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Best Perth Family Accommodation

This is a list of the the best Perth family accommodation compiled through our own experience.  Most of these Perth hotels are in the $100 to $200 per night budget.  There are no super expensive hotels on this list, because we haven’t stayed in any!  So when we describe them as the “Best Perth Family Accommodation options” value for money, location and affordability are what we use to rank these hotels.  Luxury features are not a consideration on our list – but having a pool or play area is!

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Rendezvous Observation City – Scarborough Beach

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Observation City Hotel Scarborough

Perth folk will remember Observation City at Scarborough Beach of the 1980’s.  It was the epitome of elegance and glamour.  These days, frankly, it’s a bit of a white elephant, struggling with its illusions of past grandeur.  BUT as a staycation – or a solid family holiday option – we love it.

It feels like a resort, with a palm tree ringed pool and of course magnificent ocean views.  Rooms are large, clean and with bathtubs.  The best thing about the Rendezvous Observation city is the location – right on Scarborough Beach.  With a playground nearby and a wonderful beachside atmosphere, this is most definitely the place to stay for those that don’t get beachside holidays often!

The reason this hotel is included in our affordable family hotels in Perth list is that it offers great deals from time to time.  You can get a room for as little as $130 a night for a lower floor and a side view of the ocean. However, you still get a view of the ocean.  The only downside is that you have to pay for parking $15/night. There are also good restaurant options very close.  Check here for current rates.


Mercure Perth

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Pool at the Mercure Perth Hotel

The Mercure Perth hits our list of Perth family accommodation, as we stayed here as a mid-winter getaway.  Their cheapest rooms are very small, and with views onto the roofs of other buildings.

The main reason we stayed at this Perth hotel was to swim in rooftop pool which is slightly heated.  For a winter getaway you can’t go past this!  Parking was expensive, about $30 a night which was about a quarter of the room cost!  The staff are very friendly and we were greeted by small toys upon arrival, and a kid friendly funky foyer.  These were the main kid friendly aspects of the hotel, as well as very friendly waitresses who said they loved it when they had kids come to their restaurant!  Check here for current rates.


Mounts Bay Waters Hotel 

The Mounts Bay Waters Hotel is one of our favorite hotels on the list; and especially great if you want to explore many of Perth city’s sights on foot.  This Perth family accommodation is located almost in the CBD.  These apartments have everything you might need.  They include an ample lounge and kitchen, washer and dryer, bathtub and a balcony.  The perfect amount of room if you want to self cater or spread out with the kiddos.

You are about 10 minutes walk from Elizabeth Quay and its attractions.  From there, you can the ferry over to the South Perth area, and visit the zoo.   We ate in Central Perth and then walked home the 15 minutes back to the hotel in the evening and felt very safe.   Highly recommended by us!  Check here for current rates. 


City Stay Apartment Hotel

This is the best Perth family accommodation for a long stay.  Also, if you don’t have your own wheels it is close to all the action of the city.  The City Stay Apartments have an accessible location right across from the Harbourtown retail outlet shopping center.  Which is great if you want to do some shopping!  It’s also within walking distance of the city sights like Hay Street Mall, the Elizabeth Quay area, and even Kings Park!

These are large, a little dated apartments that suit if you like to have separate rooms and lots of space.  Also, they have a small kitchenette or kitchen, so a good option for self catering.  We visited friends there, and swam in the modest pool with them.  It was definitely a popular option for families in the vicinity of $140 a night.  Especially if you don’t have transport.  This hotel is well connected by the CAT buses that run around the city and is approximately 300 meters from the train and bus stations, so you have Perth at your fingertips!   Check here for current rates.


Mantra on Hay

Another central city place we have an eye on is the Mantra on Hay which has a heated indoor pool.  The rooms look clean, modern and with balconies.  We think it looks great so have included it on the list!  Check here for currents rates.


Metro Hotel South Perth

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View from Balcony at Metro Hotel South Perth

We stayed at the Metro Hotel on Canning Hotel in South Perth.  We very nearly didn’t include it in our list of family friendly hotels as it was slightly seedy (be warned!).   However, it was also very cheap at about $120/night AND the rooms have the most amazing views of the Perth City Skyline.

We stayed here for New Year’s Eve to see the midnight fireworks only to find out they have them on Australia Day (don’t make the same mistake we did).   The cleaner’s attention to detail was not super, but overall it was an adequate stay.  The pool area was lacking attention.  It was in a patch of dying grass, with no facilities around it – that said, it was clean and we had a wonderful time swimming in it!   Read reviews before booking this, to make sure it suits your idea of good family accommodation!  Check here for currents rates.


Esplanade Hotel Fremantle – By Rydges

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Atmospheric Fremantle

This was originally the Esplanade Hotel, one of Fremantle’s landmarks, and one of Perth’s most iconic accommodations.  Apart from having an old world grandeur, this place is brilliantly located.  It’s across from the Fremantle Esplanade with a playground and ferris wheel.  It is also a a short walk from the harbor with fantastic seafood restaurants and Little Creatures Brewery.

There is a wealth of things to do in Fremantle, just a short walk from this very attractive hotel.  We have stayed in Rydges hotels before, and they have a high standard of quality.  With the gorgeous pools and gardens, we think this is a wonderful place to stay!  Check here for current rates.


Novotel Vines – Swan Valley

This I another place that we would like to stay, for a semi rural wine tasting getaway, located in the Swan Valley some half an hour away from Central Perth. Mumma Traveller stayed her for a couple of conferences during her “working” life and remembers it as a beautiful hotel with beautiful pool and plenty to do and see.  This would NOT be a great base if you were going to see the sights of Perth, but yes, if you were going to do a rural getaway this would be an good location.  However, only if you had your own transport.

We are planning to use this for a base to visit Whiteman Park or the Outback Splash at the Maze which has Australia’s largest water slide playground.  Our kids would be keen to jump on the giant jumping pillow, meet native animals, and play in the mazes.  Check here for current rates.

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Room Service is always a good option for kids at the end of a long day.


North of the River – Perth Family Accommodation

Karrinyup Waters Resort gets a thumbs up for affordable cabin accommodation with 1 or 2 bedrooms, a nice lake with ducks, a playground with BBQ areas and an oasis of a swimming pool. This Caravan Park is located quite a distance from the central city and is best for people who have their own transport.  Check here for current rates.

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Karrinyup Caravan Park is a great place to stay with kids

Perth Family Accommodation – Related Posts And Resources

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Wanting to have a family adventure from Perth to Margaret River?  Check out our post “Perth To Margaret River Places To Stop”.

Looking for some Perth and Australia inspiration? Check our our list of recommended guide books on Australia, some of which include other accommodation recommendations.

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