Accessible Accommodation

Options to suit all budgets

Whether you're looking for a stylish riverfront apartment or an affordable place to sleep close to the convenience of the CBD, Rockhampton has a wide selection of self-contained apartments, hotels and motels with excellent accessible facilities.

We have included a couple of options below in detail, however you can find all of our local listings in our comprehensive accommodation directory.

A man in a wheelchair and an able-bodied woman standing beside him clinking wine glasses as they overlook the river from their hotel balcony
Empire Apartment Hotel boasts modern facilities, great central location and stunning views of the Fitzroy River (Tunuba)

Empire Apartment Hotel

5 East St, Rockhampton | 1km from the CBD

Rockhampton’s most awarded and leading 4.5 star deluxe hotel, located in the heart of the Riverside Precinct with stunning views of the Fitzroy River (Tunuba), Mount Archer (Nurim, Rockhampton city and hinterlands. With 24 hour reception, secure parking and onsite dining, the hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the Riverside Precinct surrounded by dining and entertainment.

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On arrival, the entrance and reception area is spacious and easy to traverse when checking in. While the check-in desk is tall, the staff are more than accommodating to assist. When directed to the basement car park, the accessible parking options are numerous and close to the elevators for hassle-free carriage of luggage, and easy coming and going from the venue throughout your stay. 

Movement throughout Rockhampton’s largest hotel venue is aided by carpeted interiors with tight-weave or interior and exterior tiled areas. This includes the accessible gymnasium and pool area which can be accessed at level 1 and then by an additional standard-gradient ramp. The gymnasium has a versatile cable machine with a free and adjustable bench to complete a range of upper body exercises and a large, carpeted area for daily stretching. The pool area is tiled, and non-slip for safe movement in this area, and there is a hoist available on request to assist with water entry/exit.  If you’re able to transfer with or without assistance, the pool area is expansive so plenty of room to leave your mobility equipment beside the pool.

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A man sitting on a couch beside his wheelchair with a woman sitting beside him enjoying a coffee in their modern hotel room
Quest is a stones throw from the CBD with city and river views

Quest Apartments

48 Victoria Parade, Rockhampton | 1.3km from CBD

Quest Rockhampton is a 4 star apartment hotel with modern facilities and accessible options to suit most needs. Located on the Fitzroy River (Tunuba) and in close proximity to local restaurants, boutique shopping and cafes.

Find out more about accessible rooms at Quest Apartments

Upon checking in to Quest, access to the front of the building is by ramp access. However accessible car parking options prior to checking in are limited, with street parking only. Once checked in, accessible parking is at the rear of the building via laneway entrance, and this takes you directly to the reception/elevator area.

Also, easy access through the corridors to the rooms with tight-weave carpeting. The accessible rooms are studio style with a large bathroom fitted with folding shower seat. If more flexible bathroom options are available to you, the larger single bedroom units are a relaxing and comfortable stay.

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An accessible bathroom with handrails in the toilet and shower with a low toilet and all one level including a hand held shower
Citywalk Motor Inn is an affordable option in a convenient location

Citywalk Motor Inn

129 William St, Rockhampton | 700m from the CBD

Citywalk Motor Inn is a 25 room motel operating under the Budget Motel Chain. They are a small family business passionate about providing optimal individualised customer service to their guests. With 3 star affordable accommodation to suit all budgets and accessible friendly facilities, Citywalk offers undercover parking with roll in access to their accessible rooms, so there is no need to contend with lifts or stairs. The room has been designed with wheelchair accessibility in mind and you are a stones throw from some of Rocky's favourite food venues!

Find out more about Citywalk's accessible friendly rooms and facilities

Entrance into the room is step-free from the car park and the accessible room has a designated accessible parking.

Reception is accessible through the side entrance and adjacent to the accessible room. The size of the rooms are what you’d expect in a motel, however the room has a spacious bathroom with stable folding shower seat facilities and close proximity to coffee and restaurants in central Rockhampton. The bedding in the room is simple and comfortable, however the walls of the mattresses could be firmer to assist with safe transfers. If bringing your own bedding and/or hosts, the manager is open and accommodating for additional access needs.

The venue also offers a delicious breakfast and coffee available for room service in the morning from the café across the road. Dine in is also available at the same café for breakfast with access via the back of the venue.

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