The Westin Melbourne
What We Love
- The hotel’s art collection, which focuses on Australian artists
- The terrace at Allegro restaurant
- A cocktail in the gentleman’s club-style Lobby Lounge
- Views to St. Paul’s Cathedral and its soaring spires from some of the rooms
What To Know
- There’s a roundtrip airport shuttle at scheduled times for a fee
- Valet parking is available for a charge of around $45 per night
- Internet fee is around $18 for 24 hours
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This modern property overlooking historical buildings (19th century St. Paul’s Cathedral and Melbourne Town Hall) is stylish from the get go; the slick lobby has an Art Deco feel with a curving metal staircase and dark tiled floors, and the hotel’s art collection includes notable Australian artists such as Bill Henson. The 262 rooms are spacious and restrained in mostly cream and white, but floor-to-ceiling windows make the most of the city views. The Allegro restaurant serves contemporary cuisine — grab a pre-dinner drink at the Martini Bar, which also serves tapas, or the Lobby Lounge with dark wood panel walls, comfy sofas and a fireplace.
In the Area
Melbourne’s Collins Street is lined with excellent examples of ornate Victorian architecture. Not only is it the location of the city’s high end stores (Prada, Cartier, Gucci, Max Mara, Chanel), it is the heart of the business district from Elizabeth Street to King Street (the southern hemisphere’s tallest office building, Rialto Towers, is also here). International theater can be seen at Athenaeum and Regent Theater. On Collins and Swanston, look for popular piece of public art, Larry La Trobe, a quirky bronze statue of a dog by Pamela Irving.
How to Get There
It was a pleasure to stay in this place in the center of Melbourne. The hotel is beautiful, comfortable and clean. Staff is nice, friendly and very efficient, helping you from the moment of check in until getting your taxi to the airport.
The breakfast is very good, many healthy and delicious options.
Overall, it was a fantastic stay!
We have stayed before and had a few issues , but unlike other establishments that we have stayed at, that dont take any notice of complaints. The westin has not only listened but went above and beyond to make our next stay amazing , a testament to great management ..thank you and we look forward to our next stay
Date of stay: July 2019
We stayed for a wedding anniversary. All staff we dealt with were professional and courteous. The room was a great size. The gym is really well equipped with a sauna, steam room and good sized pool. We look forward to coming back with the kids!
First rate service from the time I exited my car and was greeted by the doorman.
Concierge services - I rarely use them - were first rate with excellent knowledge of what to do, where to go and most important of all - where to eat. Ian and Steve get special shout-outs from me for the genuine friendliness and good humor.
Mornings were a treat with breakfast at the Allegro Restaurant (on-site). Cook to order or walk through and enjoy already prepared selections of eggs, meats and other standard breakfast fare. The assortment of fresh fruit and high-quality breads and pastries was really nice. Finally, your own juicer at the beverage bar with an assortment of fruits and vegetables for your morning smoothie was a nice touch. Excellent coffee and espresso as well.
Front desk services - Caroline deserves special attention for her professionalism and genuine good-will towards us that exceeds the standard normally received.
Evening at the lobby bar became a staple of my stay. Nice selection of Australia's wines and well developed list of spirits and cocktails. The fireside seating during the winter months was surprisingly almost always available! Eloise and Laura get special shout outs for their consistent service and friendliness to a couple of Yanks who riddled them with constant questions!
From the fantastic location of this hotel property to the services sampled I give Westin two thumbs up for a wonderful twelve day stay in Melbourne. Deborah Watts and her team are industry pros!
Great location, easy access to leave car, prompt check in, friendly attentive service.
All food and relaxation options covered. Car ready for pick up promptly.
Needs such as umbrella & concierge anticipated beautifully.