Why we chose the Four Points by Sheraton Perth
We actually stayed for free at this Four Points by Sheraton hotel in Perth. We are part of the SPG (Starwood Preferred Guest) program and had some points to redeem. At the time of booking, the Four Points Perth was a category 3 hotel, meaning that it cost 7,000 Starwood points per night. Starwood has a feature where if you redeem for 5 nights, the last night is free. So the total point cost for our 5-night stay was 28,000 points. We found this to be a really good value in an expensive country such as Australia.
To and from the airport
We flew Qantas (here is our review) from Singapore to Perth and our plane arrived around midnight. It was so late that we weren’t able to use public transportation, which for us, would have been a big a money saver. Instead, we had to take a taxi. A taxi ride from the airport to the Four Points is about 25 minutes and costs roughly 45 AUD (35 USD). It doesn’t seem like a lot, but we were on a tight budget. Normally, a bus ride would cost 4 AUD, so if you’re able to take a bus and wish to save money, there are several bus stops around the hotel, which can get you to and from the airport easily.
We could not have asked for a better location. The Four Points sits directly across from the Perth Arena. It’s situated about 3 blocks from the train station, which we used almost everyday. It’s a 10-minute walk to Northbridge, which is great for bars and restaurants. The hotel is also about a 15-minute walk to the river. We enjoy walking and like tracking our steps on our Fitbits (for some reason it brings great pleasure knowing we’ve walked 10 miles in 1 day…but that’s just us!).
The room was very comfortable and spacious. The bed was extremely comfortable…those pillows! The bathroom was large and allowed 2 people to get ready for the day/evening at once without being in each others way, which is a nice plus. There was also a refrigerator, so we were able chill our waters and a bottle of wine/beer. A teakettle with tea and instant coffee options are also available in the room.
As we were only in Perth for 5 days, we were out exploring the city and surrounding areas most of the day, so we didn’t take full advantage of what the hotel had to offer. Breakfast was not included in our rate, so we opted to eat elsewhere.
However, because of a tennis tournament taking place in the Perth Arena, the hotel was offering breakfast sandwiches and muffins to visitors and guests for around 6 AUD. Once we smelled the bacon, we couldn’t resist. They served this “special” breakfast out front on their terrace. The chef cooked everything to order on a grill outside. It was absolutely delicious and we were happy to have been able to try it. If this quick grab-and-go breakfast was that good, we imagine that their normal breakfast service and restaurant would be good as well.
The bar was close to the entrance and also located by the terrace. Every evening there seemed to be several dinner specials and of course, a nice happy hour selection. 5 AUD for beer and 6 AUD for wine, which for Perth, you couldn’t beat the price. Again, we explored Perth and didn’t spend too much time at the hotel besides sleeping.
Bar and Restaurant Terrace
Overall, we would stay here in a heartbeat again. The location was perfect for us, as it was situated close to everyplace we wanted to explore. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was comfortable and suited our needs for our 5 day-long stay. If you’re looking for a reasonably priced hotel, then the Four Points Perth is the hotel for you.