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Popular hotels in Ballarat

Discover well-known properties in Ballarat that are favoured by visitors more than others. There are 262 hotels in Ballarat and price data was last updated on 10 July 2024. The average price for a hotel in Ballarat is €97/night.
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525 Main Road, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
Located in Ballarat, Best Western Plus Ballarat Suites is an easy drive from Lake Wendouree and provides on-site parking. It is conveniently positioned for those wanting to visit the area's popular attractions.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
8.7
Excellent
951 reviews
Location
2.1 km from city centre
613 Main Road, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
The hotel is situated in Ballarat and is close to University Of Ballarat. It provides a gym, as well as a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a beauty centre and free Wi-Fi.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
7.8
Good
1626 reviews
Location
2.2 km from city centre
5-7 Humffray Street North, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
Quality Inn & Suites The Menzies is located in Ballarat and is close to the area's popular attractions. It has a gym, as well as an express check-in and check-out feature, free Wi-Fi and meeting rooms.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
8.1
Excellent
1739 reviews
Location
1.5 km from city centre
10 Lydiard Street South, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
Ideally situated in Ballarat, Craig's Royal Hotel offers Victorian accommodation an easy drive from Lake Wendouree. It is set amongst a variety of shops and boutiques, and is minutes on foot from Ballarat Railway Station.
Free Wi-Fi
8.4
Excellent
1432 reviews
Location
0.8 km from city centre
19 Doveton Street North, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
This Ballarat motel is located within a 10-minute walk of Ballarat Railway Station. It also offers free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and an express check-in and check-out feature.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
7.8
Good
2 reviews
Location
0.8 km from city centre
121 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
Situated in Ballarat, this hotel is within a five-minute walk of Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, and a short drive from Creswick. It is ideally located for guests wanting to discover the area's attractions.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
8.8
Excellent
540 reviews
Location
1.2 km from city centre
244 Albert Street, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
Modern and cosy, Begonia City Motor Inn is situated in Ballarat and provides free Wi-Fi and an outdoor pool. It is a 10-minute drive from the Sovereign Hill and has on-site parking.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
8.3
Excellent
1990 reviews
Location
4.1 km from city centre
7-11 Dawson Street North, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
This stylish Ballarat hotel is situated within a 10-minute stroll of Ballarat Railway Station. It is ideally positioned for those wanting to visit local attractions.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
8.6
Excellent
397 reviews
Location
0.8 km from city centre
€127
223 Main Road, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
Sovereign Park Motor Inn is a comfortable setting while visiting Ballarat and is close to everything the area has to offer. It also offers an indoor pool, free Wi-Fi and a sauna.
Pool
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
9.0
Excellent
1722 reviews
Location
1.8 km from city centre
€129
39-41 Magpie Street, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
Sovereign Hill Hotel is located in Ballarat and offers free Wi-Fi. It also provides an outdoor pool, meeting rooms and a beauty centre.
Free Wi-Fi
7.6
Good
5 reviews
Location
1.8 km from city centre
€146

Tips for booking hotels in Ballarat

Gain useful insights and advice for booking the perfect stay in Ballarat. Price data is based on averages over the past 12 months and was last updated on 10 July 2024.
Cheapest month:February
Most expensive month:November
Average price in Ballarat:€97/night
Cheapest price found:€44/night
Cheapest day:Tuesday
Most expensive day:Saturday
€81 - €166
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€81 - €170
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Top-rated Ballarat hotels

Browse through properties in Ballarat that have received the highest ratings from guests. There are currently 262 properties in Ballarat and data was last updated on 10 July 2024.
Our users rated these Ballarat hotels among the best places to stay. Learn why these hotels were rated among the best by reading user reviews.
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15 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
0.9 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Spa
€122
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Cheapest hotels in Ballarat, Australia

Discover affordable stays in Ballarat that provide a quality experience without breaking the bank. Hotels in Ballarat can be found for as low as €72 per night. There is currently one property in Ballarat that can be booked for this price. Alfred Motor Inn is one of the hotels that can be booked for the lowest price in Ballarat. Price data was last updated on 10 July 2024
Currently, these are the lowest-priced hotels in Ballarat we've come across for the dates selected. If you have the flexibility, change the dates selected to compare prices.
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1843 Sturt Street, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
5.0 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
€72
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101 Curtis Street, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
1.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
€77
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9503 Western Highway, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
6.5 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
€77
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119 Stawell Street South, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
3.2 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
Airport shuttle
€79
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1845 Sturt Street, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
5.2 km from city centre
Pool
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
€89
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220 Grant Street, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
4.8 km from city centre
Pool
Parking
€89
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27 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
0.9 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
€100
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741 Remembrance Dr Cardigan Village, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
13.5 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
€101
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Hotel prices in Ballarat

Get a sense of the average price and most popular properties to stay in Ballarat to help you budget for your trip accordingly. Hotels that are booked the most in each class receive the “Most popular” badge. Hotels with the “Best value” badge are the most popular hotels in Ballarat at attractive prices. Price data was last updated on 10 July 2024.
Hotels located in the Ballarat area sorted by price and hotel class. Change the dates at the top of the page to see more options in Ballarat.
2 stars and under
9503 Western Highway, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
119 Stawell Street South, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
101 Curtis Street, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
3 stars
223 Main Road, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
€129
39-41 Magpie Street, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
€146
244 Albert Street, Ballarat, VIC, Australia

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9379 Western Highway, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
7.6 km from city centre
Pool
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
€85
Avg. per night
302 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
1.5 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
€82
Avg. per night
121 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
1.2 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
€93
Avg. per night

Where to stay in Ballarat

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About Ballarat

A former 19th-century gold-rush town on the Yarrowee River in Australia, Ballarat still harbours a grand collection of Victorian-era architecture scattered amongst heritage streets, modern art galleries, microbreweries and lavish botanical gardens. Even the city’s main rail station, opened in 1862, ranks as one of the most impressive heritage buildings in the country.

Things to do in Ballarat

The biggest tourist draw in Ballarat is Sovereign Hill, an authentic re-creation of the village during its 1850s gold rush. Like a living-history museum, the simulated township features costumed actors portraying everyday life in a gold-mining community. See the original mine shaft and equipment, go panning for gold, and watch the hourly gold pour.

A walk down Sturt Street reveals numerous sculptures and statues, including Queen Victoria watching over Town Hall and a bandstand commemorating local musicians on the RMS Titanic. Be sure to head over to Lydiard Street for its nostalgic pubs, lively cafes and the Art Gallery of Ballarat. Visit the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, and sample indigenous ingredients at the on-site Saltbush Cafe, including wattleseed, finger lime, mountain pepper and native saltbush leaves.

Enjoy Ballarat’s wild side at the interactive Ballarat Wildlife Park, home to Tasmanian devils, dingoes and tree kangaroos. Lake Wendouree offers trails for hiking and cycling, while Ballarat Botanical Gardens is where to view bronze statues of the Prime Ministers of Australia. A scenic way to get around, ride the authentic vintage tram that runs along the lake to the Ballarat Tramway Museum.

Getting around Ballarat

Ballarat is home to an extensive public transportation network with commuter trains and in-city buses. A free visitor shuttle bus operates from the Ballarat Visitor Information Centre, servicing the main tourist attractions. A free Hopshuttle tourist bus is available on weekends, or you can rent a bike from one of the several bikehire companies.

Facts about staying in Ballarat

Find useful tips and insights about staying in Ballarat to help you make the most of your experience. FAQs were last updated on 10 July 2024.
  • What is the best place in Ballarat for bars and restaurants?

    If you are in Ballarat and want food and beverages, Ballarat Central is a place with several dining joints that serve meals. You can find Freight Bar and Restaurant along Mair Street, for a plate of Ballarat special and a bottle of beer. Mair Street also has The Sporting Globe Bar & Grill, which serves your choice of roasted meat meals and cocktails. If you want to take your loved ones for dinner, walk along Sturt Street and get a table at Golden City Hotel. Suppose you are looking for accommodation in Ballarat closer to Ballarat Central; Ballarat Central City Motor Inn and Ballarat Premier Apartments are suitable hotels. If you prefer a hotel that serves good meals and cocktails, Oscar’s Hotel & Cafe Bar is among the cheap Ballarat hotels with good service.

  • What is the best place for a family holiday in Ballarat?

    Things to do in Ballarat depend on how many days you intend to stay in the city. Whether you stay for a while or visit for a few days, do not miss taking the little ones to Livvi's Place Playground, in Newington. Livvi's Place is a playground with children's swings and several other amenities the kids will love. After visiting Livvi's Place, you can take a short drive to Sebastopol and explore Sebastopol Water Play Park. The park has several water activities ranked safe for family events. Prominent Ballarat accommodations with a kid-friendly atmosphere include The Victoriana Motor Inn and Begonia City Motor Inn.

  • What are the best things to do and see in Ballarat?

    Suppose you are in the city and want to know the things to see in Ballarat for a day of fun, visit Sovereign Hill. Sovereign Hill is a popular destination with tourists looking to have a first-hand experience of the gold-mine history of the locals. You can also visit Lake Wendouree, to explore the Ballarat Botanical Gardens Reserve near the lake. If you want a taste of the medieval history of Ballarat, Kryal Museum, at the foot of Mount Warrenheip, has a collection of the medieval art of Ballarat. Accommodation in Ballarat closer to the top tourist sites of the town includes Snake Valley Hotel, Ambassador Motor Inn Ballarat and Begonia City Motor Inn, amongst others.

  • What are the best places to stay in Ballarat for culture?

    The things to see in Ballarat depend on how long you want to stay in the city. If time allows and resources are not limited, you can schedule to tour several places for a day of fun and sightseeing. However, if you are on a budget or have limited time to explore the whole of Ballarat, then consider touring Lydiard Street. The street is popular among tourists and has several tourist attraction sites, historical buildings, restaurants and shops. Lydiard Street gives a preview of Ballarat at a glance and allows you to get a clear picture of a day in Australia. You will also be able to learn the culture of the locals, taste some of the local cuisines and fancy the artwork at the Art Gallery of Ballarat. Hotels in Ballarat that are close to Lydiard Street include The George Hotel Ballarat, The Provincial Hotel and Seymour’s On Lydiard Motel.

  • What are the best hotels in Ballarat?

    One of the most popular hotels in Ballarat is Mercure Ballarat - Hotel & Convention Centre, which has been reviewed by 1,626 users and currently has a rating of 7.8/10. Other top-rated locations include Quality Inn & Suites The Menzies and Craig's Royal Hotel, which have received 8.0/10 and 8.4/10 ratings from our users, respectively.

  • What is a good hotel near Ballarat Railway Station?

    A good hotel close to Ballarat Railway Station is Quality Inn & Suites The Menzies (rated 8.0/10 from 1,739 reviews).

  • What is a good hotel in Ballarat near Ballarat Fine Art Gallery?

    Quality Inn & Suites The Menzies is the hotel close to Ballarat Fine Art Gallery that is most recommended by HotelsCombined users, with 1,739 reviews rating it at 8.0/10.

  • Is there a good hotel near Sovereign Hill?

    If you’re visiting Sovereign Hill then the nearby Mercure Ballarat - Hotel & Convention Centre is a popular hotel with HotelsCombined users (1,626 reviews scoring it at an average 7.8/10).

  • Which area of Ballarat is the cheapest to stay in?

    Out of all of the areas of Ballarat, Golden Point is usually the most affordable. Travellers can expect to pay around €59 per night for a hotel in this neighbourhood. Bakery Hill is another economical choice, where rooms typically cost €82 per night.

  • What are some other cities to stay in when visiting Victoria?

    In addition to Ballarat, travellers opt to visit Melbourne when visiting Victoria. Werribee is also a popular choice to visit.

  • How many hotels are there in Ballarat?

    In total, there are 262 hotels to choose from in Ballarat, compared to 26,994 properties in Victoria.

  • What are the most popular landmarks to visit in Ballarat?

    There’s so much to see and do in Ballarat, but we’ve found that the most popular landmarks are Ballarat Railway Station, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, and Sovereign Hill. You’ll want to stay in Ballarat to visit Ballarat Railway Station, Ballarat to visit Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, and Ballarat to visit Sovereign Hill.

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