Quality Accommodation

Located in Ballarats CBD, The George Hotel is situated on the towns most historic streetscape Lydiard Street North. The hotel is within walking distance to Her Majesty’s Theatre, the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, the Regent Multiplex Movie Theatre, the Ballarat Visitor Information Centre as well as cafes, restaurants, city shopping and public transport.



Excellent Hotel and Staff

This Hotel lends itself to being the Best in Australia in my opinion. I went there on Business but was made to feel on holidays by the atmosphere and the Staff. Great place to stay, eat, drink and have a great time in Ballarat.


Quality Dining

The Lane cafe offers modern city style food, full of energy and passion.  Our open fronted cafe serves locals and visitors the choice to either eat in, or grab lunch on the run!  Our takeaway coffee is renowned in the area, a must try! The Lane Pizzeria, located within The Lane Restaurant, caters for lovers of traditional wood fired pizza.The Lane Restaurant is located towards the end of the exciting new George development and offers stylish, casual family dining in a welcoming environment. The innovative seasonal menu offers an extensive range of dishes for all foodies to explore.


“Great Food”

Busy friendly atmosphere and nothing was too much trouble. We enjoyed great food which was brought to our table in a prompt manner. Fabulous fresh meals. Well done.we would definitely eat at this venue again.


The George Hotel Ballarat

Be sure to check out our accommodation, events information and restaurant menus.
You will also find corporate and functions information along with our “top 5 things to do” list, whilst in the Ballarat Goldfields region.
At the George Hotel we host many regular events, such as Ballarat Beat Rockabilly Festival, the annual Jazz convention, and Anzac Day anniversary celebrations.
Other events on our calendar include for groups such as Ballarat by the Glass and the Ballarat Cup.
 We look forward to seeing you at The George or The Lane soon.

Quality Entertainment

Ballarat’s premiere entertainment venue offering a selection of live music every weekend. Our regular line up of ‘live’ acoustic music kicks off on Friday from 6pm and Saturday from 9.30pm in The Lane Cider Bar. The popular Lounge Nightclub open every Friday, Saturday. And most Public Holiday eve’s is the default local place to meet on weekends.


A history since 1856

The “George Inn” was built by George Howe and Francis Herring who originally arrived in Ballarat very early in it’s history, on the 1st September 1851