When looking for the best place to stay in Sydney, it really doesn’t get much better than right smack near Sydney Harbour. Sydney Harbour is home to many of Sydney’s attractions like the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. It’s where the Rocks District lies, the ferries to Manly and the Taronga Zoo take off and many shops, bars, restaurants and museums call their home: right next to the lovely body of water that glistens in the Sydney morning light.
If you’re looking for a hotel near Sydney Harbour, you can also peruse the list of hotels near Sydney Opera House and check out the list of luxury hotels with a view of the Opera House. Don’t forget to look on the North Sydney side, or over near Darling Harbour, as these are all places where you can get close to the body of water known as the Sydney Harbour.
Sydney Harbour Hotels in Sydney
Quay Grand Suites Sydney – Sydney
61 Macquarie Street, Sydney 2000 – 5 stars
The Quay Grand Suites is a 5 star accommodation on the eastern section of Circular Quay with prime views of the Sydney Harbour and the Opera House. This hotel was the 2010 Trip Advisor top luxury hotel in the South Pacific.
Sir Stamford Circular Quay – Sydney
93 Macquarie Street, Sydney 2000 – 5 stars
Sir Stamford at Circular Quay is a luxury 5 star boutique accommodation featuring 105 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, which are on the premises.
Sebel Pier One Sydney – Sydney
11 Hickson Road, Sydney 2000 – 4 stars
The Sebel Pier One hotel is a 4 star accommodation in Sydney that was the first to be built out over the water. In fact, the lobby features clear glass floors where you can look down and get a view of the beautiful Sydney Harbour waters.
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Sydney Harbour Hotels in The Rocks
Holiday Inn Old Sydney – The Rocks
55 George Street, The Rocks 2000 – 4 stars
The Holiday Inn Old Sydney is a 4 star accommodation in the Rocks, located between both the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. This hotel boasts a fantastic vantage point of both icons from the rooftop.
Russell Hotel – The Rocks
143 George Street, The Rocks 2000 – 3 stars
The Russell Hotel is a cozy 3 star accommodation in the Rocks where a bit of history makes its way into your stay. The building the hotel is based on dates back to 1887, which adds to the charm one can receive enjoying the Sydney sights from the rooftop garden or while having a nice glass of red at the wine bar.
Sydney Harbour Hotels in Potts Point
Holiday Inn Potts Point – Potts Point
203 Victoria Street, Potts Point 2011 – 4 stars
The Holiday Inn Potts Point is a 4 star accommodation in a location in the middle of getting to the CBD or to Bondi Junction. The hotel is located just across from the Kings Cross train station for easy transport options, as well as within walking distance of some of the city’s best nightlife.
Azure Apartments – Potts Point
40 Macleay Street, Potts Point 2011 – 3 stars
The Azure Apartments is a 3 star accommodation option in Sydney’s Potts Point, just minutes from cafes and restaurants and a good walk from the central business district. The hotel features studio and one bedroom apartment style living for short or extended stays.
Sydney Harbour Hotels in the North Shore
Vibe Hotel North Sydney – Milsons Point
88 Alfred Street, Milsons Point 2061 – 4 stars
The Vibe Hotel North Sydney is a 4 star accommodation located next to the Milsons Point train station just across the Sydney Harbour. This 165 room hotel features an outdoor pool, sauna and wifi access.
North Sydney Harbourview Hotel – North Sydney
17 Blue Street, North Sydney 2060 – 4 stars
The North Sydney Harbourview Hotel is a 4 star accommodation located in the North Sydney central business district. This hotel has been recently refurbished and is in close proximity to transport, North Sydney attractions and the Sydney Harbour.
Glenferrie Lodge – Kirribilli
12 Carabella Street, Kirribilli 2061 – 3 stars
The Glenferrie Lodge is a 3 star accommodation located in the North Shore suburb of Kirribilli right on the Sydney Harbour. This hotel was chosen by Australian Traveller as one of the top 10 hotels under $100.