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10 Best Hotels in Carlton

ibis Melbourne Swanston Street Hotel
3 out of 5
609 Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$118
per night
30 Mar. - 31 Mar.
0.96 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (1,784 reviews)

"My room was clean and quiet. It was well serviced every day. It was a bit out of the way for where I had to be in the city and the girl on the desk was not that sure when I asked for directions."…"

Reviewed on 26 Jan. 2020

ibis Melbourne Swanston Street Hotel
Best Western Plus Travel Inn Hotel
4 out of 5
Cnr Grattan and Drummond Streets, Carlton, VIC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$117
per night
19 Apr. - 20 Apr.
0.42 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (1,735 reviews)

"The best last decision ever. The location was very good! Closed from lygon st(little Italian) in Melbourne. Walking distance from CBD"…"

Reviewed on 29 Feb. 2020

Best Western Plus Travel Inn Hotel
Arrow on Swanston
3.5 out of 5
488 Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC
AU$96
per night
1 Apr. - 2 Apr.
1.11 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (1,300 reviews)

"Very central location. Small but functional accommodation, ideal as a base but not if you are going to spend a lot of time inside - it would be too cramped - we basically just slept there. Musty smell in room; we opened the balcony door but I suppose could have run the air conditioning to clear it. ..."…"

Reviewed on 12 Mar. 2020

Arrow on Swanston
Rydges on Swanston - Melbourne
4 out of 5
701 Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC
AU$143
per night
28 Apr. - 29 Apr.
0.73 km from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (1,853 reviews)

"Spacious room, good bed. Tram stop adjacent to hotel. Breakfast was a letdown only average if that."…"

Reviewed on 7 Mar. 2020

Rydges on Swanston - Melbourne
Zagame's House
4.5 out of 5
66 Lygon Street, Carlton, VIC
AU$169
per night
27 Apr. - 28 Apr.
0.92 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (61 reviews)

"Love the design, the location and the staff here. Modern, delicate, lovely. Will surely be back to Zagame when I come to Melbourne next time."…"

Reviewed on 1 Feb. 2020

Zagame's House
Lygon Lodge
3.5 out of 5
220 Lygon Street, Carlton, VIC
AU$115
per night
30 Mar. - 31 Mar.
0.58 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (943 reviews)

"Ability to park under cover and the pleasing attitude of the receptionist"…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar. 2020

Lygon Lodge
Quest Carlton on Finlay
3 out of 5
2-9 Finlay Place, Carlton, VIC
AU$130
per night
30 Mar. - 31 Mar.
0.78 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (497 reviews)

"We requested a unit with a view and that's what we got. Rosalynn at reception helped us out as best she could."…"

Reviewed on 14 Feb. 2020

Quest Carlton on Finlay
Plum Carlton Serviced Apartments
3 out of 5
528 Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC
AU$95
per night
30 Mar. - 31 Mar.
0.97 km from city centre
3.7/5Good! (574 reviews)

"Close to downtown. Well stocked kitchen, including laundry detergent. Staff extremely friendly and helpful."…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar. 2020

Plum Carlton Serviced Apartments
Clocktower Apartment Hotel
4 out of 5
255 Drummond Street, Carlton, VIC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$113
per night
1 Apr. - 2 Apr.
0.33 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (72 reviews)

"The location, very well placed for all types of activities - families, nightlife, bars, restaurants, cafés, a supermarket, speciality stores... Apartments are quite clean, well fitted out, quite and secure - even with sound proof windows"…"

Reviewed on 28 Feb. 2020

Clocktower Apartment Hotel
Alston Apartments Hotel
3.5 out of 5
138 Elgin Street, Carlton, VIC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$98
per night
1 Apr. - 2 Apr.
0.05 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (287 reviews)

"Receptionist conveyed all necessary information to me which were easily understood and implemented. He was very friendly, polite and efficient. Free continuous wifi much appreciated."…"

Reviewed on 3 Feb. 2020

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Visiting Carlton

Families will find kid-friendly activities in Carlton, and visitors give high marks for the shopping and top-notch restaurants. This welcoming city also attracts tourists with its museums. Melbourne Cricket Ground, St. Kilda Beach, and Melbourne Museum are some of the top sights around the area.

  • You'll find 1261 Expedia hotels and other accommodations in the larger area of Melbourne
  • The closest major airport is in Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon) 10.1 from the city center
  • The next closest is in Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) 17.8 away

Sightseeing and Staying in Carlton

The city is well known for its museums and cultural venues like Royal Exhibition Building. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Lygon Street and Carlton Gardens.

As you plan your holiday retreat, you'll find 35 hotels and other lodging options to choose from in Carlton. These are highly ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Carlton Terrace - Amenities in this 3.5-star apartment include a kitchenette and free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its helpful staff and clean, comfortable rooms.
  • Quest Carlton on Finlay - This 3-star apartment features free WiFi, parking, and concierge services. Expedia customers like its quiet location and helpful staff.

Top places to see around the area include Melbourne Cricket Ground, located 1.6 mi (2.6 from the city center, and St. Kilda Beach, which is 4.9 mi (7.8 away.

Dressing for Carlton

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 80°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 50°F
  • From April to June, the average is 68°F during the day and 41°F at night
  • July through September sees average temperatures of 64°F during the day and 41°F at night
  • In October-December, you can expect 75°F as the daytime average and 45°F as the nighttime average
  • Average annual rainfall for Carlton is 0.47 inches
  • February and January are usually the hottest months averaging 78°F, while July and June are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 41°F

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