The Prince Hotel

The Prince Hotel

The Prince Hotel is a boutique hotel in St Kilda with 38 contemporary rooms decorated to reflect both the art-deco style of the building as well as the breezy, beachside location. The hotel itself has a long history, taking many incarnations over its lifetime including a watering hole for Chopper Reed and an LGBT+ meeting place.

The Prince Hotel
Local hotel with a long history
Queer-Interest Hotel or B&B
(138 ratings)

The Prince Hotel is a boutique hotel in St Kilda with 38 contemporary rooms decorated to reflect both the art-deco style of the building as well as the breezy, beachside location. The hotel itself has a long history, taking many incarnations over its lifetime including a watering hole for Chopper Reed and an LGBT+ meeting place.

The Prince Hotel is one of Melbourne's oldest meeting places for the LGBT+ community. It attracted a gay crowd from its opening in 1937. In the 1970s the hotel held the drag show Pokeys, an offshoot of Les Girls, every Sunday night. The jury is still out on whether or not it continues to attract a gay crowd.

Broadsheet have a review of The Prince Hotel as well as a long-form article about the history of the hotel and the suburb of St Kilda in general that is worth the read.
Location
2 Acland St, St Kilda, Victoria
Contact
03 9536 1111