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.