Though it looks upon the Northbourne Avenue main drag and its frequent river of red brake lights, you wouldn’t know it once inside the newly developed The Avenue. Double glazing on the hotel’s impressive exterior glass design keeps The Avenue at a gentle hum within - a lifeline for weary business guests. That The Avenue also sits on the borders of both Canberra’s traditional CBD and the rapidly rising Braddon is another key selling point and the hoteliers have lived up to the aesthetic expectations of the postcode by equipping the luscious suites with signature king beds, rainfall showers and sleek modern furniture. Though the area’s overstocked with dining options, the hotel’s in-house European-style steakhouse Marble & Grain is a challenge to keep off your list.
Formerly populated predominantly by car dealerships and autoshops, the inner north suburb of Braddon has become a hotbed of local activity, food and culture, specifically along the Lonsdale street strip. Braddon’s neighbouring proximity to the CBD and bus interchange gives it a gateway-to-Canberra accessibility.