Important: This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local, and health advisories for this destination before you book.

Skip to main content.
All properties in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
1 room, 2 adults

Alto Hotel on Bourke

4-starThis property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian Star Ratings Agency, Star Ratings Australia.
636 Bourke Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000, Australia

Upscale hotel within walking distance of SEA LIFE Melbourne
  • Free WiFi
  • Great location close to a range of transport options and comfortable surroundings but…Mar. 17, 2020
  • Lovely, clean hotel. The service both before and during was really helpful and friendly.…Mar. 3, 2020

Alto Hotel on Bourke

  • Petite Queen Room
  • Room
  • Room
  • Room
  • One Bedroom Apartment
  • One Bedroom Apartment - Spa
  • Apartment
  • Apartment
  • Deluxe Two Bedroom Apartment

What’s around Alto Hotel on Bourke


  • In Melbourne Central Business District
  • SEA LIFE Melbourne - 7 min walk
  • Bourke Street Mall - 11 min walk
  • Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre - 12 min walk
  • Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex - 13 min walk
  • Marvel Stadium - 17 min walk
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground - 35 min walk
  • Royal Botanic Gardens - 41 min walk

Getting around

  • Tullamarine Airport (MEL) - 23 min drive
  • Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon) - 18 min drive
  • Avalon Airport (AVV) - 45 min drive
  • Southern Cross Station - 2 min walk
  • Flinders Street Station - 18 min walk
  • Showgrounds Station - 7 min drive
  • Flagstaff Station - 9 min walk
  • Melbourne Central Station - 16 min walk
  • Parliament Station - 21 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 50 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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

Travelling with others


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking (limited) *

  • Electric vehicle charging point

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Free use of nearby fitness centre
  • Golfing nearby
Working away
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built – 2006
  • Lift
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Grab bar - near toilet
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Indonesian
  • Portuguese

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Pillowtop mattress
Freshen up
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 40-inch LED TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • IPod docking station
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in EarthCheck, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Alto Hotel on Bourke’s small print

Also known as

  • Alto Hotel Bourke Melbourne
  • Alto Hotel on Bourke Hotel
  • Alto Hotel on Bourke Melbourne
  • Alto Hotel on Bourke Hotel Melbourne
  • Alto Hotel Bourke
  • Alto Bourke Melbourne
  • Alto Bourke
  • Alto Hotel Melbourne
  • Alto Hotel Melbourne
  • Alto Bourke


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Parking height restrictions apply.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

The property affirms that it adheres to the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: AUD 25 per stay

Optional extras

Self parking costs AUD 35 per night with in/out privileges

Rollaway beds are available for AUD 30.0 per day

Breakfast costs between AUD 16 and AUD 29 for adults, and AUD 10 and AUD 15 for children (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Alto Hotel on Bourke

  • Does Alto Hotel on Bourke offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Alto Hotel on Bourke does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Alto Hotel on Bourke?
    Yes. Self parking costs AUD 35 per night. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Are pets allowed at Alto Hotel on Bourke?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Alto Hotel on Bourke?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to anytime. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Alto Hotel on Bourke?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Flinders Lane (11-min walk).
  • What is there to do near Alto Hotel on Bourke?
    Recommended spots to visit include SEA LIFE Melbourne (7-min walk) and Yarra Riverfront (7-min walk), along with Bourke Street Mall (11-min walk) and Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (12-min walk).

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 330 reviews

Poor 2.0
Overated go elsewhere
Very overrated, rude receptionist, rooms old, rooms smelly and not clean , expensive for the level of accomodation. Go elsewhere.
au2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great Hotel
Great location - easy access to skybus and trains at Southern Cross Station. Reasonably quiet room despite the CBD location. Lovely staff. Would definitely stay again.
Julie, au3 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Just perfect.
I couldn't have asked for more. Everything was fantastic. The shower, wow. All the foxtel channels, awesome. And the bed, fantastic. Then to top it all off with great service and location, couldn't be better! Will stay they again on my next trip to Melbourne, without a doubt.
Amy, au1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Best breakfast in the world!
We will definitely stay at Alto again. Great little find. Only small criticism was nowhere in bathroom to put anything. However the breakfast was exceptional. Pretty much the best we have had anywhere ever.
laurel, au2 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Will stay again
I have stayed at the Alto before and found the staff very welcoming and helpful. The free lollies at the end of a tiring day were very welcome. On my most recent visit I couldn’t find the air conditioning switch so room became very stuffy- can’t open the window. found the switch the next morning when I boiled the kettle under the microwave. Will know for next time
au1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Convenient Location
Great covenient spot - close to train and trams - with friendly and helpful staff
Ron, au2 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing Alto
Alto Hotel exceeded our expectations. Great place to stay, staff excellent couldn't do enough for you. Breakfast plenty of choice, freshly cooked not sitting in a warmer. Overall a top class boutique hotel.
Greg, au3 night romance trip
Good 6.0
Nice people small rooms
Clean establishment, friendly staff, small rooms
Trevor, au1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Easter visit
Stayed here for a night over Easter to see Richmond play at Marvel. Check in staff were lovely and our room was presented beautifully with a super comfy bed and modern bathroom! Would stay here again but not in such a dark room, with a view of a wall outside the only window in the room!
Terese, au1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Convenient and met my expectations.
It was close to Marvel Stadium for the Good Friday AFL game.
Paul, au1 night trip

Alto Hotel on Bourke

Is the description of this property not correct? Tell us