Coolest Melbourne Hotels For A Staycation

By Susan Pennings - 24 Aug 2016

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Staycations are always a good idea! They help us escape the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives without the cost, planning and mild stress involved in taking a holiday abroad. If you’re opting to head to the CBD for your next staycation, we’ve found the best inner-city places to stay so you can refresh, relax and even explore!

Adelphi Hotel

If you have a sweet tooth then this boutique hotel is for you. The Adelphi is located in the heart of the vibrant flinders lane shopping and dining precinct, making it the perfect spot to explore the city. This luxurious hotel is filled with good vibes, friendly staff and funky décor. You’ll be delighted by the delicious desserts at Om Nom, the hotel’s exclusive dessert bar. Experience the city views from the famous rooftop pool and deck area, swing on swinging couches in the foyer and watch endless movies with snacks from the free mini bar. The Adelphi is so perfect for a cute weekend away from home!

The Blackman

Upon entering the Blackman hotel you’ll notice artwork adorning the walls and funky decor. Set between two parks, this artsy hotel combines five-star hospitality and first class facilities to create a charming experience. The hotel pays homage to the life and works of Charles Blackman and offers exclusive guest tours. The Blackman is also home to two of Melbourne’s popular dining experiences. Indulge in a scrumptious breakfast or enchanting Italian cuisine at Classico or grab a fresh croissant from Fleur Depot De Pain. The Blackman is located just outside the CBD, but offers many unique ways to explore this lively city with its very own bike hire. If you’re an Alice in wonderland fan, you’ll love going down the rabbit hole at this charming hotel.

The Olsen

Be inspired and mesmerized by this South Yarra hotel. The Olsen hotel is complemented by Norbu Day Spa, Spoonbill restaurant and the vibrant charm of Chapel Street Shopping Precinct. This lavish hotel captures the refinement and charm of artist, John Olsen. Upon entering this classy space you’ll see a large sculpture and printed mural, you’ll also find charming prints adorning the walls (and your pjs). If you’re looking for extra relaxation or a romantic evening the Olsen offers beautiful spa suites that watch over the enchanting area below.

InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto

InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto is a breathtaking five star hotel in the CBD. This inner city hotel boasts exquisite accommodation, world class dining, and a state of the art day spa–not to mention some of the best high tea in the city, including an espresso martini twist on the classic. It is the perfect place for a uniquely Melbourne get-away! If you’re looking to explore Melbourne, simply ask the friendly and informative concierges who know the ins and outs of this lively city. The hotel is a perfect spot to wind down with a cocktail after a day of shopping, entertainment and exploring hidden lane ways. We recommend booking a late check-out, because you’ll never want to leave the comfy king bed!

The White Room

The white room is a stylish, industrial, one bedroom studio that is located in the heart of Fitzroy North. The unique interior and courtyard are designed by Lynda Gardener, the creative behind the white room in Daylesford and The Estate in Trentham.  Each of Gardener’s creations are furnished using vintage one-off furniture and have an authentic French flair. There is a small kitchenette filled with essentials for you to enjoy, plenty of books to indulge in and a small private courtyard. The white room is a stone’s throw from the centre of city, but you can also choose to spend your time dining, shopping and exploring the hidden gems in the local area.


This new chic hotel coming soon to the city centre is only a short stroll from the Collins Street shopping precinct. QT brings its own internationally acclaimed signature style to create an industrially inspired, eclectic, yet luxurious boutique hotel. This hotel aims to impress the locals and is a food haven with several drinking and dining establishments. There’s a café, a rooftop bar, a laneway concept bar, a signature bar and grill restaurant and more. All of which are committed to bringing an edgy and eclectic experience to the precinct. If you love the quirks and heritage of Melbourne, perhaps this new hotel is the perfect place for you?


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