As the biggest city on Australia's West Coast, Perth is a hotspot of food, art, and culture. It is also the perfect home base to explore world-famous destinations like Rottnest Island, Wave Rock, the Pinnacles, and the Swan Valley and Margaret River wine regions.
Whether you'd prefer to immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle or make the most of the Indian Ocean, the Western Australian capital has plenty of accommodation options to suit all budgets and tastes.
COMO The Treasury
The Treasury is arguably Perth's most internationally recognized hotel, with 48 rooms and suites in the revitalized State Buildings precinct. Inside The Treasury, guests have access to two restaurants, a bar, lounge, library, gym, and indoor pool, as well as the Shambhala Urban Escape spa.
The State Buildings were originally built in the late 1800s as government offices but now house many of the city's chicest bars, cafes and boutiques. The Treasury's guest rooms retain the structure of the original government offices but have undergone a modern renovation, offering a calming escape from the city.
Across Australia and New Zealand, QT Hotels are known for their bold personality and the Perth outpost is no different. The property, which opened its doors in the city center for the first time in 2018, has 184 rooms, a popular Italian restaurant, gym, and rooftop bar. The hotel's 1980s nightlife aesthetic is much more sophisticated than it sounds, incorporating flashes of velvet, brass, black marble, and vinyl.
The Melbourne Hotel
The Melbourne Hotel initially opened 1897, in the midst of the Western Australian gold rush. Thanks to an innovative renovation that added a seven-story structure around the original building in 2018, it now boasts 73 five-star guest rooms.
On the western edge of the city center, the Melbourne combines industrial design with historical touches. There is a fitness center and spa, plus two Asian-inspired restaurants, a rooftop bar, and a gastropub downstairs.
Intercontinental Perth City Centre
Also in the downtown area, the Intercontinental delivers excellent service with contemporary design flourishes. The 240 luxury rooms and suites are as thoughtfully appointed as you would expect from the brand, and dining choices include a restaurant, tapas bar, cafe, and a terrace bar looking out over the city. The Intercontinental is conveniently located next door to the King Street precinct, known for its laneways, shopping, bars, and theater.
The Westin Perth
As the grand dame of Perth's hotels, this five-star Marriott property presides over the city center. The Westin is all about laid-back luxury, including two dining options, a spa, a 24-hour fitness center, an infinity pool, and a Grand Ballroom that can hold over 800 guests.
At ground level, Garum restaurant serves up some of the city's best Italian food inside the light-filled, heritage-listed Hibernian Hall, while the 368 tranquil hotel rooms rise above it in a sleek 28-story tower.
Opening in 2019, this 80-room boutique hotel is ideally situated at Elizabeth Quay on the Swan River. Quay has a rooftop bar and kitchen and a sidewalk cafe, plus a co-working space called Level Nine with 180-degree views across the river. Quay's youthful vibe and Scandinavian-chic decor are in step with its surroundings, where you'll find ample public space, buzzing restaurants, and hip bars.
In West Perth, a neighborhood dominated by office buildings, the quirky eight-story Tribe stands out in more ways that one. Many of the 126 modular rooms overlook Kings Park, offering a retreat for business travelers and tourists alike.
The hotel's shared spaces are convenient for those who need to get some work done, with unlimited Wi-Fi, a library and lots of power outlets. There is also a cafe and bar offering grab and go service, plus free bike hire.
If you don't mind being a little further from the city center, Crown Towers is packed with luxury amenities like an outdoor pool and top-notch spa. The rooms are comfortable and welcoming, incorporating colors from the natural environment.
The Crown Metropol hotel, Crown Promenade hotel, and Crown Casino can also be found nearby, along with seven Crown restaurants, including Japanese fusion institution Nobu and Rockpool Bar and Grill from renowned Australian chef Neil Perry.
In the port of Fremantle (just a 20-minute drive from the Perth city center), visitors can enjoy a relaxed coastal atmosphere. The Tradewinds Hotel is a heritage-listed building at the mouth of the Swan River, and its 83 guest rooms have a nautical streak.
Even the studio rooms are much more spacious than anything you'll find in the city, and the apartments and suites are practically palatial. The pool and rooftop terrace are great for families, while the bar and restaurant are set in a pretty courtyard with ocean views.
Dreaming of sleeping a shipping container? The Hougoumont in Fremantle has got you covered. This unique property combines the former Duke of York Hotel, established in 1901, and sustainable container-rooms decked out with custom furniture from award-winning designer Yoshio Takagi and modern art by Troy Barbitta.
Despite its minimalistic appearance, the Hougoumont offers a personalized minibar, room service, free bike hire, free gym access and complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres every evening.