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Visiting the Land Down Under? Book a hotel in Sydney and get your trip off to the perfect start. Canberra may be the official capital of Australia, but Sydney is the country's most iconic city. Both cosmopolitan and laid-back, Home to sights like the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and the Skywalk, it's the first stop on many a backpacker's Aussie itinerary. There's something for everyone in Sydney, from culture vultures to party animals.

Luxury hotels in Sydney

Sydney is home to some exceptionally luxurious hotels. Many of the most glamorous hotels in Sydney are on the harbourside, but you'll find four- and five-star accommodation dotted throughout the city centre. Luxury hotels in Sydney fall into the following categories:

Boutique hotels in Sydney

Boutique hotels are small and intimate, usually found in trendy neighbourhoods, and decorated in an interesting style. Some of the most popular boutique hotels in Sydney include:

The Old Clare Hotel – Located in the Chippendale neighbourhood, this 62-room hotel is a reimagining of a heritage building.

Ovolo Woolloomooloo – This quirky hotel takes up the entire length of Finger Wharf. Soaring ceilings with exposed beams showcase the buildings century-long history (that's old for Australia).

Five star hotels in Sydney

To earn a 5-star rating from the tourist board, hotels have to go over and above when it comes to service and amenities. Use the category filters to find five star hotels in Sydney. Some popular options are:

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel – This luxurious chain hotel sits in the heart of the CBD in one of Sydney's more historic buildings. Amenities include a spa, health club, and two award-winning restaurants.

Swissotel Sydney – A luxury hotel with 573 rooms, in the vibrant inner city. Our users adore the location in the heart of the shopping area, and the excellent service.

Modern hotels in Sydney

Modern amenities and contemporary decor make contemporary hotels in Sydney a good choice for those who prefer fuss-free environments.

Hilton Sydney – This clean, contemporary hotel has polished wooden floors in the guestrooms and a modern restaurant to complement the minimalist decor.

Sheraton on the Park – Recently refurbished, this large hotel boasts clean and simple rooms. The cutting edge gym is sure to impress fitness fanatics too.

Spa hotels in Sydney

Treat yourself to a stay in a Sydney spa hotel. Nothing beats a massage, especially after a jet-lag inducing flight to Australia.

QT Sydney – This arty boutique hotel has its own day spa, SpaQ, which offers couple and group treatments in addition to massages, wraps and haircuts.

Park Hyatt Sydney – This sophisticated hotel in The Rocks has a rooftop pool and a day spa, with massage and body treatments.

Hotels with pools in Sydney

If you're visiting Sydney in summer (December to February), you'll want to cool off. Book a Sydney hotel with a swimming pool and you can go for a dip whenever you like. Use our amenity filters to find hotels with pools. Lots of hotels in Sydney have pools, and our users highly rate the following:

Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour – The heated indoor pool is perfect for winter swims, while the Hacienda bar is a popular spot to watch the New Year fireworks.

The Langham Sydney – This grand hotel is like a little slice of London in the southern hemisphere, even down to the afternoon tea. The swimming pool is large and relaxing, ideal for a morning dip.

Family hotels in Sydney

If you're visiting Sydney with kids, you'll need to look at family friendly hotels. Use our amenity filters to find hotels that are suitable for children: search for hotels with playgrounds and babysitting services, or simply check if these popular family-friendly hotels in Sydney are available during your trip.

Novotel Sydney Central – a basic hotel with a playground for little ones. Guests love the location, service and food.

Novotel Sydney Rockford Darling Harbour – This four star chain hotel also has a playground, as well as exceptional views across the water.

Cheap hotels in Sydney

Hotel prices can change throughout the year, based on supply and demand. You'll find the cheapest hotel prices from June to August (winter in the southern hemisphere). Even if you're visiting during summer, you'll find the best hotel deals in Sydney with our search function. You can compare prices at a glance from big online travel agents as well as direct from the hotel.

The following budget hotels have really impressed our users, offering extra bang for your buck:

Bounce Sydney – Located in the trendy Surrey Hills neighbourhood, this budget hotel has a rooftop garden and a communal kitchen.

Asylum Hostel – Breakfast is included in the room-rate at this quirky King's Cross hostel.

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  • Park Hyatt Sydney
    Ranked #1 overall in Sydney hotels
    9.4
    Wonderful!
    14 reviews
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    One of the most beautiful hotels I have been and a special Park Hyatt unit. Best location of Sydney close to the Opera and Harbour Bridge. Very chic and modern. ...

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  • Shangri-La Hotel Sydney
    Ranked #2 overall in Sydney hotels
    8.9
    Wonderful!
    12 reviews
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    This hotel used to be called the ANA. It's right down in the CBD and very close to The Rocks, Circular Quay etc. in downtown Sydney. Tall tower, great view. ...

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  • Hilton Sydney
    Ranked #3 overall in Sydney hotels
    8.9
    Wonderful!
    11 reviews
    Popular withBusinessNightlifeAdventure

    Beautiful and modern property located right in the middle of all types of action: food, shop, tourist, and non tourist. The rooms are quite spacious and the higher floor ones ...

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  • The Westin Sydney
    Ranked #4 overall in Sydney hotels
    9.4
    Wonderful!
    10 reviews
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    I loved the Westin, with its awesome location at One Martin Place, from the moment I first walked into the lobby. Glassed in by a towering high ceiling, the lobby ...

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  • Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
    Ranked #5 overall in Sydney hotels
    8.5
    Wonderful!
    12 reviews
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    Very dated property and interior, a bit like one of those down-at-heel Hyatts you might find in some U.S. cities. The service unremarkable and lacking in charm. On the plus ...

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  • Sheraton on the Park, Sydney
    Ranked #6 overall in Sydney hotels
    9.3
    Wonderful!
    9 reviews
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    I stayed here in 2008 on a business trip and found it a great hotel. The rooms are comfortable, with a little couch in the room for a psuedo "living ...

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  • The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel
    Ranked #7 overall in Sydney hotels
    8.4
    Wonderful!
    10 reviews
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    Billing itself as Sydney's oldest continually-operating hotel, the Lord Nelson was a place that I liked as soon as I walked in. The lovely old building in the Rocks has ...

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  • The Australian Heritage Hotel
    Ranked #8 overall in Sydney hotels
    7.8
    Pretty good
    10 reviews
    Popular withHistoryFoodiesNightlife

    This is the famous spot in the Rocks for kangaroo pizza. I'm just going to leave that right there. Up to you if you want to try it! They have ...

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  • Sofitel Sydney Wentworth
    Ranked #9 overall in Sydney hotels
    8.0
    Wonderful!
    8 reviews
    Popular withBusinessHistoryLuxury

    Nicely located in the heart of the CBD between the Rocks, the Opera House and Darling Harbour, Sofitel is ideal for business travellers. The concierge is helpful and polite and ...

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  • BLUE Sydney
    Ranked #10 overall in Sydney hotels
    8.6
    Wonderful!
    7 reviews
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    The Blue Hotel is located right on the harbor at Woolloomooloo - you get ocean views from almost every room. Its a Taj Hotel, so is nicely styled and has ...

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  • InterContinental Sydney
    Ranked #11 overall in Sydney hotels
    9.3
    Wonderful!
    6 reviews
    Popular withLuxuryBusiness

    I'm not big on my chain hotels, but the Intercon in Sydney scores for its location and some pretty decent service too. Although you'll pay a premium for it, make ...

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  • Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection
    Ranked #11 overall in Sydney hotels
    9.3
    Wonderful!
    6 reviews
    Popular withHipstersLuxuryHistory

    Great hotel in to Rocks area of Sydney. Staff were super helpful. Bar has a great atmosphere and you are 2 mins walk from a stunning view of the opera ...

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  • Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Darling Harbour
    Ranked #12 overall in Sydney hotels
    7.5
    Pretty good
    8 reviews
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    This is an absolutely huge hotel, the biggest in Sydney by room number and a really great place to stay. It's surprising in some ways that the staff manage to ...

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  • QT Sydney
    Ranked #14 overall in Sydney hotels
    9.0
    Wonderful!
    6 reviews
    Popular withHipstersLuxuryArtsy

    The latest opening from the slave to design QT brand, which has other properties in Port Douglas, Queensland and Surfers Paradise, on the Gold Coast. Occupying a former department store ...

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  • Grace Hotel Sydney
    Ranked #15 overall in Sydney hotels
    8.7
    Wonderful!
    6 reviews
    Popular withLuxuryHistoryFamilies

    Fantastic location, and excellent breakfast.

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  • Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney
    Ranked #16 overall in Sydney hotels
    8.7
    Wonderful!
    6 reviews
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    I'm impressed with this hotel especially since it's a Radisson. Our room was huge and clean. They even gave us champagne for our honeymoon. I loved the jet tub in ...

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  • Fraser Suites Sydney
    Ranked #17 overall in Sydney hotels
    9.0
    Wonderful!
    5 reviews
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    The Sydney incarnation of the luxury Fraser Suites chain will appeal especially to corporate and business travellers who want to stay in style in Sydney's CBD. Built for professionals, the ...

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  • Simpsons of Potts Point Hotel
    Ranked #18 overall in Sydney hotels
    9.2
    Wonderful!
    5 reviews
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    Depending on what way you come, Simpsons hotel is either a hearty hike up a stair-lined hill, or, a leisurely stroll down a tree-lined street. Situated in the uber trendy ...

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  • The Menzies Sydney
    Ranked #19 overall in Sydney hotels
    6.8
    Pretty good
    8 reviews
    Popular withFamiliesBusiness

    First impressions do make a difference, and my first impression of the Menzies was of a drunk homeless guy crashed out directly outside. The entire hotel had a feel of ...

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  • Larmont Sydney by Lancemore
    Ranked #20 overall in Sydney hotels
    8.4
    Wonderful!
    5 reviews
    Popular withLuxuryBusinessArtsy

    This boutique hotel offers a good stay on a trendy area. The standard room is modern, especially comfortable, though fading. The reception team is generally friendly. The spot is set ...

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  • Sydney Harbour YHA
    Ranked #21 overall in Sydney hotels
    9.5
    Wonderful!
    4 reviews
    Popular withBackpackersHistoryFamilies

    Part hostel and part archaeological project, The Sydney Harbour YHA, on a quiet street in the Rocks neighborhood overlooking the water, instantly has a certain cool about it. Though it's ...

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  • The Darling
    Ranked #22 overall in Sydney hotels
    9.5
    Wonderful!
    4 reviews
    Popular withLuxuryHipstersArtsy

    An ultra-modern boutique property, everything about this place is chic and trendy. The staff are young and hip (if sometimes a little fake-eager), and all facets of the decor are ...

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  • Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour
    Ranked #23 overall in Sydney hotels
    8.0
    Wonderful!
    5 reviews
    Popular withFamiliesNightlifeLuxury

    it over looks the harbour and all its city lights reflecting on the water

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  • Oaks Goldsbrough
    Ranked #24 overall in Sydney hotels
    8.5
    Wonderful!
    4 reviews
    Popular withFamiliesBusiness

    With ENORMOUS one- and two-bedroom suites (yes, there are staircases!) in a super-cool old warehouse building located just west of Darling Harbour, this OAKS property shouldn't be confused with the ...

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  • Bounce Sydney
    Ranked #25 overall in Sydney hotels
    8.5
    Wonderful!
    4 reviews
    Popular withBackpackersFamiliesHipsters

    Claiming to be 'boutique on a budget', this place offers new, spotless dorms, doubles, and larger family-style rooms with private en-suites. Everything's shiny and spanking new, from the large communal ...

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  • Pullman Sydney Hyde Park
    Ranked #26 overall in Sydney hotels
    10.0
    Exceptional!
    3 reviews
    Popular withArtsyLuxury

    Great Place !

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  • Swissotel Sydney
    Ranked #27 overall in Sydney hotels
    10.0
    Exceptional!
    3 reviews
    Popular withBusinessLuxuryFoodies

    Exceptional service, great location, wonderful rooms. This hotel is located in a great location and begins on the 8th floor so you are guaranteed a view. While you don't have ...

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  • Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney
    Ranked #28 overall in Sydney hotels
    9.3
    Wonderful!
    3 reviews
    Popular withBusinessLuxuryHipsters

    I absolutely loved this hotel! When I entered the drive on the airport shuttle I was already impressed. Every time you entered or exited the hotel, someone would open the ...

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  • Radisson Hotel And Suites Sydney
    Ranked #29 overall in Sydney hotels
    7.5
    Pretty good
    4 reviews
    Popular withFamiliesBusiness

    Big and sterile would be the keywords for this business-standard chain hotel near Chinatown at the far end of the CBD. Rooms are enormous -- like seriously enormous -- with ...

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  • Avonmore on the Park Boutique Hotel
    Ranked #30 overall in Sydney hotels
    7.5
    Pretty good
    4 reviews
    Popular withFamilies

    Avonmore on the Park is one of the smaller hotels in Sydney, but I found that this just adds to its charm. The hotel was very busy when we arrived ...

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