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Top Geelong Historic Hotels

Vue Apartments Geelong
4.5 out of 5
6 Bellerine St, Geelong, VIC
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The price is $148 per night from May 2 to May 3
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,168 reviews)

"Excellent. Great facilities and location. Would stay again."…"

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

Vue Apartments Geelong
Devlin Apartments
3.5 out of 5
312 Moorabool St, Geelong, VIC
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4.5/5Wonderful! (392 reviews)

"Bit dirty in the shower - mould etc On arrival, confusing and staff aloof re covid 19 concerns. Wanted to touch driver licence when no need plainly. Even though arrive before cut-off for check-in time, the door was locked and we had to call the number provided."…"

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

Devlin Apartments
The Waterfront Apartments, Geelong
4.5 out of 5
2-4 Yarra Street, Geelong, VIC
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4.5/5Wonderful! (247 reviews)

"Met at the door and shown the property, excellent. The proprietors were very helpful and friendly. I cannot speak highly enough about the people, cleanliness and location of this property. I will certainly make it my first port of call for future visits."…"

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

The Waterfront Apartments, Geelong
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Quest Geelong
4 out of 5
16-18 The Esplanade South, Geelong, VIC
The price is $164 per night from Apr 22 to Apr 23
4.5/5Wonderful! (71 reviews)

"Exceptional service - we were really well taken care of and the room was super clean and spacious."…"

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

Quest Geelong
Quality Hotel Bayside Geelong
4 out of 5
13-15 The Esplanade, Geelong, VIC
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4.4/5Excellent! (964 reviews)
Comfortable and good value stay

"Comfortable and good value stay 10-15 mins from town, easy to find. Restaurant was closed. So only breakfast available. More an upscale motel- but good value."…"

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Quality Hotel Bayside Geelong
Admiralty Inn
2.5 out of 5
66 Mckillop Street, Geelong, VIC
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The price is $95 per night from May 3 to May 4
4.3/5Excellent! (644 reviews)

"Nice room.. mixture of modern and older style. Very clean and is perfectly situated near cafes, clubs and pubs etc. Very small, but good enough for me. Is also a very short walk to the footy! Only down side is that large groups appear to stay here and can therefore be quite noisy. The staff deal ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

Admiralty Inn
Novotel Geelong
4 out of 5
10-14 Eastern Beach Road, Geelong, VIC
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The price is $147 per night from May 2 to May 3
4.2/5Excellent! (973 reviews)

"Fantastic location and great service, the staff couldn’t be more helpful, very modern and clean room’s"…"

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021

Novotel Geelong
Best Western Geelong Motor Inn & Serviced Apartments
4 out of 5
30 Keera Street, Geelong, VIC
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The price is $92 per night from May 2 to May 3
4.2/5Excellent! (915 reviews)

"I love how the room are very big. We did not feel cramped at all."…"

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

Best Western Geelong Motor Inn & Serviced Apartments
Belmercer Motel
4 out of 5
12-14 Mercer Street, Geelong, VIC
The price is $83 per night from Apr 15 to Apr 16
4.1/5Very Good! (838 reviews)

"Good location, and very clean, would recommend it to others, will re visit a stay again, reasonably priced as well"…"

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2021

Belmercer Motel
Bay City(Geelong) Motel
4 out of 5
231-235 Malop Street, Geelong, VIC
The price is $85 per night from Apr 14 to Apr 15
4/5Very Good! (464 reviews)

"I liked that it was a modern clean room, close to Eastern Beach Waterfront, only a few minutes walk. A great pub close by and close to central town. I was disappointed that there was no micro wave or utensils available, only one teaspoon!!! Would recommend and would use again."…"

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2021

Bay City(Geelong) Motel
Nireeda Apartments Geelong
3.5 out of 5
1-3 Clare Street, Geelong, VIC
The price is $89 per night from Apr 12 to Apr 13
3.8/5Good! (345 reviews)

"Plenty of space for the whole family, but a few things needed some attention/service such as the lamps didn’t work or have globes in them and the AC unit was very noisy and didn’t really work as a heater (needs a service). The little milk portions in the fridge were out of date. The fake plant in ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

Nireeda Apartments Geelong
Eastern Sands City Centre
3.5 out of 5
1 Bellerine Street, Geelong, VIC
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The price is $89 per night from Apr 12 to Apr 13
3.8/5Good! (933 reviews)

"Nice and clean- basic but good. Parking was a bit of a nightmare- had to park on the main road as every spot was taken.great location very close to Geelong waterfront"…"

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

Eastern Sands City Centre
Rydges Geelong
4 out of 5
Cnr Gheringhap & Myers St, Geelong, VIC
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The price is $97 per night from Apr 12 to Apr 13
3.7/5Good! (949 reviews)

"Clean and convenient location to city centre & amenities"…"

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2021

Rydges Geelong
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Guide to Geelong Historic Hotels

Visiting new cities can be more than just going somewhere different on your getaway, it can also be about understanding the culture and history of a region. One of the best ways to get an idea of the culture of a city is to absorb yourself in its history. Visiting the region's museums or landmarks is a great start, but a stay in a Geelong historic hotel can ferry you back to the past. Pack your bags (no need for a time machine) as your Geelong famous hotel awaits.

Something Old, Something New

As soon as you pass through the reception area of your Geelong hotel, you'll be transported to a previous era. With their unique architectures and locations in the center of the city, you'll love the look and feel of these truly unique accommodations. While these hotels are older, they have most of the up-to-date comforts that allow you to keep in touch or relax during your holiday. You will notice rooms furnished with a comfy bed, and about everything else you may want for a wonderful getaway.

Once you've spent time appreciating the hotel property, you can check out the famous landmarks and museums to take in more of the region's culture. Undoubtedly, all this hopping through history is going to work up an appetite. Make sure to speak with your hotel's front desk staff to suggest some of their favorite places to grab a drink or breakfast in Geelong are. Go through Expedia's guest reviews for recommendations from other travelers to help make your Geelong visit wonderful.

Your Geelong Hotel Is Waiting

Geelong has 138 vintage hotels that possess the look and feel of another era. Some of these hotels are where prominent world leaders may have stayed. You're sure to find an accommodation with all the in-room amenities and the charm you desire. If you are hoping to stay in one of these vintage hotels, book soon, or you may miss out on a one-of-a kind accommodation.

Frequently asked questions

What can a history buff expect from a stay in Geelong?
A visit to the significant historical sites in Geelong is probably at the top of your travel itinerary. And while you’re here, you can visit the array of shops and popular beaches. During your stay in this walkable area, you can also relish a trip to the cafés.
What's the best hotel in Geelong to learn about local history?
Based on our travel expertise, Walking distance to the waterfront, Geelong Hospital, Deakin University and the CBD! is a top hotel for history seekers booking on Expedia and it features free WiFi. A couple of other options to soak up the local history include Walking distance to the waterfront, Geelong Hospital, Deakin University and the CBD! and Walking distance to the waterfront, Geelong Hospital, Deakin University and the CBD!.
How many historically relevant hotels will I find in Geelong?
Geelong is home to 138 hotels and other lodging options bookable on Expedia, including 37 designated as historic hotels or close to historic sites.
What are the must-see historical places and other sights in Geelong?
Geelong is notable for landmarks like Old Geelong Gaol, The Heights Heritage House and Garden, and Lara Heritage and Historical Museum. Cultural venues include Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Geelong Performing Arts Center, and National Wool Museum. Additionally, you’ll find Adventure Park Geelong in the area.
What is a historic hotel like in Geelong?
A guest who chooses a historic hotel has a chance to stay in a place officially recognized with a national historic designation. Historic hotels throughout the world have had many former lives and uses, such as castles, palaces or even pubs or old police stations — any building that’s been identified as being of special interest. These types of hotels in Geelong often preserve original qualities like traditional architecture and period features in their communal spaces or guestrooms.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
These terms are similar. The term “historic hotel” is more common in the U.S., while “heritage hotel” is often used in Asia and Europe. Historic hotels tend to focus on the architecture and actual building. Mainly a heritage hotel draws meaning from the cultural value that the place has and how it inspired the community.
Do historic hotels in Geelong have modern facilities?
Yes. Every effort is made to preserve the historic aspects and traditions, but hotel interiors are fitted with modern conveniences and safety features. Guests can expect the amenities you’d get from a hotel such as private rooms with updated bathroom facilities, heating and air conditioning, and free and fast Internet. In Geelong, booking a historic hotel doesn’t mean you’re choosing a place that’s uncomfortable for guests or simply rundown.

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