Staying on St Kilda Beach
Staying in St Kilda allows you to get away from Melbourne's busy city streets and enjoy a more laid back beachside atmosphere. While you're in the area, you might want to head down to St Kilda Beach, which boasts a good expanse of sand, lively promenade and an assortment of restaurants for fine-dining.
One great way to enjoy the beach is by staying close by in one of St Kilda's beachfront hotels. The Hotel Urban is a 4-star property with a good reputation built around its comfortable rooms and prime position near boutiques, dining and of course, the beach.
Family fun all around you
Along with the happening beachfront, St Kilda is fitted out with plenty of family-friendly activities and attractions. Let's start with what might be the oldest amusement park in the world, Luna Park, where you can ride on a wooden rollercoaster. You may also want to check out the Adventure Playground, take the family for an exciting Jet Boat ride or visit one of the many art galleries.
Make sure you choose a hotel that the entire family will enjoy, such as the Novotel with stunning views and plenty of leisure activities. You might also want to stay at the Cosmopolitan Hotel, where you can enjoy spacious rooms and easy access to Luna Park.
Staying in St Kilda on a budget
Visiting Melbourne can be expensive, but with St Kilda's collection of mid-range accommodation you can manage to see the coastal areas and inner city without breaking the bank. Of course, you won't find rooms with all the frills and added luxuries, but you will be able to enjoy comfortable bedding, reliable service and a few more notes in your wallet.
You can stay at the Easystay, which has a range of private and dorm-style rooms and is located within walking distance from fine-dining options. Alternatively, there's the Barkley Apartments, featuring self-contained apartments with balconies and plenty of space.