Perth is the most isolated major city in the world – and to many travellers, this very isolation adds a degree of mystery and alluring charm to Western Australia’s golden capital.

Known for its year-round blue skies, breathtaking ocean views, and superb beaches, Perth is home to some of the best restaurants in the country, alongside the historic World Heritage-listed Fremantle Prison.

It’s no surprise that the city is climbing to the top of many local and international explorers’ hit lists. Let’s look at the best hotels in Perth, and uncover a few hidden gems along the way that visitors will love.

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What is the best area to stay in Perth?

Sitting on the doorstep of the grand Indian Ocean, Perth is famed for its beautiful soft-sand beaches and scenic sea views – so if visitors are looking to visit the ‘City Of Light’, there’s no better place to start and stay than the beach?

Scarborough Beach is a vibrant swimming beach and surf destination, known for its great selection of bars, cafes, and restaurants dotted along the beachfront. Travellers looking to take advantage of the sand and local hospitality will likely look into the 5-star Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough resort, and budget-friendly 3-star Indian Ocean Hotel.

Cottesloe Beach is another highly popular seaside location, and is particularly popular at dusk. Cottesloe Beach Hotel and Cottesloe Beach Chalets are both only a few metres from the beach, while half a kilometre up the road, Ocean Beach Hotel is well situated to take advantage of nearby local restaurant favourites Barchetta and Longview Cottesloe.

What are the best luxury hotels in Perth?

Sometimes travellers just want to get away and stay in style. For those who want to truly experience all Perth has to offer with the ultimate luxury vacation, these 5-star hotels fit the description:

Set within historic 19th century state buildings, COMO The Treasury is a contemporary boutique luxury 5-star hotel, blending old world charm with ultra luxe modern hospitality. For stunning views and a taste of the best cuisine Western Australia has to offer, guests often look no further than their rooftop restaurant Wildflower.

Built in 2018, The Westin Perth is a beautiful 5-star hotel, overlooking the picturesque Swan River in the city’s central business district. With an outdoor swimming pool, day spa, and the highly decorated restaurant Garum on-site, the hotel appeals to both business and leisure travellers.

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What are the best hotels on a budget in Perth?

Like most big cities, Perth has options for travellers of all kinds, including those taking a more financially conservative approach to their vacation.

These properties will suit guests looking to prioritise budget elsewhere:

What are the best hotels with a view?

With the Indian Ocean front and centre off the coast of Perth, and the majestic, winding Swan River snaking its way in-land, a grand panoramic view of either the sea or river is easy to come by in the city. 

Here’s where Perth’s best hotels with a view can be found:

What are the best hotels for solo travellers?

​​Complemented by its sunny beach-filled days and spectacular nightlife, Perth is a bright, lively city – the perfect combination for travellers looking to have the adventure of a lifetime.

Solo explorers who want to be right in action will make Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges, Be. Fremantle, and YHA Fremantle (located on the grounds of the World-Heritage listed Fremantle Prison) priorities on their list – while those looking to enjoy the city’s bountiful selection of pure white-sand beaches have great options in Ocean Beach Hotel and Indian Ocean Hotel.

Whether in town for business, or simply looking to stay downtown to sample the nightlife, Tribe Perth is a perfect 4-star hotel situated right next door to the internationally lauded Kings Park and Botanic Garden, which is a major attraction in itself (and larger than New York’s Central Park). 

LITTLE HOTELIER TOP TIP : Turn your guests into advocates – or better yet, ambassadors – by blending good old fashioned hospitality with modern technology. Reply to social media comments, keep track of and acknowledge repeat visits by using a property management platform with a mobile app included (such as Little Hotelier), and be sure to say “thank you!” – even if only over email. A personal touch still goes a long way.

What are the best hotels for couples?

Many couples visit Perth for the dream (and reality) of endless sun, sand, and surf – a romantic getaway by the sea, or simply some quality time away together in a city where the sun seemingly never stops shining.

Couples looking to stay by the ocean will consider Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough, which offers resort style accommodation right on the water’s edge on Scarborough Beach. Further down the coast in Rockingham, Waikiki Beach Bed & Breakfast is perfect for those looking for a quaint B&B stay. Alternatively, Haven On The Park is an urban oasis – a couple’s retreat tucked neatly away in the central city.

For something a little more contemporary, QT Perth provides all of the luxury comforts one would expect from a 5-star hotel, boasting a rooftop terrace bar with great views of the city, and 2 in-house restaurants. Known for its friendly hospitality, sensational cocktails, and chic design, the property even offers pet-friendly lodgings, so couples can bring their beloved furry friend along with them!

Couples who are only in town for a short stay might head to The Adnate Perth. Located close to the central city cultural precincts of Northbridge and Yagan Square, this boutique 5-star hotel is an art lover’s dream.

What are the best hotels for families?

Perth is a great place for families to visit, and has all of the amenities and major attractions of a big city, while providing plenty of sun to get the family outdoors and the kids away from the TV. Plenty of hotels in and around the city include family-friendly options, with many offering free accommodation for children, including Quest Scarborough and QT Perth.

Parents who really want to impress the kids look to Rottnest Island. Only a 25 minute ferry from Fremantle, the island is home to the world’s largest population of Quokkas (a diminutive breed of short-tailed wallaby, which are an established star on Instagram). 

While there are numerous family-friendly accommodation options on the island, many would recommend Discovery Rottnest Island – a wonderful no-frills holiday park on the northeastern coast, which boasts breathtaking views looking back at the city.

LITTLE HOTELIER TOP TIP : Attract more families to your hotel by updating your website and marketing images to include activities and smiling faces, while ensuring key amenities are listed on your homepage.

Where to stay to be close to the historic maritime Fremantle district?

Technically a small city in its own right, the historic maritime Fremantle district and its Victorian architecture is a thing of beauty, and is highly recommended to be admired at least once while in Perth.

The following accommodation providers can all be found in the heart of Fremantle:

What are the best hotels by the airport?

Perth Airport is conveniently located to the east of the city, less than a 20 minute taxi ride from downtown, but for those wanting to be in even closer proximity to the airport, there are 2 great standout options:

Just 3 kilometres from Perth Airport, Ingot Hotel Perth features a heated outdoor pool, spa, fitness centre, and complimentary shuttle bus to and from Perth airport. With easy access to the airport and major attractions such as Optus Stadium, Swan Valley, and shopping centres, it’s the perfect place to stay for before or after an early hours flight.

If guests are flying domestically, Airport Apartments by Vetroblu are a great option as the property offers a free airport shuttle service, free on-site parking, and is located only 1.5 kilometres from Perth Domestic Airport (and 3 kilometres from Perth International Airport, 15 minutes from central Perth). 

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By Dean Elphick

Dean is the Senior Content Marketing Specialist of Little Hotelier, the all-in-one software solution purpose-built to make the lives of small accommodation providers easier. Dean has made writing and creating content his passion for the entirety of his professional life, which includes more than six years at Little Hotelier. Through content, Dean aims to provide education, inspiration, assistance, and, ultimately, value for small accommodation businesses looking to improve the way they run their operations (and live their life).