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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$104 per night from 20 Sep. to 21 Sep.
6.62 km from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (919 reviews)

"Anthony was great. Couldn’t have been more helpful. The continental brekky was over the top. Well done."…"

Reviewed on 5 Jun. 2020

Ballarat Colonial Motor Inn & Apartments
Lake Inn Ballarat
4.5 out of 5
1317 Mair Street, Ballarat, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$155 per night from 20 Sep. to 21 Sep.
1.93 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (503 reviews)

"Have had a great 4 day weekend in a lovely place. Room was very clean, well stocked, excellent service, highly recommend."…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar. 2020

Lake Inn 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$129 per night from 21 Sep. to 22 Sep.
0.57 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (999 reviews)

"The room was clean and had what we needed. The breakfast was also great, being able to eat as much as you want. Recommended."…"

Reviewed on 25 Mar. 2020

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Barkly Motorlodge
3 out of 5
43 Main Road, Bakery Hill, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$97 per night from 24 Sep. to 25 Sep.
0.6 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (446 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
Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$128 per night from 11 Oct. to 12 Oct.
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
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$153 per night from 20 Sep. to 21 Sep.
1.8 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (937 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

Best Western Plus Ballarat Suites
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$110 per night from 21 Sep. to 22 Sep.
2.46 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (358 reviews)

"A very quiet location. We had a lovely room and were made very welcome by staff. The breakfast was very reasonably priced. We had a great stay."…"

Reviewed on 7 Jun. 2020

Victoriana Motor Inn
Quality Inn & Suites The Menzies
4 out of 5
5-7 Humffray Street North, Bakery Hill, VIC
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0.46 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (215 reviews)

"Good clean accommodation all within walking distance to the centre of Ballarat."…"

Reviewed on 4 Jul. 2020

Quality Inn & Suites The Menzies
Quest Ballarat
4.5 out of 5
7-11 Dawson Street North, Ballarat, VIC
The price is AU$170 per night from 25 Sep. to 26 Sep.
0.7 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (550 reviews)

"Fantastic location and excellent facilities. This was my first time staying here and it s now top of my list for future visits to Ballarat."…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb. 2020

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Oscar's Hotel
4 out of 5
18 Doveton Street South, Ballarat, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$135 per night from 20 Sep. to 21 Sep.
0.56 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (362 reviews)

"Very good clean Hotel , Great meals ,Good parking"…"

Reviewed on 6 Mar. 2020

Oscar's Hotel
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 21 Sep. to 22 Sep.
0.49 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (529 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 26 Jul. 2020

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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$110 per night from 27 Sep. to 28 Sep.
0.78 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (369 reviews)

"Great room with gas fire warm and cozy. Spa with tv above was great. Big king size bed. Tv with Netflix. Cooking facilities. Outdoor sitting area. Great privacy."…"

Reviewed on 15 Jun. 2020

Seymours on Lydiard
Central City Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
16 Victoria Street, Bakery Hill, VIC
The price is AU$120 per night from 20 Sep. to 21 Sep.
0.54 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (274 reviews)

"Great location, close to restaurants and supermarket. Very clean, and good heating in rooms."…"

Reviewed on 9 Sep. 2020

Central City Motor Inn
Ballarat Premier Apartments
4.5 out of 5
No 2 Lyons St South, Ballarat, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$165 per night from 20 Sep. to 21 Sep.
0.81 km from city centre
4.9/5Exceptional! (371 reviews)

"Excellent location. Clean, classic, charming well appointed apartment. Didn't rate as 'Excellent' because the microwave did not work which made it a challenge as most restaurants were either closed or had small dine-in numbers due to COVID. We have young kids, and buying food to reheat therefore ..."…"

Reviewed on 5 Jul. 2020

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Eureka Stockade Holiday Park
3 out of 5
104 Stawell Street South, Ballarat East, VIC
The price is AU$100 per night from 20 Sep. to 21 Sep.
2.21 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (414 reviews)
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"Good"…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar. 2020

Eureka Stockade 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 Mid City Ballarat.
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 Main Lead Ballarat 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 The Provincial Ballarat.
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. Quality Inn Heritage On Lydiard and Quest Ballarat 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 Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features 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 a business centre and a library. A couple of other options to soak up the local history include Quality Inn & Suites The Menzies and Eureka Lodge Motel. 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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