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10 Best Places to Stay in Perth

Perth, the sun-soaked capital of Western Australia, is a vibrant city full of diverse suburbs, each with its own unique charm and attractions. Whether you’re a first-time visitor, a family looking for a peaceful retreat, or a nightlife enthusiast seeking excitement, Perth has the perfect area for you. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore the ten best areas to stay in Perth, highlighting what makes each one special, notable points of interest, cultural nuances, pricing, and the activities you can indulge in. 

Places to Stay in Perth

  1. Perth City Centre (Perth Central Business District)

Our CBD is nestled on the banks of the Swan River, whether you’re a first-time visitor or only here for a short stay. Accommodation options range from luxurious stays like The Ritz-Carlton and QT Perth to mid-range Novotel Perth Murray Street and the budget-friendly St Georges Terrace. The CBD offers easy access to major attractions, dining, and public transport. During the day, it’s a bustling business district, and by night, it transforms into a lively entertainment hub. Notable points of interest include Elizabeth Quay, Kings Park, and the iconic Perth Bell Tower.

We’re also conveniently located in the heart of Elizabeth Quay. Embark on an awesome Swan River Cruise that shows off the beauty and charm of Perth City! It’s not just a boat ride, it’s a wild west adventure, that promises unforgettable views of the city skyline and key landmarks, and viewings of all some of our most diverse wild and marine and life. 

  1. Northbridge

Located just opposite the Perth CBD, Northbridge is a haven for nightlife enthusiasts and cultural explorers. Once known primarily for its nightlife, Northbridge has undergone a revival, offering an eclectic mix of small bars, art spaces, and cultural attractions. The area’s unique charm is reflected in accommodations like The Alex Hotel, a boutique stay with a rooftop terrace, offering a perfect blend of luxury and quirkiness. Budget-friendly options include Hostel G, providing a modern twist on hostel accommodation. 

  1. Fremantle

Fremantle, affectionately known as Freo, is a historic port town bursting with vibrancy, history, and markets. The town is adorned with colourful buildings and lively streets, making it a cultural hub. Fremantle is home to attractions such as the Fremantle Markets, Esplanade Park, and the renowned Little Creatures Brewery. Accommodations in Fremantle cater to various budgets, from the luxurious Warders Hotel to the mid-range Esplanade Hotel and budget-friendly Fremantle Prison YHA. 

  1. East Perth & Burswood

For families and those wanting proximity to the city, East Perth and Burswood offer a mix of entertainment and central access. Burswood is renowned for the Crown Towers Perth, Perth’s first six-star hotel, featuring lagoon-style pools. Other luxury options include Pan Pacific Perth and Hyatt Regency Perth. Mid-range choices like Crown Metropol and Ibis Styles East Perth provide modern comfort, making this area a hotspot for diverse preferences. 

  1. Scarborough

Scarborough, a coastal suburb, is a paradise for beach lovers, offering a laid-back coastal atmosphere. A 20-minute drive from the CBD, Scarborough is the best place to stay for those seeking a beachfront experience. Rendezvous Hotel Scarborough, overlooking Scarborough Beach, provides a 4-star coastal retreat. Seashells Scarborough and Quest Scarborough offer apartment-style accommodations catering to various budgets. 

  1. South Perth

South Perth, a leafy suburb with family-friendly appeal, provides picturesque views of the city skyline. Home to the Perth Zoo and the scenic South Perth Foreshore, this area offers tranquillity within reach of the city. Accommodations like Quest South Perth Foreshore and The Peninsula Riverside Serviced Apartments provide a range of options from studios to family-friendly apartments. 

  1. West Perth & Subiaco

For a more local feel while staying close to the city, West Perth and Subiaco are ideal choices. West Perth, once known for business hotels, now offers a mix of business and leisure stays. Subiaco, a coffee shop suburb, provides a blend of local suburb vibes and urban attractions. Accommodations like Tribe Perth and Vibe Hotel Subiaco offer affordable luxury, creating a perfect balance. 

  1. Scarborough

a coastal area, is a paradise for beach lovers, offering a laid-back atmosphere. A 20-minute drive from the CBD, Scarborough is the best place to stay for those seeking a beachfront experience. Rendezvous Hotel Scarborough, overlooking Scarborough Beach, provides a 4-star coastal retreat. Seashells Scarborough and Quest Scarborough offer apartment-style accommodations catering to various budgets.

9. Cottesloe

Cottesloe, known for its iconic beach and relaxed atmosphere, is a premier beachside destination. With its crystal-clear waters and the famous Indiana Tea House, Cottesloe Beach is a must-visit. Accommodations in Cottesloe range from luxurious beachfront hotels like Cottesloe Beach Hotel to mid-range options like Ocean Beach Hotel and budget-friendly choices like Cottesloe Beach House Stays. 

  1. Guildford

Guildford, a historic town with colonial charm, is located just a short drive from Perth. Known for its well-preserved 19th-century architecture, Guildford offers a glimpse into Western Australia’s past. Accommodations in Guildford, such as the Rose & Crown Hotel, are boutique and quaint, providing a unique and cultural stay. 

Choosing where to stay in Perth depends on your preferences. Whether you prefer the lively CBD, beachfront vibes in Scarborough, or historic charm, each area offers a unique experience, allowing you to tailor your stay to match your interests and make the most of your time in our wonderful city. 

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