Best hotels for Mardi Gras Sydney

Where to stay to catch the famous Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade.

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Mardi Gras 2021 update: Due to concerns over the pandemic, the 2021 Mardi Gras Parade isn't being held along Oxford Street. Instead, it'll be at the Sydney Cricket Ground on 6 March. Tickets are required as it will be a seated event. For hotels near the parade, see our Hotels Near the Sydney Cricket Ground page.

Otherwise, you can get wind of the standard parade details below for your reference or to plan for future years when the parade returns to the streets.


Best hotels for Mardi Gras in Sydney

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras festival impresses each and every year in a fabulous explosion of colour, glitter, platform heels and top-notch performances.

Whether you're in Sydney to see the celebs, march in the parade, don the best outfit imaginable, join the after-party or just to celebrate over 40 years of love, activism and pride, securing a hotel room close to the action can make a world of difference.

We've put together a list of the best hotels to fit your budget within stumbling distance of the action so you can go hard and go long at the biggest LGBTQI+ party of the year.

Pullman Hyde Park

Pullman Hyde Park from Finder Hotels

Located directly across from Hyde Park and with a rooftop pool, the Pullman Hyde Park is a 5-star hotel that’s within easy reach of the beginning of the Mardis Gras parade route and public transport options.

  • Facilities: Rooftop pool, free Wi-Fi access, marble bathrooms
  • Distance from parade route: 100 metres
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Song Hotel

Song Hotel from Finder Hotels

This hotel is conveniently located in the city centre and close to local attractions such as Hyde Park, Oxford Street and St Andrew’s Cathedral. Plus the area is well-known for shopping.

  • Facilities: Non-smoking rooms, coffee shop
  • Distance from parade route: 50 metres
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Oaks Hyde Park

Oaks Hyde Park from Finder Hotels

A modern hotel overlooking Hyde Park, which is perfect for a morning run or an afternoon picnic. It’s also great spot for viewing the Mardi Gras parade.

  • Facilities: Restaurants, swimming pool, sauna, free Wi-Fi access
  • Distance from parade route: 50 metres
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Hyde Park Inn

Hyde Park Inn from Finder Hotels

Hyde Park Inn offers an easy access to Sydney’s shopping areas and attractions. Public transportation is also nearby, which connects guests to the local area.

  • Facilities: Free Wi-Fi access, free parking, room service
  • Distance from parade route: 300 metres
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Hotel Stellar

Hotel Stellar from Finder Hotels

This is a contemporary hotel that sits in the centre of Sydney and provides easy access to local dining and nightlife options.

  • Facilities: Free Wi-Fi access, room service, babysitting, restaurant
  • Distance from parade route: 80 metres
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Cambridge Hotel Sydney

Cambridge Hotel Sydney from Agoda

This hotel is only a short stroll to Oxford Street where the Mardi Gras parade is en route.

  • Facilities: Free Wi-Fi access, room service, child minding, restaurant
  • Distance from parade route: 500 metres
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Sydney Wattle Hotel

Sydney Wattle Hotel from Lastminute.com.au

This is a boutique hotel located on Oxford street, which is nearby many of Sydney’s attractions. Plus it's famous for its location near the Mardi Gras parade.

  • Facilities: Free Wi-Fi access, room service
  • Distance from parade route: 500 metres
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Darlinghurst Apartments

Darlinghurst Apartments from Agoda

An apartment which provides free Wi-Fi and is close to the area’s popular destinations.

  • Facilities: Free Wi-Fi access
  • Distance from parade route: 700 metres
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Manor House Boutique Hotel

Manor House Boutique Hotel from Booking.com

A two-storey mansion with a Victorian setting and boasting personalised services. It also has a restaurant and bar, where guests can enjoy a meal or a drink.

  • Facilities: Swimming pool, room service, restaurant, free Wi-Fi
  • Distance from parade route: 3 metres from Flinders Street
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City Crown Hotel

City Crown Hotel from Wotif

Conveniently located in Surry Hills, which has a lot of eateries and nightlife. It also has an on-site cafe where you can dine or get room service.

  • Facilities: Restaurant, free Wi-Fi
  • Distance from parade route: 350 metres
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How did we pick these hotels?

Our editorial team selected the Sydney hotels on this list based on price, location and real customer feedback from hotel booking sites and review platforms. Where applicable, we used our own personal experiences to make recommendations.

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