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Quest Ballarat Station
4 out of 5
11 Nolan St, Soldiers Hill, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$179 per night from 8 Mar. to 9 Mar.
0.65 km from city centre
4.9/5Exceptional! (16 reviews)
Great place to stay

"Hotel was very clean and well presented. Staff were very friendly. Room was spacious and clean. Patio was big."…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb. 2021

Quest Ballarat Station
Barkly Motorlodge
3 out of 5
43 Main Road, Bakery Hill, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$120 per night from 9 Mar. to 10 Mar.
0.6 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (457 reviews)

"Nice, clean and spacious rooms. Lots of parking available."…"

Reviewed on 1 Jan. 2021

Barkly Motorlodge
Lake Inn Ballarat
4.5 out of 5
1317 Mair Street, Ballarat, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$184 per night from 2 Mar. to 3 Mar.
1.93 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (511 reviews)

"This accommodation is so close to the Lake and an easy walk into town. Clean, comfortable and roomy, the units are so good I booked for another stay before I left!"…"

Reviewed on 26 Feb. 2021

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Seymours on Lydiard
4 out of 5
210 Seymour Street, Soldiers Hill, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$113 per night from 14 Mar. to 15 Mar.
0.78 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (375 reviews)

"Clean, spacious and the owners were extremely helpful."…"

Reviewed on 15 Jan. 2021

Seymours on Lydiard
Ballarat Colonial Motor Inn & Apartments
3 out of 5
9379 Western Highway, Ballarat, Warrenheip, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$119 per night from 2 Mar. to 3 Mar.
6.62 km from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (932 reviews)

"Great place to stay. Friendly staff. Great room with everything we needed. We stayed 1 night in a 2 bedroom apartment. It was clean and comfortable. We used the on-site indoor pool and that was excellent."…"

Reviewed on 15 Jan. 2021

Ballarat Colonial Motor Inn & Apartments
Sovereign Park Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$141 per night from 28 Mar. to 29 Mar.
1.11 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (592 reviews)

"We loved this place. Would definitely be staying here again. Rooms were nice, had lovely paintings inside. There is a pool, gym and recreation area. Kids had a blast in the pool. Not far from city centre and close to sovereign hill"…"

Reviewed on 8 Jan. 2021

Sovereign Park Motor Inn
Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$143 per night from 8 Mar. to 9 Mar.
2.02 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (977 reviews)

"I've stayed here before and it's good value for the money with a decent restaurant. The room was spacious, the bed comfortable and the shower presented no problems getting the temperature right. It's also quiet so no problems getting a good night's sleep."…"

Reviewed on 5 Feb. 2021

Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre
Best Western Plus Ballarat Suites
4 out of 5
525 Main Road, Golden Point (Ballarat), VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$170 per night from 2 Mar. to 3 Mar.
1.8 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (948 reviews)

"Great location, good facilities, clean and plenty of good eateries close by."…"

Reviewed on 25 Jan. 2021

Best Western Plus Ballarat Suites
Comfort Inn & Suites City Views
2.5 out of 5
101 Curtis Street, Bakery Hill, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$160 per night from 2 Mar. to 3 Mar.
0.36 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (303 reviews)
Wonderful weekend away

"Could not fault our stay, owner was very friendly and helpful, room was clean and had everything we needed including iron and ironing board which alot of hotels dont offer, bed and couch was comfy, bathroom was big and modern and tv had a swivel desk which was handy. Location was great too - close ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Nov. 2020

Comfort Inn & Suites City Views
Mid City Ballarat
4 out of 5
19 Doveton St North, Ballarat, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$138 per night from 3 Mar. to 4 Mar.
0.57 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (990 reviews)

"Good size room, handy location and helpful staff made for great stay."…"

Reviewed on 2 Jan. 2021

Mid City Ballarat
Sovereign Hill Hotel
3.5 out of 5
39-41 Magpie Street, Golden Point (Ballarat), VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$138 per night from 2 Mar. to 3 Mar.
1.72 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (450 reviews)

"Liked that it was in keeping with the rest of sovereign hill. Sadly the access to sovereign hill itself wasn’t open nor was the restaurant both due to COVID-19. If these were available this hotel would tick all the boxes for a stay"…"

Reviewed on 20 Jan. 2021

Sovereign Hill Hotel
Craig's Royal Hotel
4 out of 5
10 Lydiard Street South, Ballarat, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$279 per night from 3 Mar. to 4 Mar.
0.29 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (287 reviews)

"Great, I had a wonderful stay. Highly recommend to all"…"

Reviewed on 16 Jan. 2021

Craig's Royal Hotel
Quest Ballarat
4.5 out of 5
7-11 Dawson Street North, Ballarat, VIC
The price is AU$203 per night from 5 Mar. to 6 Mar.
0.7 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (558 reviews)

"Nice big apartment , if only all our hotel stays were as good"…"

Reviewed on 27 Jan. 2021

Quest Ballarat
Bell Tower Inn
3.5 out of 5
1845 Sturt Street, Alfredton, VIC
The price is AU$140 per night from 14 Mar. to 15 Mar.
5.93 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (440 reviews)

"Lovely place, clean and great service. Large room"…"

Reviewed on 1 Jan. 2021

Bell Tower Inn
Big4 Ballarat Windmill Holiday Park
4 out of 5
56 Remembrance Drive, Cardigan, VIC
The price is AU$141 per night from 8 Mar. to 9 Mar.
7.41 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (84 reviews)
Top shelf service

"Booked as part of a large family reunion. Service in the lead up and during the stay were first class and the facilities greatly suited the range of ages and the different activities we had planned."…"

Reviewed on 23 Mar. 2020

Big4 Ballarat Windmill Holiday Park
Eureka Stockade Holiday Park
3 out of 5
104 Stawell Street South, Ballarat East, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$100 per night from 9 Mar. to 10 Mar.
2.21 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (418 reviews)

"We had some very hot days there so the airconditioning was great and tbe use of the pool next door was a bonus."…"

Reviewed on 12 Jan. 2021

Eureka Stockade Holiday Park
Victoriana Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
214 Victoria Street, Ballarat East, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$135 per night from 9 Mar. to 10 Mar.
2.46 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (364 reviews)

"Simple, clean, comfortable and good value for money."…"

Reviewed on 21 Oct. 2020

Victoriana Motor Inn
The Provincial Ballarat
5 out of 5
121 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$151 per night from 4 Mar. to 5 Mar.
0.49 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (544 reviews)

"The restoration of this historic building has been carried out perfectly. Comfort, accessibility, quality, service and position are features of this property. The breakfast, included in the tariff is amazing. We have now stayed here three times and look forward to our next visit."…"

Reviewed on 7 Feb. 2021

The Provincial Ballarat
Alfred Motor Inn
3 out of 5
1839 – 1843 Sturt Street, Alfredton, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$113 per night from 25 Mar. to 26 Mar.
5.84 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (310 reviews)

"Excellent service, very clean and comfortable bed."…"

Reviewed on 1 Sep. 2020

Alfred Motor Inn
BIG4 Ballarat Goldfields Holiday Park
The price is AU$120 per night from 2 Mar. to 3 Mar.
1.42 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (323 reviews)

"it was perfect for us i was babysitting gran kids lot to do"…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar. 2020

BIG4 Ballarat Goldfields Holiday Park
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Visiting Ballarat

History buffs will enjoy exploring Ballarat, and all visitors are sure to appreciate the museums. Tourists who journey to this welcoming city can discover its art, gardens, and lakeside.

  • There are 60 hotels and other accommodations in Ballarat
  • The closest major airport is in Melbourne, VIC (AVV-Avalon) 74.7 from the city center
  • The next closest is in Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) 87.8 away

Sightseeing and Staying in Ballarat

The city is well known for its art and museums, and cultural venues include Art Gallery of Ballarat and Gold Museum. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks like Sovereign Hill, Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, and Eureka Hall. The gardens and lakeside highlight the city's natural beauty with places to visit including Lake Esmond Botanical Garden, Eureka Aquatic Center, and Ballarat Wildlife Park.

In Ballarat, you'll find 60 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have plenty of choices for your holiday retreat. Here are top ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Ballarat Premier Apartments - With a stay at this 4.5-star apartment, guests can enjoy access to free parking and conference space, along with an in-room kitchen. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its central location and helpful staff.
  • Newington Apartments - Our customers like the comfortable beds and location at this apartment. This 3.5-star apartment features a restaurant, free WiFi, and free parking.
  • Best Western Plus Ballarat Suites - With a stay at this 4-star motel, guests can enjoy access to free parking and a business center, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its breakfast and room size.

Getting Around Ballarat

If you want to venture outside of the area, ride aboard one of the trains from Ballarat Station. Ballarat might not have many public transit options so consider renting a car to explore the city.

Dressing for Ballarat

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 77°F and the nighttime average to be 50°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 69°F during the day and 41°F at night
  • July through September averages 62°F during the day and 41°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 73°F during the day and 44°F at night
  • Average annual rainfall for Ballarat is 0.79 inches
  • Hottest months are usually February and January with an average temperature of 75°F, while the coldest months are July and June with an average of 41°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Ballarat?
Best Western Plus Ballarat Suites is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 4-star hotel offers free WiFi and free parking. It is located a short 9-minute walk from Sovereign Hill. Other top choices based on reviews include Craig’s Royal Hotel and Victoriana Motor Inn.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Ballarat, will I receive a refund?
Yes, you’ll find most hotel reservations are fully refundable if you cancel prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before your check-in date. If your reservation is non-refundable, it may still be possible to cancel it and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to review the best options available in Ballarat.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in Ballarat?
Based on reviews, Avenue Motel is a popular 2.5-star property for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free breakfast and free WiFi. Other choices for your budget-friendly stay include Bakery Hill Motel and Eureka Stockade Holiday Park.
What's the best place to stay for a family holiday in Ballarat?
BIG4 Ballarat Goldfields Holiday Park is a top 4.5-star property on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and free parking. Other choices for your family trip include Craig’s Royal Hotel and Woodmans Hill Motel. Also, children of all ages will enjoy a visit to Eureka Aquatic Center.
What's the best hotel for a romantic holiday to Ballarat?
Lake Wendouree Apartments on Grove St is a favourite 4-star apartment for couples, and features premium bedding and fireplaces. Other good choices for a romantic stay include Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre and Ballarat Tranquility Cottages.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in Ballarat?
Woodmans Hill Motel is a top property for people travelling with their pets, and offers laundry facilities and free newspapers for its human guests.
What are some hotels with pools in Ballarat?
Sovereign Park Motor Inn is a popular 3.5-star property featuring an indoor pool, a children’s pool and 2 bars/lounges. Other choices that feature an on-site pool include Ballarat Colonial Motor Inn & Apartments and Main Lead Ballarat Motel.
What is the best spa hotel in Ballarat?
Peppinella Motel is a highly recommended spa hotel with an outdoor pool. Why not spend some time relaxing in the hot tub? Other popular spa hotels in Ballarat include BIG4 Ballarat Goldfields Holiday Park and Sovereign Park Motor Inn.
What's the top hotel in Ballarat with an on-site water park or a water park nearby?
Eureka Lodge Motel is a popular property, featuring water park access, a children’s pool and free parking.
What's it like to stay in Ballarat?
History buffs will enjoy exploring Ballarat, and all visitors will definitely appreciate the museums. Tourists who journey to this welcoming city can discover its art, gardens and lakeside setting. A top sight in the city is Sovereign Hill. In Ballarat, there are 114 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.
What are the top places to visit in Ballarat?
Cultural venues include Sovereign Hill, Gold Museum and Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka. Landmarks like St Patrick’s Cathedral and Eureka Hall might be worth a visit. The gardens and lakeside exemplify the natural beauty, and places to admire include Lake Esmond Botanical Garden and Ballarat Wildlife Park.
What's the weather like in Ballarat?
The hottest months are usually January and February, with an average temperature of 19°C, while the coldest months are July and August, with an average of 11°C. Average annual precipitation for Ballarat is 280 inches.

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