The Best Hotels and Places to Book Your Stay in Rockingham, Western Australia

Hotels in Rockingham are a diverse bunch – find and book the one for you with Culture Trip.
Hotels in Rockingham are a diverse bunch – find and book the one for you with Culture Trip. | © Ian Beattie / Alamy Stock Photo
Claire Turrell

Just 40 minutes’ drive south of Perth you’ll find Rockingham, a laid-back beach town that suits adventure addicts, nature lovers and foodies. You’ll find endless gourmet restaurants and cafes, nature walks, an island dedicated to penguins, and underwater wrecks to explore. Start planning your journey by checking out some of the best hotels in Rockingham, as well as in nearby Fremantle – all bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Quest Rockingham, for contemporary cool

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The indoor pool area at Quest Rockingham, with tinted windows
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This contemporary hotel is a short walk from Rockingham’s bustling restaurants and golden sands. Whether you choose a studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom suite, you’ll find chic furnishings decorated with tropical-coloured pillows and photographs of local scenes. Each room has a kitchen or kitchenette if you fancy a snack, while there’s also an in-house gym, swimming pool and barbecue pit to discover.

2. Lakeview Suites, for luxurious self-catering

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These luxury suites overlook a park. Rooms are modern and spacious, with calming, neutral tones that reflect the coastal vibe. You’ll find kitchens kitted out with Bosch appliances, a flat-screen TV and free wifi. Enjoy dinner around the dining table or al fresco on the balcony. Families will be pleased to know that there’s a colourful kids’ playground in the park.

3. Anchorage Guest House, for lush grounds

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Two sofas by a fireplace in a social area at Anchorage Guest House, full of books
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A cosy guesthouse surrounded by tropical gardens. Choose from suites or villas decorated with the work of local artists, containing twin or double beds. The two-bedroom suite with vaulted ceiling is the largest room, with a spacious balcony overlooking the lush grounds. In the rooms you’ll find a flat-screen TV, hairdryer and toiletries. Breakfast is a healthy treat of fresh juice, yoghurt, fruit salad and cereal.

4. Gallery Hotel, for a great night’s sleep in Fremantle


The exterior of Gallery Hotel, with two tall trees and two cars parked right outside
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The Gallery Hotel is a budget stay in Fremantle – 30 minutes’ drive from Rockingham – with hot coffee and comfy beds. Choose from single or double rooms – the Deluxe Room includes an outdoor dining area. The hotel is so determined to make sure everyone has a great night’s sleep that each room has an orthopaedic mattress. When the cafe is closed, head to the honesty snack bar at reception.

5. Serpentine Falls Tourist Village, for national park access

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The outdoor pool area at Serpentine Falls Tourist Village, covered at one end
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Footsteps away from Serpentine National Park, you’ll find one- and two-bed cabins with soft sofas, kitchens and terraces to form the perfect base for your stay. In summer, make a splash in the solar-heated outdoor pool; in winter months, toast marshmallows around the campfire. Take to the trails at the nearby waterfall-decorated park, stock up on local produce at the farmers’ markets and test your taste buds at Millbrook Winery.

6. Be. Fremantle, for a home-from-home feel

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A Be. Fremantle suite containing a sofa, flat-screen TV and dining table; there is also a waterside terrace view
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Wake up to views of the Indian Ocean and Challenger Harbour at this seaside stay in Fremantle. Choose from studios and one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. The latter have a townhouse feel, with a kitchen, dining room, lounge and spa. There’s a grocery shopping service, but if you don’t want to cook, you can visit one of the property’s partner restaurants who will charge your meal to your apartment.

7. Boardwalk by the Beach, for ocean views


Boardwalk by the Beach as seen from across the boaradwalk, beach and waves
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Enjoy an uninterrupted view of the ocean when you book into Boardwalk by the Beach. You can watch dolphins play from the balcony of your three-bedroom apartment or join one of the morning tours from the nearby jetty. While you may be distracted in the evening by the TV and DVD player in your suite, make sure that you retake your seat on the balcony for an incredible view of the sunset.

8. The Local Hotel, for boutique charm in Fremantle


A single bed in a room at the Local Hotel, also including a soft chair with footstool
Courtesy of The Local Hotel / Expedia

You’ll find eight boutique rooms in this Victorian public house in Fremantle. These Instagram-worthy lodgings come with either four-poster beds, elephant murals or Swinging ’60s vibes. Similarly, the bars in the pub each have a different atmosphere, whether that’s the elegant whisky bar, casual palm-filled garage, or the bistro-style dining room that serves dishes including baby back ribs and cardamom, cinnamon and honey crème brûlée.

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