New Year’s Eve Sydney accommodation near the fireworks 2020/2021 | Plus save up to 8% on your stay

Stay here to kick off the new year and give a whole new meaning to the phrase "a room with a view".

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Sydney's New Year's Eve fireworks are some of the most spectacular in the world. Naturally, they bring a spectacular crowd.

To ensure your view is as magical as possible, we've found hotels that boast incredible views of the fireworks. Some even from the comfort of your very own room.

As this year is a little different to previous years, you won't be able to access public vantage points unless you have a ticket. However, you are permitted to enter the city if you have a hotel room booked. If you're not lucky enough to score a view from your room, you might be able to catch the show from its rooftop bar, restaurant or cafe. Bookings are often required so get in quick.

Our top hotel picks for New Year's Eve in Sydney 2020/2021

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1. Rydges Sydney Harbour

Situated in The Rocks, Rydges Sydney Harbour is metres away from the glamorous Park Hyatt and, although it doesn’t have the same waterfront positioning or 5-star boudoirs, it does have a rooftop swimming pool that overlooks the Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

  • Location: The Rocks
  • Rating: 4 stars
  • View: Overlooking Circular Quay between the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House

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2. Sydney Harbour YHA

The rooftop on this backpacker favourite has unrivalled views compared to other hostels in the city. Its positioning is prime to capture the New Year's Eve fireworks in all their glory – and it knows it.

Each year the YHA releases a set amount of tickets to its terrace party to ring in the new year. Unfortunately this is not included in the room rate.

Naturally, they sell like hotcakes so it's first-in, best dressed.

Accommodation and terrace tickets go on sale at 1pm on 11 November 2020. Numbers and event inclusions are limited this year due to COVIDSafe restrictions.

  • Location: The Rocks
  • Rating: 5 stars (Upscale hostel)
  • View: Overlooking Circular Quay between the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House

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3. View Sydney

Break from the norm and try a view from the other side… of the bridge, that is.

The View Sydney on the north side of the city sits high on a hill and boasts a unique view of the Harbour Bridge and the city skyline.

  • Location: North Sydney
  • Rating: 4 stars
  • View: Above Lavender Bay overlooking Luna Park, the Harbour Bridge and the CBD

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4. Rendezvous Hotel Sydney

Deep in the heart of the historic The Rocks precinct, The Rendezvous Hotel is housed within heritage terrace houses, featuring studios and one-bedroom apartments.

Hidden slightly behind the Museum of Contemporary Art, you could easily overlook it from the outside, but you’ll be in an oasis of calm once you step through its doors.

  • Location: The Rocks
  • Rating: 4 stars
  • View: Harbourview rooms overlook Circular Quay between the Harbour Bridge and Opera House.

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5. The Mercantile Sydney

This is where the party's at. Known as the longest running Irish Pub in Sydney, The Mercantile can be found directly underneath the Harbour Bridge.

Head for the Merc's rooftop bar for partial views of the harbour and all of that New Year's Eve energy.

  • Location: The Rocks
  • Rating: 2.5 stars
  • View: Below the Harbour Bridge, short walk from Circular Quay.

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Sir Stamford Circular Quay

6. Sir Stamford Circular Quay

With a sundeck offering views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Circular Quay, this luxury hotel is a great place to situate yourself for great views and close proximity to some of Sydney's best sights.

  • Location: The Rocks
  • Rating: 4 Stars
  • View: Views of Sydney Harbour Bridge and Circular Quay from the sundeck

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Meriton Suites North Sydney

7. Meriton Suites North Sydney

You really couldn't ask for more when it comes to a hotel that offers the whole package. With views of Sydney Harbour, luxury spa facilities and public transport within walking distance, you'll find this stay more than comfortable.

  • Location: North Sydney
  • Rating: 4 stars
  • Views: Overlooking the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House

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Best New Year's Eve Sydney accommodation splurges

Book these babies early, they sell like hotcakes around New Year's Eve for a reason.


1. Park Hyatt

Sweeping harbour views and generously sized suites are what makes Park Hyatt Sydney one of the most luxurious hotels in the city.

Nestled underneath the Harbour Bridge and facing the Opera House, the choice is yours whether you’d like your room to command a view of the Opera House and Harbour or the city skyline.

  • Location: The Rocks
  • Rating: 5 stars
  • View: Panoramic views of Circular Quay, directly across from the Opera House and next to the Harbour Bridge.

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2. Pullman Quay Grand Harbour

With Sydney Harbour on one side and The Botanic Gardens on the other, the Pullman Quay Grand Harbour is the 5-star escape that will make you the envy of all your friends.

Choose a room facing the Harbour Bridge to make the most of your stay.

  • Location: Circular Quay
  • Rating: 5 stars
  • View: Views of Circular Quay, directly across from the MCA with the Harbour Bridge in full sight.

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3. Pier One Sydney Harbour

Over-the-water suites, exemplary service, panoramic views of the Harbour and 5-star relaxation that drips with modern trimmings and early twentieth century Federation architecture... have you fallen off your seat yet?

Welcome to Pier One Sydney Harbour.

  • Location: Dawes Point
  • Rating: 5 stars
  • View: Across from Luna Park on the west side of the Harbour Bridge, between the Bridge and Barangaroo.

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4. Four Seasons

Towering high above Sydney Harbour and set ideally at its entrance, the Four Seasons is one of the few luxe hotels where you can drink up views of both the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge right from your hotel room.

  • Location: Circular Quay
  • Rating: 5 stars
  • View: Harbour view rooms overlook Circular Quay, the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. Higher levels overlook the entire harbour with the chance to catch other fireworks shows in the city.

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Shangri-La Sydneybestsydneyhotel

5. Shangri-La Sydney

If the view from your plush suite doesn’t cut it take the lift to level 36. Up here, at the hotel’s Altitude Restaurant, is one of the most coveted views of the harbour.

Drink it up as you drink your champagne because it's something to celebrate. As is your room, which can offer anything from Opera House to Darling Harbour views.

Capture them both in the Royal Suite and we’ll eat our hats if that girl doesn’t say "yes".

  • Location: The Rocks
  • Rating: 5 stars
  • View: High above The Rocks with views of Circular Quay, the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. If you're watching from Altitude Restaurant or Blu Bar 36, there's the chance to catch other fireworks shows in the city.

Check rates at the Shangri-La Sydney

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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.

Sydney hotels you can still book on New Year's Eve 2020/2021

These hotels are still available to book in Sydney on New Year's Eve 2020/2021.

If you're hoping to get a room with a view, it's best to double check with the hotel whether you can be guaranteed a room that faces one of the shows to avoid disappointment.

We'll update this page as often as possible with the latest hotel availability in Sydney on New Year's Eve.

This list is correct as of 29 December 2020.

Hotel NameClosest Fireworks LocationDo any rooms have fireworks views?NYE Price (31/12/20 - 01/01/21)Book
Rydges Sydney HarbourCircular QuayYesFrom $678Check rates
View SydneyHarbour BridgeYesFrom $609Check rates
Rendezvous Hotel SydneyCircular QuayYesFrom $679Check rates
Sir Stamford Circular QuayCircular QuayYesFrom $552Check rates
Meriton Suites North SydneySydney Harbour BridgeYesFrom $290Check rates
Pier One Sydney HarbourHarbour BridgeYesFrom $799Check rates
Shangri-La SydneyCircular QuayYesFrom $595Check rates
Four Seasons Hotel SydneyCircular QuayYesFrom $495Check rates
Sydney Harbour YHACircular QuayYesFrom $410Check rates
Grace Hotel SydneyDarling HarbourNoFrom $359Check rates
ibis Sydney Darling HarbourDarling HarbourYesFrom $418Check rates
QT SydneyDarling HarbourYesFrom $364Check rates
Seasons Harbour PlazaDarling HarbourNoFrom $194Check rates
Rydges World Square SydneyDarling HarbourNoFrom $457Check rates
Meriton Suites World TowerDarling HarbourNoFrom $693Check rates
The York by Swiss-BelhotelCircular QuayNoFrom $307Check rates
Hyatt Regency SydneyDarling HarbourNoFrom $494Check rates
Ovolo 1888Darling HarbourNoFrom $359Check rates

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Frequently asked questions

Do I need a pass/permit to get into the Sydney CBD on New Year's Eve if I'm staying at a hotel?

Yes. The aftermath of COVID-19 has meant that entry into Sydney CBD on NYE is restricted. You need a pass if you're a resident of the green zone, residential guest, or have a confirmed booking at a city venue (includes staff). Venues include hotels, restaurants and bars.

Which Sydney hotel has the best view on New Year's Eve?

The hotels with the best views for New Year's Eve include the Park Hyatt Sydney, Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour and Pier One Sydney Harbour.

How much does it cost to stay at a hotel on New Year's Eve in Sydney?

This varies from hotel to hotel. Expect hotel prices in Sydney on New Year's Eve to be considerably higher than usual, ranging from $300 to $3,000 for a stay on 31 December.

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