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Western Hotel Ballarat
7.2 Good

1.0 km from city centre, Ballarat Show on map

GoodBased on 50 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.

Central City Motor Inn
8.8 Excellent

1.6 km from city centre, Ballarat Show on map

ExcellentBased on 387 reviews
8.8

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
9.3 Excellent

0.5 km from city centre, Ballarat Show on map

ExcellentBased on 506 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
8.6 Excellent

6.7 km from city centre, Ballarat Show on map

ExcellentBased on 125 reviews
8.6

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
9.1 Excellent

0.6 km from city centre, Ballarat Show on map

ExcellentBased on 472 reviews
9.1

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

3.4 km from city centre, Ballarat Show on map

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
8.1 Excellent

23.8 km from city centre, Ballarat Show on map

ExcellentBased on 101 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
8.6 Excellent

1.5 km from city centre, Ballarat Show on map

ExcellentBased on 615 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
8.3 Excellent

4.2 km from city centre, Ballarat Show on map

ExcellentBased on 488 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
8.3 Excellent

4.1 km from city centre, Ballarat Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,093 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:November
Average price in Ballarat:$116/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$47/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Saturday
$89 - $164
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$93 - $136
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Oscar's Hotel
9.1 Excellent

0.6 km from city centre, Ballarat Show on map

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.

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Sovereign Hill Hotel
8.5 Excellent

1.8 km from city centre, Ballarat Show on map

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
9.2 Excellent

1.1 km from city centre, Ballarat Show on map

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.

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Craig's Royal Hotel
8.9 Excellent

0.8 km from city centre, Ballarat Show on map

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
7.0 Good

1.8 km from city centre, Ballarat Show on map

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
7.8 Good

2.2 km from city centre, Ballarat Show on map

Rooms at Carboni's is located in Ballarat and offers complimentary wireless internet. It is also a short drive from Lake Wendouree and University Of Ballarat.

$67
Avg. per night
Snake Valley Hotel
8.1 Excellent

23.8 km from city centre, Ballarat Show on map

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.

$68
Avg. per night
Begonia City Motor Inn
8.3 Excellent

4.1 km from city centre, Ballarat Show on map

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.

$87
Avg. per night
Avenue Motel
7.1 Good

4.7 km from city centre, Ballarat Show on map

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.

$91
Avg. per night
Ballarat Central Bed and Breakfast

0.2 km from city centre, Ballarat Show on map

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.

$92
Avg. per night
Alfred Motor Inn
7.8 Good

5.1 km from city centre, Ballarat Show on map

Alfred Motor Inn provides a comfortable setting while in Ballarat. It also features luggage storage, an outdoor pool and room service.

$92
Avg. per night
Western Hotel Ballarat
7.2 Good

1.0 km from city centre, Ballarat Show on map

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.

$97
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Ballarat

2 stars or below

$54 - $120

No. 1 most popular

$67
Avg. per night

No. 2 most popular

Snake Valley Hotel
8.1 Excellent
$68
Avg. per night

Best value

$54
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3 stars

$87 - $136

No. 1 most popular

$97
Avg. per night

No. 2 most popular

$136
Avg. per night

Best value

$87
Avg. per night
4 stars and up

$99 - $215

No. 1 most popular

$148
Avg. per night

No. 2 most popular

$150
Avg. per night

Best value

$99
Avg. per night

Best prices found by HotelsCombined users in the past 24 hours.

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 8.4 from 1,013 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 213 reviewers, and Best Western PLUS Ballarat Suites, with a score of 9.0 from 442 reviewers.

  • How much do hotels in Ballarat cost?

    Hotels in Ballarat cost an average of $172/night according to HotelsCombined data in the last 72 hours. A 4- or 5-star hotel in Ballarat had higher average prices of $208/night and $244/night, respectively.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Ballarat?

    HotelsCombined users have found cheap hotels in Ballarat starting from $54 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 $215, but some deals have been found for as low as $64 in HotelsCombined searches over the last 72 hours. Prices in Ballarat are changing frequently.