Perth City

where to stay in Perth in 2022 – Best Areas for Travellers

Are you looking for where to stay in Perth? Are you wondering which Perth neighbourhoods are the best to stay in for seeing the best of Perth’s attractions?

Perth is a great choice! You will be heading off soon for your next dream escape whether you are a first-timer or a return visitor, Perth has so much to offer. Expect a slower pace of life than other Australian cities on the East Coast – Perth has a special vibe of its own.

Whether you choose hotels in Perth Australia’s city centre or one of Perth’s hip suburbs or a beach staycation in Scarborough, Perth has a range of accommodations to suit all travellers and budgets.

Perth City
City of Perth

We will share with you a favourite hotel in 6 popular locations around Perth.

  • Perth CBD
  • Northbridge
  • South Perth
  • Fremantle
  • Scarborough Beach
  • Sorrento Beach

Wondering what to do on your Perth staycation? Perth has so many activities from wine tours, river cruises, visiting Rottnest Island and more to suit everyone. Make sure you allow yourself enough time to see the top things to do in Perth.

Did you know that Perth is one of the sunniest places on earth averaging 8 hours per day all year round!

Frequently Asked Questions about Staying in Perth

What is the best part of Perth to stay in?

Perth has a variety of areas suitable for travellers:

  • Perth CBD
  • Elizabeth Quay
  • West Perth
  • East Perth
  • Northbridge – one of our favourite areas
  • Burswood
  • Fremantle
  • Scarborough
  • Sorrento

Over the years we have stayed in Como, a riverside suburb, Hillarys Boat Harbour which is about 25 minutes from the Perth CBD, Northbridge and later this year we will spend a week in Sorrento where we will highlight the best of Sorrento in a specific article.

Where should I go for a week in Perth?

Our recommendation would be to spend a few nights in the CBD, then head to Fremantle for a couple of nights and then enjoy a relaxing beach break in Scarborough.

How many days should I spend in Perth?

If you can spend a week you will be able to cover all Perth attractions. The minimum we would recommend would be 3 nights.

If you enjoy visiting local pubs Perth has some of the best in Australia for you to enjoy a cold beer or a glass of great Australian wine.

Perth Map

Map of Perth & suburbs
Perth Map and its suburbs

Perth CBD Hotels

If you are a first-timer to Perth, staying in the CBD is one of the best locations to stay in Perth.

Top attractions to see in the Perth CBD:

The Bell Tower

The Perth Mint

Perth Zoo

Kings Park and the Botanic Gardens

Good to know: Head to Murray Street Mall for a range of shopping experiences and local eateries. Murray Street Mall combines with Hay Street Mall and creates a mecca experience with retail outlets such as David Jones, Pandora, Margaret River Chocolate Company, Zara, General Pants, Uniglo and more.

For Japanese cuisine head to Jigoro at Shop 2 Ground Level 100 – 104 Murray Street Mall. Opens at 5 pm.

For Lebanese cuisine a favourite is Chee Tayeb at 353 Murray Street Mall. Open 9 am to 9 pm.

For pizza and Italian cuisine head to Simple Italian Cucina Pizzeria

Address: 413 Murray Street. Open 0630 to 1430 then 1630 to 2200

Quay Perth

Location: 18 The Esplanade Perth

Room types:

Perth Essential Rooms – Queen size bed, complimentary tea and coffee, kettle, complimentary wi-fi, bar fridge, 42″ smart TV, in-room safe, air-conditioning, biology guest amenities, Carton & Co complimentary water

Esplanade Studio – King size bed (twin beds on request), bay window seat, complimentary tea and coffee, Carton & Co complimentary water, kettle, bar fridge, 49″ smart TV, work desk, in-room safe, air-conditioning, complimentary use of Level 9 co-working space

Elizabeth Quay StudioKing size bed (twin beds on request), bay window seat, complimentary tea and coffee, Carton & Co complimentary water, kettle, bar fridge, 49″ smart TV, work desk, in-room safe, air-conditioning, complimentary use of Level 9 co-working space

Elizabeth Quay Luxury Studio – 41 m2, King size bed (twin beds on request), bay window seat, complimentary tea and coffee, Carton & Co complimentary water, kettle, bar fridge, 49″ smart TV, work desk, in-room safe, air-conditioning, complimentary use of Level 9 co-working space

Perth Loft – upper floors, King size bed (twin beds on request), bay window seat, complimentary tea and coffee, Carton & Co complimentary water, kettle, bar fridge, 49″ smart TV, work desk, in-room safe, air-conditioning, complimentary use of Level 9 co-working space

Latest Guest Review:

“The Quay is a great place to stay in the centre of Perth. We had a king-size loft room and it was spacious and had a lovely bed. The room was spotless, the towels and linen good. The hotel also has a rooftop bar with a stunning view over Elizabeth Quay. We had evening drinks and some amazing duck tacos! They also serve breakfast up there.”

Dining Options at The Quay

HQ Bar & Kitchen on the 10th-floor rooftop with views over Elizabeth Quay. Enjoy Asian-infused cuisine shared platters, tapas-style bites, craft beers, innovative cocktails, and the best of Western Australian wine and cider.

Community at Quay – Quay’s all-day cafe offers indoor/outdoor dining options. The extensive menu consists of pastries, sandwiches, burgers, salads, juices and smoothies, coffee, Western Australian wines, beer and ciders.

Northbridge

Northbridge is Perth’s hippiest suburb full of trendy food outlets and great shopping. It is also home to Perth’s Chinatown and if you are after nightlife this is the place to be seen. William Street is home to local trendy fashion designers.

Where to stay in Northbridge PerthDoubletree by Hilton Northbridge Perth

The Doubletree by Hilton is located at 100 James Street in Northbridge.

Rooms available are:

King Guest Room – 30 sq m floor to ceiling windows, rain shower, walk-in wardrobe, 50″ TV, mini bar, air-conditioning, coffee and tea making facilities. (Twin rooms are available)

King Deluxe Panoramic View High Floor – 180-degree views from this 30 sq m room, continental breakfast provided daily, complimentary welcome drink on arrival, rain shower, walk-in wardrobe, 50″ TV, mini bar, air-conditioning, coffee and tea making facilities (Twin rooms are available)

King Guest Room Panoramic View30 sq m floor to ceiling windows, rain shower, walk-in wardrobe, 50″ TV, mini bar, air-conditioning, coffee and tea making facilities. (Twin rooms are available)

Junior Suite Panoramic View with Bathtub – 45 sqm top floor with city views, king-size bed and bathtub, rain shower, 50″ TV, mini-bar, air-conditioning, coffee and tea making facilities.

Latest Guest Reviews:

“Great breakfast, and excellent location. Based right in the centre of Northbridge, made getting to and from all the places we wanted to go a breeze.”

Dining Options at the Doubletree Hilton Northbridge:

James St Bar & Kitchen – Monday – Friday 07:00 AM – 9:00 PM Saturday – 07:00 AM – Late Sunday – 07:00 AM – 9:00 PM. Local produce stars in the James St Bar & Kitchen, with Asian-inspired dishes, tapas and fun bar food with the best of local wines, beers and cocktails.

Hotel Facilities:

  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Business centre

Fremantle

Where to stay in Fremantle Hougoumont Hotel

A unique boutique small room hotel constructed in ‘sea container style’ located at 15 Bannister Street Fremantle.

What is close by: The location is perfect – just 5 minutes away from Fremantle Markets, 10 minutes from Fremantle Prison and 20 minutes from Market Street where if you are after a good cup of coffee it is the place to go.

Take a Fremantle Food Lovers Discovery Tour: Uncover the funky restaurants, historic pubs, cool cafes and the old world charm of a colonial port that make Fremantle a foodie’s delight.

A light breakfast of tea and toast is available from 7.30 am to 9.30 am.

Three types of rooms are available:

Superior Cabin Room – private shower and WC, 15 sqm room, Nespresso Coffee Machine, Rubra boutique teas, complimentary water, toiletries by Appellees Apothecary, pillow menu, you can even personalise your own mini-bar, complimentary evening wine and canapes at either the Lobby Lounge or their new micro-brewery Calamity’s Rod, free gym access and 11 am check out, free high-speed wi-fi, 32″ digital TV, in-room safe, hairdryer

Deluxe Cabin Room – private shower and WC, 18 sqm room, Nespresso Coffee Machine, Rubra boutique teas, complimentary water, toiletries by Appellees Apothecary, pillow menu, you can even personalise your own mini-bar, complimentary evening wine and canapes at either the Lobby Lounge or their new micro-brewery Calamity’s Rod, free gym access and 11 am check out, free high-speed wi-fi, 32″ digital TV, in-room safe, hairdryer, Complimentary wine and a tube of Appellees hand cream on arrival

State Roomprivate shower and WC, 32 sqm room, Nespresso Coffee Machine, Rubra boutique teas, complimentary water, toiletries by Appellees Apothecary, pillow menu, you can even personalise your own mini-bar, complimentary evening wine and canapes at either the Lobby Lounge or their new micro-brewery Calamity’s Rod, free gym access and 11 am check out, free high-speed wi-fi, 42″ digital TV, in-room safe, hairdryer, Complimentary wine and a tube of Appellees hand cream on arrival, deluxe luxury bedding,

Scarborough

Where to stay in ScarboroughRendevous Hotel Scarborough Perth

Address: 148 The Esplanade, Scarborough

Room options at the Rendevous Hotel:

Guest Room King or Twin: tea & coffee facilities, hair-dryer, shower only, work desk with lamp, TV flat screen and cable TV, in-room safe, iron and ironing board

Guest Family Roomtea & coffee facilities, hair-dryer, shower only, work desk with lamp, TV flat screen and cable TV, in-room safe, iron and ironing board

Deluxe Room King or Twin Ocean View – balcony, oceanview, tea & coffee facilities, hair-dryer, shower only, work desk with lamp, TV flat screen and cable TV, in-room safe, iron and ironing board

Deluxe Ocean View Family Roombalcony, oceanview, tea & coffee facilities, hair-dryer, shower only, work desk with lamp, TV flat screen and cable TV, in-room safe, iron and ironing board

Deluxe Room King Beach Frontbalcony, oceanview, tea & coffee facilities, hair-dryer, shower only, work desk with lamp, TV flat screen and cable TV, in-room safe, iron and ironing board

Premier Ocean View King – private balcony with oceanview, 32 sq m, tea & coffee facilities, hair-dryer, shower only, work desk with lamp, TV flat screen and cable TV, in-room safe, iron and ironing board, free wi-fi a 1Mbps for four devices per room, higher speed wi-fi upgrade for unlimited devices available at a fee

Deluxe King Suiteprivate balcony with oceanview, 32 sq m, tea & coffee facilities, hair-dryer, shower only, work desk with lamp, TV flat screen and cable TV, in-room safe, iron and ironing board, spa

Executive Suite Kingprivate balcony with oceanview, 32 sq m, tea & coffee facilities, hair-dryer, shower only, work desk with lamp, TV flat screen and cable TV, in-room safe, iron and ironing board, spa, separate

Latest Guest Review

“Beautiful views, great size room, quite, staff friendliness and professional… everything you need.”

Hotel facilities:

Lagoon style pool with ocean views, tennis courts, fully equipped games room, gym, spa, pool room

Dining Options at the Rendevous Hotel Scarborough

Straits Cafe – For modern Australian cuisine

Breakfast: Monday to Friday: 6:30am – 10:00am, Weekends & Public Holidays: 7:00am – 10:30am.

Lunch: 11:30am – 2:30pm daily

Dinner: 5:30pm – 9:00pm daily 

The Lobby Bar – Open Saturday only from 3pm – late 

In-room dining – 24 hours 

Cascades Pool Bar – open seasonally

South Perth

South Perth
South Perth

Where to stay in South PerthQuest South Perth Foreshore

Address: 22 Harper Terrace South Perth

3 km from the Perth CBD this new apartment hotel with 90 rooms has stunning views over the Swan River and Perth City. The Quest South Perth is only 100 m from the running track around the Swan River. Perth Zoo is 400 m away and for golf lovers, Royal Perth Golf Club is only 1 km away.

Accessible rooms include: a toilet with grab rails, raised toilet, lowered sink, roll-in shower, shower chair, non-slip mat, entire apartment wheelchair accessible, fixed grab bars, step-free access to rooms, light switches or lamps within reach of the bed, wide doorways and passages, roll-under kitchen sink, light for incoming phone calls, lowered laundry facilities and lowered dishwasher.

Hotel room options:

Studios – king bed, kitchenette facilities include cooktop, microwave, fridge, toaster and kettle, ensuite bathroom, desk, LCD TV, Foxtel, complimentary wi-fi, in-house gym, alfresco BBQ facilities

One-Bedroom Apartment – separate bedroom with king bed, sofa, LCD TV with Foxtel, work desk, fully equipped kitchen, dining table, laundry facilities, gym, alfresco BBQ area,

Two-Bedroom Apartment – two bedrooms with king-size beds which can be configured to two single beds, sofa, LCD TV with Foxtel, work desk, fully equipped kitchen, dining table, laundry facilities, gym, alfresco BBQ area,

Three-Bedroom Apartment – master bedroom with ensuite, two bedrooms with king-size beds which can be configured to two single beds, sofa, LCD TV with Foxtel, work desk, fully equipped kitchen, dining table, laundry facilities, gym, alfresco BBQ area,

Sorrento Beach

Sorrento Beach
Sorrento Beach

The silvery white sands of Sorrento Beach which is over 600 m in length and is safe for families. For swimmers, there is a reef 3 km’s offshore that provides calm conditions for families. Sorrento Beach is only a short distance to Hillary’s Boat Harbour and the Rottnest Fast Ferries to Rottnest Island.

Quality Resort Sorrento Beach

Quality Inn Resort Sorrento Beach
Quality Inn Resort Sorrento Beach

The Quality Resort in Sorrento Beach is a 4-star good quality hotel that belongs to the Choice Group.

Address: 1 Padbury Circuit Sorrento

Accommodation available:

  • Studio rooms with ocean views and balconies
  • 1 bedroom Spa suites
  • 1 bedroom suites
  • 2 bedroom apartments with kitchen
  • 3 bedroom apartments with kitchen

Facilities include:

  • Outdoor bbq area
  • heated swimming pool
  • off-site fitness centre
  • spa and sauna
  • free wifi
  • playground
  • free parking
  • bicycle rental

You can read our review of our stay here

Check availability here

When staying near Hillarys Boat Harbour you can take a day trip to Rottnest Island.

General Travel Information for Western Australia

Perth Airport

Perth Airport is located 11.6 km away from Perth’s CBD. On average the driving time is 18 minutes.

Perth Airport Transport Options: Source https://www.perthairport.com.au/to-and-from-the-airport/transport-options/public-transport

Transperth operates regular bus services between Perth Airport, Perth City and other local centres. You can plan your journey on public transport using their Journey Planner. For up-to-date information about routes, rates and schedules, please contact Transperth.

To And From T1/T2 Precinct

Bus Route 380, fittingly named after the Airbus A380, has dedicated luggage rucks and runs daily between the Elizabeth Quay Bus Station in the Perth city centre and T1 and T2. It is a limited stops service with connections to other services available at: 

  • Elizabeth Quay Bus Station
  • Victoria Park Transfer Station 
  • Burswood Train Station 
  • Belmont Forum Shopping Centre

Transperth SmartRider tickets can be purchased at Smarte Carte on the ground floor of Terminal 1.

To And From T3/T4 Precinct

Bus Route 40 operates 7 days a week between Elizabeth Quay Bus Station and T3/T4 via Great Eastern Highway, offering the most direct route between Perth Airport and Perth City.

Private Perth Airport Transfers

Book a safe and reliable private airport transfer between Perth International Airport (PER) and your accommodation in Perth city. Enjoy a meet and greet service at the airport, then sit back and relax for a comfortable and convenient ride.

Flights to Perth

Virgin Australia and Qantas fly from Australian states in Perth.

For the latest flight prices to Perth from your home departure point click here.

Rental Cars from Perth Airport

If you need to rent a car from Perth Airport we can recommend using Rental Cars.

Frequently Asked Questions on Visiting Perth and Western Australia

What are the school holiday dates for Western Australia in 2022?

Term 1 Holidays (Autumn)9 Apr 2022
(Sat)
25 Apr 2022
(Mon)
Term 2 Holidays (Winter)2 Jul 2022
(Sat)
17 Jul 2022
(Sun)
Term 3 Holidays (Spring)24 Sep 2022
(Sat)
9 Oct 2022
(Sun)
Term 4 Holidays (Summer)16 Dec 2022
(Fri)
31 Jan 2023
(Tue)
Source: https://publicholidays.com.au/school-holidays/western-australia/2022-dates/

What is the time difference between Sydney and Perth?

Sydney is 3 hours ahead of Perth.

What is the best month to visit Perth?

The best time to visit Perth is in the Spring months of September, October and November before the heat of the summer months

What is the coldest month to visit Perth?

July is the coldest month with an average low of 8 degrees

What is the hottest month to avoid when visiting Perth?

February is the hottest month with an average temperature of 32 degrees

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