Perth & Surrounds

Quay Perth

As far as city boltholes go, Quay Perth is up there with the best. A home away from home, it has that all-important factor that real estate agents rave about: location, location, location.

Opened in 2019, the hotel in many ways heralded the emergence of Elizabeth Quay as the CBD’s new centrepiece. Staying at Quay Perth, you’ll often pull out your smartphone to order an Uber, only to realise you’re within walking distance of much of the city’s best eating, drinking and culture. Staying in? Ground floor coffee shop, Community at Quay, hits the spot from 6:30am weekdays and 7:00am on a weekend. Up on the rooftop, meanwhile, HQ Bar + Kitchen offers more than just convenience, with a focus on local producers and Asian-influenced seasonal menus.

Stay at Quay Perth a few times, and you’ll come to understand that things just work here. Gold dust for the repeat guest. While the hotel sits at the larger end of the boutique spectrum, the level of service always feels personal, and the light-filled room designs are functional and modern, presented with a real sense that details have been thought through. Bathrooms are luxurious, and there’s plenty of space to relax and work. It’s pared back, calming even, thanks to the work of renowned Perth-based interior designer Malvina Stone.

Need to Knows

  • 80 rooms (Perth Essential Room, Perth Loft, Esplanade Studio, Elizabeth Quay Studio, Elizabeth Quay Luxury Studio).
  • Check-in: 2pm; Check-out: 10am.
  • The property has an adjoining but separately operated car park with very competitive rates.
  • Each room comes equipped with an LED TV, Nespresso coffee and tea facilities and complimentary WiFi.

Whats There 

For those needing a space to plug in and get some work done, Community at Quay has the benefit of barista brews and food until mid-afternoon. But for something a little longer term, the hotel’s casual co-working space, Level Nine, has a quieter vibe, and some of the property’s best views. Plus, knockoff drinks await just one floor up at HQ Bar + Kitchen.

Whats Around

Quay Perth is in the sweet spot for dining and drinking in Perth. Balthazar – a storied name in the city’s dining culture – is practically on the doorstep, and the State Buildings are just a few minutes away, home to the likes of Wildflower, another of the state’s best fine diners. Want to hit some bars that knows their spirits inside out? Terrarium and Foxtrot Unicorn are just around the corner. Should the evening’s indulgence need a little balancing out, you can amble around Elizabeth Quay, or take a stroll up to Kings Park and Botanic Garden, which is 25 minutes away on foot. 

Whats Super Special

Swan River views in many rooms deliver a wow factor that elsewhere comes with a much higher price tag. If you can, get a room on the higher floors to enjoy the built-in windows seats.


Quay Perth is very close to the BHP Water Park at Elizabeth Quay, and just a 15-minute walk from WA Museum Boola Bardip.


On the ground floor, Community at Quay is a hub for more than just hotel guests, drawing in a city crowd for à la carte breakfast and that crucial caffeine hit. Single-origin coffee selections come from Margaret River Roasting Co and juice is from another local supplier, Squished Juice.

Eating and Drinking

HQ Bar + Kitchen takes advantage of its tenth-floor views across Elizabeth Quay to the Swan River, with a spacious terrace for the win. It’s a prime spot for sunset hour – something WA could win medals for. The menu favours premium WA producers like Leeuwin Coast and Pardoo Wagyu, tilting towards pan-Asian snacks and shared plates. And while a club sandwich might be the extent of in-room dining elsewhere, trust that the Singaporean hokkien mee here is an absolute winner.

Things to Book

Restaurant bookings are always recommended, especially for higher-end restaurants. It’s always worth checking out who’s playing at RAC Arena and the world-class Optus Stadium, too.


Want to see more of WA and do more than look at the river? Book a scenic tour or a transfer to Margaret River with Swan River Seaplanes.