The City:
Places to stay            

18 JANUARY 2023

A weekend of wining or dining, an action-packed week of events and entertainment or a cheeky midweek break to unwind and explore the sights – Brisbane City is the best destination for your next getaway. The City is a hub of hospitality and home to the best shopping, nightlife, restaurants, events, attractions and accommodation. From luxury suites to self-serviced apartments and mid-range hotels to budget-friendly beds, The City has an accommodation option perfect for you. Check out some of our favourites in this handy guide.


Living in luxury

Whether you’re visiting Brisbane for a holiday or on business, use the opportunity to splurge at one of The City’s many five-star hotels. World-renowned brands including Hilton Brisbane and Sofitel Brisbane have properties in The City, ready to indulge guests.  

For an old-world experience, the Treasury Casino & Hotel Brisbane is housed in a Heritage-listed building built between 1886 and 1928 and has transformed into one of Brisbane’s most up-market hotels. After a day of exploring Brisbane, pop on your fluffy bathrobe and slippers, order something decadent from room service and sink into the bathtub or the cloud-like bed.  

Sitting elegantly along the Brisbane River, with city views to one side and the City Botanic Gardens on the other, the Stamford Plaza Brisbane Hotel offers outstanding luxury, premium facilities, unparalleled comfort and personalised hospitality.  

On George St, W Brisbane overlooks South Bank with views to Mt Coot-Tha and beyond. Bask in exceptional design and contemporary luxury in its spacious guest rooms and suites with stunning river views. The Westin Brisbane is the ideal retreat for business and leisure travellers. During your stay, you can enjoy five-star hotel facilities including restaurants, a cocktail bar and a resort-style pool. 

Comfort is key  

You don’t need to spend a small fortune to experience style and comfort in the heart of Brisbane. Enjoy a home away from home with Mantra Hotels city accommodation. If shopping in Queen Street Mall is the plan, Mantra Midtown Brisbane or Mantra on Mary Brisbane are our picks.  

Close to Queen Street Mall, Royal on the Park Brisbane makes checking in and switching off a breeze with 24-hour reception, a lap pool and The Walnut Restaurant and Lounge Bar. The Great Southern Hotel Brisbane is close to the casino and the  George Williams Hotel  has comfortable rooms to provide a relaxing and convenient home base during your stay.  

Heritage housing  

Amid the hustle and bustle of modern living, The City is home to beautifully preserved heritage-listed buildings, converted into charming accommodation. Royal Albert Hotel Brisbane sits close to Queen Street Mall with a plethora of coffee, food, drink and shopping downstairs. The Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane on George St is artfully restored with a classic yet contemporary design and is home to Donna Chang, a modern Chinese restaurant. The Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane Anzac square is in the heart of The City directly opposite Brisbane Central Railway Station with gorgeous views of the Anzac Square Memorial Garden. 

The ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel Brisbane is the perfect historic backdrop to your modern Brisbane adventures, offering a selection of one and two-bedroom apartments. The Manor Apartment Hotel Brisbane is a boutique hotel situated in a charming heritage-listed building that is just steps away from The City’s shopping hub at Queen Street Mall. To discover the rich history and stories of our neighbourhood, look no further than Hotel Indigo Brisbane City Centre. To reflect The City’s bold beginnings, the hotel is sprinkled with hand-painted artworks, sculptures and overhead installations.  

Urban traveller

The 21st-century traveller wants accommodation that complements their busy lifestyle, and The City certainly delivers. Inspired by a high-tech, urban lifestyle, Capri by Fraser Brisbane is designed to cater to every aspect of your work, life and play needs. Sleep in the signature "Urban Snorer" beds – which promise to give you the best sleep of your life.   

The Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane also offers guests its trademark Four Points by Sheraton Comfort bed – a bed so good that guests can purchase it for their own home. The Pullman Brisbane King George Square offers upscale accommodation and is home to Sixteen Antlers Rooftop Bar, a prime position to take in The City views at sunset. The new kid on the block, situated on the corner of Ann Street and boasting a refreshing, laid-back Queensland experience is Voco Hotel, with river views and a short walk to The City’s shopping and dining venues.

It doesn’t get closer to Queen Street Mall than the Hyatt Regency Brisbane, an urban haven for those seeking relaxation whether staying for leisure or business. The infinity pool overlooking the mall – complete with a bar and lounge – is a standout in our eyes and flexible meeting spaces are great for the working crowd.  

Apartment hunting   

Planning to stay a while, bringing the whole family or looking to save money? There are several serviced apartments in The City where you don’t need to sacrifice convenience for comfort. The Sebel Brisbane is a great mid-city base and has an excellent restaurant, The Croft House Town Kitchen and Bar, just downstairs for those nights you don’t feel like cooking.  

With Queen St on its doorstep, Quest River Park Central Brisbane is perfect for tourists and business travellers. Housed in a heritage building, MacArthur Chambers Apartment Hotel Brisbane provides spacious and modern apartments in the heart of The City.  

If you’re looking for a reasonably priced self-catered apartment in The City, chances are there’s an Oaks Hotel to suit your needs. With seven properties in The City alone, you can choose from Oaks Brisbane on Charlotte Suites, Oaks Brisbane Casino Towers Suites, Oaks Brisbane on Margaret Suites,Oaks Brisbane on Felix Suites, Oaks Brisbane Festival Suites, iStay River City Brisbane and Oaks Brisbane Lexicon Suites.  

If you’re looking for self-serviced apartments with the feel of a luxury stay, then Brisbane Skytower is for you. This modern building offers city views and world-class amenities.  

Brisbane accommodation on a budget  

Central accommodation doesn’t have to burn a hole in your wallet – that’s what great wine, shopping and degustation dinners are for! There are plenty of budget-friendly accommodation options in The City. At ibis Styles Brisbane, the rooms are bright, bold, super affordable and on the doorstep of The City’s pumping nightlife.  

Also close to Brisbane’s top night spots is Nomads Brisbane Hostel which also happens to share an address with the world-famous The Downunder Bar. Close by and occupying an enviably central location is Turbot House Hotel Brisbane.  

Friends enjoying a drink at Riverbar.