Sunny Brisbane is often the first stop for international visitors looking to explore the many destinations around the Australian state of Queensland. But Brisbane isn’t just a place to pass through, it’s a laid-back city that is easy to love.

Take a look at the view from Kangaroo Point Cliffs of the Brisbane River and city skyline and you’ll see what I mean. Then there are the City Botanic Gardens which are a delight to wander about and Streets Beach where you can cool off on a hot day.

Where To Stay in Brisbane, Australia – Top Brisbane Accommodation

Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, is one of Australia’s greatest secrets. Many tourists skip it by heading to Sydney or Melbourne which, in my opinion, is a huge mistake!

I am proud to say that I lived in Brisbane city for over two years and it is such a dear place to me, that I would like everyone to love it as much as I do! This is why I have decided to write this article, as I consider myself an (almost) local!

But now, you must be wondering where to stay in Brisbane for the perfect stay, right? In the list below, you will find the best hotels as well as apartments because, as you are going to see, Australians love that type of accommodation!

The capital of the Australian sunshine region makes for a perfect base for day trips such as the Gold Coast, Byron Bay or Fraser Island. You can escape to the beach, the rainforest or the mountain, which are literally one hour away from Brisbane.

PRO TIP: Do not get too comfortable because this part of the country is ever-growing, so Brisbane hotels sell out fast! That’s why you should book your Brisbane hotel deals ASAP, I don’t want you to look for Gold Coast accommodation instead! ?

So without further ado, let’s get straight into it! Here is my hand-picked list of the best accommodations in Brisbane, Australia, all of them have great reviews and are located in a good area:

Here’s where to stay in Brisbane for the ultimate luxurious experience:

  • The Calile Hotel – Wondering where to stay in Brisbane for the best luxury stay? Honestly the best place to stay in Brisbane, my inner interior designer is screaming with joy just by writing this! Plus, the great location close to Fortitude Valley Station and Roma Street Station, New Farm Riverwalk and Queen Street Mall offers easy access to all the most important attractions in the city!
  • W Brisbane – Here’s another excellent place where to stay in Brisbane for luxury! They have a wonderful view of the South Bank, Brisbane River and the Brisbane Wheel! Its originality and quirky design are stunning and this is probably one of the best hotels in the city, if not the whole region!
  • Brisbane Marriott Hotel – In my opinion, this is one of the best luxury hotels in the city! Marriott Brisbane is the perfect classical luxurious hotel. They’ve got rooms with a view of the Story Bridge and it also has easy access to the New Farm Riverwalk, Queen Street Mall, and the South Bank as well. Plus, it’s within walking distance to all the most important attractions in the city!