Hotels in Sydney provide unforgettable glimpses upon a locale nicknamed “The Harbour City”. Known for its iconic opera house, its harbor, its bridges, its beaches, its yachts, its restaurants, its museums, its parks, its historic buildings and its shipwrecks, Sydney is the most traveled city in Oceania. From Sydney CBD’s chic city life to Bondi Beach’s renowned surfing to Budderoo National Park’s captivating rainforest hikes and superb nearby beaches, Sydney has something for everyone. When traveling to Sydney, keep in mind that cars travel in the left lane, that tipping is not customary, that arguably the best form of public transportation is by ferry and that generally-speaking, Aussies tend to swear a lot. Sydney’s currency is the Australian Dollar. Indeed, hotels in Sydney are some of the best in all of Oceania. Before we get to hotels in Sydney, let’s take a look at some more background information on the area to help you along the way.
Unearthed stone tools suggest that the Sydney area has been inhabited for 50,000 years, making it a prized archaeological site. The area’s first human inhabitants were indigenous Australians, who migrated from southeast Asia originally. Europeans, led by Lieutenant James Cook, made first contact with Australian natives circa April 29, 1770. The area’s first European settlement came by way of the First Fleet, which consisted of 11 ships that carried roughly 850 convicts into Botany Bay on January 18, 1788. Captain Phillip, finding the area near Botany Bay to be lacking in soil quality and freshwater, travelled a short distance north into Sydney Cove on January 26, 1788. Captain Phillip described the area that would become Sydney Harbour as being the finest harbor in the world. Sydney’s official proclamation and naming of the colony occurred on February 7, 1788. Convict punishment was enforced through transportation rather than incarceration. No prison buildings were constructed. Instead, the majority of the 3,565 male and 766 female convicts were set to hard labor, tasked with helping to build the settlement. Overall hardships came by way of near starvation and low supplies. In 1789, a smallpox epidemic killed half of the native population. It wasn’t until the gold rush of 1851 that Sydney started to turn a corner, leading to the Alpha+ metropolis of the present.
The state capital of New South Wales, Sydney has a population of over 5.2 million people, making it the most populated city in Australia as well as Oceania. Situated on Australia’s east coast, Sydney is bordered by Hawkesbury to the north, the Royal National Park to the south, the Pacific Ocean to the east and the Blue Mountains to the west. Today, millions of tourists visit Sydney each year. Average high temperatures in the city stay in the 70s degrees Fahrenheit for 3/4 of the year, making it a popular beach, festival and fashion destination. Major points of interest include Sydney Opera House, Stadium Australia, Sydney Harbour, University of Sydney, Sydney Tower, State Theatre, Australian Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, Queen Victoria Building and Anzac War Memorial. The Harbour City’s biggest festivals include its New Years Eve celebrations, the Royal Easter Show (held every year around Easter time), Sydney Festival (Australia’s largest arts festival), Vivid Sydney (one of the world’s best light shows) and Australian Fashion Week, which is held annually in Autumn. Major sports in the city are horse racing, cricket, rugby and soccer. Popular foods include Black Star Pastry’s strawberry watermelon cake, fish and chips, meat pies and barbecued seafood, while red wine is the most consumed alcoholic beverage. Equipped with a little background information on the area, we’re ready for hotels in Sydney that would make Captain Phillip proud.
The Langham Sydney boasts panoramic city or bay views, a day spa, a tennis court, a hot tub, a sauna, stylish décor, mahogany furniture, lavish marble bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, a swimming pool, a well-equipped fitness center, a bar and a restaurant. Near here are Observatory Bar, Taste on the Rocks (seafood restaurant), Fish at the Rocks (seafood restaurant), Abraham Mott Hall (event venue), Tago-an (Japanese restaurant), Millers Point Farmers Market (farmers’ market), Stargazer Lawn (park), The Cutaway at Barangaroo Reserve (event venue), Munn’s Slipway (historical landmark), Nawi Cove (park), Dukes Pier Barangaroo (tourist attraction), Nia & Rose (lingerie store), Casa Del Vino (Italian restaurant), Observatory Hill Park (park), Bridge Stairs (historical landmark), Australian Hotel (pub), Harts Pub (pub), Banksia Bakehouse (bakery), S. H. Ervin Gallery (art gallery), WingHAÜS Barangaroo (restaurant), The Meat & Wine Co Barangaroo (steak house), The Butcher’s Block (restaurant), Cirrus Dining (seafood restaurant), Waterman’s Cove (park) and more.
Sydney Observatory and Lend Lease Group Head Office are 0.1 miles, Roslyn Packer Theatre is 0.2 miles, ICBC Australia, Barangaroo Reserve, Sydney Visitor Centre, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb, Origin Energy Head Office and Cadmans Cottage are 0.3 miles, Circular Quay is 0.4 miles, Hyde Park Barracks Museum and Australian National Maritime Museum are 0.6 miles, Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge is 0.7 miles, The Royal Botanic Gardens are 0.8 miles, Art Gallery of New South Wales is 0.9 miles, Bicentennial Park is 7.3 miles and Kingsford Smith Airport is 5.4 miles from this hotel.
Approximate cost per night (one-bedroom suite): $745
Cost per person (three people): $248
Downing Centre Sydney
Meriton Suites World Tower features floor-to-center windows with panoramic views, a heated indoor pool, a hot tub, a sauna, a 24-hour fitness center, free WiFi, air conditioning, laundry facilities, flat-screen TVs and spa baths. Close to this tower you’ll find Moe & Co. (hair salon), CoCo (bubble tea store), Kobe Wagyu, Sparrow’s Mill (Korean restaurant), Salon Riah (hair salon), Cafe Marocchino, Yang San Park (Korean barbecue), Enjoy Mie (Indonesian restaurant), Red Bottle (liquor store), China Town Noodle King, Blu Creativity (hair salon), REVO Hair, Award Kitchen, Mappen (Japanese restaurant), Diethnes Greek Restaurant, Mission Escape (escape room), The Wilmot (restaurant), Latin Motion (dance school), Hero Sushi, Old Garden Kaffee (cafe), Per Kilo Latino Restaurant, Zhang Chef (Korean restaurant), Everyday SoPoong (Korean restaurant), Singlebean Espresso & Malaysian Curry House, CityFitness (fitness center), Pishon Patisserie on Pitt (patisserie), Coffee Pitt (cafe), The Momos Hub Townhall (Napalese restaurant), Nameless Bar (hamburger restaurant), Jang Ta Bal (Korean barbecue restaurant), Annantra Thai Massage, The Wine Doctor (winery), Crossover Dance Studios (dance studio), No Fail (bubble tea store) and more.
From here you’ll find World Square Shopping Centre, Downing Centre Sydney 0.1 miles, Museum Station, Town Hall Station, Capitol Theatre, Sydney Town Hall and Chinese Friendship Garden 0.2 miles, Paddy’s Markets, Citigroup Centre and The Galeries 0.3 miles, Australian National Maritime Museum 0.7 miles, Art Gallery of New South Wales 0.8 miles, Hyde Park Barracks Museum and The Royal Botanic Gardens 1 mile, Sydney Opera House 1.4 miles, Bicentennial Park 7.6 miles and Kingsford Smith Airport 4.4 miles.
Approximate cost per night (icon penthouse): $918
Cost per person (six people): $153
Sydney Lyric Theatre
With a casino, a day spa, 20 bars and restaurants, modern rooms, city views, flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations, mini-bars, safety deposit boxes, air conditioning, luxurious bathrobes, Egyptian cotton sheets, a Turkish bath, a scented outdoor pool, a pool bar, a 24-hour reception and valet parking, The Darling at The Star is close to Gelato Messina The Star (ice cream shop), Sokyo (Japanese restaurant), The Darling Spa (day spa), Antidote (cafe), Sydney Lyric (theater company), Flying Fish (seafood restaurant), Sydney Lyric Theatre (performing arts theater), Bar Tikram (bar), BLACK Bar & Grill (steak house), G&Tea (cafe), B.PRIVÉ Lingerie (clothing store),
You may find The Star Sydney and Sydney Lyric Theatre 0.1 miles, Australian National Maritime Museum, Pyrmont Bridge, Harbourside Shopping Centre, Sydney Fish Markets and Jones Bay Marina 0.3 miles, Cockle Bay, Madame Tussaud’s Sydney and King Street Wharf Entertainment District 0.4 miles, Circular Quay and Hyde Park Barracks Museum 1.1 miles, Sydney Opera House 1.4 miles, Athol Beach 3.2 miles, ANZ Stadium 7.7 miles and Kingsford Smith Airport 4.7 miles from here.
Approximate cost per night (adored suite): $1,238
Cockle Bay Wharf
Set in a restored heritage building, Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour has free WiFi, a 24-hour fitness center, 9-foot high ceilings, exposed brick walls, restored vintage furniture, flat-screen TVs, mini-bars, a restaurant, flexible check-out, 24-hour reception, a tour desk and self-service laundry. Mister Percy (wine bar), Stunning by Lisa (hair salon), Hanlip Dessert (dessert shop), Nodaya Dining Bar (restaurant), Birdy’s (restaurant), Social Brew Cafe, Takumi Cafe & Japanese Cuisine (Japanese restaurant), JUMP! Swim Schools Pyrmont, Alfy’s New & Vintage Toy Shop, Dr Dough (donut shop), Mug Life (cafe), I Love Pizza Pyrmont, Pure Thai Massage and Remedial, Joe’s Café Chino (cafe), Seac Studio (fitness center) and more are within range.
Harbourside Shopping Centre is 0.1 miles, Cockle Bay, Pyrmont Bridge and Sydney TAFE Ultimo College are 0.2 miles, Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney Fish Markets, Sydney Lyric Theatre, Tumbalong Park, Madame Tussaud’s Sydney and The Star Sydney are 0.3 miles, Art Gallery of New South Wales is 1.2 miles, Harbour Bridge is 1.7 miles, Strathfield Private Hospital is 5.7 miles, ANZ Stadium is 7.9 miles and Kingsford Smith Airport is 4.5 miles from this property.
Approximate cost per night (grand suite): $393
Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney
Featuring free WiFi, a bar, a restaurant, a 350 square foot fitness center, a sauna, a therapeutic spa, a swimming pool, luxurious rooms, panoramic Sydney Opera House and Circular Quay views, subtle furnishings, LCD TVs, slippers, free Christian Lacroix toiletries, Chinese tea and airport transfers upon request, Four Seasons Hotel Sydney sits near Watches of Switzerland (watch store), Grosvenor Place (business center), Karstens Sydney (conference center), Brew Cafe, Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church, Grain (cocktail bar), Philippe Xavier Hairdressers, Dutch Smuggler Coffee Brewers (cafe), Avenue on George (restaurant), Brooklyn Bridge Deli, North Sandwiches Cafe, Piccolo Me (cafe) and more.
You’ll find CBC Australia within feet, Transport for NSW Head Office and Museum of Contemporary Art 0.1 miles, Origin Energy Head Office, Circular Quay Station, Circular Quay, Sydney Visitor Centre, Cadmans Cottage, AMP Capital Head Office and Australia Square 0.2 miles, Hyde Park Barracks Museum 0.3 miles, The Royal Botanic Gardens and Sydney Opera House are 0.5 miles, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australian National Maritime Museum and Harbour Bridge are 0.7 miles, Strathfield Private Hospital is 6.4 miles, Bicentennial Park is 7.5 miles, Sydney Showground is 8 miles, ANZ Stadium is 8.3 miles and Kingsford Smith Airport is 5.4 miles from here.
Approximate cost per night (Presidential two-bedroom): $4,633
Cost per person (five people): $926
State Theatre Sydney
Offering a restaurant, a bar, a cafe, a day spa, designer furnishings, flat-screen TVs, luxurious bedding, sofas, desks, spacious bathrooms and walk-in showers, QT Sydney can be found near Parlour Cucina (Italian restaurant), spaQ Sydney (day spa), MECCA George Street (cosmetics store), Marble Bar (cocktail bar), glass brasserie (modern Australian restaurant), Queen Victoria Building (shopping mall), The Tea Room (tea house), ESQUIRE Bar + Bistro (restaurant), Taking Shape (boutique), Sydney Tower Eye (observation deck), Hyde Park and more.
You’ll find State Theatre within feet, Queen Victoria Building, Sydney Tower Eye and SKYWALK, Pitt Street Mall, The Strand Arcade, Westfield Sydney, The Galeries, Citigroup Centre and Doltone House – Hyde Park 0.1 miles, Allianz Office Sydney 0.2 miles, Australian National Maritime Museum 0.5 miles, The Royal Botanic Gardens and Circular Quay 0.7 miles, Lady Martins Beach 2.6 miles, Sirius Cove 2.8 miles, Strathfield Private Hospital 6.3 miles and Kingsford Smith Airport 4.8 miles from this locale.
Approximate cost per night (QT twin room): $283
Cost per person (four people): $70
Ovolo Woolloomooloo offers iPads, unique historic fittings, an indoor pool, a fitness center, free mini-bars, free WiFi, free self-service laundry, ultra-modern furnishings, LCD Smart TVs, luxurious bedding, a multipurpose social area, personalized concierge service, in-room massages, valet laundry, dry cleaning service and daily newspapers. You may find Otto Ristorante (Italian restaurant), China Doll (Chinese restaurant), Finger Wharf (historical landmark), Molo Bar (bar), Alibi Bar & Kitchen (vegan restaurant), Australian Surf Tours (surf school), Bells Hotel (pub), Artspace (arts organization), Slashed Burger (hamburger restaurant), Harry’s Cafe de Wheels (takeout restaurant), L’Expresso House (cafe), Embarkation Park and more.
Woolloomooloo Wharf is 0.1 miles, Art Gallery of New South Wales and The Domain are 0.2 miles, Potts Point is 0.3 miles, Kings Cross, Darlinghurst Road, The Royal Botanic Gardens, The Sydney Mint, St Mary’s Cathedral and NSW Parliament House are 0.4 miles, Hyde Park Barracks Museum is 0.6 miles, Circular Quay is 0.8 miles, Sydney Opera House is 0.9 miles, Bicentennial Park is 8.3 miles, Sydney Showground is 8.8 miles, ANZ Stadium is 9.1 miles, Qudos Bank Arena is 9.2 miles and Kingsford Smith Airport is 5.3 miles from this hotel.
Approximate cost per night (Ultraroo loft): $925
With a heated pool, a spa and wellness center, a fitness center, luxury furnishings and fittings, plush carpets, designer lighting, free WiFi, floor-to-ceiling glass doors, private balconies, modern bathrooms, 24-hour butler service and specially commissioned paintings, Park Hyatt Sydney is near Pylon Lookout (vista point), Dawes Point Reserve (park), Dawes Point Battery (historical place), Prancing Horse Drive Experiences (tourist attraction), The Living Room (restaurant), The Dining Room (modern Australian restaurant), Campbells Cove Jetty (boat rental service), Golden Jet Boat (tour operator), The Tea Cosy (tea house), Sydney Harbour Tall Ships (cruise agency), Campbells Cove Pontoon (boat tour agency), Ocean Extreme (whale watching tour agency), Campbells Cove Lookout (city park), Sydney Opera House and more.
From here Pylon Lookout, The Rocks Markets and Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb are 0.1 miles, Sydney Theatre Company, Overseas Passenger Terminal, Cadmans Cottage and Sydney Visitor Centre are 0.2 miles, Roslyn Packer Theatre, Harbour Bridge, Museum of Contemporary Art and Sydney Opera House are 0.3 miles, Circular Quay is 0.4 miles, Hyde Park Barracks Museum is 0.6 miles, The Royal Botanic Gardens is 0.7 miles, Art Gallery of New South Wales is 1 mile, Australian National Maritime Museum is 1.1 miles Strathfield Private Hospital is 6.5 miles and Kingsford Smith Airport is 5.8 miles.
Approximate cost per night (Quay suite): $2,141
Cost per person (three people): $714
Kings Cross Sydney
Set in an 1880 Victorian house, Spicers Potts Point provides a bar, a garden courtyard, a small meeting room and a textured laneway outlook. The Butler (restaurant), Thai Power (Thai restaurant), Chester White Cured Diner (restaurant), Tuyo Potts Point (cafe), Melted Monster (cafe), P.E. Department (gym), KX Pilates Potts Point (pilates studio), Brooklyn Crispy (pizza restaurant), Small’s Deli (sandwich shop), Hustle Boxing (boxing gym), Lola Tapas Bar Potts Point (restaurant), Chaco Bar (Yakitori restaurant), Fancy Lash (beauty salon), Our Place Salon (hair salon), Jangling Jack’s (bar), Cafe holm (cafe), Ms.G’s (Asian fusion restaurant), Bang Tang Potts Point (restaurant), Sasuke Hair Studio (hair salon), Melo’s Italian (restaurant), Gypsy Espresso (coffee shop) and more are within range.
Kings Cross Sydney is 0.1 miles, Darlinghurst Road, Kings Cross and Potts Point are 0.2 miles, Woolloomooloo Wharf and Griffin Theatre Company are 0.3 miles, Art Gallery of New South Wales and The Domain are 0.4 miles, Crown St, Surry Hills and Australian Museum of Magical Arts are 0.5 miles, St Mary’s Cathedral is 0.6 miles, The Royal Botanic Gardens is 0.7 miles, Sydney Opera House is 1.1 miles, Lady Martins Beach is 1.8 miles, Rose Bay Beach is 2.5 miles, Milk Beach is 2.7 miles and Kingsford Smith Airport is 5.2 miles from this accommodation.
Approximate cost per night (Victoria terrace suite): $434
Admiralty House Sydney
Offering 2 bedrooms, a terrace, a balcony, river views, a patio with lake views, free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, a flat-screen TV, a dining area and a fully-equipped kitchen, Upper Pitt Street Penthouse is in the vicinity of Beulah St Wharf (tourist attraction), Beulah Street Reserve (park), Admiralty House (federal government office), Lady Gowrie Lookout (scenic spot), H.C. Coombs Centre (conference center), Kirribilli Wharf (ferry terminal), Captain Henry Waterhouse Reserve (park), Mary Booth Lookout Reserve (park), Jeffrey St (ferry terminal), Copes Lookout (scenic spot), Broughton Street Lookout (scenic spot), Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron (yacht club), BWS Kirribilli (liquor store), Kirribilli Deli (grocery store), Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre (community center), Batch Burgers & Espresso (hamburger restaurant), La Capannina (Italian restaurant), Altitude Coffee House (cafe), Kirribilli Markets (market), Cool Mac (cafe), BTB Kirribilli (cafe), Nimba Bakehouse (bakery), Grace of India Restaurant Sydney (Indian restaurant), Sixth Sense Hair & Nail Spa (hair salon), The Botanist (restaurant), ARRIN (restaurant), Beautyoncliff (beauty salon), QE Foodstores (grocery store), Oishi-Billi (Japanese restaurant), Sidando Cafe (restaurant), Anchor Cafe & Restaurant (Italian restaurant), Kirribilli Club, Wendy Whiteley’s Secret Garden, Clark Park, SYDNEY HARBOUR PARTY BOATS (boat rental service), Sydney by Kayak (canoe & kayak tour agency), Milson Park, McDougall St Jacaranda Trees (tourist attraction), Ensemble Theatre (performing arts theater) and more.
You’ll find Kirribilli House and Admiralty House Sydney 0.2 miles, Harbour Bridge and Luna Park Sydney 0.4 miles, Sydney Opera House and Pylon Lookout 0.5 miles, May Gibbs’ Nutcote and Fort Denison 0.6 miles, Government House Sydney and The Rocks Markets 0.7 miles, Circular Quay 0.8 miles, The Royal Botanic Gardens and Hyde Park Barracks Museum 1 mile, Sirius Cove 1.4 miles, Balmoral Beach 2.6 miles, Milk Beach 2.9 miles, Bicentennial Park 8 miles, ANZ Stadium and Qudos Bank Arena 8.8 miles and Kingsford Smith Airport 6.4 miles from this location.
Approximate cost per night: $441
Cost per person (four people): $110
Sydney Olympic Park
Olympic Park Penthouse has 2 bedrooms, barbecue facilities, free WiFi, a washing machine, an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a kitchen with a mini-bar, a wellness area with a hot tub and sauna, a children’s playground and a terrace. Shipwreck Lookout (historical landmark), SS Ayrfield (scenic spot), SS Mortlake Bank Shipwreck (scenic spot), Plus Life Clinic (beauty salon), Active Health Massage Therapies (massage therapist), Iluka on Baywater (cafe), Browtique Sydney (beauty salon), Sydney Olympic Park Archery Centre, Bird Hide (bird watching area), Bay Marker (park), Sydney BMX Club and more are in the area.
This penthouse is 0.7 miles from Samsung Electronics Australia, 0.8 miles from Skoda Stadium, 0.9 miles from Sydney Showground, 1 mile from Qudos Bank Arena, 1.1 miles from Bicentennial Park, 1.2 miles from ANZ Stadium, 1.3 miles from Sydney Olympic Park, 3 miles from Strathfield Private Hospital, 4.6 miles from Bankwest Stadium, 8.2 miles from Sydney Opera House, 12.2 miles from Bondi Beach and 8.9 miles from Kingsford Smith Airport.
Approximate cost per night: $297
Cost per person (four people): $74
So there they are, hotels in Sydney that will help make for an amazing trip. We hope you have found this information valuable and most of all, that you enjoy your time in Australia!