The ultimate guide to the best places to stay for your next Melbourne visit.
Melbourne is stylish, artsy and proud to be called the “culture capital of Australia”. This is the birthplace of brunch, chic cafes and hipster trends. Drink coffee, go to a museum or take to the grandstands to watch the Grand Prix - Melbourne has it all and much more.
Accommodation choices in Melbourne are as numerous as its cafes and cater to all budgets and tastes, from luxurious hotels to budget hostels.
To get the best bang for your buck, read reviews on booking sites and take advantage of our hotel deals before making your booking.
Where to stay in Melbourne CBD
Melbourne’s inner city is a blend of historical buildings and modern culture. Laid out in a grid, within its boundaries are fine dining options, entertainment and shopping. Walk the tree-lined pathways and gaze upon the skyline to see modern office buildings blend seamlessly with 19th century architecture.
What’s nearby: Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Melbourne Aquarium, Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne Zoo.
Hotels in the CBD
Hit pick: Hotel Lindrum Melbourne - MGallery Collection
Choose from one of only 59 rooms in this boutique hotel for service that is both personalised and of the highest quality. Set in an old tea store, the building features a unique Romanesque revival style on the outside yet features modern design and contemporary facilities inside.
- Star rating: 5-star
- Features: 24-hour reception, lounge bar with billiards, on-site Felt restaurant, Melbourne high tea
- Nearby: Federation Square, St Paul's Cathedral, City Square, MCG
Book the Hotel Lindrum Melbourne
Where to stay in Southbank
On the southern bank of the Yarra River lies some of Melbourne’s finest dining and drinking. While you dine al fresco here, you’ll also enjoy stunning views of the river and city. Art enthusiasts will appreciate the theatres, galleries and concert halls that this side of the river has to offer.
What’s nearby: Eureka Skydeck, Ponyfish Island, Southgate, Arts Centre Melbourne, Malthouse Theatre
Hotels in Southbank
Hit pick: Royce Hotel
Heralded as one of Melbourne's most finest designer boutique hotels, the Royce Hotel boasts chic design from lobby to room. It's on-site restaurant dish is one of the most renowned in the city and its opulent The Amberoom bar is not one to miss either.
- Star rating: 5-star
- Features: Valet parking, 24-hour reception, massage services, movies on demand
- Nearby: Shrine of Remembrance, La Trobes Cottage, Royal Botanic Gardens
Book the Royce Hotel
Where to stay near the airport
Melbourne Airport is the second busiest airport in Australia, with both international and domestic terminals serving the city. From here, it’s easy to go on a wine trip or visit Melbourne Zoo without missing your flight. If you have more time, you might like to consider a half-day tour to the city.
What’s nearby: Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience, Melbourne Zoo, Direct Factory Outlet
Hotels near the airport
Hit pick: Holiday Inn Airport Melbourne
Located directly across from Melbourne Airport, whether it's an early flight out, a late one coming in or a layover in Melbourne, the Holiday Inn can give you that good night's sleep you deserve.
- Star rating: 4.5-star
- Features: Soundproof walls, 24/7 airport shuttle, kids stay and eat free
- Nearby: Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
Book the Holiday Inn Airport Melbourne
Top 5-star hotels in Melbourne
Melbourne has a wide variety of 5-star hotels and serviced apartments for big spenders who love to be pampered.
These hotels are centrally located, fully equipped with top-notch amenities and have great service.
Hit pick: Hotel Windsor
World Travel Awards 2016 nominee Hotel Windsor is a decadent stay in an historical building. Each of its rooms exude a Victoria style charm and a spacious and comfortable appeal.
- Star rating: 5-star
- Features: 24-hour reception, babysitting service, Wi-Fi, on-site restaurants
- Nearby: Federation Square, Parliament House, Treasury Gardens, Princess Theatre
Book the Hotel Windsor
Top Melbourne hotels with spas
Looking to treat yourself to a luxury spa during your hotel stay? Consider these hotel options when you make your booking.
Go ahead and pamper yourself. You deserve it.
Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park
For the ultimate spa indulgence, you will have to travel a little further out, but it's well worth the journey. Mansion Hotel & Spa is a haven of relaxation and rejuvination away from the big city.
- Star rating: 5-star
- Features: Fitness centre, spa, Jacuzzi, 18-hole golf course, on-site restaurant, tennis court, indoor pool
- Nearby: Werribee Open Range Zoo, Vic State Rose Garden
Book the Mansion Hoel & Spa Werribee Park
Top Melbourne Youth Hostels
Melbourne has a great selection of laidback youth hostels with cafes, bars, private rooms and even free breakfasts.
These are perfect for backpackers or single travellers on a budget.
Hit pick: Melbourne Metro YHA
A favourite amongst travellers, Melbourne Metro YHA is often commended for its cleanliness, atmosphere and sweeping rooftop views. Get amongst it.
- Star rating: 4-star
- Features: BBQ, terrace, Wi-Fi, continental breakfast
- Nearby: Queen Victoria Market, Collins Street, Crown Casino, Entertainment Complex
Book the Melbourne Metro YHA
Top Melbourne Hotels on Collins Street
Collins Street is a major street in central Melbourne, famed for its designer boutiques, haute couture collections and other high-end retailers.
Staying here gives you access to the best places to shop and dine.
Sofitel Melbourne on Collins
Positioned on the far east end of Collins, Sofitel Melbourne is a 5-star hotel that commands panoramic view of the city and features contemporary dining options including No.35 restaurant on the hotel's 35th floor.
- Star rating: 5-star
- Features: Beauty centre, ballroom, 24-hour reception
- Nearby: Federation Square, City Square Melbourne, Old Melbourne Gaol, Royal Exhibition Centre, Arts Centre
Book the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins
Didn't find what you were looking for? Browse more Melbourne hotels here:
Deals for cheap Melbourne hotel stays
Up to 30% off Citilink passengers - Swiss-Belhotel International, Indonesia
Valid on stays until 28 February 2018. Book & enjoy up to 30% off from best flexible rate for Citilink passengers at Swiss-Belhotel International, Indonesia. T&Cs apply.
Global Hotel Sale: Up to 40% off
Valid on stays between 6 March - 4 June 2017.
Up to 25% off on Hotelopia, Las Vegas, USA
Book now and enjoy up to 25% off at Hotelopia, Las Vegas, USA. Valid for stays between 10 April to 13 April 2017. T&Cs apply.
Singapore accommodation from SGD$208: Easter promo
Valid for stays between 7 April to 16 April 2017. Hotel inclusions are complimentary internet access, complimentary upgrade to executive room, complimentary daily in-room mini bar amenities and complimentary international buffet breakfast up to two persons.
Up to 15% off Europe and Middle East hotels
Valid on stays booked in at least 14 days in advance until 31 December 2017. Includes free Wi-Fi and extra 15% discount for My Millennium Members.
Up to 20% off advance bookings
Valid on bookings at select hotels until 31 October.
Free airport transfers
Valid with select bookings at Citin Pratunam Hotel Bangkok and Citin Hotel Masjid Jamek in Kuala Lumpur.
Free room upgrades
Valid on stays until 31 December at select Compass Collection hotels including the Admiral Premier Bangkok and The Continent Hotel Bangkok.
Up to 47% off - Tower Club and State Tower at lebua, Bangkok, Thailand
Enjoy the "Early Easter Offer" at Tower Club and State Tower and get up to 47% off on room with Internet or room with breakfast. Valid on stays between 11 March to 30 April 2017. T&Cs apply.
Save up to 25% on Sydney hotels
Get up to 25% with these Flaming Hot Deals at Wotif. They're constantly updated, so get in quick!
Save up to GBP£200 per person + GBP£150 of reward vouchers
Save up to GBP£200 per person on selected holidays and receive GBP£150 in vouchers per couple for their next holiday/flight at Canadian Affair. T&Cs apply.
$20 off vacation rentals worldwide
Simply use the code to get $20 off vacation rentals worldwide at Roomorama.
Kids eat free on Oaks Oasis Resort
Book 2 nights or more in an Executive Family room and kids 12 years old and under eat free for all meals. Also included are 2 breakfasts for the adults. Not valid for poolside dining. Conditions apply.
30% off booking fee: Last week sale
Simply use the code to get 30% off your booking fees at Roomorama.
Up to 20% off rooms
Valid on stays until May 2017. Book cheap rooms from US$129, down from US$161, during the Vegas Vacation Sale.
Up to 20% off stays
Valid on advance bookings at participating hotels in Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific and the Americas only and is subject to availability. Most hotels define advanced bookings as one month in advance. Subject to change. See site for details.
10% off London hotels + £10 hotel credit
Valid for stays until 31 December 2017. Hotels included Millennium Hotel London Mayfair, Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Kensington and more.
Up to 25% off stays + free breakfast
Valid on stays until 31 March 2017 at Thistle Trafalgar Square - The Royal Trafalgar and until 28 February 2017 at Thistle Hyde Park and Thistle City Barbican.
Up to 25% off Paris hotels + 15% loyalty discount: Lowest Rate Offer
Valid for stays until 31 December 2017.
Bangkok rooms from $15
Valid for stays until 31 March 2017. Sample accommodation includes Grand Pinnacle Suvarnabhumi from $18, Nantra Akamai Hotel from $20 and more.
Up to 15% off stays
Valid at select hotels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and subject to availability. Sample destinations include Dublin, Glasgow, Bristol, London, Helsinki, Stockholm, Vienna, Brussels, Paris, Lyon, Amsterdam, Dubai, Jeddah, Riyadh, Doha, Muscat, Kuwait, Beirut.
Madrid hotels from $45
Valid on stays until 31 March 2017. Sample accommodation includes Hostal Jacinto from $34, MC Villa de Pinto from $39 and more.
Cape Town-Garden Route, South Africa hotels from $46
Valid on stays until 31 March 2017. Sample accommodation includes The Russel Hotel from $35, Hotel Portao Diaz from $39 and more.
5% off The Big Sleep Hotel Cardiff
Get 5% off on The Big Sleep Hotel Cardiff at Compass Hospitality, UK. Valid on stays until 31 December 2017. T&Cs apply.
20% off with free dining credit at Dusit Thani Hua Hin
Valid for stays until 31 March 2017. Conditions Apply
Up to 30% off suites at dusitD2 Chiang Mai
Valid for stays until 31 December 2017.Conditions Apply
Melbourne hotels from $63
Valid on select dates. Sample rate available on stays at the 4-star Great Southern hotel for $63. Other rates include the 4-star Best Western Atlantis from $98 per night and Travelodge Docklands for $106 per night.
Save up to 20% at Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket
Valid on stays until 31 December 2017.
5% off vacation rentals worldwide
Enjoy 5% off vacation rentals worldwide when you use the code at checkout.
Up to 25% off: Al Baleed Resort Salalah
Take advantage of stay longer special and get up to 25% off accommodations at Al Baleed Resort Salalah, Oman. T&Cs apply.
Up to 15% off 5-star London Hotel
Get up to 15% off hotel bookings at The Milestone Hotel. Includes overnight UK accommodation and complimentary full English breakfast for two. Discount applies only to room rate. Excludes any additional charges made. T&Cs apply.
Up to 25% off Anantara hotels
Choose the perfect Anantara destination and plan an amazing getaway in advance and enjoy savings of up to 25% on Anantara Hotels. Conditions apply.
4-night Hamilton Island stays with breakfast from $1480
Valid on stays within 72 hours of booking. Sample stays include Garden View Rooms for $135 per person, per night including return transfers from Airlie Beach, use of equipment at the hotel, Wi-Fi access and island shuttle service.
Last-minute stays from $135
Valid on stays within 72 hours of booking by people living in Port Douglas and Gladstone. Sample stays include Garden View Rooms for $135 per person, per night including return transfers from Airlie Beach, use of equipment at the hotel, Wi-Fi access and island shuttle service.
Hotel rooms from $89: Green Season Sale
Participating hotels include Oaks Cable Beach Sanctuary, Oaks Lagoons and Oaks Elan Darwin. T&Cs apply
10% off + free return airport transfer: Swiss-Belinn Legian, Bali, Indonesia
Book the 3 nights package at Swiss-Belinn Legian, Bali, Indonesia and get 10% off with free return airport transfer. T&Cs apply.
10% off flexi rate + free beer bucket: Swiss-Belinn Legian, Bali, Indonesia
Get 10% off flexi rates plus enjoy a free beer bucket at Swiss-Belinn Legian, Bali, Indonesia. Minimum stay of 3 nights. Conditions apply.
Save up to £20 off your stay
Book a stay at Britannia Hotels at least 10 days in advance and save up to £20 per night of your stay.
Get 10% off bookings
Book direct with Swiss-Belhotel and get an instant 10% off your stay.
Save up to 25% on advance bookings
Book a stay at an Ibis property at least 30 days in advance and save up to 25%.
Save up to 30% with Agoda Insider Deals
Sign up as an Agoda member for access to special deals and discounts.
38% off Swiss-Belhotel International, Segara, Indonesia
Enjoy 38% off flexi rate at Swiss-Belhotel Segara, Bali with special benefits.
Includes late check out until 6pm - free one way airport transfer (drop off from hotel to airport, daily breakfast and more. Minimum stays 5 nights. Conditions apply.
Book in advance and save 25%
Make a reservation for a Novotel property at least 30 days in advance and save up to 25% on the regular price.
Save 25% off your stay at select NSW hotels
Book a stay at the Mercure Penrith, Mercure Sydney International Airport or Mercure Sydney Parramatta at least 30 days in advance and save.