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Top tips for finding Sydney hotel deals
If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Sydney, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in Sydney in September and June.
Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Sydney if you stay on a Saturday. The opposite is true for, Monday, which is usually the most expensive day.
Book at least 90 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Sydney accommodation.
How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Sydney for 23 days.
Sydney’s CBD (Central Business District) is a popular area with business travellers, with an array of international brand-name hotels, many of them a stone’s throw from Sydney Harbour. Choose from the classically elegant Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel near the Sydney Opera House or the sky-scraping InterContinental Sydney, just a two-minute walk from Circular Quay.
Families staying near Darling Harbour, on the western edge of the CBD, won’t be short of things to see and do, with plenty of family-friendly sights, such as the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium and Wild Life Sydney Zoo. Accommodation here includes the Adina Apartment Hotel Darling Harbour, with family-friendly conveniences including an outdoor pool, BBQ patio and restaurant delivery service.
For great deals on budget hotels in Sydney, Kings Cross is the place to be. This inner-city area, east of the CBD, offers good-value rooms and a lively nightlife. It’s part of the suburb of Potts Point, an affluent area with more midrange options to tickle your fancy. A good choice here might be the Song Hotel Sydney.
For a taste of romance and old-world charm, you can’t go wrong with the Rocks, an historic area brimming with trendy boutique hotels. With the city centre just a short walk or ferry ride away, it’s a great option for couples seeking a more intimate vibe.
Australia’s popularity as a backpacking destination means Sydney has plenty of cool hostels that won’t break the bank. Party over the city skyline at Bounce Sydney, whose rooftop bar and buzzing location opposite Central Station make it an ideal base for a night out. Or relax and soak up the views at the Sydney Harbour YHA, located in the Rocks, near the Opera House and just a short walk from Circular Quay.
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Sydney’s Kingsford Smith International Airport is ringed with good-quality hotels, many of them offering a free shuttle service to and from the airport. Cool off in the rooftop pool of the 5-star Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport in Mascot after a long flight, or relax at the 4-star Mercure Sydney in Wolli Creek, which is set against the lush backdrop of Cahill Park.
The CBD’s Regent Street, on the western side of Sydney Central Station, has some great 4-star hotels, including the smart-looking Mercure Sydney and decidedly retro Great Southern Hotel. You’ll find cheaper hotel deals east of the station in Surry Hills, an artsy area bustling with hip bars and cafes.
Stretching some 3km through the CBD, George Street is dotted with shining shopping centres and stained-glass Victorian-era arcades. Hotels around here frequently boast 5 stars and include the Shangri-La Hotel soaring high above Circular Quay and the quirkily-stylish QT Sydney boutique hotel on Market Street.
Sydney’s sprawling, state-of-the-art Olympic Park lies west of the city centre in a suburb of the same name. Hotels around it include midrange international chains, including the Novotel Sydney Olympic Park and the adjacent Ibis Sydney Olympic Park, with both hotels sharing their facilities.
Sydney’s legendary Bondi beach is an irresistible draw for many travellers to Australia and certainly caters to them well, with chic beach-themed hotels and comfortable serviced apartments within strolling distance of the beach. Those craving a quieter stretch of shoreline should search for hotels in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, around less crowded beaches like Bronte, Clovelly and Coogee.
Hotels adjacent to Coogee Beach and in Sydney CBD or Chippendale are usually very popular with KAYAK users.
Travellers who like staying near Coogee Beach recommend Crowne Plaza Sydney Coogee Beach, An IHG Hotel and Adina Apartment Hotel Coogee Sydney.
In the last 3 days, double rooms in Sydney have been found on KAYAK for as cheap as €16. On average, the price for a double room is €213.
Hotels are safe environments for travellers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in Sydney. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.
KAYAK users found 3-star hotel rooms in Sydney for this weekend from €22 and 4-star hotel rooms from €73. The cheapest room in Sydney for the same date was €21 per night.
After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighbourhood, which allows you to pick the central Sydney districts. You can also do a search using the city map to choose a specific location, like Sydney city centre
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