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10 Best Hotels in Chinatown

Rydges Melbourne Hotel
4 out of 5
186 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, VIC
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The price is AU$118 per night
0.13 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (2,979 reviews)

"Room was set up with kids sofa bed made. Room Service was prompt and polite. Beds were comfy."…"

Reviewed on 27 Feb. 2020

Rydges Melbourne Hotel
Mantra on Russell
4.5 out of 5
222 Russell Street, Melbourne, VIC
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The price is AU$149 per night
0.13 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,112 reviews)

"Spaciousness of our apartment was great. So was the location."…"

Reviewed on 16 May 2020

Mantra on Russell
Ovolo Laneways
4 out of 5
19 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, VIC
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The price is AU$194 per night
0.29 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (862 reviews)
Amazing staff an place

"Amazing place treated like royalty and made to feel super special on our stay.."…"

Reviewed on 21 Feb. 2020

Ovolo Laneways
Punthill Little Bourke
4 out of 5
11-17 Cohen Place, Melbourne, VIC
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The price is AU$126 per night
0.06 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (1,706 reviews)

"Excellent location. Friendly staff. Good amenities"…"

Reviewed on 23 Mar. 2020

Punthill Little Bourke
Coppin Apartments on Little Bourke
3.5 out of 5
24 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, VIC
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0.25 km from city centre
3.5/5Good! (815 reviews)

"We arrived after reception had closed and the apartment we'd been allocated was definitely unloved - the TV didn't work, there was no food bin in the kitchen, the shower door was missing and one of the armchairs was broken. When we went to reception to check in the following morning, they were very ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Mar. 2020

Coppin Apartments on Little Bourke
The Paramount Serviced Apartments Melbourne
4 out of 5
181 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, VIC
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The price is AU$160 per night
0.12 km from city centre
3.9/5Good! (1,368 reviews)

"The Paramount is in a fantastic spot for theatre-goers, or anyone who wants the city on their doorstep. The rooms are a little shabby, but bathroom and kitchen have been done over really nicely. Friendly staff and great value for money in my opinion."…"

Reviewed on 28 Feb. 2020

The Paramount Serviced Apartments Melbourne
Lancemore Crossley St.
5 out of 5
51 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, VIC
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0.2 km from city centre
Lancemore Crossley St.
City Limits Hotel
3.5 out of 5
20 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, VIC
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0.28 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (937 reviews)

"Reception fantastic. Spacious room. Basic but spotless."…"

Reviewed on 12 Mar. 2020

City Limits Hotel
The Town Apartments
4 out of 5
6 Tattersalls Lane, Melbourne, VIC
The price is AU$114 per night
0.29 km from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (55 reviews)

"Great location, very helpful owners comfortable bed and very clean we will be back"…"

Reviewed on 25 Jan. 2020

The Town Apartments
Three Bedroom Penthouse at Paramount
3.5 out of 5
181 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, VIC
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0.11 km from city centre
3.5/5Good! (6 reviews)

"Location gave access to a variety of entertainment and restaurants in close vicinity."…"

Reviewed on 5 Apr. 2019

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Visiting Chinatown

Families will find kid-friendly activities in Chinatown, and visitors give high marks for the shopping, top-notch restaurants, and Chinatown. Welcoming and vibrant, this city attracts tourists with its theaters and entertainment choices. Around the area, top sights include Melbourne Cricket Ground, St. Kilda Beach, and Bourke Street Mall.

  • There are 14 hotels and other accommodations in Chinatown
  • The closest major airport is in Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon) 11.3 from the city center
  • The next closest is in Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) 18.9 away

Sightseeing and Staying in Chinatown

Well known for its theaters, the city's cultural venues include Her Majesty's Theatre, East End Theatre District, and Princess Theatre. In the area, you'll also find Melbourne Cricket Ground and St. Kilda Beach.

As you plan your holiday getaway, you'll find 14 hotels and other lodging options available to pick from in Chinatown. Here are top ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Ovolo Laneways - Guests who stay at this 4-star hotel in Chinatown can enjoy access to a rooftop terrace and parking, along with a free stocked minibar. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and clean, comfortable rooms.
  • Mantra on Russell - Our customers like the dining options and clean, quiet rooms at this aparthotel. Guests who stay at this 4.5-star aparthotel in Chinatown can enjoy access to a restaurant and an indoor pool, along with WiFi.
  • About Melbourne Apartments - Guests who stay at this 4-star apartment in Chinatown can enjoy access to parking and an in-room kitchen.

In the surrounding area, popular places to see include Bourke Street Mall, located 0.3 mi (0.4 from the city center, and Melbourne Central, which is 0.3 mi (0.5 away.

Dressing for Chinatown

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

Frequently asked questions

What's it like in Chinatown?
Chinatown is a welcoming neighbourhood known for its array of dining options and major shopping area. Looking for sights you might find in a travel guide about Chinatown? Consider a visit to Her Majesty’s Theatre while you’re in the neighbourhood. If you’re searching for places to stay in Melbourne, you will definitely find something to meet your needs with 23 Chinatown hotels and other types of accommodation to choose from.
What's a favourite place to stay in Chinatown?
Based on our traveller data, Rydges Melbourne Hotel is one of the top choices for your stay in Chinatown. This 4-star hotel offers a restaurant and an outdoor pool. It’s located steps from Her Majesty’s Theatre. Other good options for your stay in the area include Ovolo Laneways and Lancemore Crossley St..
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Chinatown, will I receive a refund?
Yes! Most hotel reservations are fully refundable provided that you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your scheduled arrival. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, it may still be possible to cancel it and be given a refund within 24 hours of booking. Add your dates and click on “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to review the best deals available in Chinatown.
What can I see and do in this Melbourne neighbourhood?
You can check out a show at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Comedy Theatre and East End Theatre District while you’re in Chinatown. When you’re sightseeing in Melbourne, Princess Theatre and Bourke Street Mall are also worth a stop.

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