Flying off to Melbourne for a holiday? Rest your head at hot hotels in the Australian city.
Melbourne is where it’s at! This bustling, bohemian Australian city has loads to offer. But where to stay when you’re overwhelmed with choices? From luxury five-star suites to cheap and cheerful micro rooms, Melbourne has it all. Choose from sustainably built apartment hotels located within walking distance from gardens and galleries, or colourfully designed rooms close to graffiti-lined laneways and everything in between. The hotel options are endless for every style and price range. Do yourself a favour and jet off to Melbourne. You won’t regret it.
Best hotels in Melbourne: Luxury and premium stays
1. The Interlude
If sleeping in a heritage building is your thing, add this to your bucket list. A stay in Pentridge’s The Interlude has taken seventeen years of meticulous planning and craftsmanship to reveal a place of such calculated comfort – it’s hard to tear away. Each of the 19 super-luxe suites has been delicately remodelled, offering a linear arrangement which is sophisticatedly accommodating.
This is a luminously converted heritage building (previously the old Pentridge Prison), where every inch of space has been opened up with comfort and wellness at its core. It’s reimagined as a place of serenity and solitude, or as social as you may want to allow yourself. Art and wine offerings are at your fingertips, and historical tours are aplenty alongside wellness offerings, thanks to a stunning candle-lit saltwater pool. Exceptional dining awaits at North & Common, where hatted Mark Grey gives his best seasonal offerings with a casual touch. These prison walls continue to talk, and their history comes back to life in a way that allows relevance, reflection and subtle immersion.
The Interlude, 1 Pentridge Boulevard, Coburg, Vic 3058
2. The Royce
Nestled in the heart of Melbourne’s fashionable St Kilda Road precinct, the Royce Hotel beckons with its timeless elegance and impeccable hospitality. This boutique hotel seamlessly combines modern luxury with the historic charm of a meticulously restored building. Accommodation at the Royce Hotel offers a retreat into opulence, featuring spacious rooms and suites adorned with contemporary furnishings and luxurious amenities.
The ambience is refined yet welcoming, creating an intimate and comfortable atmosphere for guests. The Royce Hotel’s onsite dining experiences are provided by The Showroom Bar and The Terrace, both culinary journeys worth savouring, captivating guests with classically refined menus celebrating local produce and global flavours. Beyond the luxurious accommodations and gastronomic pleasures, the Royce Hotel boasts a central location that allows easy access to Melbourne’s key attractions, including the Royal Botanic Gardens and the vibrant arts and entertainment scene.
The Royce, 379 St Kilda Road, Vic 3004
3. Adina Apartment Hotel Pentridge Melbourne
As you would expect from Adina Apartment Hotel Pentridge, the modern contemporary design comes without saying. But look a little closer and be enamoured by the finishing touches, all gold fixtures and fittings perfectly contrasted against muted beiges and greys, invoking a sense of lovingly restored serenity and calm. Guests can choose from several accommodation offerings from twin, and studio to spacious two-bedroom apartments with show-stopping views. Hearty breakfast, fantastic coffee and sweet indulgences come courtesy of the Boot Factory or North & Common.
There are several tours you can sign up for through Pentridge Prison Tours which will put this legendary precinct (complete with a cinema, pub, supermarket, eateries and an array of shops) into context and allow you to appreciate the vast history and sense of place during your stay. This is also the perfect place to retreat to after a day exploring Melbourne, with the bustling CBD only 20 20-minute tram or taxi ride away. Or revel in Coburg’s artistic district, with over 20 craft breweries, gin distilleries, kombucha makers, and even chocolatiers combined to create an area teeming with history, grit and innovation.
Adina Apartment Hotel Pentridge Melbourne, 1 Pentridge Boulevard, Coburg, Vic 3058
4. Le Meridien Melbourne
For timeless design, Le Méridien Melbourne offers a distinctive blend of sophistication and cultural immersion, creating an inviting haven for travellers seeking a taste of the good life in the heart of Melbourne. Located on Bourke Street, this new hotel stands as a testament to the city’s rich art, history, and culture. Behind its iconic art deco facade, the 12-storey property boasts mid-century-inspired interiors, seamlessly blending modern elegance with its halcyon heritage.
The 235 chic guest rooms exude a sense of luxury and comfort, providing a perfect retreat. The ground floor cafe, bar, and stunning subterrain Dolly restaurant serve as delightful spaces to indulge in culinary delights. The show-stopping pool deck, offering panoramic views of Parliament, Fitzroy Gardens, and the city skyline, adds an element of grandeur to the Le Méridien experience. What sets this hotel apart is its commitment to immersive art and culinary programs, making it a social hub for the creatively inclined traveller.
Le Meridien Melbourne, 20 Bourke St, Vic 3000
5. Vibe Hotel Melbourne
Nestled in this cooler-than-cool bustling metropolis, Vibe Hotel Melbourne offers a seamless blend of modern sophistication and warm hospitality while providing easy access to Melbourne’s iconic attractions like Federation Square, Flinders Street Station, and the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground and Botanic Gardens. Experience comfort at its finest in thoughtfully designed rooms and suites – featuring sleek furnishings, plush bedding, and modern amenities to ensure a relaxing stay.
After a day exploring the city or theatre, retreat to this sleek, urban oasis and enjoy views overlooking the Yarra River, Melbourne’s city skyline, Southbank and beyond. Take a dip in the indoor heated pool, work out in the well-equipped gym, or enjoy a well-deserved drink of choice at St Marks Road Co, the onsite bar and restaurant. It also delivers exquisite brekkie options alongside barista coffee that is nothing short of exceptional!
Vibe Hotel Melbourne, 1 Queen St, Vic 3000
6. Laneways by Ovolo
If quirky cool vibes are what you seek, look no further than the refreshing style of Laneways by Ovolo. You only have to step through the sliding door to become engulfed by the charming oasis in the heart of Melbourne’s coolest district. Guests can choose from an array of 43 colourfully designed studios and suites for singles to groups en masse. But it’s the delightful inclusions that keep us hooked and returning, like brekkie-to-go, the sweets trolley for midnight snacks, the coffee machine, the honesty bar and self-service laundry. Top it off with Social Hour where the first drink is taken care of – why, thank you, kind sir! Be sure to check out Amphlett House for tasty, funky bites, cocktails and craft brews.
This eclectic inner-city bolthole will inspire adventurous theatre, art gallery or boutique shopping outings because Laneways by Ovolo provides the perfect spot to kick on trainers and hit the cobblestone laneways of Melbourne town. If you love curry, be sure to check out eclectic Indian bolthole Daughter in Law for a delish feed only a stone’s throw away.
Laneways by Ovolo, 19 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Vic 3000
7. The Motley Hotel
Welcome the Motley Hotel crew to this boutique beauty with 80 unique and artfully designed rooms. The Motley Hotel celebrates eclecticism and its unique destination offering that blends five-star service with that urban edge that defines the Richmond district.
Indulge your taste buds at Ms. Parker, Richmond’s most innovative dining destination where you can explore handcrafted cocktails at this hidden speakeasy-style rooftop bar. The Motley Hotel inclusions don’t stop at the gym, inhouse movies, pillow menu and cafe, no siree. There are also Mr Smith toiletries and strategically placed tigers throughout the building (can you guess where they are hiding?). Let the games begin at The Motley Hotel, Richmond.
The Motley Hotel, 205 Bridge Road Richmond, Vic 3121
8. The Ritz-Carlton, Melbourne
The Ritz-Carlton is all about luxury, with 80 floors of extraordinary designs, exceptional experiences and breathtaking views. Watch this space for a design that blends the best of this prestigious brand and Melbourne, combined with the finest amenities, culinary offerings and personalised services. A stay here lets you luxuriate in swanky living, with signature dining experiences, holistic wellness spaces, an iconic infinity pool, as well as top-notch meeting and event facilities.
The Ritz-Carlton, Melbourne, 650 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Vic 3000
9. W Melbourne
Located in the CBD on Flinders Lane, this beautiful boutique spot is one of Melbourne’s first luxury lifestyle hotels. The property offers five-star accommodation and 294 bold rooms and suites, alongside two bars and three vibrant restaurants offering cocktails, small bites and music to amp up your stay. Detox in the state-of-the-art gym, then retox with a dip and sip in the indoor pool (no kiddies after 6pm) and its sun terrace.
The hotel will blow you away with its modern, spacious rooms including sublimely comfortable beds and high-quality bed linens. Popular points of interest near W Melbourne include the iconic Block Arcade, Melbourne Skydeck and St Paul’s Cathedral, plus all the cool graffiti laneways the city’s renowned for.
W Melbourne, 408 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Vic 3000
10. Crown Towers Melbourne
Located on the Yarra River, Crown Towers Melbourne is one of the city’s most loved hotels. The views are as magnificent as the luxurious interiors and spacious guest rooms and suites. It’s a perfect retreat after a day of exploring. Spot original artwork and marble bathrooms in each room, as well as a large plasma screen TV with a laptop video-on-demand system, and a separate dressing room.
Best of all, guests have easy access to restaurants, cinemas, nightclubs, bars and shops within the Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex, while the spa offers a range of beauty treatments and therapies. Don’t forget to check out the 25m-long heated indoor pool, steam room, sun terraces and fitness centre!
Crown Towers Melbourne, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank, Vic 3006
11. Voco Melbourne Central
Voco oozes style in the heart of Melbourne, close to Chinatown. It features a restaurant, slinky outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre. Plus, there’s a bar for those seeking a refreshing sundowner on the terrace (cheers to that). We love how it’s suited to well-heeled travellers, families or friends, with 252 thoughtfully designed rooms and high windows.
An impressive buffet breakfast, a 24-hour front desk, and sustainable bamboo room keys are just some of the features that make this hotel shine. We love how it’s close to attractions like State Library Victoria and malls such as QV Melbourne and Centrepoint. It’s also smack bang within walking distance of some of the best eats in Chinatown!
Voco Melbourne Central, 18 Timothy Lane, Melbourne, Vic 3000
12. Movenpick Hotel Melbourne
Chocolate and ice cream lovers, this is the place for you. Movenpick hosts chocolate hour from 4.30pm to 5.30pm daily in the lobby – talk about a treat! This cool, colourful new hotel is located in the CBD district and offers 172 luxury rooms and suites covering floors one to six. The beds are blissfully comfortable, and during your stay, you can enjoy top-class cocktails in the bar, a 24-hour gym, a swimming pool, and a hot tub and sauna open till late.
It’s also home to modern Asian restaurant Miss Mi, so you know where to go when the hunger pangs hit. Located in the free tram zone, close to Southern Cross Station and Sky Bus terminal, Movenpick is an easy stroll to Marvel Stadium, an outlet shopping centre, and the Southbank promenade.
Movenpick Hotel Melbourne, 160 Spencer Street, Melbourne, Vic 3000
13. Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne Southbank
Looking for spacious, modern, clean and centrally-located apartments with amazing views plus a fully equipped kitchen and laundry amenities? You can’t go wrong with the sustainably-built Adina. Families and groups will love this polished hotel apartment set a stone’s throw from the Yarra River, where you can stroll for lively entertainment and plenty of dining options.
Take advantage of the hotel’s free WiFi, heated pool, gym, express check-in and check-out, concierge services, on-site parking and reception cafe. There’s even a supermarket next door for an easy breezy snack stop. Oh, and you’re close to well-known attractions like Crown Casino, Melbourne Arts Centre, and the main shopping areas.
Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne Southbank, 99 City Road, Southbank, Melbourne, Vic 3006
14. Quincy Hotel Melbourne
Located on the iconic Flinders Lane, Quincy brings a touch of Southeast Asia to Melbourne. Comprising 241 rooms that reflect the colour and vibrancy of the city, it offers guests an unforgettable stay. That includes standard, deluxe and club rooms, all featuring WiFi, espresso coffee, a premium tea selection, a pillow menu, Kevin Murphy bathroom amenities and TVs that include Chromecast and free on-demand movies.
There’s also a popular bar and restaurant named Salted Egg, which dishes up eclectic Southeast Asian cuisine. Enjoy the fitness centre, humming rooftop pool, 24-hour front desk and room service, and affordable off-site parking.
Quincy Hotel Melbourne, 509 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Vic 3000
15. Hyatt Centric Melbourne
For a taste of authentic Melbourne, Hyatt Centric is the hotel for you. The builders, architects, interior designers, furniture makers, amenities, and even coffee beans are all Melbourne-based. This pad is true-blue Australian. Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere, fantastic views, restaurant located on the 25th floor, and amazing buffet breakfast. We’re big fans of the panoramic city and bay views – totally ideal for capturing sunrise and sunset.
Want to sweat it out? There’s a huge fitness centre complete with a heated pool and cushioned areas for maximum enjoyment. Pet lovers can rest knowing this pet-friendly hotel offers eight rooms for guests with balconies to pamper their furry friend (cat or dog) with a stay. Best of all, it’s located centrally, close to the buzzing food streets and laneways that make Melbourne unique.
Hyatt Centric Melbourne, 25 Downie Street, Melbourne, Vic 3000
Best hotels in Melbourne: Affordable, budget-friendly rooms
16. Mercure Welcome Melbourne
Discover Melbourne’s heartbeat at Mercure Welcome Melbourne, your centrally located gateway to local authenticity. Surrounded by iconic venues like the Emporium shopping centre, theatres, galleries, and myriad dining options, Mercure Welcome Melbourne ensures an authentic urban experience.
With 330 well-appointed rooms for all budgets, guests can rest knowing that all are equipped with standard inclusions such as Wi-Fi, TV with Foxtel channels, and a refrigerator. Ideal for both business and leisure travellers, it offers convenience with an option for early check-in, late check-out and offsite parking. Whether you’re into sports, laneways, or culinary delights, Mercure Welcome Melbourne is your perfect, budget-friendly base for connecting you effortlessly to Melbourne’s stunning highlights.
Mercure Welcome Melbourne, 265 Little Bourke Street, Vic 3000
17. Ovolo South Yarra
This boutique hotel is nothing short of a happening hotspot. Think amazing boutique accommodations with pop art around every corner, situated right in the buzzy South Yarra, near uber cool shopping on Chapel Street. The rooms are compact and groovy with everything you need from the mini bar, breakfast spread, self-service laundry, 24-hour gym, all-day snacks and even Loot bags. Facilities include a dining concept, a 24-hour front desk and room service, and free WiFi throughout the property.
Ovolo South Yarra, 234 Toorak Road, South Yarra, Melbourne, Vic 3141
18. Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Docklands
This hotel really packs a punch for being both affordable and ideally positioned in the Melbourne CBD. Keen to explore Melbourne Cricket Ground, Crown Casino, Melbourne Aquarium, Rod Laver Arena, the Melbourne Exhibition Centre and Harbour Town Docklands? You’ve come to the right place.
Housing 291 comfortable guest rooms and a recently refurbished lobby, the property has plenty of amenities including comfortable beds, flat-screen TVs, free WiFi, and well-equipped kitchenettes with microwaves (great for young families). Offering a hearty breakfast, room service for dinner, 24-hour reception and parking, this stay is real value for money.
Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Docklands, 66 Aurora Lane, Docklands, Vic 3008
Best hotels in Melbourne: Coming soon
19. The StandardX, Melbourne
Slated to open in February ‘24, The StandardX, Melbourne is set to seamlessly blend modern luxury with local charm. Every room (125 in total) has been carefully designed and furnished with utmost ease and simplicity for even the most discerning traveller. The location is on point for discovering Melbourne’s iconic laneways and street art, indulging in world-class coffee and eclectic boutiques. Standard X’s guide ensures you won’t miss the cultural heartbeat of the city, with must-visit landmarks like Federation Square and the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Foodies need not worry as The StandardX handpicked faves explore Melbourne’s diverse culinary scene. Think hidden gems to Michelin-starred establishments, offering a gastronomic journey for every palate alongside insider tips on trendy bars and entertainment hotspots. With StandardX, your Melbourne adventure becomes an unforgettable, personalised experience, ensuring you savour every moment in this dynamic city.
The StandardX, Melbourne, 62 Rose Street, Fitzroy, Vic 3065
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