We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Outside Ooooww Inside Wow”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Best Western Geelong Motor Inn & Apartments
Ranked #6 of 17 Hotels in Geelong
Hunter Valley
Level Contributor
23 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Outside Ooooww Inside Wow”
Reviewed December 17, 2012

I too experienced disappointment when first seeing this motel. It looks a bit tired out the front. I also booked for some other people and they thought the same thing. That is where the disappointment ends. The rooms here are very large, as are the bathrooms. Rooms are very clean and nicely decorated. Staff very helpful and friendly. Free wifi a bonus. Would definitely stay again.

Room Tip: No lift so if stairs are a problem ask for ground floor accommodation.
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Cooyal222
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GeelongMotorInn, Owner at Best Western Geelong Motor Inn & Apartments, responded to this review, December 21, 2012
Dear Reviewer

Thank you for sharing your impressions and experiences with other on-line readers. We are delighted that you were pleasantly surprised with the layout and furnishings of our rooms. We feel inspired that we exceeded your expectations and look forward to welcoming you back.

Warm regards

Carl Leahy
Proprietor
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

187 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    69
    71
    32
    7
    8
See reviews for
52
62
10
28
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (40)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
32 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed November 24, 2012

I'm not familiar with Geelong and so I relied heavily on the past reviews in choosing a somewhere to stay. i was pleased that my experience was very positive and matched many others who have stayed there. I found the staff very friendly and helpful and the room was clean, tidy and well appointed. Admittedly my room faced the main road and noise could be an issue if you had the balcony door open but in my case I had the doors shut and the double glazing kept out most of the noise. There is only breakfast served in the restaurant but there are plenty of restaurants close by, some within walking distance.

Room Tip: Maybe a room not facing the main road would be preferable
See more room tips
  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank scowler07
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GeelongMotorInn, Owner at Best Western Geelong Motor Inn & Apartments, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Dear Reviewer

Thank you for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community. We are delighted to read that you were pleasantly surprised and satisfied with your stay. With regard your future desire for a non-road facing room, on your next visit you may wish to consider a Superior Queen room which are all internal facing to our property grounds. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Kind regards

Carl Leahy
Proprietor
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 13, 2012

To be honest, my first comment on first arriving at the very ordinary-looking cream brick veneer motel on the busy highway into Geelong was "Just as well we've only booked for one night"! I had assumed small, dated and noisy rooms. Well, I had assumed wrong. From the moment we walked into the modern "retro-inspired" reception, you could tell that this place had taken on a tasteful transformation. The rooms were large, beautifully decorated, clean and quiet and the beds were so comfortable with crisp white sheets. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and assisted with carrying our bags to our rooms. I wasn't surprised to discover that the owner had worked for many years in high-end international hotels both in Australia and overseas. Nothing short of first class service here at a very reasonable prices. I definitely will stay here again and will recommended it to all my friends.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Sue F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GeelongMotorInn, Owner at Best Western Geelong Motor Inn & Apartments, responded to this review, October 15, 2012
Dear Reviewer

Thank you for sharing comments on your experience. We are inspired to read that we satisfied your needs and that you enjoyed our newly refurbished rooms. We look forward to being of service to you again.

Warm regards

Carl Leahy
Proprietor
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Morwell, Australia
1 review
Reviewed October 11, 2012

My initial reaction to the building was 'ho hum' BUT the staff were amazingly friendly (even offered to take my bags to my room) and the rooms were wonderful. New modern bathroom was a huge plus. No road noise or noise from other rooms. And the price was soooo reasonable. Will definately put it on the list of places to revisit. When you stay here make sure you check out the light fitting at the top of the stairs - STUNNING

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Tracey R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GeelongMotorInn, Owner at Best Western Geelong Motor Inn & Apartments, responded to this review, October 12, 2012
Dear Reviewer

We are delighted to read that you were pleasantly surprised and delighted with your visit. We are also glad that you discovered the comfort and quality of our newly refurbished rooms. We look forward to welcoming you back again.

Warm regards

Carl Leahy
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Melbourne
Level Contributor
21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2012

I regularly stay in Geelong but have kept away from this motel as it is on the main highway to Melbourne and I was afraid of traffic noise. However, after staying here for 1 night during the school holidays I am happy to say I would recommend it to others. The rooms are just beautiful, very modern, spacious and clean.
The managers were extremely helpful and even arranged dinner to be delivered to the motel from a local eatery. We had bacon and eggs delivered to the room for breakfast and everything was of a high standard and the mini bar was not too expensive. Free foxtel and internet, tea & coffee making facilities available in the room also.
There is an indoor swimming pool and you are very close to the waterfront and city. We did not hear any traffic noise or noise from other rooms.
The only minus I can see is that there are 2 flights of stairs to the upper rooms, if you were physically impaired this may cause a problem?
Overall, I would definately stay here again!

Room Tip: Upper floors were lovely.
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Apollogirl
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GeelongMotorInn, Owner at Best Western Geelong Motor Inn & Apartments, responded to this review, October 12, 2012
Dear Reviewer

Thank you for sharing the experience of your visit and for highly recommending us to other readers. We are delighted to read that you very much enjoyed the high standard of service and facilities that we strive to provide. We look forward to welcoming you again.

Warm regards

Carl Leahy
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Yarraville
Level Contributor
29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2012

We arrived and were welcomed and greeted in a very friendly manner, which these days seem to be a bit of a novelty. It was a cold day so it was very pleasent to enter a warm room on our arrival. The rooms and property itself is what it is. It is a motel nothing more and nothing less. A big dark apartment block next to the road. However there was no noise at all coming from the road. The interior offers no frills or excitement. A touch more attention to detail in terms of cleanliness would have been an extra. Anyway I have to highlight again the friendliness of the staff who allowed our party to stay in our room for a couple of hours longer, without hesitation, when I mentioned my wife was unwell and not quite ready to depart.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank arzdak
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GeelongMotorInn, Owner at Best Western Geelong Motor Inn & Apartments, responded to this review, July 18, 2012
Dear Reviewer

Thank you for sharing your experiences with other TripAdvisor readers. We are pleased to read that we met your expectations and that you had a satisfying visit. Wishing you and your family a continuing pleasant journey and travels.

Warm regards

Carl Leahy
Proprietor
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
St Leonards, Australia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed June 30, 2012

fantastic helpful staff
lovely big rooms very family friendly in great location and value for money
indoor pool perfect for the kids....short stroll to waterfront have stayed in both apartments
and newly refurbished room all good. will return again
as i live around 45 minutes out of Geelong i love staying here when i have functions to attend to in Geelong great excuse for a mini break

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Fran M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
, Owner at Best Western Geelong Motor Inn & Apartments, responded to this review, July 1, 2012
Dear Reviewer

Thank you for sharing your experiences with others on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to read that you delighted your senses in one of our newly refurbished Superior Queen rooms.

We feel inspired that we are consistently satisfying your expectations and very much look forward to welcoming you back to Best Western Geelong Motor Inn & Apartments.

Warm regards
Carl Leahy
Proprietor
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Geelong hotels
0.1 mi away
Quality Hotel Bayside Geelong
1.1 mi away
Rydges Geelong
Rydges Geelong
#8 of 17 in Geelong
3.5 of 5 bubbles 1,250 reviews
0.9 mi away
Novotel Geelong
Novotel Geelong
#2 of 17 in Geelong
3.5 of 5 bubbles 712 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.3 mi away
Best Western Admiralty Motor Inn
2.2 mi away
Barwon Valley Lodge
Barwon Valley Lodge
#1 of 17 in Geelong
4.5 of 5 bubbles 127 reviews
0.2 mi away
Quest Geelong
Quest Geelong
#4 of 17 in Geelong
4.5 of 5 bubbles 62 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Best Western Geelong Motor Inn & Apartments? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Best Western Geelong Motor Inn & Apartments

Property: Best Western Geelong Motor Inn & Apartments
Address: 30 Keera Street, Geelong, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3220, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > City of Greater Geelong > Geelong
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 17 Hotels in Geelong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Best Western Geelong Motor Inn & Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 27
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Hotwire, Travelocity, Cheap Tickets, Cancelon, Priceline, Evoline ltd, TripOnline SA and HotelQuickly so you can book your Best Western Geelong Motor Inn & Apartments reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Best Western Geelong
Geelong Best Western

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing