Where to stay in Brisbane - 5 top CBD hotels

Where are you resting your head tonight?

If it's in a Brisbane hotel you'll have found there's plenty of new players in the hotel market and also wide choice.  I find it very hard to get a real feel for a hotel, apart from the location and price, from their websites, so I've been sleeping around, testing out hotels to see what they are really like.

Prices for these hotels range from around $190 to $300 a night.  Check online booking websites and the hotel's own website to check that you are getting the latest and best deal.  Often there are special packages which may offer exactly what you need.

Next Hotel, Brisbane CBD 

If you had a hotel traveller's wish list you would find many of your boxes ticked at Next Hotel, Brisbane.

Rising from the carcass of several previous hotel incarnations, including the much-loved, long-standing Lennons, Next Hotel has been designed to offer what you're asking for in a hotel next.

Features include an easy check in app that's about to be released, a smart device to control your room lights, television and air conditioning, and four free mini bar items every day, yes, every day. more...

Capri by Fraser, Brisbane CBD

Wake up to a new morning in Capri by Fraser in Brisbane's CBD and you'll discover there's plenty to like.
From the front entrance it's clear that this hotel is rather an adventure. Award-winning design specialists, Ministry Of Design, have incorporated vertical garden walls and art installations which make the foyer seem more like a club. Best of all the wifi is fast and free, yes, free. 
On the ground floor is the new Pete Evans restaurant, Asana by Pete Evans which offers a mainly paelo menu.  Don't worry about the paelo thing,  the food is great. more...

You can't get much more Brisbane than the timber and tin architecture of Spicers Balfour with a view of the Story Bridge, unless you want the heritage art deco elegance of the newer Spicers Balfour suites just down the street.

The newly opened Spicers Balfour Suites are just a couple of houses down the road.  It's almost like visiting the neighbours as you traipse between the two.

Located in a two story heritage building, this addition to Balfour's accommodation offers an authentic slice of Queensland history with modern comforts. A staircase leads up to a roof top bar that's been carved out of the rafters at Balfour to provide a quintessential Brisbane Story Bridge view.

Known as the Brisbane city hotel with the huge, 26 floor atrium inside, Hilton Brisbane is more than conveniently positioned amongst prime shopping outlets in the Queen Street Mall.
Designed by legendary Australian architect Harry Siedler, this is a hotel that has stood the test of time and with recently renovated rooms, offers a more than conveniently positioned base for visitors to Brisbane.
Hilton has a Be a Weekender campaign to encourage more people to holiday at home, get off the couch and reclaim the weekend by becoming a guest in your own city. It’s all about exploring and being a kid again, releasing your inner child.

Voulez-vous coucher avec nous ce soir? Will you sleep with us tonight is the cheeky question on the door key at Inchcolm Hotel & Suites and it's certainly not hard to answer yes.

Following an $8 million refurbishment and restoration program, Inchcolm is a AAA 5-star hotel with 50 elegant room options including Brisbane's first loft-style apartments.  It's also the first Brisbane hotel for the upscale MGallery Collection of hotels. more...

Disclaimer:  Ed+bK stayed as a guest of the hotels.