The Best Sydney Hotels

Sydney › Best Hotels
Updated: January 10, 2022
By Santorini Dave

The 5 Best Hotels in Sydney

Luxury hotel in Sydney with views of water, opera house, and bridge.

The view of Sydney Harbour, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and Sydney Opera House from the 4-star InterContinental.

1. Four Seasons

Hotel Phone: 9250 3100
Luxury, charm, great views of Sydney Harbour and the Opera House, and a winning central location – the Four Seasons is the best hotel in Sydney. Nice outdoor pool, 5-star spa, and an easy walk from the Rocks, Circular Quay, shops, restaurants, nightlife, and public transportation.
Hotel WebsiteCheck prices for Four Seasons

2. Sir Stamford Circular Quay

Hotel Phone: 8274 5444
The old-world charm is immediately evident and maintained throughout. The Superior Rooms feature lovely antique furniture and plush curtains, while the spacious Deluxe Rooms contain an inspirational desk and gorgeous bathroom. The small outdoor pool and courtyard are inviting and the opulent guests’ lounge resembles a film set. And all this is in the city center, surrounded by shops, cafés, theatres, and parks.
Hotel WebsiteCheck prices for Sir Stamford Circular Quay

3. Ovolo Woolloomooloo

Hotel Phone: 9331 9000
Lovingly restored along an old wharf, this hotel features the original beams and walls, as well as ironwork along the ceiling. All rooms are colourfully decorated, with contemporary furnishings, while the narrow Loft features a separate lounge area and is useful for families. All rooms offer views of the harbour, and the indoor pool is particularly appealing.
Hotel WebsiteCheck prices for Ovolo Woolloomooloo

4. Pier One Sydney Harbour

Hotel Phone: 8298 9777
Built within a converted warehouse on a pier almost underneath the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, this hotel maintains the original structures, so rooms contain wooden beams, ironwork across the ceilings and undersized windows. The standard rooms offer an ambiance rarely experienced in city-center high-rises, but more color is needed. It’s within a short stroll of The Rocks (for cafés), Circular Quay (for transport) and the Sydney Opera House.
Hotel WebsiteCheck prices for Pier One Sydney Harbour

5. InterContinental

Hotel Phone: 9253 9000
This sophisticated high-rise is set within the old Treasury Building. Rooms are similar, with only the layout and views differing. Some offer vast panoramas of the iconic Harbour Bridge and/or Opera House. There’s a large indoor pool and the gym, spa, and sauna are better than most. It is convenient to the city centre and transport hub at Circular Quay.
Hotel WebsiteCheck prices for InterContinental

About Santorini Dave

Santorini Dave Santorini Dave was started in 2011 by a guy who loves Greece and Europe, travel and great hotels. We're now a small team of writers and researchers dedicated to providing the best travel content on the internet. We focus on Santorini, Mykonos, Athens, and Greece, offering recommendations for top hotels, neighborhoods, and family-friendly hotels worldwide. Dave can be contacted at