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6 best places to stay in Melbourne for the AFL Grand Final

It’s AFL Grand Final time and for those who this fits the bill of the holiest day in the calendar, a pilgrimage to Melbourne, the AFL capital is on the cards.

Where to stay, though? Aside from friends’ or families’ homes, you need a quality hotel to hang your head, so are the top five from Booking.com.

Double Tree Hotel by Hilton – 1.7km from MCG

Gorgeous, trendy, moody and urban, the Double Tree by Hilton offers funky city views in stylishly sound-proofed rooms with a feel that is oh so Melbourne. Just read about their artistic endeavours here.

Hilton Grafitti Loft Double Tree Flinders Street hotel James Banham

Pullman on the Park – 400m from MCG

Situated in East Melbourne, this upscale hotel sits directly opposite the ‘G and allows guests to be on top of the action – making it the ideal base for any footy fan. With prime views of the iconic stadium and a full buffet breakfast on offer, guests will be ready to tackle the big day in style.

Pullman Park Melbourne

Hotel Lindrum – 1km from MCG

Located in Melbourne’s CBD and just a short walk from the MCG, Hotel Lindrum not only boasts convenience, but also luxury and comfort. Surrounded by top restaurants and exciting bars, this is the ideal base for those looking to celebrate after the big game.

Hotel Lindrum Melbourne

The Olsen – 2.5km from MCG   

Embellished with spectacular artwork by Australian artist John Olsen, in close proximity to the ever-trending Chapel Street and only a mere 2.5km from the MCG – The Olsen offers guests a truly unique experience in the heart of Melbourne. For footy fanatics that want to relish in everything else that Melbourne has to offer, South Yarra is the perfect base as it is filled with buzzing restaurants and bars – Booking.com would suggests trying Two Wrongs, which is just downstairs.

Olsen Hotel Melbourne

Crown Towers – 3km from MCG

Crown Towers offer guests lavish guest rooms, suites and villas in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. Less than a kilometre away from Flinders Street Station and situated on the iconic Yarra River, guests can easily get to the big game. After watching the two best teams battle it out for the flag, guests can return to Crown and indulge in everything that the casino has to offer – open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, this is ultimate place to celebrate a big win.

Crown Towers Melbourne


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