Staycations for every budget in Darling Harbour
Why go overseas when you can get some of the best experiences in the world right here in Sydney? Here’s our list of the best places for a staycation in Darling Harbour.
You don’t need to leave Sydney to get away. It’s easy to escape to somewhere incredible with a staycation to suit any budget, right here in beautiful Darling Harbour.
Whether you’re looking for a balcony with panoramic harbour views or an affordable room bang in the middle of all the fun, these are Darling Harbour’s best staycations.
If you want to be in a walking distance from the zoo, the aquarium and the waterfront bars and cafes in Darling Harbour, book a room at Adina. This 4.5 star hotel’s got a lot going for it including room service, a pool, sauna and gym but it’s surprisingly easy on the wallet.
A stay at APX puts you in the heart of Chinatown, minutes from the Chinatown Night Market, the Chinese Garden of Friendship and the buzz of Darling Quarter. There are super-soft Egyptian cotton sheets on the beds and free Wi-Fi - what more could you need?
Vibe Hotel is a brand new property oozing cool, located minutes from the waterfront. It’s got luxury rooms featuring slick Manhattan-inspired design, a rooftop infinity pool with panoramic city views and a vibey rooftop bar called Above 319. A premium experience in a great location, without the hefty price point.
A stay at the Crowne Plaza will definitely make you feel like royalty. The generously sized rooms feature stunning views and lush art deco design, and the location is just six minutes away from the waterfront bars and restaurants on Cockle Bay Wharf.
Holiday Inn Darling Harbour
Snoop Dogg and Chingy were onto something - the Holiday Inn is the perfect spot to chill, with plush king-sized beds and giant smart TVs loaded with movies. If you can manage to roll out of bed, you’ll find Sydney’s best restaurants and bars minutes away in Chinatown, Little Hay Street and Darling Square.
Ibis Darling Harbour
Located one street back from Darling Harbour’s waterfront promenade behind Harbourside mall, the Ibis is a great option if you want to be right in the centre of the action. Plus almost every room in the hotel features harbour views.
Novotel Sydney Darling Square
The Novotel Sydney’s rooms boast a touch of sophistication and a little luxury in a great location. Stay here and you’ll be steps away from Sydney’s newest, most exciting entertainment district - Darling Square.
The Radisson is probably in one of the city’s best locations, a quick walk from the waterfront and a brief train from Sydney central. We don’t blame you if you don’t leave the hotel though - you could easily spend a day lounging in the Roman style indoor pool and spa.
$$$ Treat yo’ self
Hotel Sofitel just oozes class, from iconic views of the Sydney skyline to its rooftop infinity pool and fitness centre. Indulge yourself at the in-house restaurant after a well-deserved lie-in - and if the sound of a cocktail shaker is like a glorious chorus to you, you can enjoy a bev or two at any of the 3 bars, including one on the rooftop. Drinks with a view - priceless.
Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour
If you need space as well as luxury, Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour has you covered. It boasts some of the largest guest suites in Sydney, so you can really spread out as you enjoy the views of the harbour. And even then, it still manages to squeeze in a top-rated restaurant and bar, an outdoor pool and a tennis court.
PARKROYAL Darling Harbour
Sometimes, you just gotta feel fancy - little finger lifted with dainty teacup in hand. The PARKROYAL has everything you’d expect from a world-class hotel, but brings the next level of luxury by offering a high tea completed with jam, scones and delicious little morsels at its in-house restaurant, ADOBE. Try upgrading to a Sparkling High Tea for 2 hours of unlimited bubbles.
Hyatt Regency really makes you feel like royalty. Not only can you enjoy gorgeous views, complimentary Wi-Fi, all-day refreshments and a daily continental breakfast, but you can spend your lazy mornings at the Heritage Cafe, your late lunches at Sailmaker, the restaurant, your cocktail hour at Zephyr, the rooftop bar, and your cheeky evening pint at Dundee Arms, one of Sydney’s oldest pubs.