4 Star Hotel Near Optus Stadium

If you’re looking for hotels near Optus Stadium, then make sure you book your next stay at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre. Situated an easy train ride or only a short 15-minute drive from the stadium, our inner-city location means you’re surrounded by the best bars, restaurants, theatres and boutique shops that Perth has to offer.

To make a booking or find out more, contact our friendly team today.

Having recently opened in January 2018, Optus Stadium is located east of Perth, just outside the CBD and boasts picturesque views of the Swan River and the city. The stadium immediately won the hearts of Perth with its modern fit out and great views.

The venue has won multiple design awards including Project of the Year at the Stadium Business & Design development awards 2018 and the Best Sports & Recreation Project at the Tekla Global BIM awards 2018. Australia’s Best Stadium , Best AFL Stadium, Best Tourism Destination Campaign for #UnitedinPerth and, IPC IAKS Distinction for Accessibility Award in 2019.


Everything you need to know about Optus Stadium

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If you can’t make it to an event at Optus Stadium, we’d recommend taking a stadium tour to check it out and get behind the scenes! Tour times generally operate at 10am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm but are subject to change.

Experience more of Perth when you book a hotel near Optus Stadium. Holiday Inn Perth City Centre is conveniently located in the CBD, making it the perfect spot to enjoy all that Perth has to offer before your event at Optus Stadium.



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Stay at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre and enjoy one of the best four-star hotels near Optus Stadium. Learn more about the events at the stadium below!

Optus Stadium is a world-class venue, hosting some of Australia’s biggest sporting games and entertainment names. Some of the sport you can expect to see at Optus Stadium includes the Australian Football League (AFL), cricket and Big Bash League events, State of origin, athletics, soccer, Bledisloe Cup, Rugby Union and Rugby League. The stadium was built with a commitment to ‘fans first’, which means that there’s not a bad seat in the stadium to catch a game, to the extent that each sporting event has a different capacity to ensure each seat has a view.

Optus Stadium has already played host to A-lister entertainment including Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Eminem, U2 and Queen + Adam Lambert.


How to get to the Stadium

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Need to know how to get to Optus Stadium from Perth City? There are plenty of options available from bus, train, driving and walking. There are even special event busses and cruises for some events, including the AFL. Find out more by visiting the Optus Stadium website.

Bus or Train

On event dates Transperth will add special event busses, which are easily accessible from Perth city. These busses vary but will always be listed under the event on the Optus Stadium website, or they can be found on the Transperth website.

If you would like to catch public transport to Optus Stadium for a tour, the quickest bus route is to walk to Perth Train Station, then catch the Thornlie Line to Burswood. From Burswood you will need to walk 15 minutes to Optus Stadium along Victoria Park Road. All generic bus routes from the city to Optus Stadium involve walking.


Driving to Optus Stadium from Holiday Inn Perth City Centre will take a minimum of 15 minutes. There is limited parking availability at Burswood, which is a 5-10-minute walk from Optus Stadium. Burswood offers both free and paid parking options at various car parks.

Taxi & Uber

If you do not wish to take public transport, we recommend hailing a taxi or ordering an Uber. While rates will vary, during the off period a taxi will cost $25 and an Uber $15. These prices are likely to surge on event days.


Walking through Perth city to Optus Stadium is a great way to explore Perth if you have some time to spare. From Holiday Inn Perth City Centre, it will take 50 minutes to walk to Optus Stadium.


Things to do Before & After the Event

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At Holiday Inn Perth City Centre, being located in the heart of the CBD allows our hotel guests to experience everything Perth has to offer. From our unique bar and dining options, through to exploring Elizabeth Quay and Kings Park, there’s an endless list of things to do. Need help deciding? We’ve put together a list of things to do before or after your event at Optus Stadium.

Ivy & Jack

Looking for a great bite to eat before a game or show in Perth? Ivy & Jack is the place to be. With happy hour daily from 5pm – 6pm, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy a drink and a nibble before heading out.

Optus Stadium Park Art

If you have time to spare, we recommend wandering around the stadium and its surrounding park to see the Western Australian indigenous art celebrating culture, landscape, history and the land.

Explore a 190-metre-long rock formation made from Toodyay and Donnybrook stone to portray the flow of the Swan River or find the Message Sticks created by well-known artist Barry McGuire.

The Camfield

The Camfield is a bar and eatery located directly opposite Optus Stadium. It’s the perfect location for a drink or bite to eat. The Camfield has a great bustling atmosphere before a show or game!


Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I buy a ticket to a game or show?

Optus Stadium uses Ticketmaster to sell their tickets online. You can also purchase tickets from the box office (if tickets are available), however, this is only open on event days.

Can I BYO food and alcohol

Optus Stadium is a fully licensed venue. Therefore BYO is strictly prohibited. There are over 50 food and beverage outlets in the stadium to purchase your food and alcohol.

Is the stadium accessible by wheelchair?

The stadium is wheelchair accessible and has 450 wheelchair positions with flexible seating for carers and guests. You can see more of the accessibility details by visiting the Optus Stadium website. Please note there is limited ACROD parking, and you will need to preregister for a pass.

Is it true that public transport is free before an event?

Yes! Your Transperth fare is included in your event ticket! You can travel free for three hours either side of the event.

Can I take my bag in?

Yes, bags are accepted into Optus Stadium assuming they are not too large or excessive in size. Please note that bags will be thoroughly checked.

I have young children, is there a parent’s room?

There is a parent’s room on each level of the stadium with change tables, feeding rooms and toilets. We recommend asking a staff member where the closest parent’s room is in relation to your seat.

Is there first aid on site?

Yes, first aid services are available at all events.

Can I smoke in the stadium?

Cigarettes and e-cigarettes are strictly forbidden.

I’ve lost some property at Optus Stadium; can I get it back?

For all lost property that is handed in, it is retained by Optus Stadium for 30 days after the event. Visit the Optus Stadium website to find out more.


Accommodation, Right in the Heart of Perth City

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre offers accommodation just an easy 15 minute train ride away from Optus Stadium, so you don’t need to stress about transport to and from your show. Stay longer and enjoy a drink at Perth city’s best bars before retiring to the comfort of your room. To find out more about our accommodation packages, get in touch today.

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