Why hotels in Brisbane CBD are so expensive

Like any other major city around the world, hotels in Brisbane are more expensive than say a hotel or even an apartment that is outside the city, or not within the heart of the city. While staying in one of the many hotels in Brisbane has its benefits, holidaymakers should ask themselves if it is really worth the money. Here, we’ll address this question by explaining why hotels in Brisbane cost so much and I will also offer some suggestions for more affordable accommodation options, like right here at Bridgewater Terraces.

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Continue reading on as I list out some of the reasons why hotels in Brisbane CBD are so expensive.


Hotels in Brisbane are typically located in the CBD, which is the hub of the city. These hotels, being located in the heart of the city, are all close to the major attractions that Brisbane has to offer and therefore, you generally end up paying more at these hotels because of this. However, if you’re not too fussed about location, you can find many other cheaper accommodation options, with some being located just outside Brisbane’s CBD. One such option is our serviced apartments at Bridgewater Terraces, which lie just 1 km away from the CBD. Despite being so close to the central hub of the city, our serviced apartments are significantly cheaper than what you would be paying for at any hotel located in the heart of the CBD.

Daily Cleans

Most holiday apartments have a 2-3 night minimum stay, whereas hotels in Brisbane all offer overnight stays. As such, the cleaning and maid costs of holiday apartments are much lower than hotels. By booking accommodation at a hotel, you will have to pay for daily housekeeping costs, which are included in every night of the accommodation.

If you do not require cleaning on a daily basis, consider staying in a holiday apartment, such as those offered at Bridgewater Terraces, rather than a hotel to save on your accommodation costs.

Extra Amenities

Hotels in Brisbane also offer many extra amenities, which are generally not provided by other forms of accommodation, including apartments. Some of these amenities may include saunas, spas, bars, swimming pools and the like. By booking accommodation in a hotel, you will also be paying for these extra amenities, whether you choose to use them or not.

If you’re not fussy about these extra amenities that are offered by hotels, then you can avoid paying the high costs of booking hotels in Brisbane by booking accommodation in alternate offerings such as our holiday apartments at Bridgwater Terraces.

As can be seen, you end up paying more at a hotel because of its location, because of daily housekeeping costs and because of the extra amenities that are offered. However, if you want to avoid these high costs, then you can do so by booking your accommodation elsewhere. At Bridgewater Terraces, we offer affordable accommodation in Brisbane at our spacious serviced holiday apartments, starting at just $180 per night. Moreover, we’re located at Kangaroo Point, just outside Brisbane’s CBD, so you will still enjoy the benefits of staying at a convenient location, when you choose to book your accommodation with us.


Hotels in Brisbane CBD are quite expensive to say the least. If you are worried about accommodation costs, then you should consider alternative accommodation options, such as the serviced holiday apartments, here at Bridgewater Terraces. We offer 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and our accommodation rates are much lower than what you would be otherwise paying at a hotel in Brisbane. While you will save on accommodation costs, you will also enjoy being located close to the heart of Brisbane.

To book your accommodation with us, phone us at +61 7 3435 5216 or make a reservation through our website.

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About Denis Goodman

Denis is the manager of Bridgewater Terraces and has a long history with accommodation and property management rights. He brings his knowledge and experiences into his writer to help holiday makers have a wonderful holiday.

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