Which are the best hotels in Melbourne?

Many accommodation venues have been dubbed the best hotels in Melbourne. Observing the issue on a large scale, the criteria depends on price, luxury, location, amenities and service, but… There is always a “but.” Certainly comfort comes first, but when it comes to budgetary requirements, things tend to change dramatically.

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Finding the best hotels and best deals

Keeping this in mind, how do we select only a few best hotels? With respect to many factors, it would seem. The good news is: Melbourne has a rich offer. The city is a popular tourist destination, which means many good hotels offer accommodation at affordable prices.

In most cases, CBD hotels tend to be more expensive, but there are a good many luxurious hotels in the vicinity. The best starting point would be deciding the deal — a fair share of discounts are offered for timely bookings, and direct bookings are always the best way to go about it.

Tip: during busy seasons (notably during important sports events), an advanced booking is highly recommended, as all hotels tend to be packed. Prices are not necessarily higher, especially if you plan your trip well in advance.
Here are some of our picks, compiled taking into account feedback, overall ranking, service and affordability.

Hotel Lindrum

The Lindrum Hotel (26 Flinders St.) is located in one of the nicest Melbourne buildings, with a history so rich that barely staying there will make you feel a part of it. The original billiards table from Walter Lindrum’s championship days still graces its billiards room, and it is open to guests. What’s more, the hotel offers a special billiard lessons package, so if you are a billiards fan, make sure to check it out.

The Lindrun Hotel is reasonably priced, nicely sheltered, while remaining in the midst of things, with most Melbourne attractions located within a walking distance. The Felt restaurant — located on the ground floor — offers a variety of dishes in a private setting (seating up to 40 guests).

Venue hires (check out Lindrum’s Australian Room if travelling on business) are more than affordable, and amenities -exquisite. Studio, superior rooms, deluxe rooms, and junior suites are available. Great discounts and special deals are offered throughout the year – check their official website for additional details.

InterContinental Melbourne

InterContinental Melbourne (495 Collins St.) is a luxury hotel, but we all probably know that. The hotel offers exquisite service, deluxe rooms and somewhat higher prices. It is an affordable option for large families and business people.
InterContinental Accor hotel Melbourne accommodation includes classic rooms, executive rooms and suites.

Holiday Inn Melbourne

Holiday Inn Melbourne (575 Flinders Ln.) is among the most popular family hotels, as kids get to stay and eat free. To be fair to other hotels, allow us to add that Holiday Inn is by no means the only hotel of that kind in Melbourne.
The place is luxurious and offers many accommodation options, as well as a range of amenities. Standard rooms, king urban rooms, two-bed urban rooms and one-bedroom suites are available.

Crown Towers

Crown Towers (8 Whiteman St., Southbank) is a large modern hotel. Many rooms come with a panoramic view (bay or city), separate dressing rooms and direct dial telephones, with direct room to room dialling. Deluxe king or twin rooms, premier king or twin rooms, studio rooms, executive and executive club suites, premier and premier club suites, and a tower suite are available.

The Langham

The Langham (1 Southgate Ave., Southbank) is a luxurious hotel offering a variety of packages. It is suitable for single travellers, pairs, families and business people. As all Melbourne hotels, The Langham also offers limited time special deals and packages.

Rooms, superior rooms, deluxe river rooms, deluxe river corner rooms, deluxe balcony rooms, executive terrace rooms, executive rooms, one-bedroom suites, residence suites and chairman suites are available.

Best place to stay in Melbourne

Again, the best place to stay in Melbourne is a subjective category. Taking into account travellers’ reviews, we’d say prices rank highly on the list of most preferred hotels. Business people might have it easier, but that is not to say that affordable deals for businesses are hard to come by.

As stated above, always make sure to check the current offer — one package or another will, as a rule, always be applicable. If you are travelling with kids, look for the best hotels in Melbourne offering free dining and stays for children. Of those there are many, so go with the prices, amenities and services you are after. As for the latter, many a Melbourne Accor hotel also offers day-care services.

For single travellers and pairs, privacy certainly comes first (no, we are not implying that privacy doesn’t matter to other traveller categories). The first thing to look for, therefore, would be a suitable room well away from junior suites. The Lindrum Hotel, e.g., has exactly such rooms. The hotel’s junior suites are conveniently located in the back, allowing sufficient space for all of its guests.

To top it off, Lindrum’s Felt restaurant is perfect for relaxed dining. The Back Bar features a fireplace and is as cosy as it gets. Finally, Lindrum’s Australian Room — a private boardroom seating up to 10 delegates — is a unique conference venue located on the first floor. It comes with a whiteboard, telephone, Wi-Fi internet access and a flipchart; available upon request are VGA and HDMI connections to a laptop and flat-screen television.

It’s all about the best hotels in Melbourne

Best hotels in Melbourne, as you can see, are numerous. Selecting only one just might be impossible, but guests always know where to go back. All of the abovementioned hotels are of such kind — home-away-from-home venues, where special service and a welcoming staff are a byword.

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