City Square Motel
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City Square Motel

67 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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#2 of 3 motels in Melbourne
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Value
The City Square motel is located in the heart of Melbourne on Swanston Street directly opposite the city square, surrounded by theatres, cafes, restaurants and department stores. A short walk to Flinders Street station, Federation Square, Crown Casino, MCG, Rod Laver Arena and the Etihad Stadium. This Melbourne CBD accommodation is the perfect place to stay for business or leisure, offering comfortable, clean and affordable accommodation.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Self-serve laundry
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
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Family
Languages Spoken
English

Location

67 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
305Reviews11Q+A55Room tips

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Charlotte D wrote a review Jan 2022
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed in a single room for 3 nights after Christmas 2021 and while the room was quite small, it was still very comfortable and perfectly adequate for me and my needs. You may want to bring your earplugs as it was a little noisy but then, you're in the very heart of Melbourne's CBD so ....! And if you love trams as much as me, you won't mind waking up to their 'ding ding' noises :) And I can almost guarantee you won't find a place as cheap as this so central to the CBD. I'd be happy to stay at this place next year.
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Date of stay: December 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Melisa4197 wrote a review Feb 2020
Mansfield, Australia32 contributions56 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Convenient location in the heart of things. Comfy room with everything we needed. The duty manager was friendly and helpful.
It was difficult to find and no parking nearby for check in. Maybe some info about where you park ( Wilson’s Parking Flinders Street) would be helpful to know in booking confirmation email.
We would also request a room that didn’t have Monohans Lane outside it, as they muck around with bins there late at night.
Our room needed a few things fixed such as light was hanging from wire in bathroom and towel rail had been broken off at some point and not replaced so nowhere to hang towel. Also no exhaust fan in bathroom.
But location wise it was convenient and a comfy enough basic room that was clean.
Suited our purpose.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Margaret W wrote a review Aug 2023
Launceston, Australia485 contributions224 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Unpretentious but very adequate for a short stay in the city. The room was a reasonable size with ensuite, frig, microwave and tea making facilities. The linen was spotlessly clean and luggage storage is available.
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Date of stay: August 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Peter C wrote a review Oct 2023
Preston, United Kingdom7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked this Motel for 23-27 September 2023, through Hotels.com. We realised we would be arriving late when the Reception was closed, so we messaged the Motel through Hotels.com. We received an email from the Motel. This gave us a number for the Front Door Access Keypad and another for the Safe containing a key to our room.

When we arrived, we gained access through the Front Door, but when we tried the Key Safe the number would not work so we could not gain access for the Room Key.

We then had to spend most of the night in the Motel's Scruffy Dirty Lobby. A couple came in and said exactly the same happened to them, but had been given a correct Number. This allowed us to gain access to our room key. The Room was much scruffier than the pictures given by Hotels.com and the Bathroom was filthy.

We were awoken shortly at about 6.00 am by an horrendous noise. It sounded like a Jack Hammer and other banging on the other side of the Room Wall.

We complained to the Reception next morning but they were not interested in our late access but they changed our room. This was no better.

We have since complained to Hotels.com twice, but they said they could not get us any refund.
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Date of stay: September 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Hotels.com did not get us any refund.
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ExploringLife wrote a review Jan 2022
Moama, Australia2,082 contributions230 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The good, the bad, and the ugly.
The ugly.
We stayed on the second floor with a laneway directly behind our room. Very regularly, every night, there was a loud sound of compressed air escaping from a vessel of some sort which reverberated in the confined space between buildings. It was loud enough to wake you up if you weren’t in a deep sleep. You could hear it over the TV and other background noise. The time interval between the compressed air escaping was about the time it took us to ALMOST get to sleep. By the third night we were sick of the lack of sleep and went to a chemist to buy earplugs. Although they helped, they didn’t block all the noise from the compressed air. But we were SO tired by then we finally got to sleep.
The bad.
The bed wasn’t too bad, but the pillows were just about ready to put outside for the dog to sleep on. One had a bit of ‘body’ left in it, the other was completely deflated. Had to fold in half to get my head up high enough to keep my neck from aching. (At least the pain in my neck distracted me from the air compressor noise!) The rooms aren’t serviced.
The room smelt a bit ‘enclosed’. Like the wardrobe smell you get in a cupboard you haven’t opened for a long while. Carpets could have done with a steam and perfume? It wasn’t bad enough to cause concern though. Just an indication of the level of service. Bathroom mouldy.
The good.
The motel was very central, which was very handy. Trams practicality on every corner. 720 restaurants/bars/cafes within 500m radius of motel. The one staff member we met was very nice and friendly. There was plenty of steaming hot water in the shower.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Pick a room facing Swanson Street if possible. The higher up the better.
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Sharon A wrote a review Jan 2023
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The rooms were not as pictured, milk in the fridge was congealed, no service at all. Mould in the showers. On second visit I was put in a room that was so dirty and the shower was one of the worst I have ever seen. Called to complain and was told they were fully booked so stiff bickies 😡
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Jodie M wrote a review Jul 2022
Yackandandah, Australia104 contributions65 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
While the location is good - nice and central the room is ok but not worth the price tag.
The room is very noisy and stuffy. The chairs were covered with a fabric elastic cover to hide the ripped seat underneath. I had a bedside lamp and clock but no where to plug them in! 🤷🏼‍♀️ the power point was above my head but no where to place the phone while it charged. Only glasses to drink out of were kids glasses. The room could do with a makeover, tired.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Antemo wrote a review Jun 2022
Christchurch, New Zealand74 contributions11 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Really good ,location near flinders street station. Great price for a basic room with everything I needed. As a solo traveller I felt very very safe here and would definitely use this again. Staff friendly and welcoming especially when I checked in 2 hours early.
Dirty shower curtain the only negative
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Date of stay: June 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Kruiza wrote a review May 2023
Baulkham Hills, Australia601 contributions317 helpful votes
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
They only service the room each 2 days, the cleaning is atrocious. Behind the sofa and bed are very dirty and have not been cleaned in months. The windows are so dirty they look like frosted glass. The taps leak from behind the wall. The vanity is rotting.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Nathan M wrote a review Apr 2024
16 contributions
+1
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The room was not what they show as it was the worse hotel i have ever stayed in, I would recommend no one to stay there as was really bad. I have put photos up showing what the room really looks like bad and not suitable for a motel in the middle of Melbourne. Need the health department to go in a shut the place down
There was mold behind the curtain
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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Answer from CitySqManagement
Melbourne, Australia
There is a free hotel shuttle service that operates from 8am - 9pm. Get off at Town Hall and we are across the road and 1 shop down from Westpac next to the Happy Lemon.
Answer from arthil_11
Manila, Philippines67 contributions28 helpful votes
A tram runs from outside the terminal to about 3 blocks from the motel. I can't recall the tram number or the exact stop closest to the motel, but I just asked around at the tram stop. As both the terminal and the motel are within the designated city center, tram rides are free.
Answer from CitySqManagement
Melbourne, Australia
Hello, of course you can! It'll be our pleasure. Just bring your luggage down between 8AM-8PM.
royalMerseyside asked a question Jan 2018
merseyside19 contributions16 helpful votes
Do you have a safe in room
Answer from CitySqManagement
Melbourne, Australia
Hi, no, we do not have a safe in the room.
royalMerseyside asked a question Jan 2018
merseyside19 contributions16 helpful votes
Do you have a safe in room
Answer from b0fi
Stuttgart, Germany329 contributions80 helpful votes
Correct. Unfortunately there is no safe
Sharyn W wrote a tip Mar 2024
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Had an iron but no ironing board so had to iron my clothes on the bed. Save your money and take a very wide berth from this place. "
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Peter C wrote a tip Oct 2023
Preston, United Kingdom7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Hotels.com did not get us any refund. "
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Callum wrote a tip Sept 2022
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"book somewhere else"
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ExploringLife wrote a tip Jan 2022
Moama, Australia2,082 contributions230 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pick a room facing Swanson Street if possible. The higher up the better."
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brysc01 wrote a tip Feb 2020
Sydney, Australia925 contributions180 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Front rooms would face a busy Swanston Street."
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PRICE RANGE
£38 - £71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the city square hotel melbourne, city square motel
LOCATION
AustraliaVictoriaMelbourneCentral Business District
NUMBER OF ROOMS
39
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Frequently Asked Questions about City Square Motel
Which popular attractions are close to City Square Motel?
Nearby attractions include Sporting Capital Tours (0.1 miles), Apsis VR Melbourne | Virtual Reality Escape Room Experiences (0.3 miles), and Melbourne Urban Adventures (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at City Square Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, self serve laundry, and facilities for disabled guests.
Which room amenities are available at City Square Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at City Square Motel?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at City Square Motel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to City Square Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include 11 Inch Pizza, Da Guido 365, and Roule Galette Melbourne.
Is City Square Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the centre of Melbourne.
Are there any historical sites close to City Square Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St. Patrick's Cathedral (0.7 miles), Old Melbourne Gaol (0.6 miles), and Parliament House of Victoria (0.5 miles).
Is City Square Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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