Known as Australia’s harbor city, Sydney is a popular destination for travelers around the globe and it’s not hard to understand why. A true melting pot of cultures, this hip and lively city attracts visitors of all ages with its energy and never-ending list of attractions. Sydney is home to a number of beautiful beaches, from the vibrant Bondi Beach to the quiet Avalon Cronulla, as well as city sights like the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
1.Pullman at Sydney Olympic Park
Located in Sydney Olympic Park, this deluxe, 5-star hotel sits right outside of Sydney’s Central Business District. The park, home of the 2000 Sydney Olympics, holds numerous attractions for visitors to see. From sports and musical events happening in the arenas, to the parks, mangroves, and shipwrecks, you’ll have plenty to do. Great for business or leisure, guests of the Pullman Hotel can choose from its 218 rooms, with categories from single rooms to suites. All their rooms have elegant, modern designs with comfortable beds, spa baths, and vast views of the city. Getting to the CBD won’t be difficult either with many options for transportation nearby.
9 Olympic Boulevard, Sydney Olympic Park, Australia, Phone: +61-287-621-700
2.Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney
© Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney
Nestled in the heart of Sydney’s Central Business District, the five-star Amora Hotel is walking distance to numerous city activities from the Sydney Opera House to Circular Quay and Hyde Park. For those looking to travel beyond the CBD, Wynyard Railway Station is also a quick walk from the hotel, making everything easily accessible. When not exploring the city, guests can relax in one of the hotel’s 415 large, comfortable rooms, all with spa-like bathrooms holding separate bath and shower areas. Guests can also make use of the hotel’s luxurious day spa, sauna, jacuzzi, indoor pool, and fitness center.
11 Jamison Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia, Phone: +61-296-962-5000
3.Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney
© Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney
This classic and charming hotel gives guests a taste of rich culture while providing modern luxuries. Located within the Central Business District, the Radisson Blu stands out with its historical architecture and stone exterior. Choose from the 338 rooms and 26 suites, all with upscale furnishings and amenities, as well as astounding city views through their floor-to-ceiling windows. Guests can also experience traditional High Tea in the hotel’s Lady Fairfax Room, or enjoy a few cocktails in the Fax Bar. The hotel is perfect for all sorts of travellers; business travellers are located near the Wynyard Railway Station, while tourists are close to numerous city attractions. PWD guests are also cared for with accessible-friendly rooms.
27 O’Connell Street, Sydney, NSW 200, Australia, Phone: +61-282-140-000
This accommodation becomes an attraction of its own for many of its guests. Restored from an 1851 Treasury Building, the InterContinental Sydney is filled with 509 world-class rooms and suites with amazing views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House, and Royal Botanic Gardens. If you’re looking to vacation in opulence, ask about some of their exclusive suites such as the Australia Suite featuring enormous rooms and jaw dropping panoramic views. The hotel’s award-winning Club InterContinental Lounge offers an upscale and unique experience, as guests can sip on a wide selection of champagnes as they admire the view from its wondrous wrap-around balcony.
117 Macquarie Street, Sydney 2000, Phone +61-292-539-000
5.Park Hyatt Sydney
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If you love city living, but also enjoy waterfront views, you’ll surely love staying at the Park Hyatt Sydney. Located right by the Sydney Harbour, guests can take in beautiful waterfront views as well as the iconic Sydney Opera House, while easily exploring all that the historic Rocks Village has to offer. Be pampered by this 5-star hotel, with its 155 generously sized rooms and suites, some having 1-2 private balconies to relax and sightsee on. With amazing facilities like the spa, fitness center, and rooftop pool, there’s a lot to do inside as well as outside.
7 Hickson Road, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia, Phone: +61-292-561-234
6.Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
© Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
For travelers seeking a luxurious experience, the award-winning Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney’s Central Business District does not disappoint. From classy and spacious rooms to dreamy two-bedroom suites, guests will enjoy a comfortable stay in any of the hotel’s accommodations. There’s a lot to do with the Sydney Harbor right at the door, and the Museum of Contemporary Art next door. Across the street, you can catch many modes of transportation to visit nearby attractions. If you don’t feel like stepping out, enjoy Australian cuisine at the hotel’s Mode Kitchen & Bar and then taste some of the wide variety of whiskeys, beers, and cocktails offered at the award winning cocktail bar, Grain.
199 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia, Phone: +61-292-503-100
7.Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour
© Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour
Perfect for families, this hotel merges the great comforts of 5-star hotels with the space and convenience of apartment suites. Suites have large bedrooms, spa baths, dining and lounge areas, as well as fully equipped kitchens and laundry facilities. Situated in East Circular Quay, guest can easily access Sydney’s top attractions. There are several dining options available walking distance from the hotel, as well as within. Have an upscale dining experience at Q Dining, which offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or have some drinks at Hacienda Sydney as you wonder at the city and harbour views.
61 Macquarie Street, East Circular Quay, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia, Phone: +61-292-564-000
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8.Quay West Suites Sydney
© Quay West Suites Sydney
The Quay West Suites combine its luxurious suites, 5-star amenities, and great location to make a wonderful homebase for travelers. Guests can relax in their lavish one or two-bedroom apartments with wonderful views of the surrounding Sydney Harbour, CBD, and Circular Quay. Also great for long term vacations, the suites come with world-class amenities such as granite bathrooms, living and dining areas, and well-equipped kitchens. Guests can also enjoy the in-house restaurant and bar, or unwind in the recreational deck, heated swimming pool, and sauna. Explore all the local treats this harbour city has to offer with the Sydney Ferry Terminal just walking distance away.
98 Gloucester Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia, Phone: +61-292-406-000
9.Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
For those who love exploring the history and culture that cities have to offer, the Shangri-La Hotel may be the perfect place for you. Settled within the Rocks District, guest can explore and learn more about the city’s history, as well as easily access top attractions. However, location isn’t all that this hotel has to offer. Be pampered in one of the in-house spa’s private suites, unwind in one of the health club’s many recreational facilities, or delight in any of their award-winning restaurants. At the end of the day, get a perfect night’s sleep in the enveloping bed of any of the 565 luxe rooms and suites.
176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia, Phone: +61-292-506-000
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10.Sheraton on the Park
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For those who prefer park views over waterfront views, you’ll love staying in this splendid five-star hotel. Located in the middle of Sydney across the popular Hyde Park, travelers can take in sweeping views of the park, as well as easily access the many downtown business and shopping centers. Choose between any of the 558 rooms, which include 48 suites, all offering world-class comfort and contemporary-styled interiors. Rooms are also great for business travellers with functional work spaces available in the rooms. In the hotel, guests can delight in the rooftop health club, featuring an indoor heated pool and spa.
161 Elizabeth Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia, Phone: +61-292-866-000
11.Sir Stamford At Circular Quay
© Sir Stamford At Circular Quay
Looking for a unique stay to remember? This hotel stands out amongst the modern city as a restored historical building from the 1890’s. The charming 5-star hotel has 105 spacious rooms (including 15 suites) designed with vintage Gregorian furniture, marble bathrooms, and classy amenities by L’Occitane. Numerous world-class facilities await guests in the hotel, including a fitness center, outdoor pool, and sauna. Guests can also venture out and wander through the expansive and beautiful Botanical Gardens right across the road, or watch a show in the world-famous Sydney Opera House just steps away. While food options are endless in the city, be sure to taste Sydney Rock Oysters in the hotel’s fine dining restaurant, The Dining Room.
93 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia, Phone: +61-292-524-600
© Swissotel Sydney
For leisure and business travelers alike, this 5-star hotel in the middle of Sydney’s Central Business District is well loved. Rest in the comforts of any of the 369 modern rooms and suites, or step up the opulence in one of the hotel’s Signature Skyline rooms and suites with panoramic views from the CBD to the Blue Mountains. The hotel also offers a relaxing paradise in Spa & Sport, where you can be rejuvenated with any of their excellent treatments. If you manage to explore outside the hotel, you can sightsee at many of Sydney’s top attractions, or go shopping in the beautiful Queen Victoria Building, all within walking distance.
68 Market Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia, Phone: +61-292-388-888
13.Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay
© Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay
If you believe food is a big part of traveling, you will be delighted with the Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel. Not only can you enjoy the delicious offerings from its Michelin-star-experienced chef, but guests can also stop by the hotel’s award-winning bar, as well as a popular gastropub nearby. Located in the middle of the city, activities and attractions are endless, with the Harbour, The Rocks, and Hyde Park all within reach. Rest in their modern rooms with ample space, luxury amenities, and dreamy beds. The hotel also makes a great option for traveling families, with bi-level loft suites available.
30 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia, Phone: +61-292-597-000
14.The Westin Sydney
© The Westin Sydney
Posh travelers will appreciate a stay in this wonderful, world-class hotel. With 416 rooms and suites, guests can rest in the contemporary-styled Tower Rooms or in charming heritage rooms located in the General Post Office Building. Lavish in the delicious Australian cuisine offered in the in-house Mosaic Restaurant, experience afternoon tea in the Lobby Bar, Lounge & Room, or be renewed with an array of in-room spa treatments. When you’re ready, you can explore Sydney with the unique RunWESTIN™ map and visit the surrounding heritage homes, shopping centers, and city landmarks. The Martin Place Railway Station and Wynyard Railway Station are also just five minutes away, which makes exploring the city a breeze.
1 Martin Place, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia, Phone: +61-282-231-111
15.Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Darling Harbour
© Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Darling Harbour
For travelers looking to discover trendy, up and coming areas, the Four Points by Sheraton Sydney may serve as the perfect home base for you. This 4-star hotel is located in the inner Sydney neighborhood of Chippendale, known for its rich history and recent revival into a creative hub. Here you can walk through colonial streets, visit galleries, and try the many great food options available at the Kensington Street Social. Also nearby is the Capitol Theatre, University of Technology Sydney, as well as Central Station to connect you to other attractions Sydney has to offer. In the hotel, you can rest from an adventurous day in one of the 297 soundproof rooms, including 45 suits, all exuding superior comfort.
88 Broadway, Chippendale 2008, Australia, Phone: +63-282-888-888
16.Fraser Suites Sydney
Looking for a more private vacation, but not willing to give up the comforts of hotel living? Fraser Suites is an award-winning serviced apartments building, with 201 apartments ranging from studios to duplex penthouse suites. With only 7 apartments on each floor, you’re assured of privacy to aid in your relaxation. Suites are well equipped with kitchenettes, washer and dryers, as well as Nespresso machines to make sure you have everything you need during your stay. Guests can also make use of their health and fitness centers, which even have professional trainers from Better Being Personal Training to keep you on track with your fitness goals.
488 Kent Street, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia, Phone: +61-288-238-888
17.Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney MGallery by Sofitel
Immerse yourself in the history of Sydney while staying at this hotel. Located within The Rocks District, you’ll be able to walk the cobblestone streets, see historical architecture, and learn about the early years of the first white settlement in Australia. Guests are also a short walking distance from iconic attractions such as the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. The intimate Harbour Rocks Hotel offers only 59 rooms— all perfectly suited for leisure and business travelers. Guests can choose between the hotel’s Basic Heritage Room, Heritage Deluxe, Studio Suite, and Harbour View Suite, which feel like an upscale apartment with superior, world-class hotel service.
34 Harrington Street, The Rocks, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia, Phone: +61-282-209-999
© Hilton Sydney
Get ready to be pampered at the Hilton Sydney. Located in the middle of Sydney, guests are treated to wonderful views and convenient proximity to major attractions such as Darling Harbour, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and Bondi Beach. There’s also a lot to do inside the hotel with its many enjoyable facilities. Guests can savor amazing food by celebrity chef Luke Mangan, have cocktail at the Zeta Bar, and listen to live music in the Marble Bar. Guests can also unwind at the salon and Alysium Day Spa. When they aren’t busy with the many available activities, they’ll surely enjoy the comforts of their room, with options from standard guest rooms to master suites.
488 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia, Phone: +61-292-662-000
19.Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection
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Love waterfront views? It doesn’t get better than the spectacular Pier One Sydney Harbour Hotel built over the water, right along the Sydney Harbour Bridge. This one of a kind hotel offers a variety of rooms, from cozy and comfortable basic rooms to the decadent admiral suite, and even offers dog-friendly accommodations. All rooms have large windows allowing natural light and views of the water to come in. Their contemporary rooms, designed with hints of Federation-inspired decoration, will have guests in love with their accommodation. In addition to the nearby restaurants, guests can also dine in the hotel’s Gantry restaurant or grab a bite at The Kerrigan, a small food shack serving grilled and smoked dishes.
11 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia, Phone: +61-282-989-999
20.Sofitel Sydney Wentworth
© Sofitel Sydney Wentworth
Travelers looking for great service and comfortable rooms definitely won’t be disappointed with this 5-star, heritage-listed hotel. Guest can choose from the 436 rooms, including 45 suites, elegantly decorated to provide the utmost comfort. Here, guests also have free access to the Elixr Health Club and outdoor garden terrace. Located in the middle of the Central Business District, top attractions and landmarks are just a walking distance away, like the Royal Botanic Gardens, Australian Museum and Maritime Museum, as well as the Sydney Opera House. Also nearby are many modes of transportation, from buses to ferries, allowing guests to easily visit other neighborhoods in the city.
61-101 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia, Phone: +61-292-289-188
21.Grand Mercure The Hills Lodge
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For families looking to have a memory-filled vacation, this hotel makes the perfect home base. Just 30 minutes from the city center, Sydney’s popular tourist attractions are easily within reach of the Grand Mercure. There are also several nearby activities for the family, such as the Museum Discovery Center. In the hotel, children can enjoy swimming in the outdoor pool, play a round of bowling in the bowling alley, and explore the beautiful surrounding gardens. Parents can unwind in the Temple Skincare Day Spa with available massages, facials, and mani/pedis. Choose to relax in any of 97 rooms, ranging from standard rooms with queen sized beds to two-bedroom apartments.
1 Salisbury Road, 2154 Castle Hill, Australia, Phone: +61-296-803-800
22.Larmont Sydney by Lancemore
© Larmont Sydney by Lancemore
Have a carefree vacation in this world-class hotel in the Potts Point borough. The Larmont Sydney by Lancemore is a sophisticated, boutique hotel where travelers can live in luxury and style. Choose from 103 rooms and suites, all newly renovated in 2017 and designed by the award-winning Hassel Studio. You’ll feel like royalty sleeping in comfortable king-sized beds topped with a MicroCloud topper, and if you’re traveling with pets, this hotel also offers a pet-friendly floor. Located in a lively and exciting borough, you can explore the area’s bohemian heritage and enjoy some of Sydney’s most celebrated restaurants, all while being walking distance to the CBD.
2-14 Kings Cross Road, Potts Point NSW 2011, Australia, Phone: +61-292-958-888
23.PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney
© PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney
For active travelers wanting to experience the soul of Sydney, this hotel has the perfect location for you. Set by the Darling Harbour, guests are a short walking distance to many sights and activities. They can experience the nightlife of the Darling Harbour, shop to their heart’s content in the Queen Victoria Building or World Square Shopping Centre, and try all sorts of restaurants within Chinatown and the CBD. The Sydney Town Hall Station is also a mere five-minute walk away. End the day in one of their 340 rooms, all designed with large windows to take in the surrounding scenery, as well as polished bathrooms installed with a rainwater shower head and great amenities.
150 Day Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia, Phone: +61-292-611-188
24.The Grace Hotel
Have a memorable Sydney vacation in this historical landmark. Built in the 20’s by the Grace Brothers, the hotel retained much of is charming Neo-Gothic architecture while still providing guests with contemporary, luxurious interiors in their 382 rooms. Bathrooms are enviable with large, oversized tubs and amenities by Peter Morrissey. This 4.5 star hotel also offers a rooftop recreational center complete with a gym, indoor heated pool, and sauna. Outside, guests are right in the middle of Circular Quay and are within walking distance to many of Sydney’s top attractions. The Town Hall station is also nearby, connecting travelers to more of activities in the harbour city.
77 York Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia, Phone: +61-292-726-888
25.Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney
© Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney
Have a spacious second home in the center of Sydney’s CBD at the Adina Apartment Hotel. With 145 large apartments, guests can choose from studio rooms to three-bedroom apartments, offering views of the city skyline. Cook up a delicious meal with the room’s well-equipped kitchenette, or sit back and relax with some room service. There are also many beloved restaurants nearby, so food-lovers will have endless options at their disposal. Experience all that the city has to offer right outside your door, from the Queen Victoria Building to the Darling Harbour. And with the Town Hall Station a stone’s throw away, no Sydney attraction is too difficult to access.
511 Kent Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia, Phone: +61-293-565-062
25 Best Romantic Getaways in Sydney
- Pullman at Sydney Olympic Park, Photo: jaaske/stock.adobe.com
- Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney, Photo: Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney
- Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney, Photo: Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney
- InterContinental Sydney, Photo: Nethwen/stock.adobe.com
- Park Hyatt Sydney, Photo: Leah-Anne Thompson/stock.adobe.com
- Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, Photo: Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
- Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour, Photo: Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour
- Quay West Suites Sydney, Photo: Quay West Suites Sydney
- Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney, Photo: ralphmaurer/stock.adobe.com
- Sheraton on the Park, Photo: Sheraton on the Park
- Sir Stamford At Circular Quay, Photo: Sir Stamford At Circular Quay
- Swissotel Sydney, Photo: Swissotel Sydney
- Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay, Photo: Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay
- The Westin Sydney, Photo: The Westin Sydney
- Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Darling Harbour, Photo: Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Darling Harbour
- Fraser Suites Sydney, Photo: anyaberkut/stock.adobe.com
- Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney MGallery by Sofitel, Photo: bennymarty/stock.adobe.com
- Hilton Sydney, Photo: Hilton Sydney
- Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection, Photo: Phillip Minnis/stock.adobe.com
- Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, Photo: Sofitel Sydney Wentworth
- Grand Mercure The Hills Lodge, Photo: Grand Mercure The Hills Lodge
- Larmont Sydney by Lancemore, Photo: Larmont Sydney by Lancemore
- PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney, Photo: PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney
- The Grace Hotel, Photo: Thorsten/stock.adobe.com
- Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney, Photo: Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney
- Cover Photo: Neil/stock.adobe.com