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7 Melbourne CBD Hotels with Free Parking from $133

Staying at one of the many Melbourne CBD hotels is a fantastic way to truly soak up this enigmatic city’s cosmopolitan dining, ground-breaking live entertainment and upscale shopping. Although most of the CBD hotels don’t have free parking, we’ve managed to find the best hotels where you can park without paying a cent.

Flinders Street station
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Not only do these hotels offers exciting experiences right outside their front doors, but they also make it easier to explore places outside of the CBD, including St Kilda, Geelong and the Mornington Peninsula. With more than 400 million annual visitors to HotelsCombined, we’ve also made sure these Melbourne CBD hotels are the best of the bunch.

7 Melbourne CBD Hotels with Free Parking

Alto Hotel on Bourke

Alto Hotel on Bourke, Melbourne CBD Hotel
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Located on the commercial and shopping hub of Bourke Street, the 4-star Alto Hote on Bourke is one of the most affordable Melbourne CBD hotels with free parking. This is only included with two-bedroom apartments booked midweek or for guests with electric or hybrid cars. The award-winning hotel also has its own library, breakfast room and lounge bar.

The upmarket rooms and suites offer in-room tech and plush pillow-top mattresses. Looking for self-contained Melbourne accommodation? Book one of the one-, two- or three-bedroom apartments. They come with full kitchens, separate living rooms and multiple flat-screen TVs. You can even upgrade your one-bedroom apartment to include a spa bath.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • Metres from Southern Cross Station and multiple tram stops.
  • Surrounded by popular Melbourne CBD shopping, dining and entertainment.
  • Offers a complimentary candy bar and free access to an offsite gym.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 133 – USD 229
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: 636 Bourke Street, Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, Australia

Notel

Notel, Melbourne CBD hotel
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Notel is Instagram-famous for a very good reason. The 5-star concept hotel has only six 1970s Airstream trailers, which have been transformed into urban rooms with patios overlooking the communal area. These accommodations also have complimentary Wi-Fi, iPad Pros, Netflix and premium queen-size beds.

The freebies just keep on coming, including valet parking in the CBD carpark beneath the hotel, nine holes at Holey Moley Golf Club and beer, wine and snacks in your own mini bar. Wander outside and you’ll discover popular cocktail bars and restaurants along Flinders Lane, including RandyDragon, Bartronica and Amble Cafe. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • Unique concept hotel with cosy trailer-style accommodation.
  • Free mini bar with beer, wine and cold-drip coffee.
  • About 500 metres from SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 272 – USD 333
Guest Rating: No Rating
Address: Harper Lane Melbourne, Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, Australia

City Point Melbourne

City Point Melbourne is one of the best Melbourne CBD hotels for budget-savvy travellers, keeping you close to the theatres, bars, shops and restaurants without the hefty price tag. The property has a stylish indoor lap pool with a glass ceiling and a well-equipped gym with cardio machines.

The self-contained one-bedroom apartment has a full kitchen, contemporary bathroom, laundry facilities and a separate living and dining room. You can soak up those Melbourne CBD views and sounds from your private balcony or wander down to street level, where you’ll find cafes and pubs nearby, such as the Mail Exchange Hotel.

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • About 600 metres from Flagstaff Gardens.
  • Self-contained Melbourne apartment.
  • On-site pool and gym.

Star Rating: 3.5*
Price: USD 126 – USD 300
Guest Rating: 6.4
Address: 668 Bourke Street, Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, Australia

Abode 316

Abode 316, Melbourne CBD hotel
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Do you want your very own apartment in the heart of the Melbourne CBD? Stay at Abode 316, where you can enjoy a home away from home in the self-contained apartment with a full kitchen, laundry, a separate living and dining area and plush bedding. The private balcony is the ideal spot for sundowners, while the bath is perfect for relaxing.

Along with free parking and Wi-Fi, the apartment offers ironing services (for a fee), a communal TV room and a tranquil garden with water features. Outside you’ll find a wealth of Melbourne shops and restaurants at malls like Emporium Melbourne, Melbourne Central and Bourke Street Mall.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • Surrounded by many of Melbourne’s best shopping malls.
  • Self-contained apartment in the centre of Melbourne.
  • Has a private terrace, separate bath and large kitchen.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 612 – USD 676
Guest Rating: No Rating
Address: 108 Flinders St, Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, Australia

Manhattan Heart of Melbourne CBD

Looking for a self-contained apartment in the Melbourne CBD? Manhattan Heart of Melbourne CBD is an eight-person apartment with two bedrooms, including two double beds and three sofa beds. You can live the classic Melbourne lifestyle here, ducking out for a laneway coffee, wandering through the shopping malls and catching the tram to nearby theatres, parks and attractions.

Free parking is just the tip of the iceberg. You also have free Wi-Fi, Spotify and Amazon Alexa. The air-conditioned apartment offers comfortable living spaces too, including a full kitchen and a spacious lounge room that opens out onto a furnished balcony. The apartment complex provides resort-style facilities. The indoor lap pool and well-equipped gym certainly caught our attention.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • Two-bedroom apartment with full kitchen and balconies.
  • Close to Melbourne City Conference Centre, Crown Casino Melbourne and Block Arcade Melbourne.
  • On-site pool and gym.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 476 – USD 506
Guest Rating: No Rating
Address: 33 Rose Lane U 913, Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, Australia

Canvas Suites on La Trobe

Canvas Suites on La Trobe, Melbourne cbd hotel
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Canvas Suites on La Trobe is a stylish two-bedroom apartment that would suit both business and leisure travellers. Located in the heart of the CBD near tram stops and restaurants, it lets you relax with the comforts of home, including a fully-equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, a sunlit living room and a bathroom with a bath (because we all need a long soak after work or sightseeing).

You can easily duck down to the Woolworths QV grocery store to forage for dinner or breakfast supplies. The building also has a swimming pool and gym. Premium Crabtree & Evelyn bath products, fresh bed linens and sprawling neighbourhood views round out this inviting holiday residence. 

Why You Should Stay Here

  • Self-contained Melbourne CBD apartment with free parking.
  • A “chiropedic” mattress in both bedrooms.
  • Minutes’ walk from Chinatown Melbourne and Her Majesty’s Theatre!

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 154 – USD 345
Guest Rating: No Rating
Address: 68 La Trobe Street, Unit 802, Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, Australia

Mono Two on Flinders Street

Unlike some of the Melbourne CBD hotels with free parking, Mono Two on Flinders Street is an exclusive apartment with a queen-size bed in one room and two singles in the other. It also has a sofa in the open-plan living room, which blends effortlessly with a comfortable dining table and contemporary kitchen.

Take advantage of the complex’s excellent facilities, including the well-equipped gym, communal TV lounge and the rooftop barbecue terrace with city views. There’s even a secret exit from the building to the trendy restaurants, boutiques and bars along Flinders Lane.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • Resort-style facilities, including a gym and rooftop terrace with barbecues and seating.
  • Metres from the Forum Melbourne and The Ian Potter Centre.
  • Easy access to tram stops and Flinders Street Railway Station.

Star Rating: 3.5*
Price: USD 500 – USD 584
Guest Rating: 8.2
Address: 108 Flinders Street, Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, Australia

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5 Melbourne Hotels with Free Parking just Outside the CBD

RNR Serviced Apartments North Melbourne

About 15 minutes outside of the Melbourne CBD via public transport, RNR Serviced Apartments North Melbourne offers modern, self-contained apartments near the University of Melbourne. Free private parking is available on site, along with airport transfers, a laundry service, communal lounge and outdoor patio.

Choose from the one-bedroom, twin share and two-bedroom apartments. They offer a peaceful and comfortable place to rest between meetings, nights out with friends or long days spent sightseeing. Separate living rooms and dining rooms, private furnished balconies, well-equipped kitchens and cosy beds make them the perfect home away from home.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • Self-contained apartments with various bedding configurations.
  • Affordable Melbourne accommodation 15 minutes from the CBD.
  • Metres from The Comic’s Lounge and Meat Market art and performance venues.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 110 – USD 175
Guest Rating: 8.8
Address: 139 Chetwynd Street, North Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

Quest Flemington Apartment Hotels

Quest Flemington Apartment Hotels
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Quest Flemington Apartment Hotels offers one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments next to Flemington Racecourse, home of the iconic Melbourne Cup. These self-contained apartments create the perfect holiday home with comfortable king-size beds, full kitchens, dining and living rooms, laundry facilities and work desks.

The two- and three-bedroom apartments also have private balconies perfect for a laidback drink or two while admiring the Melbourne views. Don’t forget to use the resort-style facilities, which include a swimming pool and alfresco barbecue area. You’ll find a range of restaurants and cafes just down the road around Newmarket Station. 

Why You Should Stay Here

  • Large self-contained apartments perfect for the Melbourne Cup.
  • Short walk from riverside parks and the Melbourne Showgrounds.
  • Daily housekeeping and an on-site pool and barbecue area.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 135 – USD 150
Guest Rating: 8.8
Address: 600 Epsom Road, Northern Suburbs, Melbourne, Australia

Crest on Park

Crest on Park
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Looking for a beach holiday near Melbourne? The 4-star Crest on Park offers hotel-style rooms and self-contained apartments metres from St Kilda Beach, the St Kilda Sea Baths and St Kilda Esplanade Market. Along with free undercover parking, the hotel has a communal kitchen, daily breakfast and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Duck into the on-site restaurant, Mr Hide Bar & Grill, for delicious Australian meals served on an outdoor terrace. The Executive King Room is great for budget-savvy travellers with its king-size bed, kitchenette and lounge seating. Opt for the Executive One Bedroom Apartment if you want a full kitchen and open-plan living and dining rooms.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • Sophisticated studio and one- and two-bedroom apartments with full kitchens and living areas.
  • Five flexible function rooms with soundproofing and digital technology.
  • The all-day brunch menu, Asian cuisine and craft cocktails at Saint Evie Cafe/Bar.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 97 – USD 398
Guest Rating: 8.9
Address: 46 Park Street, St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia

Carlton Lygon Lodge Studio Apartments

Carlton Lygon Lodge Studio Apartments
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Carlton Lygon Lodge Studio Apartments is only about 10 minutes’ north of the Melbourne CBD hotels featured above. It still offers a great location near Carlton Gardens and the authentic Italian restaurants and culture found around Lygon Street. The Standard Suites have balconies and kitchenettes, while Apartment also has a separate living room.

We particularly love the Lygon Front Suite, which overlooks all the comings and goings along Lygon Street. The 24-hour reception, 24-hour off-street parking and guest laundry make life in the big city a lot more convenient and stress-free. Satiate those hunger cravings by strolling outside to popular restaurants like Lemongrass, Il Gambero and Pertutti. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • Self-contained Melbourne accommodation on famous Lygon Street.
  • About 10 minutes’ north of the Melbourne CBD.
  • The private balcony, kitchenette, LCD TV and queen-size bed in the Standard Suite.

Star Rating: 3.5*
Price: USD 101 – USD 265
Guest Rating: 8.4
Address: 220 Lygon Street, Carlton, Melbourne, Australia

Comfort Hotel East Melbourne

Comfort Hotel East Melbourne
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Perfect for business and leisure travellers, Comfort Hotel East Melbourne offers a range of modern double, twin, queen and king rooms. These all have comfortable bedding, work desks, kitchenettes, complimentary Wi-Fi and air conditioning. Need room service or your laundry done? Simply phone reception and the staff will take care of it for you.

You can also take advantage of the late checkout option or the airport shuttles. Nestled on Albert Street, the hotel is a short walk from the picturesque Fitzroy Gardens, where you can see a model Tudor village and stroll down quiet walking paths. It’s also close to tram stops for easy access to the Melbourne CBD and a variety of galleries and theatres. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • Budget-friendly hotel rooms with kitchenettes.
  • Short walk from Melbourne Cricket Ground and AAMI Park.
  • Easy tram access to the Melbourne CBD.

Star Rating: 4.5*
Price: USD 73 – USD 121
Guest Rating: 8.2
Address: 90 Albert Street, East Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

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Don’t Sleep on These Great-Value Melbourne CBD Hotels

Woman at a Coffee Shop
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Exploring Melbourne is a lot easier when you’re staying at one of these Melbourne CBD hotels with free parking. Quite a few of them are actually self-contained apartments that give you the privacy and comfort of home with resort-style facilities, such as pools and gyms. Even the hotels just outside of the city centre are well-connected to Melbourne’s sights and experiences via trams and trains.

There’s just one last question to answer. Where do you want to stay in Melbourne? If you’re looking for a Melbourne CBD hotel, you’ve got plenty to choose from. Let us know in the comments below.

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