Hotels near Melbourne Convention Centre

10 best hotels near Melbourne Convention Centre

We've rounded up the most convenient accommodation options near Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

As one of Australasia’s leading meetings and conference centres, Melbourne’s Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is a popular venue for everything from private conferences to public shows and exhibitions.

Each year, hundreds of events are held in this space and whether you’re due to be an attendee or an exhibitor , you won’t want to stay far from the action.
These are some of the most convenient hotels and apartments you can stay in that are a stone’s throw away from the Melbourne Convention Centre.

hiltonmelbournesouthwharf

1. Hilton Melbourne South Wharf

Literally towering above Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hilton Melbourne is the closest accommodation you can get to the venue.

  • Rating: 5 stars
  • Distance from Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre: On-site
  • Features: Executive lounge, laundry, valet, fitness room, multilingual staff

Book the Hilton Melbourne South Wharf


Crown Metropol Melbourne

2. Crown Metropol Melbourne

Within walking distance of the Crown Entertainment Complex, the MCEC and Yarra River, Crown Metropol is the young and trendy sister in the city’s Crown hotel chain.

  • Rating: 5 stars
  • Walking distance to Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre: 300m
  • Features: Lounge, conference centre, spa

Book the Crown Metropol Melbourne


Crowne Plaza Melbourne

3.Crowne Plaza Melbourne

Facing the Melbourne Convention Centre from the other side of the Yarra River is the Crowne Plaza Melbourne. Simply cross the bridge to get to the venue.

  • Rating: 4.5 stars
  • Walking distance to Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre: 350m
  • Features: Fitness room, 24-hour concierge, dry cleaning, on-site parking, meeting rooms

Book the Crowne Plaza Melbourne


Pensione Hotel Melbourne

4. Pensione Hotel Melbourne

Those seeking budget accommodation within walking distance of the MCEC can turn to Pensione Hotel. This 114-room renovated hotel is housed within a original turn-of-the-century building and is directly across the river from the MCEC.

  • Rating: 3.5 stars
  • Walking distance to Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre: 550m
  • Features: Pet-friendly accommodation, free Wi-Fi, rooftop sundeck and cafe.

Book the Pensione Hotel Melbourne


Grand Hotel Melbourne

5. Grand Hotel Melbourne

Next door to Southern Cross Station is this boutique serviced apartment hotel. Built in the 1890s, it’s an architectural wonder that blends Victorian charm with modern furnishings.

  • Star rating: 4 stars
  • Walking distance to Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre: 550m
  • Features: Kitchen and laundry facilities, TV, Wi-Fi, double-glazed windows

Book Grand Hotel Melbourne


Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders

6. Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders

Located minutes away from Southern Cross Station, the Holiday Inn on Flinders’ relaxed vibe, modern suites and affordable price tag make it a well-loved option for families and business travellers.

  • Rating: 4.5 stars
  • Walking distance to Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre: 650m
  • Features: Garden terrace, heated outdoor pool, gym, sauna, guest laundry.

Book the Holiday Inn on Flinders


Aria Serviced Apartments

7. Aria Serviced Apartments

These spacious and homely serviced apartments are tucked away behind the Crown Metropol .

  • Rating: 4.5 stars
  • Walking distance to Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre: 750m
  • Features: Free Wi-Fi, daily housekeeping, DVD player, undercover secure parking, 24-hour reception

Book the Aria Serviced Apartments


Crown Promenade

8. Crown Promenade

Crown Promenade offers spacious contemporary design and views of the bay, river and city.

  • Rating: 4.5 stars
  • Walking distance to Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre: 750m
  • Features: Gym, rooftop pool, on-site casino, private bathrooms with separate bathtubs

Book the Crown Promenade


Crown Towers Melbourne

9. Crown Towers Melbourne

One of the most decadent hotels in Melbourne, Crown Towers sits high above the Melbourne CBD and is less than a kilometre away from the MCEC.

  • Rating: 5 stars
  • Walking distance to Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre: 900m
  • Features: Heated pool, tennis courts, split-level gym, spa, casino, nightclubs

Book Crown Towers Melbourne


Vibe Savoy Hotel

10. Vibe Savoy Hotel

For those visiting for pleasure rather than business, Vibe Savoy Hotel is a fresh and young hotel located minutes away from Southern Cross Station and the city CBD.

  • Rating: 4 stars
  • Walking distance to Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre: 900m
  • Features: 24-hour room service, conference rooms, wake-up calls, dry cleaning

Book the Vibe Savoy Hotel


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