Q: What is the earliest I can Check-in?
A: Standard check-in time is 2pm, but can be earlier if requested.
Q: Where’s the nearest petrol station?
A: 300m down the road.
Q: Do you have a restaurant?
A: No, but we have the Award winning Ballina RSL across the street.
Q: How close are you to the shops?
A: Yes, 50 metres to CBD.
Q: Do you have Foxtel?
A: Yes, in all rooms.
Q: How do I guarantee by booking?

A: Credit card details are required to secure room booking or a $150 cash bond.

Q: How far away is Brisbane?
A: 2 hours’ drive away.
Q: Are your rooms non-smoking?
A: Yes, all rooms at Richmond Motel are non-smoking.
Q: Do you have wireless internet in guest rooms?
A: Yes, we offer Free WiFi.
Q: How close are you to restaurants?
A:  2-5 minute walk to  restaurants and fast food outlets including Subway, Dominos Pizza, Chinese, Indian, Thai and Mexican. Please visit Google Maps for a detailed list.
Q: What is your Cancellation Policy?

The following terms and conditions will be enforced by the property managers:

In the event of any physical evidence, or residual odour, which indicates that smoking of any form has taken place inside a guest room, a charge of $250 will be made against the credit card provided to the motel at the time of making the booking and/or at the time of checking in. This charge will cover the cost of steam cleaning the carpet and other soft furnishings, and of laundering all bedding.

In the interests of quiet enjoyment and respect for all guests at the motel, a no party policy applies to all guests staying at the property. Guests are expected to be respectful of other guests at all times, and to be quiet between 10pm and 7am. No group congregations in individual guest rooms is permitted or tolerated. Immediate eviction with no refund applies to any breaches of this policy.

With the exception of Sight and Hearing assistance dogs, all pets are strictly forbidden inside guest rooms. Any guests breaching this rule will face immediate eviction and a $250 cleaning fee for carpet and any soft furnishings effected.

Pets in vehicles may only be permitted by prior specific arrangement.

Cooking in guest rooms is strictly forbidden by Health Authorities with the exception of the use of the kettle and toaster provided.

Fees for additional cleaning may apply should guests cook inside a guest room.

Any damage to motel property, whether accidental or willful, is the responsibility of the registered guest for each particular room or group booking. Any costs associated with repairs and/or replacement will be charged to the credit card of the registered guest. In extreme cases, criminal charges will be pursued.

Lost or stolen keys will incur a $200 fee. Attempts will be made to contact the guest who will be given the opportunity to return keys taken. Failure to do so will result in the fee being charged to their credit card or bond.

Room degradation – A $250 cleaning fee will be charged, plus any professional floor cleaning charges at cost, plus a daily room tariff equal to the daily tariff that we would charge if the room was available to be let or any other rate that may be agreed to by the management, in accordance with business demand on the day, until the said room has been returned to its saleable condition.

At the time of making a reservation, all guests will be required to provide a current and valid credit card number to confirm and secure the reservation. In some instances, guests may be asked for a deposit which must be received by the motel not less than one week prior to the day of expected arrival.

A 48 hour cancellation policy applies to all bookings except in Christmas and Easter periods where there is a zero cancellation policy. Any cancellation made after 2pm two days prior to arrival will incur one nights accommodation being charged to the guests credit card, or in the case of deposits received, the deposit monies will be non-refundable. Cancellations on or after 2pm on the day of arrival will result in the full amount of the booking being charged to the guest credit card, or deposits received being non-refundable. Longer cancellation periods apply for peak periods and these policies will be communicated to each individual guest at the time the reservation is made and/or confirmed.

Group bookings have extended cancellation policies which will be specifically advised at the time the booking is confirmed.

Management is entitled to exercise discretion and either revoke a booking or resell a room in the following instances:

a.. If a guest arrives to check-in in an intoxicated or disruptive state
b.. Has not confirmed the booking or forwarded deposit monies by the required date
c.. Fails to arrive within a reasonable time of the advised ETA. The onus is on the guest to advise of any delays for arrival time.

Group Bookings will be accepted at the discretion of the managers after an assessment has been made as to any likely disruption to other guests.

3.5-star-superior motel in the heart of town

Situated in northern New South Wales, at the mouth of the Richmond River, you’ll find the picturesque town of Ballina.

Call 02 6686 9100 or Book Online

Location & Contact


Richmond Motor Inn

Toll Free: 1800 004 888
Tel: 02 6686 9100
Fax: 02 6686 9111
Address: 227 River Street
Ballina NSW 2478
Arrive by plane

Exit the airport, follow Southern Cross Drive to the end, turn left at Tamarind Drive, turn right at Ballina Fair then turn left onto River St at the T intersection.

We are opposite Ballina RSL

Arrive by car

From the South – Take the Ballina turn off on the Pacific highway on to River St and follow it into the centre of town.

From the North – Take the Ballina turn off on the Pacific Hwy onto to Tamarind Drive, turn right at Ballina Fair then turn left onto River St at the T intersection.

We are opposite Ballina RSL

Richmond Motor Inn

02 6686 9100
02 6686 9111
227 River Street
Ballina NSW 2478
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 9am-6pm
Sat-Sun 9am-5pm