Room type

Standard Queen

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Standard Twin

Max Occupancy: 3 guests (up to 2 children, 2 infants)

Executive Room + Spa

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Family Room

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 3 infants)

Get an overview of this hotelFamily-friendly hotel with restaurant and outdoor pool


Located in a rural location, this family-friendly hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of University of Newcastle, EnergyAustralia Stadium, and Newcastle International Hockey Centre. Nobbys Head Beach and Dixon Park Beach are also within 16 mi (25 km).

Hotel Features

Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a conference center, meeting rooms, and laundry facilities.

Room Amenities

All 40 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, plus WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find room service, free newspapers, and hair dryers.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary. Event facilities include a conference center and meeting rooms. This family-friendly hotel also offers an outdoor pool, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and laundry facilities. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Airport Motel Sir Francis Drake is a smoke-free property.

  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Conference center 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Express check-out 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Number of floors - 1 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 3 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Restaurant 
  • RV, bus, truck parking 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Television in lobby 
  • Total number of rooms - 40 
  • Wedding services 
  • Year Built 1985 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Refrigerator  


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge) 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Phone 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Television 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Golden Hind - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Open select days.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible parking 

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 9:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.
Reception hours are Monday to Friday 7 AM - 10 PM, Saturday 8 AM - 10 PM, Sunday 8 AM - 8 PM, and public holidays 8 AM - 6 PM. Guests arriving after 9:30 PM Monday to Saturday, after 8 PM on Sundays, or after 6 PM on public holidays must contact the property in advance to arrange check in and provide a contact number. Please contact the property using the contact details on the booking confirmation.


Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 10.00 per day.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel 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.

No pets or service animals allowed

Please note that dinner may not be served on Sunday evenings. Also, breakfast is not served on Monday mornings. For more information, please contact the property using the details on the booking confirmation.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between AUD 12.50 and AUD 22.50 per person (approximately)
  • Deposit: AUD 50.00 per stay (for guests under 21 years old)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 10.00 per day
  • Onsite credit card charges are subject to a surcharge
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. 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. No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

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