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When in Brisbane, you'll want to escape the subtropical heat that dominates the city in the summer, so a good choice of hotel is very important when vacationing in Brisbane. An excellent place to cool off is The Stamford Plaza. The Stamford is one of Brisbane's most beautiful hotels -- brocade chairs and sofas, enormous still-life oils, gilt mirrors, and palms dot the marble lobby. It's also one of the few city hotels with river views from every room -- especially stunning from the southern rooms at night, when the Story Bridge lights up. A riverside boardwalk leads from the hotel to the Eagle Street Pier restaurants, and the Brisbane City Gardens is within easy walking distance.
You can also check out Carlton Crest Hotel, a well-known Brisbane landmark. Situated opposite Brisbane City Hall, this is the city's largest hotel. It's the perfect escape for romance or the place for the business traveler to enjoy a working vacation. A good base for exploring Brisbane is the Novotel Brisbane. This well-appointed contemporary hotel, a short walk from Brisbane's main shopping areas, is popular with families and business travelers. The modern, stylish rooms and suites are spacious and have superb views of the city. The lap pool is very inviting and has terrific city views. So if the heat gets to you, these Brisbane hotels could very well be your oasis.