Fodor's Expert Review The Prince
2 Acland St.
Cutting-edge design, contemporary artworks and sculptural furniture, and spare yet inviting luxury make this boutique hotel perfect for aficionados of unfussy elegance. Every room has a slightly different plan, determined by the 1937 "seaside" hotel building; the timber cupboards, tables, and beds were made specifically for each space. Some rooms have views of Port Phillip Bay and some look toward the city; all have high-end sound systems and opening windows that let in lots of light.
The art deco hotel is not just for stays—the Prince Bandroom has been hot on the gig lists for 45 years, and take time to explore Little Prince Wine, a quiet European-style wine bar and bottle shop, which also sells all you need for the perfect antipasto platter.
Meanwhile, the Dining Room is one of the city's acclaimed eateries, with Mediterranean fare served in the light-filled room.
- super comfortable rooms
- gallery feel
- great location
- the modern shapes and neutral hues might not appeal to some
- the area can get unsavory at night
- hotel can be noisy due to functions
Rate Includes: No Meals