Best accommodation in Lorne – hotels, Airbnbs, campsites and more

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Looking for accommodation in Lorne? This fun beach town makes a great base for short breaks and holidays on the Great Ocean Road. An easy drive from Melbourne, Lorne has plenty of cafes, shops and restaurants. You’ll find the beach at your doorstep as easy access to the hiking trails and waterfalls of the area.

We’ve narrowed down the very best accommodation options to save you time. So whether you want basic or luxurious Lorne accommodation, read on to discover the options this Victorian town has to offer.

Lorne hotels and apartments

Hotels and apartments in Lorne include an iconic Great Ocean Road pub, motels with free parking, family-friendly apartments and luxury, boutique-style adults only accommodation.

Lorne Hotel

The Lorne Hotel is one of the best-loved pubs in the Great Ocean Road area. Its location right by the beach makes it one of the most popular Lorne hotels. It is just steps away from the shops, cafes and restaurants of Lorne as well as golden sands and the sea. Clean, well-equipped, air-conditioned rooms suit all sorts of guests, who love the friendly service, contemporary interiors and ocean views (from some rooms) > click here to book

Chatby Lane

Chatby Lane provides adults-only, luxury accommodation in Lorne. The property is situated around 15 minutes’ walk from the beach and town centre. Boutique-style studios come complete with a kitchenette, making self-catering simple. Each room has a shower, spa bath and private patio or balcony with partial sea views. Free parking makes this property perfect for anyone driving the Great Ocean Road > click here to book

The Sandridge Motel

The Sandridge Motel and Apartments in Lorne provides convenient, comfortable accommodation. The property offers free parking and WiFi, and every air-conditioned room has a kitchenette. Some rooms have panoramic views over the coastline stretching between Lorne Pier and Airey’s Inlet. The motel is in the town centre, directly opposite the beach > click here to book

Lorne Beach Apartments

A sociable, outdoor barbecue area is one of the highlights of Lorne Beach Apartments, a property that’s particularly popular with couples. The apartments are a minute’s walk from Lorne Theatre, and five minutes’ drive from Lorne Golf Club. The beach is three minutes’ away on foot and facilities include free parking, air-conditioning, WiFi, full kitchens complete with dishwasher, flatscreen TVs and DVD player > click here to book

Resorts in Lorne

Both Lorne resorts offer luxury accommodation, free parking and an impressive range of facilities such as swimming pools, tennis courts and sea views. The Mantra Lorne is also the only property in Lorne with direct beach access.

Mantra Lorne

A beachfront resort in Lorne, the Mantra offers some outstanding features, including an 18-hole putting green, heated indoor pool, tennis courts, croquet lawn, day spa and extensive gardens. This property is unique among all Lorne accommodation as it is the only place to stay offering direct beach access. Guests can choose between rooms, studios and larger self-contained apartments > click here to book

Cumberland Lorne Resort

Cumberland Lorne Resort offers a range of facilities that other properties cannot match, including swimming pool, sauna, hot tub, BBQ area, squash and tennis courts and fitness centre. The town centre resort offers a furnished private balcony with each apartment as well as cable TV, spa baths, fully equipped kitchens and laundry facilities > click here to book

Airbnbs in Lorne

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If you’re looking for a Lorne Airbnb, check out these handpicked properties. All offer deluxe accommodation with elegant interiors, beautiful outdoor spaces and stunning garden or ocean views. Booking an Airbnb in Lorne gives you the ultimate in privacy and flexibility – as well as luxurious living.

The Cabin Lorne – sleeps 2

The Cabin is a Lorne property that looks like the kind of place featured in a high end interiors magazine. Providing deluxe accommodation for two, the romantic, tranquil setting is styled along cool, clean Scandinavian lines. There are stunning ocean and garden vistas from the spacious outdoor deck. The grounds offer fruit trees, a herb garden and vegetable patch, as well as native Australian plants > click to view listing

River House 1 – sleeps 4

River House 1 in Lorne is a two-bedroom property that can accommodate four guests in comfort. This place is ideal for two couples to share, as both rooms feature plush king sized beds, luxury en-suite bathrooms and direct verandah access. Floor to ceiling windows ensure the open-plan living space is flooded with light, and facilities include Foxtel TV, outdoor hot water shower and a Weber BBQ > click to view listing

Artist’s Retreat – sleeps 6

The Artist’s Retreat offers palatial, pet-friendly accommodation perfect for families or two couples. Central Lorne is just 400 metres away, so once you park up at this property you can walk everywhere. The house takes its name from the original artworks that decorate the walls. The interior also features lofted ceilings, and the ocean can be seen in the distance > click to view listing

Lorne Luxury Views to the Bay – sleeps 7

This gorgeous Lorne holiday house – Luxury Views to the Bay – belongs to an Airbnb super host, and provides luxury accommodation with breathtaking views across the ocean. The beautifully furnished home offers bush and beach vistas, and parrots and kookaburras nest in the surrounding treetops. There are three balconies, including one with a BBQ, and the house can sleep up to 7 guests > click to view listing

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Holiday and caravan parks in Lorne

Holiday parks can provide more than just cheap accommodation in Lorne. There are well-equipped, deluxe cabins to rent as well as caravans. This style of accommodation is great for families, as there are play parks and other child-friendly facilities right there on site.

Lorne Foreshore Caravan Park

Lorne Foreshore Caravan Park is situated close to Loutit Bay Beach. This Lorne caravan park is ideal for families, as there is a children’s playground and BBQ terrace. All cabin accommodation is en-suite with kitchenette, sofa and TV, and there is also a shared block with additional facilities. The park is ten minutes’ walk from central Lorne, by the Erskine River. There is easy access to the Erskine Falls trail, making this property perfect for those who enjoy hiking or fishing > click here to book

Cumberland River Holiday Park

Cumberland River Holiday Park is located five kilometres from town, so it is a great spot if you’re seeking a more peaceful place to stay in the Lorne area. There is a range of accommodation here, including river view units and cedar cabins with timber decking. Facilities include an on-site kiosk selling groceries, drinks and ice creams. There is also a kids’ playground and guests can enjoy river and cliff views from the spacious grounds > click here to book

Where will you stay in Lorne?

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From a well-equipped cabin on a family-friendly site to a resort, town centre hotel or luxurious, boutique retreat, accommodation in Lorne covers all sorts of options. If you want to secure your number one choice, make sure you book early – especially during school holidays or at other peak times as the best accommodation is snapped up quickly.

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