Welcome home to EAST, your home away from home.

In 2012 when EAST Hotel opened its doors, Dion & Dan Bisa and their team had a vision. They wanted to offer visitors to Canberra a new, different and unexpected experience that blew away and preconceptions and redefined hospitality in the nation’s capital.

A now vibrant, emergent locale, the friendly team loves that visitors walk into the lobby of the hotel and are instantly engaged, curious and surprised. Whether staying a few nights, having a cocktail or simply enjoying dinner with friends.

Since opening the doors, EAST has grown up and become a destination for both visitors to Canberra and local Canberrans alike.

A Place to Meet

The soaring lobby is the heart of the hotel and a great place to meet for a drink, a coffee, or a chat! In Winter you can warm up by the fire and enjoy the vibrant buzz. The magazines are free to read and the huge screen is always showing something interesting.

Personalised Care

The personalised care from friendly staff, makes staying at East Hotel unfailingly luxe. There’s no shortage of whimsy afoot, but not at the expense of practicality. Whether you’re traveling alone, or with the whole family, East Hotel has a room designed to suit.

East Hotel is all about overdelivering on genuine customer service, on top of a quality timeless product. 10 years on after opening, we remain number one on TripAdvisor for Hotels in Canberra and continue to win national awards to reinforce our passion for our people.

Hotel Amenities & FAQs


No it’s not, but you can pre-book a breakfast reservation at MUSE or order take-away breakfast from your Tapendium tablet.

15-minute drive.

ACTION is the public bus service in Canberra. Bus stops are located around Kingston Square, directly across from the hotel entrance on Giles Street (for travel to Woden) and on Eyre Street (for travel to the City). For detailed information, including links to Google Maps Transit Trip Planner, visit action.act.gov.au or ask the East Experience Team at Reception.

EAST is perfected located for some local retail therapy.  Manuka Village is a three-minute walk and has more than just your essentials at Coles! Our top picks are Home by Creations for homewares and Creations for stunning jewelry, Department of the Exterior for fabulous local fashion labels, Paperchain Bookstore, Stephanie’s Boutique Lingerie, Momento Dezigns for ladies’ fashion and the forever classic Carla Zampatti.

Head towards Lake Burley Griffin to Kingston and explore the new Supabarn for a different supermarket experience, although it’s hard to go past Wildflour artisan bakery right outside! Not too far away is Essential Ingredient for divine kitchen homewares and a very tempting cheese room.

Just a 10-minute drive.

Hotel Amenities

Our carpark is 2.2m tall and is located on Oxley St. Overnight Fee $20.00. Parking is free if you book direct.

Head to our small yet efficient gym on Level 3 for a run, cycle or row then tone up with weights and strengthening machines.

Enjoy free super fast wifi and ethernet connection.

Starting your day with a delicious room service breakfast from Muse you cannot go wrong.

From noon you can move straight onto lunch through to dinner from Agostinis. From antipasto platters to house-made pizzas and pasta, mouth-watering steaks, Italian salads and let’s not forget to leave room for their famous Tiramisu!

Live like a local with Canberra’s best at your doorstep.

Find East Hotel in the Inner South of Canberra. A prestigious location that is the perfect base to explore the city by foot, pedal or car. Nestled in Kingston, the Capital’s founding and oldest suburb, the best culinary, cultural and adventurous experiences are right at East Hotel’s doorstep.

Do Canberra Differently

Experience all four seasons in splendour. Visit iconic national attractions; ride the Centenary Trail; and enjoy our cool-climate wines. Canberra is an easy and vibrant modern city with all the best that Australia has to offer.

Guest Experience Team

These days, Canberra is a modern playground for adults and kids alike. And if you’re seeking a bit of adventure, East invites guests to do Canberra differently. Our Guest Experience Team is on hand to help you discover their favourite local spots while you stay.