Melbourne- make the most of your stay with a hotel in the perfect location!

Posted by Jeremy Storer on April 10, 2012

As a hub for exquisite food and wine experiences, art and culture, theatre and musicals, world class shopping, sports and much more, finding cheap hotels in Melbourne can be somewhat of a challenge- here’s a little information on where to stay and how you can land the best accommodation deal in Melbourne.
Great Hotel Locations and Cheap Hotels, Sydney
Many visitors prefer to stay only a short distance from major attractions in Melbourne. Federation Square, Eureka Skydeck, the MCG, Melbourne Aquarium and incredible shopping and dining experiences are all within walking distance from most CBD hotels while a short tram or train ride will find you in other visitor hot spots including Chapel St, Sk Kilda and the Docklands. Popular hotel locations in Melbourne include:

CBD: Collins St and surrounding areas offer a diverse range of hotel accommodation in Melbourne’s CBD. Within walking distance of these hotels you will find popular visitor hotspots such as Federation Square and the Arts Centre, Eureka Skydeck, the MCG, Chinatown, Melbourne Aquarium, Cooks Cottage, The Queen Victoria Market, The State Library and more shopping and dining experiences than one could ever imagine. With trains and trams departing from the CBD regularly and operating long hours, the CBD is central too all great attractions, Melbourne- wide!

Docklands: A relatively new precinct, The Docklands in Melbourne offers great hotel accommodation in one of the most hip and happening areas. A short tram ride into the CBD, Docklands is host to a plenitude of waterfront dining, world class shopping, public art and heritage sites, family attractions such as Wonderland Fun Park and much more. This area is fast becoming the location of choice for many Melbourne visitors.

Southbank: Right on the Yarra River with city skyline views, the Crown Entertainment Complex, Melbourne Aquarium, Flinders St station and shopping and dining on your doorstep (as well as being within walking distance from the centre of the CBD), Southbank offers visitors to Melbourne the absolute best of everything!

South Yarra: one of Melbourne’s most affluent inner-city suburbs and bordered by the buzzing suburbs of Toorak, Richmond and Prahran- South Yarra is the place to stay for those with a passion for fashion, entertainment and indulgence. Locally, enjoy the exclusive retail outlets, cafes and restaurants, the Jam Factory shopping and entertainment complex, the Prahran Market and historic Como House or venture only a short tram ride into the CBD or to St Kilda for more magical Melbourne experiences!

Other popular locations for Melbourne hotels include:

Port Melbourne
South Melbourne
St Kilda

These areas offer cheaper hotel accommodation and other budget accommodation options as they are not as central and may require some use of public transport to get around. The public transport system in Melbourne is great and these areas often prove an economical and wise choice for budget travellers and families.

Get the best deal on a cheap hotel, Melbourne
Looking for a cheap hotel in Melbourne? No matter where you travel in the world there are always peak and off-peak travel seasons. The more flexible you can be with the timing of your visit to Melbourne, the more likely you will be to land a great accommodation deal. Our top hints to find a quality, cheap hotel in Melbourne are:

Travel during off peak seasons and avoid weekends and public holidays if possible
Don’t be afraid to book a cheap Melbourne hotel a little more removed from the CBD- public transport is exceptional and car hire can be easily obtained
Book a holiday package that includes, flights, accommodation and attraction entry to save money
Shop around and compare prices and offers well in advance