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Melbourne, Australia: Hotel & Motel Planning Guide

Find the perfect hotel in Melbourne using our hotel guide provided below. Search for cheap and discounted hotel and motel rates in or close to Melbourne, Australia for your upcoming personal or group trip. We provide the best Melbourne hotel rooms. Review the Melbourne hotel list below to find the perfect lodging. We also have a map of the Melbourne hotels. Coordinating a group? Get Melbourne Group Hotel Deals or Check out the best Melbourne meeting hotels

The Melbourne center point is approximately the area of Melbourne Town Hall and the area of Collins Street.

Melbourne is an eclectic tourist destination with something for every type of traveler, from the Aboriginal Heritage Walk and historic Abbotsford Convent to the modern Centre for Contemporary Photography. The Melbourne Zoo offers a wild escape with animals from around the world, while the Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park focuses on native species such as wallabies, emu, kookaburra, and pythons. Whatever you're in the mood for, you'll find it in Melbourne. More from this guide...

Melbourne Hotels & Accommodations

Holiday Inn Melbournes on Flinders 575 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, VC 3000 Australia Website
  • Four star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 14 suites
From$114
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Downtowner on Lygon - Carlton
+1-800-230-4134
66 Lygon St., Carlton, VC 3053 Australia Website ~0.64 miles north of Melbourne
  • High end Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 3 floors
From$75
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews Call
The Westin Melbourne in Melbourne 205 Collins St., Melbourne, VC 3000 Australia
  • Luxurious 5-star Downtown property
  • 6 floors in property
From$249
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score Call
Adelphi Hotel : 187 Flinders Lane
+1-888-690-5247
187 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, 3000 Australia
  • Expensive Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 2 suites
From$120
Very Good 4.5 /5Hotel Reviews Call
Grand Hyatt Melbourne - Melbourne 123 Collins St., Melbourne, VC 3000 Australia
  • Luxurious 5 Star Downtown hotel
  • 544 rooms in hotel
From$201
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score Call
Intercontinental Melbourne The Rialto : 495 Collins St.
+1-800-881-1523
495 Collins St., Melbourne, VC 3000 Australia
  • Luxury 5 star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 9 suites
From$200
Very Good 4.5 /5Latest Reviews Call
Clarion Suites Gateway - Melbourne 1 William St., Melbourne, VC 3000 Australia
  • High-end Downtown hotel
  • 122 suites in hotel
From$130
Very Good 4.5 /5Hotel Reviews Call
The Langham Melbourne 1 Southgate Ave. Southbank, Melbourne, VC 3006 Australia
  • Luxury Five Star Downtown property
  • 14 conference rooms in property
From$156
Very Good 4.5 /5Guest Reviews Call
Marriott Melbourne - Melbourne Exhibition & Lonsdale St., Melbourne, VC 3000 Australia
  • Luxurious Five Star Downtown hotel
  • 10 floors in property
Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens - Melbourne 380 William St., Melbourne, VC 3000 Australia
  • 4 star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 4 meeting rooms
From$143
Very Good 4.5 /5Guest Reviews Call
Quay West Suites Melbourne : 26 Southgate Ave. Southbank 26 Southgate Ave. Southbank, Melbourne, VC 3006 Australia
  • Luxurious 5-star Downtown hotel
  • 3 conference rooms in property
From$182
Very Good 4.5 /5Guest Reviews Call
Sofitel Melbourne on Collins - Melbourne 25 Collins St., Melbourne, VC 3000 Australia
  • Luxury 5-star Downtown hotel
  • 363 rooms in property
From$190
Very Good 4.5 /5Guest Reviews Call
Sheraton Melbourne Hotel - Melbourne 27 Little Collins St., Melbourne, VC 3000 Australia
  • Luxury 5 star Downtown hotel
  • 174 rooms in hotel
From$179
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Hotel Lindrum Melbourne Mgallery Collection 26 Flinders St., Melbourne, VC 3000 Australia
  • Luxurious 5-star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 8 suites
From$96
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score Call
Park Hyatt Melbourne 1 Parliament Sq., East Melbourne, VC 3002 Australia ~0.70 miles east of Melbourne
  • Luxury 5 star Downtown hotel
  • 240 rooms in property
From$261
Very Good 4.5 /5Latest Reviews Call
Hilton Melbourne South Wharf : 2 Convention Centre Place
+1-800-230-4134
2 Convention Centre Place, Melbourne, VC 3006 Australia
  • Luxurious 5 Star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 396 rooms
Quest on Dorcas - South Melbourne 8 Dorcas St., South Melbourne, VC 3205 Australia ~1.17 miles south of Melbourne
  • Expensive Downtown property
  • 52 rooms in property
Causeway 353 Hotel
+1-888-690-5247
353 Little Collins St., Melbourne, VC 3000 Australia
  • Expensive Downtown property
  • Hotel has 142 rooms
Novotel Melbourne on Collins - Melbourne 270 Collins St., Melbourne, VC 3000 Australia
  • High-end hotel
From$150
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score Call
Mantra on Little Bourke in Melbourne 471 Little Bourke St., Melbourne, VC 3000 Australia
  • Four-star Downtown property
  • 150 rooms in property
Stamford Plaza Melbourne 111 Little Collins St., Melbourne, VC 3000 Australia
  • Luxurious 5 Star Downtown hotel
  • 16 floors in hotel
From$149
Very Good 4.0 /5Hotel Reviews Call
Ibis Melbourne Little Bourke Street 600 Little Bourke St., Melbourne, VC 3000 Australia
  • Affordable Convention Center hotel
  • Check-in time: 1400
Crossley Hotel - Melbourne 51 Little Bourke St., Melbourne, VC 3000 Australia
  • Four star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 89 rooms
Jasper Hotel 489 Elizabeth St., Melbourne, VC 3000 Australia
  • High end Downtown hotel
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne Northbank 550 Flinders St., Melbourne, VC 3000 Australia
  • High end property
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When to Visit Melbourne, Australia

When you're planning your visit to Melbourne, it's important to remember that the seasons are the opposite of what you'll experience in the states. Summer in Melbourne is from December to February with typical highs in the mid to upper 70s. Crowds swell during these months, and hotel prices soar.

Melbourne experiences a quieter shoulder season from March to May, which serves as the city's autumn. Daytime highs are in the mid-60s to mid-70s. In March the city plays host to the Melbourne Fashion Festival and Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.

June through August is winter, with cold temperatures and small crowds. However, if you don't mind highs in the upper 50s and lows in the mid-40s, you'll find plenty to do. The Melbourne International Film Festival takes place from July to August. Taste of Melbourne happens in August, and the Melbourne Writers' Festival runs in August and September.

September through November is another smart shoulder season for budget-minded travelers. Temperatures rise into the 60s and 70s again, but a notable lack of tourists lends to low hotel prices.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Melbourne, Australia:

Melbourne, Australia: Prices by Star Rating Class

Below are 3 charts illustrating avg. nightly cost trends by star rating class in Melbourne, Australia. Browse these illustrations to calculate the best seasons to book a room in Melbourne for upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotels in Melbourne, Australia

4 Star Average Prices: $91.75

If you're after a luxury stay, the guest rooms and suites at the Park Hyatt Melbourne are the largest in the city. Rooms feature elegant marble baths, deep soaking tubs, and walk-in showers. A minibar and coffee maker keep your favorite beverages at hand. Venture beyond your room for high tea at the Lounge and Garden, or enjoy the distinctive global sharing style menu at radii restaurant and bar. The Park Club Health and Day Spa offers added indulgences such as massage, facial, body, and salon services.

The Hilton Melbourne South Wharf is an ideal choice for business travelers who want a touch of opulence during their stay. The hotel connects to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre so you can easily reach major events. The spacious executive lounge offers its own terrace, and six meeting rooms provide added options for business events.

Minifridges and minibars make it easy to enjoy snacks and beverages right in your room at the Hilton Melbourne South Wharf, but you'll want to venture downstairs to check out the on-site dining options, as well. Caffe Cino serves fresh local produce, steaming espressos, and hot bakery treats. Dock 37 Bar and Kitchen explores where sea meets land with a menu featuring delicacies such as air-dried wagyu beef, King George whiting, grass-fed Victoria beef, and New Zealand king salmon.

Enjoy all the conveniences of a central location at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne, situated right in the center of the city. Fifteen event spaces provide the ideal setting for any occasion, whether you're looking for a wedding venue or a conference location. Standard rooms include Egyptian linens, complimentary bottles of mineral water, a minibar, iPod docking station, bathrobes, slippers, and June Jacobs bath amenities. When you're not lounging with an icy drink in your room, you can head down to the Ru-Co bar, Bistro Bar, Lobby Lounge, Grand Club Lounge, or Collins Kitchen.

The InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto is an elegant pick housed in a Venetian Gothic-style building. Classic rooms offer rain showers, Agraria bath amenities, robes, and slippers for a spa-like experience. The hotel spa offers added pampering in the form of massages, facials, and beauty treatments. The Rialto extends its perks to everyone in the family. Children's activities are available to entertain even the youngest guests, while baby-sitting services allow parents to enjoy a well-deserved night out.

Affordable Hotel Options in Melbourne, Australia

3 Star Average Prices: $0.00

Affordable accommodations abound in Melbourne. If you're looking for the lowest prices in the city, you'll invariably find them in the form of the many local hostels. If you're not quite up for the chummy accommodations and laid-back style of hostel life, you can find more traditional hotels in Melbourne offering private rooms that won't drain your wallet.

The City Centre Budget Hotel is ideal for budget travelers who are hoping to get around the city at minimal cost. The City Circle Tram, Tourist Bus, and Parliament train station are all at your doorstep. All rooms include a refrigerator, 32-inch LCD television, and free wireless internet. Studio rooms feature en suite bathrooms, while other rooms have access to shared bathrooms. Public kitchen and laundry facilities offer added convenience.

Hotel Sophia is an affordable pick that helps you pad your budget with its complimentary breakfast buffet. The City Circle tram picks up just a block from the hotel, so convenient transportation is always close at hand. Rooms feature on-demand videos and broadband access for easy entertainment, and most have spacious king-size beds.

If picturesque views are high on your hotel wish list, Bayview on the Park is a prime choice for your visit, located by Albert Park Lake and Albert Park Golf Course. The hotel's outdoor pool and poolside cocktail bar offer a relaxing option for sunny afternoons. Breakfast and dinner are available on-site at Sails Brasserie, while the Atrium offers a glass-ceilinged dining area for private parties and special events.

Which Melbourne hotels have real discounts?

If you're shopping for convenient hotel deals, start with your favorite chains. If you have loyalty points accumulated with a particular brand, you'll find nearly every major chain has a presence in Melbourne. If you're a member of Hilton's HHonors Points club, you can earn double points and other special bonuses staying at participating Hilton locations in Melbourne. This chain also offers discounts for AAA and AARP members.

The Park Hyatt Melbourne and Grand Hyatt Melbourne offer 10 percent discounts for loyalty club members. Special packages offer carefully curated experiences, such as the Pamper at the Park package with a full breakfast, spa credit, and late checkout.

If you're looking for special packages built around your travel needs, check out the offerings at the Stamford Plaza Melbourne Hotel. Enjoy a relaxing stay centered around your plush room with the Lazy Daze package featuring a massage, movies, popcorn, and beverages. The Romance and Seduction package comes with thoughtful perks such as chilled Champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, a luxurious bath, and rose petals on the bed, all awaiting your arrival.

Best Value Options in Melbourne, Australia

You'll find great hotel value in destinations that feature mid-range prices and outstanding amenities. Your dollar will go far at these hotels.

Hotel Lindrum is a chic boutique hotel with refined accommodations. Refurbished rooms feature sleek contemporary lines and soothing neutral color palettes. Amenities in each guest room include a minibar, bathrobes, slippers, and Appelles Apothecary bath products. Guests have a DVD player in their room, as well, and access to the hotel's DVD library for a relaxing movie night in.

The Royce Hotel Melbourne is a designer boutique hotel that's brimming with style. Located on St. Kilda Road, this destination puts you just steps from top shopping and dining districts such as Toorak Road and Chapel Street. Rooms offer designer furnishings, Italian marble bathrooms, and 42-inch plasma televisions. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are available at Dish, where you'll find a continuously evolving menu that always reflects the latest Australian culinary trends. Additional on-site perks include the Amberoom bar, gymnasium, lobby book library, and convenient bike hire.

At the Hotel Pullman Melbourne Albert Park, you can book a room overlooking Albert Park. Entertainment options include Bose docking stations and high-definition televisions in every room. Your minibar offers a handy nightcap, while blackout curtains and comfortable platform beds provide a restful night's sleep. Wake to a rainfall shower with C.O. Bigelow bath amenities.

Getting Around Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne has several public transportation options. The first thing you should do on arrival is buy a Myki smartcard, which will serve as your ticket to trams, buses, and trains. You can load the card with money at machines throughout the city. The Visitor Value Pack is ideal for tourists, as it comes with a protective souvenir wallet, discount offers at top regional attractions, and enough preloaded fares for a day's travels in Zones 1 and 2.

The City Circle Tram is a tourist favorite, as it offers free daily transportation to the city's most popular visitor destinations. The Melbourne Visitor Shuttle is a hop-on, hop-off option that visits the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium and Docklands, Queen Victoria Market, and more. You can use the shuttle an unlimited number of times for $10 a day.

Whether you're looking for a small boutique hotel or a luxury behemoth, Melbourne has something to help you create the perfect vacation down under.

Recent traveler reviews of Melbourne, Australia

Below are reviews of the city of Melbourne, Australia from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Love the Feel of the City"
Score 5.0 / 5

Great places to eat and shop. Loved the art gallery!

Diana F., from 18-Jul-2015
"Australian Football League (AFL)"
Score 4.0 / 5

I love the cafes, my husband loves the football.

Denise E., from 30-Apr-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of Melbourne, Australia shown above is 4.5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews
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