The Best Hotels In Sydney, Australia
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Thanks to a sprawling open-air atrium garden and a bar that serves drinks inspired by Australian botanicals, you'll feel tranquility as soon as you pass through the automatic doors of this fab hotel. Boutique rooms and practical work areas are just the cherry on top.
Address: 65 Sussex St, Sydney, NSW 2000
Rooms starting at: $143+
Each room is equipped with luxe sofas, contemporary art, and a free in-room mini bar that will having you clicking "book" faster than you can say "exposed brick". There's also free breakfast, free social hours (*ahem* free drinks), all-day snacks, a 24-hour pool and gym, and self-service laundry. Now without further ado, it's time for a challenge: Say Ovolo Woolloomooloo five times fast.
Address: 6 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Woolloomooloo, NSW 2011
Rooms starting at: $300+
Get to another city and don't feel like leaving the hotel? Understandable, which is where this hotel truly S-H-I-N-E-S. It's got an award-winning restaurant by celebrity restaurateur Luke Mangan (
Glass Brasserie) for dinner, as well as the Zeta Bar and Marble Bar — the first a rooftop, the second an old-timey Victorian-inspired space. Address: 488 George St, Sydney, NSW 2000
Rooms starting at: $144+
Little Albion, a Crystalbrook Collection Boutique Hotel
This pet-friendly property is located in Surry Hills, which means it's only a few steps away from some of the top restaurants, bars, and galleries in all of Sydney. If requirements for your hotel stay include string lights, great art, and Insta-worthy bathrooms, then ding ding ding! You've got yourself a winner.
Address: 21 Little Albion St, Surry Hills, NSW 2010
Rooms starting at: $132+
Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour
Views overlooking the iconic Sydney skyline? Check. An infinity rooftop pool *also* overlooking the iconic Sydney skyline? With cocktails available for purchase? Another check.
Address: 12 Darling Drive, Sydney, NSW 2000
Rooms starting at: $132+
Paramount House Hotel
This spot may inspire an audible gasp...because the decor is so great, you'd definitely save it to a Pinterest board. Each room has a cozy, unique design that will have you cancelling your apartment lease. "Surprise, mom! I've decided to permanently relocate to the Paramount House Hotel!"
Address: 80 Commonwealth St, Surry Hills, NSW 2010
Rooms starting at: $205+
Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay
Location, location, location! Staying at the Sydney Harbour Marriott means being a brisk five-minute walk from some of the city's main attractions — the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and Sydney Opera House. Stop by the fab coffee shop in the lobby for a morning cappuccino and pastry, the ultimate fuel for a long day spent touring all of Sydney.
Address: 30 Pitt St, Sydney, NSW 2000
Rooms starting at: $171+
Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection
Every room at this hotel has a nautical theme, which is *super* fitting considering it's built on the water and provides panoramic views of the Harbour Bridge. Be sure to hit up the food truck on-site and feast on everything from oven-baked pizza and seafood to burgers and salads.
Address: 11 Hickson Rd, Sydney, NSW 2000
Rooms starting at: $133+
The Old Clare Hotel
Don't have an itinerary? No worries. The staff at The Old Clare have a ton of suggestions to make your Sydney trip as enjoyable as possible with spot-on recommendations for activities, food, and drink. They even offer babysitting services, restaurant reservations, and bicycle rentals — wowza.
Address: 1 Kensington St, Chippendale, NSW 2008
Rooms starting at: $160+
In addition to spacious rooms and comfy beds, this hotel is an absolute OASIS for astrology lovers. They've got an astrology library, astrolo-tea for your sign, *and* can even offer custom city guide recommendations based on your zodiac sign. (I, a proud Scorpio, love this concept too much.)
Address: 37 Ultimo Rd, Haymarket, NSW 2000
Rooms starting at: $98+
instagram.com / Via @qthotels, QT Bondi
If you plan on catching some waves during your Sydney stay, then there's no place like home...if by home, you mean QT Bondi. This luxe pad is just a few minutes away from the beach yet is close enough to the Sydney CBD that you feel like you're getting the best of both worlds.
Address: 6 Beach Rd, Bondi Beach, NSW 2026
Rooms starting at: $245+
What makes The Collectionist different from other hotels? Book one of four room sizes, but then pick the actual room upon arrival — you'll be given a tour of all the available spaces before deciding on one that suits your personality.
Address: 9–13 Marsden St, Camperdown, NSW 2050
Rooms starting at: $78+
Ah, Shangri-La = the life of luxury you deserve. Take a soak in the deep bathtub of your marble bathroom, pad around in a fluffy robe and slippers, and after hours of relaxation, you can head up to the rooftop
Altitude Restaurant for dinner offering unparalleled views of the entire city. Not a bad spot for brunch, either. Address: 176 Cumberland St, The Rocks, NSW 2000
Rooms starting at: $202+
Sydney Park Hotel
This heritage-listed site offers eight rooms brimming with vintage furniture, original artwork, and locally brewed craft beers available for purchase at the connected bar downstairs.
Address: 631 King St, Newtown, NSW 2042
Rooms starting at: $65+
The Great Southern Hotel
This no-frills budget-friendly option will have backpackers jumping for joy because you'll truly get more than what you pay for. An airport shuttle, laundry services, free toiletries, convenient location, and luggage storage are a few of the many benefits that come with booking this property.
Address: 717 George St, Sydney, NSW 2000
Rooms starting at: $61+
Remember, there are a ton of
small ways you can help the bushfire relief effort — even if you don't have cash to spare. And after you've checked Sydney off your bucket list, be sure to visit some of the towns affected by fires and support their local businesses.
You, being chased by the jet lag that comes from *literally* traveling around the world:
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