Such is the cultural nature of Melbourne, boutique hotels have always been part of the city's scenery, as guests choose to experience the comfort, service and personal insights of a smaller hotel, over larger options. Such is the standard of boutique hotels in Melbourne, some are considered art galleries, world class restaurants or historic landmarks.
Our top pick is the Prince Hotel in St Kilda, that exudes artistic innovation, style and comfort. Many guests choose not to leave the premises. The number two pick is the historic Middle Park Hotel, which was built in 1889 but has all the comfort and mod cons of today. The Park Hyatt Melbourne is a worthy third, as it is especially designed to offer a more intimate atmosphere, in an East Melbourne location that is perfect for discovering the CBD and Fitzroy surrounds.
Those that want to be in the CBD can't go past the grand yet petite looking Hotel Lindrum, which is famous for its billiard table and restaurant, Felt. The nearby Punt Hill (Flinders Lane) will put any visitor in the heart of the action, while the Causeway Inn on the Mall is ideal for shoppers in search of Melbourne's boutique labels. The Sofia Hotel is a simple yet good option, close to the Docklands prescient and handy if in town to watch an AFL game.
Robinsons in the City is a historic bakery and is ideal for those wanting to be close to the CBD but have that personal touch, with the owner always on hand to offer personal insights. The Amora Riverwalk Melbourne has the best setting, positioned next to the greenery of the Yarra River, yet just minutes from the clothing mecca that is Bridge Rd.
2 Acland Street
Trendy, artistic and close to the water... read more
1 Parliament Square
452 St.Kilda Road
entry via Arthur Street
405 Spencer St
At Batman St
649 Bridge Road
Serenity but close to everything... read more
267 Flinders Lane
between Elizabeth and Swanston St
277 King Street
Boutique mid priced city accommodation... read more