Your guide to

Brisbane accommodation

Brisbane is coming of age; emerging as a ‘new world city’ on the international stage and with a dining and entertainment scene to rival the southern states. Long popular with business travellers, Brisbane is now attracting a growing number of travellers for weekend getaways and those seeking a cheeky city break. The Queensland capital colloquially known as the ‘River City’ is a lifestyle city with plenty to see and do all with a cool, laid-back attitude.

Where to stay in Brisbane

While business travellers tend to favour Brisbane CBD accommodation, if you’re holidaying in the river city you might opt to stay in one of the hip hoods such as South Bank for arts and culture or the edgier Fortitude Valley for rooftop bars, restaurants and nightlife. You’ll find a range of accommodation in Brisbane with a plethora of new luxury accommodation on the horizon. We’ve uncovered Brisbane’s best boutique accommodation as well as Brisbane’s best affordable accommodation to make your Brisbane accommodation decision a little easier.

CBD Brisbane

Choose to stay in the Brisbane CBD for access to most major attractions and inner city shopping along Queen Street Mall for your fix from major retailers or stroll along Edward Street for luxury boutiques. There’s accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets in Brisbane CBD from traditional hotels such as Stamford and the Sofitel, to new hip hotels like W Brisbane.

Accommodation South Bank

Make South Brisbane your base to explore the entertainment and culture hub of Brisbane, a stones throw from the CBD in South Bank. Catch a show, check out an exhibition or dine in style at South Bank’s up-scale dining precinct River Quay, just a stroll along the bougainvillea lined Arbour from South Bank’s premier accommodation such as Emporium South Bank, Rydges South Bank and Mantra South Bank.

Hotels in Fortitude Valley

If the urban village and entertainment precinct of Fortitude Valley is more your scene then check out Fortitude Valley’s best accommodation including Tryp Hotel, Alex Perry or Sage Fortitude Valley with more new luxury hotels on the horizon. You’ll find a mix of full service hotels and apartment style hotels, but all in keeping with the chilled vibe of “the valley”.

Types of accommodation Brisbane

From luxury hotels to Airbnb stays, glamping retreats and picturesque villas, Brisbane certainly has you covered when it comes to choosing your accommodation for your visit. All you need to do is decide whether you want to be city central, or somewhere a little further removed with the family. Do you want views of the valley, or is it more home-style come-and-go convenience you’re after? Whatever your reason to visit Brisbane, we’ve researched the ultimate accommodation options…

Luxury Hotels

Brisbane has you covered with big international brand luxury hotels such as Marriott, Hilton and Sofitel for some glitz and glamour, however if you’re tastes run a little more boutique, try luxury hotels such as Ovolo Inchcolm Brisbane and The Johnson Hotel for quality and style. Luxury no longer means ostentatious surrounds, but more personalisation and experiential travel and Brisbane’s luxury hotels will immerse you in the heart and culture of the city.

Family-friendly stays

If you’re travelling with kids, opt for an apartment style hotel in Brisbane’s CBD or South Bank. You’ll have all the conveniences of home with self-catering accommodation including fully equipped kitchens, laundries and the space to relax for a family holiday in the river city.

Romantic getaways

Brisbane has great galleries, cool bars, quality restaurant and a thriving live music scene, ideal for a romantic mini-break. For romantic getaways in Brisbane, choose the clandestine Ovolo Inchcolm Brisbane in Spring Hill or the luxurious Spicers Balfour Hotel in New Farm for a unique and special vacay.

Glamping in Brisbane

Just 30 minutes from Brisbane in Mt Cotton, sits Sirromet Wines; an incredible vineyard showcasing the very best in wine and local produce, courtesy of on-site restaurant, ‘Lurleen’s’. They also offer on-site accommodation, in the form of Sanctuary by Sirromet, Mt Cotton. Visitors can opt to stay in incredible pavilions (a little fancier than your regular glamping tents), which are ascended from the ground and overlook the sweeping terrain of the vineyard. You can get family pavilions, through to the romantic honeymoon pavilion. All complete with silk-lined canopies.

Brisbane Hotel Deals

Brisbane is predominantly a corporate city, so rates are normally higher midweek and during peak event periods such as Riverfire, State of Origin and New Years Eve. You’ll find great Brisbane hotel deals during school holidays and public holidays, making it a great choice for a long weekend in the city.