BEST WESTERN Hotel Geelong Motor Inn & Serviced Apartments,  Geelong

4.0/5  - based on 172 guest reviews.
30 Keera Street, 3220, Geelong, Australia - See map
+61 3 52224777 +61 3 52231493

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Stay at this conveniently located Geelong motel, ideally positioned to experience the best of Geelong and the Great Ocean Road. The BEST WESTERN Geelong Motor Inn & Serviced Apartments offers four-star accommodation in Geelong, Victoria. All rooms feature Foxtel cable Television and wireless Internet access. Choose from spacious standard rooms, family rooms, spa suites, and one & two bedroom fully self-contained apartments. Other facilities at this Geelong motel include an indoor heated pool, spa and Internet kiosk. Guests staying at the BEST WESTERN Geelong Motor Inn & Serviced Apartments will be a short walk away from the Corio Bay Boardwalk and the Geelong Waterfront, with all the restaurants, cafes and attractions it has to offer. The motel is only a two minute drive to Geelong city center and it's a great base to explore the Great Ocean Road. For outstanding customer service and a convenient location in Geelong, make a reservation at the BEST WESTERN Geelong Motor Inn & Serviced Apartments today and save! Enjoy your stay.

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BEST WESTERN Geelong Motor Inn & Serviced Apartments,Geelong
  • 4
    « Good Location, good value. »

    Perhaps a little overpriced as have stayed in better for a little less however everything works and the staff are pleasant all in a convenient location. The double sliding balcony doors and glazing combine well to silence any traffic noise making for a comfortable stay.

    3
    « Not bad, but over priced. »

    Like most country town hotels, demand outstrips supply, and clearly here is another example of a very average motel asking premium prices. I stayed in a spa room which was located in the main building. I was given a room facing the main road, and surprisingly there was not as much noise as I had expected from the 6 lane M1 highway it faces, or the V-line train line which runs adjacent to the highway. The room itself was quite spacious, and the high ceilings add to the feeling of space. The room has had a bit of a make over, a fresh coat of paint, and various mediocre quality fittings and furnishings, some of which were a bit grotty and stained. Why these were not cleaned properly or replaced I have no idea. The glasses and coffee cups were also somewhat unclean, and were probably just washed or rinsed quickly in the bathroom without detergent. The main corridor is nice at the stairwell, but the feeling becomes less reassuring as you wonder upstairs where it all becomes quite tardy. The wifi (as others have pointed out) cuts in and out. It was a bit frustrating. The split system did the trick, but it had an annoying beeping sound, which sounded at regular intervals. The bed was comfortable, but by the time I got to sleeping, I was already checking the sheets to convince myself that it was clean... and thankfully it was. Having booked a spa room, I was expecting an additional spa, but as it turns out, the shower is over a bath tub style spa. The bathroom itself is quite spacious, and the fan and lighting quite good, but the lack of a fixed shower head and having to deal with shower curtains was all a bit frustrating (given the premium price). This is also not ideal for elderly people, as it's not so accessible. The hairdryer at least was a premium. I probably wouldn't stay in this hotel again, partly because it's over priced for the quality and location, and mostly because the cleanliness was questionable.

    3
    « Better value elsewhere »

    I spent one night in this hotel. If it was better I'd have stayed longer, but I switched the next day. The room was OK, but it was a little too noisy, and unusual in its fittings. Perhaps I got the disabled room (aka The Dungeon), as the bathroom was fitted with an open shower, and hand rails everywhere. Another bathroom oddity, no face-washer. The bed was OK. There was a small sofa, and a table with a couple of chairs and an unusually banana-warped top. Entering the room, there was a long bench that might have made a good workspace, but it was a little too high to be useful. The ironing board was under the bed (I had to ask reception for its location), and the iron was in good condition. Nothing so far was too bad, but the road noise made the stay unpleasant. Perhaps I made a mistake by asking for a quiet room, but I got the room closest to the passing traffic. Thankfully I carry a set of earplugs, or I'd have had great trouble sleeping. I've stayed in a number of Geelong hotels over the past few months, this is the lowest I've rated any of them to date. It isn't _bad_, but there is better value to be had elsewhere.

    5
    « Value for Money »

    Stayed overnight at the Geelong Best Western Motor Inn for the first time. Lovely rooms and handy to the city, morning breakfast at a super good price enjoyed the stay and the excellent service. The added bonus a heated swimming pool.

    4
    « Geelong Motor Inn »

    We have just come back from an overnight stay at the Geelong Motor Inn. It was very easy to find and at check in, we found the staff to be very friendly and our room was clean and tidy and noise levels were very minimal. The only small down side is the pillows were a little uncomfortable. Dinner at the Telegraph Hotel, a short 10 min walk, was exceptional.

    5
    « A convenient and pleasant stay. »

    We stayed overnight while our furniture was getting ready for us to move into our new home. The Best Western was close to our new home and the rate was reasonable for our brief visit. The receptionist, Brooke was friendly and helpful on our arrival and ensured we had a quiet room. Brooke was also great when we asked about local pizza shops and delivery. She also, without us asking, supplied us with plates and cutlery to eat our pizza with. That is service! We had a good night's sleep ready the day when we actually moved into our new home.

    4
    « Good Business Motel with a fantastic receptionist »

    This establishment has one of the best receptionist staff I have come across, she is always happy and help full, going beyond the normal level of service. The only thing the property needs to do is look at their beds that are becoming a bit tired, their breakfast is simple and fresh and the coffee machine does not disappoint. Their rooms are clean but not flash, just comfortable.

    5
    « GREAT MOTEL »

    We had 2 nights at this motel and it was a very nice place to stay. Rooms were very clean and tidy and quite large. We had a small balcony. Even though it is on the main road with a railway track across the road the noise was very minimal. Only served breakfast but this was very nice also.

    4
    « At the end of the day it's the Staff who make all of the Difference »

    Despite the dreary, cold evening, reception on arrival was cheery, friendly and helpful and this contributed significantly to the enjoyment of our overnight stay. Brooke can be rightfully proud of her contribution here and of her recommendation for dinner at the Telegraph Hotel, which was also spot on. Our motel room was large, well refurbished and equipped, modern, bright, warm and clean. The free WiFi worked well and we had a back room which shielded us from the busy highway noise. The only criticism was the overhead shower which was set too low for anyone reasonably tall and this was aggravated by the intrusion of the shower pipe which came horizontally out of the wall to form a large vertical 's' shape to provide the overhead shower head. That aside, we would certainly stay again.

    5
    « Really surprisingly lovely »

    After a long drive we were pleased to arrive. I was greeted by a very friendly lady Rachel. The outside looks dated which doesn't worry me, but wow! Our two bedroom apartment was great! Brand new kitchen, spacious sleeping area and a gorgeous garden which you opened the sliding door out to... Plenty of extra blankets and pillows. Great split system heating\\cooling. Close to beautiful waterfront precinct. We made use of the indoor pool and spa too. Thank you for a perfectly clean and fresh stay

  • 4
    « Friendly welcome, big rooms and good wifi. »

    The welcome was very friendly and ample free paking on site. The room was massive and had everything you could want for an overnight stay. My only issue was the cleaning products they had used had left a lingering chemical smell in the room but this soon wenr, when I left the French windows open. Wifi was free and worked very well.

    4
    « Comfortable overnight stay »

    We booked both a double room and a 2 bedroom apartment. Both were excellent, very clean, and well appointed. The double room was very spacious, a large bathroom, very comfortable bed along with Tea/coffee and fridge. The apartment was huge with great comfy furniture,large kitchen,spacious shower, comfy beds and great fro a family. Despite being near a train line and the main road we were in rear rooms which afforded some restful sleep. We did hear the trains a little but it was actually soothing. The staff were very welcoming and could not have made us feel more at home. Parking was ample and spacious. We would recommend this large hotel for all needs including family groups as there are multiple options with various room configurations which was what we required at the time. The hotel was also near the Eastern Beach strip and West Geelong- all good for eateries.

    5
    « Great Place! »

    Spent one night whilst on our way down Great Ocean Road. Great start to the first night of our mini-break holiday. Rooms were large and more importantly they were very clean. The standout was the greeting and assistance we received from the manager. We were referred to nearby Telegraph Hotel for dinner which we also highly recommend. Thanks to all for a great stay.

    5
    « Clean & Comfortable »

    Enjoyable stay in a clean and comfortable motel room. Room was quiet. Service from the staff was good. Not too distant from the town centre and a nice walk along waterfront into the city. Highly recommend and would stay again.

    4
    « Holidsy »

    We stayed at the comfortable BW Geelong, has many parking bays, convenient location and friendly service. The spacious room has a balcony, king size bed, heating, modern bathroom and self served beverages. Breakfast was good and reasonable esp with the choice of continental and cooked dishes.

    5
    « Excellent Stay, Great Value, Wonderful Hosts »

    Stayed for two nights with my family in a 2 Bedroom Apartment. Spotlessly clean, comfortable and very spacious. The apartment had 1 queen and 4 single beds which was ideal for our family size. Kitchen looked brand new with beautiful stone benchtops and a dishwasher that was handy. Although middle of winter the kids spent endless hours in the pool which was very warm. Room was quite with no traffic noise evident. The Manager (Carl) was excellent and looked after us superbly. We would highly recommend and look forward to returning again.

    5
    « Happy experience! »

    We chose this motel by chance, but were very pleasantly surprised..clean spacious room, good hot showers, friendly helpful staff, and good breakfast, we would not hesitate to stay again if we are in the area again!We did get lost trying to find it, but had driven right past it!

    4
    « One night stay in an apartment »

    We stayed for one night in an apartment, it was very quiet and enjoyed the spacious rooms and comfortable bed. It was very reasonably priced and comfortable. We would stay there again and check out the English breakfast! Centrally based and easy to find and access. Good restaurants nearby.

    4
    « Great place to stay for weekend »

    Got a nice price for the weekend central to everything in Geelong ie waterfront. Clean and tidy rooms spacious all good reception staff friendly and welcoming. A hidden gem in the Geelong region and as a former resident would stay here again

    4
    « It's a good place, I'd stay here again »

    We stayed in a 2 bedroom self-contained apartment. This place is on the main road and for those who are light sleepers, there is a bit of traffic noise. Personally this didn't bother me. The apartment was nice and suited our needs. Kitchen was actually very spacious (looked like it had been recently renovated), but needs a blind at the window for night time. Couches were not particularly comfortable. Beds were good - initially didn't have bed side table lamps, but this was remedied quickly the next day - all good. There is an indoor pool but we didn't use it ? looked inviting though. Receptionist was lovely and friendly ? happy to help and give useful advice and tips. Free Wifi was a bonus. I'd stay again.

  • 3
    « Not what I expected! »

    I recently stayed at this hotel for one Saturday Night as I had a wedding in Geelong. I paid $190 for a 1 bedroom hotel room, and as I have stayed at many Best Westerns before I expected this room to be of a lot higher quality than it was, especially for that nightly rate. While the room it self was clean, and well maintained with fresh bathroom, the building and the rooms were very old. The furnishings were slightly more modern but the room felt like it was stuck in the 90's, the bed was comfortable and clean, the bathroom had a tiny window and the light fittings were so dark that it was impossible to see yourself in the mirror once the sun went down. I used the iron and it was filthy and dripped water and little white things all over my clothes. There was no information in the room about local restaurants or anything about the town. The TV Could only get 4 channels and we had to walk up 3 flights of stairs to get to the room and the hallways were littered with sheets and cleaning equipment that we had to step over to get to our room. Overall I was very disappointed considering I paid $190 for 1 night and I ahve stayed in nicer hotel for less that $150 a night.

    5
    « Brilliant motel, owner and staff »

    My wife & I have stayed here on 2 occasions recently and can only say how brilliant, helpful, happy and obliging team they are under the Management of Carl Leahy. Nothing was to much trouble. Carl was a great help when our airport transport failed to arrive for the 1 hour journey to Melbourne Airport and he quickly ascertained that it was not coming and arranged a taxi within 15 minutes to get us to the airport on time.

    2
    « Misrepresented location and comfort »

    Expected Best Western equalled high degree of comfort and location, this motel is located on the main road into Geelong, not a side street that is indicated by address. Receptionist indicated room was at the back and therefore quiet, reality it was close to the traffic noise and overlooked a freight depot. While the room was clean, and well maintained with fresh bathroom, the bed was old and very hard. The wi fi did not work. Given the bed, noise, and location we found it necessary to go somewhere else.

    5
    « Lost Gem »

    Just tucked back a few streets from western beach & an energising stroll along the fabulous Geelong buzzing foreshore. This place makes you feel at home. Good value & friendly staff, with good sized clean, comfortable rooms. Even a laundry to wash a few clothes. Great find.

    3
    « Clean, basic, but close to the highway »

    We had an overnight stay at this motel and found it clean, adequately supplied with the basics (shampoo, soap, tea, coffee, sugar and fresh milk when requested). The staff were pleasant and helpful. After seeing how very close it is to the highway (not obvious from their website) I requested a quiet room, but I suspect there isn't one in the whole motel. They did try, but the traffic noise was not conducive to a good sleep for a light sleeper like myself. Access from the Melbourne side is easy, straight off the highway, but it's a bit circuitous from Geelong CBD.

    3
    « Very overpriced »

    Stayed there for two nights, $200 per night including no breakfast While advertised for free wi fi it doesn't work at all Rooms have absolutely no view beds are not so bad and the bathroom is ok Not recommend

    1
    « Below poor »

    I cancelled a book now pay latter bookimg, and as soon as i did, this hotle sweeped my account. Apon approaching the girl on the desk, she tells me thats how it is "we don't give refunds" , i was put off by the look of this building.i thought id give it a look and maybe stay as no refund was available. I got taken to the third story (stairs, there is no lift), opened the hotel door to a musty unwiped and stained table. I stoped there. I even was prepared to g o 50/50 woth the hotle in a refund and was refused. I habe intent to contact best western head office and pursue formal and a compensation of a refund. Girl gave me management phone number to no answer.

    2
    « Right on the highway »

    We cancelled our booking when we arrived here as it is right on a six lane highway. This place looked depressingly run down. Poor value for the money. Can't believe this has 4* Trip Adviser rating. Not up to a Best Western standard. No problems cancelling our booking .

    4
    « ideal stay to start GOR trip. »

    we stayed for few days here, as a start to our GOR road trip. we wanted to stay away from hustle and bustle of melbourne but still be able to go and sight see so this worked ideally as it is located on the highway and a short walk takes you to the geelong railway station where we took a train to southern cross station,mel. we arrived late at night but as we had informed iadvance,they had left our keys in the locker and we had to just call. looks are deceiving from outside as the rooms were spacious. we had a ground floor room and a lovely lemon tree just outside. clean bathroom with almost retro stlyed tiling.only thing we no microwave in room ,but a short walk away were lot of eating out/takeaway options. and car rentals right next door. we had booked from hertz and just had to walk 200 mtrs maybe. reception people very helpful and curious abot us and conversed a lot with us. laundry avbl and heated pool also avbl. free parking. beware of breakfast timings and try to go within that as you might not get brekkie after that, . defintely a better place to start early for a great ocean road trip.

    4
    « A Good little stop off »

    This place is a great little place, staff a so friendly and supportive, i was unfortunately unwell during my stay and they helped me get medical help. The staff even checked up on me over my stay and ensured i was happy with everything. The room was a perfect size for me, however the room had no microwave or kitchen stuff, which was probably my bad for not checking before. The Bathroom had a very modern feel to it. The bed was comfy enough after a few busy days, it was nice to get into a comfy bed and sleep the night away. Overall, this place is worth the stay, Good Job Best Western on another good hotel :D

  • 2
    « Shabby and tired! »

    Stayed one night and one was enough. Tired and shabby room....curtains were disgustingly stained and the only security was a chain across the front door. No lift to the 2nd floor so struggled up to flights of stairs with three pieces of luggage. Noisy traffic from the highway pretty much all night. The motel is dead on the highway despite its address. Receptionist was lovely. Polite. She was the light in an otherwise tired and worn out hotel.

    4
    « Stay over before long trip. »

    A very large, clean, comfortable suite. Shower was great, good pressure. Comfy bed, fluffy white towels. A little dated in decor but still good. Short walk to,a good pub for dinner. Handy parking near our room.

    4
    « Late Arrival, truly a hidden gem »

    We did not think to call ahead even though we would be arriving around 11 PM. The hotel reception was closed, but we were able to call from a phone outside of the hotel to get the code to the lockbox which held our room key and instructions. The hotel doesn't look like much from the outside. The beds are really comfortable, the hotel room is large and clean. Reception was friendly and helpful when we came and went during the day. We rented a car from Hertz and they were located an 800m walk away.

    5
    « A hidden gem, where looks truly are deceiving »

    Upon first arriving and looking the outside, after many hours on the road to get here, I have to say that my first visual impression was .. Oh no! but looks can be very deceiving and boy was I wrong in prejudging ! your stay will not be disappointing. I would like to thank all the staff, but upon arrival the key person that made the first and most warming, inviting and welcoming impression was Carl. I arrived a little early, after having driven 8 hours to get their, and and he went out of way to make sure I was comfortable while I was waiting for my room. He went as far as preparing the pool for my use whilst I was waiting. I have nothing but grateful and thankful words to all who made my stay, like I was at my own home. I now have found a real value for money place to stay, I will be return here for any stay in Geelong. Thank you for your warm and welcoming hospitality. :-) The only comment I have which is not a anything more than an observation.. The external appearance of establishment is a little dated, but the experience of the stay far out ways its appearance. (It could really do with a face lift)..!

    5
    « Great place to stay »

    Lovely place to stay, great service, great indoor pool...Rooms are fitted out well, as a large family the more space in the rooms the better, and they provided us with that...will always return to this motel if staying in Geelong.

    4
    « ???? »

    Lovely woman at reception. Tidy room with modern fit out. Spacious bathroom with good shower, although shower head was mounted a little low. Good parking right outside my door. Traffic was surprisingly quiet from my room, although noise from the room upstairs was consistently audible. Wifi was slow & kept disconnecting, but over all, a good motel.

    5
    « Affordable, excellent customer service, and lovely comfortable rooms »

    We stayed in the king spa room for two nights in august. This place is amazing. The rooms are really quiet, spacious, modern and clean. The service we received upon arrival was something else. It was amazing. When the lovely woman heard i had a bad back she made a point of letting me know that if there was absolutley anything she could do (extra pillows etc) then to just ask. The only niggly thing i have and i am a pretty picky person is the bath/shower wasn't cleaned very well. But other than that i would highly recommend this place to everyone looking for a comfortable place to stay.

    2
    « Wouldn't stay here again. »

    I thought this place was below average. WE booked for a quiet room and our balcony opened out to the highway. It boasts an indoor heated pool which was locked and covered, with no seating, not very inviting at all. The room itself, I was so disappointed. The bathroom wasn't clean, dirty tiles, the fan didn't work, so when I opened the window to stop it fogging up, the window had mold on it. I was almost positive our sheets hadn't been changed, they were crinkled and didn't look fresh at all. Beds were hard. Not impressed.

 

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·From: The center of Geelo. The BEST WESTERN Geelong Motor Inn & Serviced Apartments is one kilometer from the center of Geelong, on Princes Highway.
 

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