A selection of the best luxury hotels in Melbourne, Australia. A selection by Laura Becker
Situated in Melbourne, just 800 metres from Melbourne Central Station, Zagame’s House offers luxurious accommodation with a fitness centre, private parking, a shared lounge, a restaurant and free WiFi. Boasting 5-star service, the hotel provides guests with air-conditioned rooms featuring a desk, coffee machine, fridge, minibar, safety deposit box, flat-screen TV and private bathroom with a shower. Bed linen and towels are provided in all rooms. A delicious à la carte, vegetarian or gluten-free breakfast is available for guests. Popular attractions close to the hotel include Melbourne Museum, State Library of Victoria and Melbourne City Conference Centre. Essendon Fields Airport is 11 km away.
Rooms: 97 Stars: 5
Experience the height of luxury at W Melbourne. Located in the heart of the CBD, this 5-star property offers a unique and romantic rooftop pool, opened in August 2020. Explore 3 restaurants and 2 bars, or stay in shape at the state-of-the-art gym. Enjoy free WiFi and valet car parking (from $70 per day). For special occasions, the ultra-modern event space is perfect for events in the city. After 5PM, the pool is reserved for adults only, until 6AM. Popular attractions like Block Arcade Melbourne, Eureka Tower and St Paul’s Cathedral are within easy reach, and the nearest airport is Essendon Fields Airport, 12 km away.
Rooms: 293 Stars: 5
Experience the ultimate in luxury accommodation in the heart of Melbourne, just 200 metres from the Regent Theatre. QT Melbourne is the perfect place to stay for those seeking a charming and cool atmosphere, with a rooftop bar and stunning views of the city. All rooms offer stylish decor and modern conveniences, including air-conditioning, a minibar, coffee machine and a flat-screen TV with cable channels, as well as private bathrooms with bathrobes and free toiletries. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant, cafe or bar, and the Collins Street shopping precinct is just a 5-minute walk away. St Paul’s Cathedral and Federation Square are within easy reach, and the Flemington Racecourse for Melbourne Cup Day is 20 minutes’ drive away. Melbourne Airport is 19 km away.
Rooms: 188 Stars: 5
Experience the epitome of luxurious elegance at Next Hotel Melbourne. Located in the heart of Melbourne, it offers a prime spot just 1.1 km from Federation Square. Enjoy 5-star amenities, such as air-conditioned rooms with modern furnishings, a fitness centre, concierge services, and a bar. Each room is equipped with a desk, minibar, coffee machine, fridge, safety deposit box, and a private bathroom. Enjoy delicious Italian and local cuisine at the restaurant, or request vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. Spend your days exploring nearby attractions such as St Paul’s Cathedral, Block Arcade Melbourne and Princess Theatre. With free WiFi and private parking, Next Hotel Melbourne is the perfect place to stay for a unique experience from January 2021.
Rooms: 225 Stars: 5
Experience the best in luxury accommodation at Melbourne’s Hotel No! Chic and hip, this boutique hotel is located on a rooftop and accessed through a secret ‘speak easy’ entrance. Here you’ll find 31-foot urban trailers with their own deck, lounge area, queen-sized bed and en-suite bathrooms with free toiletries. Plus, a mini-bar and a hot tub with views of the city for some trailers. You’re just a 10-minute walk from Federation Square, and 900 metres from the Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex. Melbourne Airport is 24 km away. Booking is easy – just make direct contact with Hotel No via email, with your active contact number, for their contactless check-in.
Rooms: 6 Stars: 5
Discover the perfect getaway at Hyatt Centric Melbourne, located just 500 metres from Crown Casino Melbourne. Relax and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and stunning views of the city. Unwind in one of the hotel’s luxurious 5-star rooms, each with a private bathroom, a desk, a coffee machine, a fridge, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a balcony in select rooms. Take advantage of the 24-hour front desk and room service, or take a dip in the indoor pool. Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast before exploring the city centre, located just 500 metres away, or the nearby attractions such as Marvel Stadium, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and Eureka Tower. Hyatt Centric Melbourne is opening in October 2021 and is 12 km from Essendon Fields Airport.
Rooms: 277 Stars: 5
Park Hyatt Melbourne is one of the city’s premier luxury hotels, offering an unforgettable experience of sophistication and style. Enjoy beautiful views, exquisite dining, and spa facilities, all conveniently located within walking distance of Melbourne’s city centre. Relax and unwind in luxurious accommodation, and explore nearby attractions.
Rooms: 240 Stars: 5
Experience the historic charm of Melbourne with a stay at the luxurious Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street. Located in the center of the city, this 5-star hotel is just 700 meters from the iconic Block Arcade and 1 km from the Melbourne City Conference Centre. The hotel opened in December 2019 and offers guests a range of modern amenities, including a fitness center, bar, concierge service, room service, and air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom, coffee machine, fridge, safe, flat-screen TV and complimentary bed linen and towels. Enjoy a delicious breakfast each morning, with vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options available. Explore the city with ease, with nearby attractions such as State Library of Victoria, Federation Square, and St Paul’s Cathedral. Essendon Fields Airport is just 11 km away.
Rooms: 244 Stars: 5
Experience a delightful stay at voco Melbourne Central! Located in the heart of the city, just 400 metres from the Melbourne City Conference Centre, this stylish property opened in February 2022. Enjoy a lovely interior design, outdoor swimming pool, private parking, fitness centre and a terrace with a bar. Every room is equipped with air conditioning, a seating area, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, safety deposit box, and a private bathroom with a shower, free toiletries and a hairdryer. Bed linen and towels are also provided. Indulge in a delicious meal at the hotel restaurant, which serves Australian cuisine with vegetarian, vegan and dairy-free options. Guests can also enjoy breakfast daily, with buffet, à la carte and Full English/Irish options. Explore the local area, with popular attractions such as the State Library of Victoria, Block Arcade Melbourne, Melbourne Central Station, Princess Theatre and Federation Square all within easy reach.
Rooms: 24 Stars: 4
Tyrian Serviced Apartments Melbourne provides the perfect combination of modern luxury and convenience. Enjoy breathtaking views of Albert Lake from the rooftop terrace pool, or take advantage of the fitness centre and sauna. Each apartment features a private balcony, bathroom and luxury amenities, as well as a fully equipped kitchen with quality stainless steel appliances. Located just 4 km from the Melbourne CBD, Tyrian is close to the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Royal Botanic Gardens and Melbourne’s famous lane ways, cafes and shopping. Free WiFi is available in each apartment. Relax and watch the sunset with a drink, or fire up the BBQ on the rooftop terrace. A luxurious and convenient stay awaits.
Rooms: 83 Stars: 5
Best areas to find hotels in Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne, Australia is a vibrant and exciting city with a wide range of accommodation options to suit all budgets and tastes. Whether you’re looking for luxury, budget, or somewhere in between, you’re sure to find something in one of Melbourne’s many great neighborhoods.
The CBD (Central Business District) is the heart of Melbourne and the perfect place to stay if you’re looking for a central location and easy access to all the city’s attractions. Hotels here range from high-end luxury to budget-friendly, with something to suit every taste and budget. Popular hotels in the CBD include the Crown Towers, the Langham Melbourne, and the Grand Hyatt Melbourne.
The Southbank is situated on the south side of the Yarra River and is home to some of the city’s best attractions. It’s a great place to stay if you’re looking for a vibrant atmosphere and plenty of entertainment. Here, you’ll find a range of accommodation options, from mid-range to luxury. Popular hotels in the Southbank include the Park Hyatt Melbourne, the Radisson Blu Hotel, and the Westin Melbourne.
Fitzroy is a popular inner-city suburb known for its vibrant culture. Here, you’ll find a range of accommodation options, from boutique hotels to budget-friendly hostels. Popular hotels in Fitzroy include the QT Hotel, the Adelphi Hotel, and the Blackman Hotel.
St Kilda is a beachside suburb known for its vibrant nightlife and great beachfront locations. Here, you’ll find a range of accommodation options, from luxury beachfront hotels to budget-friendly hostels. Popular hotels in St Kilda include the Novotel St Kilda, the Prince Hotel, and the Bayview on the Park Hotel.
Richmond is an inner-city suburb known for its vibrant culture and great shopping. Here, you’ll find a range of accommodation options, from mid-range hotels to luxury apartments. Popular hotels in Richmond include the Mantra Richmond, the Quality Hotel Melbourne, and the Travelodge Hotel Melbourne.
Carlton is an inner-city suburb known for its Italian culture and great Italian restaurants. Here, you’ll find a range of accommodation options, from budget-friendly hostels to luxury hotels. Popular hotels in Carlton include the Mantra on Lygon, the Park Regis North Melbourne, and the Mercure Welcome Melbourne.
South Yarra is a popular inner-city suburb known for its vibrant cafes and great shopping. Here, you’ll find a range of accommodation options, from mid-range hotels to luxury apartments. Popular hotels in South Yarra include the Park Hyatt Melbourne, the Adelphi Hotel, and the Langham Melbourne.
Prahran is an inner-city suburb known for its vibrant nightlife and great shopping. Here, you’ll find a range of accommodation options, from boutique hotels to budget-friendly hostels. Popular hotels in Prahran include the QT Hotel, the Blackman Hotel, and the Park Hotel.
These are just some of the best areas to search for a hotel in Melbourne, Australia. Whether you’re looking for luxury, budget-friendly, or something in between, you’re sure to find something that suits your needs in one of the city’s great neighborhoods.