At a Glance
The Grand Staircase
Rising 75 feet above the lobby toward the skylight, the cantilevered Grand Staircase is remarkable both for its scale and its elevation. It is built of Stawell stone, and the landing is decorated with handmade Minton tiles imported from England.
The Grand Ballroom
The original domed skylights, the framing for which was still in the ceiling, have been re-glazed with stained glass, illuminating the Grand Ballroom with natural light.
The Cricketer's Bar
The Cricketer’s Bar is a city institution; it features an outstanding collection of cricketing memorabilia, courtesy of the prestigious Melbourne Cricket Club, which has honoured The Hotel Windsor by appointing The Cricketers’ Bar custodian of many precious sporting treasures.
Melbourne’s Famous Grand Heritage Hotel
Steep in tradition and unparalleled in service, The Hotel Windsor continues to uphold its unique position as the most cherished hotel in Melbourne and Australia.
Located opposite the stately Parliament House and next door to the famous Princess Theatre, The Hotel Windsor is only steps away from Melbourne’s exclusive stores, theatres, and Chinatown district, and is directly opposite the picturesque Treasury Gardens.
The Hotel Windsor has been a home away from home for many famous Australians during their stay in Melbourne. Former Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies kept Suite 306 at The Hotel Windsor for many years; it is now known as the Sir Robert Menzies Suite in his honour. Notable international guests included members of the English cricket team, who were frequent guests at the hotel, despite patriotic local factory workers’ efforts to disrupt their sleep by ‘accidentally’ knocking over the empty milk churns in the laneway.
Above all, we pride ourselves on our world-class service standards; our award-winning staff strives to deliver personalised and memorable experiences to each and every guest.