Best Hotels in Melbourne, Australia

We list nothing but the best hotel in Melbourne as recommended by the most popular travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews, and we only list hotels which have a review rating of at least 4 out of 5 stars.
Melbourne is the state capital of Victoria and ranks as the second most populous city in Australia and entire Oceania. The city ranks highly as a center for several human endeavors such as health care, research and development, tourism and sport and this makes it one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the world. In fact, the city is the world’s most livable city. The city is a leading financial center in the Asia-Pacific region and ranks among the top fifteen cities in the entire world.
Melbourne is vital to the Australian culture; it is the birthplace of Australian Impressionism, Australian rules football, Australian film and television industries and Australian contemporary dance. Apart from its importance to Australian culture, it is a major center of street art, music, and theatre. The city is recognized as a UNESCO City of Literature.
The city is also home to several fascinating cultural institutions which makes it attractive to tourists; the National Gallery of Victoria, State Library of Victoria, and Melbourne Cricket Ground.
The city’s Royal Exhibition Building is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an important tourist destination in Australia.
Through the recommended hotels listed below, you can easily find the best places to stay in Melbourne, Australia.
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F.A.Q.

What are the best neighborhoods to stay in Melbourne?

Melbourne is the capital of the southeastern Australian state of Victoria and it has several landmarks such as the National Gallery of Victoria, the Arts Centre Melbourne, the Melbourne Arts Precinct, etc. The best neighborhoods in Melbourne are:

Carlton
Carlton is a central suburban neighborhood, known as ‘Little Italy’, and is popular with young professionals and university students. The area is home to famous landmarks such as Lygon Street, Melbourne Museum, the Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens.

Coburg
Coburg is a former industrial suburb neighborhood that was an full of European migrants and it is now becoming a great place for young professionals. It is has to Victorian and Edwardian buildings and structures near the popular pub The Post Office Hotel, The Glass Den café and the Merri Creek parkland.

Docklands
Docklands is a rather new suburban neighborhood that has waterfront apartments with high amenities and is popular among professionals in the city. The neighborhood has many cafés, shops and restaurants and is a magnet for tourists.

Fitzroy
Fitzroy is a suburban neighborhood that is near to quirky shops, cafés and health food bars. The neighborhood is connected with several key roads including Alexandra Parade, Smith Street, Nicholson Street, Victoria Parade, Johnston Street, Brunswick Street.

Williamstown
Williamstown is a seaside suburban neighborhood located nine kilometres south-west of Melbourne. It is a great place for the locals and tourists who intend to stay in a suburb, away from the hustle and bustle of city life, yet travel easily in and out of Melbourne. The area has several detached houses and private residences that makes it attractive for young professionals.

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4.6 Park Hyatt Melbourne

Hotel Park Hyatt, Melbourne

Fodors

“Set right next to Fitzroy Gardens and opposite St. Patrick’s Cathedral, this is one of Melbourne’s most elegant hotels. Warm colors, rich wood paneling, and art deco–style furnishings adorn the rooms.”

Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Melbourne.

$247
4.6 Ovolo Laneways Melbourne

The Ovolo Laneways Hotel, Melbourne

New York Times

“The Ovolo Hotel is a boutique hotel with 43 rooms and suites in an ideal city-center location. Studios come with Wi-Fi, a daily happy hour and to-go breakfasts.”

Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Melbourne.

$147
4.7 QT Melbourne

Hotel QT Melbourne

Lonely Planet

“Rough concrete surfaces, brass trim, lifts with tapestry light boxes that play house music and say random stuff in a Russian accent: this is one of Melbourne’s newest, quirkiest and best boutique hotels.”

$234
4.6 Treasury on Collins Melbourne

Hotel Treasury on Collins, Melbourne

Lonely Planet

“This imposing stone neoclassical building (1876) once housed a branch of the Bank of Australia. The apartments are modern and restrained, not to mention chic and spacious.”

$181
4.5 Lindrum Melbourne

Hotel Lindrum, Melbourne

CNN

“Alternately a former coffee storehouse, headquarters for the now-defunct Herald newspaper and a billiards center named for legendary Australian pool player Walter Lindrum, it’s now a boutique hotel that exudes old world warmth without foregoing contemporary facilities.”

$170
4.6 Larwill Studios Melbourne

Art Series The Larwill Studio, Melbourne

New York Times

“Creative, wellness-minded travelers who want to be slightly removed from the thrum of Melbourne’s city center (but not deep in suburbia) will love the Larwill for its artsy ambience, gallery-like lobby and hallways and accessible location.”

$127