For any footy fan heading to the mighty MCG to experience an AFL match at this iconic stadium, you’ll want to make sure you’re staying close by. There is an abundance of hotels in Melbourne, but where to start to make sure you’re in the heart of the atmosphere? Here are our top five recommendations for hotels within walking distance of the MCG.
Hire a car from Melbourne Airport and book one of these Melbourne hotels.
Adara Richmond is only a 10-15 minute walk from the MCG or a five-minute tram ride. It’s hardly a hassle when you’re enjoying contemporary and spacious living in an inner-city serviced apartment. You’ll have a full kitchen, washer, dryer and high-speed WiFi in your room. There’s no doubt that you’ll feel right at home
Quest East is situated opposite the iconic MCG, simply walk just 7 minutes along Wellington Parade after the footy Grand Final and you’ll be at your home away from home. These self serviced studios offer guests separate living, dining and sleeping areas, plus all the kitchen facilities to do their own cooking. You could easily stay here for weeks and never feel like you left home.
Mantra is set right in the heart of Melbourne’s sporting and entertainment hub. It’s literally right opposite the Melbourne Cricket Ground and the CBD is also within close walking distance. It really is the ideal choice when looking for accommodation for events at the MCG, AAMI Park, Hisense and Rod Laver Arena. Have your pick from a studio, one or two bedroom apartments at this prime location.
The Richmond Hill Hotel is close to the MCG as well as many iconic Richmond Pubs. This makes the Richmond Hill Hotel the perfect location if you want to head out to celebrate after the game (and hopefully you’ll be celebrating a win!). The rooms are cosy and charming. Not to mention, you’re also close to Bridge Road, which is a shopper’s paradise.
Your accommodation overlooks St Patrick’s Cathedral and Fitzroy Gardens, to name a few beautiful sights. You’ll feel elegant as you enjoy luxurious accommodation right in the heart of Melbourne city. It has close to 250 rooms with walk in robes and Italian marble bathrooms. It’s one of the best places to come home to after an intense grand final. Best of all, it’s only a 15 minute walk to the MCG – even less if you choose to drive!
BRIANNA PIAZZA and SCOTT PODMORE