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What Luxury Hotels In Melbourne Have Nice Views?

For many years, creatively inclined Melbourne suffered from a shortage of interesting hotels. But a bumper crop of openings and renovations—both in the city centre and beyond—has lately invigorated the scene, and visitors to Australia's second-largest city now has an entire range of options. From intimate, heavily art-centric finds to riotously colourful trend-setters, park-view grande dames, and French-inflected sophisticated, we've shortlisted the savviest picks, no matter which style of lodging you prefer.

Want to treat yourself to a luxury hotel? Spending the night in a fancy hotel is a treat that everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime. We have some fantastic luxury hotels here in Melbourne, from old-world glamour to cutting-edge modern marvels. Every type of luxury traveller will find something on this list, no matter where you want to stay in Melbourne and what your taste runs to. 

While you're planning your high-rolling retreat, it's also worth booking a table at one of the city's finest restaurants and discovering all the great shopping on offer. All that'll be left to do then is choose where to spend the night. So please take a look at our pick of the best luxury hotels in Melbourne.

Curated List Of The Best Hotels

Hotel Chadstone Melbourne - Mgallery By Sofitel

Located about 10 miles from Melbourne's CBD, Chadstone is the largest mall in the Southern Hemisphere. The new-build Chadstone Hotel—part of Sofitel's MGallery collection—is advertised as an ideal choice for Australian shopaholics. Still, overseas visitors will also be tempted by the property's luxe trimmings. The vaguely Art Deco rooms lull guests into a post-shopping stupor; think, plush Sofitel MyBeds, dusty-pink headboards, extra-deep soaking tubs, and near-uncanny soundproofing.

The Cullen

The late, great artist Adam Cullen courted controversy and wasn't afraid to splash bold colours. So they fit that the Art Series hotel named in his honour is one of the funkiest in the collection. It's located in cosmopolitan Prahran, about 20 minutes from the city centre. Black carpets and white walls in the guest rooms focus squarely on the arresting Cullen wall prints, while large mirrors create a sense of spaciousness. All rooms include kitchenettes—useful if you plan to visit Prahran Market across the road. Mind-boggling art, two fun restaurants, and an un-touristy location give The Cullen an undeniable cool factor.

Element Melbourne Richmond

Marriott chose a tucked-away location, east of central Melbourne on the Yarra River, for its first Element hotel in Australia. The property is quiet, without much buzz, but its charming lobby lounge, featuring deep armchairs and a fireplace, is a truly pleasant spot. What the guest rooms lack in character they make up for in natural light, which pours in through floor-to-ceiling windows. Those recovering from jet lag will appreciate the excellent soundproofing, cozy beds, and comfy sofas.

The average price of a luxury hotel in Melbourne this evening is $216 (based on Booking.com prices).

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The average price for a 3-star hotel in Melbourne tonight is 83 USD, the average price for a 4-star hotel in Melbourne is 127 USD, and the average price for a 5-star hotel in Melbourne is 130 USD.

Verified travelers to Melbourne have given top reviews for the views at Urban Modern Apartments, Docklands Private Collection – New Quay, and Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne on Flinders.

FAQs About The Luxury Hotels In Melbourne

Zagame's House

Once a shabby motel, Zagame's House has been reborn as a character-filled boutique property that expertly mixes creature comforts and urban vibes. Straddling the border of the city centre and Little Italy, the art-strewn hotel attracts an in-the-know crowd that appreciates smart design. The elegant guest rooms—furnished with marble, dark woods, and brass fixtures—feel like they belong to a much more expensive hotel. Hi-tech touches elevate a stay here; aside from brand-new Samsung flat screens and Muk hair dryers, there are bathroom mirrors with multiple light settings, plus sensor-operated minibars.

Lyall Hotel And Spa

Although it's no longer the only independent five-star hotel in Melbourne, The Lyall remains the property by which all other boutiques are judged. This discreet haven in moneyed South Yarra continues to impress with its plush rooms, personalized service, and excellent spa. The clientele ranges from international celebrities to prominent Australians visiting Melbourne from other parts of the country and the odd staycation. Even the entry-level options at this all-suite hotel feel generously proportioned, with good living/lounge areas, large bathrooms with tubs, and well-stocked kitchenettes for those planning to stay awhile.

Movenpick Hotel Melbourne

Australia's second-ever Mövenpick Hotel has landed in the Melbourne CBD, and it comes with heaps of perks that will ensure your stay is chock full of delights from start to finish. In addition, it's conveniently located just across the street from Southern Cross Station, making it the perfect stay for those keen on exploring the city and beyond. 

United Places Botanic Gardens

Among Australian cities, Melbourne rules the design and foodie game. But until now, it has fallen shamefully short on the hotel front, and developer Darren Rubenstein knew it. When asked for advice by a friend on where to stay in his hometown, he was completely uninspired. So he decided to become a hotelier and sort it out himself. The result is a gift to his friend and anyone planning to visit Melbourne. 

Rubenstein enlisted architect Sue Carr to create a four-story, glass-and-concrete new-build opposite Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens in the upscale suburb of South Yarra, just 10 minutes from the city centre. Of the 12 smart yet understated rooms, those in moss-green tones have views of the gardens; the others overlook the neighbourhood in shades of dusky pink. Every detail is carefully considered and in line with the taste level expected in this style-driven city. There are expansive balconies for relaxing with a dram of Sullivans Cove whisky, distilled in Tasmania, and a Patricia Urquiola Redondo sofa to curl up on in the living area. There's no lobby, just a discreet entrance, and the shadows of a custom-made Laura Woodward kinetic sculpture draw you towards the lift to your room. Each morning, a seasonal breakfast (yogurt with berries and dark chocolate) is delivered when suits. 

Grand Hyatt Melbourne

The Hyatt is truly a 24-karat experience. The shiny, golden reception instantly signals that you're stepping into a luxurious location, while each of the hotel's amber-hued rooms keeps that feeling going long into your stay. Ask for a room on the 20th floor or above, and you might be lucky enough to get a view out across Melbourne's major landmarks. Trains and trams are just a short walk away from the front desk, too, making it a breeze to get up close with the city's sights in person. 

Sofitel Melbourne

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Although it came to the forefront of luxury accommodation in the '90s, the Sofitel has remained relevant and still holds its own after almost 30 years at the top. It's fancy, but it doesn't need to prove itself; the views, service and amenities all say quite enough. Its location at the top of Collins Street makes it a great spot to base yourself if you're a foodie too – some of Melbourne's best restaurants, like Cumulus Inc and Mamasita, are just a short stroll away. Alternatively, you can die down to the hotel restaurant (NO35) for gourmet edibles or bar, Sofi's Lounge, for high tea and cocktails.

Views don't get much more panoramic than at the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins. Perched high above the city on trendy Collins Street, rooms are located on floors 36 to 50, offering breathtaking views of the whole of greater Melbourne, down to the sea at Port Phillip Bay.

The Sofitel Melbourne prides itself on combining modern Australian style with French elegance. Don't miss out on dining above the city at the hotel's restaurant, No. 35, on the 35th floor, with modern French-inspired cuisine. When you've had enough of the city lights twinkling down below, flick on the mood lighting, close the blackout shutters in your room and drift off to sleep.

Hotels With City Views

Crowne Plaza Melbourne

Perched on the banks of the Yarra River at the western end of Melbourne's CBD, Crowne Plaza Melbourne is perfectly positioned to offer extensive views of the CBD, Southbank and South Wharf. For the best views, opt for a River View Room so you can watch the sunrise over Melbourne and the Yarra River from your bed. Now that's how to start the day!

Located close to Melbourne Aquarium and the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, and just a few minutes walk to the free City Circle tram line and Southern Cross train station, the Crowne Plaza Melbourne Hotel is conveniently located for business and leisure trips.

Crown Promenade Melbourne

Located at the heart of Melbourne's Southbank, the Crown Entertainment Complex has everything you need to stay in Melbourne. Not to be confused with the above hotel, the luxury Crown Hotels brand offers a choice of not one but three Melbourne hotels as part of the huge casino and entertainment complex featuring a range of shopping and dining options.

Crown Promenade Melbourne offers a variety of stylish, modern accommodation, from standard rooms to studios and suites. The contemporary rooms feature art by local artists and have amazing views looking out across the river to Melbourne's city skyline. Watch the city light up before you head down for dinner and drinks at one of the complex's 18 restaurants or 6 bars and nightclubs.

The Langham

To experience one of the best Melbourne hotels, head to The Langham on the Southbank promenade. With sweeping views across the Yarra River to the CBD, every window at The Langham frames a postcard-perfect view of Melbourne city centre. The city skyline will be your backdrop whether you're dining, taking a dip in the rooftop swimming pool or working out in the fitness studio.

The rooms at The Langham are spacious and elegant, and of course, the focus is on the view. Whilst you will happily kick your feet up in any stylish room, the Executive Terrace Room can't be beaten. Featuring a 45 sqm private terrace looking down to Fed Square, Flinders Street Station and the CBD, this is the place to lounge and soak up the city vibe.

Pan Pacific Melbourne

Perfectly positioned to be just far enough outside the Central Business District to offer stunning city views, but close enough that you're still near to all the action is the Pan Pacific Melbourne. Located in Melbourne's newest dining and business district at South Wharf, you'll be spoilt for dining options at this riverside location, where restored heritage sheds now house waterside cafes, bars and restaurants.

Pan Pacific Melbourne offers five star, spacious Family and King size rooms and ultra-luxurious two bedrooms, two bathroom Suites featuring a separate lounge and kitchenette. With floor to ceiling windows looking out to either the whole Melbourne city skyline and Yarra River or Port Phillip Bay, you may never want to leave your room!

Sheraton Melbourne

Why go to France when you can stay in Melbourne? The Sheraton Melbourne is located at the 'Paris End' of Little Collins Street, surrounded by heritage buildings, theatres, restaurants and the designer stores of Collins Street.

Traditional and Superior rooms offer a range of city views, from neighbouring city streets to Melbourne's city skyline, whilst Deluxe rooms and Terrace Suites offer a tranquil setting overlooking the Treasury Gardens. Relax at the Terrace bar with a glass of champagne before heading out for dinner and a show.

Doubletree By Hilton

Right in the heart of all the action is DoubleTree by Hilton. Located on Flinders Street, opposite the iconic Flinders Street train station and Federation Square, DoubleTree by Hilton is an ideal base for exploring Melbourne, being smack bang in the middle of everything. So when you're ready, you can hop across the road and meet under the clocks!

There are three options for choosing your preferred view: take your pick between Flinders Street station, the city centre or the Yarra River. Higher rooms include the option of a balcony, and all rooms feature the brand's specially designed 'SweetDreams by DoubleTree' bed for a luxurious night's sleep.

Saffire Freycinet, Coles Bay, Tasmania

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They were shaped like a curved manta ray, contemporary retreat Saffire Freycinet teams luxury with pure Tasmanian nature. Located midway up the east coast, its 20 suites and gourmet Palate restaurant have floor-to-ceiling windows framing panoramas of the Hazards Mountains. Tailored experiences connect guests with the environment, from visiting a marine oyster farm to boating to Schouten Island and going to Wineglass Bay. Team your trip with a visit to MACq 01, a Hobart hotel inspired by the characters of Tasmania. 

The Louise, Barossa Valley, South Australia

The Louise, a boutique hotel with 15 secluded contemporary suites, offers views of Barossa Valley's vineyards. Enjoy picnic breakfasts with kangaroos, dine at award-winning locavore restaurant Appellation and go on exclusive tours of local wineries. In addition, the hotel offers opportunities to join the chefs gathering provisions at the local markets, blend your wine with a local winemaker, and then have the kitchen devise a dish to accompany it. 

Ovolo Laneways

Affordable-luxe hotels have been slow to catch on in Australia. Still, Ovolo Laneways, a centrally located boutique, does the "everything you need, nothing you don't" thing just as well as its Northern-Hemisphere peers. Ovolo is well-known for its freebies, including minibar snacks such as cookies and chips; a light "grab 'n' go" breakfast; Wi-Fi; Apple TV, and a lobby Happy Hour. The standard Studio rooms are light and bright, with curved windows that make them seem much bigger than they are. Then there are the suites, which get progressively louder as they increase in size. The Penthouse Suite is a riotous mix of bright colours and holiday toys, including a pinball machine, a hot tub on the terrace, and a candy buffet.

Notes

Melbourne's love of rooftop revelry and its allegiance to vintage Americana have spawned Note: a collection of six 1970s Airstream trailers on a downtown roof overlooking Flinders Lane. Yes, it's gimmicky—but it's also undeniably fun. The roominess of the trailers may surprise you—there's ample space for two people plus luggage, and the bathroom has a decent shower with strong water pressure. The pink-and-grey colour scheme channels a bygone era. Most pleasing, the door and windows block out a lot of city noise.

Qt Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria

Channelling Melbourne's creative spirit, the 188-room boutique hotel QT Melbourne takes its cue from the city's historic fashion district, with industrial design by Nic Graham and Shelley Indyk. Minibars contain locally sourced produce, while public spaces showcase Australian art. On-site dining options include The Cake Shop, offering native teas; the Pascale Bar & Grill, which uses produce sourced from artisans and a kitchen garden; and Rooftop at QT, a terrace bar serving cocktails and skyline views.

Sheraton Melbourne

The Sheraton Melbourne is everything you want from a contemporary, sleek and modern five-star hotel. Expect shiny marble bathrooms and fluffy robes, drinks on the rooftop terrace bar, and French cuisine from the in-house Little Collins Kitchen. Located five minutes' walk from the Treasury Gardens and Princess Theatre, the Sheraton is ideal for a luxurious getaway in the heart of Melbourne – try the indoor heated pool or some of the spa treatments on offer if you don't believe us.

Conclusion:

Melbourne has enough to keep you busy for days full of arts and culture, sporting events, and a thriving music scene. But in between all the shopping, dining and sightseeing, take a break and watch the city come alive from the comfort of your hotel room.

We've rounded up a selection of the most popular Melbourne hotels offering sweeping views of the city, stretching from Melbourne's city skyline and the Yarra River down to Port Phillip Bay. All that's left to do is sit back, relax and soak up the views from these spectacular Melbourne hotels.

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