It’s no wonder the 5-star Spicers Balfour Hotel is considered one of the best hotels in Brisbane; it’s perfect location in the heart of the quiet suburb of New Farm, minutes from downtown Brisbane, offers guests arresting views of Story Bridge from the hotel’s amazing rooftop bar. The glamour and rich history of the 5-star boutique hotel is apparent upon entry; 1940’s décor, exquisite antique furnishings and upmarket modern amenities immediately evokes an intriguing past. Well-appointed bedrooms with plush beds, large bathrooms and natural views will certainly deepen your love for that special someone; and for this reason, this is one of Brisbane’s most romantic hotels. If you’re feeling enthusiastic and spirited, embark on a trip across the historic 777 meter-long and 74-meter high Story Bridge. Designer shopping, boutiques, Brisbane attractions and exciting entertainment options are a few minutes from the hotel. Whether you choose to explore the city’s award-winning restaurants or enjoy an intimate dinner at the hotel’s Balfour Kitchen, be sure to slowly delight in canapés, a crisp cocktail and striking views at Rooftop Bar Brisbane.
HOTEL VIEW: STORY BRIDGE, BRISBANE SKYLINE
Meriton Serviced Apartments Adelaide Street (5 Star)
There are exquisite reasons to spend time in the bustling city of Brisbane, and the Meriton Serviced Apartments Adelaide Street is one of them. Regarded as one of the best long or short-term stay apartments in Brisbane, the chic studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments feature staggering views of the Brisbane skyline from the floor-to-ceiling windows of its suites. The 5-star Meriton Serviced Apartments Adelaide Street’s attributes are unbeatable: attentive staff, first-rate facilities, and incredible views from all 74 levels of the building. An ultimate home away from home, guests can spend restful moments at the heated indoor pool; working up a good sweat at the fitness center; detoxifying in the sauna; or simply enjoying their luxuriously appointed suite laden with modern amenities. Close to public transportation, which quickly whisks guests to the beach and the City Botanic Gardens, and just steps away from the Queen Street Mall and the Riverside CityCat Wharf, guests have access to the Brisbane River, great shopping, dining and entertainment. Choosing these magnificent apartments as your “Down Under|” home away from home is a decision you won’t regret.
HOTEL VIEW: STORY BRIDGE, BRISBANE RIVER, BRISBANE SKYLINE
Did we hear the words “boutique hotel Brisbane?” If those are the words swirling in the air, we’ve got the magical answer—the divine Emporium Hotel. The 5-star Brisbane boutique hotel exudes style, and its quirky design accents and sumptuous rooms are bound to please you on a long or short holiday in the electric city of Brisbane. The all-suite hotel, established in 2007, has set a new standard for resplendent accommodation. Guest suites are opulent with upscale amenities such as sleek entertainment systems, pillow menus, and the comfiest beds ever (!). For fabulous city views, guests can either laze in bed or poolside on the rooftop terrace. The views from the rooftop terrace are heart-stopping. (It’s a win-win.) The hotel’s impeccable staff, facilities and location are all a perfect ten. A short drive, or leisurely saunter away, from the heart of Brisbane CBD, a wide variety of restaurants, shopping and attractions await. Don’t miss the sunset on the rooftop terrace, followed by a handcrafted cocktail in the hotel’s swanky cocktail bar.
Thinking of the best Brisbane hotels? Thinking of the best Brisbane hotels with a view that’ll make you ecstatic that you’re Down Under? Well, we know that without a doubt, you should be ruminating on Capri by Fraser Brisbane. The gleaming, ultra-modern hotel provides everything that’s needed for the ultimate short-term stay Australian vacation: world-class facilities, spotless accommodation, attentive staff, proximity to popular attractions and— last but not least -- stunning vistas of downtown Brisbane and the Brisbane River. The elegant studios and one-bedroom apartments offer Brisbane skyline views so magnificent, you’ll find it difficult to pull yourself away from the large windows. (Choose an Executive Studio for the added benefit of accessing the Club Lounge.) It’s easy to revive body, mind and soul-- lounging by the spacious indoor pool, working up a sweat at the 24-hour gym, and/or lying in the room’s sinfully comfortable bed and gazing at the glossy buildings of Brisbane CBD. Guests at Capri by Fraser Brisbane, one of the greatest 4-star hotels Brisbane has to offer, are in luck; the City Botanic Gardens, Museum of Brisbane, and Eagle Street Pier are steps away.
HOTEL VIEW: BRISBANE SKYLINE
Meriton Serviced Apartments Herschel Street (5 Star)
Prepare yourself to be blown away by Brisbane's sleek skyline and captivating panoramic views from the Meriton Serviced Apartments Herschel Street. Located in the heart of downtown Brisbane, the sophisticated Meriton Serviced Apartments Herschel Street will become your ideal home away from home, as the modern apartments are elegant, pristine and comfortable. Suites on all 73 floors of the apartment hotel are wonderful, but choose a suite on the 11th-floor or higher for spectacular views of downtown Brisbane and the Brisbane River. You’ll never need to leave the premises, as there are enough entertainments and conveniences on site: a pool, gym, upscale technology. The hotel’s premium location in Brisbane CBD grants easy access to the Queensland Museum, fantastic shopping, dining, and cultural activities. Just when you think it couldn’t get better, you discover that the Roma Street Station is a few minutes away. (Don’t miss the opportunity to explore Brisbane’s South Bank!) Meriton Serviced Apartments Herschel Street should come to mind, when “short-term stay Brisbane” (or consider a much longer one) pops into your head.
HOTEL VIEW: BRISBANE RIVER, BRISBANE SKYLINE, SOUTH BANK
Be the star of your own Down Under adventure at the upscale Next Hotel Brisbane. If you’re looking for a Brisbane view hotel; an ideal location in the heart of the city; poolside fun served with stunning views; upscale facilities; scrumptious food on-site; and sleek accommodation, it gets no better than the exciting Next Hotel Brisbane. Optimal for business travelers, the high-tech Brisbane hotel, equipped with bright meeting spaces, is situated on the Queen Street Mall, surrounded by shopping, dining and entertainment. Leisure travelers will also appreciate its modern, spacious rooms, large windows with views of the city or Brisbane River (on upper floors), delectable dining, plush lounge, state-of-the art gym, awesome pool terrace, and proximity to the South Bank where one can explore galleries, shops, museums and Brisbane’s historical sites. Choose a room on floors 17-26 for views of the legendary Brisbane River, as well as a stunning city vista. Prepare yourself for a gastronomical journey, at the hotel’s acclaimed Lennons Restaurant and Bar where meals are prepared from the freshest locally-sourced ingredients. Wherever your Brisbane day takes you, unwind on Next Hotel Brisbane’s roof at The Pool Terrace and Bar. Picture it: shucked oysters, chilled glasses of chardonnay, soothing music, and Brisbane’s skyline at your feet.
HOTEL VIEW: BRISBANE RIVER, BRISBANE SKYLINE, SOUTH BANK
The New Inchcolm Hotel and Suites - MGallery Collection (5 Star)
Choosing The New Inchcolm Hotel and Suites - MGallery Collection as your Australian holiday home is choosing the best of old-world glamour and new-world splendor. Established in the decadent “Roaring 20s,” the historic Brisbane boutique hotel retains its mystique and allure with its sumptuous décor, signature pieces and classic architecture; furthermore, whimsical design touches and all the conveniences of the current age immediately enchants guests. It’s a luxurious setting for love, and the boutique hotel’s rooms, suites and loft will surpass your wildest dreams for romance, comfort and design. If you’re not already in love, you’re bound to be at this romantic Brisbane hotel. We recommend booking a Deluxe suite, where from floor-to-ceiling windows, fantastic views of Brisbane’s cityscape and the morning sun illuminate the peaceful face of your loved one. Within walking distance of South Bank and Queen Street Mall (Australia’s most frequented pedestrian mall), enjoy a day of shopping, music, movies, dining. If you’d rather stay in, The New Inchcolm has more than enough on the premises to keep you occupied: in-room spa treatments, amazing refreshments at Thomson’s Reserve Restaurant, and extravagant beds that you’re never going to want to leave. Brisbane luxury hotels don’t get better than this.
HOTEL VIEW: ST. JOHN'S CATHEDRAL, BRISBANE SKYLINE
When’s the last time you really treated yourself to something special? Allow the sleek and award-winning Gambaro Hotel to be your something special. Take a fashionable break at the luxurious Brisbane hotel that is comprised of 68 elegant rooms (49 with private balconies), opulent facilities and acclaimed restaurants. At this romantic hotel, already regarded as one of the best hotels in Brisbane, all rooms are equipped with state-of-the art technology, upscale amenities, comfy beds (“Hello pillow menu!”), and heavenly views of the metropolis that is Brisbane. As splendid as the views from rooms and the balconies are, guests will be eager to indulge in a feast at either of the hotel’s multi-awarded restaurants: Gambaro Seafood Restaurant or Black Hide Steakhouse Restaurant. Why not both – (remember you’re treating yourself)? Both restaurants are Brisbane institutions, due to their decades of experience, world-renowned chefs, remarkable service and mouthwatering food. Minutes on foot from Queensland’s exciting Suncorp Stadium, don’t miss the chance to catch a game or your favorite musical act live. There’s no shortage of thrilling options for the intrepid traveler, as the Queen Street Mall, Queensland Museum, Gallery of Modern Art and South Bank are all within walking distance. In the evening, lounge on your room’s terrace (or in bed), appreciate the striking Brisbane sunset and feel yourself glowing from within. You deserve it.
HOTEL VIEW: BRISBANE SKYLINE, PADDINGTON, RED HILL, SUNCORP STADIUM, COXON STREET
At the 5-star Brisbane Riverview Hotel, it’s all in the name. The 90-room luxury Brisbane river view hotel, located on the riverfront in a trendy suburb, provides spectacular views of the Brisbane River from newly renovated rooms. (The smallest room is the size of a studio apartment in many of the world’s metropolitan cities!) Do yourself a favor and choose a river view room; waking to the early sun gracing the cheerful sailboats dotting the river will certainly make your day. The hotel’s traditional décor will warm your heart: traditional architecture, deep tones, stylish furnishings, rich carpets. After you’ve pulled yourself from the sight of the tremendous river, relax at the tropics-inspired outdoor pool; rejuvenate at the well-equipped gym; restore in a treatment room at the spa; completely detoxify in the sauna; have a memorable meal at Plates Café Bar Restaurant with the river in view. Situated in Hamilton, one of Brisbane’s most delightful suburbs, the hotel is a mere 5-minute drive to the hustle and bustle of Brisbane CBD and South Bank where boutiques, cafes, bars, and various entertainments lie in store. There’s no end to what you can do and how great you can feel at Brisbane Riverview Hotel, possibly the best Brisbane river view hotel.
We don’t know many things for sure, but we do know that The Point Brisbane - Hotel is exactly what you’re looking for in a Brisbane hotel. This world-class Brisbane river view hotel provides guests with not only superb views of the Brisbane River and iconic Story Bridge but generously sized rooms, bathrooms as large as small towns, top-rate facilities and luxurious amenities. Splurge on the Executive Suite or Altitude Suite for a full, unobstructed view of the Brisbane River, Story Bridge, and Brisbane’s CBD. Upon arrival, the attentive staff, fresh-cut flowers, abundant plants, artistic touches, and gleaming interior leaves a lasting favorable impression, which further deepens when the property is explored. Sink into comfort on your sumptuous bed with a carefully chosen pillow from the pillow menu; relish in quiet moments while sunbathing at the outdoor heated pool; or take your workout to the next level at the fully equipped gym. The hotel’s prime location in Kangaroo Point allows guests the opportunity to discover the glorious Southbank Parklands and Fortitude Valley on foot; the CBD and The Gabba are a quick ride away. If you’re ready for the time of your life in Brisbane, The Point Brisbane - Hotel is ready for you.
HOTEL VIEW: STORY BRIDGE, BRISBANE RIVER, BRISBANE SKYLINE
It only takes a nanosecond to fall in love. We know this to be true, because that’s how long it took us to fall in love with the high-end Milton Brisbane. From 30 levels of luxury, The Milton Brisbane provides staggering views of Brisbane’s sprawling river and sleek city. If you’re looking for amazing Brisbane short-term stay apartments, you can’t go wrong with these spacious, modern apartments with private balconies. Even before rising, floor-to-ceiling glass ensures the most perfect view of Brisbane from the comfort of your bed. Be sure to book an Executive apartment, on Level 20 and above, for the ultimate vistas. Ideal for the entire family, the apartments are equipped with all the conveniences of home. There won’t be a moment of boredom at The Milton Brisbane, as the heavenly outdoor pool, gym, and steam room provide hours of fun. You may wish to fire up the grill, gather the gang, and have a BBQ in the BBQ area or tour the surrounding area. Park Road’s dynamic strip, Caxton Street and The Barracks, are all within walking distance of the apartments, which means countless options for dining, shopping, and sightseeing. Book an apartment at The Milton Brisbane and get ready to fall in love.
Don’t postpone your happiness, experience the Stamford Plaza Brisbane. The award-winning luxury hotel, situated in Brisbane’s CBD, surpasses the rest, with its unbeatable views of the Brisbane River and Story Bridge, well-appointed rooms, magnificent suites, numerous onsite dining options, and ideal location. You know you’re in for something special upon arrival, as you survey the lobby’s grandeur. When the staff warmly greets you, you know you’ve made the right choice. Guest rooms and suites, all featuring splendid views of the stunning city and river, are understatedly elegant and spacious. Working up a sweat in a state-of the-art gym and relaxing by an outdoor pool, never looked or felt as good as it does at the Stamford Plaza Brisbane, as the view of the Brisbane River and Story Bridge are breathtaking. Undoubtedly one of the best hotels in Brisbane, you’ll feel like royalty; take it to the next level with a decadent Brisbane High Tea, in which the hotel lavishes you with the most incredible spread of scrumptious treats. The central location allows guests to meander to the Brisbane River; tour the lush Brisbane Botanic Gardens; see the city from a river cruise on the City Cat; sign up for a Story Bridge adventure climb (if one dares); discover local artists, boutiques, musicians in the CBD, and so much more. With so much on offer, there’s no end to joyful moments in Brisbane.
HOTEL VIEW: STORY BRIDGE, BRISBANE RIVER, BRISBANE SKYLINE, CITY BOTANIC GARDENS
When’s the last time you had a really good time? If it’s been too long, let the Hilton Brisbane take care of that for you. One of the few of the “chosen” hotels on the exciting Queen Street Mall, the luxury hotel provides guests supreme views of the city’s skyline (the view from the rooftop heated pool is to die for!), sophisticated accommodation, world-class facilities, and proximity to Brisbane’s attractions. Business and leisure travelers can rejoice, as everything one could possibly need, and more, is on the premises: superior accommodation, leisure facilities (pool, gym, tennis court), dining options, a business center, meeting rooms, professional staff and the award-winning Vintaged Bar and Grill. Nothing’s more exhilarating than choices; and at the Hilton Brisbane, they keep coming. Though all guest rooms are fabulous, select an Executive Room or Suite, for access to the Executive Lounge, which affords complimentary nibbles and drinks all day. Within steps of the attractions of the Queen Street Mall, it may be hard to choose your day’s activity. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Museum, City Botanic Gardens, and Story Bridge. Irrefutably one of the best 5-star hotels in Brisbane, you’ll spend many pleasurable hours in and out of the Hilton Brisbane.
Every day’s an excellent day at the incomparable Sofitel Brisbane Central. World-renowned for exceptional service and extraordinary accommodation, the Sofitel brand never disappoints. The 5-star Sofitel Brisbane Central, in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD, lives up to the standard with its phenomenal rooms, luxurious suites, first-rate facilities, fine dining, and terrific views of Brisbane. Upon arrival, you’ll be blown away by the hotel’s grand lobby, which features striking floral arrangements and as many lights as there are stars in the sky. It’s apparent why some have called it “the best hotel in Brisbane,” as its offerings are a cut above the rest. Stay at the hotel long enough to enjoy a signature massage at Stephanies Spa; an acclaimed High Tea; a gourmet meal with a view at any of its 3 fine-dining restaurants; a cold drink and a game of Keno at Harlequin Jack; and memorable hours sunbathing by the outdoor pool. As its name states, the hotel is central, which allows guests to easily explore Brisbane’s attractions on foot, by bus or train. We know it’s hard to exit such a superb hotel, but the City Botanic Gardens, Museum of Brisbane, and the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art are highly recommended.
HOTEL VIEW: BRISBANE SKYLINE, CENTRAL STATION, ANZAC SQUARE
Vacation like the superstar you are at the 5-star Brisbane Marriott Hotel. The final word in sophistication, style and luxury, the Brisbane Marriott Hotel treats every guest like royalty. Give in to bliss at the 267-room hotel, which boasts magnificent views of the Brisbane River and the legendary Story Bridge. Guest rooms are opulent and spacious with tasteful décor in muted tones. The rooms’ large windows feature the bustling cosmopolitan city at its finest. Select a river view room on a higher floor to truly make your heart glad. (Tip: book early, because they’re often sold out.) Attentive service, relaxing treatments at the day spa, and gorgeous facilities will confirm that you are the King/Queen of the castle. Hours of guilt-free pleasure can be spent at the outdoor pool; reveling in culinary delights at the hotel’s Motion Bar & Grill; energizing body and spirit at the modern fitness center; indulging in a first-rate treatment at Dome Spa Retreat; or enjoying the posh amenities in the room. Within walking distance of Eagle Street Pier and Queen Street Mall (a little farther), discover the attractions that make Brisbane so great.
HOTEL VIEW: STORY BRIDGE, BRISBANE RIVER, BRISBANE SKYLINE, ST. JOHN'S CATHEDRAL
Become obsessed with luxury at Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane. In the heart of Brisbane’s CBD, the 210-room 5-star hotel cuts no corners in opulent living. The Pullman Hotels & Resorts brand, globally recognized for exemplary accommodation, service, and amenities, continues to uphold the standard in Brisbane. Captivating light fixtures, sophisticated furnishings and interesting design details capture the eye, but it’s the warm service and peacefulness of the hotel that grabs the heart. Guest rooms are tastefully decorated, quite large and flawless. The hotel’s rooms are always in high demand; we recommend booking a higher-floor room with a balcony to truly appreciate the city. (If you’re feeling like spoiling yourself, reserve one of the Executive rooms-- they come with Executive Lounge Access!) Allow yourself the freedom to fully unwind; the beautiful rooftop pool, well-equipped gym, your stylish room, and the KG Bar, with an al fresco terrace, are a few sites on the property where you can certainly do so. The hotel’s impeccable staff is always on hand to help you with whatever you may need, and can even offer suggestions on what to do in the area. Treasury Casino, Roma Street Parklands, and Eagle Street Pier are all nearby and highly recommended. Brisbane’s 5-star hotels just don’t get better than the Pullman Brisbane King George Square.
HOTEL VIEW: BRISBANE SKYLINE, KING GEORGE SQUARE, ROMA STREET PARKLANDS