Where to stay near Melbourne City?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,858 holiday rentals near Melbourne City. From 1,344 apartments to 379 houses, find unique holiday house for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Melbourne City is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Melbourne City?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Melbourne City. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Melbourne Central: 1,942 holiday rentals
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground: 1,947 holiday rentals
  • Spencer Street Station: 1,911 holiday rentals
  • Queen Victoria Market: 1,928 holiday rentals
  • Rod Laver Arena: 1,947 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Melbourne City listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent apartments in Melbourne City?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,344 apartments in Melbourne City. Our other popular types of Melbourne City holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 379 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 15 holiday houses
  • Villas: 14 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including condos and more.

Can I rent downtown rentals in Melbourne City?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 355 downtown rentals in Melbourne City. You have also many other possibilities in Melbourne City area, including:

  • Golf resort rentals: 208 holiday rentals
  • Waterfront rentals: 96 holiday rentals
  • Beach rentals: 28 holiday rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Melbourne City?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 580 holiday homes with pool available in Melbourne City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Melbourne CBD – the neighbourly and cultured city

    The second-biggest city in Australia, Melbourne CBD is a friendly, historic city that’s brimming with things to see and do. While there’s plenty to keep children occupied, and some great beach suburbs like Brighton and St Kilda, much of the charm of Melbourne lies in exploring its colourful and eclectic districts. Chinese, African and Aboriginal communities give this city a cosmopolitan air, and also mean that Melbourne is one of the best places to eat out in the Southern Hemisphere.

    Shopping, culture, food, and kids’ stuff

    You could easily spend a more than a day visiting attractions in central Melbourne, including the former Parliament, the Immigration Museum, and Melbourne Gaol. There’s also the world-famous Melbourne Zoo, and an IMAX cinema.

    Melbourne is also the cultural capital of Australia, and has some excellent galleries, an Art Deco Cinema and beautiful parks and gardens – as well as being the home of Neighbours. The café scene is famous, and you should definitely stop for a cappuccino and slice of cake in one of the historic coffee houses.

    As well as art, many visitors come to Melbourne for sport – this is the home of Australian Rules Football, the Melbourne Cup and the Australian Open and Grand Prix, as well as being the best place in Australia to catch a cricket game or soccer match.

    Melbourne has seaside suburbs for lazy summer days and is also, during winter, within easy travelling distance of ski slopes.

    Where to stay

    Melbourne is a big city and you should consider what you want to do there before picking a district to stay in – there’s an excellent range of holiday homes in Melbourne and lots to see, so making a decision may be difficult! If you want to stay close to bars and restaurants, then your Melbourne holiday apartment should be in or near Carlton, Docklands or Southgate.

    Fitzroy is very popular with the bohemian crowd and one of the highlights of the city, and a great place to find a serviced apartment in Melbourne.

    If you want a beach holiday, then St Kilda has an old-fashioned charm and plenty of holiday villas – Brighton is another good choice.

    There’s a very wide choice of accommodation in Melbourne, and you’ll find something to suit whether you’re a twenty-something couple looking for coffee houses and fabulous food, or whether you want a relaxed family holiday in self-contained accommodation with its own pool and barbecue area.


    The climate can vary quite a lot, so take this into account when choosing activities and holiday accommodation in Melbourne. During the summer, temperatures can be over 40C – air conditioning is an essential if you’re visiting in December and January. Conversely, winter can be cold, with temperatures as low as 2C in June, July and August; for winter visits, pick a Melbourne holiday rental with heating. The best time to visit is in either spring are autumn, when the temperature is at a happy medium.

    Activities and attractions in Melbourne

    Are you hoping to find top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Melbourne a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • SEA LIFE Melbourne (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
    • Melbourne Zoo (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
    • Melbourne City Baths (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
    • Sidney Myer Music Bowl (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
    • Melbourne Star Observation Wheel (1.2 mi / 2 km)
    • State Netball Hockey Centre (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)

    Exploring the natural features in Melbourne

    Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Melbourne is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • St. Kilda Beach (3.7 mi / 6 km)
    • Royal Botanic Gardens (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
    • Luna Park (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
    • Flagstaff Gardens (0.5 mi / 0.7 km)
    • Alexandra Gardens (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
    • Treasury Gardens (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)