Best Western Hotel Melbourne's Princes Park Motor Inn,  Melbourne

4.0/5  - based on 293 guest reviews.
2 Sydney Road, Brunswick, 3056, Melbourne, Australia - See map
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When you next visit Melbourne and are searching for good quality family accommodation or superior motel accommodation in Melbourne, why not stay with us at the Best Western Melbourne's Princes Park Motor Inn? We are located on the north edge of the city of Melbourne along beautiful tree lined Royal Parade close to most major attractions. We offer several different types of rooms. rooms for singles or couples that include motel rooms and spa rooms, and family accommodation that include studio apartments with kitchen and one bedroom apartments with kitchen. We cater towards budget accommodation but have very well appointed luxury rooms as well. Whether you are in Melbourne on business as a corporate guest or in Melbourne and requiring family accommodation, the level of service and hospitality we provide is second to none. We take pride in striving towards giving you old fashioned hospitality. At Melbourne's Princes Park Motor Inn we give you the best possible service and accommodation by providing you with good quality rooms. We believe that the most important thing you need is a good, comfortable bed to sleep on in a fresh clean room. We work hard to deliver this to all of our guests. We have several different types of accommodation package to suit everyone with a budget. Affordable Motel Rooms for 2-3 people, Spa Rooms for 1-2 people, Studio Serviced Apartments with kitchen for 1-4 people and one Bedroom Apartment with Kitchen for 1-3 people.

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Best Western Melbourne's Princes Park Motor Inn,Melbourne
  • 4
    « Good For What We Wanted »

    We extended a work trip to Melbourne into a long weekend to see family in East Brunswick and see some of what Melbourne has to offer. The Princes Park is far enough out of Melbourne city that you get free parking but not too far out to visit the sites (about an $11.00 Uber ride). We made our own breakfast in our deluxe room which had a kitchenette and a table and chairs. The bed was comfortable and we both got a good nights sleep. The reception staff I found to be polite helpful and genuinely friendly. It was right on Sydney Road and overlooked a nice park. Only downside for us was there was no lift and we had to carry our bags up a stairs to the third floor which was not so bad but if you were not too strong with a big case it could be a problem. I would stay again.

    « Highly recommended »

    This is the 2nd time we have stayed here and have found this to be in a great location, very helpful staff, clean tidy rooms with good facilities, easy access as we have had trailers both times. We have stayed in a motel room and an apartment and both have been great. Very close to shops, restaurants, pubs, supermarkets and tram stop very close. Across from a beautiful park to walk around. As our room was close to the main road with the door closed it did not worry us. Beds were very comfortable and pillows were so nice. Bathroom in excellent condition. I would stay here again and would recommend to anyone.

    « good value for money »

    arrived fairly late and left early, room was adequate, had a fridge and kettle. bathroom was ok size. lots of parking not far from melbourne and philip island. staff were friendly. quiet no road noise.

    « Wonderful Motel »

    We have enjoyed the hospitality of this motel many times, the service & welcome have never changed. Breakfast always arrives when ordered & well prepared. Very good location, handy to freeway & tram stop to travel into the city. Room is always neat, tidy & clean & comfortable bed. A credit to the owners. Will be back when next in Melb. Staff always remember we prefer ground floor room, because of age.

    « Great location »

    We stayed last weekend and again this weekend. The location is fantastic, across the road from a tram stop and easy to find when driving. Free parking is also a bonus. The rooms are clean, comfortable bedding and excellent air con. We always stay here when visiting Melbourne.

    « Affordable and good view »

    They have a room type with complete kitchen set with electric stove, microwave, water heater, dining table and refrigerator. The room is spacious, can fit 3 adults. Just like 1 bedroom apartment. Very close to the tram stop and princes park.

    « Week day getaway to the city for a live show. »

    Clean and confortable rooms with friendly staff and a very reasonable tarrif for a motel so close to Melbourne CBD. Easy to get to and find, with ample off street parking. Just a short walk to shops and cafes or to the parkland over the road.

    « First class service »

    had a slight problem that we had been given an upstairs room but they did all they could to switch us and finally found us an upgraded room on the ground floor at no extra cost and even came and took the bags from our car to the room. The hotel is on a main route into the city right across from the a park and close to lots of restaurants. Exceptional value for a city hotel.

    « Great Location for the City »

    Room 204 on Ground Floor, very clean & tidy good space in bathroom particularly the shower alcove. Route 19 tram is 50-60 metres away...takes approx. 20 mins to Flinders Street.7/11 store is located adjacent to motel. Lots of "shopping' down Sydney Road.

    « Good location and price »

    If you are looking for a good price hotel, 10 min from the city but near the Sydney road with a range of restaurants and cult life experience, that is the place to stay. Room is big enough, free parking and internet. In front of the beautiful Princes Park and easy public transport.

  • 5
    « Best value in Melbourne. »

    Only stayed one night but for location and price you want get any better deal in Melbourne. Check in was fast and Alistair was excellent in doing so. For less than one hundred dollars I did not expect such nice rooms with coffee and biscuits , free wi fi and parking. Tram stop right next to Hotel number 19 tram takes you straight to the city in 10 minutes. Myki card can be purchased or topped up right next door from the 7 eleven and is also handy if you are looking for a snack. Noise not a problem I think I have found my new choice of Hotel when I visit Melbourne again.

    « Great for those driving into Melbourne. Awesome staff. »

    On first impression the location of the hotel (in reality a motel) is a little odd being probably twenty minutes to half hour fro the CBD depending on mode of transport. (And in fairness we booked and paid for the hotel ?blind? on and were looking for closer). That said it is served very well by the tram 19 which is virtually next door and was not an inconvenience. At the same time, the location makes it a great location to drive yo and park for access to the city. Parking is, valuably, FREE. The rooms have a motel feel but are perfectly adequate. The most memorable aspect of this Best Western is the staff. Who are wonderfully friendly, professional and helpful. Jacinda, with whom we shared our enjoyment of watching ?Book of Mormon?, was especially lovely. Thanks BW.

    « Great Apartment Stat »

    We booked one bedroom apartment for seven days. We were upgraded to a larger apartment which was big and roomy it had a good kitchen big dining room and good size lounge room with sofa The bedroom and bathroom was seperate to the living area Staff were excellent and friendly Location is near princes park with tram stop outside your door could get tram into town very close to lygon street We had a very pleasant stay and will be back extremely affordable too

    « Convenient and clean motel »

    The motel was conveniently located near a tram stop and close to people we wished to visit. The room was comfortable, clean, the TV worked and the shower was hot. Although we didn't use the full kitchen, I imagine that other people would have found this very useful. Even though there were four adults in the room, it didn't feel crowded which was a definite plus.

    « 2nd visit »

    Was greeted with amazing friendly staff. Fabulous room and so close to the trams for commute to Melbourne CBD or other locations. Easy walk to pubs and Coles / Woolworths. Will stay everytime I come to Melbourne.

    « Great Location »

    Check in was a breeze and handled very professionally by a clerk called Lester who turned out to be very friendly offered amazing service and is a credit to the Best Western chain ,My booked room was not satisfactory as I was on a business trip and the free wifi was not adequate in that particular room ,I had requested a quiet room and was booked into a room on the third floor at the back side of the hotel ,Lester arranged a new room for me closer to reception and even carried my heavy bags for me to the new room where the wifi was fast and the room was quiet ,Room 217 a nice choice , The room itself was clean with all of the amenities required for a comfortable stay for 6 nights ,It also had a spa which was great to relax in after a long day ,My only comment here is that when using the Spa for your shower the Spa floor is very slippery and The property really should supple those rubber mats to Stand on so that you don't slip ,The rooms are serviced daily and the towels ,Bath soaps ect all all good quality , The location is very good right on the corner of Royal parade and Sydney Road where there are lots of restaurants and a coles and Woolies just a few steps away in the Barkly centre ,All in all a great stay the Staff were all very pleasant and the service was excellent ,I will definitely return

    « Great location. »

    Great location, excellent service, very clean room and surprisingly quiet given the location. Off street parking was available which was an added bonus. It was easy to find coming in from Sydney Road.

    « Great location, delux studio aparntment everything you need »

    I stayed here overnight while working late in Brunswick. The studio apartment was very clean, modern looking and had a great bathroom. Free wifi, small kitchen with basic facilities and i even got a small balcony. The beds were comfortable and heaps of pillow choices so there was no putting up with lumpy or rock hard pillows. The location is great for anyone wanting to go anywhere in or around the city. Tram stops only 1min walk, great park across the road and heaps of food choices including a supermarket only minutes walk away. Only negative is that it is a busy street intersection and the road noise could be a little troublesome for light sleepers. i was very impressed and wont hesitate to return again.

    « Good location »

    Getting here by car is easy and so is the parking and the staff - all of them - are nice and helpful. First we got an upgrade to a ground floor room and with 80 kg. of luggage that is MOST appreciated! Then the recpetionist lent us a MYKI-card so we did not have to spend too much on the tram - we of course will return them. The location is great - you can take the tram more or less right outside the door and it will take you straight to the city. Sydney Road is a busy street with shopping and restaurants. Gallery 324 has great pizza - and delivers for free to the hotel :-) Good sleep quality, nice rooms - had a little problem with the shower it went from nice to icecold and back and then to burning hot.... But only when I showered, my husband had no problems?!?

    « Melbourne Stopover »

    Great spot, very close to city and Lygon St. We drove from Sydney so it was great to be able to park easy at no cost. Room was very clean and comfortable. Nice towels, hand towels and face washer. Staff were lovely. Highly recommend and very reasonable.

  • 5
    « Great value »

    The room was in very good condition, clean and had all those things present that you often find missing in cheaper hotels. It was convenient to trams and a shopping centre. For the price, this is by far the best that I have booked in Melbourne. The rooms were upstairs, and had no lift, which didn't help my knee, but the stairs were straight/dog-leg, and easy to use. There is some construction noise next door - I arrived late, and assumed that the noise I heard in the morning was a garbage truck, and turned over and went back to sleep. It turned out to be a backhoe loading rubble from the building site. However since the site is on the balcony side and the bathroom is on the same side, noise is not loud. I extended my stay by one day, and would definitely stay there again if I could still get a similar price. It was lovely to be able to look out over the park in the morning.

    « Motel worth the stay »

    Great location near trams straight to the city. Easy to drive to and free parking. Easy access to the freeway and Melbourne airport. Great parks with walking-running tracks just over the road. Friendly staff both in the office and the house cleaners.

    « Great Value, Outstanding Customer Service »

    This hotel provides great location and amenities with Value for Money. The rooms are clean and quite and cater for your basic needs. Their customer service is simply outstanding. Management and staff make you feel like you are arriving home and meeting up with old friends. Highly recommended.

    « Fabulous once again! »

    We've stayed here many, many times and keep coming back. It's clean, neat, free parking, tram stop right outside, and great prices. Wifi is free and reliable and you don't even have to keep logging in. There is a free washing machine onsite, so no need to take lots of luggage. It's worth paying a little bit more to have the room with the kitchen, as it provided much more space and was very convenient for making breakfast and snacks. The staff are wonderful and nothing is too much trouble. We'll certainly be back many more times.

    « Convenience in Melbourne »

    Convenience and comfort at a very reasonable price. We have stayed here previously and were impressed by the staff on that occasion. We will stay there next time we visit Melbourne. An interesting suburb with many restaurants and quirky shops.

    « Comfortable night in »

    Great location and had all the required amenities for a hotel. Room was comfortable, as was the bed. Service also great. I forgot my jacket and they called me straight away. Thank you! We only stayed one night but would have been happy to stay longer if necessary.

    « Deluxe is not what it used to be. Wifi unreliable on iphone. »

    I booked a slightly more expensive deluxe room deciding to have a nicer experience than standard for a change after a month of cheap deals but was quite disappointed. A standard apartment would have given me just as good an experience I feel. Couch was tired and marked. Divan was sat out. Freezer in fridge did not even freeze our ice packs despite being turned right up and it needed defrosting. Curtains were too long and hung awkwardly which looked unpleasant. Was in a dark wet back alley that had no view whatsoever. Parking was awkward especially with a bigger vehicle and it was not outside the room. Bathroom was good and toiletry selection was excellent. Shower pressure was just average; certainly not as strong as others. Bed was comfortable enough but not a king in a deluxe apartment as would once have been more typical. Kitchen was basic but adequate. Provided for our needs but was not what I expected I had paid for. Photos look better than reality.

    « Reasonable location »

    Surprised this motel has been rated as 4 star, while the location is convenient for the 19 tram and the staff were lovely the room is quite dated, the bed in my room was past its use by date. Free Wifi and parking is a bonus and it is an easy walk to shops and restaurants.

    « Excellent service and great rooms »

    This was my first stay at this hotel and I was looked after really well by the staff who allowed me to check nearly after a very early flight inbound to Melbourne. Super fast wifi to get work done and the rooms are extremely comfortable. Would highly recommend.

    « Great service, value for money »

    Stayed her on my first night in Melbourne. Felt very welcomed by the friendly staff who was easy to chat with and gave many useful information about the city and some free maps to keep. We were also pleasantly surprised when the both of us were given a free upgrade to a bigger room that was facing the garden/city from the second floor. Was probably due to our big luggages, but it was a really thoughtful gesture. The room was clean, towels and toiletries sufficient. There was good heating, both in the bathroom and toilet as well. Bed also had electric warmers. There was a kitchen with all the cooking facilities. Free parking just below the apartment was also a great bonus. Only slight issue we had was that the balcony door could not be locked. Nevertheless we had a great experience overall, and felt safe in the compound.

  • 4
    « Service gets it over the 3 star line »

    The location is terrific for access to the city as well as the Tulla down Brunswick road. Close enough to so many cafes and restaurants that you can leave the car behind and walk. Rooms are ok but the lay out of buildings is a bit of a mess and parking can be awkward. Stayed three times in past month and service had been excellent every time from a multitude of different staff - good culture.

    « We asked for a quiet room; we were directed to a grey building on the property and it was QUIET!! »

    We had to walk up 2 flights of stairs which did not bother us; we found the stairs and did not search for a lift so I do not know if that building has a lift. The room was comfortable with very modern touches and as mentioned it was VERY quiet and we had a good night's sleep. The people at the desk were very welcoming.We were in Melbourne for Mother's Day and then saw the Van Gogh exhibition at the National gallery of Victoria

    « Good value for money hotels »

    I stayed in the hotel for 5 nights. The room was clean and well maintained. Although not too big, it was very comfortable for a couple. The location is about 5-10 mins drive from the CBD. Also, if you drive, there is a plenty of car park lot in the hotel. There are also 2 tram stations right next to it. Hence, it is very convenient to travel around. Unfortunately, the only amenities around is just 1 convenience store. If you need a meal or snack, you've gotta travel further for about 10-15 mins walk. In overall, I am pleased with my stay there.

    « Th eplace to stay in Melbourne »

    Awesome spot so well situated for Trams and Sydney Rd and just across the road from Princes Park where you can enjoy a lovely morning or evening walk. The tram ride is just 4-5 stops form the Victoria markets and the tram goes straight down Elizabeth street to the Railway Station, where you can get on the city loop. Travel cards are available from the 711 next door to the facility. Lygon Street is just a short 20min walk or you can take the car. This site has complimentary off street parking.

    « Overnight stay. »

    Friendly and helpful staff. Clean room, a little small for price. Coming from a small country town it was a bit noisy but we slept well and enjoyed our brief stay. Taxi drivers in this area seemed to very helpful and friendly.

    « Excellent if Driving to Melbourne »

    The Motel provides excellent rooms and facilities with free wifi and car parking, if you are driving to Melbourne. It is close to various food outlets and restaurants. Easy access to city by tram virtually at front door. The Motel has great room options at good prices.

    « Nice room great location »

    Spent a night comming to a wedding, nice room comfy bed in great location in brunswick easy walk to restaurants but pretty noisy dispite haveing a quiet room. 15 mins by taxi from airport made travel easy but they do have a shuttle service

    « Great location »

    Great location, great staff. Rooms were fine and had everything we needed. Public transport is right outside and the hotel provided Myki cards for us to use. Would absolutely stay here again as it is clean and well located.

    « Convenience and clean »

    This is by far one of the most economical and best location to stay in melbourne if you are driving. We drove from sydney and wanted to stay closest to the city with free car park. Driving times are 5 min to lygon st, 10 min to brunswick street and 15 min to city. The rooms were very clean and serviced daily. Although the shower in our room was a little outdated but overall the toilet was modern with all amenities provided. Will stay again for sure.

    « Wedding visit »

    Finding a hotel for 7 people was always going to be a problem. We found the best western on wotif. Arrived to find exceptional accommodation at an exceptional price. Extremely clean modern facilities.

  • 2
    « Disappointed »

    We paid for a "deluxe studio apartment" I think that description is misleading. My interpretation of an apartment is a separate bedroom- this was really a studio. This is an old motel but has had some renovations. Pros: Location is excellent. Trams stop, 7/11 and pub within 100 metres. Bathroom is modern with a good shower. park opposite the motel Cons: Most towels were threadbare- you could see through them! Noise- noisy location from traffic and passers by Security- the car park is not fenced off and people use the carpark as a short cut ( hundreds of them!) The milk in the fridge are those little satchel style. A 250ml carton of milk would be more practical and better for the environment. This motel is not suited to elderly people as you have to go up stairs to all the rooms as it is built over the carpark

    « Friendly service, but needs update »

    We chose this Motel for having parking but being fairly central. We were upgraded to a suite with kitchen, which was great, but really the rooms were dark and had many maintenance problems, which the concierge tried unsuccessfully to correct, like dripping ceiling in the bathroom and non- functioning clock radio. The good location makes up for these failings, an die the friendly service.

    « Convenient and good value »

    On the edge of Melbourne's CBD. Trams close by so easy to get into the middle of Melbourne. Supermarket, food venues, park and zoo also close. Room was clean and comfortable. Price extremely reasonable considering its proximity to the city.

    « Quality service, located on edge of CBD »

    I was impressed with the warm welcome and professional service received at reception. The Motel is positioned well with a direct tram line to the CBD, stopping right in front of the facility. Rooms are well appointed, kept modern, good space and comfortable beds. Free parking and a stones throw to the eateries in Brunswick. Good price, great staff and located just out of CBD.

    « Good value »

    This motel has comfortable rooms, excellent service, it has easy access to public transport trams and taxis, easy access to many kinds of food in Sydney Road restaurants and easy access to central Melbourne

    « Another wonderful stay »

    For our family it's a given to stay here. Good value, clean and comfortable rooms and a very handy location. We drive off the highway down Sydney road and park car. It's then walk/tram/cab for the entire stay. Of course excellent customer service is a given here.

    « Excellent arrival hotel »

    I fly to Melbourne several times a year and I have found this is one of the best hotels I have stayed at. Easy to get to by Taxi (just outside CDB) and right on the route 19 tram so easily accessable if using the Skybus to Southern Cross. The staff are happy to assist even when I've turned up at 3 in the morning shattered from a 24 hour flight. I wholeheartedly recomment this hotel and will continue to use it for every trip.

    « Friendly »

    Found all the staff to be very lovely and friendly and helpful. Rooms were basic but perfect for our needs. Free parking and wifi was perfect for us. Easy to get to and close to where we wanted to go. Thank you

    « A little piece of culinary heaven »

    If you are Brunswick St (and if you aren't, why not?) do your mouth a favour and eat here. Contemporary decor meets great food and lovely hosts. Wear something loose around the waste because you will be very full.

    « Excellent place to stay »

    This hotel is excellent, clean rooms, extra large bathroom, super friendly helpful staff. There was only 1 problem, the address if put into a gps does not get you to the hotel. 2 Sydney rd takes you around in circles you need to use park st to get there but apart from that the hotel is excellent close to everything.

  • 5
    « Grandads on the roadagain »

    Awesome spot stayed there a lot so handy for trams and Princess Park walking tracks. Sydney Rd and the Airport. Off street parking and very clean neat and tidy one of my favourite places in Melbourne to stay

    « Business & Pleasure Visit »

    I broke my leg earlier this year. Each time we come to Melbourne we stay at the Best Western Princess Park. I book there ground floor room with Disability Facilities. It helps me tremendously. Thnx you

    « Great motel »

    The motel was a great location. Walking to the tram stop right outside the motel with Sydney road restaurants, cafés and cool shops minutes away. Close to RMIT brunswick campus and the CBD. The rooms were clean and a large room has a kitchen with views of the park.

    « Excellent Service »

    I didn't expect to receive such the excellent service from all staff. I would recommended the hotel to colleagues, family and friends. Everyone from the manager to the room attendants were friendly and professional, I would stay again. There are very good restaurants and cafes in the area and only 17 minutes to the city by tram.

    « Great Location, Spacious & Comfortable Room »

    Very friendly reception. Room spacious, light & comfortable. Quiet. Handy to public transport. Large bathroom, ample hot water. Off street parking. Very comfortable bed. Breakfast menu good choices & well priced. Will be back.

    « Simple and clean, good location, low cost, friendly »

    One of few near city hotels with free and plentiful parking, good free wifi, clean and simple room. Low cost, friendly staff, next to supermarket, near city - all plus points. The night manager was also cheerful and helpful.

    « Average »

    Was an ok place to spend one night on our trip. Could have been fixed up a bit as its rundown and clearly just keeps being patched up to stay operating. Bed was uncomfortably soft and linen smelled strongly of bleach. Toilet paper was a single sheet dispenser which is ridiculous in this day and age. Only really acceptable as a place to sleep when passing through to get off the road.

    « This place is great. The location is perfect and the hotel is clean and well managed »

    We have stayed here a few times and never been disappointed. The location opposite Princes Park is perfect for the morning after a big night. The location at the top of Sydney Road means that there is delicious food super close. There is a supermarket nearby. The staff have always been friendly and helpful with late check out being offered at the time of check in.

    « Welcoming smile »

    This motel is so welcoming and helpful , out the staff assisted with geniality and promptness which eased our way into the fabulous city of Melbourne. Crisp , clean and comfy. No more to want for a one night stay . I will come here again . No worries.

    « Comfortable and convenient »

    Both convenient to the CBD and with much amenity in the direct surroundings, this motel was great for us and our one-year old. The studio room with its kitchen accommodated us well, was well appointed and nicely finished. The bathroom and kitchen were fully renovated with good ventilation and fittings. Parking on-site was directly below our room, so very convenient, with easy access to Park St and Princes Pde/ Sydney Rd. If there are any negatives, it would be no lift access to our room (but I'm guessing other blocks had lift access for access-impaired travellers), and the street noise from Sydney Rd/ Princes Pde was loud at times. The latter could be taken care of with a window upgrade to double glazing. But for the attractive price so convenient to the city, these were not major problems.

  • 5
    « Great accommodation »

    The Princes Park Motor Inn is a great place to stay as it is only a short tram ride into the cbd and the tram stop is right beside the motel. The rooms are always very clean and comfortable and the staff are amazing. There are some great shops in the area and a couple of supermarkets within easy walking distance. I have stayed here many times and have always enjoyed my stay.

    « Two bedroom apartment »

    We recently stayed with a 6,4 and 10 month old. We regularly stay at this Best Western for its location, parking, customer service and cleanliness. Good family friendly restaurants close by, great shopping centre with supermarkets, medical centre and Princes Park across the road for the kids to stretch their legs. This time we stayed in the 2 bedroom apartment and WOW! Well appointed, clean, spacious. The washing machine, dryer and dishwasher were an excellent bonus. Will be back again.

    « On The Tram Line »

    Although this motel is not in the CBD, it is handy to the tram line. You can catch the number 19 tram at stop 19. It takes you along Sydney Road and then onto Elizabeth Street. We were in the older building which was comfortable enough except for the soft bed. Tea and coffee facilities are available in the room. The bathroom was a little small. Wifi was available in our room and connection was good. Laundry facilities are available at $4 a wash and $2 for drying.

    « Last minute trip »

    Very helpful staff when arriving at 11pm. 24 hour reception. Comfortable and clean room with good prices. Downstairs and upstairs rooms. Free parking only a few kilometres from the centre of Melbourne Easy access from main road (Sydney road).

    « Neat place to stay »

    We took the family of 5 to Melbourne for a quick visit and stayed in Parkville. The location of the hotel is great - right at the top of Princes Park and right next to the #19 tram line on Sydney Rd. There is plenty of eating and shopping locations nearby. A great place to stay if you like to get out of the CBD for a while, yet still have the luxury of a tram line at your door to get you to the city in 15 mins.

    « Location and price good »

    This hotel is nearby the train to go city center. Also it had many restaurants and pubs close to the hotel. The breakfast is served to the roon and quality ok. We had little misunderstanding about breakfast but finally they were flexible. Good customer service!

    « Good location and comfortable. »

    Conveniently located close to a tram stop, staying at this comfortable motor inn was made even more pleasant. There is also a good variety of restaurants in the area to select for dinner. The staff were very welcoming and the room was comfortable.

    « Nearly perfect »

    The room was spot on very clean and modern and the most comfortable bed I've slept in in ages. Being in a ground level room the parking spot 2 meters from the door should be reserved for that room. Having to park over the other side of the complex and walk to your room and then listen to vehicles coming and going slamming their doors only 2 meters from your room half a dozen times during the night is a bit annoying. Other than that it was great. Highly recommended!

    « Saved us, thank you »

    We found ourselves stranded in Melbourne City after a family disaster, Queens Birthday Long Weekend (happy birthday celebrations Liz), a beautiful family member confined to hospital in Flemington Road, so many hotels totally booked out when we decided to just drive and try to find one. How lucky, we found this one after 6 others. Last room available, Queen spa room (how fitting given the weekend) and the Reception Manager, Lester, was the most awesome bloke ever. Room secured, parking, meals etc all arranged with no probs, he is a legend, thanks mate. His local knowledge and help was invaluable to us "off the cuff". Certainly an older motel, but, clean, comfortable and affordable.

    « A gem on the edge of the city »

    Ideally situated off the freeway so easy to get to, free parking, next to the tram for the city or else walk up a bit and there are plenty of eateries. While complex older, rooms have been updated. We were upstairs, room had a kitchen and a view. The price we paid through was excellent for three of us. Staff friendly.

  • 5
    « Great Little Motel - Close to Everything »

    This is a great motel. The rooms are clean and tidy and the staff are very welcoming. We had a room around the back away from Park St so we didn't experience any of the traffic noise although the walls are thin and you can hear other tenants quite clearly at times. It's a brilliant location with a 7/11 around the corner and within walking distance to a medical centre, late night pharmacy and shopping centre. Free car parking allowed us to simply park and wander off down Sydney Rd to see what we could find. The room had free wi-fi and I had full signal strength on my tablet and it never dropped out once. Circumstances dictate that we'll be spending a bit more time in Melbourne than we have in the past so chances are extremely good that my wife and I will definitely be staying here again on our future journeys south. Got a brilliant deal through Hotels Combined (Easy to Book) so we'll be trying that again as well.

    « great place easy access to places around »

    best western is great place,great staff,room was good.service was great.close to trams to get into city,close to things to get to see..we did a road trip round melbourne and all 3 best westerns were great...must place to stay when you in melbourne..

    « Lovely little motel »

    This is a lovely motel with all the necessities. It is very clean and tidy however the towels did have holes in them. You can hear your neighbours talking, coughing, sneezing etc. The breakfast was ordinary, so ordinary I chose to eat out the next morning. The staff are friendly and helpful. They do have free wifi which is always a bonus.

    « Not sure how they rate this hotel as 4 star »

    Will never stay again, very noisy hotel, you can hear anything from next door yes anything, I could not get sleep until 3 am, due to other guests in other rooms talking loud . I was going to call reception but no phone in the room, went down from 3 levels (no lift) reception was closed and this is a 4 star hotel! Hotel is more like apartment units. Room was clean, good size rooms but that's it.

    « Appointment »

    Staff are terrific and very accomodating. We ring to book a room and leave a message if they are busy. They always get back promptly. Nantha and Madeline are extremely lovely people to deal with as well as the other staff We aways get a nice quiet room Within walking distance to the Barkly Street shopping square. John and Michelle (Echuca)

    « Friendly place to stay »

    Staff were really friendly and helpful. Room was comfortable and clean. Breakfast was brought to our room and was delicious. Bathroom was small but serviceable. We stayed on the first floor and had to carry bags upstairs. But the bed was comfortable and the room was quiet. Certainly will stay again.

    « Better than anticipated »

    I've driven past this hotel many times and never really thought much of the exterior. However, I saw the positive reviews and figured I'd try it. The queen size bed was comfortable, the bathroom was relatively recently renovated, ironing board, kettle, sofa, and there were twelve (!) power points in the room for charging devices. We had a ground floor room, staff were very friendly, and off street parking was available but it was a tight squeeze. I'd definitely stay again.

    « Wonderful Stay »

    Stayed overnight. Being a light sleeper asked for a quiet room, which was provided -much appreciated. Nantha on reception was the perfect host - he was an absolute pleasure to deal with. I'll be recommending this inner city gem to my family & friends!!

    « Fitted the bill »

    Two of us finished a gig on a cruise ship and went straight to the tourist information office in town to seek accommodation, only to be told that it was a very busy time and difficult to get a booking. However, after many failures, we were directed to this inn, with little expectation. Wrong, what a pleasant surprise. Not only was the location perfect, but they were able to offer us the older quarters which were awaiting renovation, with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen and large sitting room for an excellent price. Job done. OK, the accommodation was dated, but with comfy beds, quiet, dark rooms and launderette next door, it could not have been better. My thanks to the excellent, helpful and friendly staff.

    « Good to come back to »

    It is probably 5 or 6 years since we had stayed at this motel. It was so good to be greeted by name by the manager after so many years. The room was spotless, the bathroom refreshed, and a very comfortable bed. The park opposite is great place to walk. Tram and train very convenient.

  • 5
    « Great spot »

    Great room for family of 4, very clean, had 2nd floor room could see Eureka tower during the day. Great location, tram stop just across the road so easy to leave car at motel whole time. Staff very helpful, would stay there again

    « Great location, friendly staff and a nice room. »

    The bed was comfy and the room a nice size. Other guest were friendly too. The only potential problems would be the narrow gap to access the toilet and having to step over the breakfast trays the room next door had put out. Would happily stay here again, really handy for visiting the Zoo and other attractions in the area.

    « The Best Western in town. »

    The people at Best Western were so friendly and helpful. With the tram station right across the road, we were in the centre of Melbourne in no time. The rooms were spacious and parking was plentiful. Loved the bathroom especially.

    « Great value »

    We had a car and drove from Sydney. This hotel is very easy to find - right at the end of the Sydney Road. There was plenty of onsite parking. Check in staff were very friendly and made the stay more personal. The room was quiet and spacious. Wifi didn't quite reach the bed, but it worked pretty well if I sat on the lounge. Cleaning staff were great. Everything was clean and tea making was restocked each day. Just outside a team will take you into the cbd or you can walk it in about an hour. There are plenty of places to eat and drink nearby and a large supermarket is very close. I will stay here on my next visit to Melbourne thanks to their great staff. Thanks

    « overnight stay »

    It was a last minute overnight stay, front desk manager was helpful and quick, give a better level of room than requested. When asked about where to eat gave a couple of suggestions and some vouchers for discounts to places within waliking distance. Overall good, would stay again and good to see free wifi.

    « Nice outlook »

    This motel looked like it had just been redecorated, so the rooms were in a great condition. We slept in an apartment which had 4 beds and a small kitchenette and it was well cleaned. The room overlooked parkland, so was quite nice. Being just off a main road into Melbourne centre, there was some traffic noise until late at night. Trams were nearby or a taxi was $12 into Melbourne and free transport all over the city centre. Reception was very friendly and helpful with maps, transport etc. Nearby area was slightly run down and wasn't keen on part of Sidney Road. But we walked around the open parks and felt quite safe. If the night market is on, this is a must! Loads of stalls selling take away food and drink; you'll be lucky to find a seat so be prepared to stand and eat but it's worth it.

    « Happy to be back! »

    Another great stay at Best Western Princes Park. Fabulous location, good accommodation, convenient in every respect. Nantha and his staff, as usual, were very helpful and friendly and we enjoyed our stay enormously.

    « Very Friendly Hotel »

    The suits are reasonable quality & the location was good for us. Good and clean accommodation for visit if you dont want to be right in the city centre. Nice view of Princes park. The reception staff were very friendly.

    « Great Location! »

    The tram stop is directly across the road, making it easy to go up Sydney Rd, as well as go into the city and Queen Victoria Markets. The shower changed temperature when our neighbours' used their taps, so we were constantly adjusting the temperature. We had a spa room, which was weird, as the shower/spa was in the actual room and not sectioned off. Keep the shower curtain closed or the air con off, as it does get cold in the shower with air con on! There are great dining options in Sydney Rd, all within walking distance or a tram ride. Would definitely recommend the stay! Lygon St is only a 15 minute walk away. It's also across the road from a large park with a lake and bowls club, if you're up for an early morning run or game of bowls

    « accommodation review »

    Very happy with the room and the staff were fantastic. They were most helpful with any request and very polite. A pleasure to stay and we will stay there again. We are however most unhappy with easytobook as we were charged an additional $10.27 when paying for our accommodation. Staff at easytobook advised this is an overseas charge. As our booking was a domestic booking and we were not advised of the charge this is wrong and we will never deal with easytobook again. Wonder if you will post this review. No?

  • 3
    « Tastefully Done Photos Don't Tell The Full Story »

    My wife & I drove to Melbourne from Adelaide to attend a conference in the Melbourne CBD, and needed a location close to the city. Unfortunately, this occurred right at the time that the construction of our house was imminent, so we were budget-conscious, and therefore booked the Best Western Princes Park for two nights due to the price & location. Here is my honest assessment of this place - given the rate per night, high-end accommodation was probably not expected, and I think that I was a little duped by the flattering photography of the rooms on the website I booked from, as the photographer has tastefully taken pictures that don't betray the true nature of the rooms. They haven't exactly lied ? upon returning, I even found a picture later in their selection showing the actual configuration of the room we were in, but it was taken in a somewhat flattering light ! The truth is that apart from the flat screen TV & the fridge, I could have woken up the morning after I arrived believing I had travelled back to 1985. Thankfully, when I flicked on the television, there were no shows on about the Presidency of Ronald Reagan, and thankfully, the video clip for ?We Are The World? wasn't showing on Top 40, otherwise I might have thought I had travelled back in time. Unfortunately, despite the tastefully done photography, our room was stuck in a time-warp, and I don't think the hotel accidentally missed renovations to our room in the last thirty years, or intentionally adopted a retro style ? I think that ?renovations? over the last three decades have been limited to the odd repaint of the existing fittings. That's not to say that staying there was terrible. In fact, it was good enough for the budget traveller who wants free parking & be within a 10 minute drive of the CBD. I also slept reasonably well, possibly because the people in the room next door didn't shower while I was sleeping. Their running water was rather loud when it did go on, but that was after I woke up. Also, I could draw our curtain to block out all the light from the balcony area outside. I will say that I generally travel without soap in my amenities bag these days, as I expect that the hotel will generally provide it. BWPP did, but it was so bad, I considered buying some of my own to use after the first day, but persevered. I would recommend you bring your own soap. My wife also wanted a shower cap, which hotels often provide as a courtesy, but BWPP didn't provide that either. Nor was there any kind of kitchen utensil outside of that used for tea/coffee. Admittedly, they may have been available at the desk, but we made do with what was in the room. The bathroom was a little cramped but ok, and there was a trick to getting the shower to the right temperature. Despite this, I would get a couple of blasts of cold water during my shower, but I've suffered worse in my travel experiences. The staff were very pleasant to deal with, the room temperature was ok, and the wi-fi was pretty steady. I never had any problem with regards to finding a parking space somewhere on the premises, either. However, my wife commented that the linen looked a little worn on the beds. In fact, occupancy doesn't seem to be a problem - the place was full when I was there. Maybe the other guests are willing to overlook the obvious lack of renovation to the rooms to get a cheap stay so close to the city, and maybe I am being unreasonable in expecting something from the age of laminate & brushed steel. It is right across the road from Princes Park at the end of Royal Parade. Carlton's Lygon St, and the northern part of Melbourne's CBD (ie, Queen Victoria Markets, Melbourne Central, etc) are all 5-10 minutes drive away, and Melbourne Zoo is very close, so location is not the problem. Given the stay, my wife & I agree we would probably not consider BWPP for our next stay in Melbourne unless nowhere else reasonable was available, as we just feel there are probably better options for us. While the location was good, I would probably be inclined to stay a little further out of the CBD if it meant a little more on the quality front. However, it probably wouldn't take much for this place to turn full circle, and if the rooms were given a modern renovation, this place might go from an anachronism to a gem. Unfortunately, I don't know how far off this is, and considering the current fittings have survived for three decades, there is no reason why they can't soldier on if anyone else doesn't question it.......

    « Great overnight stay near Melbourne city »

    Great reception with really helpful staff. There is a tram stop directly outside the motel with easy and efficient transport to the heart of Melbourne in 15 minutes. The rooms are comfortable and clean with all the necessary amenities. The free parking and free wifi are extra bonuses.

    « Average in Every Respect »

    We booked one night here while awaiting vacancy in a local apartment rental. The lobby is two steps up from the parking lot. I didn't see a wheelchair access ramp anywhere. We left our luggage outside so as not to have to carry two 50-pound bags up and down steps unnecessarily. Our room was on the second floor, and there's no elevator. We had to lug bags up a flight of stairs to our room. I'm not sure why hotels have second stories with no lift. Travelers typically have significant luggage. Check-out is 10:00 a.m. - too early for our taste, but the receptionist granted us an additional hour at no charge. The young lady at the reception desk was especially helpful in providing all kinds of information about how to get around in Melbourne. Our queen room was large enough, though the furnishings were very outdated. The carpet and tile could use replacing, but everything was very clean. Lighting and electrical outlets were adequate. Two desk-style counter tops and two chairs provided plenty of room for two occupants to use laptops at the same time, but the free wi-fi was horrific. It seemed to work fairly well the first few hours, but then it went out completely and was never restored, even the next morning. The bed was comfy, and extra pillows and blanket were stored in the closet. Darkening curtains kept morning away, and we didn't hear much noise, except a mourning dove cooing incessantly at daylight. The bathroom was interesting. The exhaust fan opening lets gusts of cold air in, so you have to keep the bathroom door closed to keep the room warm on a chilly night. There was a funny, mildewy smell coming from the bathroom sometimes. There was no tub - just a small shower stall. You can't adjust the shower head, so it sprays on the bathroom floor when you're trying to set the water temperature before entering for your shower. There's no counter space, just a slim shelf. Towels weren't thick, but neither were they the skinniest I've seen. Toiletries provided are basic - bar soap, liquid soap from a wall dispenser, and a shampoo/conditioner/shower gel combo in a dispenser inside the shower stall. A shower cap is provided. The guest book says emergency supplies (forgot your toothbrush, etc) can be requested at reception. Furnishings included two night stands, a mini-refridge, a water kettle, a smaller flat screen which we couldn't see from the bed, full length mirror, iron and board, luggage rack, extra pillows and blanket, hair dryer, phone. The large closet included a separate section with built-in shelves, in lieu of a free standing dresser. Several tea choices, instant coffee, and two coffee biscuits were provided, as well as cream in the refridge. We couldn't find any water glasses, so we used coffee cups for water until we found the glasses later in the refrigerator ?? There is no microwave or restaurant on site. I think they do serve a breakfast, which you can order the prior evening from a menu in your room, but we weren't awake in time. A couple of decent restaurants are within a few blocks walking distance, including a pub from which you can order delivery from 5-11 pm and charge it to your room (with prior arrangement). The view from our room was an adjacent apartment bldg 15 ft away, with a yard full of trash. The tram stops at the corner of Sydney and Park. The hotel doesn't sell Myki passes though. This hotel was adequate for a basic night's sleep, but I wouldn't care to spend my holiday here.

    « Clean, convenient, cheap »

    Perfect for an overnight stay. Opposite the park and so close to everything on Sydney Rd. You can't get much cheaper in Melbourne for a single night and in such a great location. The room was very clean and reasonable size, parking is free, and the bed was very comfortable. Will definitely stay again for visits to Melbourne.

    « Good, very good »

    We needed somewhere fairly close to Tullamarine airport for a night and this was ideal. It was about 15 minutes to the airport) The Motor Inn was pretty basic, but perfectly good, although the lavatory itself and the tank were both a bit shaky. The room was perfectly clean and ready for us when we got there. We were towards the back so it was quiet. Pleasant people at the reception, so good.

    « Best Place to stay in Melbourne if you do not want to be in the city »

    This motel is always amazing. their customer service is A+++++ My family has been coming and staying at this motel for over 20 years and we have no complaints. They are always flexible and available to answer a question or be flexible with your stay. it is right next to a 7/11 and a block away from a shopping complex. There are so many restaurants you can try down Old Sydney Rd and it is so quiet with a beautiful Princes Park across the road. you do not feel like you are in the Melbourne. The whole area has a family feel and you are also only a 5 minute drive away from the Zoo. Don't think about it book your stay

    « Great staff and location »

    I have stayed at the Princes Park for over 20 years and it is a home away from home in Melbourne. Nantha and staff deserve the accolades they receive on this site. The motel is next to the 19 tram route and is only 4 kilometers from the Cbd. The rooms are clean and the apartment s have a small kitchen. I have personally recommended the motel to work colleagues and friends. It is nice to have breakfast delivered to the room.

    « Best motel. »

    I with my family with two young kids visited Melbourne sometimes in August this year and stayed three nights at Best Western Motor inn. We only chose this hotel because of the close proximity of Melbourne Zoo, park and most importantly my relatives also live close by. It was quite an experience to have an opportunity to spend a few nights with families although I had never thought that it would be so pleasant experience. We enjoyed every moment there. I must say that the staffs were really friendly, it was very clean in fact and had everything you would expect in a one bedroom flat. We were really impressed and told our relatives we will always stay there if we ever come to Melbourne. I would really like to recommend this hotel to anyone who likes to spend some times in this beautiful city.

    « Comfortable accommodations »

    We stayed here while in town for an event at the Showgrounds. It was conveniently located for our needs and allowed us to walk in the area at the park across the street and enjoy the outdoors. Parking was a bit tight on our second night, however was able to get a spot from the front desk staff. The kitchenette had everything you would need minus the food and beverages to create a homemade meal in your room. We were very impressed. The wifi was exceptional and allowed us to still get things done and well connected.

    « Great spot and great accommodation! »

    We've stayed here about 20 times over the decades and it never lets us down. Staff are fabulous, rooms warm (even in the middle of a Melbourne winter) and the location is great (20 minutes on the tram to the city, with trams every 10 minutes). It's on the tram route and very close to a bakery, two supermarkets, and many restaurants. Car accommodation and wifi are free. An added bonus is that there is a communal washing machine. When our children were young, the family units were wonderful. We keep coming back!

  • 2
    « Just the Location »

    This hotel is located close to Sydney St. Where you can find a shopping mall and seven 11, it is far from the citi 20 min, the apartment needs EXTRA care from the house keeping, however it is with kitchen equipped fully. And the laundry room is close the reception. The staff (the reception) are very kind and helpful, small note, the pic in the web site are very old pic's they have to updated , so guys don't believe every thing in pictures

    « Great Location »

    Good location older style motel with decent size rooms which were clean and comfortable however could do with some updating. The rooms are a little noisy from its location and the air conditioner did not do much to chill the room however the staff are friendly and helpfully and we would return again.


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·From: Tullamarine Airport. The Best Western Melbourne's Princes Park Motor Inn is a 20-minute drive from the Tullamarine Airport.