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Updated: September 25, 2020
DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Northbridge – Fabulous package: convenient area, affordable rates, and spacious rooms.
Towering over a quiet street in a fashionable suburb, this highly functional hotel offers four-star amenities such as a sizable outdoor pool at three-star rates, so it is terrific value compared to many others in the city center nearby. Most rooms are very similar inside: spacious and nicely furnished, with the main differences being configurations of the beds (two doubles or one king-size) and views (city streets or unexciting buildings) from the floor-to-ceiling windows. It’s worth spending a little more for an Executive room which offers better views from a higher floor and where guests can access a special lounge with free breakfast and evening drinks.
DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Northbridge – The Location
- Address: 100 James Street, Northbridge, just north of the city center.
- Area: Likable and quiet area with the state library, art gallery, and museum within a short stroll, as well as a few sleazy nightclubs nearby. About 10 minutes on foot from the city center.
- How to Get There: Confusingly, there are 4 terminals across the separate (but nearby) international (10 miles, 30-minute drive) and domestic (8 miles, 30-minute drive) airports. Main options are door-to-door shuttle buses by Perth City Shuttle or Just Transfers and taxis for about A$50. (See ‘Local Transport’ below for more information about taxis and ride-shares.) Also, express public buses (45-60 minutes) #380 (for Terminals 1 and 2) and #40 (for Terminals 3 and 4) stop at the Elizabeth Quay Bus Station, accessible by the free Blue Cat bus (0.8 mile, 18 minutes). Free shuttle buses operate 24/7 between the 2 airports. Note: Always double-check which terminal your flight arrives at/departs from.
- Handy to: Western Australian Museum. Art Gallery of Western Australia. State Theatre Centre of WA. State Library of Western Australia. Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts.
DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Northbridge – The Basics
- Guests: Mixture of those on holiday and for business.
- Pets: Only service animals (e.g. guide dogs) allowed.
- Views: Rooms to the front offer the most interesting views; most others overlook dreary backstreets and sides of other buildings.
- Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Not expected (or provided) at this sort of inner-city hotel.
- Wi-Fi: Available free throughout for all guests who are members of the Hilton group. Membership is free and easy to enroll.
- Parking: Discounted rates at a car park close by. Arrange when booking.
- How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
- Phone: +61 (0)8 6148 2000
- Email: Fill out the “Contact Us” form on the hotel website.
- Website: hilton.com
DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Northbridge – Amenities
- Pool: Heated, outdoors, and large. Plenty of tables and lounge chairs alongside.
- Spa: Not expected (or provided).
- Fitness Center: Open 24/7, it’s smallish, but has enough gear to satisfy gym goers.
- Other Facilities: Business Center.
DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Northbridge – Food and Drink
- Restaurant & Bar: The street-side James St Bar + Kitchen offers a likable pub-style vibe and chic décor of concrete walls. Focuses on locally-produced ingredients and offers very happy hours. Often substantial meal discounts for guests.
- Breakfast: Free breakfast if staying in the Executive rooms. Otherwise, it’s an extra cost which is often discounted for guests and worth paying for.
- Room Service: Available 24 hours a day but the menu is limited overnight.
DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Northbridge – Rooms
- Room Types: King Guest Rooms • King Guest Rooms Panoramic View • Twin Guest Rooms • Twin Guest Rooms Panoramic Views • King Executive Rooms Panoramic View • Twin Executive Rooms Panoramic View
- Smoking Rooms: No smoking allowed anywhere on the premises.
- Best Room: All rooms are identical in size and feature the same amenities, but the best are the ‘King Executive Rooms Panoramic View’ with superior views from higher floors and access to the Executive Lounge for free breakfast and free pre-dinner drinks.
- For Families: Only 2 guests allowed per room, although 3 can fit into some Executive rooms. Many rooms have connecting doors.
DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Northbridge – Local Transport
- Walking & Cycling: With flat streets and plenty to see, Northbridge is a pleasant area for walking. Because of the traffic (albeit limited) and sidewalks (always congested), Northbridge is not, however, great for cycling. Far better is the fabulous 17-mile-long Perth Discoverer trail that meanders through the massive Kings Park, around the edges of the city center, and along the foreshore of Swan River. Shared-bikes can be rented through Spinway – the closest pickup point is outside the Ritz-Carlton Hotel at Elizabeth Quay (0.8 mile, 17-minute walk).
- Buses & Trains: The excellent public transport system includes free Blue CAT bus service that loops around Northbridge and connects to the city center and Elizabeth Quay every few minutes daily from about 7am to 7pm (until later on Fridays and Saturdays). The hotel is also close to the highly-organized Perth Busport terminal (0.3 mile, 5-minute walk) which offers bus services across Perth, including to Scarborough Beach. Trains run from Perth Station (0.4 mile, 7-minute walk) to the rejuvenated port and seaside district of Fremantle.
- Taxis & Ride-shares: There are plenty of taxis along the city streets, or organize a pick-up through the 2 major companies: Swan Taxis (phone 131330) and Black & White Cabs (phone 133222). Ride-shares are also available through Uber, Ola, and DiDi.
DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Northbridge – What’s Nearby?
Restaurants & Bars
A fabulous choice all over Northbridge. Most restaurants sell alcohol and all pubs serve meals.
- Guzman y Gomez – Northbridge outlet of a chain of very popular and brightly-decorated Mexican eateries. Tacos, enchiladas, margaritas, and everything in between. Just across the road from the hotel. 1-minute walk (25m).
- Old Shanghai Perth – Casual but vibrant food court along an arcade. Large menu of mostly Asian food, all inexpensive. Also a bar. West of the hotel. 1-minute walk (75m).
- The Brass Monkey – Iconic pub dominating a corner east of the hotel. Huge areas inside, daily food/drinks specials, and live music. Sports bar with multiple TV screens. 1-minute walk (75m).
- Sauma – On a corner opposite The Brass Monkey. Spacious setting, long communal tables, and well-priced Indian food. 2-minute walk (100m).
- Picabar – Casual outdoor seating (and some tables inside) for coffees, beers, wines, salads, burgers, and all-day breakfasts. Attached to the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts along James Street Mall (a pedestrian street). 2-minute walk (0.1 mile).
Plenty of minimarts, banks, and other amenities for local residents nearby. For more serious shopping, head to Hay Street Mall (0.4 mile, 9-minute walk) and Murray Street Mall (0.4 mile, 8-minute walk), along which is a tourist information kiosk. These 2 parallel pedestrian streets in the city center are packed with boutiques, department stores, and cafés.
The hotel is within an art and cultural precinct that is home to, among others, the: Western Australian Museum (in the Perth Cultural Centre, 0.2 mile, 4-minute walk), Art Gallery of Western Australia (0.3 mile, 5-minute walk), State Theatre Centre of WA (0.1 mile, 2-minute walk), State Library of Western Australia (0.2 mile, 5-minute walk), and Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (0.1 mile, 3-minute walk).