Hotels Close to the CBD in Sydney, Australia

by Nicholas Katers
Sydney's Central Business District is surrounded by hotels and inns.

Sydney's Central Business District is surrounded by hotels and inns.

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Attractions in Sydney’s Central Business District beckon to regional residents and international travelers alike. The city’s famed Sydney Opera House sits along the waterfront in the Central Business District. Visitors enjoy fresh air and exercise at public spaces like Hyde Park, while corporate travelers meet with clients at international firms like Macquarie Group based in Sydney’s commercial center. The neighborhoods that surround Sidney's Central Business District hold hotels and inns that meet the needs of all tourists.

Potts Point

Hotels in the Potts Point neighborhood provide accommodations only five minutes east of the Central Business District. The Diamant Hotel Sydney features guest rooms ranging from quaint economy rooms to spacious boulevard suites. Guests work with the front desk to arrange international newspaper deliveries and in-room massages. Wine enthusiasts head to Time to Vino on the first floor to sample regional varieties. The Simpsons Hotel Potts Point is a historic hotel dating back to 1892 with rooms like the king-sized Cloud Suite. This property encourages guest to relax with books, table games and snacks in its first-floor library.


Tourists staying in the Haymarket neighborhood are situated between the Central Business District and Chinatown. The Medina Executive Sydney Central welcomes guests with a fireplace and library in the lobby. Each guest room features a kitchen with updated appliances and utensils to facilitate homemade meals. This property works with Cuisine Corner to arrange deliveries from local restaurants seven days a week. The Metro Hotel Sydney Central immerses travelers in Sydney culture with local art in public spaces and guest rooms. Guests can relax between tours of downtown Sydney at the hotel’s rooftop sundeck and pool.


Travelers journey ten minutes southeast of the Central Business District to hotels in Darlinghurst. Guest rooms at the Kirketon Hotel Sydney feature light colors, large windows and leather chairs to ensure relaxation. A typical day at this Darlinghurst hotel may include free passes to neighboring Fitness First and dinner at Eau de Vie on the first floor. The Hotel Altamont Sydney accommodates guests in rooms, lofts and a studio apartment with a full kitchen. Guests play billiards with fellow travelers at the first-floor lounge or relax on the rooftop garden.

The Rocks

Sydney’s The Rocks offers hotels and inns minutes north of the Central Business District. The Rendezvous Stafford Hotel Sydney houses guests in studios and apartments with views of the Circular Quay. Guests can also book the Historic Terrace House, a two-floor bungalow with a kitchen and living room. The Park Hyatt Sydney surrounds guests in luxury with marble bath flooring, walk-in closets and a balcony in each room. Travelers enjoy massages at the on-site Iluka Spa, meals at the Little Kitchen and drinks at the Club Bar.

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