Reasons to Dream of a City Escape

Best Western Travel Inn Bar & Restaurant.

We might be craving a return to Melbourne for a city escape, now with the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, there’s added incentive to plan a getaway at a Melbourne CBD hotel, popular with travellers from the Border and North East.

The Best Western Plus Travel Inn Hotel in Carlton is offering a spend now, save later value offer – in essence spend $100 now and they’ll add $50 to the value later, whenever visitors are ready to return.

Helen Williams, General Manager says the support of their regular guests during COVID-19 has been appreciated.

“We know isolation has been difficult for everyone and our industry has not been immune. We know many people are looking forward to travelling domestically and staying a couple of nights away from home, so we’re looking ahead with positivity and hope our Spend & Save promotion will offer an added incentive to return to the city soon.”

The hotel is also offering a stay 2 nights, pay 1 night offer which has also been popular with regional residents.

The Best Western Plus Travel Inn Hotel has developed a strong relationship with our region, regularly offering sponsorships and donations to local sporting and community groups.

“We regularly donate accommodation vouchers to North East charities for fundraising, including Upper Murray Family Care,” Helen explained.

“We’ve also sponsored the Wodonga Football Club for the past 15 years and have a long association with Wodonga TAFE and Martin’s Travel Group in Albury where we proudly host group accommodation.”

While nearby Lygon Street’s famous eateries are offering take away, it’s not long before diners are allowed to return to their favourite eateries.

Nearby Lygon Street

“We cannot wait to see venues such as Carlton Wine Room, Copperwood, King & Godfree, Doc Espresso, Doc Pizza, Brunetti’s, Leonardos Pizza Palace, Da Guido, Tiamo to name a few, come to life again,” Helen said.

“For now, Carlton Gardens has some glorious Autumn colours, the ever popular Queen Victoria Market is a short stroll away and walks along the Yarra are tempting at this time of year.”

Given our city friends often support our regional areas in times of need (bushfire recovery and annual fundraising events) perhaps it’s time for us to consider helping them by planning our next Melbourne escape.


Produced by Border Cafe in partnership with The Best Western Travel Inn Hotel