21 Best Family Hotels Melbourne for a Fabulous City Staycation
Are you planning a family escape but don't want to travel too far?
Bring the whole family out for a Melbourne staycation getaway and enjoy all the fantastic activities available for kids within the city.
Here are a few of the best Melbourne CBD hotels and apartments for families which are perfect for your next city stay.
Best family hotels melbourne cbd
1. Batman's Hill in Collins
For an awesome staycation, stay in an apartment at Batman’s Hill on Collins for two adults and two children. Until 31 December 2022, Batman’s Hill on Collins is offering a Let's Melbourne Family package where you can take 20% off their Daily Rate when you book their 2-bedroom apartment directly through our website or their reservation department for a minimum of 2 nights or more.
Batman’s Hill on Collins, 623 Collins Street, Melbourne,03 9614 6344, firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Citadines Melbourne
Stay at Citadines Melbourne from $280 per night with the Suite Slumber Party.
The package includes overnight accommodation in an interconnecting or two-bedroom apartment for 2 adults and 2 kids, popcorn and drinks to keep the ‘lil ones entertained, adults cheese plate and wine for the adults and a 12pm check out. Ascott Star reward members enjoy 10% off this deal. Offer ends 30 December 2022.
Citadines Melbourne, 131-135 Bourke St, Melbourne, 03 9039 8888
3. Clarion Suites Gateway
Located in the heart of the CBD, Clarion Suites Gateway is a 4.5-star apartment hotel that provides guests with an all-suite experience just minutes from Melbourne’s major attractions.
Book a One-bedroom Suite at Clarion Suites Gateway from $225, and receive an express family pass to Melbourne Zoo or Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium.
Clarion Suites Gateway, 1 William St, Melbourne, 03 9296 8888
4. Crowne Plaza Melbourne
Enjoy a family breakfast and a weekend stay before you head out on a day of family fun in the city. Enjoy the stunning Crowne Plaza rooftop pool, and happy hour with activities for the kids.
Crowne Plaza Melbourne, 1-5 Spencer Street, Melbourne, +1800 781 066
5. DoubleTree By Hilton Melbourne
The DoubleTree Melbourne by Hilton is centrally located on Flinders Street and is just a hop skip and jump from ACMI’s exhibits The Story of the Moving Image and Disney The Art of Animation.
DoubleTree by Hilton Melbourne, 270 Flinders St, Melbourne, +61 3 9116 8888
6. Grand Hotel Melbourne
The Grand Hotel Melbourne hosts a five-star experience that families with children of all ages can enjoy. The hotel facilities include an Indoor Heated Pool, Gym, spa and sauna.
You will also receive a rollaway bed, parking and chocolates upon arrival. Check-out is at 12 pm (subject to availability).
Grand Hotel Melbourne, 33 Spencer St, Melbourne, +61 3 9611 4567, email@example.com
7. Holiday Inn on Flinders
*Note this hotel is currently a COVID quarantine hotel
You can find the Holiday Inn Hotel on the corner of Flinders Lane and Spencer Street surrounded by beautiful historic scenery that you can’t find anywhere else.
The location is perfect for families as it is located close to the ever famous family attraction Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium and is just a short 2-minute walk from Southern Cross train station. Plus, you’ll be happy to find that tram and bus stop directly outside the hotel making travelling earlier for families that plan to travel about as part of their vacation itinerary.
Additionally, the hotel also offers a heated outdoor pool, a garden terrace and a fitness centre for guests to enjoy during their stay. And if you thought it couldn’t get any better, children aged 17 years and below are allowed to stay and eat for free at the property!
Holiday Inn on Flinders, 575 Flinders Lane , +61 3 9629 4111, firstname.lastname@example.org
8. Lancemore Crossley St Melbourne
Enjoy a bit of old-school glamour with the entire family at Lancemore Crossley Street Melbourne.
Their Family Fun Times Package includes a 20% discount on GoBoat Melbourne. Then, head to Ballers Club House to enjoy a one-hour free game for four (T&Cs Apply).
You can return to your two-bedroom luxury family suite with four non-alcoholic minibar products and complimentary access to the hotel's candy bar area, in-room movies, and rooftop terrace. Finally, enjoy a continental breakfast buffet for four.
Lancemore Crossley St. Crossley St, Melbourne, +61 3 9639 1639
9. Mantra on Russell
For a relaxing location just right in the heart of Melbourne CBD, the Mantra on Russell is one to check out.
The self-contained accommodation offers a relaxing sauna, a well-equipped kitchenette or kitchen, flat-screen satellite TV, heated swimming pool, a fitness centre and a hot tub. You can also get the private balcony to see the senic city views from the comfort of your room.
Additionally, the location also offers dry cleaning, car rental services, and can even help you with travel arrangements if you’re looking to go on a tour.
Mantra on Russell, 222 Russell Street, +61 1300 092 872, email@example.com
10. Melbourne Marriott
Looking for a school holidays getaway? Why not plan something special at Melbourne Marriott Hotel.
Try their Welcome to the Club package where you'll get to experience the hotel's exclusive lunge, the M Club, or the Escape To The City which is perfect for a family staycation as it includes a complimentary bottle of wine and daily valet parking and more!
During the holidays they also have a magical Harry Potter-themed high tea in their Essence restaurant. Other facilities include a heated indoor pool, perfect for any staycation.
Book the Welcome to the Club package with code: XY0
Book the Escape To The City package with code: ARN
Melbourne Marriott Hotel, Corner Exhibition &, Lonsdale St, Melbourne, +61 3 9662 3900,
11. Novotel Melbourne on Collins
Just 300m from the iconic Bourke Street Mall, is the dazzling Melbourne on Collins that offers newly refurbished conference and event spaces, a fully equipped business centre, a restaurant, bar and fitness centre.
The Hotel’s guest rooms and executive rooms will make you feel comfortable and cozy during your stay as they’ve recently redone the rooms with contemporary furniture, brand new colour schemes, new bathroom fixtures and new beds.
The hotel’s location is also a great spot as it is just a 6-minute drive from Melbourne Cricket Ground and a 7-minute drive from Rod Laver Arena. If you’re looking to visit the Melbourne theatre district and The National Gallery of Victoria, Then this is the location for you as it is just a 15-minute walk from the hotel’s door.
Novotel Melbourne on Collins, 270 Collins Street, +61 396675800, firstname.lastname@example.org
12. Pan Pacific Melbourne
Visit the Pan Pacific Melbourne for the ultimate South Wharf city staycation.
Their Ultimate Family Staycation package includes a complimentary breakfast, a free in-room movie, popcorn, ice cream and parking.
Enjoy fun family activities and a luxurious two-bedroom suite to relax and unwind in. Plus there’s free breakfast, complimentary parking, and a free movie, popcorn, or ice cream in your room.
Pan Pacific Melbourne, 2 Convention Centre Place South Wharf, Melbourne, +61 3 9027 2000, email@example.com
13. Pegasus Apart'Hotel
Pegasus Apart'Hotel and suites in the heart of the CBD offer accommodation for an affordable family staycation.
Recently refreshed, featuring 4 x 2 bedroom family apartments with all rooms having a colourful kids bedroom complete with either a Wii Console or an XBox and a selection of games.
The apartments have kitchens however room service is still available.
Pegasus Apart'Hotel, 206 A’Beckett St Melbourne, 03 9284 2400, firstname.lastname@example.org
14. Shadow Play by Peppers
Enjoy stunning city views from your two-bedroom apartment at Shadow Play By Peppers.
Their Family movie night deal features in-house movies and popcorn. Also, take a look at the garden and view from the 46th level. Enjoy complimentary breakfast, parking, and WiFi.
Take the kids to the LUME projection gallery, where they can take a look at beautiful iconic artworks works and take photos with the installation.
Shadow Play By Peppers, 308-320 City Road, Southbank VIC +61 7 5665 4426
15. The Oakwood Premier Melbourne
Explore the riverside from your luxurious, five-star accommodation at Oakwood Premier Melbourne base.
The hotel is close to locations like the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre and DFO South Wharf and is in the heart of the South Melbourne markets and shopping district.
The gym can be used for free and the children will be entertained for hours in the hotel's awesome games room.
The Oakwood Premier, 202 Normanby Road, Southbank, +61-3-9087-3400
16. The Sebel Melbourne Docklands
Enjoy a stay in a spacious apartment at The Sebel Melbourne Docklands with their ‘Family Fun' package currently on offer.
Including car parking, a late checkout and harbour views, this is the perfect family getaway to relax in the heart of the Docklands.
The hotel is a short walk from The District Docklands, which includes family-friendly attractions Chipmunks, Artvo and Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq. You will also be spoilt for choice with waterside dining options.
The Sebel Melbourne Docklands, 18 Aquitania Way, Docklands, +61 3 9641 7500 email@example.com
17. The Westin, Melbourne
Looking for a luxurious retreat? The Westin, Melbourne is a grand and extravagant property conveniently located just two minutes away from Federation Square, Flinders Street and Bourke Street Mall.
The stay offers families features amenities like a wellness/fitness centre with a 20 m lap pool, a bubble pool, a sauna and a steam room. They’ve also got a beautiful art collection that art lovers can come to view and appreciate.
The Westin, Melbourne, 205 Collins Street, +61 3 9635 2222
18. Treasury on Collins Apartment Hotel
Treasury on Collins is a boutique Apartment Hotel located in a historic 19th-century landmark building in the heart of Melbourne CBD.
Each suite in this 8-storey hotel is stylishly decorated with a blend of classy and modern furniture and is well-known for its architectural beauty and city views that can be seen from their Heritage Balcony Suites.
The hotel also makes a fantastic home base if you’re looking to travel about as it is well-positioned for trams, buses and taxis. Additionally, it's just a few minutes walk away from several shops, restaurants and cafes as well as famous Melbourne tourist spots like the Marvel Stadium and Flinders Street Station. The hotel also offers Airport shuttle arrangements upon request.
Treasury on Collins Apartment Hotel, 394 Collins Street, +61 3 8535 8535, firstname.lastname@example.org
19. Next Hotel
For a sophisticated sanctuary, you can't go wrong with Next Hotel Melbourne. This glamorous hotel is set within close proximity to the city's best locations for high fashion, restaurants and theatres.
The elegantly designed Next Hotel Family Room offers spacious interconnecting Next Level Rooms, with one room set up with a King bed and the second room set up with two Twin King singles. Next Hotel beds come with hallmark Dreamweave Sleep System and boutique bed linen including Euro pillows and waffle throw.
Parents can enjoy their own espresso capsule coffee machine, spacious work desk, blue tooth technology and LCD Smart TV with free-to-air digital TV, HD movies, entertainment, sport and news.
The Next Hotel Family Suite is the next level in luxury, with generously proportioned suites offering views of Melbourne’s cityscape. Each suite has a separate lounge along with two bedrooms, each featuring sumptuous Dreamweaver Beds (options for King or twin King Singles), French linen bedding and luxurious ensuite bathrooms.
Next Hotel Family Suite guests also receive exclusive access to The Club throughout their stay – a Manhattan loft-inspired lounge for work and contemplation, complimentary breakfast, round-the-clock refreshments and evening Aperitivo with a selection of wines and nibbles on offer between 5-7pm.
Whether you book the Next Hotel Family Room or Next Hotel Family Suite, there are special amenities for adults and children. Parents will be spoilt with a bottle of Prosecco to enjoy while children will be able to dig into a complimentary special kid’s mini bar basket filled with treats. For young children (aged 12 and under), rooms will also be set up with a teepee for them to get settled into for playtime.
Thinking about a date night? You can pop down to La Madonna Restaurant & Bar for some well-deserved child-free time and while the adults enjoy their dinner downstairs, the kids will be able to enjoy special in-room treats from La Madonna too, including a delivery of bottomless popcorn and choc-tops!
20. Voco Hotel Melbourne
Conveniently located just moments away from Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne Central Station and Emporium Melbourne, the Voco Hotel in Melbourne Central is a modern and family-friendly stay that is warm and accommodating. The hotel offers stunning modern interiors, rooftop views, a heated plunge pool, spacious and comfortable rooms and more!
If you’re looking to shop, eat or catch a show in the city during your family staycation, Voco Hotel Melbourne makes for a perfect spot as its central location means you can also travel to see most of Melbourne with ease using public transport. Plus if you're taking a car, you'll be happy to hear that valet parking is available.
Voco Hotel Melbourne, 18 Timothy Ln, Melbourne, +61 3 9122 5500
21. Nesuto, Docklands
Located in The District Docklands is Nesuto – where comfort meets convenience.
With their focus on lifestyle and design, you will love their range of premium 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. Perfect for a family staycation, the hotel is located just above Market Lane shopping strip and is close to Docklands attractions to keep everyone entertained!
Nesuto has all the comforts of a hotel including 24 hour reception, gym, car parking and free WiFi, with the added space of a family apartment.
Nesuto Docklands, 80 Waterfront Way, Docklands VIC 3008, (03) 9124 0500, email@example.com
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