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10 of the best Sydney hotels for families

The most child-friendly hotels and apartments in the city.

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Family trips are what childhood memories are made of, and Sydney has endless ways to create new ones, either during school holidays or for a weekend away.

On top of fun things to do, choosing the best accommodation for you and your brood is key to a memorable holiday. You’ll be looking for somewhere that can comfortably fit the whole family and offer perks like play areas, childminding services, a portable cot if needed and child-friendly menus.

Need help? We have a few suggestions, to make your decision easier.

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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1. Swissotel

With dedicated rooms designed for kids from 2–12 years, Swissotel knows how to pamper little ones and keep them entertained. Offered as an adjoining room to standard rooms, the kid-friendly suites feature toys, DVDs, video games and colourful bed linen.

  • Dedicated rooms for children aged 2–12 with 2 extra-long double beds
  • Children under 12 stay free when using existing beds in parents' room
  • One child under 2 stays free when using a cot
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2. Four Seasons Hotel

This luxury hotel knows how to keep a family happy.It provides mini bathrobes, children's menus, and has a babysitting service. The Four Seasons' family plan also one child under 18 to stay for free when occupying the same room as their parents.

  • One child under 18 stays free when using existing beds in parents' room (space permitting)
  • One child under 2 stays free when using a cot
  • Family suites and connecting rooms available
  • Extras for families include welcome pack, change mat and cot
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3. Novotel Sydney Darling Harbour

Darling Harbour is the perfect location when holidaying with children. The Novotel has a range of features for a fun stay, including family rooms, kids' play areas, children's menus, and family passes to local attractions. All of which will take the press

  • Family packages that can include entry to local attractions, buffet breakfast and pizza dinner
  • Dedicated children's play areas, including library and video games
  • Special welcome and personalised gift for every child guest as part of the Family & Novotel package
  • Up to 2 children under 16 stay free when using existing beds in parents' room
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4. Mercure Sydney Hotel

On the doorstep of Sydney's Central Station, the Mercure offers easy access to the city and all its attractions. Within its slick exterior are family rooms featuring two double beds, complimentary cots, a bathtub and interconnecting rooms on request.

  • Dedicated family rooms available
  • Movies on demand
  • Children stay and eat breakfast free (maximum 2 kids underf 15) when using existing beds in parents' room
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5. Rydges Sydney Airport

If you want the convenience of staying close to the airport, Rydges is actually within the international airport complex, but only 30 minutes from the city. The hotel offers complimentary transfers to and from the domestic terminal. Kids will have fun pla

  • Family rooms available
  • Children under 1 year stay free when using existing bedding
  • Family saver package includes a kids' activity pack and free meals for under-12s
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6. Holiday Inn Darling Harbour

Holiday Inns provide comfortable accommodation for money-savvy families. The Darling Harbour outfit is particularly well placed as it's within walking distance of some of Sydney's best-loved family attractions, including Wild Life Sydney Zoo

  • Kids under 18 stay free when using existing bedding in parents' room
  • Up to 4 children under 12 can eat free at the on-site restaurant with a paying adult guest
  • Complimentary cots available
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7. Radisson Hotel and Suites Sydney

The Radisson Hotel chain prides itself on offering budget accommodation that caters to both large and small parties. While it doesn't have a dedicated family room, its two-bedroom option provides ample room for up to six guests (including two rollaways).

  • Family Fun packages are sometimes available, offering entry to local attractions, buffet breakfast and activity packs
    Kids under 12 stay free when using existing bedding in parents' room
    One child under 2 stays free in a cot
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8. Hyde Park Inn

Affordable family accommodation is the name of the game at this 4-star hotel. Overlooking Hyde Park, Australia's oldest public green space, Hyde Park Inn offers a variety of rooms to suit different budgets, including standard and deluxe family rooms.

  • Family rooms accommodate up to 5 guests
  • Kids under 1 year stay free when using existing beds in parents' room
  • One child under 1 year stays free when using a cot
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
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9. The Macleay Hotel

This contemporary hotel is a favourite amongst families as it hasf apartment-style rooms that can sleep up to six. Family-friendly extras include a BBQ area, swimming pool and DVD and book library.

  • Rooms available to sleep up to 6 guests
  • Babysitting service
  • Kitchenette in every room
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10. Mantra 2 Bond Street

This plush hotel has a choice of apartments available for families. There is a babysitting service, so parents can enjoy their own time on the rooftop soaking up the sun and taking in the panoramic view. Or take the children up with you and have some fun.

  • 2-bedroom apartments sleep up to 5
  • 3-bedroom penthouse sleeps up to 6
  • Fully equipped kitchen in each apartment
  • Laundry service available
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Compare services and extras across the best Sydney hotels for families

HotelFamily room/2-bedroom apartmentInterconnecting roomsCot availableChildminding serviceChildren’s meals/discountsKids stay free offer
SwissotelDedicated kids’ roomYesYesYesYesYes
Four Seasons HotelYesYesYesYesYesYes
Novotel Darling HarbourYesNoYesYesYesYes
The MercureYesYesYesYesYesYes
Rydges Sydney AirportYesNoYesNoYesYes
Holiday Inn Darling HarbourYesNoYesNoYesYes
Radisson Hotel and Suites SydneyYesNoYesNoYesYes
Hyde Park InnYesNoYesNoYesYes
The Macleay HotelYesNoYesYesNoNo
Mantra 2 Bond StreetYesNoYesYesNoNo

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