Sydney’s CBD is a great place to witness Sydney in all its glory. The bustling city is teeming with culture, history, fashion, art and design – not to mention stylish boutique hotels taking over former establishments and turning into one-stop entertainment destinations. These hot hotels in Sydney’s CBD are fine places to rest your head.
Image: The Old Clare Hotel
Aptly located within the nexus of Sydney’s trendiest bars and restaurants, this luxurious boutique hotel is bursting with infectious energy. The Establishment Hotel is also just a short walk to Sydney Harbour, the Opera House and botanical gardens. Boasting six of Sydney’s best bars and restaurants in one building, this hotel is the perfect place to let loose in a luxurious setting. Rooms vary from the lavish Loft Penthouse, stylish Establishment Room to the smaller but cosy Studio Room. Spacious bathrooms are coated with marble and bluestone tiles and come with a deep bathtub, twin basins and amenities by Bulgari. Remember to use the earplugs provided, as the party doesn’t end at this gem.
5 Bridge Ln, Sydney NSW 2000
Housed in the historic former Gowings building and situated next to the state theatre, QT Sydney retains many of the building’s most distinctive features, such as the blend of Gothic, Art Deco, and Italianate influenced architecture that forms the dazzling exterior of the building – a mesmerising amalgamation of old and new. With a contemporary and, at times, quirky design, all 200 guestrooms feature creature comforts such as luxurious bedding, an oversized soaking tub, bespoke designer furnishings and MALIN + GOETZ amenities – all set in palettes of reds, oranges, yellows and whites.
49 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000
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Stretching across two iconic heritage-listed buildings – The Clare Hotel pub and the Carlton & United Breweries Administration Building emerges The Old Clare Hotel. This boutique hotel has been constructed with great attention to aesthetics and concern for retaining interesting features of both buildings. The hotel’s suites range from stylish and cosy to opulent and showy. All eight types of rooms do not shy away from high ceilings, exposed structural elements, exposed glass windows and designer furniture.
1 Kensington St, Chippendale NSW 2008