Looking for the perfect place to unwind in Melbourne as a family?
Crowne Plaza Melbourne is your ultimate destination for a fun-filled, family-friendly Melbourne CBD staycation with its combination of style, entertainment, and convenience.
Whether you’re a local or visiting Melbourne, here’s why this Melbourne hotel should be at the top of your list!
Crowne Plaza Melbourne Hotel Overview
Crowne Plaza Melbourne has recently undergone a makeover so that you can enjoy your stay in style.
The rooms now feature ultra-comfortable beds, modern bathrooms, a standing rainfall shower, and contemporary décor, adding a touch of extravagance to your staycation.
The standard rooms are comfortably sized at 25sqm. Every room comes with 55-inch Smart TVs with casting capabilities and Netflix in-built (existing subscription required), so family movie night is just a click away.
Coffee enthusiasts will appreciate the coffee pod machine that comes with complimentary pods.
During our stay we found the service to be excellent, and friendly.
A Great Melbourne Hotel For Kids
Crowne Plaza Melbourne offers several other facilities that make it a great Melbourne hotel if you’re bringing the kids.
Dive into Fun at the Outdoor Heated Pool
Bring your bathers and take a plunge in the outdoor heated pool located on Level 3.
Open daily from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., the pool is perfect for family fun under the sun at any time of year, as it’s heated to a balmy 28 degrees.
There are toilets, showers and pool towels for free guest use. So whether you’re teaching your little ones how to swim or simply looking to relax on one of the pool deck lounges, the pool area offers something for every member of the family.
School Holiday Kids’ Corner
During the school holidays the Crowne Plaza Melbourne has you covered when it comes to keeping your little ones entertained.
In one of their light-filled conference rooms they set up a School Holiday Kids’ Corner, offering a variety of free games, toys, movies, crafts, and activities that will keep your kids busy and happy.
Keep in mind that dates and opening times are subject to change, so it’s best to check upon arrival to ensure your kids don’t miss out on the fun.
Crowne Plaza Melbourne Family Rooms
Rooms Designed With Families in Mind
Crowne Plaza Melbourne offers specialised Family Rooms, featuring an interconnecting King Standard Room for the adults and a Twin Room with two double beds for the kids.
If you have a third child, two of the kids can share one of the double beds (if they’re young enough) or there’s just enough room to squeeze in a rollaway bed. There’s enough room in the King Room or the Twin Room for a cot.
The rooms offer splendid views overlooking the Yarra River, with free day and night entertainment for the kids.
Look out for the helicopters landing on the North Bank, the rowers exercising along the river in the mornings and Crown Casino’s fire jets lighting up the night sky. Imagine the view of the fireworks on New Year’s Eve!
A Stunning Melbourne Breakfast Buffet
A luxe hotel stay is not complete without a breakfast buffet! This is the stuff my kids live for.
Make breakfast a culinary experience at Yugo, the hotel’s signature restaurant. The extensive menu will satisfy even the pickiest eaters and provide a perfect start to your day of adventures.
Think super flaky breakfast pastries, all the ingredients for a full cooked breakfast, gluten-free offerings, pancakes or waffles, dumplings, fresh fruit, cereals and muesli, dairy and cold meats. Even eggs cooked to order!
Honestly, you may not want to leave. Just don’t expect to eat a big lunch afterwards.
The hotel also offers all-day in-room dining.
Crowne Plaza Melbourne Location
One of the best features of Crowne Plaza Melbourne is its excellent central location in Melbourne CBD. Situated at the crossroads of Melbourne CBD, Southbank, South Wharf, and Docklands, you’re within arm’s reach of Melbourne’s top attractions.
Hotel Parking Available
With kids and all the luggage that comes with them, you’ll want your own parking spot.
Crowne Plaza Melbourne valet parking services along with luggage delivery so that you can start your holiday as soon as you pull up to the hotel. Alternatively, guests can also choose a self-park option.
Free Trams and Easy Public Transport
If you decide to leave the car at home it’s super-easy to get around.
Make the most out of your stay by taking advantage of Melbourne’s excellent public transportation and the Free Tram Zone network.
With two free tram stops on Flinders and Spencer Streets, exploring Melbourne has never been easier. These tram lines provide easy access to various tourist hotspots via Trams 12, 96, 109, 70, 75, and the City Circle.
You’re also just a short walk to Southern Cross train station, with access to local and V-line trains as well as the Melbourne Airport Skybus.
Local Adventures and Nearby Eateries
Whether shopping at DFO South Wharf or DFO Spencer Street, hopping on for a quick tram ride to Queen Victoria Market or spending a fun family day at the SEA Life Melbourne Aquarium or Polly Woodside, you’re never too far away from the action.
You’re also a short distance from popular spots like the Crown Entertainment Complex (with its family attractions Holey Moley and Strike Bowling plus Village Cinemas), Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Marvel Stadium and much more.
Take A Stroll Along the Yarra River
If you’re in the mood for a relaxing outdoor activity, the hotel’s proximity to the Yarra River offers the perfect opportunity for family walks along its scenic banks.
It’s another way to see Melbourne’s skyline and perhaps even catch a spectacular sunset.
Nearby Parks and Open Spaces
For some fresh air and greenery, Flagstaff Gardens is just a tram ride away. Enjoy the playgrounds and tennis courts, or simply bask in the natural beauty.
For a more extensive outing, a tram to the Royal Botanic Gardens offers an excellent opportunity for family picnics and exploring diverse plant life.
Crowne Plaza Melbourne Family Package
OK – have we convinced you to book your next family stay at Crowne Plaza Melbourne?
Crowne Plaza Hotel in Melbourne offers a seamless blend of comfort, entertainment, and convenience. Whether you’re visiting for the school holidays or planning a memorable family getaway, this is the ideal destination for families looking for the ultimate holiday experience in Melbourne.
They are currently offering a Family Getaway Package with 2 nights’ accommodation for 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years old, plus a daily buffet breakfast for everyone at Yugo. It just needs to be booked at least 3 days in advance, so great for a last-minute staycation.
Book your family stay at Crowne Plaza Melbourne Hotel today and enjoy a host of amenities designed to make your trip memorable!
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