The Best Motels to Book in Orange, New South Wales

Art deco architecture is a feature of the town and can be found throughout Orange
Art deco architecture is a feature of the town and can be found throughout Orange | © Lincoln Fowler / Alamy Stock Photo
Suzy Pope

Elevated above the New South Wales countryside, the town of Orange sits in the heart of the breadbasket of Australia. A cool climate lends itself to viticulture and fresh farm produce ripening in the fields. Often a stop on a longer journey, it’s worth lingering here a bit longer for the food and drink scene. Arriving by car is easy with a selection of motels in Orange itself. If you’re pausing here for a foodie break or just looking for somewhere to lay your head in the middle of your journey, we’ve got an Orange motel for you – all bookable with Culture Trip.

1. The Oriana, Orange, for mid-century modern

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The Oriana gardens with lounge chairs and bar
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A stylish mid-century motif, artsy prints on the walls and plush sprawling beds elevate this motel to boutique hotel level. Between sunrise and sunset, you can bag a lounger by the pool where the bar serves cocktails and an all-day lunch. Embrace your inner foodie at the Peacock Room restaurant, which serves a menu of locally sourced produce – Murray cod, Batemans Bay oysters and market vegetables – and the wine list showcases the best of Orange’s viticulture.

2. West End Motor Lodge, for a budget-friendly stay


West End Motor Lodge double room with flatscreen and wall art
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Just off the main road into Orange, West End Motor Lodge is the ideal pitstop on a New South Wales road trip. Choose between budget-friendly hotel-style rooms that come in double, twin and family-sized variations. Or, opt for self-catering at Dalton Cottage with its own kitchen, living area and veranda. There’s an indoor pool with a jacuzzi spa so you can unwind after a long drive.

3. Central Caleula Motorlodge, for hipster dining


Central Caleula Motorlodge outdoor pool with loungers
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This stylish motel is in the very heart of Orange, where the streets are packed with friendly coffee shops and bars for an evening drink. The motel’s neighbouring restaurant, Zona, fits right in with Orange’s foodie scene, serving wood-fired pizzas, craft beer and local wines, and also provides the room service menu. Rooms range from convenient – think family rooms with interconnecting doors – to the extravagant Presidential Suite, with a hot tub in the bathroom.

4. Best Western Plus Ambassador Orange, for a little luxury

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Best Western Plus Ambassador Orange twin room with flatscreen, desk, couch and photography on wall
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Explore this glorious wine region from a luxurious base at the Best Western Plus Ambassador. Everybody knows that wine tasting should be accompanied by a little extravagance, and the plush beds in classy rooms won’t disappoint. Splash out on the king spa suite for a little extra indulgence. It’s all contemporary chic here, from the moody black bedroom walls to the sleek bar and restaurant, serving up the finest of Orange’s farm-fresh, seasonal food and local wine.

5. The Byng Street Boutique Hotel, for heritage style


The Byng Street Boutique Hotel lounge area with colourful furniture and plants
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The proprietors at The Byng Street Boutique Hotel have a firm focus on luxury, comfort and good food and drink. It’s in the centre of Orange’s heritage precinct, with the heritage wing blending in with the surrounding old brick buildings, and the modern wing offering a sleek glass haven. Rooms in the heritage wing are individually styled, with designer headboards and original features, whereas rooms in the modern wing are contemporary in dove grey and white. There’s a guest lounge where sunlight dapples through the wall of glass, and a stunning feature fireplace in winter. The beautiful Yallungah Dining Room, in the old homestead, serves an a la carte breakfast.

6. The Remington, Orange, for gourmet dining


The Remington, Oranges bar area with plush stools and lots of wine bottles and glasses
Courtesy of The Remington, Orange / Expedia

Orange’s most luxurious offering is the Remington Hotel. Rooms are a collection of lavish studios, with king-size beds and velvet comforters, or suites with their own living areas and large kitchenettes. Every room includes a cooked, a la carte breakfast served in Whitney’s Restaurant and Bar. Lunch and dinner here is a lavish affair, with the head chef serving up salads adorned with edible flowers and a little Middle Eastern flavour added to the farm-fresh seasonal produce.

7. Mercure Orange, for casual lodgings


Mercure Orange dining room with hanging plants, pattern chairs and terrace
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Sitting pretty on Byng Street, the Mercure Orange puts the central business district on your doorstep, and the shops, restaurants and wine bars of central Orange are a five-minute walk away. Contemporary rooms have everything you need for a comfortable stay. There are two restaurants onsite – Diggers Bar and Grill for a casual meal of prime steak and craft beer, or The Greenhouse of Orange where local produce from the surrounding hills is served alfresco.

8. de Russie Boutique Hotel, Orange, for a fine selection of rooms

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de Russie Boutique Hotel lounge and kitchen area with frosted glass separator and noughts and crosses game on table
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Another spot marketed to both business and leisure travellers, de Russie Boutique Hotel sits between the business district and charming heritage precinct, where walking tours and wine tastings are on offer. It’s in a charming old brick building, where rooms come in the form of studios with balconies overlooking the street, or plush suites with hot tubs.

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