Stay where the action is in the CBD
Most Brisbane hotels are concentrated in the CBD, within easy reach of major offices and conference centres for business travellers, as well as countless cafes, shops and restaurants to fill your down time. The compact inner-city is straightforward to navigate and equipped with plenty of public transport to get you to-and-fro, including free loop busses and a bicycle hire scheme.
Hotels range from 5-star stays such as the Marriott, Hilton and Sofitel chains, to boutique suites boasting river views and everything from corporate to family-friendly apartments close to the bustling Queen Street Mall.
Easy airport accommodation
If you're arriving late, departing early or just passing through Brisbane on a speedy stopover, consider checking in to one of the Brisbane airport hotels, saving time and money and hassle. Ideally located just down the road from the international and domestic terminals, the Novotel Brisbane Airport offers a 4-star stay a stone's throw from the DFO Shopping Centre if you fancy some brief bargain hunting on your layover.
The suburbs of Ascot, Eagle Farm and Hamilton are all within affordable taxi distance of the airport, with lodgings located primarily on Kingsford Smith Drive and Nudgee Road, close to the upmarket Portside Wharf waterfront dining and shopping precinct.
Dinner and a show at South Bank
If you're in town to catch a show at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, take in an exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art or attend a conference at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, there are a number of South Bank hotels to choose from. You will find mainstays Mantra and Rydges on Grey Street, surrounded by some of the best cafes and restaurants in Brisbane, from Turkish bistros to Swiss ice creameries and Spanish dessert bars.
The weekend South Bank Lifestyle Market, man-made Streets Beach, scenic river-hugging boardwalk and constant rotation of free entertainment make South Bank a favourite locale for Brisbanites and visitors alike.