From Basic but Still Nice to Seriously Bougie, 5 of the Best Places to Stay in Fremantle

Pier 21

The port city of Fremantle — or “Freo”, as the locals call it — is a 30-minute drive from Perth, and certainly worth a visit if you’re dropping into Western Australia. It’s got a rich maritime history, plenty of examples of Victorian architecture and an almost equal number of bars and breweries, most notably Little Creatures, which started in Freo.

But where to stay while you’re there? Fortunately, Fremantle’s got a wide range of places to stay — and, fortunately, none of them are too pricey. From boutique hotels on the main drag in the city to a glamorous, restored hotel with just 12 suites and a rooftop bar, these are five of our favourite stays right now in Fremantle.

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Pier 21

Pier 21 is a boutique hotel at the edge of Swan River. With serviced apartments and suites, it’s available for short or long stays. The nicest among them is the Luxe Riverview King Suite, which is equipped with a dining setup for both indoor and outdoor, and a full kitchen, and either a large balcony or private courtyard.

Pier 21 Fremantle accommodation
Image: Pier 21

The National Hotel Fremantle

The National Hotel Fremantle is an intimate property, with just 12 rooms, each uniquely styled with a Parisian feel. Six of the rooms have French doors that open onto a private balcony. The hotel also has a rooftop bar where you can catch one of Western Australia’s famous sunsets, a restaurant with a wrap-around verandah and a traditional pub that plays live music daily.

The National Hotel Fremantle accommodation
Image: The National Hotel Fremantle

Hougoumont Hotel

Hougomont Hotel is a boutique hotel right in the heart of Fremantle, meaning it’s walking distance to some of the city’s best cafés, art galleries and museums. A stay highlight is the daily Togetherness Hour where you can strike up conversation with the hotel’s chatty crew or other guests over cheese and wine. In the morning, tuck into complimentary morning tea and toast from nearby craft bakery Bread in Common in the lobby.

Hougoumont Hotel
Image: Hougoumont Hotel

Nautica Residences Fremantle

If you prefer more of an apartment-style or long-term accommodation, book at Nautica Residences Fremantle, located on the top two levels of the Richmond Quarter development in East Fremantle. Deluxe rooms come with a patio or balcony and a kitchenette, or you can upgrade to a studio or apartment to get a kitchen.

Nautica Residences
Image: Nautica Residences Fremantle

Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges

Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges overlooks Esplanade Park. With its two outdoor pools, a fitness centre and two restaurants — The Atrium Garden Restaurant and The Harbour Master — it’s more than just a place to rest your head. The hotel also has no less than 300 rooms across 10 room categories, so whatever your budget, it’s likely to have a room to suit.

Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges
Image: Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges

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