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Where to stay in Melbourne CBD

No matter if you've come for business or for pleasure, staying near Melbourne's CBD will keep you connected to the best restaurants, bars and sights the city has to offer.

Melbourne is one of Australia’s most popular urban destinations. Finding a hotel in the city centre keeps you close to the highlights, but what are the best hotels in Melbourne CBD? Whether you’re on a budget, keen to splurge or looking for a stay that’s one of a kind, we’ve found a hotel for you.

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What are the best hotels in Melbourne CBD - Melbourne city centre

Boutique beauty in Melbourne CBD

Adelphi Hotel

187 Flinders Lane

While there are plenty of run-of-the-mill hotel options in Melbourne, sometimes it pays to stay somewhere special.

The Adelphi Hotel is a modern boutique hotel in the heart of Melbourne. Its stark black and white decor makes it stand out, but it’s the service that helps it tick above an everyday stay. Macarons on your pillows, a welcome message on your mirror and a cold drink upon arrival all make each stay feel highly personal. If you’re staying more than a few days, don’t be surprised when staff call you by your name.

You also have a rooftop pool to enjoy and a location that’s right among the shops and restaurants of Melbourne.

Boutique Melbourne CBD hotel: Adelphi
Image credit: Adelphi Hotel

Five-star style in the city centre

QT Melbourne

133 Russell Street

When you save money by booking cheap domestic flights, it means you can splurge in other areas. In this case, why not book a five-star hotel in the CBD?

The QT is a chic option with plenty of extras like above average coffee, eclectic decor, and above par onsite dining. Locally sourced produce from its own rooftop garden, which sits alongside a bar, offers some of the best views of the city. Prefer your laneway bars? QT has one of those too, the Hot Sauce cocktail bar.

For couples looking for a special treat, even if you live in Melbourne, the QT is a worthwhile romantic getaway for lovers.

QT Hotel's Melbourne CBD rooftop garden
Image credit: QT Melbourne

Family-friendly hotel in the CBD

Mantra on Russell

222 Russell Street

Stroll from your hotel out into the city with a stay at the Mantra on Russell.

Perfect for families, this centrally located hotel has all you need within a stone’s throw. Onsite, the hotel has a pool with spa facilities and the option to book an apartment with a kitchen to save money on meals.

However, one of the highlights of a trip to Melbourne is the incredible food and staying on Russell Street puts you in a prime location. A quick glance at your phone’s map will show restaurants and bars in huge numbers, mostly thanks to the close proximity to Chinatown. Even the pickiest of eaters will find a meal to enjoy.

Mantra On Russell, Melbourne
Image credit: Mantra on Russell

Budget-friendly accommodation in Melbourne CBD

The Village

167 Franklin Street

If you’re the type of traveller who wants to save on their stay and have a comfortable place to sleep, The Village may be the budget-friendly CBD hotel you’re looking for. It’s got the basics you need, like air conditioning on a hot day, as well as money-saving options like a shared kitchen. Dorm rooms and private rooms available.

Situated beside the Queen Victoria Market, The Village is close to economical dining options and has its own bar onsite if you want a drink at the end of the day without having to travel far.

Cheap accommodation in Melbourne CBD
Image credit: The Village

Unique hotel in Melbourne CBD


388 Flinders Lane

Notel is a hotel (or not?) like nothing else in Melbourne CBD. Rather than the standard white walls of city accommodation, six chrome trailers have been converted into rooms. They’re on the smaller side, but travel is about trying new things and this definitely fits into that category.

Little touches like your phone turning into a bluetooth-enabled key and ordering some drinks to be chilled for your arrival can make your stay more memorable. There’s also a rooftop lounge shared between the trailers, should you want a bit more space than your room provides.

Hidden away on Flinders Lane, you’ll be close to the action. Step outside your accommodation and you’ll find plenty of bars, restaurants and public transport options to explore the rest of the city.

Notel hotel, Melbourne CBD
Image credit: Notel

You can’t go wrong choosing Melbourne CBD as your home base during your stay in the exciting city. No matter your budget or travel style, there’s sure to be a hotel for you.

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