Melbourne Accommodation

Last Updated on July 23, 2019

Where To Stay In Melbourne

There is no shortage of quality accommodation in Melbourne, we have world-class 5-star hotels to the very best backpacker hostels and everything in between.

Staying in the CBD (Central Business District) is the best location if you are trying to decide where to stay in Melbourne to be close to all the theatres, restaurants and public transport.

Southbank offers an array of hotels and restaurants as well as the Crown Casino. Some of the inner suburbs such as Carlton, Brunswick and St Kilda offer superb places to stay too.

Camping and caravan parks are also available with good access to the city, ideal for travellers driving or towing their own ‘homes on wheels’.

We have a number of very good motel options which are especially useful for people travelling with their own cars as motels offer easy, onsite, parking.

Melbourne also boasts some unusual, quirky options too.

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Melbourne Accommodation Victoria Australia

The Victoria Hotel

215 Little Collins St, Melbourne

Victoria Hotel Melbourne
Victoria Hotel Melbourne

The Victoria Hotel has been a favourite for years. The entrance to this historic hotel is quite grand, the rooms are smart and practical and the city centre location is brilliant. The Hotel is right in the centre of everything – shops, theatres, restaurants and public transport.

Find the best price to stay in this lovely old hotel.


Ibis Hotel & Apartments

15-21 Therry Street, Melbourne

Ibis Hotel Melbourne
Ibis Hotel Melbourne

Less than 200 metres from the famous Queen Victoria Market, the Ibis is a lovely hotel with 1 and 2 bedroom apartments available also.

  • Tea and coffee making in rooms
  • Free Wi Fi, iPod docking stations
  • Flatscreen TV’s with Foxtel

Find the best price to stay in the Ibis Hotel


City Centre Hotel

22 Little Collins St, Melbourne

City Centre Hotel Melbourne
City Centre Hotel Melbourne

Cheap and cheerful, the City Centre is in a great location and has a rooftop garden area to relax on. The rooms are fairly basic and only their suites have ensuite bathrooms. Double, family and twin rooms have shared bathrooms.

If you are seeking a clean, budget hotel in a central location, the City Centre Hotel is a good choice. Rooms all have free internet, TV’s, tea and coffee making facilities and a fridge.

Find the best price to stay in this great budget hotel


Hotel Grand Chancellor

131 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Hotel Grand Chancellor
Hotel Grand Chancellor

With a heated rooftop pool, great location and an on-site restaurant, the Grand Chancellor is a wonderful place to stay in Melbourne. This is a luxury hotel and very central to everything in the city centre. Parking is available nearby, fees apply. A parking space is not guaranteed though.

find the best price to stay in the Grand Chancellor Hotel


Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne

328 Flinders Street, Melbourne

Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne
Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne

One of Australia’s nicest historic hotels, located on Flinders Street overlooking the Yarra River and a 3-minute walk from the Flinders Street Train Station. The entrance foyer is stunning and the entire hotel is of a high standard.

The Rendezvous Hotel offers a variety of luxury rooms from standard to deluxe suites, the Heritage Room is something a little extra special…

  • Onsite Restaurant and a gym.
  • Complimentary unlimited hi-speed WiFi at 1mbps speed for up to four devices per room.
  • Valet parking, $45 per car, per 24 hours – multiple entry and exit
  •  Self Parking, $25 per car, per 24 hours – single entry and exit

Find the best price for a room at the Rendezvous Hotel


The Windsor Hotel

111 Spring Street, Melbourne

The Windsor Hotel
The Windsor Hotel

After staying in this absolutely gorgeous historic hotel years ago, it has remained a special place to us. A perfect hotel for a night out at the theatre or to explore Melbourne.  This 5-star hotel is one of  Melbourne’s finest. Established in 1883, it pre-dates many of the world’s most famous hotels.

The Hotel Windsor showcases 180 impeccably appointed rooms and suites in the heart of Melbourne CBD. Our 5 star rooms feature the very best accommodation comforts, including exceptional Windsor beds and an extensive pillow menu to suit your preference. Spacious and opulent with separate lounges and bedrooms, our luxury suites offer exquisite furnishings and high ceilings, highlighting timeless Victorian heritage.

Find the best price to stay in the Historic Windsor Hotel

Quest Flemington Melbourne

600 Epsom Rd, Flemington

Quest Hotel Flemington
Quest Hotel Flemington

Just under 5 km from the city centre, the Quest is a lovely place to stay, close to the Flemington Racecourse, easy access to the airport and with onsite parking.

One, Two or Three room serviced apartments make this a great choice for families too. The Quest also has a heated pool, BBQ area, free wi-fi and Foxtel.

Find the best price for an apartment or room at the Quest in Flemington


Motels Melbourne – With On-site Parking


441 Royal Parade, Parkville

Vibe Hotel Carlton
Vibe Hotel Carlton

We have friends who come over from Tasmania regularly and they always stay here. Onsite parking (small fee), plus a swimming pool, an on-site restaurant and a good variety of rooms make this a great choice.

It is within walking distance of parks, the Melbourne Zoo and trams stop right outside for a quick trip into the city, passing by the Royal Melbourne Hospital and famous Queen Victoria Market.

Find the best price to stay at this affordable motel in Melbourne.



Best Western, Carlton

225 Drummond St, Carlton

Best Western Hotel, Carlton
Best Western Hotel, Carlton

Close to Melbourne’s Italian precinct with lots of fabulous cafes and restaurants, easy tram access to the city centre, an on-site pool and garden area, the Best Western is a super place to stay.

Suites with one or two rooms, so ideal for families too, plus luxury spa suites and free parking make this a popular choice for travellers.

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Family Accommodation, Melbourne

Most hotels/motels will offer rooms with more than one bed for families to use, listed below are properties anyone can stay at but they are also places that do make an extra special effort for families too.

Holiday Inn on Flinders

575 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Holiday Inn on Flinders
Holiday Inn on Flinders

Located on the corner of Flinders Lane and Spencer Street with a tram stop right outside the front door, this charming hotel offers family rooms at reasonable prices. special features include a heated outdoor pool to relax by, coin-operated laundry for guest use and an onsite restaurant.

  • Kids 12 & Under – Stay and Eat Free
  • Kid Friendly Menu
  • Heated Outdoor Pool & Garden Terrace
  • Free Wi-Fi

Find the Best Price for a family stay at The Holiday Inn on Flinders

Pegasus Apart’ Hotel

206 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne

Pegasus Hotel Apartments, Melbourne
Pegasus Hotel Apartments, Melbourne

If you are seeking something a bit different, the Pegasus offers more than the average family stay. Located close to Queen Victoria Market and an easy walk to the city centre.

Themed kids rooms, two-bedroom apartments, interactive entertainment systems and a kitchenette and an on-site restaurant… it is worth checking out! Free Wi-fi, a heated indoor pool, a spa and a gym. Parking is available (fee)

Find the Best Prices to Stay at The Pegasus Apart’ Hotel, a fabulous family option.


Accommodation – Southbank & Crown Casino

The Langham Hotel

1 Southgate Avenue, Southbank

The Langham Hotel, Southbank
The Langham Hotel, Southbank

This beautiful hotel is another favourite. Superb rooms and service as well as a great location. A heated pool, spa, restaurant and some rooms featuring a private balcony to soak up the sun and views.

Everything is decadent about the Langham, as a 5-star hotel, it will not disappoint.

Find the Best Prices to Stay at the Langham Hotel in the Southbank district.

Bella Apartment Hotel

250 City Road, Southbank, Melbourne

Bella Hotel
Bella Hotel

Bella Hotel Apartments is part of the ‘Experience’ Group and offer some lovely family rooms as well as suites for singles or couples. Ther two bedroom executive apartment or families is definitely a great choice if you are seeing loads of space. Free wi-fi as well as everything needed to cook, even a dishwasher is included.

Many of the rooms include stunning views over the CBD and Yarra River.

Find the Best Price to Stay at The Bella


Imagine Marco Luxury Hotel

42 – 48 Balston St, Southbank

Imagine Marco Hotel Melbourne
Imagine Marco Hotel Melbourne

A heated rooftop infinity pool is a bonus when staying in this luxury hotel. The location, superb apartment rooms, free wi-fi, their own cinema and undercover parking (fee) definitely places the Marco at the top of choices for a little bit of luxury when staying in Melbourne.

Find the Best Price for a Stay at the Marco Luxury Hotel


The Crown Hotels

South Bank, Melbourne

Crown Hotels, Southbank
Crown Hotels, Southbank

Luxury and everything anyone could desire. The Crown Hotels on Southbank are simply superb. City access, restaurants in the hotels and nearby. These hotels are the ultimate indulgence along the Southbank Boulevard.

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Hostel Accommodation

Space Hotel

380 Russell Street, Melbourne

Space Hotel - Hostel
Space Hotel – Hostel

The space Hotel Hostel is one of the most popular choices for backpackers and students. Close to the city centre with double, twin and shared rooms as well as a family room, a rooftop garden area for chilling out and well appointed communal kitchen.

Check the Best Prices to Stay at the awesome Space Hostel

Pet-Friendly Accommodation

Pensione Hotel Melbourne

16 Spencer Street, Melbourne

Pensione Hotel, Melbourne
Pensione Hotel, Melbourne

The Pensione Hotel is a budget-friendly choice in the city, close to the Southern Cross Train Station and with easy access to all the city attractions. With plenty of rooms for all travellers, they also offer a pet-friendly room with a small courtyard.

Find the Best Price to Stay at the Pensione Hotel in Melbourne


Birches Serviced Apartments

160 Simpson st (Cnr Albert St) East Melbourne

Birches Apartments
Birches Apartments

These pet-friendly apartments, just out of the city centre are ideal for people travelling with dogs. BBQ facilities, free wi-fi and secure car-parking (charges apply).

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Quest Flemington, Melbourne

600 Epsom Rd, Flemington

Quest Hotel Flemington
Quest Hotel Flemington

Just under 5 km from the city centre, the Quest is a lovely place to stay with some pet-friendly rooms. Onsite parking, pool, BBQ area, Foxtel and free Wi-Fi.

Find the Best Price to Stay at the Quest, Flemington

Airport Hotels

Ibis Budget Hotel

 Caldwell Dr, Tullamarine

Ibis Airport Hotel
Ibis Airport Hotel

The Ibis is part of the Accor Hotel Group and is definitely a budget-friendly, no-frills hotel. Located within easy walking to the airport terminals. Wi-fi is charged for as well as the TV channels. They offer a choice of standard double rooms as well as rooms with a double bed and single bunk overhead.

There is private parking available.

Find the Best Deals at the Ibis Hotel, Melbourne Airport


Holiday Inn

10-14 Centre RoadMelbourne Airport

Holiday Inn Airport Hotel
Holiday Inn Airport Hotel

This 4.5 Star hotel is within easy reach of the airport terminals and is a favourite with many travellers. It has an on-site restaurant, airport shuttle bus, parking (fee) plus a mini-gym.

At Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport Kids Stay and Eat Free. As the World’s most family friendly hotel brand we pride ourselves on our family friendly attitude and atmosphere and welcome kids with open arms. Save on Melbourne Airport accommodation and receive your children’s accommodation and meals at no charge.

Find the Best Price to Stay at the Holiday Inn, Melbourne Airport

Park Royal

Arrival Drive, Melbourne Airport, Tullamarine

Park Royal Melbourne Airport
Park Royal Melbourne Airport

Direct access to the terminals means there is no waiting for shuttle buses involved when flying somewhere exciting – get up and go! The Park Royal has one of the best airport locations for travellers with superb rooms.

A lounge and swim package is available for weary travellers to relax between flights, for a fee of around $25, this is a great offer.

Find the Best Price to Stay at the Park Royal, Melbourne Airport


What to See and do in Melbourne

There is more than enough to keep visitors entertained for days in Melbourne, plenty of things to do at night as well. Read some of our top suggestions here.

What to do in Melbourne at night
What to do in Melbourne at night

The Dandenong Ranges and the famous wine-growing region of the Yarra Valley are both within a one hour drive of the city.

1000 Steps - Dandenong Ranges National Park, Victoria. Photo Credit - Explore The Dandenongs
1000 Steps – Dandenong Ranges National Park, Victoria. Photo Credit – Explore The Dandenongs

Travelling on from Melbourne

Great Ocean Road

Great Ocean Road
Great Ocean Road

Most visitors to Melbourne also travel down to our famous coastal drive known as The Great Ocean Road.

There is a lot to see and do along the drive and whilst Melbourne is a great base for exploring the local countryside, it is recommended that two or three days be spent on the Ocean Road to fully experience the area.

Each town has fabulous accommodation on offer whether it is by the ocean or up in the forest of the Otway Ranges.


With a world-famous harbour and stunning beaches, Sydney is an incredible city with a huge range of accommodation choices

Driving from Melbourne to Sydney or vice versa is one of Australia’s best road trips and offers a few route choices, tour along the coast or drive inland over the Australian Alps. Read more about our suggested routes between the two major cities.


The drive from Melbourne to Uluru is another of Australia’s best road trips. Exploring at your own pace in a rental vehicle or your own car is the best way to go (in our opinion) although some fabulous tour companies offer fun and affordable package deals too.

We hope you enjoy your stay in Melbourne and have time to visit the surrounding countryside too.

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