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. Gues...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 Plac...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...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...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 chan...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 Showground...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....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...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...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 Ma...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 apartment...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 wel...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 Mo...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 doorst...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...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...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 Carl...more

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