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Best Sydney Historic Hotels

The Langham, Sydney
5 out of 5
89-113 Kent Street, Millers Point, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$350 per night from 5 Oct. to 6 Oct.
4.9/5Exceptional! (985 reviews)

"Beautiful building in a wonderful area of Sydney - but most importantly the service was outstanding. We felt like truely welcome guests every time we returned to the hotel."…"

Reviewed on 25 Sep. 2020

The Langham, Sydney
Park Hyatt Sydney
5 out of 5
7 Hickson Road, The Rocks, NSW
Free cancellation
The price is AU$610 per night from 6 Oct. to 7 Oct.
4.7/5Exceptional! (190 reviews)

"You can’t beat the location, the views were amazing, the food was good and the staff were friendly."…"

Reviewed on 19 Jul. 2020

Park Hyatt Sydney
The Sebel Quay West Suites Sydney
5 out of 5
98 Gloucester Street, The Rocks, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$259 per night from 2 Oct. to 3 Oct.
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,886 reviews)

"Spacious suite for a one bedroom. Clean. Great location, as we found out later. Friendly & helpful staff, got moved to a new room due to a TV issue. And the pool on the 25th floor is really good."…"

Reviewed on 30 Jun. 2020

The Sebel Quay West Suites Sydney

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Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
5 out of 5
199 George St., Sydney, NSW
Free cancellation
The price is AU$238 per night from 11 Oct. to 12 Oct.
4.6/5Wonderful! (2,081 reviews)

"Absolutely fabulous! The view from our room as breathtaking, hotel room was big, staff & service were exceptional! I will definitely be booking more stays at the Four Seasons with my family!"…"

Reviewed on 27 Sep. 2020

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney
5 out of 5
11 Jamison Street, Sydney, NSW
The price is AU$200 per night from 1 Nov. to 2 Nov.
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,233 reviews)

"I returned to the hotel after frequently using them until 3 years ago. All staff made my stay fantastic and went out of their way for me. Fantastic staff."…"

Reviewed on 26 May 2020

Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney
The Grace Hotel
4.5 out of 5
77 York Street, Sydney, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$159 per night from 4 Oct. to 5 Oct.
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,730 reviews)

"The hotel was a stunning throwback in an exceptional location. The staff where courteous, and knowledgeable."…"

Reviewed on 12 Sep. 2020

The Grace Hotel
Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
5 out of 5
176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$260 per night from 6 Oct. to 7 Oct.
4.4/5Wonderful! (2,498 reviews)

"Room was neat and tidy. View was spectacular - we could have stayed looking out the window all day Breakfast in the restaurant on Level 36 was VERY expensive and NOT worth what we paid. That ruined our experience."…"

Reviewed on 2 Sep. 2020

Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney MGallery
5 out of 5
34-52 Harrington Street, The Rocks, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$209 per night from 1 Nov. to 2 Nov.
4.4/5Wonderful! (995 reviews)

"Fantastic boutique property, beautifully presented, my room was cosy and well appointed and I could see the opera house! Perfect spot at The Rocks within walking distance to so many sights and attractions. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended!"…"

Reviewed on 13 Jul. 2020

Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney MGallery
The Hughenden Boutique Hotel
3.5 out of 5
14 Queen Street, Woollahra, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$149 per night from 2 Oct. to 3 Oct.
4.3/5Excellent! (224 reviews)

"Great hotel in perfect location. Downside was they the room was the size of a postage stamp! Well appointed and the bed was really"…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2020

The Hughenden Boutique Hotel
Q Station Sydney Harbour National Park
4 out of 5
1 North Head Scenic Drive, Manly, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$189 per night from 18 Oct. to 19 Oct.
4.3/5Excellent! (985 reviews)

"Very good and friendly staff. Highly recommended."…"

Reviewed on 14 Jun. 2020

Q Station Sydney Harbour National Park
The Russell Hotel
3 out of 5
143a George Street, The Rocks, NSW
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The price is AU$121 per night from 4 Oct. to 5 Oct.
4.3/5Excellent! (994 reviews)
Best place we stayed in The Rocks.

"Very comfortable accommodations, and the buffet breakfast was surprisingly satisfying. Staff were completely professional."…"

Reviewed on 19 Apr. 2020

The Russell Hotel
Rendezvous Hotel Sydney The Rocks
3.5 out of 5
75 Harrington Street, The Rocks, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$134 per night from 2 Oct. to 3 Oct.
4.3/5Excellent! (1,991 reviews)

"Highly Recommend. Great location, close to everything. The staff are very friendly and accommodating."…"

Reviewed on 29 Jul. 2020

Rendezvous Hotel Sydney The Rocks
Glenferrie Lodge
3 out of 5
12a Carabella Street, Kirribilli, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$73 per night from 4 Oct. to 5 Oct.
4.1/5Very Good! (994 reviews)

"Comfortable and quiet, the neighborhood is very beautiful, people are very friendly here"…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2020

Glenferrie Lodge
Regents Court Sydney
4 out of 5
18 Springfield Avenue, Potts Point, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$114 per night from 6 Oct. to 7 Oct.
4.1/5Very Good! (855 reviews)

"Great location. Friendly and helpful staff. Roof top Terrance was being worked on and wi-fi was weak. Overall great place."…"

Reviewed on 1 Apr. 2020

Regents Court Sydney
Sydney Harbour Bed & Breakfast
3.5 out of 5
140 - 142 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, NSW
The price is AU$124 per night from 2 Oct. to 3 Oct.
4/5Very Good! (484 reviews)

"Brilliant location, central yet the ambience of the world renowned rocks area."…"

Reviewed on 29 Mar. 2020

Sydney Harbour Bed & Breakfast
Shakespeare Hotel Surry Hills
4 out of 5
200 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills, NSW
The price is AU$109 per night from 4 Oct. to 5 Oct.
3.9/5Very Good! (227 reviews)
The Shakespeare

"Another visit and happy to stay again in future. Comfortable bed, great location and the Saturday night noise wasn’t a bother at all. Bathroom needs work, but it’s all about the hot water and it didn’t run out!"…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar. 2020

Shakespeare Hotel Surry Hills
Australian Heritage Hotel
2.5 out of 5
100 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, NSW
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3.8/5Good! (487 reviews)

"The hotel is old so there you go. It does need some cleaning and patching but was a fun place. The staff are amazing. Good location. We would go back if it wasn't so far away from Canada."…"

Reviewed on 26 Mar. 2020

Australian Heritage Hotel
Woolbrokers Hotel
2 out of 5
22 Allen Street, Pyrmont, NSW
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3.7/5Good! (656 reviews)

"Value for money, good position for Cockle Bay. No air conditioning only fans, so a 40 deg day can be hot."…"

Reviewed on 2 Feb. 2020

Woolbrokers Hotel
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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.

Frequently asked questions

What can a history buff expect from a stay in Sydney?
On a trip to Sydney, those interested in local history may want to plan a visit to the monuments. While you’re here, you might want to visit the bustling port and major shopping area. You can also discover the area’s fascinating museums.
Where's the best place to stay in Sydney that's close to historical sites?
Based on our travel expertise, The Grace Hotel is a top 4.5-star hotel for history buffs booking on Expedia, and it features a restaurant and an indoor pool. Queen Victoria Building is a short walk away. A couple of other options near historic sites include Q Station Sydney Harbour National Park and The Russell Hotel.
How many historically relevant hotels are located in Sydney?
Sydney is home to 4305 hotels and other accommodation options bookable on Expedia, including 346 historic hotels or hotels close to historic sites.
What are the must-see historical places and other sights in Sydney?
Sydney is notable for its monuments and landmarks like Sydney Harbour Bridge, Queen Victoria Building and Enmore Theatre. Known for its opera and museums, cultural venues include International Convention Centre Sydney, Sydney Opera House and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Other popular sights include Sydney Tower and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.
What is a historic hotel like in Sydney?
A historic hotel gives guests a chance to stay in a building that has been recognised with an official historic designation. Historic hotels throughout the world have had many former lives and uses, such as castles, stately homes, palaces or even pubs, lodges, old police stations or skyscrapers — any place of special interest. These types of hotels in Sydney typically preserve original characteristics like traditional architecture and period features in their communal spaces or guestrooms.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
These are quite similar. “Historic hotel” is a term often used in the US, whereas “heritage hotel” is common in Asia and Europe. Historic hotels tend to put more importance on the architecture and building. Mainly heritage hotels draw meaning from the cultural value and how it influenced the community.
Do historic hotels in Sydney have modern facilities?
Yes, efforts are made to preserve the historic aspects and traditions, while interiors have safety features and modern conveniences. Tourists who book a stay can expect the amenities from a contemporary hotel such as WiFi, heating and air conditioning, and updated bathroom facilities. Booking a historic hotel in Sydney doesn’t mean you’re choosing a place that’s rundown.

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