For first-time visitors to Perth, one of the best places to stay is the city center, near the sparkling Swan River - especially for those planning to use public transport. Fantastic shopping and dining are within walking distance, and top attractions such as the Art Gallery of Western Australia, the Western Australian Museum, St. Mary's Cathedral, and Kings Park are also close by. Free CAT buses loop around the city, stopping at the top sites. Here are some highly-rated hotels in this central location:
Luxury Hotels: In a lovingly restored mid-19th-century state building, steps away from fabulous shopping and St. Mary's Cathedral, COMO The Treasury blends contemporary styling in its oversized rooms with ornate architectural features. Its modern amenities include an indoor pool, gym, library, and holistic spa. Another heritage building with contemporary touches is the BEST WESTERN PREMIER, Terrace Hotel, within walking distance of the main shopping streets, the waterfront, and Kings Park. Pan Pacific Perth is a larger property in the city center that sits steps away from the Perth Mint and an easy stroll to the shops and restaurants of Elizabeth Quay and the city center.
Mid-Range Hotels: Guests love the buffet breakfasts and quaint European charm of Miss Maud Swedish Hotel, a short hop from shops, restaurants, and St. Mary's Cathedral. A great option for longer stays is All Suites Perth, an easy stroll the Swan River, Murray Street Mall, and city buses. Its spacious rooms come with kitchenettes and laundry facilities. Known for its friendly service, the Novotel Perth Langley is another popular mid-range option, less than 10 minutes' walk from St. Mary's Cathedral and only two blocks from the riverfront.
Budget Hotels: Offering excellent value for money, the Comfort Hotel Perth City offers large, clean rooms within walking distance to the city center, the waterfront, and the free CAT bus. Other budget options in the CBD, near restaurants and shopping, are City Waters, two blocks from the river, and the family-owned and run Comfort Inn Wentworth Plaza, less than ten minutes' walk from the Perth Convention and Exhibition Center.