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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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    I was absolutely blown away by the location of this hotel, holding prime real estate on Dawes Point in the Sydney Harbour, with each room (all have private balconies) looking ...

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  • Shangri-La Hotel Sydney
    Ranked #2 overall in Sydney hotels
    8.9
    Wonderful!
    12 reviews
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    Have stayed here both times I've been to Sydney. Great location, excellent staff.

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  • Hilton Sydney
    Ranked #3 overall in Sydney hotels
    8.9
    Wonderful!
    11 reviews
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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!
    11 reviews
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    I went to Endota Spa at this hotel and that was out of this world. Professional, excellent service and 5 star in my opinion.

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  • Sheraton on the Park, Sydney
    Ranked #6 overall in Sydney hotels
    9.3
    Wonderful!
    9 reviews
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    Amazing hotel with great central locations to both downtown and underground to get to other areas of Sydney. Park views are relatively overrated but it is possible with a high ...

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  • The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel
    Ranked #7 overall in Sydney hotels
    8.4
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    10 reviews
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    Its claim to fame: the oldest continuously licensed pub in Sydney. For those of you who like beer, stumble no further than the Lord Nelson pub and hotel. It’s charming, ...

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  • The Australian Heritage Hotel
    Ranked #8 overall in Sydney hotels
    7.8
    Pretty good
    10 reviews
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    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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  • BLUE Sydney
    Ranked #9 overall in Sydney hotels
    8.6
    Wonderful!
    7 reviews
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    Great hotel and location. Easy walking distance from the major sights but the neighborhood is far more interesting than the CBD. The hotel is modern, relaxed, and just the right ...

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  • InterContinental Sydney
    Ranked #10 overall in Sydney hotels
    9.3
    Wonderful!
    6 reviews
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    A top choice for high-end accommodation near Circular Quay, the Opera House, and the Botanic Gardens, I love the InterContinental's classic sandstone facade and beautiful lobby lounge, with brick arches ...

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  • Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection
    Ranked #11 overall in Sydney hotels
    9.3
    Wonderful!
    6 reviews
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    A newly refurbished hotel literally under the Sydney Harbour Bridge with beautiful views of the Bay and Opera House.

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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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  • Sofitel Sydney Wentworth
    Ranked #13 overall in Sydney hotels
    8.0
    Wonderful!
    7 reviews
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    The Sofitel goes for understated luxury and, on a whole, succeeds. A short walk from Circular Quay in the northern CBD, the staff here are unfailingly professional and service is ...

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  • QT Sydney
    Ranked #14 overall in Sydney hotels
    9.0
    Wonderful!
    6 reviews
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    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
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    The Grace Hotel lobby seems like something a little out of Mad Men, with a kind of bygone classiness and polish that's immediately appealing. The building is a heritage site ...

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  • Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney
    Ranked #16 overall in Sydney hotels
    8.7
    Wonderful!
    6 reviews
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    The luxury arm of the global Radisson brand, I really feel like the Radisson Blu (with its western CBD location) should be more exciting. Everything is done to a top ...

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  • Fraser Suites Sydney
    Ranked #17 overall in Sydney hotels
    9.0
    Wonderful!
    5 reviews
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    From the outside, the Fraser Suites resembles an embassy or diplomatic residence. Official, dominant and a little intimidating. Walking into the lobby I felt like I was applying for a ...

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  • Simpsons of Potts Point Hotel
    Ranked #18 overall in Sydney hotels
    9.2
    Wonderful!
    5 reviews
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    So over-the-top with old-timey luxury that it borders on self-parody, the thoroughly lovely Simpsons of Potts Point is a virtually perfect heritage guesthouse. A bit out of the way in ...

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  • The Menzies Sydney
    Ranked #19 overall in Sydney hotels
    6.8
    Pretty good
    8 reviews
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    Free wifi 30 min per day

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  • Larmont Sydney by Lancemore
    Ranked #20 overall in Sydney hotels
    8.4
    Wonderful!
    5 reviews
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    I loved this hotel! From the moment I walked in the door and met the receptionist (who was from my hometown), I knew I was in the right place! This ...

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  • Sydney Harbour YHA
    Ranked #21 overall in Sydney hotels
    9.5
    Wonderful!
    4 reviews
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    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
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    If cards, dice and flashing neon lights are the way you like to roll then roll on up to the Darling hotel. The Star Casino next door is no Las ...

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  • Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour
    Ranked #23 overall in Sydney hotels
    8.0
    Wonderful!
    5 reviews
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  • Oaks Goldsbrough
    Ranked #24 overall in Sydney hotels
    8.5
    Wonderful!
    4 reviews
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    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
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    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

    A truly fantastic hotel. From the moment you walk in you feel this is something special. The Park View rooms are really incredible with a rare view out over Hyde ...

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  • Swissotel Sydney
    Ranked #27 overall in Sydney hotels
    10.0
    Exceptional!
    3 reviews
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    Amazing! This hotel really took my breath away. At first I was confused by the tiny entrance off the street and the two doormen that told me to take the ...

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

    A pleasant and comfortable stay on a great location in town. The ‘Run Of House’ room/studio is spacious, comfortable and in great condition, though rather dull. The hotel is just ...

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  • Avonmore on the Park Boutique Hotel
    Ranked #30 overall in Sydney hotels
    7.5
    Pretty good
    4 reviews
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    I stayed here for a few nights when I was visiting on a conference. The hotel is a renovated Victorian type building and has tons of character - very nicely ...

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