The Best Kid-Friendly Staycations In Melbourne
- Mums & Bubs
Want to get away but can't leave Melbourne? Have a family holiday anyway with a staycation! I mean, it's the best city in the world anyway, right?
There are plenty of places to stay in this great city and still feel like you're getting away from it all - check these out.
Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens
Rated highly everywhere, the Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens is a great place to start when looking for a staycation location. To begin with, it's right near both the Queen Vic Markets and Flagstaff Gardens in the city - two excellent family-friendly spots, plus it's right in the Free Tram Zone. Who could really go past a rooftop spa though? And reasonably-priced rooms? It's a catch!
Find them: 380 William Street, Melbourne
Phone: (03) 9322 8000
To Book: www.radisson.com
What kid isn't going to love a themed hotel room?! Mario-themed rooms! Circus-themed rooms! Grand-Prix-themed rooms! It truly is a family home-away-from-home at the Pegasus, with a collection of two-bedroom family suites (one parent's room, one themed children’s bedroom with interactive entertainment systems. The family rooms all come with a well-equipped kitchenette, dining table and chairs.
It's also a full service, four-star hotel featuring one of Melbourne’s largest hotel indoor pools, spa, gymnasium, restaurant, bar/café, event space, on-site car park, free Wi-Fi, and self-serve laundry, right at the west end of the CBD.
Check out their packages page to see what's on offer.
Find them: 206 A'Beckett St, Melbourne
Phone: (03) 9284 2400
To Book: www.pegasussuites.com.au
Crown Towers feels entirely like another world, and there's every chance you could feel like you've jetted to far off lands without the rigmarole of air travel in general. All the best bits without the jet lag!
The kids will love the world-class pool area and you're sure to love the shopping and everyone will love the dining options, as there's just so many to choose from! Dinner by Heston, fish and chips, buffet-style eateries, Japanese, gastropub... the hardest thing will be deciding where to go!
Find them: 380 William Street, Melbourne
Phone: (03) 9292 6211
To Book: www.crownhotels.com.au
The Langham, Melbourne
You know you're onto a winner when you're staying at a twice awarded winner of the Travel + Leisure Magazine USA 'World's Best Awards Readers' Survey' as the top city hotel in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.
Right on the river at Southbank, near the NGV, Federation Square, Birrarung Marr and every eatery the CBD offers, The Langham can't be beaten for location. Better yet, it truly is a wonderful stay, especially with kids. The rooms are luxurious and delightful (some even with fully-equipped kitchens, and we mean fully-equipped!), and the dining even better.
Find them: Southgate Ave, Melbourne
Phone: (03) 8696 8888
To Book: www.langhamhotels.com
One of the most unique and quirky hotels in the city, QT Melbourne is another fantastic place to stay with kids. The bright, unusual decor is always a winner, as is the dedicated onsite cake shop. Yes, cake shop!
The buffet at Pascale Bar & Grill is a feast for the senses, and super-kid-friendly, with smoothies and juices in little jars, and a riot of fresh fruit (there's also waffles and pancakes made to order for breakfast too!). We love that you can order baby food purees off the menu, and the kids' menu is suitably fancy. Valrhona pain au chocolate, anyone?!
Find them: 133 Russell St, Melbourne
Phone: (03) 8636 8800
To Book: www.qthotelsandresorts.com
Another bright and funky staycation option, the Alto Hotel on Bourke Street is a fun place to take the family for a day or two "away".
You can grab a one, two, or even three-bedroom apartment in this environmentally friendly rated hotel, right near the Crown Casino, the Convention and Exhibition Centre and Etihad Stadium, Docklands (and DFO shopping!).
We love the complimentary relaxation room with massage chairs, free hot chocolates, the library and complimentary book exchange in the A-Lounge. Children under 12 meals are half price - choose from New York Bagels, toasted brioche, bacon and egg sandwich, buttermilk pancakes and a whole lot more, all of which include the continental breakfast buffet.
Find them: 636 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Phone: (03) 8608 5599
To Book: www.altohotel.com.au