We list the best hotels, hostels, B&Bs and guesthouses 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. If you like our list of hostels, B&Bs and hotels in Melbourne, then you should also check out our selection of recommended hotels in Sydney or the best hotels in Kuala Lumpur.
“Of the 12 smart yet understated rooms, those in moss-green tones have views of the gardens; the others, in shades of dusky pink, overlook the neighborhood. Every detail here is carefully considered and in line with the taste level expected in this style-driven city.”
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“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.”
“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.”