About Thrifty Motels Pty Ltd Motel Chain and Motel Brokers 

Thrifty Motels Pty Ltd Motel Chain and Motel Brokers 

Thrifty Motels Pty Ltd was established by myself William (Bill) Black as Director and CEO of the Company in January 2002.

Why Did I Do This:

As a Business Broker and Motel Broker for many years prior to this, it quickly became apparent to me that many motels that I was trying to sell were not being operated in such a proficient manner that enabled the owners to be able to offer for sale an efficient and profitable business. This became much more apparent after 2006 and the beginning of the worldwide financial crisis – at this time many motels suffered badly from simply fewer customers walking in the door.

The Main Reasons For This Were:

  • Through lack of training and/or prior experience, many motel owners did not have the business aptitude and training to rise to the occasion and efficiently operate a motel under tight circumstances to full profitable advantage – in other simple terms, many were not operating their motels as efficiently as they should have been.
  • Many motel owners did not even appreciate the benefit of or have the basic
    knowledge of how to turn a first time customer into a repeat customer.
  • Likewise, many motel owners did not have sufficient exposure to the traveling public to ensure that they would get their fair share of first-time customers anyhow. It was not apparent to many, that it was no longer sufficient, just to turn a Motel Open light on at night and wait for customers to walk in the door.
  • The easiest way to get customers without any effort is to rely completely on the online booking Agencies – which is what many were already doing – this is OK and is a necessary part of any motel’s marketing but then, of course, a certain percentage of monies received this way for accommodation has to be paid out in commission. Naturally, this reduces income and profits – so on the other hand, direct bookings, whether from first time or repeat customers is definitely the best way to go.

    How to Achieve More Direct Bookings and the reasons Thrifty Motels Pty Ltd became involved.

    1) It is a well know saying that there is “safety in numbers” – the same can be applied to motels under the term branding – ie a group of Motels gets together under a common name and the intention is quite simple and clear – 100 motels can have 100 times the exposure to the public as 1 motel has by itself. The Thrifty Motel Group was born!
    2) The benefits were not only direct exposure – many travelers do not book ahead which opens the door for a chain motel member to suggest helping a traveler to book ahead to ensure accommodation is available for the travelers next over

The Unique Benefits of being a Motel Owner/Operator

The Unique Benefits of being a Motel Owner/Operator

So you have made the decision to buy a Business:
There are many thousands of different types of Businesses that are being operated in Australia by individual owners, couples, families and Companies and Corporations. The Businesses range from having a single worker (the owner) up to major Businesses that have
thousands of employees.

Obviously, many factors are relevant when a decision has to be made as to what line of business to enter, but for the average person or family, there are many constraints placed upon them by their limited knowledge and skills, financial circumstances, the business location and the continual work and effort required in some businesses.

Traditionally, there are many good reasons why persons without any particular marketing and/or specialist skills seek out a business in the hospitality sector. To a person new to any type of business operation, this certainly makes a good qualified Motel one of the best choices
for many people.

The advantages of Motel ownership are many and include:

  1. In just about all cases, your business is also your home, so your daily living expenses are greatly reduced as you only have one power bill, one integrated grocery bill, no separate rates or rent and no duplication of property maintenance and/or upkeep.
  2. Owning and living in a motel also gives the benefits of time and cost savings because you are “living on the job” and so are relieved of the daily effort and cost of travel to and from your business morning and night.
  3. A business operator who is not under time or other pressures also benefits by being able to use the additional time for business planning and also to improve customer relationships with their customers. The benefit of this is naturally to create the best possible relationship with each customer for the ultimate purpose of retaining each and every customer for repeat business – in the case of motels that is follow up occupancy with further bookings. As would be expected, increased occupancy rate equates to higher turnover and profit. This is not only beneficial to you as the present owner as it gives a higher income, but it also makes your motel more valuable when it becomes times come to sell. 

    If you are truly interested in buying a motel, you are invited to take advantage of my many years experience involved with Motels and Motel

    Sales to help you achieve your goal.
    Please feel free to contact me with your requirements or for further information by email at info@thriftymotels.com.au or more directly on my mobile 0412 724 632.
    For your information
    William (Bill) Black
    Thrifty Motels Pty Ltd
    0412 724 632



Thrifty Motels are a Group of Independent Motel Operators net-working together with a common cause for the benefit of the travelling public. Our Motels are across the range from 2 star to 4 star so we have the flexibility to cater for most of your desired needs. Whatever the rating, be assured that you – as our customer – will be classified as a very important person.

Motel Members of the Thrifty Motel chain, as professional Motel operators, are genuinely pleased to offer you consistent and comfortable motel accommodation at realistic prices.

As a Group, we are able to offer to our many customers additional Services that would not be possible as single operators.


The Convenience of Travel Planning Assistance and Forward Bookings.
Customer Loyalty Rewards for regular patrons with our Thrifty VIP Guest Card you will receive 10%
Discount off accommodation costs at any Thrifty Motel (subject to some conditions).
Links to other Tourist and Information Sites and Services
On-Line Information and Help Service
We are pleased to include among our regular guests:

Tourists and Holiday Makers
Casual and Regular Travellers
Business and Commercial Reps
Government and Semi-Government Consultants
With a growing List of Motel Members in most parts of Australia, we can normally assist you with most of your motel accommodation and travel needs.


With our Motels comprising AAA ratings across the range of ratings, you are advised to use these ratings as a Guide to select a Motel that will satisfy your own standard of facilities required.

We also urge you to take full advantage of our suggestion books and let us know of any short comings and how our service/s can be improved.