Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival Hotels

The Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival is undoubtebly 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. The whole event has a carnival like atmosphere which brings the city of Melburne to life from September to early November 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
3.5 self rated
297 Springvale Road Glen Waverley 3150 Australia
With a stay at ibis Melbourne Glen Waverley in Glen Waverley, you'll be close to The Glen Shopping Centre and Monash University. This hotel is within the vicinity of Forest Hill Chase Shopping Centre and Monash Medical Centre Clayton.Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 155 air-conditioned room...more
4 self rated
150 The Esplanade Brighton 3186 Australia
Overlooking Brighton Beach, Brighton Savoy offers 24-hour reception and check in, a restaurant, free Wi-Fi and free parking. It features modern rooms with daily servicing. Some rooms offer Port Phillip Bay or garden views. The Seaview Restaurant and Bar serves European and modern Australian cuisine...more
4 self rated
285 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley 3150 Australia
Novotel Melbourne Glen Waverley is ideally located only 20 minutes drive south east of Melbourne's CBD, mid way to the beautiful Dandenong Ranges and only 35 minute drive to some of Victoria's best wineries, in the Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula regions. The 200 room hotel is adjacent to a ci...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

Punthill Oakleigh

4 star
1384 Dandenong Rd Oakleigh 3166 Australia
Punthill Oakleigh is an ultra-modern apartment hotel with a restaurant, a large hot tub and a fitness centre. It is located 12 kilometres south-east of Melbourne, 500 metres from Chadstone Shopping Centre. Punthill Oakleigh offers spacious studios and apartments with contemporary furnishings, cookin...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
250 Esplanade Brighton 3186 Australia
Located on Brighton Beach, this hotel is just 10 metres from the Royal Brighton Yacht Club. All accommodation offers a desk and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Guests can relax with a massage at the Endota Day Spa Retreat or work out at the nearby fitness centre. Quest Brighton on the Bay is a...more
3 self rated
13 Hawke Street Melbourne 3003 Australia
Located 1 km north of Melbourne CBD (Central Business District), Miami Hotel Melbourne offers rooms with limited free WiFi. The on-site JT Vice Cafe is open daily. Errol Street North Melbourne has a range of shops and is only 5 minutes' walk away. A free tram zone and the Queen Victoria Markets are...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
750 Toorak Road, Hawthorn East Hawthorn 3123 Australia
Just 15 minutes’ drive from central Melbourne, Hawthorn Gardens Serviced Apartments offer self-contained accommodation with free Wi-Fi and free parking. Each apartment features a flat-screen TV, free cable channels and a DVD player. Hawthorn Gardens Apartments are 10 minutes’ walk from Tooronga Trai...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
1324 Sydney Road Fawkner 3060 Australia
Located in Fawkner, Hume Villa Motor Inn offers affordable accommodation along with double spa baths, an on-site restaurant and free Wi-Fi. It is less than 5 minutes’ walk to Gowrie Station. Hume Villa Inn has spacious rooms equipped with bathroom amenities, cable TV and air conditioning. Breakfast...more

Quest Glen Waverley

4 self rated
353-361 Springvale Road Glen Waverley 3150 Australia
Quest Glen Waverley offers fully furnished self-contained apartments with cooking and laundry facilities. Guests have access to a fitness centre, outdoor BBQ area and secure car parking. Each stylishly appointed apartment includes a kitchenette or full kitchen and individually controlled air conditi...more
4 star
3 Male Street, Brighton Brighton 3186 Australia
Featuring a private balcony and a flat-screen cable TV, Caroline Serviced Apartments are just 10 minutes’ walk from Brighton Beach. The property features free wired internet. It is within a 4-minute drive of Cabrini Hospital, Brighton Yacht Club and the Epworth Hospital. Free WiFi is provided. Carol...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
3 self rated
1162-1164 Sydney Road Melbourne 3060 Australia
Offering free WiFi and free on-site parking, Best Western Fawkner Airport Motor Inn and Serviced Apartments is located in Melbourne. All accommodation offers cable TV. The property is 12 minutes' drive from Melbourne Airport. Best Western Fawkner Airport Motor Inn and Serviced Apartments is 20 minut...more

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