Melbourne CBD Hotels
The cultural hub of Australia. The sporting capital of the world. The most liveable city on planet earth. Melbourne has been called many things over the years, almost all flattering, and this stunning city deserves every bit of praise it gets.
Discover Melbourne CBD
As the beating heart of the Victorian capital, Melbourne’s CBD is an exciting place to stay. It’s a distilled version of a city that is described as Australia’s cultural hub, sporting capital, and one of the most liveable places on the planet.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.
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 transportThe 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 transportIf 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.
Why book with Qantas Hotels?
Pay less and use Qantas Points to book^
Earn 3 Qantas Points per $1 spent, even when you use Points Plus Pay^
Search more than 200,000 hotels worldwide
Frequently Asked Questions
How much do Melbourne hotels cost?On average a 3-star hotel in the Melbourne CBD costs $110 per night, a 4-star costs $180 and a 5-star costs $320.
What are Melbourne’s best hotels?After the best of the best? Luxurious 5-star escapes can be found at InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto, The Hotel Windsor and Melbourne Marriott Hotel.
Where other areas of Melbourne should I visit?The beachside suburb of St. Kilda, the vibrant and alternative districts of Brunswick and Fitzroy, and the sporting precinct between the city and the suburb of Richmond are all quick trips from the CBD, and well worth a look.