Building 81 (Oxford Scholar Hotel)
The Oxford Scholar Hotel is a popular meeting spot for people across RMIT University and among those who work and play in the CBD.
The Oxford Scholar Hotel was designed by Charles d’Ebro who was also responsible for Stonnington, the boom-style mansion in Malvern. The hotel, now nestled in the corner of Swanston Academic Building, mobilises exposed brickwork common of Queen Anne Revival.
A hotel has existed on this site since 1857, although it ceased operation when purchased by RMIT University in 1986 as part of future development plans. It was re-opened in 1991 and immediately reverted to being a cherished watering hole for many in the RMIT Quarter of the city.
Transport and access
Trams running along Swanston Street include routes 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67 and 72, from which you can connect to the train at Melbourne Central or Flinders Street.
Visit the Public Transport Victoria website for more information and connecting services in your area.
No on-campus parking is available for visitors, but you’ll find many commercial car parks a short walk away. Metered street parking is also available nearby, but note the time limits and clearway restrictions.