If you don't have any problems with setting up base 6 kilometres away from the middle of the city, consider the suburb of Budgewoi. This area has 2 options available, including Hibiscus Lakeside Motel and Budgewoi Holiday Park.
For some alternatives, try the Kims Beachside Retreat and the Pullman Magenta Shores Resort. They are located 18 kilometres and 13 kilometres respectively from the main center. Wotif also suggests the Avoca Palms Resort Apartments and the Quest Newcastle. The first is 30 kilometres away from the center, while the second is 40 kilometres away.
If you'd like to explore some nearby localities, check out Karraganbah and Catherine Hill Bay. Head 10 kilometres to the south of Doyalson and you'll discover Karraganbah. Alternatively, Catherine Hill Bay is 12 kilometres to the northeast. Karraganbah hotels and apartments are the Lake Haven Motor Inn & Palms Restaurant and Two Shores Holiday Village. The Raffertys Resort and Caves Beachside Hotel are some of the options in Catherine Hill Bay.
Why not spend an afternoon rubbing shoulders with fellow sports obsessives at a local match? Central Coast Stadium is found to the southwest of Doyalson. The Wombats B&B - Apartments and the Waterview Gosford Motor Inn are near all the action.
For those who choose to fly, Williamtown Airport is the most convenient air gateway for Doyalson. Just a short drive away is the Mercure Newcastle Airport.
Hotels in Doyalson start at AU$89 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.