We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Prince

4.0 of 5 2 Acland Street, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Certificate of Excellence 2014
The Prince
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
The Prince
Write a Review

150 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (33)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed two nights either side of the Melbourne Cup. I was disappointed for a number of reasons: 1. I stayed on the 4th floor; I was expecting people to be enjoying themselves but the noise levels were thumpingly loud ... literally ... the walls very vibrating 2. I tried to get hold of reception several times without success. I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perth, Australia
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
57 hotel reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at the Prince many years ago and loved it. I decided to stay one night before transferring to the apartment I had booked because I was spending a few hours in the spa, so it was convenient. I was shocked by the decline in the standard of the hotel. Rooms are extremely dated, definitely all need to painted, re-furbished... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
26 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great hotel, good location, nice rooms and affordable. Great service at the front desk, decent bar. The place just needs a bit of love when it comes to maintenance. Rooms, corridors etc can do with a bit of paint as wear and tear is showing.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Adelaide, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel decor was very boutique- loved the little room touches. Restaurant styling was immaculate and food was sensational. Waitress was very helpful. The concierge was mixed- some were outstanding and unfortunately let down by a girl on the desk in the morning who was quite frosty. The hotel is a bit out of the way from the city but great... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We loved staying at the prince... it's such a classic St Kilda hotel, the room was fantastic, we stayed in a mid range, deluxe which had a big ensuite with a big marble bath and separate space for sink. The decor is really clean and smart, there's parking attached and the staff are excellent and really helpful. The generosity of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The Prince Hotel is located to everything you need in St Kilda with easy tram and taxi access. Great restaurants nearby (De Stasio's for dinner, Barney Allen's for drinks and Pelican or Miss Jackson for breakfast). We had breakfast in the hotel but found the menu rather limiting compared to the fantastic menu from a year or so ago. The... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

Great location in the heart of st kilda and all the offerings, restaurants, beach and close to the CBD. The rooms are very small, for two people you need to book the deluxe as a minimum and if you get a balcony what a bonus, you get to people watch and have a great view over the heart of st... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
11 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We chose a superior room which was a bit pricier but gave us a balcony overlooking Fitzroy street-worth it for the people watching. The room was apparently more spacious than others but it felt small, especially the ensuite. Room was well appointed with a modern decor and the double glazing blocked out the noise. Our queen bed was comfortable but... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Loved everything about The Prince. Stayed in St Kilda because it is such a great old-fashioned beach location. Trams to the city outside the door. Walking distance to loads of great restaurants. Breakfast included in room rate - we chose a different one each day to check out the menu. Great room with balcony (if you wanted a cigarette). Excellent... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
19 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We stayed here because we wanted to go to a restaurant in rripponlea we found this location perfect. It was easy access to chapel street as well which was great for shopping & going out for dinner. We were greeted warmly, the restaurant Circa was excellent; breakfast had great selections, the food and service was awesome. The noise level was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to The Prince? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Prince

Address: 2 Acland Street, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Port Phillip > St Kilda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Prince 4*
Number of rooms: 39
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Agoda, Venere, Priceline, TripOnline SA, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your The Prince reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Prince Hotel St Kilda
Prince Hotel St Kilda
Prince St Kilda
The Prince St Kilda, Greater Melbourne

42 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (15)
Hotel & grounds (6)
Room/suite (4)
Dining (2)
Bathroom (1)
Other (2)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (28)
Room/suite (11)
Hotel & grounds (5)
Bathroom (1)
Pool/beach area (1)
Dining (1)
Other (9)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay