If you’re looking to head into the city for a game of footy at Etihad with friends, for a nice meal out at any of Melbourne’s famous culinary hotspots with the family, or for any other reason – why not make a getaway of it?
With an abundance of activities available just meters from where you step off the ferry, we’d advise staying close by and setting up camp at any one of the below accommodation spots. No matter what you’re heading into town for, there’s somewhere suitable for every budget!
Looking for luxury?
If you’re looking to get a bit a fancy with your time away, consider staying at some of the premier hotels available in the heart of Docklands.
Ideally situated in the constantly evolving precinct, Peppers Docklands boasts a modern design that’s well appointed with state-of-the-art facilities, including a stylish restaurant and bar.
At Peppers Docklands, you’ll discover rooms adorned with premium products and modern conveniences including spacious, bespoke bathrooms with relaxing rain showers and deluxe European fittings.
If you feel like a gourmet bite before heading to the stadium, or a delicious cocktail before exploring the nightlife of the city, MOMAMI restaurant and bar is conveniently located right at your feet. If you’d rather stay in after a long day of exploring, enjoy Wi-Fi and a selection of complimentary movies.
The Sebel Melbourne Docklands is one of the city’s finest waterfront apartment hotels – offering guests all the services and amenities you’d expect from a hotel, combined with the space of apartment accommodation. You don’t even need to leave the room to make the most of your time away, simply enjoy a glass of wine on your own private balcony with gorgeous views of Victoria Harbour or the Melbourne skyline.
Stop into Capri, the hotel restaurant and bar, to indulge in seasonal cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner in a stylish but welcoming setting.
Away on business?
Accommodation Corporate Docklands
Accommodation Corporate Docklands (ACD) is close to everything the city has to offer while you’re away for work. In between taking care of business, take a short stroll to visit Harbour Town Shopping Centre, world-class restaurants, cafes or Etihad Stadium.
These convenient apartments are the perfect place to stay while you’re away on business. With handy access to public transport nearby, you’ll never miss a meeting.
Docklands Executive Apartments
Achieving the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 5 years in a row, Docklands Executive Apartments delivers a convenient and easy accommodation experience for corporate travellers.
If you aren’t after the hotel experience and you just want some quiet space after the busy day, set yourself up in a fully self-contained residence where you will have complete privacy during your visit.
If you’re looking to get the family into the city for a getaway, Docklands has a couple of places that will make the perfect spot to rest your weary heads after a long day of exploring.
Docklands Select offers something for the whole family. With rooms featuring a balcony and a seating and dining area, there’s plenty of room for everyone. A TV and DVD player are also available in some units and all units include a kitchen fitted with a dishwasher and oven so you can prepare meals at home for the kids if you want a break from eating out.
Guests also have access to a gym and an indoor pool. Internet access and parking are also available – a convenient benefit if you’re planning to take the family for a road trip to see more of Melbourne!
Four Points by Sheraton
Four Points by Sheraton is a great place to set up the family for your time in Melbourne, with all the conveniences you need to ensure you don’t have to worry about anything but spending quality time together.
Valet Parking is available in a secure carpark. Laundry and cleaning services are also available for your convenience, so that you can let go of the housework to really enjoy your break.
Business support services are available 24/7, including complimentary iPad access at the concierge desk, general printing and office supplies. So, if you need to get a bit of work done while you’re away, you’ll be adequately supported.
Meanwhile, the kids can enjoy the pool! Located on the 7th level of the hotel, the 25-metre outdoor lap pool is accompanied by a spa and outdoor furniture – creating the perfect space to go for a dip.
On a budget?
With so much to do in Docklands, you might think that accommodation is not so important – as you’ll mostly be out on the town anyway. In that case, you probably just want to find a bargain. There are a couple of spots in Docklands where you can get everything you need without loosening the purse strings too much.
Travelodge Hotel Docklands
Travelodge Hotels represent a new generation of hotels for the smart traveller looking for quality accommodation in central locations. Travelodge Docklands provides the perfect base for you to explore all that Melbourne has to offer.
With free Wi-Fi, parking and laundry services available – Travelodge Hotel Docklands has everything you need at an affordable price.
Ibis Melbourne Little Bourke Street
Great value, convenient location and excellent service make this place a gem. Boasting 121 rooms, ibis Melbourne Little Bourke Street has all the convenience of a central city location – just walking distance from Southern Cross Train Station. It’s modern and affordable with comfortable rooms and great amenities to ensure an enjoyable stay. It’s great value for money!