Riverview hotels along the Yarra River
Perched on the banks of Melbourne's meandering natural asset, Southbank is an ideal base for exploring inner-city Melbourne or getting into town with ease for early morning business. Home to the illustrious Crown Casino and an array of promenade eateries, Southbank accommodation offerings include the 5-star Hilton and Quay West, as well as a selection of 4-star apartments in the heart of this entertainment precinct.
Around the river bend, Docklands has all the best elements of Melbourne life: art, culture, food, wine and sport. Just minutes from the CBD you will find a handful of 4-star Docklands hotels circling the waterfront, backing onto Etihad Stadium (aka Docklands Stadium).
Airport accommodation at Tullamarine
The closest Melbourne accommodation choices near the airport are the PARKROYAL, Holiday Inn and ibis budget. Linked directly to the terminal, PARKROYAL offers day delegate packages for business travellers and plenty of suites if you need a quick kip before a connecting flight. A short shuttle down the road you will also find the 4-star Mantra Tullamarine Hotel and Best Western Motel.
Don't be caught off guard when booking your flights to Melbourne – while Tullamarine is the city's main airport, many budget airlines also operate out of Avalon Airport, which is closer to Geelong. Avalon can be a good option if you're planning to travel the Great Ocean Road, but Tullamarine is your best port for Melbourne, just 23 kilometres from the CBD.
Support your team; stay near the stadium
There's no denying Melbourne is a sports-mad city, playing host to some of the most highly anticipated events of the calendar year. If you're planning a November holiday to catch the Melbourne Cup, there are a number of Flemington Racecourse hotels that will have you beating the crowds to the race that stops the nation.
Stay close to the cricket or AFL action by getting in early and booking a hotel near the Melbourne Cricket Ground, where the Mantra, Mercure and 5-star Hilton on the Park are all within reach. If it's tennis that takes your fancy, the Rod Laver Area is just across the way from the MCG, making East Melbourne the best choice to catch all the sporting action.
Art Series [The Blackman] »
Lose yourself in this unique hotel, full of inspiration and artworks by Charles Blackman. Expect modern luxury, a kitchenette and balcony, alongside Albert Park and a tram ride to the city centre.
Housed in a gorgeous Art Deco building, with a Howey Place laneway entrance, stands this boutique hotel featuring contemporary rooms and loft-style suites, with a top-floor fitness centre and steam room. Surrounded by upmarket boutiques and historic Victorian buildings on lively Collins Street, these self-contained one, two and three bedroom apartments offer a comfortable base in the heart of the city.
Crown Metropol Melbourne »
This chic hotel nestled in Southbank offers unsurpassed luxury with sleek guest rooms and suites, the world-class ISIKA day spa with an indoor pool, an exclusive rooftop bar and signature restaurant.
Grand Chancellor »
Boasting a heated rooftop pool with fabulous city skyline views, as well as stylish rooms, many with Juliet balconies, stands this hotel on Lonsdale Street amid the vibrant theatre district.
Plum Serviced Apartments Collins »
Superbly located along historic Collins Street, these studios and apartments offer a comfortable base within the bustling city, surrounded by boutiques and restaurants, and just a short stroll to lively Southbank.
Pullman Melbourne Albert Park »
Opposite the beautiful Albert Park Lake, this contemporary hotel offers stylish air-conditioned rooms and a range of recreational facilites including fitness equipment, a sauna, pool and a range of dining options.
Quality Hotel Batman's Hill on Collins »
Expect value-for-money at this city centre hotel offering a range of air-conditioned hotel rooms, spa club rooms, and apartments with kitchenettes and featuring an all-day dining café and two bars.
The Hotel Windsor »
Be enchanted by this treasured grand hotel, a stunning architectural piece exuding opulence and style within the ‘Paris end’ of Collins Street, and a past guest list of celebrities, politicians and royalty. With sweeping views of the glistening Aroa Lagoon, this adults-only retreat offers beachfront suites reminiscent of traditional huts, a sparkling pool with swim-up bar, a day spa and beachfront restaurant.
The Langham Melbourne »
Boasting an enviable Southbank Promenade location, this hotel is the epitome of opulence, luxury and style, with its legendary service, lavish and grand interiors, exquisite dining and a sublime day spa.
The Sebel Melbourne Flinders Lane »
Nestled on Flinders Lane, a laneway rich in history and bustling with fabulous food, fashion and art galleries, guests will discover this all-suite boutique hotel exuding inner city chic inside and out.
Travelodge Southbank »
Affordable and spacious, these hotel rooms possess a kitchenette for those who wish self-cater stroll along the Southbank Promenade 600 metres away will reward with many restaurants.