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Review: Melbourne Marriott Hotel | Prince of Travel

Review: Melbourne Marriott Hotel | Prince of Travel

After a wonderful time in Tasmania, I headed back to Australia’s mainland for a quick stop in Melbourne to meet with some of the Prince of Travel team. While I would have surely liked to stay longer in the city, time was running out on our trip, and we had plenty of family to visit inland.

Melbourne can be an expensive city for hotels, and since we had decided to stop in the city at the last minute, we were limited in our options. Many hotels were fully booked or had sky-high prices, so we settled on a stay at the Melbourne Marriott Hotel.

We didn’t spend a lot of time in the hotel, as we were out visiting with friends and enjoying the city. It worked out to be an entirely sufficient, if unremarkable, stay.

Melbourne Marriott Hotel – Booking

Having made our booking at the last minute, we didn’t have a lot of options available to us. After searching around for deals on points and with cash, we opted to book a night at the Melbourne Marriott Hotel on an industry rate. 

Regular cash prices for the hotel run at around $300–420 AUD ($279–390 CAD) throughout the year, with the average rate falling somewhere in the middle. 

A stay booked with Marriott Bonvoy points will cost between 35,000–42,000 points consistently throughout the year, with the average rate falling closer to 40,000.

If you happen to have a Free Night Award available, there’s a reasonable case to be made for redeeming at the Marriott Melbourne Hotel, especially if the cash rates skew higher. 

Compared to our valuation of Marriott Bonvoy points at 0.9 cents per point (CAD), you won’t get outstanding value from a redemption. However, there are certainly worse ways to redeem points.

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Melbourne Marriott Hotel – Location

The Melbourne Marriott Hotel is located in the heart of the city, steps away from many of Melbourne’s main attractions.

The hotel is located just down the street from the city’s Theatre District, which brings a lot of foot traffic into…

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