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25 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.

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Marriott Melbourne

Best family hotels melbourne cbd

1. Batman’s Hill in Collins

Discover Batman’s Hill on Collins, a convenient destination for a memorable family staycation in Melbourne. With 190 rooms, two restaurants, two bars, versatile event spaces, and free Wi-Fi, it offers a unique and historic experience near major attractions.

Batman’s Hill on Collins, 623 Collins Street, Melbourne,03 9614 6344, res@batmanshill.com.au

Batman Hills on Collins
Batman’s Hill in Collins

2. Citadines Melbourne

Discover Citadines Melbourne, an inviting 4.5-star aparthotel in the heart of the city. With 380 guestrooms featuring kitchenettes and LCD TVs, it’s perfect for family stays. Explore nearby attractions such as Her Majesty’s Theatre, Parliament House, Hosier Lane, and Emporium Melbourne, all just a short walk away.

Citadines Melbourne, 131-135 Bourke St, Melbourne, 03 9039 8888 

Citadine Hotel
Citadines Melbourne

3. 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.

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. 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!

Read our Next Hotel review

Next Hotel Melbourne, 103 Little Collins Street, 03 9118 3333

Next Hotel Melbourne Family Suite
Next Hotel

4. 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.

Indulge in complimentary Wi-Fi, free stays and meals for kids*, and hassle-free parking.

Nesuto Docklands, 80 Waterfront Way, Docklands VIC 3008, (03) 9124 0500, docklands@nesuto.com

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Nesuto Docklands

5. 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, stay@grandhotelmelbourne.com.au

Grand Hotel Melbourne
Grand Hotel Melbourne

6. 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.

For added convenience, enjoy free accommodation and breakfast for up to 2 children under 16 when sharing a room with their parents or guardians.

Novotel Melbourne on Collins, 270 Collins Street, +61 396675800, h1587@accor.com

Novotel Melbourne on Collin
Novotel Melbourne on Collins

7. 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

Hilton Melbourne
DoubleTree by Hilton Melbourne

8. Crowne Plaza Melbourne 

Crowne Plaza Melbourne offers everything you need for a memorable family stay in Melbourne CBD.

The newly refurbished hotel offers interconnecting family rooms, the stunning Crowne Plaza outdoor heated pool, a deluxe buffet breakfast and free activities for the kids during school holidays.

Read our Crowne Plaza Melbourne review.

Crowne Plaza Melbourne, 1-5 Spencer Street, Melbourne, +1800 781 066

Crowne Plaza Melbourne Outdoor Pool
Crowne Plaza Melbourne

9. 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.

Read our Melbourne Marriott review.

Melbourne Marriott Hotel, Corner Exhibition &, Lonsdale St, Melbourne, +61 3 9662 3900, 

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Marriott Melbourne

10. Lancemore Crossley St Melbourne

Enjoy a bit of old-school glamour with the entire family at Lancemore Crossley Street Melbourne. 

This transformed boutique hotel offers bespoke artwork, a rooftop terrace with city views, and a prime location near renowned dining and attractions. Enjoy memorable family stays filled with fun, immersing yourself in Melbourne’s arts, culture, and culinary scene.

Lancemore Crossley St. Crossley St, Melbourne, +61 3 9639 1639

Lancemore Crossley
Lancemore Crossley St.

11. Mövenpick Hotel Melbourne on Spencer

The Mövenpick Hotel Melbourne Australia is the perfect pick for your next Melbourne staycation.

Located on Spencer street, Mövenpick Hotel Melbourne is Accor’s second Mövenpick hotel in Australia and offers a 5-star hotel experience, 172 luxury hotel rooms and suites and a hotel experience that blurs the lines between art and design.

Mövenpick Hotel Melbourne offers an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub and sauna which are all open until 10 pm, a 24-hour gym with Technogym exercise equipment and award-winning modern Asian restaurant Miss Mi.

Kids and adults alike won’t want to miss the exciting ‘Chocolate Hour’ event daily where guests will be able to indulge in delicious creations such as ice-cream sandwiches, mini cones, petit fours & churros. In addition to this, kids under 12 years old can enjoy free ice cream at Mövenpick Cafe for the duration of their stay!

The room also comes with exclusive Kids Menu benefits where kids up to 6 years old can eat at the hotel for free, while kids from ages 7 to 12 can get 50% off food from the kids’ menu.

Read our Mövenpick Hotel Melbourne on Spencer review

Mövenpick Hotel Melbourne on Spencer, 160 Spencer Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, 03 9600 5400

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Mövenpick Hotel Melbourne on Spencer

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, enquiry.ppmel@panpacific.com

Pan Pacific
Pan Pacific Melbourne

13. 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.

Book now and enjoy 15% off* your three-night stay in selected room types. Valid from 26/04/23 to 30/12/23.

Shadow Play By Peppers, 308-320 City Road, Southbank VIC +61 7 5665 4426

Shadow Play by Peppers
Shadow Play By Peppers

14. 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

The Oakwood Premier
The Oakwood Premier

15. 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 info@sebeldocklands.com.au

The Sebel Docklands
The Sebel Melbourne Docklands

16. Holiday Inn on Flinders

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, reservations.melsf@ihg.com

Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders
Holiday Inn on Flinders,

17. 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

Clarion Suites Gateway
Clarion Suites Gateway

18. 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

The Westin Melbourne
The Westin, Melbourne

19. 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.

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.

Additionally, Mantra on Russell is currently offering a special discount. Stay three nights and save up to 10% in selected room types. This exclusive offer is valid from 26/04/23 to 30/12/23. It’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy a family stay or a relaxing getaway in Melbourne’s bustling city center.

Mantra on Russell, 222 Russell Street, +61 1300 092 872, russell.res@mantra.com.au

Mantra on Russell
Mantra on Russell

20. 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, reservations@pegasussuites.com.au

Pegasus Apart Hotel
Pegasus Apart’Hotel

21. 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, info@treasuryoncollins.com.au

Treasury on Collins Aparetment Hotel
Treasury on Collins Apartment Hotel

22. 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.

Read our Voco Hotel Melbourne review

Voco Hotel Melbourne, 18 Timothy Ln, Melbourne, +61 3 9122 5500

voco Hotel Melbourne Central lobby
Voco Hotel Melbourne

23. The Langham Melbourne

The Langham Hotel Melbourne has announced an exciting collaboration with the iconic character Paddington™, promising families a unique and enchanting staycation experience like no other.

Playtime with Paddington is a specially crafted package that seamlessly blends luxury accommodation with the timeless charm of Paddington Bear, inviting families to create lasting memories, available until the end of 2024.

This exclusive package promises an unforgettable family getaway at The Langham Hotel Melbourne with prices starting from $395 per room and includes:

  • One-night accommodation for 2 adults and 1 child
  • Paddington amenities, featuring children’s bathrobe and slippers
  • Breakfast for 2 adults and 1 child at Melba Restaurant
  • A warm welcome amenity
  • A Paddington Plush Bear exclusively included in Suite
  • Creating Souvenirs from Magical Moments

The Langham Melbourne, 1 Southgate Avenue, Southbank,, +61 3 8696 8888

Langham Paddington Room Edit
Langham Hotel

24. View Hotel, Melbourne

View Melbourne is ideally located for exploring Melbourne. It is moments away from Albert Park Lake, the Shrine of Remembrance and the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Each room offers deluxe bedding with opening windows and double glazing for a restful night’s sleep. All rooms offer a free Wi-Fi, a work desk, media hub with chrome casting, a private bathroom with a walk-in shower, tea & coffee facilities, and a mini bar (charges apply). Dog-friendly packages are available by enquiring direct with the hotel.

Last September 2023, View Melbourne launches Melbourne’s first hotel gaming room.

With the gaming sector’s meteoric rise into everyday life, View Melbourne, in collaboration with MSI, is excited to announce the opening of Melbourne’s first specially designed Gaming Room with state-of-the-art equipment that will be the place to be for anyone who loves to unwind gaming.

Sleeping up to four guests, the View Melbourne Gaming Room includes bottomless complimentary popcorn from the in-room popcorn maker, a drinks trolley, complete with
a selection of energy drinks, as well as a minibar with beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks
and all items charged on consumption upon check-out. The 35 sqm specially designed Gaming Room includes a high-quality gaming setup with MSI chair, MSI MEG Trident X2 computer, 2 x 27 inch 170Hz MSI Esports gaming monitors, and all the streaming gear you need supplied by MSI and Elgato. At opening time games include all major titles across both PC and Nintendo Switch. The games selection will be updated continuously as new titles come to market.

View Hotel Melbourne, 562 St Kilda Rd, +61 3 9529 8888, stay.melbourne@viewhotels.com.au

View Hotel Gaming Room
View Hotel Gaming Room

25. Le Meridien Melbourne

Le Méridien Melbourne is a 5-star Melbourne CBD hotel where a Mediterranean haven awaits your family.

Picture your family lounging by the chic rooftop pool, Le Splash, with stunning city views. Enjoy a glass of fine Rosé while the kids play in the pool. Treat yourselves to burgers, ice cream sandwiches and other snacks poolside, perfect for those Instagram moments against the Melbourne skyline.

At Le Méridien Melbourne, your family day out transforms into an unforgettable mix of relaxation and luxury.

Le Méridien Melbourne, 20 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, +61 3 9068 1100

Le Meridien Melbourne Hotel – Photos Joyce Watts
Le Meridien Melbourne Hotel

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Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned serial entrepreneur.

As well as being the founder of TOT: HOT OR NOT she helps businesses with their SEO, email marketing & social media as BrightSmart.com.au; she owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au and develops and produces creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com. She used to publish another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne.

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