Australian Grand Prix: Best Melbourne hotels to stay at for the 2023 event

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You don't have to be a racing fanatic to appreciate the anticipation of Australia's F1 Grand Prix.

Taking place between 30 March and 2 April 2023, the super-charged event will be hosted in Melbourne's Albert Park just 4km south of the CBD.

With tickets due to be released in the coming months, the four-day extravaganza is already drawing in thousands of people in search for the best hotel deal.

W Melbourne is the city's newest designer hotel, revolutionising Flinders Lane accommodation
W Melbourne is the city's newest designer hotel, revolutionising Flinders Lane accommodation. Source: W Melbourne

After spending a day watching the race, you'll want a short trip back to your accommodation to rest your feet. Here are the best hotels in Melbourne for anyone heading to the Grand Prix.

Sheraton Melbourne Hotel

The Sheraton hotel is situated at the picturesque Paris End of Collins Street in Melbourne's CBD, a short walk to the stunning Fitzroy Gardens.

While offering five-star hotel amenities, the Sheraton's central location allows for easy tram and transport access to Albert Park with cafes, restaurants, shops and more at your fingertips.

Priced around $250 per night, guests say they loved the hotel's rooftop terrace bar and exclusive use of a gym and luxurious spa.

The rooftop terrace of Melbourne's Sheraton Hotel at dusk with a collection of black round outdoor chairs and trees in pot plants in a circle in the foreground with a lit up city scape in the background
Sheraton's rooftop terrace is the perfect spot for an evening tipple after a day at the F1. Source: Sheraton Melbourne Hotel


W Melbourne

Somehow fitting smack-bang in trendy Flinders Lane, the city's new designer hotel W borders on avant-garde, with its jaw-dropping exterior offering travellers a unique and exciting stay in Melbourne's most sought-after area.

At $485 per night, this designer hotel offers luxurious dimly lit rooms fitted with curved copper shower screens and a fully-equipped standalone bar in every room.

But perhaps its biggest drawcard is the Gaudi-inspired indoor swimming pool, giving patrons sky-high views over Flinders Lane and beyond through the glass wall, reflecting onto the sloping mirrored ceiling.

Inside W hotel's indoor pool area, with gold chairs and a table on the right foreground, a curved pale wooden staircase on the left underlit with LED lights towards the pale turquoise pool at the end with a glass wall on the right and a sloping mirror ceiling above.
Melbourne's trendiest designer hotel, W features a jaw-dropping indoor pool giving visitors an unrivalled view over the city. Source: W Melbourne

Radisson Hotel

With thousands of rave reviews, the Radisson Hotel on Flagstaff Gardens offers travellers a high-end experience while paying less than your average luxury hotel, at $160 per night.

Centrally located in the CBD's William St, the hotel overlooks the serene Flagstaff Gardens, providing breathtaking views of Melbourne's skyline from the rooftop gym and spa.

Guests say they thoroughly enjoy the 24-hour room service and exceptional staff.

A central image of inside Melbourne's Radisson Hotel foyer, with four black and white striped armchairs facing each other on a dark carpet floor with yellow and white small tables infront of them
The Radisson Hotel on Flagstaff Gardens has thousands of rave reviews from travellers who thoroughly enjoyed the affordable rooms in a central location. Source: Radisson Hotels

The Westin

One of Melbourne's most established luxury stays, The Westin is your traditional five-star hotel, boasting huge proportions from its unmissable location on Collins Street in the CBD.

Its enviable position puts travellers in the middle of the capital's hot spots, offering unrivalled city views from generous-sized rooms, some of which even have a balcony.

At $730 per night, the hotel is said to be worth every cent by guests dipping into its extravagant indoor heated pool or enjoying the elegant high tea and endless breakfast buffet.

The Westin's high tea in a round metal cake stand with two glasses of Chandon sparkling wine next to it in front of a dark background
The Westin's high tea is widely sought-after, so much so that the hotel even offers next-day delivery across Victoria. Source: Marriott

Best Western

Just a 10-minute drive to Albert Park or 20 minutes on the tram, the recently revamped Best Western offers a fun and affordable hotel experience while being ideally located near Southern Cross train station.

You can't miss the hotel's Spencer Street exterior painted in bright blue, yellow and red to match its quirky interior style.

If you've spent all your money on F1 tickets, the Best Western is a great budget-friendly hotel offering compact yet comfortable rooms from $115, with a courtyard option as well as a rooftop view.

A dark wooden Queen bed frame with white linen sits on an angle inside the Best Western hotel, with pale wooden floors,a navy feature wall behind the bed and an exposed brick wall opposite, next to a small glass door that leads to an outdoor courtyard.
Melbourne's Best Western hotel offers travellers an affordable stay with a terrace room option. Source: Best Western

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