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Top Southbank Beach Hotel

Crown Promenade
4.5 out of 5
WHITEMAN STREET, 8, Melbourne, VIC
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4.7/5Exceptional! (995 reviews)
Great location

"The hotel is in a great location a short walk from the river with its plentiful bars and restaurants. The city centre is in easy walking distance. During our stay we spent 2 days at the Australian Open tennis and saw a Big Bash 20/20 cricket match at the MCG, these venues are 30 to 40 minute walks ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 30, 2017

Crown Promenade
Platinum Apartments at Freshwater
4 out of 5
1 Freshwater Place, Southbank, VIC
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4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)

"We booked this property very last minute when we found out that the apartment we had reserved months in advance had been double booked, leaving us scrambling to find somewhere else to go in Melbourne. Easy booking though Expedia and then contact with James, saved the day. We got our check in instructions ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 18, 2020

Platinum Apartments at Freshwater
D'One Luxury Apartments
4 out of 5
8 Kavanagh Street, Southbank, VIC
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4.6/5Wonderful! (5 reviews)

"Excellent place with good views. No balcony. Rooms are good size. Good ambiance and styling, unique apartment not a hotel."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 26, 2016

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Crown Metropol
4.5 out of 5
WHITEMAN STREET,8, Southbank, VIC
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4.6/5Wonderful! (974 reviews)

"Room service is terrible. Mini bar was not restock for 3 days. Cleanliness is below standard"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 16, 2019

Crown Metropol
WRAP on Southbank
4.5 out of 5
133 -139 City Road, Southbank, VIC
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The price is CA $127 per night from Nov 12 to Nov 13
4.4/5Excellent! (2,298 reviews)

"Good location and good overall but a bit more attention to detail with room cleaning wouldn't go astray, particularly the hands prints and marks all over the bedroom window. Which i thought would of been a surface that would of been cleaned and sanitized in the current covid situation."…"

Reviewed on Jun. 14, 2020

WRAP on Southbank
Southbank Apartments - Freshwater Place
4 out of 5
1 Freshwater Place, Southbank, VIC
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4.3/5Excellent! (225 reviews)

"Great location and service"…"

Reviewed on Apr. 1, 2020

Southbank Apartments - Freshwater Place
City Tempo - Whiteman St
4.5 out of 5
63 Whiteman Street, Southbank, VIC
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4.3/5Excellent! (784 reviews)

"A convenient location, clean and quiet. Would consider a return visit."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 24, 2020

City Tempo - Whiteman St
Quest Southbank
4.5 out of 5
12-16 Kavanagh Street, Southbank, VIC
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The price is CA $131 per night from Nov 15 to Nov 16
4.3/5Excellent! (852 reviews)

"The staff were so hospitable and friendly. Great location could walk everywhere and great price."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 3, 2020

Quest Southbank
Corporate Keys - Freshwater Place
4 out of 5
1 Freshwater Place, Southbank, VIC
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4.3/5Excellent! (41 reviews)

"All good but poor TV and no Foxtel"…"

Reviewed on Jul. 7, 2020

Corporate Keys - Freshwater Place
City Tempo - SouthbankOne
3 out of 5
180 City Road, Southbank, VIC
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4.3/5Excellent! (553 reviews)

"Great location, a bit noisy, blinds need a clean. Facilities were great."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 5, 2020

City Tempo - SouthbankOne
City Tempo - Southbank Collection
4 out of 5
187 City Road, Southbank, VIC
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4.3/5Excellent! (1,616 reviews)

"Very Good location near the city center in Melbourne, Australia. Check in was quick and the rental apartment was clean and in good condition. Nice for a short term rental in the city."…"

Reviewed on Apr. 11, 2020

City Tempo - Southbank Collection
Southbank Apartments - Eureka Tower
4 out of 5
7 Riverside Quay, Southbank, VIC
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4.2/5Excellent! (43 reviews)
Excellent

"The apartment was excellently located and very comfortable. Would definitely stay there again"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 14, 2020

Southbank Apartments - Eureka Tower
Aria Hotel Apartments
4.5 out of 5
285 City Road, Southbank, VIC
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4/5Very Good! (1,929 reviews)

"Stayed 1 night. Ideal location from the tram stop as we returned from the cruise terminal. Lovely room. Close to the waterfront. Plenty of things to do. Lots of choice of eateries. 10 minute walk to free tram stop for City centre."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 19, 2020

Aria Hotel Apartments
Urban Central Accommodation - Hostel
2 out of 5
334 City Road, Southbank, VIC
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3.9/5Very Good! (369 reviews)

"Very clean for a hostel type accommodation. convenient location. I stayed in a 4 bed dorm with private bathroom, so can;t comment on the bigger dorms. YMMA It was rather loud thou on a sat night. Not sure whether the noise was from its own pub or somewhere else. there was only 1 double electrical ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 21, 2020

Urban Central Accommodation - Hostel
Bayviews Apartment
4 out of 5
88 Kavanagh Street, Southbank, VIC
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3.8/5Good! (13 reviews)

"Well it says serviced apartments even though there was no service provided it was exactly like airbnb clean before you go make sure you return the keys with the same conditions it was given to you. There was only 4 teabags provide for two ppl for 5 days stay I have to buy my own tea, sugar, and body ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 2, 2019

Bayviews Apartment
CitySide
4 out of 5
79 Whiteman Street, Southbank, VIC
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3.8/5Good! (4 reviews)
great management, poor comfort

"Management and staff are fantastic, the property it self, needs a good clean and furniture replacement, very uncomfortable in the sitting area, we sat on the floor most of the time."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 18, 2020

CitySide
Cityviews 3 Bedroom
4 out of 5
180 City Road, Melbourne, Southbank, VIC
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3.8/5Good! (8 reviews)
Good and bad... But mostly good

"Positives- Comfy bed, great location, great gym, wonderful lounge and umbrellas. The service of our agent meeting us was exceptional, Sedrick was so lovely and was very helpful. Negatives- $7 per hour street parking for 2nd car, not really a 3 bedroom (a curtain doesnt count as a room) No salt and ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr. 14, 2019

Cityviews 3 Bedroom
Inner Melbourne Serviced Apartments
4 out of 5
173 -183 City Road, Southbank, VIC
The price is CA $245 per night from Nov 4 to Nov 5
3.5/5Good! (70 reviews)
Good Melbourne Apartment Option

"Great location for Melbourne and other suburbs nearby. Easy to access the CBD and Albert Park is a short drive away. Good sized rooms. Could be renovated and refreshed a bit, but fine for a few nights stay."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 18, 2020

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Beach Hotels in Southbank

Known for its casinos and shopping, Southbank offers a lot for the traveler planning a getaway. There are 29 beach hotels and other accommodation options to choose from in this family-friendly destination, so it's easy to find one that meets your needs.

As you decide on a place to stay near the beach in Southbank, take a look at these top hotels with high ratings from Expedia travelers.

Experience Aria Hotel Apartments - 4.5-star luxury aparthotel near St. Kilda Beach. It features in-room kitchens, LCD TVs, and laundry facilities. Guests love the central location and proximity to shopping.

CitySide - 4-star apartment near St. Kilda Beach. Our travelers recommend its good location. This apartment boasts an indoor pool, free WiFi, and free parking.

Melbourne Short Stay Apartments MP Deluxe - 4.5-star luxury apartment near St. Kilda Beach. It offers an indoor pool, free WiFi, and in-room kitchens. Guest reviews highlight the central location and overall value.

Melbourne Short Stay Apartments on Whiteman - 4.5-star family-friendly apartment near St. Kilda Beach. It features an indoor pool, free WiFi, and in-room kitchens. Guests love the beach locale and proximity to shopping.

Melbourne Short Stay Apartments - Southbank Collection - 4-star family-friendly apartment near St. Kilda Beach. Our travelers recommend its central location and overall value. This apartment boasts an indoor pool, free WiFi, and 2 outdoor tennis courts.

Planning Your Trip to Southbank

If you're wondering about the best time to visit, here's what you can expect from the local weather:

  • Hottest months: February, January, March, and December, with an average temperature of 78°F
  • Coldest months: July, June, August, and September, with an average temperature of 41°F
  • Driest months: May, April, September, and August, with an average rainfall of 0.04 inches
  • Rainiest months: May, April, September, and August, with an average rainfall of 0.04 inches

Sightseeing in and Around Southbank

After checking into your accommodation of choice, you'll probably want to venture out and explore. If you're eager to check out the beaches, head to St. Kilda Beach or South Melbourne Beach for some relaxation by the water. Experience the area's casinos and shopping, and make time for local attractions like Eureka Tower and Malthouse Theatre. You can also pay a visit to Australian Centre for Contemporary Art or Melbourne Recital Centre for more to see and do. Visitors also enjoy Southbank for its:
  • Riverfront
  • Restaurants
  • Sports
  • Architecture

Getting Around Southbank

Make your way to Southbank with a flight to Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon), the closest major airport which is located 7.7 mi (12.4 km) from the city center. If you'd like to venture out around the area, you may want a rental car for your journey.

Frequently asked questions

What is Southbank like for travelers who love the beach?
Known for its casinos and shopping, Southbank offers a lot for the traveler planning a getaway.
What's the best hotel for a beach vacation in Southbank?
Platinum Apartments at Freshwater is a top 4-star beach hotel with an indoor pool and a restaurant, and it’s located close to South Melbourne Beach. Other good choices for your stay near the beach include Aria Hotel Apartments and Southbank Apartments - Freshwater Place.
How many beach hotels will I find in Southbank?
Choose from one of Expedia’s 25 hotels in Southbank for your beachside break.
When's the best time for a beach vacation in Southbank?
You can plan your beach trip with this snapshot of year-round temperatures in Southbank: The hottest months are usually February and January with an average temp of 65°F, while the coldest months are July and June with an average of 50°F. Average annual precipitation for Southbank is 11 inches.
What is there to see and do around Southbank?
After arriving and checking into your hotel, you’ll probably want to explore your surroundings. Beach lovers can head straight to St Kilda Beach or Brighton Beach for some quality time by the water. Experience the area’s casinos and shopping, and make time for local attractions like Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex and Melbourne Arts Centre. Other things to see and do in the area are Eureka Skydeck 88 and Eureka Tower.

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