The Best Hotels and Places to Book Your Stay in Fitzroy, Melbourne

Youll get breathtaking views of the city through the floor-to-ceiling windows at Avani Melbourne Central Residences
You'll get breathtaking views of the city through the floor-to-ceiling windows at Avani Melbourne Central Residences | Courtesy of Avani Melbourne Central Residences /
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In Fitzroy, the old and the new exist side by side – picture the Fitzroy Town Hall, built in 1873, alongside modern bars, pubs, restaurants and cafes. The inviting streets and flea markets are a thrift shopper’s paradise, and the many art spaces combine to create a diverse cultural scene. In Melbourne you’ll find a dynamic hub of galleries, artist-run spaces and studios. Read on to find the best hotels in Fitzroy – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Arise the Eminence, for easy access to the airport

Serviced Apartment, Hotel

Room at Arise the Eminence hotel in Melbourne
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Staying here, you’re slightly beyond the Melbourne CBD and an easy 30-minute drive from Melbourne Airport. It’s a veritable sprawling edifice, with floor-to-ceiling windows letting in masses of natural light. You can self-cater in the apartments, which are self-contained with impressive, fully equipped kitchens. The apartment also gives you access to a patio and garden, and there are barbecue facilities. Nearby sights include Princess Theatre, SEA LIFE Melbourne, Queen Victoria Market and Arts Centre Melbourne.

2. Avani Melbourne Central Residences, for a family-friendly stay

Apartment, Chain Hotel

Room at Avani Melbourne Central Residences in Melbourne
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Set high in the cityscape, this family-friendly residence caters to families with children. You’ll have the use of baby cots and highchairs as well as complimentary kids’ movies and TV channels. The bright and airy rooms are cosy and deliver breathtaking views of the city through the floor-to-ceiling windows. There’s also an equipped kitchen, if self-catering’s your bag. Head to the gym, where guided workout routines help you keep trim despite all those lavish home-cooked meals. Avani is well positioned – around it you’ll find Melbourne Central station, the State Library Victoria, the University of Melbourne and Melbourne City Baths.

3. Melbourne Metropole Central, for a pool and gym

Serviced Apartment, Hotel

Room at Melbourne Metropole Central in Melbourne
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There are various room options at the Metropole, from a studio room to a two-bedroom apartment for families with two bathrooms, plus a dining and lounge area with a fully equipped kitchen. The decor is warm and welcoming, with full-length windows that let natural light pour in. There are plenty of facilities, among them an outdoor pool, a gym and a cafe. Conference facilities are also available, with dedicated breakout rooms, kitchen facilities and bars. Step out and you’re right by the National Tennis Centre as well as the Richmond factory shopping outlets.

5. Space Hotel, for boutique on a budget

Hostel, Hotel

There is a space for everyone here, whether you’re an upmarket backpacker or a group of holidaying friends – even families on a budget will be at home in this place. The unique red tint of the funky designer rooms supercharges the ambience of the whole place. Rooms are equipped with iPhone docking stations and there’s a whole range of rooms to choose from, including shared dorm rooms with bunk beds, single private rooms and family suites. Space Hotel also has spaces for fitness, movies, laundry and food, and there are bar and lounge areas. Settle in and get set to enjoy.

6. Lygon Lodge Carlton, for the CBD


Room at Lygon Lodge Carlton hotel in Melbourne
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Staying here, you’re just a few minutes from Melbourne CBD (Central Business District). It’s a friendly lodge with an intimate atmosphere, and the perfect place to drink in all that Lygon Street has to offer. The calm, cream-coloured rooms have great outdoor views through floor-to-ceiling windows, and there’s a whole spectrum of spaces available, from standards to executive suites and apartments. Expect laundry services and kitchenettes for self-catering. Close by, explore the restaurants and cafes on Lygon Street, as well as Queen Victoria Market, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, National Tennis Centre and Flemington Racecourse.

7. Jasper Hotel, for a convenient location


Room at Jasper Hotel in Melbourne
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The newly refurbished Jasper Hotel is one cool cookie, with a selection of rooms and suites providing a homely atmosphere. Check in to find neutral tones, soft lighting and warm-coloured furnishings. Settle in at Jasper Kitchen and you’ll get to savour an exquisite array of delicacies – the menu caters to both big appetites and light eaters, with dishes based on organic ingredients from Queen Victoria Market. The hotel is an easy walk from Melbourne Central Shopping Centre and Bourke Street Mall, both within the Free Tram Zone.

8. Naughtons Hotel, for zero-waste dining

Boutique Hotel

Room at Naughtons Hotel in Melbourne
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Wrapped up in a building that’s almost 150 years old, in the heart of Parkville, Naughtons Hotel prides itself on warm hospitality and rarefied cuisine, while a partnership with local farmers and growers feeds into its zero-waste food ethos. Where will you bed down? Choose from three types of rooms: queen, double and twin. You’ll be super-relaxed here, but take time to visit nearby attractions including the University of Melbourne, Melbourne Zoo, Queen Victoria Market and Lygon Street in Carlton.

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