Surrounded by heritage buildings and luxury stores, Sheraton Melbourne Hotel is in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, placing you footsteps away from the city’s best attractions and restaurants. Read on for our review.
Although you’re close enough to everything the city has to offer, staying in shouldn’t play second fiddle. Unwind with a deep tissue massage at the spa, swim laps in the heated pool or take it slow in the morning with a quintessential Melbourne breakfast (avocado toast and coffee, naturally). This is inner-city holidaying at its best.
Where is Sheraton Melbourne Hotel?
Sheraton Melbourne is perched on the ‘Paris end’ of Little Collins Street in the CBD, tucked between Ridgeway Place and Coates Lane. It’s a 35-minute drive from Melbourne’s Tullamarine airport and an average of 60 to 90 minutes to Avalon airport, depending on the time of day.
What’s near Sheraton Melbourne Hotel?
Start your day with a scenic stroll through the historic Fitzroy Gardens or join the queue at Lune to pick up the city’s most buzzed about croissant – both are around an eight-minute walk from the hotel. The National Gallery of Victoria is around seven minutes to the hotel by car; Melbourne Zoo is 12 minutes north and the Melbourne Cricket Ground is five minutes away. The hotel also sits within the city’s Free Tram Zone, so you’ll be able to move around the city via tram for free if you so choose.
The 174 guest rooms evoke an old-world glamour with marble bathrooms (all with separate bathtubs), dark timber furnishings, chrome accents and statement bedheads and patterned carpet. The views out over the city are lovely, too. The rooms include a generous desk to work from as well as a cosy armchair, fluffy robes to wrap yourself in and a cloud-soft Sheraton signature bed, completing the picture of relaxation. The suites feature a balcony ideal for kicking back with a cup of coffee while overlooking the bustle of the city below.
Restaurants and bars
You’ll find breakfast, lunch and dinner at the on-site Little Collins Street Kitchen, where locally-sourced produce plays a starring role. In the morning, choose between breakfast classics such as buttermilk pancakes and the ‘So Melbourne’ (smashed avocado with poached eggs on sourdough). At lunch, opt for a decadent croque monsieur (a maple smoked ham and gruyere cheese sandwich) or a fresh prawn and tomato aglio olio pasta. Dinner is similarly rich with dishes such as spanner crab profiterole, umami-glazed Macedon duck breast or the coffee-rubbed lamb rump.
Quench a hefty thirst at Terrace Bar on the third floor, where classic cocktails are given a twist — think mojitos with passionfruit or a Tom Collins muddled with fresh basil.
Don’t forget to follow your palate into the city, too. The hotel is footsteps from some of Melbourne CBD’s finest dining spots, including the paddock-to-plate Farmer’s Daughters (three minutes), seafood-centric Gimlet (eight minutes) and the Asian-inspired Supernormal (nine minutes).
All rooms and common areas feature accessible entrances and guestrooms with accessibility features are available, including accessible vanities, hearing accessible rooms and kits, roll-in showers, lowered electrical outlets and more.
Travel for work
Every room includes fast and free wi-fi as well as a generous desk to set your workstation up at. The hotel has four event spaces and five meeting rooms, which are for hire for meetings, conferences and social events.
Spa, pool and gym
The 25-metre-long heated indoor pool can be found on the third floor along with a steam room and 24-hour fitness centre kitted out with exercise bikes, weight machines, elliptical machines and more. The spa is open seven days, offering Swedish and Balinese-style massages, seaweed body wraps and hydrating facial sessions that will have you almost floating back to your room.
What you need to know
Stretch out your self-pampering session at the spa by opting for the decadent Spa Treatment and Afternoon High Tea package, where the 60-minute indulgence is followed by the service of a cake stand of treats prepared by the team at Collins Street Kitchen.
Best for: Business travellers
Design: Old-world glamour
Number of rooms: 163 guestrooms and 11 suites
Rates: From $290 per night
Wi-fi: Free and fast
Parking: Valet parking is available for $60 per night, and off-site parking at First Parking is available (at standard rates)
Address: 27 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, Vic
Telephone: +61 (03) 9290 1000
Earn 3 Qantas Points per $1 or use 30% less Points* to book your next stay at qantas.com/hotels
*30% less points relates to the price compared to the value of a point prior to February 2022.