Places to stay near St Vincents Hospital Melbourne – The Metropole

St. Vincent’s Hospital is located in Fitzroy, an inner-city suburb northeast of Melbourne’s central business district. Many people all over Victoria must find places to stay near St Vincents Hospital Melbourne to attend St Vincent Hospital for treatments and procedures.

Finding accommodation near St. Vincents Hospital Melbourne can add to the already stressful situation of having treatment.

Accommodation for country patients in Melbourne can be confusing when unfamiliar with the area. When choosing a hotel, you may want to consider its proximity to St. Vincent’s Hospital and the ease of access to and from the hotel to the hospital.

Luckily, we found one of the best places to stay near St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. Just up the street is the Metropole Hotel Central.

The location is close to St Vincent’s Hospital.

The Metropole Hotel is just down the road—and I mean just down the road. From the front of the hotel, you can see the top of St. Vincent’s Hospital.

If you arrive in Melbourne by train, the number 11 tram from Southern Cross Station will take you right to the hotel’s front door.

*Be aware that at the Gertrude Street stop, where you need to disembark the tram, there is no specific station, and you will exit onto the road.

A map showing the Metropole hotel one of the best places to stay near St Vincents hospital Melbourne
This map shows how close the Metropole is to St. Vincents’s public hospital.

What is the layout of the Metropole Hotel Melbourne?

The Metropole has both steps and a ramp leading to the main lobby. There are no steps to reception, and the hotel staff have luggage carts to help you to your room if needed.

There is a small space to pull up to check in and proceed to the basement parking area.

The Metropole is a 3-storey hotel with entry to the ground floor rooms straight from the lobby area. The basement and the other levels are accessed via steps or an elevator.

Accommodation near St Vincents Hospital Melbourne – The rooms at Metropole Hotel

The Metropole Melbourne offers a variety of cosy city apartments for flexible and comfortable stays. The accommodation includes studio, junior, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom options, allowing you to book based on your preferred size and duration.

Each apartment is designed to provide a comfortable, private, and safe space. Located just outside the inner CBD in Fitzroy, Melbourne, these home-away-from-home apartments offer proximity to city amenities and St. Vincient ‘s public hospital.

Places to stay near St Vincents Hospital Melbourne
The rooms where spacious and tidy
  • Studio: Equipped with free Wi-Fi, Foxtel, LCD TV, in-room dining, air-conditioning, and designer furnishings.
  • Junior: Spacious accommodation for two with a queen-size bed, private ensuite, lounge, dining area, kitchenette with toaster, jug, and microwave.
  • One Bedroom Apartment: Features a fully-equipped kitchen, separate lounge and dining area, and queen-size bedding for a cosy and stylish stay.
  • One Bedroom Spa: A luxurious one-bedroom apartment with a queen-size bed and a large spa bath. Central location, onsite facilities, and in-room entertainment (Foxtel) add to the experience.
  • Two-Bedroom Apartment: A stylish two-level townhouse with open-plan living, lounge, dining areas, and a fully equipped kitchen. Ideal for a blend of space and privacy in Melbourne.
  • Two-Bedroom Deluxe Apartment: This apartment includes two large bedrooms, two separate bathrooms, and flexible bed arrangements. A fully equipped kitchen, dining, lounge area, flat-screen TV, and Foxtel make for a deluxe stay.
collage of pictures featuring the 2 bedroom apartment at Metropole Melbourne Hotel.
The family room had plenty of space for all at the Metropole Melbourne

Room facilities at The Metropole

All rooms have fresh linen, towels, bath mats and plenty of toiletries. If you do use a face washer, I recommend bringing your own, as there did not seem to be any.

Like most hotels, you will find some tea, coffee and sugar for you to use with small UHT milk in the fridge. The cupboards had good-sized coffee cups and glasses with plenty of cutlery.

There was a good amount of plates and bowls for a short stay. Dishwashing detergent, a cleaning cloth and teatowel were also in the cupboard under the sink for you to use.

You will find some pots and pans in the kitchen but if you require a rice cooker or anything like that you should bring your own.

In the bedroom cupboards or in some rooms in the bathroom was a clothes dryer, iron and a small heater, although most rooms had air conditioning/ heating units.

If your room had a washing machine, there were also some small detergent sachets.

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Is there car parking at The Metropole Melbourne Hotel?

Yes, you will find secure car parking in the basement. Please let the staff know prior to your check-in if you need it. Parking is $20 per car per night.

What if I need to check in after hours?

We checked in after hours, and it was straightforward. We messaged the hotel, and they sent us detailed instructions on how to get in.

A small check-in box is on the right side of the lobby doors. On this, you will enter the codes the team will send you, which are easy to follow.

Your keys will drop into a collection draw at the bottom, and you can enter the hotel lobby from there. The fob on your keys will also give you access to the basement for your car.

*There’s a contact number on the door if you get into any trouble.

Are there shops and restaurants near the Metropole?

It’s in a great position for shops and restaurants. many of the shops nearby provide meals to the hospital staff, so they are able to prepare takeaway food as well.

a look up Brunswick street in Melbourne towards the hsopital
Brunswick Street is very picturesque when looking for places to stay near St Vincents Hospital Melbourne

Main meals can also be packed up for you to return to the hotel.

  • Aunty Mai’s Vietnamese (we ate here, and it was brilliant. They also have takeaway)
  • Sullivan’s (Great morning coffee spot and an extensive lunch menu)
  • T2 Cafe – Another Vietnamese takeaway with delicious rice paper rolls

We ate at these places, but there is also a pizza shop within walking distance, as well as two pubs where you can have a sit-down meal.

St. Vincents Hospital also has a cafe to get breakfast and a hot lunch. Prices were good, but there was limited seating there. It will be convenient if you are unable to leave the hospital. There is also a chemist in there too.

We found that there was an organic grocer on Gertrude Street and a small Foodworks as well. We found the Foodworks was well stocked with most items you could need but was expensive.

About 1.5 km away on Smith Street, there was a Woolworths. Across from here was a Chemist Warehouse and a small fruiterer on the corner with a fantastic selection of fresh fruit and vegetables. Next door was also a Messina Gelato Shop.

On Smith Street, you can also find a selection of bakeries and more eateries. The walk to Smith Street from the Metropole was through some lovely streets with wide footpaths. The walk was easy until right near Woolies, where you walked down a steep slope to Smith Street.

Does the Metropole have any other facilities?

If you have to stay in Melbourne for an extended time, you can easily find that the Metropole can become your home away from home.

the swimming pool area at the Metropole hotel in Melbourne
The pool area looks lovely for a hot day.

There is a park across from the hotel, and there is also a pool on site. If you have to stay with kids at the Metropole, this may be a brilliant way for them to have fun.

There is a vending machine in the basement for supplies if you cannot get to the supermarket or a fridge in the lobby where you can buy some drinks when the reception is open.

Final thoughts on staying at the Metropole Melbourne

We needed to find a place to stay near St. Vincents so my daughter could have surgery. As we are from Regional Victoria, we had an early admission time nearby that was best for us, and the metropole ticked all the boxes.

It was around a 6-minute walk. We found a small laneway off Brunswick Street straight to the front door of St Vincent’s Hospital Building A. I have to say, though, it was not the nicest to walk down with human faeces and syringes in there.

We did walk the full way the first time, and it was only a couple of minutes more. All in all, the Metropole provided a great place to stay near St Vincent’s public hospital. Book your stay at the Metropole today.

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