Best Hotels in Melbourne, Australia

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This sophisticated, contemporary high-rise hotel is 1.6 km from the National Gallery of Victoria, and 2.4 km from the produce and cafes of Queen Victoria Market.

Offering floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the city or Port Phillip Bay, the upscale, modern rooms come with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, plus minibars, and tea and coffeemaking equipment. Lofts include separate living/dining areas; an apartment adds a soaking tub.

There are 5 bars and 18 restaurants, including a posh oyster bar and a chic Heston Blumenthal eatery. Other amenities include a spa and a 27th-floor indoor pool with skyline views, as well as meeting and event space.

A kilometer from Flinders Street railway station, this high-end hotel overlooking the Yarra River is also 1 km from both the National Gallery of Victoria and Federation Square. The upscale rooms and suites come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, iPod docks and city or bay views. Club level rooms add airy sitting areas and access to a lounge with complimentary breakfast and snacks. Suites have separate living areas and/or dining rooms. There's also a 1-bedroom villa with a study and a whirlpool tub. Amenities include an indoor swimming pool, a fitness room and 2 rooftop tennis courts, plus a chic bar and a cocktail lounge.

Near shops and restaurants in the Central Business District, this posh high-rise hotel is a 7-minute walk from buzzy Federation Square, and a 14-minute walk from the National Gallery of Victoria.

Refined rooms offer floor-to-ceiling windows with city views, plus Wi-Fi (fee), flat-screens, iPod docks, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Club rooms provide access to a lounge with free Wi-Fi and breakfast. Suites add living and dining areas; some have kitchenettes and whirlpool tubs. Room service is available.

There's a fine-dining restaurant and a bistro, along with several bars. Other amenities include a heated indoor pool, a gym and a spa.

Near shops and restaurants on the buzzy Southbank Promenade along the Yarra River, this luxe hotel is 13 minutes' walk from Crown Casino and a 2-minute walk from Flinders Street train station.

Refined rooms with handmade furniture feature smart TVs, minibars and free Wi-Fi. Upgraded rooms have river or city views, and some include patios or balconies. Club-level rooms add access to a lounge with complimentary breakfast, Suites provide whirlpool baths; upgraded suites offer kitchens. Room service is available 24/7.

There's a posh buffet restaurant with river views, and a chic lounge bar, plus a sleek spa, an indoor pool and a gym.

Offering views of the Yarra River, this sleek hotel is a 4-minute walk from the nearest tram stop, and a 6-minute walk from both the National Gallery of Victoria and Federation Square.

Ranging from studios with kitchenettes to 1-bedroom suites and 2- and 3-bedroom apartments with kitchens, the trendy quarters provide Wi-Fi access and flat-screen TVs, plus separate living areas, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Some have balconies with river views.

Amenities include a relaxed restaurant/bar with a terrace, an indoor pool and a hot tub. There's also a sauna, a gym and a steam room, plus meeting space. Breakfast and parking are available.

Surrounded by eateries and shops in the city centre, this fashionable, industrial-chic hotel is a 9-minute walk from Flinders Street railway station and a 16-minute walk from the National Gallery of Victoria.

Contemporary rooms with exposed concrete ceilings offer complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Upgraded rooms add sitting areas, free-standing tubs and/or city views.

Amenities include a Japanese knife shop, a cosy cafe, and a trendy restaurant featuring an open kitchen. There are also 2 cool bars; 1 is on the roof, while the other serves Korean/Japanese fare.

This upscale hotel in a contemporary building is a 4-minute walk from Parliament Station and 1.6 km from Melbourne Cricket Ground.

The refined rooms include art deco features and marble bathrooms, plus free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add whirlpool baths, and some include sitting areas. Club rooms offer iPod docks and Bose systems, plus access to a lounge with free breakfast and cocktails. Opulent suites add studies, fireplaces and/or balconies; 1 has a baby grand piano.

There are 2 restaurants, including a refined eatery offering private dining. There's also a spa, a pool and a sauna, plus a gym and a tennis court.

Among upscale shops on Collins Street, this premium hotel is 2 km from both the Melbourne Cricket Ground and the National Gallery of Victoria.

Classic rooms feature flat-screens, Wi-Fi (fee) and marble bathrooms and floor-to-ceiling windows. Club level rooms offer access to a lounge with perks such as breakfast and appetisers; studios and 1-bedroom suites add living areas. Room service is available. Kids age 11 and under (1 per room) stay at no charge with an adult.

Amenities include 2 trendy bars, a modern brasserie restaurant, and a lobby lounge with a fireplace. There's also a gym and a business centre, plus 12 meeting rooms and 3 ballrooms.

Fronting the CBD's Swanston Street pedestrian precinct, this refined hotel is filled with modern Australian artwork. It's by a Yarra Trams stop, a 7-minute walk from Federation Square and an 11-minute walk from the National Gallery of Victoria.

Modern rooms offer flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, minifridges and Wi-Fi (fee), plus tea and coffeemaking facilities. Some have balconies, whirlpool tubs and/or fitness equipment. Suites add living/dining spaces and Bose stereos.

There's a contemporary restaurant, and a chic lounge with high tea. Amenities include a fitness centre with an indoor pool, plus free Wi-Fi in public areas, and 7 meeting rooms.

Linked to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, this upscale hotel offering views of Port Phillip Bay is 4 minutes' walk from the Yarra River and 2 km from Flinders Street railway station.

Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows with water or city views, the slick rooms have free Wi-Fi, plus flat-screens, minibars, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Club-level rooms provide access to a private lounge; suites add living rooms. Upgraded suites have kitchenettes. Room service is available 24/7. Kids age 11 and under stay at no additional charge with a parent.

There's an airy restaurant/bar, a cafe and a gym. Parking is available (fee).



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