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The Best Adelaide Accommodation for a Stylish City Escape

From glamorous hotels to arty stays, you'll fall in love with this round-up of stylish accommodation in Adelaide CBD.

Hotel Indigo

Adelaide has long been the starting point for many adventures into surrounding wine regions. But we’re finding more and more that Adelaide's small but mighty CBD is becoming the focal point as it lives life on a global scale.

From a foodie scene that continues to outdo itself, cultural and sporting events that delight year-round, to stylish fashion and shopping spots. And the best place to explore it all is from a boutique stay, right in the heart of it.

Adelaide's accommodation has it all – from unique guestrooms to indulgent suites with sweeping views of Adelaide's renowned parklands and River Torrens. These are the places to be booking into when you’re after the best accommodation Adelaide CBD has to offer. 

Hotel Alba

The newest addition to the Adelaide accommodation scene, Hotel Alba brings a slice of LA luxury to the CBD. From the sun-drenched pool with sun lounges, the simple gym for a quick holiday workout, on-site restaurant and bar ela serving up Mediterranean fare for dinner or cocktails by the pool, or the stylish rooms complete with coffee machines and generous balconies - this hidden gem won't stay hidden for long. This urban retreat is perfectly positioned on South Terrace, allowing for a quiet night sleep with lush parklands out front, while still being just a hop away from the best dining and experiences Adelaide has to offer.

226 South Terrace, Adelaide

Oval Hotel

Perfectly positioned in the heart of the city, Oval Hotel is integrated into the iconic Adelaide Oval, home to some of the best sporting and entertainment events in Australia. The country’s only stadium hotel, rooms offer sweeping and stunning views of the neighbouring parklands while still being steps away from the city’s famous restaurants, bars and shopping. 

Modern and luxurious rooms are decked out with thoughtful, delicate and premium amenities; as well as beautiful, sweeping views of Adelaide’s parklands, the Parkland King includes a walk-in rain shower and intuitive in-room controls, making it your own private haven during your stay. 

Adelaide Oval, King William Rd, North Adelaide

Pullman Adelaide

Pullman Adelaide

When it comes to luxurious accommodation in Adelaide, the Pullman offers some of the best of it in a prime location. This 5-star hotel sits in the heart of the CBD, with the lively East End, premium dining and Rundle Street shopping on your doorstep. Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, you are bound to love the stylish and spacious rooms and state of the art facilities including a on-site restaurant Salt Restaurant and Bar, lap pool, spa and sauna on the second floor, function spaces, and a fully equipped fitness centre.

16 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide

Majestic Roof Garden Hotel

Majestic Roof Garden Hotel

You'll come for the service of a 4 1/2 star hotel and their kind staff, and you'll stay for the proximity to some of Adelaide's best dining options, as well as the gorgeous views from the rooftop garden. Majestic Roof Garden Hotel is in the heart of the city, with nightlife, shopping and a wonderful selection of restaurants and cafes within a short stroll. The hotel is equipped with a mini gym, WiFi, parking and on-site dining at Culshaw's Restaurants for the nights you'd rather stay close to home.

55 Frome Street, Adelaide

The Watson

The Watson - Art Series Hotel

If you've ever had the pleasure of staying at an Art Series Hotel in Melbourne, Perth or Brisbane, you'll be thrilled to know Adelaide is also home to the standout artsy accommodation offerings with The Watson. The Watson is complete with a 25-metre lap pool, open plan suites, on-site dining options and a gym, though the real standout is the stunning artwork dotted throughout the hotel by Indigenous artist Yanimma Pirkarli Tommy Watson. Situated in Walkerville, this makes for a brilliant home away from home, just 10 minutes from the city centre, with plenty of shops, parks and cafes within walking distance.

33 Warwick Street, Walkerville

Eos at SkyCity

Exuding sophistication and elegance at every turn, the award-winning Eos at SkyCity is every little bit luxurious. Perfectly situated on the River Torrens and offering sweeping vistas from the hills to the coast, Eos offers the best accommodation in Adelaide CBD that you could ask for. The rooftop pool is the place to set yourself up for the day. And when the sun sets, head straight to one of the many delicious restaurant offerings located in SkyCity. From the French-Vietnamese experience of Madame Hanoi, contemporary Italian flavours of iTL, steak and seafood restaurant Sean’s Kitchen or Sol Rooftop bar, you’re spoilt for choice.

Festival Drive, Station Road, Adelaide

Hotel Indigo

Breathing new life into a former textile factory, this is without a doubt one of the coolest hotels in Adelaide. Keeping true to the area's design roots, the trendy Hotel Indigo can be found by Adelaide's bustling Central Market. A product of the iconic neighbourhood in which it resides, the 145-room boutique hotel is a cultural feast for the senses. Beyond raw brick archways and copper detailing, rooms are individually decorated with colourful artworks cater to the discerning, curious explorer. Celebrating creativity in all things, Hotel Indigo is a hero within Adelaide's prized culinary scene, with the Market & Meander ground floor restaurant and exciting Merrymaker Rooftop bar.

23-29 Market Street, Adelaide

Vibe Hotel

Vibe Hotel

Set amongst the vibrant streets of Adelaide’s East End, Vibe Hotel is just moments away from the best of the city’s urban dining and cultural scene. The hotel is ideally located amongst the exciting precincts that are home to a plethora of boutique restaurants, iconic pubs, and trendy cocktail bars that are loved by locals and visitors alike. Feeling fancy? Splash out on their luxurious Urban Retreat king room, complete with standalone bathtub and floor to ceiling windows that will give you views across the city, up to the Hills as you soak. You can relax in the hotel’s bar, ordering up a cocktail to get your evening in Adelaide started. Or choose to stay in, dining at Vibe’s Storehouse Flinders East restaurant that offers a refreshing indoor-meets-outdoor destination.

260 Flinders Street, Adelaide


Representing Adelaide’s first five-star hotel in 30 years is the decadent Sofitel Adelaide. And boy, is she fabulous! With the hotel group known for delivering a luxurious experience, in true Sofitel form the property is not only primely positioned but has been finished with the brand’s signature Euro-chic touch. Complete with an indoor pool, gym, and Executive Lounge, this is a treasure trove of amenities. As a hotel, it offers the best accommodation in Adelaide CBD thanks to 251 generous rooms and suites on offer. Some rooms and suits come complete with a grand standalone bathtub and generous views of the surrounding city. No luxury hotel is complete without a restaurant to boot, and Sofitel serves the goods with the gourmet Garcon Bleu French restaurant and ground floor champagne bar.  

108 Currie Street, Adelaide

Hilton Adelaide

Set in the heart of Adelaide city overlooking Victoria Square, Hilton Adelaide is the best accommodation in Adelaide CBD for city dwellers. Booking options include stylish deluxe and executive rooms and suites, with all rooms offering views either east towards the Adelaide Hills or west towards the Bay.

While you’re here, you can take full advantage of their amenities including a tennis court, outdoor swimming pool and on-site restaurant. The whole of Adelaide will be at your fingertips, with the Central Markets as well as the cities lively China Town district just around the corner. Hilton’s restaurant, Coal Cellar + Grill highlights the best of South Australian produce across a variety of cooking methods, and there is the Lobby Lounge and Collins Bar to welcome you for a drink after your day’s adventures.

233 Victoria Square, Adelaide

Crowne Plaza

Did someone say girls trip? When it comes to choosing a staycation with the girls, there are a few essentials: it needs to be comfortable, stylish, Gram-worthy, and preferably have a cute rooftop bar. Well, it just so happens that the Crowne Plaza has all of this and more. Boasting uninterrupted city views and an impressive cocktail list that will keep you hydrated all weekend long, there's no better place for a catch up than Adelaide’s highest poolside bar and cocktail lounge, Luna10. The rooms follow suit with sleek contemporary fitouts that are designed for late mornings. Known for its glitz and glamour, this is not a hotel you want to leave in a hurry. Hungry for more? Dinner at Crowne Plaza’s top-rated Japanese restaurant Koomo is an absolute must when staying here.

27 Frome Street, Adelaide

Stamford Plaza

Stamford Plaza

Situated in the heart of Adelaide’s North Terrace, Stamford Plaza  offers location as priority. You can be in the heart of the shopping district of Rundle Mall, SKyCity Casino and Festival Centre within a minute’s walk. Stamford Plaza Adelaide boasts a rooftop swimming pool, with all accommodation offers views of the city or Adelaide’s historic Parklands. If you aren’t tempted by the impressive range of restaurants within walking distance, Stamford Plaza’s in-house restaurants offer excellent food and experience, with La Boca Bar and Grill’s sublime Argentinean flavours, TG’s Restaurant for a full buffet breakfast as well as dinner buffet on the weekends and Cascade Cocktail Lounge for a tasty tipple.

North Terrace, Adelaide

Mayfair Hotel

An absolute standout when it comes to the best accommodation in Adelaide CBD, the Mayfair Hotel is a luxurious boutique set within a heritage building. Steps away from Rundle Mall and Adelaide's Riverbank, the Mayfair Hotel is all about lavish interiors and indulgent living. With everything you could expect from a five-star hotel, from world-class dining at the Mayflower Restaurant and delightful cocktails at the sophisticated HENNESSY Rooftop Bar. Seriously, you won't have any reason to leave this inner-city beauty. Bringing your furry friend along? Mayfair Hotel is accommodating to all, thanks to their special selection of dog friendly hotel rooms.

45 King William Street, Adelaide

Majestic Minima Hotel

A boutique stay with an arty edge, the Majestic Minima Hotel can be found tucked away in North Adelaide. Shining a spotlight on local talent, Majestic Minima’s Melbourne Street location means that you have bars, restaurants and cafes right at your fingertips. Their 46 compact rooms are only 14-square-metres, but here, size doesn't matter. Each guestroom in this Adelaide accommodation has been handed to a South Australian artist for them to paint their interpretation of creativity and creation – meaning, no two rooms are alike. Having said that, you can rely on there being a king bed, contemporary bathroom and a mini balcony (in most rooms). When booking, you can select your room based on your preferred art.

146 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide


Living up to its world-class reputation as a luxurious stay, the InterContinental is a top pick for the best accommodation in Adelaide CBD. Feast on fine-dining Riverside Restaurant and the renowned Shiki Japanese teppanyaki Restaurant after a drink in the hotel bar. Relax in the luxuriously spacious guestrooms with marble bathrooms, and if you want to go all out, book the Presidential Suite which features a baby grand piano, a sauna, and a spa bath with views of the River Torrens. Plus, it's an easy place to explore some of Adelaide's attractions - Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Botanic Gardens, and Rundle Mall.

North Terrace, Adelaide

Marion Hotel

Located in the southern suburbs of Adelaide, the Marion Hotel is perfectly positioned to take in the best of Adelaide and its surrounding regions. A stone’s throw from Adelaide CBD, you also have easy access to the beaches of Glenelg and just a short trip to reach McLaren Vale wine region. Marion makes coming home at night a delight with three dining options to choose from; The Garden, Dining Room and The Shed. Guestrooms are beautifully designed with an industrial-chic meets luxury vibe, making a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Marion are flexible to your needs, with options to suit everyone’s getaway thanks to the spacious rooms, including family rooms with bunk beds.

849 Marion Road, Mitchell Park

The Playford Hotel

For cultural buffs who love to be amongst it all, this accommodation in Adelaide CBD is where you need to be. Centrally located within the arts, cultural and entertainment precinct of the city, The Playford is a boutique hotel that beautifully blends classical and contemporary styling. The rooms themselves are well-appointed with all the comforts you could ever need, but what will win you over is the lavish Art Nouveau ambience in the Lounge Bar. While here make the most of the 24-hour heated pool and award-winning Luma Restaurant, with elegant and dramatic interiors with lighting that flows across the entire room.

120 North Terrace, Adelaide

The Franklin

Smack bang in the middle of town, this iconic venue is so much more than a local watering hole. The Franklin has seven guestrooms, which are not your average hotel-style lodgings. Each room comes with a funky design of dark, moody interiors with a little bit of quirk (and only in a good way). Each room has a private ensuite, artwork by local artists and all the perks you have come to expect from the best accommodation in Adelaide. The very best part? You only have to wander downstairs to the bar to enjoy pub food done well and an impressive selection of tap beer. Or if beer isn't your thing, there is plenty of gin, wine and cocktails to be had.

92 Franklin Street, Adelaide

Mount Lofty House

Whatever the occasion, Mount Lofty House delivers on the goods in a big way. Located in Adelaide Hills (15 minutes from Adelaide CBD) this luxury boutique hotel is synonymous with romance, girls' weekend away or an indulgent escape from your everyday. The stunning building is of modern heritage design and surrounded by botanic gardens, boutique wineries and overlooks the Piccadilly Valley. Rooms are adorned with historical charm, indulgent touchpoints and period furnishings including four poster beds. If the three-hatted Hardy’s Verandah restaurant wasn't a big enough pull, then the indulgent Gatekeeper’s day spa will do the trick.

1 Mawson Drive, Crafers

In a city that's overflowing with beautiful and unique places to stay, the accommodation in Adelaide CBD alone is enough to get you booking your next trip to South Australia's capital. To discover more places to escape to in the region, check out our guides to Kangaroo Island, the most alluring romantic getaways and the special stays to be found in Adelaide Hills. 

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