Crowne Plaza, Adelaide, South Australia © Crowne Plaza Adelaide
Where to stay in Adelaide
From luxury suites with every amenity to affordable art-filled hotels and beachside family apartments, Adelaide has accommodation to suit every taste and budget.
By Sue Gough Henly & Lana Bogunovich
Located between white sand beaches and rolling hills, Adelaide is one of the world’s Great Wine Capitals. With more than 200 wineries within a one-hour drive, it is a gateway to superb wine and food touring. The capital of South Australia is also known as the festival city and has a vibrant food market precinct, an eclectic small bar scene and terrific museums featuring Aboriginal art and artefacts.
Here's where to stay to make the most of your visit to Adelaide.
EOS By SkyCity
Where: Enter via, 1 Festival Drive, Montefiore Road, Adelaide
With its marble floors, plush furnishings, and original artworks, EOS by SkyCity oozes modern luxury at every turn. The rooms and suites are elegant and modern, with spacious bathrooms, luxury amenities, intuitive technology, and sprawling views. Head to the Leisure Deck for the heated outdoor pool complete with poolside dining on offer, spa pool, sauna, steam room, gym, and wellness spa. Part of the newly transformed SkyCity Adelaide, the hotel is minutes from the casino, convention centre and popular shopping precinct of Rundle Mall.
Crowne Plaza Adelaide
Where: 21 Frome Street, Adelaide
Located within the city’s tallest building, Frome Central Tower, Crowne Plaza Adelaide will greet you with sprawling city views when you enter its light-filled lobby Skydeck. Designed with leisure and business travellers in mind, the hotel features social workspaces such as its Plaza Workplace, and offers seamless connectivity all throughout. Other facilities include the fitness centre, Japanese restaurant Koomo, and heated outdoor infinity pool with adjoining rooftop bar, while its East End location offers laneways, galleries, shopping, bars and dining right at its doorstep.
Where: King William Road, North Adelaide
Oval Hotel is Australia’s first stadium hotel, set amongst the lush parklands of Adelaide Oval just minutes from the city centre. It offers contemporary custom-furnished guest rooms, studios, and suites, all with expansive views of the historic parklands so you can take in the tranquil setting. Don’t miss the exquisite dining experience at Five Regions Restaurant, which celebrates Adelaide’s renowned wine regions and ingredients through an innovative seasonally driven menu.
Hotel Indigo Adelaide Markets
Where: 23-29 Market Street, Adelaide
Just a short stroll from the famous Adelaide Central Market, Hotel Indigo draws inspiration from its location to create a true sense of the destination for its guests. The boutique rooms feature vibrant colours and wall art, enhanced by natural light through floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city. Amenities include gym and outdoor pool with sundeck, but the real highlights are the Market and Meander restaurant and bar, and rooftop raw bar Merrymaker, serving a range of local seafood, and cured and smoked meats.
Where: 45 King William Street, Adelaide
One of Adelaide's luxury hotel offerings, the Mayfair is set in a heritage-listed Art Deco building that offers a touch of New York glamour with its elegant lobby and sweeping black staircase. There’s a buzzy rooftop bar and the stylish rooms feature supremely comfortable beds and spacious bathrooms. Ask for one of its corner rooms, which are particularly light-filled. Nearby Leigh and Peel Streets are the epicentre of Adelaide’s burgeoning laneway bar and restaurant scene.
Where: 33 Warwick Street, Walkerville
Overlooking the city and adjacent to the River Torrens walking track in Walkerville, this modern high-rise hotel features the colourful abstract paintings of Aboriginal South Australian artist Yannima Pirkarli Tommy Watson. Its open-plan, self-contained suites and residence apartments sport comfortable mid-century furniture, kitchenettes and laundry appliances. There’s an outdoor 25-metre (82-foot) pool, barbecue, gym, free Wi-Fi, and even an art library. You can also rent a smart car, scooter or bright red Lekker bicycle to get around town.
Majestic Minima Hotel
Where: 146 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide
If you are looking for a hotel with a big personality and a small price, check out Majestic Minima Hotel, where each compact studio room is boldly embellished by a different local artist. Located in the heart of the popular suburb of North Adelaide, this budget hotel also has free Wi-Fi, guest laundry, free bikes and secure underground parking.
Where: 21-25 South Esplanade, Glenelg
Perfect for families, Seawall’s character-laden apartments are directly across the road from a wide sandy beach in a quiet part of Adelaide’s seaside suburb of Glenelg. The 22 one-to-four bedroom apartments offer fresh, modern interiors inside seven different heritage buildings. The School House family apartment is part of a grand 1889 terrace house. The two-storey Olive Court has Spanish-accented flourishes and the 1910 Beach and Boat House apartments have ornate plaster ceilings and stained-glass windows.