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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 Sydney Tourism for that city trip, business jaunt or family holiday.

Canberra Hotels

Canberra's best hotels with breakfast

Budget hotels in Canberra

Hotels located in the centre of Canberra

FAQs about hotels in Canberra

On average, 3-star hotels in Canberra cost $116 per night, and 4-star hotels in Canberra are $153 per night. If you're looking for something really special, a 5-star hotel in Canberra can be found for $245 per night, on average (based on prices).
The average price per night for a 3-star hotel in Canberra this weekend is $416 or, for a 4-star hotel, $342. Looking for something even fancier? 5-star hotels in Canberra for this weekend cost around $573 per night, on average (based on prices).
On average, it costs $124 per night to book a 3-star hotel in Canberra for tonight. You'll pay around $224 if you choose to stay in a 4-star hotel tonight, while a 5-star hotel in Canberra will cost around $371, on average (based on prices).
Many families visiting Canberra loved staying at East Hotel and Apartments, Deco Hotel Canberra, and Avenue Hotel Canberra.
Some of the best hotels in Canberra near Rose Cottage include Tuggeranong Short Stay #10, Tuggeranong Short Stay #07 and Tuggeranong Short Stay #06.
Deco Hotel Canberra, East Hotel and Apartments, and Avenue Hotel Canberra are some of the popular hotels in Canberra.
For hotels in Canberra that serve highly-rated breakfasts, try Abode Belconnen, Hyatt Hotel Canberra - A Park Hyatt Hotel, and Midnight Hotel, Autograph Collection.
These hotels in Canberra are highly rated by couples: East Hotel and Apartments, Deco Hotel Canberra, and Avenue Hotel Canberra.
Mercure Canberra Belconnen, Vibe Hotel Canberra, and Abode Narrabundah got great room view-related reviews from travelers in Canberra.

What guests said about Canberra

8 We are frequent visitors to Canberra as there is just so...
We are frequent visitors to Canberra as there is just so much to see and do. Unfortunately, this last trip we were just passing through - but will be back again for our next visit soon. Our favorite spots include the Film and Sound Archives, the Museum and the Arboretum. But there is also so much more! We love the New Year fireworks, and other great events. The parks and gardens, walking and bike tracks, and of course the shopping! It's always easy to find great food in Canberra - and we love to seek out new places we haven't tried! Well worth a visit.
Setchen, Australia
4 I went there to tend to an elderly parent in aged care, so I...
I went there to tend to an elderly parent in aged care, so I did not do any sightseeing. I gave up on public transport and used DiDi which mostly worked well. Better eat early as the place becomes a ghost town around 9-10pm. I went to Maccas when it was open, and to San Churro which was open late. The places inside the shopping centre (Canberra Centre) were not open early. Quite a few restaurants and cafes were good and provided nice food items. I really would not go to the Civic area, it is a bit of a ghetto with lots of graffiti and empty shops. It is a sterile no character place.
Mary, Australia
10 There is quite a lot to do in Canberra especially if you...
There is quite a lot to do in Canberra especially if you have children Questacon - excellent - allow at least 3 hours if not more National Museum - very good Visit both Old and New Parliament Houses - Old Parliament House is worth a good look around. State Library War Museum Mint - Interesting - lots of money Zoo - well laid out - Cheetahs are special Hire a bike and cycle eveywhere Walk around the lake Best Pizza at Via Dolce - Bunda St City Centre
Ann, Australia
10 Comfortable city with great museums and culture.
Comfortable city with great museums and culture. Art gallery has been fabulous but has been neglected of late and is undergoing much work, reducing its appeal. Lovely botanical garden and generally good-looking city. Manuka is worth a visit for cafes and restaurants. Downtown area lacks focus but has good facilities.
Tim, United Kingdom
6 Canberra has interesting museums, but it is so spread out...
Canberra has interesting museums, but it is so spread out that it is very difficult to visit without use of a car. We rented bikes one afternoon and were able to ride around the beautiful Burleigh-Griffith Lake and around the parliament area. We walked to the War Memorial, which is a really interesting, interactive museum, close to the Mercure hotel. We loved Smith’s Alternative, a intimate bar and concert venue in the Melbourne Building. We saw a concert with Felicity Dowd and Isabel Rumble. The venue was perfect and the staff are so kind and helpful. We also enjoyed eating at the Asian-fusion restaurant, Chop Chop in the Melbourne Building.
10 Canberra is a very easy city to explore with little traffic.
Canberra is a very easy city to explore with little traffic. Many excellent art galleries and museums with important collections and displays. National Museum’s indigenous display is terrific. National Art Gallery’s sculpture garden is lovely on a hot day with Nakaya’s Fog Garden. Lots of terrific walks around the lake and tree lined streets.

Explore guest reviews of hotels in Canberra

Big comfy bed, excellent hot shower and the complimentary mini-bar all went down a real treat. Great block out curtains kept the room dark; one time we didn't even realise it was a sunny morning. The staff who came to make up our room and re-fill the mini-bar were very courteous and great to deal with (whereas the staff during check-in appeared distracted). The hotel is in a very convenient location to Canberra's night-time venues with a short walk to restaurants or a bit further to the theatre and museum/gallery.
8.6 Excellent ... 2157 reviews
Murray, Australia
A very well run hotel , staff are friendly and attentive . The room was a perfect size , with views to the swimming pool , robes were also provided . The bathroom was excellent , a nice big shower . A very comfortable bed . The room was also spotlessly clean . Stayed 4 days and was like a home away from home , we visit Canberra often and this was our first stay at Garden city Hotel , we will definatly stay again .
7.8 Good ... 2019 reviews
tony, Australia
Hotel has fantastic art deco era ambience. It is spacious which lovely grounds and the rooms are large and well appointed. I think it is Canberras oldest hotel and moderately expensive. Location is the best if you want ot visit the parliamentary zone. Hotel staff helped to clean up my car after the window was broken by a robber during the night. The room has a full sized bath!
8.6 Excellent ... 2285 reviews
Peter, Australia
Apartment was spacious, well appointed and comfortable. Beds were comfortable and the kids were given little gift bags on arrival which was a wonderful touch. It was quick and easy to check in and the staff were very friendly. The hotel itself was very close to restaurants and other sights which was great and had easy to access secure parking during our stay.
8.4 Very Good ... 2367 reviews
Emma, Australia
The location is fantastic, so close to the city centre and all the shops, as well as Braddon with all it's restaurants and cafes. We could walk to dinner or the shops and the hotel is on the main road through Canberra, so it's handy to get anywhere you need to. Our room was large, plenty of space, also clean and tidy with a fully stocked kitchen.
7.3 Good ... 1680 reviews
Kate Joveski, Australia
Hotel in Canberra
The hotel is centrally located on Northbourne Avenue, so it depends on what you intend to do when you are in Canberra. This is a basic hotel if you want somewhere to sleep and shower and to eat simply. It is probably suitable for families, and the hotel does have a bar, gym and pool. Our room was quiet, and we heard no traffic noise.
7.9 Good ... 4494 reviews
Amanda, Australia
Hotel in Canberra
I stay at the Mecure Canberra regularly when visiting Govt clients nearby. I know what to expect here. While the property is rather tired and could do with a refurb, the rooms are spacious with room to work of an evening. Pricing can vary greatly as with all Canberra hotels depending on what is going that week so book early.
7.5 Good ... 1757 reviews
Matt, Australia
The room was very comfortable with the location of the hotel making it an easy run to any/all of the local attractions. The ample (& free) off-street parking available on site is a great bonus for Canberra.
7.2 Good ... 2308 reviews
Shane, Australia
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.
7.8 Good ... 4510 reviews
Leili, Australia
Hotel in Canberra
Everything about the hotel itself was good. We were upgraded to a Lake View room, which from the ninth floor really did have a good view of a Canberra lake I didn't even know existed: Lake Ginnindera.
8.7 Excellent ... 2186 reviews
Michael, Australia
Superior accommodation in Canberra CBD. Very clean and comfortable rooms with plenty of space and facilities. Very friendly and helpful staff. This is a wonderful hotel. Will definitely stay again.
8.5 Very Good ... 360 reviews
Jason, Australia
Hotel in Canberra
We enjoyed being near restaurants and pub. Breakfast in the hotel was great. Our accommodation was spacious and well equipped.
8.9 Excellent ... 1350 reviews
Robyn, Australia
Hotel in Canberra
per friendly hotel , they have a pet bed and food bowl. They give u a list of good place for his walk, very considerable
8.2 Very Good ... 1818 reviews
Jiaxin, Australia
Our 3rd visit in 5 years. Nice and quiet. Self contained. Laundry. Staff always very helpful. Close to Canberra CBD.
7.4 Good ... 687 reviews
LORRAINE, Australia
We stay at Pinnacle Apartments every time we come to Canberra. It is always clean & comfortable for the family.
8.3 Very Good ... 2360 reviews
Lina, Australia
Hotel in Canberra
Great cheap hotel for the family with a buffet breakfast included. Extremely helpful and kind staff.
6.5 Review score ... 3566 reviews
Ashley, Australia
Hotel in Canberra
Our go-to hotel in Canberra. Great location. Fabulous rooms. Friendly staff.
8.8 Excellent ... 2977 reviews
Nonie, Australia
It’s a great hotel, everything is very good
8.3 Very Good ... 2496 reviews
Cheng Ying, Australia

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