Welcome to JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa

Your family vacation awaits in Surfers Paradise

Unwind at a five-star resort in the town of Surfers Paradise. JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa boasts luxurious rooms, award-winning service and a covetable hotel location on Ferny Avenue. Attend events at Gold Coast Convention Centre, treat the family to Sea World Gold Coast and stroll the beautiful beaches of Surfers Paradise. Our redesigned hotel rooms and suites offer an ideal setting to relax, complete with high-speed Wi-Fi, plush bedding and pristine marble bathrooms. Wake up feeling refreshed and ready for adventure in Surfers Paradise. We offer family-friendly resort facilities, from peaceful saltwater lagoons and an outdoor freshwater pool with a slide to a fitness centre and Sport Court®. One-of-a-kind experiences at our hotel include culinary cooking classes, JW Garden herb planting and guided tours, daily fish feeding, snorkeling in the saltwater lagoons and much more. Leave your family vacation to Surfers Paradise richer than when you arrived at JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa.

Rooms & Suites

Spa by JW

Welcome to Spa by JW, an experience that favours simplicity over complexity and clarity over mystery. Knowing your time is valuable, we offer express spa treatments as a simple indulgence. Our inviting spa lounge is the perfect place to gather with a group or simply unwind and take a moment. Spa by JW delivers experiential retail and treatments that are tailored to your exact needs and focused on delivering four distinctive benefits — Calm, Indulge, Invigorate and Renew. Whether you’re fatigued from a long journey or simply desire a well-deserved retreat, we provide a personalised spa experience that is as effortless as it is rewarding. Begin your journey with your desired results in mind.

Spa by JW

Saltwater Lagoon with Waterfall and Tropical Fish

Awarded Australia’s Best Hotel Pool 2021, our resort pools are designed with multi-generational travelers in mind. Pools of varying depths and activations including the white sandy beaches, swim up grotto and waterfalls unique to the saltwater lagoon, streaming with tropical fish and the fresh water pool with children’s slide. The water sports kiosk provides for hire snorkels, flippers and motorized aquatic Scooters. Or relax and unwind in one of the Jacuzzis or poolside cabanas.

Saltwater Lagoon

JW Garden

The JW Garden is our on-property farm-to-table program creating a sustainable way for our chefs to elevate the resort menus with seasonal herbs, edible flowers, fruits, and vegetables. It honours a sense of environmental responsibility and encourages a better relationship to food. Experience the herb and vegetable harvesting at the JW Garden daily, or enjoy handcrafted beverages that deliver unique health benefits made using ingredients grown in the JW Garden. Delight your taste buds with a selection of dishes made using ingredients grown in the JW Garden, available in all our restaurants.

JW Garden Tours

Virtual Tour

Experience all the JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort has to offer through breathtaking 360° panoramic views of our visionary retreat of natural beauty and unforgettable recreation. Explore our renowned lobby and grand staircase entry, saltwater lagoon, tropical oasis and waterfalls, luxury guestrooms and suites, world-renowned restaurants, and so much more.


Gift Vouchers

Indulge in luxury at the JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa. Swim among tropical fish in our saltwater lagoon, relax poolside in a private cabana, dine in one of the award-winning restaurants, including Citrique, Misono, and Chapter & Verse, relax and rejuvenate in Spa by JW and enjoy all that the Gold Coast has to offer.


Experience the Gold Coast During Your Stay

Positioned alongside world-renowned beaches and majestic hinterland, JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort and Spa is centrally located for you to discover the Gold Coast and surrounding locations. Inspired by lifestyle and driven by opportunity, fulfilling experiences around every corner, from the Gold Coast’s sub-tropical climate and amazing natural environment, all of which produce a unique city. JW Marriott Gold Coast is the perfect location from which to explore the Gold Coast’s cultural precincts, shopping districts and iconic sights.

Memorable experiences at JW

Our resort experiences focus on signature JW activities utilising exclusive resort touch points connecting the JW guest to memorable and emotional experiences. JW provides a range of experiences that foster reconnection and balance in a distinctly Australian way. A curated selection of both on property and local Gold Coast experiences that let our guests create their version of happiness.

Cooking Classes

Family by JW

Discover a world of inspiration with Family by JW. Whether your child is a budding foodie, an abstract finger painter or just loves to play, this unique program offers creativity and enriching experiences designed for kids. From cooking classes, harvesting in the JW Garden or beach walks with this family, explore fun filled adventures curated to connect and inspire the whole family throughout your stay.


Award Winning Design

Award winning Australian design studio, DBI, the original architects and interior designers behind the existing property, were engaged to reimagine the iconic resort and to elevate the property to JW Marriott’s high standards of modern luxury, drawing inspiration from the Gold Coast Hinterland. Originally built in 1993, Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa has become an iconic Gold Coast Resort hosting multiple renowned events and countless domestic and international guests.


Stay Connected

Our monthly Resort newsletter hosts exclusive offers, early bird event release tickets and more. Discover further information regarding upcoming festive events, seasonal activations, restaurant and bar exclusive promotions and more. Stay connected by subscribing to our exclusive email offers.

Citrique Seafood Buffet

What's On at JW Marriott

Discover JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa's unique experiences through a tailored events calendar, where our guests come together and create their most meaningful moments.

Cooking Classes


JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa

158 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia, 4217

Tel: +61 7-5592 9800

Volunteering with St. John's Gold Coast Crisis Centre

Providing support to the less fortunate citizens of our community



Holidays with Kids Best of Awards 2021
Holidays with Kids Best of Awards 2021
2022 Travelers' Choice
2022 Trip Advisor Travelers Choice Hotel
2022 Tripadvisor Travelers Choice Best of the Best
Best of the Best Travellers' Choice Award for Restaurants 2022
Saltwater Lagoon


Travel + Leisure Luxury Awards Asia Pacific Best Hotel Pool Australia 2024; Trip Advisor Travellers Choice Award & Best of the Best Hotel 2022, 2023, 2024; AHA National Awards for Excellence Best Redeveloped Hotel 2022; QHA Awards for Excellence Best Marketed Hotel, Best Redeveloped Hotel, Accommodation Hotel for the Year 2022; HM Awards Best Resort 2021 & 2023 & Highly Commended Meetings & Events Venue.

Misono Teppanyaki

Restaurant and Bar

Australian Good Food Guide Chef Hat, Citrique Restaurant 2023, 2024; Australian Good Food Guide Readers’ Choice Award Misono 2020 & Citrique Restaurant 2022, 2023; Trip Advisor Travellers Choice Award and Best of the Best Misono 2022, Citrique Restaurant 2022, 2023, Chapter & Verse bar and lounge 2023; Spice Hot 100 Hotels & Venues 2023 & 2024.


Associate Awards

QHA Awards for Excellence Employee Excellence in Service, Front of House Employee of the Year 2024; Marriott International Marketing Leader of the Year APEC 2023, JW Marriott General Manager of the Year Global 2022 & General Manager of the Year APEC, HM Awards Highly Commended Marketing Associate 2021.

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