Victoria

Hotels in Victoria

Hip hotels are slowly trumping the staid in the ski community of Falls Creek, about four and a half hours by car from Melbourne. Consider Huski, a Cubist riot of timber and glass, to be the edgiest entry.

Set high on the cliff above Sorrento’s small harbor on Port Phillip Bay, the hotel has 41 elegant rooms, some with timber finishes and exposed stone walls.

Since 1853, Craig’s Royal Hotel has anchored historic Lydiard Street in the town of Ballarat, about an hour northwest of Melbourne.

Suites at this Provençal-style inn have huge wraparound decks.

The 89 suites and studios are accented in earthy, sunburned tones and many have private balconies or patios overlooking the property's two golf courses.

A high-rise casino complex that’s secluded enough to attract non-gamers. 

Room to Book: A night in the Crystal Club suite means you'll have access to the private 29th-floor Crystal Club Lounge (the place to go for panoramic city views).

The attending wombats, king parrots, echidnas, and wallabies provide a constant reminder that this romantic country escape is set in one of the world’s most varied natural habitats.

Set in Grampians National Park, famous for its picturesque mountains and Aboriginal relics. The property grows more than 150 fruits and vegetables in its kitchen gardens and the cellar is one of Australia's most comprehensive, including over a dozen regional Rieslings.