Hotels in Melbourne Australia, especially the ones found below, provide for incredible glimpses into a city nicknamed, “Garden City”. With a focus on penthouses, we are quite impressed with what this Australian second city has to offer. If you’re looking for hotels in Melbourne Australia, especially when it comes to luxury or small group travel, then we are confident you will feel the same. Museums, parks, gardens and sporting events are just a few things that make this southeastern Australian city one of the finest travel destinations in the world. Before we get you to hotels in Melbourne Australia, let’s take a look at some background information on the city.
The area encompassing what would become Melbourne was founded by Batman. Not the superhero, but a man named John Batman purchased around 600,000 acres from the Australian aborigine tribe, the Wurundjeri. Before being named Melbourne on April 10th 1837, the area was known briefly as Batmania. On June 25th, 1847, Queen Victoria, for whom the Australian state of Victoria was named, officially made Melbourne a city. A significant event in the city’s history was the Victorian gold rush of mid-1851, which, naturally, caused a rapid expanse within the city, resulting in Melbourne’s overtaking of Sydney for a time in regard to population. Other major events included the financial collapse of the 1890s due to boosterism and the opening of Australia’s first Parliament on January 1, 1901. Following World War II, the city experienced high and low points for several decades, eventually settling into Alpha city status, so earned in 2018 and for which it prides itself.
Melbourne, the capital and most populous city in the Australian state of Victoria, has a population of about 5 million people. Dubbed the second most livable city in the world, Melbourne attracts around 11.6 million tourists per year. The “Garden City”, located on Port Phillip Bay, is about 300 miles across the Bass Straight from the Australian island state of Tasmania. Driving forces behind Melbourne’s booming tourism industry come from some of Australia’s most renowned cultural institutions such as Royal Exhibition Building, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Cricket Ground and Shrine of Remembrance. The Royal Exhibition Building became Australia’s first building to be awarded UNESCO’s World Heritage status, while the National Gallery of Victoria is the country’s oldest, largest and most visited art museum.
Melbourne enjoys warm to hot summers and mild winters, with summer highs averaging in the high 70s degrees Fahrenheit and winters remaining in the high 50s on average. The city ranks about 5th safest in the world in regard to crime rate. Australia’s cultural center, Melbourne has rich offerings by way of festivals, theater, music, art, architecture, literature and film. Points of interest include Princess Theatre, Athenaeum Theatre, Her Majesty’s Theatre, Regent Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank Theatre, Palais Theatre Wheeler Centre, State Library of Victoria, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art and Docklands Stadium. Major events include Melbourne International Arts Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festival, while popular food items are lamb roast, Banh mi, a type of Vietnamese bread, meat pie, Gozleme, or a savory Turkish flatbread and pastry dish and pippies (clams) in XO, a type of sauce made from dried seafood. With all these incredible attractions awaiting, let’s get to hotels in Melbourne Australia that are sure to raise brows and help provide for an unforgettable experience.
The Cullen features modern designs, fully-equipped kitchens, a bar, a restaurant, secure parking options, a fitness center, a 24-hour front desk, air conditioning and shuttle service. Nearby you may find HairBy (hair salon), The Source Bulk Foods (health food store), Fade Spot Barbershop, Prahran Market (fresh food market), In the Pantry (Asian grocery store), Natro Nails (nail salon), Fritz Gelato (cafe), Atlas Dining (restaurant), The Arch Stylist (beauty salon), Mama Marija’s Cafe, Rare Earth Hair (hair salon), Carpe Diem Bar (bar), The Piercing Urge (body piercing shop), Brioche by Phillip (bakery), Greene Street Juice Co. (juice shop), Miura Lounge (hookah bar), Sportsgirl Prahran (women’s clothing store) and more.
This location is 0.2 miles from Chapel Off Chapel and Prahran Station, 0.5 miles from South Yarra Train Station, 0.9 miles from Como House & Garden, 1.3 miles from Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit and Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, 1.5 miles from Shrine of Remembrance, Lakeside Stadium, The National Theatre Melbourne and Government House, 1.6 miles from AAMI Park, 1.9 miles from Rod Laver Arena and Melbourne Cricket Ground, 2.6 miles from Block Arcade Melbourne and 14.5 miles from Tullamarine Airport.
Approximate cost per night (penthouse suite): $415
Cost per person (three people): $139
Pan Pacific Melbourne offers panoramic city, Port Phillip Bay or Yarra River views, air conditioning, modern rooms, floor-to-ceiling windows, work desks, mini-bars, tea and coffee making facilities, flat-screen TVs, 24-hour dining options, in-room breakfast availability, concierge service, a 24-hour front desk, dry cleaning service, currency exchange, babysitting service and business meeting and event facilities. You may find Melbourne Convention Centre, Plenary Theatre, Jay Jays (clothing store), Goldfields Theatre, Valleygirl (clothing store), The UGG Shop, Timberland, Billabong Outlet, ECCO (shoe stores), Lindt Chocolate Shop, Factorie South Wharf (clothing store), BangPop (Thai restaurant), Showtime Events Centre and more.
From here Kangan Institute and Marina YE are 0.2 miles, BP Head Office is 0.4 miles, Crown Casino Melbourne, ExxonMobil Melbourne, Viva Energy Corporate Office and D’Albora Marinas Victoria Harbour are 0.5 miles, North Port Oval, Marvel Stadium, Melbourne Aquarium and Southern Cross Station are 0.6 miles, Block Arcade Melbourne, Flinders Street Station and St. Paul’s Cathedral are 1.1 miles, Federation Square is 1.2 miles, Melbourne Cricket Ground is 1.9 miles and Tullamarine Airport is 12 miles.
Approximate cost per night (two-bedroom suite): $358
Cost per person (four people): $90
Lakeside Stadium Melbourne
With designer furnishings, private balconies, a fitness center, 2 dining options, Charles Blackman artworks, 42-inch LCD TVs, iPod docking stations and car and bike rental service, The Blackman sits near Slater St. Bench (cafe), The Cupcake Queens (cupcake shop), Aromatic Espresso (espresso bar), Oracle (software company), PLANET of SOUND, The Mac.Robertson Girls’ High School, Cellarbrations (liquor store), Fawkner Park and more.
You’ll find Lakeside Stadium Melbourne, Shrine of Remembrance and Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne 0.6 miles, Holmesglen Institute City Campus 0.7 miles, Government House 0.8 miles, Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit and South Yarra Train Station 0.9 miles, South Melbourne Town Hall, Malthouse Theatre, Sidney Myer Music Bowl and AAMI Park 1 mile, Rod Laver Arena 1.2 miles, Crown Casino Melbourne, Flinders Street Station and Federation Square 1.5 miles and Tullamarine Airport 13.6 miles.
Approximate cost per night (two-bedroom): $365
Cost per person (five people): $74
Arts Centre Melbourne
Featuring spacious suites, LCD TVs, furnished balconies, panoramic river views, fully-equipped kitchens, dining areas, 24-hour room service, a 50-foot indoor lap pool, a spa, a sauna, a fitness center and a restaurant and bar, Quay West Suites is close to St John’s Lutheran Church, Hamer Hall (concert hall), Arts Centre Melbourne (performing arts theater), Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Box Office, Melbourne View Point (scenic spot), Lindt (chocolate shop), Ponyfish Island (floating cocktail bar), Waterfront (seafood restaurant), Metropolis Events (event venue) and more.
From this hotel you may find Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre and Southbank Promenade 0.1 miles, Eureka Tower, Flinders Street Station, National Gallery of Victoria, Federation Square, St. Paul’s Cathedral and ACMI – Australian Centre for the Moving Image 0.2 miles, Southbank Theatre and Block Arcade Melbourne 0.3 miles, Rod Laver Arena and Crown Casino Melbourne 0.6 miles, Southern Cross Station and Melbourne Cricket Ground 0.9 miles, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne and AAMI Park 1 mile, Marvel Stadium 1.1 miles, Melbourne Museum 1.2 miles, Flemington Racecourse 4 miles and Tullamarine Airport 12.3 miles.
Approximate cost per night (three-bedroom): $692
Cost per person (six people): $115
State Theatre Melbourne
Exclusive Stays Penthouse features 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a well-equipped kitchen, a hot tub, a flat-screen TV, free WiFi, air conditioning, a fitness center, restaurant access and is found close to The Australian Ballet, The Testing Grounds (art gallery), Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne View Point (scenic area), Ponyfish (floating cafe), P.J. O’Brien’s Irish Pub, Metropolis Events (event venue), Asado (Argentinian restaurant), D.O.C. (restaurant), Workshop Bros (cafe), Infinite Wasabi (Japanese restaurant), Blossom Espresso (cafe), Cafenatics (cafe), Heavenly Beans Cafe, The Meat & Wine Co (steakhouse) and more.
This location is 0.1 miles from State Theatre Melbourne, Eureka Tower and Southbank Promenade, 0.2 miles from Melbourne Arts Center, National Gallery of Victoria, Southbank Theatre and Flinders Street Station, 0.3 miles from Federation Square, St. Paul’s Cathedral and ACMI – Australian Centre for the Moving Image, 0.4 miles from Block Arcade Melbourne, 0.6 miles from Crown Casino Melbourne, 1.1 miles from Marvel Stadium, 4 miles from Flemington Racecourse and 12.3 miles from Tullamarine Airport.
Approximate cost per night: $495
Cost per person (eight people): $62
Crown Casino Melbourne
Flinders Luxury Penthouse offers 2 bedrooms, free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, a private terrace, air conditioning, a fitness room, barbecue facilities and is situated near Stand Up Cafe, Shonan Kamakura (Japanese restaurant), Flinders Kebab, 5 & Dime (cafe), State of Grace (cocktail bar), Grain Store (cafe), Altius (cafe), Leap’s Bakery Cafe, LuxBite (dessert shop), Cherry & Twigs (cafe), stockroom567 (restaurant), Poked (Hawaiian restaurant), Krispy Kreme (donut shop) and more.
From here you’ll find Rialto Towers 0.1 miles, Crown Casino Melbourne, Deakin University and Southern Cross Station 0.3 miles, BP Head Office, Kangan Institute, Supreme Court of Victoria and Eureka Tower 0.4 miles, Southbank Promenade, Melbourne Aquarium, Marvel Stadium and Block Arcade Melbourne 0.5 miles, AAMI Park and Melbourne Cricket Ground 1.5 miles and Tullamarine Airport 12 miles.
Approximate cost per night: $400
Cost per person (four people): $100
Deakin University Melbourne Campus
William Street Penthouse offers 3 bedrooms, free WiFi, air conditioning, a fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher and electric tea pot, a flat-screen TV, a balcony with river views and can be found near Gami Chicken & Beer, State of Grace (cocktail bar), Grain Store (cafe), LuxBite (patisserie), Mr Huang Jin (Taiwanese restaurant), Leap’s Bakery Cafe, Cherry & Twigs (cafe), Rare Steakhouse, Mercedes Me (cafe), Vue de Monde (fine dining restaurant), Lui Bar, Bonnie Coffee, Haigh’s Chocolates and more.
From here you can find Rialto Towers 0.1 miles, Deakin University Melbourne Campus, Eureka Tower, Melbourne Aquarium, Southbank Promenade and Crown Casino Melbourne 0.3 miles, Supreme Court of Victoria and Block Arcade Melbourne 0.4 miles, St. Paul’s Cathedral and Federation Square 0.5 miles, Marvel Stadium 0.6 miles, Melbourne Cricket Ground and Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne 1.3 miles and Tullamarine Airport 12 miles.
Approximate cost per night: $370
Cost per person (six people): $62
With 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, free WiFi, a fitness center, a fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher and microwave, a washing machine and private parking, Mona Lisa Milano Penthouse is near: ALDI (supermarket), Captain Melville (pub), David’s Hot Pot (restaurant), Borek & Gozleme (restaurant), Pondok Rempah (Indonesian restaurant), Ladle & Tong, Corner Chicken, American Doughnut Kitchen, Pool House Coffee and more.
This location is 0.2 miles from RMIT University and Melbourne Central Station, 0.3 miles from State Library of Victoria, Australian Institute of Management, Emporium Melbourne and Victoria University, 0.4 miles from Myer Melbourne and Rio Tinto Head Office, 0.5 miles from Federal Court of Australia, 0.6 miles from Block Arcade Melbourne, 1 mile from Marvel Stadium, 1.2 miles from Crown Casino Melbourne and 11.4 miles from Tullamarine Airport.
Approximate cost per night: $255
Cost per person (four people): $64
Windy Hill Essendon
Essendon Sub-Penthouse offers 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, a balcony, city views, air conditioning, a living room, a fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher and microwave and is near: Essendon F45 Gym, Grill Restaurant, Mount Road Charcoal Chicken, Il Parco (Italian restaurant), Friends of Ours Cafe, Parisian Baker, Bundy’s (grocery store), Dapper Gents (barber shop) and more.
Windy Hill Essendon is 0.6 miles, Essendon Train Station is 0.8 miles, The Australian Events Centre is 1.8 miles, Ascot House Receptions is 2.3 miles, Flemington Racecourse is 2.9 miles, Melbourne Zoo is 3.5 miles, Monash University and Ikon Park is 3.7 miles, Marvel Stadium is 5.4 miles, AAMI Park is 6.8 miles, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne is 6.9 miles and Tullamarine Airport is 6.3 miles from this location.
Approximate cost per night: $300
Cost per person (six people): $50
So there they are mates, hotels in Melbourne Australia, a beautiful city with rich cultural attractions. We hope you’ve found value in this post and that you enjoy your trip down under!