If you don't mind setting up shop 15 kilometres outside of the city center, explore the neighbourhood of Bellbrae. This area has 4 available hotels, including Bellbrae Country Club Surf Coast and Bellbrae Harvest.
For some alternatives, try the Retreats Victoria and the Allenvale. They are 25 kilometres and 19 kilometres respectively from the main center. If these two aren't the best fit, you can try the Cumberland Lorne Resort or the Mantra Lorne.
The close by localities of Lorne and Torquay are definitely worth seeing. Lorne is 18 kilometres to the southwest of Surf Coast, while Torquay is 20 kilometres to the northeast. Lorne hotels are the Lorne Bay View Motel and Lorne Coachman Inn. Torquay choices include the Peppers The Sands Resort and Whitesbeach Guesthouse.
Why not spend an afternoon hanging out with fellow sports enthusiasts at a local game? Kardinia Park is found to the northeast of Surf Coast. The Quest Geelong and the Comfort Inn Eastern Sands are near the action.
Hotels in Surf Coast start at AU$118 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.