Looking for a hotel that meets all your criteria and at the right price? It might be hard to believe, but having more choice in hotels makes it harder to find the right one. Brisbane's tourism scene is thriving, which isn't surprising considering that it's the gateway to Queensland's beautiful beaches, wineries and of course the Great Barrier Reef. This has led to a never ending choice of hotels from 5 start resorts to more budget friendly options.
To make your holiday planning a little easier, we've narrowed down the best hotels in Brisbane for your stay, with a few more hotels included as notable mentions. They range from a variety of prices and locations to cater to all your needs. The recommendations take into account customer reviews, location, facilities and price. Let us do the hard work for you!
The prices included here are based on Google TripAdvisor reviews. You should thus expect the prices to fluctuate, depending on when you check.
Strategically located within the South Bank Leisure and arts district, this hotel's proximity to the Queensland Cultural Centre cannot be understated. From here, visitors can access the theatres and galleries by just strolling down the magnificent riverfront and adjacent parklands. Additionally, the South Bank Parklands beach and lagoon are just a few minutes walk.
The rooftop bar is one of the key highlights of the Emporium Hotel. It's painted red and gold while the walls are digitally illuminated, giving you an authentic 5-star experience. The gorgeous view from the hotel’s rooftop is a perfect backdrop for a sunset aperitif before dinner and some envy inducing selfies to show your friends back home.
The hotel has 143 extra spacious rooms which are tastefully decorated with visual attractions and digital illumination on the walls, ceilings and lifts.
Make your trip to Australia memorable by enjoying a stay at the Emporium Hotel South Bank.
Approx. AUD $250
267 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
If you’re looking for the ultimate urban-style feel in a hotel in Brisbane, then The Calile Hotel is a perfect match for you. The hotel includes the highly rated Greek restaurant Hellenika and the very popular Thai restaurant Same Same, which is a drawcard for many.
Calile Hotel is impressively located at the heart of James Street precinct making it walking distance to Brisbane's top-rated city restaurants, art galleries and other tourist attractions. It's also a 5 minute drive to the city centre and a short half hour trip to the airport.
The hotel’s facilities are cutting edge, nothing less than five-star. The 175 rooms in this hotel are all equipped with minibars and espresso equipment, daybeds and Bluetooth soundbars. Customers can also access the fully equipped gyms, a pool, and superfast Wi-Fi connection.
For that urban-style feel in a traditionally themed five-star hotel, book yourself a room here the next time you visit Brisbane.
Approx. AUD $290
48 James St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006, Australia
The Westin Hotel graces the majestic Brisbane River, close by to several tourist attractions such as the Victoria Bridge and the Old Mill Observatory. The gorgeous architecture of the hotel combined with the top notch facilities makes the Westin one of the best hotels in Brisbane.
This hotel applies a unique design through all the 312 rooms that make up the property. One top of the features you would expect from such a 5-star facility, this hotel has a 25-metre heated indoor saltwater pool. The impressive spa features six treatment rooms, with one reserved for couples. And let's not forget the rain showers, steam rooms, and relaxation pools available to all guests of the Westin.
For the perfect sense of individuality on your next tour to Australia, choose to stay at the Westin Brisbane.
Approx. AUD $290
111 Mary St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia
It is inaccurate to review the best hotels in Brisbane without mentioning The Inchcolm. The hotel is highly reputed for its elegance, brought about by the interesting combination of historic features and modern hotel facilities. If you like everything polished to the finest detail, you won't go wrong with a night at The Inchcolm.
The Inchcolm is located in the CBD, and while it doesn’t have onsite parking, the designated parking is just a 2-minutes walk from the hotel. Apart from the convenient CBD location, the hotel is nearby the Old Windmill, and the Street Parkland. You won’t need to walk more than five minutes to most tourist attractions.
Ovolo hotels have a signature feature - the egg wall. It is a type of wall finish, which when combined with the geometric patterns and handmade wallpapers, give the room the distinctly original 'Ovolo' feel. The hotel is heritage listed, being built around 1880. The owner's eclectic taste in music adds to the other-wordly feel of the hotel.
Approx. AUD $190
73 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill QLD 4000, Australia
This is the newest five-star addition to Brisbane’s booming hotel business. Being new to the market hasn't stopped The Fantauzzo from competing with the more well established hotels in Brisbane, and its excellence has propelled it very quickly to being in the top 10.
The Fantauzzo is conveniently located under the famous Story Bridge, between the Brisbane River and the Kangaroo Point. This prime location is also at the tip of the Brisbane Riverwalk. This area has a high concentration of restaurants, cafes and precinct parks, which all add to the experience.
As the name suggests, if you’re a fan of the great Vincent Fantauzzo, the hotel’s theme is inspired by the art of this famous Australian artist. The 166 rooms making up the hotel are all covered in Fantauzzo art covers. The hotel’s magnificence has even caught the attention of renown figures such as Heath Ledger and Guy Pearce.
Book a night to experience the uniqueness of this hotel for yourself - details are below.
Approx. AUD $235
5 Boundary St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia
The Hilton is a great option for travellers who love indulging in shopping. The hotel is located in the Wintergarden Shopping district right above the Queen Street Mall, the epicentre of shopping in Brisbane! Just a 10-minute walk away from the Hilton is the South Bank Parklands encompassing art galleries, the museum and an arts centre is very accessible from the hotel.
The 25-floor hotel is best described as a business hotel, thanks to the seemingly subdued theme on the outside. Nevertheless, the hotel houses all the necessary amenities. For sport enthusiasts, there is also a tennis court for hotel guests which is a rare feature in downtown hotels.
Approx. AUD $250
190 Elizabeth St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia
For travellers who want to stay in comfort but also not pay the world for it, the Pullman Brisbane is a good fit. The hotel has all the amenities of a 5 start hotel, is located right near Central train station and King George Square bus station, and won't break your budget.
Being located in the heart of Brisbane, all attractions are close by as well as Brisbane restaurants and night life. The Pullman also has the facilities offered by upmarket hotels such as a pool, spa and fitness centre, in addition to Wi-Fi and parking.
Make it easy for you and your bank account and book yourself into the Pullman.
Approx. AUD $185
Corner Ann And Roma Streets, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia
Treat yourself to a night in Vegas - Brisbane style with a stay at the Treasury Casino & Hotel. With hotel facilities above the casino you can enjoy a night on the town with a few games of roulette and blackjack without having to leave your hotel!
The 127-room hotel is located one block from the Queen Street Mall and just 5 minutes’ walk from the Queensland Performing Arts Complex and Cultural Centre. The Brisbane River's stunning view from the hotel is enough for some travellers to forego the casino experience and simply relax in the bar with a glass of wine.
In addition to the fully equipped casino, the hotel has a state of the art gym and exquisitely furnished rooms. Other amenities include, a spa, parking, bar and free Wi-Fi.
Approx. AUD $150
130 William St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia
+61 7 3306 8888
171 George St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia
Approx. AUD $150
22 Kennigo St, Spring Hill QLD 4000, Australia
Approx. AUD $125
70 James St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006, Australia