Best Hotels in Sydney, Australia

We list the best hotel in Sydney as recommended by travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews, and we only list hotels which have a review rating of at least 4 out of 5 stars.
Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and is the most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Residents of the city are known as Sydneysiders. The city has become a major global cultural and economic center over the years and became one of the foremost multicultural cities in the world following the Second World War. As a result of this diversity, over 250 different languages are spoken in Sydney alone.
The city is ranked highly in indexes of cities in terms of quality of living. The city is classified an alpha world city indicating its influence throughout the world. The city has an advanced market economy with enormous strength and influence in tourism, manufacturing and finance. The city is also a major education centre, being the home to one of the most renowned universities in the world, the University of Sydney.
The city ranks as one of the most visited cities in the world, seeing tens of millions of tourists annually coming to see the beautiful and breathtaking places of interest scattered around the city. The city is also notable for its natural features that include Sydney Harbour, Royal National Park and Royal Botanic Garden.
Through the recommended hotels listed below, you can easily find the best places to stay in Sydney, Australia.
If you like our list of design hotels in Sydney, then you should also check out our selection of boutique hotels in Melbourne or luxury hotels in Kuala Lumpur.
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What are the best neighborhoods to stay in Sydney?

One of the largest cities in Australia, Sydney is known for its Opera House and a distinctive global appeal. The harbour front and quaysides and the famous Harbour Bridge are the landmark structures. Apart from these iconic sights, we will tell you the other places to visit here.

Bondi beach
The crescent-shaped white sand beach is a famous landmark of Sydney, and attracts surfers from all over the world. Trendy cafes to laid-back pubs dot the sea-front, while the premier hotels offer a magnificent view of the ocean. The walk from Bondi to Coogee has one of the most brilliant scenery.

Newtown
It is a bohemian neighbourhood that draws shoppers to the budget stores. The bars and eateries have a distinctive feel and cater to a global fare. Live theatre, comedy shows and street art is what makes this place unique and brings tourists to New Town.

Glebe
It has a carefree, intellectual area with a certain historic charm. Bookshops and galleries attract the scholars whereas the Saturday Market is a favourite among the shoppers. Ethnic eateries and edgy cafes and pubs are a big hit among the tourists.

Cronulla
Being an hour's drive from the city centre, it has the feel of a village. The surfing and swimming spots are quite popular among the tourists. You can sun-bathe on the pristine beaches while having a relaxing day.

Balmain
One of the posh neighbourhoods of Sydney, it has trendy boutique hotels. Darling Street in Balmain is famous for its stores, artisan bakeries and luxury eateries. Balmain market is famous for the local produces like food, handicraft and fashion.

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4.7 Langham Hotel Sydney

Hotel The Langham, Sydney

Frommers

“I love the opulence of this hotel, and love staying here. This exclusive colonial-style property, a 10-minute walk uphill from The Rocks and 15 minutes from Circular Quay, is a turn-of-the-20th-century beauty competing for top-hotel-in-Sydney honors.”

Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Sydney.

$253
4.5 Establishment Hotel Sydney

Establishment Hotel, Sydney

CNN

“With its loft-like designed spaces and dimly lit hallways that smell of incense, this place feels like your chic pied-à-terre in Sydney.”

$242
4.5 Shangri-La Sydney

Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

Fodors

“Towering above Walsh Bay from its prime position alongside the Sydney Harbour Bridge, this sleek hotel is the place for a room with a bird’s-eye view. North-facing rooms overlooking the water are the best.”

Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Sydney.

$223
4.6 Old Clare Hotel Sydney

The Old Clare Hotel, Sydney

New York Times

“The recently refurbished Old Clare Hotel is a stylish, 62-room boutique hotel with a sleek rooftop pool and bar located in the heart of Chippendale, a hip neighborhood with an emerging arts and dining scene.”

Shortlisted in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Sydney, Australia.

$205
4.7 Ovolo 1888 Sydney

Hotel Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, Sydney

Lonely Planet

“In a heritage-listed wool store, this stylish gem combines industrial minimalism with the warmth of ironbark-wood beams, luxury appointments and engaged staff. Rooms range from the aptly named Shoebox to airy lofts and attic suites with harbour views.”

$168
4.6 Hotel QT Sydney

Hotel QT, Sydney

Lonely Planet

“Fun, sexy and relaxed, this ultra-theatrical, effortlessly cool hotel is located in the historic State Theatre. Art-deco eccentricity is complemented by quirky extras in the rooms, which are distinct and decorated with real style and flair – there’s a definite wow factor.”

$203