New Year’s Eve Sydney accommodation near the fireworks 2021/2022 | 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.

Our top hotel picks for New Year's Eve in Sydney 2021/2022

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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
  • Availability: Rydges Sydney Harbour requires guests to book a stay for a minimum of 2 nights to be able to stay on New Year's Eve. You can book a stay from 30 December - 1 January to meet this requirement.

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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.

  • Location: The Rocks
  • Rating: 5 stars (Upscale hostel)
  • View: Overlooking Circular Quay between the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House
  • Availability: Sydney Harbour YHA requires a 3-night stay to be able to stay on New Year's Eve.

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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
  • Availability: To spend New Year's Eve at View Sydney, you'll have to book a minimum 3-night stay.

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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.
  • Availability: Rendezvous Hotel Sydney has availability for overnight stays on New Year's Eve.

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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.
  • Availability: Although you can't book a 1-night stay on New Year's Eve, The Mercantile Sydney has availability from 29 December - 2 January.

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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
  • Availability: Sir Stamford Circular Quay has Superior Double, Super Twin and Superior King rooms available on 31 December.

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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
  • Availability: A minimum 2-night stay is required to stay at the Meriton Suites North Sydney on New Year's Eve.

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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.

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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.
  • Availability: Park Hyatt currently does not have availability on New Year's Eve. Check back for information closer to New Year's Eve.

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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.
  • Availability: Pullman Quay Grand Hotel has 1 and 2 bedroom Garden View apartments, 1 and 2 bedroom Deluxe Garden View apartments and 1-bedroom Harbour View apartments available for 31 December.

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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.
  • Availability: To stay at Pier One on New Year's Eve, you must check in on and before 29 December and check out on or after 2 January.

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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.
  • Availability: The Four Seasons has a 2-night minimum stay requirement during the New Year's Eve period. Rooms are still available to book from 30 December - 1 January.

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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.

Soak 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.
  • Availability: Shangri-La Sydney has rooms available for 31 December but you will need to book directly with them to secure your stay.

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Featured image: Sydneynewyear.com

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 2021/2022

These hotels are still available to book in Sydney on New Year's Eve 2021/2022.

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 30 December 2021.

Hotel nameClosest fireworks locationDo any rooms have fireworks views?NYE price (31/12/21 - 01/01/22)Book
Rydges Sydney HarbourCircular QuayYesFrom $949 for 2 adultsCheck rates
View SydneyHarbour BridgeYesFrom $1,250 for 2 adultsCheck rates
Rendezvous Hotel SydneyCircular QuayYesFrom $810 for 2 adultsCheck rates
Sir Stamford Circular QuayCircular QuayYesFrom $899 for 2 adultsCheck rates
Meriton Suites North SydneySydney Harbour BridgeYesFrom $2,295 for 2 adultsCheck rates
Pier One Sydney HarbourHarbour BridgeYesFrom $1,299 for 2 adultsCheck rates
Shangri-La SydneyCircular QuayYesFrom $995 for 2 adultsCheck rates
Sydney Harbour YHACircular QuayYesFrom $510 for 2 adultsCheck rates
Grace Hotel SydneyDarling HarbourNoFrom $649 for 2 adultsCheck rates
ibis Sydney Darling HarbourDarling HarbourYesFrom $599 for 2 adultsCheck rates
QT SydneyDarling HarbourYesFrom $799 for 2 adultsCheck rates
Sofitel Sydney Darling HarbourDarling HarbourYesFrom $1,049 for 2 adultsCheck rates
Seasons Harbour PlazaDarling HarbourNoFrom $558 for 2 adultsCheck rates
Rydges World Square SydneyDarling HarbourNoFrom $599 for 2 adultsCheck rates
The York by Swiss-BelhotelCircular QuayNoFrom $599 for 2 adultsCheck rates
Hyatt Regency SydneyDarling HarbourNoFrom $799 for 2 adultsCheck rates
Ovolo 1888Darling HarbourNoFrom $593 for 2 adultsCheck rates

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Frequently asked questions

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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