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City Square Motel

67 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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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
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Air conditioning
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English
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Jess B wrote a review 19 Feb
Adelaide, Australia4 contributions2 helpful votes
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Unsafe, exposed wires above the bed, towel rack was falling off the wall, air-conditioning unit was broken. Booked two nights but left after one, told them at the desk about the conditions of the room and they didn't seem to care or offer a refund.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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David S wrote a review Dec 2023
Maffra, Australia12 contributions2 helpful votes
This would be the worst motel we have ever stayed at, nothing like the photos on booking.com. dirty windows, dirty room, the bathroom was absolutely disgraceful, the ding chairs we covered with chair slips to hide the ripped chairs, the windows hasn’t been cleaned in many a year, the air conditioning was an original from when the building was built, it was a room for three only two cups and 3 tea bags no milk, pillows were as flat as a pancake only one per person, I’m personally surprised that any booking service would put this motel on their listing, don’t stay, sleep on the bench outside of the motel and save your money
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Peter C wrote a review Oct 2023
Preston, United Kingdom3 contributions
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
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Margaret W wrote a review Aug 2023
Launceston, Australia499 contributions203 helpful votes
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
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Cassy V wrote a review July 2023
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I would strongly recommend not staying here. So dirty and mould for days in the bathroom / a unhealthy amountof mould. We found 3 pills on the floor bloody gross. Wet face washer still in the shower. Good location but not worth dirty rooms. Go somewhere else.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Bec V wrote a review June 2023
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One of the worst experiences I have ever had at a hotel. The smell was so bad. Window was broken so couldn’t even open to let fresh air in. Shower was mouldy. Pillows so flat that even folded in half were still soo flat. The room is very tired and rundown and needs urgent work. Ended up checking out early and going to another motel (something I have never done previously) as I couldn’t get over the smell. Stay anywhere else.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kruiza wrote a review May 2023
Baulkham Hills, Australia629 contributions317 helpful votes
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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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Mark E wrote a review Feb 2023
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I needed a simple non fancy stay for a night in the center of Melbourne, and for that I cant recommend this enough. Some reviews mention the noise but even though it was a busy Saturday night outside it didn't really annoy me. I had a late flight the following day and was disappointed that any kind of late checkout wasn't on offer. I did ask after seeing online it was a possibility. However, I was told no, 10am is as good as it gets. Would have been a 5 star review otherwise. I also couldn't find the TV remote, but that's just a small inconvenience.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Sharon A wrote a review Jan 2023
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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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Prasad_Siriwardena wrote a review Dec 2022
Negombo, Sri Lanka330 contributions33 helpful votes
Location is very good with easy access to tramps, trains and restaurants, shopping and city. Hotel cleaning is average. Rooms are average. Good for short stays during business visits to the city. Value for money. Have different room types as such be select appropriately
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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PRICE RANGE
AU$84 - AU$139 (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 Apsis VR Melbourne | Virtual Reality Escape Room Experiences (0.4 km), Melbourne Urban Adventures (0.2 km), and Sporting Capital Tours (0.2 km).
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 0.8 km away from the centre of Melbourne.
Are there any historical sites close to City Square Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old Melbourne Gaol (0.9 km), St. Patrick's Cathedral (1.1 km), and Parliament House of Victoria (0.8 km).
Is City Square Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.