Bendigo Ernest Hotel is an immersive experience that combines historic grandeur with modern features. Boasting 10 individualised suites, each room is adorned with alluring Australian art and swept with contemporary aesthetics, luxurious bedding, and designer furnishings – combining to forge a memorable and bespoke stay.

Hotel check-in is after 2pm, with self check-in available after 6pm as well as complimentary off-street parking at the rear of the building. 

Restaurant Terrae is coming soon to Hotel Ernest in the Autumn of 2024. Terrae will span over two levels offering classic European all day dining, an extensive wine list & genuine hospitality.

In the meantime there is a host of wonderful cafes and restaurants located within walking distance to Hotel Ernest.

We offer a risk free booking guarantee. You will be refunded the total room rate if you advise us of cancellation 48 hours prior to arrival. To view booking terms and conditions click here.

*Please note that all suites have king sized beds. We do not offer any other bedding configurations such as single beds. Suites have a maximum occupancy of two people, except for when you are travelling with an infant, which are free. Portacots are not provided.

Suite 10: Patrick Henigan

Suite 9: Richard Birmingham

Suite 8: Pilven Triptych

Suite 7: Michael Georgetti

Suite 6: Grand Parkview

Suite 5: James Meldrum

Suite 4: Heather B Swann

Suite 3: The Arts Project

Suite 2: The Writer’s Room

Suite 1: Robin Wallace-Crabbe


The Bendigo Ernest Hotel understands that guests need to feel indulged in order to experience true luxury. As such, each suite has a specially curated range of pampering and gracious essentials to promise a refreshing, rejuvenating and relaxing stay.

Ground Floor Accessible & Pet Friendly Suite

For the comfort of all guests, the Bendigo Ernest Hotel has been restored to ensure inclusivity without compromising on style and comfort. 

The Accessible Suite has been designed for guests who require additional space and amenities. It features all the essentials, a king bed, spacious bathroom, roll-in shower with seat, lowered basin and support handles – creating a soul-warming space to farewell the world outside.

The Ernest Hotel also understands that a holiday is not complete without one’s furry friend. The hotel’s pet-friendly suite accommodates house-trained dogs so they are equally able to enjoy their stay away.*

*Please note that a one-off fee of $40 applies for the pet-friendly suite. Only one dog is permitted inside, and we kindly request they do not climb the furniture. Guests are required to provide their own dog bedding, and for the comfort of your neighbours, please ensure your fun-loving friend does not bark into the night.


The hotel’s restaurant space has temporarily been transformed into a refuge for reflection and reprieve. Offering guests the chance to escape reality, it is a sanctuary specifically designed to instill tranquility.

Outdoor Oasis

The hotel’s outdoor oasis provides guests yet another hideaway to relax and rejuvenate. Find your place amidst the courtyard and bask in the Bendigo sun as you admire the city’s charm and the serene sounds of Rosalind Park.

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