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There’s always something new and exciting to discover in Melbourne. From the vibrant art scene to the abundance of delicious dining options and world-class events, it’s easy to see why this city is a must-see.
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As the beating heart of the Victorian capital, Melbourne’s CBD is an exciting place to stay. It’s a city best described as Australia’s cultural hub and events capital.With endless events, stunning scenery and some of Australia’s most iconic attractions, it’s not hard to find a reason to visit Melbourne. But for those ready to book their Victorian adventure, the decision of which hotel to stay at can be difficult.Happily, Qantas Hotels allows you to choose from over 200,000 hotel and accommodation options worldwide, with almost 200 in the Melbourne CBD alone. You’ll also earn 3 Qantas Points per A$1 spent* with Qantas Hotels.Which are the best of these hotels? The answer will depend on who you are and what you hope to get from your trip. Whether it’s your first time in the city or your fifteenth, let’s take a look at what you need to know about Melbourne and its hotels to make the most of your stay.

Places to see

What are the best streets to stay on in the Melbourne CBD?

  • Little Bourke Street: A one way street that runs east to west, Little Bourke Street carves a path almost directly through the centre of town. By staying at one of Little Bourke’s many hotels, you’ll be perfectly placed to both explore the rest of the city centre and to shop (Bourke Street Mall is just one street over).
  • Flinders Street: Forming the southern border of the CBD, Flinders Street is home to Federation Square, SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, and the eponymous Flinders Street Station, which grants you easy access to the airport and Melbourne at large.
  • Spencer Street: Spencer Street is the western border of the city, and is home to Southern Cross Station - a major transport hub that forms the ideal launching pad for anyone looking to explore greater Melbourne. This street also looks over the revitalised Docklands region, home to Marvel Stadium.
  • A’Beckett Street: For those who want all the convenience of a city stay without the hustle and bustle, A’Beckett Street in the north of the CBD offers the perfect compromise. Quieter and more relaxed than some of the more famous streets, you’ll still be just a stone’s throw from such attractions as Queen Victoria Market and Flagstaff Gardens.

What are the must-see attractions in the Melbourne CBD?

  • Federation Square: This plaza is where the city comes together to celebrate. Here a never-ending series of events are held in the shadows of abstract architecture.
  • Queen Victoria Market: A historic landmark that spans more than two city blocks, Queen Victoria Market is a feast for the senses and a dream destination for bargain hunters.
  • SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium: Home to over 10,000 animals, including everything from tropical fish to saltwater crocodiles, nature lovers will adore the city’s famous aquarium.
  • Old Melbourne Gaol: A building that housed many of Australia’s most notorious criminals, since its closure this jail has been turned into a macabre museum.

Find the right hotel

What are the Melbourne CBD’s best hotels for solo traveller?

Perfectly private and business friendly, these hotels also offer ample opportunities to socialise should you want them. Check out The Westin Melbourne, Mantra on Russell and Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders if you’re a solo traveller in Melbourne (and earn 3 Qantas Points per A$1 spent with Qantas Hotels while you do it!).

What are the Melbourne CBD’s best hotels for couples?

Are you and your partner ready to use your Qantas Points to book your next getaway with Qantas Hotels? Romantic, secluded, luxurious; couples travelling to Melbourne could do far worse than experiencing the hospitality offered up by Adelphi Hotel, QT Melbourne and Stamford Plaza Melbourne.

What are the Melbourne CBD’s best hotels for families?

Heading to Melbourne with your tribe? Adina Apartment Hotel, Ovolo Laneways and Pegasus Apart’ Hotel are self-contained, family-friendly hotels that will ensure that you are warmly welcomed and entertained.

Location and views

What are the Melbourne CBD’s best hotels for location and views?

Melbourne is a gorgeous city, and you can enjoy it in all its glory if you choose to stay at Double Tree by Hilton, Sofitel Melbourne on Collins or Novotel Melbourne Central - hotels that boast both a central location and stunning views.


What are the Melbourne CBD’s best hotels for amenities?

Are you after a hotel that you don’t really need to leave? Between parking, Wi-Fi, bars, pools, gyms and entertainment, the Grand Hyatt Melbourne, Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens and The Westin Melbourne provide an amazing in-house experience.

Getting around

What is the best way to get around the Melbourne CBD?

While it’s rather large, the best way to explore the Melbourne CBD is on foot. This way you’ll stumble across sights and experiences that you wouldn’t if you were taking transport from point to point. However when walking isn’t an option, try:
Public transport
The contactless myki (pronounced ‘Mikey’) card grants you access to Melbourne’s excellent public transport network of trams, trains and buses. Cards can be bought and topped up at most supermarkets, convenience stores and service stations.
Private transport
If you prefer private transport over public, rideshare apps are always the safest choice. Uber is available in Melbourne, or you can use GoCatch or Bolt/Taxify to hail a local cab. Always ensure that taxis are legitimate before hopping in.

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^ Qantas Frequent Flyer members will earn 3 Qantas Points per A$1 value unless otherwise specified, for hotel stays booked through, except Classic Hotel Rewards and Airbnb bookings. Points Club members will earn 25% more Qantas Points, and Points Club Plus members will earn 50% more Qantas Points. Qantas Points will be credited to your account at least 8 weeks after check-out. Qantas Points may be earned by the member in whose name the booking is made. Members will not be able to earn points on additional charges paid to the accommodation provider for extras (including cots, breakfasts and other incidentals) on check-in or check-out (as applicable).  
* Qantas Frequent Flyer members can redeem Qantas Points when booking hotel accommodation through or holiday packages through, using Points Plus Pay. Members cannot redeem points for additional charges paid to the hotel for extras (including cots, breakfasts and other incidentals) on check-in or check-out (as applicable). Points Plus Pay allows you to choose the number of Qantas Points you redeem above the specified minimum level of 5,000 and pay for the remainder of the booking value with an Accepted Payment Card (including VISA, MasterCard or American Express). Points Plus Pay is not available for Classic Hotel Rewards.  View full terms and conditions here
± 30% better value is based on the value of a Point when using Points Plus Pay for Qantas Hotels bookings through as compared to the value of a Point using Points Plus Pay for Qantas Hotel bookings made prior to February 2022. 30% better value only applies to the points component of the booking and excludes Classic Hotel Rewards.  
~ Saving is off the hotel's generally available rate for the same property, room type, days, inclusions and conditions. 
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