Festival Of Sails


The Geelong city area and surrounding suburbs have a huge choice of places to stay, from the luxury of our magnificent waterfront, the indulgences of some of our heritage bed and breakfasts, right down to simple and cheap camping grounds. There is something to suit everyone’s taste and budget and many are conveniently located close to our best attractions and events and are still only minutes from our region’s best beaches.

Check out some of the closest places to stay:

Vue Apartments

Vue is a short 200m walk to RGYC, located on Bellerine Street.


Located on the Geelong Waterfront facing Streampacket Gardens, the Novotel is a short 5 minute walk to RGYC. 

The R Hotel

The R Hotel  is a short 300m walk to RGYC, located on Bellerine Street behind Vue. 

The R Hotel have secured accommodation for our sailors who have entered the 2023 Festival of Sails. There are several room types available, but get in quick because spots are limited. To secure this deal and make a booking, please contact the Royal Geelong Yacht Club directly on (03) 5229 3705 or via email info@rgyc.com.au. 


Rydges Geelong is located in the CBD on Myers Street – a 5 minute drive from RGYC. 


Quest Geelong is a 4 minute drive away from RGYC, or a stunning 1.7km walk away along the Geelong Waterfront. 

Quest Geelong Central 

Quest Geelong Central is Geelong’s newest hotel, conveniently located in Geelong’s CBD. Offering a leisurely 1.6km walk to RGYC (or catch their complimentary shuttle around Geelong’s CBD), Quest Geelong Central is close to everything you need during your stay!

Bay City Geelong Motel

Walk 7 minutes (600m) from RGYC and you will find Bay City Geelong Motel on Malop Street. 

Eden Oak Geelong

Eden Oak is nestled in the Geelong Botanical Gardens  and is a pleasant 2km walk to RGYC. 

Belmercer Motel

The Belmercer Motel is a 4 minute drive away from RGYC, or a a scenic 1.4km walk away.


Browse local holiday homes available via:

Geelong Short Stays



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