With the country’s best wineries, natural wonders and seemingly never-ending coastlines to explore within WA, Perth CBD can sometimes feel a little neglected.
But it shouldn’t be! The city is humming with cosy bars and must-try Perth CBD restaurants, and a city stay should be at the top of your travel list.
We’ve donned many a fluffy robe to bring you this comprehensive list of the very best hotels in the Perth CBD. Time to get reacquainted with Perth city and start planning your next holiday.
COMO The Treasury
For the ultimate splurge, book at night at COMO The Treasury. Occupying the historic State Buildings, this sleek and sophisticated boutique hotel oozes old-world glamour. Saunter up the original 1875 concrete staircase to find 48-suites with COMO’s signature understated luxury.
Each room features open floor plans, soaring high ceilings and a free-standing bath tub for stylish soaking with a glass of bubbles in hand. Not so understated but just as luxurious, within the buildings you’ll find some of Perth's best bars and restaurants, a flash day spa, a library and a 20-metre indoor heated rooftop pool for year-round swims.
Ultra chic and packed with personality, QT Perth is amongst the most richly decorated of the bunch. Opulent accents like dark marble and brass details are softened with velvet curtains and plush furnishings, while bold cockatoo wallpaper adds to the tongue-in-cheek charm.
You’ll find one of Perth’s highest rooftop bars 18 floors up, plus humble European-style hospitality and top-tier Italian at QT’s multi award-winning restaurant Santini Bar and Grill.
The Westin Perth
With expansive rooms, designer toiletries, rainfall showers, a heated rooftop infinity pool, large-scape gym, BODHi day spa and Guy Grossi’s Italian restaurant all under the one roof, The Westin has well and truly earned their 5-star rating.
Warm, inviting and oh-so-luxurious, this art-filled luxe hotel is as flash as they come. Throw on an ultra-fluffy robe and open the fully-automated curtains with a touch of a button to reveal impressive city views.
Ritzy, glitzy and glamorous, you’ll be blown away from the moment you enter The Ritz-Carlton . The lobby feels more like an art gallery than a hotel, with the work of local artists displayed throughout and a feature wall of 10,000 hand-selected sandstone pieces sourced from the Kimberly.
Upstairs in the elegant, super-sized rooms, floor-to-ceiling windows offer panoramic views of the Swan River from one side and sweeping views of the city from the other. The upscale amenities include an outdoor infinity pool, rooftop bar, luxe day spa and in-house fire-fuelled restaurant that celebrates WA’s abundant produce.
There’s really no reason to ever leave The Ritz-Carlton, but should you need to you’ll be walking distance from just about everything.
Quay Perth is a love letter to Western Australia. Inspired by the local landscape and Perth’s distinct laidback lifestyle, the former New Esplanade Hotel went through a multi-million dollar makeover in 2019, now boasting 80 cool but comfortable rooms, views across Elizabeth Quay, a sidewalk eatery and rooftop bar.
Up in the clouds on the ninth floor is the aptly named LEVEL NINE, a 24-hour co-working space for both hotel guests and locals. It has everything required for a productive work day—a barista brewing up cups of Joe for mid-morning pick-me-ups, floor-to-ceiling windows for a boost of Vitamin D, sound-proof phone booths, private board rooms, 10 individual offices and an on-sight kitchen for after-work dining and drinking.
The Alex Hotel
The devil is in the detail at the eco-friendly The Alex Hotel. Sydney’s esteemed interior designers Arent&Pyke and Freo-based award-winning architectural practice Spaceagency have created a space that feels more like a home than a hotel. Throughout each room you’ll find countless textures and pops of colour: muted Turkish rugs, rattan chairs, velvet couches and abstract tapestry.
A huge amount of consideration has also been put into sustainability. All guests have access to refillable water bottles, refillable bath and body products by local producer Vasse Virgin, and only the highest-quality sustainable bed linen and throws. Instead of electricity-guzzling fridges in the rooms, there’s a communal fridge with 24/7 access, and all glass windows are tinted for less aircon use. Sustainable luxury at its finest.
Just outside the CBD but deserving of an honourable mention is Tribe, West Perth’s contemporary hotel where you get maximum bang for minimum back. At Tribe, simplicity reigns supreme and less is more.
Forgoing dated hotel cliches like concierge desks and ridiculously priced mini-bars, the focus instead is on luxe amenities (like Kevin Murphy toiletries and in-room coffee machines) and modern communal spaces and facilities (like a library, co-working lounge and free-to-use bikes for cruising around the nearby Kings Park).
And although the small but chic rooms prioritise function over form, they are cleverly designed so you have everything you need and nothing you don’t.
Art lovers, rejoice! Named after the internationally acclaimed artist whose moving mega mural features down the east-facing wall of the building, The Adnate is Perth’s first Art Series Hotel. While all hotels within the series are inspired by Australia’s contemporary art scene, The Adnate is specifically dedicated to street art.
Guests will have the chance to get up close and personal with Adnate the artist’s work with prints in each room, and art tours are available free of charge. Expect all the usual luxe hotel offerings like an outdoor pool, bar, gym and rooftop restaurant, Hyde Perth Kitchen + Cocktails.
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Image credit: COMO The Treasury, QT Perth, The Westin, The Ritz-Carlton, Quay, The Alex Hotel, TRIBE, The Adnate
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