8 Best Hotels with a Balcony in Melbourne

On a recent business trip to Melbourne, I was lucky enough to stay on the 15th floor of a hotel looking out over the River Yarra (you can see my photo from the window below). Sitting looking out over this amazing city got me thinking, what are the best hotels with a balcony in Melbourne?

It turns out there are many great hotels with a balcony in Melbourne, but having done some research some of the best views can be had from the five-star luxury hotel, The Langham, the two-bedroom apartment a The Jazz Corner Hotel which looks out over Flagstaff Gardens and the Park Hyatt Melbourne with views over the cityscape the St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

In this post, we cover these three hotels, plus eight other fantastic hotels and apartments with balconies that would be perfect for a trip to Melbourne.

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The Reeves have lived for over 5 years in Melbourne, with little Gracie being born here. We have travelled extensively, picking up lots of tips about how to make the most of this incredible country.
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1. The Langham

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IMAGE SOURCE: Langham Hotels


On top of the list is this five-star luxury hotel located on the Southbank Promenade. The Langham is conveniently situated near the River Yarra, and a balcony view couldn’t be more perfect.

Rooms in The Langham have a sprawling 19 square metre balcony where you can relax and enjoy the Melbourne skyline. One of the highly elegant rooms with a balcony to book in The Langham is the Grand Balcony Room on the 10th floor. It has an incredible view of River Yarra and the pool deck.

This hotel has 387 guestrooms and suites and comes with amazing modern amenities and sophisticated interiors.

BEST BALCONY ROOMS: Deluxe Balcony Suite/Executive Terrace Room/Grand Balcony Room
VIEW: The full Melbourne cityscape including the iconic Flinders Street Station
BOOK: Check Latest Prices Here

2. Art Series – The Cullen

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IMAGE SOURCE:: Art Series Hotels


The Cullen is ideally located just outside of Melbourne CBD with access to one of the coolest areas of Melbourne, Prahran which includes the fantastic Prahran Market. All areas of Melbourne are easily accessible from here.

While on holiday, you can stay in the The Cullen and enjoy modern amenities in one of the 224 air-conditioned rooms. The rooms have kitchenettes with stovetops and refrigerators.

Also, they feature an elegant Art Series signature pillow top bed and a 42-inch LCD TV with premium channels for unending entertainment. In addition, you get wireless or wired internet access, concierge services, and childcare for a surcharge. The rooms also have desks, safes and a phone.

If you book a room with a balcony or courtyard at Art Series, you can grab a bite on the balcony as you gaze at the beautiful views of the surrounding city.

BEST BALCONY ROOMS: Deluxe Studio Suite Balcony
VIEW: Melbourne Skyline from further back as Prahran is about 5km from the CBD.
BOOK: Check Latest Prices Here

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3. Quay West Suites Melbourne

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Located in Melbourne’s Southbank, Quay West Suites is also a 5-star-all-suite hotel with a private balcony to let you have outstanding views of the city and River Yarra. This is an apartment-style luxury hotel with self-contained rooms, all of which come with a fully equipped modern kitchen.

Also, it features one, two, and three-bedroom serviced suites all with private balconies. At Quay West Suites, guests can conveniently access the on-site spa, gym, and a 15-meter mineral salt pool.

Quay West Suites is perfectly nestled in the Melbourne Arts creative zone. The hotel is within walking distance from Melbourne’s CBD and is a perfect location for short–stay or long-term travel expeditions.

BEST BALCONY ROOMS: Deluxe Apartment, River Side
VIEW: Right over the bustling heart of Melbourne and the River Yarra
BOOK: Check Latest Prices Here

4. Kimberley Gardens Hotel


This is a one-bedroom serviced apartment and villas that provide a relaxing atmosphere for a perfect getaway. The balconies here do not have spectacular views of the city, but they are relaxing spaces looking over the courtyard. And with the location in St Kilda, be sure to bring your favourite beach blanket to enjoy the ocean sights comfortably. 

Kimberly Gardens’ hotel rooms are air-conditioned and have a fully-equipped modern kitchenette with a microwave and refrigerator plus in-room coffee and tea making facilities. You can get free entertainment in a separate living room with a satellite TV. 

Guests can enjoy an outdoor sun on the terrace and access free unlimited wireless internet and free digital Foxtel with ten channels.

BEST BALCONY ROOMS: One Bedroom Apartment (Upper Floor)
VIEW: Over the private courtyard
BOOK: Check Latest Prices Here

5. The Westin


In The Westin, almost every room comes with incredible views – either with balconies or floor to ceiling windows – where you can catch the iconic sights. Located in the heart of Melbourne, The Westin awakens your senses with a series of impressive views and dining experiences.

The rooms have modern amenities, including an iPod docking station, marble bathrooms, and a work table. If you’re set on a balcony, try to book the ‘Deluxe room with Juliet balcony’ to get that amazing view of downtown buildings.

This non-smoking hotel has cutting-edge facilities to offer comfort and serenity in their 262 luxurious guestrooms. You can opt for king rooms, double rooms, standard rooms, and deluxe rooms based on your needs.

Every room in the hotel provides a Westin Heavenly Bed and a heavenly rain shower or a deep soaking tub. In Westin, guests can order a sleep well menu that comes with sleep-enhancing superfoods.

BEST BALCONY ROOMS: Deluxe Room with Juliet Balcony (though there are also some other awesome rooms with floor to ceiling windows and great views)
VIEW: Look out over buzzing Swanston Street
BOOK: Check Latest Prices Here

6. The Jazz Corner Hotel

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IMAGE SOURCE: Jazz Corner Hotel


The Jazz Corner Hotel is another hidden gem located directly across the road from the free City Circle Tram, Flagstaff Gardens, and Flagstaff Train Station. 

This spacious two-bedroom apartment has a private balcony where you can capture the breathtaking views of the Flagstaff Gardens, lush parkland, and the city skyline. Here, you can opt to stay in a stylish studio or a one or two-bedroom apartment.

The hotel provides separate bedrooms, with a bedding configuration of one king-sized bed or 2-king sized bed, or 2-single sized beds. Each apartment has a private bathroom and a shower.

And, with two flat-screen TVs and cable channels in each apartment, you can remain fully entertained. All the apartments have a fully-equipped kitchen as well as reverse-cycle air-conditioning and in-room laundry facilities.

BEST BALCONY ROOMS: All have balconies, but check out the Studio FUnk King View room for the best
VIEW: Flagstaff Gardens in one direction and the full city view in the other
BOOK: Check Latest Prices Here

7. Park Hyatt Melbourne

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Park Hyatt Melbourne is a large suite with a private balcony where guests enjoy uninterrupted views of the Melbourne cityscape and the historic St. Patrick’s Cathedral. This 5-star hotel has luxurious rooms with king beds, a walk-in wardrobe, and spacious living rooms with a study area. 

Also, it features a gas-operated fireplace where you can relax and enjoy your favourite TV programs on a flat-screen TV and Bose Bluetooth speaker.

With their Nespresso coffee machine, you can brew and enjoy a cup of coffee while relaxing. The hotel also has:

  • Spa facilities, 
  • A 25-meter heated swimming pool, 
  • Steam room, 
  • Sauna, 
  • A fully-equipped fitness center. 

If you plan to have a holiday in Melbourne soon, consider Park Hyatt Melbourne for the best home away from home experience.

VIEW: Uninterrupted views of St Patrick’s Cathedral and the Melbourne cityscape
BOOK: Check Latest Prices Here

8. Ovolo Laneways


Ovolo Laneways is a designer hotel with some of the best little balcony spaces in Melbourne. The best rooms in Ovolo have a private balcony and a 6-person hot tub. Some rooms in Ovolo Laneways also have a rooftop terrace where you can enjoy stunning city views.

Located in the heart of Melbourne’s theatre district and restaurants in Little Bourke Street, this suite features modern facilities for a perfect retreat. It provides:

  • A microwave
  • Dining area
  • Seating area with a sofa
  • A flat-screen Apple TV
  • Free minibar items
  • In the top end rooms they also have Alexa in room and pinball machines!

Ovolo Laneways also features modern facilities, including luxurious bathrooms, free high-speed wireless internet, and free furnishings. Guests also get to view impressive original artworks while enjoying their stay in Ovolo Laneways.

BEST BALCONY ROOMS: Terrace Suite Balcony/Penthouse Suite Balcony
VIEW: A great space, but not the greatest views. Mostly other closeby buildings and Little Bourke Street below
BOOK: Check Latest Prices Here

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