Brisbane Hotels – An Overview

If you like warm weather and a relaxed atmosphere, then Brisbane is a great destination for a visit. Depending on what your holiday needs are, there is a hotel in Brisbane to suit you. Brisbane accommodation ranges from low cost hostels and backpackers right through to high end luxury five star hotels and everything in between. There are hundreds of hotels to choose from, each featuring different services and facilities and each with its own positives and negatives.

For those looking for luxury, this top end of the market is well represented. Most of the global hotel chains are represented in the Brisbane CBD and there is also a good selection of independent hotels. Brands such as the Marriott, Sofitel, Hilton and the Sebel all have five star hotels offering accommodation of an international standard, with services and facilities to match. Many of the luxury hotels have swimming pools, gyms and fine dining restaurants.

Business travellers are also well catered for with most Brisbane hotels having Wi-Fi and high speed internet along with a range of business and secretarial services, including some hotels with dedicated business floors. The Brisbane CBD has well over 100 hotels to choose from.

Families visiting Brisbane may choose to stay in some self contained Brisbane accommodation. Serviced apartments are usually great value, and are often the same price or even less than a single hotel room. They also come with the added convenience of kitchen and laundry facilities providing savings for families wishing to prepare their own meals. Many apartment hotels still offer traditional services and facilities such as swimming pools, room service, gyms and restaurants so you won’t feel like you’re missing out.

Travellers on a budget are well catered for as well with a number of hostels and backpackers along with cheap pub style accommodation. For a private room with a private ensuite you can expect to pay a minimum of $100 but if you don’t mind sharing, bunk rooms can be found for as little as $30 per night. The Brisbane City YHA was renovated in 2009 and won Best Backpacker Accommodation in the Queensland Tourism Awards 2011 and boasts a sensational rooftop pool, Wi-Fi throughout and a great value cafe/bar. The youth hostel also caters for large group bookings, couples or singles and has a reputation as a fun and social place to stay.

Brisbane accommodation is plentiful and varied and websites such as wotif and lastminute are a great reference point when researching hotel options. Websites such as these list star ratings, room facilities, hotel facilities, prices and availability in an easy to navigate, easy to understand way but beware, they do not always have the best prices as many hotels offer a best rate guarantee for bookings made on their own websites.