Your guide to

Sydney accommodation

From beaches to business, Sydney has it all! While Sydney is home to world famous landmarks like the Harbour Bridge and iconic Sydney Opera House, explore beyond the glittering harbour and discover Sydney’s sprawling dining and entertainment precincts including Darling Harbour, The Rocks, Bondi Beach and even west to Olympic Park.

 

Whether it’s the quirkiness of Surry Hills or the heritage of The Rocks, uncover each suburb’s distinct flavour. Sydney accommodation is deliciously diverse too, from a budget capsule hotel, bespoke boutique hotel to an international 5 star hotel, Sydney has the complete range of accommodation to suit your style and budget for a Sydney vacay.

Where to stay in Sydney

While most travellers make a beeline for postcard perfect icons such as Circular Quay and Bondi Beach, it’s worth exploring Sydney’s hip hoods like Chippendale, Coogee or Surry Hills for a grittier, edgier stay in the Harbour city. If you’re time poor, we’ve even created an itinerary for 12 incredible hours in Sydney to help you create the perfect Sydney day.

CBD Sydney

Whether visiting Sydney on business or pleasure, choose to stay in the Sydney CBD for access to most major attractions, shopping, restaurants and bars. You’re also in the centre of Sydney, making it easier to branch out to visit outer suburbs using the city’s public transport system. Up-and-coming cultural hub Barangaroo continues to grow in popularity with newcomer West Hotel offering inner city elegance and sophistication. Wander the historical Rocks precinct and check-in to hip hotel Palisade featuring chic flourishes by stylist Sibella Court or stay in the heart of CBD Sydney at Primus Hotel Sydney for 5 star luxury.

Darling Harbour Accommodation

Darling Harbour is growing in sophistication with the opening of the International Convention Centre, welcoming events, conferences and conventions to the harbour city. If you’re looking for Darling Harbour accommodation near the ICC, then you can’t beat Sofitel Darling Harbour boasting an infinity edge pool and dazzling Champagne Bar literally right next door to the ICC. Nearby hidden gem, Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour effortlessly merges heritage and modern plus an inviting lobby bar, Mister Percy serves a selection of share-style dishes with Mediterranean flavour.

North Sydney Accommodation

North Sydney is a business district across the harbour from the CBD, surrounded by leafy suburbs such as St Leonards, Crows Nest and Mosman. Traditionally quality accommodation in North Sydney has been hard to find, however newcomers such as Meriton Suites North Sydney and Good Life Suites have raised the bar for North Sydney accommodation.

Olympic Park

Sydney Olympic Park is one of Sydney’s premier venues for sports, entertainment, lifestyle and leisure and the Park offers a range of accommodation from budget to luxury. Novotel Sydney Olympic Park is the closest accommodation to Olympic Park, followed by it’s luxurious neighbour Pullman or choose Quest at Sydney Olympic Park if you prefer the convenience of apartment style accommodation within walking distance to Sydney Olympic Park. The best in the west continues with the luxurious William Inglis Hotel, a surprising boutique equine themed MGallery by Sofitel 5-star hotel for trackside luxury.

Bondi Beach

No trip to Sydney is complete without venturing to world famous Bondi Beach. In summer, accommodation is at a premium but during the quieter winter months, live like a local whiling away your days in a nearby café and bar hopping by night. QT Bondi Beach is a great base offering accommodation in QT’s signature quirky style or Hotel Ravesis right in the heart of Bondi has received a stunning makeover with two floors of boutique accommodation above the popular beachside bar. Meanwhile, The Baxley Bondi offers fresh, coastal guest house style accommodation in this much loved suburb.

Types of accommodation Sydney

Luxury Hotels

Sydney has you covered with big international brand luxury hotels such as Hyatt, Hilton and Shangri-La. However, if you prefer your luxury hotels to be more boutique, we suggest you try Ovolo Woolloomooloo consistently ranked #1 on Tripadvisor and it’s not hard to see why with its attentive staff, funky décor, free minibar and more. Another favourite is The Old Clare in Chippendale, an absolute stunning heritage transformation into one of Sydney’s slickest boutique hotels. Escape the CBD with a luxe stay at Intercontinental Sydney Double Bay with its sexy gin bar and rooftop swimming pool, it’s built for romance.

Romantic Hotels

Sydney is one of Australia’s most romantic cities and the perfect location for a romantic getaway. Make room for romance at one of Sydney’s most romantic hotels including Pier One Sydney Harbour. The dazzling overwater hotel located adjacent to the Sydney Harbour Bridge is the perfect spot to celebrate an anniversary or special occasion, especially during winter when overnight igloos don the hotel’s boardwalk. For luxury and sophistication, choose The Langham Sydney for your romantic staycation or hop on a Sydney Seaplane for a scenic flight toward Palm Beach for the ultimate romantic getaway at Jonah’s, which overlooks Sydney’s stunning Northern Beaches and has one of the most beautiful restaurants imaginable.

Cheap Accommodation

When Sydney hotel rates inch toward the outrageous, try some luxe for less options near Central Station in the inner-city suburb of Surry Hills like Hotel 57 with its Studio 54 vibes, Hotel Harry or the chic Paramount House Hotel. If you’re just looking for a crash pad and seriously cheap accommodation in Sydney then how about try the Japanese inspired Capsule Hotel with its shared communal areas and technologically advanced capsules?

Sydney Hotel Deals

Sydney has one of the highest occupancy rates, constantly busy with business and leisure travellers and a packed event schedule, reflected in its high hotel rates. Our tip is to book in advance to avoid disappointment as well as secure an advanced purchase rate at hotels, which is often up to 20% off. These Sydney hotel deals often less flexible cancellation conditions, so read the T&C’s carefully.