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Best Hotels in Brisbane For Couples, Families, & Backpackers [All Budget]

Looking for the best hotels in Brisbane, Australia? In this guide, I will give you an insight into  the best hotel in Brisbane for couples, families, backpackers, and business travelers, all budgets. Read on as I show you the best of Brisbane.

Brisbane is a vibrant state capital and a fun and action-packed place to visit. There are hundreds of places to stay, and finding the best option for you can be a challenge. But not if you read this guide, then it’s easy, here are the best of the best places to stay in Brisbane.

1. Meriton Suites Herschel Street, Brisbane Hotel

Meriton Suites Herschel Street, Brisbane Hotel
Meriton Suites Herschel Street, Brisbane Hotel

Meriton Suites Herschel Street is a five-star hotel located in a tall tower block in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD. The hotel enjoys fabulous views from the rooms on the higher floors, with full wall Windows to make the most of the spectacle.

All rooms are suites and come equipped with a full kitchen, laundry facilities, and lots of space. Rooms range from double bedroom suites up to three-bed suites that are perfect for families or groups.

Visitors rate this hotel as superb and love the views and the central location, convenient for shopping, culture, and entertainment.

2. Capri by Fraser Brisbane Hotel

Capri by Fraser Brisbane Hotel
Capri by Fraser Brisbane Hotel

Capri is a stylish modern four and a half star hotel situated smack in the middle of the city’s CBD, close to the botanic gardens. The central location is perfect for business Travelers working in the city or for anybody looking to enjoy the convenience of such a central location for restaurants, bars, and activities.

Hotel facilities include a swimming pool, sauna, and a 24-hour fitness center. Guests give high praise to Black Fire Restaurant, which prides itself on offering some of Australia’s finest Mediterranean cuisine.

Guests love this hotel, rating it as superb. They particularly like the convenience of the central location and the excellent facilities at a very reasonable price.

3. Treasury Casino and Hotel Brisbane

Treasury Casino and Hotel Brisbane
Treasury Casino and Hotel Brisbane

The five-star treasury Brisbane is an award-winning hotel and casino that really looks the part. The hotel occupies a grand and imposing Victorian heritage building on the western side of the city’s CBD, just 200 m from Brisbane River.

The hotel’s rooms and suites are elegantly furnished and offer accommodation for up to three guests. If you are a keen gambler, then Treasury Brisbane is a perfect choice, and the central location will appeal to anybody wanting to make most of the sights and entertainments of central Brisbane.

This hotel is highly rated by guests who single out the extremely comfortable beds, superb service, and sheer opulence of the surroundings for particular praise.

4. Royal Albert Hotel Brisbane

 Royal Albert Hotel Brisbane
Royal Albert Hotel Brisbane

The Royal Albert Hotel is an excellent four-star property located on Albert Street in the center of the city’s CBD. If you’re looking for an upper mid-range hotel with excellent facilities at an affordable price, this is a great choice.

Royal Albert Hotel is a great place for groups and families to stay since all rooms have at least one double bed and a sofa bed. Some of the suites and apartments have two single beds as well. All rooms have a very convenient kitchenette and laundry facilities.

The hotel has an elegant period look and feel, and overall, guests rate this place as superb. 

5. Emporium Hotel South Bank Brisbane

Emporium Hotel is a five-star accommodation located on the South Bank of the Brisbane River, conveniently close to Southbank Train Station.

Emporium is one of Brisbane’s most highly-rated hotels and has excellent facilities, including a rooftop swimming pool, a spa and wellness center, and an extravagantly equipped fitness center. 

Guests rave about the rooftop restaurant and bar, which offers gravity-defying views across the Brisbane River to the CBD.

Emporium is a super choice for couples since all of the rooms are double suites, but interconnecting rooms are also available for groups and families.

The hotel is located in a thriving area with a large selection of restaurants, bars, and entertainment.

6. Ovolo The Valley Brisbane Hotel

Ovolo The Valley Brisbane Hotel
Ovolo The Valley Brisbane Hotel

This popular five-star hotel is situated in Fortitude Valley, a Brisbane suburb to the northeast of the CBD. The hotel offers excellent facilities, including a rooftop swimming pool with great views over the fortitude valley area. 

Ovolo has a unique and charming design with a feast of colors and artworks throughout, accompanied by amazing wallpaper and eccentric furnishings. Guess love the look and feel of the place, rating their stay here as superb.

If you’re looking to stay in comfort and style, somewhere busy, but a little way outside the city center, then this hotel is the perfect choice.

7. The Calile Hotel Brisbane

The Calile Hotel Brisbane
The Calile Hotel Brisbane

The Calile Hotel is a five-star establishment situated in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley suburb. The hotel is located in a lively area with convenient access to restaurants and bars, and there is also excellent shopping nearby.

The large guest rooms are thoughtfully designed and offer state of the art features such as Chromecast and a Bluetooth soundbar. Most rooms have balconies or terraces, some fronting the courtyard swimming pool.

The central swimming pool and garden area have been carefully designed to provide an oasis of calm to escape the city’s bustle.  The Calile Hotel is a great choice for anybody who wants a central location’s convenience, tempered by relaxed surroundings.

8. The Inchcolm by Ovolo Hotel Brisbane

The Inchcolm by Ovolo Hotel Brisbane
The Inchcolm by Ovolo Hotel Brisbane

The Inchcolm is a splendid five-star hotel located in Spring Hill just to the north of Brisbane’s CBD. This location is extremely convenient for exploring the galleries, museums, and, of course, the shops, restaurants, and bars of the city center.

The Inchcolm by Ovolo is one of a very exclusive group of hotels that guests rate as exceptional. It has a stunning ambiance and design, situated in an extravagantly refurbished 1920s building. Guests love this mixture of old-world charm and state of the art,  opulent modern facilities.

This hotel has pet-friendly rooms, so it’s a great option if you are traveling with a furry companion. 

9. Alcyone Hotel Residences Brisbane

Alcyone Hotel Residences Brisbane
Alcyone Hotel Residences Brisbane

This hotel and residence is located in Brisbane’s Hamilton suburb, 5 km east of the central CBD. Alcyone Hotel is just a three-minute walk away from the Brisbane River with its waterfront footpaths and cycleway.

 If you’re looking for an attractive location a little way out of town, then this is a perfect choice. Rooms are of an apartment design and are incredibly spacious. 

The accommodation comes in the form of one, or two-bedroom apartments that feature a kitchen, a laundry, and some have balconies.

10. W Brisbane Hotel

W Brisbane Hotel
W Brisbane Hotel

W Brisbane is a unique city center hotel that guests rate as superb. The funky design is a knockout. There’s an outdoor pool with a splendid zebra pattern design that you definitely won’t have seen before. All of the rooms and shared areas share the same fearless, forward-looking design aesthetic.

In fact, the design of the hotel is probably the thing that guests like the most. But they also really appreciate the convenience of the central location for the shopping, dining and drinking, and cultural attractions of central Brisbane.

There are several different room types that accommodate up to four guests, so families and groups are well catered for.

11. The Fantauzzo Brisbane – Art Series Hotel 

The Fantauzzo Brisbane – Art Series Hotel
The Fantauzzo Brisbane – Art Series Hotel

The Fantauzzo is a five-star hotel with excellent facilities, located at Howard Smith Wharf, a waterfront area on the Eastern corner of Brisbane’s CBD. It’s not so much anxious about the Brisbane River and the nearby bridges. This is a boutique-style property with a rooftop infinity pool. The smaller number of rooms allows guests to receive personal service and welcome, and this is a great choice for couples.

Visitors like the modern styling of the hotel and the excellent artwork scattered throughout the property. Guests also enjoy the atmospheric location of the hotel, at the foot of Story Bridge.

12. Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane

Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane
Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane

Adina is an upper mid-range hotel in Brisbane’s central CBD. Located close to the Brisbane River on the Westin side of the CBD, the hotel rooms offer excellent River and city views.

Accommodation is in the form of studios and apartments in a variety of different configurations. These spacious rooms are perfect for larger groups and families of up to seven. All rooms feature a kitchenette and a washing machine for added convenience.

Guests rate Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane as superb and particularly enjoy the food and the excellent cocktails in the wonderfully named Boom Boom Room bar.

13. Eatons Hill Hotel Brisbane

Eatons Hill Hotel Brisbane
Eatons Hill Hotel Brisbane

Eatons Hill Hotel is perfect for people wanting luxurious upper mid-range comfort on the outskirts of Brisbane. The Hotel is in a suburb 15 km to the west of the city center. Despite being out of town, this quiet suburb still has several restaurants, cafes, shops, and supermarkets.

The hotel has one and two-bedroom accommodations and excellent facilities, including a swimming pool, a fitness center, restaurant, and bar.

Visitors rate Eatons Hill Hotel as superb, with the attentive and helpful staff and high service levels coming for particular praise.

14. Next Hotel Brisbane

Next Hotel Brisbane
Next Hotel Brisbane

Next Hotel Brisbane is an excellent mid-range hotel on the western side of Brisbane’s CBD. The location is perfect for exploring the dining, entertainment, and culture of the bustling city center.

The hotel has a good gym and a rooftop infinity swimming pool. The rooms have excellent facilities like huge 48-inch flat-screen TVs with free satellite and movies and espresso machines serving free coffee. Rooms come in a range of different single and double layouts.

15. Essence Suites Taringa

Essence Suites Taringa
Essence Suites Taringa

Essence Suites Taringa offers spacious and opulent upper mid-range accommodation in the suburb of Taringa to the east of Brisbane city center.

The hotel occupies a smart modern building, and there is a clean and contemporary feel throughout. Some rooms have great views of the city center with floor to ceiling windows to maximize the view.

Despite the suburban location, Essence Suites Taringa is close to a shopping center with excellent shopping and dining and next door to a train station. This is an excellent out-of-town choice with great connections to the city.

16. The Johnson Brisbane – Art Series

The Johnson Brisbane – Art Series
The Johnson Brisbane – Art Series

This mid-range hotel is situated in Spring Hill, a 15-minute walk to the north of Brisbane CBD. As its name implies, the hotel’s rooms and public spaces feature a huge number of excellent modern artworks. It’s almost like staying in an art gallery.

This modern artwork is echoed by a clean, modern design throughout. Tumbling stone is the name of the on-site restaurant offering modern a la carte Australian cuisine.

Art Series – The Johnson is rated by guests as fabulous and can cater to groups of up to five people in their large two-bedroom suites.

17. Sage Hotel Brisbane, James Street

Sage Hotel Brisbane, James Street
Sage Hotel Brisbane, James Street

Sage Hotel is an appealingly leafy, low-rise hotel in the suburb of Eastern Brisbane. While it’s a little way out of the city, the property provides a complimentary chauffeur service, dropping guests off in central Brisbane. This allows guests to enjoy all the city center facilities while enjoying the peace and quiet of a more suburban area.

Visitors praise the extremely comfortable beds and the peacefulness of the surroundings, which allows for an incredibly restful sleep.

The hotel area has a good selection of restaurants and bars just a few minutes’ walk away.

18. Arise Ivy and Eve Apartments Brisbane

Arise Ivy and Eve Apartments Brisbane
Arise Ivy and Eve Apartments Brisbane

Arise Ivy and Eve is an upper mid-range hotel on the South Bank of Brisbane just across the river from the CBD. The hotel is rated as superb by guests who particularly enjoy the view from the rooftop swimming pool.

This hotel is a good choice for culture lovers since it’s just a few minutes’ walk from the Queensland Art Gallery, the Gallery of Modern Art, and the Queensland Museum.

All rooms have balconies and a kitchenette. The poolside deck is a guest favorite with its outdoor cinema, teppanyaki dining area and barbecue, yoga room, billiards table, and playroom for the kids.

19. Lancaster Court Motel Brisbane

Lancaster Court Motel Brisbane
Lancaster Court Motel Brisbane

Lancaster Court Motel is an excellent budget choice, offering great facilities at a very reasonable price. It is located in the Southern suburb of Annerley, which, despite being a few kilometers out of town, is connected to the city by a convenient rail link.

Lancaster Court Motel is an excellent choice for people traveling by car, and there’s an outdoor pool with a barbecue area and a surrounding garden and terrace.

This hotel is LGBTQI friendly and is also a popular choice for couples. The double and twin rooms all have desks, seating areas, and a kitchenette.

20. Edward Lodge Accommodation Brisbane 

Edward Lodge Accommodation Brisbane
Edward Lodge Accommodation Brisbane

Edward Lodge is a lovely homestyle boutique accommodation in the suburb of New Farm to the east of central Brisbane. The hotel property dates back to 1912 and is situated in a quiet and leafy area. This is a particularly good place for people who want an individual welcome and family service.

A great way to get to the city center from here is to take a river taxi from the pier just a 5-minute walk away

A beautiful tropical garden surrounds Edward Lodge, and this is a super quiet and low-key place to stay, not far from the center of town.

21. The Milton Brisbane Hotel

The Milton Brisbane is an upper mid-range hotel in the suburb of Milton on the western side of Brisbane. The hotel is right next door to Milton Station so it couldn’t be easier to get to and from the city center.

All accommodations are huge apartments with excellent facilities which are perfect for couples who want a lot of space. The two-bedroom apartments, at 80 sqm. sleep five people, so this is an excellent choice for families and groups.

Sports fans will appreciate that The Milton Brisbane is very close to Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium. The hotel has two swimming pools, one of which is heated for those cooler winter months.

22. Kingsford Smith Motel

Kingsford Smith Motel is located conveniently for Brisbane’s Kingsford Smith airport over on the Eastern side of the city. It’s near the coast too if you’re looking to stay somewhere near the Sea.

This modern mid-range hotel is a three-story property with an outdoor swimming pool. The clean and well-equipped rooms cater for everybody, with simple doubles and large family rooms.

Kingsford Smith Motel is a great place to stay if you are arriving or leaving by air, and the motel-style accommodation with car parking will also appeal to those exploring Queensland by car.

23.  Il Mondo Boutique Hotel Brisbane

Il Mondo is a small but extremely well-featured mid-range hotel with a fabulous location at Kangaroo Point, the South coast peninsula on the Eastern side of Brisbane CBD. 

The way the Brisbane River meanders towards the sea means that Kangaroo Point is very convenient for the CBD, which is just a one-stop jump on the river taxi.

Il Mondo has a Japanese restaurant on-site, and there are lots of restaurants and cafes nearby. All rooms have balconies, and guests comment about the helpfulness and attentiveness of the staff.

24. Quest Cannon Hill

Quest Cannon Hill is a mid-range boutique hotel that provides guests with spacious one, two, and three-bed apartments that feature balconies, kitchens, and a dishwasher.

The hotel is located in the eastern Brisbane suburb of Cannon Hill, a quiet area filled with attractive parks. If you’re looking for a leafy out-of-town base of explorations, then this is an excellent choice.

Guests rate Quest Cannon Hill as superb. They particularly like the modern design and extreme cleanliness. Despite the suburban location, there are still plenty of restaurants and bars in the neighborhood.

25. Alex Perry Hotel & Apartments Brisbane

Alex Perry is a modern hotel in the upper mid-price range. This facility-packed hotel really gives guests a bang for their buck. The large rooms are all apartment-style, with kitchens and laundry facilities, and sleep up to four guests.

The hotel has an outdoor pool and terrace and a well-equipped fitness center. Alex Perry Hotel & Apartments is located in Eastern Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley suburb. Connections to the CBD are good, and there are lots of restaurants, bars, and shops just a few minutes’ walk away.

26. Gambaro Hotel Brisbane

Guests, on average, rate their stay at the five-star Gambaro hotel as superb. The hotel has excellent facilities including the award-winning Gambaro Seafood Restaurant with its mouth-watering mud crab and lobster specialties.

The hotel location, which is very popular with guests, is on the west side of central Brisbane, close to Roma Street Parkland and the Suncorp Stadium. Visitors also like the hotel’s layout and design, which features a successful marriage of old-world decor and new world facilities.

Gambaro Hotel Brisbane is one of Brisbane’s best priced five-star hotels, and the value for money is exceptional. Rooms feature a large desk and work area, so it’s a great choice for business travelers.

27. Domain Serviced Apartments

If you are looking for apartment-style accommodation in Brisbane, then Domain Serviced Apartments is an excellent choice. These enormous accommodations feature fully separate kitchens, lounges, and dining rooms with separate bedrooms. The apartments have between one and four bedrooms and can easily accommodate up to seven, perfect for groups and families.

Domain is located in the suburb of Ascot to the North East of Brisbane CBD. Nearby attractions include Eagle Farm and Doomben Racecourses, perfect if you’re a horse racing fan.

Costco train station is nearby, offering a quick and convenient link to the city center.

28. Punthill Spring Hill, Brisbane

This mid-range hotel option offers excellent value accommodation in Spring Hill, just to the north of Brisbane CBD. This is an excellent central location with an abundance of shopping and entertainment options, including the Queen Street Mall, only a few hundred meters away.

The apartment-style accommodation is stylish and very well featured, catering to a maximum of three guests. The hotel has a swimming pool and a small gym. 

Guests right Punthill Spring Hill hotel as superb and particularly like the central location and excellent value for money.

29. 99 Kirkland Bed & Breakfast

99 Kirkland Bed & Breakfast is a fantastic homestay accommodation that offers extreme comfort at a budget price. Accommodation is in an attractive suburban bungalow in a leafy suburb in the southeast of the city.

The out of town location is perfect for independent Travelers and anyone who wants to explore Brisbane from a quiet base. There is good public transport nearby, and the friendly and helpful hosts are happy to point guests in the right direction to get around and make the most of the local area.

Rooms are beautifully laid out and spotlessly clean, so this is an excellent choice for couples looking for a home-style atmosphere.

30. Airport Admiralty Motel

The Admiralty Motel is an excellent choice for people traveling from Kingsford Smith Airport. Since it is a motel, it is also a great choice if you’re traveling by car.

Rooms very well-appointed and feature nice touches like extra-long beds that guests rate as extremely comfortable. This is a spacious low-rise place to stay in a tranquil and peaceful area.

Rooms range from doubles to three-bed family rooms, and some rooms have balconies.

Best Backpackers Hostel in Perth

Breeze Lodge

You can’t miss Breeze Lodge with its fun and striking whole-wall backpacker mural. This hostel is in Kangaroo Point just across the river from the CBD and Brisbane City Botanic Gardens.

This is a modern and spotlessly clean hostel that provides all the facilities that a traveler expects. There are some nice double rooms and mixed and female-only dorms from three to ten beds in size.

Breeze Lodge has a fully-equipped kitchen and a coin-op laundry. Each floor of the hostel also features a small kitchen with tea and coffee facilities. The shared lounge has a large flat-screen TV with Netflix.

Brisbane Quarters

Brisbane Quarters is a popular hostel located in the suburb of Spring Hill, a few minutes’ walk north of Brisbane CBD. It’s an excellent place to stay if you want to be close to all the culture, shopping, and entertainment of central Brisbane.

The hostel has excellent features, including an outdoor swimming pool, a shared kitchen, and a shared lounge. There are some twin rooms and four and six-bed mixed dorms. Alternatively, you can stay in one of the special hubs, which are close to sleeping spaces in an 18-bed space. There are no female-only dorms.

Ellie’s Guest House

If you are a budget traveler who prefers guesthouse-style accommodation to a hostel, Ellie’s Guest House in Brisbane’s New Farm suburb is a great choice. This area is about a kilometer away from the CBD, so not too remote, but serene and tranquil.

Ellie’s Guest House occupies a charming two-story building with a lovely courtyard full of Queensland’s tropical plants.

Facilities include a communal kitchen and a laundry. Guests speak highly of the friendly and helpful welcome. This place is particularly popular with couples looking for a central but peaceful place to stay.

Brisbane City YHA

If you’re looking for a Brisbane Hostel with excellent facilities, then this YHA on the western tip of the CBD is an excellent choice. It’s located very close to Roma Street Train Station, so it’s convenient for arriving or leaving by rail.

This YHA has accommodation for literally everybody. There are double rooms and family rooms that sleep four. All of the dorms are of an appealingly small size ranging from three to six beds and are mixed or female-only.

As with most houses, this is a good place for independent Travelers to meet people. It’s a safe and secure place and is an excellent choice for single travelers.

Summer House Backpackers Brisbane

Summer House Backpackers Brisbane is a bright and friendly backpacker hostel close to Roma Street Train Station on the west side of Brisbane CBD.

It is a spotlessly clean, very well organized hostel with well-thought-out facilities like a large communal kitchen, a shared lounge, and barbecue facilities. The rooftop terrace has excellent views of the city center and the Brisbane River.

All accommodation is in dormitories that range from four to twelve beds. All beds have a convenient private power supply and personal locker. Room rates are extremely affordable, and Summer House Backpackers Brisbane is an excellent choice for visitors on even the most frugal budget.

Conclusion

So there you have it, all the best Brisbane Hotels described in detail. All you need to do now is to pick one, make a reservation, and start planning your trip. Enjoy!



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