The Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane is the Queensland capital’s only Marriott property (for now, there are more on the way) which opened in 2015.
The Four Points brand is renowned for value, with the Four Points properties in Sydney (which just changed to a Hyatt Regency), Melbourne (just opened) and Perth all aiming to offer value and convenience over luxury.
In the case of the Four Points Brisbane, this is pulled off fairly well, and I was upgraded into a spacious and functional River View Suite as a Platinum member.
Research & Booking
The Four Points by Sheraton Hotel is ranked #44 out of 157 hotels in Brisbane on TripAdvisor. It could be higher, considering the quality of hotels around the city, but this is a value-led hotel so it’s no surprise that ratings aren’t higher.
At the time of writing this review, this property was classified as an SPG Category 3 property, costing 7,000 Starpoints per night.
Due to the merger of SPG into Marriott Rewards, this is now a Marriott Category 3 property, costing 15,000/17,500/20,000 Marriott Rewards points per night (off-peak/standard/peak).
Alternatively, outside of peak travel periods, you can usually pick up a room for around $135-160 per night.
The River View Suite
This room type is the best on offer at the Four Points Brisbane, at 55 square metres with a separate bedroom, kitchen/dining area and lounge, plus a large bathroom.
Most of the smaller rooms should have a similar feel, but less space. It was clean, modern, functional – but sparse.
Suite living room
As the room wasn’t ready on my arrival, I was offered some complimentary drinks from the hotel bar.
The Hotel has a fairly small footprint, with the small bar and restaurant/dining area a few floors up from the lobby.
Around The Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane
This hotel has a convenient location on Mary Street and is in walking distance to bars and restaurants on Albert Street, as well as Eagle Street, the Botanical Gardens, Queen Street Mall and Central Station.
Summing up: The Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane
The Four Points by Sheraton in Brisbane is a perfectly serviceable hotel if you can score a reasonable room rate, and want to earn Starpoints and/or stay credits towards status.
When other Marriott properties open in the city (The W is scheduled for late 2017 and The Westin in October 2018) then it will be great to have more choice.
But until then, Marriott aficionados need to choose between staying loyal but downscale, or looking for more luxurious accommodation elsewhere.
Supplementary images courtesy of Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane.