Hawthorn is one of Melbourne’s most affluent and important suburbs. Filled with splendid buildings and plenty to do, a stay in a Hawthorn hotel will add a little class to your trip to Melbourne while being close to all the major city sights and attractions. It is just a few kilometres from the bustling Melbourne CBD.History
Foreign settlers first arrived in the area in the 1830s. The name Hawthorn either comes from the shrubs or from a historic house. The area is one of the city’s best surviving places from before the rapid Gold Rush expansions. There are loads of historic buildings dotted around Hawthorn.Things to do
There are several peaceful and pretty parks and gardens in the suburb, perfect for those hours when you just want to relax and escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. They are also good for a range of spots and enjoying nature. Public BBQ facilities are great for some laid-back alfresco dining. Built in the late 19th century, the former Town Hall is an interesting piece of architecture. It has a tall clock tower and is home to a number of spaces dedicated to the arts and culture. There is a variety of religious buildings throughout the area, and you can see grand Victorian houses mixed with tiny workers’ cottages.Shopping and dining
Hawthorn is known for its t eclectic of restaurants and cafes, and you can find a wide selection of different cuisines from all around the world. There are several shopping centres, and Glenferrie Road is one of the best places in the suburb for shopping.Getting here and around
There are three train stations in the area as well as a number of bus routes. Getting to and from the airport is easy, so you can be in Hawthorn easily when you book a flight to Melbourne. Heaps of great Hawthorn accommodation makes your stay even easier!