The Best Hotels for First Time Visitors in Geelong

Where to Stay on Your First Trip to Geelong

If it's your first trip to Geelong, Australia for the activities and sightseeing, then you're in for a treat. But the biggest question is often where to stay for a first time visitor to Geelong. With so many amazing hotels to choose from, it can be tough to make a decision to make the most of your first trip here. That's where we come in! In this comprehensive guide, we'll help you find the best hotels for first-timers in Geelong. After analyzing all of the hotels based on price, location, amenities, ratings, and more, we have come up with our list of the best hotels in Geelong for first time visitors. We'll cover everything you need to know about these hotels, including the amenities, location, prices and ratings. So, whether you're traveling solo, with family, or as a couple on a romantic getaway, you'll find the perfect hotel if you've never visited Geelong beofre. So check out these terrific hotels, many of which have sparkling swimming pools, delicious restaurants, and top-notch amenities, along with the perfect balance of comfort, location, and affordability. So, let's get to it and discover the best hotels in Geelong for your first trip!

(Prices are listed in U.S. Dollars.)

Admiralty Inn

Motel with prices starting at $86 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Among the Best Places to Stay for a First Visit to Geelong
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 2-star hotels.

Located at 66 Mckillop Street, Admiralty Inn has great rooms from $86 (before taxes). It offers an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a bar, and laundry services. It has a terrific 8.50 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. Only 0.8 km from the city center, first time visitors will especially love golf, free parking, laundry facilities, family rooms, and air-conditioning at this relaxing hotel. Unwinding at the restaurant after sightseeing is a nice way to end the day. The price of this hotel is less than average for first time trip hotels, which makes it a great value.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Airport shuttle
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


Novotel Geelong

4-star Hotel with prices starting at $146 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect Hotel to Make the Most of Your First Visit
  • Family-Friendly

A great place to stay is Novotel Geelong which has nice rooms starting at $146. Offering room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, parking, and a kid-friendly buffet, it also has a great guest rating of 8.20 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at 10-14 Eastern Beach Road. This convenient hotel is also nice because it offers child care, laundry services, city views, an indoor pool, and kids meals which visitors will enjoy. Also, it's just 0.3 km from the city center. We love an indoor pool because you can enjoy it any time of the year.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Room service
  • Parking
  • Indoor pool
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room


Sphinx Hotel Motel

Motel with prices starting at $94 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Great Hotel for First Time Visitors
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.

We found Sphinx Hotel Motel to be a great place to stay, and the price starts at $94. We loved that is has an outdoor pool, a restaurant, parking, and air-conditioning, and it also has a terrific guest rating of 9.99 out of 10 from previous guests. It's located at 2 Thompson Road N. You'll also find amenities which travelers will love. And this fun hotel is just 2.9 km from the center of town. The swimming pool is fantastic and lots of fun, too. It's a great value, too, because it's less than the average price for first time trip hotels.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Parking
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant


Geelong Conference Centre

2-star Hotel with prices starting at $100 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for Your First Visit to Geelong
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for first time trip hotels.
  • Heated pool

With terrific rooms from $100, Geelong Conference Centre, at 2 Adams Court provides an outdoor pool, a restaurant, rooms with kitchens, golf, and a hot tub. Its terrific guest rating is 8.10 out of 10 from previous guests staying here. New visitors will really like this amazing hotel which also offers a game room, free parking, a pool table, laundry facilities, and family rooms. It's located just 1.8 km from the city center, too. And with the ability to cook your own meals in the kitchen, you can save money and time. It's a great value, as the price is less than the average for first time trip hotels.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Kitchen
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Hot tub
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator


The Gateway Hotel Geelong

3-star Hotel with prices starting at $113 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Good Stay for Your First Trip

The Gateway Hotel Geelong has a great guest rating of 8.20 out of 10, and offers a restaurant, a bar, free parking, family rooms, and air-conditioning. The great rooms here start at $113 before taxes and depending on the season. It can be found at 218-230 Princes Highway. Furthermore, it also offers a refrigerator, a playground, wedding services, a kids club, and meeting facilities, which is nice for first time visitors. Just 7.4 km from the city center, this fantastic hotel is a terrific choice.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
  • Refrigerator
  • Playground
  • Kids' club


Rose Garden Motel Geelong

Motel with prices starting at $119 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for Your First Time in Geelong
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.

The great guest rating of Rose Garden Motel Geelong is 8.80 out of 10. This place has an outdoor pool, room service, rooms with kitchenettes, laundry services, and golf. Prices for the terrific rooms are from $119, and it's located at 14-16 Settlement Road. We also love the free parking, laundry facilities, family rooms, air-conditioning, and a microwave which are great for visitors. And since it's just 3.4 km from the center of the town, the location is great, too. We always love being able to prepare simple meals in a hotel room, and the kitchenette here was teriffic.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
More Great Amenities
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room


Rippleside Park Motor Inn

Motel with prices starting at $72 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for First-Timers
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 3-star hotels.
  • Family-Friendly

A cool place is Rippleside Park Motor Inn because it has great rooms that start at $72. It has room service, free parking, family rooms, air-conditioning, and a microwave, it also earned a great guest rating of 8.20 out of 10 from people who have stayed here before. It's found at 67 Melbourne Road, Drumcondra. Only 2.3 km from the city center, travelers will especially love a refrigerator, an airport shuttle, breakfast in the room, and private parking at this convenient hotel. We love the convenience of room service, and it's really nice here. It's also less than the average price for first time trip hotels, so it's a great value.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Room service
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room


Also, take a look at the First Time Trip hotels in nearby destinations: Melbourne, Apollo Bay, Ballarat, and Lorne.

For more terrific hotel ideas in Geelong, make sure you also see Best Hotels for a Weekend Getaway in Geelong, Best Hotels for One Week in Geelong, or Best Hotels for One Night in Geelong.


How much do hotels for first-time visitors cost in Geelong?

Geelong Average First Time Trip Hotel Price
$104

After analyzing 7 first time trip hotels in Geelong, Australia, we found the average first time trip hotel price to be a remarkably economical $104. Naturally, this destination has many fantastic first time trip accommodation options with a variety of prices. The price will vary by the hotel's amenities, available dates, and the general location. If you're interested in more information about hotels here, see our guide to hotel prices in Geelong.

The average prices of our suggested first time trip hotels by star rating:

  • 4-star hotels: $120
  • 3-star hotels: $93
  • 2-star hotels: $93


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