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Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane – Picture Review

A functional, relatively new, modern value-led hotel - but there would be more fun or luxurious hotels in Brisbane to choose from

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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

Suite bedroom

Suite kitchen

Bathroom

As the room wasn’t ready on my arrival, I was offered some complimentary drinks from the hotel bar.

Complimentary beer

The Hotel has a fairly small footprint, with the small bar and restaurant/dining area a few floors up from the lobby.

Hotel entrance

Hotel lobby

The Eatery

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.

Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane – Picture Review was last modified: August 22nd, 2018 by Keith

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  1. I was reading around 2 weeks ago that you can get platinum after 18 stays they have some sort of promotion http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2017/04/18/starwood-platinum-status-challenge-worth-it/

    I wish to stay 6 nights in Brisbane in July this hotel is retailing at $175 and is returning around 18k KrisFlyer miles. I’m not sure how many SPG points it would collect to compare with that, I guess it’s not possible to double dip by booking through Kaligo and earn through Starwood as well???

  2. Israel Henriques

    Keith! Great review! 🙂 Any tips on getting to Platinum with SPG? Been stuck on gold for years and years! 🙁

    • Keith Author

      The 50 nights or 25 stays is pretty non-negotiable, unfortunately.

      How I do it… firstly, booking multiple rooms for family stays – instead of one large suite, I’ll book two connecting rooms. That means double night and stay credits.

      Secondly, using points earned from Amex to redeem for expensive nights for cash periods – and staying loyal but not too far out of pocket.

      Thirdly – booking longer stays using points – where you’ll get 5th night free on a 5 night stay.

      My platinum status last year was mostly by doing a 20 night stay for two rooms at the Westin Whistler – so paying for 16 nights using points, staying for 20, and earning 40 nights towards status.

      It’s a stretch for me to hit platinum but I have just about managed it for a couple of years now.

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