Discover luxury and something ultimately cool at the best boutique hotels in Melbourne of 2023!

Melbourne is a vibrant city known for its rich culture, diverse art scene and, let’s not forget its thriving food and drink culture. With its unique character and array of attractions, it’s no wonder that travellers from around the world flock to this Australian gem. This unique character can even be found in its many hotels, with some truly quirky and fun stays unlike anywhere else in Australia.

If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind stay during your visit, why not consider a boutique hotel? We’ve handpicked the 10 best and most unique boutique hotels in Melbourne, perfect for those seeking a personalised and memorable travel experience. From historic conversions to modern builds, each of these properties offers a unique blend of comfort, style and local flavour.

Whether you’re a solo traveller, romantic duo, or family, you’re sure to find the perfect place to call home during your stay in Melbourne!

<strong>Adelphi Hotel Melbourne</strong>
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Adelphi Hotel Melbourne

Adelphi Hotel is the self-proclaimed world’s premier dessert hotel. The 34 rooms feature cherry-inspired lamps, liquorice stools and enchanting swinging couches, a complimentary mini-bar, world-class amenities, and a personal coffee station. Om Nom is the pride and joy of Adelphi: it is where the dessert reputation really shines. With delicacies that are as delicious as they are gorgeous, you will not be disappointed with a visit to the restaurant. Every corner of Adelphi is designed to immerse and amuse, from Om Nom Kitchen’s fanciful, artistic culinary prowess to bold contemporary art and in-room candy jars. Few things are as sweet as booking a stay at Adelphi Hotel.

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187 Flinders Lne, Melbourne, VIC 3000
<strong>Coppersmith Hotel</strong>
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Coppersmith Hotel

Located in South Melbourne, Coppersmith Hotel is an architecturally beautiful boutique hotel with a bistro, bar and rooftop retreat. Coppersmith Hotel is all about location, location, location; boasting you become a local when you stay with them as they are surrounded by some of the best international and local boutiques, restaurants and galleries. And, because they are a stone’s throw from Albert Park Lake and the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, it means you’re never far from a good jog. Merging intimacy with privacy, you can’t go wrong spending a night at Coppersmith Hotel – one of Melbourne’s best boutique hotels for 2023.

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435 Clarendon St, South Melbourne, VIC 3205
<strong>HOTEL NO</strong>
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Never say no to the one-of-a-kind experience found at HOTEL NO. This boutique hotel in Melbourne will have you staying inside one of six, 31-foot 1970’s Airstream trailers, completely refitted as designer urban accommodation atop a CBD car park. Each trailer comes fitted with a bed, shower, toilet, and seats for ultimate relaxation. This retro experience encourages guests to discover the city as a local, eating and drinking right in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. HOTEL NO will make you an offer you can’t refuse. One of the coolest boutique hotels in Melbourne!

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388-394 Flinders Lne, Melbourne, VIC 3000
<strong>Ink Hotel</strong>
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Ink Hotel

Sitting smack-bang in Southbank near the CBD, this new 162 room hotel places you a hop, skip and jump away from Melbourne’s top attractions, restaurants and only the coolest places to be. Vibrant colour and street art fill the space in Ink Hotel, with an overall creative, bohemian and unique energy that’s hard to replicate. With a tram line right outside your door, this cool boutique hotel in Melbourne is the perfect way to explore the world’s most liveable city and its many hidden gems.

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167 City Rd, Southbank, VIC 3006
<strong>The Jazz Corner Hotel</strong>
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The Jazz Corner Hotel

Think of The Jazz Corner Hotel as a playful boutique hotel meets a finger-snapping, horn-blowing jazz club. Centrally located, The Jazz Corner Hotel is perfect for those looking for accommodation with some personality, all within walking distance of shopping, cosmopolitan food markets, sophisticated restaurants, and specialist roaster cafes. And just below your room is the toe-tapping splendour of Bird’s Basement, one of the best jazz clubs in Melbourne. This funky hotel features top-quality queen or king-size pillow top bedding, fully equipped kitchens, ensuite bathrooms and private balconies. Don’t be a square and spend a night at The Jazz Corner Hotel.

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352 William St, Melbourne, VIC 3000
<strong>The Larwill Studio</strong>
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The Larwill Studio

If you’re wanting to discover a boutique hotel in Melbourne that takes the artistic flair from the city and brushes it to life in the hotels design, Art Series Hotels is for you. Each hotel takes inspiration from a namesake artist — hence The Larwill Studio is dedicated to David Larwill — whose playful and bright art complements the contemporary design. Each of the 96 rooms has been gorgeously constructed, with Larwill’s punchy artwork hanging on every wall, accompanied by matching bed sheets. So get creative at The Larwill Studio, one of the best boutique hotels in Melbourne.

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48 Flemington Rd, Parkville, VIC 3052
<strong>Ovolo Laneways</strong>
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Ovolo Laneways

Like the world-famous laneways of Melbourne, Ovolo Laneway is a treat the more you get to know it. Designed for the flexible and variable traveller in mind, Ovolo Laneways is distinguished from the rest with its modern and funky design that is made to make you feel both at home and like you’re having the holiday you deserve. Whether it’s best-rate guaranteed by booking through their website or their flexible cancellation policies, Ovolo understands how travelling can vary very easily.

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19 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, VIC 3000
<strong>QT Melbourne</strong>
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QT Melbourne

QT Melbourne is quirky, stylish, and immaculately accessorised. This luxury hotel in Melbourne has a vast array of artwork works filling the walls, transforming the space into an artisan playground of the eccentric and innovative. The rooms have timber floorboards, comfortable gel-topped beds, glamorous ensuites, and individualistic design which works to set it apart from your normal, run-of-the-mill hotel. When it comes to eating and drinking, there’s a lot to choose from, including the Pascale Bar and Grill, The Cake Shop and their own rooftop bar.

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133 Russell St, Melbourne, VIC 3000
<strong>Royce Hotel</strong>
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Royce Hotel

Renowned in the 1920s as Australia’s most glamorous automobile showroom, Royce Hotel has been reborn as one of the most exciting new boutique hotels in Melbourne. The hotel features stylish rooms and suites, flexible meeting and event spaces, the Amberoom lounge bar and, the award-winning Dish restaurant. Royce Hotel is perfectly located on St Kilda Road next to the Royal Botanic Gardens and provides easy access to the fashionable shopping and restaurant precincts of Toorak Road, Domain Road and Chapel Street, Melbourne’s CBD, the Shrine of Remembrance and Albert Park Lake.

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379 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, VIC 3004
<strong>W Melbourne Hotel</strong>
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W Melbourne Hotel

One of Melbourne’s first luxury lifestyle hotels, W Melbourne Hotel still finds a way to excite and delight patrons with its remarkable history and creative spirit. Located in the CBD on Flinders Lane, W Melbourne gives you an intimate taste of laneway culture – with some of Melbourne’s most exciting laneways filled with new bars and restaurants just next door. Wanting a quiet night in? W Melbourne will also be pleased to invite you to their two bars and three restaurants inside, serving delicious meals and drinks no matter your taste. With 294 bold rooms, don’t miss one of the best boutique hotels in Melbourne!

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408 Flinders Ln, Melbourne, VIC 3000

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This article was first published on July 23 2019. It was updated and edited by Hunter and Bligh on February 14 2023.
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