REVIEW: Make Family Memories at Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast

Sharing is caring!

Families Magazine – Editor,  Janine and her family stayed as guests for one night at the Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort on the Gold Coast in April 2024. As always, the views in this review are our own and are an honest reflection of our stay.

If you are heading into the Gold Coast and looking for a very well located, gorgeous hotel suitable for families that is a stones throw from all the local attractions of the Coast, then check out the 5 Star, Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort. With large rooms, family villas, an onsite restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as in-room dining, why not add this luxurious resort to your family’s bucket list.

Want to make some Queensland memories with your kids? Here is what you need to know!

Where is the Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort?

Located at 71 Sea World Drive, it is a 3 minute drive to Sea World and directly across the road from Marina Mirage shopping centre.

Surfers Paradise is a 7 minute drive and it is a 45 minute drive from the Gold Coast airport. There is a public bus that stops outside the hotel roughly every 10 minutes and will get you to Surfers Paradise in only 12 minutes.

Address: 71 Sea World Drive, Main Beach, Gold Coast, 4217.

Tel: (07) 5577 0000

Web: Visit the hotel website here.

Grand by name, grand by nature!

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort aerial view
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort aerial view

It has probably been said before – but this certainly is a ‘grand’ hotel. It is truly breath-taking from the minute you arrive in the grand entrance and lobby! With an absolute beachfront location (the only hotel on the Gold Coast able to claim this!), the hotel is nestled amongst tropical palms and lush gardens. It also boasts 6 hectares of sparkling lagoons and is just a stones throw from all the amenities of the Gold Coast.

Sheraton Entrance

The accommodation options

Sheraton beds

Before I tell you about the range of accommodation options, I have to tell you about the beds… well more specifically the mattresses on the beds. They are AMAZING! From someone who doesn’t sleep very well, these mattresses are heaven. It wasn’t until I did some investigating, that I found out why they are so good!

The hotel has its own range of beds! And you can buy them directly from the hotel! I was not asked to talk about this specific part of our stay, but I really wanted to share just how luxurious these beds are and how awesome my sleep was!

Here is what they say on their website:

The Sheraton Signature bed is exclusively designed to eliminate uncomfortable pressure points that cause tossing and turning, it will improve your circulation for a better night’s sleep. Now recovering from a long flight, an intense workout or just a hectic day is as easy as closing your eyes. All rooms and suites at Sheraton Grand Gold Coast feature the Sheraton Signature Bed. Capture our celebrated sleep experience at home.

So, there you go. If you book your family into a stay here, expect an awesome night’s sleep… for everyone!

Now, back to the accommodation.

There are multiple types of rooms available at the resort, which means you can find the right combination for your family!

Guest Rooms

At the hotel you can choose from rooms with King beds, 2 x Queen beds, Studios or 2 or 3 bedroom Villas. They can have Resort Views, Garden Views, Lagoon Views, or Ocean Views. They even have a Presidential Suite on the top floor with an ocean view! That is the above photo – oh la la! Luxurious!

Our accommodation – 2 bedroom Villa

We stayed in a 2 bedroom Villa (number 33 if you want to book exactly what we had!) and it was divine! My room had a king sized bed (and that amazing mattress) with my own TV and the kids had a twin room.

There was a gorgeous ‘sunk-in’ living room with a flat screen tv, a full kitchen with dishwasher and full sized fridge as well as a luxurious bathroom for the kids and ensuite for me!

Get Out with Kids Tip: Wifi is complimentary to all guests.

You can find all their deals and offers for families here.

Family friendly resort facilities

After we investigated the villa, we took full advantage of the rest of the hotel’s offerings. And there were many!

Swimming pools

The whole hotel is infinitely Instagram-able! Everything is luxurious with an abundance of attention to detail. Speaking of Instagram, watch our Instagram Reel and come on a walk through the hotel facilities with us!

The hotel has two swimming pools: The Oasis Pool and the Villa Pool (we show you both in our reel).

Oasis Pool

This pool is open Monday to Sunday from 6:00am – 6:00pm. It is their large, heated outdoor pool that provides towels and has a children’s pool attached. The Oasis pool also boasts the swim-up Oasis Pool Bar (clue is in the name!) 😉

Villa Pool

This pool is used by the people who are staying in the villas. It is a smaller outdoor heated pool and it is closer to the villa accommodation. It is open Monday – Sunday 6:00am-6:00pm.

Beach access

As mentioned above, the hotel has direct beach access. There is a life-guard patrolled beach right outside the hotel – you just open the back gate and walk out onto the golden sands of the stunning beach – there is no road to cross! That makes it super safe for little kids as well as big kids too!

Bike paths

The concierge can help you organise bike hire, and you definitely should. There is nearly 40kms of designated flat, beachside bicycle paths to enjoy with your family!

Kids Club

Kids club at the Sheraton
Kids club at the Sheraton

As our stay coincided with school holidays, we noted that the hotel also provides kids’ club activities throughout. The night we stayed there was a kids movie – The Lego Movie. Check the photo above; there is a fully decked out kids entertainment room. It was hard to get my kiddos to leave here (we did in fact miss The Lego Movie in favour of playing in here!)

Terraces Restaurant

The hotel has 4 restaurants and bars – Terraces Restaurant, Pearls Bar, The Deck and Oasis Pool Bar.

My kids at Terraces Restaurant
My kids at Terraces Restaurant

Our stay included dinner and breakfast in Terraces Restaurant – and we are SO glad it did! You’ve probably heard about Terraces Restaurant because we write about it (often) in our articles about best buffets on the Gold Coast. There’s a reason why it makes that list!

Terraces Restaurant buffet dinner

On the seafood buffet there were king prawns, oysters, crab, Moreton Bay Bugs and a variety of fish. There was of course all the other delights you would expect to see on a buffet – roast meats, vegetables, salads, soups, decadent desserts and drinks. The night we were there they also had ‘Taste of Asia’ Laksa station with a variety of options to make your own Laksa noodle soup. Yum!

Terraces Restaurant buffet breakfast

Our breakfast was also included so we could share with you our experience of dining at the buffet in the morning too. The best thing to do is watch our Facebook Live video walk through below. You get a good feel for the range as I walk you through all the food stations. I asked the kids what they liked the most on the breakfast buffet.

  • Master 16: The personalised omelettes.
  • Master 14: The self-made juice bar.
  • Miss 13: The waffles and ice-cream (she found them!)

Watch my video walk through of our buffet breakfast:

You will find this restaurant in our Best Buffets on the Gold Coast article and on our Seafood Buffets on the Gold Coast article.

Get Out with Kids tip: ask for a table with a view of the swimming pools!

Terraces Restaurant is ideal for families, with high chairs and a range of menu items on the buffet to suit even the fussiest of eaters.

Gold Coast attractions near the hotel

This hotel is ideally located near the following Gold Coast attractions suitable for families:

We’ve also written a detailed article about 71 fun things to do on the Gold Coast with Kids here.

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Gold Coast

This is a great choice for families looking for a luxury, family friendly hotel on the Gold Coast. The rooms are large, modern and make you feel relaxed and we love the beds! The staff are super friendly and the location is ideal for exploring everything the Gold Coast has to offer.

When doing your research on the best hotels or resorts for families on the Gold Coast, I guarantee you this hotel will come up over and over again! It is a fantastic place to stay to create some wonderful memories with your family!

If you stay, let us know your thoughts too!

If you are looking for things to do over the school break, check out these school holiday activities on the Gold Coast, outlining all the best things to do with kids over the break.

Sharing is caring!

Leave a comment