The best hotels in Melbourne • Where to stay in Melbourne

Time Out's Australian editors offer their insiders’ tips on the best hotels in Melbourne and where to stay for the perfect Australian city break

The best hotels in Melbourne • Where to stay in Melbourne The Cullen, Commercial Rd
By Jenny Valentish

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Quintessential and quirky hotels in Melbourne

Hotel Lindrum

Its Art Deco neon sign has lit up the city's skyline for years, but there's a lot more to Hotel Lindrum. The 59 contemporary rooms are a cut above, with wood furnishings, polished floors and super-comfortable Sealy beds. Junior Suites are the pick of the digs, while the 24-hour room service menu is essential for a three a.m. snack after sampling the great range of cocktail bars within a couple of blocks. Doubles from $184.50/night.
Hotel Lindrum 26 Flinders St, Melbourne 3000.
+613 9668 1111.

Ovolo Melbourne

Ovolo Melbourne is the first international location for Hong Kong's Ovolo Hotels, with the design inspired by Melbourne's famous laneways. Rooms come with free mini bar, Apple TV and an iPad on request. It's a tough choice between the Penthouse with Spa and Penthouse with Terrace. Double from $209/night.
Ovolo Hotel Melbourne 19 Little Bourke St, Melbourne 3000.
+613 8692 0777.

The Cullen

Featuring 450 pieces of the late artist Adam Cullen's work, you could be mistaken for thinking The Cullen is a full-blown gallery and not just a stunning new boutique hotel. Part of the city's Art Series Hotel Group, The Cullen has an enviable location on Commercial Road in Prahran, surrounded by shops, bars, restaurants and cafés.
The Cullen 164 Commercial Rd, Prahran 3181.
+613 9098 1555.

Mid-range hotels in Melbourne

Fraser Place Melbourne

More than just a hotel room, Fraser Place offers Deluxe, Executive and Premier apartments, each fitted with a kitchenette, dishwasher and living room to make you feel at home. Don't get too cosy though, there are plenty of jazz clubs and good cuisine to tempt you outside. Apartments from $218/night.
Fraser Place Melbourne 19 Exploration Ln, Melbourne 3000.
+613 9669 6888.

Adina Flinders Street

Just a block from Fed Square, the Adina Apartment Hotel comes equipped with kitchenettes in each apartment, in-room movies and for those feeling like a bit more of a pamper, an in-room massage service. Got kids? They've got a babysitting service too. Now there's no excuse not to enjoy yourself. Apartments from $135.
Adina Flinders Street 88 Flinders St, Melbourne 3000.
+613 8663 0000.

===Citigate Melbourne===
Situated right near Flinders Street Station and a two-minute stroll from Federation Square, Citigate Melbourne is ideally located for quick access to everything in Melbourne. Features handy on-site parking and a fitness centre. Doubles from $152.
Citigate Melbourne 270 Flinders St, Melbourne 3000.
+613 9654 6888.

Budget hotels in Melbourne

===Space Hotel===
From eight-bed dorms, to suites overlooking Melbourne, the Space Hotel offers budget accommodation in the heart of the city. Booking one of the space-age inspired rooms also give you access to the hotel's cinema, spa, gym and and rooftop lounge. Doubles from $67/night.
Space Hotel 380 Russell St, Melbourne 3000.
+613 9662 3888.

Ibis Budget Melbourne CBD

Just a block from Flinders Street Station, this budget hotel is walking distance to Melbourne's Federation Square, Bourke Street Mall and Swanston Street, so you couldn't get more central. Doubles start at $70/night.
Ibis Budget Melbourne CBD 97-103 Elizabeth St, Melbourne 3000.
+613 9642 0064.

Travelodge Docklands

Just down from Southern Cross Station, this budget hotel is in the middle of Melbourne's newest business district, Docklands. There's broadband and Foxtel in every room and breakfast available if you don't have time to explore Melbourne's laneway cafes. Doubles from $109.56/night.
Travelodge Docklands 66 Aurora Ln, Docklands 3008.
+613 8615 1000.


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