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7.1
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7.8
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Very good location
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  • Queen Victoria Market7.1 km
  • Melbourne Museum7.53 km
  • Old Melbourne Gaol7.6 km
  • State Library of Victoria7.74 km
  • Emporium Melbourne7.95 km
  • Melbourne Aquarium8.53 km
  • Federation Square8.72 km
  • National Gallery of Victoria9.23 km
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground9.61 km
  • Shrine of Remembrance10.11 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Alexander Motor Inn & Apartments

    980 Mount Alexander Road, Essendon, Melbourne, Australia, 3040 - See map
    "Friendly staff and rooms are a great size and clean, plenty of parking, close to all public transport."
    Belinda - 20 October 2018
    Very good comfort
    7.4 room quality and comfort
    Very good service
    7.4 rating for service
    Very good cleanliness
    7.0 rating for cleanliness
    Good facilities on premise
    6.2 facilities on premise
    • 430 meters to public transportation

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Laundry service

    Cheaper than 99% of all properties in Melbourne in the last 24 hours

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    Room comfort score
    7.4/10
    Room size
    32 sqm.
    Value for money score
    7.4/10
    Better than
    99
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    Better than
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    Bigger than
    96
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    Better than
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    Value for money7.3
    Distance to city center9.Km
    Location rating7.8
    Nearest airportEssendon Airport (MEB)
    Distance to airport3.2 km

    Rooms available at Alexander Motor Inn & Apartments

    2 Bedroom Apartment - Min. 2 nights
    2 Bedroom Apartment - Min. 2 nights
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    • Room size: 75 m²/807 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 2 single beds and 2 queen b...
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    1 Bedroom Apartment - Min. 2 nights
    1 Bedroom Apartment - Min. 2 nights
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 queen bed
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    3 Bedroom Apartment - Min. 2 nights
    3 Bedroom Apartment - Min. 2 nights
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    • Room size: 120 m²/1292 ft²
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    Large Family Room
    Large Family Room
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 4 single beds and 1 queen b...
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    1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Bed
    1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Bed
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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    3 Single Beds for 3 persons
    3 Single Beds for 3 persons
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    • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
    • Nature view
    • 3 single beds
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    Family Rooms
    Family Rooms
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 queen bed and 1 bunk bed
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    Deluxe Family Room
    Deluxe Family Room
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 4 single beds and 1 queen b...
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    Twin
    Twin
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    • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 single beds
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    Queen Bed
    Queen Bed
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    • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 queen bed
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    What people love about Alexander Motor Inn & Apartments

    • 8.0
      Very good
      Location

      "Short walk to public transport, quiet location."

      shee T.

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      22 August 2016

    • 7.2
      Very good
      Location

      "Location is close to airport and DFO."

      Kannappan

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      15 December 2017

    • 6.4
      Good
      Cleanliness

      "Was clean and tidy."

      Simon

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      10 July 2016

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    9.6
    Exceptional

    "In geenral, it is good for 5 person in 2 bedroom apartment, ..."

    Sim

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    13 December 2018

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    Most talked about facilities

    Housekeeping
    22 mentions
    Breakfast
    3 mentions
    Internet
    3 mentions
    Taxi
    3 mentions

    What they offer

    7.0
    Very good

    "Comfortable."

    Peter

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    14 March 2016

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    Nearest essentials

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    Food and dining

    Breakfast options

    Continental

    Nearby restaurants

    Australian cuisine
    Australian cuisine
    The Lincolnshire Arms Hotel
    990 m Australian
    Mama Bear
    4.0 km Australian, Cafe, Gluten Free
    Pepper Cafe
    4.1 km Australian, Cafe
    Asian cuisine
    Asian cuisine
    Chef Lagenda
    4.2 km Asian, Malaysian, Singaporean
    Laksa King
    4.2 km Asian, Chinese, Malaysian
    Mum Mum Asian Street Food
    6.2 km Asian, Thai, Vegetarian
    Gluten Free
    Gluten Free
    Copperwood Restaurant
    7.0 km Gluten Free, Italian, Pizza
    D.O.C. Pizza & Mozzarella Bar
    7.0 km Gluten Free, Italian, Pizza
    Il Vicolo Courtyard Restaurant
    7.1 km Gluten Free, Italian

    What's nearby

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    Reviews of Alexander Motor Inn & Apartments from real guests

    Overall rating
    7.5
    Very good
    From 364 reviews
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    Agoda Reviews (205)Booking.com Reviews (159)
    Rating via Agoda7.1
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    10
    Cleanliness7.0
    Facilities6.2
    Location7.8
    Room comfort and quality7.4
    Service7.4
    Value for money7.3
    High score for Melbourne
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    9+ Exceptional (20)
    8-9 Excellent (16)
    7-8 Very Good (41)
    6-7 Good (24)
    <6 Below Expectation (35)
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    Mar - May (40)
    Jun - Aug (28)
    Sep - Nov (31)
    Dec - Feb (37)
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Mark from Australia
    Business traveler
    1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Bed
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

    Exceptional”

    Very friendly and helpful staff

    Reviewed July 15, 2019

    Hey Mark thank you for the excellent review, very kind. Hopefully we can look after you again soon.

    Responded July 17, 2019
    Alexander Motor Inn & Apartments
    9.2
    Exceptional
    MICHELLE from Australia
    Family with young children
    Family Rooms
    Stayed 5 nights in May 2019

    Michelle”

    Staff were friendly and helpful with any request, the room was clean and comfortable and the location to airport , trams, buses and train to city was convenient. It made for a good holiday I would stay here again.

    Reviewed May 19, 2019

    Michelle thank you for staying with us & taking the time to post your review.Hope to see you again soon.

    Responded May 31, 2019
    Alexander Motor Inn & Apartments
    8.7
    Excellent
    ashley from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Queen Bed
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2015

    ideal weekend stay”

    Plenty of off street parking, easy walk to all public transport ,comfortable beds

    The hotel was perfectly located near Essendon railway station being a short walk away. I was able to leave my car there safely all day and use public transport for my short stay in Melbourne instead of driving.The rooms had all the basics needed for a short stay/ weekend away.Very helpful and approachable staff also.

    Reviewed November 23, 2015
    8.7
    Excellent
    Fiona from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    Family Rooms
    Stayed 1 night in December 2011

    Warm hospitality”

    Affordable price with hotel facilities

    Three days in adelaide made me think that everything needs money in Australia. I thought that is the difference in term of countries as this is my first trip overseas. The more shocking thing was that I was charged $18 per night to park my car at the hotel's car park. Extra charges if I want to watch tv in the room too. Even greeted by an unfriendly receptionist. So what is nice about Best Western Motor Inn & Apartments? It's a total opposite to what I experienced in the hotel. This inn has better offer than a hotel. So how good is it? You should be able to tell. It is also near to the airport.

    Reviewed December 25, 2011
    5.2
    George from Australia
    Family with young children
    1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Bed
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018

    Needed one nights stay ”

    We needed one night stay due to a home emergency and something cheap and close to school. For the price it's good however wasn't the cleanest but it did the job and we appreciated the short notice we gave prior to booking. Good enough, thanks.

    Reviewed October 10, 2018
    6.8
    Good
    Siu from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Twin
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Close to Melbourne Airport”

    Located in between Melbourne Airport and Melbourne CBD

    Reviewed June 11, 2019

    Thank you for your review.

    Responded June 17, 2019
    Alexander Motor Inn & Apartments
    7.2
    Very good
    Siu from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Twin
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Good location at Essendon”

    Good location at Essendon but not close to the city

    Reviewed June 11, 2019

    Siu, thank you for your review.

    Responded June 17, 2019
    Alexander Motor Inn & Apartments
    7.2
    Very good
    Siu from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Queen Bed
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Good location at Essendon”

    Good location at Essendon but not close to Melbourne CBD

    Reviewed June 11, 2019

    Thank you for your rating of 7.2 and for staying with us.

    Responded June 14, 2019
    Alexander Motor Inn & Apartments
    7.2
    Very good
    soon from Thailand
    Couple
    Twin
    Stayed 1 night in May 2019

    Budget motel with free carpark”

    This motel has free carpark and suitable for traveller with car.

    Reviewed June 08, 2019

    Thank you for your review and for staying with us.

    Responded June 14, 2019
    Alexander Motor Inn & Apartments
    6.8
    Good
    Kylie from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Twin
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Good”

    States it has a restaurant, but has long ago been closed down, doesn't even have a book of suggested eateries to make up for it or the regular 'welcome' information. Room was clean and tidy, but there were some ants in the tea/coffee cabinet and the shower had a leak so water was spraying all over the wall close to the ceiling.

    Reviewed April 09, 2019

    Kylie thanks for review there are a few things we can address. Thank you for the heads up. From New Management at Alexander Motor Inn. We will add these jobs to an already very long list.

    Responded June 02, 2019
    Alexander Motor Inn & Apartments
    5.6
    Anthony
    Family with teens
    1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Bed
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Above average”

    Room was average but price does reflect this. Coffee stains and ants crawling on beside table. No spoons or cutlery. No information on facilities or local attractions. Parking very tight and restricted. It is a pass only due to reasonable rates and ok for an overnight stay.

    Reviewed March 26, 2019

    Thank you for your feed back

    Responded April 01, 2019
    Alexander Motor Inn & Apartments
    6.8
    Good
    Karina from Australia
    Family with teens
    Twin
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

    Old but clean ”

    Clean large room, standard bed. Could use a bit of tlc

    Reviewed April 09, 2019

    Karina, new owners from May 2019. You are right the motel needs lots of 'TLC' we will be working hard to improve facilities over the next 3 months.

    Responded May 31, 2019
    Alexander Motor Inn & Apartments
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Sim from Singapore
    Family with young children
    Family Rooms
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Wifi”

    In geenral, it is good for 5 person in 2 bedroom apartment, good deal. However, wifi need to be improved.

    Reviewed December 13, 2018

    Thank you for your feed back and we will look into this issue

    Responded December 18, 2018
    Alexander Motor Inn & Apartments
    7.3
    Very good
    Caren from Malaysia
    Group
    Family Rooms
    Stayed 1 night in April 2015

    Value for money for a stopover”

    Location, price and free parking

    We were enroute to Great Ocean Road hence just need a one night stopover. It was basic and comfortable with all the standard fittings. Near to shops hence easy to get food and grocery shopping. It offers free parking which suited our needs.

    Reviewed May 05, 2015
    7.7
    Very good
    Vasigaran from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    Family Rooms
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2015

    NICE ROOMS, PRICE(NOT BEST BUT REASONABLE) PARKING”

    Rooms were kept well by daily housekeeping, private parking, no internet excess(2 days due to breakdown)

    Nice environment, nearby coles(1KM), MC D (1.3KM), away from city and Tullamarine airport about 10KM away. Taxi day charge about AUD33. Big private parking, always good staff at the counter. But rooms without Microwave oven and plates.Motor Inn need to have microwave oven and a few plates. Toilet are old but well kept. Old hotel but well kept.

    Reviewed March 22, 2015
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Deborah from Australia
    Family with teens
    2 Bedroom Apartment - Min. 2 nights
    Stayed 4 nights in August 2013

    Fantastic. Great stay, Will stay again”

    Fast service, large apartment, security

    We stayed as a family of 3 - the apartment we were given was so large and perfect for all members of the family, the apartment has a kitchen, lounge room, bathroom, laundry, sleeping room downstairs and 2 bedrooms upstairs. Very modern and spacious. Room service was QUICK! food was yummy. Only negatives were that the bedroom windows do not have glass on the inside windows, therefore you can hear all noise from other rooms. Heating in our room was very poor. We found that unless rubbish was put outside, housekeeping wouldn't attend the room to clean and replace towels. We were told at one point to leave our platter with our plates inside once we were done and they would collect the next day - late the next afternoon, we still hadn't seen them, so we put it outside with the 2 bags of rubbish we had, and they soon arrived to clean up. Area is fantastic to get to the city and airport. There isn't much in the way of shops, restaurants etc nearby though with only a short drive you can be accessible to anywhere. Car park is offered, off the street parking with a remote controlled gate. Felt very safe knowing the hire car was secure. Will definately stay here again. Thank you Best Western Alexander for a great stay :)

    Reviewed September 04, 2013
    5.0
    CHIA from Malaysia
    Couple
    2 Bedroom Apartment - Min. 2 nights
    Stayed 1 night in November 2012

    Great location”

    Tram stop in front of the motel

    I was on a flight transit and initially booked for two nights stay and was caught off guard for the first night as I was unable to check in. I was unaware that the reception closed at 10pm, my flight reached Melbourne airport at 11pm and after getting my luggage, I reached the motel just before 11.45pm. Then I realized that the motel reception was actually closed, to my horror, I tried to call the phone number displayed for the motel manager but no answer. I was forced to stay elsewhere and check in for the 2nd night instead. I was very surprised that there was not even a single staff staying at the motel during the night. I thought that since I have booked the room and paid through Agoda, the motel staff should have waited for my arrival although I did not confirm my arrival time. Anyway, Agoda was kind enough to refund my payment for the first night.

    Reviewed December 02, 2012
    7.3
    Very good
    Yean from Brunei Darussalam
    Solo traveler
    Queen Bed
    Stayed 1 night in September 2012

    Pleasant stopover stay at a convenient location ”

    Within walking distance to a 24-hour convenience store, free wi-fi, helpful reception

    I had to stopover at Melbourne for a night from a long flight. So I needed a comfortable bed and convenient location at a budget hotel. As my arrival time was after 8pm and departure was at 10am the next day, a location near the airport with after hours access to some food for dinner was necessary. This hotel fits the bill nicely and the helpful reception was an added bonus.

    Reviewed September 12, 2012
    3.7
    Neale from Australia
    Couple
    Queen Bed
    Stayed 1 night in May 2012

    Airport hotel”

    Location - close to airport

    This is a basic hotel. It is a typical Australian Motel used for overnight stays only. The room is very small and basic but it is clean. There are no frills. By Asian hotel standards, this does not compare. But it is about 20 minutes by taxi to the airport so it is very convenient

    Reviewed May 15, 2012
    8.0
    Excellent
    Donald from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Twin
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2012

    Comfortable good quality three star hotel”

    Convenient location, good dining room, pleasant staff

    it was a very convenient location having good access to the essendon football club and even though it was on a main road the motel rooms were quiet with good facilities including a table and four chaiirs, small refrigerator, air conditioning and good parking facilities. the dining room was only open at night but breakfast was available with room service.

    Reviewed May 09, 2012
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    • Essendon Railway Station is within 0.44 km