Navigate the vibrant city of Sydney with our Best Hotels in Sydney guide, from the salty sea breeze along the Harbour to the bustling Rocks district brimming with history and culture. Explore one heritage building at a time or wander through Sydney’s endless shopping boutiques before returning to your blissful luxury accommodation or trendy boutique hotel.
BEST HOTELS IN SYDNEY – CBD
With The Rocks on its doorstep and a front-row view of the Sydney Opera House is the Park Hyatt Sydney. Whether you’re one to soak in the marvellous views of the calming waters from your room or walk down the cobbled lanes of The Rocks, you’ll have a splendid stay with Park Hyatt Sydney. Pamper yourself with top of the line service and unrivalled comforts at this stay.
Indulge in a luxurious, residential-contemporary living that features natural light and natural tones that are easy on the eyes. In the guestrooms, plush carpets are used for the comfort of your feet and specially commissioned artworks from local artists adorn the walls. Pick from 6 of the hotel’s stunning suites, all boasting large-spanning windows that offer only the best views in Sydney. Using only premium Australian produce, be sure to fill your belly at the hotel’s two restaurants, The Living Room and The Dining Room.
- Prices for Park Hyatt Sydney, one of the best hotels in Sydney, start at US$870++ per night for 2 adults. Click for the best available prices.
Experience an unforgettable stay at Shangri-La Sydney. Nestled in the historic Rocks District, you’ll be conveniently located for all your shopping, dining and sightseeing needs! One thing’s for sure at Shangri-La Sydney, no matter where you’re lounging, you’ll be eating up views of the monumental Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Harbour.
The guestrooms feature Shangri-La’s signature linens and amenities which you ensure that you enjoy every moment of your stay. Restful, rejuvenating sleep await as plush, cosy beds complete with a pillow menu seek to ensure you have uninterrupted slumber. If that doesn’t do it, make your way towards Chi, The Spa and take a gander at their extensive menu that features Australian healing techniques and botanical indigenous to the region. Thereafter, head up to Altitude, the hotel’s restaurant that will serve you meals as ravishing as the view.
- Prices for Shangri-La Hotel Sydney, one of the best hotels in Sydney, start at US$257++ per night for 2 adults. Click for the best available prices.
Delight in the intimate and opulent comforts of The Langham Sydney where you’ll be well looked after by a genuine and dedicated service staff team. Set in the heart of the metropolitan Rocks District, come home to a tranquil sanctuary where all your needs will be met.
In the guestrooms, you will find unique high-ceilings, plush, bespoke fittings all within a perfect colour palette of nudes. Pick and choose your room depending on the view you like but make no mistake, they all come decked out in the same luxurious comforts and amenities. Head to the hotel’s Kitchen on Kent where you can foray into decadent international cuisines from stone-baked pizzas to Japanese robata grill and fragrant Tandoor.
- Prices for The Langham Sydney, one of the best hotels in Sydney, start at US$261++ per night for 2 adults. Click for the best available prices.
If you’re wondering why this luxurious accommodation has a certain je ne sais quoi, it’s because the Sofitel Darling Harbour draws from local culture and tradition whilst borrowing from French art de vivre to make a simple, beautiful and elegant concept. Situated in the heart of Sydney’s Darling Harbour, one can be sure to enjoy truly breathtaking views of the harbour and city skyline.
For a touch of sophistication, choose from the Sofitel’s 590 lavish rooms and 35 plush, stately suites overlooking the harbour. The rooms portray minimalists’ dreams with soft, neutral hues and large clear windows that provide unobstructed views. Whether you’re freshening up in the morning or having an evening soak in the bath, enjoy it with a side of stunning views. Complete with bespoke French amenities, c’est la vie when one’s on holiday!
- Prices for Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, one of the best hotels in Sydney, start at US$297++ per night for 2 adults. Click for the best available prices.
Located conveniently in Sydney’s Central Business District with the iconic Sydney Harbour at its doorstep, the award-winning Four Seasons Sydney guarantees panoramic views of the glistening harbour and bustling city. Stroll down The Rocks which is located just next door to the hotel and indulge in an array of cultural and artistic flair. With Circular Quay nearby as well, you’ll be well-connected to Sydney’s major attractions.
The guestrooms are uncluttered and simple. Contemporary functionality offers the utmost enjoyment and comfort of the rooms. Designed thoughtfully with a daybed by the floor-to-ceiling windows, lounge with a book in hand and a magnificent view right next to you. Head to the hotel’s Mode Kitchen & Bar for your dining needs for fresh, scrumptious and uncomplicated cuisine. If you’re a fan of whisky, the bar boasts a wide collection of over 200 different types of whisky!
- Prices for Four Seasons Sydney, one of the best hotels in Sydney, start at US$310++ per night for 2 adults. Click for the best available prices.
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Situated in the scenic East Circular Quay, this five-star establishment offers chic apartment-style accommodation near the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bay and Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour. With 4 different styles of luxury suites to choose from, there’s something for everyone.
In the elegantly appointed suites, floor-to-ceiling clear glass windows allow sunlight to stream in. Fresh air fills the room through the balconies which also serve as amazing vantage points to watch the sunset over the glistening harbour. Complete with full-serviced gourmet kitchens in each suite and separate bedroom and lounge areas, you’ll be able to whip up meals fuss-free. Fret not, the suites also come with their own integrated laundry to ensure all your needs are taken care of.
- Prices for Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour, one of the best hotels in Sydney, start at US$243++ per night for 2 adults. Click for the best available prices.
Rooted in the historic former General Post Office building, The Fullerton Hotel Sydney boasts full-bodied character and sophistication. You’ll enjoy activity-filled days as the hotel is located close to iconic landmarks such as the Museum of Contemporary Art and Bangaroo.
Whether the classic heritage rooms or high-rise tower rooms tickle your fancy, the rooms are fitted with deluxe, plush beds, top of the range amenities and an interactive Tapendium digital concierge solution. For those who love stunning city views, the tower rooms feature large windows that overlook the cityscape. For a truly palatial stay, The Fullerton Hotel Sydney’s Martin Place Suite will guarantee an unforgettable experience.
- Prices for The Fullerton Hotel Sydney, one of the best hotels in Sydney, start at US$183++ per night for 2 adults. Click for the best available prices.
Perched on the water near Habour Bridge is the premium Pier One Sydney. Stylish and modern, the hotel is a repurposed heritage building filled with natural light, contemporary art and Federation-style inspired fittings. Offering only the best amenities, this one is for vacationers seeking a truly unique and lavish experience.
Smooth wooden floors ensure that your feet set upon the comfortably temperate ground in the morning. The guestrooms celebrate the essence of Sydney and maritime heritage with dark wood headboards and hints of navy blue furnishings. Be prepared to lounge in your cotton robe all day as the rooms come with their own Nespresso machine and a flat-screen TV with Chromecast streaming. If you can bear to leave your room, iconic must-visit sites of Sydney are just a stone’s throw away.
- Prices for Pier One Sydney Harbour Autograph Collection, one of the best hotels in Sydney, start at US$245++ per night for 2 adults. Click for the best available prices.
A chic, urban sanctuary set in a prime location, Spicers Potts Point is a luxurious retreat within easy access of Sydney’s best art galleries and the famed Bondi Beach. A blend of classic Sydney heritage tied with a fresh contemporary take, the hotel exudes effortless elegance and homely comforts.
Featuring 16 elegantly appointed rooms and four suites, Spicers Potts Point offers an intimate, charming retreat within the concrete jungle. Head over to the long bar which serves up complimentary canapés from 5 pm daily where you can chill and meet new people or enjoy a wine tasting session with an expert sommelier. Discover a range of specially curated experiences at Spicers Potts Point from sipping morning tea on a 52-foot motor yacht with Sensational Sydney Cruises to an Indoor Picnic that can be set up right on site.
- Prices for Spicers Potts Point, one of the best hotels in Sydney, start at US$262++ per night for 2 adults. Click for the best available prices.
Sprawled across two iconic heritage-listed buildings, this charming accommodation was borne out of the want of preservation and modern contemporary aesthetics. One for the artists and its fans, The Old Clare is surrounded by art galleries, up and coming restaurants and bars. With much to explore, The Old Clare is riddled with sweet surprises from its suites to its treats.
Presenting nine different suites all intricately thought-out in design, each one with its own unique experience. Whether you love minimalistic plain, white walls or the charming exposed brick wall to smooth wood-panelled walls, you’ll find that The Old Clare has manifested all that is aesthetically pleasing to the eye. The guestrooms all boast Bose sound systems, HD smart TVs, bespoke Triumph & Disaster bathroom amenities and even goose down bedding. We’re sure that The Old Clare will have you begging to stay.
- Prices for The Old Clare, one of the best hotels in Sydney, start at US$189++ per night for 2 adults. Click for the best available prices.
Nestled amidst The Rocks and Circular Quay, you will find yourself staying in the heart of all the excitement. The brick building of the hotel itself is an alluring sight to see – wonderfully preserved in it is over a century of history. Stay at this magnificent heritage hotel, right in the heart of Sydney, for a holiday not to be forgotten!
From heritage rooms to harbour view ones, they have all been thoughtfully designed to awe its guests who come to stay. Find yourself reclining back in your room after an eventful day, on the plush couch set against a dark exposed-brick wall. Warm wooden headboards bring a homely feel to the rooms. A gastronomical yet charming adventure awaits at the hotel’s very own Tayim Restaurant which is set in a sandstone cavern. We heard that Executive Chef Ran’s North African inspired Israeli cuisine is the talk of the town.
- Prices for Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney, one of the best hotels in Sydney, start at US$225++ per night for 2 adults. Click for the best available prices.
You will find this palatial, heritage-listed hotel in midtown Sydney, closely located to transport options that will connect you to where you want to go. 172 guestrooms are thoughtfully designed to mirror the perfect blend of historic charm and bespoke designer furnishings.
Be spoilt for choice as you can choose from seven different room types that are tailored to your preferences and needs. Our personal recommendation is the Deluxe Suite which occupies the corners of each level of the building. A meld of art deco heritage and upscale fittings, the Deluxe Suites come with separate living and dining areas, a luscious soak-in bath, walk-in shower and Appelles Apothecary & Lab amenities for your enjoyment.
- Prices for Primus Hotel Sydney, one of the best hotels in Sydney, start at US$257++ per night for 2 adults. Click for the best available prices.
An exquisite experience for the modern luxury hotel traveller, the Little Albion provides an innovative and original concept that will not disappoint. The Little Albion is definitely a sight to behold – a large framed contemporary painting greets you at the door as you take in your surroundings of warm wooden walls and simple black steel-framed doorways. Take a walk around the alluring spaces of this former convent.
You’ll quickly notice that the rooms have been intricately curated and thoughtfully designed. From the monochromatic palette to the little yellow armchair in the corner of the room, the devil is in the detail. Treat yourself to one of Little Albion’s Master bedrooms that feature Chevron oak floors, Greek marble and Moroccon feature tiles. And for the ultimate indulgence – the Sweet Suite or Big Albion will fulfil your every holiday whim.
- Prices for Little Albion Boutique Hotel, one of the best hotels in Sydney, start at US$189++ per night for 2 adults. Click for the best available prices.
The embodiment of sophistication, the West Hotel Sydney by Hilton is a hard-to-miss building surrounded by wonderful dining options and located a mere stone’s throw away from the picturesque Darling Harbour. You’ll remember Sydney by the warm hospitality of the staff at the West Hotel and its unique modern-industrial aesthetics.
One will find that the guestrooms have been carefully curated to exude finesse along with comfort. You will be reminded of nature as the hotel weaves in botanical influences throughout. From fresh vases of flowers in the guestrooms to lush, green foliage in their open-air atrium. Whether you are working from the marble desk or propping your feet up on the smooth suede ottoman, you’ll feel pampered on this stay at West Hotel Sydney by Hilton.
- Prices for West Hotel Sydney by Hilton, one of the best hotels in Sydney, start at US$195++ per night for 2 adults. Click for the best available prices.
This stately building is hard to miss, located conveniently in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, the vintage sandstone façade holds a stunning modern abode for the city traveller. Within walkable distance are the city’s hottest restaurants, bars and iconic sites like the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and The Royal Botanic Garden.
In the guestrooms, one can find varying shades of grey set against a simplistic, modern and functional space. In the ensuite, cool granite and marble paired with shuttered windows that allow the perfect amount of natural light to stream in, make for a comfortable experience throughout. Don’t forget to make a reservation at the Bentley Restaurant and Bar helmed by Chef Brent Savage and Sommelier Nick Hildebrandt for an unforgettable gastronomical experience.
- Prices for Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney, one of the best hotels in Sydney, start at US$239++ per night for 2 adults. Click for the best available prices.
BEST HOTELS IN SYDNEY – EASTERN SUBURBS
Nestled in the lush, coastal Eastern Suburbs of Double Bay, one can expect to find some gorgeous, light-filled and spacious guestrooms with their own private balconies overlooking the courtyard garden. For those who seek the best of both worlds, the Intercontinental Sydney Double Bay presents an effortless blend of five-star luxuries into a warm and inviting home-away-from-home.
Muted, light-grey hues and plush king beds make the guestrooms the perfect retreat after a long day. With an ensuite that features beautiful polished Italian marble and bespoke Appelles Apothecary & Lab amenities, you can be sure to soak to your heart’s desire. If you’re missing the comforts of a living room, look no further than at the exclusive selection of suites that come with their own private balconies where one can enjoy the morning sun with their cuppa.
- Prices for Intercontinental Sydney Double Bay, one of the best hotels in Sydney, start at US$206++ per night for 2 adults. Click for the best available prices.
An 1886 stately home rebirthed into a lavish accommodation of opulent comforts is The Albert Mosman. Featuring 26 exclusively appointed guestrooms, there’s something for every kind of traveller. Whether you’re choosing to dine-in with exquisite meals catered by an in-house chef or venture out, the Harbourside Suburb of Mosman is littered with restaurants and cafes that will give you something to shout about.
The guestrooms are welcoming and exude homely luxury, ensuring that you’d never want to leave. From 100 per cent cotton sheets to custom pillows and mattress, you might just have the best sleep of your life at The Albert Mosman. Request for a bath overlooking the city with glasses of champagne and your wish will be granted by their remarkable service staff.
- Prices for The Albert Mosman, one of the best hotels in Sydney, start at US$152++ per night for 2 adults. Click for the best available prices.
Sat upon the iconic Watsons Bay, this charming location will give you the peaceful, beachy waterfront stay of your dreams. Located a bit away from the CBD, you’ll enjoy the natural beauty of what used to be a fishing village in the 1700s. Satisfy your seaside fantasy at the Watsons Bay Boutique Beach Club which decked out in a vibrant nautical theme. Sip on cocktails and dine on the freshest catch of the day set against a blue-ocean backdrop.
Besides a drawn-out lunch at the Beach Club overlooking blue vistas and boats, you can look forward to taking a leisurely stroll on the sandy shores. Head back to rest and freshen up amidst a contemporary, coastal styled room, designed by internationally renowned interior designer, Sibella Court. Picture this: private yacht club vibes.
- Prices for Watsons Bay Boutique, one of the best hotels in Sydney, start at US$315++ per night for 2 adults. Click for the best available prices.
This charming two-level accommodation can be found in the heart of the famed Sydney Bondi Beach. Be greeted by the vibrant pastel pink arches set against clean, white walls. You can find 12 individually styled guestrooms that face the ocean, guaranteeing uninterrupted views of the waves and salty sea breeze abound. Look no further for a perfect beachside escapade.
Featuring a ‘muted pop-art’ aesthetic, the guestrooms mimic little spaces of art. While they are spacious, the furnishing has been thoughtfully arranged to provide only the best lounging possible. With split levels and large private terraces, you can be sure to enjoy the magnificent views with a cocktail in hand all holiday long. Get stuck in on fresh seasonal produce and lovingly handmade delights.
- Prices for Hotel Ravesis Bondi, one of the best hotels in Sydney, start at US$210++ per night for 2 adults. Click for the best available prices.
Nestled in a prime, central neighbourhood in Sydney known for its lush leafy surroundings, St Marks Randwick offers contemporary, residential-style accommodation. Live like a local at St Marks Randwick where you can have your laundry done and a communal kitchenette to prepare homemade meals for days when you miss the taste of home.
Offering rooms for the solo traveller to families travelling together, all guestrooms feature a grey-white monochromatic scheme. Complete with the softest bedding, premium linen, bespoke amenities and luxury Koko Black Chocolate menu, you’ll be sure to enjoy this holiday with a hint of homely familiarity. If you’re looking for long-stay arrangements in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, St Marks Randwick will go above and beyond to provide a ‘home away from home’ experience.
- Prices for St Marks Randwick, one of the best hotels in Sydney, start at US$91++ per night for 2 adults. Click for the best available prices.
The Baxley Bondi offers a fresh and coastal boutique accommodation experience in central Bondi. Affordable luxury meets convenience to deliver a truly unique stay in one of Australia’s most loved neighbourhoods. Escape the buzz of Bondi in your own little oasis situated in a quiet leafy street only a short walk from eclectic shopping strip, Bondi Junction Train Station and the iconic Bondi Beach.
During your stay you’ll delight in beautifully curated design and guest facilities which make for a private and cosy stay whilst premium linen and deluxe amenities exude luxury. The Baxley Bondi is the perfect destination for the short getaway, special occasion, or longer retreat as your ‘home away from home’.
- Prices for The Baxley Bondi, one of the best hotels in Sydney, start at US$61++ per night for 2 adults. Click for the best available prices.
The Jensen Potts Point delivers a new era of style to one of Sydney’s most premium neighbourhoods. This boutique accommodation offers a clever, quirky and well designed experience right in the heart of Sydney’s most iconic urban playground. With its recent refurbishment, The Jensen Potts Point is a fresh and sassy concept hotel that promises to deliver a memorable stay.
Undoubtably one of the most renowned hubs for global foodies, Potts Point offers an abundance of entertainment and weekend activities. Sharing boundaries with such iconic surrounds such as Darlinghurst, Kings Cross, Hyde Park, The Domain and Woolloomooloo Wharf means you’ll only be a stone’s throw away from Sydney’s top city highlights.
- Prices for The Jensen Potts Point, one of the best hotels in Sydney, start at US$57++ per night for 2 adults. Click for the best available prices.
BEST HOTELS IN SYDNEY – MANLY BEACH
Experience rare and stunning beachfront views in Sydney at The Sebel Manly Beach, positioned on the heart of Sydney’s famous Manly Beach. Just steps away from stylish restaurants and boutiques, The Sebel is a sophisticated boutique hotel, consisting of guest rooms and serviced apartments.
Boasting brand new and modern amenities, The Sebel Manly is your home away from home as you soak in the sun with large furnished balconies, two outdoor swimming pools and Manly beach at your doorstep! Take a short scenic walk around the cliffs to the stunning Shelly Beach or through town to the Manly ferry.
- Prices for The Sebel Manly Beach, one of the best hotels in Sydney, start at $300++ per night for 2 adults. Click for best available prices.
While you’re in town, don’t forget to check out the world famous Bondi Beach and stay for a bite to eat at one of the best cafes in Bondi.