Sydney staycation hotels

Need a break from the 9-5? Here's where to staycation in Sydney so you can bask in luxury for a cheeky night or two.

We've all been there - you need a holiday but you can't get away. The good news is, you don't have to go far to feel like you're a million miles away.

After all, why should tourists have all the fun? We have some out-of-this-world hotels in Sydney, so whether you're having a late night in the city or want to plan a romantic weekend, we've got your back. Here are some of our faves.


Our favourite 11 Sydney hotels for a staycation


1. QT Hotel

Renowned for its high-quality service, luxurious rooms and unique and modern interiors is Sydney's QT Hotel. Our tip? Spend the day in its SpaQ day spa and the evening down at its downstairs Gowings Bar & Grill.

  • Star rating: 5-star
  • Features: Turkish steam bath, valet parking, 24-hour service, day spa
  • Nearby: Pitt Street Mall, Queen Victoria Building, Hyde Park, St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney Town Hall

Book the QT Hotel


2. Pullman Grand Sydney Harbour

Looking for a room with a view? Pullman Grand has many. Choose between a view of Sydney Harbour or the Royal Botanic Gardens. They're both just as grand as the other.

  • Star rating: 5-star
  • Features: 24-hour reception, babysitting service, indoor pool, sauna, fitness centre
  • Nearby: Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Royal Botanical Gardens, The Rocks, Circular Quay

Book the Pullman Grand Sydney Harbour


3. Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney

Tucked behind Sydney's busy George Street with its high-class restaurants and moments away from Circular Quay is the exquisite Radisson Blu Plaza. Set inside an 1850s Beaux Art property, it's bound to be a memorable stay.

  • Star rating: 5-star
  • Features: Beauty and spa facilities, Jacuzzi, sauna, 24-hour reception
  • Nearby: Martin Place, Circular Quay, Royal Botanic Gardens, Wynyard Station

Book the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney


4. Ovolo Woolloomooloo

Right on the sparkling waters overlooking Woolloomooloo Wharf, Ovolo features super modern, sexy rooms that will make your staycation Insta-worthy.

  • Star rating: 5-star
  • Features: Indoor pool, Wi-Fi, valet parking, 24-hour reception, massage services
  • Nearby: Woolloomooloo, Kings Cross, Art Gallery of NSW, The Domain

Book the Ovolo Woolloomooloo


5. ParkRoyal Darling Harbour

Want to look out over the city - and not from your office building? The ParkRoyal is perfect for staying in the CBD while feeling like you're a tourist in your own city.

  • Star rating: 4-star
  • Features: On-site restaurant, off-site self park, valet parking services
  • Nearby: Chinatown, Darling Harbour, The Star, Barangaroo

Book the ParkRoyal Darling Harbour


6. Sydney Harbour Marriott

Perfectly located at the entrance of Circular Quay, the 5-star Sydney Harbour Marriott is within a stone's throw of Sydney Harbour.

  • Star rating: 5-star
  • Features: Beauty spa, express check-in and check-out, sauna, indoor pool
  • Nearby: Pitt Street Mall, Circular Quay, Opera House, Royal Botanical Gardens, Museum of Sydney

Book the Sydney Harbour Marriott

Pink Hope suite in the Langham.

7. The Langham

Hidden behind the Sydney Observatory and moments off the Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Langham is practically perfect in every way from its open and decadent foyer to its suites, which offer plush settings and balconies straight right out of Paris.

  • Star rating: 5-star
  • Features: Heated pool, sauna, spa, outdoor tennis courts and luxury linens. From 1 June - 30 September 2019 you can also book the Pink Hope Suite pop-up which supports Pink Hope.
  • Nearby: Sydney Observatory, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Wynyard, Barangaroo.

Book The Langham


8. Zara Tower - Luxury Suites and Apartments

Towering high above the city, Zara Tower sits just off Sydney's main George Street, keeping it just far away from the bustle of the city to not be affected by the nightlife, but just close enough to hop down to it. If you wish.

  • Star rating: 5-star
  • Features: Kitchenettes, 24-hour reception, iPod docks, Wi-Fi
  • Nearby: Pitt Street Mall, Central Station, Kings Cross

Book the Zara Tower


9. Swissotel

Renowned for its exemplary service and choice location, you cannot go wrong with the Swissotel. Its high tea is one of the city's finest and for the kids, it offers luxury kids rooms.

  • Star rating: 5-star
  • Features: Spa, gym, outdoor heated pool, babysitting service, movies on demand
  • Nearby: Pitt Street Mall, Sydney Town Hall, Queen Victoria Building, Darling Harbour

Book the Swissotel


10. Four Points by Sheraton Sydney Darling Harbour

With commanding views of Darling Harbour and the city skyline, Four Points by Sheraton offers an ideal base for exploring the city.

  • Star rating: 4-star
  • Features: 24-hour reception, babysitting service, fitness centre, on-site bar
  • Nearby: Darling Harbour, Barrangaroo, The Rocks, Sydney Wildlife World, Sydney Sealife Aquarium

Book the Four Points by Sheraton


11. Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney

Featuring modern amenities, stylish rooms and a pool you can practically see your face in, the Amora Hotel Jamison is the epitome of luxury in the heart of Sydney. We tried it and here is our (glowing) review.

  • Star rating: 5-star
  • Features: Swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, fitness centre, on-site restaurant
  • Nearby: Wynyard Station, The Rocks, Barrangaroo, George Street, Hyde Park

Book the Amora Hotel Jamison

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