Best hotels in Sydney, Australia

Here you'll find a list of the best hotels in Sydney which have been recommended by critics from The New York Times, The Guardian, Lonely Planet and many more. All hotel recommendations are referenced with customer reviews from several booking platforms and all listed hotels have a rating of at least 4 out of 5 stars.

4.5 Establishment Hotel Sydney

Establishment Hotel, Sydney


“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.”

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.

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.”

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.”

4.5 Hotel Lamont Sydney

Hotel Lamont by Lancemore, Sydney


“For anyone wanting to be in the thick of Sydney’s bar, restaurant and nightlife quarter, hotels don’t come much better situated than Hotel Lamont.”

4.4 Marriott Hotel Sydney

Harbour Marriott Hotel, Sydney


“It’s among the best of Sydney hotels. Owners spent millions renovating the rooms in 2011, giving them a more modern feel . Staff are helpful and genuinely eager to debrief you on your day or assist you in planning your itinerary for the next one.”