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Melbourne Staycation: The Marriott Hotel…

Sometimes, a night away or weekend mini break is all it takes to relax and rejuvenate, and the Melbourne Marriott is a fitting choice. Read more...

Without sounding biased, Melbourne, my home city, is quite extraordinary. Hidden laneways, secret bars, vibrant street art, cultured cuisine and acclaimed entertainment all await to be discovered. And right in the heart of it all, The Marriott Hotel is the perfect place for a staycation within the city of Melbourne.

The Marriott Hotel is centrally located within easy walking distance from the historic theatres of Melbourne, an ideal venue when catching a Broadway or comedy show. Pre-theatre dining or drinks before a show can be enjoyed at The Marriott’s signature restaurant, The Essence or at the Elements Bar.

Sophisticated surroundings alongside a warm and friendly atmosphere are proudly flaunted at the Marriott. Yet, among the evident contemporary flair of the hotel, the important history and bygone times of Melbourne city are equally clear through many photographs and memorabilia displayed throughout the Marriott. These vintage pictures can be found in the hotel foyer and corridors, the suites, and even the placemats served on room service trays. Melbourne in the 1950’s, a different era altogether, but a lovely touch by the Melbourne Marriott of what was and what is now.

With one of the largest standard hotel rooms in Melbourne, The Marriott is not only comfortable but extremely generous in size. A separate spacious robe area and sizable marble bathroom with elite toiletries, are a pleasant luxury. The Marriott suites also offer efficient WiFi service and Melbourne skyline views.

On Level 1, guests can work out at the fitness centre or take a dip in the heated salt water pool. Another great way to recharge on that weekend away, before heading down to a delicious Melbourne buffet breakfast.


Sometimes, a night away or weekend mini break is all it takes to relax and rejuvenate, and the Melbourne Marriott is a fitting choice. The experience of a staycation, even if it’s in your own backyard like Melbourne, enables an appreciation and sense of vacation despite it being only a night or two. It’s an easy mini holiday, less packing, in addition to supporting your local community. Reconnect with your home city, and check out the galleries, museums, parks and theatres which you may consider solely for tourists. Rediscover your city through the eyes of a visitor for a change.

Have you ever taken a staycation?

Now Showing in Melbourne

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Princess Theatre

Muriel’s Wedding the Musical – Her Majesty’s Theatre

33 Variations – Comedy Theatre

Melbourne International Comedy Festival – Comedy Theatre (from 27 Mar)

Upcoming Shows in Melbourne

Barnum The Circus Musical – Comedy Theatre (from 27 Apr)

Sweeney Todd – Her Majesty’s Theatre (June 20-23)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Her Majesty’s Theatre (August 2019)

Melbourne Marriott Hotel

 Corner Exhibition & Lonsdale Streets, Melbourne  3000 Australia 

Phone: +61 3 9662 3900

Disclosure: Sponsored post in collaboration with The Melbourne Marriott. This post contains my own personal photos. All thoughts and opinions are my own, and I choose to write this honest review to inform you of my experience.

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27 comments on “Melbourne Staycation: The Marriott Hotel…

  1. What a treat! It’s always nice to take a city break and be a tourist in our own city. xx

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  2. Ohhh I remember that I loved our visit to Melbourne so much! Thanks for this review Lorelle, I’ll keep Marriot in mind on our next visit whenever it may be. 🙂 Hope all is well with you. I’ve been extremely busy and this is probably my first WordPress visit in months.

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    • Hey Amor
      Nice to hear from you.
      Oh yes, absolutely do. It’s a great hotel, so central.
      All is well here. Busy as well. Life just seems to pass on by, time does not wait for us Lol…
      Hope you guys are all well too. X

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  3. wow loved reading this post, great place to vacation indeed !

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  4. It looks like a really lovely hotel. The fact that room is so spacious really appeals to me. A lot of hotels just cram in as many rooms as possible at the expense of space per room.

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  5. A great idea! Staycations can be fun!

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  6. Interesting. I was reading this and thinking ‘why would I pay to stay in a hotel in my own city’? But you make some good points in your last paragraph.

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  7. Brava!! excellent idea of a staycation in your own city. I’m sharing this with a friend who lives in Melbourne 😀

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  8. Sophiemagsblog

    sometimes you home city can be the best place to explore more of xxx

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  9. You are right to be proud of your home city Lorelle.melbourne is a gorgeous place to stay. Taking a staycation (I love that word)in your own city is a perfect way to keep appreciating what you can otherwise take for granted. I’ll keep the Marriott in mind for our next stay there.

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  10. We lived in Melbourne for three years and have many family there and elsewhere in Victoria so we do visit regularly. There is always something new and interesting to see, as well as all the favourites.

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  11. I love a good staycation.. and the food there looks so good as well!

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