1- Park Hyatt Sydney
Park Hyatt is undoubtedly the reigning champion amongst all the luxury hotels in Sydney. Every room in this hotel can boast a view of the harbor and the Sydney Opera House. The rooms have been decked up in a modernist minimalist style, juxtaposed with a very earthy aesthetic emphasizing dark chocolate, cream, and beige shades. It is luxurious, occasionally opulent, and always stunning. The bathrooms feature deep bath tubs you can sink into, and a separate powder room. Considering the stunning views of the city around you, every inch of your body would likely be torn between exploring the rest of the hotel or exploring the city. The rooftop of the hotel features a swimming pool fashioned in an art deco aesthetic. While the amenities of the hotel are considerably opulent, the lobby itself is the very picture of subdued beauty and radiance, burnished in neutral shades and enhanced by the murals that hug the walls. As far as the location is concerned, this trendy hotel is central enough that you can walk over to the Circular Quay if you so choose, or you can hop into the public transport and be taken to Bondi Beach. If you check yourself into one of the more expensive suites you also gain access to your very own balcony from which you can look over all of Sydney. The Opera Deluxe Room, in particular, is stunning with access to two terraces that hold watch over the Harbour and the Opera House.
2- Shangri-La Hotel Sydney
This is one of the most luxurious and reasonably priced hotels in all of Sydney. It features a truly stunning view of the city from the Executive Suites. There are a total of 565 rooms in the whole hotel, and 30 of them feature a breathtaking view of the city. The regular rooms have been kept a little basic and simple with a fawn color scheme against blue carpeting, however they’re quite spacious as well. The suites have been designed artistically with a lot of earthy shades, and the bathrooms feature complete marble tiling. The indoor pool is perennially warm, and makes for a great place for families and children to hang around. The aesthetic of this trendy and opulent hotel hasn’t changed since the 90s and it clearly shows because the hotel seems to favor a dark and intricate aesthetic, replete with cherry blossom rugs, as opposed to the more current and preferred forays with minimalism. As for the location, this charming boutique hotel is situated at the very center of the Circular Quay, the erstwhile mentioned tourist hotspot. If you opt for a room with a view, you can wake up every morning looking over at the majestic Sydney Harbour. You’ll also be within walking distance of some of the other major tourist attraction spots such as Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Sydney Opera House, and The Museum of Contemporary Art. If you thirst a little adventure and don’t go dizzy at the thought of scaling heights then you absolutely must also go to The Bridge Climb.
3- InterContinental Sydney
If you want your hotel to also maintain a sense of history, then InterContinental Hotel is ideal for you. It was built way back in 1851 and used to be a Treasury building, before it was renovated into a hotel with stunning classical façades. The hotel is ideally located, a mere two minutes from the Circular Quay, five minutes from the Sydney Opera House, and within walking distance of the Government House as well. Architecturally, it has been built in a 70s inspired sandstone skyscraper structure, boasting some colonial motifs, and thus it maintains its classical heritage even though all the rooms have been modernized. Because of the effect of modernism on pretty much all architectural structures, you can now find yourself in a hotel that stays true to its roots while still offering modern technology and signature-minimalist decor. If there’s a complaint to be made, it’s that the standard rooms can be quite small relative to the rooms offered by other luxury hotels. As such, if you truly want to live in style and charm, then you’d do well to get a deluxe room. It also features a great Swimming Pool on the 31st floor that children are bound to enjoy. If you book the hotel during the off-seasons you can get a pretty sweet deal, however during peak-season the rates go way up.
4- Hilton Sydney
Hilton Sydney is located in the very center of the city, with close access to all the important landmarks such as the Darling Harbour, and Bondi Beach. Besides a vast number of rooms and suites, you also get access to 28 meeting and conference rooms to conduct business in. Two of the other attractions of the Hilton are their excellent hotel bar and rooftop Zeta Bar, wherein you can enjoy pleasant music while sipping on cocktails and looking over at the rest of the buzzing city.
5- The Langham Sydney
The Langham Sydney is the very embodiment of opulence and luxury. They have a pillow menu that stretches on for an entire page, they feature extremely fluffy and comfortable beds that you can very well sink into, and they offer a stunning view of the Sydney skyline and the Western Harbour. The hotel is a part of The Rocks, which is not as popular as downtown Sydney with its Opera House, however this location boasts some colonial era pubs and monuments that will surely appeal to you if you like things that are just a bit antique.