Pacific Hotel in Brisbane, Australia

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Updated: July 1, 2021

Essentials
• Location: Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill.
• Hotel website: pacifichotelbrisbane.com.au
• Hotel phone: +61 (0)7 3831 6177
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Review of Pacific Hotel in Brisbane

Pacific Hotel features spacious and affordable rooms opposite the excellent Roma Street Parkland.

Pacific Hotel Brisbane – Functional, convenient, great value, and opposite a magnificent park.

This likable four-star hotel is in a quiet inner-city suburb an easy walk (or free bus) to downtown. Built in 1970, the Pacific was substantially renovated in 2019. The standard rooms are pleasant and practical, and feature huge TVs and desks. The suites with one or two bedrooms are particularly spacious. All accommodations have angled balconies (some suites have two) overlooking the streets or extensive parks, or they have patios facing the pool. Best of all are the competitive rates and attractive location: opposite the fabulous Roma Street Parkland, a garden-lover’s delight and home to a playground and public events.

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Pacific Hotel Brisbane – The Location

  • Address: 345 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill – an inner-city suburb about 1 km northwest of the city center.
  • Area: Quiet suburban feel. A few cafés, bars, and shops in the vicinity, but most amenities are for locals rather than tourists. Enormous park directly opposite.
  • How to Get There: The Brisbane international and domestic airports are 14 km away. Taxis take around 20 minutes and cost about A$50. Con-X-ion shuttle buses ($20) direct to the hotel are available. Airtrain (20 minutes) connects both airports with South Brisbane station. (See Local Transport below for more information.)
  • Nearest Transport: Bus – Wickham Terrace Stop 132 at Gazebo (10m), Ferry – Eagle Street Pier (1.5 km) & Riverside Terminal (1.5 km), Train – Roma Street (1 km).
  • Handy to: Roma Street Parkland.

Pacific Hotel Brisbane – The Basics

  • Guests: Mostly business people.
  • Pets: Service animals (e.g. guide dogs) allowed, but no pets.
  • Views: Every room and suite has a balcony facing the streets or parkland. A few on the ground floor have patios with direct access to the pool.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Not expected (or provided) at this sort of hotel.
  • Parking: Onsite and can be free, depending on how the room was booked. Otherwise, a reasonable daily charge.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: +61 (0)7 3831 6177
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: pacifichotelbrisbane.com.au

Pacific Hotel Brisbane – Amenities

  • Pool: Outdoors and smallish, but probably adequate considering most guests are business people. A few lounge chairs in a pleasant shady area.
  • Spa: Not expected (or provided) at this sort of city-fringe hotel.
  • Fitness Center: Undersized and could disappoint serious gym users. Open 24/7.
  • Other Facilities: Laundry/dry-cleaning.

Pacific Hotel Brisbane – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant & Bar: The Gazebo Restaurant and Bar is open early for breakfast and offers an extended lunch/dinner menu focused on healthy options. The al fresco corner setting is popular among locals for wine, beer, and coffee.
  • Breakfast: Modest but satisfactory buffet breakfast available for an extra charge.
  • Room Service: Available from 5 pm to 9 pm daily except Sunday.

Pacific Hotel Brisbane – Rooms

  • Room Types: Superior Rooms • Deluxe View Rooms • One Bedroom Suites • Two Bedroom Suites • List of all Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms: No smoking allowed anywhere on the hotel premises.
  • Best Room: The suites with 1 or 2 bedrooms feature a large balcony (sometimes 2) and separate living/dining areas.
  • For Families: Although mainly a business-oriented hotel, the suites are suitable for families. A rollaway single bed can be added to all suites. Some also have double sofa-beds.

Pacific Hotel Brisbane – Local Transport

  • Walking & Cycling: Directly opposite the hotel, the Roma Street Parkland (see below) provides excellent paths for walking, jogging, and cycling. The shared bikes that can be easily rented in the city center are not so common in this part of Spring Hill. Two companies – Lime and Neuron – rent electric scooters. However, there’s no obvious pickup point.
  • Buses & Trains: The free Spring Hill Loop bus stops outside the hotel every 10 minutes from about 7 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday on the way to Queen Street in the city center. From Roma Street station (1 km), trains head to the airport and all over the city and state, including the Gold Coast via a connecting tram.
  • Taxis & Ride-shares: Most taxis belong to 2 companies: Black & White Cabs and 13cabs. These can be hailed down from city streets or arranged through the respective websites. Uber also operates throughout Brisbane.
  • Ferries: Three companies operate boats along the river to the city and nearby suburbs: City Cat, the most extensive and frequent service; CityHopper, free and very useful for tourists; and Cross River Ferry, limited to Kangaroo Point. The most convenient terminal is North Quay (1.5 km)

Pacific Hotel Brisbane – What’s Nearby?

Not a wide range of amenities in the immediate area, but the choice improves further along Leichhardt Street, which starts at the top of Wickham Terrace.

Best Nearby Restaurants

  • Farah Restaurant – On a corner only 150m from the hotel. Healthy Persian cuisine, reasonable prices, and a pleasant setting.
  • Frescos Restaurant – In the Hotel Grand Chancellor on the corner of Wickham Terrace and Leichhardt Street, about 350m from the hotel. Spacious setting, buffet breakfast, and specializing in seafood.
  • Indi – Inviting café opposite the Corner Bar (see below). Good-value meals and tasty coffee popular with local workers.
  • Hill Station Café and Restaurant – Cozy eatery offering inexpensive meals with a Vietnamese flair.

Best Nearby Bars

    Two old-fashioned suburban pubs along Leichhardt Street are within a few minutes’ walk of the Pacific. Both serve affordable meals in a low-key but nice setting: the Corner Bar in a purple building, and in a lane parallel to it is the gay-friendly Sportsman Hotel.

Nearby Shops

    A few shops along Leichhardt Street at the top of Wickham Terrace about 500m away. Otherwise, head to the city center on the Spring Hill Loop bus. In downtown, Queen Street Mall is an extended vehicle-free street that is shady and a pleasure to explore.

Nearby Attractions

    The overwhelming attraction in Spring Hill – and one definite reason to stay at the Pacific – is the Roma Street Parkland. Just across the road from the hotel, the park is overflowing with attractive gardens adored by enthusiasts. Also, walking/cycling tracks, a playground, and free barbecue facilities. Check the website about tram tours, free guided walks, and public events in the amphitheater.

Pacific Hotel Brisbane – The Hotel

The newly-renovated hotel is in Spring Hill.

First built in 1970, the Pacific Hotel looks a little dated from the outside, but was recently renovated throughout. It is located in the suburb of Spring Hill, within walking distance of the city center.

The reception is very spacious.

The reception area is spacious and welcoming.

The guest lounge has plenty of seating.

The substantial guest lounge opposite the reception desk provides plenty of chairs and tables.

Gazebo Restaurant and Bar offers outdoor seating.

To take advantage of the city’s warm weather, most tables at the Gazebo Restaurant and Bar are outside but undercover.

The Gazebo Bar is popular with locals.

The Gazebo Bar is popular among locals for coffee, cocktails, and beers.

The Gazebo Restaurant offers a buffet breakfast.

The buffet breakfast in the Gazebo Restaurant is available for an extra cost.

The pool is an adequate size.

The pool is outdoors and large enough for most guests.

The pool deck has a few lounge chairs.

A few lounge chairs are offered in a shady area alongside the pool.

Rooms are functional and good value.

Some rooms could be more colorful, but all are functional and good value.

All rooms have full-length windows.

All rooms and suites feature full-length windows facing the backstreets or, far better, the magnificent Roma Street Parkland over the road.

The large suites have separate living areas.

The suites are substantially larger than the rooms and feature separate living areas.

All rooms have balconies.

The hotel design ensures that all rooms and suites have balconies, though most views from the lower levels are obstructed by surrounding buildings.

Balconies overlook the backstreets.

Each balcony overlooks the backstreets of this inner-city suburb.

Front-facing rooms overlook a park.

The views from rooms at the front facing the park across the road are better.

A beautiful park is opposite the hotel.

One definite attraction of staying at the Pacific is the position directly across the road from the immaculately-maintained park.

The Roma Street Parkland has several paths for walking and cycling.

The Roma Street Parkland offers many paths for walking, jogging, and cycling.

The park hosts several public events.

Public events are regularly held at the park.

The hotel is located in an affluent neighborhood.

The Pacific is an affluent inner-city suburb with a few places to eat, drink, and shop dotted along nearby Leichhardt Street.

Farah Restaurant serves Persian food.

On a corner one block up the street from the hotel, the Farah Restaurant serves Persian food.

Frescos Restaurant has an atmospheric bar.

The bar outside Frescos Restaurant in the Hotel Grand Chancellor, 350m from the Pacific, is airy and inviting.

The Corner Bar is an old-fashioned bar.

Along Leichhardt Street is the old-fashioned suburban drinking hole appropriately called the Corner Bar.

The Sportsman Hotel is especially popular with the gay community.

About 600m along the same street, the Sportsman Hotel is a long-established pub popular with the gay community.

Indi is a cozy cafe nearby.

Indi is a likable corner café less than 10 minutes’ walk from the Pacific Hotel.

Hill Station is a popular Vietnamese café.

Also within a short walk of the Pacific, Hill Station is a popular Vietnamese café.

The park overlooks the city center.

The city center, which is about a 1 km walk, can be viewed from the park.

Spring Hill Loop is a free bus service in Brisbane.

The city center is easy to reach via the Spring Hill Loop, a free bus service that stops outside the hotel.

The city center has a old and new buildings.

The center of Brisbane is a pleasant mix of old and new.

Queen Street Mall pedestrian street is close by.

The finest place to eat and shop in the city center is Queen Street Mall, an extended pedestrian street accessible by the free bus service from outside the hotel.

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