Was lucky enough to stay here for 3 nights over the Grand Prix Weekend in Melbourne this March 2013 and must say with all going on in the city was a very pleasant stay. Easy to get to via train being directly opposite Southern Cross Station, within walking distance of Crown Casino and the Burke Street Mall or jump on a tram to zip around Melbourne at will.
The hotel itself is comfortable with friendly staff who helped where necessary, even offering an umbrella for the rainy Melbourne weather.
Room was a bit dated but was comfortable and had all we needed for a great stay. It faced the station but we didn't have any problem with street noise.
Would be more than happy to stay here again and would recommend for exploring Melbourne.