The Hotel Windsor - Melbourne  5 stars

111 Spring Street, Melbourne, Australia, 3000  show mapSave
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Editorial review:

A five-star Hotel Windsor exudes old fashioned luxury from the Victorian era of Melbourne opulence, yet the service is exceptional and down to earth. Expect large marble bathrooms and walk-in robes. The old wing still has its original high ceilings.


Hotel Windsor is a 5-star property in CBD district of Melbourne close to restaurants and a mall. This grand hotel dates from 1883 and was refurbished in 1994.

This hotel is located in an exhibition area and 1.9km from Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Southbank and Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne. A 5-minute walk will take you to Old Treasury Building, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Princess Theatre.

The hotel is situated near museums and galleries.

It stands minutes away from the Melbourne Central subway station. The hotel is superbly located in the vicinity of Essendon airport.


The property comprises 180 luxurious rooms equipped with individual climate control, a minibar, LCD flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi and a mini-refrigerator. Some rooms offer stunning views of the garden. Guests can also use a fridge and coffee/tea makers available in each room.


Breakfast is served in the restaurant each morning. The superb restaurant offers light contemporary meals. The informal bar stocks tea to enjoy in a tranquil atmosphere.

You can start your day with a buffet breakfast, which costs AUD 35 per person per night. 


Guests can take advantage of a meeting room, internet connection and a business center and make use of valet parking, dry cleaning and late check-out provided on-site.


Guests can make use of shiatsu massage and aromatherapy or go in for football and cricket. The hotel’s fitness center has fitness classes and a gym.


Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of rooms   180.

City Center Melbourne - 2.7 mi
Airports Essendon (MEB) - 11.9 mi, Tullamarine International (MEL) - 11.9 mi
Train Stations Parliament Train Station - 400 ft, Flinders Street Station - 3000 ft
Underground stations Melbourne Central Station - 3300 ft, Flagstaff Station - 1.0 mi
Restaurants 111 Spring Street - 100 ft, Red Pepper Indian Restaurant (cuisine: Indian) - 300 ft
Parks Golden Mile Heritage Trail - 1900 ft, Fitzroy Gardens - 2200 ft
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  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • VIP room facilities
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Tour desk
  • Designated smoking area
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Wheel chair access
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Shiatsu massage
Room view
  • Street view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathroom telephone
  • Cable TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Internet access
  • Direct dial telephone



from  2 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 11 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are not allowed.

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The Hotel Windsor Tradition Double Room
Bed type: Queen Size bed or 3 Queen beds or 2 Queen Size beds
Size: 250 sq. feet
Room facilities
    One-Bedroom Suite
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    The Hotel Windsor One-Bedroom Suite
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    The Hotel Windsor One-Bedroom Suite
    Bed type: King Size bed or 1 Super-King Size bed or 1 Single bed
    Size: 1315 sq. feet
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      One-Bedroom Junior Suite
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      The Hotel Windsor One-Bedroom Junior Suite
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      The Hotel Windsor One-Bedroom Junior Suite
      Bed type: King Size bed or 1 Single bed or 1 Super-King Size bed
      Size: 500 sq. feet
      View: Street view
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        Superior Room
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        The Hotel Windsor Superior Room Superior
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        Bed type: King or Twin beds or King Size bed
        Size: 360 sq. feet
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          The Hotel Windsor Deluxe Double Room Deluxe
          Bed type: King Size bed or King or Twin beds or 1 Single bed
          Size: 435 sq. feet
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            The Hotel Windsor LocationWhat's nearby

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            • Convention centers
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            What's nearby

            Tourist attractions
            • 2300 ft
            • Federation Square
              2300 ft
            • RMIT Gallery
              2700 ft
            • Melbourne Aquarium
              3000 ft
            • Eureka Tower
              4300 ft
            Popular areas
            • Southbank Promenade
              3700 ft
            Places of interest
            • Old Treasury Building
              400 ft
            • Eureka Skydeck
              4300 ft
            Train stations
            • Parliament Train Station
              400 ft
            • Flinders Street Station
              2700 ft
            • Jolimont Train Station
              3300 ft
            • Flagstaff Train Station
              4600 ft
            Convention centers
            • Hamer Hall
              3000 ft
            Sport related
            Monuments and Landmarks
            • Parliament House
              400 ft
            • Melbourne Museum
              2700 ft
            • Princess Theatre
              400 ft
            • Regent Theatre
              700 ft
            • Her Majesty's Theatre
              1000 ft
            • Forum Theatre
              1700 ft
            • State Library of Victoria
              2000 ft
            • Royal Exhibition Building
              2300 ft
            • Melbourne Arts Centre
              4000 ft
            Underground stations
            • Melbourne Central Station
              3000 ft

            Local Attractions

            • Melbourne Aquarium
              1.0 mi
              Cnr Flinders St & King St, Melbourne
            • Flagstaff Gardens
              1.0 mi
              Melbourne, VictoriaAustralia
            • St. Augustine Church
              1.1 mi
              631 Bourke Street, Melbourne
            • The Ian Potter Museum of Art
              1.1 mi
              Swanston Street, Melbourne
            • Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
              1.2 mi
              Birdwood Ave, Melbourne

            Near the hotel

            • Parliament House of Victoria
              200 ft
              Spring Street, Melbourne
            • St. Patrick's Cathedral
              1100 ft
              1 Cathedral Place, Melbourne
            • Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc.
              1300 ft
              22 Cohen Place, Melbourne
            • Fire Services Museum of Victoria
              1400 ft
              39 Gisborne Street, Melbourne
            • Golden Mile Heritage Trail
              1900 ft
              Federation Square, Melbourne
            • The Regent Theatre
              2100 ft
              191 Collins Street, Melbourne
            • Bourke Street Mall and Melbourne's Central
              2200 ft
              FromElizabeth Street to Exhibition Street, Melbourne

            Restaurants Nearby

            • 111 Spring Street

              75% likes this, based on 58 reviews
              Price Range: USD 0 - USD 45

              100 ft
              111 Spring Street

              Phone: 3) 9633-6000

            • Red Pepper Indian Restaurant

              59% likes this, based on 99 reviews
              Cuisine: Indian
              Price Range: USD 4 - USD 8

              300 ft
              14 -16 Bourke St

              Phone: +61 3 9654 5714

            • Waiters Restaurant - Italian Waiters Club

              62% likes this, based on 64 reviews
              Cuisine: Italian

              300 ft
              20 Meyers Pl

              Phone: (03) 9650 1508

            • San Telmo

              62% likes this, based on 94 reviews
              Cuisine: Argentinean

              300 ft
              14 Meyers Place
            • Cafe Excellaz

              83% likes this, based on 35 reviews
              Cuisine: Coffee Shop

              200 ft
              Cnr Little Collins & Spring Street

            The Hotel Windsor Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Hotel Windsor

            Average guest rating

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            Based on 96 reviews

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            Individual guest reviews

            • Couple

              The staff were extremely helpful and the room was pure luxury. Was definitely pleased, considering we'd paid more to stay in a hotel that was nowhere near the standard of the Windsor; excellent value and look forward to staying there again. We also received a free upgrade to the superior room. Lovely!

              • Average rating
            • Single

              Location is great, all staff I encountered were pleasant and helpful and is just a lovely old hotel to stay in.

              Perhaps the cost of a cup of coffee could be looked can walk out the door and get a better cup for a lot less.

              • Average rating
            • Older travelers

              Position Excellent room with view of Parliament Helpful staff

              • Average rating
            • Older travelers

              All staff encountered were very accommodating. Rooms were clean and well presented. Generally an overall a very enjoyable stay. We would visit the hotel again.

              • Average rating
            • Single

              While the hotel is a bit tired, it is clean, has the necessary facilities and is well located in the city.

              • Average rating
            • Couple

              The staff were amazing. It felt like they went the extra mile to make our visit as comfortable and gave heaps of great advice on how to get to nice places and what to expect. All in all the visit was great and I would recommend this hotel to anyone who is visiting Melbourne.

              • Average rating
            • Single

              We dined in for the evening meal the food was good and the service and presentation were outstanding

              Quite frankly we thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience

              • Average rating
            • Group of friends

              The Door Man!! I came into the hotel early in the morning after flying for 26 hours, so tired, smelly and disheveled. The airline sent my luggage to Sidney, so all I had were the clothes on my back. The Door Man made me feel like I was the most important person to walk into the hotel that day. Can't thank him enough for his kindness. Elizabeth

              • Average rating
            • Single

              Location, consistency, good old fashioned relaxed professional service - no hype, no loud music, spacious and relaxed - comfortable

              shower didn't work properly - a delux room, I expect things to be working properly!

              • Average rating
            • Group of friends

              The whole experience of the hotel is wonderful. This was our fourth trip staying at the Hotel Windsor and each trip has been wonderful

              • Average rating
            • Older travelers

              The character and history of the hotel is what initiated our choice. The suites were large and the staff were friendly and very helpful. We requested an upgrade before leaving via email to the hotel and this was accomodated. I believe the hotel would benefit greatly by using the history of the hotel and it's occupants over the years by adding perhaps more historical pictures and names of the persons having stayed, in the rooms. We eventually found some references tucked away at one end of the ground floor.

              The hotel felt a little tired and I believe there were certainly opportunities to improve in areas, i.e. It wouldn't be difficult to provide room safes to give visitors (especially overseas) the ability to lock away valuables such as passports and cameras.

              • Average rating
            • Single

              I have stayed at the Windsor many times and will again. I find its location excellent. Thought the carpet throughout the hotel needs updating, also thought the doormans uniform needed cleaning and perhaps replacing though he was very friendly.

              • Average rating
            • Group of friends

              The service of the staff was excellent in particular the doorman.

              Room was a little small and a bit basic

              • Average rating
            • Family with children

              It was very comfortable with enough room to open both our suitcases without having to move cases during our visit

              I thought there could have been some flowers on the table on our level as the vase on the table outside the lift gave a very stark and non-welcoming look.

              • Average rating
            • Older travelers

              Great staff/service.

              Older hotel While quaint, at price can't compete with services provided by other more modern hotels. Weight room on 4th floor was flooded during entire stay.

              • Average rating
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