Famed for being one of the most livable cities on Earth, we know that anyone who has visited Melbourne before won’t need much convincing to return. Home to a vibrant mix of cosmopolitan cityscape, cafe culture, art, sport, entertainment, and an abundance of family-friendly attractions - there’s always something to do.
Ride the largest tram system in the world as you make your way down and past tree-lined avenues, landscaped vistas, riverside parks and gardens and rustic laneways. Perfect for a family escape during the spring school holidays, explore wildlife parks, zoos, and theme parks as you take advantage of the city and sea.
Looking to book a family getaway that childhood memories are made of? Keep reading.
The Ultimate Family Hotel in Melbourne
Nestled on the banks of the Yarra River in a prime city-centre location, Crowne Plaza Melbourne puts families within easy reach of the best there is to see and do in the city. Enjoy modern facilities that’ll keep all ages happy, entertained and comfortable throughout their stay.
Plus, our Melbourne family accommodation deals allow families to enjoy maximum value so you can spend more time together enjoying the best that the city has to offer. Here are just a few reasons why Crowne Plaza Melbourne is the ultimate family holiday accommodation destination.
Spacious Rooms & Suites
With 432 stylish, modern and upscale rooms, suites and apartments to choose between, there’s space for the whole family. Our Melbourne Suites with interconnecting rooms provide ample space for up to four, with everything you need for a home-away-from-home stay. Fall asleep in king beds topped with premium bedding, and relax in the spacious lounge with a modular sofa and large LCD TV.
Our Standard Rooms offer 25 sqm of space, a comfy king bed, a modern bathroom, WiFi, and fantastic amenities. Premium Rooms come with an ensuite bathroom and shower, a 42-inch flatscreen TV, a luxurious king bed, fluffy robes, and complimentary tea and coffee-making machines.
Rollaway beds and interconnecting rooms can be requested, subject to availability, giving you more space to stretch out in bed without the little ones getting under your feet.
Kid-Friendly Dining Options
Home to some of the best restaurants, bars and dining opportunities, Crowne Plaza Melbourne serves meals both adults and kids will love. Dig into the best breakfast buffet in Melbourne, with eggs cooked to perfection, bacon, sausages and all of the usual sides, along with fresh pastries, cereal, fresh fruit and yoghurt - accompanied by tea, coffee, juice and soft drinks.
For grab-and-go options such as ham and cheese croissants, sausage rolls, panini, bircher muesli, and bacon, egg and cheese muffins, Pow-Wow is perfect. In the evening, head back to Yugo Restaurant for a culinary experience the whole family will love. Enjoy Japanese favourites, such as sushi, gyoza and sashimi, and popular dishes including the Yugo cheeseburger, braised short rib and garlic prawns - with sides of rice, fries, and salad. And when you feel like having a family night in, in front of the TV, In-room Dining delivers premium restaurant-grade cuisine directly to your room.
Poolside Family Fun
Kids will love our rooftop swimming pool, giving the whole family time to cool off with a refreshing dip while enjoying stunning views of the city ahead. Open from 6am to 9pm, enjoy relaxing poolside on designer sun lounges with a good book while soaking up some rays. For those travelling with older kids, the 24-hour fitness centre provides everything you need for a decent workout, yoga or stretching session.
Nearby Family Attractions
Our family accommodation in Melbourne places you within close proximity to some of the best family attractions and sights. Just a 10-minute drive from the hotel is Melbourne Zoo, home to lions, elephants, giraffes, gorillas, native Australian wildlife and marine animals. Spend a day exploring a myriad of trails guiding you from enclosure to enclosure, take part in a wildlife experience and spend time learning more about the importance of conservation.
Just 350m away, or a short 5-minute walk across Batman Park is Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium. Dive deep beneath the ocean waves for a glimpse at one of Earth's least explored frontiers - the ocean floor. Other draws to Sea Life include the penguins, sharks, crocodiles and tropical fish. If you’re looking for additional excitement, Luna Park St Kilda is just a quick 15-minute tram ride away, whisking the family off to a seaside theme park full of fun rides, games and activities - best finished with fish and chips on the esplanade.
Family Getaway Package
Our family getaway package lets parents take advantage of spacious rooms made for family holidays in Melbourne, with thoughtful touches to make you feel at home. Stay in rooms perfect for 2 adults and 2 children, with a free daily buffet breakfast, free WiFi and kids activity packs. Make the most of every moment in the city and save more with our Family Getaway rates. Not sure where to head? Our knowledgeable and friendly concierge will be more than happy to help you create a fun itinerary for a day out in Melbourne.
Win a Winter Road Trip
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Enter to win a mini road trip, with a weekend of accommodation and dining at one of six IHG hotels and resorts, and fuel for your journey.
With so much to see, do and enjoy in Victoria's Garden City, there’s never been a better reason to book your next family holiday. And when it comes to family accommodation in Melbourne, Crowne Plaza Melbourne is the number one place to call home for the duration of your stay.