The Best Hotels in Perth, Australia

The 12 Best Luxury Hotels in Perth, Australia

Situated on the sunny shores of Western Australia, Perth is known for its laid-back living and beautiful beaches. Forget Sydney or Melbourne, because the west coast is the best coast, and there’s nowhere better to soak up the traditional Aussie lifestyle than Perth.

Perth might be the country’s most remote state capital (indeed, it’s one of the most remote “capitals” to be found anywhere in the world), but that doesn’t mean that the city’s not home to some of the best boutique hotels in Australia! 

There’s so much to do in Perth, from walking tours of the city’s historic sights to days out at Scarborough Beach or Cottesloe Beach. Take the ferry across to Rottnest Island, where you can hang out with the smiley quokkas, or cruise along the Humpback Highway in search of migratory whales. 

With so much to see and do, you’ll want a nice hotel room to return to at the end of a long day. Luckily, Perth is home to so many great hotels that you might have a hard time choosing the perfect one. So we’ve created a list of the 12 best hotels in Perth to help you plan your perfect getaway! 

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The 12 Best Luxury Hotels in Perth, Australia

1. COMO The Treasury

Cool Hotels in Perth, Australia: COMO The Treasury
Photos: COMO The Treasury

COMO The Treasury is one of the most unique hotels in Perth, largely because few other establishments manage to be both old and modern in such a seamless manner. Book a luxury room at this five-star hotel, and you’ll be staying within the gloriously well-preserved State Buildings, which date back to 1875.

The 19th-century facade has been refurbished, while geography fans will be intrigued by the fact that you’re also staying at Perth’s Point Zero, the point from which the city was originally laid out and the point from which all distances in Perth are calculated. You couldn’t be more central, and famous sights like the Perth Mint and Elizabeth Quay are all just a short stroll away.

The State Buildings and COMO The Treasury might appear to be Victorian from the outside, but step inside and they’re anything but. The hotel’s 48 boutique rooms are all found within the old government offices, but designer Kerry Hill has given them a new lease on luxury life. Oversized windows allow light to flood in from Cathedral Square, soft tones and decor create a calming ambiance, and handcrafted furniture and Egyptian cotton linen add a touch of comfort to your stay. 

Unwind in further comfort at the COMO Shambhala Urban Escape, where a heated indoor swimming pool, gym, steam room, and holistic treatments await you in the hotel’s spa, which is aptly located in the State Buildings’ former vaults. The State Buildings are also home to coffee shops, bistros, art galleries, boutique shops, wine bars, craft beer bars, and rooftop restaurants, meaning everything you could need is right on your doorstep. 

2. Alex Hotel

Cool Perth Hotels: Alex Hotel
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One of the coolest hotels in Perth is the Alex Hotel, a design-focused property from the savvy minds that created Little Creatures, one of the biggest and most beloved microbreweries in Australia. 

Little Creatures, which was founded in nearby Fremantle, has always been known for its quirky, fresh brews, and the Alex Hotel draws on its independent legacy with individually designed rooms that promote comfort and functionality, all with a touch of the bold.

Rooms here are cozy, yet bright, with refillable water bottles and bath products that underline the hotel’s sustainable aims. You’ll love the community-focused public areas, which include a spacious mezzanine floor where you’re welcome to work or chat, make use of the communal fridge, or brew yourself tea or coffee.

Guests can get around Perth on the complimentary bicycles supplied by Alex Hotel, but you’ll find the location is perfect for walking. The hotel overlooks the State Library of Western Australia on the edge of Northbridge, where you’re just meters away from cultural sights like the Art Gallery of Western Australia and the WA Museum Boola Bardip. 

The Lobby Bar and Rooftop both serve Little Creatures beers straight from the Fremantle brewery alongside wines from select Margaret River Vineyards. Next door, you’ll find the Shadow Wine Bar & Dining Room, the hotel’s excellent Italian restaurant. 

3. The Melbourne Hotel

Cool Hotels in Perth, Australia: The Melbourne Hotel
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Perfectly located on the corners of Hay Street and Milligan Street, The Melbourne Hotel is one of the best boutique hotels in Perth. You’ll be staying in a heritage-listed building that dates back to 1897, with a beautifully traditional facade that stands out from the modern office blocks and apartments in the CBD. 

The Melbourne Hotel somehow manages to combine its historicity with a modern sense of style. There are heritage rooms and there are contemporary rooms to choose from here, with the older style offering classic, old-world charm and the new additions being the height of modern design. Upgrade to a Heritage Verandah room to enjoy blissful views of central Perth from a wooden balcony, complete with French sash doors.

But regardless, both room types offer a window into the future of five-star hotel stays, and you’ll love the Sealy Posturepedic beds, the Bluetooth door entry system, the smart television, and the in-room controls. 

Breakfast is served in The Conservatory, where you can enjoy smashed avocado and poached eggs in a light and airy setting, while the Aurora Rooftop Bar is perfect for a sundowner. Japanese chef Keisuke Takeda runs a renowned Ramen bar at the Melbourne Hotel, the Grand Orient serves classic Cantonese cuisine, and De Baun & Co serves up lagers and pub grub with a fine dining twist. 

4. The Westin Perth

Cool Perth Hotels: The Westin Perth
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The sleek glass facade of The Westin Perth stands in stark contrast to the 19th-century State Buildings it towers above, offering a striking collision of old and new in central Perth. 

The Westin Perth is a five-star hotel that doesn’t skimp on luxury. Tall, floor-to-ceiling glass windows offer sweeping panoramas of the cityscape far below, while the Westin Heavenly Bed system offers a perfect night’s sleep after a day of intense sightseeing. Rooms are stylishly modern, featuring Lavender Balm, contemporary artwork, and gorgeous bathrooms (suites even have freestanding bathtubs). 

Stay in shape at the Westin Perth’s fully equipped fitness studio, or ask the dedicated “Run Concierge” to help you plan an outdoor workout in the city. The hotel features a state-of-the-art, infinity-edge swimming pool on the rooftop that’s heated all year round, while the Bodhi Day Spa offers holistic treatments and calming massages. You can take traditional high tea in the Haven Lounge, while Garum by Guy Grossi serves up a feast of fine dining Italian cuisine. 

5. Quay Perth

Unique Hotels in Perth, Australia: Quay Perth
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Fantastically located on the Esplanade, overlooking Elizabeth Quay, you couldn’t ask for a better location than the Quay Perth. You’ll love the views from the tall windows that grace each of the luxury rooms, with a five-star panorama of the Swan River to beat the hotel’s four-star rating.

The modern, stylish feel of Elizabeth Quay echoes throughout Quay Perth, with cozy rooms featuring natural materials and furnishings, sumptuous queen-size beds, and smart televisions. Upgrade to a suite for freestanding bathtubs and a loftier location within the hotel itself (for the best views, of course), as well as workstations and larger living areas. 

Quay Perth is designed for modern tourists, business travelers, and digital nomads. The hotel is home to Level Nine, a full-service co-working space that’s open 24 hours a day. Rent a “window desk,” and you can watch the boats cruising along the Swan River as you catch up on your emails, while The Pantry serves up tea, coffee, and other refreshments throughout the day. 

One floor above, the HQ Bar + Kitchen offers a feast of craft beers and Swan Valley wines with an even better panorama. The restaurant cooks up a storm of seafood, including scallops and oysters, which can be served on small plates as sharing platters. 

6. QT Perth

Cool Perth Hotels: QT Perth
Photos: QT Perth

If you love a stylish stay, then nowhere else in Perth can quite compete with the luxury designer rooms you’ll find at QT Perth. This is another one of the most unique hotels in Perth, and it’s dark, sleek, and brooding, with a combination of art deco interiors and contemporary decor that even the most discerning of design-loving guests will enjoy.

There’s no doubt that QT Perth is trying to be moody, and with bathrooms that feature black marble surfaces, you’re not going to argue. Rooms are decorated in dark shades of purple, while brass and gold fittings add a sparkle to your stay. Throughout the hotel, you’ll notice that the floors are made from polished timber. But this isn’t any old timber – this is Jarrah wood from the vast forests of southern WA. 

Fall asleep in moments as you sink back into the QT Dream Bed, or take your pick of the branded minibar or DeLonghi Coffee machine as you turn the music up on the Bang & Olufsen speakers. 

The hotel is pleasantly situated in Perth’s CBD, just a few minutes’ walk from famous sights like Cathedral Square and Elizabeth Quay. Head to the Rooftop at QT for a stunning view of the surroundings (it’s best enjoyed with a sundowner or at night time when the skyscrapers are lit up), enjoy Mediterranean cuisine at the Santini Grill, and grab fresh coffee drinks and takeaway bagels at the QT Cafe. 

7. Warders Hotel Fremantle

Best Hotels in Perth, Australia: Warders Hotel Fremantle
Photos: Warders Hotel Fremantle

Take the train south to Fremantle (it’s just a 30-minute ride from the CBD), and you can explore the history and heritage of “Perth’s Old Town.” Unlike central Perth, where little remains of the city’s original Victorian architecture, Fremantle has the look of a 19th-century colonial town, where you can visit historic sights like the Fremantle Prison and the Round House.

You can even stay in the Warders Hotel, one of the most unique places to stay in Perth. This is one for the history lovers because the Warders Hotel is on the site of the old cottages that were allocated to prison wardens. 

Built in 1851, the cottages are some of the oldest buildings in Western Australia. Learn more by taking a tour of Fremantle Prison, a nearby UNESCO World Heritage site that preserves the local “convict” history. 

The limestone exteriors are original, but step inside your cottage and you’ll be amazed by the modern refurbishment. The cottages feature original fireplaces, windows, and floors, but they’ve been upgraded with king-size beds, handcrafted furniture, and luxury linens. Tessa MacKay has provided individual artwork for each room, while larger cottages also feature small kitchenettes. 

Complimentary breakfast and coffee are served every morning, while you’ll receive a complimentary evening cocktail at Gimlet, a small bar that’s also located inside one of the old cottages. The courtyard is devoted to the Asian-inspired dishes of Emily Taylor, a restaurant located just behind Fremantle’s famous markets, where you’re spoiled for food choices during the day. 

8. Hougoumont Hotel Fremantle

Best Perth Hotels: Hougoumont Hotel Fremantle
Photos: Hougoumont Hotel Fremantle

The Hougoumont Hotel is one of the most interesting boutique hotels in Perth. Located next to the famous Cappuccino Strip in Fremantle, this unique hotel embraces Freo’s maritime heritage in a way that you might not be expecting. 

You’ll be staying in a cozy yet modern Cabin Room, complete with a queen bed, luxury linens, a pillow menu, and complimentary wine and cheese tasting between 5 pm and 6 pm every day. Or you can upgrade to a larger State Room, which has the addition of a beautiful black marble bathroom. 

Unusually, the rooms are a fusion of 19th-century architecture (this was originally an old Victorian hotel) and repurposed sea containers, creating an unusual design that exemplifies Freo’s past and future. The hotel is even named for an old sailing ship, The Hougoumont, that carried the last convicts to Fremantle in the 19th century, making this one of the more unique Perth hotels for the history buffs out there.

Next door, you can enjoy craft brews at the hotel’s dedicated “nano brewery.” Calamity’s Rod offers tasting paddles, cheese boards, and pizzas, and it’s all served in a section of the adjacent car park that’s been turned over to brewing, eating, and drinking!

9. Samphire Rottnest

Best Hotels in Perth, Australia: Samphire Rottnest
Photos: Samphire Rottnest

Hop on the ferry from either Barrack Street Jetty (90 minutes) or Fremantle (30 minutes), and you can escape the city with an overnight stay on Rottnest Island. This little island, some 12 miles off the mainland, is home to white sand beaches, colorful coral reefs, and legions of furry, funny, smiley quokkas.

The majority of travelers just spend the day on Rottnest Island, so if you book a room at Samphire Rottnest, you’ll have the island to yourself once the last ferry makes its return journey. Overlooking Thomson Bay, on the coast of “The Settlement” (the only “town” on Rottnest Island), you can wake up each morning and jump straight into the Indian Ocean.

This is barefoot comfort at its best, and the best rooms offer beachfront views and direct access to white sands. If the beach view rooms are all sold out, then you’ll have poolside views instead, with your pick of the Balinese beds around the outdoor swimming pool.

Luxury rooms feature outdoor rain showers and freestanding bathtubs, with private balconies, super king-size beds, and mammoth 75-inch televisions too! Breakfast is served at Lontara, the hotel’s Asian-themed restaurant, while the Beach Club and Bayside Bar both serve cocktails and wines all day long. 

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10. The Ritz-Carlton Perth

Best Perth Hotels: The Ritz-Carlton Perth
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The best hotel in Perth could well be The Ritz-Carlton, a fabulous five-star option exuding elegance on every floor. This luxury property has one of the best locations in Perth, with a riverfront position overlooking the Swan River from Elizabeth Quay. 

Check into your contemporary room and you’ll instantly be awed by the views from the floor-to-ceiling windows. Standard rooms feature beautiful vistas of Perth’s cityscape, while the best corner suites in the house offer panoramas of both the Swan River and the city itself. 

The layout is designed to let Perth’s endless sunshine flood into the room. The hotel’s 205 luxury rooms are modern in style, with king-size beds, Frette luxury linens, oversized bathtubs, and marble bathrooms. 

The Ritz-Carlton’s Spa exudes an even grander sense of luxury, with a heated, open-air infinity pool that looms over the Swan River far below. Book a holistic treatment to unwind, with vitality pools, sauna, and steam rooms offering a welcome chance to relax. 

The Ritz-Carlton’s culinary offerings are just as delightful as the rest of this hotel. Enjoy a sundowner or a pre-dinner drink at the Hearth Lounge before embracing the hot embers, charcoal, and woodfired cooking at the Hearth Restaurant, where smoked potatoes are served alongside fresh barramundi and Margaret River beef steaks. Finish with a unique cocktail at the Songbird Bar & Lounge, where drinks like the Rainbow Lorikeet and Blue Wren are an homage to the birdlife of Western Australia. 

11. Art Series – The Adnate

Unique Hotels in Perth, Australia: Art Series - The Adnate
Photos: Art Series – The Adnate

If you’re searching for the most unique Perth hotel, then you might find just what you’re looking for at The Adnate. This hotel is a work of art in its own right, and you’ll be awed by the 25-floor-high mural before you even check in. Emblazoned across the facade of The Adnate, this “mega mural” is the largest work of art ever painted by Australian street artist Matt Adnate, from whom the hotel takes its inspiration. 

Matt Adnate’s work, which largely focuses on the history, heritage, culture, and tribulations of indigenous peoples across the world, features heavily throughout this Art Series hotel. Murals line the corridors, and striking portraits are found in the bedrooms, with an estimated 650 different works of art and prints hanging throughout The Adnate. 

Luxury rooms at The Adnate also feature signature Art Series King beds, bed runners based on Matt Adnate’s artwork, and access to a dedicated art library and art television channel. The Hay Street location is perfect for exploring Perth, with Lekker e-bikes available to get around on. There’s an outdoor swimming pool and bar, a small gym, and you can sign up for street art tours of Perth. 

12. Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough

Where to Stay in Perth, Australia: Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough
Photos: Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough

If you love the beach life, then booking a room at the Rendezvous Hotel in Scarborough is one of the best decisions you could make. Scarborough is a coastal suburb of Perth that’s around a 20-minute drive from the CBD, and the beach here is absolutely stunning. 

The Rendezvous Hotel is located on Scarborough’s Esplanade, so make sure you ask for an ocean-view room to make the most of the vistas from your private balcony. Rooms here are smart and modern, with light decor evoking a sense of the Mediterranean and bright artwork and murals adding to the colorful atmosphere.

The Rendezvous Hotel has serious resort vibes, making a big change from the hotels you find in Perth’s city center, and it’s perfect for anyone who wants to embrace the Aussie beach lifestyle. Cool off in the hotel’s open-air lagoon pool, order drinks at the pool bar, or book a court out for a round of tennis! 

That completes our list of the 12 best Perth hotels! Did we miss any cool boutique hotels in Perth? Comment below so we can add them to the list!

Where to Stay in Perth

Where to Stay in Perth, Australia: Best Hotels

Just because Perth is remote doesn’t mean you’re not going to be spoiled for choice when it comes to boutique hotels and luxury accommodations. The city is home to some of the best hotels in Australia, with a unique array of options ranging from quirky design and art hotels to heritage-listed cottages. 

First-time visitors will want to stay in the CBD (Central Business District) or next door in Elizabeth Quay. This CBD is where you’ll find Perth’s best shops and restaurants, as this really is the center of the city. For riverside views, book a hotel on Elizabeth Quay, where you’re just a short walk from Barrack Street Jetty and Swan River cruises. 

Northbridge is Perth’s nightlife district, and you’ll find a few boutique hotels in this area (it’s within walking distance from the CBD). The beaches are all set away from the city itself, but they’re not too far. If you want to wake up with a sea view, then try Scarborough Beach on the north coast of the city. 

To the south, Fremantle (a half-hour train ride from the CBD) is better known as Perth’s Old Town. Here, you can stay in heritage-listed cottages once lived in by prison warders, while beautiful resorts are just a short ferry ride away on Rottnest Island.

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