Brisbane Accommodation: The Best Places to Stay Across the City
Booking a getaway or a staycay? Relax, rejuvenate or explore the city with the best accommodation in the Brisbane CBD.
Tired of trawling through Airbnb listings to find the perfect getaway spot? Step away from the endless scroll - we’ve put together the best accommodation in the Brisbane CBD to make your next getaway a total breeze. Whether you’re staying in town after a romantic date night, or visiting Brisbane for the first time, there’s a whole host of accommodation options that will make you feel right at home. With inner city convenience, you can explore the CBD on foot or bar-hop to acquaint yourself with the area.
From ultra-luxe urban stays to boutique escapes and unique and quirky heritage accom, there's something to suit everyone.
Best Accommodation in the Brisbane CBD
Amora Hotel Brisbane
Five-star luxury in the heart of the CBD? We won’t take much convincing to book a luxe stay-cay ASAP at the recently refurbished Amora Hotel. After a 30-million-dollar facelift, Amora’s 296 rooms and suites are more than ready to welcome travellers on business or pleasure trips to the capital of the Sunshine State.
Step into the sleek and modern lobby filled with natural light, and you’ll feel immediately at home as the enchanting staff welcomes you on-site. As for amenities, Amora boasts 11 sophisticated function venues, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, a sauna and an outdoor swimming pool. Your every whim and need can be catered for here, making Amora Hotel one of our top choices for the best accommodation in Brisbane.
200 Creek Street, Brisbane City
Formerly The Fantauzzo, the 5-star Crystalbrook Vincent is brave, bold, and energetic - much like the vibrant city in which it resides. Located in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD, it features 166 rooms and suites, each with a unique design and stunning city views. The hotel is named after acclaimed artist Vincent Fantauzzo, an Australian artist known for his vibrant and colourful paintings and his artwork can be seen throughout the hotel.
Enjoy a spot of swimming at the outdoor pool overlooking the Brisbane River, stop by the fitness centre for a little self-care or get dolled up and enjoy the dazzling rooftop pool, bar and terrace, Fiume, overlooking the Howard Smith Wharves precinct. With an epic cocktail list, sumptuous share plates and major LA rooftop party vibes it's the place to see and be seen.
5 Boundary Street, Brisbane
Turn up the fancy factor at the 5-star W Hotel! Nestled right in the heart of Brisbane on North Quay, this luxurious destination has spacious guest rooms (the largest in Brisbane, in fact) with riverside views. Dine in style at the hotel’s signature restaurant The Lex, which channels the energy of a New York City grill, but with all the sophistication and flair you’ve come to expect from the Marriott family. This luxe Brisbane CBD accommodation also boasts an incredible spa as well as the utterly iconic Wet Deck pool and bar, overlooking the city skyline. If you’re searching for the best accommodation in the Brisbane CBD, the W Hotel is a strong contender.
81 North Quay, Brisbane
The Westin Brisbane
Freshly renovated and itching to welcome you, The Westin Brisbane is one of the best accommodation choices in Brisbane’s CBD. Opt for views of the river or the city’s centre while you enjoy a comfortable sleep on their Heavenly® beds and plush linens, guaranteed to ensure the sweetest dreams while the city bustles around you.
The Westin Brisbane exudes laid-back sophistication and is equipped with everything you need for your stay. Their signature restaurant, Settimo, is a Sitchu favourite with Amalfi Coast-inspired interiors, and some of the best Italian food in the city. With a fitness studio and pool complete with a swim-up bar, you can mix work and play with your stay in this Brisbane CBD hotel.
111 Mary Street, Brisbane
Searching for CBD accommodation in Brisbane? It doesn’t get more central than the Hyatt Regency! Located in Queen Street Mall, this five-star hotel offers luxurious accommodation for work or play with freshly refurbished rooms and spacious suites with views of the Brisbane River or the city skyline. You won’t even need to leave the hotel to dine, as their signature restaurant, Lennon’s, is ready to welcome you. We also adore their rooftop bar and restaurant Hibiscus Room, boasting views of the hotel’s infinity-edge pool and the bustling mall.
33 Burnett Lane, Brisbane City
Best Accommodation close to the Brisbane CBD
X marks the spot… and in this case, it’s possibly the best spot in Brisbane! You’ll find Hotel X in the heart of Fortitude Valley, mere moments from the best live music venues, restaurants and bars in the area, not to mention Howard Smith Wharves.
Inspired by, and intrinsically linked with the music industry, this luxurious hotel is a popular choice for gig-goers or touring musicians, and you’ll find little nods to this story around the hotel. We love the comfy, elegant rooms and incredible views, but the best part has to be the rooftop restaurant, bar and pool!
458 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley
FV by Peppers
FV by Peppers is the best accommodation to book in Brisbane for your next special occasion, whether a romantic getaway or a cosy inner-city staycay. In the bustling heart of Fortitude Valley on Brunswick Street, you’ll be right in the thick of it at this striking hotel. Designed with a reimagined vision of New York style skyscrapers, this hotel combines sustainable business practice with a love for luxury, boasting a heated U-shaped skyline pool, cinema, state-of-the-art gym, yoga retreat and a tropical outdoor lounge area.
191 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley
Miss Midgley’s in two words… delightful and unique! This boutique heritage accommodation has been reimagined and revitalised into chic, self-contained lodgings, where contemporary functionality combines with beautiful aesthetics. What was once one of Brisbane's oldest heritage homes, Miss Midgley's, is now a series of air-conditioned apartments with functional kitchens and private outdoor space. There is a pointed focus on casual, playful design. The common pool area features an elegant tropical garden and a small sun deck. Located on James Street in the sought-after suburb of New Farm, you’ll enjoy proximity to some of the best shopping in the city as well as parks, bars and fine dining.
If you’ve been looking for accommodation that is an experience in itself, this is the space for
135 James Street, New Farm
The Calile Hotel
Brisbane’s new favourite dream destination, the Calile Hotel, aims to deliver opulence and it does it ever so well. Australia’s first urban resort has become the subject of many an Instagram-worthy moment or dream vacay destination. You needn't just take our word for it, as The Calile has recently been named as the 'Best In Oceania', as well as 'Number 12 in the World' in the 2023 Fifty Best Hotels Awards.
Each room is fitted with neutral, modern furnishings that instantly elevate your mood as well as your surroundings. Lounge on a cabana by the pool, or visit the Medispa to float away on a cloud of relaxation. Staying for a special weekend? Wind down with a few drinks at the Lobby Bar and dine in at Hellenika for fresh produce designed to be shared indulgently.
48 James Street, Fortitude Valley
Emporium Hotel South Bank
For a stay in a truly iconic Brisbane location, why not book the Emporium for your next vacation or staycation? We’re dreaming of the Exquisite Suite, boasting a 55-inch mirror finish TV (camouflaged glamorously & decorously into the wall), king size Sealy bed and your very own bronze bar with a cocktail-making kit. With one of Brisbane’s best rooftop bars and a stunning infinity edge pool, the Emporium is one of the best accommodation options near the Brisbane CBD.
Explore South Bank’s endless array of restaurants and cafes during your stay, or soak up some culture and inspiration by walking over to the Galley of Modern Art.
267 Grey Street, South Brisbane
Spicers Balfour Hotel
With awards for the Best Boutique Hotel under their belt, this contemporary haven is tucked away in the leafy streets of New Farm. The ideal location means that Spicer’s is close to exquisite restaurants and plentiful bars for an evening jaunt. Enjoy the opulence of your room with antique designer furniture, complimentary robes & slippers and a Nespresso machine… which sounds like the perfect slow Sunday morning to us!
Close to Brisbane’s CBD and bustling locale of Fortitude Valley, New Farm and its surrounds, Spicers is a unique and modern escape in the heart of Brisbane’s inner city suburbs. They even have dog-friendly accommodation options if your pet is travelling with you.
37 Balfour Street, New Farm
Want to explore one of Brisbane’s best-kept secrets? We’d love to introduce you to the Ovolo Inchcolm Hotel. This luxurious boutique hotel in the inner city suburb of Spring Hill has a gorgeous rock’n’roll-themed interior, full to the brim of history and travellers' past. Our favourite features of this unique hotel are the martini bar downstairs, the rock’n’roll-themed high tea sittings and the vinyl library available in certain rooms. With three different and well-equipped room sizes, there’s an option to suit any trip, including a pet-friendly room!
73 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill
Have you heard about the Fairy House? A heritage-listed building located in the chic CBD-adjacent suburb of Bardon, this iconic Brisbane location is a favourite for a getaway that’s just a little bit different! Perfect for a unique (and Instagrammable) getaway close to the city, this adorable With comfortable sleeping arrangements overlooking a green canopy of trees, this roomy and self-contained studio is perfect for an affordable weekend away with a special someone, whilst staying close to the Brisbane CBD. Explore local cafes and shopping, or simply nestle up in your little oasis and watch Netflix while you escape the real world in your magical Fairy House.
For a unique getaway experience, look no further than The Constance! Each room features a unique and individual piece of street art to transport you into the urban culture and heartbeat of Fortitude Valley, where it is conveniently located. Super close to the Brisbane CBD, this funky accommodation is within walking distance from all of the best shops, bars and restaurants in Fortitude Valley. All rooms offer complimentary Wi-Fi, iPod dock and a 40” television with an option to book with a private balcony or in-room spa.
14-20 Constance Street, Fortitude Valley
Now that you’ve booked the best accommodation in the Brisbane CBD, it’s time to plan the ultimate stay in Brisbane. Dine at these must-try restaurants in the CBD, or explore our list of free things to do in Brisbane.