Whether you are looking to book a stay in our beloved port city or browse your options from further afield, Fremantle has some great accommodation to grab.
From a hotel built from shipping containers to a converted flour mill, here’s the best accommodation to book in Fremantle.
In a nod to the port history of Freo, the Hotel Hougoumont was built using old shipping containers, a construction technique extending to the hotel’s microbrewery, Calamity’s Rod. Once you enter the hotel you will find exposed brick walls, luxurious rooms and super friendly staff. If you feel like exploring, head to the Cappuccino Strip, Fremantle Markets and Freo’s best restaurants and bars, all just around the corner.
Built in 1851 and adjacent to the Fremantle Markets, the Guardians’ hotel is located in the iconic limestone cottages that housed the Fremantle Wardens (the guards who once worked at Fremantle Prison). Today, this boutique hotel offers beautifully appointed rooms, with king-size beds, soft, luxurious linens, and wood finishes. At the back of the cottages is Emily Taylor, an Asian fusion restaurant where you can flip a cocktail or two with bao and dumplings in a huge leafy courtyard. And if this hotel couldn’t get any better, there’s also a quaint bar called Gimlet on the ground floor, serving drinks and coffees before or after dinner.
Fremantle Old School Hotel trade winds has undergone massive renovations and the end result is simply stunning. Have a blast and get yourself a river view suite for the weekend and make the most of the freestanding tub and bar cart. That’s right, some of the more luxurious rooms come with a bar cart and all the goodies you’ll need to make espresso martinis, negronis and more. The king-size bed is one of the most comfortable you’ll come across, and the pool and deck are lush (if you can bring yourself to leave the room).
The local hotel
Sitting pretty on South Terrance is The local hotel, a lively and laid-back watering hole and restaurant, always packed with locals and sunbathers catching up for a pint. This great Victorian pub is conveniently located between Central Fremantle and South Fremantle, and is on the same strip as many well-known bars and cafes, such as Percy Flint and Ootong & Lincoln. Best of all, it’s only a 10-minute walk to the calm, blue waters of South Beach. The upstairs section of the hotel is home to a few beautifully decorated rooms, all outfitted with hardwood floors, natural light, large beds, and luxe bohemian decor.
Bed and breakfasts in Port Mill
Formerly a limestone flour mill in the 1860s, this luxury bed and breakfast now houses four stunning suites, centered around a lush courtyard. And while this courtyard seems private, just walk down Essex Street and you’ll find yourself right in the middle of Fremantle, where beaches, wine bars, cafes, cinemas and shops are all at your fingertips. Reminiscent of an idyllic Mediterranean country estate, keep the theme and head to the Whisper Wine Bar next door and dine across the road at the French Bistro Angel House.
Hotel Esplanade by Rydges
History Esplanade Hotel is one of Freo’s most notable accommodation options, due to its size, stunning white tiered shape and superb location on Marine Terrace. This hotel has everything you could really need on a stay: multiple bars, resort pools, gym, restaurant downstairs, and proximity to the beach. Home to 300 rooms, the Esplanade Hotel offers accommodations with private balconies and comfortable beds to make your stay even more luxurious.
Plympton Pool House
For a laid-back poolside getaway that’s not too far from home, look no further than Plympton Pool House in East Fremantle. This architecturally designed studio is full of natural light, rattan furniture, greenery, and gold accents. You could spend all day lounging poolside on the shaded loungers, but when you’re ready to get up and go, walk to the iconic bars and trendy shops of George Street.
Character Loft House
Forget New York, Fremantle is home to the the coolest loft around, located beachfront in South Freo. Fitted out mainly in exposed brick, it has a modern kitchen, a covered terrace ideal for entertaining and a spiral staircase leading to an upstairs bedroom, which also has a bath if you need to relax. a moment of tranquility. This loft sleeps eight people in five bedrooms if you want to get a group together for the ultimate beach vacation.
Silver Street Studios
Silver Street Studios is likely to be different from any Airbnb you’ve stayed at. This South Freo space was once an artist’s studio and gallery, and is now an award-winning retreat, with breathtaking high ceilings and a rustic design, with lots of nooks and crannies, colorful rugs strewn across the floor and a lush outdoor space. Did we mention there’s also an outdoor tub for you to soak in after a day of beach and brunch?
This beautiful Airbnb gives you the opportunity to reside in a classic Fremantle boutique home, with photo-worthy limestone walls, high ceilings and an 1880s-style veranda. Minderoo House are modern, but the heritage charm shines through, with its stained glass windows and white fireplace. Relax on the veranda with a book, have a cup of tea outside and soak up Freo’s warm ambience.
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Image credit: Warders Hotel, Plympton Pool House, Silver Street Studios
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