27 May 2019

Take your pick of the best hotels in Adelaide from five-star luxury to boutique and budget hotels perfect for any adventure.

Whether you’re escaping to Adelaide for a quick weekend or here for an extended stay, we’ve uncovered the best inner-city digs to kick back in luxury or save your coin without scrimping on style. Find the perfect base for your Adelaide adventure and check out our guide to the best hotels in Adelaide.

Mayfair Hotel


Just 15 minutes’ drive from Adelaide Airport lies The Mayfair, Adelaide's premier five-star boutique hotel. Located in the heart of the city in a heritage-listed building, and on the doorstep of Adelaide’s small bars scene, The Mayfair is listed as one of the top hotels in Australia and New Zealand by Condé Nast Traveller and took home the award for Best Bed in Australia at the Gourmet Traveller 2018 Australian Hotel Awards. The Mayfair offers luxury accommodation and contemporary dining, as well as the stunning Hennessy Rooftop Bar. Little extras to make your stay memorable include luxury skincare products, rain showers and a premium complimentary minibar. 

Intercontinental Adelaide

InterContinental Adelaide

Stay where the stars stay when they are in town at the InterContinental Adelaide. Overlooking the River Torrens in the heart of Adelaide, a short stroll from this five-star hotel and you’ll find yourself at Rundle Mall, Adelaide Festival Centre, the Convention Centre, Adelaide Casino or Adelaide Oval. If you’re feeling hungry, have breakfast overlooking the River Torrens at the Riverside Restaurant or dinner at the award-winning on-site Japanese restaurant, Shiki.

Hilton Adelaide

Hilton Adelaide

Standing tall on Victoria Square, Hilton Adelaide offers five-star luxury accommodation in the heart of Adelaide’s CBD. Room options range from deluxe to suites and an executive floor, with many boasting ocean or hills views. The on-site restaurant, Coal Cellar + Grill, dishes up an impressive menu highlighting the best of South Australia's produce and you can wash it down with a choice of over 500 wine labels displayed in the cellar. After dinner, retreat to The Collins Bar for a nightcap surrounded by a moody interior and skilled mixologists. Often overlooking major events in Victoria Square, the Hilton Adelaide is a convenient base for Tour Down Under and Tasting Australia. Hilton Adelaide is even pet friendly, with one dog per room permitted at an additional charge.

The Playford

The Playford Adelaide

In the heart of Adelaide’s cultural precinct on North Terrace, The Playford hotel lays claim to being Australia’s most awarded boutique hotel. Evoking old-world charm with all the modern creature comforts, this five-star hotel is within stone’s throw from Adelaide’s vibrant arts, culture and entertainment hotspot. For the ultimate weekend away, book the loft spa suite for luxurious New York-style living across two levels with a spacious lounge and marble ensuite. The downstairs Playford Lounge Bar is the perfect spot to unwind with a cocktail after a day exploring.

Adabco Boutique Hotel

Adabco Adelaide

Oozing character and charm, Adabco Boutique Hotel sits in a stunning heritage-listed building on Wakefield Street in Adelaide’s CBD. With large lounge areas and cosy nooks, an eclectic mix of new and antique décor Adabco is nestled between Hutt St’s restaurants and all of Adelaide’s main attractions. Each floor has a communal kitchen so guests can prepare meals at their own leisure, or room service is available from Bocelli Café Ristorante on Hutt Street for those inclined towards a late-night pizza or pasta. There’s secluded courtyards to soak up the sun, a 24-hour business centre and lounge and dining area where a continental breakfast is served daily.

Pullman Adelaide

Pullman Adelaide

The newest large-scale hotel in Adelaide, Pullman offers 308 modern rooms conveniently located just off Rundle Mall. A huge range of light-filled room options with views across the city and hills beyond, many with private balconies, provide the perfect retreat after a day exploring. Dine in at the Salt Restaurant and Bar which focuses on using fresh seasonal and local produce or stroll down to Adelaide’s East End small bar scene for a glass of local wine. Just a minutes’ walk from the Pullman is Rundle St, home to Australia’s best restaurant, Restaurant Orana, and a myriad of Adelaide’s premium eateries like Africola and Golden Boy.

Stamford Plaza Adelaide 

Stamford Plaza Adelaide With three restaurants and two bars on-site, you’ll never want to leave Stamford Plaza Adelaide. But venture out and you’ll discover this five-star hotel takes prime-position on North Terrace, opposite Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide Casino and Parliament House. Most rooms enjoy views of the northern parklands, River Torrens and Parliament House, with Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Botanic Gardens, Adelaide Festival Centre, River Torrens and Rundle Mall all a short walk away. If you’re looking for a beachside-escape, Stamford Plaza’s sister hotel, Stamford Grand Glenelg offers epic view across Adelaide’s popular Glenelg beach, just 20 minutes from the city.

Adina Hotel Adelaide Treasury

Adina Hotel Adelaide Treasury Overlooking Victoria Square in the beautifully restored heritage Adelaide Treasury building, Adina Hotel combines historic charm with first-class modern comforts. Opposite the Town hall and GPO, the former treasury building is minutes away from Adelaide’s foodie hotspot, the Central Markets. With generous sized fully self-contained apartments, hotel staff can even organise to have fresh market produce delivered right to your door, so you can cook up a storm. A heated indoor pool, gym and sauna will also come in handy.

Ibis Adelaide

Ibis Adelaide

For affordable accommodation in Adelaide, the sleek, modern and conveniently located Ibis Adelaide ticks all the boxes. The impressive steel and glass building is tucked behind bustling Rundle Mall on Grenfell Street and provides easy access to Adelaide’s main attractions. A fresh, new hotel destination in Adelaide, all rooms (including family suites) have been fitted out with the latest technology.  A cocktail bar, restaurant, city views and a well-equipped gym are some of the highlights of this new Adelaide hotel.

Holiday Inn Express

Holiday Inn Express Adelaide

You’ll find Adelaide’s new Holiday Inn Express in the vibrant north-west of Adelaide’s CBD. Nestled among Adelaide’s blossoming bar and laneway scene, this modern hotel is just minutes from the restaurant and bar-packed Leigh Street, Bank Street and Peel Street. On site, you’ll find a bar, restaurant, business centre, gym and complimentary WiFi, making it a great affordable accommodation option in Adelaide for business, leisure and families. Complimentary daily hot buffet breakfast will fuel you for a day of exploration around Adelaide and beyond.

Explore Adelaide

Adelaide is bursting with culture, flavours, events and entertainment. Taste your way through world-famous wine regions just minutes away from the city, soak up the sun at picture-perfect city beaches or spend the night exploring a thriving restaurant and bar scene with our three-day Adelaide itinerary.


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