The iconic Brisbane River wraps around Queensland’s vibrant capital carving distinct inner-city neighbourhoods with their own unique traits and personalities. Whether you are looking for a new hotel in the CBD, a chic holiday house in Paddington or an apartment in the laid-back, West End, Brisbane serves up a variety of accommodation options whether you’re here for a good time or a long time.
Basing yourself in Brisbane City gives you a front row seat to the bustling inner-city action as well as easy access to neighbouring precincts. Shop and drop at a luxury hotel giant near Queen Street – Brisbane’s retail mecca or flop and drop at a quirky hotel or apartment near Brisbane’s Botanical Gardens.
Get out of town (just) and head across the river to a more relaxed assortment of hotels and apartments overlooking the South Bank Parklands. South Bank lines the southern banks of the Brisbane River and is a cultural, educational and recreational precinct home to QPAC, QAGGOMA and the Queensland Museum. With hundreds of events on at South Bank year-round and a drool-worthy line up of restaurants and dining precincts, it’s the perfect place to drop your bags at your accommodation and get out to explore by foot.
If you’re looking for affordable accommodation near the Brisbane Airport, there’s a range of options that will have you flying from the runway to your room in no time. You can snag a place to rest your head at one of the Brisbane Airport hotels near the terminals, or less than 15 minutes away is a larger range of accommodation in Hamilton and Hendra. Many places offer free shuttles to and from the airport so make sure you get in touch before leaving or landing in Brisbane.
Whether you prefer boutique accommodation, hotel brands you know and love or self-contained apartments, you’ll be guaranteed to find your perfect digs wherever you choose to stay in the river city.
The Brisbane hotel scene is booming with new hotels popping up regularly all over the city but you will find most of the bigger hotel chains in the CBD. Awake to river views and hit the hay at one of the hotels lining the Brisbane River from North Quay to Eagle Street. You can also find a range of hotel accommodation in South Bank, Spring Hill, Kangaroo Point, Fortitude Valley and New Farm.
If you’re bringing along your brood, you may want to to opt for self-contained apartment living for the extra space. If you’re looking for inner-city apartment accommodation, South Brisbane is a great option for families with the South Bank Parklands as your backyard. QAGGOMA or the Sciencentre at Queensland Museum are both in this precinct and offer cultural and educational activities for kids of all ages.
Want something a little different? Make like Old MacDonald and head west for a farm stay experience just outside of the city. There are a range of farm stays in the Scenic Rim less than 90 minutes from Brisbane. Unplug and unwind as you breathe in the fresh country air and involve the kids in the daily farm activities.
If you want to save your accommodation pennies for getting out and exploring Brisbane, drop your bags at one of Brisbane’s trendy hostels. You’ll find the most number of hostels in Brisbane City but there’s also a large range of hostels in South Brisbane or Fortitude Valley.