Top 10 Historic Hotels In Victoria, Australia - Updated 2024

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It’s never a bad idea to go on a trip to Victoria with your family and friends. This state offers plenty of things to do. Drive on Great Ocean Road and enjoy the beautiful scenery, or have a glass of wine at Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley. Adventurous travelers and adrenaline junkies will also enjoy fun activities, such as hiking, biking, and more at Wilson Promontory. Aside from these beautiful places, Victoria boasts historic sites, such as Sovereign Hill and Fort Nepean. Have a hands-on history lesson by staying in any of the state’s many historic hotels. Some hotels have housed icons, such as Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole, or will make you feel like you’re in a castle. To learn more, scroll down for the top historic hotels in Victoria, Australia.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) properties with historic significance, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 12, 2024.

1. Bull and Mouth Hotel, Maryborough (from USD 98)

This Edwardian Baroque-style building, which first opened in 1855, was a significant demonstration of success. Today, you can still marvel at the hotel’s grandeur.

This historic hotel has two bars and a conference and function room. It also has an underground cellar and 12 rooms with a private bathroom. Select rooms come with views. Guests can enjoy their meals in the cafe, which features a delicious breakfast and lunch menu. They can also have dinner Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

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Bull and Mouth Hotel

Address: 119 High Street, Maryborough, Victoria
138.1 km (85.9 mi) from Crown Melbourne

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Tennis court Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms

2. Treasury on Collins, Melbourne (from USD 282)

The Treasury on Collins is located in a 19th-century building, which used to be The Bank of Australasia. It was even turned into a chapel and an apartment building before it became Treasury on Collins in 2013. Situated in the heart of Melbourne’s Central Business District, this contemporary hotel stays true to its original structure, mixing modern luxuries with Renaissance Revival architecture.

Since it is perfectly situated near public transport, this hotel is ideal for those who want to explore Melbourne’s attractions. Marvel Stadium and the Crown Melbourne casino are within walking distance of this accommodation. The hotel also offers a range of room types, from suites to two-bedroom apartments.

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Treasury on Collins

Wifi Available

Address: 394 Collins Street
782 meters (0.5 ft) from Crown Melbourne

Parking Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry Dry cleaning Family rooms

3. Chateau Yering Hotel (from USD 412)

Chateau Yering Hotel gives you the unique experience of living in a 19th-century mansion. Although some of its interiors have been renovated throughout the years, it still retains a few original rooms and pieces.

This mansion is situated in the Yarra Valley wine region and offers an outdoor pool and 32 suites. Even its dining options are unique. Eleonore’s Restaurant offers a gourmet dining experience and high tea, while the atrium-style Sweetwater Café serves breakfast with stunning views. Just a short drive from this five-star hotel is The Heritage Golf and Country Club.

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Chateau Yering

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 42 Melba Highway, Yering
41.04 km (25.5 mi) from Crown Melbourne

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Golf course (within 3 km)

4. The Hotel Windsor, Melbourne (from USD 173)

A five-star accommodation, The Hotel Windsor has been around since 1883. In 1923, after completing renovations, the hotel was visited by the Prince of Wales himself.

The classic structure mixed with modern-day luxuries is near the Parliament train station and beside the world-famous Princess Theatre. It has unique offers, such as a pillow menu where guests can choose from, and it offers afternoon tea. It is also home to The Cricketers Bar and plenty of luxurious rooms. For a better experience, avail of their many packages.

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The Hotel Windsor

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 111 Spring Street
1.84 km (1.2 mi) from Crown Melbourne

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Business centre

5. Craig's Royal Hotel, Ballarat (from USD 169)

The legendary Craig’s Royal Hotel is located on Lydiard Street. First opened as The Ballarat Hotel in 1853 then Bath’s Hotel in 1854, this hotel has witnessed many prominent figures, such as Mark Twain and Prince Albert Victor. Dame Nellie Melba, a famous singer during the Victorian era, sang from this hotel’s balcony in 1908.

Its rooms come with elegant furnishings and modern-day luxuries, such as plush beddings, free WiFi, and air conditioning. The hotel also allows you to enjoy delicious meals in The Atrium and The Corner Bar.

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Craig's Royal Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 10 Lydiard Street South
101.09 km (62.9 mi) from Crown Melbourne

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests

6. The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins Melbourne (from USD 248)

This historic home was first built in the 1880s. Then, it was renovated into an Art Deco landmark in the 1920s. Its journey continues in the 1950s, rebranding as Savoy-Plaza. Today, it is still a notable landmark in Melbourne. This Victorian building has hosted a number of icons from around the world, such as Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and Ava Gardner. Fred Astaire and Anthony Perkins also paid a visit to this historic home while they were filming the movie “On the Beach.”

This hotel offers 163 rooms with retro-style bathrooms and luxurious interiors. The on-site Alexander Bar serves breakfast and delicious cocktrails.

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The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins Melbourne

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 630 Little Collins Street
751 meters (0.5 ft) from Crown Melbourne

Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms

7. Seasons Heritage Melbourne (from USD 74)

Seasons Heritage Melbourne is a luxury apartment-style hotel. This unique accommodation is a combination of a restored mansion and a luxury hotel. Guests can choose to stay in standard suites or three-bedroom apartments. A fitness center and laundry services are also available on site for guests’ convenience. Feeling hungry? You can get a boxed breakfast.

Just nearby are Wesley College, Federation Square, Albert Park, and plenty of public transport.

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Seasons Heritage Melbourne

Wifi Available

Address: 572 St Kilda Road
3.26 km (2.1 mi) from Crown Melbourne

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning Internet services

8. The Royal Hotel, Mornington

First built in 1855 and officially opened in 1857, The Royal Hotel has been a leading accommodation for almost 2 centuries. Although it used to be called The Schnapper Point Hotel, its name was changed after a visit from Queen Victoria, Prince Alfred, and the Duke of Edinburgh in the 1870s.

The Royal Hotel has an in-house restaurant that serves lunch and dinner. As for its rooms, they range from suites to three-bedroom apartments, some of which come with amazing views of the bay. Mills Beach and Mornington Park are both less than 15-minutes away from here.

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The Royal Hotel

Address: 770 Esplanade, Mornington, VIC, AUS, 3931
44.38 km (27.6 mi) from Crown Melbourne

9. Hotel Shamrock, Bendigo (from USD 100)

A Victorian structure built in 1854, Hotel Shamrock is known to guests for their entertainment. It houses Shamrock Comedy Club and offers poker tournaments. It also features an indoor heated pool and a gym. The hotel rooms are fitted with modern-day luxuries, such as a fridge and a TV. During your stay, catch a live show at Yard Bird, watch your favorite team in the sports bar, or just share conversation with friends in the bistro.

Just across this hotel is Rosalind Park. Queen Elizabeth Oval and Ulumbarra Theatre are also less than 1 km (0.6 mi) away.

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The Hotel Shamrock

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Cnr Pall Mall & Williamson Street
132.75 km (82.5 mi) from Crown Melbourne

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar Non-smoking rooms Business centre Laundry Dry cleaning

10. Hotel Lindrum Melbourne - MGallery Collection (from USD 171)

First opened as a store in the 1990s, then a printing headquarters, Hotel Lindrum was named after the popular billiards player, Walter Lindrum. It officially became a hotel in 1999 and now offers 59 rooms. The hotel keeps memorabilia of the famous player and even houses one of the original billiard tables from when it was still called Lindrum’s Billiard Centre.

This hotel offers plenty of packages to suit different kinds of occasions. You can even rent a room for just a day.

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Hotel Lindrum Melbourne MGallery

Address: 26 Flinders Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS, 3000
1.64 km (1.1 mi) from Crown Melbourne

Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Business centre

Feel like royalty in any of these historic hotels in Victoria

Heading to Victoria? Whether you are planning to go to Melbourne or Bendigo, there are plenty of accommodations that await you here. Spice up your stay by booking a room in any of the top historic hotels in Victoria, Australia.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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