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North Pier Hotel
3 out of 5
5 The Esplanade, Cowes, VIC
The price is AU$76 per night from 28 Sep. to 29 Sep.
0.35 km from city centre
3.6/5Good! (555 reviews)

"Location is next to none - directly across the road from the beach and within a five-minute walk to shops and cafe. Room was clean. We had two ocean front rooms - the only thing I would say maybe have 2 sets of blinds - felt like our room was on the sidewalk as everyone walking by could see right ..."…"

Reviewed on 8 Jul. 2020

North Pier Hotel
Seahorse Motel
3.5 out of 5
29-31 Chapel Street, Cowes, VIC
The price is AU$130 per night from 28 Sep. to 29 Sep.
0.5 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (611 reviews)

"It was clean & our room was very warm during the winter. The kids loved the trampoline. We would definitely stay here again!"…"

Reviewed on 13 Jul. 2020

Seahorse Motel
Kaloha Holiday Resort Phillip Island
3.5 out of 5
Cnr Steele And Chapel Streets, Cowes, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$131 per night from 28 Sep. to 29 Sep.
0.39 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (540 reviews)

"So clean and convenient location ! Wonderful staff who made it easy to understand how it works under these new conditions. Enjoyed my weekend so much and will be staying at this resort again without a doubt ! So impressed ! Thank you so much !"…"

Reviewed on 29 Jun. 2020

Kaloha Holiday Resort Phillip Island

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The Waves Apartments
4.5 out of 5
1 The Esplanade, Cowes, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$193 per night from 30 Sep. to 1 Oct.
0.42 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (580 reviews)

"Comfortable, convenient, easy parking and very helpful and friendly staff"…"

Reviewed on 29 Jun. 2020

The Waves Apartments
Ramada Resort by Wyndham Phillip Island
4 out of 5
2128 Phillip Island Road, Cowes, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$134 per night from 27 Oct. to 28 Oct.
2.5 km from city centre
3.9/5Good! (999 reviews)

"Nestled in farm land, nice walking tracks around, animals coming to the door- well equipped units and kitchen- we will be back! Thank you!"…"

Reviewed on 26 Mar. 2020

Ramada Resort by Wyndham Phillip Island
Amaroo Holiday Park
3 out of 5
97 Church St, Cowes, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$140 per night from 4 Oct. to 5 Oct.
0.32 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (191 reviews)

"The cleanliness and there was everything u needed in the kitchen and bathroom. The only thing I didn't like was the couch, the springs under neath made it very uncomfortable so when u sit u would slide into middle. And I think the tv was in the wrong spot. Other than that it was perfect"…"

Reviewed on 20 Feb. 2020

Amaroo Holiday Park
The Coachman Motel & Units
3.5 out of 5
51 Chapel Street, Cowes, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$126 per night from 30 Sep. to 1 Oct.
0.27 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (434 reviews)

"Great place to stay, close to the main strip and restaurants."…"

Reviewed on 23 Jun. 2020

The Coachman Motel & Units
Tropicana Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
22-26 Osbourne Avenue, Cowes, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$130 per night from 28 Sep. to 29 Sep.
0.41 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (189 reviews)

"Everything was great, nice and quite, very pleasant, great stay."…"

Reviewed on 6 Mar. 2020

Tropicana Motor Inn
Genesta House Bed and Breakfast
3.5 out of 5
18 Steele Street, Cowes, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$160 per night from 28 Sep. to 29 Sep.
0.38 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (39 reviews)

"Just such a cute gorgeous room and place to stay Very clean and very well located being close to everything well welcoming and helpful and friendly"…"

Reviewed on 21 Jun. 2020

Genesta House Bed and Breakfast
Beachside Retreat Cowes
19/7 Beach Street, Cowes, Cowes, VIC
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0.48 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (3 reviews)
Happy customers!

"Had a wonderful stay, house was clean, spacious, kids loved the pool and most importantly we could bring our dog. Thanks again, we will definitely be back!"…"

Reviewed on 2 Feb. 2020

Beachside Retreat Cowes
Island Living
3.5 out of 5
33 Church Street, Cowes, VIC
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0.46 km from city centre
Island Living
Cowes Foreshore Tourist Park
4 out of 5
164 Church Street, Cowes, VIC
The price is AU$110 per night from 28 Sep. to 29 Sep.
1 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (131 reviews)

"Great location and right beside the beach. Good shower block."…"

Reviewed on 23 Dec. 2019

Cowes Foreshore Tourist Park
Phillip Island Cottages
3 out of 5
21/23 Osbourne Avenue, Cowes, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$160 per night from 28 Sep. to 29 Sep.
0.4 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (42 reviews)

"Great location - walk to foreshore shops and main street- a bit old and tired needs an upgrade"…"

Reviewed on 12 Feb. 2020

Phillip Island Cottages
Island Cove Villas (Previously known Surf & Circuit Holiday Accommodation)
The price is AU$255 per night from 28 Sep. to 29 Sep.
2.7 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (98 reviews)
Great stay

"Great time had by all, good facilities and very modern unit"…"

Reviewed on 12 Jan. 2020

Island Cove Villas (Previously known Surf & Circuit Holiday Accommodation)
Castle Villa by the Sea
4.5 out of 5
7-9 Steele Street, Cowes, VIC
The price is AU$195 per night from 28 Sep. to 29 Sep.
0.4 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (50 reviews)
Delightful quirky accommodation

"Good welcome by Ginnie who showed us to the Garden Room. The Garden Room is a separate suite at the bottom of the garden, extremely quirky, charming and comfortable. Enjoy the cool indoor/outdoor shower. Very comfortable bed and lovely Jacuzzi bath for two people."…"

Reviewed on 31 Dec. 2019

Castle Villa by the Sea
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Visiting Cowes

Families will find kid-friendly activities in Cowes, and visitors give high marks for the beaches. Welcoming and walkable, this city also attracts tourists with its spas.

  • There are 39 hotels and other accommodations in Cowes
  • The closest major airport is in Melbourne, VIC (AVV-Avalon) 81.7 from the city center
  • The next closest is in Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon) 85.8 away

Sightseeing and Staying in Cowes

A favorite place to visit in the city is Phillip Island Ferry Dock. You'll also find Koala Conservation Centre and A Maze'N Things in the area.

As you plan your holiday getaway, you'll find 39 hotels and other lodging options available to pick from in Cowes. Below are highly ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Silver Waters Bed & Breakfast - With a stay at this 4-star bed & breakfast, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its quiet location.
  • Glen Isla House - With a stay at this 5-star guesthouse, guests can enjoy access to free parking and a free ferry terminal shuttle, along with free WiFi.
  • Hilltop Apartments Phillip Island - Amenities at this 4-star apartment include free WiFi and free parking. Expedia customers like its comfortable beds.

Dressing for Cowes

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 80°F during the day and 50°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 68°F, while the average at night is 41°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 64°F with nighttime averages of 41°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 75°F and nighttime averages of 45°F
  • Cowes gets about 0.47 inches of rain per year
  • Usually February and January are the hottest months with an average of 78°F, whereas July and June are often coldest, averaging 41°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Cowes?
Arthur Phillip Motor Inn is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 3-star property offers free WiFi and free parking. Reviews from our site also recommend Holmwood Guesthouse and Genesta House Bed and Breakfast as top options for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Cowes, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most hotel reservations are fully refundable provided that you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of the scheduled arrival. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, it might still be possible to cancel it and be given a refund within 24 hours of booking. Enter dates and click on “Search”, then you can use the “free cancellation” filter to view the best deals in Cowes.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Cowes?
Based on reviews, The Coachman Motel & Units is a popular 3.5-star property for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices to stay on the cheap include Seahorse Motel and Tropicana Motor Inn.
What's the best accommodation option for a family holiday in Cowes?
Ramada Resort by Wyndham Phillip Island is a top 4-star resort on Expedia for families, and features 2 outdoor pools and a restaurant. Other good options to stay with the children include The Waves Apartments and The Coachman Motel & Units. Also, children of all ages will enjoy a visit to Phillip Island Wildlife Park.
What's the best accommodation for a romantic holiday in Cowes?
Island Break Cottages is a favourite 4-star cottage for couples, and features free parking and a garden. Other good options for your romantic getaway include Ramada Resort by Wyndham Phillip Island and Castle Villa by the Sea.
What's the best accommodation option to stay near the beach in Cowes?
The Waves Apartments is a top 4.5-star beachfront apartment offering free WiFi and free parking, located within a short 1-minute walk of Silverleaves . Other good options for your stay near the beach include Kaloha Holiday Resort Phillip Island and The Coachman Motel & Units.
What's the best luxury place to stay in Cowes?
The Waves Apartments is a 4.5-star apartment with private balconies and a terrace, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for an elegant place to stay. Glen Isla House and Holmwood Guesthouse are two other upscale options for your trip.
What are some accommodation options with pools in Cowes?
Ramada Resort by Wyndham Phillip Island is a popular 4-star resort featuring 2 outdoor swimming pools, an indoor pool and a restaurant. A couple of other options that offer an on-site pool include Seahorse Motel and The Coachman Motel & Units.

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