The Best Hotels and Places to Book Your Stay in Queanbeyan, New South Wales

Enjoy some privacy at Canberra Ave Villas in Queanbeyan
Enjoy some privacy at Canberra Ave Villas in Queanbeyan | Courtesy of Canberra Ave Villas / Expedia
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22 November 2021

Straddling the Queanbeyan River, home to photogenic platypus, this charming country town is a blend of old and new. An easy walking trail reveals Queanbeyan’s history and buildings, many housing exquisite restaurants with delicious local food and wine. Take in its beautiful parks, surrounding nature and stunning seasonal colours. Active type? You can fish, sail, canoe and hike around Googong foreshore or ski the Snowy Mountains in winter. Head into Canberra, 20 minutes’ drive away, to satisfy all your political and cultural needs. And make sure you’ve got somewhere great to lay your head by booking one of these Queanbeyan hotels through Culture Trip.

Crest Motor Inn, for retro cool

A single bed by a window that opens to a terrace at Crest Motor Inn, Queanbeyan
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This retro two-storey motel, extensively renovated, is an affordable and popular base for the many activities in the region. Rooms are spacious and comfortable, with subtle stone-tone palettes and gleaming subway tiles. Start your day with the complimentary continental breakfast in the brekkie room, and finish it after cooking in the guest kitchen. Shops and cafes are mere seconds away, while the railway station and hospital are a brisk five-minute walk.

BreakFree Queanbeyan, for cool pool idling

The outdoor pool area enclosed by BreakFree Queanbeyan
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Comprehensively refurbished, this premier property is loved for its quiet location that’s still handy for everything around town. All rooms are large – from twin and queen to two-bedroom apartments – and nights are very comfy, wrapped in superior Egyptian cotton sheets on premium bedding. When you’ve washed the day away under your rainfall shower with complimentary designer toiletries, relax by the cobalt pool, or in the barbecue garden. Peppermill Restaurant and Bar serves flashy cocktails and fresh local produce.

Motel Margeurita, for '50s flavours

Two beds, at least one a double, in a Motel Margeurita room in Queanbeyan
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You’re whistled back to the 1950s at this classic two-storey motel. Inside, the feeling is homely, with autumnal tones, traditional cafe tables and patchwork quilt bedding in the spacious rooms. Attractive tiled ensuites are replete with zingy toiletries, while everything is at hand in your kitchenette, including a small fridge and microwave to keep hunger and thirst at bay. Need more? Step outside – everything you want from the town is minutes away.

Queanbeyan Motel, for pet-friendly getaways

A double bed and a single bed sit opposite another bed and a kitchenette at Queanbeyan Motel
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Just a 20-minute drive from Canberra Airport, the Queanbeyan Motel has accommodation for diverse budgets and needs, including pet-friendly rooms. Quality bedding and hot, high-pressure showers ensure a good night’s rest. The fresh, contemporary interiors are spacious and have all your kitchen needs covered, while there’s a barbecue area for a bigger meal. Right outside your door, parking is free.

Canberra Ave Villas, for slick interiors

A large bed in a Canberra Ave Villas room in Queanbeyan; a kitchentte is opposite
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With 19 self-contained cabins from studio to family-friendly, you’re sure to find something for your needs here. Don’t let the cutesy clapboard, butter-wouldn’t-melt first impressions fool you. Step inside and you’ll find these villas are urban-slick, spick and span: in a nutshell, spacious homes with everything you need. From a full-size fridge, crockery and cutlery, to free parking, you’ll be sorted whether it’s an overnight or extended stay. It’s just a stroll around the corner to the shops and places to eat in Mudgee.

Mid City Motor Inn, for enviable centrality

A view from the car park towards the exterior of Mid City Motor Inn, Queanbeyan, with greenery clinging to the balconies and the ground below
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The name says it all: bang in the middle of Queanbeyan, in the thick of all the action, from pubs to cafes and blow-it-all shops. It’s been fully refurbished in fresh, soft tones – picture a pine-fresh Swedish interiors photoshoot – in keeping with the motel’s original period. There’s tea and coffee with fresh milk and biscuits, and a light breakfast to collect from the office. The warmth of the decor is matched by the friendly and helpful staff, who know everything about the area. The picturesque country garden outside your door adds a welcome dash of privacy.

Parkway Motel, for natural attractions

A double bed at Parkway Motel, Queanbeyan, with the curtains drawn
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Family-run, this quaintly styled home-from-home can’t be beaten for location – on a quiet street, a stone’s throw from the centre. Wake to birdsong from Queanbeyan Park directly opposite, then head there to stretch your legs before returning to relax in the on-site cafe, inhaling crisp valley air. All rooms have been recently renovated and radiate freshness. Want some pampering? Treat yourself and book the spa room – after that punishing park stroll, you deserve it.

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