Accommodation in Toowoomba
Toowoomba knows how to attract a crowd with hotels and motels across the region often at capacity as our events calendar grows, and travellers look to stay a little longer.
Tourism Research Australia data shows visitor spending in the Southern Queensland Country region, including Toowoomba, increased by almost 20% in 2016-2017, with $712.7 million injected into the local economy. That’s a lot of check-ins!
We’ve also had strong growth in interstate tourism, increasing by 19% to 361,000 visitors. The interstate business travel numbers doubled that growth, with a significant increase of 41%.
Each year we also host about 23,000 international visitors to Toowoomba, who stay on for an average of 25 days, or about 683,000 nights. That’s higher than the typical Queensland stay.
But the big question is where to stay? The answer has got to be... in luxury. Our CBD landscape has transformed with the Burke and Wills Hotel reopening in 2018 after a complete refurbishment.
The Gladstone Hotel will undergo major development to include a lifestyle hub and Quest Toowoomba’s stunning architecture blends modern design with a century-old church.
Toowoomba Central Plaza offers function and conference facilities, and just a short stroll from Grand Central Potter’s Boutique Hotel has made its mark on the hotel scene with a late Sunday check out that’s perfect for squeezing in a few extra hours of shut-eye or exploration.
Potter's Boutique Hotel - Toowoomba’s hoteliers are in demand
Potter’s Boutique Hotel has become one of the region’s leading accommodation hotspots since opening its doors in early 2017.
Situated at the western end of Margaret Street, the 55-room hotel has become a favourite among holidaymakers, and interstate and international business travellers.
Potter’s Boutique Hotel manager Madeline Stronge said the timing of the hotel’s opening could not have been
better. “There’s so much development and activity in the city that accommodation options have become sought after commodities,” Madeline said.
Potter’s is just a short stroll from the newly redeveloped $500million Grand Central Shopping Centre precinct and is already experiencing high-level occupancy.
Madeline said guests could feel the “wow” factor when they stepped into the rooms, with everything from the king-sized beds and pillows to the carefully hand-picked room amenities.
The hotel also has a separate entry restaurant and bar open to the public, with a hot and cold buffet breakfast available seven days a week, and an a la carte dinner menu available Monday to Saturday.
Quest Toowoomba - The accommodation of choice for travellers and business
If you’re relocating to the city then take it from Quest Toowoomba’s own general manager who has been there, done that and never looked back.
Cynthia Rice moved with her family of four to the Garden City in 2015 for the grand opening of Quest. With her two children settled in local schools and her husband’s painting business taking off, the Rice family is ecstatic with their new home.
“Toowoomba offers a vibrant community, strong economy with diverse industry, great schools
– even an airport!” she says excitedly.
“As the second largest inland city in Australia, it still has some of that small-town feel with great community support and strangers smile walking down the street. Our children love the many parks and my husband and I love the laneways and café culture of the up and coming foodie scene.
“It really is the perfect location.”
Cynthia has watched Quest become one of the premier hotels in Toowoomba with a strong following of return travellers and business people using the state-of-the-art facilities.
The hotel is conveniently located near Queens Park, the Empire Theatre and Grand Central in the heart of the CBD.