Tips for booking a Portarlington hotel

Cheapest month:November
Most expensive month:September
Average price in Portarlington:S$ 169/night
Absolute cheapest price found:S$ 107/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Friday
S$ 124 - S$ 201
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
S$ 107 - S$ 188
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Where to stay in Portarlington

About Portarlington

Fringed by sandy beaches, Portarlington is a historic coastal township on Victoria's Bellarine Peninsula. It's a firm favourite with local families, with a grassy foreshore, a historic town centre and plenty of scenic coastal driving routes.

Things to do

In the summer, Portarlington lures beachgoers in with its sheltered swimming beach and turquoise water. The bustling foreshore features a fishing pier, grassy picnic areas and plenty of barbecues. On a clear day, you can see all the way across Port Phillip Bay to Flinders Peak and the You Yangs Range, and if you're lucky, you can also spot bottlenose dolphins or Australian fur seals frolicking offshore.

Portarlington is anchored by a characterful town centre, with Newcombe Street serving as the main thoroughfare. The street is dominated by the landmark Grand Hotel, a magnificent building raised in 1886. Today there's no better place to enjoy a pint of ice-cold VB.

Built in 1857, the steam-powered Portarlington Mill is a feat of engineering. Today the honey-hued sandstone building houses a mini-museum showcasing artefacts and memorabilia from across the Bellarine Peninsula.

Looking for a road trip? The Esplanade scenic drive showcases 10 kilometres of gorgeous coastal scenery. It runs to the neighbouring beach towns of Indented Head and St Leonards, where you'll find a cluster of quaint cafes, gift boutiques and farm-to-table restaurants.

Getting around

Portarlington is 30 kilometres from the city of Geelong, with the drive taking around 30 minutes. Local buses also make the trip in around 45 minutes. If you're travelling from Melbourne allow at least 1.5 hours of driving time. Avalon is the closest aviation hub, while Melbourne Airport offers more choice when it comes to regional and international flights.

Portarlington travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Portarlington?

    226 reviews rated The Oxley Estate with an average score of 9.3/10. It may also be worth looking into the The Esplanade Holiday Home, which received a rating of 7.8/10 from 30 reviews. Bayviews could also be a good option, with a score of 8.4/10 from 11 reviews.

  • How much do hotels in Portarlington cost?

    The average price of a hotel in Portarlington is S$ 249 per night, based on the last 3 days’ data.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Portarlington?

    S$ 151 per night is the cheapest Portarlington hotel price found in our data from the last 72 hours.