Top Melbourne hotels and deals

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.

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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

Hotel-Lindrum

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

Luxury: Treasury on Collins
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Affordable: Mantra on the Park
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Budget: Ibis Budget
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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

Royce-Hotel

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

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Luxury: Hotel Crown Towers
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Affordable: Quay West Suites Melbourne
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Budget: Urban Central Accommodation
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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

Holiday-Inn-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 Holday Inn Airport Melbourne

Luxury: Park Royal Melbourne Airport
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Affordable: Quest Melbourne Airport
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Budget: Ibis Budget Melbourne Airport
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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.

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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

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Crown Metropol
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Sofitel Melbourne on Collins
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Crown Promenade Melbourne
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Stamford Plaza Melbourne
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Citadines on Bourke Melbourne
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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.

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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 cource, on-site restaurant, tennis court, indoor pool
  • Nearby: Werribee Open Range Zoo, Vic State Rose Garden

Book the Mansion Hoel & Spa Werribee Park

The Langham Melbourne
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The Lyall
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Intercontinental Melbourne The Rialto
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Park Hyatt Melbourne
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Art Series - The Olsen
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The Westin Melbourne
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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.

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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

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Melbourne Central YHA
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Lord’s Lodge
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Discovery Melbourne
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Nomads Melbourne
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Base Backpackers St Kilda
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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.

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Sofitel Melbourne on Collins

Positioned on the far east end of Collins, Sofitel Melbourne is a 5-star hotel that commands panormaic 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

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Melbourne Sky High Apartments
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Breakfree on Collins
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Grand Hyatt Melbourne
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Quality Hotel Batman's Hill on Collins
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Adara Collins
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Novotel Melbourne
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Deals for cheap Melbourne hotel stays

Stay and Play Golf Deal for 2 or 4

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FREE upgrade to a 2 Bed Apartment for the price of a 1 Bed Apartment: Christmas Special

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Hotel rooms from $89: Green Season Sale

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Up to 33% off best travel deals

Get up to 33% off the best travel deals at Lastminute.com.au. Valid on select hotels only. T&Cs apply.

Up to 30% off hotels + free breakfast and Wi-Fi

Valid for stays until 31 March at select Asia hotels. Book your vacations at Millennium Hotels & Resorts and get 20% off on room stay plus an extra 10% discount for Millennium loyalty members. T&Cs apply.

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Available to logged-in Expedia account holders, newsletter subscribers, and via the Expedia App. Excludes applicable taxes and other fees. T&Cs apply.

Christmas promo from IDR 1,200,000 nett per room for 2 nights: Swiss-Belinn Simatupang, Jakarta, Indonesia

Available for stays from 23 December until 30 December 2016. Minimum stay of 2 nights. Conditions apply.

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Up to 30% off stays

Valid on stays until 31 January at InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Crowne Plaza at IHG Hotels. Rewards Club members can get an extra 5% off in Asia Pacific (excluding China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan), the Middle East and Africa. Conditions apply.

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Enjoy overnight stay including breakfast and welcome drink for just € 99 per night. Minimum 1 night stay required. Valid on participating hotels only. T&Cs apply.

15% off 2-night stay or more + FREE welcome drink at the new Storehouse on the Park

Valid for stays from 1 December, 2016 to 28 February, 2017. Celebrate the newly refurbished Vibe Hotel Rushcutters Bay, Sydney and save 15% when you stay two or more nights plus enjoy a complimentary welcome drink at the new Storehouse on the Park. T&Cs apply.

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Available until 30 April, 2017. Get a special rate inclusive of 1pm late check-out, drink on arrival and 2 for 1 breakfast. Stay in Adina Apartment Hotel Darwin Waterfront to take advantage of this Darwin Deal. T&Cs apply.

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Available until 30 April, 2017. Get a special rate inclusive of 1pm late check-out, drink on arrival and 2 for 1 breakfast. Stay in Travelodge Mirambeena Resort Darwin to take advantage of this Darwin Deal. T&Cs apply.

Up to 50% off room upgrade: Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Valid on stays until 20th December 2016. Enjoy up to 50% off on the upgrade charges on top of premier room rate and be instantly upgraded to club premier room which come with breakfast and club benefits at Berjaya Times Square Hotel. T&Cs apply.

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Available for stays until 31 August, 2017. Book your accommodation in advance online and enjoy a saving of up to 20% on any stay. Valid on Adina Apartment Hotels across Australia and New Zealand. T&Cs apply.

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Book 15 days in advance to get 15% off at Citrus Sukhumvit 11 Hotel, Thailand. Room rates starts from THB 1660++/night. Black out dates: Dec. 25, 2015 to Jan. 3, 2016. Booking & staying period is valid from now until Dec. 6, 2016. T&Cs apply.

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Receive up to 20% off on the best available rate when you book seven days or more prior to your arrival. Terms and conditions apply.

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Take advantage of the special advance purchase offer when you book at least 10 days in advance and receive up to 30% off on the best available rate.

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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.

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