For more options, checkout the AKOM Docklands and the Crown Towers. They are 25 kilometres and 25 kilometres respectively from the main center. Some more alternatives are the Park Hyatt Melbourne, 25 kilometres away, and the Grand Hyatt Melbourne, 25 kilometres.
The nearby cities of Warrandyte and Wonga Park are definitely worth seeing. Warrandyte is 19 kilometres to the southeast of Mernda, while Wonga Park is 20 kilometres to the southeast. Warrandyte hotels and apartments include the Australian Home Away @ Doncaster Andersons Creek 2 and Australian Home Away @ East Doncaster Andersons Creek 1. The Yarra Valley Lodge and Victoria House Motor Inn are some of the ones in Wonga Park.
If sport rocks your world, get moving to Princes Park. It's to the southwest of Mernda. The Docklands Private Collection of Apartments - NewQuay and The Westin Melbourne are both good options if you hope to hit the hay close by.
Tullamarine Airport is the most logical airport for arriving in Mernda and is 25 kilometres from the centre of town. If you would like to stay nearby, try the PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport or the Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport.
Hotels in Mernda start at AU$89 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.