Hotels near the MCG for your trip to the sporting capital of the world

Prepare for the big game with a stay in one of the best hotels near the MCG. That way, you can rest up and get ready in style before cheering your team to victory!

It’s game day. You walk out of your hotel near the MCG and the energy is electric. Rival supporters, proudly wearing their team’s colours, begin the march through Yarra Park to the doors of the glorious Melbourne Cricket Ground. You catch your first sight of the grandeur of the pitch below and the sea of supporters singing for their team. You feel the thrill of the moment and the expectation of the contest ahead.

The MCG makes Melbourne a destination in itself. It’s sporting and music spectacles and the roar of 100,000 fans in this modern-day colosseum are enough to make memories of a lifetime.

Whether it’s AFL, cricket, soccer or even a State of Origin showdown you’re here to see, the ‘G (as locals affectionately call it) is a unique experience. And that experience is made all the better by choosing the right place to stay.

Here’s our run-down of Melbourne hotels near the MCG that will have you lapping up the spectacle from the moment you check in to the sound of the final siren that marks victory for your team.

Steps away from the MCG


Only a six-minute stroll to the gates of the MCG, the proximity of Mantra on Jolimont to the stadium makes this hotel special. You’re on the edge of Yarra Park and so close you can see the floodlights from the hotel doors.

Bright, spacious apartment-style rooms assure a comfortable stay, with Studios having kitchenettes, and the one- and two-bedrooms are fitted with full kitchen facilities–perfect if you want to self-cater.

Swim a lap or two in the heated rooftop pool or relax in the spa before the big game and make sure to grab a post-match bite at the Mantra’s Boundary Line Bar and Kitchen to celebrate your team’s win or get it delivered to your apartment if you’re feeling a bit down after a team loss.

Mantra On Jolimont

7.9 Good (4002 reviews)

A hotel near the MCG with a grocery delivery service


Quest Jolimont offers 22 serviced apartment-style rooms that are just eight minutes on foot from the MCG. The modern one- and two-bed apartments are quiet and spacious, so you can get a good night’s sleep before or after the game.

Although there is no in-house dining option, you’re only a few minutes’ walk to Melbourne’s incredible bar and restaurant scene on Flinders Street; the likes of Eau de Vie—an institution of a cocktail bar—and Asian fusion favourite Chin Chin are just around the corner.

On the other hand, all rooms have full kitchens to cook up a storm at home. And for a fee, the hotel will even provide a grocery delivery service, so the only time you need to leave your room is to stroll over the park for the match.

Quest Jolimont

Top rated
9.3 Excellent (704 reviews)

Stroll through Yarra Park on your way to the 'G


A scenic 10-minute walk through Yarra Park will take you from your room at Pullman Melbourne on the Park, right to the gates of the MCG. This modern hotel and its rooms have great views over the city and of course, of the ‘G. Services like the Pullman’s heated outdoor pool and spa and even babysitting options mean you can relax before and after the game.

For dinner options, the hotel’s Clivedon Bar and Kitchen offer a reasonable range of food and a pleasing selection of Australian craft gins and whiskies behind the bar. The Pullman Melbourne on the Park is also close to Jolimont Train Station, which connects you quickly and easily to the rest of the city—so you can ease your pre-game nerves with a bit of sightseeing.

Pullman Melbourne On The Park

8.4 Very good (2230 reviews)

A chic hotel near MCG's Gate 3


In under 11 minutes’ walk from the doors of this deceptively chic hotel, you’re at Gate 3 of the MCG. Along with its excellent location, the Quest East Melbourne offers cosy yet stylish studio apartments and larger, well-appointed twin rooms.

All rooms here are run as serviced apartments, each with a full kitchen at your disposal. Though if you feel the understandable urge to explore Victoria’s capital between meals and sporting spectacles, you have it all on your doorstep. Stroll through a host of parks or along the river before window shopping down Bourke Street. Sports buffs need to make time for a visit to the National Sports Museum at Gate 3 of the MCG.

To cap off a successful night at the ‘G, enjoy the fresh air and views out over the city and down to Yarra Park towards the stadium from the hotel’s open rooftop terrace garden.

Quest East Melbourne

8.7 Excellent (1414 reviews)

Celebrate your team's victory with a barbecue


Live like a local in this boutique serviced apartment hotel only 12 minutes’ walk from your big event. The beautiful apartment rooms at 381 Cremorne offer options like private courtyards with your own barbecue, extensive views over the Yarra and even rooftop terraces. All apartments are spacious and well-furnished, in particular, the three-bedroom apartments with two bathrooms that will tempt you to stay an extra night or two.

This boutique hotel is also perfectly located for trips to the Rod Laver Arena, if you’re here for the tennis or a spectacular concert, and is just across the river from the stunning Royal Botanic Gardens.

381 Cremorne

9.0 Excellent (634 reviews)

A budget hotel near the MCG


If you’re keen on saving a few dollars but still want to be under 20 minutes’ walk from the grounds, the Hotel Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens overlooks the quaint park of Treasury Gardens and historic Fitzroy Gardens further on. Bright, energetic and creatively decorated, every room has impressive views either from large picture windows or its private balcony.

When you get hungry, you can make the most of your room with the good-quality 24-hour room service from the Mercure’s Lime Restaurant or you can head out into the city. You’re a throw of the football from some of the best places to eat in Melbourne. With the likes of renowned restaurants Cumulus Inc. and George Calombaris’ Gazi near at hand, you have the pick of the best with an excellent selection of fine European and modern Australian dishes to choose from.

Hotel Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens

7.6 Good (271 reviews)

Stay close to Melbourne’s best bars and restaurants


Either an 18-minute walk (or 5 tram stops) to the MCG, the Adina Apartment Hotel on Flinders makes for an ideal dig for a weekend in Melbourne. Great sized one- and two-bedroom serviced apartments, and even a three-bed three-bathroom penthouse, give you freedom and space to enjoy the hotel’s excellent location.

This is a good budget option for a guys’ trip away, being in a busy part of town and next to a selection of Melbourne’s best bars and restaurants for post-game refreshments. Head to Mamasita’s for great Mexican fare, Cherry for that dark, speakeasy feel or the good old Garden State Hotel for an easy-going pub, all of which are close by. These apartments also have kitchen facilities and a supermarket next door if you want to self-cater.

Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne

Top rated
8.8 Excellent (7461 reviews)

A hotel near the MCG and the city's other great sporting arenas


Seconds from the no.70 tram, it won’t take you long to get from your hotel to the stadium. In fact, the DoubleTree by Hilton is perfectly located for any type of stay in Melbourne. You’re only five stops to the MCG, four stops to the Rod Laver Arena or seven stops (in the other direction) to the Marvel Stadium and the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.

Also, right on the doorstep of Flinders Street Station and views overlooking the Yarra River, this hotel is in the sweet spot of the city. There are plenty of places to eat and drink nearby, and the hotel’s restaurant Platform 270 offers 24-hour room service just in case.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Melbourne - Flinders Street

Top rated
8.8 Excellent (2323 reviews)

A quirky stay for a fun Melbourne trip


Right in the heart of the city, the Adelphi Hotel is a quirky, award-winning boutique hotel that will add an extra bit of fun to your trip to Melbourne. Think striking chevron carpets, bright feature furniture, clever, elegant lighting and neat touches that only a well-styled, detail-oriented boutique can pull off.

Even the hotel restaurant–Om Nom—is a little different to the rest. Its focus is on the best bits of a meal: cocktails and dessert. The Spiced G&T comes spouting smoke from a porthole infuser while Sticks and Stones—Om Nom’s feature dessert—is a woodland scene of edible soil, chocolate twigs and charcoal passionfruit rocks served on a halfpipe plank. There are carefully crafted savoury elements to the menus, but for the most part, think sweet!

But when you’re not indulging your sugar tooth, why not take advantage of the Adelphi’s crowning glory: its magnificent rooftop pool. Recently upgraded, this engineering marvel hangs out two metres over Flinders Lane on a cantilever, so you’re swimming in mid-air!


Top rated
9.4 Excellent (1456 reviews)

Fuel up with a buffet breakfast before the big game


Blend suave with sporty and swank-up your stay in one of Melbourne’s most elegant hotels. And to get to the game from here at the Paris end of Collins Street, it’s a 20-minute walk or 10-minute taxi to the MCG.

The buffet breakfast at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne has been awarded as one of the best in Australia, which on its own makes the extra walk to the game worth it. Plus, you’re surrounded by some of the coolest restaurants and bars in Little Collins Street—like the Gin Palace for all things juniper and Izakaya Den for funky hipster subterranean Japanese—to explore after the game.

Choose from the 550 spacious hotel guestrooms, including 84 Clubrooms and 25 premium suites—all featuring Italian marble bathrooms, of course.

Grand Hyatt Melbourne

Top rated
8.8 Excellent (2491 reviews)