Welcome to Brisbane. A sunny and bustling metropolis bursting with local culture, urban adventures, sensational cuisine, top-notch art, and even a beach in the centre of the city. It plays host to millions of tourists every year, the climate is amazing year-round, and when it comes to luxury accommodation, there is no shortage of exclusive comfort and first-class hospitality in Brisbane. For your pleasure and leisure, we’ve selected some of the best luxury hotels in Brisbane for your next visit.


The Westin Brisbane

The Westin Brisbane

Perfect for business or leisure, The Westin Brisbane is a sophisticated hotel with spacious suites that have views of the city skyline. Nautilus, the heated outdoor pool, is a cool place to unwind and enjoy cocktails while Heavenly Spa by Westin offers indulgent treats—perfect for couples on a romantic getaway. The Westin Brisbane also has refined dining and social areas; The Charles’ is a classy aviation-inspired jazz bar while guests who book a stay in one of the Club Rooms get access to the Westin Club for a more exclusive vibe.


FV by Peppers, Fortitude Valley

FV by Peppers has a host of beautiful indoor and outdoor areas designed for indulgence, making it one of the best luxury hotels in Brisbane. They have taken poolside drinks to a whole new level with the sunken bar stools in the heated U-shaped Skyline pool with wonderful views of the cityscape, especially at night. The range of 1- to 2-bedroom apartments are all modern, stylishly furnished, and are equipped with urban living features like work areas, dining areas, desks, and a full kitchen. Want a romantic date night? The hotel even has a cinema with plush love seats!


Brisbane Marriott Hotel

Brisbane Marriott Hotel

Brisbane Marriott Hotel is an urban traveller’s playground. In a prime location in the CBD along the Brisbane River, the hotel has an outdoor pool, a modern fitness centre, a wonderful selection of wines at M Bar, and Motion Dining—the on-site restaurant. After exploring the city or taking advantage of the hotel’s amenities, rest inside beautifully furnished city or river view rooms that all feature stylish furnishings and marble bathrooms. Rooms also have desks for those travelling on business. For a more luxurious experience, book the more spacious Executive Level Rooms.


Sofitel Brisbane Central

Spacious and sophisticated, Sofitel Brisbane Central’s rooms and suites are always a delight to stay in. Guests are treated to contemporary design coupled with French elegance and luxury inside each room. Suzette, the on-site restaurant offers refined dining with an international menu while Stephanies Spa boasts one of the finest spa experiences in the area, earning Sofitel Brisbane Central a spot on our list of the top luxury hotels in Brisbane. You can also lounge and enjoy cocktails by the pool, or experience a more exclusive setting in Club Millesime, the executive lounge on level 30.


Hyatt Regency Brisbane

Stylish and fun, Hyatt Regency Brisbane is a premium retreat in the city. This haven of relaxation is great for all types of travellers and its flexible meeting spaces make it extra attractive for those on business travels too. All of the rooms and suites have modern décor and deluxe amenities with views of the city skyline or the river. Take a refreshing plunge in the beautiful infinity lap pool while sipping cocktails from Hibiscus Room. You can also enjoy in-room dining or a delicious meal at Lennons Restaurant, or perhaps a quiet evening cocktail at Lennons Bar.


Pullman Brisbane King George Square

Modern interiors with a beautifully done and primarily dark colour scheme, Pullman Brisbane is a perfect place to stay for groups of friends or those seeking leisure in the city. The rooms and suites are stylishly decorated, with views of the cityscape—some from a private balcony. Goldfinch Restaurant and Street Café serves Pacific Inspired Mediterranean dishes presented in casual sophistication while Sixteen Antlers Rooftop Bar is the perfect spot to catch up with friends. The vibe is so laid back and chill—we love it!


Ovolo The Valley Brisbane

Ovolo The Valley Brisbane, Fortitude Valley

Step into the award-winning boutique hotel Ovolo The Valley Brisbane. Here, you’re provided with spacious rooms with spectacular views and all the mod cons you need. Whether travelling solo, with friends or family, you’ll enjoy a tonne of perks including sundowner drinks and midnight treats, gym access, and superb cuisine at the in-house bar and restaurant. There’s art, music, pop culture, and shopping just outside the door. Located in the heart of Fortitude Valley, it’s just a short walk to the shops and boutiques of James Street, as well as music venues, rooftop lounges, art galleries, and cafes.

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Emporium Hotel South Bank

Emporium Hotel South Bank, South Brisbane

The Emporium Hotel South Bank describes itself as the destination for exquisite experiences and a gateway to enriching encounters. Stay in ultimate comfort and luxury inside one of the best luxury hotels in Brisbane and choose from 143 superbly appointed suites. Breathe in the magnificent views from the Juliette balcony for a fully immersive experience. Savour exceptional dining at any of The Emporium’s four dining spots and find relaxation at the rooftop terrace and infinity pool. This 5-star hotel is less than a kilometre from Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and the Wheel of Brisbane.


The Calile Hotel

The Calile Hotel, Fortitude Valley

Combining a prime location with generous comforts, The Calile Hotel is an unexpectedly refreshing retreat within the city. With 175 elegant rooms and suites, a lobby bar, a Greece-inspired restaurant, a large outdoor pool, a spa, and a fitness centre, this hotel is the perfect temporary home in the city. Located on James Street, the hotel gives guests direct access to Brisbane’s vibrant lifestyle precincts. Discover the coolest bars and dining venues, the latest in design and fashion, and the best of the city’s galleries and museums — all within a short stroll or drive from The Calile Hotel.


The Inchcolm by Ovolo, Spring Hill

This classy retreat perched above Brisbane’s CBD pays tribute to the structure’s glory days of prestige and esteem by maintaining the building’s architectural heritage. The Inchcolm by Ovolo seamlessly fuses modern elements with the sophistication of the early 1900s. It urges you to revel in its unique spaces to unwind, relax, and enjoy. Satisfy your appetite for lunch or dinner at the Inchcolm Bar, or stay in and take advantage of the 24-hour room service. Work out at the fitness centre, or if you decide to venture out, take a leisurely stroll to Queen Street Mall or the Roma Street Parkland.


Art Series - The Fantauzzo

Crystalbrook Vincent, Brisbane

You’ve heard of wearable art, but have you stayed at a hotel that is an actual work of art? Crystalbrook Vincent is a clever combination of art, design, and function that takes inspiration from acclaimed Australian painter, Vincent Fantauzzo. Immerse yourself in the creative vibe and contemporary luxuries of the hotel, including 166 modern suites, rooftop pool, gym, bar, and state-of-the-art function rooms. And with The Fantauzzo’s stellar location, your stay will truly be one-of-a-kind. You’ll be connected to a shopping centre, just steps from the watering holes and restaurants at Howard Smith Wharves and 7 minutes on foot from Story Bridge and the scenic Brisbane River Walk.


W Brisbane

W Brisbane, Brisbane

There are many cool hotels in Brisbane, but W Brisbane is next-level cool. This 5-star hotel oozes sophistication and eclectic vibes that invite you to live the ‘Sunshine State of Mind’. Centrally located in Brisbane, the hotel is a short stroll from Queen Street Mall and the Gallery of Modern Art, and close to beautiful parks, hip restaurants, and vibrant nightlife. Bold and playful design awaits in every spacious W guest room, offering stylish furnishings, the latest in technology and entertainment, and incredible views. Head to the Three Blue Ducks for gourmet dining or to the Living Room Bar for cocktails, nibbles, and music.


Hotel X Brisbane Fortitude Valley

Hotel X Brisbane, Fortitude Valley

Hotel X Brisbane truly marks the spot when it comes to treasured moments and luxurious holidays in Brisbane. And just like a real treasure hunt, this 5-star hotel is all about the unexpected, the decadent, and the wild. Expect a 24-hour feast for your senses — from iconic art to irresistible cuisine and recreation opportunities. Offering rooms that exude elegance, Hotel X allows you to relax in opulent comfort and puts you within a 10-minute walk of Howard Smith Wharves and James Street where you’ll find the hippest bars and restaurants and best boutique shops.


Spicers Balfour Hotel

Spicers Balfour Hotel, New Farm

If variety is the spice of life, then staying at Spicers Balfour Hotel will season your holiday with fun and satisfaction. This chic boutique hotel is an urban oasis in the heart of New Farm. It was named ‘Best Boutique Hotel’ at the 2019 Queensland Hotels Association Awards for Excellence. And its on-site restaurant, The Balfour Kitchen & Bar, has been awarded ‘Best Asian Restaurant’ in the QLD & NT Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence. In between resting and dining, you can check out Wilson Outlook Reserve and New Farm Cinemas — both just a short stroll away. The scenic Brisbane River Walk, Howard Smith Wharves, and James Street are just a quick drive from the hotel.


Reading about Brisbane is nice, but actually being there is a million times better… and these amazing luxury hotels in Brisbane can be instrumental in turning your holiday into an exceptional one. Discover all of our luxury accommodation in Brisbane.

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Fascinated by the human mind, Stoewie is a globetrotter who enjoys immersing himself in different cultures and observing the world around him. He has a love for language and experimenting with flavours, and experiences his Zen moments while creating new culinary delights in the kitchen. Anywhere quiet and "away from crowds" is Stoewie's happy place.