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. ... Read More

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. Many 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. The city’s big-brand hotels deliver luxurious digs with views of the Opera House and glittering harbor, from the perfectly positioned Park Hyatt Sydney to the charming Pier One Sydney Harbour and revamped InterContinental Sydney Double Bay, which has its own excellent restaurant and is close to the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Opera House.

Lovers of boutique hotels make a beeline for two city center hotspots: glam Establishment Hotel for stellar drinking and dining, and QT Sydney for over-the-top dramatic interiors with an intimate spa. Plus, three more independent hotels have suddenly come along. Heritage-modern the Old Clare Hotel, in up-and-coming Chippendale, snagged a spot on T+L’s coveted It List thanks to its stylish rooms, trio of innovative restaurants by acclaimed chefs, and rooftop pool bar. QT Bondi has borrowed from surf style with its coastal-cool decor, creating a stylish sleepover in this popular beachside ‘burb. Overlooking Sydney’s oldest quarter, the Rocks, Hotel Palisade proves that small can be beautiful, with just eight rooms decorated with original Australian art, nautical-chic accessories, and murals of stormy seas.

Hong Kong’s Ovolo group has also come to the party, making over two existing hotels, rebranded as Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour and Ovolo Woolloomooloo. Both feature vibrant design details plus generous inclusions. Want to escape town? From rural getaways in the Blue Mountains to the serene Central Coast, we’ve shared hand-picked hotels, plus cool holiday houses. Whatever your style and budget, T+L’s Sydney travel guide will help you find the right accommodations for you.

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  • 57 Hotel in Sydney Courtesy of 57 Hotel
    57 Hotel

    Surry Hills stay 57 Hotel is just a skip from Central Station, and is handy for sampling the neighborhood's many bars, restaurants, and shops. Launched... Read More

  • Adina Apartment Hotel Bondi Beach in Sydney Courtesy of Adina Apartment Hotel Bondi Beach
    Adina Apartment Hotel Bondi Beach

    Scandinavian-inspired interiors create a sleek vibe at Adina Apartment Hotel Bondi Beach, just a stroll from iconic Bondi Beach on fashionable Hall... Read More

  • Establishment Hotel in Sydney Courtesy of Establishment Hotel
    Establishment Hotel

    The 31 bedrooms in this converted heritage warehouse may be stylish, serene boudoirs, but there's a hedonistic air about this city center boutique bolt... Read More

  • Harbour Rocks Hotel in Sydney Courtesy of Harbour Rocks Hotel
    Harbour Rocks Hotel

    Tucked away in Sydney's oldest neighborhood, a ramble from the harbor, the aptly named Harbour Rocks Hotel occupies historic buildings once home to the... Read More

  • Hotel Harry in Sydney Courtesy of Hotel Harry
    Hotel Harry

    Young, fun, and funky, budget-boutique Hotel Harry invites guests to play. Its central Surry Hills setting, attached to 'nuevo Latino' pub Harpoon Harry... Read More

  • Hotel Palisade in Sydney Courtesy of Hotel Palisade
    Hotel Palisade

    Stylist Sibella Court is behind this vintage-chic, rough-luxe revamp, which has seen the old Hotel Palisade pub at the top of the Rocks given an... Read More

  • InterContinental Sydney Double Bay Hotel Courtesy of InterContinental Sydney Double Bay
    InterContinental Sydney Double Bay

    As if Double Bay wasn't fancy enough already, the revamped InterContinental Sydney Double Bay livens up this chic shopping enclave. With its villagey... Read More

  • Ovolo 1888 Hotel in Sydney Courtesy of Ovolo 1888 Hotel
    Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour

    Despite its historic wool warehouse location, the Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour is nothing if not contemporary. The 90 rooms and suites sport exposed brick... Read More

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    Ovolo Woolloomooloo

    This historic blue-toned Woolloomooloo wharf may be familiar from previous incarnations as a W hotel and Taj, once known as Blue Sydney. It's now one of... Read More

  • Park Hyatt Sydney Hotel Courtesy of Park Hyatt Sydney
    Park Hyatt Sydney

    Short of sleeping inside the Sydney Opera House itself (if only!), the next best thing has got to be snoozing at the Park Hyatt Sydney, which has... Read More

  • Pier One Sydney Harbour Hotel Courtesy of Pier One Sydney Harbour
    Pier One Sydney Harbour

    Another harborside haven, 189-room Pier One Sydney Harbour boasts views of the dramatic Sydney Harbour Bridge and historic Luna Park funfair opposite,... Read More

  • Pretty Beach House Hotel in Sydney Courtesy of InterContinental Sydney Double Bay
    Pretty Beach House

    Reopened in 2015 after a redesign, Pretty Beach House more than delivers on its name, offering an elegantly exclusive getaway a stroll from sandy coves... Read More

  • QT Bondi Hotel in Sydney Courtesy of QT Hotels & Resorts
    QT Bondi

    Launched in December 2015, the QT Bondi brings uber-hip accommodations to Sydney's most iconic shore. Bondi has long lacked a luxury hotel, but this... Read More

  • QT Sydney Courtesy of QT Hotels & Resorts
    QT Sydney

    One of the few truly boutique hotels in town, QT Sydney has theatrical flair and fabulously edgy interiors. It's set within the historic State Theatre... Read More

  • The Darling Hotel in Sydney Courtesy of The Darling
    The Darling

    If casino high-rolling and fine dining are your thing, then snuggle up to the Darling, perched at Pyrmont near the touristy Darling Harbour quarter.... Read More

  • The Langham, Sydney Hotel Courtesy of The Langham, Sydney
    The Langham, Sydney

    Formerly called the Observatory—named after the Sydney Observatory nearby—this once faded hotel has had a no-expense-spared makeover. Now part of the... Read More

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    The Old Clare Hotel

    Channeling the creative spirit of Chippendale, the design-focused Old Clare Hotel made a splash when it launched in late 2015. Its 62 rooms, carved out... Read More

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