The Best Boutique Hotels in Sydney

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Whether you're finally planning that long-awaited trip to the capital of NSW or you've decided to treat yourself to a weekend stay in the city, there's nothing quite like soaking up this beautiful harbour city with a few nights in a boutique hotel in Sydney.

Chic interior design, unparalleled, intimate service, and small pockets of the city to explore at your fingertips - what more could you want?! If you're after boutique hotels in Sydney, you'll be positively thrilled to learn we have some of the most beautifully designed properties found throughout the world. So what are you waiting for? Get booking!

11 Boutique Hotels in Sydney

1. Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

Watsons Bay accommodation
The Harbour Loft Room at Watsons Bay.


Nestled in a waterside enclave in the city's Eastern Suburbs, the Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel is the place to stay if you're after a luxury, waterfront experience.

With views of the harbour, you're still getting a picture-perfect view while enjoying a slower pace away from the hustle and bustle of the inner city. The rooms have been designed by Sibella Court and give you that coastal, Hamptons style vibe with all the comfort you could need for a stay away from home. 

Location: 1 Military Road, Watsons Bay 

2. Pier One Sydney Harbour

Pier One
Sydney Harbour Views from your bathtub? Yes, please!


Want to get a nice view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge? You won't find a better spot to marvel at the iconic landmark than right on the waters that lap at its towering metal frames than at the Pier One boutique hotel in Sydney.

Situated on the Northside of the Harbour Bridge, this stunning hotel leaves no stone unturned for refined design and luxury service.

Location: 11 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay

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3. QT Sydney

Get in the thick of Sydney's CBD with a bit of razzle-dazzle and a stay at the QT Sydney hotel.

This boutique hotel in Sydney is sexy, broody, quirky, and just a stone's throw away from some of the most vibrant arts and hospitality venues the city offers. Make the QT Sydney your central location before wandering to one of the many top tier restaurants and then on to the State Theatre (situated underneath the hotel) to take in a glamorous show.

Location: 49 Market Street, Sydney

4. Wildlife Retreat at Taronga Zoo

Wildlife Retreat Taronga
Incredible views of the city from Wildlife Retreat at Taronga.


Many overseas tourists envision kangaroos leaping through the city streets when they think of Australia - and while that might be a little far from the truth, who's to say you can't stay up close and personal with our adorable wildlife? You certainly can at the boutique Wildlife Retreat at Taronga Zoo.

Book in at the Wildlife Retreat at Taronga Zoo to wake up to the sound of fuzzy koalas making light work of their morning Eucalyptus leaves while enjoying the comforts of your plush eco-accommodation, some with incredible views of the Harbour Bridge. 

Location: 2a Bradleys Head Road, Mosman

5. Ovolo Woolloomooloo

Boutique hotels in Sydney
We just love the funky, loft vibes at Ovolo Woolloomooloo.


If you're planning on exploring the city with your stomach, the Ovolo Woolloomooloo hotel is the ideal hotel to rest your head after enjoying the delights of the many upmarket restaurants that line the pier.

When it comes to boutique hotel-style, the rooms at Ovolo feature a mix of heritage and modern luxury with beautiful metal beams out the window and fluro pops of colour inside.

Location: 6 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Woolloomooloo

6. Crystalbrook Albion

Deep in the streets of Surry Hills, you'll find the Crystalbrook Albion. This suburb of Sydney is well-known for its artistic flair, great restaurants and quaint streets filled with boutique shops and bespoke art galleries.

With hands-on, individualised service and a different design for each room, you're sure to receive an inner-city Sydney holiday that is uniquely yours at Cystalbrook Albion. Spend the day exploring the suburb on foot and put your feet up in style at night - perfection!

Location: 10-14 Waterloo Street, Surry Hills

7. Spicers Potts Point

If you're wondering where the well-heeled Sydneysiders pass the time, head straight to Potts Point, where luxury and style collide at Spicers Potts Point.

For the ultimate in boutique hotels in Sydney, book a night or two at the Spicers Potts Point and indulge in chic service in the heart of Sydney. With just 16 rooms available, this art deco hotel makes for the ideal spot for a romantic getaway for two *wink wink, nudge nudge*.

Location: 120/124 Victoria Street, Potts Point

8. Medusa Hotel

Boutique Hotels in Sydney
City views from your balcony at the Medusa Hotel.


Boasting bragging rights as Sydney's first 'true boutique hotel', the team at Medusa Hotel know what it takes to make your stay in the city a special one.

Among the charming maisonettes and terraces of Darlinghurst, you'll find a trendy hotel that brings together nods to the Soho area of New York and even a dash of Tuscany with their white shutters and outdoor dipping pool. Choose from their deluxe or grand room accommodation before enjoying the bustling surroundings of Darlinghurst.

Location: 267 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst

9. Veriu Broadway

For longer stays, the Veriu Broadway offers all the comfort of a serviced apartment without scrimping on style.

Veriu's rooms and suites have been designed with a keen eye for smooth lines, modern textiles and simple functionality. The Broadway - or Ultimo - area is a great central point to make your way through to the CBD or other surrounding inner-city hubs full of shops, theatres, Chinatown, restaurants and more.

Location: 35 Mountain Street, Ultimo

10. Harbour Rocks Hotel

Hotels in the Rocks
The Harbour Rocks Hotel has been a boutique hotel in Sydney since 1887!


Immerse yourself in the city's history by dropping by the Harbour Rocks Hotel.

Soak in the old world charm of yesteryear at this hotel in Sydney, which was built all the way back in 1887. For a 5-star experience, book into one of their 59 rooms, all of which come with warm finishes that perfectly complement the grandeur of this stately heritage building.

Once you've settled in, we suggest exploring The Rocks on foot and cosying into one of the charming pubs for an afternoon of good food, wine and beer.

Location: 34 Harrington Street, The Rocks

11. The Old Clare Hotel

Pool at the Old Clare Hotel
Enjoy a much-needed break at the outdoor pool at The Old Clare Hotel.


It goes without saying that The Old Clare Hotel is one of the most immaculately designed hotels this city has to offer.

Everything at The Old Clare has been carefully considered, from the artwork lining the walls to the antique fixtures and freestanding baths. You'd be forgiven for wanting to simply while away the hours in your room when booking a stay here, but we encourage you to get out and explore the art galleries and restaurants right at your doorstep. The big gorgeous bathtub will be waiting for you when you get back!

Location: 1 Kensington Street, Chippendale

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