It may sounds like a cliche but let’s start with location. Being a country town, getting around can be difficult, especially after you have enjoyed a few drinks in one of the many bars on offer. While obviously taxis are available, services like Uber aren’t so you need to take this into consideration when planning where to stay.
Most of the hotels in Daylesford and Hepburn are within walking distance of most restaurants and bars. Hotel Frangos and The Royal Daylesford Hotel directly on Vincent Street, while The Farmers Arms a bit further towards East Street.
In Hepburn Springs, Hotel Bellinzona and Peppers Mineral Springs line the main street and are in walking distance of most restaurants and bars.