Larwill Studio

Hotel in North Melbourne, Parkville & West Melbourne

Named after artist David Larwill (1956–2011), whose colourful paintings brighten the walls, this highly unusual hotel is within the confines of the Royal Children's Hospital. Don't let that put you off: the rooms are fresh, breezy and, despite being relatively simple, not remotely hospital-like. It's worth paying $30 more for a park view.