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Best hotels for Mardi Gras in Sydney 2022

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

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Mardi Gras 2022 update: Due to concerns over any impacts COVID-19 could have on the event, the 2022 Mardi Gras Parade isn't being held along Oxford Street this year. Instead, it will be at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday, 5 March. Tickets are required as it will be a seated event.

The parade will return to Oxford Street for its 45th anniversary in 2023 as part of Sydney WorldPride.

Best hotels for Mardi Gras in Sydney

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras festival impresses every year with 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.

While the parade itself takes place at the SCG this year, there will be plenty of after-parties and revelry to be found in Oxford Street itself.

We've put together a list of the best hotels to fit your budget within walking 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 Oxford street and public transport options.

  • Facilities: Rooftop pool, free Wi-Fi access, marble bathrooms
  • Distance from Oxford Street: 150 metres
  • Distance from the SCG: 2.2 kilometres
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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 Oxford Street: 50 metres
  • Distance from the SCG: 2.2 kilometres
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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 a great spot for nights out in Oxford Street.

  • Facilities: Restaurants, swimming pool, sauna, free Wi-Fi access
  • Distance from Oxford Street: 50 metres
  • Distance from the SCG: 2.2 kilometres
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Hyde Park Inn

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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 Oxford Street: 300 metres
  • Distance from the SCG: 2.4 kilometres
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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 Oxford Street: 80 metres
  • Distance from the SCG: 2.2 kilometres
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Darlinghurst Apartments

Darlinghurst Apartments from Agoda

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

  • Facilities: Free Wi-Fi access
  • Distance from the SCG: 1.4 kilometres
  • On Oxford Street
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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 Oxford Street: 350 metres
  • Distance from the SCG: 1.1 kilometres
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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 Oxford Street: 350 metres
  • Distance from the SCG: 2.3 kilometres
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Mrs Banks Hotel

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Located on Oxford Street, the 4-star Mrs Banks Hotel is in the middle of all the action if you fancy getting out and about in Sydney’s LGBTQI+ scene.

  • Facilities: Free Wi-Fi, non-smoking rooms, air conditioning
  • Distance from the SCG: 700 metres
  • On Oxford Street
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Hughenden Boutique Hotel

Hughenden Boutique Hotel from Finder Hotels

A restored mansion, the 4-star Hughenden Boutique Hotel is among some of the best antique and art galleries in Sydney. It’s within walking distance of the SCG with public transport close by.

  • Facilities: Restaurant and bar, free Wi-Fi, private parking
  • Distance from the Oxford Street: 400 metres
  • Distance from the SCG: 800 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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Frequently asked questions

When should I book my hotel for Mardi Gras in Sydney?

Mardi Gras is a very popular event in Sydney. To make sure you don't miss out on accommodation, you should book as soon as you can.

Alternatively, you can book accommodation further out of the city and catch public transport. There will be additional services running.

Where is the Sydney Mardi Gras held?

The annual Mardi Gras parade usually takes place in Oxford Street, but in 2022, it will be hosted at the Sydney Cricket Ground for the second year in a row. The SCG is located just a 5-minute drive from where the parade usually takes place.

Which hotels have the best access to the SCG?

Unfortunately, there are fewer hotels near the SCG precinct than near the start of the parade on Oxford Street. Mrs Banks Hotel and Hughenden Boutique Hotel in Paddington and Woollahra are good options with transport nearby. Otherwise, any location within the CBD would be suitable.

What date is Mardi Gras Sydney in 2022?

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras will take place on Saturday 5 March 2022 at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Feature image: Jeffrey Feng Photography

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