Looking for Budget Accommodation?

You don't have to resort to sleeping in a tent to find accommodation along the Great Ocean Road for under $100 per night, but it does help if you know where to look.
Locations such as Torquay, Anglesea and Lorne have always been a bit more expensive due to their appeal with Melbourne holiday makers but if you travel a bit further along the Great Ocean Road you can find good quality accommodation for a very reasonable price.
The standout locations as far as best value is concerned are Apollo Bay, Warrnambool and for visitors continuing on towards Adelaide then Mt Gambier is a good choice. For those who are travelling inland then Ballarat and Halls Gap have the places to stay in the below $100 bracket.

10 Motels under $100 per night

City Heart Motel

located in a quiet side street only 100 metres from Warrnambool’s main street. Known for its friendly welcoming hosts, clean and comfortable rooms, bathrooms with good showers plus off street parking all for less than $100.
City Heart also offers some excellent prices direct from their own web site

Raglan Motor Inn

Raglan Motor Inn is another mid sized family run motel with a good reputation for friendly service and clean and comfortable accommdation. Located about 1 km from the centre of the city it has ocean views across the bay, although only from the front rooms
Apart from High season you can get a Queen room for less than $100

Motel Warrnambool

For visitors looking for a motel with a pool then Motel Warrnambool is a good choice. Set on a very large site with plenty of parking space they also have a small playground. Located on the highway on the Eastern side of the city Motel Warrnambool is close to the shopping and warehouse centres ( Gateway Plaza and Bunnings)

Gateway Motor Inn

One of the cities newer motels and interior wise one of the more stylish mid priced motels in the city. Located on Warrnambool's Eastern entrance, the Gateway Motel has an on site restaurant in ground pool, guests laundry and pleasant landscaped gardens. Their standard queen rooms are usually around $95 per night .

Motel Marengo

Apollo Bay
Marengo is popular beachside resort located about 4 kms West of Apollo Bay. Motel Marengo has something of a resort feel with a pool set in a tropical garden with a hot tub and sun lounging area. Prices at Motel Marengo during peak holiday season can be around $200 per night but during the off season you can expect prices around $100 per night .

Beachcomber Motel

Apollo Bay
set one block back from Apollo Bay's main street the Beachcomber Motel is away from the town's noise and traffic. Built quite recently ( in motel terms) the rooms are spacious and have good facilities. Prices can (and do) rise above $100 during peak holiday seasons but for a large part of the year you can book a queen room for under $100 .

Avalon Motor

Mt Gambier
Certainly not the newest motel in Mt Gambier, but the interior are modern and quite roomy plus the Avalon is close to the centre of the city. Prices start at around $90 per night for their standard room and even upgrading to a deluxe room will only cost around $100 per night.

Jubilee Motor Inn

Mt Gambier
The Jubilee Motor Inn is a 40 plus room motel with heated indoor pool and on site restaurant. Although the outside is somewhat dated the rooms are clean and comfortable. The Jubilee caters for a lot of bus groups and is often full but if you can get a room you will often only pay around $80 per night.

Grampians View Cottages

Halls Gap
Finding accomodation in Halls Gap below $100 per night is somewhat difficult however there are a couple of older motels which have rooms between $100 and $120 per night, but Grampians View Cottages is a good alternative. They are a couple of kms outside Halls Gaps, their rooms are spacious and clean and the bush setting is a bit of a bonus

Alfred Motor Inn

Accommodation in the centre of Ballarat is typically about $150 per night but if look a couple of kms from the centre you can find a few good budget motels. The Alfred Motel in Alfredton which is about 5 minute from the centre of Ballarat city is a good choice . Queen rooms are usually between $95 and $100