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North Pier Hotel
3 out of 5
5 The Esplanade, Cowes, VIC
The price is AU$54 per night from 29 Jan. to 30 Jan.
0.35 km from city centre
3.6/5Good! (573 reviews)

"Great room closely located to beach and shops. One downside was how close the room was to the footpath outside, when curtain is up everyone walking past looks right into your room so it’s difficult to relax. Shower temperature inconsistent - cold one second, boiling hot the next. Can hear everything ..."…"

Reviewed on 19 Jan. 2021

North Pier Hotel
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$239 per night from 31 Jan. to 1 Feb.
2.5 km from city centre
3.9/5Good! (995 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
Kaloha Holiday Resort Phillip Island
3.5 out of 5
Cnr Steele And Chapel Streets, Cowes, VIC
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The price is AU$154 per night from 7 Feb. to 8 Feb.
0.39 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (546 reviews)

"The Property is very family friendly. It has Swimming Pool and Jumping Pillow to keep Kids engaged during holiday. This property Location is fantastic. It is so close to beach, Shops, Pub , Restaurants , Ice Cream joints and Coffee places.The Breakfast orders you do from your room is good value for ..."…"

Reviewed on 3 Jan. 2021

Kaloha Holiday Resort Phillip Island
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Seahorse Motel
3.5 out of 5
29-31 Chapel Street, Cowes, VIC
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0.5 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (623 reviews)

"We enjoyed our time at The Seahorse. The room had everything we needed was very clean and was in a great location."…"

Reviewed on 12 Jan. 2021

Seahorse Motel
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$130 per night from 7 Feb. to 8 Feb.
0.27 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (437 reviews)

"This property is in an excellent location at a short walk to beach and shops. The twin room was spacious - there was a queen bed with single bed nearby, very convenient for our family. There was enough linen for the room. The bathroom was fresh and clean. Kitchen had ample supplies and cooking facilities. ..."…"

Reviewed on 7 Jan. 2021

The Coachman Motel & Units
Woodbyne Resort
3.5 out of 5
2185 Phillip Island Road, Cowes, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$193 per night from 31 Jan. to 1 Feb.
1.91 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (93 reviews)

"Great place for a break quiet yet close to everything all facilities you need very comfortable"…"

Reviewed on 1 Jul. 2020

Woodbyne Resort
The Waves Apartments
4.5 out of 5
1 The Esplanade, Cowes, VIC
The price is AU$268 per night from 28 Jan. to 29 Jan.
0.42 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (586 reviews)

"The Waves is in an excellent location. Right on the foreshore, a park for the kids across the road and a very short walk to restaurants and shops. The apartments are comfortable, my only negative was the bed. It was quite uncomfortable."…"

Reviewed on 25 Sep. 2020

The Waves Apartments
Arthur Phillip Motor Inn
3 out of 5
2-12 Redwood Drive, Cowes, VIC
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The price is AU$140 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.
1.1 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (67 reviews)

"Excellent place to stay for a short vacation, ample parking, comfortable rooms."…"

Reviewed on 22 Dec. 2020

Arthur Phillip Motor Inn
Aussie Golf Ranch
4 out of 5
627-a Settlement Road, Cowes, VIC
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3.56 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (192 reviews)

"Fantastic stay at Aussie Golf Ranch. Already planning a trip back. Great accomodation and fantastic golf courses! Thank you for a great stay."…"

Reviewed on 3 Jan. 2021

Aussie Golf Ranch
Glen Isla House
5 out of 5
230-232 Church Street, Cowes, VIC
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1.53 km from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (55 reviews)

"Really beautiful and quiet place. Nice gardens and lovely rooms."…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar. 2020

Glen Isla House
Anchor Belle Holiday Park
2 out of 5
272 Church Street, Cowes, VIC
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1.97 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (108 reviews)

"Fantastic amenities for kids - they loved the games room and pool"…"

Reviewed on 30 Dec. 2019

Anchor Belle Holiday Park
Hilltop Apartments Phillip Island
4 out of 5
124-128 Red Rocks Road, Cowes, VIC
The price is AU$190 per night from 2 Feb. to 3 Feb.
3.56 km from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (123 reviews)
Nice time with my wife

"Very spacious clean great layout has everything you need out the way of the main street which is good if you just want to relax nice views our 2nd time there will be back again"…"

Reviewed on 11 Mar. 2020

Hilltop Apartments Phillip Island
Phillip Island Townhouses
3.5 out of 5
 6/232 Settlement Road, Cowes, VIC
The price is AU$219 per night from 29 Jan. to 30 Jan.
0.68 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (6 reviews)

"Clean and good condition. Need wifi to complete the experience"…"

Reviewed on 30 Dec. 2020

Phillip Island Townhouses
Cowes Retreat - Holiday House
1A Roydon Road, Cowes, VIC
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0.63 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (4 reviews)
Convenient, clean and affordable

"The owner was friendly. The place was clean accessible and conveniently located, 5 mins walk to the beach, restaurants and other essentials. Will go back again!"…"

Reviewed on 16 Nov. 2020

Cowes Retreat - Holiday House
Amaroo Holiday Park
3 out of 5
97 Church St, Cowes, VIC
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The price is AU$140 per night from 15 Feb. to 16 Feb.
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
Tropicana Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
22-26 Osbourne Avenue, Cowes, VIC
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The price is AU$130 per night from 31 Jan. to 1 Feb.
0.41 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (191 reviews)

"The rooms were clean and large with a sizable spa bath. Exiting the complex, the ocean was clearly visible down the road, and the shops a short walk away down this road and then along a side street. On top of that, the staff were friendly. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay."…"

Reviewed on 25 Dec. 2020

Tropicana Motor Inn
Castle Villa by the Sea
4.5 out of 5
7-9 Steele Street, Cowes, VIC
The price is AU$195 per night from 2 Feb. to 3 Feb.
0.4 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (51 reviews)
Cleanliness is a concern

"Like the overall decoration. Nice and classic. Cleanliness needs to be better. Did have to clean the spa myself as there were dusts and insects in it. The toilet window with no blinds. Wasn't expecting that. Shower room window cannot be closed and the flynet was full of dusts. However, I did like ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Mar. 2020

Castle Villa by the Sea
Phillip Island Apartments
4 out of 5
9-11 Bass Ave, entrance off Chapel Ave, Cowes, VIC
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0.18 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (364 reviews)
Getaway

"Very comfortable and well equipped apartments Close to Main Street and beach"…"

Reviewed on 1 Apr. 2020

Phillip Island Apartments
Island Break Cottages
4 out of 5
183-189 Justice Road, Cowes, VIC
The price is AU$185 per night from 15 Feb. to 16 Feb.
2.84 km from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (110 reviews)

"Nice and quiet peaceful place to visit, good for couples."…"

Reviewed on 12 Jan. 2021

Island Break Cottages
Phillip Island Cottages
3 out of 5
21/23 Osbourne Avenue, Cowes, VIC
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The price is AU$160 per night from 31 Jan. to 1 Feb.
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

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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?
Glen Isla House is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 5-star guest house offers free WiFi and free parking. Reviews from our site also recommend Arthur Phillip Motor Inn 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?
Phillip Island Nature Resort is a resort with 4 outdoor pools and a restaurant, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Other good options to stay with the children include Castle Villa by the Sea and Ramada Resort by Wyndham Phillip Island. 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 Phillip Island Coastal Reserve . 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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