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10 Best Hotels in South Bank

Emporium Hotel South Bank
5 out of 5
267 Grey St, South Brisbane, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$259 per night
0.24 km from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (300 reviews)

"A beautiful hotel with kind and attentive staff. Thank you for a wonderful stay."…"

Reviewed on 11 Jul. 2020

Emporium Hotel South Bank
Novotel Brisbane South Bank Hotel
4.5 out of 5
38 Cordelia Street, South Brisbane, QLD
Free cancellation
The price is AU$152 per night
0.53 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (567 reviews)

"Beautifully presented and appointed rooms. Conference facilities were great, and restaurant and bar was also very good. Friendly and helpful staff."…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar. 2020

Novotel Brisbane South Bank Hotel
Mantra South Bank
4.5 out of 5
161 Grey Street, South Bank, South Brisbane, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$155 per night
0.27 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (993 reviews)

"Comfortable, clean, very quiet room. Staff efficient and friendly"…"

Reviewed on 11 Jul. 2020

Mantra South Bank
Swiss-Belhotel Brisbane
4.5 out of 5
218 Vulture Street, South Brisbane, QLD
Free cancellation
The price is AU$119 per night
0.64 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (989 reviews)

"Excellent hotel walking distance to Southbank Upgrade and free parking Stayed many times"…"

Reviewed on 5 Jul. 2020

Swiss-Belhotel Brisbane
  Arise Arena Apartments
4 out of 5
9 Edmondstone Street, South Brisbane, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$159 per night
0.83 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (1,287 reviews)

"Spacious apartment as described, fully equipped and a lovely courtyard to enjoy al fresco dining. Pool area is also very enjoyable and included parking is an excellent bonus. Staff were happy to assist and helpful when I arrived early and with special requests. This was my third stay and I’ll return ..."…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar. 2020

Arise Arena Apartments
Rydges South Bank
4.5 out of 5
9 Glenelg Street, South Bank, South Brisbane, QLD
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0.33 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,216 reviews)
Trying hard

"Good stay, with everything shut down the promised 'extensive' room service menu was a little subpar and they were out of the only two things I could have. Nice bed though."…"

Reviewed on 29 Mar. 2020

Rydges South Bank
Arise Atlas Apartments
3.5 out of 5
39 Cordelia Street, South Brisbane, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$149 per night
0.76 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (268 reviews)

"The rooms were excellent and staff very friendly and helpful."…"

Reviewed on 30 Jun. 2020

Arise Atlas Apartments
Parkview Apartments
4 out of 5
41-49 Russell Street, South Brisbane, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$138 per night
0.73 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (345 reviews)

"Great location, 10 minute walk to qpac with easy and free parking. Decent presentation and facilities were as described. Only gripes would be the weird smell in the hallway, being woken up by other people's doors closing loudly, showerhead very low and had to squat to get under it (I'm 5'8)."…"

Reviewed on 12 Feb. 2020

Parkview Apartments
Central Hillcrest Apartment Hotel
4 out of 5
311 Vulture Street, South Brisbane, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$149 per night
0.93 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (410 reviews)

"Only there for 1 night, but quiet and right next to the Mater private hospital. Great location and easy walk to city centre."…"

Reviewed on 31 Mar. 2020

Central Hillcrest Apartment Hotel
Opera Apartments South Brisbane
4.5 out of 5
47-49 Cordelia Street, South Brisbane, QLD
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0.68 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (180 reviews)

"We regularly stay in apartments in Brisbane monthly. Out of the last 4, this has been the best!! Clean!!!!! So happy. Will stay again. Thank you to your cleaners from a Mum og an immunocompromised daughter staying to attend hospital treatment. Thank you!!"…"

Reviewed on 7 Apr. 2020

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Visiting South Bank

Families will find kid-friendly activities in South Bank, and visitors give high marks for the fascinating museums, top-notch restaurants, and riverfront. Walkable and welcoming, this city will delight tourists with its theaters, cafés, and entertainment choices. Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Queen Street Mall, and Roma Street Parkland are some of the top sights around the area.

  • There are 23 hotels and other accommodations in South Bank
  • The closest major airport is in Brisbane, QLD (BNE) 14.1 from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in South Bank

The city is well known for its museums and theaters, and cultural venues include Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Queensland Conservatorium, and Queensland Museum and Sciencentre. Favorite family attractions include Wheel of Brisbane and South Bank Parklands. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and Southbank Institute of Technology.

As you plan your vacation, you'll find 23 hotels and other lodging options to select from in South Bank. Here are top ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Spice Apartments - With a stay at this 4-star apartment, guests can enjoy access to an outdoor pool and free parking, along with an in-room kitchen. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its overall value and clean, comfortable rooms.
  • Mantra South Bank - Our customers like the central location and comfortable rooms at this hotel. This 4.5-star hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center.
  • Vine Serviced Apartments - This 4.5-star apartment features a restaurant, free WiFi, and free parking. Expedia customers like its family-friendly amenities and clean, comfortable rooms.

Outside the city, popular places to visit include Queen Street Mall, located 0.6 mi (0.9 from the city center, and Roma Street Parkland, which is 0.9 mi (1.4 away.

Getting Around South Bank

To explore the surrounding area, ride one of the trains from South Brisbane Station or South Bank Station. South Bank may not have many public transportation choices so consider renting a car to explore the city.

Dressing for South Bank

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 85°F and the nighttime average to be 63°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 80°F during the day and 50°F at night
  • July through September averages 77°F during the day and 49°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 85°F during the day and 57°F at night
  • Average annual rainfall for South Bank is 44.49 inches
  • Hottest months are usually January and February with an average temperature of 84°F, while the coldest months are July and August with an average of 50°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in South Bank?
Emporium Hotel South Bank is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This 5-star hotel offers 3 restaurants and 3 bars. It is located a short 1-minute walk from South Bank Parklands. Traveller reviews also recommend Novotel Brisbane South Bank Hotel and Mantra South Bank as top choices for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in South Bank, will I receive a refund?
Yes, most room reservations are fully refundable provided that you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of your arrival date. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, you might be able to cancel it and be given a refund within 24 hours of booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to review the top deals on offer in South Bank.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in South Bank?
Based on reviews, Riverside Hotel Southbank is a popular hotel for our travellers who want a more economical choice, and features free WiFi and an outdoor pool. Another top choice for your budget-friendly stay is Rydges South Bank.
What's the best hotel for a family holiday in South Bank?
Fleet Lane is a top 4-star apartment on Expedia for families, and features in-room kitchens and free WiFi. Riverside Hotel Southbank is another choice for your child-friendly holiday. Also, attractions such as South Bank Parklands and Wheel of Brisbane are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best hotel for a couple going to South Bank?
Rydges South Bank is a favourite 4.5-star hotel for couples, and features 24-hour room service and 3 restaurants. Other good choices for a stay with your sweetheart include Riverside Hotel Southbank and Mantra South Bank.
What's the best accommodation option for a beach holiday in South Bank?
Emporium Hotel South Bank is a top 4-star beach apartment with an outdoor pool and a full-service spa. Riverside Hotel Southbank is another good choice for your beach trip. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Streets Beach or Shorncliffe Beach.
What's the best high-end place to stay in South Bank?
Vine Serviced Apartments is a 4.5-star aparthotel with a rooftop terrace and a coffee shop, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. Rydges South Bank and Mantra South Bank are other upscale choices for your holiday.

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