Escape to St Kilda, a seaside suburb located only six kilometers from Melbourne’s CBD. Home to Luna Park, Palais Theatre, St Kilda Sea Baths, Esplanade Hotel and Acland Street, this waterfront haven makes for the perfect weekend getaway. Here are five hotels where you can rest your head in style after a big day out in St Kilda.
Waratah 41 Acland
Boasting ‘a Mansion Experience’ Waratah 41 Acland offers guests the opportunity to stay in a late 19th-century residence steeped in history. A circular driveway and manicured front garden give an excellent first impression which is only topped by the mansion itself. Inside, the buildings heritage features are balanced with contemporary furnishings, and, among the facilities, you’ll find a chef’s kitchen, laundry and a spacious sitting room. Only three minutes from St Kilda beach, Waratah features four beautifully appointed guest rooms all of which include fireplaces, complimentary Wi-Fi and Netflix.
41 Acland St, St Kilda VIC Australia + 61 3 9537 2718
Once known as the Rock and Roll hotel, Cosmopolitan is only three minutes from Luna Park and the Palais Theatre. The 86-room boutique hotel features a wide range of accommodation options from cozy matchbox rooms to deluxe terrace rooms, spacious one- and two-bedroom studios and courtyard suites. Each room comes with free Wi-Fi and daily room service. For breakfast, head to Cosmopolitan’s Chalk Café which serves delicious meals Monday to Friday. The Esplanade is sure to impress with free onsite parking and unlimited internet.
2-8 Carlisle St, St Kilda VIC Australia + 61 3 8598 6700
Effortlessly chic, Rydges St Kilda integrates Scandinavian influences with turquoise, lemon and timber accents to create a vibrant hotel in the heart of St Kilda. In addition to their contemporary rooms, Rydges St Kilda features a fully equipped 24-hour fitness centre, complimentary access to St Kilda Sea Baths, free Wi-Fi and two restaurants – The Hub Café, which serves breakfast daily, and Second Act Wine Bar, where you can have a bite for dinner or meet friends for a drink.
35/37 Fitzroy St, St Kilda VIC Australia +61 3 1300 884 373
Built in the 1800s, The Prince is located on the corner of the bustling Acland and Fitzroy Streets, within the same building as the renowned Prince Bandroom. This multipurpose hub also features Circa, a premium events and private dining space. The boutique hotel has 39 modern and individually styled guest rooms, including the sought after Corner Suites. Each room comes with MALIN+GOETZ bathroom amenities, complimentary Wi-Fi; the Corner Suites and Superior Rooms each have their own private balconies allowing the sea breeze in.
2 Acland St, St Kilda VIC Australia + 61 3 9536 1111
Once privately owned by Melbourne artist Mirka Mora, Tolarno Hotel is adorned with an array of artwork meaning that no two rooms are the same. The heritage-listed building features an ornate Victorian staircase and stained-glass window as well as a range of rooms from the compact Piccolo through to spacious studios and two bedroom suites. All rooms have high ceilings, face an internal courtyard and feature prize-winning artworks, Nespresso Coffee Machines and free Wi-Fi.
42 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda Melbourne VIC Australia +61 3 9537 0200