We simply loved the Mornington Peninsula and will be going back for more. Below you will find a list of Mornington Peninsula Accommodation - motels, hotels, B&B's and Estates that either we have stayed at or friends have recommended.
But before you browse, can I tempt you to go camping? The Council of Sorrento and Rye allow you to camp right on the foreshore of the magnificent beaches. The picture above is the view from our campervan - we were less than 20 metres from the beach at the foreshore between Sorrento and Rye. You really can't get much better than this.
The amenities block was clean with warm showers and the beautiful villages of either Rye or Sorrento are no distance at all. All you do is ring the number (rangers number is on the amenity block), tell them your plot number and give them your credit card details for just $25 a night?!! You would have to book in advance for weekends and during the summer I would expect, but we were here early November and there were heaps of fantastic plots still available.
There are some lovely towns on the Mornington Peninsula including Sorrento, Rye, Mornington, Red Hill, Dromana, Portsea and Frankston.
The good news is that you can stay in any one of them and easily drive to the others. But my personal favourites are Sorrento, Mornington and for more of the vineyard experience (not on the coast,) Red Hill.
Portsea is full of very beautiful homes, Dromana is Ok but Franskton is just a bit too big. Mornington probably offers the most accommodation options.
Carmel of Sorrento B&B - This is a great location, on the end of the main street in Sorrento. Great hosts, nice size rooms $$($)
Woodman Estate - A beautiful estate just slightly inland from the town of Mornington. Set overlooking a lake with spa, fabulous restaurant (popular for weddings)$$$$
Mornington on Tanti - More like a motel but good sized rooms and nice bathrooms.
Best Western One Four Nelson in Rye- great location for the Peninsula hot springs ( a must do!) Good size rooms, swimming pool and good bistro close by.
Hummingbird Eco Retreat , Red Hill - Lovely surroundings and does amazing food.
Hideaways at Red Hill - lovely cottages and a main house. Friendly hosts with a great restaurant just down the road (The Long Table)
Lindenderry At Red Hill - A well known estate in Red Hill. Wait for a mid-week special to make this more affordable. Rooms are just OK but the views and estate itself are lovely.
Once you've settled into your Mornington Peninsula Accommodation, you will want to explore! There is so much to do here that you need a long weekend at least to do it justice. Of course you have to visit the towns and take a swim in the beautiful turquoise water (although we were there in November and the water was FREEZING!!)
Here are some of my favourite must dos: