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Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$138 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.
2.02 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (990 reviews)

"Mercure Ballarat is a beautiful property with spacious rooms. Clean and well appointed it was great for the 3 of us. The propert itself features beautifully maintained grounds, with units that are spaced out meaning privacy is assured. Staff were super friendly. Comfy beds.. our own downside was ..."…"

Reviewed on 1 Jul. 2020

Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre
Eureka Stockade Holiday Park
3 out of 5
104 Stawell Street South, Ballarat East, VIC
The price is AU$100 per night from 10 Dec. to 11 Dec.
2.21 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (416 reviews)
Good

"Good"…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar. 2020

Eureka Stockade Holiday Park
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$158 per night from 5 Jan. to 6 Jan.
1.8 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (939 reviews)

"This is not the first time I’ve stayed at the property and it probably won’t be the last. However house keeping should maybe remember to knock before entering a room especially before the 10am check out deadline because it is very embarrassing when you walk out from a shower and a house keeper is ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jun. 2020

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The Provincial Ballarat
5 out of 5
121 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$160 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.
0.49 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (532 reviews)

"Tastefully renovated historic building, lovely clean rooms, and great restaurant attached."…"

Reviewed on 26 Jul. 2020

The Provincial Ballarat
Mid City Ballarat
4 out of 5
19 Doveton St North, Ballarat, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$139 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.
0.57 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (994 reviews)
Great location, comfortable room

"Great location, comfortable room! We enjoyed a short overnight stay at the Mid City. Rooms were clean and beds comfortable. Excellent location with easy free parking at the room. Breakfast included was also great. Definitely recommend for a low cost central motel."…"

Reviewed on 1 Aug. 2020

Mid City Ballarat
Sovereign Park Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$154 per night from 7 Dec. to 8 Dec.
1.11 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (585 reviews)

"Swimming pool, and spa , very good .Red Lion restaurant, and very close to park ."…"

Reviewed on 9 Jun. 2020

Sovereign Park Motor Inn
Barkly Motorlodge
3 out of 5
43 Main Road, Bakery Hill, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$110 per night from 8 Dec. to 9 Dec.
0.6 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (448 reviews)

"Not bad for the money, however stated it had Foxtel but wasn’t on the television I had in my room"…"

Reviewed on 5 Sep. 2020

Barkly Motorlodge
Big4 Ballarat Windmill Holiday Park
4 out of 5
56 Remembrance Drive, Cardigan, VIC
The price is AU$141 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.
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
Main Lead Ballarat Motel
2.5 out of 5
312 Main Road Vi 3350, Golden Point (Ballarat), VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$107 per night from 5 Jan. to 6 Jan.
1.29 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (552 reviews)

"Got a phone call 10 minutes before check in to ask they made a mistake and they didn’t have a room for us. They were going to find us another room but we worked everything around being there not knowing the area at all. Very disappointed"…"

Reviewed on 24 Mar. 2020

Main Lead Ballarat Motel
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$280 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.
0.29 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (281 reviews)
Comfort Plus

"Amazing. Just what we need dealing with all the stress of COVID-19!"…"

Reviewed on 19 Jul. 2020

Craig's Royal Hotel
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$105 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.
6.62 km from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (927 reviews)

"Bed could have been more comfortable, and room could have been more soundproof. Door locks could have been sturdier. But overall, it was a good, inexpensive place to sleep for a night. Very clean and well maintained."…"

Reviewed on 2 Dec. 2020

Ballarat Colonial Motor Inn & Apartments
Quest Ballarat
4.5 out of 5
7-11 Dawson Street North, Ballarat, VIC
The price is AU$174 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.
0.7 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (554 reviews)

"Great Location - Great Service"…"

Reviewed on 24 Jun. 2020

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Ambassador Motor Inn Ballarat
3.5 out of 5
1759 Sturt Street, Alfredton, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$104 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.
4.97 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (263 reviews)

"Very friendly service room was very clean specious and comfortable"…"

Reviewed on 21 May 2020

Ambassador Motor Inn Ballarat
Seymours on Lydiard
4 out of 5
210 Seymour Street, Soldiers Hill, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$110 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.
0.78 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (371 reviews)

"Apartment was warm on arrival and quite cozy, it was well priced and well placed."…"

Reviewed on 4 Jul. 2020

Seymours on Lydiard
Oscar's Hotel
4 out of 5
18 Doveton Street South, Ballarat, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$145 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.
0.56 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (363 reviews)

"Very clean good quality beds, food was good good access easy to find and convenient"…"

Reviewed on 13 Oct. 2020

Oscar's Hotel
Ansonia on Lydiard
3.5 out of 5
32 Lydiard Street South, Ballarat, VIC
The price is AU$170 per night from 26 Dec. to 27 Dec.
0.31 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (488 reviews)

"Central and unique location. Spotless and clean. Friendly staff! Will definitely be back next time"…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar. 2020

Ansonia on Lydiard
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$140 per night from 14 Dec. to 15 Dec.
1.72 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (445 reviews)

"It was a great family room, although the shower with no screen caused alot of mess. A bath would have been better. Great location for Sovereign Hill."…"

Reviewed on 29 Jun. 2020

Sovereign Hill Hotel
Lake Wendouree Luxury Apartments on Webster
4 out of 5
128 Webster Street, Lake Wendouree, VIC
The price is AU$260 per night from 7 Dec. to 8 Dec.
1.59 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (106 reviews)
Great few days away thanks!

"Our stay was wonderful. Comfortable, the kids felt like they were at home away from home. Would definitely stay there again!"…"

Reviewed on 11 Jan. 2020

Lake Wendouree Luxury Apartments on Webster
BIG4 Ballarat Goldfields Holiday Park
The price is AU$121 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.
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
Quality Inn The George Hotel Ballarat
4 out of 5
27 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$148 per night from 20 Dec. to 21 Dec.
0.32 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (260 reviews)
Exceptional!

"This is an exception accommodation in a beautiful heritage building. Spotless new rooms, friendly staff, and the perfect location to explore this stunning city on the Victorian goldfields!"…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar. 2020

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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 Sovereign Park Motor Inn and Lake Wendouree Luxury Apartments on Webster. 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's the best luxury hotel in Ballarat?
The Provincial Ballarat is a 5-star aparthotel with a restaurant and a bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for an elegant place to stay. Ballarat Premier Apartments and Quality Inn Heritage On Lydiard are two other upscale options for your trip.
What's the best boutique-style hotel in Ballarat?
The Provincial Ballarat is a favourite 5-star aparthotel with our travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features 15 guestrooms, a restaurant and a bar. Quality Inn Heritage On Lydiard and Ansonia on Lydiard are other choices for a boutique stay.
What's the best place to stay if I'm looking to play golf in Ballarat?
Bell Tower Inn is a top 3.5-star property that has an adjacent golf course and features an indoor pool. Other good options if you’d like to stay near a golf course include Alfred Motor Inn and Ambassador Motor Inn Ballarat. You can tee off at Ballarat Golf Club during your trip.
What's the best accommodation in Ballarat to learn about local history?
Based on our travel expertise, Ansonia on Lydiard is a top 3.5-star hotel for history buffs booking on Expedia, and it features free WiFi and a business centre. A couple of other options to soak up the local history include Quality Inn & Suites The Menzies and Lake Wendouree Luxury Apartments on Webster. Also, notable landmarks to visit include Sovereign Hill, Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka and St Patrick’s Cathedral.
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.

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