10 perfect Melbourne hotels for families who love to travel together

Family-friendly accommodations that offer spacious rooms, activity packs and play areas.

Travelling with kids is both challenging and exciting. Making sure that their hotel stay is a memorable one can help fuel their sense of adventure later on in life.

So what should you look for?

For a start, a family-friendly room large enough to cater to your whole brood is a must.

You'll also want handy transport options and close proximity to family-friendly attractions and activities. Other options to consider included availability of cribs for babies, play areas and on-demand movies.
If you’re travelling with a family of three or a brood of six, these hotels can look after the lot of you. Promise.

Our picks for the best Melbourne hotels for families

Rydges on Swanstonmelbourne

1. Rydges on Swanston

Complete with family rooms and a swimming pool for kids, Rydges is a top choice for young families.

  • One child under 6 stays free when using existing beds in the room
  • Children under 2 stay free in cots/cribs
  • Family room features two queen-sized beds and has a maximum occupancy of 4

Book Rydges on Swanston

Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens

2. Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens

Within walking distance of attractions such as Melbourne Treasury Gardens, Federation Square and the MCG, Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens makes discovering the city on foot easy.

  • Children under 16 stay free when using existing beds in the booked room
  • Superior room is able to accommodate families of 4
  • In-room child minding service is available

Book Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens

Art Series The Blackman

3. Art Series: The Blackman

Stylish and modern, you wouldn’t think from the looks of this art-deco boutique that it would cater to families, but it does, offering babysitting services, twin suites for up to four guests and bicycle rental. It’s also metres away from Albert Park.

  • Children under 12 stay free when using existing bed in booked room
  • One child under 2 can stay free in a cot/crib
  • Often offers family packages which can include scooter hire, art kits and family passes to Melbourne Zoo

Book Art Series: The Blackman

Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flindersmelbourne

4. Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders

The Holiday Inn brand provides some of the most child-friendly facilities available. Its suites can accommodate up to three people and its Flinders outfit often has family packages which include free meals and gift packs.

  • Kids stay and eat free package lets kids under 12 eat breakfast, lunch and dinner free with an adult (limit of 4 kids per dining family)
  • Children under 19 can stay free when using existing bedding in the booked room
  • Cribs and rollaways available upon request

Book Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders

Quest on St Kilda Road

5. Quest on St Kilda Road

Apartment hotels and serviced apartments are a family-friendly choice. Quest's location on St Kilda Road offers family attractions at your fingertips including St Kilda Beach and Luna Park.

  • Features a kitchenette and bathroom with bath tub for the little ones
  • Family rooms available
  • Children under 6 stay free when using existing bedding in the booked room

Book Quest on St Kilda Road

Cosmopolitan Hotel Melbourne

6. Cosmopolitan Hotel Melbourne

This boutique hotel in the heart of St Kilda oozes charm  and with just 86 rooms, offers a private oasis.

  • Two-bedroom studios available for larger families
  • Children under 3 stay free when using existing bedding in booked room
  • Free private on-site parking available

Book Cosmopolitan Hotel Melbourne

Hilton Melbourne South Wharf

7. Hilton Melbourne South Wharf

Hilton's South Wharf branch is a 20-minute walk from Southern Cross station, has rooms to accommodate families of four and includes a babysitting service.

  • One child under 4 can stay free when using existing bedding in the booked room
  • Extra beds/cots can be added upon request
  • Often offers family packages which can include passes to attractions, buffet breakfast and in-house movies and popcorn

Book Hilton Melbourne South Wharf

Stamford Plazamelbourne

8. Stamford Plaza

The 5-star Stamford Plaza is moments away from St Paul’s Cathedral and Federation Square,  is. and boasts impressive child-friendly amenities  including  an on-site restaurant that serves pizza and pasta,amongst other delights.

  • On-site baby minding service
  • Children under 12 stay free when using existing beds in the booked room
  • One child under 2 may stay free in a cot/crib

Book Stamford Plaza

Novotel St Kilda

9. Novotel St Kilda

This 4-star Novotel hotel is on the doorstep of beachside St Kilda and its wealth of family friendly activities, and features an on-site children’s play area and kids' menus.

  • Superior family suite can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children
  • Late checkout on Sundays for families enjoying a weekend away
  • 24-hour reception

Book Novotel St Kilda

Somerset on Elizabeth

10. Somerset on Elizabeth

This serviced residence offers a full kitchen in each room as well as an outdoor barbeque and courtyard area and tour desk.

  • Children under 6 stay free when using existing beds in booked room
  • Babysitting facilities available for a fee
  • 2-Bedroom Deluxe rooms can cater for up to 5 guests

Book Somerset on Elizabeth

Compare facilities at the top hotels for families in Melbourne

HotelFamily room / 2 bedroom apartmentInterconnecting roomsCot/crib availableNanny/child minding serviceChild meal  discountsKids stay free offer
Rydges on SwanstonYNYYNY
Art Series: The BlackmanYNYYNY
Holiday Inn Melbourne on FlindersYYYYYY
Mercure Melbourne Treasury GardensYNNYNY
Quest on St Kilda RoadYNYYNY
Cosmopolitan Hotel MelbourneYNYNNY
Hilton Melbourne South WharfYNYYYY
Stamford PlazaYNYYNY
Novotel St KildaYNYYNN
Somerset on ElizabethYNYYNY

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Stephanie Yip

Stephanie is a journalist, avid traveller and all-round bargain hunter. If there's an online coupon code, deal or cheap flight available, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too.

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