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Situated in the heart of Carlton, Downtowner On Lygon, a family-friendly hotel, is within walking distance of Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne City Baths, and Carlton Gardens. Also nearby are RMIT University and Melbourne Central.
This family-friendly hotel offers a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Wireless Internet access is complimentary in public areas. Business amenities at this 4-star property include a business center, small meeting rooms, and a meeting/conference room. The staff can provide secretarial services and currency exchange. Additional amenities include spa services, gift shops/newsstands, and laundry facilities. Onsite parking is complimentary.
The 98 air-conditioned guestrooms at Downtowner On Lygon include safes and coffee/tea makers. For a surcharge, guests can use the in-room wireless high-speed Internet access. Televisions are equipped with satellite channels and pay movies. All accommodations provide desks and complimentary weekday newspapers. Additional amenities include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards.
Children staying free must occupy the parent or guardian’s room with existing bedding.
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Children staying free must occupy the parent or guardian’s room with existing bedding.
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An inner-city suburb, Carlton is known as Melbourne's 'Little Italy.' Lygon Street is the hub of Italian tradition, lined with a plethora of cafés, European cake shops, gelaterias, trattorias, and fine Italian restaurants. The area is also home to well-preserved examples of Victorian architecture and the World Heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens.see all hotels in Carlton
The stay was very enjoyable and the location was perfect for Draculas where we were going to Saturday night.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very clean good localtionGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"great city weekender"
fantastic location, helpful staff, comfortable bed, breakfast is superb and freshly cooked: no bain marie : I come every year and always feel welcomeGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A comfortable room on Lygon St"
This hotel looks a bit shabby from the outside but the rooms are very comfortable, the staff very friendly and the location is perfect.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Enjoyed our stay"
Enjoyed our recent stay,close to restaurants,cafes, museums etc and transport, walking distance to CBD. Staff were excellent,breakfast good to get you through the day. Only fault I can say was the bath/shower, bit high to climb in and out, shower was low pressure so took awhile wash!!Genuine Expedia guest review
"king size bed a plus @ comfortable"
disappointed when we left a box of cakes in fridge, came back to get our bags and they were gone ? I work in a kitchen if we didn't keep the belongings left behind for a t least 5/6 hours we would not have the loyal customers we have. Why is there a fridge in the bathroom?Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"pleasant stay in Melbourne"
A lovely hotel I would go back to. Gorgeous bathroom....maybe a little more lighting in the main room would be usefulGenuine Expedia guest review
The hotel was great and the staff were very nice. We arrived early in the morning and were able to check straight in. Didn't try the breakfast but the breakfast room was always busy in the mornings. The only gripe we had was with the blinds in the room...they faced the hallway and were opened each morning by housekeeping, meaning anyone who walked past […] our room in the afternoon was able to look straight in. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"People make the difference"
Nice hotel in good location, but the Team at the Downtowner were fantastic. Always pleasant and helpful - gave it a real home away from home feel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"50th Birthday escape"
We both enjoyed our short stay at the hotel. Being on Lygon street, it was close to restaurants and the venues we came for. A comfy bed, but the spa bath was only just big enough for me to strech my legs out, Im only 5 foot 3 tall. The room was able to be made dark at night to sleep and also nice and quiet.Genuine Expedia guest review
Friendly & professional staff; convenient location to CBD. Rooms on roadside do suffer from traffic noise & unfortunately maintenance workers with hoisting equipment starting early in the day didn't help (although we understand this was inevitable). Otherwise a pleasant stay & would recommend as affordable accommodation.Genuine Expedia guest review
We had a lovely stay. Quiet surrounds and comfy beds.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Would stay here again"
The bed was quite comfortable, and the pillows were good and easy to stack depending on how many pillows you sleep with. The air conditioning was very good as it was july and freezing in melbourne. The noise level wasn't to bad, I had real no problems with noise and I had a room facing Queensberry St. The staff were excellent during my stay and very […] helpful. I had take away in my room from restaurants on Lygon St and the staff were only to happy to give me plates and cutlery to use in room. Overall I would stay there again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
This place is very noisy from the streets on either side and internally because you hear anyone walking along the e walkways to the rooms. Free parking is a plus and it is well located otherwiseGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Comfort and great location"
Overall our stay was fantastic, it's a well priced/positioned hotel. Only slight negative was that room was on a corner which was a little noisy and the blinds in the bathroom didn't block out enough light for sleep to come easily. (The streetlights shone through into the bedroom).Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Downtowner on Lygon."
Stayed for 5 nights in April. Excellent location, Walking distance to Carlton Gardens, Exhibition Building, Melbourne Museum, Old Melbourne Jail, RMIT, Victoria Markets, City Circle Tram and Lygon Street Restaurants. Staff exceptionally helpful and pleasant. Standard king room a good size and layout with a roomy bathroom and lovely hot shower. Only […] negative was having to pay for Wifi but there is a cafe next door that has free wifi so not a big problem. Would definitely stay again. Check out the spiderweb sculpture in the car park and see if the kids can find the giant ants on the opposite wall. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
absolutely loved the location. the staff were nice and helpful and the room was really nice. totally recommend itGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The only fault we could find with the Hotel,(very minor too) was we could not use our I Pad with our sim card as it appeared to be blocked by hotels provider, other than that everything was excellent.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good place to stay, staff were really helpful!"
Great location, really comfortable room, staff were helpful and obliging. Globe in the standard lamp exploded (it wasn't even on except at the wall) whilst we were out of the room, and we would have preferred to change rooms as there were glass shards right through the room and bathroom, but they didn't have another room. They came and cleaned it straight […] away and took the lamp base away. They replaced it the next day. These things happen sometimes and they handled it as well as they could at the time. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Very Comfortable King bed. Was on 3rd floor overlooking car park - nice and quiet (Rm 327). And a spacious bathroom. Would definitely stay againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"our experience at Downtowner on Lygon Melbourne"
Great service from front desk and cleaning staff. Clean, tidy, comfortable. Next visit to Melbourne this will be our preferred stay.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Option to the City"
We chose to stay in Carlton rather than the City. The reason behind this was we wanted easy access to our vehicle. We were more than happy with the location of the Downtowner. We walked to the City to the movies and for a meal. We walked to the Victoria Market on the Sunday. We dined in Lygon Street on the Saturday night and it was a nice walk back […] to the motel after a movie. I have certainly told friends in Lakes Entrance that The Downtowner is a great option for accommodation in lieu of staying in the City. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
perfect for us visiting our two sons who live in the area close to the hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
Great location, nice rooms, good bed, this review needs to be longer, so thereGenuine Expedia guest review
Decent hotel close to lots of restaurants on Lygon Street. Only downside is over priced wireless internet access (although they do provide a computer with internet access in the lobby). Overall, a good value if you are looking to explore Melbourne CBD or need to be close to RMIT/University of Melbourne campuses.Genuine Expedia guest review
i would stay there again, and i have stayed there various times good location, reasonably priced.Genuine Expedia guest review
It could be a pleasant place to stay but the rooms are not soundproofed enough to cope with the traffic noise all night and people walking past. There is no carpeting to muffle the sounds of suitcases being rolled along the concrete passages at all hours. Internet access is a ridiculous $13+ for 2 hours, well out of proportion to the actual cost but […] there is an internet cafe down the road. The spa bath option is not worth bothering with, it's just an ordinary tub with a couple of jets. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good location but no sweet dreams"
I was disappointed mainly in the bed at this hotel. Our 'King' bed was in reality two singles pushed together, making an uncomfortable ridge in the middle. While this could be helpful if you're having a fight with your partner I can't think of any other situation in which it would be ideal! A lot of street noise comes through the windows and we could […] hear the people in the next room talking, among other things. Also, there was a half empty mount franklin bottle in the fridge when we arrived. Otherwise, the location was excellent - there are a lot of nice cafes and restaurants in the street - and staff were pleasant. Next time though I'll stay somewhere else in hopes of a better night's sleep. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"I'll be back!"
Great location on the CBD fringe with on-site car parking included. We stayed there in February 2012 so this was a repeat visit. The rooms have a modern feel, the bed was comfortable and with a toaster in the room breakfast with supplies from a supermarket was the money saving option.Genuine Expedia guest review
Had an overnight stay here, very nice. I would stay here again, no problemsGenuine Hotels.com guest review
In a great spot, easy to walk into town and to really good shops and restaurants on Lygon St.Genuine Expedia guest review
Great place to stay. Good location between Melbourne CBD and Lygon street shopping centre. Close to good restaurants and cafes. Staff friendly. Free parking. Room spacious and clean. Some noise from nearby rooms.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Located on great Restaurant Strip"
Good price, within walking distance to Melbourne Central, Queen Victoria Markets, Melbourne Museum and Gallery and a few other attractions. Room was quiet and had everything I needed, the only drawback was that the bed was a bit too firm for my liking.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I recommend for everyone. Good price for that location. Good coffeeGenuine Expedia guest review
"Location, location, location..."
We had a great stay, we had chosen this hotel because it was close to tram routes, the museum, parks and gardens and CBD without being right in the city. The location was perfect, close to many eateries and sites. A comfy sofa in the room would have been nice. Fridge was in bathroom?? Couldn't order room service during the day as the chef was not there?? […] Everything else was good. The rooms were nice and room service was great. We would definitely book to stay there again as the couple of small negatives were far outweighed by the location and kingzsize comfortable bed. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Lygon Street Gem!!"
Excellent place to stay - cross the road to the Lygon restaurant district, couple of blocks from the museum and Swanston street trams into the city. Rooms were made up everyday with clean towels, (even when not requested) parking available for visitors during the day would definitley stay here again!!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Its ok but noisey"
It's OK hotel not suburb, service was good, restaurant was awfulGenuine Expedia guest review
"Happy to recommend!"
Lovely staff - friendly and helpful. Room was clean and comfortable. The only thing I would mention was a couple of minor maintenance things like a tap that dripped and a few light bulbs along the outside balcony that needed replacing.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Quiet and comfortable!"
Clean, comfortable and quiet! The rooms were well set out and maintained.Genuine Expedia guest review
What I love about this hotel? The modern updates, windows that open, natural light, instant outdoor access to fresh air, spaciousness of room and ensuite, king size bed, free parking, proximity to town without being in town, proximity to restaurants and... magnified mirrors!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Introverted comfort with location to boot."
Reception is pretty understated. Feels a bit like a cheap motel upon entry, especially when you take the lifts up to the open air walkways to get to your room, but the room itself was fantastic. Loads of space, giant bathrooms and modern aesthetic. Location is fantastic! Situated between the city and the Lygon St cafe strip. Perfect for staying in or […] exploring the city. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Comfortable and tasteful"
I was most impressed with the taste and quality of the furniture and fittings and especially with the bathroom. The room was a good size and everything seemed to be placed exactly as i would have wished. For such a centrally situated hotel the room was quiet and restful and the car-parking was a huge bonus.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Not bad, could do better!"
Our room itself was mostly fine- huge, comfy king bed (well, actually 2 singles pushed together I think!), clean, with a nice bathroom ( a little outdated but more than happy with most aspects of it! BUT, the light from an outside streetlight came right through the bathroom window and blinds, straight through the frosted glass door between bedroom and […] bathroom, and made sleep a challenge! As did the fact that there is an external balcony running along outside all rooms, with smokers hanging around the ashtrays placed along the length of it. There is also a sign saying "Free room upgrade for every 'check-in' on Facebook" handing on the balcony area. We had just checked into our room 2 minutes before we saw this sign.... We called reception to ask for the upgrade as we were prepared to do the 'Facebook check-in', but we refused, as we should have made the request when we checked in 2 minutes ago! Just a bit of a heads- up for people I guess! All in all the hotel had the feel of a 'motel', really, what with the outside balconies running the length of the rooms. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"GIVE IT A GO!"
Excellent deal on Expedia.com.au ! Stayed for four nights, in July! Close to Melbourne Central, close to restaurants, close to Melbourne museum and a short, walking distance to Melbourne trams! Hotel has good stocked bar and provides a reasonable buffet breakfast at a good price! Request a room on the south wing as you hear little of the traffic!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Motel style accomodation in Lygon street"
This hotel carries a 4 star rating but is configured as a motel, not a hotel. Also, the facilities are quite basic, with no fitness centre, swimming pool, lounge, deck, etc. Also, parking is very limited. There is a complimentary membership to a city gym but it is several blocks away. The room is quite basic and there were no drawers to stack socks, […] shirts, etc. On the plus side, the hotel is well positioned on Lygon street with a wide choice of restaurants. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great location for Carlton"
Like the large bathroom concept. Great location. Internet service is overpriced and very clumbsy to operate.Genuine Expedia guest review
The taps in the shower leaked after use and while the staff looked at the problem and attempted to fix it, they still did not stop the leak completely.Genuine Expedia guest review
Value for money, without to many bells and whistles, but good clean accom. Location is great and off street parking at no additional cost a bonus.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel for families"
Friendly efficient staff that were very attentive to my needs travelling with a baby. Without even having to ask, I was advised that my room was located as requested away from the main road. Easy to navigate with a pram too! Saw lots of other guests staying with small children, so it looks like it is a family favourite for many others too! Great lo […] cation. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"carlton convenience with carpark"
This is a well located hotel with very convenient FREE parking. The reception staff were attentive and open 24 hrs. The interior is really more like an upmarket motel with sheltered but open balconies to the courtyard, but the room was comfortable and well appointed. Bathroom was remarkably spacious and well appointed.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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