Whether you’re taking a few days to explore Brisbane on your way to Tropical North Queensland, in town for business or simply find yourself bewitched by Queensland’s chilled-out, lifestyle-oriented capital, there’s a Brisbane hotel for you. From New York-inspired apartments in Fortitude Valley to family-size rooms near Southbank or smart business hotels near the airport, Brisbane accommodation has all bases covered. For an introduction to staying in Brisbane, check out our guide to Brisbane accommodation, below.
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Choose your style of Brisbane hotel
Brisbane accommodation is ever-evolving, and presents travellers with a whole lot of options. The traditional – yet contemporary – hotel experience is on offer in stylish establishments such as the 4.5-star Hotel Grand Chancellor or lavish 5-star Pullman King George Square. Smaller, boutique hotels in heritage properties can give you that iconic Queenslander experience, while new hotels provide loft-style apartments with rooftop bars. Brisbane also has several budget-friendly hotels to consider such as the neat, tidy and comfortable 3-star Ibis Brisbane.
Where to stay in Brisbane
There are many excellent Brisbane hotels in the city, such as the 5-star Quay West Suites, although if you’re looking for Brisbane accommodation that’s in the heart of the action on weekends as well, you can’t go past Fortitude Valley. Bordering the city and New Farm – another vibrant suburb – Fortitude Valley is home to some of the best-located hotels in Brisbane, like the 3-star Breakfree Fortitude Valley and the stunning, 5-star Flatiron-inspired FV by Peppers. Southbank accommodation is a good choice for families, where you’ll be close to Southbank parklands, the man-made Streets Beach, the Queensland Museum and Brisbane cultural precinct.
Best time to stay in Brisbane
Brisbane gets very hot in summer so if you’re not a fan of heat and humidity, plan your Brisbane travel for anytime between the months of March and October. Winter days are notoriously beautiful, with blue skies, dazzling sunshine and average temperatures that range between 11 and 21 degrees Celsius. The warmer summer months have average temperatures of between 21 and 29.8 degrees Celsius, and afternoon thunderstorms are common.
Getting around Brisbane
Brisbane is an easy city to get around. Public transport includes buses, trains and ferries, all of which you can ride on with a Translink Go Card. You can purchase one of these from the Airtrain ticket booth at Brisbane airport for a $10, refundable deposit. The Go Card also covers you for public transport services to the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. With its wide, meandering river, Brisbane is also a great city to discover by CityCat, with several stops near popular attractions such as Southbank and Eat Street Northshore.
Discover South Bank
Hotel Grand Chancellor Situated on the highest point in the Brisbane CBD. Most rooms feature balconies offering breathtaking views of the city, mountains, river and surrounding suburbs. A short walk will lead you into the city with its malls and shopping, or to South Bank, Queensland Performing A...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 1-21 November, 28 November 2017 - 31 March 2018
Brisbane by bike
Next Hotel Brisbane Discover the best Brisbane has to offer from the best location in town NEXT Hotel Brisbane close to all the sporting, entertainment and cultural action. Essential Brisbane Essential Brisbane tour runs for 2 hours and are fully guided by a Brisbane local with extensive knowledg...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 1-23 November, 3 December 2017 - 31 March 2018
Explore Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mercure Brisbane Mercure Brisbane is well located in the heart of the city, with spectacular views of the Brisbane River and Southbank Parklands. The hotel features 194 rooms, some offering lovely river views, plus a swimming pool, restaurant, bar and conference facilities for up to 900 delegates...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 1 October - 22 November 2017, 10 January - 31 March 2018.
Brisbane Foodie Experience
Novotel Brisbane Settle in to 4.5-star comfort in the heart of the CBD at Novotel Brisbane hotel. Warm colours, sleek design and natural light make your room a city- centre haven. Start your day brightly with breakfast from the buffet in the light-flooded restaurant or on the terrace. On balmy ev...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 1 October - 22 November 2017, 1 February - 31 March 2018
The Point Brisbane
From the moment you enter the elegant marble foyer and smell the perfume of the fresh flowers on display, you'll feel completely at home at Brisbane's leading independent hotel. The Point is conveniently situated in the exclusive inner city village of Kangaroo Point. Embraced by the Brisbane CBD ...
Travel Dates: 1 February - 30 April 2019
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