Stay in style: ten luxury hotels to try in Melbourne

After a big day of shopping and sightseeing, laying your head down in luxury is just what the doctor ordered.

Stay in style: ten luxury hotels to try in Melbourne

After a big day of shopping and sightseeing, laying your head down in luxury is just what the doctor ordered.

Heralded as Australia’s most liveable city several times over, Melbourne attracts visitors from all over the globe with its unique arts, fashion, and dining scenes. It’s an undeniably stylish city worth setting aside time to discover. And what better way to level up your trip than staying at one of the luxury hotels in Melbourne?

With so many upscale offerings around town, finding the perfect place to rest your head can be challenging. So, we’ve narrowed it down for you with some of our favourites.

Hotel Windsor

The outside of the Hotel Windsor with a water fountain in the foreground.

Luxury Hotels in Melbourne
A stately Hotel Windsor | Supplied

Welcoming guests since 1883, Hotel Windsor is something of a Melbourne landmark, offering a taste of traditional 19th-century luxury complete with modern amenities. The spacious guest rooms offer cable TV, a well-stocked mini-bar, plush bathrobes, and your choice of pillow from the pillow menu. 

Conveniently located on Spring Street on the city’s edge, guests can enjoy the nearby parks or explore the theatre and shopping districts. Its proximity to the city means no end to the bars, restaurants, and cafes within walking distance, too. 

Sofitel Melbourne On Collins

Sofitel Melbourne on Collins' neutral rooms, windows open and looking out at the cityscape.
Sofitel Melbourne On Collins | Supplied

Located at the oh-so-chic ‘Paris end’ of Collins Street in the heart of the CBD, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins is right by all of Melbourne’s main attractions, with Federation Square, National Gallery of Victoria, and Princess Theatre all just minutes away. 

Accommodations at this contemporary French-inspired hotel are pure modern luxury, with some of the most comfortable beds in town. The best part? No matter which room you choose, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views across Melbourne thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows.

Take a ride up to level 35 for a special meal complete with jaw-dropping views in the award-winning restaurant No35, or sip classic cocktails in the sophisticated Atrium Bar.

Mövenpick Hotel Melbourne on Spencer

A mainly neutral room at the Mövenpick Hotel Melbourne, with statement green carpet and purple cushions.

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Mövepick Hotel Melbourne on Spencer | Supplied

When a hotel has a daily ‘chocolate hour’, you know you’re in for a great time. The five-star Mövenpick Hotel Melbourne on Spencer has just this, plus more. 

Stylish interiors nod to Melbourne’s vibrant arts scene, with the works of local photographers and artists showcased throughout. Guest rooms have been designed with modern comforts front of mind — the mattresses here are something else. 

On level two, there’s a heated pool, sauna, and fitness centre, and downstairs you’ll find Miss Mi: a modern Asian restaurant and bar with an award-winning menu designed to take you on a culinary journey to the heart of Asia.

QT Melbourne

The QT Melbourne
A quirky and cute QT room | Supplied

‘Industrial chic’ is an apt descriptor for QT Melbourne, with its moody lighting, soft timber details, and black fixtures all creating a distinctly Melbourne aesthetic. Situated in the heart of the city, guests are mere steps from the best designer boutiques on Collins Street, flavour-packed meals in Chinatown, and a seemingly endless number of top bars and restaurants.

Fancy staying in? Head up to QT Rooftop for panoramic views and cocktails, or venture to the opulent European-style brasserie Pascale Bar & Grill for a locally sourced meal to remember. 

InterContinental Melbourne the Rialto

A sneak peek of the bed, surrounded by opulent wallpaper, at Intercontinental Melbourne.
Intercontinental Melbourne the Rialto | Supplied

Behind the iconic heritage façade of InterContinental Melbourne the Rialto, you’ll find all the modern luxuries you need for a sumptuous stay. Interiors gracefully merge old and new, with thoughtful touches throughout. Plush robes, complimentary spa products, and capsule coffee machines are available in all guest rooms. Outside the comfort of the room, guests have access to five-star amenities, including an indoor heated pool, spa, sauna, jacuzzi, and gym.

Treat yourself to a dining experience in the open-air atrium space of Alluvial Restaurant, or head to Ronnie’s for a bottle of wine and casual Italian fare.

Crown Towers

Six grey velvet dining chairs around a dining table in the Crown Towers suite dining room.
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A beacon of Melbourne luxury, Crown Towers puts you amongst all the action of Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex, where you’ll find world-class restaurants, nightclubs, bars, and boutique shopping under one roof.

Spacious guest rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows look out across Port Phillip Bay and the city centre, and original artworks give them a distinctly Melbourne feel. A range of pampering treatments are available at the on-site spa, including massage and facials, a heated pool, a steam room, and a fully equipped fitness centre.

Adelphi Hotel

Statement black and white chevron carpet and a neutral bed at Adelphi.

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Bold and distinct in it’s personality, a room at Adelphi | Supplied

Adorned with pink neon and playful touches, a stay at the Adelphi is the ultimate in Melbourne cool. This boutique hotel is tucked on Flinders Lane, with some of the city’s best dining experiences literally at your doorstep. Generously sized rooms feature comfortable king beds and New York loft vibes. 

You’ll find the pool deck on the roof, perfect for lazing the day away Palm Springs style, spritz in hand. Feeling peckish? Head to the hotel bar, Om Nom, for tasty share plates and mouth-watering cocktails.

The Langham

The living room in a suite at The Langham
Old world opulence | Supplied

For old-world elegance and charm, you can’t go past The Langham. From the grand marble staircase in the foyer to the impeccably furnished guest suites, a stay at this hotel will have you feeling like a movie star of a bygone era.

Up the indulgence of your stay with a bespoke wellness treatment in the tranquil Chuan Spa, enjoy relaxed dining with panoramic views at Melba Restaurant, or head to Aria Bar & Lounge for afternoon tea by day or cocktails by night. 

Park Hyatt Melbourne

The cushy king bed at Park Hyatt Melbourne
Park Hyatt Melbourne | Supplied

With picturesque views of Fitzroy Gardens and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Park Hyatt Melbourne seamlessly blends heritage and contemporary, offering opulent accommodations guaranteed to make for a memorable stay. 

Renowned for providing exceptional service and attention to detail, the hotel’s elegant interiors were designed to be a peaceful haven of luxury right in the city’s centre. Guests can enjoy relaxed dining and drinks at Tea Lounge & Garden or embark on a creative culinary journey at Radii restaurant & bar

Sheraton Hotel 

Stay in style: ten luxury hotels to try in Melbourne
Sheraton Melbourne | Supplied

The Sheraton brand is synonymous with luxury, and Sheraton Melbourne more than lives up to its name. Located in designer fashion heaven at the Paris end of Collins Street, the hotel is surrounded by world-class boutiques, restaurants, and cafes. 
Unwind with a beverage and soak in the city views from the rooftop Terrace Bar, indulge in European-inspired cuisine at Little Collins Street Kitchen, or relax with a beauty treatment at the spa. The choice is yours.


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