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Western Hotel Ballarat
Western Hotel Ballarat
7.2 Good
1221 Sturt Street, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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1.0 km from city centre, Ballarat 
GoodBased on 54 reviews
7.2

Located amongst a range of attractions, shops and eateries, Western Hotel Ballarat is ideal for those wanting to discover Ballarat and its surroundings. It is also a brief car ride from Lake Wendouree and the Ballarat Tramway Museum.

Ballarat Central City Motor Inn
Ballarat Central City Motor Inn
8.7 Excellent
16 Victoria Street, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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1.6 km from city centre, Ballarat 
ExcellentBased on 439 reviews
8.7

This comfortable motel in Ballarat offers free wireless internet, as well as an indoor pool and luggage storage. It is ideally located for those wanting to sightsee in the area.

Ballarat Premier Apartments
Ballarat Premier Apartments
9.3 Excellent
Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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0.5 km from city centre, Ballarat 
ExcellentBased on 577 reviews
9.3

Ballarat Premier Apartments offers a Victorian setting while in Ballarat. It is close to Sturt Street Gardens, eateries and shops.

BIG4 Ballarat Windmill Holiday Park
BIG4 Ballarat Windmill Holiday Park
8.5 Excellent
Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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6.7 km from city centre, Ballarat 
ExcellentBased on 154 reviews
8.5

Located in Ballarat, BIG4 Ballarat Windmill Holiday Park provides free wireless internet and a gym. It also offers a games room, a sauna and a heated pool.

Oscar's Hotel
Oscar's Hotel
9.0 Excellent
18 Doveton Street South, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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0.6 km from city centre, Ballarat 
ExcellentBased on 511 reviews
9.0

Oscars Hotel and Cafe Bar is located in Ballarat and is close to nearby attractions, such as University Of Ballarat and Sturt Street Gardens. It is ideally positioned for those wanting to visit local attractions.

Be On Lydiard Too
Be On Lydiard Too
Unit 4, 1124A Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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3.4 km from city centre, Ballarat 

Be On Lydiard Too is situated in Ballarat and offers complimentary wireless internet. It also provides a swimming pool, laundry facilities and a terrace.

Snake Valley Hotel
Snake Valley Hotel
8.1 Excellent
886 Linton Carngham Road886 Linton Carngham Road, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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23.8 km from city centre, Ballarat 
ExcellentBased on 117 reviews
8.1

Snake Valley Hotel offers a comfortable setting in Snake Valley and has a swimming pool, free Wi-Fi and complimentary private parking on-site. It also provides a garden and an express check-in and check-out feature.

Seymours On Lydiard
Seymours On Lydiard
8.6 Excellent
Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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1.5 km from city centre, Ballarat 
ExcellentBased on 695 reviews
8.6

Seymours on Lydiard offers a modern setting when in Ballarat. The various amenities this stylish hotel features include luggage storage, a tour desk and meeting rooms.

Ambassador Motor Inn Ballarat
Ambassador Motor Inn Ballarat
8.3 Excellent
1759 Sturt Street, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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4.2 km from city centre, Ballarat 
ExcellentBased on 568 reviews
8.3

Ambassador Motor Inn is located in Ballarat and features free Wi-Fi. It also offers a hair salon and an outdoor pool.

Begonia City Motor Inn
Begonia City Motor Inn
8.3 Excellent
244 Albert Street, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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4.1 km from city centre, Ballarat 
ExcellentBased on 1,234 reviews
8.3

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.

Tips for booking a Ballarat hotel

Cheapest month:February
Most expensive month:October
Average price in Ballarat:$108/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$48/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Saturday
$91 - $134
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$96 - $131
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

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Oscar's Hotel
Oscar's Hotel
9.0 Excellent
18 Doveton Street South, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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0.6 km from city centre, Ballarat 

Oscars Hotel and Cafe Bar is located in Ballarat and is close to nearby attractions, such as University Of Ballarat and Sturt Street Gardens. It is ideally positioned for those wanting to visit local attractions.

2
Sovereign Hill Hotel
Sovereign Hill Hotel
8.5 Excellent
39-41 Magpie Street, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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1.8 km from city centre, Ballarat 

Boasting free Wi-Fi and an outdoor pool, Sovereign Hill Hotel is situated in Ballarat and provides modern accommodation. It is ideally located for guests wishing to visit local attractions.

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The Provincial Ballarat
The Provincial Ballarat
9.2 Excellent
121 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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1.1 km from city centre, Ballarat 

The Provincial Ballarat is a comfortable base when visiting Ballarat and is close to everything the area has to offer. Only a short stroll from Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, it offers comfortable rooms equipped with tea and coffee making facilities, wireless internet access and a mini bar.

4
Craig's Royal Hotel
Craig's Royal Hotel
8.9 Excellent
10 Lydiard Street South, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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0.8 km from city centre, Ballarat 

Situated a brief drive from Lake Wendouree, Craig's Royal Hotel provides luxury accommodation in Ballarat. It is conveniently positioned for those wanting to discover the area's attractions.

Cheapest hotels in Ballarat, Victoria

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The Eastern Hotel
The Eastern Hotel
6.9 Good
81 Humffray Street North, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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1.8 km from city centre,  

The Eastern Hotel Ballarat is located in Ballarat and offers free Wi-Fi. It is also a short drive from Lake Wendouree and the Sovereign Hill.

$54
Avg. per night
Rooms at Carboni's
Rooms at Carboni's
7.8 Good
152 Eureka Street, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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2.2 km from city centre,  

Rooms at Carboni's is situated in Ballarat and is close to the area's popular attractions. Guests can also make use of free Wi-Fi.

$68
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Snake Valley Hotel
Snake Valley Hotel
8.1 Excellent
886 Linton Carngham Road886 Linton Carngham Road, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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23.8 km from city centre,  

Snake Valley Hotel offers a comfortable setting in Snake Valley and has a swimming pool, free Wi-Fi and complimentary private parking on-site. It also provides a garden and an express check-in and check-out feature.

$70
Avg. per night
Begonia City Motor Inn
Begonia City Motor Inn
8.3 Excellent
244 Albert Street, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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4.1 km from city centre,  

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.

$94
Avg. per night
Ballarat Central Bed and Breakfast
Ballarat Central Bed and Breakfast
202 Dawson Street South, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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0.2 km from city centre,  

Located a short stroll from Ballarat Railway Station, the bed & breakfast provides guests with a convenient base when visiting Ballarat. It is situated a brief stroll from University Of Ballarat and Sturt Street Gardens.

$94
Avg. per night
Western Hotel Ballarat
Western Hotel Ballarat
7.2 Good
1221 Sturt Street, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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1.0 km from city centre,  

Located amongst a range of attractions, shops and eateries, Western Hotel Ballarat is ideal for those wanting to discover Ballarat and its surroundings. It is also a brief car ride from Lake Wendouree and the Ballarat Tramway Museum.

$99
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Eureka Stockade Holiday Park
Eureka Stockade Holiday Park
8.4 Excellent
Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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3.2 km from city centre,  

Eureka Stockade Holiday Park is set in Ballarat and is close to local landmarks, including the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka. It is a 10-minute drive from the Sovereign Hill and provides free private parking on site.

$99
Avg. per night
Avenue Motel
Avenue Motel
7.1 Good
1813 Sturt Street, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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4.7 km from city centre,  

Boasting free Wi-Fi and an outdoor pool, Avenue Motel is located in Ballarat and provides comfortable accommodation. It also features a tour desk, an express check-in and check-out feature and luggage storage.

$99
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Ballarat

2 stars or below

$54 - $123

Rooms at Carboni's

No. 1 most popular

$68
Avg. per night
Snake Valley Hotel

No. 2 most popular

Snake Valley Hotel
8.1 Excellent
$70
Avg. per night
The Eastern Hotel

Best value

$54
Avg. per night
3 stars

$94 - $152

Western Hotel Ballarat

No. 1 most popular

$99
Avg. per night
Sovereign Hill Hotel

No. 2 most popular

$134
Avg. per night
Begonia City Motor Inn

Best value

$94
Avg. per night
4 stars and up

$111 - $220

Mercure Ballarat - Hotel & Convention Centre

No. 1 most popular

$146
Avg. per night
Best Western PLUS Ballarat Suites

No. 2 most popular

$169
Avg. per night
Quality Inn & Suites The Menzies

Best value

$111
Avg. per night

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Where to stay in Ballarat

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

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 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.

Ballarat travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Ballarat?

    Mercure Ballarat - Hotel & Convention Centre, rated with a score of 8.3 from 1,134 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Ballarat. Other top stays include Rooms at Carboni's, with an average rating of 7.8 from 227 reviewers, and Best Western PLUS Ballarat Suites, with a score of 9.0 from 511 reviewers.

  • How much do hotels in Ballarat cost?

    Hotels in Ballarat cost an average of $222/night according to HotelsCombined data in the last 72 hours. A 4- or 5-star hotel in Ballarat had higher average prices of $250/night and $318/night, respectively.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Ballarat?

    HotelsCombined users have found cheap hotels in Ballarat starting from $52 per night in the last 3 days.

  • How much is a hotel in Ballarat tonight?

    A hotel in Ballarat tonight has an average price of $166, but some deals have been found for as low as $68 in HotelsCombined searches over the last 72 hours. Prices in Ballarat are changing frequently.