The Central Motel Ipswich was built in circa 1984 and was named the Mary Ellen after the original owner for many years after.
The motel contains 14 spacious rooms complete with en-suited bathrooms and also has undercover parking available. Central Motel has survived the 2011 and 2013 floods because of its elevated position but the enormity of those floods could be seen from the motel balconies.
The name Mary Ellen was changed to Central Motel Ipswich in the late 1990s and had undergone some renovations by then.
In August 2015 the motel was sold to Michael and Julie Blades who immediately commenced
The motel rooms are now up to date with the bathrooms totally retiled, 32” flat screen televisions, new split air conditioners and much more.