With the promise of an outdoor lifestyle, stunning sandy beaches, award-winning Western Australian wines and a sophisticated dining scene, Australia's sunniest capital city has taken off.
When most people think of Perth, one word generally pops into the head: remote. But while there’s no arguing that description - the Western Australian capital is one of the most isolated places on earth, there is far more to this city than simply how far away it is.Sun-drenched, gorgeous and laid back, Perth is happily a destination all its own. The two million inhabitants of Greater Perth enjoy incredible beaches, the beautiful sight of the Swan River carving through the city, and a unique, friendly and festive culture that doesn’t take itself too seriously.Ready to book your Perth adventure, but wondering where to stay? Qantas Hotels allows you to choose from over 200,000 hotel and accommodation options worldwide, with over 120 in Perth alone. You’ll also earn 3 Qantas Points per A$1 spent* with Qantas Hotels.So whether it’s your first time to the city or your twentieth, let’s take a look at what you need to know about Perth and its hotels to make the most of your stay.
Places to see
What is the best area to stay in Perth?
- The CBD: The beating heart of Perth, the city centre covers the area from Hyde Park in the north to Elizabeth Quay in the south. Visitors enjoy endless accommodation options, beautiful views, and easy connections to the rest of the city.
- Subiaco: A leafy, hip area to the west of the CBD, Subiaco is centred on Rokeby Road, home to endless cafes, gastropubs and wine bars. A performance hub, the Subiaco Arts Centre and Regal Theatre are heaven for culture vultures.
- East Perth: If you’re after river views you could do far worse than East Perth, the relaxed neighbour of the CBD. Walking trails, the Perth Mint and seafood restaurants with sweeping views are the highlights here.
- Burswood: A fast developing entertainment precinct that’s home to the Crown complex and the newly built Perth Stadium, Burswood is ideal for visitors looking to enjoy the city after dark.
- Fremantle: Originally a separate city, the port of Fremantle has since been engulfed by the Perth metro area, but not without keeping its own unique charm. If you’re wanting a beachside escape, look no further.
What are Perth’s must-see attractions?
- Kings Park and Botanic Garden: A stunning patch of green that’s almost as large as the Perth CBD, Kings Park and Botanic Garden is home to spectacular war memorials and gorgeous views of the Swan.
- The Bell Tower: Not a Bell Tower in the traditional sense, as this modern skyscraper sees bricks and mortar replaced by steel and glass. The sleek building serves up picturesque views of the Elizabeth Quay area.
- The Perth Mint: The most successful money making scheme in Australia’s history, Perth Mint has been producing tender since 1899, and refines around 90% of Australia’s gold to this day.
- Fremantle Prison: A fascinating look into Australia’s colonial history is offered up at Fremantle Prison, the landing point for many a British prisoner during the 1800s.
- Cottesloe Beach: Sloping grassy banks fall into a kilometre of pure white sand at Cottesloe Beach, where swimming, surfing, diving and snorkelling can be enjoyed. Ideal for a day of relaxation.
Find the right hotel
What are Perth’s best hotels for solo traveller?Perfectly private and business friendly, these hotels also offer ample opportunities to socialise should you want them. Check out Pensione Hotel Perth, QT Perth and The Melbourne Hotel if you’re a solo traveller in Perth (and earn 3 Qantas Points per A$1 spent with Qantas Hotels while you do it!)
What are Perth’s best hotels for couples?Are you and your partner ready to use your Qantas Points to book your next getaway with Qantas Hotels? Romantic, secluded and luxurious, couples travelling to Perth could do far worse than experiencing the hospitality offered up by QT Perth, Trigg Retreat Bed and Breakfast and Doubletree by Hilton Perth Northbridge.
What are Perth’s best hotels for families?Heading to Perth with your tribe? Fraser Suites Perth, Quest Kings Park and Adina Apartment Hotel Perth Barrack Plaza are self-contained, family-friendly hotels that will ensure you are warmly welcomed and entertained.
Location and views
What are Perth’s best hotels for location and views?Perth is a gorgeous city, and you can enjoy it in all its glory if you choose to stay at The Westin Perth, Crown Towers Perth and Be. Fremantle - hotels that boast both an awesome location and stunning views.
What are Perth’s best hotels for amenities?Are you after a hotel that you don’t really need to leave? Between parking, Wi-Fi, bars, pools, gyms and entertainment, Quest South Perth Foreshore, Sage Hotel Perth and Aloft Perth provide an amazing in-house experience.
What is the best way to get around Perth?
Public transportThe Perth public transport system is called TransPerth, and provides bus, train, light rail and ferry services to the city. You can purchase a ticket at the vending machines found at many stations and stops, or use a contactless SmartRider card (which can be bought and topped up at most supermarkets, convenience stores and service stations).
Private transportIf you prefer private transport over public, rideshare apps are always the safest choice. Uber is available in Perth, or you can use GoCatch or Bolt/Taxify to hail a local cab. Always ensure that taxis are legitimate before hopping in.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much do Perth hotels cost?On average a 3-star hotel in Perth costs $100 per night, a 4-star costs $150 and a 5-star costs $270 (be aware that these prices will be higher on weekends, and at times of increased demand).
What are Perth’s best hotels?After the best of the best? Luxurious 5-star escapes can be found at COMO The Treasury, Crown Metropol Perth and The InterContinental Perth City Centre.
Where should I visit outside of Perth?The Margaret River region three hours south of Perth is a spectacular destination for wine lovers, while the natural beauty of Rottnest Island is just a short ferry ride from the city (keep your eyes peeled for adorable quokkas!).