The hotels with the best views in The Rocks
Sydney is one of the world’s most breathtaking cities. From most locations here you’ll be able to see either charming heritage buildings, stunning harbour views, the Sydney Opera House, striking modern architecture or the Harbour Bridge.
But if you pick a place to stay in Sydney in just the right location - you could see all of the above from the comfort of a king-size bed (or bubble bath!). To help you pick the right vantage point from which to appreciate this incredible city, we’ve curated a list of the best places to stay in Sydney with views.
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Fancy a little luxury? Treat yourself to a plush, high-end retreat and stay right in the heart of The Rocks at the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney. Their deluxe full harbour rooms, full harbour king rooms, opera and presidential suites all have panoramic harbour views taking in the Opera House, the Bridge and across to Kirribilli.
Our advice for your stay? Pop on your hotel slippers and cosy robe, order room service and spend your evenings dining with a view.
YHA Sydney Harbour
The Sydney Harbour YHA is perfect for those looking for a more social, budget-friendly stay. Sydney great - including the harbour, great bars, restaurants and charming heritage buildings.
That said, our favourite thing about the YHA is its glorious rooftop. This dining area and bar is the perfect spot for a sunset beer with sweeping views across the harbour and plenty of picnic benches if you fancy settling in for an afternoon in the sun. It’s conveniently located in the very heart of The Rocks, close to everything that makes
Sebel Quay West Suites Sydney
Perfect for families and longer stays, the Sebel Quay West Suites in Sydney have some of the best views in the city. Select harbour view rooms look almost directly along the bridge and across to North Sydney, with views back across the Opera House.
There are luxurious one, two and three bedroom suites available with fully equipped kitchens and laundry facilities - as well as access to the hotel’s incredible sunken Roman style pool and sauna facilities.
Park Hyatt Sydney
The Park Hyatt is the absolute peak of luxury in Sydney. Look out from one of their specialist suites and you’ll feel as if you’re sitting on the harbour, looking up at the bridge and directly across at the Opera House.
The Opera Suite is our personal favourite. Its 185 sqm floor space includes a plush king bed (with harbour views) six balconies and a full dining table that seats eight guests. The location is convenient too, right in the middle of The Rocks heritage precinct with cobbled laneways, cocktails bars, cafes and art galleries galore.
Stay a night at the Shangri-La and you’ll wake up to endless blue and twinkling light as The Rocks, the Harbour Bridge and the harbour lie before you. This luxury hotel is just five minutes walking from the harbourside and minutes from all of Sydney’s most famous attractions.
And the best part? Certain rooms even have panoramic views from their generous bathtubs!
Rydges Sydney Harbour
Just one street back from the harbour and Circular Quay, Rydges Sydney Harbour is a centrally located hotel that offers excellent value. It’s surrounded by historic laneways, trendy bars and art galleries, making it the perfect base for exploring the city.
But what we love most about Rydges is the 180 degree harbour views from its expansive rooftop. The rooftop pool and spa don’t hurt either!
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