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10 hotels near MCG Melbourne Cricket Ground

Our favourite places to stay within walking distance of the MCG.

Heading to the big game at the MCG? Perhaps a killer concert is more your style? One thing's for sure, deep inside you just KNOW that the crowds are going to make transport on the way home well, not a very comfortable journey.

Because really, after a long night of cheering, partying, dancing and singing, the only thing that's going to be on your mind is to get thee to your bed and crash ASAP.

Ever thought of booking a hotel near the venue for the evening? Yeah you have.

And so have we. That's why we've come up with a guide on the best places to rest up after a big night out at the 'G' that's within walking (or a cheap taxi ride) distance from the grounds.

Hotels near MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground)

Pullman-Melbourne-On-the-Park

1. Pullman Melbourne on the Park

Address: 192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne
Star rating: 5-stars
Best for: Luxury stays
Distance from MCG: 4 minutes

The hotel formally known as the Hilton Melbourne on the Park is so close to the action you can practically smell it. Expect views of the MCG or Fitzroy Gardens from your window or shy away from the action for a bit and relax in the hotel's swimming pool, fitness centre or day spa.

Book the Pullman Melbourne on the Park here


mantra

2. The Mantra on Jolimont

Address: 133 Jolimont Road, East Melbourne
Star rating: 4-stars
Best for: Hotel apartment lovers
Distance from MCG: 2 minutes walk

After a four-star hotel 50 metres from the Members Gate of the MCG? We've got just what you're looking for. It's called The Mantra on Jolimont.

Choose between one-bedroom apartments, studios and one bedroom rooms and spoil yourself by upgrading to a buffet breakfast package. Shhh it's even been said to have housed a couple of rock star entertainers - but you're not there for that! You're there for the game... right?

Book The Mantra on Jolimont now


QuestEastMelbourne

3. Quest East Melbourne, Jolimont

Address: 48 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne
Star rating: 4-stars
Best for: Couples
Distance from MCG: 15 minutes walk

It might not look like your typical 4-star respite on the outside but on the inside this art-deco hotel will surprise you. Overlooking Yarra Park, it's comes with 39 individually furnished and self-contained apartments.

If time is of the essence, take advantage of the apartments' pantry shopping service to have all your cooking ingredients delivered direct to your door.

Book the Quest East Melbourne here


Quest_Jolimont

4. Quest Jolimont, East Melbourne

Address: 153-155 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne
Star rating: 4-stars
Best for: Families
Distance from MCG: 15 minute walk

Bringing the whole brood along? Even a family as large as the Brangelina's can make the most of Quest Jolimont. Its two-bedroom apartments can accommodate for up to four adult guests (up to 3 children, 3 infants) and each comes equipped with cooking facilities and free Wi-Fi.

Book the Quest Jolimont here


Mecure

5. Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens

Address: 13 Spring Street, Melbourne
Star rating: 4-stars
Best for: Seeing the sights
Distance from MCG: 15 minute walk

In town for more than an event at the MCG? Then why not spread your wings and book into a hotel that's both the centre of luxury and the centre of Melbourne like, the Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens?

With views of the gardens and easy access to some of the cities better known attractions like Federation Square, Parliament House and the "Paris" end of Collins Street, it's top of our list. And should be on yours, too.

Book the Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens here


Albert-Heights-Serviced-Apartments

6. Albert Heights Serviced Apartments

Address: 83 Albert Street, East Melbourne
Star rating: 4-stars
Best for: Business travellers
Distance from MCG: 15 minute walk

Far enough away from the city but close enough to make the distance to the MCG a stroll away, Albert Heights has the modern, open and relaxing setting a holiday demands.

For corporate or business trips, it's an exceptional option being close to the CBD and to Parliament and offering free Wi-Fi and parking for its guests. Psst - if you are here for a corporate event let Albert Heights know as it can arrange special rates just for you.

Book the Albert Heights Serviced Apartments here


Georgian-Court-and-Breakfast-Guesthouse

7. Georgian Court and Breakfast Guesthouse

Address: 21 George Street East, East Melbourne
Star rating: 4-stars
Best for: Hospitality
Distance from MCG: 10 minute walk

You'll find this one just off the main road. The beauty about it being a bed and breakfast is that you don't need to think after a big night at the "G" about having to find somewhere to eat the next morning. The answer is already here.

The breakfast is tasty and the rooms cosy, making them something you'll want to wake up. Unlike that hangover you got from last night's celebrations...

Book the Georgian Court and Breakfast Guesthouse here


Magnolia-Court-Boutique

8. Magnolia Court Boutique

Address: 101 Powlett Street East, East Melbourne
Star rating: 3-star
Best for: A romantic night in
Distance from MCG: 10 minute walk

Set in a Victoria building, this family-run bed and breakfast is a unique find in the heart of East Melbourne. Located on a tree-lined street just north of the MCG, it's a sweet and charming estate with all the trimmings of a historical stay.

Choose from boutique hotel or deluxe rooms, balcony suites or family suites or a cottage apartment. Romantic evening after the big game, anyone?

Book the Magnolia Court Boutique here


Knightsbridge-Apartments

9. Knightsbridge Apartments

Address: 101 George Street, East Melbourne
Star rating: 3-star
Best for: Budget short stays
Distance from MCG: 8 minute walk

Within sight of the MCG, Knightsbridge Apartments is your typical no-nonsense hotel apartment. Fashioned in a U shape, room has a private bathroom, kitchenette, coffee making facilities and Wi-Fi.

Family suites and studio suites are a given but what sets this apartment apart is its parking options. That's off-street, on-site parking sorted for you. And if there's no room left, the staff can organise parking permits for you instead.

Book the Knightsbridge Apartments here


Hotel-Lindrum

10. Hotel Lindrum

Address: 26 Flinders Street, Melbourne
Star rating: 5-star
Best for: Luxury holidays
Distance from MCG: 15 minute walk

Sure it might not be the closest hotel you could book to the MCG but it sure is one of the prettiest. Hotel Lindrum is one of those boutique stays you need to spoil yourself with at least once in your lifetime. It features 59 uniquely decorated bedrooms, an infamous back bar, top quality on-site restaurant, oh and did we mention the billiard room?

It's somewhere definitely worth retiring to with a glass of whatever you fancy from the bar.

Book the Hotel Lindrum here


Where are these hotels?

Click on the map below to get a better idea of where each of the above properties are in relation to the MCG and the Melbourne CBD. Although most are within walking distance of both locations, you may also wish to opt to travel by train. The closest stations to the 'G' are either Jolimont Station or Richmond Station - depending on which exit you take.


Do you need to book a hotel for any of these upcoming events at the MCG?

  • 1 October: AFL Grand Final
  • 14 February: Guns N' Roses

Search for more hotels near MCG

While this is our top 10, there are plenty other hotels, apartments, hostels and the like near the MCG or further into Melbourne city. To explore your options, take a look below for the best online booking agents for accommodation in Melbourne (and beyond).


Stephanie Yip

Stephanie is a journalist, avid traveller and all-round bargain hunter. If there's an online coupon code, deal or cheap flight available, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too.

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