Get an overview of this hotelFamily-friendly motel with restaurant and fitness center


This family-friendly Highett motel is located in the business district, within 2 mi (3 km) of Southland Shopping Centre and Victoria Golf Club. Brighton Beach and Half Moon Bay are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Property Features

Along with a restaurant, this motel has a fitness center and a bar/lounge. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a spa tub, a conference center, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room Amenities

All 72 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and 24-hour room service. For a bit of entertainment, LCD TVs come with digital channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like sitting areas and refrigerators.

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4.2 out of 5
94% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
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very nice quite central for my requirements

4 out of 5
by from Perth
Posted Feb 14, 2017
Pros: every thing
Cons: microwave in room would be nice
Location: shopping centre and coffee shops train station
my stay was very enjoyable staff was very helpful and well manned and efficent
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 17, 2017 by Bhuwan
Dear Marlene, Thank you for your time to share feedback with us. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed all aspects of our hotel service. In regards to microwave in the room, it is available on request. Thank you again for choosing Buckingham International Hotel and we look forward to welcome you again. Regards, Bhuwan Shrestha
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excellent hotel close to the train station

5 out of 5
by from Canberra, ACT
Posted Feb 5, 2017
Very friendly and kind staffs, and a new, clean. sanitary and large room with a reasonable room rate.
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The Great Escape

5 out of 5
by from VIC
Posted Feb 3, 2017
Had a superb stay in the spa suite. This place is the place to go if you want to relax on east coast beaches, do some shopping (close to dfo and southland), head in to the city for sport and entertainment or just chill at the hotel it's a great all-round place in a great location.
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Beach and shopping getaway!

5 out of 5
by from VIC
Posted Dec 31, 2016
Great all-round hotel. Nice restaurant, staff and ground facilities. Received complimentary room upgrade on arrival and stayed in comfort. Excellent location, easy travel distance to shopping centres, dfo, entertainment, the city and beaches. Have stayed before and we'll definitely be coming back again soon.
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Quite a pleasant experience

4 out of 5
Posted Oct 29, 2016
Well located and very neat , staff were wonderful and helpful
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nice stay

5 out of 5
Posted Oct 10, 2016
very clean and friendly great stop to stay,would stay again no probelm
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Visit to Melbourne

4 out of 5
Posted Sep 24, 2016
Pros: Comfortable bed
Cons: Price was a bit high for this type of accommodation.
Location: Good location, close to nice shopping centre
The rooms was clean and tidy with clean towels available daily.
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Nice clean hotel on main highway

5 out of 5
by from South Australia
Posted Jul 12, 2016
Pros: The friendly staff and the location
Cons: Parking when there is a function on.
Location: Nice quiet location with easy access to the city by either car or train.
Enjoy staying at this motel as we can travel to the city or shopping centres without any trouble.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 19, 2016 by Bhuwan Shrestha
Dear Fiona, Thank you for your time to write feedback about your recent stay with us. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and you found our location really convenient. Thank you for choosing Buckingham International and we look forward to welcome you again. Regards, Bhuwan Shrestha
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Cleanliness needs to be improved

2 out of 5
by from Victoria
Posted Jun 3, 2016
Dirty coffee mug and spoon left in room from previous guests. Shower had mould around edges. Overall not very clean room
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 7, 2016 by Bhuwan Shrestha
Dear Pippa, Thank you for your time to write feedback about your experience at our property. I am disappointing to hear that your room wasn't clean. I have addressed it housekeeping manager and it shall not happen again. We hope to see you again. Regards, Bhuwan Shrestha
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Convenient location for family trip

4 out of 5
Posted Apr 17, 2016
Needed a hotel in the area where our family lives and this one was suitably located and proved to be satisfactory. We had no issues and service was there when you required it.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 22, 2016 by Bhuwan Shrestha
Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback about your experience at the hotel. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback and I will share this with the team. We look forward to welcome you again.
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Best Western Plus Buckingham International

Renovations & Closures

The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from 03 April to 06 April:
  • Dining venue

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to a seasonal outdoor pool, Best Western Plus Buckingham International provides a spa tub and a fitness center. The motel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

This 4-star property offers access to a business center and meeting rooms. Event facilities measuring 2790 square feet (259 square meters) include a conference center. This Victorian motel also offers tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and a garden. For a surcharge, a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is offered to guests. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Best Western Plus Buckingham International has designated areas for smoking.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Conference space 
  • Business center 
  • Total number of rooms - 72 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Express check-out 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Computer station 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Garden 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • RV, bus, truck parking 
  • Conference center 
  • Free self parking 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 259 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 4 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 2790 
  • Spa tub 
  • Outdoor seasonal pool 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Wedding services 
  • Free WiFi 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Separate sitting area 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Phone 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower only 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Digital TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets 
  • Individually decorated 
  • LCD TV 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 

Where to Eat

Full breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 6:30 AM and 9:30 AM.

Busbys Restaurant and Bar - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

24-hour room service is available.


Start your morning with a full breakfast, available each day from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM for a surcharge. Room service is available around the clock.

Nearby Things to Do

A seasonal outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child 12 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 25.00 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

No elevators

Parking height restrictions apply


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for full breakfast: AUD 22.50 for adults and AUD 15 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: AUD 32 per person
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 25.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Best Western Buckingham International
  • Best Western Plus Buckingham
  • Best Western Plus Buckingham International
  • Best Western Plus Buckingham International Highett
  • Best Western Plus Buckingham International Hotel
  • Best Western Plus Buckingham International Hotel Highett
  • Buckingham International
  • Buckingham International Best Western
  • Best Western Plus Buckingham International Motel Highett
  • Best Western Plus Buckingham International Motel

We should mention

One child 12 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian Star Ratings Agency, Star Ratings Australia.