A development application for an $8 million, 98-room motel at Thornton has been recommended for approval.
Maitland City Council will put the plan to vote at a meeting on Tuesday night.
The proposal is for a site in Poynton Place, part of a newly created business subdivision off Desalis and Weakley's drives.
Council has recently approved a health services facility, also in Poynton Place, which is currently under construction.
The proposal entails the construction of a 98-room motel in two stages with 101 car parking spaces.
The project is being developed by Hunter Land.
Hunter Land representative Hilton Grugeon told The Mercury the site was "the right spot" for the short-stay accommodation, and would provide for the region's growing visitor economy.
"It's good for people who come to the area. They can stay in the area rather than travel up and down. It's part of the growing infrastructure," Mr Grugeon said.
"It's good for the town. There hasn't been much accommodation built in the city for a while," Mr Grugeon said. "The location is right at the end of the freeway. It's very accessible to go from there into Maitland and Newcastle."
In other council news, councillors will also discuss its unsuccessful application to the State for a grant to install CCTV in locations at Woodberry and Rutherford.
Council was advised in March that its grant application was unsuccessful.
It will now prepare a report for consideration on possible future options and associated costs to install CCTV under the council's delivery program.
Council's plan was to install CCTV at Fred Harvey Sports Centre, Woodberry, and West Mall Rutherford.