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"Generally clean. Good size room. Shower head broken. Spa bath didn't work. " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 16 Apr 2020

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Hotel Description

Essendon Motel puts you in the center of Melbourne, 0.7 km (0.4 mi) from DFO Essendon and 5.4 km (3.3 mi) from Royal Melbourne Showgrounds. Highlights at this motel include in-room free WiFi and LCD TVs.

All 25 rooms feature sitting areas, digital TV, and coffee/tea makers. In-room dining is easy with amenities like microwaves and room service. Free local calls, irons/ironing boards, and desks are also available.

This business-friendly motel offers free WiFi in public areas, tour/ticket assistance, and luggage storage. Additionally, you'll find laundry facilities. Continental breakfast is available daily between 6:30 AM and 9:30 AM.

Places within a 15-minute drive of this 3.5-star Essendon North motel include Marvel Stadium and Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Standard Queen Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$91* Per night/room 13 May - 14 May

Family Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Family Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Corporate Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Essendon Motel ratings based on 364 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.1 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Essendon Motel

Everyone (238) Couples (47) Business (4) Students (1) Family (62)
1 out of 5

Posted by on 27 Apr. 2021

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1 out of 5
Place was old outdated dirty felt like I was going to catch some disease staying here

Posted by on 16 Apr. 2021

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2 out of 5
Facilities need upgrading.

Posted by on 12 Apr. 2021

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1 out of 5
Car parts, tyres, rubbish and clothes in the parking area and gardens. Dirty bathroom and carpet.

Posted by on 11 Apr. 2021

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2 out of 5
Firstly, the bathroom was all dirty, there was only one roll of the toilet paper and the room smelled like cigarettes and the receptionists were very unpleasant.I plan to return next month and I hope to have a clean room and your receptionists will be more friendly with people

Posted by on 21 Mar. 2021

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2 out of 5
The property needs a big facelift. The bathroom is quite shoddy, taps & sink need replacing as there is a lot of rust around taps, sink has paint peeling on it. There was only 1 cup for tea/coffee & no teaspoons so we couldn't have tea. Bed linen appeared clean but there was no cover for duvet which had some stains on it. We only spent night there to travel to airport so wasn't expecting 4/5 star but this bordering on 2/3 at the most.Would not recommend at all.

Posted by on 2 Mar. 2021

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3 out of 5
Generally clean. Good size room. Shower head broken. Spa bath didn't work.

Posted by , from Geelong, Vic on 16 Apr. 2020

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1 out of 5
The walls had graffiti, the carpet was filthy, the walls had stuff spilled on them, the reception area was filthy, the door locks were loose like they had been pulled off. I asked for a refund because my kids were scared to stay there and the receptionist refused. We then had to pay another $250 to stay.somewhere else

Posted by on 7 Mar. 2020

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4 out of 5
Close to the Airport for an early morning flight. Fairly quiet place to stay. Basic accommodation, but suited us to have 5 in a room.

Posted by , from 3915 on 25 Feb. 2020

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3 out of 5
Great for an early morning trip to the airport. Family room, plenty of space. No issues.

Posted by , from Victoria on 20 Feb. 2020

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Property Features

Essendon Motel offers its guests tour/ticket assistance and laundry facilities. Public spaces have free WiFi. This 3.5-star Melbourne motel is smoke free.

  • 25 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


  • Airport: Melbourne Airport (MEL) (10.6 km / 6.6 mi)
  • Train station: Essendon Station (2.5 km / 1.5 mi)

Room Amenities

Essendon Motel offers 25 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. 26-inch LCD televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. This Melbourne motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Sitting area
  • In-room dining
  • HD television
  • Digital channels
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy continental breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

Room service is available.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 1:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 10:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 10:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

No onsite parking is available. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. 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. Guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are not in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between AUD 5 and AUD 25 per person (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Comfort Inn Essendon
  • Comfort Inn Motel Essendon
  • Essendon Comfort Inn
  • Essendon Motor Inn
  • Essendon Motor
  • Essendon Motel
  • Essendon Motel Motel
  • Essendon Motel Essendon North
  • Essendon Motel Motel Essendon North

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian Star Ratings Agency, Star Ratings Australia.

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