Six unique hotels for your Melbourne staycation

Too time poor to organise your dream vacation? With Melbourne’s vibrant events, culture and food at your doorstep, check into one of these quirky accommodation options for the ultimate staycation.


Possibly the most Melbourne creation to come out of Melbourne, Notel consists of six repurposed luxury American Airstream caravans situated on a rooftop. Barbie pink and bright red are the vibrant, chic colour palettes throughout the boundary-pushing hotel. From the spray painted wall to minimalist, pastel-coloured interiors, Notel is one of the most unique accommodation offerings in Australia.



Jazz Corner Hotel

It’s been open for less than a year but the Jazz Corner Hotel is already carving out a niche with music lovers. With classic jazz album artwork incorporated into each room’s design, it’s located directly above Bird’s Basement, a subterranean city music club with links to the legendary Birdland in New York. Spend your days strolling through the CBD and the nearby Flagstaff Gardens, and your nights enjoying performances by renowned artists from the local and international music scenes.

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Perched on the highest level of Melbourne Central (ie the roof), St Jerome’s The Hotel does camping a little bit differently. Offering glamping (glamorous camping) in the bustling heart of our city, everyone has fallen hook, line and sleeper for this safari-inspired hotel. Luxury tents are fully equipped for all weather including ?? (summer) and heaters and electric blankets (winter). Also included are sweets and tea on arrival, a game of tenpin bowling next door at Strike, a cocktail from the hotel’s bar, custom Gelato Messina dessert, T2 sleep-time tea delivery, and even guided morning meditation. Choose your accommodation from one of three tent types – Luxe,  Luxe Plus and The Lodge and its recently unveiled six-metre tent, The Lodge, featuring  two spacious wings, offering enough room for even a couch, plus additional shelving and storage space.

A big luxury tend on a rooftop

St Jeromes Hotel is hidden away on the rooftop of Melbourne Central. Photo is of The Lodge

Art Series

Located in the biggest art and culture hubs in Melbourne, each Art Series Hotel is themed around a particular artist. Designs are a nod to the artist’s namesake, with original artworks and prints on display throughout the hotel. Check out The Blackman, Melbourne city’s Art Series hotel.

QT Melbourne

Quirky is a given at QT Melbourne. Geometric patterns, sharp colours and luxe, industrial finishes are a few signature styles. Expect baths surrounded by curtains, black tiled walls and neon lights. There’s also a rooftop bar, boutique cake shop and Asian-inspired tapas on-site, in case you’re planning on spending the weekend in your room.

The rooftop bar at QT Melbourne

The rooftop bar at QT Melbourne

Looking ahead – W Hotel

Tipped to open in 2020, the W Hotel is set to become an iconic hotel in Melbourne’s skyline with an innovative jagged exterior. The hotel will boast guestrooms, suites and an ‘Extreme Wow Suite’ across two towers linked by a residential bridge.