A selection of the best luxury hotels in Brisbane, Australia. A selection by Laura Becker
Hotel X Brisbane Fortitude Vly, Vignette Collection, a luxurious hotel open since September 2020, is located in Brisbane and boasts an outdoor swimming pool, private parking, a fitness centre and a restaurant. The hotel is within close proximity to many attractions, including Brisbane Central Station (1.6 km), New Farm Park (1.9 km), Brisbane Showgrounds (1.5 km) and Queen Street Mall (1.9 km). Moreover, it is just 400 metres from the New Farm Riverwalk. Guests can enjoy air-conditioned rooms with a desk, a coffee machine, a fridge, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a shower. Certain rooms feature a terrace and all rooms come with a kettle. Hotel X Brisbane Fortitude Vly, Vignette Collection offers a 24-hour front desk, a shuttle service, room service and free WiFi.
Rooms: 208 Stars: 5
Experience luxury and style at Spicers Balfour Hotel, a boutique hotel located in the fashionable suburb of New Farm. Just 7 minutes from Brisbane city centre, it offers award-winning accommodation with luxurious rooms featuring flat-screen TVs, DVD players and Nespresso coffee machines. Some suites feature 1940’s art-deco décor and a separate lounge area. The rooftop bar serves cocktails with city and Story Bridge views, while the Balfour Kitchen serves Modern Vietnamese cuisine from Monday to Saturday. Enjoy breakfast on the verandah or in the frangipani courtyard, or host special events in the private dining room or larger function room. Brisbane Airport is approximately 30 minutes away.
Rooms: 17 Stars: 5
Experience the height of luxury at W Brisbane, located on North Quay with views of the Brisbane River. Spacious guest rooms boast custom furnishings, in-room mix bars, complimentary luxe amenities, and 55-inch LED TVs with Bluetooth speakers. Enjoy a range of dining options, from light bites and refreshing drinks at WET Deck, to innovative cocktails and snacks at Living Room Bar, and fresh, local and honest cuisine at Three Blue Ducks. Unwind at AWAY Spa with massage, facials, manicures and pedicures. The hotel is within walking distance to South Bank, Queen Street Mall, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Botanic Gardens, and South Bank Parklands, as well as the Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art. Brisbane Airport is 16 km away.
Rooms: 312 Stars: 5
Experience the city of Brisbane like never before when you stay at Adina Apartment Hotel. Just 2 minutes’ walk away from the Brisbane River and 4 minutes’ drive from the Queensland Art Gallery, Adina Apartment Hotel offers a range of studio, 1 and 2-bedroom apartments. Each accommodation option comes with a private bathroom, a flat-screen TV and kitchen or kitchenette. Enjoy the hotel’s on-site facilities such as the swimming pool, fitness centre, restaurant and bar, and explore the city with ease. Treasury Building – Casino and Queen Street Mall are only a few minutes’ walk away, and City Botanical Gardens is a 9-minute walk from the hotel. Brisbane Airport is just 13 km away.
Rooms: 220 Stars: 4
Experience true luxury at Crystalbrook Vincent, one of the best hotels in Brisbane. This property offers a range of amenities, such as a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre, bar, 24-hour front desk and room service, plus free WiFi throughout. Private parking is available at an extra cost. The modern rooms feature a desk, TV and coffee machine. Enjoy a continental or American breakfast each morning, and take in the stunning views from the sun terrace. Located close to Brisbane Showgrounds (2.6 km) and New Farm Riverwalk (5 km), and just 15 km from Brisbane Airport.
Rooms: 166 Stars: 5
Experience a luxurious lifestyle with all the trimmings at Alex Perry Hotel & Apartments in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. Relax in the comfort of your room with individually zoned air-conditioning, free cable channels and iPod docking stations. Or head outside to the pool and sun terrace. Each room offers floor to ceiling glazing with natural light and stunning city views. Fully self-contained kitchens with Neff kitchen appliances make this the perfect spot for a staycation. Take a 10-minute stroll to the city centre for a range of dining options or a quick drive to The City Boardwalk for views of the Brisbane River. Intelligent luxury awaits at Alex Perry Hotel & Apartments.
Rooms: 143 Stars: 4
Treasury Casino & Hotel is renowned as one of Brisbane’s most luxurious hotels, offering guests a superior experience in classic old-world charm and modern comforts. With its enviable location just steps away from the Brisbane River, Queen Street Mall, and many other attractions, this historic property provides the ideal base for an unforgettable stay in Brisbane.
Rooms: 127 Stars: 5
Experience the ultimate in luxury accommodation at The Westin Brisbane. Offering a 24-hour fitness centre, outdoor swimming pool and spa, the hotel is located in the heart of the CBD with a variety of restaurants, cafes, shopping and amenities nearby. All rooms come with air-conditioning, flat-screen TV, coffee machine and private bathroom with free toiletries and hairdryer. Some rooms offer city or partial river views. Enjoy International cuisine and cocktails at The Charles’ bar and cafe, and drinks at Nautilus Pool Bar. Relax and be pampered at Heavenly Spa by Westin, or explore the City Botanic Gardens just 350 metres away. QPAC and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary are a short drive away, and Brisbane Airport is 16 km from the property.
Rooms: 298 Stars: 5
Best areas to find hotels in Brisbane, Australia
Brisbane is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, situated in the sunny state of Queensland, Australia. With its stunning subtropical climate and its abundance of outdoor activities, it’s no wonder why Brisbane is a popular tourist destination. Whether you’re looking for a luxurious stay in the city or a more relaxed, budget-friendly option, Brisbane has a range of hotels to suit all tastes and budgets.
The city centre is the perfect place to start your hotel search. In this area, you’ll find a range of luxury hotels, including the five-star Stamford Plaza Brisbane and the Hilton Brisbane, both of which offer spectacular views of the city skyline and the Brisbane River. For a more affordable option, try the ibis Brisbane or the Oaks Brisbane Casino Tower Suites.
The trendy inner-city suburb of Fortitude Valley is another great option for finding a hotel in Brisbane. This area is home to a range of boutique hotels, such as the Emporium Hotel and the Alex Perry Hotel & Apartments. It’s also a great place for nightlife, with plenty of bars, cafes and restaurants.
If you’re looking for something a bit quieter, the riverside suburb of New Farm is a great option. Here you’ll find a range of hotels, from the five-star Spicers Balfour Hotel to the more budget-friendly New Farm Riverview Hotel. This area is also home to some of the city’s best restaurants, galleries and parks.
For a more relaxed stay, head to the bayside suburb of Redcliffe. Here you’ll find a range of beachfront hotels, such as the Redcliffe Motor Inn and the Redcliffe Pacific Hotel. This area is also home to a range of attractions, including the Redcliffe Jetty and the Sea Life Mooloolaba Aquarium.
Finally, if you’re looking for a more rural escape, head to the Gold Coast hinterland. Here you’ll find a range of luxury hotels, such as the O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat and the Spicers Tamarind Retreat. This area is also home to some of the country’s best wineries, national parks and rainforest walks.
No matter what kind of hotel you’re looking for, Brisbane has something to suit all tastes and budgets. With its stunning scenery, vibrant culture and abundance of activities, it’s no wonder why Brisbane is such a popular destination.