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.
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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