The hottest location in Sydney for a night or a week stay is right down near the Sydney Opera House. Not only does accommodation near the Opera House give you glorious views, it also puts you right next to the beautiful Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Circular Quay, the Rocks district and the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain. Visitors also staying in this area have quick access to both train and ferry transportation (read about getting around Sydney), shows, bars, restaurants and shopping centers.
Choose from the following list of hotels near the Sydney Opera House:
Quay Grand Suites Sydney
Quay Grand Suites is a five star accommodation on Macquarie Street to the east of Circular Quay just a hop and a jump from the Sydney Opera House itself. This hotel features 67 suites of either one or two bedrooms, an indoor heated swimming pool, spa, sauna and fully equiped gym. Hotel dining available at the Quadrant Restaurant or ECQ Bar.
Staying at the Intercontinental is like staying at a piece of real Sydney history as it is built connected to the grounds of the old Treasury Building. This hotel features 509 guest rooms, 24-hour room service, concierge service, fitness center and a business center. The indoor swimming pool offers visitors a chance to lounge with views of the Sydney Opera House.
Park Hyatt Hotel Sydney
The Park Hyatt Hotel in Sydney is located right at the edge of Sydney Harbour at the beginning of the historic Rocks district. There are 163 guest rooms, a rooftop terrace, onsite spa, a heated pool and jacuzzi and 24 hour butler service. Guests can choose either a Sydney Harbour Room or an Opera Room depending on the view they prefer.
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Sir Stamford at Circular Quay
Sir Stamford at Circular Quay is a luxury boutique accommodation featuring 105 beautiful rooms that overlook Sydney Harbour, Circular Quay or the Royal Botanic Gardens. The building features a European flair and makes a great home for fine art collections. Amenities include an outdoor heated pool, a sauna, a sundeck, the Quay Lounge and a gymnasium.
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
The Four Seasons is a name synonymous with high class, and the Four Seasons Sydney lives up to the reputation. This hotel, located on the western edge of Circular Quay and just near the entrance to the Rocks district, offer 531 rooms, a day spa, an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness center. Choose from City View, Opera View or Harbour View rooms.
Shangri-La Hotel Sydney
Like the Four Seasons, the Shangri-La Hotel Sydney is strategically located at the meeting point for many of the city’s best features: Circular Quay, the Rocks District, Sydney Harbour and Darling Harbour. The hotel offers 561 rooms, an indoor swimming pool, a sauna, business center and gymnasium.
Quay West Suites Sydney
Quay West Suites is an apartment style accommodation located, as the name suggests, on the western edge of Circular Quay. This hotel offers 106 suites, a sauna, outdoor sundecks, a heated pool and a spa. Choose from City View and Harbour View rooms in this 24 story building in the heart of Sydney’s top Sydney attraction areas.
The Russell Hotel
The Russell Hotel is a three star accommodation located on George Street in the historic Rocks district. This boutique bed and breakfast provides an air of old charm to visitors spending the night. Features include a rooftop garden, the Fortune of War Hotel (oldest pub in Sydney) and the Russell Wine Bar onsite.
For more hotel options, have a search using the widgets at the top and bottom of this page. Otherwise, read more on the Sydney Hotels page, the article on luxury hotels with Opera House view and perhaps even the hotels near Sydney Airport guide. Since you’ll be staying in the Circular Quay location, have a quick read through the article on the best of Sydney Harbour for cheap so you can save a couple of bucks in order to upgrade your room.