Jazz Corner Hotel, Melbourne: A Hotel That Makes Our Hearts Sing

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The outstanding view from our suite in the Jazz Corner Hotel, Melbourne.

There’s a certain sameness to a lot of new hotels but that’s not the case with this boutique hotel in downtown Melbourne. It carries a jazz theme from head to toe, making it unique among the city’s hotels. There are pictures of jazz greats on the walls, books about jazz on the coffee table, even a trumpet-shaped ‘do not disturb’ sign to hang on the door. As jazz lovers, the mood is set for us the minute we walk in the door.

Jazz Corner Hotel Melbourne

The studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments that make up the hotel occupy some, but not all, of the floors of a residential apartment complex opposite Flagstaff Gardens. The lift is shared with residents (not an issue at all) but the hotel has its own 24-hour reception.

Jazz Corner Hotel Melbourne

The ambience is relaxed and friendly – as you might expect from a hotel where music is key. The casual vibe extends to the ground floor café, Brother Thomas, a great spot for a quick coffee or leisurely breakfast, and there’s an equally laidback restaurant, Beer Wine and Calzone, also on the ground floor.

Jazz Corner Hotel Melbourne

In the same building but with its entrance just around the corner, in the aptly named Singer’s Lane, is Bird’s Basement. We’ve featured Bird’s in a separate post but, in summary, it’s a marvellous addition to the Melbourne music scene. You can book in here for dinner and a show, or for a show only.

Jazz Corner Hotel Melbourne
Tiramisu to help get the creative juices flowing.

Our stay coincided with a performance by One Trick Pony, a band put together to capture the sound of Paul Simon from 1975 to 1980 (the term “jazz” is used loosely). It’s a fair bet that hotel guests will run into a celebrity performing downstairs.

Jazz Corner Hotel Melbourne

Jazz Corner Hotel MelbourneViews from the guest rooms are spectacular and all rooms feature private balconies.

We could sink into the comfy leather sofa and look out over Flagstaff Gardens to the Westgate Bridge and beyond.

Our one-bedroom apartment had a separate kitchen with full-sized fridge, stove, oven and coffee machine (pods). It also had a washing machine, free wi-fi and free Foxtel.

The ensuite had a shower only (no bath) and quality Metis toiletries. The bed was deliciously comfortable with pillow-top bedding.

Jazz Corner Hotel Melbourne

The hotel has secure off-site parking and is only five minutes walk from the Queen Victoria Market, providing endless opportunities for eating and food shopping. Public transport is just a few steps away.

Jazz Corner Hotel Melbourne

Christine and Maurie stayed as guests of the hotel.

Jazz Corner Hotel Do Not Disturb

If you go:

The Jazz Corner Hotel
352 William Street
Melbourne Vic 3000
Tel: +61 3 9454 9000

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