Best East Melbourne Accommodation

Presenting the Best of East Melbourne Hotels

Melbourne is the coastal capital of the South Eastern Australian state of Victoria. At the city’s centre is the modern Federation Square development, with plazas, bars, and restaurants by the Yarra River. East Melbourne is an inner suburb of Melbourne, Australia, 2 km east of Melbourne’s Central Business District (CBD). East Melbourne still has an old world charm, wide leafy green streets and large old houses full of character. A suburb so close to the CBD and yet there are freestanding houses without almost any high rise buildings. This gives the neighbourhood ample open space all around without the shadows of high rises.

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Budget Hotels in East Melbourne

Magnolia Court Boutique Hotel

East Melbourne Boutique Hotel


On a tree-lined street, Magnolia Court Boutique Hotel is a family-run Victorian Bed & Breakfast that is 2 km from the Federation Square shops and restaurants, and 2.7 km from the Melbourne Central Business District.

The warm rooms offer free Wi-Fi, TVs, mini-bars, microwaves, tea/coffee makers as well as en suite bathrooms. The upgraded rooms has additional Victorian decor with sofa-beds, kitchenettes, fireplaces or balconies with garden views. The suites include washer/dryers and sitting areas although some of them have kitchenettes.

Cottages at Magnolia Court have private entrances apart from all the amenities as mentioned.

Free breakfast buffet is served in the airy cafe, which has street views. There’s a private garden for relaxation as well as parking.

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Birches Serviced Apartments

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Set in the fashionable East Melbourne district, Birches Serviced Apartments are contemporary in design. The apartments are located about 2 km from National Gallery of Victoria and the Richmond area with its vibrant restaurant and retail scene.

Featuring fully equipped kitchens, the modern 1-bedroom apartments offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, DVD players and sofa-beds. There are also 2-bedroom Victorian townhouses with a furnished courtyard and a barbecue.

The communal courtyard at the Birches with a barbecue is the perfect spot for residents to mingle and have a nice time. Parking at the property is available for a surcharge.

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Knightsbridge Apartments

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Merely 5-minute walk from Jolimont train station and the tranquil Fitzroy Gardens, Knightsbridge Apartments are modern, U-shaped building that sits 2.6 km from the National Gallery of Victoria.

Relaxed studio apartments and family suites include free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, kitchenettes, TVs and DVD players. Some of the studios also have added 4-poster beds.

Although room service is available at Knightsbridge Apartments but it’s more-or-less around breakfast only.

Airport shuttle is provided by the apartment for a surcharge.

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City Edge Serviced Apartments

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Within 10-minute walk from North Richmond station and 2.5 kms from Central Business District, City Edge Serviced Apartments are quite popular among visitors. Being within walking distance of Melbourne Zoo and National Gallery of Victoria, these apartments are perfectly located for guests to explore the city without staying in the city centre.

The apartments have simple, contemporary decor and feature kitchens, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs along with laundry facilities. Although there are no specific communal spaces in the property, City Edge does have a garden which is open to guests.

Parking at the property is available free of charge.

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Mid range Hotels in East Melbourne

Comfort Hotel

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A comfortable walk from the nearest light-rail stop, Comfort Hotel is a mid range apartment hotel in a relaxed building that is 2.3 km from Melbourne’s city centre and 2.9 km from the National Gallery of Victoria.

The modern rooms/apartments feature free Wi-Fi and TVs, plus mini-fridges, microwaves, tea/coffee makers, etc. Upgraded rooms/apartments feature additional amenities like wet bars and 130 cm TVs.

The restaurant at the Comfort Hotel revolves around the breakfast hours. Apart from breakfast gusts can usually find snacks all around the vicinity.

Complimentary parking is available at the property.

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Quest East Melbourne

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Located about 3-minute walk from the Simpson Street/Wellington Parade light rail station, Quest East Melbourne is an all-apartment hotel set in an art deco-style building that is 1.2 km from the Central Business District.

The sleek and modern studio apartments feature fashionable decor, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, iPod docks and modern kitchenettes while the upgraded rooms add more space, and some have Nespresso machines and balconies. Wi-Fi access might be chargeable depending on the category of rooms.

Amenities at the Quest East Melbourne include a rooftop garden with panoramic city views, shopping service and guest laundry facilities.

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Ovolo Laneways

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A funky and contemporary hotel, Ovolo Laneways sits comfortably within a 5-minute walk from Parliament train station and is 2 kms away from both Queen Victoria Market and CBD.

Vibrant and hip suites feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, study desks, mini-bars, and tea/coffee makers. Loaner iPads are available on request through the front desk. Well ventilated and airy; 1- and 2-bedroom suites also features added amenities such as microwaves or kitchenettes. Unique amenities in upgraded suites include dining areas, whirlpool tubs, games consoles and/or terraces with city views.

Ovolo Laneways offers complimentary continental breakfast, happy-hour cocktails and guest laundry facilities.

The Ovolo also features a trendy and lively lounge along with a fully-loaded business centre.

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Mantra on Jolimont

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Located a short walk from the William Barak Bridge/Melbourne Park tram stop, Mantra on Jolimont is essentially a modern apartment building sitting very close to Melbourne Cricket Ground and 1.3 km from Federation Square.

Mantra on Jolimont feature studio rooms as well as 1 and 2 bedroom apartments which includes flat-screen TVs and paid Wi-Fi. The studio rooms feature kitchenettes, while 1- and 2-bedroom apartments add full kitchens and separate living rooms. Room service at the property is available round the clock.

There’s a casual, regional restaurant with a terrace, in addition to a bar at Mantra on Jolimont. Other amenities include a heated outdoor pool, a hot tub and a gym, plus a business centre and laundry facilities. It is one of the most popular hotels in East Melbourne.

Parking facility at the property is available for a charge.

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Luxury Hotels in East Melbourne

Hotel Windsor

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Built in 1883, The Hotel Windsor is the quintessential high-end hotel located in the Central Business District which is close to the Federation Square and Melbourne Museum.

Well maintained, polished rooms and suites with marble bathrooms provide free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and room service, as well as tea and coffee making facilities. Upgraded rooms add lounge areas, while the suites also have separate living rooms, dining rooms and urban views.

Amenities at The Hotel Windsor include a sports bar and an fine-dining restaurant serving breakfast and afternoon tea.

The fitness center/gym and the front desk are open 24 hours everyday.

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Park Hyatt Melbourne

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Park Hyatt Melbourne is an upscale hotel in a contemporary building that is about 4-minute walk from Parliament Station and 1.6 km from Melbourne Cricket Ground.

The refined rooms include art deco features and have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers, plus marble bathrooms. Upgraded rooms add whirlpool baths, and some include sitting areas. Club rooms also have iPod docks, complimentary breakfast and club lounge access. The opulent suites add studies, fireplaces and/or balconies; 1 has a baby grand piano.

There are 2 restaurants at the Park Hyatt including one that offers private dining. There’s also a spa, pool and sauna, plus a gym and tennis court.

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Pullman Melbourne On The Park

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Across the road from Fitzroy Gardens, Pullman Melbourne On The Park is an upscale hotel within 10-minute walk from the hallowed Melbourne Cricket Ground and 2.9 km from the Queen Victoria Market.

The functional rooms feature flat-screen TVs, minibars, tea/coffee makers and chargeable Wi-Fi. Upgraded rooms add city and garden views as well as lounge areas.

Pullman Melbourne On The Park lays out a complimentary breakfast buffet everyday for guests. Other amenities at the Pullman include 2 international restaurants and a bar.

The property also features a spa with sauna and a steam room along with a fitness center.  The meeting/conference rooms are ideal for business meeting and events while the outdoor pool is perfect for relaxation.

Paid parking is available within the vicinity.

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Sheraton Melbourne Hotel

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Sheraton Melbourne is an upscale, upmarket high-rise hotel that is a 13-minute walk from Federation Square, 1.5 km from the National Gallery of Victoria and 2.1 km from Queen Victoria Market.

Extremely sophisticated rooms and suites feature marble bathrooms with soaking tubs, smart TVs, chargeable Wi-Fi, iPod docks and minibars. Upgraded quarters add floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning city views. Upgraded suites offer sitting rooms with some consisting of terraces and extra bathrooms. Room service at the Sheraton Melbourne Hotel is available round the clock and pays attention to guests’ requirements.

Amenities at Sheraton Melbourne include an indoor heated pool, a hot tub and a spa. There’s also a French restaurant that serves some delectable cuisines and a cafe, as well as a terrace bar with an Asian-inspired tapas menu.

Valet parking is available withing the property.

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To sum up, these are the best East Melbourne hotels as per us. Some of these hotels are for sure in the bucket list of a few travellers and we hope to inspire more. Do let us know which ones are your favorite ones in the comments below.

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  • Tania Mukherjee September 20, 2017 at 8:43 am

    I like the concept of communal courtyard with barbecue facility available in Birches. Hotel Windsor looks pretty grand, I particularly like its floor design. The motifs look Persian. I was also reading the ‘Who are we’ section and I think I just spotted Jo of Wander With Jo! 🙂

    • Ozzy September 20, 2017 at 2:47 pm

      Hi Tania,

      The hotels here are a little different from the usual ones for sure.

      Jo of Wander With Jo is the better half of stayopedia as well. 😉


  • Carmy @ September 20, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    I love the style of Ovolo Laneways and would probably try and stay there! I love how trendy it looks and that it looks more like home than it does hotel. Definitely my top pick.

    • Ozzy September 20, 2017 at 2:48 pm

      Oh yes! The look and feel of most hotels are quite homely apart from the big chains.

  • Paige W September 20, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    These are definitely some wonderful places to stay! I love the idea of staying in apartments while traveling. Mantra on Jolimont would be my choice!

    • Ozzy September 20, 2017 at 2:47 pm

      A wise choice for sure!

  • LaiAriel R. Samangka September 21, 2017 at 1:18 am

    Wow, I actually love all of them and would definitely love to experience to stay in every room I’ve seen on your blog post. I as well like how spacious the place are, very clean and organized. The intricate designs are somewhat would make me gaze on each of them without bothering the time I spend. Truly, this is a place to stay. Thank you so much for sharing all these beautiful apartments.

  • Sandy N Vyjay September 21, 2017 at 1:49 am

    These are lovely accommodation options in Melbourne. I like the fact that there is a range to suit every budget and taste, from Bed n Breakfast to a fully loaded luxury experience. I was strangely riveted by the Magnolia Courtyard, it looks so Victorian and has an old world charm.

  • Candy September 21, 2017 at 2:20 am

    If I ever visit, I would def sta at Ovolo Laneways. I just love how colorful it is and complimentary breakfast is such a money saver. I also love that it’s close to the station and that they have happy hour!

  • Candy September 21, 2017 at 2:20 am

    If I ever visit, I would def stay at Ovolo Laneways. I just love how colorful it is and complimentary breakfast is such a money saver. I also love that it’s close to the station and that they have happy hour!

  • Ami September 23, 2017 at 1:41 am

    Those apartments are quite luxurious. Though I have never been to Melbourne, I hear it is quite expensive. I would love to know how these stack up against the regular hotels in terms of price. Shall definitely be comparing these.

    • Ozzy September 25, 2017 at 5:44 am

      Hi Ami, the apartments are quite affordable when compared to major hotel chains in Melbourne.


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