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10 Best Hotels in Ballarat

Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre
AU$128
per night
Mar 15 - Mar 16
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,544 reviews)

"Beautiful grounds and cute rooms. Some things a bit dated but everything is clean. Good restaurant."…"

Reviewed on 16 Feb. 2020

Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre
Mid City Ballarat
4 out of 5
19 Doveton St North, Ballarat Central, VIC
AU$124
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24
4.1/5Very Good! (1,274 reviews)

"Room was large but a bit tired. The bed though was superb"…"

Reviewed on 16 Jan. 2020

Mid City Ballarat
Ballarat Colonial Motor Inn & Apartments
3 out of 5
9379 Western Highway, Ballarat, Warrenheip, VIC
AU$113
per night
Mar 20 - Mar 21
3.9/5Very Good! (864 reviews)

"Found their communication very helpful after payment was made twice for same room. Issue was given attention promptly and satisfactorily. Thank you to management."…"

Reviewed on 11 Feb. 2020

Ballarat Colonial Motor Inn & Apartments
Sovereign Hill Hotel
AU$130
per night
Feb 20 - Feb 21
4.3/5Excellent! (415 reviews)

"We had a family room and kids had bunk beds which they loved. There was a micriwave, fridge and small stove as well as cups plates etc. We had everything we needed and hotel was very peaceful when we were there."…"

Reviewed on 4 Feb. 2020

Sovereign Hill Hotel
Barkly Motorlodge
3 out of 5
43 Main Road, Bakery Hill, VIC
AU$125
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24
4.1/5Very Good! (420 reviews)

"reception staff member Hope was pleasant and helpful and able to answer all my queries. Property was located close to where we were visiting. There was noise from water pipes and spa in adjoining rooms. Overall a good place to stay for a one or two night stay."…"

Reviewed on 26 Jan. 2020

Barkly Motorlodge
Best Western Plus Ballarat Suites
4 out of 5
525 Main Road, Golden Point (Ballarat), VIC
AU$152
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2
4.7/5Exceptional! (903 reviews)

"Great shower, comfortable bed. Friendly staff with flexible check out time."…"

Reviewed on 8 Feb. 2020

Best Western Plus Ballarat Suites
The Provincial Ballarat
4.5 out of 5
121 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Central, VIC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$170
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24
4.6/5Exceptional! (501 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel in a good location. Staff were very friendly."…"

Reviewed on 13 Feb. 2020

The Provincial Ballarat
Eureka Stockade Holiday Park
3 out of 5
104 Stawell Street South, Ballarat East, VIC
AU$100
per night
Mar 2 - Mar 3
4.2/5Very Good! (385 reviews)

"Lovely! Very helpful staff, clean cabin, plenty to do at the park, would definitely come back."…"

Reviewed on 18 Feb. 2020

Eureka Stockade Holiday Park
Quality Inn & Suites The Menzies
4 out of 5
5-7 Humffray Street North, Bakery Hill, VIC
AU$100
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24
4.4/5Excellent! (198 reviews)

"Car Parking was very tight for larger 4wd vehicles"…"

Reviewed on 5 Jan. 2020

Quality Inn & Suites The Menzies
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
AU$107
per night
Mar 20 - Mar 21
4/5Very Good! (539 reviews)

"All good except for the lat arrival of receptionist on Sunday morning"…"

Reviewed on 19 Jan. 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

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