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City Square Motel
Ranked #103 of 161 Hotels in Melbourne
Reviewed December 23, 2012

When first walking in, it looks like a reception for a hostel. Once up the lift, however, the rooms are good and the building is solid. The staff is very helpful and we really enjoyed our stay.

Right at Swansons and Flinders, it is very close to St. Paul's and Federation Square. This is the location of Stop #2 of the Free Shuttle service around town. I also met my transport for the Great Ocean Road tour here.

Overall, I recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 15, 2012

My husband and I stayed here with our teenage daughter for a couple of nights. The room we had was clean and comfortable and the hotel was close to restaurants and inner city attractions. The manager was helpful and gave us some good tips on local amenities.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank Rose G
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

You cannot beat this hotel for location and price. Hotel staff are friendly. Room was small and outdated, but clean. My room was right outside the lift, so I suggest if you decide to book a room here, to request one away from the lift.

Room Tip: As I said, a room away from the lift
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

I stayed at the this hotel 15 years ago & was pleasantly surprised on this current stay that some of the rooms have been renovated (they certainly needed it) We were over for a footy final & with accom at a premium - it was nice to still find somewhere that wasn't going to "break the bank". Close to everything - this is a brilliant location especially if you are not spending much time in yur room as the window view hasn't changed...a brick wall!!
Rooms were spotless & had everything we needed...bed was comfy & the shower was large & great pressure/hot water. We will be back :)

Room Tip: We had a room at the back of the hotel & it was very quiet.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

We have stayed here a number of times and are very pleased with every thing it has to offer close to the railway station as we travel by train usually and we can leave our bags there for the day so that we do't have to carry them around all day untill it is time for the train.
Tha staff are very nice and helpfull rooms clean and comfy and close to eatery places. Thank you.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

An economy hotel so not great luxury but was comfortable and clean and very central. The room was well equipped with fridge and microwave (but just cups and saucers and small plates) a double bed and a sofa bed for the three of us, a small but adequate shower room. its main advantage being right in the centre just a very short walk away from Federation Square was also its disadvantage as the trams run right outside nearly all night and there were buskers singing outside the window til late one night. There's no safe in the room but the the hotel staff were friendly and helpful and looked after our safe bag each day. A great and very central option if you just want an economical base to explore the city from - all in all it was fine so would recommend it

Room Tip: If it's possible, a room not overlooking the street would be quieter.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

When on a budget and you are intending to explore the city side of Melbourne, the City Square is a fully functional and relatively a good option. The rooms are clean and is adequately equipped with toasters, tea & coffee supplies and has comfortable bedding. And, of course their friendly staff are more than available to guide you for any information required. The location is ideal as most things one would like to do are easily accessible. One thing to remember is their front-office shuts at 8 p.m. If you are likely to reach there to check in later than 8 p.m., a call to inform them is very essential so that they will advice how you could get in.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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ELCitySqManagement, Front Office Manager at City Square Motel, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2015

Thank you for the recent review of your stay with us and rating us that perfect score. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed staying with us and had wonderful time in the CBD.

We look forward to seeing you soon again.

Kind Regards,
KC
Front Office Manager

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Additional Information about City Square Motel

Address: 67 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Best Value Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range: $76 - $141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — City Square Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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