Top-end hotels hug the harbour’s edge offering both spectacular views and easy proximity to a host of the city’s major attractions like the historic Rocks area, the Botanic Gardens, Opera House and the bars and restaurants of East Circular Quay.
CBD hotels offer top shopping on the doorstep and a sophisticated city vibe with Hyde Park, the NSW Art Gallery, Darling Harbour and Kings Street Wharf dining precinct easy to get to on foot.
Darling Harbour is home to global budget brand hotels, boutique accommodation and serviced apartments with the Star hotel, casino and nightclub complex also nearby.
Our top picks
49 Market Street
Big on personality and high on style, these central city digs are a design–lover’s heaven where art-deco eccentricity meets movie memorabilia. Join the smart set for lunch at Gowings Bar & Grill or simply chill at the fashionable spaQ.
Pullman Quay Grand
61 Macquarie Street
With a dress circle location overlooking Circular Quay, take in stunning views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House from this luxury apartment hotel where suites spoil with a full kitchen, separate lounge and dining area, spa bath and private balcony.
Parkroyal Darling Harbour
150 Day Street
Contemporary styling blends with elegant touches at this hotel boasting sophisticated rooms and a stylish restaurant and bar with floor-to-ceiling windows, all set a short stroll from Cockle Bay.
Breakfree on George
653 George Street
Modern, stylish and self-contained, these apartments feature kitchen facilities, as well as spacious living and dining areas, and are a two-minute walk to Chinatown and Paddy’s Market’s and 10 minutes to Darling Harbour.
Ibis Sydney Darling Harbour
70 Murray Street
In a central location overlooking Darling Harbour, the hotel offers cosy and inviting rooms, an all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast and is surrounded by some of Sydney’s best shopping, dining and entertainment venues.