15 Oct 2021

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 weekend away in Darling Harbour.
Staycations for every budget 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 some of Sydney's best accommodation within 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.

$ Wallet-friendly

APX
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?
APX Apartments
Vibe Hotel
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.
Vibe Hotel

$$ Luxury-lite

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.
Holiday Inn Darling Harbour
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.
Ibis Darling Harbour
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.
Novotel Sydney Darling Square

$$$ Treat yo’ self

Sofitel
Hotel Sofitel just oozes class, from iconic views of the Sydney skyline to its rooftop infinity pool and fitness centre - the perfect romantic getaway. Indulge yourselves 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 three bars, including one on the rooftop. Drinks with a view - priceless.
Sofitel
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.
Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour
Hyatt Regency
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.
Hyatt Regency