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Essence Hotel Carlton

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Minibar, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
Terrace/patio
Standard Room, 2 Single Beds | Minibar, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
Standard Room, 2 Single Beds | Minibar, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace

Overview of Essence Hotel Carlton

Essence Hotel Carlton

3.5 star property
3.5-star hotel with 24-hour fitness, near Melbourne City Baths

7.8/10 Good

1,001 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Laundry facilities
Map
609 Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC, 3053

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Carlton
  • Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex - 35 min walk
  • University of Melbourne - 1 min drive
  • Queen Victoria Market - 4 min drive
  • Melbourne Central - 6 min drive
  • Collins Street - 8 min drive
  • Princess Theatre - 8 min drive
  • SEA LIFE Melbourne - 10 min drive
  • Rod Laver Arena - 10 min drive
  • Marvel Stadium - 10 min drive
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon) - 20 min drive
  • Melbourne Airport (MEL) - 24 min drive
  • Melbourne, VIC (AVV-Avalon) - 53 min drive
  • Showgrounds Station - 7 min drive
  • Flinders Street Station - 20 min walk
  • Spencer Street Station - 27 min walk
  • Melbourne Central Station - 9 min walk
  • Flagstaff Station - 16 min walk
  • Parliament Station - 18 min walk

Restaurants

  • Humble Rays - 3 min walk
  • Stovetop - 4 min walk
  • Toto's Pizza - 4 min walk
  • Carlton Curry House - 5 min walk
  • Ying Thai 2 - 5 min walk

About this property

Essence Hotel Carlton

At Essence Hotel Carlton, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex. A 24-hour fitness centre, a terrace and a garden are other highlights. Fellow travellers love the overall value and comfortable guest rooms. Public transportation is close by: Melbourne Central Station is only 9 minutes on foot.

Languages

English, Hindi, Italian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and older; guests must have received complete COVID-19 vaccination at least 2 days prior to check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 235 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 2 PM until midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions
  • At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
  • COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and older; guests must have received complete COVID-19 vaccination at least 2 days prior to check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • One child (5 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding

Pets

  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • On-site self-parking (AUD 29.00 per night)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • On-site parking is limited
  • Height restrictions apply for on-site parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • Water dispenser

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)

Working away

  • Co-working spaces

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2013
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Communal living room
  • 24-hour fitness centre

Accessibility

  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Italian

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Cable/satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Minibar
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free tea bags/instant coffee

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Parking

  • Self-parking costs AUD 29.00 per night
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination.

COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and over; guests must have received complete COVID-19 vaccination at least 2 days prior to check-in.

Policies

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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Frequently asked questions

Does Essence Hotel Carlton offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Essence Hotel Carlton does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Essence Hotel Carlton?
This property confirms that guests must provide documentation related to COVID-19 at check-in. Furthermore, disinfectant is used to clean the property, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Essence Hotel Carlton?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Essence Hotel Carlton?
Yes. Self-parking costs AUD 29.00 per night. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Essence Hotel Carlton?
You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at Essence Hotel Carlton?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex (12-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Essence Hotel Carlton and nearby?
Essence Hotel Carlton has a 24-hour fitness centre and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Essence Hotel Carlton?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Stovetop (4-min walk), Toto's Pizza (4-min walk) and Carlton Curry House (5-min walk).
What's the area around Essence Hotel Carlton like?
Essence Hotel Carlton is located on the Strip in Carlton, a short 9-minute walk from Melbourne Central Station and 5 minutes' walk from University of Melbourne. Travellers say that the area is walkable and good for shopping.

Overall score and ratings

7.8

Good

8.4/10

Cleanliness

8.4/10

Staff & service

7.6/10

Amenities

7.8/10

Property conditions & facilities

7.2/10

Eco-friendliness

6/10 Good

Noel, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

4/10 Fair

Ahmed, 1-night business trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Great location with easy access to the trams. Small rooms but everything you need. Bed was nice and comfy. The only negative was that the room was a bit musty smelling but we could open the window to air it out which was good. Very friendly and helpful staff.
Kim, 1-night romance trip
Verified Lastminute guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic spot in Melbourne to stay, close to everything
Brad, 6-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

This property is an excellent stay well worth the money another close by is cheaper but my stay there was filthy and stressful you wont be disapointed paying the extra to stay here as miles cleaner and nicer inside the rooms
Brendan, 2-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

All good. Thanks.
Lyndon, 1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

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Wendy, 1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Alana, 5-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Peiyi J, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Great location. We only stayed one night and it was a late check-in. Suited us very well. It was pleasing to have reception staff at the late hour. Room was stylish and comfortable.
Jennifer, 1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review