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Madison Capital Executive Apartments
3.5 out of 5
108 Northbourne Ave, Braddon, ACT
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £59 per night
0.73 mi from city centre
3.5/5Good! (1,361 reviews)

"Had a good time, everything perfect and very good service"…"

Reviewed on 3 Jul 2020

Madison Capital Executive Apartments
Hotel Kurrajong Canberra
4.5 out of 5
8 National Circuit, Barton, ACT
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £72 per night
1.87 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (998 reviews)

"A quiet, clean and very comfortable accomodation. The room temp was perfect for the Wintery conditions and our dine in dinner was excellent."…"

Reviewed on 30 Jun 2020

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra
Novotel Canberra
4.5 out of 5
65 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra, ACT
Free cancellation
The price is £73 per night
0.25 mi from city centre
3.6/5Good! (990 reviews)

"The hotel is very well located and has most of the amenities that you expect. The staff were very helpful. The fridge in the room was very small and filled with mini bar items. This takes time to remove so our stuff can be put in the fridge. There is no ice draw in the fridge which meant we had to ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Mar 2020

Novotel Canberra
Forrest Hotel and Apartments
3.5 out of 5
30 National Circuit, Forrest, ACT
The price is £47 per night
2.36 mi from city centre
3.9/5Good! (989 reviews)

"Great location, good for a short stay. Staff were very friendly"…"

Reviewed on 22 Jun 2020

Forrest Hotel and Apartments
Mercure Canberra
3.5 out of 5
39 Limestone Avenue, Braddon, ACT
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £57 per night
0.94 mi from city centre
3.9/5Good! (985 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
Quest Canberra
4 out of 5
Melbourne Building 28 West Row, Canberra, ACT
Free cancellation
The price is £52 per night
0.14 mi from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (318 reviews)

"I only stayed one night but the location is fantastic and my studio room had a kitchenette and was immaculately clean. WiFi was excellent and my only complaint is the TV had no Foxtel."…"

Reviewed on 25 May 2020

Quest Canberra
Quest Canberra City Walk
3.5 out of 5
240 City Walk, Canberra, ACT
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £59 per night
0.28 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (274 reviews)

"Loved its location and being so close to shops and eateries. Was immaculately services and very clean. Only negative was the security, you could go anywhere without security access. People could walk in off the street and go straight to your floor or car park."…"

Reviewed on 21 Jun 2020

Quest Canberra City Walk
Pacific Suites Canberra
4.5 out of 5
100 Northbourne Avenue, Braddon, ACT
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £89 per night
0.66 mi from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (2,437 reviews)

"great location close to lot of restaurants and coffee shops ... walking distance to all shops ..... friendly and professional staffs"…"

Reviewed on 29 Jun 2020

Pacific Suites Canberra
Deco Hotel
4 out of 5
214 Northbourne Avenue, Braddon, ACT
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £70 per night
1.24 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (506 reviews)

"Had a 1 bedroom apartment. Excellent facilities. Smart tech in rooms. Unable to enjoy full facilities of hotel due to covid. Underground carpark is a bit tight for larger vehicles. Recommend this property."…"

Reviewed on 29 Jun 2020

Deco Hotel
Burbury Hotel & Apartments
4 out of 5
1 Burbury Close, Canberra, Barton, ACT
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £88 per night
2.17 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (984 reviews)

"The service was incredible, we checked in and the gentleman who helped us went above and beyond. He was so helpful and understanding. The room, the view and where the hotel was amazing. We will definitely be returning, we had the best stay!"…"

Reviewed on 28 Jun 2020

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Visiting Canberra

Families will find kid-friendly activities in Canberra, and visitors give high marks for the top-notch restaurants, lakeside setting and fascinating museums. Tourists who journey to this welcoming city can discover its shopping, art and local tours. Top sights in the city include National Museum of Australia, Australian National Botanic Gardens and Australian War Memorial.

  • There are 186 hotels and other accommodation options in Canberra
  • The closest major airport is in Canberra, ACT (CBR-Canberra Intl.), 4 mi (6.4 km) from the city centre

Sightseeing and Staying in Canberra

The city is well known for its museums and art, and cultural venues include National Museum of Australia, National Gallery of Australia and Australian Institute of Sport. Families come for attractions such as National Zoo and Aquarium, Cockington Green and Canberra and Region Visitors Centre. The city is notable for landmarks like Australian War Memorial, Old Parliament House and Telstra Tower.

In Molonglo Valley, you can choose from 186 accommodation choices and hotels to make it easy to plan your perfect holiday retreat at an affordable rate. These are top ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Jamala Wildlife Lodge - With a stay at this 4-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and a restaurant, along with free WiFi. Expedia travellers love its spacious and comfortable rooms.
  • Deco Hotel - Our customers like the convenient parking and helpful staff at this hotel. This 4-star hotel features a restaurant, free WiFi and a bar.
  • Avenue Hotel Canberra - This 5-star hotel in Canberra City Centre features a restaurant, free WiFi and a fitness centre. Expedia customers like its bar and overall value.

Other favourite sights in Canberra include Australian National Botanic Gardens, Parliament House and Canberra Stadium.

Getting around Canberra

To see more of the surrounding area, hop aboard a train at Kingston Canberra Station or Queanbeyan Railway Station. Canberra may not have many public transport choices so consider renting a car to explore the city.

Dressing for Canberra

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 28°C, whilst night-time temperatures stay around 10°C
  • From April to June, the average is 21°C during the day and 1°C at night
  • July to September sees average temperatures of 17°C during the day and 1°C at night
  • Between October and December, you can expect 26°C as the daytime average and 5°C as the night-time average
  • Canberra gets about 579 millimetres of rain per year
  • January and February are usually the hottest months averaging 26°C, while July and June are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 2°C

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Canberra?
Jamala Wildlife Lodge is a favourite with Expedia customers. This 4-star hotel offers free breakfast and a restaurant. It is located a short 6-minute walk from National Zoo and Aquarium. Traveller reviews also recommend Deco Hotel and Adina Serviced Apartments Canberra Dickson as top options for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Canberra, will I receive a refund?
Yes! The majority of hotel room reservations are fully refundable provided that you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before the scheduled arrival. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, it may still be possible to cancel it and be given a refund within 24 hours of booking. Enter your dates, click on “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to review the best deals in Canberra.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Canberra?
Based on reviews, ibis Styles Canberra Eaglehawk is a popular resort for our travellers who want a more economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good options for your budget-friendly stay include Statesman Hotel and Crest Motor Inn.
What's the best place to stay for a family holiday to Canberra?
Pacific Suites Canberra is a top 4.5-star aparthotel on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and in-room kitchens. Ibis Styles Canberra is another choice for your family trip. Also, attractions such as National Zoo and Aquarium and Cockington Green are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best accommodation for a couple visiting Canberra?
Hotel Realm is a favourite 4.5-star hotel for couples, and features in-room massages and a full-service spa. Other good options for a stay with your sweetheart include Ovolo Nishi and Peppers Gallery Hotel.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Canberra?
Leagues Motel is a top property for people travelling with their pets and offers free WiFi for its human guests. Two other good options for you and your pet include Abode Gungahlin and The Evergreen B&B.
What's the best high-end place to stay in Canberra?
Hotel Kurrajong Canberra is a 4.5-star hotel with a restaurant and a terrace, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for an elegant place to stay. Burbury Hotel & Apartments and Little National Hotel Canberra are other upscale choices for your trip.
What's the best boutique-style hotel in Canberra?
Ovolo Nishi is a favourite 5-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features a restaurant and a bar. If you want to stay at a boutique hotel, you can also take a look at Little National Hotel Canberra.

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