Top Hotels in Sydney, Australia: 6 Recommendations

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Aerial views of the Sydney Opera House and surrounding region.
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Hotels in Sydney, Australia, are plentiful, and it can be a little overwhelming looking through all the great options. There are a wide range of luxury hotels with amazing locations and one-of-a-kind views. I have done the work for you and here is a list of my recommendations for the top hotels in Sydney.

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Top 6 hotels in Sydney

Park Hyatt Sydney

Nestled on the edge of Sydney Harbour, Park Hyatt offers spacious rooms with a view. Its rooftop pool and terrace overlook the iconic Harbour Bridge, providing a perfect spot to unwind after a day of sightseeing. It truly is a one-of-a-kind location.

Fun fact: Tom Cruise stays in the penthouse suite when in Sydney.

Four Seasons Sydney

Experience the epitome of elegance at Four Seasons. It is overlooking Sydney Harbour in the bustling CBD. Enjoy contemporary decor in true Four Seasons style and exceptional service. Don't miss the Grain Hotel Bar’s whiskey collection and indulge in relaxation at the spa.

Shangri-La Sydney

Shangri-La offers a variety of room categories with amazing views to the Harbour. Its bar Blu Bar on 26, is renowned for creative cocktails and one-of-a-kind city views.

Tip: Even if you don’t stay here, definitely visit Altitude restaurant, to take in panoramic views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge and enjoy contemporary Australian flavors.

Watson's Bay Boutique Hotel

Immerse yourself in seaside charm at Watson's Bay Boutique Hotel, where the beach-house vibe meets laid-back luxury. Located about 10 minutes away from Bondi and 15 minutes from the CBD, this hotel offers a relaxing escape. They have 32 renovated rooms, including family-friendly loft rooms.

Intercontinental Double Bay

Experience boutique elegance in the heart of the eastern suburbs, a few miles away from the city center, at Intercontinental Double Bay. Located on Double Bay's main shopping strip, it is just steps away from high-end fashion boutiques and sidewalk cafes. Choose from rooms with balconies overlooking the courtyard, bayside or village.

Capella Sydney

Discover tranquility and heritage at Capella Sydney, housed in a reimagined historic building. Indulge in spacious rooms adorned with subdued tones that exude elegance and relaxation. Take a dip in the indoor pool or participate in curated activities by Capella to explore Sydney. With its recent recognition as the Best Hotel Brand in the World by Travel and Leisure, it's a must-visit destination in Sydney.

Need to Know

Depending on the nature of your visit to Sydney, what you plan on doing, your budget and the length of your stay I can help you find the best hotel in Sydney for you!

For more travel inspiration, check out Fora Advisor Rebecca Danger's guide, A First Timer’s Guide to Sydney, Australia.

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This guide is a part of our ongoing series on travel to Sydney. In need of further inspiration? Check out Nicole Canal’s trip report, Hotel in Singapore: Conrad Centennial Singapore.