Discover Brisbane’s best hotel pools for the ultimate family getaway

Sun drenched water frolics don’t have to be kept just for summer time. We’ve found the ultimate hotel pools in Brisbane for the best waterside antics for any season.

From the city’s only swim-up bar to a swimmer perched on the fourth floor with epic Brisbane River views. And all offering family deals to lure you to Brisbane for your next Aussie holiday.

Nautilus Pool, The Westin Brisbane

Treat your family to a resort-style vacation in the heart of Brisbane at the waterside wonder of Nautilus. Tucked on the second level of The Westin Brisbane hugged by the hotel’s upper floors with sweeping views across the cityscape – and heated year-round. Dive for a refreshing swim, then relax on a sun lounge as delicious poolside snacks are brought directly to you. While the swim-up bar – the only one in central Brisbane – is one splashy way to enjoy crafted cocktails. Made for families, its 300 square metre size, secluded positioning, and shallow section are safe and fun for all ages. 

It’s not just Nautilus Pool that’s spacious

298 rooms and suites brim with natural light, high-speed Wi-Fi, a 55-inch flat-screen LCD TV with Staycast, and Westin signature amenities. Including the Westin Heavenly® Bed, Sleep Well Lavender balm, rainfall shower, and refreshment centre. Suites are made for a family getaway, with The Westin Suite boasting a living area with a sofa bed and a mini kitchenette. Kids can snuggle up in complimentary Westin Family Teepee, and ask for rollaway beds if needing extra slumber space. Reserving one of The Westin Club Rooms or suites gives you access to The Westin Club and all its benefits from free breakfast, evening drinks, canapés, and use of the club lounge throughout the day.

Dive in for a swim, relax on a sun lounge © The Westin Brisbane
Made for families

The Westin Family Package is designed for young travellers with complimentary breakfast for four, in-room Teepee for kids, Westin Family Travel Journal, and other exclusive Westin Family amenities, 50% off Valet Parking, and up to 25% off for a second room.

As part of The Westin Family Package a traditional Italian style breakfast is served at the new Settimo by Guy Grossi restaurant that will transport you to the Amalfi Coast in a nanosecond. You and the little gourmands will love the classically Italian coastal dishes especially curated by one of Australia’s most celebrated Italian chefs. Parents can also escape to Heavenly® Spa by Westin and enjoy rejuvenating treatments designed to enrich body and soul. It’s the ultimate Brisbane city getaway for the whole family.

The in-room Teepee for kids © The Westin Brisbane

The Westin Brisbane is conveniently located to all the city action. Just a short stroll to the shopping at Queen Street Mall, Eagle Street Pier, and the Riverside Markets. The Brisbane City Botanical Gardens are minutes away with their Bamboo Grove, Weeping Fig Avenue, and Riverstage – it’s a hit for all ages. 

Brisbane Marriott Hotel 

Its Mediterranean-inspired heated pool – and whirlpool – is ripe for families with its indoor/outdoor layout and views across Story Bridge, Kangaroo Point Cliffs and Brisbane City. Choose from a selection of rooms with either river or city views. That all feature plush bedding and marble bathrooms – all part of a recent redesign after an innovative $20 million renovation. Brisbane Marriott Hotel’s prime location next to the Brisbane River by Southbank, James Street lifestyle precinct, and Queen Street Mall makes it the optimum spot to see Brisbane like a local. Howard Smith Wharves, Brisbane’s newest restaurant and entertainment precinct, is within reach. As is easy access to the city and surrounds by ferry, one way to enjoy the incredible views from Brisbane River with the family.

M Passport for kids

Young travellers love the M Passport scavenger hunt. Its the most epic way to explore the river city and all part of the M Passport Family Package. An M Passport Gift Pack gives kids exclusive daily activities and special in-room amenities. That’s daily breakfast for four, kids under 12 eat free from the children’s menu, and an early 10am check-in and late 3pm check-out. Meaning the family can maximise their Brisbane getaway and all the nearby attractions next to Brisbane River. With easy access to the Brisbane River Walk, Fortitude Valley and New Farm lifestyle precincts makes it the optimum spot to see Brisbane like a local.

Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane

Spacious, well-appointed hotel rooms and apartment-style suites with kitchenettes make the Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane ideal for families. And not just for their famous Comfort Beds. Have a lie-in with convenient in-room dining or wake up to a morning done right with Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane signature breakfast. Here you’ll find a selection of international food favourites served with freshly brewed coffee at The Eatery.

Stay at Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane and play in The Westin Brisbane. You’ll have access to The Westin Brisbane’s stunning Nautilus Pool & Bar and Heavenly® Spa by Westin – with its wellness treatments for all ages. Be transported to the Amalfi Coast with Italian inspired cuisine at Settimo by Guy Grossi. Enjoy all-day dining and crafted cocktails at The Charles’, The Westin Brisbane’s stylish take on the classic hotel lobby bar.

Better yet – when using the five-star facilities at The Westin Brisbane, you can seamless chargeback to your room at Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane.

Marriott | The Westin Brisbane
Brisbane Marriott Hotel | The Westin Brisbane
Stay and play

Nearby there is plenty of action for families. From The Escape Hunt Experience and Escape Manor, Southbank Parklands, and the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Current deals at Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane include a $1 breakfast during your stay and other epic discounts from Marriot Bonvoy Elite membership.

W Brisbane

Arguably the Sunshine State’s best riverside pool, WET Deck at W Brisbane is a stunner. You might want to leave the kids with the grandparents for this one. So you can enjoy the epic city views and vibrant atmosphere with its resort-life feel in the heart of Brisbane. It’s the ultimate space with indoor and outdoor areas to while away an afternoon. Dive into the heated pool, grab some rays on the sun lounges, or indulge on cocktails overlooking the Brisbane River.

This fourth floor rooftop space boasts a bar that caters to all taste buds, with Tasmanian oysters and Spicy Lobster Buns the popular go-to dishes. Downstairs your gourmet cravings will be satisfied at W Brisbane’s riverside restaurant with a menu of fresh, local home-grown dishes.

Go with the flow

Two roomy one-bedroom WOW Suites are ripe for a slumber party. While Wonderful and Spectacular rooms and a one-bedroom Marvellous suite are ideal if you are a party of three. Ask about the ‘Go With The Flow in Brisbane‘ deal for the ultimate weekender to see Brisbane at its best.

W’s famous WHATEVER/WHENEVER® service means no task is too small or too big. Want to take a Heli ride to Byron Bay? Sign up for surf lessons with an expert at one of Queensland’s famous beaches? See the W-ild side to Brisbane and beyond. Or stay closer within walking distance to all the outdoor pursuits of the Southbank.

Escape the hustle of the city with a leisurely stay at one of Marriott International’s award-winning Brisbane hotels. Perfectly dotted around the city discover a range of premium and luxury hotels. Featuring unrivalled rooms and suites, world-class dining, and revitalising pools and spas that offer a refreshingly unique perspective on the river city.

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