Hotels in Brisbane offer luxurious accommodations in a city nicknamed “Brissy” and “Brisvegas”. Known for its bridges, its rivers, its gardens, its art galleries, its pleasant weather, it distinctive architecture and its koalas, Brisbane is an outstanding vacation destination with famous landmarks including Story Bridge and Brisbane City Hall. Keep in mind that you will need a tourist visa when visiting Australia, and that the currency is the Australian dollar. Exciting places to explore near the city include rainforests and glow worm caves. Comfortable attire is encouraged, while public smoking is not. Indeed, hotels in Brisbane are some of the best in all of Australia. Before we get to hotels in Brisbane, let’s take a look at some background information on the area to help you along the way.
Archaeological evidence suggests that aboriginal Australians have been living in the area around Brisbane for 22,000 years. When European settlers arrived in the area circa 1820, they encountered the Turrbal people, who called what is now Brisbane’s central business district Mian-jin, or “place shaped as a spike”. Findings suggest that habitation occurred frequently around the Brisbane River in what is now Musgrave Park. In 1823, Sir Thomas Brisbane, Governor of New South Wales, remitted orders to develop a new penal settlement in the area. Further explorations in November 1823 were led by John Oxley, who recommended Red Cliff Point for the new colony. Thereafter, non-convict European settlement commenced, with German missionaries settling at Zions Hill in around 1837. Under Captain Patrick Logan the penal settlement flourished, and by 1842 nearly 2,400 men and 145 women had been detained at the Moreton Bay convict settlement.
The capital and most populous city of Queensland, Brisbane has a population of around 2.5 million people, making it Australia’s third most populated city behind Sydney and Melbourne. Inside a peninsula of the Brisbane River stands the city’s central business district, the spot of the historic European settlement, which is about 9 miles from the mouth at Moreton Bay on the Coral Sea. Over 32% of the city’s metropolitan population is foreign born. The climate is considered humid subtropical, with wet, hot summers and moderate winters, Summer high temperatures in January average around 87 degrees Fahrenheit, while average winter highs in June average around 71 degrees. Brisbane is also know for its brunch cuisine, outdoor dining and rooftop bars. Major points of interest include Kangaroo Point, South Bank Parklands, Queensland Cultural Centre, The Old Windmill, Wickham Park, Queen Street, Howard Smith Wharves, New Farm Park, Mount Coot-tha Lookout, City Botanic Gardens, Walter Taylor Bridge, University of Queensland, Eagle Street Pier, Queen Street Mall, Treasury Building, Brisbane’s Chinatown, St John’s Cathedral, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, State Library of Queensland, Lang Park, the Gabba and Shorncliffe pier. Popular foods include gnocchi, chicken wings, ramen, cheeseburgers, breakfast carbonara, various seafoods, barbecue and fruits, while drinks include cocktails, wine, whiskey and craft beer. Now that we have some background information on the area, it’s time for hotels in Brisbane that are sure to help provide for an unforgettable experience.
Meriton Suites Herschel Street boasts flat-screen TVs, free WiFi, fully-equipped kitchens, laundry facilities and hairdryers. Near here you may find Mrs Luu’s Vietnamese Canteen, Contessa (cafe), Queensland Police Museum, Espresso Engine (coffee shop) and more.
From here Brisbane Transit Centre, Family Law Court and Brisbane Magistrates Court are 0.1 miles, The Tower Mill, State Library Of Queensland and QAGOMA are 0.2 miles, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane City Hall and Museum of Brisbane are 0.3 miles, Roma Street Parklands, Brisbane Central Station and Queensland Performing Arts Complex are 0.4 miles, Southbank Station and Story Bridge are 1 mile and Brisbane Airport is 8.3 miles.
Approximate cost per night: $186
Meriton Suites Adelaide Street features floor-to-ceiling windows, an indoor heated swimming pool, a hot tub, a sauna, a fitness center, free WiFi, air conditioning, fully-equipped kitchens, laundry facilities and flat-screen TVs. iZOO Espresso (cafe), Grape Therapy (wine bar), Six Senses Thai Spa, Cultivate by Brendan (cafe), The Verve Italian Steakhouse and more are nearby.
This location is 0.2 miles from St. John’s Anglican Cathedral and Story Bridge, 0.3 miles from New Farm Riverwalk and Customs House, 0.4 miles from Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, The Zoo, Story Bridge Adventure Climb, Queen Street Mall and Anzac Square, 0.5 miles from Brisbane Central Station, 0.8 miles from Roma Street Parklands and Roma Street Station, 0.9 miles from City Botanical Gardens, 1.1 miles from Queensland Performing Arts Complex and 1.3 miles from New Farm Park.
Approximate cost per night (three-bedroom altitude suite): $621
Cost per person (six people): $104
Brisbane City Hall
Featuring a restaurant, a bar, room service, a fitness center, a rooftop swimming pool, a pool-side bar, city views, free WiFi, air conditioning, desks, 48-inch flat-screen TVs, espresso coffee machines, free coffee, 24-hour check in, concierge service, laundry facilities and mobile app check-in, Hyatt Regency Brisbane is close to The Pool Terrace & Bar, Dymocks Brisbane (book store), Snap Fitness (gym), Death and Taxes Brisbane (bar), Felix For Goodness (cafe) and more.
You may find Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane Arcade, Qsuper Head Office, Suncorp Group Head Office, Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City Council, King George Square and Wintergarden 0.1 miles, Queensland Treasury Corporation and The Embassy Night Club 0.2 miles, Queen Street Mall and Brisbane Central Station 0.3 miles, Queensland Performing Arts Complex 0.4 miles, South Brisbane Station, Roma Street Station, City Botanical Gardens and South Bank Parklands 0.5 miles, Roma Street Parklands 0.6 miles and Brisbane Airport 8.2 miles from this accommodation.
Approximate cost per night: $309
Australian Catholic University
With a year-round outdoor pool, a fitness center, an on-site restaurant, air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, coffee machines, kettles, bathrobes, a restaurant & bar, a resort style pool terrace and a sleek poolside patio, Pullman Brisbane Airport is close to Apron Bar & Restaurant, Brisbane Airport Conference Centre, Nudgee Golf Club, BWS Nundah Village (liquor store), Rose Niyom Thai (Thai restaurant), Broz Kebabs, Ciao Gelato, Mr Bui Banh Mi (restaurant), Embargo’s On Chapel (coffee shop), Fitz + Potts (bar), The Village Social (bar), Thai Royal Orchid Massage, Sushi Edo, Pizzalunga da Carlo (pizza restaurant), Nundah Corner Cafe & Bistro, Hane Sushi (restaurant), Espresso Train (breakfast restaurant), Nundah Farmers Market and more.
Australian Catholic University is 1.6 miles, Fort Lytton National Park is 4 miles, Brisbane Entertainment Centre and Rivergate Marina & Shipyard are 4.1 miles, Gateway Bridge is 4.2 miles, Brisbane River is 5 miles, Mt Coot-thai is 11.8 miles and Brisbane Airport is 0.2 miles from this spot.
Approximate cost per night: $270
Museum of Brisbane
Providing three restaurants and bars, a spa, a fitness center, free WiFI, stylish rooms, river views, custom furnishings and interiors, in-room mix bars, complimentary luxe amenities, 55-inch LED TVs and Bluetooth speakers, W Brisbane is near Persone Italian Restaurant, Brisbane Quarter (shopping mall), Espresso Square (cafe), Suitcase Rummage Sale (event venue), The Pool Terrace & Bar, Elysium Hair Brisbane (hair salon), Greenglass (French restaurant), Coffee Iconic (coffee shop), Govinda’s Brisbane (vegetarian restaurant), Frankie and George (cafe) and more.
Brisbane City Council and Suncorp Group Head Office are within feet, Qsuper Head Office, Brisbane City Hall and Museum of Brisbane are 0.1 miles, Family Law Court, Brisbane Magistrates Court, King George Square and Brisbane Arcade are 0.2 miles, State Library Of Queensland and Queensland Performing Arts Complex are 0.3 miles, Brisbane Central Station, South Brisbane Station, Queen Street Mall and Roma Street Station are 0.4 miles, Roma Street Parklands and City Botanical Gardens are 0.6 miles and Brisbane Airport is 8.3 miles from this hotel.
Approximate cost per night (king suite – fantastic suite): $551
Cost per person (three people): $184
Queensland Children’s Hospital
Emporium Hotel South Bank has a fitness center, river views, a spa center, a 24-hour front desk, desks, flat-screen TVs, balconies, wardrobes and a daily buffet breakfast. Terrace Rooftop Bar, Gong Cha (bubble tea store), Mado (Turkish restaurant), Picnic Island Green (picnic ground), Siam South Bank (Thai restaurant), Griffith University Art Museum, The Arbour Walkway, River Quay Green South Bank (event venue), Popolo Italian Kitchen and Bar (Italian restaurant), Aquitaine French Restaurant, OTTO Ristorante (Italian restaurant), Queensland Maritime Museum, The Ship Inn (gastropub) and more are in the vicinity.
From this hotel Queensland Children’s Hospital and TAFE Queensland Brisbane are 0.2 miles, South Bank Parklands is 0.3 miles, Queensland University of Technology and Riverstage are 0.4 miles, Wheel of Brisbane, City Botanical Gardens and Queensland Performing Arts Complex are 0.6 miles, Boggo Road Gaol and Queen Street Mall are 1 mile, Brisbane Central Station is 1.1 mile, University of Queensland – St. Lucia and Roma Street Station are 1.2 miles, Brisbane Entertainment Centre is 10.1 miles and Brisbane Airport is 8.8 miles.
Approximate cost per night (emporium suite): $469
With an outdoor pool, a fitness center, a spa, generous guest rooms, city and pool views, balconies, terraces, Chromecast and Bluetooth sound bars, automated blackout blinds, Grown Alchemist bathroom amenities, locally curated mini-bars, 55-inch UHD TVs, free WiFi, a bar, a restaurant and a poolside cabana, The Calile Hotel is found close to Gelato Messina Fortitude Valley (ice cream shop), Hellenika (restaurant), sAme sAme Brisbane (Thai restaurant), SK Steak & Oyster (restaurant), Aesop (beauty supply store), Camargue (boutique), CAMILLA James Street Boutique (fashion designer), Nudie Jeans Brisbane (jeans shop), Gerard’s Bistro, CANTINHO Cafe, Health Place (massage spa), At Sixes And Sevens (pub), Farrier Bar & Supper Club, Mosconi (European restaurant), Hydra Time Spa Massage (massage therapist) and more.
This hotel is 0.2 miles from Emporium Brisbane, 0.3 miles from The Zoo and Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, 0.5 miles from New Farm Riverwalk, 0.6 miles from The Tivoli Theatre, Story Bridge and Twelfth Night Theatre, 0.7 miles from Old Museum, 0.8 miles from Newstead House, 1.1 miles from Queen Street Mall and Brisbane Central Station, 1.2 miles from New Farm Park, 1.3 miles from Roma Street Parklands, 2.1 miles from Southbank Station and 6.9 miles from Brisbane Airport.
Approximate cost per night: $359
Treasury Brisbane provides luxurious rooms, old-world charm, modern comforts, free WiFi, 6 restaurants, 5 bars, a 24-hour reception desk, high ceilings, deluxe marble bathrooms, antique-style furnishings, large flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations, in-room safes, mini-bars, twice daily housekeeping services, conference and meeting rooms, self-parking or valet parking for an additional charge, laundry services, a fully-equipped fitness center and a sauna. Queens Gardens (park), Ryan’s On The Park Bar and Restaurant, The Lab (modern Australian restaurant), The Commissariat Store Museum, Characters Cafe, Izakaya Kotobuki (Japanese restaurant), Frisky Goat Espresso (espresso bar), Donna Chang (restaurant), John Mills Himself (cafe), The Antique Guild (antique store) and more are within range.
Qsuper Head Office, Suncorp Group Head Office and Brisbane City Council are 0.1 miles, Brisbane Arcade, Queensland Treasury, Brisbane City Hall, Museum of Brisbane, Wintergarden and King George Square are 0.2 miles, City Botanical Gardens are 0.5 miles, Story Bridge is 0.9 miles and Brisbane Airport is 8.3 miles from this locale.
Approximate cost per night (casino suite): $322
Gardens Point Boat Harbour
Offering riverfront accommodations with river views, stunning vistas to Story Bridge and Kangaroo Point cliffs, lush open gardens, an outdoor pool and spa, a sauna, a 24-hour fitness center, 3 restaurants and bars, classic, elegant styles, spacious rooms, air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, free WiFi, mini-bars, tea and coffee making facilities, work spaces, marble bathrooms and 24-hour in-room dining, Stamford Plaza Brisbane is near Escape Manor (escape room center), Kabuki Teppanyaki (Japanese restaurant), Cleberson’s Coffee, Moo Moo The Wine Bar and Grill, Port Office Hotel (pub), Olive & Angelo (Italian restaurant), The Silver Fox Wine Bar, Walter’s Steakhouse and Wine Bar and more.
From this hotel you may find Gardens Point Boat Harbour and Metro Arts Theatre 0.1 miles, Eagle Street Pier, Eagle Street Pier Ferry Terminal, Queensland Treasury Corporation and The Embassy Night Club 0.2 miles, Wintergarden, MacArthur Central, Queen Street Mall, City Botanical Gardens and Queensland Treasury 0.3 miles, Brisbane Central Station 0.4 miles, Story Bridge and South Bank Parklands 0.6 miles and Brisbane Airport 8 miles.
Approximate cost per night (the Stamford suite): $2,693
The Zoo Brisbane
Ovolo The Valley Brisbane features a rooftop pool with Fortitude Valley views, a sauna, a well-equipped fitness center, a meeting room, custom wallpaper, eccentric furniture and illustrations, artwork from emerging artists, 24-hour room service, free in-room mini-bars, large flat-screen TVs, Chromecast devices, free WiFi, self-service laundry and Smart voice-activated speakers. Near here you may find Gasoline Espresso (cafe), Ristorante Tartufo (pizza restaurant), Grill’d (restaurant), Cafe 63 (restaurant), Epic Hair Designs (hair salon), Alla Moda Fabric Collection (fabric store), Bloch (dance store), Shushokuya Masa (Japanese restaurant), SO SUSHI (Japanese restaurant), Coopers Snackbox (cafe), Cucina by La Dolce Vita (restaurant) and more.
Emporium Brisbane is within feet, The Zoo Brisbane and Twelfth Night Theatre are 0.4 miles, Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts and The Tivoli Theatre are 0.5 miles, Newstead House and Old Museum are 0.7 miles, New Farm Riverwalk is 0.7 miles, Story Bridge is 0.8 miles, Brisbane Central Station and Queen Street Mall are 1.2 miles, Roma Street Station is 1.5 miles and Brisbane Airport is 6.7 miles from here.
Approximate cost per night (rockstar suite): $611
Set in a 1920s-era building, The Inchcolm by Ovolo has an on-site restaurant and bar, free access to Fitness First Elizabeth Street, stylish rooms, air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, mini-bars, tea and coffee making facilities and hairdryers. Arcadium Adventures (escape room center), Petite Treats (patisserie), The Fig Lane (cafe), Raw on Ann (cafe), The Training Ground (gym) and more are in the area.
This hotel is 0.2 miles from Anzac Square, St. John’s Anglican Cathedral, Customs House and Queen Street Mall, 0.3 miles from MacArthur Central, The Embassy Night Club, The Tower Mill and King George Square, 0.4 miles from Brisbane Arcade, 0.5 miles from Roma Street Station, Roma Street Parklands and Story Bridge, 1.2 miles from Southbank Station, 1.5 miles from New Farm Park and 7.8 miles from Brisbane Airport.
Approximate cost per night (two-bedroom heritage suite): $412
Cost per person (four people): $103
Metro Arts Theatre
The Westin Brisbane offers an outdoor swimming pool, a 24-hour fitness center, spa facilities, 2 restaurants, a pool bar, balconies, air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, coffee machines, hairdryers and city or river views. Migami (Japanese restaurant), BWS Albert Street (liquor store), Coffee Anthology (cafe), Kadoya Japanese Restaurant, Vinnies Brisbane City (thrift store), Men Ya Go (ramen restaurant), Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co. (restaurant), I Love Hair & Beauty (hair salon), Pavéction (jewelry designer), Charmy Food & Bottle Shop (restaurant), FitClub Boxing Studio, The Pole Gym (dance school) and more are in the area.
From this hotel Metro Arts Theatre and Queensland Treasury Corporation are 0.1 miles, Queensland Treasury, Gardens Point Boat Harbour, Wintergarden, The Embassy Night Club, Brisbane Arcade, Eagle Street Pier and MacArthur Central are 0.2 miles, Queen Street Mall and City Botanical Gardens are 0.3 miles, Brisbane Central Station is 0.4 miles, South Bank Parklands and Queensland Performing Arts Complex are 0.5 miles, South Brisbane Station is 0.6 miles, Southbank Station and New Farm Riverwalk are 0.8 miles and Brisbane Airport is 8.1 miles.
Approximate cost per night: $330
New Farm Riverwalk
With flat-screen TVs, Nespresso coffee machines, 1940s-style art-deco decor, separate lounge areas, a rooftop bar, city views and a restaurant, Spicers Balfour Hotel is near The Balfour Kitchen & Bar (Vietnamese restaurant), EDWINA CORLETTE (art gallery), mikah’s (hairdresser), Bella Tiarnie Restaurant & Gourmet Pizzas (Italian restaurant), Himalayan Cafe (Napalese restaurant), Abla’s Kebab (kebab shop), Wilson Outlook Reserve (park) and more.
New Farm Riverwalk is 0.2 miles, Story Bridge is 0.3 miles, Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts and Story Bridge Adventure Climb are 0.4 miles, The Zoo is 0.5 miles, Dockside Marina and Customs House are 0.6 miles, St. John’s Anglican Cathedral and Eagle Street Pier Ferry Terminal are 0.7 miles, New Farm Park and Queen Street Mall are 0.8 miles, Brisbane Central Station is 0.9 miles, City Botanical Gardens are 1 mile, South Brisbane Station and Southbank Station are 1.6 miles and Brisbane Airport is 7.2 miles from here.
Approximate cost per night: $290
Story Bridge Adventure Climb
Il Mondo Boutique Hotel features free private parking, stylish accommodations, a Japanese restaurant, an outdoor pool, free WiFi, air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, free bike rental services, a self-service laundry facility, dry cleaning services and a guest lounge with a library. Mitoki Japanese Modern Tapas (Japanese restaurant), Summer House Restaurant, Café & Bar (tapas restaurant), Main Street Bar and Eatery (restaurant), Deerys Restaurant and Smokehouse, Story Bridge Hotel (pub), Best Thai Massage Brisbane, Secret Recipe (Indian restaurant), Manhattan Pizza (pizza restaurant), Story Bridge Deli & Cafe, Christian Jacques Bakery (pastry shop) and more are nearby.
You’ll find Story Bridge Adventure Climb 0.1 miles, Dockside Marina 0.2 miles, Eagle Street Pier, Riverlife Adventure Centre, Gardens Point Boat Harbour and Story Bridge 0.4 miles, Customs House, Metro Arts Theatre and New Farm Riverwalk 0.5 miles, City Botanical Gardens 0.6 miles, Roma Street Parklands, South Brisbane Station and Southbank Station 1.2 miles and Brisbane Airport 7.7 miles from this location.
Approximate cost per night: $139
The Tivoli Theatre Brisbane
Amelia Boutique Hotel has free WiFi, flat-screen TVs and is located near Supplement Lounge (vitamin & supplements store), Jetts Fortitude Valley (fitness center), Art from the Margins (art center), Jerky Haus (gourmet grocery store), Pinball Haus (pinball machine supplier), Brisvegas Comics And Games (hobby store), Saint Hair & Beauty (hair salon), Sub Rosa (night club), Netherworld (bar) and more.
From this hotel The Tivoli Theatre Brisbane is 0.2 miles, Old Museum and The Zoo are 0.3 miles, Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts is 0.4 miles, Emporium Brisbane is 0.5 miles, New Farm Riverwalk, St. John’s Anglican Cathedral and Story Bridge are 0.6 miles, Twelfth Night Theatre is 0.7 miles, Brisbane Central Station is 0.8 miles, Queen Street Mall and Roma Street Parklands are 0.9 miles, Queensland Performing Arts Complex is 1.5 miles and Brisbane Airport is 7.2 miles.
Approximate cost per night: $75
So there they are, hotels in Brisbane that will help to make for a fantastic trip. We hope you have found this information useful and most of all, that you enjoy your time down under!