Where To Stay In Sydney: 19 Best Hotels For Families

Where To Stay In Sydney: {{trip101_paragraph_count}} Best Hotels For Families
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Sydney is Australia’s oldest and largest city and is probably the first city that jumps to your mind when you think about Australia. It is home to over four million people and has plenty of things for your family to see and do that suite a range of interests and age groups. Whether it’s just a weekend away or a lengthier vacation, Sydney is a perfect escape to indulge in affordable and luxurious accommodation to suit your budget and travel needs.

Read on to find out about the top hotels in Sydney for your whole family.

1. Hotel Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour (from USD 142)

The Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour is a 4.5-star hotel that can be found on Murray Street in Pyrmont, an inner city suburb that is also the focal point for locals and tourists. The hotel is about 20 minutes from Sydney Airport. There is no shuttle bus service provided by the hotel, but you can book through a company such as AirBus Sydney, or take a taxi from the terminal. The hotel is close to public transport, shopping, restaurants, bars and is only 0.9 kilometres from the CBD, where you will get to admire everything Australia’s most famous city has to offer. There is no valet service when you arrive, but an on-site car park is available (surcharges apply). Alternatively, there is Wilson Parking Harbourside nearby.

Each of the 525 rooms comes stocked with the standard hotel amenities (additional prices for Wi-Fi). The six, two-storey, Loft Suites on the top floor, and also the Junior Suites, are highly recommended for families. Both types of suite provide enough space, comfortable bedding with soft pillows so you can enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep after a full day out, and breathtaking waterfront views of Darling Harbour and the city skyline. There are plenty of luxurious amenities in the hotel that parents can indulge in as well as facilities that will keep the kids entertained.


Novotel Sydney Darling Harbour

Address: 100 Murray Street
Price: from 142 USD

Smoke alarms Air conditioning Outdoor pool Physical distancing in dining areas Heating Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Ironing service All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized

2. Hotel Four Points by Sheraton Sydney (from USD 160)

Four Points by Sheraton Sydney is a 4.5-star hotel on 161 Sussex Street, an area of Sydney that has become a lively residential and commercial area. The hotel itself is about 20 minutes from Sydney Airport; from the terminal you can take a shuttle, taxi or the train. There is no valet service at the hotel; on arrival, guests can obtain a parking ticket for the Wilson Parking facility that is opposite the hotel. Tickets can be obtained, through the commissionaire at the entrance (please see hotel website for details). The hotel is close to public transport, restaurants, bars, and shopping, and is only 0.3 kilometres to the inner city.

The Premium Deluxe Harbour View Room (34 square metres) and the Premium Darling Harbour Suite (56 square metres) can comfortably accommodate a small family of three. Each room has a balcony with beautiful harbour views, is stylishly modern, gives a calm atmosphere, and comes stocked with the standard hotel amenities (please note that there is a daily fee for internet access). There are many more luxurious facilities at the hotel that you and the kids can enjoy at your leisure.


Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Central Park

Address: 88 Broadway
Price: from 160 USD

WiFi Cashless payment available Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Currency exchange Ticket service Restaurant Face masks for guests available Air conditioning

3. Hotel Hilton Sydney (from USD 152)

A familiar name around the world, Sydney is, of course, a part of the global 5-star Hilton hotel experience. When you think of Hilton, some things that come to mind are pure luxury, natural light and open-spaced rooms. The Hilton Sydney can be found on George Street, one of Sydney’s busiest roads right in the heart of the city, connecting you to all that inner Sydney has to offer. This includes public transport, shopping, restaurants, bars, and many iconic attractions. The Hilton Sydney is approximately 30 minutes from Sydney Airport, and provides guests with a shuttle and limousine transfer service. There is a valet service as well as secure, covered self-parking available (please see website for further details).

There are 579 rooms across 43 floors. All rooms are decorated in a modern style, and come with the standard hotel amenities (please note that there is an extra fee for Wi-Fi access), and have one large comfy king-sized bed to relax those muscles after a busy day. Hypo-allergenic bedding is also available. Previous guests have praised the upscale wellness facilities provided by the hotel, where you will be able to fully rejuvenate your mind, body and soul while on your holiday.


Hilton Sydney

Address: 488 George Street
Price: from 152 USD

Daily housekeeping Sauna Tour desk Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning Kid meals Private parking Shoeshine Business centre

4. The Macleay Hotel (from USD 100)

The Macleay is a 3-star hotel that can be found on Macleay Street in Elizabeth Bay. This is in Potts Point, an inner city suburb of Sydney and only 1.7 km to the bustling city centre. The hotel offers you the best affordable accommodation to suit your travel needs, is only 20 minutes from Sydney Airport, and is close to public transport, plenty of sightseeing, shops, restaurants, and local bars.

There is on-site hotel parking, but please note that if there is no space available you will be redirected to the nearby Kings Cross Carpark (please see website for details). The Two Bedroom Apartment (max. six people) and The Harbour View Triple (max. four people) come highly recommended for families on their getaway. Rooms come prepared with standard hotel amenities, but the touches that impress guests the most are free toiletries, free Wi-Fi access, room service, premium bedding, and in-room child care. Other luxurious facilities can also be found at the hotel.


Macleay Hotel

Address: 28 Macleay Street, Potts Point
Price: from 100 USD

Lift WiFi available in all areas Pool/beach towels Non-smoking throughout Mini-market on site Barber/beauty shop Airport shuttle (additional charge) All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized

5. APX Darling Harbour Hotel (from USD 90)

APX Darling Harbour is a 4-star hotel that consists of self-contained apartments that are available for either short or long term stays. It can be found on Dixon Street and is only 0.7 kilometres from the exciting city centre. The hotel is roughly 25 minutes from Sydney Airport and close to public transport, shops, restaurants, and bars.

Parking is available nearby for 40 AUD (28 USD) a night; you can find out more information from reception. Rooms have standard hotel amenities; however, previous guests have described them as ordinary. The Executive and One-Bedroom Apartments are most suited for families as they are able to comfortably accommodate up to three guests. The one-bedroom apartment is equipped with a sofa bed, but an extra guest will be charged 45 AUD (31 USD) for its use. For families with infants, a cot can be provided upon request and is free of charge.


APX Darling Harbour

Address: 8 Dixon Street
Price: from 90 USD

Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays Facilities for disabled guests Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas Newspapers Invoice provided Cashless payment available

6. The Grace Sydney Hotel (from USD 112)

The Grace Sydney is a 4-star hotel that can be found on the corner of King and York Street. The building has been heritage-listed since 1999. It was constructed in the late 1920s and opened in the 30s by the Grace Brothers; the architecture was inspired by Chicago’s neo-Gothic Tribune Tower. The hotel is roughly 25 minutes from Sydney Airport and is close to public transport, shopping, restaurants, and bars. It is only 0.2 kilometres from the many iconic attractions of the inner city.

A limited number of car-parking spaces are available at the on-site car park. You cannot make a reservation, and parking costs 45 AUD (31 USD) for 24 hours. The Grace Hotel has 382 rooms available, designed around the needs of frequent travellers. Features that will catch your eye the most are the stylishly modern furnishings and artistic décor, the spaciousness, which will prevent young kids from feeling cooped up, and the many windows that provide an abundance of natural light along with vibrant city views. You are also sure to love the king-sized bed with its feathered comforter and pillows, allowing for a peaceful slumber after an exhausting day of sightseeing. There are many more luxurious features for you and the family to enjoy while at this hotel.


The Grace Hotel

Address: 77 York Street
Price: from 112 USD

Physical distancing in dining areas Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Internet services Indoor pool (all year) Air conditioning Smoke alarms Family rooms

7. Hotel Shangri-La Sydney (from USD 228)

The Shangri-La Sydney is a 5-star family friendly hotel overlooking the famous Sydney Harbour. The high-rise hotel is only 0.6 kilometres from the CBD. The hotel is close to public transport, shopping outlets, restaurants, bars and is, of course, within easy reach of Sydney’s major tourist attractions.

The hotel is roughly 20 minutes from Sydney Airport. You can make use of the hotel’s airport limousine service, or travel by other shuttle services, taxi, or train. The hotel has a 24-hour car park.

There are 565 spacious rooms to choose from. Rooms are decorated with elegant modern furnishings, soundproof windows to block out the rising noise from the traffic below, and lavish bedding for your complete comfort. The Executive Suites are highly recommended to families for their reasonable prices, breathtaking harbour front views that immediately catch your eye as soon as you walk in, and the separate living area with a plush three-seater sofa that can be converted into a comfortable bed for the kids. Other notable luxurious features are available for your entertainment, relaxation, and rejuvenation.


Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

Address: 176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks
Price: from 228 USD

Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay Room service Security alarm Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Sun terrace Gift shop Designated smoking area Massage

8. Hotel Pier One Sydney Harbour (from USD 200)

Pier One Sydney Harbour, formerly known as The Sebel Pier One Sydney is a 5-star hotel on Hickson Road in Walsh Bay, known as the cultural hub of Sydney. The building itself dates back to 1912, and has been transformed into a stunning boutique hotel. Treat yourself to ultimate luxury and breathtaking waterfront views of Sydney Harbour. The hotel is right next to Sydney’s iconic Harbour Bridge and is within easy walking distance of public transport. It is also also close to a variety of shops, restaurants, and local bars.

Pier One Sydney Harbour is about 20 minutes from Sydney Airport and you can get to the hotel via shuttle, taxi or train. There is a valet service provided by the hotel (for a daily fee), as well as other nearby car parks.

There are 160 rooms in total. The Harbour View (52 square-metres) and Walsh Bay (62 square-metres) Suites are highly recommended if you want upscale luxury on your holiday. Have a memorable experience, feel truly refreshed, and have a desire to come back again … and again!


Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection

Address: 11 Hickson Road
Price: from 200 USD

Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay Security alarm Physical distancing in dining areas Terrace All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Room service Heating Fitness centre

9. Hotel Novotel Sydney Central (from USD 133)

The Novotel Sydney Central is a 4-star hotel on Thomas Street. It is just 1.3 kilometres from the city centre. It is close to public transport, shopping, restaurants, bars, and Sydney’s most well-known attractions.

You are only roughly a 15-minute drive from Sydney airport. There is no direct shuttle transfer, but you can book with another company to get to the hotel. There are also taxis outside the terminals. The hotel’s car park (Wilson Parking Station) is next to the entrance, and the guest rate is 35 AUD (24 USD) for 24 hours from when you enter.

The hotel has 225 modern rooms, and all come equipped with standard hotel amenities. The Standard Room (32 square-metres) and the Balcony Rooms are great if you desire spaciousness, modern furnishings, comfortable bedding, reasonable prices, and gorgeous views overlooking the city.


Novotel Sydney Central

Address: 169-179 Thomas Street
Price: from 133 USD

VIP room facilities Heating Concierge service Bar Private parking Live music/performance Food can be delivered to guest accommodation Kid meals

10. Rydges World Square Hotel (from USD 97)

Rydges World Square is a 4-star hotel located at 389 Pitt Street. The hotel is only a short distance of around 0.7 kilometres to the inner city, and is close to public transport, shopping, restaurants, bars, and Sydney’s famous attractions. From your window you will be greeted with vibrant views of the World Square District.

The hotel is roughly 20 minutes from Sydney Airport. There is a free domestic transfer service (please see website for further details) as well as a 24-hour valet service (additional fees apply).

Rdyges has 452 guest rooms and suites. The Deluxe Twin Room and the Family Room would be best suited to your average family, as each room can accommodate a maximum of four guests using the existing bedding. You will appreciate the comfortable bedding, with cotton sheets and soft pillows that will have you waking up feeling refreshed (extra bedding can be provided in family rooms at an additional cost). You will also have access to free Wi-Fi, in-house movies, and free cable TV.


Rydges World Square

Address: 389 Pitt Street
Price: from 97 USD

Food can be delivered to guest accommodation On-site parking WiFi available in all areas Dry cleaning Air conditioning Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed Meeting/banquet facilities Non-smoking rooms

11. Ibis Sydney King Street Wharf (from USD 98)

Ibis Sydney King Street Wharf is a 3-star hotel on Shelley Street. The King Street Wharf District used to be a maritime industrial area, before it became both commercial and residential. The hotel is close to public transport, shops, restaurants, and bars, and is only 0.6 km from the hustle and bustle of the inner city where all the excitement of sightseeing awaits.

Ibis Sydney King Street Wharf is approximately 45 minutes from Sydney Airport. The hotel does provide guests with an airport shuttle service, but you will need to arrange this when booking. Car-parking is available.

The hotel has a total of 91 guest rooms; however, there are only 14 family rooms. The Superior Room is suitable for small families. With modern designs and with 13.6 square-metres, the room is able to comfortably accommodate two adults and one child. Enjoy the all-you-can-eat continental breakfast buffet as well as a traditional bistro lunch.


Ibis Sydney King Street Wharf

Address: 22 Shelley Street, King Street Wharf
Price: from 98 USD

Facilities for disabled guests 24-hour security On-site parking Shared lounge/TV area Air conditioning First aid kit available WiFi available in all areas Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities

12. Holiday Inn Potts Point (from USD 82)

The Holiday Inn Potts Point is a 4-star hotel on Victoria Street, Potts Point. This is one of Sydney’s oldest neighbourhoods, and is just a 15 minute walk to the sensational city centre. The hotel is close to public transport, shops, restaurants, and beaches. While getting your fill of Sydney’s iconic attractions make sure to also explore the Potts Point area.

The Hotel is roughly 20 minutes from the airport; you can catch a shuttle, taxi, or train to get to the hotel. There are approximately 120 on-site car parking spaces available for guests at a daily fee.

Feast your eyes on breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour and Potts Point, enjoy spacious en suite bathrooms that will tempt you to spend hours on private relaxation, and sink into lavish bedding for a peaceful night’s sleep before another full day of activity. You can request rollaway beds in some of the standard rooms (additional fee), and interconnecting Standard Rooms are also available. The hotel also has a restaurant and bar located in the lobby, catering for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Work out at the gym if you’re feeling active!


Holiday Inn Potts Point - Sydney, an IHG Hotel

Address: 203 Victoria Street
Price: from 82 USD

Food can be delivered to guest accommodation Dry cleaning Business centre Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Heating Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays Bar First aid kit available

13. Metro Apartments on Darling Harbour (from USD 75)

Metro Apartments on Darling Harbour is a two-building 4-star hotel on Sussex Street. It is only 0.7 kilometres to the city centre and there is public transport, shopping, restaurants, bars, and many sights to see close by.

Metro Apartments is roughly 20 minutes from Sydney Airport. There is no direct shuttle transfer service provided by Metro Apartments, however you are able to book your transfer with a shuttle company and taxis will be lined up outside the terminals. Metro Apartments does not have an on-site car park, but you can use the nearby Wilson Parking (charges apply).

There are both Standard and Executive fully self-contained apartments available that can comfortably accommodate a maximum of four guests. Each apartment has a balcony where you can soak up the sun while enjoying a cool beverage and gazing at the harbour and city views.


Metro Apartments On Darling Harbour

Address: 132 - 136 Sussex Street
Price: from 75 USD

Internet services Invoice provided Security alarm Airport shuttle (additional charge) WiFi CCTV outside property Safety deposit box Lift

14. Rydges Sydney Central (from USD 95)

Rydges Sydney Central is a 4-star hotel on Albion Street in Surry Hills. It is just 1.3 kilometres from the thrilling city centre and is close to public transport, shopping, restaurants, bars, and the many tourist attractions.

The hotel is approximately 20 minutes from the airport. There are various transport options available, although no direct transfer is offered by Rydges Sydney Central.

There are 321 modern rooms, all suitable for families and comfortably accommodating up to four people. Make use of the babysitting service and spend some quality adult time, get active in the on-site gymnasium, cool down in the swimming pool, and relax in the spa and sauna. You are sure to feel truly relaxed and rejuvenated! Free Wi-Fi access is available in all rooms. The Balcony Suite provides ultimate luxury, with comfortable bedding and ample space for your family to relax. Pull up a seat on the balcony and admire the city up close and soak up the sun.


Rydges Sydney Central

Address: 28 Albion Street, Surry Hills
Price: from 95 USD

Indoor pool Invoice provided On-site parking Air conditioning Facilities for disabled guests All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Luggage storage Physical distancing rules followed

15. Adina Bondi Beach Hotel (from USD 136)

Adina Bondi Beach is a 4-star serviced apartment complex on Hall Street. Just 0.5 kilometres from the city centre, you’ll also be delighted to find that there are great dining,drinking, and shopping facilities close to hand.

The airport is around 30 minutes away and the hotel operates a shuttle service for additional fees. You can also access the hotel by taxi and onsite car-parking is available.

The comfortable and spacious modern one-bedroom apartments all have a balcony, giving you beautiful views of the famous Bondi. The self-contained apartments are suitable for up to four guests, and offer everything you need for a terrific family vacation. You and your kids can have fun in the pool and there is plenty of space for the kids to run and play. Relax in the spa, get fit in the gym, and enjoy the convenience of restaurant delivery (additional costs).


Adina Apartment Hotel Bondi Beach Sydney

Address: 69-73 Hall Street, Bondi Beach
Price: from 136 USD

Free WiFi Hot tub/jacuzzi Garden Heated pool Children television networks Non-smoking throughout Grocery deliveries Airport shuttle (additional charge)

16. Comfort Inn and Suites Burwood (from USD 90)

Comfort Inn and Suites Burwood is a 4-star hotel on Burwood’s Liverpool Road. Just 7.5 km from the city centre, Sydney Airport is about a 40-minute drive away. The hotel has a free car park.

There are more than 50 spacious and modern rooms, as well as serviced apartments. Family Rooms are ideal, and you can benefit from the free Wi-Fi.


Comfort Inn & Suites Burwood

Address: 117 Liverpool Road, Burwood
Price: from 90 USD

Delivered food is securely covered Breakfast takeaway containers Restaurant Private parking Internet services Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies Terrace Facilities for disabled guests

17. The Russell Hotel Sydney (from USD 125)

The Russell Hotel Sydney is a 3-star boutique hotel. It is on George Street, in the historic Rocks District. It is just a short 0.7 kilometres from the lively city centre and is close to public transport, shopping, restaurants, and bars. You can easily walk to several nearby attractions, including the excellent Museum of Contemporary Art. The hotel itself dates back to 1887.

The hotel is roughly 25 minutes from the airport. While there is no direct shuttle transfer provided by the hotel, you are still able to book with another shuttle company, catch a taxi or take the train. There is a reasonably-priced car park nearby.

The hotel has a cosy feel and is family friendly. Several room types are perfect for families, including Deluxe Rooms with Private Bathroom, Sofa Bed Rooms or Superior Rooms with Private Bathroom. Travellers with young children will be pleased to know that children under four can stay free of charge!


The Russell Hotel

Address: 143A George Street
Price: from 125 USD

Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning CCTV outside property Pub crawls Live music/performance Restaurant Fire extinguishers Cashless payment available Terrace

18. Quest Serviced Apartments Mascot (from USD 111)

Quest Serviced Apartments Mascot offers 91 modern and well-appointed serviced apartments. It is located on Robey Street and is within walking distance to Sydney Airport, as well as being just 1.3 kilometres away from the CBD. It offers a really convenient location for your family to explore all that the inner city has to offer as well as being close to public transport.

There is an airport transfer service available for guests, which is only 7 AUD per person (you will need to book in advance), otherwise there are also other shuttles and taxis outside the terminals. There is an on-site car park, although spaces may be limited.

Check into a spacious three-bedroom apartment and enjoy all the convenience of self-catering. Breakfast packs and free Wi-Fi are just a few perks that will keep your family smiling.


Quest Serviced Apartments Mascot

Address: 108-114 Robey St, Mascot
Price: from 111 USD

19. Ashfield Manor (from USD 10452)

Ashfield Manor is a 3.5-star hotel on Liverpool Road Ashfield, an inner-west suburb of Sydney. The hotel has affordable prices to accommodate your family, and is just 7.1 kilometres from the centre of Sydney. The hotel is roughly 20 minutes from Sydney Airport.

Family Rooms can easily accommodate two adults and a maximum of three children – at just 145 AUD (100.50 USD) per night! A complimentary breakfast is also included, and you can enjoy the convenience of an on-site kitchen. It might not be a great choice if you are a light-sleeper, however, as the walls are pretty thin. On the plus side, staff are friendly and welcoming.


Ashfield Manor Hotel

Address: 83 Liverpool Rd, Ashfield, Sydney, Australia, 2131

Great locations, great prices, great service!

The listed hotels offer great locations, great prices, and great service to make your stay in Sydney a truly memorable experience with your family.

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