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 facilities. Guests enjoy an outdoor pool, tennis courts and free onsite parking. Quest Flemington Apartment Hotels j...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. Parkville Place is located on the northern fringe of the city. All units are self-contained with stovetops and som...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. Essendon Grand Punthill is 14 km north of Melbourne city. Tullamarine Airport is located 10 km away. Each apartment...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 Street. Rydges rooms are modern in style offering hotel rooms through to relaxing Queen spa suites. Blues Bar and...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 close proximity of Melbourne Zoo and State Netball Hockey Centre.Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 87 air-...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 with cable channels, and self-catering facilities. All of the accommodation at Quest Carlton on Finlay is air condi...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 Melbourne Showgrounds and Northern Golf Club.Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 12 air-conditioned rooms featurin...more
4 self rated
Cnr. Grattan and 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 rooms and suites. Some rooms include flat-screen TV, corner spa bath, and free local fitness centre access. There is a...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 Motor Inn and Serviced Apartments offers modern rooms and apartments fitted with color TV and tea and coffee makin...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 fully equipped kitchen. The light and spacious, air-conditioned apartments each offer a TV, a DVD player and a buil...more

Arrow on Swanston

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 Queen Victoria Market. There are tram stops at your doorstep. All accommodation at Arrow on Swanston Melbourne includ...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 in all apartments. This accommodation is a 4-minute drive from Melbourne Private Hospital and a 7-minute drive from...more
0 star
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 the motel, as well as free parking for cars inside the motel. The property is located within 10 minute's walk from bo...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 apartments at Moonee Valley Views Apartments offer laundry facilities and living rooms. Many have views of Melbourne...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 links at its doorsteps and is 6 km from Melbourne city centre. Footscray Motor Inn provides rooms and suites that inclu...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. Motel Parkville is 10 minutes’ drive from the Melbourne Showgrounds and the Queen Victoria Market. Etihad Stadium is...more
0 star
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 Melbourne Showgrounds and Highpoint Shopping Centre.Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 44 air-conditioned rooms fea...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 proximity of Carlton Gardens and Royal Exhibition Building.Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 36 air-condition...more

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