Where to stay in Sydney: a guide to the city’s best hotel experiences

Don't waste time wondering where to stay in Sydney. We've rounded up the best hotel experiences in the city—from luxury hotels, serviced apartments, spa breaks and NYE hotels.

Wondering where to stay in Sydney? The city has so much to offer that deciding where to stay can be the hardest part. We’ve rounded up our favourite hotels across Sydney and narrowed down the options for you. All you have to do is choose what kind of break you’re after and start packing your bags!

Where to stay in Sydney for a view of Sydney Harbour

Did you really visit Sydney if you didn’t check out the view of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House? Circular Quay is one of the prime tourist spots in the world and also, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful sights in the world.

Now, you can head down and walk around with the masses, but why not enjoy it all night long in the privacy of your own Sydney waterfront hotel?

Where to stay in Sydney with family and friends

If you’re taking the whole family along or planning a friends’ trip to the NSW capital, you’re going to need some room. Not to worry, we’ve got you covered!

Apartment hotels give you access to all the luxury facilities you’d expect in a hotel, but with more space and more features, like a kitchen and sitting area so you can self-cater on your own terms. Sydney has some great apartment options throughout the city.

Where to stay in Sydney for some pampering

If you’re in need of some pampering, these spa and wellness hotels located around Sydney will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Time to check-in and relax!

But if you’re keen on venturing a bit further from the city, New South Wales has some spectacular spots that are made for wellness and relaxation. From enjoying the steamy Turkish baths in the Blue Mountains to luxury seaside treatments in Byron Bay, maybe it’s worth leaving the city centre?

Where to stay in Sydney for a unique hotel experience

Sydney finds itself on most people’s travel bucket lists and because of that, there are plenty of accommodation options to choose from. But why bother with a basic white-walled hotel room when you can have a memorable and unique hotel experience?

From design hotels to luxurious studios, there are a plethora of standout hotel experiences around the city. Enjoy boutique hotels drawing inspiration from the theatre scene or have the chance to pick your hotel room on arrival.

One of our favourite places to stay in Sydney


Sydney and Bondi go hand-in-hand like peanut butter and jam and there’s no better place to soak in those beach vibe than QT Bondi. You’ll be right across the road from the famous beach, so you feel like a local going for a morning dip before breakfast.

Whether you choose a studio or an apartment, your home-away-from-home gives off a relaxed vibe with pale tones and small pops of colour. Better yet, it will be decked out with a washing machine and kitchenette.

QT Bondi

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