The Best Hotels and Places to Stay in Broken Hill, New South Wales

The Sculpture Symposium in the Living Desert is one of the top attractions in Broken Hill
The Sculpture Symposium in the Living Desert is one of the top attractions in Broken Hill | © Ingo Oeland / Alamy Stock Photo
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7 November 2021

You don’t need to pack your pickaxe to find quality places to stay in Broken Hill. Though this mining town is small, it’s got a mighty selection of hotels that cater to all budgets. Spending a quick night in town? You’ll appreciate the convenience of motels in Broken Hill. Need a little more to keep you comfortable? Historical attractions, delicious local food and a little late-night fun can be found at these hotels in Broken Hill – bookable on Culture Trip.

Aly's Cottage, to be close to Broken Hill's attractions

Exterior of Aly's Cottage in Broken Hill
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Few places to stay in Broken Hill are so evenly spaced as Aly’s Cottage. You’ll reach the cottage from the Broken Hill Airport before your ears pop. Did you notice the links on the drive in? The South Broken Hill Golf Club is a nice place to spend the afternoon after you’ve taken your obligatory holiday photos at the Big Bench. You may not want to be gone for long, though – you’ll feel so at home in this cosy cottage that you may need no other entertainment than a good book and a few hours in front of the flatscreen TV.

Lodge Outback Motel, for budget-friendly boarding

Exterior of Lodge Outback Motel with a multi-tier fountain in Broken Hill
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Lodge Outback Motel offers the convenience that many hotels in Broken Hill do but with the genuine comfort that only a family-run business can provide. Only 600m (0.4mi) from the town square, you’ll feel like a local in no time as you stroll around town. Fast food options are within footsteps of your room if you fancy a meal that wasn’t made in a microwave. Breakfast can be sent right to your room, including filtered coffee, so you can devote your breakfast budget to an upgraded spa suite.

Royal Exchange Hotel, for a quick escape to the outback

Exterior of two-storey Royal Exchange Hotel in Broken Hill with wraparound balcony
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From the balconies of the Royal Exchange Hotel, you may see adventure on the horizon. It’s true that this Art-Deco accommodation keeps you within moments of the NSW/SA border, but don’t bail from Broken Hill too quickly. Bells Milk Bar and the chocolate factory at Silver City Mint are a perfect pairing that you don’t want to miss. The REH suites will fit your budget – while the REH restaurant will fill your appetite.

Broken Hill Tourist Park, where campers and caravaners will be comfortable

Open-plan kitchen with living-dining room of cabin at Broken Hill Tourist Park
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Before you get too deep into the outback, let Broken Hill Tourist Park give you the opportunity for one last hot shower. The drive-thru sites are ideal for anyone towing a camper, but your family station wagon is as welcome as your family pets are. There are also cabins available, sleeping from two to six. Come together with other travellers over bikkies and cheese – where we insist that a visit to the Living Desert Sculptures is a must before you leave Broken Hill behind.

Lotte's Cottage, for adults-only silence

Outdoor seating area at Lotte's Cottage, Broken Hill
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A five-minute walk from Broken Hill village, Lotte’s Cottage is ideal for adults who want a restful stay without the joyful noisiness that pets and children bring to the other hotels in Broken Hill. Only adults are allowed in this abode – particularly those who also appreciate the convenience of a full kitchen and evening dining lit by garden lights. You don’t need to fill all three bedrooms with family and friends, but it wouldn’t hurt to bring a grill master along, so you don’t have to mind the barbecue.

Ibis Styles Broken Hill, where the dessert is almost as sweet as the spa room

View of Ibis Styles Broken Hill from street
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Motels in Broken Hill are all well and good for a quick overnight, but when you have an appetite for more than just a comfy bed, Ibis Styles will suit you best. The luxury spa room may draw you in, but it’s the S-Que Restaurant that’ll convince you to stay another night. Schnitzel parmy, jerk baby chook and beef cheeks will fill you up so delightfully that you’ll be struggling to tackle the tiramisu cannoli for dessert.

Sturt Motel, for a quick overnight refresher

View of Sturt Motel grounds and building
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The miner motels in Broken Hill won’t break your back or your budget, especially Sturt Motel. This one’s for the caravaners and the campers, the road trippers and the road-weary parents who just need a night to recharge. Rooms ranging from singles to doubles to family-sized spaces allow all of your passengers to stretch out. As long as the sun is hot, the pool will always be a chill space to trade your seatbelt lines for tan lines.

The Real McCoy Holiday Accommodation, for home-like holidays

Exterior of the Real McCoy Holiday Accommodation in Broken Hill
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When it comes to places to stay in Broken Hill, the Real McCoy is, well, just that. You’ll dig your private cottage – decked out with all of the home-like necessities including a kitchen, laundry machines and a barbecue. You’ll settle into the local life as fast as you slip in for a soak in the jetted tub. On the days you want to play tourist, your hosts can hook you up with tickets to the Sulphide Street Railway and Historical Museum.

The Astra Hotel, where the Silver City comes to play

Exterior of the Astra Hotel with upper-floor outdoor covered restaurant
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You’ll feel like you’ve struck gold when you sift your way through the hotels in Broken Hill and stumble upon the Astra. We’ll skip over the rooms – not because the spacious bathrooms with double spas and separate showers aren’t worth noting – but because you’ll be too busy exploring what the hotel offers beyond your executive suite. Mornings with espresso at the Soull Cafe blend smoothly into gourmet pizza lunches at Trinders. Red Lush has your pre-party cocktails before a live show – and Temptations literally puts the cherry on top of your day with their dessert bar.

Away Cottages Broken Hill, for a true getaway

The green and white exterior of a cottage at Away Cottages Broken Hill
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Is it possible to get any more “away” than a cottage in the outback? Away on Blende may be in the heart of Broken Hill, but you’ll feel worlds away from your worries in this miner’s cottage. Bring the pets and the kids – there’s a huge fenced yard where they can all spend safe time under the sun. You’ll have your spell of fun, too – particularly when the kids snuggle into their own private bedrooms and you’re free to enjoy the privacy you and your spouse rarely get at home.

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