Looking for a swanky boutique hotel to spend a few nights in Melbourne? Then you’ve come to the right place.
Melbourne is a city you definitely need to add to your list of must-see places if you haven’t been already. With a bountiful nightlife populated by a number of cool bars, pubs and restaurants, it’s no wonder so many flock to Melbourne to experience all it has to offer.
But with all that eating, drinking and shopping you’re going to need somewhere equally cool to stay, right? Fortunately, Melbourne has you covered there too, with a generous selection of some of the best boutique and designer hotels in Australia. They’re so good in fact, that we reckon you’ll be hard pushed to check out on time.
In this Melbourne hotels story…
8 Whiteman St, Southbank, 3006
For those in search of the quintessential example of luxury in the heart of the Melbourne CBD, look no further than Crown Metropol. The modern and stylish fit-out of his upmarket hotel is fit for any man and his wolfpack to frolic around in.
There are various rooms to suit different needs from a large luxe king with two rooms through to a loft-style suite for short stays. Don’t forget to also head to the pool which boasts some seriously stunning views of the Melbourne skyline.
The Cullen Melbourne – Art Series
164 Commerical Road, Prahran, South Yarra, 3181
Get in touch with your inner creative and hit up a stay at The Cullen Art Hotel in Prahran. Often regarded as one of the best boutique hotels in Melbourne, The Cullen is a bold take on the hotel industry with vibrancy and an interior fit-out like no other.
With artwork borrowed from Australian contemporary artist Adam Cullen, you can rest assured that every hotel room is unique and quirky with just the right amount of charm. All the facilities are there including a gym, adjoining restaurants and easy access to the heart of the CBD.
187 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, 3000
Joining the art-inspired hotel scene is Melbourne’s slicker offering known as The Adelphi. There are 34 different rooms to choose from and each one boasts world-class amenities alongside striking decor and art that wouldn’t be out of place in a contemporary gallery.
Hotel rooms vary from the Palatial Suite to the comfy to suit anyone in need of a good night’s rest. When you’re done engaging your senses out on the streets of Melbourne’s CBD, simply step back into Adelphi and do it all over again.
19 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, 3000
Ovolo Laneways follows the same proven formula as its other chains around the world albeit with a heavy dose of character to reflect the soul of Melbourne’s burgeoning art scene. What visitors can expect in a stay at the Ovolo Laneways hotel is beautiful and original artworks, luxurious bathrooms, quality furnishings and free high-speed wireless internet.
It’s also a stone’s throw from the Melbourne CBD and for those wondering, yes, each room also comes with a complimentary minibar and free local phone calls. This is without doubt one of the coolest boutique hotels in Melbourne.
637-641 Chapel Street, South Yarra, 3141
Prestige is everything at this particular Chapel Street hotel. Boasting some of the best views, facilities and interior design in one building, The Olsen offers up to 224 suites to suit any need, whether guests be going for large and luxurious or small and intimate.
The art itself is by Australian landscape artist Dr John Olsen which can be experienced upon entering The Olsen via a large mural and sculpture. Day spa, two restaurants, jacuzzi deck area and more are all on offer at The Olsen.
133 Russell Street, Melbourne, 3000
Step within the finely appointed designer elements of QT Melbourne and you’ll soon understand the concept of hotel accommodation with a high-end fashion twist. Boasting industrial chic elements, QT offers a perfectly groomed experience through their range of rooms adorned with timber floorboards, gel-topped beds, glamorous en-suites, and all of the high-end services the modern traveller demands. Think of it as a creative playground in which you can also sleep.
205 Collins Street, Melbourne, 3000
For a touch of history without the boring bits head over to The Westin which sits directly opposite the iconic St. Paul’s Cathedral and Melbourne Town Hall. Luxury is the underlying formula at The Westin and this extends from their signature Heavenly® Beds to the spacious bathrooms with separate bathtubs and Heavenly shower. A wellness centre and 24-hour gym can also be found on-site.
A hotel retreat in the CBD never sounded this promising.
Grand Hyatt Melbourne
123 Collins Street, Melbourne, 3000
Holding a five-star rating and receiving multiple awards in the hotel industry means that the Grand Hyatt in Melbourne is an easy contender when it comes to selecting the best hotels. Besides the stunning rooms with views, visitors are also treated to a distinguished array of food from their signature restaurants. There’s even a 24-hour gym for those who feel guilty about that late-night snack.
435 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne, 3025
One of Melbourne’s true hidden gems is the architecturally designed Coppersmith Hotel. Located in the cultural hub of South Melbourne, the Coppersmith offers 15 boutique hotel rooms, enveloped in an exterior that ensures the hotel is tastefully hidden away, in keeping with the area’s tradition.
The Coppersmith is surrounded by some of the best international and local boutique shops and stores, restaurants and galleries, and you’ll even find the fabulous South Melbourne Market is just a few minutes walk away. For an intimate staycation in Melbourne, the Coppersmith Hotel could offer the perfect place to rest your head.
The Como Melbourne – MGallery
630 Chapel Street, South Yarra, 3141
The Como has always been a rather revered name among Melbourne’s hotels ever since it opened in 1989, and has long been the hangout of various famous faces from around the world. Following a takeover by Accor in the early 2010s, which resulted in a stylish refurbishment, The Como continues to draw an equally stylish crowd and remains one of the best hotels in Melbourne’s ultra-trendy South Yarra area.
If you’re heading to Melbourne to do some shopping or want to have a weekend with the other half, The Como is the perfect hotel for you.
Lyall Hotel and Spa
16 Murphy St, South Yarra, 3141
This chic 5-star service hotel conveniently placed on Murphy Street is just a 5-minute walk to South Yarra station and incredibly close to Chaple Street too. Whether you’re travelling abroad or here for a weekend getaway, Lyall is one of the best luxury hotels to unwind and indulge. This urban oasis is surrounded by a calm, tranquil atmosphere and offers full spa service, gym and business centre amenities – the perfect way to mix business and pleasure.
The Jazz Corner Hotel
352 William St, Melbourne, 3000
Located in the heart of Melbourne lies one of the finest boutique hotels to offer great service, a lively atmosphere and walking distance to Melbourne’s best shopping and restaurant precincts. Overlooking the Flagstaff Gardens and city skyline, The Jazz Corner is all about having a good time.
You’ll find a generous selection of luxurious, spacious rooms spread across the levels, all of which have their own private balcony. Most rooms also feature their own kitchen, and some even have their own washer and dryer facilities, if you find yourself staying for a particularly long time.
The Larwill Studio
48 Flemington Rd, Parkville 3052
Much like The Cullen and The Olson, This North Melbourne hotel is part of the Art Series Hotel Group, based around the works of figurative expressionist painter David Larwill. The Larwill draws inspiration from his studio, covered with contemporary pieces that perfectly complement the chic interiors of the hotel.
Aside from being a visually stunning venue, The Larwill is just an 8-minute drive from the city and has rooms that boast some seriously spectacular views.