Are you planning a trip to Brisbane for a family holiday, romantic weekend or schoolies?

Brisbane is one of the top cities to visit in Australia, particularly during summer (December – February) and holiday periods.

While you’re there, it can get hot and beaches become crowded, so a spacious pool at your hotel will certainly add to the holiday experience.

We’ve had a look at over 600 properties and found some incredible hotels that will suit any occasion.

Check out this list of the 16 best Brisbane hotels with luxury pools.

1. Emporium Hotel South Bank

Prepare to fall in love with the Emporium Hotel South Bank in Brisbane.

This 5-star hotel is located in the heart of the city, within walking distance of Brisbane River, City Botanic Gardens, and the South Bank Train Station.

The property is made up of luxury suites, each more lavish than the last.

Suites come with free WiFi, flat screen TVs, marble en suite bathrooms, mini fridges, and wet bars.

Meanwhile upgraded suites will also guarantee river or city views.

No matter the room you choose, in-suite massages are available.

Finally, be sure to check out the hotel’s rooftop infinity pool overlooking the gorgeous Brisbane skyline.

  • Guest Rating: 9.5
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: 267 Grey Street, South Brisbane, 4101 Brisbane, Australia

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2. W Brisbane

The trendy W Brisbane is one of the best hotels in the entire city.

This 5-star property in the centre of Brisbane’s CBD, overlooks the Brisbane River.

It’s also close to Central Station and the shops of Queen Street Mall.

Further, rooms are bold and hip in design, featuring modern artwork and vibrant colours.

They also feature free WiFi, flat screen TVs with bluetooth soundbars, partial river or city views, and wet bars with cocktail making equipment.

Certain upgraded rooms even come with separate lounge areas, full kitchens, and bars.

When it comes to amenities, don’t miss out on the W Brisbane’s fitness centre, spa, poolside bar, or the outdoor heated pool with its unique black and white stripe design.

  • Guest Rating: 9.3
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: 81 North Quay, Brisbane CBD, 4000 Brisbane, Australia

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3. The Westin Brisbane

Relaxed and refined are two words we would use to describe The Westin Brisbane.

This Brisbane hotel has 5 stars for a reason.

From the spacious rooms and suites to the stunning outdoor pool, it doesn’t get much better than this.

All rooms at The Westin Brisbane come with free WiFi, mini fridges, tea and coffee makers, and TVs.

Upgraded rooms and suites also have living rooms, lounge access, and city/river views.

No matter how you plan on spending your time in Brisbane, be sure to take advantage of The Westin Brisbane’s rooftop pool with sun loungers and a swim up bar.

  • Guest Rating: 9.2
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: 111 Mary Street, Brisbane CBD, 4000 Brisbane, Australia

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4. Art Series – The Johnson

If you’re looking for an artsy hotel in Brisbane, look no further than Art Series – The Johnson.

The Johnson is a 4-star hotel by acclaimed artist Michael Johnson.

The hotel is located in a quiet neighbourhood near plenty of shops, cafes, and restaurants.

It is also within walking distance of Central railway station and the Fortitude Valley district.

Inside, you’ll find luxury suites, each of which comes with free WiFi, balconies or terraces, tea and coffee makers, and mini bars.

Larger, upgraded suites are available featuring kitchenettes and extra bedrooms.

Finally, don’t miss out on The Johnson’s stunning outdoor lap pool, gym, and terrace.

  • Guest Rating: 9.2
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 477 Boundary Street, Spring Hill, 4000 Brisbane, Australia

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5. Meriton Suites Herschel Street

If a sleek, high rise hotel is more your vibe, then the Meriton Suites Herschel Street hotel is for you.

This 5-star Brisbane property is set across 74 floors of a polished high rise building in central Brisbane.

We also love that it is less than 15 minutes by foot from the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art.

Inside, this upscale hotel is made up of apartment units, ranging in size from one bedrooms to three bedrooms.

All units come with flat screen TVs, floor to ceiling windows, and free WiFi.

However, only certain units feature full kitchen, separate dining/living areas, and marble bathrooms.

Meanwhile, whatever you do, be sure to check out the hotel’s indoor heated pool, sauna, and spa.

This is an ideal hotel if you’re visiting Brisbane during the cooler months from June to August.

  • Guest Rating: 9.1
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: 43 Herschel Street, Brisbane CBD, 4000 Brisbane, Australia

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6. Next Hotel Brisbane

There is no denying that Next Hotel Brisbane is one of the trendiest properties in the city.

This 4-star hotel is conveniently located in Brisbane’s Central Business District.

Rooms are modern and totally Instagram-worthy, featuring free WiFi, mini bars, room service, espresso machines, and flat screen TVs.

Guests can also rent out suites, which come with separate sitting areas.

While the rooms are stunning, we bet you’ll be spending all your time at the rooftop pool, which also has a poolside bar and lounge.

In addition, be sure to take advantage of the hotel’s lobby bar and 24-hour fitness room.

  • Guest Rating: 9.1
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 72 Queen Street Mall, Brisbane CBD, 4000 Brisbane, Australia

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7. Meriton Suites Adelaide Street

Meriton Suites Adelaide Street is an all-apartment hotel in Brisbane that has plenty of amenities (including a pool, of course!).

This 5-star property is located near the City Botanic Gardens, as well as the beach and gardens of South Bank.

Apartment units range in size from studios to three bedrooms.

All units come with chic decor, free WiFi, floor to ceiling windows, kitchenettes, washer/dryers, and flat screen TVs.

Upgraded units also guarantee separate living/dining areas.

Lastly, enjoy the heated indoor pool, spa, sauna, and gym on-site.

  • Guest Rating: 9.1
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: 485 Adelaide Street, Brisbane CBD, 4000 Brisbane, Australia

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8. Alex Perry Hotel & Apartments

Have you always dreamed of staying in a hotel styled by a fashion designer?

Now you can, thanks to the Alex Perry Hotel & Apartments, which were styled by none other than Australian fashion designer Alex Perry.

This sleek city apartment hotel is made up of glamorous studios, one bedroom, and two bedroom apartments.

It is located in the trendy Fortitude Valley district, and is only a short walk from the City Botanic Gardens.

Furthermore, apartments have a retro vibe and feature desks, kitchens, WiFi, and flat screen TVs.

Finally, Alex Perry Hotel & Apartments offers top-notch amenities likes a fitness centre, a BBQ area, and a rooftop area with an outdoor lap pool and sun loungers.

  • Guest Rating: 9.1
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 959 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley, 4006 Brisbane, Australia

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9. Brisbane Holiday Village

Brisbane Holiday Village is the place to stay if you’re visiting this Australian city with your family!

Plenty of amenities (including a huge outdoor pool) are just a few of the perks of staying here.

This 4-star Brisbane property is only a 15 minute drive from downtown Brisbane.

Guests are invited to stay in self-contained cabins that feature air conditioning, a patio or balcony, full kitchen, private bathroom, and a flat screen TV.

Meanwhile, as you explore the property you’ll come to find that there are tons of amenities the whole family will love.

We’re talking about a full size tennis court, an 18 hole mini golf course, a bike track, a playground, and best of all, an outdoor pool with a waterfall.

  • Guest Rating: 9.1
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 10 Holmead Road, Eight Mile Plains, Eight Mile Plains, 4113 Brisbane, Australia

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10. Royal On The Park

Royal on the Park is just that – on the park!

That’s right, this 4-star hotel overlooks Brisbane’s famous City Botanic Gardens.

The property is made up of rooms and suites, all of which feature iPhone docks, mini bars, floor to ceiling windows, desks, free WiFi, and flat screen TVs.

The larger suites also come with Nespresso machines, dining areas, living rooms, and whirlpool tubs.

Some even have views of the botanic garden.

Finally, don’t miss out on the hotel’s many amenities, such as the fine dining restaurant, the outdoor pool with a sun deck, and the croquet lawn.

  • Guest Rating: 9.0
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 152 Alice Street, Brisbane CBD, 4000 Brisbane, Australia

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11. Hilton Brisbane

Sleek, modern, and sophisticated are three words we would use to describe the Hilton Brisbane.

This 5-star accommodation option lies on the Queen Street Mall and is a short walk to Brisbane’s central station.

The hip hotel was also designed by modernist architect Harry Seidler.

That is why every room is stunningly contemporary.

Rooms and suites offer WiFi, tea and coffee makers, and TVs, while some also come with access to the private lounge where free breakfast is served.

In terms of perks, there is a bar and grill, tennis court, gym, babysitting services, and a beautiful outdoor pool all on-site.

  • Guest Rating: 9.0
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: 190 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane CBD, 4001 Brisbane, Australia

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12. Stamford Plaza Brisbane

Stamford Plaza Brisbane has one of the most stunning pools of any hotel in the city.

Set in Brisbane’s bustling CBD, this high rise, 5-star hotel is conveniently located near the Eagle Street bus stop and the Brisbane Convention Centre.

It is made up of rooms and suites, all of which feature elegant decor and stunning views of Brisbane.

Other perks include free WiFi, marble bathrooms, tea and coffee makers, and flat screen TV.

Certain suites even come with baby grand pianos and designer artwork.

While staying here, be sure to dine at the on-site Japanese restaurant, brasserie, or courtyard bar.

There is also a heated outdoor pool with sweeping views of the city and a huge sun deck to take advantage of.

  • Guest Rating: 9.0
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: Corner of Edward Street & Margaret Street, Brisbane CBD, 4000 Brisbane, Australia

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13. Rydges South Bank Brisbane

Nestled on the scenic Brisbane River is where you will find the Rydges South Bank Brisbane.

This 4-star hotel offers breathtaking views of Mount Coot-tha, and is only a short distance from the Brisbane Train Station and the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art.

Guests are sure to love the many amenities here, such as the on-site restaurant/bar, poolside bar, heated outdoor pool, hot tub, sauna, and fitness room.

Rooms are bright and modern and come with a variety of perks depending on the size of the room.

You’ll find a mini bar, microwave, along with private balconies and sofa beds to relax in.

  • Guest Rating: 8.9
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: Corner of Grey & Glenelg Street, South Brisbane, 4001 Brisbane, Australia

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14. Swiss-Belhotel South Bank Brisbane

Conveniently located right by Brisbane’s Maritime Museum ferry terminal is the Swiss-Belhotel South Bank Brisbane.

Overlooking the Brisbane River, this 4-star property has one of the best locations.

It is near the South Bank train station, the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, and the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art.

On-site, guests are free to enjoy the heated indoor pool, gym, and restaurant/cafe.

Parking, breakfast, and babysitting services are also available for a fee.

Meanwhile, rooms are modern in design and come with smart TVs, room service, mini bars, free WiFi, and tea makers.

Some rooms even include balconies with river views, kitchenettes, and lounge areas.

  • Guest Rating: 8.9
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 218 Vulture Street, South Brisbane, 4101 Brisbane, Australia

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15. Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane

Prepare to be amazed by the Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane.

This stunning hotel has an ideal location right next to Roma Street Parkland, and only a short walk from Brisbane Central railway station and the Queensland Museum.

Rooms are warm and cozy, with mini fridges, mini bars, free WiFi, balconies, and TVs.

Upgraded rooms and suites are available and they may also come with espresso machines, sofas, and separate lounge/dining areas.

Lastly, be sure to take advantage of the hotel’s many amenities.

The Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane has a bar with a terrace, rooftop pool, fitness room, business centre, and a casual eatery.

  • Guest Rating: 8.9
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 23 Leichhardt Street, Spring Hill, 4000 Brisbane, Australia

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16. Mercure Brisbane King George Square

Last but certainly not least is the Mercure Brisbane King George Square.

This 4-star Brisbane hotel is located in the CBD, surrounded by plenty of cafes and restaurants.

Rooms are refined in style and feature WiFi, mini bars, tea and coffee makers, 24/7 room service, and flat screen TVs.

Children under 11 years old stay free of charge with parents.

Further, there is a casual restaurant, a cafe, and a bar with a terrace all on-site if you need some fresh air.

Best of all, there is a rooftop pool with stunning city views and a gym.

  • Guest Rating: 8.4
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: Corner Ann & Roma Street, Brisbane CBD, 4000 Brisbane, Australia

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Map of Brisbane Hotels with Luxury Pools

We hope this list has inspired your upcoming trip to the capital of Queensland.

As you can see, there are plenty of luxury hotels with refreshing outdoor pools to stay at while visiting Brisbane.

If you only have time to stay at one hotel, we strongly recommend W Brisbane which undoubtedly has the most luxurious and unique pool on-site.

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emily
Emily is a freelance writer from Canada and it was during her time studying History that she became interested in travel. Countries I've visited include the United States, Mexico, the Cayman Islands, New Zealand, Costa Rica, the United Kingdom, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.