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St Kilda

Melbourne
St Kilda featuring landscape views, a city and general coastal views

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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Tolarno Hotel
Tolarno Hotel
4 out of 5
42 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, VIC
The price is AU$71 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
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! (982 reviews)
"good, clean accommodation and friendly staff"

Reviewed on 23 May 2021

Tolarno Hotel
Rydges St Kilda
Rydges St Kilda
4 out of 5
35-37 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, VIC
The price is AU$118 per night from 8 Aug. to 8 Aug.
This family-friendly Melbourne hotel is located on the Strip, within a 10-minute walk of Fitzroy Street, St Kilda Pier and St. Kilda Sea Baths. Palais Theatre ...
3.8/5Good! (968 reviews)
"Great location, friendly staff and convenient parking spot at extra cost"

Reviewed on 27 Jun. 2021

Rydges St Kilda
Adara St Kilda
Adara St Kilda
4.5 out of 5
135 Inkerman Street, St Kilda, VIC
The price is AU$90 per night from 28 Jul. to 28 Jul.
Located in St Kilda, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of St Kilda Road, Fitzroy Street and Luna Park. St Kilda Beach and Palais Theatre are also ...
4.1/5Very Good! (574 reviews)
Convenient Palce at St. Kilda
"It is really handy located just above the Aldi and within walking distance to everywhere."

Reviewed on 14 Apr. 2021

Adara St Kilda
Cosmopolitan Hotel
Cosmopolitan Hotel
4 out of 5
6 Carlisle Street, St Kilda, VIC
The price is AU$132 per night from 23 Aug. to 23 Aug.
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! (987 reviews)
just fine
"nice - what i expected, just a bit too much street noise from trams etc disturbing sleep.."

Reviewed on 6 Apr. 2021

Cosmopolitan Hotel
The Prince
The Prince
4.5 out of 5
2 Acland Street, St Kilda, VIC
The price is AU$189 per night from 27 Jul. to 27 Jul.
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! (755 reviews)
"Character building with tasteful modern internal renovation. Modern comfortable facilities & amenities. Close to all the attractions St Kilda has to offer."

Reviewed on 20 Mar. 2021

The Prince
Quest St Kilda Bayside
Quest St Kilda Bayside
4 out of 5
1 Eildon Road, St Kilda, VIC
The price is AU$127 per night from 25 Jul. to 25 Jul.
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! (498 reviews)
"Great location, very pleasant staff, well supplied kitchen. Could have better signage showing which direction to rooms."

Reviewed on 11 May 2021

Quest St Kilda Bayside
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