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St KildaMelbourne

Just behind Melbourne’s iconic St. Kilda Beach, this historic suburb is famous for its art scene, live music venues, mouth-watering cakes and the wild rides of Luna Park.

Long established as one of Melbourne’s creative hubs, St. Kilda is the city’s beachfront cultural hub, where the suburb’s bohemian roots mingle with new urban developments. Check out St. Kilda’s palm-lined beach and learn to kitesurf in the bay. Spend the day wandering along one of St. Kilda’s bustling main streets and experience stylish cafés, excellent restaurants, art galleries and boutique fashion stores.

A good way to start your day in St. Kilda is with a walk along the Esplanade. Stroll along the waterfront and take in views of the bay, dotted with ships coming and going from Docklands. Join the joggers, cyclists and skaters on the Bayside Cycling Trail, take a refreshing dip in the ocean or relax in the heated and filtered seawater at St. Kilda Sea Baths.

Explore Acland Street or Fitzroy Street to find a wide selection of casual cafés, upscale restaurants, fish and chip shops, gelatarias and cake shops. These streets are also filled with fashionable clothing shops, intriguing independent bookstores and a range of atmospheric bars. Stroll down Carlisle Street to experience the area’s European influence. Pick up a tasty bagel from one of the bakeries and learn about Melbourne’s Jewish heritage at the Jewish Museum of Australia.

No trip to St. Kilda is complete without a visit to Luna Park. Take in unbeatable views of the city and the bay from atop a rollercoaster or Ferris wheel or try your luck on the fun-filled carnival games for all ages.

As the sun sets, relax with a cold drink at the Esplanade Hotel, simply known as the Espy, a Melbourne mainstay in the rock ’n' roll scene. You might be able to see the colony of little penguins coming in to roost in their rookery by the St. Kilda Pier breakwater.

St. Kilda is easily reachable via the central city tram that runs through the Bourke Street Mall in the CBD. Visit St. Kilda in February to experience the wonderful St. Kilda Festival, a 9-day carnival of local music, arts and culture. Melbourne’s Pride March, which celebrates local gay and lesbian communities, also occurs in St. Kilda in February.


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Cosmopolitan Hotel
Cosmopolitan Hotel
4 out of 5
6 Carlisle Street, St Kilda, VIC
The price is AU$114 per night from 28 Dec. to 29 Dec.

This family-friendly Melbourne hotel is located by the sea, within a 5-minute walk of Luna Park and Palais Theatre. St Kilda Beach and Albert Park Lake are also ...

4/5Very Good! (996 reviews)

"Liked the Location and great support from Thallas and Reception Staff not the least forgetting Steve the Manager"…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2020

Cosmopolitan Hotel
Tolarno Hotel
Tolarno Hotel
4 out of 5
42 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, VIC
The price is AU$86 per night from 27 Dec. to 28 Dec.

Located in St Kilda, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St Kilda Pier and St. Kilda Sea Baths. St Kilda Esplanade Market and St Kilda Beach are also within ...

4.2/5Very Good! (997 reviews)
Quirky Hotel with Great Location

"The front desk were extremely friendly and helpful when assisting me to check in and directing me to my room. The rooms are very old but what they have done to the entire building to try and emphasise the quirkiness of the place by using interesting lighting and artwork is quite amazing and feels ..."…"

Reviewed on 28 Jun. 2020

Tolarno Hotel
Quest St Kilda Bayside
Quest St Kilda Bayside
4 out of 5
1 Eildon Road, St Kilda, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$138 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.

Located in St Kilda, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Fitzroy Street, Luna Park and Palais Theatre. St Kilda Beach and St Kilda Road are ...

4.3/5Excellent! (491 reviews)

"Nice apartment, the living and bedroom was nice & roomy. The bathroom and shower was a little small & pokey. Overall a nice & comfortable stay."…"

Reviewed on 25 May 2020

Quest St Kilda Bayside
Adara St Kilda
Adara St Kilda
4.5 out of 5
135 Inkerman Street, St Kilda, VIC
The price is AU$99 per night from 8 Dec. to 9 Dec.

Located in St Kilda, this luxury aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of St Kilda Road, Fitzroy Street and Luna Park. St Kilda Beach and Palais Theatre are ...

4.1/5Very Good! (574 reviews)
Handy location

"Great one bedroom apartment with all facilities including washing machine and dryer. Location near tram stop to city suited us and 10 min walk to Ackland St and St Kilda beach. Aldi underneath for all shopping needs. Staff at reception very helpful."…"

Reviewed on 23 Jan. 2020

Adara St Kilda
The Prince
The Prince
4.5 out of 5
2 Acland Street, St Kilda, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$188 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.

Located in St Kilda, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fitzroy Street, St Kilda Beach, and Luna Park. Palais Theatre and St Kilda Road are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (753 reviews)
Modern and luxurious hotel

"The hotel staff were so accommodating and lovely to deal with. The staff let me have a late check out of 5pm as I didn't check in until 5am that day - which was incredible. The hotel had amazing amenities and was so luxurious and the interior design was beautiful."…"

Reviewed on 28 Jun. 2020

The Prince
Sixty Two on Grey
Sixty Two on Grey
4 out of 5
62 Grey Street, St Kilda, VIC
The price is AU$89 per night from 31 Dec. to 1 Jan.

Located in St Kilda, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fitzroy Street and St Kilda Road. Luna Park and Palais Theatre are also within 15 minutes. Windsor ...

4.1/5Very Good! (211 reviews)

"It was close to beach secure, generally neat and clean, kettle power point in ridiculous spot and parking could be an issue"…"

Reviewed on 7 Jan. 2020

Sixty Two on Grey
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