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Just 5 minutes’ walk from the University of Melbourne and Lygon Street, Essence Hotel Carlton offers rooms featuring a 32-inch flat-screen TV. Guests enjoy access to an indoor courtyard, gym, communal kitchen and a pool/games area.

Essence Hotel Carlton is only 2 tram stops from the center of the city. It is 10 minutes’ walk from RMIT University, Queen Victoria Market and Melbourne Museum. Melbourne Airport is 35 minutes’ drive away.

All air-conditioned rooms feature a safety deposit box and a work desk. Each room has a private private bathroom with a hairdryer.

The hotel also offers a 24-hour front desk and a guest laundry.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.5 for a two-person trip.

Essence Hotel Carlton has been welcoming guests since Jun 18, 2013

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.5)

Private parking at the hotel


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Travel Sustainable property
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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.

4 reasons to choose Essence Hotel Carlton

  • Prices you can't beat!
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  • The staff speaks English
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What's nearby
  • Old Melbourne Gaol
    0.3 miles
  • RMIT University
    0.4 miles
  • State Library of Victoria
    0.4 miles
  • La Mama Theatre
    0.4 miles
  • Royal Exhibition Building
    0.5 miles
  • Melbourne Museum
    0.5 miles
  • Royal Melbourne Hospital
    0.5 miles
  • Emporium Melbourne
    0.5 miles
  • Australian Institute of Management
    0.5 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/Bar Queensberry Hotel
    0.1 miles
  • Restaurant Bar Holiday
    0.1 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Hareruya Pantry
    0.1 miles
    0.1 miles
  • Restaurant Torissong
    0.1 miles
  • Restaurant Universal Restaurant
    0.3 miles
Top attractions
  • Block Arcade Melbourne
    0.8 miles
  • Flinders Street Station
    1 miles
  • Southern Cross Station
    1 miles
  • Marvel Stadium
    1.2 miles
  • Crown Casino Melbourne
    1.4 miles
  • Rod Laver Arena
    1.5 miles
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground
    1.6 miles
  • AAMI Park
    1.8 miles
  • Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
    2 miles
  • Flemington Racecourse
    3.2 miles
Public transit
  • Subway Melbourne Central Station
    0.4 miles
Closest Airports
  • Essendon Fields Airport
    6.4 miles
  • Melbourne Airport
    11.2 miles
  • Moorabbin Airport
    14.1 miles
How to get to Essence Hotel Carlton from Melbourne Airport
    Public shuttle
    Parking available
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Amenities of Essence Hotel Carlton
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities
  • Game room
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is available on site (reservation is needed) and costs AUD 29 per day.
  • Accessible parking
  • Parking garage
  • Public transit tickets Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • Safe
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Lowered sink
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Health & Wellness Facilities
  • Fitness center
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Malay
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House rules Essence Hotel Carlton takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


Until 10:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 12 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib by request

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.


When booking more than 7 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa Eftpos Diners Club American Express Essence Hotel Carlton accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that the maximum height restriction for the parking lot is 6.9 feet.

Luggage storage is available at the hotel.

Please note that there is a 1.3% charge when you pay with a credit card, in addition to the total amount payable (excluding prepaid rates).

Please note that there is a 3% charge when you pay with an American Express credit card in addition ti the total amount payable (excluding prepaid rates).

Please note that early check-in or late check-out is subject to availability on the day, additional fees may apply.
Please contact the hotel for more information, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

It's not possible to stay at this property for coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform Essence Hotel Carlton of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.