Should you be looking for the best hotels and apartments in South Melbourne, you are spoiled for choice. Within Expedia's up-to-the-minute accommodation pages you can find 370 lodging options within a 0.1-mile radius of South Melbourne's center.
Expedia's extensive database has only a small selection of economical hotels in South Melbourne. The Lily Sands Inn is one such offering.
2 miles from downtown South Melbourne, is the Apartments @ Docklands. Alternatively, the Crown Towers is situated 2 miles away. The Park Hyatt Melbourne and the Grand Hyatt Melbourne are two other recommended accommodation options in South Melbourne.
Consider spending a day or two visiting Puffing Billy Steam Train and Sherbrooke Forest, which you'll find in Belgrave, 25 miles to the east of South Melbourne. If you'd like to visit Belgrave, check out the room rates at the Clarendon Cottages and Coonara Cottage - Olinda. Or, you could stay in Melbourne CBD, 2 miles to the northeast of South Melbourne, where you can pick from the Docklands Private Collection of Apartments - NewQuay and The Westin Melbourne. Should you choose to stay in Melbourne CBD, be sure to check out the Melbourne's GPO and Primrose Potter Australian Ballet Centre.
Just because you are traveling in Melbourne, doesn't mean you can't enjoy your love of sport. You'll find Melbourne Cricket Ground 3 miles to the northeast of South Melbourne. Book a hotel nearby to the action at the The Langham, Melbourne or the Docklands Executive Apartments.
Tullamarine Airport is a logical airport for flying in and out of South Melbourne. It is 13 miles drive away. If you choose to stay nearby, try the PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport or Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport.