Our favourite Melbourne hotels and deals

A guide to some of the best places to stay for your next Melbourne visit.

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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

Hotel-Lindrum

Our 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

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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

Our 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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Affordable: Quay West Suites Melbourne
Affordable: Quay West Suites Melbourne

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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

Our 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)

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Luxury: Park Royal Melbourne Airport
Luxury: Park Royal Melbourne Airport

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Budget: Ibis Budget Melbourne Airport
Budget: Ibis Budget Melbourne Airport

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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.

Hotel-Windsor

Our 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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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.

Manion-Hotel

Our pick: 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

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Intercontinental Melbourne The Rialto
Intercontinental Melbourne The Rialto

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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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Our 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 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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Our pick: 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

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Quality Hotel Batman's Hill on Collins
Quality Hotel Batman's Hill on Collins

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Deals for cheap Melbourne hotel stays

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Up to 30% off hotels in Australia

Valid for travel until December 2019. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast or Perth. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 20% off your next booking

Valid for travel on select dates in 2019 with Adina Apartment Hotel. Discount applies when you book a minimum of two nights. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne and more. T&Cs apply.

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Melbourne accommodations from $26 per night

Valid for travel on select dates. Sample fare is for a private room in Melbourne Central. Destinations include Melbourne Airport, Melbourne Cricket Ground and more. T&Cs apply.

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Extra 3% off Australia and New Zealand hotels with code

Valid for travel on select dates in 2019. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Auckland, Christchurch and more. T&Cs apply.

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20% off hotel opening special

Valid for booking between 25 November 2019 - 24 November 2020 at Vibe Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour, Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane, and Vibe Hotel Melbourne. T&Cs apply.

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Melbourne: 3-night hotel stay from $549

Valid for travel until 2 August 2020. Includes daily breakfast. T&Cs apply.

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Melbourne homestays from $61

Sample price available at a studio apartment in Middle Park.

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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.

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