A major road in Mumbai, Marine Drive hugs the crescent southernmost edge of the megacity. Owing to the views of the sea and easy accessibility to prominent places it provides, hotels in Marine Drive Mumbai are quite high in number. FabHotel Crawford Inn, located in the southern part of the metropolis, is one of the most booked budget hotels near Marine Drive Mumbai. Alternatively, you can also book a room at hotels in South Mumbai to reach Marine Drive easily.
About Marine Drive
Officially named Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Road, Marine Drive is a major thoroughfare in the city of Mumbai. One of the city’s most iconic sights, it has been featured in uncountable movies and soap operas over the years. It is given the nickname, The Queen’s Necklace, as it glows with lights of skyscrapers all around when viewed from above after sundown. Beginning at Tambe Chowk, it hugs the crescent Arabian Sea coast and terminates at the tip of Nariman Point. Among the city localities directly accessible by it are Malabar Hill, Girgaon, Bhangwadi and Nariman Point. Consulate General of the Republic of Poland, Consulate of Brazil, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, Consulate General of Switzerland, Consulate General of the State of Qatar, Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation, Royal Thai Consulate-General, Consulate of the Sultanate of Oman, Air India, The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd and Hon. Consulate of the Republic of Ghana are the major government establishments with offices along the road.
Offices of several private companies as well as constituent colleges of Mumbai University are also nearby. Along with offices and colleges, the iconic Brabourne Stadium and Wankhede Stadium are also within walking distance of Marine Drive.
Shopping and Restaurants near Marine Drive
Mumbai has a horde of places for people to indulge in retail therapy, many of which can be easily accessed from Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Road. Those staying at affordable hotels near Marine Drive can go shopping at the famous Crawford Market, Fashion Street and Chor Bazaar. Parekh Bazaar, Chira Bazaar and Swadeshi Market are other retail hubs in the area. The choice of restaurants near Marine Drive is vast as is the variety of cuisines available. The popular dining venues near the road are Spices & Flavours, Soam, Café New York, Starbucks, Sukh Sagar, Domino’s Pizza, Revival Restaurant & Bar, Golden Star Thali, Khau Galli, Pizza by the Bay, Café Coffee Day, Bonda Bonda Restaurant, Degustibus, The Sassy Spoon, McDonald’s, Subway, Spesso Gourmet Kitchen, Suzette and Mufg.
Attractions near Marine Drive
Another factor, which results in the high demand for pocket-friendly hotels near Marine Drive, is their closeness to Chowpatty Beach and the following tourist attractions:
• Girish Museum (600 m)
• Mani Bhavan Gandhi Sangrahalaya (1.3 km)
• Hanging Garden (3.5 km)
• Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (4.5 km)
• Gateway of India (5.1 km)
How to Reach Marine Drive
A major road and iconic landmark, Marine Drive can be accessed via buses and hired cabs from all parts of the city. You can take suburban trains to several stations, including Churchgate, Marine Lines and Charni Road, to come here. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Mumbai Central Railway Station, the two main railheads in the city, are within 3.5 km of Marine Drive, whereas Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is approximately 18 km away. All of these mass transit hubs are directly connected to places like Goa. FabHotel Ashvem Beach Resort and FabHotel La Flamingo are two of the most popular pocket-friendly hotels in Goa.