DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Northbridge in Australia

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Updated: July 9, 2021

Essentials
• Location: James Street, Northbridge.
• Hotel website: hilton.com
• Hotel phone: +61 (0)8 6148 2000
Check prices on Booking.com

Review of DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Northbridge Hotel in Australia.

Affordable hotel with comfortable rooms and luxurious amenities like a heated pool.

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 large outdoor pool at three-star rates, so it is terrific value compared to many others in the city center nearby. Most rooms are similar inside – spacious and nicely furnished – with the main differences being bed configurations and views (city streets or buildings) from floor-to-ceiling windows. It’s worth spending a little more for an Executive room which offers better views from a higher floor and access to a special lounge with free breakfast and evening drinks.

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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 (16 km) and domestic (12 km) 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 (1.5 km). Free shuttle buses operate 24/7 between the 2 airports. Note: Always double-check which terminal the flight arrives at/departs from.
  • Nearest Transport: Bus – James St Blue Cat 12 (50m), Train – Perth/Perth Underground (600m).
  • 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 business.
  • Pets: Only service animals (e.g. guide dogs) allowed.
  • Views: Rooms to the front offer the most interesting views; others overlook backstreets and sides of other buildings.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Not expected (or provided) at this sort of inner-city hotel.
  • 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. 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 • List of all Rooms
  • 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 with complementary breakfast and 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), it is not, however, great for cycling. Far better is the fabulous 27km-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 (1.5 km).
  • 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 7 am to 7 pm (until later on Fridays and Saturdays). The hotel is also close to the highly-organized Perth Busport terminal (400m) which offers bus services across Perth, including to Scarborough Beach. Trains run from Perth Station (600m) 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?

Best 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.
  • 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.
  • The Brass Monkey – Iconic pub dominating a corner east of the hotel. Huge area inside, daily food/drinks specials, and live music. Sports bar with multiple TV screens.
  • Sauma – On a corner opposite The Brass Monkey. Spacious setting, long communal tables, and well-priced Indian food.
  • 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).

Nearby Shops

    Plenty of minimarts, banks, and other amenities for local residents nearby. For more serious shopping, head to Hay Street Mall (700m) and Murray Street Mall (700m), along which is a tourist information kiosk. These 2 parallel pedestrian streets in the city center are packed with boutiques, department stores, and cafés.

Nearby Attractions

DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Northbridge – The Hotel

The hotel is located in Northbridge.

The DoubleTree hotel is in the very convenient and pleasant inner-city suburb of Northbridge.

The hotel building is tall.

Towering over a quiet street, the hotel is easy to find.

There are always taxis outside the hotel.

With taxis often waiting outside, the affordable hotel is functional and convenient.

James St Bar + Kitchen is very inviting.

James St Bar + Kitchen, the hotel restaurant, is particularly spacious and pleasantly decorated.

The breakfast buffet is substantial.

A substantial breakfast is available, usually for an extra cost. Discounts are regularly offered to guests.

The bar has happy hours.

The James St Bar + Kitchen offers tempting happy hours.

The hotel pool is quite large.

The hotel pool is a decent size and surrounded by tables and lounge chairs.

The pool is very appealing.

The pool at the 4-star DoubleTree hotel is more appealing than the ones at some more expensive 5-star hotels in the city center.

The gym is contact but well-equipped.

The fitness center is compact but has enough gear for fitness enthusiasts.

Rooms are comfortable and stylish.

All rooms are comfortable and feature a stylish décor.

The rooms are very spacious.

There is plenty of space in the rooms.

Front-facing rooms offer street views.

Rooms to the front offer superior views of the main street through the fashionable suburb of Northbridge.

The neighborhood is very pleasant.

The streets around the hotel are pleasant for walking.

Guzman y Gomez cafe is on James Street.

This colorful and popular outlet of Guzman y Gomez is opposite the hotel.

Old Shanghai Perth food court is on James Street.

Down James Street from the DoubleTree is the Old Shanghai Perth food court.

The Brass Monkey is a huge pub and restaurant.

On a corner less than 100m from the hotel is the huge pub and restaurant, The Brass Monkey.

Sauma is a stylish Indian restaurant.

Opposite The Brass Monkey is Sauma, a stylish and spacious Indian restaurant.

Picabar café and bar is nearby.

Part of the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts is the Picabar café and bar.

James Street Mall pedestrian street is in front of the hotel.

The area surrounding the hotel is dotted with historical buildings. This is James Street Mall, a pedestrian street and extension of the road in front of the hotel.

The State Library is close by.

Among several cultural, artistic, and other government buildings near the hotel is the State Library.

There is a free CAT bus service in the city center.

The hotel is easily linked to the city center by the free Blue CAT bus service.

Hay Street Mall pedestrian street is very popular.

A short stroll from the hotel are numerous amenities along the pedestrian-only Hay Street Mall.

Perth Busport station offers several services.

Bus services across the city (including Scarborough Beach) leave from the highly-organized Perth Busport station.

The hotel is in Northbridge.

The hotel is in Northbridge, on the edge of the city center. (This photo was taken from the State Library not far from the hotel.)

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