Candy on arrival, heated pools and a chocolate-inspired hotel. These family-friendly staycations offer everything a kid could ever want, plus some added extras to keep the grownups happy.

Visit a chocolate-themed hotel

Make your kid-friendly stay event sweeter at Movenpick Hotel On Spencer, Melbourne's first chocolate-inspired hotel. Don't skip the complimentary chocolate hour. It's a free cocoa feast featuring ice cream parfait and a rotating roster of special menu items. After a full day of city adventures, head back to the hotel for a dip in the neon-lit heated pool.

A hotel pool lit up in blue
Movenpick Hotel Melbourne on Spencer

Gaming getaway with unlimited popcorn

Got a gamer in the family? Then the Gaming Room at the View Hotel Melbourne is a must-stay. Sleeping up to four guests, the room includes bottomless complimentary popcorn from the in-room popcorn maker. With a drinks trolley, complete with a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Unwind and play some of your favourite solo PC games. Or get the whole family involved with the Nintendo Switch.

Stay with Paddington Bear

The luxury is five-star at the Langham, but that doesn't mean it isn't fun and playful too! The Playtime with Paddington package promises an unforgettable experience for little ones. The room is decked out in whimsical Paddington touches, from the play tent down to a plush bear to play with. Wrap them up in a bear-themed robe and slippers for a night in. Or head down to the Aria Lounge for the Paddington afternoon tea.

A Paddington bear themed hotel room with a pink play tent.
The Langham Melbourne

A candy bar on arrival

Walk through the doors of Lancemore Crossley Street and you'll be greeted with a fully stocked candy bar – could there be anything more perfect? This hotel offers 113 spacious art-filled rooms which are the perfect retreat for families. There are also adjoining rooms available for extra convenience, and a guest-only terrace with a firepit and daybeds so you can stretch out in comfort.

Family-getaways at Crowne Plaza

Go for the family getaway package at Crowne Plaza for two kids and two adults and you'll get a free activity pack and complimentary buffet breakfast. If you're visiting during the school holidays be sure to check out the Kids’ Corner on the Atrium level for games, toys and more indoor fun! Plus you'll get guest access to the ultra lush heated rooftop pool for little ones to let off some steam.

A rooftop pool
Crown Plaza

A home away from home

Treat the family to a staycation at Quay West Suites and you’ll have an entire inner-city apartment all to yourselves. Convenience is high on the agenda in these one, two and three bedroom suites with each room featuring a fully equipped kitchen. You’re right in the heart of the city as well, meaning must-see attractions like the NGV, ACMI and more are just a hop, skip and jump away.

Melbourne's premier dessert hotel

Lolly jars in every room? Say no more! Adelphi has found a sweet spot as the world’s premier dessert hotel. The fit-out is glam with an elegant Art Deco touch and meticulous attention to detail. The hotel has a dessert-themed vibe with pops of colour and candy-coloured decor. If you're coming for a weekend, be sure to head downstairs to Om Nom for high tea and babyccinos.

A hotel lobby with a colourful mural in the background
Adelphi

Modern rooms with all the trimmings

QT Melbourne is the ultra hip hotel in the heart of Melbourne that offers all the mod-cons for the ultimate staycation. When you're chilling between city activities, keep the kids entertained with essentials like high speed internet, a flat screen HD TV and in-room movies. For extra convenience, opt for a package with daily breakfast featuring pancake stacks, smashed avocado and farmhouse breakfasts for hungry tummies.

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