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
The Westin in Melbourne is in a fantastic location. The staff make the hotel. They create a fun professional atmosphere to be in, and be around. The foyer is a fun place to hang out and is well designed and utilised.
Fabulous stay. Gorgeous room, comfortable bed, delicious buffet breakfast and brilliant location: close to shops and great restaurants. Highly recommend for anyone wanting a quick getaway to Melbourne.
Really enjoyed the stay at the Westin. Perfect location in the middle of town, easy access to everywhere you want to be. Very friendly and helpful staff for any requests I had throughout the stay --- even forgot a few items and they quickly arranged the return. Will definitely stay again.