Hotels in Sydney
Hotels in Sydney offer excellent value year-round. But the best hotels in Sydney book up quickly, so it's wise to reserve several months in advance. Happily, Sydney hotels are available at every price point. Some of the best and most central accommodations can be found in the Rocks and around Circular Quay, just a short walk from the Opera House, the Royal Botanic Gardens, and the ferries. Case in point: The InterContinental Hotel, which has its own excellent restaurant, is just south of the harbor and is close to the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Opera House. Hotels around Darling Harbour are just slightly farther away, either a 15-minute walk or a short rail trip, from the city's main attractions. Finally, one of Sydney's most popular suburbs is Manly, where the Manly Guest House stands. This Sydney hotel isn't too far from the beach and is safe, clean, and affordable. For a bit of an upgrade, the Vibe Hotel North Sydney overlooks Lavender Bay and Kirribilli and gives you the choice of which view you prefer. Room service is 24/7 and there are two pools—one outside and one inside.
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.