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Cheap Phillip Island Hotels

Arthur Phillip Motor Inn
Arthur Phillip Motor Inn
3.0 out of 5.0 2-12 Redwood Drive, Cowes, VIC
Free Cancellation
AU$140
5.0/5 (2 reviews)
A stay at Arthur Phillip Motor Inn places you in the heart of Cowes, within a 5-minute drive of Phillip Island Wildlife Park and Phillip Island Ferry Dock.
Seahorse Motel
Seahorse Motel
3.5 out of 5.0 29-31 Chapel Street, Cowes, VIC
AU$130
4.8/5 (17 reviews)

Couldn’t fault this property. Has all amenities. Owners are very welcoming and nice. Great location and the property is beautifully kept.

Reviewed on 3 Jan. 2020
When you stay at Seahorse Motel in Cowes, you'll be by the sea, within a 15-minute walk of Phillip Island Ferry Dock and Cowes Beach.
Tropicana Motor Inn
Tropicana Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5.0 22-26 Osbourne Avenue, Cowes, VIC
Free Cancellation
AU$130
4.3/5 (6 reviews)

I am satisfied with the service given by the Tropicana Motor

Reviewed on 14 Jun. 2019
With a stay at Tropicana Motor Inn in Cowes, you'll be near the beach, just a 3-minute walk from Cowes Beach and 9 minutes by foot from Phillip Island Ferry ...
The Waves Apartments
The Waves Apartments
4.5 out of 5.0 1 The Esplanade, Cowes, VIC
AU$258
4.2/5 (30 reviews)

Great property, staff and stay. The only thing missing was a pool.

Reviewed on 26 Nov. 2019
With a stay at The Waves Apartments in Cowes, you'll be on the beach, just a 4-minute walk from Phillip Island Ferry Dock and 7 minutes by foot from Cowes ...
Ramada Resort by Wyndham Phillip Island
Ramada Resort by Wyndham Phillip Island
4.0 out of 5.0 2128 Phillip Island Road, Cowes, VIC
Free Cancellation
AU$179
4.1/5 (64 reviews)

Amazing wildlife on your doorstep with good amenities. Quick and friendly response to maintenance problems.

Reviewed on 6 Jan. 2020
Located in Cowes, Ramada Resort by Wyndham Phillip Island is in a regional park, a 1-minute drive from Phillip Island Wildlife Park and 6 minutes from Phillip ...
Comfort Resort Kaloha
Comfort Resort Kaloha
3.5 out of 5.0 Cnr Steele And Chapel Streets, Cowes, VIC
Free Cancellation
AU$169
4.0/5 (9 reviews)

Friendly staff, great location. Rooms were nice and clean.

Reviewed on 17 Jan. 2020
A stay at Comfort Resort Kaloha places you in the heart of Cowes, within a 15-minute walk of Phillip Island Ferry Dock and Cowes Beach.
North Pier Hotel
North Pier Hotel
3.0 out of 5.0 5 The Esplanade, Cowes, VIC
AU$49
4.0/5 (29 reviews)

The family room was a reasonable size with good heating and cooling. Comfy beds and a great hot shower! But not having a wire door meant the only fresh air in the room was from the tiny bathroom and bedroom window openings. Most staff were very helpful & friendly. The lack of parking on the premises ...

Reviewed on 22 Jan. 2020
With a stay at North Pier Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Cowes, just a 3-minute walk from Phillip Island Ferry Dock and 5 minutes by foot from Cowes ...
BIG4 Phillip Island Caravan Park
BIG4 Phillip Island Caravan Park
4.0 out of 5.0 24 Old Bridge Drive, Crescent), Newhaven, VIC
AU$133
3.8/5 (14 reviews)

We have stayed before and we love the location. It's a great park.

Reviewed on 3 May 2018
Located in Newhaven, BIG4 Phillip Island Caravan Park is by the ocean, within a 5-minute drive of Phillip Island Nature Park and Phillip Island Chocolate ...
The Island Accommodation - Hostel
The Island Accommodation - Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 10-12 Phillip Island Tourist Road, Newhaven, VIC
AU$105
2.8/5 (4 reviews)

Present experience Stayed for two nights tidy rooms are also clean beds somewhat a little bit narrow but all onsuite bathroom was very nice and the Tv room was awesome excellent and the people Were great there were no squatters hippies for long termers or drunks my all up experience was very pleasant ...

Reviewed on 28 Feb. 2016
With a stay at The Island Accommodation - Hostel in Newhaven, you'll be by the ocean, just a 1-minute walk from Phillip Island Nature Park and 13 minutes by ...

Hotels In Phillip Island

Phillip Island is famous for having the world’s smallest penguins (and therefore the cutest!) as well as Grand Prix glory. But there’s more to this little island just outside of Melbourne than that! Expect all kinds of fascinating wildlife (hello seals!), gorgeous coastal scenery, brilliant clifftop walking trails and some fine surf on its shores. And you know what’s even better? It’s connected to the mainland by road! So get a road trip happening and book some Phillip Island accommodation below.

Cowes is the most obvious destie on Phillip Island, a fab spot to stay and the island’s commercial hub. This is where you’ll find the most famous sights, like the iconic Penguin Parade, where you can catch a glimpse of these gorgeous little creatures, as well as the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Visitor Centre. Clearly no trip to Phillip Island is complete without checking out Cowes! But you can also check out the local museum, join a cruise, do a bit of shopping, swim on the protected foreshore, drop into a day spa or hit a round of golf around Cowes. It really goes off in holiday season.

Rhyll and Ventnor are also fab spots just six kilometres either side of Cowes. Cute little seaside villages, they put you on the cusp of the action but with all the peace and quiet an island escape requires! They also have lovely calm beaches for swimming. Rhyll is a bit more secluded though, and set near the scenic Ryhll Inlet. You can explore it along the mangrove boardwalk around the inlet, where you’ll likely spot pelicans, black swans, gulls and ibis.

Away from Cowes, Newhaven is the gateway to the island for those arriving by road – and the views around the bridge are quite pretty! You can catch a few waves here, picnic on the shores, and get stuck into a few shops (because who could resist?). This is also the best spot to explore historic little Churchill Island, home to the National Vietnam Veterans Museum and a perfectly timed café stop – either drive over the bridge or paddle across the water! Also just up the road is Cape Woolamai, a famous surf destie! An absolute must in Newhaven though is the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory – the perfect souvenir.

Back on the mainland, on the opposite side of the bridge to Newhaven, San Remo is a great little authentic fishing village and puts you just as close to the Phillip Island sites. It’s a fab spot to either buy fresh seafood and indulge in sea views, or catch your own by joining a fishing charter or throwing a line off the jetty. There’s also a drop dead gorgeous walking trail from San Remo to Kilcunda, the George Bass Coastal Walk, which winds past breathtaking views of deserted beaches, sweeping bays and an old quarry.

Getting to Phillip Island

Phillip Island is about an-hour-and-forty minutes from the Melbourne CBD if you drive all the way around through San Remo and Newhaven. If you’d prefer to make it a ‘real’ island experience though, you can also get the ferry from Crib Point on the Mornington, which is just an hour from the CBD.

Phillip Island is a brilliant spot for wildlife sightings, has some totally gorgeous scenery, and is full of bustling seaside vibes that come with great swimming and surfing. It’s also a historic piece of Victoria! So whether you come for the penguins, the Grand Prix, or just to escape the city life, you’ll love every corner of Phillip Island. Suss out our hotels in Phillip Island and get your buddies in for the ride!

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