The Best Sydney Hotels

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Updated: January 10, 2022

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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