It’s little surprise that Melbourne consistently finds itself rated among the “world’s most livable cities” in quality-of-life surveys. It is, after all, a cultural melting pot of Greeks, Italians, Chinese, and Vietnamese, with vibrant neighborhoods, such as Carlton, Fitzroy, and St Kilda, that generate some of the best cuisine, art, music, and design in the country. But this city, which is set at the top of the giant horseshoe of Port Phillip Bay, is also an architectural wonder. Hotels in Melbourne are filled with visitors who not only come for this proud city’s great shopping, dining, and a vibrant nightlife scene, but for its celebrated Victorian-era architecture and its grand boulevards. Those hotels Melbourne are so known for are booked out with fans of the city’s National Gallery of Victoria as well as Federation Square, where cultural events and festivals come alive along the Yarra River. Below find a list of our selection of boutique and luxury hotels in Melbourne.