Cool Canberra hotels for your next stay

Need accommodation in Canberra? It's high time you visited the ACT for these cool Canberra hotels—and get to know Canberra like you've never before.

As unusual as it sounds, Canberra is much more than politics and freezing winters. There are intriguing museums, a vibrant coffee scene and a flourishing arts and fashion precinct, Canberra has matured into a must-visit destination all.

Need convincing? We have the coolest Canberra hotels to prove it. With design at the core of accommodation, Canberra has revamped its old ways. We guarantee it’s not what you remember from your Year 6 trip.

A luxuriously cool hotel in Canberra


Of all the Canberra hotels, East is bright, colourful and textured. It’s a feast for the senses, no matter what your inner age might be.

The rooms at East are a show bag of goodies. Love the funky art on the walls (like this “bacon” bacon)? You can buy it direct from redbubble. And whether you’d rather zone out with an Xbox session or watch a movie from a selection of more than 100 in-house films, the hotel has all of your emotional needs covered. There’s even a Nespresso machine provided in every room for those who require a convenient pick-me-up.

The hotel doesn’t come without a slice of eco-luxury, of course. With locally-sourced amenities and minibar items, you’re at liberty to treat yourself – guilt-free.


Top rated
9.5 Excellent (4271 reviews)

A suave Canberra hotel


A city isn’t complete with the effortlessly cool QT Canberra, combining the best of business mod-cons and weekend-chic. The hotel will woo you with its power of persuasion and suave decor – fitting for the political capital of ‘Straya.

But there’s more to Canberra than pollies. Expect designer decor, dress-to-impress cocktails, and hushed conversations in the secluded QT Lounge. Did we mention Wi-Fi is on the house?

QT Canberra

8.2 Very good (2234 reviews)

For those wanting a dash of luxury


Clean lines and minimalistic design encapsulate Hotel Realm. Furnished in a neutral palette of light, natural tones, the rooms are both airy and modern. The king beds are topped with plush goose down and microfibre toppers, and the bathrooms are fitted out with Airjet showerheads and Malin+Goetz bathroom amenities—meaning you have all the luxury at your fingertips.

Complimentary newspapers are provided daily, and each room is also furnished with a Smart TV and a Nespresso machine with coffee pods for some precious down-time. Hotel Realm is located on the footsteps of Parliament House and is within minutes of Lake Burley Griffin and night hotspots Manuka and Kingston.

Hotel Realm

Top rated
8.8 Excellent (2153 reviews)

A petite yet stylish accommodation in the Capital


It’s not how big it is, it’s how you conceptualise it. The Little National is not to be judged by its size. The rooms are a petite 17 square metres, but they’re jam-packed with every ounce of luxury imaginable, all for an affordable price.

The efficient spatial planning means that the rooms don’t feel the least bit claustrophobic, with super-king sized beds positioned against the floor-to-ceiling windows.

The rooms are filled with everything to make your stay a cosy one, with complimentary movies, WiFi and T2 tea provided. Venture out to Parliament House by day, and unwind at night with the hotel’s 24-hour lounge and library.

Little National Hotel Canberra

Top rated
9.0 Excellent (2013 reviews)

A Canberra hotel showcasing attention to detail


It’s the attention to detail that makes Design Icon Apartments one of the best hotels in Canberra. The living space comes to life with the small touches—from the lighting fixtures to the choice of artwork.

Located in NewActon precinct, the apartments are within steps of restaurants, cafes, bars and the Palace Electric cinema. We told you there’s stuff to do in Canberra!

Design Icon Apartments At Newacton

Top rated
8.6 Excellent (724 reviews)

Swish digs right next to Canberra airport


The future is now, and Vibe Hotel Canberra is arguably the swishest of all Canberra hotels. Only 50 metres from the airport terminal, practicality has never been more stylish. Enjoy sweeping views of Parliament House or allow yourself to be awestruck by the soaring atrium.

Rooms have all the essentials covered, including Nespresso machines and coffee pods, as well as USB charging and free Wi-Fi.

Vibe Hotel Canberra

Top rated
8.8 Excellent (2013 reviews)

A comfortable stay in the capital


Make the Abode Hotel Woden your abode on your trip to the capital. The hotel provides studio accommodation, meaning that your stay will be as comfortable as possible. The self-contained rooms include fully-equipped kitchens complete with access to the Abode Pantry, so you can help yourself to a selection of food, beverages and other essentials. Laundry facilities and flat-screen televisions with Foxtel access are also at your disposal.

But this is no ordinary serviced apartment. Though the accommodation may be practical, it is by no means boring – the room remains stylish with splashes of orange and modern décor.

Abode Woden

Top rated
8.7 Excellent (4226 reviews)