The best hotels in sydney
Collected by Serena Renner , AFAR Contributor
Hip inner-city crash pad? Top-of-the-line elegance? Or a casual beach bungalow? Sydney offers stays of every style.
77 York St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Built in the 1920s as the Grace Bros. department store, this art deco icon was almost a World War II command center before becoming a hotel in 1996. The heritage-listed property now offers 382 rooms, including 10 individually designed spaces,...
7 Hickson Rd, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
Probably the nicest hotel in the city, the Park Hyatt Sydney was renovated in 2011 to better take advantage of the hotel's position between the Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. Neutral sandstone and marble reflect the local area, and...
1 Military Rd, Watsons Bay NSW 2030, Australia
Blending a Hamptons, yacht club, and beach cantina vibe, this hotel is a favorite for dining, drinking, and staying along the eastern harborfront. The multilevel Beach Club was redesigned in fall of 2013 to include a take-away fish and chips...
11 Hickson Road Walsh Bay, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
I live in Sydney, but that's not to say I haven't tried a few of her hotels—I've even worked in some. The Sebel Pier One is definitely my pick. It's got comfortable, modern rooms and the thing I love most about good hotels: a pillow menu (who...
49 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
The Shangri-La Hotel has the greatest breakfast in the world, and the best part is: it's free (for hotel guests). Fruits from all over the world were so fresh and delicious, they set a new mark for quality. There were breakfast foods available for...
6 Cowper Wharf Rd, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011, Australia
Originally a wool and cargo facility in the early 1900s, the Blue Sydney Hotel is a great place to stay if you want a unique Sydney hotel experience. The marina-side hotel is in Woolloomooloo, which is a short and pleasant 15-minute walk to city...
139 Murray St, Pyrmont NSW 2009, Australia
Hotel Group, 8 Hotels, has brought an innovative concept to shutterbugs and digital marketing promoting itself as the world's first instagram hotel in Sydney. Instagrammers with followers of more than 10,000 are granted a free night's stay and...
199 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
Thornton St, Darling Point NSW 2027, Australia
AirBnB is the best way to experience Sydney's neighborhoods. For our short stay in the Manly area, northeast of the harbor, we enjoyed this modern beach cottage owned by an architect named David and his wife Louisa. David and Louisa were welcoming...
69/73 Hall St, Bondi Beach NSW 2026, Australia
The global hotel brand Adina has properties all over Sydney. Opened in 2013, the Adina in Bondi Beach offers spacious studios as well as one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments decorated with custom pillows and photographs from the local gallery...
229 Darlinghurst Rd, Sydney NSW 2010, Australia
Formerly a boarding house, this property run by 8 Hotels now offers 40 rooms in the heart of the lively Darlinghurst neighborhood. The decor is dark and moody with lots of velvet and mirrors. Guests are surrounded by lauded bars, restaurants, and...
28 Sir Thomas Mitchell Rd, Bondi Beach NSW 2026, Australia
Nestled among palms and frangipani (plumeria) trees is a secret B&B tucked just far enough away from the bustle of Bondi Beach. This former schoolhouse is tastefully adorned with antiques and Australian works of art and consists of three suites,...
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