Melbourne Hotels for Melbourne Cup Day

The Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival is undoubtably the highlight of the Australian horse-racing calender. It brings out the very best of Australian and International thoroughbreds for 50 days of world-class racing action. Th whole event has a carnival like atmosphere which brings the city of Melburne to life during September to October each year.

Events commence mid September with major carnivals held in Melbourne and Country Victorian venues. Caulfield plays host to Caulfield Guineas Day, Thousand Guineas Day and Caulfield Cup Day. Head to Moonee Valley for WS Cox Plate Day. Regional Carnivals include Cranbourne Cup Day, Seymour Cup Day, Geelong Cup Day, Bendigo Cup Day and Ballarat Cup Day.

The jewel in the crown of the Spring Racing Carnival is the Melbourne Cup - the race that stops a nation! Melbourne Cup Day is always held on the first tuesday in November. Other major events held at Flemington include Victoria Derby Day, Oaks Crown Day and Emirates Stakes Day.

There are hotels near each of the suburban race tracks, or stay in Melbourne City Hotels which offer easy access to venues by public transport - train or trams.


4 self rated
600 Epsom Road, Flemington Melbourne 3031 Australia
Situated next to Flemington Racecourse and the Melbourne Showgrounds, Quest Flemington Apartment Hotels offers well-appointed accommodation with free WiFi and full kitchen and laundry f...more
3 star
124 Brunswick Road Parkville 3056 Australia
Offering free WiFi, Parkville Place Apartments is located in Brunswick on the edge of Melbourne’s city centre. The complex features 30 serviced apartments, for short or long-term stays....more
4 star
1142 Mount Alexander Road Essendon 3040 Australia
Offering a fitness centre, Punthill Essendon Grand is located in the vibrant suburb of Essendon, close to public transport. All accommodation features a balcony and cooking facilities.E...more
4 star
66 Lygon Street Carlton 3053 Australia
A stay at Quality Hotel Downtowner on Lygon places you in the heart of Carlton, walking distance from Royal Exhibition Building and Old Melbourne Gaol. This 4-star hotel is close to Mel...more
3 star
8 ROYAL LANE Fitzroy 3065 Australia
QUEST ROYAL GARDENS IS SET ON 2 ACRES SURROUNDED BYTRANQUIL GARDENS LOCATED ONLY 500 METERS FROM THE TOPEND OF THE CBD AND WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE TO LYGON STSMITH ST AND BRUNSWICK ST....more
4 star
701 Swanston St Melbourne 3053 Australia
Rydges on Swanston is located on the fringe of Melbourne CBD, in the cosmopolitan district of Carlton. Relax in the city outskirts with eye catching views of Lincoln Square and Swanston...more
4 self rated
441 Royal Parade Parkville 3052 Australia
With a stay at Vibe Hotel Carlton in Parkville, you'll be in the entertainment district and minutes from Princes Park and close to Melbourne Cricket Ground. This 4-star hotel is within...more
4 star
2-9 Finlay Place, Carlton Melbourne 3053 Australia
Quest Carlton on Finlay offers serviced apartments in the heart of Melbourne's "Little Italy", with free Wi-Fi available throughout the property. All apartments include flat-screen TVs...more
4 star
74 Keilor Road Essendon North 3041 Australia
Located in Essendon North, Summer Inn Hotel Apartments is close to Moonee Valley Racecourse and Highpoint Shopping Centre. This 4-star apartment is within close proximity of Royal Melbo...more
4 self rated
Cnr. Grattan & Drummond Streets Melbourne 3053 Australia
This 4-star boutique hotel is in Carlton, situated close to Melbourne city centre and a short stroll to Melbourne Museum. Best Western The Travel Inn Melbourne provides a variety of roo...more
4 star
94 Flemington Rd, Parkville Melbourne 3052 Australia
Located outside the Melbourne city centre, this motel offers spacious accommodation along with free WiFi and parking. It is 1 km away from Zoological Gardens and Royal Park. Park Squire...more
3 self rated
371 Drummond Street, Carlton Melbourne 3053 Australia
The 3.5 star Drummond Serviced Apartments offer affordable quality accommodation just 2 minutes' walk from the restaurants, cafes and bars of Lygon Street. All accommodation features a...more
3 star
488 Swanston Street Melbourne 3053 Australia
Located in the heart of Melbourne, Arrow on Swanston boasts an outdoor pool and a fitness centre. It is just 5 minutes' walk from Lygon Street and 10 minutes' walk from Chinatown and Qu...more
4 star
255 Drummond Street, Carlton Melbourne 3053 Australia
Featuring full kitchen and laundry facilities, Clocktower Apartments are just 5 minutes’ drive from Melbourne Central Train Station. Air conditioning and a flat-screen TV are standard i...more
0 self rated
334 St Georges Road Melbourne 3071 Australia
Just 6 km from central Melbourne, St Georges Motor Inn offers a restaurant, a 24-hour check-in service and free WiFi. Free 24-hour truck and bus parking is available directly outside th...more
3 self rated
81-85 Wilson Street, Moonee Ponds Melbourne 3039 Australia
Situated just 4 km from Melbourne city centre, these apartments feature well-equipped kitchens and free WiFi. Moonee Valley Racecourse is 2 minutes’ walk away. The spacious two-storey a...more
3 self rated
90 Droop Street, Footscray Melbourne 3011 Australia
This 3-star inn offers affordable accommodation and free parking. It is just 5 minutes from Flemington Racecourse and showgrounds. The Footscray Motor Inn has public transportation link...more
0 star
CNR MCPHERSON AND COATS ST Moonee Ponds 3039 Australia
Quest Moonee Valleys superbly appointed serviced apartments ensure your Moonee Valley racing or business experience is a stylish and confortable one.The property offers a range of stud...more
3 star
759 Park Street Brunswick 3056 Australia
Featuring rooms with free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV and a DVD player, Parkville Motel is conveniently located only 5 minutes’ drive from Melbourne Zoo. Free on-site parking is provided.Mo...more
0 self rated
980 Mount Alexander Road Essendon 3040 Australia
With a stay at Best Western Alexander Motor Inn in Essendon, you'll be close to Moonee Valley Racecourse and Flemington Racecourse. This motel is within close proximity of Royal Melbour...more
4.5 star
91 Johnston Street Fitzroy 3065 Australia
With a stay at Tyrian Serviced Apartments in Fitzroy, you'll be on the Strip and convenient to Melbourne Museum and Melbourne Cricket Ground. This 4.5-star apartment is within close pr...more

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