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Melbourne hotels are peppered around the sprawling city, in districts such as the CBD (Central Business District), Fitzroy, St Kilda, South Yarra and Italian-flavoured Carlton.
You should hang your holiday hat according to your plans. For shopping, attractions and mainstream nightlife, stay in the buzz of the CBD, where you'll find some of the top luxury hotels in Melbourne. For an alternative nightlife scene, independent boutiques, quirky cafés, an arty atmosphere and more of a local neighbourhood feel, look for hotels in Fitzroy, which is home to Brunswick Street.
The beaches of St Kilda draw backpackers as well as other travellers, and you can expect to find budget hotels and hostels by the beach, as well as a plethora of four- and five-star hotels with sea views.
If sporting events are bringing you to Melbourne, look for hotels south of the river. The MCG is in Yarra Park and plays host to cricket and Aussie Rules football, as is Melbourne Park, home of the Australian Open -the tennis championship. Also south of the city is Albert Park Lake, which welcomes Formula 1 fans every year for the Australian Grand Prix. The only sporting exception to the south of town rule is the Melbourne Gold Cup, held at Flemington Racecourse (see events, below).
Across the city you can easily find hotels from well-known names among the locally managed and run establishments. Look out for Comfort Inn, Best Western, Hilton, Holiday Inn, Radisson, Quality Inn, Travelodge, Mercure, Marriott, Novotel, Quest, Ibis, Travelodge and Crowne Plaza.