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Best hotels and places to stay in Canberra 

Brazen, bright new architecture meets grand Art Deco design in the nation's capital.

By Jennifer Pinkerton

True to the city's art-minded approach, the hotels in Canberra are architecturally forward thinking. These inspired stays can be found in the spirited precincts of New Acton and Barton, neighbourhoods that nudge the shores of Lake Burley Griffin. But you'll also find accommodation infused with vintage charm. 

QT Canberra

Bedroom suite at QT Canberra, Canberra, ACT © QT Hotels

QT Canberra, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory © QT Hotels

Where: 1 London Circuit, Canberra

A hop and a skip from the city, QT Canberra pushes 15 storeys high into the New Acton skyline. Here, trademark QT quirkiness reigns (the group owns a series of hotels around Australia) in the form of a political theme crafted especially for its Canberra site. Dine at the Italian-style eatery Capitol Bar and Grill or sip on one of the stellar cocktails served at Lucky’s Speakeasy before retreating to your airy, Andy Warhol-reminiscent room – preferably with a vista over the lake below. 

Hotel Kurrajong

Hotel Kurrajong, Canberra, ACT © Hotel Kurrajong

Hotel Kurrajong, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory © Hotel Kurrajong

Where:  8 National Circuit, Barton

It's hard to think of a hotel more deeply and historically "Canberra" than Art Deco  Hotel Kurrajong . It was the 1940s home of former Australian prime minister Ben Chifley. But don't be fooled by the hotel's heritage. This is no outdated stay. You'll find stunning, large-scale artworks in bedrooms, historic memorabilia in common spaces and a restaurant serving local produce and offering a 120-bottle wine list. 

Little National Hotel

Little National Hotel, Canberra, ACT © Little National Hotel

Little National Hotel, Canberra,  Australian Capital Territory © Little National Hotel

Where:  21 National Circuit, Barton

Tucked behind the gargantuan offices of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade lies  Little National . Its rooms are compact, but this cleverly designed space is not short on Zen. A double-storey lobby greets guests on arrival, paper sculptures by Australian artist Benja Harley line the corridors upstairs and black and white-toned rooms embody a Japanese aesthetic – they also feature four-poster beds and floor-to-ceiling windows. Wander across the road to sister hotel Realm to access its restaurants, leafy outdoor deck and other luxe facilities. 

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East Hotel, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory © VisitCanberra

Where:  69 Canberra Avenue, Kingston

In Kingston – a suburb teaming with cafés and restaurants, plus a waterfront area – the boutique  East Hotel  puts art in the spotlight. Though its exterior gives nothing away, the hotel's interior spaces are flooded with design-orientated furniture, decor and lighting. Pop into one of its lively bars and restaurants, such as the multi-award-winning small  Joe’s Bar , or  Muse  café. The latter will delight book lovers, as it regularly hosts author events and is devoted to wine and the written word. Rooms are spacious as well as practical, especially the kid’s cubby: interconnecting two-bedroom apartments decked out with bunk beds, a kid's play table and bean bags. 

Hyatt Hotel Canberra

Hyatt Hotel Canberra, Canberra, ACT © Hyatt Hotel Canberra

Hyatt Hotel Canberra, Canberra Australian Capital Territory © Hyatt Hotel Canberra

Where:  120 Commonwealth Avenue, Canberra

Sitting in a suitably regal position on Commonwealth Avenue – with neighbours including the Albert Hall, Chinese Embassy and, a little further up the road, Parliament House – the  Canberra Hyatt  is housed inside a grand, cream-coloured 1920s building that takes style cues from  The Great Gatsby . An interior garden courtyard fills its central zones, and at the hotel's rear lie the peaceful Japanese-themed Lennox and Nara gardens, parklands fringed with pine trees and views across the lake to the National Museum and Black Mountain. Rooms are fitted out in a chocolate and ivory palette, and high tea is served daily – a favourite among the Canberra ladies set. 

Ovolo Nishi

Ovolo Nishi, Canberra, ACT © Ovolo Group

Ovolo Nishi, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory © Ovolo Group

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Where:  25 Edinburgh Avenue, NewActon precinct, Canberra

Across the bridge in NewActon, a design-savvy hipster hub, wander up the staircase with its riot of upcycled wooden beams at  Ovolo Nishi  to enter a world that you won’t want to leave in a hurry. Fifty-six artists, designers and craftspeople – as well as 60 architects – put their heads together to create this stay that's like a 1960s play den crossed with a futuristic eco building. Rooms feature an eclectic mix of art and furnishings and have cavernous bathrooms with concrete egg-shaped tubs. Downstairs,  Monster Kitchen and Bar  serves an inspired tapas-style dinner.

Jamala Wildlife Lodge

Jamala Wildlife Lodge, Canberra, ACT © Jamala Wildlife Lodge

Jamala Wildlife Lodge, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory © Jamala Wildlife Lodge

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The lodge is part of the National Zoo and Aquarium and has been designed to enhance the zoo’s conservation efforts by giving guests an immersive and educational experience.

Where: 999 Lady Denman Drive, Canberra

As far as the most unique accommodation goes, Jamala Wildlife Lodge is without a doubt the winner. Sleep in a luxurious African-inspired timber-clad room with nothing but a glass wall separating you from the lion's den. Or take up a bed in a Giraffe Treehouse and wake up to 5m (16ft) tall neighbours. Jamala is a conservation first and foremost, providing a sanctuary to some of the world's most endangered and dangerous animals in enclosures far larger than you'd find in any zoo. 

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The nation’s capital is more than just politicians and bureaucrats; it’s a city high on design filled with thoughtful architecture, swirling roundabouts and a general gentle ease in getting around. Canberra has flourished into a city focused on arts, culture and politics and with new cultural and entertainment precincts like New Acton, Kingston Foreshore and Realm precinct springing up, it’s a planned city with purpose.

Canberra is developing a reputation for its festivals – the legendary Floriade, The Truffle Festival Canberra Region and Canberra Writers Festival to name a few. All year round, there are myriad of galleries, museums and attractions to keep inquisitive minds at bay, making it a great family holiday destination with plenty of things to do with kids in Canberra.

We’ve even curated a guide on how to spend 48 hours in Canberra as your perfect weekend itinerary.

In short, Canberra is now seriously cool as judged by Lonely Planet who ranked the city #3 best city to visit in 2018. Don’t’ take their word for it, you be the judge…

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No matter where you lay your head after a day exploring, Canberra offers a range of accommodation from budget hotels, self-contained apartments, boutique hotels to luxury 5 start hotels. There are plenty of hotels within Canberra city to ensure you’re close to all the best attractions and monuments.

Make your base in North Canberra aka Inner North close to dining, entertainment and shopping in suburbs such as Acton, Braddon and Dickson. You’ll find great value accommodation at Adina Dickson offering apartment style accommodation just 2km from the CBD.

While South Canberra or Inner South includes suburbs such as Barton, Kingston and Yarralumla as well as the Parliamentary Triangle – a must-visit precinct on any trip to Canberra. Nearby quality accommodation includes Knightsbridge Canberra your home away from home and the heritage-listed Hotel Kurrajong.

Further afield you’ll find the satellite cities of Woden, Belconnen and Tuggeranong.

Canberra City Accommodation

Canberra city is the perfect base to explore everything Canberra has to offer from galleries, museums and attractions as well as award-winning bars and restaurants. It’s not all serious business in Canberra, have fun in the nations capital with a stay at QT Canberra with its signature blend of playful, chic décor and serious bar and dining clout. Another hotel with an eye for style is Ovolo Nishi located in the New Acton cultural arts precinct and offering all the Ovolo signature freebies. If you’re keen to linger longer in our nations capital, try Avenue Hotel for apartment style accommodation in downtown Canberra.

Belconnen Accommodation

An alternative to a city stay, Belconnen is just 20 minutes from Canberra city and Belconnen Way Hotel & Serviced Apartments offers cheap accommodation and free wifi near shopping, the local business district and sporting facilities. Belconnen is popular as an affordable stop over for travellers to the snowfields who want to bypass the CBD.

Woden Accommodation

Woden Valley is a satellite city of Canberra, just 10 minutes from Canberra’s CBD. Abode Hotel Woden offers comfortable accommodation and access to their signature Abode Pantry stocked full of tempting gourmet goodies.

Tuggeranong Accommodation

Tuggeranong is the southernmost town centre of Canberra. While predominantly residential, if you’re visiting friends and family consider bunking down at Alpha Hotel Canberra just 20 minutes to Canberra City and set against the backdrop of the beautiful Brindabella ranges. Abode Tuggeranong is a great choice for business travellers, families or sporting groups seeking affordable accommodation close to Canberra city.

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Luxury Hotels

Canberra has seen an explosion of hip hotels hit the Canberra accommodation scene including the design led Ovolo Nishi and Hotel Realm, but if you’re looking for timeless elegance then Hyatt Hotel Canberra is for you. Luxury accommodation doesn’t get more unique than Jamala Wildlife Lodge  where you can stay alongside some of the rarest animals on the planet with all the creature comforts of a luxury retreat.

Cheap Hotels

Canberra has a range of accommodation to suit every budget, including some impressive cheap hotels that won’t break the bank. Little National Canberra has been creatively designed with stylish, compact rooms complemented by luxurious communal spaces with the feel of an exclusive executive lounge. Also in the Realm Precinct is the cheap and cheerful Brassey Hotel, which boasts access to the impressive onsite Hale Gym & Spa. If you’re in transit, book Vibe Airport Hotel for affordable Canberra airport accommodation.

Family Accommodation

Canberra is the perfect choice for a family holiday with an exhaustive amount of attractions and activities right on your doorstop including the Australian War Memorial, Questacon, Cockington Green Gardens, National Museum of Australia and more! Check out the cool digs at East Hotel an apartment style hotel featuring a kids studio fitted out with bunk beds, kids’ play table, bean bags, games and more to keep even the tiniest traveller entertained.

Canberra Accommodation Deals

You’ll find great deals on a range of Canberra accommodation by booking ahead and securing advance purchase offers or conversely waiting for last minute deals if you’re game. It’s best to avoid parliamentary sitting dates as the city will be overflowing with politicians and power brokers making availability of hotel rooms scarce and hotel rates high.

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Canberra’s summers are hot and dry (think: T-shirts, shorts, and sandals all day). Get your dose of Vitamin D and head out into the city’s vast open spaces and freshwater lakes. Temperatures dip a bit in the evening so we suggest snagging a spot at a rooftop bar during the sunset hours to grab a cocktail or two.

Lake Burley Griffin is the beating heart of Canberra’s summer. Live your best lake life and go sailing, canoeing, water-skiing, or even stand-up paddleboarding. You can also lounge shore-side—whatever floats your boat.

Nothing beats the summer heat quite like a quick dip. Canberra’s got two swimming holes where you can perfect that cannonball: Cotter Bend and Gibraltar Creek.

The Jamala Wildlife Lodge within the National Zoo and Aquarium is the closest you’ll get to an African safari experience right in Australia. The biggest draw? You get to spend the night next to lions, tigers, cheetahs, and bears—safely behind glass.

Grab some much-needed shade under the canopy of over 44,000 trees at the National Arboretum Canberra. Throw a summer barbie or (temporarily) lose the kids to the massive Pod playground, a series of giant acorn cubbies connected by tunnels, slides, and ladders designed for endless fun.

Canberra’s winters are chilly, but the sun still shines bright from June to August. Though snowfall’s rare, mornings and evenings are particularly brisk so we consider it a good-enough excuse to warm up with mulled wine and eggnog at the annual Christmas in July markets, an Aussie tradition of getting a little holiday spirit going during their colder months.

The cold weather also signals the start of truffle season. Join the hunt and sniff out the wild aromas of black winter Périgord truffles at Canberra’s top truffle farms. The city’s finest restaurants also dish up this seasonal ingredient as part of the annual Truffle Festival. Truffle pizza, anyone?

Canberra’s world-class museums and art galleries are fantastic any time of year but winter adds some festive cheer to the calendar of events. The school holidays mean there are lots of fun, kid-friendly activities and exhibits going on all season.

Over at the Canberra Glassworks Hotshop, a winter lineup of events will have you seeing your glassware in a whole new light. There are glass-blowing demonstrations by international artists, glass markets, and winter illuminations, too.

The city’s gardens and parks literally come to life in the spring—with thousands of flowers blooming in a rainbow of hues. But spring also ushers in the wettest months of the year…so pack an umbrella, you know, just in case.

Join in Australia’s biggest spring celebration—the annual Floriade Festival at Commonwealth Park. It’s a month-long floral display, plus there are other festival highlights like the Floriade NightFest, when the park is transformed into an illuminated playground after the sun goes down.

The warmer weather is ideal for exploring Canberra’s burgeoning wine region. Stroll through vineyards and enjoy a long lunch in the outdoors, with a glass of crisp Chardonnay in hand, of course.

Up for a little cardio? Take in the city’s iconic landmarks along the well-connected cycling networks. But do be warned: It’s magpie swooping season. The birds can strike from above, so local cyclists attach streamers, flags, and other curiosities to their helmets to keep them at bay.

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ibis Styles Canberra

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The award-winning ibis Styles Canberra offers air-conditioned rooms and free on-site parking. Guests enjoy an outdoor swimming pool and free Wi-Fi.

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Value for its money. And hispitality of the staff.

Crowne Plaza Canberra, an IHG Hotel

Hotel in City Centre, Canberra

Parking is available at the car park underneath the hotel. To self-park, enter the car park from the left-hand side of the hotel driveway, from Binara Street.

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Great location and the room was spacious and staff where awesome

Pavilion On Northbourne

The 4.5 star Pavilion On Northbourne features Canberra's largest indoor tropical garden atrium. There is also an outdoor swimming pool, fitness center and onsite bar and restaurant.

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Everything was up and operational. The front desk staff was amazing and very helpful.

Vibe Hotel Canberra

Featuring free WiFi and a fitness center, Vibe Hotel Canberra Airport offers spacious accommodations, located at Canberra Airport.

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Location was great, good transport link, breakfast was great, hot or cold option, great start to the day

ibis Styles Canberra Eagle Hawk

ibis Styles Canberra Eagle Hawk is set among beautiful gardens, only 10 minutes' drive from Canberra's city center.

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Love the family room with kitchen and laundry facility, beautiful bathtub. So homey and cozy

QT Canberra

QT Canberra offers sleek designer accommodations, ideally located in central Canberra, on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin and Canberra's largest conferencing facilities.

The internet and the coffee. Also the presence of the iron and the ironing board. And the breakfast was also good. I also appreciated the style of the interior decor. The Australians are obviously very stylish people -- a stylish culture.

ibis Budget Canberra

Just 4.3 mi from the Australian War Memorial, ibis Budget Canberra offers air-conditioned rooms with a TV and a work desk. It features a guest laundry and vending machines.

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comfortable clean everything we need. we stayed at Ibis in many places in other countries also.

Garden City Hotel, Best Western Signature Collection

Garden City Hotel, Best Western Signature Collection is just 10 minutes drive from Canberra’s central business district.

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The staff was so frendly. Delicious breakfast also.

Avenue Hotel Canberra

Located in the heart of Canberra, this stylish hotel offers a restaurant and a fitness center. All luxury accommodations features a private balcony with outdoor furniture.

the staff was fantastic Gary in housekeeping went out of his way to help me many thanks the food was good and wait staff were very friendly and helpful great location only 4 blocks to major bus lines and right next to light rail very quiet in the room and quite spacious believe a great place to stay

Hyatt Hotel Canberra - A Park Hyatt Hotel

Offering a state-of-the-art fitness center with indoor swimming pool and sauna, this luxury hotel is only 5 minutes' drive from Parliament House.

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The staff were excellent and very welcoming and with positive attitude. Very helpful. You get the feeling they really enjoy working there. The property is clean and elegant with courtyards and beautiful art, the pool is stunning, the gym is in a beautiful space also. The museums and Parliament House are all a walk away, a bunch of beautiful restaurants and cafes on the water.

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Hotel Kurrajong Canberra

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra

Located 0.6 mi from Old Parliament House and Capital Hill, Hotel Kurrajong Canberra is a heritage-listed property with a café, restaurant and 100MB of free WiFi per day, per room.

Beautiful hotel Great service Clean, Gordon rooms

Ramada Diplomat Canberra

Newly refurbished in October 2018, the stylish 4.5 star Ramada Diplomat Canberra is located in Griffith, 5 minutes' drive from Canberra's Parliamentary Triangle and offers rooms with free Wi-Fi, free...

Free Parking, good location, clean, friendly staff

Hyatt Hotel Canberra - A Park Hyatt Hotel

Offering a state-of-the-art fitness center with indoor swimming pool and sauna, this luxury hotel is only 5 minutes' drive from Parliament House.

Elegance , history , beauty and impeccable service.

Ovolo Nishi

Offering a 24/7 front desk, a fitness center and a bar, Ovolo Nishi is located 5 minutes' drive from Parliament House and the site of the beautiful Floriade display.

Everything was exceptional for a relaxing weekend away

Mercure Canberra

Mercure Canberra

Mercure Canberra’s spacious rooms combine old world charm with modern comforts like WiFi. Centrally located, just a few minutes drive from the city center, Casino and the Canberra Convention Center.

It’s history and it’s architecture.Breakfast was great.

QT Canberra

QT Canberra offers sleek designer accommodations, ideally located in central Canberra, on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin and Canberra's largest conferencing facilities.

Room; EV charging; breakfast changed to a la carte.

Rydges Canberra

Rydges Canberra

Rydges Canberra is located only 1640 feet from Parliament House. Canberra city center is a 5-minute drive away.

Comfortable room & friendly staff always welcoming

ibis Styles Canberra Eagle Hawk

ibis Styles Canberra Eagle Hawk is set among beautiful gardens, only 10 minutes' drive from Canberra's city center.

Rooms are clean. Comfort beds and pillows with extra blankets.

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Quality Hotel Dickson

Quality Hotel Dickson

Featuring a restaurant, bar and a fitness center, Quality Hotel Dickson is a 7-minute drive from both Canberra Centre and Australian War memorial. Free parking is available.

Great facility, close to shops, had great breakfast

Canberra Accommodation Centre

Canberra Accommodation Centre

Located in Canberra, 1.1 miles from Canberra Center, Canberra Accommodation Centre provides accommodations with a garden, free private parking and a shared lounge.

Convenient location, well priced, self contained unit

Mantra MacArthur Hotel

Mantra MacArthur Hotel

Located just 6 minutes' drive from the center of Canberra and the War Memorial as well as 10 minutes' drive from Parliament House, Mantra MacArthur Hotel offers stylish and contemporary studios and 1...

great location for attending a function just down the road

ibis Budget Canberra

Always reliable no fuss accommodation. Ample parking.

ibis Styles Canberra Tall Trees

ibis Styles Canberra Tall Trees

ibis Styles Canberra Tall Tree offers contemporary fully refurbished accommodations tucked away in a tree-lined suburb of Ainsley and is conveniently located within proximity to Canberra city center,...

Front counter guy was friendly, polite & helpful.

Garden City Hotel, Best Western Signature Collection

Location was fantastic! Staff were okay. Room was great.

Belconnen Way Hotel & Serviced Apartments

Belconnen Way Hotel & Serviced Apartments

Located in Canberra, this hotel offers free cable TV, free WiFi and free car parking. It is a 5-minute drive from Canberra Stadium and Westfield Shopping Center.

The staff were happy to help with any request I made.

Pavilion On Northbourne

The 4.5 star Pavilion On Northbourne features Canberra's largest indoor tropical garden atrium. There is also an outdoor swimming pool, fitness center and onsite bar and restaurant.

Room was very clean & bed was very comfortable

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East Hotel and Apartments

East Hotel and Apartments

East Hotel and Apartments features an on-site restaurant, a bar, a fitness center and 24/7 reception. Each studio and apartment includes air TV and chromecasts in each.

Rooms were exceptional. So clean Restaurants excellent

Hotel Realm

Hotel Realm

Located in the elegant suburb of Barton, on the footsteps of Parliament House, Hotel Realm is contemporary in design and features 2 day spas, 2 health clubs and 5 on-site restaurants.

I was greeted with a smile and nothing was a problem

The Sebel Canberra Campbell

The Sebel Canberra Campbell

The Sebel Canberra Campbell has accommodations in Canberra. This 4-star hotel offers luggage storage space and free WiFi.

location , clean and great facilities and very quiet

Brassey Hotel - Managed by Doma Hotels

Brassey Hotel - Managed by Doma Hotels

Located on 2.5 acres of manicured gardens and lawns, the 1920s-style Brassey of Canberra is just 5 minutes' drive from the Parliament of Australia and Capital Circle.

Lovey hotel . Comfortable room . Will return again

Canberra Rex Hotel

Canberra Rex Hotel

Just 5 minutes’ drive from the Australian War Memorial, Canberra Rex Hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi.

Very clean, great location and extremely comfortable.

Crowne Plaza Canberra, an IHG Hotel

How close it was to the main shopping area of Canberra

Alpha Hotel Canberra

Alpha Hotel Canberra

Nestled in the Tuggeranong Valley, Alpha Canberra Hotel & Apartments offers accommodations just a 20-minute drive south of Canberra city center.

Close to family, shopping centre, clubs, facilites

Peppers Gallery Hotel

Peppers Gallery Hotel

Peppers Gallery Hotel is a luxurious boutique hotel, a short walk from the shores of Lake Burley Griffin. Each room is equipped with a coffee maker.

Nice welcoming feel. Bright rooms with natural light.

FAQs about hotels in Canberra

How much does it cost to stay in a hotel in canberra.

On average, 3-star hotels in Canberra cost $113 per night, and 4-star hotels in Canberra are $149 per night. If you're looking for something really special, a 5-star hotel in Canberra can be found for $240 per night, on average (based on Booking.com prices).

How much is a hotel in Canberra for this weekend?

The average price per night for a 3-star hotel in Canberra this weekend is $112 or, for a 4-star hotel, $131. Looking for something even fancier? 5-star hotels in Canberra for this weekend cost around $181 per night, on average (based on Booking.com prices).

How much is a hotel in Canberra for tonight?

On average, it costs $313 per night to book a 3-star hotel in Canberra for tonight. You'll pay around $397 if you choose to stay in a 4-star hotel tonight, while a 5-star hotel in Canberra will cost around $557, on average (based on Booking.com prices).

Which hotels in Canberra are good for families?

Many families visiting Canberra loved staying at East Hotel and Apartments , Deco Hotel Canberra , and Avenue Hotel Canberra .

What are the best hotels in Canberra near Rose Cottage?

Some of the best hotels in Canberra near Rose Cottage include Tuggeranong Short Stay #10 , Tuggeranong Short Stay #07 and Tuggeranong Short Stay #09 .

Which hotels are the best ones to stay at in Canberra?

Deco Hotel Canberra , East Hotel and Apartments , and Avenue Hotel Canberra are some of the popular hotels in Canberra.

Which hotels in Canberra offer an especially good breakfast?

For hotels in Canberra that serve highly-rated breakfasts, try Abode Belconnen , Midnight Hotel, Autograph Collection , and Hyatt Hotel Canberra - A Park Hyatt Hotel .

Which hotels in Canberra are good for couples?

These hotels in Canberra are highly rated by couples: Deco Hotel Canberra , East Hotel and Apartments , and Avenue Hotel Canberra .

Which hotels in Canberra have nice views?

Mercure Canberra Belconnen , Vibe Hotel Canberra , and Abode Narrabundah got great room view-related reviews from travelers in Canberra.

Culture, Politics and Military Mix

A popular quiz question is: what’s the capital of Australia? If you answered Sydney or Melbourne then it’s time to discover the real answer – Canberra. With Parliament House at its core, Canberra fans out across both sides of Lake Burley Griffin to reveal a diverse mix of museums, restaurants and bars filled with curious tourists, political persons and public servants.

Canberra was created as a solution to Australia’s 2 largest cities squabbling over the right to become the national capital. The Limestone Plains region in New South Wales was chosen as the site for present day Canberra. It was a good choice for nature lovers as it is surrounded by bushland, mountain ranges and, more recently, wineries.

The National Gallery, National Museum and National Library of Australia highlight Canberra’s cultural riches. Other notable institutions to visit are the High Court of Australia and the National Film and Sound Archive that stockpiles a collection of Australia’s early radio, television and film history.

The military also plays a significant role here with many training facilities for the army such as the Australian Defence Force Academy. An unforgettable experience is attending the Anzac Day Dawn service at The Australian War Memorial.

Australia’s cultural capital with a political punch has many hotels, motels and apartments on Booking.com for that city trip, business jaunt or family holiday.

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This hotel is quite unique in Canberra - it has a very modern and beautiful interior design aesthetic, and an outstanding restaurant and cafe. The location in Kingston is excellent if you are in Canberra to see the sights or on business. The service ethos of the staff was terrific. We didn’t have time to use the free guest bikes but have done this before when our kids were younger and that was a lot of fun

Deco Hotel Canberra

Extremely welcoming and friendly service from all staff, nothing was a bother when asked Q. Very clean, comfortable beds and pillows that were probably the best we have come across in 4-5* hotels in years. This is great value for money. We would and have already recommended Deco Hotel and it would be our top pick if we visit Canberra in future.

The location of the hotel was excellent. Close to shops and transport. The restaurant / dining area was so convenient. The meals and service were very satisfactory. The room was quite spacious and housekeeping was excellent. It was a very pleasant stay. I would happily come back for any future visits to Canberra.

We stayed for the Beer and Cider Festival so the location was perfect - however, for the price, the room was very small, even a little claustrophobic. And while were friendly, we have stayed in other Canberra hotels that had better facilities at a cheaper rate.

Staffs are really thoughtful, I am new here to Australia, and the staffs helped me a lot. Room has an warm atmosphere, gave me a excellent experience after my landing in Canberra. The location of the hotel is extraordinary, quite a safe and quiet block.

Great spacious rooms with modern design. The bed is super comfortable. The spa and sauna facilities were great. Good location and a quiet space to be in. Highly recommend staying here for a weekend getaway to Canberra.

Location was great. Only 3 minutes walk to Canberra center. Staff were so friendly. Breakfast had very good quality. The hotel was so clean. We checked in earlier and checked out 2 hours after check out time.

I liked the design and styling of the hotel. I had travelled to Canberra to visit the NGV exhibition of Cressida Campbells work, so especially appreciated the focus of that in the reception area.

Location is great when visiting our Son in Canberra. Love the area as it has everything we need. Shopping centre close by and resteraunts close to hotel. Vikings club just next door also.

The room was big and comfortable, a lot of wear and tear in the bathroom, Breakfast was nice but same as you would get in a cheaper hotel. The best thing about the hotel was the staff.

I have stayed at QT Canberra several times and really like the hotel - rooms are comfortable and the location is walking distance to good cafes & restaurants, and to the lake.

Location was very close to where and why we were in Canberra. The room was clean, comfortable and easy to access from the foyer. The staff were friendly, polite and professional.

Check in easy. Room cleanliness very good - the hotel building is relatively new. Location very handy to city and within easy distance of most Canberra highlights.

Quest Canberra City Walk

The hotel located in the central city of Canberra and hence you can visit all the attractions of Canberra less than 10mins by a car.

Sundown Villas

Our 3rd visit in 5 years. Nice and quiet. Self contained. Laundry. Staff always very helpful. Close to Canberra CBD.

The location of the hotel is excellent, trekkable from the airport. Quite and serene environment.

Our go-to hotel in Canberra. Great location. Fabulous rooms. Friendly staff.

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Where to Stay in Canberra [MUST READ • 2023]

Canberra is often overlooked as a travel destination, but there’s more to this city than meets the eye. This picturesque Australian capital is surrounded by many green spaces and nature reserves, and is full of cultural attractions.

Surrounded Lake Burley Griffin, the city is divided into a number of districts. Each offers something a little different to travelers, so finding the best place to stay can be difficult.

With our guide on where to stay in Canberra, you’ll be able to find the ideal location for your travel style. Whether you’re staying long-term or just passing through, we’ve got somewhere for you.

So, let’s get into it!

Where to Stay in Canberra

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Best Airbnb in Canberra: Luxury 2 Bedroom Apartment

Luxury 2 Bedroom Apartment

Featuring two double bedrooms and an onsite pool, this luxurious apartment in Kingston is ideal for families or groups visiting Canberra. It’s modern and stylishly decorated, with plenty of natural light. Staying here, you’ll be very close to some of Canberra’s coolest pubs, bars, and eateries.

Best Hotel in Canberra: East Hotel Canberra

East Hotel Canberra

This modern and well-equipped hotel is ideal for groups and families looking for a stress-free stay in Canberra. There’s a bar and restaurant on-site, but you’ll also be located close to a number of Canberra’s most popular dining options.

Best Hostel in Canberra: Canberra City YHA

Canberra City YHA

As one of the only hostels in Canberra, this place is a hub for budget backpackers. Spotlessly clean and stylishly decorated, this hostel includes an indoor pool and hot tub, and a rooftop hangout with amazing views. Breakfast can be purchased at the cafe, and there’s a large communal kitchen to prepare your own meals.

Canberra City YHA is one of our favourites in Canberra but they’re not taking guests right now. We’re not sure if they’re closed for good but we hope they’ll come back soon.

City Centre , Canberra

City Centre

Canberra City Centre – aka Civic, Civic Centre, CBD, or simply ‘City’ – is the heart of the Australian Capital. Properly established in 1927, the centre of town is a series of geometric road shapes lined by grand, early 20th-century edifices and plumes of green trees.

Acton, Canberra

Bordering the west of Canberra’s City Centre is the district of Acton. Also situated on the meandering banks of Lake Burley Griffin, Acton is largely taken up by buildings and departments of The National Australian University, which means you can expect a young, student vibe here.

Woden Valley, Canberra

Woden Valley

Comprising a collection of Canberra suburbs that date to the 1960s, Woden Valley is a sprawling area that stretches south from the Parliament House. The first satellite city to be built, it’s now part of Canberra proper, but doesn’t feel very much like a city at all.

Braddon, Canberra

The tiny area of Braddon lies north of Canberra City Centre. This is one of the city’s oldest suburbs, which was settled in 1922, and as such features quite a few examples of early 20th-century architecture.

Kingston, Canberra

Kingston is also home to the vibrant Kingston Foreshore, an area where entertainment, dining, and lake views merge into one charming area of this vibrant Canberra suburb.

Canberra is the picturesque capital of Australia. Often downplayed by visitors in favor of Sydney or Melbourne, there’s a lot more to the city than administrative buildings.

An entirely planned city, Canberra’s road system is unusually formed of many circles and hexagons and, influenced by the garden city movement, features many green spaces and vegetation. Thanks to all these roads and public transport, you’ll be able to explore the whole city with ease.

If you’re visiting Canberra for the first time, the City Center is the best place to stay. Also referred to simply as Civic, or CBD (Central Business District), it’s home to historical buildings, parks, and shopping malls.

Acton sits to the west of the City Center and is the best place to stay if you’re traveling on a budget . It’s home to the Australian National University, it’s got more affordable prices for food and accommodation.

Much further south of the lake is Woden Valley , a collection of leafy suburbs with a laid-back atmosphere. It’s the perfect location for a relaxing city escape.

Braddon is officially the oldest suburb of Canberra, boasting several examples of heritage buildings that feature classic 1920s architecture. Its unique and charming atmosphere makes it the coolest place to stay in the city.

Finally, Kingston is our top pick for where to stay in Canberra for families. It’s a chilled lakeside area with cool cafes and heritage buildings, but is close enough to all the attractions of the city centre.

Still not sure where to stay in Canberra? Read on for more detailed guides on each of these areas, and the best accommodation in each!

Backpackers in Australia don’t always consider Canberra, but it’s got a variety of unique places to discover.

1. City Centre – Where to Stay in Canberra for your First Visit

Canberra City Centre – aka Civic, Civic Centre, CBD, or simply ‘City’ – is the heart of the Australian Capital. Properly established in 1927, the centre of town is a series of geometric road shapes lined by grand, early 20th-century edifices and plumes of green trees.

Filled with polished urban areas, trendy cafes, and ample sightseeing opportunities, the City Centre is the best place to get to know Canberra. It’s also conveniently connected to the surrounding areas by public transport.

City Centre , Canberra

Best Hotel in City Centre: Capital Executive Apartment Hotel

Capital Executive Apartment Hotel

This apartment hotel in Canberra makes for a convenient stay in the Australian capital. Rooms are large and each comes with a kitchen, so you can save money making home-cooked meals. There’s an onsite spa and gym, and top attractions are a short walk away.

Best Hotel in City Centre: Avenue Hotel Canberra

Avenue Hotel, Canberra

This chic and stylish hotel offers convneient and luxurious accommodation in the city centre. Each room contains modern furnishings, with a kitchenette and dining area. Amenities include room service, an onsite bar, and a free airport shuttle.

Best Airbnb in City Centre: City Studio Apartment

City Studio Apartment

This central studio in Canberra is ideal for couples or solo travelers. There’s a full kitchen and laundry facilities in the apartment, and an onsite gym for guest use. The Airbnb is surrounded by shops, cafes and restaurants, and there are plenty of public transport connections nearby.

City Studio Apartment is one of our favourites in Canberra but they’re not taking guests right now. We’re not sure if they’re closed for good but we hope they’ll come back soon.

Best Hostel in City Centre: Canberra City YHA

Whether you’re on a Sydney-Melbourne stopover or plan on staying long-term, the Canberra City YHA is the ideal place to base yourself. This budget-friendly hostel features a large communal kitchen and rooftop terrace, and there’s even an underground bar onsite. It’s within walking distance of Canberra’s top attractions, so you won’t have to spend any money on public transport.

Things to See and Do in City Centre:

  • Head to City Walk for a spot of retail therapy and some lunch al fresco .
  • Stroll around the relaxed Glebe Park.
  • And for even more shopping, head to the shopping haven of Canberra Centre.
  • Grab a coffee and people-watch at The Cupping Room.
  • Admire the architecture at Civic Square.
  • Eat at the highly rated Iori Japanese Restaurant.
  • Wander around the Canberra Museum & Gallery.
  • Go for a swim at the Canberra Olympic Pool.
  • Take yourself to Commonwealth Park for a lovely waterside walk.

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2.  Acton – Where to Stay in Canberra on a Budget

Situated on the meandering banks of Lake Burley Griffin, Acton is largely taken up by buildings and departments of The National Australian University. As a result, you can expect a young, student vibe here.

There’s also an abundance of nature to explore in and around the Acton area. You’ll also save money on public transport, as many of Canberra’s top attractions are an easy walk away.

Lake Burley Griffin

Best Apartment in Acton: Stunning 1 Bed Apartment

Stunning 1 Bed Apartment

Enjoy some of the best views over the Black Mountain and the Bush. The apartment can sleep up to four guests, and comes equipped with a full kitchen. Cooking basics are provided, as well as wifi and laundry facilities. Staying here, you’ll be close to Lake Burley Griffin, as well as various shops and restaurants.

Best Airbnb in Acton: Luxury Two Bedroom Apartment

Luxury Two Bedroom Apartment

This stunning two bedroom apartment in central Canberra sleeps up to four guests. It’s modern and bright, and contains all modern amenities. The Airbnb is a ten minute walk from top city attractions, and guests can enjoy views over Mount Ainslie. For an extra spot of luxury, visitors have unlimited access to the onsite gym and sauna!

Luxury Two Bedroom Apartment is one of our favourites in Canberra but they’re not taking guests right now. We’re not sure if they’re closed for good but we hope they’ll come back soon.

Best Hotel in Acton: Accommodate Canberra

Accommodate Canberra

Stay in the heart of the city with all the comforts of home! All apartments come with a separate bedroom, kitchen and laundry facilities, so you’ll have everything you need for the duration of your stay. The Australian Academy of Science and National Museum of Australia are within walking distance, and you’ll be surrounded by trendy cafes and restaurants.

Accommodate Canberra is one of our favourites in Canberra but they’re not taking guests right now. We’re not sure if they’re closed for good but we hope they’ll come back soon.

Things to See and Do in Acton:

  • Stroll through the International Sculpture Park.
  • Learn about the country’s history at the waterfront National Museum of Australia…
  • … And have a bite to eat at The Museum Cafe, complete with beautiful lake views.
  • Walk through the sprawling and tranquil Australian National Botanic Gardens.
  • Take a trip around the fascinating National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.
  • Explore the walking tracks that crisscross Black Mountain Nature Reserve, Australia’s most diverse nature park.
  • Grab a takeout coffee and watch the world go by at Sullivans Creek.

3.  Woden Valley – Where to Stay in Canberra for Ultimate Relaxation

Comprising a collection of Canberra suburbs that date to the 1960s, Woden Valley is a sprawling area that stretches south from the Parliament House.

Woden Valley is home to hundreds of parks and several nature reserves. If you’re looking for a weekend city break in Canberra , this is the best place for it.

Woden Valley, Where to Stay in Canberra

Best Airbnb in Woden Valley: 1BR Apartment in Quiet Uptown Area

1BR Apartment in Quiet Uptown Area

This Canberra Airbnb is bright, spacious, and full of modern furnishings for a comfortable stay. The apartment benefits from a sunny terrace, and basic essentials are provided. You’ll be within walking distance of the Woden Westfield and bus interchange, so you can easily explore further afield.

Best Private Room in Woden Valley: Studio Apartment

Studio Apartment

This one bed studio in Woden Valley sleeps two guests, making it ideal for couples or solo travelers visiting the area. Amenities include wifi, laundry facilities and that all-important A/C, and you’ll be within walking distance of parks and public transport. There’s no kitchen here and accommodation is pretty basic, but it’s perfect for a budget stay in the city.

Best Hotel in Woden Valley: Statesmen Hotel

Statesmen Hotel

Amongst the action and close to shops and trendy bistros, this hotel offers budget accommodation and excellent value. Rooms are basic but clean, and a refrigerator is provided in each. Best of all – there’s free breakfast!

Best Hotel in Woden Valley: Abode Woden

Abode Woden

This hotel has spacious and peaceful rooms with modern furnishings. There’s an onsite restaurant, and plenty of popular bars nearby. A kitchen and laundry facilities are also provided, so you enjoy a comfortable and convenient stay.

Things to See and Do in Woden Valley:

  • Take a tour around the Royal Australian Mint.
  • Spot kangaroos at Oaky Hill Nature Reserve in Lyons.
  • Stroll around Edison Park.
  • Take a walk around Phillip and choose from one of its many cafes for a breather.
  • Shop ‘til you drop at the massive Westfield Woden.
  • Appreciate the view from the top of Red Hill Nature Reserve.
  • Eat at the modern tapas restaurant Onred, complete with city views.
  • Explore the Mount Mugga Mugga Nature Reserve.
  • Brunch at the rustic cafe, Fox & Bow, in Farrer.
  • Check out the Serbian Orthodox Church of St Sava also in Farrer.
  • Put on your hiking boots and enjoy a bit of hill-walking at Farrer Ridge Nature Reserve.

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4.  Braddon – Coolest Place to Stay in Canberra

The tiny area of Braddon lies north of Canberra City Centre. This is one of the city’s oldest suburbs, and as such features quite a few examples of early 20th-century architecture.

There is a concentration of cool cafes and restaurants in this hip area. Combined with pockets of interesting architecture, Braddon is the perfect place for wandering around and checking out the sights!

Braddon, Canberra

Best Hotel in Braddon: Mercure Canberra

Mercure Canberra

Set in manicured gardens with a courtyard, this budget hotel fills the gap for hostels in this trendy area. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms, and there’s a bar and fitness centre on-site. Many of the city sights are within walking distance from here, and there is a bus stop on the same street.

Best Hotel in Braddon: Mantra

Mantra

Situated not far from the Australian War Memorial and Anzac Parade, Mantra provides guests with a comfortable base in the city centre. There’s. a bar and swimming pool on-site, and family rooms are available.

Best Airbnb in Braddon: Flat with a Convenient Location

Flat with a Convenient Location

With all the comforts of home, this airy apartment is a perfect base for couples or solo travelers visiting Canberra. The unit is surrounded by shops and cafes, and a short walk from some of the best things to see in the city. You’ll have a kitchen with all the basics included, as well as laundry machines and free wifi.

Flat with a Convenient Location is one of our favourites in Canberra but they’re not taking guests right now. We’re not sure if they’re closed for good but we hope they’ll come back soon.

Best Private Room in Braddon: Cozy Room in the heart of Braddon

Cozy Room in the heart of Braddon

Situated ten minutes from the city centre and a short walk from local supermarkets, this private room is conveniently situated for an affordable stay in Canberra. You’ll be sharing the apartment with other guests so the kitchen and bathroom are shared, but that’s standard for budget-accommodation.

Cozy Room in the heart of Braddon is one of our favourites in Canberra but they’re not taking guests right now. We’re not sure if they’re closed for good but we hope they’ll come back soon.

Things to See and Do in Braddon:

  • Visit the heritage building of the Salvation Army Hall.
  • Snap some photos of the historic Ainslie Arts Centre.
  • Stroll through Haig Park.
  • Check out the retro housing at Alt Crescent.
  • Go for a drink at the Civic Pub.
  • Explore the trendy neighborhood of Lonsdale Street with its boutiques and designer stores, cafes, and bars.

5.  Kingston – Best Area in Canberra with Families

Kingston is a cool waterfront area on the southeast shore of Lake Burley Griffin. The suburb is a densely packed and historic area of the city, that is all about regeneration and repurposing old buildings.

Kingston is also home to the vibrant Kingston Foreshore, an area where entertainment, dining, and lake views merge into one charming area. We reckon it’s the best place to stay in Canberra for families, thanks to its location and small-town charm.

Kingston, Canberra

Best Airbnb in Kingston: Luxury 2 Bedroom Apartment

This stylish apartment in Kingston comfortably sleeps four guests, and is ideal for groups or older families. The apartment is modern and contains a full kitchen and two bathrooms, and there’s a pool and free parking onsite. You’ll be surrounded by pubs and restaurants, and be situated right on the waterfront.

Best Private Room in Kingston: Finest of the Foreshore

Finest of the Foreshore

This private room in Canberra is close to numerous attractions, including Parliament House and other National Buildings. You’ll also be within walking distance of the lake, shops, and cafes. Guests will have their own bathroom, and the rest of the apartment is shared with the owner.

Best Hotel in Kingston: Knightsbridge Canberra

Knightsbridge Canberra

This hotel is one of the cheapest accommodation options in the Kingston area. The hotel staff are extremely helpful with any questions and the location is ideal, with plenty of restaurants nearby.

Rooms come with a modern, clean kitchen so you can enjoy home-cooked meals if you prefer. Laundry facilities are also provided.

Best Hotel in Kingston: East Hotel Canberra

Rooms are styled on self-catering apartments, making it ideal for families visiting Canberra. The hotel has been recently refurbished and provides clean and comfortable accommodation.

Things to See and Do in Kingston:

  • Check out the selection of cool cafes between Eyre and Giles Street, particularly Silo Bakery and Cafe and Penny University.
  • Take a walk around the picturesque Norgrove Park.
  • Explore the rich waterways of the Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve .
  • Visit the former power plant of Kingston Powerhouse.
  • Check out Canberra Glassworks that are now housed in this historic building.
  • Browse the various sights, sounds, and tastes of the Old Bus Depot Markets, a Sunday institution!
  • See what’s on at the historic Causeway Hall, now an event space.
  • Snap a photo of Canberra Baptist Church, a fine example of the inter-war gothic style.
  • Stroll along Kingston Foreshore, admiring the lake views and window shopping.

Here’s what people usually ask us about the areas of Canberra and where to stay.

What are the best places to stay in Canberra?

Canberra’s got epic accommodation spread all over. Here are our favorite spots to stay in the city: – In the City Centre:  Central Loft Apartment – In Acton: University House – ANU – In Woden Valley:  Statesmen Hotel

Where to stay in Canberra for cheap?

If you’re trying to save up on your trip to Canberra, definitely make a move for the Canberra City YHA! It’s a hub of traveling fun!

Where to stay in Canberra CBD?

Stay smack bang in the center of town by booking a stay at this beautiful  Central Loft Apartment . Your home away from home!

Where to stay in Canberra for couples?

A great pick for couples in Canberra is the  Mantra Hotel . The location is great, the rooms are spotless, and you can use the kitchen too!

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Canberra is often overshadowed by other travel destinations in Australia , but the unique and quirky capital has a lot to offer. From impressive architecture and parliament buildings to serene greenery and nature reserves, there’s so much to explore.

If you’re still unsure where to stay in Canberra, you can always rely on the Canberra City YHA. It’s close to main attractions, and offers stunning social spaces to seal the deal.

If a hostel doesn’t quite cut it, then you can’t go wrong at East Hotel Canberra. Each room comes with a private bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen, so you’ll have everything you could need to hand.

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Here are our picks for the best Canberra hotels, lodges, camping and glamping spots.

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If you’re visiting Canberra for a weekend jaunt or romantic getaway , naturally you’ll need somewhere to stay. Luckily, the city offers many excellent accommodation options – whether you’re into luxe hotels, holidaying with your doggo or sleeping under the stars.

Ready to book? Here are some of the best accommodation options Canberra has to offer.

Ovolo Nishi

Ovolo Nishi

Ovolo Nishi is widely considered one of the best Canberra accommodation options – and for good reason. This truly exceptional hotel has lots going for it: amazing architecture; beautifully decorated rooms; complimentary happy hour, breakfast, treats and minibar; and the option to bring your dog with you . While you’re there, make sure to book a dinner at Monster. Situated inside the hotel, it’s one of Canberra’s top restaurants .

From $233 per night

NewActon Precinct, 25 Edinburgh Avenue, Canberra City

Jamala Wildlife Lodge

Jamala Wildlife Lodge

For a totally unique experience, head to Jamala Wildlife Lodge – an epic safari lodge situated right in the middle of Canberra Zoo. The stunning rooms allow you to slumber right next to some of the zoo’s animals, with big glass windows that look into their enclosures. We love the Giraffe Treehouses, which get you up close and personal with the resident giraffes and even let you hand-feed them.

From $1,432 per night

National Zoo & Aquarium, 999 Lady Denman Drive, Canberra City

QT Canberra

QT Canberra

QT is another of our favourite Canberra hotels (and, it’s dog friendly!). Located in the hip and happening NewActon precinct – which sits right next to the city and Lake Burley Griffin – it’s a great spot to stay if you want to be close to all the action. But there's plenty to enjoy inside the hotel too. For the ultimate night in, dine at the popular Capitol Bar & Grill or stop by for a nightcap on your way back to your room.

From $268 per night

1 London Circuit, Canberra City

Naked Cubby Collective

Naked Cubby Collective

For something a little different, consider booking a night at one of the Naked Cubby Collective ’s glamping tents. Perched overlooking Mount Majura Vineyard, there are two tents decked out with luxe furnishings and very cosy beds – making them ideal for lovers of the outdoors who also want a few creature comforts.

Plus, you can enjoy wine tastings at the vineyard and complimentary brekkie and coffee, and get dinner delivered from Canberra institution, XO.

From $260 per night

88 Lime Kiln Road, Majura

Hotel Realm

Hotel Realm

Hotel Realm is a fantastically decadent option with plenty of accommodation types, ranging from comfortable rooms to penthouse suites. The rest of the hotel is incredibly well-equipped too. In fact, it’s actually an entire hub named the Realm Precinct, which houses a luxurious day spa (which happens to be one of the best massage spots in Canberra ), a gym with group fitness classes, a hair salon, cafes, bars and restaurants.

From $183 per night

18 National Circuit, Canberra City

Hotel Kurrajong

Hotel Kurrajong

Barton’s Hotel Kurrajong is steeped in local history, so if you’re in Canberra to learn about its political past and present, you’ll definitely want to stay here. The hotel was designed by John Smith Murdoch, the Commonwealth Chief Architect who also planned Old Parliament House, and was once the home of former PM Ben Chifley. Now, it’s a beautifully restored building with Art Deco touches, lovely rooms and a top location near Canberra’s main museums and galleries.

From $229 per night

8 National Circuit, Barton

Little National Hotel

Little National Hotel

If you’re after a luxe for less experience, Little National Hotel offers exactly that. Rooms come with sprawling super king beds, ritzy toiletries and floor-to-ceiling feature windows overlooking the rest of the city and the surrounding mountain ranges – for a pretty modest price.

Little National Hotel is situated in the Realm Precinct and offers great access to day spas, gyms, restaurants, cafes and some of Canberra’s most famous landmarks.

From $97 per night

21 National Circuit, Barton

Cotter Campground

Cotter Campground

Canberra is surrounded by lush bushland, and you’d be remiss not to experience it. While there are plenty of excellent places to camp around the ACT, Cotter Campground is one of the best and most popular. It sits on the Cotter River, is really well-serviced, offers access to walking, fishing, swimming and wildlife, and lies close to the city, Namadgi National Park and the Brindabella Ranges.

If you’re travelling in the warmer months, just make sure you reserve well in advance – summer spots book out early!

From $16 per night

1691 Cotter Road, Stromlo

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The Village Hostels Canberra

7 Akuna Street, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Hyatt Hotel Canberra- A Park Hyatt Hotel

120 Commonwealth Avenue, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Avenue Hotel Canberra

80 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Novotel Canberra

65 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Crowne Plaza Canberra

1 Binara Street, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Midnight Hotel, Autograph Collection

1 Elouera Street Braddon, Canberra, ACT, Australia

The Sebel Canberra Civic

197 London Circuit, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Ovolo Nishi

25 Edinburgh Avenue, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Madison Capital Executive Apartments

108 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra, ACT, Australia

QT Canberra

1 London Circuit, Canberra, ACT, Australia

When to book a hotel in Canberra

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Canberra is best during the spring months, which are from September – November. During this time of the year, you have pleasant temperatures, fewer tourists and all the key attractions are open.

How to get around Canberra

A well-connected capital city, Canberra has plenty of public transportation options to take you around. Most parts of the city centre can be explored on foot, but when you want to visit the outskirts, especially the wooded areas, you will need transportation. Transport Canberra has buses and a light rail system in the city and suburbs. For the rural areas of Canberra, you have the Qcity Transit options and the Transborder Express. To save on fares, get a MyWay card and receive a 5 percent discount.

How much does a hotel in Canberra cost per night?

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5-star hotels

Cheapest $88

Average $242

most expensive $591

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Canberra Accommodation Centre

210 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Red Cedars Motel

Stirling Avenue, Canberra, ACT, Australia

ibis budget Canberra

15 Tay Street, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Forrest Hotel and Apartments

30 National Circuit, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Statesman Hotel

14 Theodore Street, Canberra, ACT, Australia

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Abode Woden

10 Bowes Street, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Where to stay in Canberra

Best places to stay in canberra.

Canberra is inland from the southeast coast of Australia. With its plush forestry and farmland, it definitely earns the nickname “Bush Capital.” While it might be away from the ocean, it does have Lake Burley Griffin, where you can glide out onto the water with a sailboat or kayak and enjoy the lakeshore views of the Parliament House, local museums and more. Canberra is a unique gem, because it offers some of the most fascinating indigenous art collections of the country, which is why it is a top spot for art collectors.

Acton is close to the city centre and also home to the Australian National University. A short drive from Acton, you have the Australian National Botanic Gardens and Black Mountain (Kalkajaka) National Park. Stay at the NewActon Hotel Hotel on Marcus Clarke Street and you will be in the centre of it all.

Canberra Central

Canberra Central spreads out in a circular shape and includes the London Circuit. In the centre of the city, you have plenty of attractions, hotels and you are a short walk from Commonwealth Park. Hotels in the city centre range from 5-star accommodations to budget-friendly places to stay. Try the Crowne Plaza Canberra on Binara Street. You also have the contemporary Novotel Canberra Hotel and the more economical BreakFree Capital Tower.

Chinatown is in the Dickson area of the city and home to Cantonese and Chinese restaurants. In Chinatown, the Asian food markets are open with fresh produce and unique gifts to take home. Hotels in Chinatown are affordable compared to the city centre. Two good options worth considering are the Aria Hotel and The Tradies Quality Hotel Dickson.

North Canberra

In North Canberra, you have O’Conner and the Northbourne Avenue areas. Budget lodging and most other hotels are in the North Canberra district. You also have youth hostels throughout the neighbourhood. The city has some amazing shopping centres, bars and public houses. In North Canberra, you will also find exceptional Asian and Turkish eateries. For hotels in Canberra in the northern area, try the Dickson Parklands or the Pavilion on Northbourne.

South Canberra

South Canberra is well known for its street café culture. The city has plenty of shopping malls, antique shops, fashion boutiques, and lots more to discover. It is also home to the inner suburbs of the city, including Kingston and Manuka where you find affordable hotels and stylish, boutique-like inns. The Novotel Canberra Hotel is located in the southern district and strategically placed so you do not need public transportation to reach most of the attractions.

Tuggeranong

On the southern side of the city you have Tuggeranong, where you will find friendly cafes, inexpensive venues and the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. This famous reserve has the largest concentration of walking trails and wildlife in the area. Stay at the Abode Hotel Narrabundah, which features flat-style hotel rooms.

Cheap hotels in Canberra

Find accommodations in Canberra that will not deplete your travel budget too quickly. As a capital city, there are plenty of budget-friendly hotels and hostels to choose from. Try the Tall Trees Canberra with its affordable rates and newly renovated rooms. You also have the Mantra on Northbourne, which offers a comfortable stay for families and business travellers. Peppers Gallery Hotel is in the contemporary area of New Acton and sits among other 5-star hotels in the area. The Capital Executive Apartment Hotel is a value hotel with a 24-hour reception desk and is a short walk from the CBD.

Learn about attractions and sights in Canberra

Canberra has a city centre that is vibrant, and the outskirts offer outdoor activities that are fit for the entire family. Even if you are only in this quaint area for a weekend, you will have more than enough to do during your days in the Aussie capital.

  • Wine and dine your way around Canberra. As one of the increasingly popular culinary destinations in the country, you will find unique eateries that even the self-proclaimed foodies have yet to find. Fine dining is available throughout the city centre. You must try the Chairman & Yip. For a flat white coffee, visit the company owned by the World Barista Champion of 2015, ONA Coffee. Enjoy an upscale dining experience at Eightysix.
  • Shop and enjoy the lively creativity atmosphere of Canberra by spending time at the Old Bus Depot Markets. Here you find everything from hipster fashion to houseware and organic produce to snack on.
  • Escape from the city centre and enjoy the beauty of nature that surrounds Canberra. The heavily forested region of Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve is 40 minutes from Canberra, but has everything from cockatoos to kangaroos to see. Make a trip to Canberra’s National Zoo & Aquarium in the city centre where you have bungalows and treehouses overlooking the animals.
  • Explore the unique artwork of Canberra, and possibly purchase a piece to take home while you are here. The houses of art here are extraordinary, and you can also find a collection of priceless Aboriginal artwork. The National Gallery of Australia has more than 7,500 pieces on display, while the National Portrait Gallery features fun and trendy portraits of famous individuals along with their exhibition known as the “Uncommon Australians.”

Information about staying in Canberra

Read these important travel tips before booking a hotel in canberra, how much does a hotel cost in canberra.

The price of a hotel in Canberra depends on several factors such as star rating, location and demand. Generally speaking, the average cost of a hotel is around $203 per night.

When is the best time to book a hotel in Canberra?

Room prices for hotels in Canberra can be as much as 17% lower in the month of October. So this is a great time to book and save money.

Which day is cheapest to stay in Canberra?

The cost of a Canberra hotel room will vary for each day, but generally Saturday works out the most economical, with Friday proving the least economical.

How much does a luxury hotel in Canberra cost?

Luxury hotels in Canberra are priced around $260 a night for each person. Opting for a luxury hotel could add 19%% on top of the price of an average hotel in Canberra, which stands at $203 a night for each person.

How much does a hostel in Canberra cost?

Canberra Hostels typically cost in the region of $70 a night for each person. This price is taken from hostels and hotels with a 2 star or below rating. Hostels are very economical and come out on average $140 cheaper than the average price of a hotel in Canberra.

Based on the weather in Canberra, what attractions are popular during November?

With generally low rainfall expected (60 mm) and an average temperature of 15 °C, those staying at a hotel in Canberra may want to take some time during their visit to go see popular landmarks in the area.

Does Canberra have holiday rentals?

There are currently 13 holiday rentals available in Canberra. Most of our users opt to stay at Abode Narrabundah, which is the most popular holiday rental in Canberra. Compare holiday rentals in Canberra .

How many operators does momondo search for hotels in Canberra?

The number of operators available for hotels in Canberra is 396 as of November 2023.

When did momondo last update prices for hotels in Canberra?

Prices for hotels in Canberra refresh daily.

momondo's favourite hotels in Canberra

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Garden City Hotel, BW Signature Collection

55 Jerrabomberra Avenue, Canberra, ACT, Australia

The Sebel Canberra Campbell

16 Provan Street, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Ramada Encore by Wyndham Belconnen Canberra

110 Benjamin Way, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Abode Gungahlin

Cnr Anthony Rolfe Ave and Gribble St, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Abode Narrabundah

61 Jerrabomberra Avenue, Canberra, ACT, Australia

A by Adina Canberra

1 Constitution Avenue, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Mercure Canberra Belconnen

59 Cameron Avenue, Canberra, ACT, Australia

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Abode Tuggeranong

150 Anketell Street, Canberra, ACT, Australia

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40 Allara Street, Canberra, ACT, Australia

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Peppers Gallery Hotel

15 Edinburgh Avenue, Canberra, ACT, Australia

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by Sharyn McCullum | Oct 3, 2022 | ACT , Live Australia - Acc | 0 comments

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Canberra is the capital of Australia and is a must-visit on your travels around Australia. The Australian capital is famous for being the political capital of the country with many administrative buildings of interest. In this post I’m not going to advise you on the best Canberra accommodation options for your holiday to Canberra. I will explore some of the best areas to stay in Canberra for your first or return visit plus, provide details of some of Canberra’s accommodation options for all budgets to take your shoes off at night.

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Where to Stay in Canberra

The Canberra we know today was built from scratch after the architect Walter Burley Griffin won a competition to design it in 1911. Most of the citiy’s major cultural attractions, political centre, restaurants, cafes and nightlife are found in the city’s centre. So when choosing accommodation in Canberra keep this in mind. Other areas to consider, particularly if you are arriving in Canberra by train, is the suburb of Kingston, where the main railway station is located.  

Best Location in Canberra to Stay: A Quick Guide

Following, you will find a list I have devised of the best areas to stay in Canberra according to different travel styles.

  • Best location in Canberra of sightseeing: Near the Australian Parliament House and Canberra City Centre
  • Best location in Canberra for a first-time visit: Canberra City Centre
  • Best location in Canberra if you don’t have a car: Kingston and Canberra City Centre
  • Best location in Canberra for singles on a budget: Kingston
  • Best location in Canberra for families: Canberra City Centre
  • Best location in Canberra if you are towing a caravan: O’Connor
  • Best location in Canberra for nightlife: Canberra City Centre

The Best Areas to Stay in Canberra, ACT

Canberra city centre.

On your visit to Canberra and the ACT my first recommendation of the best area to stay in Canberra is in the heart of the city. As the name suggests, Canberra City Centre, also known as the Civic Centre or CBD has a wide array of accommodation available. The main advantages of staying in this area of Canberra, or very close to it, is that it has excellent public transport connections and is close to the major Canberra attractions. The Civic Centre also has plenty of restaurants and cafes so you won’t starve. And if you want to experience Canberra nightlife, this is where you will find it.  

Near Parliament House

Canberra’s Parliament House is the epicentre of Australian legislative power and it is surrounded by some budget to most luxurious hotels. If you are short on time and only want to visit the Parliament House and the CBD area of Canberra, then this area might just be for you.

Near and Around Canberra Railway Station

Many visitors to Canberra arrive by train at the main train terminal in Kingston, some 4km southeast of downtown Canberra. Four kilometres isn’t that far from the Canberra’s CBD and main attractions of Canberra. Therefore, this part of Canberra is a great place to   base yourself. And there is a variety of accommodation options here.

Types of Accommodation in Canberra

Canberra has many styles of accommodation to suit different budgets. There are hostels, hotels, apartments and camping and caravanning grounds to stay at. All in easy reach by local public transport to the major attractions in the cent re of Canberra which can be discovered on a visit to Canberra..

Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds in the ACT

If you are towing a caravan or want to pitch your tent then there are a couple of caravan parks and camping grounds not too far from the centre of Canberra. They are  Southside Village  about 7km from the CBD and  Alivo Tourist Park  about 3km from the CBD. Both have powered and unpowered sites plus cabins for your accommodation needs in Canberra.

Canberra Hostels

Hostels have long provided cheap and comfortable accommodation for the budget traveller. Mostly aimed at single travellers, couples and families are also welcome. Canberra has a few hostels including the  Canberra City YHA  which is conveniently located only .3km from the city centre. Making this a great option to see all the sights of Canberra and be close to restaurants and the nightlife.

Hotels and Motels in and around Canberra

Hotels and motels are plentiful in Canberra. They range from budget to mid-range to splurge! Many of them have great deals. Some I can suggest include:  Mercure Canberra ,  Best Western Garden City ,  Mantra on Northbourne ,  Crowne Plaza ,  Hyatt Hotel  and  Rydges Capital Hill  to name a few. For more hotel and motel options in Canberra visit Booking.com . This is my go-to website for when I’m looking for accommodation. On my latest trip to Canberra I stayed at the Ibis Styles Canberra Tall Trees Hotel – read my review here .

Self-catering Apartments in Canberra

Depending on how long your stay in Canberra is, staying in an apartment with a kitchenette so you can cook your own meals is ideal. Some centrally located apartments include  Adina Serviced Apartments  which are only 2.1km from the centre of town. Also  Quest Canberra City Walk  only .4km from the centre and the  Citystyle Executive Apartments  only .3km from the centre of town. These are great for couples and families or a group of friends.

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Fancy sleeping with a tiger or feeding a giraffe from your balcony while staying in luxurious accommodation? Then the  Jamala Wildlife Lodge  might be an option for you. Check out their  accommodation options here .

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Why you should visit Canberra – the capital of cool

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Canberra, the nation’s capital, was once considered Australia’s least exciting city, outshone by its sparkling socialite siblings, Sydney and Melbourne. Much maligned, Canberra was lambasted as being devoid of soul and not much more than a holding pen for bureaucrats and politicians. But while the rest of Australia was distracted by its own shiny reflection, and the melodramatic antics of Parliament, Canberra quietly got on with becoming cool.

So much so that the Australian capital has been named the best place in the world to live by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) multiple times  – the moderators clearly under the influence of the city’s great coffee, culture and cuisine.

Lonsdale Street © Visit Canberra

Lovely tree-lined streets, bush corridors and bike paths spaghetti around man-made Lake Burley Griffin. Canberra boasts some of Australia’s edgiest designer hotels, groundbreaking art exhibitions and theatrical performances, without doubt, the best museum collection in the country, and more hipsters inhabiting its urban sprawl than politicos. The inner-urban areas have evolved into creative and alternative hubs.

So what portal did all these hip and groovy things suddenly spring out of? Personally, I would hazard a guess that it’s located somewhere in the vicinity of Braddon. Braddon’s revitalised Lonsdale Street, buzzy Kingston precinct and edgy Dairy Road precinct are among Canberra’s best suburbs and have bolstered the city’s cool credentials in recent years.

More Brooklyn than Braddon

Just a few minutes’ walk from the city centre, Braddon is the epicentre of Canberra’s cool. This lively locale feels more Brooklyn than Braddon, with just the right mix of gloss and grit to feel really fashionable. The former industrial area boasts an ever-changing shopping and foodie precinct with pop-up designer stores, ultra-cool op shops and on-trend designer fashion and homeware stores.

Relax at the upscale Japanese-inspired bathhouse, health and wellness sanctum, Adytum. This minimalist space also includes an elixir bar, apothecary lab, day spa and mindfulness lounge in the base of the beautiful Branx building.

At the heart of this hipster haven is Lonsdale Street, where along with the quirky stores, you’ll find incredible on-trend cafes and a restaurant scene that has so inspired the locals that it appears to have spawned and spread throughout the city.

Food scene and restaurants in Canberra

Canberra’s food scene is making people sit up and take notice with cool-climate vineyards, bespoke microbreweries, edgy restaurants and bars, along with enclaves of effortlessly cool pop-up eateries and kale-obsessed cafés that would warm the heart of even the ardently hip.

In Braddon itself, you’ll find coffee roasters doing their brewing and cafes serving up sensational seasonal food with a twist. There are designer burgers at Grease Monkey, the famous ‘freakshakes™’ (ridiculously overloaded pretzel-clad milkshakes) at Patissez and paleo offerings at Elemental Cafe. If you’ve worked up a thirst you’ll find everything from bespoke beers and ciders at the BentSpoke Brewing Co. to masterful martinis at Knightsbridge Penthouse. Lonsdale St Roasters is a popular hangout for tattooed and blue-haired types who no longer have to move to Newtown to find their tribe.

Verity Lane Market

Another newcomer in Canberra is Verity Lane Market, a gastronomic hall that has revitalised the Sydney Building and delivered some serious foodie appeal. The formerly gritty building is within walking distance of the city. It includes a Ramen Daddy outpost, craft beer bar Brew Nation, Italian joints Pizza Artigiana and Pasta Artigiana and boutique wine bar Dear Prudence, which all spill out into an al fresco area in a leafy lane.

Al fresco dining at Verity Lane Market

NewActon precinct

Braddon doesn’t have the monopoly on chic eats in Canberra. The ultra-cool NewActon precinct, alongside Lake Burley Griffin, is another innovative cultural precinct. At its heart is the award-winning pineapple-shaped Nishi building and quite possibly the hippest hotel in Australia, Ovolo Nishi .

Restaurants in NewActon 

Within Ovolo Nish’s funky fold you’ll find Monster Kitchen & Bar which is captivating Canberran tastebuds with its inventive share-plate-based menu and outstanding wine list. Močan & Green Grout is another of NewActon’s standouts, serving up shared dishes inspired by world cooking traditions.

The Capitol Bar and Grill at QT Canberra is the place for a stylish supper. And A.Baker is an unusual combination of artisan bakery and wine bar that is always popular with the locals. Parlour Wine Room and Lucky’s Speakeasy are also excellent spots to begin or end your evening.

Barista in action at Mocan and Green Grout 

Elsewhere in Canberra, there is Akiba, a buzzy pop-Asian venue in Civic, that is the place to see and be seen. We also love Morks, an edgy, modern Thai restaurant that has acquired a cult-like following. Then there is the long-time dining darling, Chairman & Yip, serving Pan-Asian Cantonese in Barton.

Detour down Dairy Road, near the Jerrabomberra Wetlands on the fringes of Fyshwick. You will find some of the city’s trailblazing brewers, distillers and roasters as well as edgy art galleries, Scandi-inspired yoga studios, a boutique chocolatier and even a Brodburger van.

Museums and galleries

A little underground and quietly funky, Canberra is a young city that has brushed off its staid reputation to become the nation’s arty new cool kid, populated by people from all over the country who not only know much about art but most definitely know what they like.

The National Gallery of Australia boasts the world’s largest collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artworks on display as well as blockbuster international exhibitions that are enough reason to justify a visit on their own. The Canberra Museum and Gallery is home to the Foundation Collection of Sir Sidney Nolan’s paintings. From Nick Cave to Ned Kelly, the National Portrait Gallery’s collection of portraits of the great, good, and not-so-good Australians who have shaped the nation is another captivating space for art lovers.

National Gallery of Australia © Visit Canberra

But a thriving local arts scene means there’s also an abundance of contemporary culture and artistic expression on display. Some of the best galleries are Beaver Galleries in Deakin, Acna Gallery, Canberra Contemporary Art Space and M16 Artspace, each boasting exhibitions of world-class art and design. You’ll also find some impressive works by the city’s talented street artists in the city, especially in Braddon laneways and back alleys.

Performing arts

Canberra’s art scene transcends its galleries and is also renowned for its live arts events. When it comes to performing arts, the Canberra Theatre Centre is the capital’s creative hub, with a busy schedule of world-class local and international performances staged in the centre’s theatre, playhouse seating and studio. And if you’re looking for edgier contemporary performances, head to The Street Theatre for bold theatrical works.

Where to stay in Canberra

Nowhere in Australia has embraced the trend for chic and unique design hotels quite like Canberra, with the National Capital boasting some of the hippest digs in the land. Including the design-focused A by Adina, Midnight Hotel and East Hotel.

Ovolo Nishi

Quite possibly Australia’s coolest digs, Ovolo Nishi is hipster heaven. Owner, Molonglo’s vision is “to show how art, culture and design can connect us to each other and make our lives better”.

Located in the heart of NewActon in the much-vaunted Nishi building, which has been praised worldwide for its eco-architecture and green design. The 68-room hotel’s every nook is packed with antiques and unique art.

This is a hotel that is all about design. Think concrete, corkboard, clay-rendered walls and low lighting, cohabiting with comfortable soft furnishings, carefully curated artworks and surreal salvaged objects to create a warm and welcoming space.

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QT Canberra

Not far from Ovolo Nishi, you’ll find the too-cool-for-school QT Canberra. With its artful décor, private rooftop members’ lounge, hidden bar and irreverent attitude, it’s a big hit with Canberra’s it crowd. Spacious rooms are kitted out in designer style with free WiFi, Malin+Goetz amenities, a Nespresso machine to keep you caffeinated for those all-important back-room deals, along with all the mod cons a savvy wheeler and dealer could desire. There is even a gentleman’s barbershop, where fashionably hirsute gentlemen can coif their manly beards and dapper ‘dos.

QT Hotel in Canberra

East Hotel , within easy reach of the city’s most fashionable neighbourhoods, is another slick boutique hotel, with funky art-driven décor and a welcoming European vibe. The atrium-style lobby is a thing of funky beauty with its fleet of pushbikes for guests, media bench and jars of old-school lollies. Rooms are loaded up with the latest technology and the hotel even manages to make travelling with kids appear hip, with its two-bedroom apartments that interconnect with a ‘kids cubby’ complete with bunk beds, an Xbox 360 and beanbags. When it’s time to dine, join the throngs at the hotel’s hip restaurant, Agostinis, with its pink neon, leopard print and sublime North Italian cuisine, or pop into neighbouring Joe’s Bar for rosé on tap.

Maritozzo Gelato at East Hotel Canberra © Visit Canberra

Jamala Wildlife Lodge

Canberra’s wildest accommodation has to be Jamala Wildlife Lodge . Here, you can sleep with a cheetah or bathe alongside a bear in one of five ultra-luxurious African-themed bungalows that front enclosures at Canberra’s National Zoo and Aquarium. If you like your accommodation with bite, Ushaka Lodge offers seven luxurious rooms, a shark tank and a private pool and spa. And if it’s loftier heights of luxury you seek, one of the giraffe treehouses, where guests can feed Giraffes direct from their balcony, should do the trick. Don’t miss the excellent African-inspired fine dining in The Cave, where you’ll dine alongside lions, safely separated by glass, of course.

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Getting there Qantas offers regular flights to Canberra from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide and it is just a 3.5-hour drive from Sydney or eight hours from Melbourne. qantas.com.au

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  • Ovolo Nishi: ovolohotels.com/ovolo/nishi/
  • QT Canberra: qthotelsandresorts.com/canberra
  • East Hotel: easthotel.com.au

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The car is still king in the capital but more Canberrans are deciding to walk rather than drive, a study has found.

Key points:

  • About one in five trips in Canberra and Queanbeyan are on foot
  • The increase in walking is likely due to more housing in town centres, and more people working from home
  • Public transport use has now recovered since the COVID-19 pandemic

The latest ACT household travel survey tracks how Canberra and Queanbeyan residents move around the region — an estimated 1.4 million trips a day.

It found people's transport habits — whether to shop, work, see friends or do personal business — were essentially the same as they were five years earlier.

The only statistically significant change was that more people were walking in 2022 than in 2017, when the previous study was carried out.

An estimated 18 per cent of all trips taken were on foot, up from an estimated 14 per cent.

Motor vehicles were by far the most commonly used mode of transport (75 per cent).

The survey of more than 5,100 people was not large enough to measure precise differences across all districts.

However, it estimated that walking was significantly more common in the inner north and inner south than in other areas.

Cycling was the least-used mode of transport, but appeared to be much more common in the inner north than elsewhere.

Higher-density housing, changed work habits likely cause of jump in walking

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The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted Australians' travel habits.

It put public transport on hold in many cities, and created an ongoing culture of remote working.

ACT Transport Minister Chris Steel said the pandemic might also have contributed to the increase in walking.

More apartments close to Civic and town centres might also have helped, he said.

"The increase in this mode of commuting could be attributed to behaviour change resulting from COVID-19, densification of parts of Canberra, and the health, economic and climate benefits of this form of travel," Mr Steel said.

"While Canberra has been deemed the least-walkable city in Australia because we are so spread out, the data shows that this can change."

Crowd of people standing on a light rail platform waiting to get on the red tram in front of them.

The latest transport data shows Canberrans are now using buses and the light rail to the same extent they were before the pandemic.

The ACT's sole light-rail route, between Civic and Gungahlin, opened in 2019. This weekend will mark its 15 millionth passenger journey.

However, Mr Steel said the government wanted more people on public transport.

He highlighted the recent purchase of electric buses, the light rail's eventual expansion to south Canberra and the ACT's new ticketing system, which will be in place next year and allow travellers to use phones and bank cards to buy fares.

"These improvements are about making it as easy and as comfortable as possible to use public transport in Canberra and will encourage even more people to jump on board," he said.

The government will release an active travel plan at the end of this year before investing more in walking and cycling paths.

Mr Steel said it was also important to balance the needs of drivers and people who were unable, or preferred not, to drive.

"We recognise that many people still need to drive a private motor vehicle and we will continue to deliver strategic upgrades to major transport corridors like John Gorton Drive, William Hovell Drive, Athllon Drive and the Monaro Highway," he said.

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  • If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Canberra, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in Canberra in October and December.
  • Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Canberra if you stay on a Saturday. The opposite is true for, Friday, which is usually the most expensive day.
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  • The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Canberra found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $39, while the most expensive was $347.
  • How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Canberra for 2 days.
  • Hoping to see a particularly scenic side of Canberra? Select a hotel next to Lake Burley Griffin, such as the Hyatt Hotel, which is located a 2-minute walk away. Lake Burley Griffin is a scenic man-made lake that boasts a variety of walking trails, boating docks and fishing areas, making it a popular area to explore the city’s natural side.
  • If you enjoy art, make sure to choose a hotel next to the National Gallery of Australia, such as the 4-star Little National Hotel Canberra. This museum incorporates both international and local art, with an emphasis on aboriginal pieces, allowing guests to learn more about the region’s rich culture.
  • For those that enjoy hiking, book a hotel next to Mount Ainslie, a large hill that has several trails and an overlook that offers sweeping views of Canberra and the surrounding area. The Mercure Canberra is a 4-star hotel that is only a 2-minute drive from Mount Ainslie and a 10-minute walk to the city centre.
  • If you are visiting Canberra with your family, try to book a hotel next to a kid-friendly activity, such as the Rydges Capital Hill that is a 10-minute walk from Questacon. Questacon is a children’s museum that contains interactive exhibits related to technology and science, as well as fun forms of entertainment, like puppet shows.
  • For travellers who love literature and books, pick a hotel near the National Library of Australia, a large public library that contains several book-related exhibits, a reading room and a bookshop. The Ovolo Nishi hotel is a unique choice that is less than a 5-minute drive from the library and a 6-minute walk to the National Film and Sound Archive.

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Which hotels in canberra have a good indoor pool.

The Crowne Plaza is a modern choice that is only a 10-minute walk to the city centre and has both an outdoor pool and a sauna. The Mantra on Northbourne is an 8-minute walk to Canberra’s business district and has a heated indoor pool.

Are there hotels in Canberra with free parking?

The Capital Executive Apartment Hotel is only a 7-minute drive to the National Museum of Australia and offers complimentary parking as well as optional breakfast for a small fee. The Capital Executive Apartment Hotel is a 5-minute walk to the Australian National University and offers free parking for guests.

What are good hotels in Canberra near the Parliament House?

The Diplomat Hotel is a 4-star choice that is only a 2-minute drive from the Parliament House and a 4-minute walk to St. Clare's College. The Best Western Plus Garden City Hotel is a 5-minute drive to the Parliament House and is only a 4-minute walk to the popular Capital Golf Club.

What are some good hotels in Canberra near the Australian War Memorial?

The Quest Canberra is a 3-minute drive to the Australian War Memorial and is less than a 10-minute drive to the National Gallery of Australia. The Tall Trees Hotel is a quaint choice that is a 6-minute drive to the memorial and a 10-minute drive to Canberra’s business district.

What are the best hotels near Civic Square?

If you are looking for a hotel close to Civic Square, you should consider staying at Novotel Canberra , Crowne Plaza Canberra and Madison Capital Executive Apartments , as they are the most recommended by KAYAK users.

How do I find a hotel in central Canberra?

After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighbourhood, which allows you to pick the central Canberra districts. You can also do a search using the city map to choose a specific location, like Canberra city centre

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6. Deco Hotel Canberra

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7. Pavilion on Northbourne

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8. Vibe Hotel Canberra Airport

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9. Forrest Hotel And Apartments

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10. East Hotel

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11. Crowne Plaza Canberra, an IHG Hotel

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12. Little National Hotel

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13. Alivio Tourist Park Canberra

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14. Adina Serviced Apartments Canberra Dickson

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15. Brassey Hotel

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16. Ramada Encore by Wyndham Belconnen Canberra

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17. Mantra MacArthur Hotel Canberra

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18. QT Canberra

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19. Novotel Canberra

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20. Abode Hotel Woden

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21. Ramada by Wyndham Diplomat Canberra

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22. Abode Gungahlin

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23. Quest Canberra

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24. The Statesman Hotel

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25. Canberra Accommodation Centre

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26. Ibis Budget Canberra

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27. Mercure Canberra Belconnen

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29. Belconnen Hotel/Motel and Serviced Apartments

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30. Leumeah Lodge

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Canberra Accommodations Information

Canberra’s summers are hot and dry (think: T-shirts, shorts, and sandals all day). Get your dose of Vitamin D and head out into the city’s vast open spaces and freshwater lakes. Temperatures dip a bit in the evening so we suggest snagging a spot at a rooftop bar during the sunset hours to grab a cocktail or two.

Lake Burley Griffin is the beating heart of Canberra’s summer. Live your best lake life and go sailing, canoeing, water-skiing, or even stand-up paddleboarding. You can also lounge shore-side—whatever floats your boat.

Nothing beats the summer heat quite like a quick dip. Canberra’s got two swimming holes where you can perfect that cannonball: Cotter Bend and Gibraltar Creek.

The Jamala Wildlife Lodge within the National Zoo and Aquarium is the closest you’ll get to an African safari experience right in Australia. The biggest draw? You get to spend the night next to lions, tigers, cheetahs, and bears—safely behind glass.

Grab some much-needed shade under the canopy of over 44,000 trees at the National Arboretum Canberra. Throw a summer barbie or (temporarily) lose the kids to the massive Pod playground, a series of giant acorn cubbies connected by tunnels, slides, and ladders designed for endless fun.

Canberra’s winters are chilly, but the sun still shines bright from June to August. Though snowfall’s rare, mornings and evenings are particularly brisk so we consider it a good-enough excuse to warm up with mulled wine and eggnog at the annual Christmas in July markets, an Aussie tradition of getting a little holiday spirit going during their colder months.

The cold weather also signals the start of truffle season. Join the hunt and sniff out the wild aromas of black winter Périgord truffles at Canberra’s top truffle farms. The city’s finest restaurants also dish up this seasonal ingredient as part of the annual Truffle Festival. Truffle pizza, anyone?

Canberra’s world-class museums and art galleries are fantastic any time of year but winter adds some festive cheer to the calendar of events. The school holidays mean there are lots of fun, kid-friendly activities and exhibits going on all season.

Over at the Canberra Glassworks Hotshop, a winter lineup of events will have you seeing your glassware in a whole new light. There are glass-blowing demonstrations by international artists, glass markets, and winter illuminations, too.

The city’s gardens and parks literally come to life in the spring—with thousands of flowers blooming in a rainbow of hues. But spring also ushers in the wettest months of the year…so pack an umbrella, you know, just in case.

Join in Australia’s biggest spring celebration—the annual Floriade Festival at Commonwealth Park. It’s a month-long floral display, plus there are other festival highlights like the Floriade NightFest, when the park is transformed into an illuminated playground after the sun goes down.

The warmer weather is ideal for exploring Canberra’s burgeoning wine region. Stroll through vineyards and enjoy a long lunch in the outdoors, with a glass of crisp Chardonnay in hand, of course.

Up for a little cardio? Take in the city’s iconic landmarks along the well-connected cycling networks. But do be warned: It’s magpie swooping season. The birds can strike from above, so local cyclists attach streamers, flags, and other curiosities to their helmets to keep them at bay.

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