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Best Sydney Historic Hotels

The Grace Hotel
4.5 out of 5
77 York Street, Sydney, NSW
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AU$195
per night
Jan 26 - Jan 27
4.5/5Wonderful! (4,357 reviews)

"Our bathroom wasn't that clean but everything else was pretty good."…"

Reviewed on 20 Jan. 2020

The Grace Hotel
Q Station Sydney Harbour National Park
4 out of 5
1 North Head Scenic Drive, Manly, NSW
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AU$159
per night
Jan 27 - Jan 28
4.3/5Excellent! (1,194 reviews)

"great experience.excellent location overall a great weekend."…"

Reviewed on 14 Jan. 2020

Q Station Sydney Harbour National Park
The Russell Hotel
3 out of 5
143a George Street, The Rocks, NSW
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AU$145
per night
Jan 24 - Jan 25
4.3/5Excellent! (1,277 reviews)

"Great location. Lots of stairs though even with a lift."…"

Reviewed on 20 Jan. 2020

The Russell Hotel
Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney MGallery
5 out of 5
34-52 Harrington Street, The Rocks, NSW
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AU$229
per night
Jan 27 - Jan 28
4.4/5Excellent! (1,057 reviews)

"The location was wonderful . You can walk to the harbour and to the Opera House"…"

Reviewed on 1 Dec. 2019

Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney MGallery
Australian Heritage Hotel
2.5 out of 5
100 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, NSW
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AU$151
per night
Jan 27 - Jan 28
3.9/5Good! (477 reviews)

"We loved this hotel! The location is the best in the city , the staff is extremely friendly & the bathrooms & rooms were clean! The hotel is adjacent to a bar so keep that in mind. the staff was so friendly and gave us a few drink cards so we got to try some delicious beer. This hotel also includes ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jan. 2020

Australian Heritage Hotel
Sydney Harbour Bed & Breakfast
3.5 out of 5
140 - 142 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, NSW
AU$116
per night
Jan 28 - Jan 29
4/5Very Good! (434 reviews)

"Nice room with Historical feel. Good breakfast . Good service"…"

Reviewed on 30 Nov. 2019

Sydney Harbour Bed & Breakfast
Rendezvous Hotel Sydney The Rocks
3.5 out of 5
75 Harrington Street, The Rocks, NSW
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AU$149
per night
Feb 9 - Feb 10
4.3/5Excellent! (1,900 reviews)

"Location Front Desk service Coffee availability Balcony view excellent,"…"

Reviewed on 20 Jan. 2020

Rendezvous Hotel Sydney The Rocks
The Hughenden Boutique Hotel
3.5 out of 5
14 Queen Street, Woollahra, NSW
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AU$150
per night
Jan 23 - Jan 24
4.3/5Excellent! (198 reviews)

"It is a very nice and quiet place to stay , kind of small but pretty;)"…"

Reviewed on 6 Dec. 2019

The Hughenden Boutique Hotel
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
5 out of 5
199 George St., Sydney, NSW
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AU$325
per night
Jan 23 - Jan 24
4.6/5Wonderful! (4,227 reviews)

"Great location and the staff were over the top. Joseph at the front desk was amazing and Pasquale was numero uno at the front door. I’m not a big fan of carpets but I enjoyed it regardless. See you next time."…"

Reviewed on 20 Jan. 2020

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Shakespeare Hotel Surry Hills
4 out of 5
200 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills, NSW
AU$109
per night
Jan 22 - Jan 23
3.9/5Very Good! (219 reviews)

"We enjoyed our stay in this old inner Sydney pub. Shared bathroom basic as you'd expect at a good price. Comfortable bed and aircondtioning great as very warm weather. Surry Hills neighbourhood fantastic with bars, restaurants and coffee shops."…"

Reviewed on 21 Nov. 2019

Shakespeare Hotel Surry Hills
The Langham, Sydney
5 out of 5
89-113 Kent Street, Millers Point, NSW
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AU$448
per night
Jan 23 - Jan 24
4.8/5Exceptional! (1,588 reviews)

"The Langham is by far my favourite hotel in Sydney. It is luxurious and the staff do such an amazing job of making you feel special. Every detail of the hotel is well thought out and so beautiful. Art Deco is my favourite design period and this hotel executes it beautifully while bringing it into ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jan. 2020

The Langham, Sydney
Glenferrie Lodge
3 out of 5
12a Carabella Street, Kirribilli, NSW
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AU$73
per night
Jan 23 - Jan 24
4/5Very Good! (1,197 reviews)

"Liked the property. Apart from the hotel being delightful, it is situated in and ideal position, near transport and reasonable restaurants"…"

Reviewed on 29 Dec. 2019

Glenferrie Lodge
Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney
5 out of 5
11 Jamison Street, Sydney, NSW
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AU$199
per night
Jan 26 - Jan 27
4.5/5Wonderful! (3,869 reviews)

"Great location, friendly staff, very clean hotel, good facilities"…"

Reviewed on 14 Jan. 2020

Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney
Park Hyatt Sydney
5 out of 5
7 Hickson Road, The Rocks, NSW
AU$1,290
per night
Jan 24 - Jan 25
4.7/5Exceptional! (183 reviews)

"Perfect position , amazing views. Helpful staff. Great breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 21 Nov. 2019

Park Hyatt Sydney
Woolbrokers Hotel
2 out of 5
22 Allen Street, Pyrmont, NSW
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AU$76
per night
Jan 27 - Jan 28
3.7/5Good! (644 reviews)

"Very cheap bnb less than a 5 min walk to darling harbour, room was so clean smelled fresh it had blockout curtains and very high ceilings and the linen on the bed was so soft and fresh. Slept like a baby. There was a sink in the room to save me from having to go back and forward to the shared bathroom. ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Oct. 2019

Woolbrokers Hotel
The Sebel Quay West Suites Sydney
5 out of 5
98 Gloucester Street, The Rocks, NSW
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AU$251
per night
Jan 27 - Jan 28
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,795 reviews)

"We loved everything, The staff the suite the breakfast And the magnificent views!!"…"

Reviewed on 19 Jan. 2020

The Sebel Quay West Suites Sydney
Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
5 out of 5
176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, NSW
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AU$240
per night
Jan 27 - Jan 28
4.5/5Wonderful! (3,863 reviews)

"The hotel is exactly as described and pretty much up to Shangri La standards. The views are great. Altitude restauis supreb, worthy of the $125 pp pre fixe."…"

Reviewed on 17 Jan. 2020

Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
Regents Court Sydney
4 out of 5
18 Springfield Avenue, Potts Point, NSW
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AU$129
per night
Jan 26 - Jan 27
4.1/5Very Good! (819 reviews)

"The hotel was very cosy and was very comfortable to stay in."…"

Reviewed on 12 Nov. 2019

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There are many things to love about Sydney. Home to great restaurants, a thriving arts scene, and plenty of outdoor spaces, there are truly an unlimited number of ways to enjoy your holiday. In addition to its modern-day marvels, Sydney is also known for its rich history. Choose to immerse yourself in local life firsthand by booking your stay at one of the best historic hotels in Sydney.

Historic accommodation in Sydney will lend an air of glamour to your stay. As you stroll through the lobby, notice the refined lighting fixtures and intricate floor detailing that have been preserved over the years. The elegant amenities extend to your room, where you may enjoy vintage styling and opulent touches that make you feel as though you’ve stepped back in time. After taking the time to unpack and relax in your room, venture out into the streets of Sydney to explore the many landmarks and museums that also bring you back to yesteryear.

Whether you spend your time brushing up on local lore or simply want to experience the stately atmosphere of a Sydney historic hotel, we’ve got you covered. We have an array of properties offering the amenities and vintage vibes you crave, and that are well-suited for both solo travel and for meeting the needs of you and your entire travel party. Boasting contemporary luxuries as well as well-preserved pieces of history, we have Sydney accommodation in a historic setting that will make your next holiday one for the books.

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What is a historic hotel?

 

Historic hotels give guests the opportunity to stay in buildings that have been officially recognised with a national historic designation. Historic hotels can take the form of castles, stately homes, palaces or even pubs, lodges, old police stations or skyscrapers – any building that’s been identified as being of special interest.

Many historic hotels occupy buildings that were originally built for a different function, and later re-established as a hotel. The previous function or architecture of the buildings themselves represent something important in the country’s historical timeline. Such hotels typically retain original characteristics such as period features or traditional architecture, in their communal spaces and/or bedrooms.

 

Do historic hotels in Sydney have modern facilities?

 

Yes. Sydney historic hotels provide a balance between an authentic experience in traditional surroundings, with a very comfortable stay. Hotel interiors are fitted with modern conveniences and updated safety features, while every effort is made to preserve historic facades and treasured traditions. Historic does not mean its run-down or uncomfortable for guests. In fact, many historic hotels are luxurious.

Guests can expect the usual amenities you’d get from a hotel such as WiFi, heating and air conditioning, good bathroom facilities and so on. The facilities depend on the design and layout of the building – historic hotels are often protected and any changes are subject to many rules and restrictions. Things like windows and pillars are more likely to be old-fashioned.

 

What is the oldest hotel in the world?

 

The Guinness Book of World Records lists Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan in Yamanashi, Japan, as the oldest hotel in the world. Fujiwara Mahito opened the hot-spring hotel to guests in 705 CE – over 1,300 years and 52 generations later it is still run by the same family. The hotel, which has 37 rooms, is at the foot of the Akaishi Mountains in central Japan.