Top 10 Sydney hotels with the best views of the Harbour Bridge
Of course the best seat in the house for seeing Sydney shine at it’s best is up on the arches with BridgeClimb Sydney! On the most fabulous of days, 134 metres above the sparkling Harbour, those 360-degree views from the Summit are uninterrupted spanning as far as the Blue Mountains, 83km west from the CBD, to the Pacific Ocean where you can catch a glimpse of Sydney’s infamous Bondi Beach, east of the CBD.
If you’re like any of us at BridgeClimb, who’ll do anything for a view - like even climb to the very top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge daily! - Then you’ll probably appreciate the secret and not-so-secret Sydney hotel options - courtesy of our friends at KAYAK - where you can enjoy a picture-perfect glimpse of the Harbour Bridge and Sydney skyline from afar too.
We know it can be hard to take your eyes off her, so that’s why we’ve rounded up some of our favourite hotels in the city with the best views looking over the Sydney Harbour Bridge for your next romantic getaway, staycation, or family holiday.
117 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000
For a luxurious stay in Sydney, we suggest a sleepover at the InterContinental Sydney where after your incredible climb to the top of town, you can continue the gazing from rooms offering window views of the Eastern Harbourside, the Bridge you just conquered or the Opera House sails. The Five Star hotel is housed in the beautifully restored Treasury Building dating back to 1851, and from the moment you step in the doors, you’ll feel the grandeur of 19th-century history.
Ascend to level 31 of the InterContinental Sydney, where you will find the incredible lounge terrace, which is the perfect spot to cheers to your romantic weekend in Sydney.
110 Cumberland Street, The Rocks 2000
A stay at YHA in The Rocks is a secret budget-friendly gem close to The Rocks action. It’s built above an archaeological site with remnants of old Sydney and when you venture up to it’s rooftop, it’s home to stunning panoramic views of Sydney Harbour, Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. This is a great accommodation choice for backpackers or those looking for budget friendly accommodation in The Rocks.
176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks NSW 2000
If you’re looking to score some brownie points on a romantic Sydney weekend, we recommend booking a stay at the Shangri-La Hotel Sydney with none other than a room with panoramic views of Sydney Harbour.
It’s only a short walk from the BridgeClimb premises and our top tip is to b-line straight to the Blue Bar on 36 for a nightcap and to finish the day soaking in one of the hotel’s cosy and luxurious bathtubs. Add in some bubbles and bubbly to the mix, and it’ll be hard to be disappointed here!
7 Hickson Rd, The Rocks NSW 2000
If you care for 5-star luxury hotel harbourside living when you visit Sydney, you’d better book a king-sized room at the Park Hyatt Sydney. The hotel is known for A-list celebrity sightings, butler service and doorstep views of, you guessed it - our beloved Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House sails. Seriously amazing! When you hang out on the lounge rooftop, don’t be shy to wave a hello to some BridgeClimbers making their way up to the Summit too.
11 Hickson Rd, Walsh Bay NSW 2000
Another waterfront stay in The Rocks neighbourhood, nestled right under the Harbour Bridge wing is Pier One Sydney. No two suites are the same here, so you’re guaranteed a very unique 5-star stay. A winner in our eyes has to be the Pier One Hotel Puppy package where you can reserve a getaway for two - you and your pup! It includes tail-wagging perks like a comfy dog bed, treats awaiting as well as a mini-bar and dog-friendly menu service.
199 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000
In every season, we recommend calling the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney home for a weekend Sydney staycation, you can kick back and relax in sophisticated comfort, while staying close to the Sydney Harbour action.
It offers everything you need for a romantic Sydney getaway or family vacation in 5-star style and Sydney Harbour views!
61 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000
A stay at the Pullman Quay Sydney Harbour is nothing less than a grand ol’ time with spectacular views of the Harbour Bridge delivered to your hotel room. You’ll probably need to pinch yourself before you mistake the luxurious views from your hotel window for a desktop saver. No other hotel in the Sydney CBD has this angle of Sydney Harbour Bridge front-on, so count your lucky stars!
Make sure to pop by for a drink at the hotel bar, Hacienda Lounge inspired by 1950s Miami glamour, and tuck into their signature cocktail list with South American inspired nibbles designed to share with good company.
30 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000
You can spot the Marriott sign towering over the Sydney CBD from a mile away, which means you bet you’ll get some pretty sweet views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge from sleek, spacious contemporary-style rooms. The hotel has recently undergone a lavish multi-million renovation of the Greatroom (aka the foyer) which is an inviting space with ergonomic workstations for busy corporate travellers.
But don’t worry, it’s not all business, the Marriot Sydney Harbour at Circular Quay has plenty of options for family stays that includes valet parking, buffet breakfast for adults and kids as well as a late checkout! The hotel is also a delicious dining scene, choose from a hatted restaurant called Silvester’s, a laneway drinking den called Three Bottle Man or the historic hotel bar Customs House Bar. There is something for whatever mood takes your fancy.
98 Gloucester St, The Rocks NSW 2000
What is better than a hotel room with a Sydney Harbour view? A level 24 pool with sweeping Sydney Harbour views found at a stay at The Sebel Quay West. This place boasts stylish apartment-style hotel rooms fit for families, couples and those travelling on business.
If you decide to dine in at your stay, you have to try the signature Chorizo Linguine dish which is a recipe served by Head Chef Matteo Bisori from The Quartier Bistro & Bar.
89-113 Kent St, Millers Point NSW 2000
Finally, a stay at The Langham Sydney would make for an elegant choice, tucked away in the quaint cobbled streets behind The Rocks. But don’t let the hotel’s unassuming location fool you, The Langham is popular amongst brides who frequent the magnificent indoor heated pool complete with jacuzzi and steam rooms at the Day Spa by Chuan. We highly recommend heading here to relax and rejuvenate after your BridgeClimb!
For ultimate couple indulgence, maybe surprise your significant other with a romantic couples spa hotel package? The Langham is also pet-friendly, with luxurious pet packages available for the paw-fect getaway!
We loved sharing some of our favourite hotels in Sydney with the best views looking over the Harbour Bridge and hope we’ve helped inspire where to stay for a romantic staycation or family getaway. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram and tell us how you like to spend your time in Sydney!
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