Melbourne is a city that holds many secrets just waiting to be discovered. A perfect blend of cosmopolitan, dynamic and artsy, Melbourne invites visitors and locals alike to explore and get to know all of the city’s best hidden spots. If you’re a sports enthusiast and are looking for the perfect city in Australia to get the most of sports tourism, then Melbourne is definitely your best bet. Now, any great vacation starts with the perfect place to stay.
1.Grand Hyatt Melbourne
© Grand Hyatt Melbourne
Absolutely luxurious and undoubtedly divine, the Grand Hyatt Melbourne is a veritable icon of this populous city. Situated in the heart of the city, right on Collins Street, the Grand Hyatt Melbourne is just a stone’s throw away from the best shopping, theatre and sporting districts in the area. Settle into one of the Grand Hyatt’s 550 specious rooms or level up when you opt to stay in one of their magnificent suites. Foodies are bound to love their stay at the Grand Hyatt as well with delectable and trendy dining establishments located right in the building. The exemplary service coupled with equally exemplary amenities make this hotel one of the top places to stay in Melbourne.
123 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3000, Phone: +613-96-57-12-34
2.The Lyall Hotel and Spa
© The Lyall Hotel and Spa
If you’re looking for a discreet and relaxing haven to call home during your stay in Melbourne, look no further than this independent five-star boutique hotel – The Lyall Hotel and Spa. There’s no denying that this hotel is practically an institution in Melbourne. As the first independent hotel in the city, it became the establishment by which all other new independent hotels were judged. The Lyall is favored by prominent Australians, celebrities, and avid travelers alike thanks to its plush rooms, fantastic personalized service and its incomparable spa. Whether you’re booking an entry level room or a full on suite, you can look forward to a generously sized room, lovely lounge and living areas, as well as spacious bathrooms with enticing tubs.
16 Murphy Street, South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3141, Phone: +613-986-88-22-22
3.Mansion Hotel and Spa at Werribee Park
© Mansion Hotel and Spa at Werribee Park
Indulgence at its finest awaits at the Mansion Hotel and Spa at Werribee Park. Undoubtedly one of the grandest and most impressive accommodations in Australia, the Manion Hotel and Spa exudes unparalleled tranquility and charm from within its cosmopolitan haven. This hotel, which is just 30 minutes from Melbourne’s bustling central business district, is a highly sought after destination because of its elite service and opulent guest rooms. Not to be underplayed is the gorgeous 19th Century estate that the hotel is located in, which offers 10 amazing acres of English gardens for guests to roam and spend relaxing afternoons in.
Gate 2, K Road, Werribee, Victoria, Australia 3030, Phone: +613-97-31-40-00
4.Melbourne Marriot Hotel
© Melbourne Marriot Hotel
With a fabulous location in the heart of city’s central business district, the Melbourne Marriot Hotel is highly esteemed for their impeccable service as well as the fabulous comfort they provide to all of their guests. A convenient location for people who want to spend as much as time possible exploring the city’s hidden gems, the hotel is within close proximity to attractions like the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the Regent and Princess Theaters, Her Majesty’s Theater and the Rod Laver Arena. The hotel itself is fully equipped with fantastic amenities like their spacious swimming pool, a state of the art fitness center, a restaurant serving continental food and buffets, as well as a great café and bar.
Corner Exhibition and Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3000, Phone: +613-96-62-39-00
5.Crown Metropol Melbourne
© Crown Metropol Melbourne
Enjoy every moment of your stay in Melbourne with the Crown Metropol. Your adventure begins in a Luxe King or Twin Room which is outfitted with an ultra-comfortable bed, a stylish large chaise lounge, a chic desk, and a lovely in-suite bathroom. Extra luxuries in their hotel rooms include a high definition LCD television, complimentary wireless internet access, an iPod docking station, a great mini bar selection, and even an oversized shower. Make sure to spend some time at the Crown Metropol’s unique dining and entertainment establishments like the Bistro Guillaume and the 28 Skybar Lounge. No matter what you’re after, the Crown Metropol’s got your back.
8 Whiteman Street, Southbank, Victoria, Australia 3006, Phone: +613-92-92-88-88
6.Hotel Lindrum Melbourne MGallery by Sofitel
© Hotel Lindrum Melbourne MGallery by Sofitel
Just because a hotel is small doesn’t mean that it can’t compete with some of the city’s top accommodations. The Hotel Lindrum Melbourne MGallery by Sofitel proves just that with its flair and panache. With just 59 rooms, this boutique hotel is known for its modern design and unique flair. What sets the Hotel Lindrum Melbourne MGallery apart from the rest is their personalized service, which ensures that the hotel staff goes the extra mile to give you the stay of your dreams. This charming hotel also has a great central location along a quiet neighborhood, which means that visitors can explore the city easily and look forward to a great night’s rest when they turn in for the day.
26 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3000, Phone: +613-96-68-11-11
7.Intercontinental Melbourne The Rialto
© Intercontinental Melbourne The Rialto
Look forward to memorable and authentic local experiences that will last you a lifetime at the Intercontinental Melbourne the Rialto. Whether you’re in Melbourne for business or eager for an adventure in Australia’s sport’s capital, the Rialto seeks to make your stay as pleasurable as possible. Book a stay in a classic room, executive room, or go all out with a suite, all while knowing that whichever room you pick will come with great amenities and a personalized welcome experience. Housed in a beloved landmark, the Rialto itself is an amazing place to visit as the building features a Venetian Gothic façade that will have architecture lovers swooning from afar.
495 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3000, Phone: +613-86-27-14-00
8.Park Hyatt Melbourne
© Park Hyatt Melbourne
Experience luxury at its finest at the Park Hyatt Melbourne. This 5-star hotel is ideally located in the center of Melbourne’s central business district, making it the perfect place to call home during your stay, especially if you’re traveling for work. Not only does it offer guests as spectacular view of the Fitzroy Gardens and the St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the Park Hyatt Melbourne also boasts of the largest guestrooms and suites amongst its competitors. When it comes to style, the Park Hyatt certainly delivers with its cosmopolitan mix of modern and Victorian architecture, which is evident in the entire hotel complex along with its 240 rooms. Featured amenities of the hotel include an on-site restaurant, a spa, room service, a fitness center, pool and concierge.
1 Parliament Square, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3002, Phone: +613-92-24-12-34
9.Quay West Suites Melbourne
© Quay West Suites Melbourne
Situated along the vibrant area of the Southbank promenade, the Quay West Suites Melbourne is an apartment-style hotel that boasts of breathtaking views of the Yarra River and city skyline. Staying at the Quay West Suites is like staying in your own home, but with the added luxuries that one could expect from any 5-star hotel. Take a dip in their amazing 15m magnesium salt pool or enjoy a steam at the gym. Better yet, when you’re done exploring nearby attractions like the Melbourne Theater Company, Federation Square and Hamer, head to the Quay West Suites Spa for a relaxing evening. Choose been one, two- and three-bedroom suites, all of which are furnished with fully equipped kitchens, when you book your stay at Quay West.
26 Southgate Avenue, Southbank Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3006, Phone: +613-96-93-60-00
10.Sheraton Melbourne Hotel
© Sheraton Melbourne Hotel
Enter into an oasis of tranquility and stylish luxury at the Sheraton Melbourne Hotel. Your gateway to a relaxing and memorable stay in Melbourne, the Sheraton is located at the Paris End of the city’s central business district. Each room is outfitted with a signature Sheraton bed, high-speed WiFi access for all of your work or surfing needs, plus an LED smart TV, and a spacious bathroom with a shower and tub. For those who want to make sure that they get some exercise in daily, head to the Sheraton’s fitness center or swim some laps in their heated swimming pool. Guests are welcome to enjoy breakfast at the Little Collins Street Kitchen, their popular in-house restaurant, before setting off to explore everything that Melbourne has to offer.
27 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, Australia 3000, Phone: +613-92-90-10-00
11.Sofitel Melbourne on Collins
© Sofitel Melbourne on Collins
Oozing a French chic ambience, the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins is surrounded by fantastic luxury shopping as well as historic buildings to gaze at and enjoy. It’s location on the Paris End of Collins Street adds to its exclusivity and appeal, while the tree-lined surroundings give it sense of privacy that should please travelers looking for a quiet place to relax at the end of a busy day. Popular amongst European travelers and well-to-do Aussie’s eager for a staycation, the Sofitel Melbourne promises well maintained rooms and a stunning elevated view of Melbourne. If you’re staying at the Sofitel, make sure to stop by the eclectic Kino arthouse cinema or catch a show at another one of the theaters in the neighborhood.
25 Collins Street, Melbourne, Australia 3000, Phone: +613-96-53-00-00
12.The Como Melbourne MGallery by Sofitel
© The Como Melbourne MGallery by Sofitel
The Como was once an indie favorite accommodation that was on a rapid decline until Sofitel stepped in and revamped its whole operation. Today, The Como has gone from struggling to keep things together to becoming one of the most formidable players in the city’s luxury hotel industry. This Chapel Street institution still retains all of its original glamor and continues to attract A-list guests from near and far. One of the favorite amenities for guests at The Como is the heated pool on the hotel’s top floor, which actually doesn’t get as big of a crowd as one would expect. Want an Evian? There’s a fridge full of it. Hopping into the tub? Take the signature Como rubber ducky in the bathroom to keep you company. It’s these little touches that make The Como truly memorable for guests who don’t mind spending on luxury.
630 Chapel Street, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia 3141, Phone: +613-98-25-22-22
13.The Hotel Windsor
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The Hotel Windsor may be a creaky, old dame in Melbourne’s hospitality industry, but it definitely doesn’t mean that it’s lost any of its appeal. Having played host to a spectrum of guests, from Harry Houdini to the iconic band Metallica, The Hotel Windsor wins guests over with its old-fashioned charm, graceful architecture, and luxuriously sized rooms. Although the hotel is currently in the middle of a total makeover, it remains operational and retains the exceptional and kindly service that it came to be known for in the first place. Enjoy the hotel’s former grandeur and walk through its hallowed halls before it formally relaunches its new look in 2020.
111 Spring Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3000, Phone: +613-86-33-60-01
When it comes to Melbourne, there aren’t many hotels that are as politely declarative and definitive of high class as The Langham. Every single nuance in The Langham, from the grand and immaculate staircase in the hotel’s foyer, to the spectacular view that it has over the Yarra, is indicative of its class and charm. Rooms in this hotel are a blend of old-school charm and modern conveniences. Dark timber accents and unbelievably plush furnishings are also found in the rooms of The Langham, making a stay at this hotel even more appealing. A highlight of any stay at The Langham is some afternoon tea at their café, which has some of the best pastries that Melbourne could possibly offer.
1 Southgate Avenue, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3006, Phone: +613-86-96-88-88
© The Cullen
On the hunt for a cracking good deal in the world’s most livable city? Enter The Cullen. Daring, distinctive, bold, and brash all at the same time, the Cullen is a boutique Prahran hotel was named after the late Australian artist who inspired the hotel, Adam Cullen. The Cullen promises each and every one of their guests the perfect place to recover from a full day of exploring the city with their Art Series Signature beds, wonderfully equipped kitchenettes, and chic interiors. If that’s not enough, The Cullen also offers additional amenities like a gymnasium, two wonderful restaurants, and even the option to hire Smart Cars and Lekker Bicycles for all your transportation needs.
164 Commercial Road, Prahran, Victoria, Australia 3181, Phone: +613-90-98-15-55
© The Westin
We can’t deny that there’s no shortage of big-chain hotels dominating Melbourne. In the face of all of this, The Westin definitely holds its own as one of the city’s top hotels. The Westin’s success can be attributed to its central location on Collins Street, their impressive and impeccably maintained rooms, and it’s bright, airy feel. Popular amongst business travelers, this hotel sees a largely adult crowd, which means it’s a relatively quiet place to stay. Amidst its stunning amenities, The Westin is also known for its generous pre-booking discounts, and convenient location. For example, guests can take a stroll to the chic Paris End, or head towards the busy Swanston Street or Federation Square.
205 Collins Street, Melbourne, Australia 3000, Phone: +613-96-35-22-22
17.Pullman Melbourne Albert Park
Meet business associates, relax on a staycation, or set a base of exploration while in Melbourne at Pullman Melbourne Albert Park. This hotel is among one of the best-located accommodations in the city and is the perfect place for travelers who are eager to explore this dynamic and cosmopolitan locale. With over 300 suites, the Pullman marries contemporary comfort with tech-savvy connectivity worthy of the digital age. Not to be overlooked are the exquisite amenities that the hotel offers to each of its guests such as the state-of-the-art fitness lounge, the hotel pool, a great spa and sauna, as well as fantastic on site restaurants, bars and cafes.
65 Queens Road, Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia 3004, Phone: +613-95-29-43-00
© Royce Hotel
The unique and glamorous Royce Hotel finds its origins way back in the 1920s when it was first opened as an automobile showroom. Years later, after much consideration and a great deal of renovation, the building reopened as the Royce Hotel, a designer boutique accommodation with a ton of character. Rooms at the Royce Hotel are stylish and feature dazzling interiors and stunning amenities, while also ensuring that every guest has a unique experience through personalized service and memorable little touches. While the hotel is nearby great and trendy dining establishments in Melbourne, the Royce is home to the Dish Restaurant and The Amberoom, both of which would bring tears to any foodie’s eyes.
379 Street Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3004, Phone: +613-96-77-99-00
19.Stamford Plaza Melbourne
© Stamford Plaza Melbourne
Exceptional in every sense of the word, the Stamford Plaza Melbourne is a spectacular hotel and resort that draws patrons from near and far. While many improvements and renovations have been made over time, the Stamford, at its core, remains a traditional 5-star hotel that greets every guest with a warm welcome. Today, the Stamford Plaza Melbourne boasts of 308 hotel rooms and suites. Guests can select from rooms like the Studio Suite or indulge in opulent accommodations like the Penthouse or Presidential Suite. The Stamford also offers long-stay apartments for guests spending over a week in Melbourne to give them the feeling of home while still offering top services and luxuries.
111 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3000, Phone: +613-96-59-10-00
20.Citadines on Bourke Melbourne
© Citadines on Bourke Melbourne
Maximize the convenience and luxuries of hotel services while enjoying privacy and amenities of a fully furnished apartment at the Citadines on Bourke Melbourne. This Apart’hotel is situated in the city’s CBD, which means that you’re never going to be too far away from the most popular leisure, corporate and government landmarks of the city. From studios to two-bedroom executive accommodations, each Citadine apartment is vibrant, chic and edgy. Rooms are also cleverly designed and fully furnished with luxurious amenities such as queen to king sized beds, lush couches and large bathrooms. Additional amenities to enjoy at the Citadines include a large event center, a gymnasium, and a great Japanese restaurant called the Kuuraku Izakaya.
131 – 135 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3000, Phone: +613-90-39-88-88
© The Olsen
A work of art all on its own, The Olsen is visually alluring and fabulously enticing thanks to its expertly trained staff, luxurious amenities and great location in South Yarra’s upmarket neighborhood. This fabulous boutique pick is part of the a hugely favored Art Series Hotels group, which pays tribute to the brilliant Australian painter, John Olsen. Apart from having John Olsen’s titan works displayed on every bit of wall space, each room at the Olsen is also decorated with a champagne and silver palette that exudes class and style. Guests shouldn’t miss out on a dip in The Olsen’s signature glass-bottomed pool, which is located on the spectacular rooftop. Similarly, those who are eager for some rest and relaxation ought to head to the Norbu spa to enjoy one their classic infra-red treatments.
637-641 Chapel Street, South Yarra, Victoria, Melbourne, Australia 3141, Phone: +613-90-40-12-22
22.Mantra on Little Bourke
© Mantra on Little Bourke
Located in the city’s legal precinct, the Mantra on Little Bourke is a leading accommodation in Melbourne’s Central Business District and is ideal for travelers on an extended trip. Mantra boasts of 150 apartments, variants such as the Executive Studio, the One-Bedroom, the Deluxe Two-Bedroom, and Family Apartments outfitted with kitchenettes, plush and roomy beds, and large flat screen TVs. This modern and comfortable hotel also offers its guests a 24-hour reception service, in-room high speed internet connections, a decked out gym and a fantastic restaurant, the Alibi Kitchen and Bar, all in one building. From the Mantra on Little Bourke, travelers can explore the Bourke Street Mall, the Melbourne Aquarium, as well as the Southbank dining and entertainment district easily.
471 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3000, Phone: +613-96-07-30-00
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Sometimes, even if you’re travelling and exploring new locales, you just want a place to call your home away from home. The Punthill Burwood offers just that with comfortable, modern and fully furnished served apartments conveniently located nearby Deakin University and the Melbourne Central Business District. All of the apartments at the Punthill Burwood are stylishly designed and offer access to meticulously landscaped gardens, a roomy central courtyard, and even BBQ facilities. Choose from one, two, and three-bedroom serviced apartments, and benefit from extra amenities like baby cots, a full kitchen, climate control in every room, and daily cleaning services.
300 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, Australia 3125, Phone: +613-88-08-20-00
24.Quest on Dorcas
© Quest on Dorcas
Planning on spending an extended amount of time in Melbourne? The Quest on Dorcas is perfect for long stays thanks to their serviced apartment style hotel rooms. Quest has 55 apartments available of several variations such as the one-bedroom apartment, the one-bedroom executive apartment, the one-bedroom superior apartment, and their two-bedroom counterparts. Each apartment is outfitted with a fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, a full-size fridge and evening a spacious dining area. Quest on Dorcas also offers on site car parking, a great gym, high speed complimentary WiFi, and even an on-site café and liquor store. It’s also worth mentioning that the Quest on Dorcas is just a stone’s throw away from attractions like the Royal Botanic Garden, The Arts Precinct and the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
8 Dorcas Street, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3205, Phone: +613-96-98-15-00
25.Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne
© Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne
There’s nothing better than returning to a luxurious and relaxing suite at the end of a full day of exploring Melbourne’s attractions. You can do just that with the Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne. The Radisson’s location makes it ideal for your Melbourne adventure because of its close proximity to the Marvel Stadium, the world-renowned Queen Victoria Market, and even the Central Business District. Even if an attraction isn’t nearby, there’s a Free Tram Zone in the vicinity of the hotel to get you to your destination free of charge. At the Radisson, guests can enjoy a truly magnificent view of the Melbourne skyline in addition to a serene spa and rooftop fitness center.
300 William Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3000, Phone: +613-93-22-80-00
25 Best Melbourne Hotels
- Grand Hyatt Melbourne, Photo: Grand Hyatt Melbourne
- The Lyall Hotel and Spa, Photo: The Lyall Hotel and Spa
- Mansion Hotel and Spa at Werribee Park, Photo: Mansion Hotel and Spa at Werribee Park
- Melbourne Marriot Hotel, Photo: Melbourne Marriot Hotel
- Crown Metropol Melbourne, Photo: Crown Metropol Melbourne
- Hotel Lindrum Melbourne MGallery by Sofitel, Photo: Hotel Lindrum Melbourne MGallery by Sofitel
- Intercontinental Melbourne The Rialto, Photo: Intercontinental Melbourne The Rialto
- Park Hyatt Melbourne, Photo: Park Hyatt Melbourne
- Quay West Suites Melbourne, Photo: Quay West Suites Melbourne
- Sheraton Melbourne Hotel, Photo: Sheraton Melbourne Hotel
- Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, Photo: Sofitel Melbourne on Collins
- The Como Melbourne MGallery by Sofitel, Photo: The Como Melbourne MGallery by Sofitel
- The Hotel Windsor, Photo: Leonid Andronov/stock.adobe.com
- The Langham, Photo: Oxy/stock.adobe.com
- The Cullen, Photo: The Cullen
- The Westin, Photo: The Westin
- Pullman Melbourne Albert Park, Photo: teine/stock.adobe.com
- Royce Hotel, Photo: Royce Hotel
- Stamford Plaza Melbourne, Photo: Stamford Plaza Melbourne
- Citadines on Bourke Melbourne, Photo: Citadines on Bourke Melbourne
- The Olsen, Photo: The Olsen
- Mantra on Little Bourke, Photo: Mantra on Little Bourke
- Punthill Burwood, Photo: Andrey Burmakin/stock.adobe.com
- Quest on Dorcas, Photo: Quest on Dorcas
- Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne, Photo: Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne
- Cover Photo: Taras Vyshnya/stock.adobe.com