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Meriton Suites Church Street, Parramatta
5 out of 5
330 Church Street, (entry via Dirrabarri Lane), Parramatta, NSW
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The price is $58 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 2
12.3 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (859 reviews)

"Great view, walks along the river Close proximity to restaurants"…"

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

Meriton Suites Church Street, Parramatta
The Grace Hotel
4.5 out of 5
77 York Street, Sydney, NSW
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The price is $103 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 12
0.16 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,738 reviews)

"The hotel was a stunning throwback in an exceptional location. The staff where courteous, and knowledgeable."…"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2020

The Grace Hotel
Fairmont Resort & Spa Blue Mountains, MGallery by Sofitel
4 out of 5
1 Sublime Point Road, Leura, NSW
The price is $134 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 28
50.34 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (962 reviews)

"Excellent time away. Went with family as a surprise for my wife’s birthday celebration. Staff were great and food wonderful even during covid. Very relaxing environment."…"

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

Fairmont Resort & Spa Blue Mountains, MGallery by Sofitel

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Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour
5 out of 5
12 Darling Drive, Sydney, NSW
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The price is $162 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 12
0.63 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,235 reviews)

"Great hotel, very friendly staff and the room/view is magnificent."…"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2020

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour
Rydges Sydney Harbour
4 out of 5
55 George Street, The Rocks, NSW
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The price is $86 per night from Oct 5 to Oct 6
0.65 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,236 reviews)

"Great location. Clean room. Friendly staff. Lots of hand sanitiser everywhere."…"

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2020

Rydges Sydney Harbour
Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour
5 out of 5
61 Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW
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The price is $249 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 30
0.52 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (991 reviews)

"Very clean, awesome location and wonderful service"…"

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020

Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour
The Star Grand Hotel and Residences Sydney
5 out of 5
80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont, NSW
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The price is $140 per night from Sep 30 to Oct 1
0.81 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,132 reviews)

"Quick service .. our room was ready early so we could check in early .. nice clean quiet room"…"

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2020

The Star Grand Hotel and Residences Sydney
Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park
5 out of 5
161 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, NSW
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0.3 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,515 reviews)

"What stands out for me at this property is the design and what I loved the most was the Bell Boy was very helpful and friendly."…"

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2020

Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park
Fraser Suites Sydney
5 out of 5
488 Kent Street, Sydney, NSW
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The price is $89 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 30
0.53 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,391 reviews)

"Clean modern hotel in heart of Sydney. Great location for shopping and site seeing"…"

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2020

Fraser Suites Sydney
Hilton Sydney
5 out of 5
488 George Street, Sydney, NSW
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0.31 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (1,200 reviews)

"Nice, modern & clean room. Bathroom a little small. Not much toiletries provided."…"

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

Hilton Sydney
QT Sydney
5 out of 5
49 Market Street, Sydney, NSW
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The price is $141 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29
0.24 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,182 reviews)

"Stunning service, King Exec Room was gorgeous. Shower and bath were amazing. Kevin Murphy samples in the bathroom and they even gave a complimentary bottle of bubbles for my partners birthday!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

QT Sydney
Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
5 out of 5
176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, NSW
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The price is $166 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29
0.46 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (2,500 reviews)

"Room was neat and tidy. View was spectacular - we could have stayed looking out the window all day Breakfast in the restaurant on Level 36 was VERY expensive and NOT worth what we paid. That ruined our experience."…"

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
Oaks Sydney Castlereagh Suites
4 out of 5
317 Castlereagh Street, Haymarket, NSW
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The price is $71 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29
0.83 mi from city center
3.9/5Very Good! (1,988 reviews)

"clean and comfortable nice view kitchen was masive and well equiped"…"

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

Oaks Sydney Castlereagh Suites
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
5 out of 5
199 George St., Sydney, NSW
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The price is $152 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 19
0.39 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (2,069 reviews)

"Beautiful outlook Rooms clean staff happy to assist and very thorough with Covid restrictions. Very pleased"…"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2020

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney
5 out of 5
27 O'Connell Street, Sydney, NSW
The price is $145 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26
0.14 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,746 reviews)

"The room was beautiful and very spacious. The location of the hotel was great, close walking distance to main attractions."…"

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney
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Visiting Sydney

Travelers to Sydney give high marks for the bustling port, renowned opera house, and shopping. This city also attracts tourists with its museums, restaurants, and art. Top sights in the city include Sydney Tower, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, and Sydney Town Hall.

  • There are 2724 hotels and other accommodations in Sydney
  • The closest major airport is in Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.), 5.3 mi (8.6 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Wollongong, NSW (WOL-Illawarra Regional), 53.5 mi (86.1 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Sydney

Known for its opera, museums, and theaters, the city's cultural venues include Sydney Opera House, Capitol Theatre, and Madame Tussauds Sydney. Attractions like SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, Luna Park, and Taronga Zoo are fun for kids of all ages. The city is notable for its monuments and landmarks like Sydney Tower, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and Hillsong Church.

In Sydney, you'll be able to select from 2724 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have a variety of choices for a perfect holiday retreat. These are top ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Jonahs Restaurant & Accommodation, Whale Beach - With a stay at this 5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and a restaurant, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its dining options and breakfast.
  • Mrs Banks Boutique Hotel - Our customers like the beach locale and overall value at this hotel. With a stay at this 3.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and a café, along with free WiFi.
  • Medusa Boutique Hotel - With a stay at this 3.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to concierge services and a computer station, along with an in-room kitchenette. Expedia customers like its overall value and clean, comfortable rooms.

Other favorite sights in Sydney include Sydney Town Hall, Hyde Park, and Royal Botanic Gardens. Outside the city, popular places to visit include Putty Beach, 25 mi/40.2 km from the heart of the city, and Ettalong Diggers Club, which is 25.4 mi (40.9 km) away.

Getting Around Sydney

With so many transportation options, seeing all of Sydney is a breeze. Walk to nearby metro stations like Martin Place Station, Wynyard Station, and St. James Station. If you'd like to explore more of the area, hop aboard a train from Sydney Circular Quay Station, Exhibition Centre Station, or Sydney Central Station. You can take a ferry from the port.

Dressing for Sydney

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 78°F and the nighttime average to be 60°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 73°F during the day and 47°F at night
  • July through September averages 68°F during the day and 46°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 77°F during the day and 53°F at night
  • About 46.77 inches of rain falls on Sydney each year
  • Hottest months are usually February and January with an average temperature of 78°F, while the coldest months are July and June with an average of 47°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Sydney?
Bet’s B&B Studio is a favorite property for Expedia customers. This 4-star B&B offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Other top choices based on traveler reviews include The Langham, Sydney and Little Albion, a Crystalbrook Collection Boutique Hotel.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Sydney, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most hotel room reservations are fully refundable provided that you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before check in. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, it may still be possible to cancel it and be given a refund within 24 hours of booking. Enter your dates, click on “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to get the best options available in Sydney.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Sydney?
For additional details about changing or cancelling your trip to Sydney, click here.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Sydney?
Based on reviews, ibis budget Sydney Airport is a popular 2.5-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and air conditioning. Other good options to stay on the cheap include Ibis Budget St Peters and ibis budget Sydney East.
What's the best place to stay in Sydney Central Business District?
There are 380 hotels and other accommodations to choose from in this neighborhood, so you should find the perfect place for your trip. Based on Expedia customer reviews, Medusa Boutique Hotel is the highest ranked property in Sydney Central Business District. This 3.5-star hotel offers free WiFi and in-room kitchenettes. It is located a short 3-minute walk from St Vincent’s Hospital. Other top choices in the neighborhood include Park Hyatt Sydney and QT Sydney.
What's a favorite place to stay in Darling Harbour?
In this neighborhood, there are 89 places to stay, so you’re sure to find what you’re looking for. Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour is a favorite with our customers staying in Darling Harbour. This 4-star hotel offers a restaurant and free WiFi. It’s located steps from International Convention Centre Sydney. Travelers also recommend Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour and Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour as top options in the area.
What's the best accommodation for a family trip to Sydney?
Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour is a top 4.5-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Other good choices for your family trip include Radisson Hotel & Suites Sydney and Novotel Sydney Central. Attractions like SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and Luna Park are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for a romantic getaway to Sydney?
Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney is a favorite 5-star hotel for couples, and features in-room massages and a full-service spa. Other good options for your romantic getaway include InterContinental Sydney and Four Seasons Hotel Sydney.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Sydney?
Glenferrie Lodge is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers a coffee shop and laundry facilities for its human guests. Other good options for you and your pet’s trip include Larmont Sydney by Lancemore and The Langham, Sydney.
What's the best hotel to stay with easy access to Circular Quay?
Adjacent to Circular Quay, Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 5-star hotel offers a full-service spa and 2 restaurants. Other good choices close by include Hyatt Regency Sydney and Four Seasons Hotel Sydney.
What about the best place to stay near Star Casino?
One of the top choices for your stay is The Star Grand Hotel and Residences Sydney, located next to Star Casino, and this 5-star hotel offers a full-service spa and a casino. Hyatt Regency Sydney and Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney are other good choices nearby.
What are some hotels with pools in Sydney?
Rydges Sydney Harbour is a popular 4-star hotel featuring an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and free WiFi. Other choices that offer an onsite pool include Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney and Primus Hotel Sydney.

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