Art & Design

Plan The Ultimate Aesthetic Getaway At 8 Of Australia’s Best Art Hotels

By Sophie Hodges
25th Jul 2019

As part of Urban List Art Month, we've covered ways to build your art collection without breaking the bank, given you a round-up of Australia's tastiest museum cafes to try, and even gave you a quick art history refresher. Now it's time to talk art hotels. Whether they've got an impressive art collection or just mind-blowingly good design, art hotels are always worth a stay or even just a quick visit. So if you’re looking for a mid-week getaway or a weekend stay, look no further than our list of the best art hotels in Australia.

MONA Pavilions


First off the bat, MONA Pavilions. Honestly up there as one of the best, if not the best, Art Hotel in Australia. One of the most extraordinary Art Galleries in Australia, the largest privately funded in the country, MONA also offers eight private pavilions for you to stay in. The design is an artwork in its own right, but wait until you peruse the incredible pieces inside the rooms.

The Art Series

Melbourne, Brisbane & Adelaide

With boutique hotels and residences across Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide, The Art Series are dedicated to and inspired by various contemporary Australian artists. All based in great locations, you can expect all the bells and whistles. With original artworks and prints on display throughout the hallways, The Art Series hotels also feature a multifaceted art inspired experience, think art channels, art libraries, tours and utensils on supply.

Halcyon House


Relax and unwind in one of Halcyon House’s 21 seaside rooms. With a diverse range of artwork, the pieces have been arranged so thoughtfully they’ve incurred the name ‘Halcyon hang’. From the wallpaper to furnishings, every detail has been attended to. This five-star accommodation had won too many awards to name, but you can check them all out here.

Hotel, Hotel


Hotel, Hotel’s reputation precedes them, becoming a destination for contemporary art lovers. Hotel, Hotel was created as a collaboration between 56 different artists, makers and designers, and boats some of the most beautiful contemporary Australian artworks. The interior alone makes the trip a must-do.

The Collectionist


The Collectionist do things a little different to your average ‘hotel’. Your first step is to book one of their four different rooms sizes, upon arrival you are escorted through the available rooms for the night, where you can then make your preferred selection. Each room is individually designed, a result of a collaboration between Aussie artists, architects and designers.

Mitchelton Hotel


First thing's first, the Mitchelton Hotel is stunning in its own right and well worth a weekend getaway. Additionally, they have an amazing gallery, The Mitchelton Gallery of Aboriginal Art, exhibiting some of the most beautiful pieces with works on display representative of over 15 different art centres and communities throughout Australia.


Merricks North

This luxury accommodation is right in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula. The entire hotel has an incredible creative narrative that runs through it, with a series of commissions by world-renowned artists and designers. Often immersive, Jackalope’s Art Collection is curated beautifully, you could wander the spaces for hours.

Henry Jones Art Hotel


Another one of Hobart’s gems, the Henry Jones Art Hotel is for art, food and wine lovers alike. No two rooms are the same, with contemporary artworks adorning the walls, many of the pieces are available to enjoy and purchase. With an incredible view across Mount Wellington, Henry Jones Art Hotel is a must-stay for art lovers.

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Image credit: Jackalope Hotels

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