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The Best Melbourne Accommodation
There is no shortage of amazing accommodation in Melbourne, we have stunning 5-star hotels to the best backpacker hostels and everything in between. Staying in the CBD is the best location if you wish 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 motel options which are especially good for people travelling with cars as they offer easy parking. Melbourne also boasts some unusual, quirky options too.
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The Victoria Hotel
215 Little Collins St, 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.
Ibis Hotel & Apartments
15-21 Therry Street, 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
City Centre Hotel
22 Little Collins St, 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.
Hotel Grand Chancellor
131 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
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.
Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne
328 Flinders Street, 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
The Windsor Hotel
111 Spring Street, Melbourne
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.
Quest Flemington Melbourne
600 Epsom Rd, 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.
Motels Melbourne – With On-site Parking
441 Royal Parade, Parkville
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.
Best Western, Carlton
225 Drummond St, 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.
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
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
Pegasus Apart’ Hotel
206 A’Beckett Street, 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)
Accommodation – Southbank & Crown Casino
The Langham Hotel
1 Southgate Avenue, 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.
Bella Apartment Hotel
250 City Road, Southbank, Melbourne
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.
Imagine Marco Luxury Hotel
42 – 48 Balston St, Southbank
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.
The Crown Hotels
South Bank, Melbourne
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.
380 Russell Street, Melbourne
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.
Pensione Hotel Melbourne
16 Spencer Street, 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.
Birches Serviced Apartments
160 Simpson st (Cnr Albert St) East Melbourne
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).
Quest Flemington, Melbourne
600 Epsom Rd, 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.
Ibis Budget Hotel
Caldwell Dr, Tullamarine
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.
10-14 Centre RoadMelbourne Airport
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.
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Arrival Drive, Melbourne Airport, Tullamarine
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.
What to See and do in Melbourne
The Dandenong Ranges and the famous wine growing region of the Yarra Valley are both within a one hour drive of the city.
Travelling on from Melbourne
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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