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Top tips for finding Canberra hotel deals
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 May 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, Thursday, which is usually the most expensive day.
Book more than 90 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Canberra accommodation.
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.
FAQs when booking a hotel in Canberra
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.
Are hotels in Canberra safe during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis?
Hotels are safe environments for travelers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in Canberra. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.
How do I find a hotel in central Canberra?
After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighborhood, 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 center.
How can I find hotels near me?
Take a look at our extensive hotel map to find the best hotels near you.