The largest city in Australia and the capital of NSW, Sydney is filled with exhilarating nightspots, exotic restaurants and fine dining, a multitude of entertainment venues, instructive cultural attractions, breathtaking sports and stimulating shopping outlets. Sydney has plenty of excitement and action for everyone and more than its fair share of hotels and accommodations, many of which are comfortably and centrally located in its CBD.

George Street in The Rocks, Sydney
George St in The Rocks, Sydney is a busy street for hotels.

The CBD is the heart and soul of the city and is home to not just the city’s business and financial districts but also to many restaurants and other attractions as well. Hotels in Sydney CBD provide fast and convenient access to sightseeing, entertainment and public transportation throughout the city and its suburbs.

A number of accommodations options are available in the CBD, from inexpensive hostels and budget hotels to boutique hotels and luxury five-star hotels. The CBD is only about 6 square kilometres, but it is home to some of the tallest skyscrapers in the country, the lovely Hyde Park, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney Tower and the Museum of Sydney. Many of Sydney’s best-known attractions border the CBD, such as the Sydney Opera House, the Powerhouse Museum, the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Australian Museum.

What are Your Options for Sydney CBD Hotels?

Backpacker’s hostels in the CBD start as low as $48 a night and can be great choices for travellers on their own. Couples or families often appreciate the affordability of budget hotels in the CBD, which can be as low as $115 a night. Boutique hotels are generally located around Circular Quay and The Rocks and provide more of what many a traveller is looking for, with pampering amenities and personalized service.

They start at just $169 a night while five-star hotels can vary from $255 a night to more than $1,500 a night.

You can choose from dozens of hotels, guesthouses and furnished apartments throughout the area, all of which are located within walking distance of some of the best restaurants in the city and transportation to the outlying areas.

No matter when you visit Sydney, there is plenty to do, places to explore and things to try. Sydney’s festivals are world-renowned, from its Sydney Festival to its Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. The city is passionately dedicated to contemporary, classic and Aboriginal arts and celebrates dance, music and theatre. Enjoy a picnic on one of the city’s warm and sunny beaches, or head off for a day trip to the lovely Blue Mountains. Browse Paddington Markets, enjoy a drink in The Rocks or try a sunset climb to the top of the Harbour Bridge. Turn your holiday in Sydney into the holiday of a lifetime.