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St KildaMelbourne

Just behind Melbourne’s iconic St. Kilda Beach, this historic suburb is famous for its art scene, live music venues, mouth-watering cakes and the wild rides of Luna Park.

Long established as one of Melbourne’s creative hubs, St. Kilda is the city’s beachfront cultural hub, where the suburb’s bohemian roots mingle with new urban developments. Check out St. Kilda’s palm-lined beach and learn to kitesurf in the bay. Spend the day wandering along one of St. Kilda’s bustling main streets and experience stylish cafés, excellent restaurants, art galleries and boutique fashion stores.

A good way to start your day in St. Kilda is with a walk along the Esplanade. Stroll along the waterfront and take in views of the bay, dotted with ships coming and going from Docklands. Join the joggers, cyclists and skaters on the Bayside Cycling Trail, take a refreshing dip in the ocean or relax in the heated and filtered seawater at St. Kilda Sea Baths.

Explore Acland Street or Fitzroy Street to find a wide selection of casual cafés, upscale restaurants, fish and chip shops, gelatarias and cake shops. These streets are also filled with fashionable clothing shops, intriguing independent bookstores and a range of atmospheric bars. Stroll down Carlisle Street to experience the area’s European influence. Pick up a tasty bagel from one of the bakeries and learn about Melbourne’s Jewish heritage at the Jewish Museum of Australia.

No trip to St. Kilda is complete without a visit to Luna Park. Take in unbeatable views of the city and the bay from atop a rollercoaster or Ferris wheel or try your luck on the fun-filled carnival games for all ages.

As the sun sets, relax with a cold drink at the Esplanade Hotel, simply known as the Espy, a Melbourne mainstay in the rock ’n' roll scene. You might be able to see the colony of little penguins coming in to roost in their rookery by the St. Kilda Pier breakwater.

St. Kilda is easily reachable via the central city tram that runs through the Bourke Street Mall in the CBD. Visit St. Kilda in February to experience the wonderful St. Kilda Festival, a 9-day carnival of local music, arts and culture. Melbourne’s Pride March, which celebrates local gay and lesbian communities, also occurs in St. Kilda in February.


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Rydges St Kilda
Rydges St Kilda
4.5 out of 5
35-37 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, VIC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥8,963 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19

This family-friendly Melbourne hotel is located on the Strip, within a 10-minute walk of Fitzroy Street, St Kilda Pier, and St. Kilda Sea Baths. Palais Theatre ...

3.8/5Good! (989 reviews)
First weekend out for awhile

"Clean room and friendly staff"…"

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

Rydges St Kilda
Tolarno Hotel
Tolarno Hotel
4 out of 5
42 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, VIC
The price is ¥5,414 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21

Located in St Kilda, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St Kilda Pier and St. Kilda Sea Baths. St Kilda Esplanade Market and St Kilda Beach are also within ...

4.2/5Very Good! (998 reviews)

"The Tolarno Hotel is unique with its Mirka Moira art vibe. We found our room comfortable and roomy. The location is convenient to access the city, South Melbourne Market or Acland St. We thought it was a great hotel."…"

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

Tolarno Hotel
Cosmopolitan Hotel
Cosmopolitan Hotel
4 out of 5
6 Carlisle Street, St Kilda, VIC
The price is ¥10,472 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25

This family-friendly Melbourne hotel is located by the sea, within a 5-minute walk of Luna Park and Palais Theatre. St Kilda Beach and Albert Park Lake are also ...

4/5Very Good! (994 reviews)

"Liked the Location and great support from Thallas and Reception Staff not the least forgetting Steve the Manager"…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Cosmopolitan Hotel
Crest on Barkly Serviced Apartments
Crest on Barkly Serviced Apartments
3.5 out of 5
25 Barkly St, St Kilda, VIC
The price is ¥9,368 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22

Located in St Kilda, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Luna Park, St Kilda Pier, and Alfred Hospital. Prahran Market and St Kilda Beach are also within 2 mi ...

3.8/5Good! (176 reviews)

"Good stay, great rate and restaurants close by. Large apartments and clean and tidy"…"

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2021

Crest on Barkly Serviced Apartments
The Prince
The Prince
4.5 out of 5
2 Acland Street, St Kilda, VIC
The price is ¥15,199 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19

Located in St Kilda, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fitzroy Street, St Kilda Beach, and Luna Park. Palais Theatre and St Kilda Road are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (754 reviews)
Modern and luxurious hotel

"The hotel staff were so accommodating and lovely to deal with. The staff let me have a late check out of 5pm as I didn't check in until 5am that day - which was incredible. The hotel had amazing amenities and was so luxurious and the interior design was beautiful."…"

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2020

The Prince
Quest St Kilda Bayside
Quest St Kilda Bayside
4 out of 5
1 Eildon Road, St Kilda, VIC
The price is ¥10,545 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

Located in St Kilda, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Fitzroy Street, Luna Park, and Palais Theatre. St Kilda Beach and St Kilda Road are ...

4.3/5Excellent! (491 reviews)

"Nice apartment, the living and bedroom was nice & roomy. The bathroom and shower was a little small & pokey. Overall a nice & comfortable stay."…"

Reviewed on May 25, 2020

Quest St Kilda Bayside
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