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Sydney, Australia: Hotel & Motel Planning Guide

Only hotels in Sydney are listed below. Search for cheap and discounted hotel and motel rates in or close to Sydney, Australia for your upcoming personal or group trip. We provide the best Sydney motel and hotel rooms. Browse the Sydney area hotels to find the perfect lodging! Please use the provided map of the Sydney hotels. Group booking? Search Sydney Group Hotel Rates or See the best Sydney meeting hotels

The Sydney center is about the area of University of Sydney and the area of St. James Church.

If you've never been “down-under” to Australia, you'll quickly find that your experiences in the iconic city of Sydney are worlds away from the wild outback and fierce crocodiles you may have seen on the big screen. Sydney, Australia by contrast is a bustling cosmopolitan city currently benefiting from tremendous growth and change. Over the last few decades, the population has boomed with an increase of over 30 percent. This growth could be attributed to that tantalizing quality of life one can experience in Sydney. The sun-drenched harbor city is framed by the beaches at its periphery and the soaring wings of the Sydney Opera House in the middle of it all. Delve deeper into its streets, and you'll discover a hybrid culture reflecting the influence of its diverse and worldly population. Sydney Australia will amaze and inspire you with its cool culture and delicious cuisine. More from this guide...

Sydney Hotels, Motels & Accommodations

Swissotel Sydney : 68 Market St.
+1-888-690-5281
68 Market St., Sydney, NW 2000 Australia
  • Luxury 5 star Downtown property
  • 369 rooms in property
From$225
Very Good 4.5 /5Guest Reviews Call
The Westin Sydney : No 1 Martin Place No 1 Martin Place, Sydney, NW 2000 Australia
  • Luxurious 5-star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 416 rooms
From$296
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews Call
The Grace Hotel
+1-800-997-5148
77 York St., Sydney, NW 2000 Australia
  • Luxury 5-star Downtown hotel
  • Check in: 1500
From$216
Very Good 4.5 /5Hotel Reviews Call
Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney 27 O'connell St., Sydney, NW 2000 Australia
  • Luxurious 5 Star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 21 suites
From$178
Very Good 4.5 /5Latest Reviews Call
Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney - Sydney 11 Jamison St., Sydney, NW 2000 Australia
  • Luxurious 5 Star Downtown hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
From$106
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score Call
Intercontinental Sydney in Sydney 117 Macquarie St., Sydney, NW 2000 Australia
  • Luxury 5 star Downtown property
  • Access to gym on-site
From$250
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score Call
Sir Stamford at Circular Quay in Sydney 93 Macquarie St., Sydney, NW 2000 Australia
  • Luxury Five Star Downtown property
  • 5 meeting rooms in hotel
From$251
Very Good 4.5 /5Recent Reviews Call
Blue Hotel Sydney
+1-888-690-5281
6 Cowper Wharf Rd., Woolloomooloo, NW 2011 Australia ~0.59 miles east of Sydney
  • Luxury Five Star property
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney : 199 George St. 199 George St., Sydney, NW 2000 Australia
  • Luxurious 5 Star property
  • 34 floors in hotel
From$246
Very Good 4.5 /5Hotel Reviews Call
Shangri La Hotel Sydney : 176 Cumberland St. The Rocks 176 Cumberland St. The Rocks, Sydney, NW 2000 Australia
  • Luxurious 5-star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 36 floors
From$259
Very Good 4.5 /5Latest Reviews Call
Woolloomooloo Waters Apartment Hotel - Woolloomooloo
+1-888-690-5247
88 Dowling St., Woolloomooloo, NW 2011 Australia ~0.67 miles east of Sydney
  • 3-star hotel
From$111
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score Call
Medina Classic Martin Place : 1 Hosking Place
+1-888-305-3366
1 Hosking Place, Sydney, NW 2000 Australia
  • 4-star Downtown property
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
From$150
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Metro Hotel on Pitt in Sydney
+1-800-881-1523
300 Pitt St., Sydney, NW 2000 Australia
  • Four-star Downtown hotel
  • Check in: 2.00pm
From$75
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews Call
Sofitel Sydney Wentworth
+1-800-997-5149
61 101 Phillip St., Sydney, NW 2000 Australia
  • Luxury 5 star Downtown hotel
  • 13 conference rooms in property
The Tank Stream Hotel 97 99 Pitt St., Sydney, NW 2000 Australia
  • High-end Downtown hotel
  • 15 floors in property
From$199
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score Call
Hilton Sydney - Sydney 488 George St., Sydney, NW 2000 Australia
  • Luxurious 5 Star Downtown hotel
  • 579 rooms in hotel
From$408
Very Good 4.0 /5Recent Reviews Call
Four Points by Sheraton Sydney Darling Harbour : 161 Sussex St. 161 Sussex St., Sydney, NW 2001 Australia
  • 4 star Downtown property
  • Check in time: 3:00 PM
Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney : 511 Kent St. 511 Kent St., Sydney, NW 2000 Australia
  • 4 star Downtown property
  • 4 meeting rooms in property
Fraser Suites Sydney 488 Kent St., Sydney, NW 2000 Australia
  • Luxurious 5-star Downtown property
  • Check in time: 15:00
From$212
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Hyde Park Inn : 271 Elizabeth St. 271 Elizabeth St., Sydney, NW 2000 Australia
  • 4 star Downtown property
  • 3 meeting rooms in property
From$180
Very Good 4.0 /5Guest Reviews Call
Pullman Sydney Hyde Park 36 College St., Sydney, NW 2010 Australia
  • Luxury Five Star Downtown hotel
  • Access to gym on-site
From$152
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score Call
The York by Swiss Belhotel - Sydney
+1-888-690-5281
5 York St., Sydney, NW 2000 Australia
  • High end Downtown hotel
  • 107 suites in property
From$150
Very Good 4.0 /5Guest Reviews Call
Rydges World Square Sydney : 389 Pitt St. 389 Pitt St., Sydney, NW 2000 Australia
  • 4 star Downtown property
  • 16 suites in property
From$137
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Sydney Harbour Marriott in Sydney
+1-800-997-5148
30 Pitt St., Sydney, NW 2000 Australia
  • Luxurious 5-star Downtown hotel
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
From$202
Very Good 4.0 /5Latest Reviews Call
Radisson Hotel & Suites Sydney : 72 Liverpool St. 72 Liverpool St., Sydney, NW 2000 Australia
  • 4 star Downtown hotel
  • Access to gym on-site
From$161
Very Good 4.0 /5Hotel Reviews Call
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When to Visit Sydney, Australia

Sydney's location in the southern hemisphere means that you will need to plan for a seasonal change when traveling (and packing!). It will be colder in Sydney from March-August. If you're headed to the city to frolic on its miles of sunny beaches, to go diving, or to spend time on the water, you may wish to visit in the warmer months of September-February. However, the ocean's close proximity moderates the temperature so that it never gets too chilly to visit, not below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Surfers also flock to the area for some of the world's finest waves at picturesque Bondi Beach.

Affordable hotel rates can be had in Sydney all year long, but you'll score the best deals outside of the summer beach season. Winter or fall, you'll still find plenty of fun activities in Sydney, beginning in the heart of it all at the Circular Quay. Here you can stand in the shadow of the Opera House, or step inside for a fantastic show. Other activities for all seasons are the Museum of Contemporary Art, or admiring the noble facades of the Customs House Library, or steeping yourself in the city's history at the Museum of Sydney. A springtime stroll and window shopping on Oxford and Williams Streets is also an enjoyable all-season activity.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Sydney, Australia:

seasonality of hotel rates in Sydney

Sydney by Star Rating

Below we've posted 3 graphs demonstrating mean nightly cost patterns by star rating class in Sydney, Australia. You can use these illustrations to calculate the best time to make a reservation in Sydney for upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotel Options in Sydney, Australia

4 Star Average Prices: $113.00

Lovers of luxury will have several options within the city limits of Sydney, each boasting their own appeal. The Darling at the Star is located in the Pyrmont (Darling Harbour) area, a historic neighborhood now revitalized as a business district.

The facility boasts its own nightclub and casino, an outdoor pool, and five restaurants, making it the perfect option if you're looking for convenience and a good time. It's also a great site for conferences and business meetings, thanks to the facility's generously sized meeting spaces. Technology perks abound in the guestrooms, including wireless internet access, cable programming, flat screen televisions, and iPod docking stations. You'll also find unexpected amenities like rainfall showerheads and a chic partially open bathroom layout. The staff of the Darling at the Star are welcoming without being overwhelming, and are happy to help you navigate the city and plan out your day. Should you choose to stay in and pamper yourself, you can indulge in a visit to the onsite spa for a variety of treatments like massages or facials.

Affordable Hotel Options in Sydney, Australia

3 Star Average Prices: $104.08

Sydney is a great place to visit if you are on a budget because there are plenty of options to stay and play for affordable rates with no sacrifice of location. You can even stay right in the heart of the city at Travelodge Wynyard, near the Circular Quay, the Opera House, and Downtown Business District. Australia Square, King Street Wharf, and Sydney Harbour Bridge are also nearby. Everything is literally right outside your door, including a subway station, but you can just as easily get around on foot to check out the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Sydney Aquarium, or to do a little shopping at Pitt Street Mall. Inside this four-star hotel you'll enjoy the necessities like air-conditioning and wireless internet, plus a private bathroom and daily housekeeping. It's the ideal place to stay if you're looking for a central location and plan to spend most of your days out exploring the city. There's also a café and bar onsite, if you need a quick bite before heading out, and the airport shuttle is available should you need it.

There are several affordable accommodations in Potts Point, a Sydney neighborhood that is a beacon for entertainment, thanks to its mix of shopping, dining, and nightlife. Regents Court Sydney is one such hotel that offers the charm and character of a boutique hotel in a four-story, historic Art-Deco building. It's a popular choice for groups of friends looking for something a little bit unique yet affordable, and the hotel offers perks that appeal to a younger crowd. For example, you can take advantage of the on-site grills and outdoor picnic area to indulge in a cookout, or head up to the rooftop to take in the sunset over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, not far away. The rooms each have their own character and individual decoration, and include conveniences like a microwave, desk, and flat-screen television. Take in art and culture nearby at the Art Gallery of New South Wales or at the Sydney Jewish Museum, then spend the afternoon wandering the Royal Botanic Gardens or touring St Mary's Cathedral.

Sydney, Australia Hotels with Discounts

Sydney hotels don't offer much in the way of AAA, AARP, or military discounts, but you will certainly save money if you plan well in advance and secure a rate online. Many hotels offer special online-only discounts to invite early bookings.

Save money by visiting Sydney during the city's off-season, September through November and March through May. Tourists, especially those from countries in the Northern hemisphere who are seeking warmer weather, tend to visit during Australia's peak summer months to head to the beaches. So visitors coming during Australia's spring and fall seasons will enjoy lighter tourist crowds and the benefit of lower hotel rates.

Additionally, you can save more by booking room blocks. This is of particular interest to anyone considering travel to Sydney for a destination wedding, reunion, conference, or exhibition. Booking a block of hotel rooms will often yield a savings of 10-25 percent on rooms.

Best Value Options in Sydney, Australia

Book well in advance, and your money will go a long way in Sydney. The 4-star hotel Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour excels in style and substance, with a great historic site in the Pyrmont District to match. International and business travelers will love the hotel's minimalist style and its convenient location in the financial district, which is only a short walk from the Sydney Convention Center. In the halls of the Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour you'll see contemporary art in fascinating contrast to the building's original 1888 architecture. Luxurious, yet highly modern styling extends to the rooms as well, like subway tiled bathrooms, rainfall showerheads, and standing tubs. There is an onsite fitness facility and an excellent hotel restaurant and coffee shop. You'll save on cocktails at the complimentary reception, held daily for guests, capping off a luxurious stay for half the price of a luxury hotel.

If you came to Sydney for the waves but don't want to pay beachfront hotel prices, you're in luck. Dive Hotel Coogee boasts an oceanfront location that is close to Sydney's famous Bondi Beach, only minutes from Coogee Beach and Wiley's Baths. The cozy 4-star hotel helps cut costs by offering in-room kitchenettes with fridges and microwaves, so you can take a break from the beach to make a sandwich or snack in your own room. You'll find all the conveniences you need during your stay, like coffeemakers, ironing boards, and free wireless internet. If you need to catch a ride to a site or into town, hop on the shuttle for a minor surcharge. The daily, complimentary continental breakfast adds to the value you'll enjoy while staying at the charming and convenient Dive Hotel Coogee.

Sydney, Australia - Foodie Haven

The harbor city's explosive growth over the last few decades has ushered in a new era of fusion foods. The city has become a melting pot of fusion flavors with a dining scene that is second to none. Asian and Middle Eastern influences carouse with modern and experimental fare. Outdoor dining options are abundant in Sydney, at stellar places like Quay, which is consistently ranked amongst the best restaurants in the world and overlooks the Sydney Opera House.

Then there are the quirky little nooks and hole-in-the-wall cafes, like Bourke Street Bakery. It's a tiny place, so you may end up devouring your coveted pastries and sausage rolls at a sidewalk café table under a blue sky. Dining in the city is an elite experience for the taste buds, but the restaurants are always approachable and often casual. Tapas are also favorites here, because dining in Sydney is always a social experience – meant for sharing.

What did travelers think of the city of Sydney?

Below are reviews of the city of Sydney, Australia from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Meetings in Sydney"
Score 5.0 / 5

Sydney is Australia's largest and most famous city. It's home to beautiful beaches, iconic buildings, historic landmarks, award winning restaurants and a vibrant culture. From the breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour to the serene tranquility of Hyde Park, Sydney has something for everyone. For meeting planners, Sydney can definitely offer a lot of activities for your delegates apart from your planned program!

Candice L., from 29-Jun-2015
The average traveler rating of the city of Sydney, Australia shown above is 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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