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Sydney has a wide range of accommodations to choose from ranging from hostels and backpacker hotels all the way up to the best in 5 star hotels. Some hotels provide good value for your travel dollar, and others are downright scary. Our Hotel Finder is a great way to explore Sydney's many options for accommodation. With one click we search 100s of travel booking sites and hotel websites and quickly list all the available hotels. You can quickly filter and sort the results to narrow down your selection. Open the map for each hotel to see if it is located near a train, light rail or monorail station or your favourite attractions. You can also use the Google street view feature to view the hotel's surroundings. You will find numerous pictures of the hotel's interior on each page as well. User reviews are only from people that have actually booked the hotel.
Below we have hand picked a selection of ten good accommodation choices for your stay in Sydney. The hotels we picked range from 2 to 4 star and while they each have strengths and weaknesses, they all offer good value considering their location and amenities. We start the list with a couple of budget properties that are just outside of Central Sydney, but close to transit options making it easy to travel into the city centre. The balance of our picks are all in or just outside the city centre and move up the scale in amenities and of course cost, but all are modestly priced for Sydney.
If you like to prepare some of your own meals during your vacation you can save a lot on the cost of dining. Hotels with a kitchenette or apartment style accommodations are great for this and we have included one of each at the bottom of our top ten list. Be sure to visit our Hotel Finder to see the many other options that are available in Sydney.
Macleay Lodge Sydney - Check Rates
Address: 71 Macleay Street
Nearby Train Station: Kings Cross Station
Amenities: Private Bathrooms, satellite TV, laundry service, air conditioning.
Mini Review: If you are okay with shared bathrooms, this hotel is very well priced for the budget traveller. Offering basic, but clean and comfortable accommodation that is within an 8 minute walk of Kings Cross Station providing easy access to the CBD and Sydney's many attractions. It is also close to picturesque Elizabeth Bay and within easy walking distance of the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens. There is wireless internet available on site. Rooms include microwave ovens and cable television.
Springfield Lodge Sydney - Check Rates
Address: 9 Springfield Avenue Potts Point
Nearby Train Station: Kings Cross
Amenities: Restaurant, hot tub, tour desk, High-speed internet, satellite TV, air conditioned, Airport shuttle service.
Mini Review: Located just a short walk north of Kings Cross Station puts this 3 star hotel just a short train ride from Circular Quay and the Central Business District. It is also within walking distance of many Sydney attractions including the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens and Art Gallery of NSW. Nearby you will find a myriad of restaurants, some of which are open day and night. Located on the edge of Sydney's main tourist and business area, this hotel offers a good balance between location and value, however, families travelling with young children should be cautioned that the local area has many bars and clubs ie: adult entertainment.
Royal Exhibition Hotel - Check Rates
Address: 86 Chalmers Street Surry Hills
Near Train Station: Sydney Central Station
Amenities: Bar/lounge, restaurant, refrigerator, coffee maker, wireless internet, TV, air conditioned, private bathrooms.
Mini Review: Outstanding location at a reasonable price. Right across the street from an entrance to Sydney Central Station this small, updated boutique style hotel puts you in the perfect location for exploring both central Sydney and the outlying areas. The free CBD shuttle bus is just a short walk away as well. This hotel is located on a nice tree lined street and right across from a small park as well. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner, but not breakfast, however there are numerous other cafes within steps of the hotel. Receives very good reviews from verified guests. Unfortunately there is no internet. You should reserve your room well ahead as this is a small property.
Mariners Court Hotel - Check Rates
Address: 44-50 Mcelhone Street
Nearby Transport: Kings Cross Station
Amenities: Bar/Lounge, refrigerator, Coffeemaker, High-speed internet, Cable/Satellite TV
Mini Review: Mariners Court Hotel is a nice air conditioned boutique hotel that offers extra value with an included continental breakfast. All rooms have ensuite baths and include a fridge and coffee/tea-maker. This property is just steps away from the scenic Woolloomoolo Bay and its numerous waterfront restaurants. It is also just a short walk from the Art Gallery of NSW and the famous Royal Botanic Gardens. The Central Business District and its many attractions are also within a reasonable walking distance or you can take CityRail from Kings Cross Station which is just an 8 minute walk from the hotel. Note that all rooms are non-smoking.
Travelodge Sydney - Check Rates
Address: 27-33 Wentworth Avenue
Near Public Transport: CityRail: Central and Museum Station; Light Rail: Capitol Square; Monorail: World Square
Amenities: Restaurant, mini bar, fridge, High-speed internet, TV, private bath.
Mini Review: If you are looking for the consistent quality and reliability associated with a large chain like Travelodge, this hotel will give you all of that plus a great location in the heart of Sydney. Close to all modes of public transport including the CBD Free Shuttle Bus and the Monorail. Also within walking distance of many popular Sydney attractions. The breakfast is good, but pricey. Unfortunately internet is not free and is not available in all rooms.
The Great Southern Hotel - Check Rates
Address: 717 George Street
Nearby Public Transport: CityRail: Central Station; Light Rail: Capitol Square; Monorail: Paddy's Market
Amenities: Restaurant, room service, bar/lounge, fridge, coffeemaker, TV, wireless internet, swimming pool, hot tub, fitness centre, concierge, tour desk, laundry service, private bathrooms.
Mini Review: The Great Southern Hotel gets you 4 star amenities without sacrificing location or breaking the bank. Located in Sydney's entertainment district, you are within walking distance of many popular theatres and attractions. Nearby access to all forms of public transport including the Free CBD Shuttle Bus. In addition to this you get to enjoy the swimming pool and fitness centre.
City Hotel Sydney - Check Rates
Address: 193-195 Clarence Stree
Near Public Transport : Wynyard and Town Hall Station and City Centre or Darling Harbour Monorail
Amenities: Air conditioned, fridge, mini bar, hi-speed internet, TV.
Mini Review: Unpretentious on the outside but great on the inside with clean rooms and and unbeatable location at rates that make the City Hotel a great value. For those travelling as families they also offer family suites. You are within walking distance of almost every Sydney attraction and superb shopping as well. Of course public transit is just a brief walk away for those more distant attractions.
Metro Hotel on Pitt - Check Rates
Address: 300 Pitt Street
Nearby Public Transport: CityRail: Town Hall and Museum Station; Light Rail: Capitol Square; Monorail: Galeries Victoria and World Square
Amenities: Restaurant, room service, bar/lounge, fridge, coffeemaker, TV, wireless internet, swimming pool, hot tub, fitness centre, concierge, tour desk, laundry service, private bathrooms, air conditioned, non-smoking hotel.
Mini Review: Located right in the heart of Sydney's Central Business District, the Metro Hotel is a very short walk from many Sydney attractions including Sydney Tower, Town Hall, The Queen Victoria Building, Hyde Park, Chinese Garden, Chinatown, Darling Harbour and many more. You will enjoy great shopping in Sydney's famous Pitt Street Mall. You are also just steps away from public transport including CityRail, Monorail and the Free CBD Shuttle Bus which will whisk you up to Circular Quay in a jiffy where you can catch a Ferry or explore many more nearby attractions.
Oaks Goldsbrough Apartments - Check Rates
Address: 243 Pyrmont Street Darling Harbour
Nearby Public Transport: Monorail and Light Rail: Convention Station
Amenities: Kitchenette, coffeemaker, Bar/lounge, wireless internet, satellite TV,CD/DVD player, fitness centre, swimming pool , hot tub, concierge, tour desk, laundry service, dry cleaning
Mini Review: The Goldsbrough Apartments offer 4 star amenities just steps away from Darling Harbour and the Sydney Convention Centre. The Monorail and Metro Light Rail Station are just steps from your door. We highly recommend this property if you would like to save money by preparing some of your own meals. Eating out during your vacation can add up very quickly. The fully equipped kitchen and in suite laundry can actually make it considerably less expensive to stay here than at many lower priced hotels. They also have a great pool, spa and gym. Nearby attractions include the Sydney Aquarium, Wildlife World, Australian National Maritime Museum, Imax Theatre, Chinese Gardens, Chinatown and more. Many other attractions are just minutes away by public transport.
Travelodge Phillip Street Sydney City Hotel - Check Rates
Address: 165 Phillip Street
Nearby Public Transport: CityRail: Martin Place and St. James Station; Monorail: City Centre
Amenities: Restaurant, bar/lounge, kitchenette, refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, tour desk, wireless internet, satellite TV, pool, hot tub, sauna, fitness Centre, laundry service, air conditioned.
Mini Review: If you want to be sure of getting the consistent quality and standards associated with Travelodge and be in an ideal location in the heart of Sydney's many attractions, then this 4 star hotel is a good choice. There are hardly any attractions in Central Sydney that are not within a reasonable walking distance of this hotel. On top of that it is just a short block from the Free CBD Shuttle Bus on Elizabeth Street as well as just a short walk from CityRail Stations and Circular Quay Ferry Wharves giving you a great start for longer excursions and day trips as well. Rooms are well appointed with individual climate control. The kitchenette with fridge, microwave and coffeemaker can help you save on meals during your vacation.
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