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Overview of Palms Motel

Palms Motel

3.0 star property
3-star motel, convenient to Flemington Racecourse
184 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • 24/7 front desk
50 Geelong Road, Footscray, VIC, 3011
Main amenities
  • 36 guestrooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
For families
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Free self parking

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Footscray
  • Flemington Racecourse - 30 min walk
  • Royal Park - 6 min drive
  • Royal Children's Hospital - 6 min drive
  • Moonee Valley Racecourse - 6 min drive
  • Melbourne Zoo - 6 min drive
  • Marvel Stadium - 6 min drive
  • Royal Melbourne Hospital - 13 min drive
  • Flagstaff Gardens - 7 min drive
  • Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre - 7 min drive
  • Royal Women's Hospital - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon) - 20 min drive
  • Melbourne Airport (MEL) - 24 min drive
  • Avalon Airport (AVV) - 39 min drive
  • Showgrounds Station - 5 min drive
  • Spotswood Station - 6 min drive
  • Newport Station - 7 min drive
  • Middle Footscray Station - 10 min walk
  • Footscray Station - 14 min walk
  • West Footscray Station - 18 min walk

About this property

Palms Motel

When you stay at Palms Motel, you'll be 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Flemington Racecourse and 3.6 mi (5.7 km) from Melbourne Zoo. Rooms offer flat-screen TVs and refrigerators. Public transportation is just a short walk: Middle Footscray Station is 10 minutes and Footscray Station is 14 minutes.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 36 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 1 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours 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


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Parking
  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Other information
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Property amenities


  • 24-hour front desk

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Vietnamese

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator

Fees & policies


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Palms Footscray
Palms Motel Footscray
Palms Motel Motel
Palms Motel Footscray
Palms Motel Motel Footscray

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Overall score and ratings





Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

4/10 Fair

3-night family trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

This Motel should be close down .Never book this motel better to sleep on the street.
Verified Wotif guest review

2/10 Poor

We refused to stay there.
Our son, who lives in Melbourne, observed the motel the day before our arrival and was concerned that we had already paid. His comments on the motel's appearance and general upkeep were most unflattering. When we arrived on the afternoon of Tuesday 13 December my wife refused to accept the accommodation and indicated that, as far as she was concerned we would go elsewhere even if it meant forfeiting what we had paid.. I was in agreement but preferred to try to, at least. recover some of our cost. I indicated to one of the managers?? that we would walk away, no questions asked, if he refunded us half of our payment. He declined the offer, hence my telephone call to you.
Verified Wotif guest review

2/10 Poor

Bare electrical wires hanging out of the walls where power point should be, disconnected smoke alarm, graffiti and mould in the bathroom
Verified Lastminute guest review

2/10 Poor

filthy, hair on outside of pillowcases
This was the worst ever motel experience and I hold just as responsible for even advertising such an appalling place on their site. We did not end up staying, as we could not bring ourselves to stay in such filth. $135 out of pocket and a 1hr drive home was not ideal. All I can say is enter at your own risk, this place should not be allowed to service the public.
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Outside of complex was very untidy. Rubbish lying around etc. No spare pillows.Only 1 chair. Overall only really 2star rating. Plumbing was very noisy.
Verified Wotif guest review

2/10 Poor

worst hotel I have stayed at
Positives: easy to find and close to royal show grounds, room appeared clean and bed was comfortable. Negatives: in very unkept condition, insufficient ammenities (no cutlery, just mugs and a plastic spoon), no microwave and power is only available if room key is inserted in a controller which meant the fridge was turned off all day when out, however it did freeze the drinks overnight so they stayed colder longer lol. I felt uneasy staying alone the first night and ended up having a friend come stay with me, when we got up the next morning and walked to our cars we had to be careful not to trip over a drink can with a syringe inserted in it.
Condition of motel
Condition of motel
Very unkept
Room basic and appeared clean
Verified Wotif guest review

4/10 Fair

very ordinary rooms
hot water to slow to heat, tv remote not working, air con control not given out, graffiti on wall, staff are really great. for an emergency one nighter this ok but not any longer. one room had a horrible buzzing noise as well
Verified Wotif guest review

2/10 Poor

Needs a lot of work
Disappointed as i didn't expect the condition of the room to be so run down. Stayed here many years ago.
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Do not stay here!!
Everything was filthy! Room has not been cleaned, sheets had not been changed. 1 towel given for twin share, asked for another & was given a bath mat! Staff not friendly or helpful. Horrible place!
Verified Wotif guest review