Melbourne Marriott hotel review – five star family luxury staycations

Ready for a Melbourne staycation? Traveling with children shouldn’t mean you have to accept anything less than being spoiled like you deserve! After all, it’s mum and dad’s getaway too! The Melbourne Marriott hotel offers a fun yet luxurious stay for families in the heart of the Melbourne CBD

See the murals of Hosier Lane, Melbourne Australia

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If you’re looking for a family-friendly luxury hotel for your next Melbourne trip or staycation, Melbourne Marriott is the one!

We took a trip to see the Christmas lights of Melbourne – and to do a bit of last-minute Christmas shopping – and absolutely loved our family getaway staying at the Melbourne Marriott!

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A family-friendly luxury hotel

Melbourne Marriott hotel is family friendly

Flying to Melbourne with Jetstar Australia (our Melbourne trip airline partner), the Melbourne Marriott was only twenty five minutes Uber trip from Melbourne Airport. We were soon receiving a warm welcome at the Melbourne Marriot hotel reception desk.

Our five-star hotel corner suite

Melbourne Marriott hotel corner suite

Melbourne Marriott hotel corner suite bedroom

Even though we were staying in a luxurious executive corner suite with a a huge master bedroom, it had been adapted to accommodate our family comfortably.

I loved the master bedroom (oh, the stretched-out luxury!), whilst the girls slept in the additional beds in the lounge and had plenty of room for themselves. Our beautiful suite could have easily slept a family of five.

The décor was modern and elegant with panoramic city views from every window. A huge walk-through robe and a stunning marble accent bathroom en-suite with luxury complementary amenities continued the luxurious theme.

Our elegant marble bathroom

Our elegant marble accent bathroom

Our room had every convenience we could have needed. An iron & ironing board, a safe for any valuables, tea & coffee facilities and a refrigerator mini bar. There were toothbrushes & paste in addition to the luxury toiletries, complimentary slippers, plenty of generously-sized plush towels plus white terry robes to relax in too. The Marriott is geared for relaxation!

As if all that wasn’t enough, the gift of a spectacular welcome platter awaited us in the room loaded with everything delicious – and even a bottle of champagne. My parent luxury weekend was activated! As soon as we had enjoyed a mini-platter feast, we set off to enjoy the delights of Melbourne – and of course some Melbourne Christmas shopping!

A hotel near Her Majesty’s Theatre

The perfect hotel to stay at for Her Majesty's Theatre shows

The perfect hotel to stay at for Her Majesty’s Theatre shows

Right next door to the Melbourne Marriot hotel we discovered the East End theatre district. Her Majesty’s Theatre (playing Disney’s Frozen the Musical) was mere steps away, as was Chinatown and a multitude of tempting Little Bourke Street restaurants!

A centrally located hotel to make your Melbourne staycation easy

Flinders Street Station is a Melbourne icon

Flinders Street Station is a Melbourne icon

This was a great base to explore the Melbourne CBD from, including the wonderful shopping precinct. From designer to discount, Melbourne shopping has it all, and staying at the Marriot Melbourne meant we didn’t have far to walk to reach any Melbourne  attractions.

From the Flinders Street Station and Federation Square Christmas lights at night, to David Jones, Myer and the Emporium shopping centre, we didn’t even need to catch a tram once during our stay – yet we explored so much! Centrally located, the Melbourne Marriott is such an advantage for a Melbourne weekend or holiday.

This Melbourne city hotel has an indoor pool & gym!

Melbourne Marriott hotel pool

Melbourne Marriott hotel pool

The hotel’s facilities are kid-friendly too.

An elegant indoor pool was a great place to have some fun and unwind. There were pool noodles for the girls to play with and a warm spa to relax in. A motorised chair lift provided accessibility to the pool too.

There was a sauna and a well-equipped indoor exercise gym located off the pool, plus a fairy light-lit courtyard too.

The Essence On Exhibition Marriott Melbourne restaurant

The Essence On Exhibition Marriott Melbourne restaurant

The Melbourne Marriott’s Essence On Exhibition restaurant is located on the ground floor, and is open for both dinner and breakfast.

It was lovely to sit and watch the world go by from the restaurant’s picture windows looking out onto the busy street whilst eating from the self-service full buffet breakfast selections. Enjoying a barista coffee and my favourite (chef-cooked and not me – hurray!) poached eggs and the kids happily munching on Cocoa Pops, it was a beautiful start to our Melbourne day.

Delicious choices from the breakfast buffet

Delicious choices from the breakfast buffet

Book your Melbourne weekend away

Our stay at the Melbourne Marriott hotel really made our Melbourne trip  – it was lovely to be spoiled! After all, we mums deserve a bit of luxury! You can book your stay at the Melbourne Marriott hotel now at .

The Letsgomum family partnered with Jetstar Australia & the Melbourne Marriott hotel for this Melbourne Christmas trip. 

Melbourne Marriott hotel handy information

Melbourne Marriott’s Address: Corner of Exhibition & Lonsdale Streets, Melbourne Australia

Melbourne Marriott’s phone number: 03 9662 3900

Melbourne Marriott’s distance from Airport: 20km – 25 five minutes taxi or uber drive

Melbourne Marriott hotel parking is available

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Melbourne Marriott luxury hotel review

Marriott Melbourne luxury hotel stay review


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