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Ballarat Premier Apartments
4.5 out of 5
No 2 Lyons St South, Ballarat Central, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £90 per night
1.09 mi from city centre
4.9/5Exceptional! (370 reviews)

"Excellent location. Clean, classic, charming well appointed apartment. Didn't rate as 'Excellent' because the microwave did not work which made it a challenge as most restaurants were either closed or had small dine-in numbers due to COVID. We have young kids, and buying food to reheat therefore ..."…"

Reviewed on 5 Jul 2020

Ballarat Premier Apartments
Oscar's Hotel
4 out of 5
18 Doveton Street South, Ballarat Central, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £76 per night
1.26 mi from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (362 reviews)

"Very good clean Hotel , Great meals ,Good parking"…"

Reviewed on 6 Mar 2020

Oscar's Hotel
Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £70 per night
2.51 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (986 reviews)

"Mercure Ballarat is a beautiful property with spacious rooms. Clean and well appointed it was great for the 3 of us. The propert itself features beautifully maintained grounds, with units that are spaced out meaning privacy is assured. Staff were super friendly. Comfy beds.. our own downside was ..."…"

Reviewed on 1 Jul 2020

Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre
Barkly Motorlodge
3 out of 5
43 Main Road, Bakery Hill, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £52 per night
1.95 mi from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (445 reviews)

"Centrally located. Walls are thin so no good if you want to sleep in as you can hear the people in the next room."…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar 2020

Barkly Motorlodge
Central City Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
16 Victoria Street, Bakery Hill, VIC
The price is £66 per night
1.91 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (273 reviews)

"Friendly staff nice clean room good location to walk around and close to various food options."…"

Reviewed on 3 Jul 2020

Central City Motor Inn
The Provincial Ballarat
5 out of 5
121 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Central, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £82 per night
1.39 mi from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (528 reviews)

"Tastefully renovated historic building, lovely clean rooms, and great restaurant attached."…"

Reviewed on 26 Jul 2020

The Provincial Ballarat
Seymours on Lydiard
4 out of 5
210 Seymour Street, Soldiers Hill, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £55 per night
1.45 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (367 reviews)

"The building works made the property appear like it was not operational so confusing to find entrance. Once there I found the check in very quick, and the attendant helped me carry my bags to my room."…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar 2020

Seymours on Lydiard
Quest Ballarat
4.5 out of 5
7-11 Dawson Street North, Ballarat Central, VIC
The price is £93 per night
1.15 mi from city centre
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 24 Feb 2020

Quest Ballarat
Best Western Plus Ballarat Suites
4 out of 5
525 Main Road, Golden Point (Ballarat), VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £79 per night
2.42 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (934 reviews)

"I was quite pleased with the effort they put in when i told them prior to the trip it was our anniversary, was a nice surprise to walk into. The room was very nice and clean very spacious and a comfortable bed. Disappointed about coming back to the property late and there not being a car space, I ..."…"

Reviewed on 12 Mar 2020

Best Western Plus Ballarat Suites
Mid City Ballarat
4 out of 5
19 Doveton St North, Ballarat Central, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £70 per night
1.23 mi from city centre
4/5Very Good! (1,000 reviews)

"The room was clean and had what we needed. The breakfast was also great, being able to eat as much as you want. Recommended."…"

Reviewed on 25 Mar 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 accommodation options in Ballarat
  • The closest major airport is in Melbourne, VIC (AVV-Avalon), 46.4 mi (74.7 km) from the city centre
  • 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 lakes provide a picturesque setting and places to visit include Lake Esmond Botanical Garden.

In Golden Point, you can choose from 84 accommodation choices and hotels to make it easy to plan your holiday getaway at an affordable rate. 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 favourite with Expedia travellers 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 transport options to choose from so consider renting a car to explore the city.

Dressing for Ballarat

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 25°C and the night-time average to be 10°C
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 20°C during the day and 5°C at night
  • July to September averages 17°C during the day and 5°C at night
  • Between October and December, the average temperature is 23°C during the day and 7°C at night
  • Ballarat gets about 20 millimetres of rain per year
  • Hottest months are usually February and January with an average temperature of 24°C, while the coldest months are July and June with an average of 5°C

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Ballarat?
Best Western Plus Ballarat Suites is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 4-star hotel offers free WiFi and free parking. It is located a short 9-minute walk from Sovereign Hill. Other top choices based on reviews include Craig’s Royal Hotel and Victoriana Motor Inn.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Ballarat, will I receive a refund?
Yes, you’ll find most hotel reservations are fully refundable if you cancel prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before your check-in date. If your reservation is non-refundable, it may still be possible to cancel it and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to review the best options available in Ballarat.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in Ballarat?
Based on reviews, Avenue Motel is a popular 2.5-star property for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free breakfast and free WiFi. Other choices for your budget-friendly stay include Bakery Hill Motel and Mid City Ballarat.
What's the best place to stay for a family holiday in Ballarat?
BIG4 Ballarat Goldfields Holiday Park is a top 4.5-star property on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and free parking. Other choices for your family trip include Sovereign Park Motor Inn and Main Lead Ballarat Motel. Also, children of all ages will enjoy a visit to Eureka Aquatic Center.
What's the best hotel for a romantic holiday to Ballarat?
Lake Wendouree Apartments on Grove St is a favourite 4-star apartment for couples, and features premium bedding and fireplaces. Another good option for a romantic stay is Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in Ballarat?
Woodmans Hill Motel is a top property for people travelling with their pets, and offers laundry facilities and free newspapers for its human guests.
What's the best luxury hotel in Ballarat?
The Provincial Ballarat is a 5-star aparthotel with a restaurant and a bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for an elegant place to stay. Quality Inn Heritage On Lydiard and Quest Ballarat are two other upscale options for your trip.
What's the best boutique-style hotel in Ballarat?
The Provincial Ballarat is a favourite 5-star aparthotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features a restaurant and a bar. Quality Inn Heritage On Lydiard and Ansonia on Lydiard are other choices for a boutique stay.
What's the best place to stay if I'm looking to play golf in Ballarat?
Bell Tower Inn is a top 3.5-star property that has an adjacent golf course and features an indoor pool. Other good options if you’d like to stay near a golf course include Alfred Motor Inn and Ambassador Motor Inn Ballarat. You can tee off at Ballarat Golf Club during your trip.
What's the best accommodation in Ballarat to learn about local history?
Based on our travel expertise, Ansonia on Lydiard is a top 3.5-star hotel for history buffs booking on Expedia, and it features a business centre and a library. A couple of other options to soak up the local history include Quality Inn & Suites The Menzies and Eureka Lodge Motel. Also, notable landmarks to visit include Sovereign Hill, Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka and St Patrick’s Cathedral.
What are some hotels with pools in Ballarat?
Sovereign Park Motor Inn is a popular 3.5-star property featuring an indoor pool, a children’s pool and 2 bars/lounges. Other choices that feature an on-site pool include Ballarat Colonial Motor Inn & Apartments and Main Lead Ballarat Motel.

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