Melbourne is a culturally diverse and fascinating city known for twisting alleyways full of hidden cafés, amazing street art, sprawling riverside parklands, uncertain weather, a plethora of shopping options, and a range of major sporting events. Below is a summary of key Melbourne attractions, including several that are only a short walk from the hotel.
At the heart of the Miami in our courtyard we have some of the finest Melbourne street art. Visible from our courtyard facing rooms this brightly coloured piece comes to us by CTOArt.
Viewing Times and Photo Opportunities are available.
We are located a short walk from the Errol Street café precinct, a popular weekend brunch spot and a great source of general amenities for guests of the hotel (Errol Street also has a supermarket, banks, a chemist and a convenience store). Trams runs along Errol Street and turn into Victoria Street going to the Queen Victoria Market and then the city centre.
Melbourne’s iconic Queen Victoria Market is a great place to shop for clothes, souvenirs and produce, or just to grab a meal. Open five days a week the market often also hosts a range of food trucks (especially on weekends) and during the Summer and now Winter there is a Night Market on Wednesdays featuring food and live music.
If you are attending Melbourne for music or a sporting event, we are walking distance to Etihad Stadium (right near Southern Cross Station) and Festival Hall.
We are also walking distance to the increasingly-popular Docklands area, which features a massive range of restaurants and bars, as well as shopping (including Harbourtown and Costco) and the Icehouse Skate Centre.
The nearby #55 tram along Peel Street also takes you right to the Melbourne Zoo near Royal Park and the State Netball/Hockey Centre.
City Centre/ South Bank
The Miami Hotel is a short tram trip or a 15-20 minute walk into the city centre. The #57 tram from Errol Street also takes you right to Flinders Street Station at Elizabeth Street – walk under the station and over a footbridge and you’re in Southbank.
Southbank Promenade stretches along the south side of the Yarra River from the popular Southgate shopping and dining complex to Crown casino and the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, offering pedestrians a spectacular view of the city. For a different view, the awe-inspiring Eureka Tower is also located at Southbank which displays the breathtaking cityscape from its Level 88 observation deck. Southbank also hosts the Arts Precinct of Melbourne, including the Arts Centre, Hamer Hall, and the National Gallery of Victoria.
The Melbourne City Centre includes a range of attractions – from its range of exemplary cafés and restaurants to bars and pubs there is always somewhere new to dine or catch a live music show. For a truly unique Melbourne experience, don’t forget to check out Melbourne’s iconic laneways – a popular choice is Hosier Lane which is well-known for its street art, while the Degraves Street and Centre Places lanes connect through from Flinders Street to Collins Street and feature a range of cafés and eclectic shopping options. At Collins Street you can find the heritage Block Arcade which leads you through to the Block Place and then Royal Arcade. Royal Arcade ends at the Bourke Street Mall, a shopping area including Myer, David Jones, and the old Melbourne GPO (now an H&M store).
Easily accessible by tram from the CBD, the Fitzroy and Collingwood area has retained a creative and bohemian feel with its eclectic mix of shops and eateries and its ubiquitous street art and murals. These areas are a great place to grab a coffee or a drink at one of the iconic Brunswick Street bars. They also offer a mixture of art galleries, specialist bookshops and quirky vintage stores, as well as Rose Street Artist’s Market on weekends.
Another popular inner-city area is Brunswick, accessible via the #19 tram from the market or the #1 or #8 from in the city. Hosting a range of cafes and restaurants and well-known as a key destination for vintage and thrift shopping, this area bustles on weekends with savvy Melbournians looking for an excellent coffee and a deal on retro clothes.
More upmarket than the inner northern suburbs, South Yarra is only two train stations from Flinders street. Shopping, fashion, dining and entertainment are the main features of South Yarra's extensive commercial precinct, and busy Chapel Street is lined with exclusive retail outlets, cafés, bars, clubs, and restaurants.
Further south but only 6km from the city centre, St Kilda is Melbourne’s seaside playground featuring sprawling views of Port Phillip Bay, a safe sandy beach and a palm-lined boardwalk. A colony of the world’s smallest penguins also live in St Kilda, and you might be lucky enough to see them returning home at sunset! The St Kilda area is also great for restaurants, bars and cafés, and has an eventful live music scene. Particularly popular is Fitzroy Street, and nearby Acland Street has long been famous for its cake shops.
(Feeling confused? There is a Brunswick Road in Brunswick; popular Brunswick Street is in Fitzroy; Fitzroy Street is in St Kilda; and St Kilda Road is just south of the CBD in the city centre of Melbourne!).
Popular areas to visit outside of Melbourne include Phillip Island (for a guaranteed look at the tiny penguins that live there), the world-famous Great Ocean Road, and Victoria’s Yarra Valley wineries and gourmet food outlets. For more info or to book a tour you can speak to our reception staff.