The Best Hotels and Places to Stay in Dandenong, Victoria

Escape Melbourne for a weekend of natural serenity with a stay in one of these great accommodation options in Dandenong
Escape Melbourne for a weekend of natural serenity with a stay in one of these great accommodation options in Dandenong | © Hotel Chadstone Melbourne MGallery by Sofitel / Expedia
Kim Gregory

Nature-surrounded, cosmopolitan Dandenong is just 38km (23mi) out from Melbourne. Shop at Dandenong Plaza Shopping Centre and international Dandenong Market, dine at one of the exciting restaurants and catch a show at the Drum Theatre. Immerse in nearby nature at Dandenong Creek wetlands, forests of the Dandenong Ranges, Mornington Peninsula beaches and wildlife hotspot, Phillip Island. These hotels in Dandenong – from Melbourne-skyline-view five-star stays to homely, convenient motels – will help you see it all and are now bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Quest Dandenong Central, for morning coffee on the balcony


The balcony area at the Quest Dandenong Central
© Quest Dandenong Central / Expedia

Make yourself at home in these colourful, stylish apartments with equipped kitchenettes – or, in bigger rooms, kitchens and living areas. Expect homely touches like Netflix and high-speed internet alongside hotel luxuries like daily housekeeping, an in-house gym and secure undercover parking. Some come with balconies that are perfect for morning coffee-sipping. You’ll appreciate Quest’s pantry shopping delivery service and the hotel’s closeness to freeways, train and bus stations and central sites like Sandown Raceway and Drum Theatre.

2. Atura Hotel Dandenong, for unique cuisine options


An array of food served at Atura Dandenong
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Check into rooms with chicly understated decor, coffee pod machines and Biology toiletries. You’ll love the dining options here – from the Roadhouse Bar & Grill buffet breakfast to the Brownstone Micro Brewery’s sharing plates, green bowls and parmas. Try the pineapple Hawaiian parma washed down with craft beers – make sure you check out their beer tasting guide. Business trip? There’s Grab ‘n’ Go food 24/7, free on-site parking and meeting spaces – plus you’re just minutes from the corporate and business park precincts of Dandenong.

3. Nightcap at Keysborough Hotel, for family fun


The modern outdoor area at Keysborough Hotel
© Nightcap at Keysborough Hotel / Expedia

Bringing the kids? This family-friendly hotel – near some Sandbelt golf courses for your me-time – features an indoor playground, PlayStations and a bistro that serves up classics, specials and meal deals. Tuck into hearty fish and chips before heading to the licensed sports bar or beer garden for a nightcap. You’ll all appreciate the contemporary rooms’ rainfall showers – and the handy free parking.

5. The Dingley Hotel, for modern luxury


The dining area at the Dingley Hotel
© Dingley Hotel / Expedia

Dine in the trendy, pizza-serving Bistro or indulge in Espresso Martinis and jacked-up burgers in the on-site Lounge Bar as you watch sports on the projector screen. Spend the night in a contemporary room near Moorabbin Airport and wake to the continental buffet or cooked-to-order breakfast. For special stays, book the Executive Spa Suite featuring a double spa bath. Relax at the gym, sauna and outdoor pool before visiting nearby Southland shopping centre, golf courses and wineries at Mornington Peninsula.

6. The Mulgrave Motel, for a little peace


A double room at the Mulgrave Motel
© The Mulgrave Motel / Expedia

Travelling in Victoria and looking for places to stay in Dandenong? This convenient motel is close to the Princess Highway but, at 50m (164ft) back, offers a quiet stay. En-suite rooms – including family-sized – offer home comforts like TVs, microwaves and air conditioning. Breakfast can be delivered to your room – either continental or off-the-menu like bacon, eggs and tomato on toast – and there’s plenty of places to eat and drink nearby from posh hotel restaurants to doughnut shops.

7. Hotel Chadstone Melbourne MGallery by Sofitel, for an all-round elegant stay


The dining area at the Hotel Chadstone Melbourne MGallery by Sofitel
© Hotel Chadstone Melbourne MGallery by Sofitel / Expedia

Expect glamour and elegance throughout this five-star hotel – from the lobby’s digital art installation to the Melbourne-skyline-view rooftop bar serving fizz and decadent high tea. Chic rooms feature locally-sourced minibars and, in the higher-tier rooms, the likes of furnished balconies or stand-alone bathtubs beside Melbourne-view windows. The hotel boasts a Green Star Design for sustainability and be sure to check out the 12th-floor swimming pool with incredible views, as well as the day spa and the connected shopping, dining and entertainment destination, Chadstone – the Fashion Capital.

8. Gateway on Monash Hotel, for a cosy night in


A double room at the Gateway on Monash Boutique Hotel
© Gateway on Monash Boutique Hotel / Expedia

Homely rooms come with double corner spa baths here – in the Executive, you’ll get an added comfy-sofa-included living area to kick back and relax. Order buffet breakfast – cooked or continental – and visit the Italian-inspired restaurant serving steaks and fresh pasta dishes like tortellini a la pumpkin, alongside wines from nearby Mornington. Enjoy the on-site gym and outdoor swimming pool then finish the day with a tipple in the firelit bar at this Notting Hill-based hotel, around a 15-minute drive from Dandenong.

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