Looking for a mini-break in a city setting? There’s never been a better time for a staycation in the vibrant Valley precinct to immerse yourself in the amazing dining, entertainment and shopping options available with a plush hotel as your base.
 
Whether you want to splash out or save, here’s our pick of the best Fortitude Valley hotels and apartments for your next staycation:
 
Design-forward hotels

For Insta-worthy interiors and an uber-stylish stay, look no further than a designer hotel. Alex Perry Hotel & Apartments on Ann Street brings the couture king’s keen eye for style to luxe self-catering apartments. The fashionable décor paired with modern tech (we love the ghd hair appliances and in-room garment steamer) makes this hotel a great base for a weekend out in the Valley.
 
Located in the heart of all the action with cutting-edge design, high-rise apartment rooms, a heated U-shaped skyline pool with city views, indoor cinema, outdoor lounge, yoga studio and gym, FV Brisbane by Peppers on Brunswick Street ticks all the boxes for a slick weekend staycation or weekday retreat.
 
With a striking façade fronting Constance Street, The Constance hotel is an Instagrammer’s dream with street art from world-acclaimed artists set against heritage framework. If you can tear yourself away from the open-plan themed artist rooms or suite with an outdoor spa, head to rooftop bar Dirty Sultan for drinks with a city view, or The Rose Room at street level for breakfast, brunch and café fare with a Turkish twist.
 
Boutique hotels

For modern convenience and contemporary appeal, check-in to one of the Valley’s boutique hotels. Tucked away on Church Street, Alpha Mosaic Hotel Brisbane has deluxe rooms and one- and two-bedroom apartments with continental breakfast, in-room dining and restaurant delivery service available. Hotel guests also have free access to the nearby Valley Pool and Valley gym.
 
Located on Constance Street, Limes Boutique Hotel is another Valley hotel with a top-shelf rooftop bar. Choose from stylish deluxe or courtyard suites with free minibar and breakfast available daily. Plus, book your stay on Friday and Saturday nights to receive a complimentary drink at the rooftop bar that’ll get your weekend started right.

Newly opened on Brunswick Street, the 5-star Hotel X brings a fresh perspective for an urban staycation. The 24/7 full Valley experience includes two onsite eateries – French bistro Bisou Bisou and the Mediterranean-flavoured Iris rooftop bar and restaurant – plus a rooftop pool and in-house gym. Live the suite life in a selection of guestrooms with a boutique mini-bar, Karl Lagerfeld amenities and pillow menu as standard.
 
Aparthotels

For the option of staying in or going out, book yourself into an aparthotel for self-catering convenience plus hotel service.
 
On Gotha Street, Cathedral Place is a social resort-style apartment complex with two outdoor pools, a barbecue area and a gym that’s perfect for a weekend with friends in the Valley. Central Brunswick Apartment Hotel, just a block away from the Brunswick Street Mall also has plenty of onsite facilities including barbecue amenities, a gym and a heated spa and sauna.
 
With Spanish artist Joan Miro in mind, The Miro Apartments rocks the distinctive colourful aesthetic in its eye-catching façade. The fully equipped self-contained apartments on Robertson Street have everything you need for an urban getaway, while further down the street, Atrio Apartments boast fresh, modern design in its selection of one- or two-bedroom units with all the mod cons.

Check out these great stays before your next check-in to the Valley!

Image: Hotel X

– June 2021