Hotels in Sydney

Situated beside Sydney Cove, the Sir Stamford hotel is just a 10-minute walk from the Sydney Opera House and Royal Botanic Gardens.

A serious safari experience has finally arrived down under with Emirates airlines’ newest conservation-based resort, a three-hour drive west of Sydney.

Fronting the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, the Park Hyatt occupies the city’s most coveted location. A multi-million dollar renovation only adds to its allure, with new floor-to-ceiling windows and amenities from cult perfumer Le Labo. Best for knockout views.

Formerly Crowne Plaza Darling Harbour

This glossy, sleek high-rise created something of a sensation when it opened in late 2007, as it put the surrounding neighborhood (a still-gritty area of Kings Cross) on the high-style map.

Former post office building with skyscraper annex in a central downtown location; the city's best hotel for business travelers, with plenty of executive-level amenities.

Just south of Sydney Harbour, the InterContinental hotel is adjacent to the Royal Botanic Gardens and only a 10-minute walk from the Opera House.

Situated inside a former cargo-handling facility, this wharf-side hotel is within a 10-minute walk of major attractions, such as the Royal Botanic Gardens and central business district.

The 41-story, Foster & Partners–designed hotel has 201 understated, light-filled studios and a heated pool.

Set in a mini-complex that includes several bars and a nightclub, this boutique property (just a stone’s throw from Circular Quay) is understandably popular with the late-night set.

Positioned on a bluff in southeast Australia’s Blue Mountains National Park, Lilianfels is a country house built in 1889 that has been converted into an 85-room resort and spa, set on two acres of English-style gardens.

Rising 34 stories above the central business district, the Amora Hotel Jamison is just a 10-minute walk from both the Rocks and Circular Quay.

The poshest old-school hotel in town (it’s part of the Orient-Express group) isn’t exactly in town; though it’s in the heart of the lively historic Rocks district, it’s tucked away in a peaceful, mostly residential enclave.