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Top Canberra Historic Hotels

Pavilion on Northbourne
4.5 out of 5
242 Northbourne Avenue, Dickson, ACT
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The price is £55 per night from 16 Oct to 17 Oct
4.2/5Excellent! (1,921 reviews)

"Fast service for check-in and check out no VIP though"…"

Reviewed on 17 Sep 2020

Pavilion on Northbourne
East Hotel
4.5 out of 5
69 Canberra Avenue, Griffith, ACT
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £101 per night from 25 Sep to 26 Sep
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,069 reviews)

"Great hotel in good location"…"

Reviewed on 6 May 2020

East Hotel
Hyatt Hotel Canberra - a Park Hyatt
5 out of 5
Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla, ACT
Free cancellation
The price is £146 per night from 20 Sep to 21 Sep
4.6/5Wonderful! (979 reviews)

"A beautiful upmarket hotel with an old world relaxed atmosphere."…"

Reviewed on 26 Jul 2020

Hyatt Hotel Canberra - a Park Hyatt

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Hotel Kurrajong Canberra
4.5 out of 5
8 National Circuit, Barton, ACT
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £81 per night from 11 Oct to 12 Oct
4.3/5Excellent! (978 reviews)

"Clean, spacious and very comfortable! Picturesque. Close to lake and Parliament House. Just perfect"…"

Reviewed on 18 Sep 2020

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra
ANU - University House Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1 Balmain Crescent, Acton, ACT
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4.3/5Excellent! (997 reviews)

"Ii is in a beautiful settling, calm and peaceful. My room was more like an apartment, with lounge/study, bedroom and bathroom (no kitchen). The mid-century furniture is well preserved,"…"

Reviewed on 30 Jan 2020

ANU - University House Hotel
QT Canberra
4 out of 5
London Circuit, Canberra, ACT
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £86 per night from 18 Oct to 19 Oct
4.2/5Excellent! (983 reviews)

"Lovely stay at QT. Comfy bed, lovely view. Location is good - near the Nishi building and Arty areas."…"

Reviewed on 8 Sep 2020

QT Canberra
Brassey Hotel
4 out of 5
Belmore Gardens & Macquarie Street, Barton, ACT
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £78 per night from 1 Oct to 2 Oct
4.2/5Very Good! (987 reviews)

"We were actually transferred to another property in the Doma Group - Burbury - as the Brassey was closed due to severe storm damage. The change was made seamlessly by the Brassey staff. The first we knew was after they had already made all the arrangements for us. That's what I call excellent ..."…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar 2020

Brassey Hotel
Peppers Gallery Hotel
4.5 out of 5
15 Edinburgh Avenue, Canberra, ACT
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £90 per night from 20 Sep to 21 Sep
4.1/5Very Good! (998 reviews)

"They were very accommodating and nice. Lovely rooms. Loved the bath."…"

Reviewed on 2 Apr 2020

Peppers Gallery Hotel
Quest Canberra
4 out of 5
Melbourne Building 28 West Row, Canberra, ACT
Free cancellation
The price is £57 per night from 20 Sep to 21 Sep
4.1/5Very Good! (328 reviews)

"great location, very helpful staff, comfy bed, very roomy"…"

Reviewed on 4 Jun 2020

Quest Canberra
Mercure Canberra
3.5 out of 5
39 Limestone Avenue, Braddon, ACT
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £73 per night from 20 Sep to 21 Sep
3.9/5Good! (981 reviews)

"Cosy and warm hotel with lovely staff. In desperate need for some nicer vintage furniture or perhaps new carpet or curtains."…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2020

Mercure Canberra
ibis Styles Canberra
3 out of 5
203 Goyder Street, Narrabundah, ACT
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £59 per night from 11 Oct to 12 Oct
3.4/5Good! (991 reviews)

"The unit was fine the common areas of the property were not fantastic"…"

Reviewed on 7 Jul 2020

ibis Styles Canberra
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Guide to Canberra Historic Hotels

When you take a Canberra getaway, it's easy to pick a modern hotel, or a chain you are familiar with. You may be used to your room having all the much-needed conveniences. But sometimes choosing to stay in a more distinctive location can enrich your trip. Staying in a Canberra historic hotel still gives you a well-appointed room and one with lots of character. Additionally, it allows you to surround yourself in Canberra's past.

Old-World Charm, New World Amenities

When you walk through the lobby of your Canberra hotel, you'll be transported to the past. With their old-world charm and engrossing histories, you'll love how these historic hotels stand apart from their modern counterparts. Although these hotels are vintage, they have of the modern amenities that allow you to relax or keep in touch during your getaway. You'll notice your room outfitted with a cosy bed, lots of character, and about anything else you'll need for a wonderful visit.

After you have spent time admiring your historic hotel, you can check out the museums and famous landmarks to absorb more of the region's culture. Of course, all this perusing through the past will work up an appetite. Feel free to check out Expedia's guest reviews for recommendations from fellow travellers to help make your Canberra visit great. You can also ask your hotels' front desk to recommend where their favourite areas to grab a pint or a bite to eat in Canberra are.

Book Your Canberra Historic Hotel Today

If you are wishing to get the most from your Canberra visit, a stay in one of these vintage hotels will elevate your time spent in this historically-rich city. With Expedia's 11 one-of-a-kind accommodations to choose from, you're bound to find one that is perfect for you. But, just like the past civilisations, these rates won't last forever. Reserve soon to get your room in one of these unique properties.

Frequently asked questions

What can a history enthusiast expect from a trip to Canberra?
A visit to the historical places in Canberra is likely first on your travel itinerary. Be sure to check out the major shopping area and acclaimed art scene while you’re here. You can also discover the fascinating museums in this family-friendly area.
What's the best accommodation in Canberra to absorb the local history?
Based on our travel expertise, Hotel Kurrajong Canberra is a top 4.5-star hotel for history buffs booking on Expedia, and it features a restaurant and free WiFi. A couple of other options close to historic sites include Pavilion on Northbourne and East Hotel.
How many historical hotels are there in Canberra?
In Canberra, you’ll find 243 hotels and other accommodation options bookable on Expedia, including 11 historic hotels or hotels close to historic sites.
What are the must-see historical sites and other places in Canberra?
Canberra is notable for landmarks like Albert Hall. Known for its museums and art, cultural venues include National Museum of Australia, Australian War Memorial and National Gallery of Australia. Other popular sights include Canberra Centre and Commonwealth Park.
What is a historic hotel like in Canberra?
A guest who chooses a historic hotel has an opportunity to stay in a building officially recognised with a national historic designation. Historic hotels throughout the world come in all forms like castles, palaces, grand homes or even old police stations, pubs, lodges or skyscrapers — any building that’s been identified as being of special interest. These types of hotels in Canberra usually retain authentic elements such as period features or traditional architecture in guestrooms or communal spaces.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
These terms are similar. “Historic hotel” is a term often used in the US, whereas “heritage hotel” is common in Asia and Europe. Historic hotels tend to focus on the building and architecture itself. Mainly a heritage hotel draws meaning from the cultural value and how it shaped the community.
Do historic hotels in Canberra have modern facilities?
Yes, efforts are made to preserve the historic aspects and traditions, but hotel interiors are fitted with modern conveniences and safety features. Tourists who book a stay can expect the amenities you’d get from a hotel such as WiFi, heating and air conditioning, and updated bathroom facilities. Booking a historic hotel in Canberra doesn’t mean you’re choosing a place that’s rundown.

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