Melbourne accommodation | Where to book a stay in the Victoria capital
A guide to some of the best places to stay for your next Melbourne visit.
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MelbouMelbourne 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. Here's a snapshot of our recommended hotels for your tastes and budgets.
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How did we pick these Melbourne hotels?Our editorial team selected the Melbourne hotels on this list based on price, location and real customer feedback from hotel booking sites and review platforms. Where applicable, we used our own personal experiences to make recommendations.
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Where are the best places to stay in Melbourne?
Best cheap accommodation in Melbourne
According to Budget Your Trip, the average cost of a hotel room for to is $186. So to justify these cheap accommodation options, we've sourced stays in the CBD for at least half that.
We've steered clear of hostels so you can have privacy, however if you are looking for youth hostels you can view them below.
Great Southern Hotel Melbourne
Arrow on Swanston
YTI Garden Hotel
Best Melbourne CBD accommodation
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, shopping and beautiful century architecture. Each compass of the CBD offers a different experience from shopping to culture.
- Melbourne CBD West: Staying here ensures you're close to Melbourne's Southern Cross station and its express bus services to the airport. It's also directly across the river from the Crown Casino and the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) which makes it ideal if you're in town for a function. Shoppers will also love the proximity to the DFO Outlet stores in Southern Cross Station and the (MCEC).
- Melbourne CBD north: Close to the famous Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne Zoo and the foodie quarter of Hardware Lane, Melbourne's north is for those seeking a more relaxed trip.
- Melbourne CBD east: If you're in town for the theatre, we recommend staying in the city's east - for example in the Melbourne Marriott Hotel which is within walking distance of the Theatre District. You're also on the edge of Melbourne's Chinatown and its restaurants and small bars.
- Melbourne CBD south: At stone's throw from famous sites such as Federation Square, Flinders Street Station, and the graffiti lanes, the south is great for first timers.
Mantra on the Park
Hotel Lindrum Melbourne
Best pet-friendly accommodation in Melbourne
Melbourne has a handful of pet-friendly stays to make sure your four-legged friend has as much fun on holiday as you do. Note that most only accommodate for dogs of a certain size (often under 7kgs) and some cats - so before you book contact the hotel direct to ensure your fur baby can be accommodated for. Charges also apply for bringing pets.
If you're searching for somewhere central, Citadines on Bourke and Somerset on Elizabeth have apartments suitable for cats and dogs. These often come with a pet bed, treats, toys, access to the outdoor courtyard, food bowls, litter trays and toilet bags.
For somewhere closer to the waterfront, try Boutique Stays Zinc Apartments in Port Melbourne.
Citadines on Bourke Melbourne
Somerset On Elizabeth
Boutique Stays Zinc Apartments Port Melbourne
Best backpacker accommodation
Melbourne has a great selection of laidback youth hostels with cafes, bars, private rooms and even free breakfasts for the budget-savy backpacker.
You'll find these scattered throughout the CBD. For example in the west there's the Melbourne Metro YHA, in the south United Backpackers Melbourne and in the north is Space Hotel. You'll also find quite a number of backpacker stays outside the city centre, for example south of the city at the popular St Kilda beach.
Melbourne Central YHA
Base Backpackers St Kilda
Best accommodation 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.
Tourist attractions include the Crown Melbourne, Polly Woodside and Eureka Skydeck. If the arts are more your style, you'll appreciate the theatres, galleries and concert halls, including Arts Centre Melbourne and Malthouse Theatre, on this side of the river.
Quay West Suites Melbourne
Urban Central Accommodation
Hotel Crown Towers
Best accommodation in Docklands, Melbourne
Located on the west of the city, Docklands is one of Melbourne's newer city developments. It's a world of high rise, shopping centres and family friendly entertainment, including the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel and Harbour Town's mini-golf and sports simulators.
It's also a stone's throw away from Marvel Stadium which hosts soccer, rugby and ARL games as well as concert performances. To stay near the action book a room at Peppers Docklands Melbourne or Quest Docklands Apartment Hotel which both sit at the edge of the stadium.
Quest Docklands Apartment Hotel
Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne Docklands
Our Melbourne accommodation reviews
We've tried and tested these Melbourne hotels ourselves. To help you make a better decision on where to stay, here's what our experiences were like.
Melbourne Marriott Hotel from Marriott
Reviewed by: Stephanie Yip, Travel Editor
The Melbourne Marriott is a delightful 5-star find in the east of the city. It's primarily a business hotel with basic pool, gym and breakfast options, but it's ideally located for anyone here to catch a show at one of the East End theatres. I was particularly impressed by the size of the rooms, which felt more like suites with their lounge spaces and their service, which was friendly and attentive.
- Budget: High
- Pros: Perfectly placed for East End theatre productions, to visit Parliament House and to dine in Chinatown; Quick and easy check-in/chceck-out; Large rooms that were contemporary and welcoming
- Cons: Pricier when compared to other 5-star options in Melbourne; No bathtub
- Our rating: 4.5/5
Alternate accommodation in Melbourne
Got a big group and want a whole house to yourself? Perhaps you're looking for something exceptional that feels like home - only with a better view? Homestays like Airbnb and Stayz are available in Melburne and offer a mountain of unique accommodation.
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Frequently asked questions
Which hotels are near Melbourne Airport?
Melbourne Tullamarine Airport is the second busiest airport in Australia and is located north of Melbourne CBD. The closest hotels are the Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport, PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport and the Ibis Budget Melbourne Airport. See here for more options.
Which accommodation is near Rod Laver arena?
While there's no hotel at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne's home of tennis is surrounded by top quality stays. Hotels a short walk away include the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, Mantra on Jolimont, Quest Jolimont, Grand Hyatt Melbourne and Hotel Lindrum Melbourne - MGallery.
Which Melbourne accommodations are near the convention centre?
Melbourne's convention centre is on the South Wharf, just a short stroll from Southbank. Some accommodation on the doorstep of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre are Novotel Melbourne South Wharf, Pan Pacific Melbourne, Melbourne Holiday Apartments Flinders Wharf and Crown Plaza Melbourne.
Which hotels are at Crown Casino?
Crown Casino owns numerous hotels throughout its complex. These are Crown Promenade Melbourne, Crown Towers Melbourne and Crown Metropol Melbourne. For cheaper accommodation near the casino you can Crown Boutique S Collection or Urban Central Accommodation.
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