including 3 sport and 3 movie channels, All rooms have ensuite bathroom, fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle, tea/coffee, reverse cycle air-conditioning & have FREE wi-fi internet access. Downs Motel is conveniently located in the CBD and is one block to the City centre. 250m walk to Restaurants, cafes and shopping centres. Walk to the City Golf Club, and Toowoomba Base Hospital or only a short drive to the main sporting grounds and fields, University of Southern Queensland, the Empire Theatre, Function Centre and much more. For your added convenience, there is ample off street parking & guest laundry available. Why not take advantage of our in-room dining service for breakfast and dinner and choose from our delicious range of hearty home cooked meals. Lunch packages are also available on request. Office hours are 7:30am – 7:30pm however a 24 hour check in service is available. ... more   less 
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