Finals fever – Your guide to Melbourne accommodation for the AFL Grand Final

Finals fever – Your guide to Melbourne accommodation for the AFL Grand Final

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The business end of footy is almost here and it’s finals time with all 8 finalists eyeing a spot in the big one on Grand Final Day. So we’ve picked some of the best central Melbourne hotels close to the footy grounds. Richmond, Collingwood, Geelong and Melbourne are flying so the chances are there will be more than a couple of games in Victoria’s capital. Not to mention the festivities surrounding the grand final parade, Brownlow medal and other footy events in old Melbourne towns. When you're buzzing about Melbourne and surrounds check out one of these convenient Melbourne accommodation options to park your wheels.

Grand Hyatt Melbourne

This is truly an iconic Melbourne hotel in the heart of the CBD on Collins Street. Luxury awaits at the Grand Hyatt, where you’ll enjoy spacious guestrooms and fine dining. There's also access to an indoor swimming pool, gym and a rooftop tennis court. Step outside and high fashion stores and top tourist attractions surround you. At certain times of the year the Grand Hyatt also offers the Burn City pop up restaurant, which serves delicious South American-inspired barbeque.

Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders

The Holiday Inn is known for it’s relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. The hotel on Flinders Street is just a short walk from attractions like Federation Square, Southbank and top restaurants at Degraves Street. Then you're also within a good distance of sporting arenas near Richmond. Holiday Inn Melbourne also has recently renovated the rooms, with a focus on comfort and relaxation.

Amora Hotel Riverwalk

Set on the banks of the beautiful Yarra River in Richmond, you’re close to the vibrant CBD as well as major sporting arenas. Amora Hotel Riverwalk is still a tranquil place to stay, despite its close proximity to the hustle and bustle of city life. Enjoy spacious rooms and rooms with stunning views overlooking the Yarra River. Some key attractions nearby include the Victoria Gardens and Fosters Brewery.

Adara Richmond

Whether you’re staying for a long or short stay, Adara Richmond will make you feel right at home while only a short walk from major sporting venues. Serviced apartments are self contained, giving you the freedom to use your very own kitchen, dining area and laundry facility. This is a great value for money option, offering all the necessary amenities to live independently.

Quest Hotel East Melbourne

Serviced apartment style hotel rooms will leave you feeling relaxed and comfortable. Quest East Melbourne is one of the best Melbourne accommodation options for sports lovers. It’s right opposite the Melbourne Cricket Ground and within walking distance to other major sporting arenas. The stylish boutique hotel also boasts a rooftop garden, unique artwork and panoramic views of Melbourne.

BRIANNA PIAZZA

Brianna Piazza

Brianna Piazza

Brianna Piazza is an Australian television reporter and part-time travel blogger. Originally from Melbourne, she's currently living in Cairns where she works for WIN News and spends her weekends exploring the outdoors Far North Queensland.

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