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Lascelles Ballarat
4 out of 5
6 & 8 Errard Street North, Ballarat Central, VIC
The price is $124 per night
0.15 mi from city center
4.9/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)

"When booking accomodation I'm always looking for something a bit different or special and Lascelles didn't disappoint. I loved the quirky/lux decor and wish I could live there permanently. It's located near everything that makes Ballarat great and the owners where diligent in their communication. ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

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Ballarat Premier Apartments
4.5 out of 5
No 2 Lyons St South, Ballarat Central, VIC
The price is $98 per night
0.08 mi from city center
4.9/5Exceptional! (367 reviews)

"It was a lovely place, very clean and conveniently located."…"

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2020

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Oscar's Hotel
4 out of 5
18 Doveton Street South, Ballarat Central, VIC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $83 per night
0.24 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (361 reviews)
Oscars definitely OK

"First, ALL the staff are very good. The hotel is in excellent order. We will happily stay there again. Varied menu of quality produce"…"

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Oscar's Hotel
Cosy Cottage on Mair
Ballarat Central, VIC
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0.24 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (33 reviews)
Great location

"This is a nice old house in a very handy location. Some of the equipment is a bit tired but we enjoyed our stay."…"

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2020

Cosy Cottage on Mair
Harrowfield House Ballarat
Ballarat Central, VIC
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0.51 mi from city center
4.9/5Exceptional! (53 reviews)
Cosy Victorian Cottage

"Clean, well appointed and elegant Victorian cottage. My little pet and I enjoyed the warmth and hospitality."…"

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Harrowfield House Ballarat
Quality Inn The George Hotel Ballarat
4 out of 5
27 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Central, VIC
The price is $88 per night
0.43 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (259 reviews)

"Loved it thanks for the weekend, only issue was flat batteries in the aircon remote"…"

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2020

Quality Inn The George Hotel Ballarat
The Provincial Ballarat
5 out of 5
121 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Central, VIC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $95 per night
0.51 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (513 reviews)

"The Provincial is an excellent example of a well designed and executed upgrade of a hotel. The attention to detail, eg: the blue and white ginger jars and trinket boxes, added a homey but elegant touch to the room. I have already recommended this hotel to friends in the last few days and will continue ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

The Provincial Ballarat
Lake Inn Ballarat
4.5 out of 5
1317 Mair Street, Ballarat Central, VIC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $89 per night
0.65 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (498 reviews)

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Reviewed on Feb 17, 2020

Lake Inn Ballarat
Craig's Royal Hotel
4 out of 5
10 Lydiard Street South, Ballarat Central, VIC
The price is $166 per night
0.4 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (274 reviews)

"Stunning old hotel in beautiful restored condition. Clean, comfortable and with friendly staff. A real treat."…"

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2020

Craig's Royal Hotel
Quest Ballarat
4.5 out of 5
7-11 Dawson Street North, Ballarat Central, VIC
The price is $89 per night
0.23 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (550 reviews)

"Fantastic location and excellent facilities. This was my first time staying here and it s now top of my list for future visits to Ballarat."…"

Reviewed on Feb 24, 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 setting. A top sight in the city is Sovereign Hill.

  • There are 84 hotels and other accommodations in Ballarat
  • The closest major airport is in Melbourne, VIC (AVV-Avalon), 46.4 mi (74.7 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine), 54.6 mi (87.8 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Ballarat

The city is well known for its museums and art, 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 St Patrick's Cathedral. The city's gardens and lakeside provide a picturesque setting and places to visit include Lake Esmond Botanical Garden.

In Ballarat, you'll be able to select from 84 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have plenty of choices for your holiday getaway. Below are top ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Craig's Royal Hotel - With a stay at this 4-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and a restaurant, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its dining options and clean, comfortable rooms.
  • Comfort Inn & Suites City Views - Our customers like the central location and helpful staff at this hotel. This 2.5-star hotel features free WiFi, free parking, and laundry facilities.
  • Victoriana Motor Inn - This 3.5-star motel features free WiFi, free parking, and laundry facilities. Expedia customers like its breakfast and clean, comfortable rooms.

Getting Around Ballarat

To see more of the larger area, hop on a train at Ballarat Station. Ballarat may not have many public transit options to choose from so consider renting a car to explore more.

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
  • Ballarat gets about 0.79 inches of rain per year
  • 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

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Ballarat?
Victoriana Motor Inn is a favorite property for Expedia customers. This 3.5-star property offers free WiFi and free parking. Other top choices based on reviews include Sovereign Park Motor Inn and Lake Inn Ballarat.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Ballarat, will I receive a refund?
Yes! Most hotel reservations are fully refundable if you cancel prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of check in. If your reservation is non-refundable, you may still be able to cancel and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then you can use the “free cancellation” filter to view the top deals on offer in Ballarat.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Ballarat?
For additional details about rescheduling or cancelling your trip to Ballarat, head over to our customer service page.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Ballarat?
Based on reviews, Seymours on Lydiard is a popular apartment for our travelers who want a more economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other choices for your budget-friendly stay include Mid City Ballarat and Barkly Motorlodge.
What's the best hotel for families in Ballarat?
Eureka Stockade Holiday Park is a top 3-star cabin on Expedia for families, and features in-room kitchens and free parking. Other choices for your stay with the kids include Sovereign Hill Hotel and Best Western Plus Ballarat Suites. Attractions in the area like The Tangled Maze are also fun for the whole family.
What's the best hotel for a romantic getaway to Ballarat?
Lake Wendouree Apartments on Grove St is a favorite 4-star apartment for couples, and features premium bedding and fireplaces. Other good choices for a romantic stay include Lake Inn Ballarat and Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Ballarat?
Woodmans Hill Motel is a top property for people traveling with their pets, and offers laundry facilities and free newspapers for its human guests.
Where is the best place to stay close to Sovereign Hill?
Adjacent to Sovereign Hill, Best Western Plus Ballarat Suites is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 4-star property offers free WiFi and free parking. Other good options close by include Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre and Comfort Inn Main Lead.
What about the best place to stay near Lake Wendouree?
One of the top choices for your stay is Lake Inn Ballarat, located a short 0.6 mi (1 km) from Lake Wendouree, and this 4.5-star property offers a restaurant and free WiFi. Mid City Ballarat and Best Western Plus Ballarat Suites are two other good options within a few miles.
What's the best luxury accommodation in Ballarat?
Quest Ballarat is a 4.5-star hotel and popular for Expedia travelers looking for a luxurious stay. Quality Inn Heritage On Lydiard and Craig’s Royal Hotel are two other upscale options for your trip.
What's the best boutique-style hotel in Ballarat?
The Provincial Ballarat is a favorite 5-star apartment with Expedia travelers looking for a stylish accommodation, featuring a restaurant and a bar. Ansonia on Lydiard and Quality Inn Heritage On Lydiard are a couple of other boutique hotels.
What's the best golf hotel in Ballarat?
Alfred Motor Inn is a 3-star property featuring an outdoor pool and free WiFi, and it’s a top choice for golfing nearby. Other good options if you’d like to stay near a golf course include Ansonia on Lydiard and Eureka Lodge Motel. You can tee off at Ballarat Golf Club during your trip.

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