Your pick of Perth CBD hotels
Perpetually laidback Perth may be a remote capital city, but it's most definitely not removed from a cosmopolitan lifestyle. Choosing your Perth accommodation around the urban centre means shopping, restaurants, cafes, theatres and business centres will be right at your fingertips – easy to discover thanks to the Free Transit Zone operating in the CBD.
From budget backpackers and mid-range motels on Wellington and Murray Streets to splurge-worthy suites on Adelaide Terrace, your choices extend from the 5-star Hyatt and Four Points by Sheraton, to the 4-star comfort of Rydges, Mantra, Novotel and Mercure. Free time? Visit the Cultural Centre on Northbridge's Roe Street for galleries, libraries, bars and more.
Find your perfect space in Freo
Less than half an hour from Perth at the mouth of the Swan River, Fremantle is a favourite destination for beach goers, market lovers and history buffs. This cultured port city provides a quieter stay just outside the city limits, with self-contained apartments, urban bed and breakfasts and a slew of pub and boutique rooms close to the esplanade.
Ideal for anyone travelling with tight purse strings, Freo's selection of 3 and 4-star establishments mean you can stay a little longer and venture further. Take a day-trip on the ferry from Fremantle out to Rottnest Island – where beaches, bays, reef and caves beckon to be explored – or stay overnight on the island at one of the premium villas or cheap and cheerful cabins.
Settle in close to Subiaco Oval
If you're planning to watch the West Coast Eagles play on their home turf during your holiday in Perth, have a look at the Subiaco hotels around Patersons Stadium. More than just a site for sports, Subi has grown into one of Perth's trendiest inner pockets with a buzzing food scene only three train stops away from Perth city.
The suburb of Subiaco is also conveniently close to Kings Park, which encourages the notion that Perth residents love to soak in the great outdoors. If you can't do without your morning fitness routine, stay close to the sprawling park or get your cardio fix with a run on the beach at Cottesloe by booking an ocean-view apartment 20 minutes outside the city.
Rendezvous Grand Hotel Perth Scarborough »
Overlooking the glistening Indian Ocean, this beachfront resort features breathtaking panoramas from the lagoon-style swimming pool and spa, and the contemporary Straits Cafe, with its floor-to-ceiling windows.