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10 Best Hotels in Canberra

Little National Hotel
4 out of 5
21 National Circuit, Barton, ACT
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The price is AU$129 per night
3.44 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,244 reviews)

"Modern, lush and cosy. The rooms are small but comfy. The most comfortable bed I've ever been in. And so cool being in a bay window bed with electric blinds. The lounge and library are brilliant. I think the housekeeping service was a little lacklustre. Items weren't consistently replenished, we ..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar. 2020

Little National Hotel
Madison Capital Executive Apartments
3.5 out of 5
108 Northbourne Ave, Braddon, ACT
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The price is AU$102 per night
1.17 km from city centre
3.5/5Good! (2,150 reviews)

"Very good room, comfy bed, good bathroom and kitchen. Unfortunately no restaurant or any access to food"…"

Reviewed on 23 May 2020

Madison Capital Executive Apartments
Novotel Canberra
4.5 out of 5
65 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra, ACT
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The price is AU$140 per night
0.4 km from city centre
3.6/5Good! (988 reviews)

"The hotel is very well located and has most of the amenities that you expect. The staff were very helpful. The fridge in the room was very small and filled with mini bar items. This takes time to remove so our stuff can be put in the fridge. There is no ice draw in the fridge which meant we had to ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Mar. 2020

Novotel Canberra
Hyatt Hotel Canberra - a Park Hyatt
5 out of 5
Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla, ACT
Free Cancellation
The price is AU$258 per night
2.07 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,737 reviews)

"Location is excellent building is beautiful Seafood buffet excellent value and quality"…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2020

Hyatt Hotel Canberra - a Park Hyatt
Deco Hotel
4 out of 5
214 Northbourne Avenue, Braddon, ACT
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The price is AU$125 per night
2 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (454 reviews)

"Great place, but there is very little / almost no mobile phone coverage. I have stayed twice - same problem both times. Probably rules out being able to stay again . Also - car park is terribly designed - far too tight."…"

Reviewed on 29 May 2020

Deco Hotel
Mercure Canberra
3.5 out of 5
39 Limestone Avenue, Braddon, ACT
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The price is AU$129 per night
1.52 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (1,771 reviews)

"Although an older property, it has character and was very comfortable. The Bistro was great for a meal at night. The breakfast buffet was large and delicious."…"

Reviewed on 7 Mar. 2020

Mercure Canberra
Abode Kingston
4 out of 5
14 Kennedy Street, Kingston, ACT
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The price is AU$116 per night
4.21 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (251 reviews)

"Liked the location Bathroom configuration a little tight Full-size mirror in the room would be handy"…"

Reviewed on 23 Feb. 2020

Abode Kingston
Forrest Hotel and Apartments
3.5 out of 5
30 National Circuit, Forrest, ACT
The price is AU$88 per night
3.81 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (1,866 reviews)

"Good staff great service helped with any request great location"…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar. 2020

Forrest Hotel and Apartments
Quest Canberra
4 out of 5
Melbourne Building 28 West Row, Canberra, ACT
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The price is AU$110 per night
0.23 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (311 reviews)

"I only stayed one night but the location is fantastic and my studio room had a kitchenette and was immaculately clean. WiFi was excellent and my only complaint is the TV had no Foxtel."…"

Reviewed on 25 May 2020

Quest Canberra
Hotel Realm
4.5 out of 5
18 National Circuit, Barton, ACT
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The price is AU$179 per night
3.46 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,699 reviews)

"Compact, clean and extremely comfortable room. Outstanding breakfast delivered to our room. Highly recommend a stay here!"…"

Reviewed on 25 May 2020

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Visiting Canberra

Families will find kid-friendly activities in Canberra, and visitors give high marks for the top-notch restaurants, lakeside setting, and renowned art. This welcoming city also attracts tourists with its museums and shopping. Top sights in the city include EPIC, National Museum of Australia, and Australian National Botanic Gardens.

  • There are 137 hotels and other accommodations in Canberra
  • The closest major airport is in Canberra, ACT (CBR-Canberra Intl.) 6.4 from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Canberra

The city is well known for its art and museums, and cultural venues include National Museum of Australia, National Gallery of Australia, and Canberra Museum and Gallery. Families come for attractions such as National Zoo and Aquarium, Canberra and Region Visitors Centre, and CSIRO Discovery Centre. The city is notable for landmarks like Australian War Memorial, Old Parliament House, and Telstra Tower.

In Canberra, you'll be able to select from 137 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have plenty of choices for your holiday retreat. Here are top ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • The Pommy Tree - With a stay at this 3.5-star bed & breakfast, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and an outdoor pool, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and quiet location.
  • Jamala Wildlife Lodge - Our customers like the helpful staff at this hotel. With a stay at this 4-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and a restaurant, along with free WiFi.
  • One of a Kind Apartments - Guests who stay at this 4-star apartment in Northern Canberra can enjoy access to free parking and a library, along with an in-room kitchen. Expedia customers like its convenient parking and helpful staff.

Other favorite sights in Canberra include EPIC, Australian National Botanic Gardens, and Parliament House.

Getting Around Canberra

To venture out into the surrounding area, ride one of the trains from Kingston Canberra Station or Queanbeyan Railway Station. Canberra may not have many public transit choices so consider renting a car to explore the city.

Dressing for Canberra

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 82°F during the day and 49°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 70°F, while the average at night is 34°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 63°F with nighttime averages of 34°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 79°F and nighttime averages of 42°F
  • Average annual rainfall for Canberra is 22.80 inches
  • Usually January and February are the hottest months with an average of 80°F, whereas July and June are often coldest, averaging 35°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Canberra?
Deco Hotel is a favourite with Expedia customers. This 4-star hotel offers a restaurant and free WiFi. Traveller reviews also recommend Vibe Hotel Canberra and Hyatt Hotel Canberra - a Park Hyatt as top options for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Canberra, will I receive a refund?
Yes! The majority of hotel room reservations are fully refundable provided that you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before the scheduled arrival. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, it may still be possible to cancel it and be given a refund within 24 hours of booking. Enter your dates, click on “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to review the best deals in Canberra.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Canberra?
Based on reviews, ibis Styles Canberra Eaglehawk is a popular resort for our travellers who want a more economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good options for your budget-friendly stay include Statesman Hotel and Crest Motor Inn.
What's the best place to stay for a family holiday to Canberra?
Pacific Suites Canberra is a top 4.5-star aparthotel on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and in-room kitchens. Ibis Styles Canberra is another choice for your family trip. Also, attractions such as National Zoo and Aquarium and Canberra and Region Visitors Centre are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best accommodation for a couple visiting Canberra?
Hotel Realm is a favourite 4.5-star hotel for couples, and features in-room massages and a full-service spa. Other good options for a stay with your sweetheart include Ovolo Nishi and Peppers Gallery Hotel.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Canberra?
Leagues Motel is a top property for people travelling with their pets and offers free WiFi for its human guests. Two other good options for you and your pet include Abode Gungahlin and The Evergreen B&B.
What's the best high-end place to stay in Canberra?
Hotel Kurrajong Canberra is a 4.5-star hotel with a restaurant and a terrace, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for an elegant place to stay. Burbury Hotel & Apartments and Little National Hotel are other upscale choices for your trip.
What's the best boutique-style hotel in Canberra?
Ovolo Nishi is a favourite 5-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features a restaurant and a bar. If you want to stay at a boutique hotel, you can also take a look at Little National Hotel.
What is the best spa hotel in Canberra?
Avenue Hotel Canberra is a top luxury spa hotel featuring a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness centre and a bar. Other popular spa hotels in Canberra include Burbury Hotel & Apartments and Adina Serviced Apartments Canberra James Court.
What's it like staying in Canberra?
Families will find child-friendly activities in Canberra, and visitors give high marks for the top-notch restaurants, lakeside setting and fascinating museums. Tourists who journey to this welcoming city can discover its shopping, art and local tours. Top sights in the city include Canberra Centre, National Museum of Australia and Australian War Memorial. In Canberra, there are 259 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.
What should I see while I'm in Canberra?
Known for its museums and art, cultural venues include National Museum of Australia, National Gallery of Australia and Questacon (National Science and Technology Centre). Families come for attractions such as National Zoo and Aquarium, Canberra and Region Visitors Centre and Cockington Green. Landmarks like Australian War Memorial, Civic Square and Old Parliament House might be worth a visit.
What's the weather like in Canberra?
The hottest months are usually January and February, with an average temperature of 19°C, while the coldest months are July and June, with an average of 7°C. Average annual rainfall for Canberra is 592 mm.

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