Welcome to Emerald Central Palms Motel

Emerald Central Palms Motel opened in 2007, a family owned business located off the highway at 19 Esmond Street, with modern rooms

We offer 4-star accommodation and a home away from home atmosphere.

Customer convenience and comfort is a high priority so we offer free WiFi, Austar, split system reverse cycle air conditioning, private court yard to every room and a free laundry. All rooms are ground level with undercover car parking to your door. We are licensed and stock a selection of drinks including wine, beer & soft drinks.

Our staff are friendly and helpful and we offer a home away from home atmosphere. We can also help with sightseeing & information on the area.

Nearby are the Emerald Twin Cinemas, Emerald Hospital, Emerald Village Shopping Centre including Woolworths, National Bank & Commonwealth Bank branches, Rotary Park & popular takeaways including McDonalds, KFC, Eagle Boys Pizza and Vybe Café. The center of Emerald has great shopping, and the local Gemfields district ensures that fine jewelry is abundant.

Emerald is a central point to stay while visiting the Gemfields, Fairbairn Dam, Capella, and Springsure. All roads lead to Emerald. The township is quite literally on a cross-roads, with highways running from East to West and from North to South.

Our Rooms

Emerald Central Palms Motel is an ideal location for tourists, locals, business people, families, workers or for anyone who just wants to unwind & relax. Our motel offers 17 ground floor rooms, all with their own private courtyard & off street undercover parking.

Queen Room

1 x Queen Bed | Max 2 Guests

Queen / Single Room

1 x Queen Bed 1 x Single Bed | Max 3 Guests

Queen Room – Disability Access

1 x Queen Bed | Max 2 Guests

1 Bedroom Self Contained Apartment

1 x Queen Bed 1 x Single Bed | Max 3 Guests

2 Bedroom Self Contained Apartment

1 x Queen Bed in each Bedroom | Max 5 Guests

Emerald Central Palms Motel Facilities

Free High Speed Wifi

Undercover Free Parking


Free Self-serve laundry

Swimming Pool

Bar / Lounge

Non Smoking Rooms

Fax / photocopying

Air Conditioning

Tea and Coffee making facilties

Credit Card / Eftpos

Private Courtyard


Emerald Central Palms Motel Local


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Client Reviews

  • Very clean rooms

    Our room was very clean and beds made to perfection it was nice to have a beautiful motel in the country. We often stay in city motels that are a lot more expensive so it was quite refreshing to have such a nice room for a reasonable price. It has undercover parking, Restaurant attached, pool, Cinema across the road, Drinks available from reception with friendly staff. Free washing machine and dryer available that was a big help as we were there for cricket so it was good to go home with clean cloths. All in all great motel great location we will stay there again if back in the area.

  • Best Spot in Emerald

    We recently stayed at the Central Palms Motel and had a very enjoyable stay. The Location is fantastic being so close to the shops and Cinemas.(Literally just across the Road) The Rooms were very clean and the motel staff very friendly and helpful. The motel is also very quiet which for us was very nice because while on holidays who doesn’t enjoy a sleep in. My parents will have a horse racing in Emerald on the 11th of July and I have already recommended them to stay for the night at this wonderful motel. The Racetrack is also within walking distance from this motel which would allow people to have a great day without any pressures of driving.

  • Great service

    We stayed at the motel with our grand kids and spent the weekend sight seeing. Our rooms were very clean and comfortable. The owner Kerri, was extremely helpful and made our stay so pleasant. Cant wait to go back.

    Royalene L
  • Staff very helpful

    We stayed here travelling through and the staff member was very accommodating. Given the hour of the day she gave us a very good price, let us select a room that meet our needs with the fridge/freezer and had a car park under cover. The room was very clean and close to local eats. The room had free internet, which was hard wired with a blue chord that they gave you to use. Great stop made even better by the staff

  • Great place with great staff

    I have stayed at the Central Palms several times for an average of 3-4 weeks at a time, this hotel has nice clean and tidy rooms that are expertly cleaned. It’s within a short walk of several restaurants or take aways. The friendly staff always make you feel welcome and go out of their way to help – can’t recommend this place high enough will be staying here in future

  • Quiet Comfort

    Friendly service. The room lovely and clean, spacious and a private courtyard. Close to shops, restaurant, food outlets, cinema and local pool. Quiet end of town. I felt very safe, spent 2 out of 3 nights on my own. A fabulous motel to stay. Would stay again and recommend to others.

    Robyn F
  • Amazing stay

    Stayed for a few nights with my Wife and our Son on our way out west. One of the best motels we stayed at in a very long time. The owners were friendly and very welcoming, I couldn’t fault the rooms. The room we stayed in had enough room for our whole family and the motel itself was so close to everything and we finished our days have a few drinks in our private court yard and we were still able to walk to have dinner. We will be defiantly staying again on our way back through.

  • Great accomadtion with central location.

    We recently stayed here as a family of 4. Rooms were clean, tidy and large enough for us all to be comfortable. Staff were friendly but the biggest bonus was location. Everything we needed was in walking distance. Loved it. Would recommend anyone to stay here while visiting Emerald.

    Roxane D
  • Thanks very much for you hospitality Kerri and Wayne.

    My family and I stayed over the Christmas period it was very central with a great restaurant adjoining. Very clean rooms and friendly staff that made you feel like you are at home and nothing’s to much trouble. Cinema directly across the road and shops 100m away so all very convenient. The bedding was very comfortable and the rooms all had there own court yard so you didn’t feel like you were in a standard motel. Pool area was great for an afternoon swim and a couple drinks while the kids played.

  • Wonderful stay

    I was very happy with my stay this month. I was In emerald for a friends party. The motel is Close to the shops and where my party was being held. Was great. I did not have to worry about a taxi. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean and tidy. I will stay here again.

  • Best Accommodation in Town!

    Out of few different accommodation I tried in Emerald over different trips, this is the only one I will use again, It is actually so good that I’m not gonna stay in other places than this one when I’ll be back in Emerald. Kerri has been running the motel for many years and she’s an expert of welcoming you. Also she’s constantly upgrading the service, for example the new internet connection is incredible fast and reliable. I stayed in the little apartment with kitchen and spa, was spotless and comfortable, I really appreciated the high quality of the appliances and the huge availability of kitchen utensils. The location is very convenient, very close to everything you need and still away from the main road so that is very quite. I found the price very convenient for the quality of my stay.

    Alessandro H-C

    We stayed at the motel on Friday April 29th. After a long days travel it was so refreshing to walk into a motel room that was beautifully appointed. It is quite obvious you have put a lot of care and thought into providing travellers with excellent facilities. The friendly welcome and offer of an extension cord to hook up our car fridge was unasked for and indicative of the services you provide for your customers. We particularly noticed the attention you have given to enhancing the outside areas with pot plants. How refreshing!! Everything says WELCOME! Being able to walk next door to the club for meal was an added bonus. We quite often use motels on our car trips and your motel is superior to many others we have stayed at.

  • Clean, comfortable and well appointed.

    The apartment was very clean, beds comfortable. Kitchen is well appointed with everything you can think of. The AC worked very well with 38*c days. Awesome shower and towels that actually dry!! Kerri, motel manager, was very accomodating to our requests. The pool was also an excellent asset to have with nephews around! Undercover parking and the Capricornia restaurant just next door for a great meal. I would definitely be a returning guest without any hesitation.

  • great stay

    We stayed as a family of 4, and it was a great experience for us. Very central to the cinema, short walk to Woolies, pool was amazing in this hot weather, clean bathroom and the Hosts are knowledgeable and friendly. Lovely paintings. Would stay again!

    Jessica C
  • A home away from home

    Wayne, Kerry and their staff definitely go the extra mile to ensure that all of their guests are comfortable and have everything they need – great managers!! The rooms are very practical with their size and layout. The water pressure is amazing and beds very comfy!! Great location – walking distance from pubs, restaurants, cinemas, fast food and shopping centres. Emerald Central Palms is our home away from home while we are visiting Emerald – highly recommend them, you will not be disappointed.

  • Best place to stay in Emerald!!

    The list is endless as to why this motel is the best place to stay in Emerald but I will name a few. The very friendly, knowledgeable managers, the greatly appointed rooms, impeccably clean, great water pressure, towels that actually dry, comfy beds and split system air conditioning, kitchenette with everything, central location, pool area with shade, direct access to restaurant next door and the list goes on. If you are looking for somewhere to stay in Emerald, look no further – you will not be disappointed!!

  • Best Place To Stay!

    Emerald Central Palms was a great place to stay in Emerald great location central to everything. This motel is beautiful presented & very comfortable. Friendly service, great restaurant next door. Highly recommend this motel to everyone!

  • Country comfort ad genuine hospitality

    Our overnight stay began well with a friendly welcome. The room was a reasonable size and clean and well provided with everything we needed. Sliding patio doors leading onto a private space with small table and chairs was great. WE did not try the adjacent restaurant but it is convenient and looks good.

  • Excellent accommodation

    Excellent accommodation, management and staff can’t do enough to make your stay comfortable. Rooms are very clean and quiet. The restaurant next door charges back and the food is divine. Breakfast is available at restaurant next door only meters from your room. Hotel is 2 doors away and cinema across the road. Very convenient without being on noisy main road.

    Annette M
  • Great Place To Stay

    I spend time at this great motel whenever I travel to Emerald. Kerry and Wayne are great hosts and will ensure you have a great stay. Nothing is a problem to this couple you only have to ask. The rooms are clean and tidy and in walking distance to shops and restaurants.

    Glenn D
  • Very Good Motel!!

    This is a very good motel, stayed whilst on business, check in was very cheerful, rooms a good size and clean, comfortable bed and nice bathroom, had room service for dinner and breakfast, food was good and well priced, definitely stay again next time in Emerald.

  • Emerald Show Visit

    Visited Emerald for the first time exhibiting at the Emerald Show – stayed one night at the Emerald Central Palms Motel – it was a lovely motel, very tidy rooms, up to date and modern rooms. Kerri was absolutely great, very accommodating.

    Zoe K
  • Comfortable and central

    Usually stay for shorter visits in motel room. This time opted for self contained unit as the stay was longer. Queen size bed in bedroom,seperate bathroom/toilet and lounge/kitchen area. Stove/oven,dishwasher,larger refrigerator,plenty of utensils. But if wanted, meals availsble at adjacent The Capricornian Restaurant which are dine in or room service and charged back to your toom. Short stroll further is The Maraboon Tavern and round the corner is bowls club. Central to shops,chemist, banks and cinema with coffee shop. Well maintained and clean. Quiet (even during State of Origin). Friendly staff. Worthwhile the stay!

  • Best Motel in Emerald

    My partner and I stayed 2 nights in Central Palms Motel on my way back from visiting family in Barcaldine. It was worth travelling 300 kms to Emerald to catch aircraft Qantas Link to return to Adelaide via Brisbane. The staff at Central Palms Motel were absolutely fantastic, so helpfull and friendly. The room was great, nice size, bathroom large, beautiful towels. Fresh milk. Linen very good quality anD everything so clean. I will definitely stay again early 2018 when I visit family in Barcaldine again.

  • Best place in town!

    A big thank you to Kerri and the family for the most hospitable stay I’ve had on all my travels! Gorgeous and spacious rooms that are maintained immaculately, with all the creature comforts of home. Walking distance to meet all your requirements and the friendliest staff who go above and beyond to make you feel like you were staying in a 5 star resort. Wouldn’t recommend looking anywhere else!

    Tom W
  • Close to everything.

    Long drive of 7 hours arrived at 7 pm the room was very clean and comfortable with Queen Size Bed and court yard out the back had dinner and breakfast at adjoining Capricornian Restaurant both meals were great.

  • Very Clean very Hospitable

    The room was very clean, large and neat. The reception was welcoming and we felt like being at home. undercover car parking outside of your door was great. Although we did not eat at the Motel it appeared to have a very good restaurant next door.

    Mal W
  • Fantastic service and a home away from home!

    I have booked people into this hotel numerous times for business and they always rave about it (I’ve also stayed there myself!) It’s really important for staff to get a good night’s sleep and the quiet location off the highway really helps (contributes to our safety commitment!) The outstanding customer service that Kerri provides makes a huge difference, little things like making sure the night light is turned on for late check-ins.

    Sonya C
  • Wonderful motel to stay.

    Your owner and hostess, Kerry is a wonderful woman, friendly, funny and very efficient. The rooms are immaculate and the beds extremely comfortable! Ammenities top notch. The one full time resident, George, is a charming and very knowledgeable 91 years young, Greek man, who loves a yarn and you will find his company very interesting and informative. Please take the time to grab a chair and wander outside after dark, just inside the entrance to the motel and sit with him for a while. You will come away richer for having taken the time to do this. My husband and I have found a new home in Emerald. Thank you Kerry and Wayne, we love your motel!

  • Best location

    Stayed here to be right next door to the sensational Capricornian restaurant for delicious room service. My favourite parts were the super friendly staff and the private back patio for some fresh air. Definitely my top pick for an affordable stay in Emerald.

    Catherine C
  • Great rooms, quiet location

    I stayed here for three nights whilst in Emerald for a work trip. Kerri is a lovely lady, she’s very friendly and very helpful. The rooms are clean, quiet & the bed was very comfortable. I loved the private outdoor patio area, it was refreshing to stay somewhere with a private area at the back of my room. The undercover parking in front of the rooms great, as many other local motels don’t have undercover parking. The motel has a lovely restaurant next door, and a short walk up the street you’ll find a lovely tavern, McDonalds, KFC & a shopping centre. I look forward to staying here again when I’m next in Emerald.

    Rebecca R
  • Dinner and a room

    The meal was beautiful. Fresh, fast and generous. We had a t-bone and a parmigiana. The service for both the room and dinner was excellent. The room was comfortable and very clean. Booked late got a great price. Nothing to fault.

  • I love staying here when I visit Emerald. Kerri & Wayne Deakin are wonderful hosts & make everyone feel very welcome. The rooms are spotless, very comfortable & the motel is in a great location.

    Bronwyn Freihaut
  • Great rooms, great service and next to an excellent restaurant. My steak last night was cooked a perfect medium rare accompanied by a glass of church block

    Andrew Snow
  • Family-friendly · Spacious rooms · Large suites · Thoughtful amenities

    I have just had the pleasure of spending 4 nights here, it was fantastic. I wanted to stay there because it is located on the site of my great grandmother’s house and next door to where I grew up in Emerald. Mine Host Kerri went over and above8 what was required, she was welcoming and friendly. The rooms were scrupulously cleaned daily. Kerri and Wayne ‘s commitment to their business and their clients is obvious. Thanks so much for having Wendy and I.

    Jenny Eales
  • Best motel in Emerald! Like a home away from home. kerri and Wayne run such a good show. Good room service · Thoughtful amenities · Quiet rooms · Spacious rooms · Helpful concierge · Family-friendly

    Sonya Popowycz Comiskey
  • I’ve been in Emerald few times for work and this is my favourite accommodation, I’ve tried many but from now on I won’t change anymore. The place is clean and comfortable, staff is very friendly and it’s close to everything (woollies and restaurants). The new internet connection is very fast and reliable, perfect for my work or just for surf on internet. Kerri has been running the Motel for many years and she sure know how to welcome you.

    Alessandro Hodges-Colavitto


The Central Queensland Sapphire Gemfields are only a 45 minute drive west of Emerald  on the Capricorn Highway and cover almost 900 square kilometres. People from all over the world visit the Sapphire Gemfields each year to experience fossicking firsthand and try their luck to find that ultimate gem stone. If it’s treasure that you’re seeking or the opportunity to experience a real-life mining town, the Sapphire Gemfields has it all with its array of gemshops, galleries, jewellers, underground mines and digging areas. There’s no better place to purchase an Australian-mined and cut sapphire or quality sapphire jewellery. Gem-cutters are available to facet your very own find, and jewellers will set them into valuable family heirlooms to be treasured forever.

There are many ways to explore the Sapphire Gemfields. Why not take a guided tour of a walk-in underground mine or go on a tag-along digging tour? Book a self-drive fossicking tour with maps and all the necessary equipment, so that you can explore the back tracks of the mining areas in your own vehicle. Visit a fossicking park, where you can learn all about fossicking. There you can buy a bucket of sapphire ‘wash’, learn to seive it, and recognise sapphires in the rough. It’s enjoyable, educational, and you can even take home bags of sapphire wash to extend your holiday experience.

The area is rich in history, character and charm, and just like digging for buried treasure, if you look beyond the surface, you’ll be surprised what you can find. Many of the residents today were once tourists that came here and never left. The lifestyle of the Sapphire Gemfields today is very laid back and peaceful, and visitors are always made to feel welcome. A visit to the Sapphire Gemfields is sure to be an experience you will never forget.

Read more about Saphire Gemfields: http://www.capricornholidays.com.au/destinations/sapphire-gemfields