Melbourne

Stay: Melbourne's CBD has a range accommodation options for families, including hotel rooms and apartments. On the city fringes, there are also options in places like Southbank, while further afield you can find larger options in family friendly suburbs with good transport links.

Visit: Melbourne Aquarium, Melbourne Zoo, Scienceworks, Luna Park, Old Melbourne Goal. Wander through parks, gardens and alleys. Ride the free City Circle Tram or the 109 to Port Melbourne and walk the esplanade to St Kilda. Watch a footy match. Discover Melbourne's multi-cultural suburbs.

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Tours: Melbourne is easy to navigate via car, but if you don't have your own vehicle, check out some of the great family friendly tours on offer including attraction passes and sports tours. 

Please note: Prices listed are indicative and are intended to guide families on standard rates. They do not take into account price rises for peak periods or specials and deals offered throughout the year.  

Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders

A Family Friendly Feature Property

Stay at Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders if you want:

A Melbourne CBD hotel with a range of extras designed to welcome children as special guests.

The hotel is located close to Southern Cross Station, offering great public transport access around the city and Melbourne’s suburbs.

Prices from $179 a night.

Learn more about the Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders.

Family Friendly Features:

  • hotel room or one bedroom suite options, sleeping 4 in a room
  • cots free of charge
  • Welcome pack for children aged under 12
  • outdoor heated pool
  • children dine free when eating with an adult
  • free roll-away bed option for children
St Kilda Road: The Blackman

A Family Friendly Feature Property

Stay at The Blackman Hotel if you want:

A Melbourne hotel with a difference in St Kilda Road, close to parklands and trams running to St Kilda and into the CBD.

Featuring the artwork of Charles Blackman throughout, rooms at The Blackman also feature small kitchenettes for self-catering.

Family stay and play package from $246 a night.

Learn more about The Blackman - an Art Series Hotel.

Family Friendly Features:

  • large hotel rooms sleeping up to 4
  • Stay and Play package with free parking and breakfast
  • Cots and highchairs free of charge
  • close to parks with playgrounds
  • steps to a tram stop into the CBD or St Kilda
  • kitchenettes for self-catering
Melbourne Family Apartments

A Family Friendly Feature Property

Stay at Melbourne Family Apartments if you want:

A choice of two Southbank apartments that sleep up to 9 and have been furnished with families in mind.

The 3-bedroom apartments are perfect for larger families holidaying in Melbourne and offer free parking and free Wifi.

Prices from $300 a night (7 night stay).

Learn more about Melbourne Family Apartments.

Family Friendly Features:

  • large 3-bedroom apartments perfect for larger families
  • free parking
  • free WIFI
  • wide range of baby equipment, including highchair, portacot and stroller
  • all linen & towels provided
  • great Southbank location
Melbourne Holiday Apartments Stay here if you want:

A choice of individually furnished self-contained holiday apartments, in a family friendly Flinders Wharf location, at the northern end of Melbourne’s CBD.

SPECIAL DEAL: Mention Family Friendly Accommodation in the Comments/Requests box on the Melbourne Holiday Apartments booking form and receive your car-parking for free (saving you $15 per day)

Family Friendly Features:

  • cot and highchair available on request
  • heated indoor pool
  • Additional baby equipment can be arranged & delivered (fee)
CBD: Mantra on Russell (sleeps up to 4) Stay here if you want:

Apartment accommodation (refurbished in 2015) in the eastern end of the CBD close to Chinatown and theatres.

Apartments have laundry facilities, making them a great choice for longer stays.

Prices from $249 a night (2-bedroom apartment).

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Family Friendly Features:

  • indoor heated pool
  • babysitting (fee)
  • highchair and cot available on request
CBD: Mantra on the Park (sleeps up to 4) Stay here if you want:

Apartment-style self-contained accommodation close to Melbourne Museum.

Mantra on the Park is located at the top end of Exhibition Street, close to parks, gardens, theatres and eateries.

Prices from $229 a night (2-bedroom apartment).

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Family Friendly Features:

  • indoor heated pool
  • babysitting (fee)
  • highchair and cot available on request
CBD: Clarion Suites Gateway (sleeps up to 6) Stay here if you want:

Apartment-style accommodation close to Melbourne Aquarium.

Prices from $277 a night (one bedroom suite with sofa bed).

Family Friendly Features:

  • cots free of charge
  • heated indoor pool
  • in room laundry facilities
CBD: Mantra City Central Stay here if you want:

A Little Bourke Street apartment hotel in the heart of Melbourne’s shopping district.

Prices from $257 a night (2-bedroom loft apartment).

Family Friendly Features:

  • secure undercover parking (fee)
  • self-contained
  • cots and highchairs (fee)
CBD: Quay West Suites (sleeps up to 5) Stay here if you want:

A Southbank location close to Federation Square and parklands.

Prices from $315 a night (one bedroom suite).

Family Friendly Features:

  • wide range of room options
  • heated indoor pool
  • self-contained
CBD: Atlantis Hotel
Stay here if you want:

Comfortable but more basic accommodation in the western end of the CBD, with a small number of 2-bedroom hotel rooms available (shower only).

Prices from $210 a night.

Family Friendly Features:

  • walking distance to Etihad stadium
  • indoor pool
  • parking ($15 per night)
Braybrook: Ashley Gardens BIG4 Holiday Village (sleeps up to 6) Stay here if you want:

Holiday park accommodation located in Melbourne’s west, about 30 minutes from the CBD.

Prices from $179 a night (holiday cabins).

Family Friendly Features:

  • playground
  • outdoor pool
  • alfresco camp kitchen
Brunswick:Pearson and Smith Stay here if you want:

A stylish and spacious home away from home with all the conveniences, in Brunswick, a popular inner-city suburb.

Prices from $265 a night (family of 4, 2 night minimum).

Family Friendly Features:

  • free wooden cot and high chair (free on request)
  • children’s toys
  • landscaped gardens
Docklands: The Sebel Melbourne Docklands Stay here if you want:

A stylish and modern apartment hotel in a prime Docklands location with great public transport links into the CBD. Parking is available for $20 per night

Prices from $279 a night (2-bedroom).

Family Friendly Features:

  • self-contained apartments
  • roof top tennis court and heated indoor pool
  • short walk to The Icehouse and Etihad Stadium
East Melbourne: Aberlour Court Stay here if you want:

Stylish family and pet friendly apartments in leafy East Melbourne, a short walk into the CBD and close to parks and playgrounds.

Prices from $229 a night (family of 4).

Family Friendly Features:

  • self-contained apartments, some with private courtyards
  • free WIFI
  • baby equipment available
East Melbourne: Mantra on Jolimont Stay here if you want:

Self-contained apartments close to the MCG.

Prices from $221 a night (2-bedroom suite).

Family Friendly Features:

  • close to parklands
  • outdoor heated pool
  • cots (fee)
East Melbourne: Tribeca Serviced Apartments Stay here if you want:

Apartments offering kitchen and laundry facilities in a relaxing East Melbourne location, close to parks, and with easy access to the CBD and MCG.

Prices from $198 a night

Family Friendly Features:

  • self-contained
  • heated lap pool
  • small supermarket on site
Glen Waverley: Apartments of Waverley (sleeps up to 6) Stay here if you want:

Self-contained townhouses and apartments in the Melbourne south-eastern suburb of Glen Waverley.

Prices from $225 a night (2 bedroom apartment)

Family Friendly Features:

  • free WIFI
  • close to Monash Aquatic Centre
  • walk to shops and playgrounds
Heidelberg: Austin Rise Bed & Breakfast (sleeps up to 6) Stay here if you want:

A B&B in Heidelberg, about 15 minutes from the CBD and close to the Yarra River and Heide Museum of Modern Art.

Prices from $320 a night (2 rooms)

Family Friendly Features:

  • lovely gardens
  • self-catering available
  • close to Yarra River trails
Kew: Best Western Premier Hotel 115 (sleeps up to 4) Stay here if you want:

A mix of hotel room and apartment accommodation in the inner east. On a tramline into the CBD.

Prices from $289 (2-bedroom suite)

Family Friendly Features:

  • apartments with home-style kitchens
  • Free WIFI
  • rooms come with an Apple Mac mini
South Yarra: UrbanMinder @ Margeaux Stay here

if you want: A stylish townhouse in the trendy Melbourne suburb of South Yarra, but in a relaxing garden setting.

Perfect for small families wanting a base for an extended stay in Melbourne (minimum 6 nights).

Prices from $245 a night (6 night minimum)

Family Friendly Features:

  • garden setting with communal bbq
  • free WIFI
  • parking for one car
Southbank: Mantra on Southbank Stay here if you want:

Self-contained apartments in a handy Southbank location, close to riverside shops and eateries.

Prices from $279 a night (2-bedroom apartment).

Family Friendly Features:

  • indoor pool
  • parking (fee)
  • on-site dining and room service
St Kilda Road: Seasons Botanic Gardens Stay here if you want: A comfortable apartment suitable for families of up to 5, with easy access to the Botanic Gardens and St Kilda Rd tram into the CBD or bayside St Kilda.

Prices from $289 a night

Family Friendly Features:

  • location (opposite the Shrine)
  • indoor pool
  • 11am checkout
St Kilda: Novotel St Kilda (sleeps up to 6) Stay here if you want:

Spacious hotel accommodation in the bayside suburb of St Kilda, easy walk to Luna Park, the beach and cafes.

Prices from $229 (2 double beds).

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Family Friendly Features:

  • kids stay and eat free with parents
  • children’s play area
  • close to Luna Park
Williamstown: Quest Williamstown North (sleeps up to 6) Stay here if you want:

An option of apartments and townhouses in the historic western bayside suburb of Williamstown.

Prices from $270 a night (2-bedroom apartment).

Family Friendly Features:

  • pantry shopping service (fee)
  • close to walking tracks and parkland
  • free onsite parking

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