Best Sydney Hotels

Trying to find the best Sydney Hotels for your visit to Australia? Are you fed up of searching through lists and lists of accommodation options?

Well, Real Australia Travel has done the hard work for you and has come up with a list of hotels. This hotel short list should help you find what you are looking for quickly.

You can also use the following map to locate them too: Sydney Australia Map.



Best Harbour View Sydney Hotels

Most visitors to Sydney want a room with a view - they'd like to be able to see the Harbour Bridge and or Opera House when they open their curtains.

There are Sydney hotels that offer this, but you will have to pay for it unfortunately.

The Intercontinental Hotel Sydney

This hotel has a fantastic location, only moments from the Rocks. Some rooms have the view of the the Harbour bridge/Opera House which is just breathtaking. I have heard that breakfast can be expensive so see if you can get breakfast as part of your room rate.

For more details go to Intercontinental Hotel





The Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney

Lovely views of the Opera House from some of the rooms and very centrally located near the Rocks and circular quay. Some of the rooms are a little on the small size but generally this is a good all rounder when it comes to Sydney hotels.

For more information go to Four Seasons




The Shangri-La Hotel Sydney

Beautiful views (it's worth coming here just to visit the bar!) A good option is upgrading to a Horizon room as the views are the best from here. Great location but expect to pay top dollar at this one For more information visit <Shangri La Hotel


Quay West Apartments

Great location, right near the rocks and another place for great views. These are a good option if you want an apartment rather than a hotel. We had family stay here and they thoroughly enjoyed it. The rooms were of a good size and spotlessly clean.

Quay West Suites


The Marriott Harbour Sydney Hotels

Not to be confused with the normal Marriott Hotel in Sydney. This hotel is right on Circular Quay and providing you request a room high up, you should get a view of the bridge and Opera House.

Marriott Hotel Harbour Sydney


Best CBD Hotels (Central Business District) Sydney Hotels

If the view is not that important to you then I'd go for something central. You want something in the CBD - Central Business District. This just means right in the centre and not in the outskirts or suburbs of Sydney.

Sheraton on the Park Sydney

This offers either city or park views and is centrally located in the CBD. It's worth paying extra to have access to the executive lounge as you get free drinks and nibbles from 5-7pm. Try not to bring your car though as parking here is expensive at $50 per day. There are other car parks close by that charge $20 per day at weekends. You will struggle in the week to find something that cheap though.

For more information go to Sheraton on the park


The Hilton Sydney Hotel

This is one of my favourite Sydney hotels because it has recently had a revamp and has a great sophisticated vibe. The bar is a buzz in the week and even weekends. The restaurant has early bird specials that are good value. The staff are friendly and efficient and the rooms are great.

The hotel is the other side of town to circular quay so would take you about 15 minutes if you walked leisurely. It is however very close to Darling Harbour and is just opposite the Queen Victoria Building which is a great place for shopping.

For more information go to The Hilton




The Blue Hotel

This hotel is also in a good location but set away from the main rows of hotels. It is on the otherside of the Domain Park which means you have to walk up a fair few steps to get to the city itself. It is all the better for being just away from the main central area. It is set on the water, just where Russell Crowe has an amazing apartment. This is ultra chic and ultra modern so more for the funky amongst you. It is part of the converted wharf so the architecture and design combine old with very new.

At night this whole are comes to life as there is a beautiful row of fine restaurants where the beautiful people of Sydney come to dine.

The rooms are generally fairly small but watch out for bargains on their suites as these are large and fantastic. Go for a room on the Wharf side as the view is better, it's quieter and not as much blinding direct sunshine. The other side can be a bit noisy.

For more information go toBlue Hotel

Best Boutique Sydney Hotels

If you want something a bit smaller and cosy then check out the following boutique Sydney hotels.

Some are in central Sydney and others are in the surrounding suburbs which means you get a bit more of a feel for the real Sydney. All have excellent buses to the centre for when you want to explore the city itself.

The Kirketon and Diamant Hotels

I have grouped these two together because they are owned by the same company. Their hotels continue to get good reviews in the press and amongst keen travellers. This is because the prices are usually very reasonable.

The Kirketon, Darlinghurst

This is a small hotel and I'd advise going for a larger room as the cheaper ones tend to be very small. There is also no lift so you do have to carry your luggage up a few stairs.

Darlinghurst is not far from Kings Cross or Paddington. You could walk into the city but it would probably take you 20 minutes.

The Diamant, Potts Point

This hotel is in the thick of it - right in Kings Cross which is the party area of Sydney. It's very colourful and vibrant but it's also where the prostitutes hang out and generally the area doesn't sleep until 6am. A great place if you are young as the rooms do offer good value for money in a perfect party part of the city.

Diamant Hotel Sydney

Kirketon Hotel Sydney

Ravesis on Bondi Beach

If you fancy staying near the beach and want to be in all the action then this is a great boutique hotel. The bar and restaurant are always packed so this is a great place to stumble home from either the beach or the party scene in Bondi.

Try to get a room that has a view over the ocean but that isn't too near the speakers of the nightclub underneath.

It takes about 30 mins to get into the centre of Sydney from Bondi.

For more details go to Ravesi's on Bondi Beach

Best Value For Money Sydney Hotels

The best Sydney hotels are those where you feel like you've got a great bargain!

Leaving it as late as you can to book will generally get you the best deal, particularly in Sydney where there are lots of hotels to go round.

Below are ones that consistently offer good prices with good locations and good amenities.

The Vibe Hotel

Vibe hotels are more functional but are generally OK and good value.

This one in the city is near China town which makes it still quite central and nearer Darling Harbour.

This makes it a bit more of a trek to the rocks/opera house (20 min walk) but you could easily hop on a million different buses to get down to circular quay.

For more information go to

Vibe Hotel in the city (not the one at Rushcutters Bay).

Quest Potts Point Whilst Potts Point is not too far from the party suburb of the Cross, this hotel is in very quiet and is close to some great restaurants and public transport. Prices tend to be more reasonable than those right in the centre of Sydney.

For more information go to Quest in Potts Point>

Best Luxury Sydney Hotels

The Observatory Hotel All of the hotels featured at the top of this page on Sydney Hotels, that have harbour views, could go into the category of Best Luxury Hotel.

My personal favourite, if you have the cash, is the Observatory Hotel. It is a little out of the way from the very centre of Sydney but its worth it. The rooms are large and the bathrooms very luxurious. The restaurant is also excellent and the locals come here for high tea on weekends or use the spa which has an excellent reputation throughout Sydney.

For more information go to Observatory Hotel



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  • Best Budget/Backpacker Sydney Hotels and Hostels

    The three that traveling friends recommend are:

  • Noahs Bondi Beach Backpackers
  • Jolly Swagman Backpackers Hostel Potts Point - good location for the Cross
  • Sydney Central YHA
  • There is a new one just opened that is supposed to be very good called Sydney Harbour YHA. You can have your own room right in the rocks for about $130. It has a rooftop area too which is pretty cool.
  • All three are good but perhaps the Sydney Central has the edge due to its central location.


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