Fathom Favorites : Sydney Hotels

1. QT Sydney

QT Sydney

A new contemporary hotel where gargoyles and original timber floors mix with quirky furnishings and oversized soaking tubs. Book a table at their European-style brasserie, Gowings Bar & Grill, then top off the evening with a tour of their cutting-edge digital art collection.

49 Market St.
Sydney, NSW 2000

2. Pier One

Set on the fringe of the city’s most touristy neighborhood, which means you can enjoy the location’s perks without the pain. The clean and contemporary hotel was built on a former working pier and still features the original ironwork. Front restaurant is worth a try for its modern Australian cuisine, incredible harbor views, and covetable outdoor seating.

11 Hickson Rd.
Sydney, NSW 2000

3. Park Hyatt Sydney

Park Hyatt Sydney

Waterfront luxury at its best. A recent renovation to this Sydney mainstay has resulted in floor-to-ceiling glass windows, private balconies, and specially designed artwork by some of Australia's most talented artists, including painter Tim Johnson and photographer Robert Billington.

7 Hickson Rd.
Sydney, NSW 2000

4. Establishment Hotel

Establishment Hotel

A chic boutique hotel brought to you by the people responsible for Sydney hotspots Ivy Bar and 30 Knots. The Harbour Bridge, Opera House, and Botanical Gardens are walkable, which makes exploring the city easy. Amenities include iPads, Apple TV, free wifi, and perks like special access to the hotel's nightclub, Hemmepshere.

5 Bridge Ln.
Sydney, NSW 2000

5. Ravesi's Hotel

Ravesi's Hotel

A very lively (loud) boutique hotel across the street from Sydney's iconic Bondi Beach. Modern, moody decor designed by well-known artist Dane Van Bree in classic Aboriginal colors. Pop into Drift, the hotel's cocktail lounge, and enjoy celeb sightings, panoramic beach views, and cleverly named cocktails like the Jimmy Chew or Ginny Hendricks. Ask for a beach-front room.

118 Campbell Parade
Bondi Beach, NSW 2026

6. Bondi Beach House

Bondi Beach House

Skip the big city hotels and opt for a beach cottage with nautical decor and shabby chic furniture just twenty minutes by car from Sydney's CBD neighborhood and two minutes by foot from famous Bondi Beach. Rooms vary from extremely affordable singles to spacious suites.

28 Sir Thomas Mitchell Rd.
Bondi Beach, NSW 2026

7. Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

This classic spot is home to the city's largest heated outdoor pool. Easy access to the train and ferry make it a great base for exploring. Splurge for a City Harbour-View room — it's not everyday that you can wake up and take in two major landmarks from bed. Bonuses: bustling lobby bar, pleasant staff, L'Occitane bath products.

199 George St.
Sydney, NSW 2000

8. The Old Clare

The Old Clare

The beautifully design boutique hotel resides inside of two meticulously kept heritage buildings in the burgeoning Chippendale neighborhood. Sixty two rooms are stylish and refined. Bits of the building's industrial past peeks through in concrete details, enormous windows, and exposed brick. Handsome design details mix the old and new; a rooftop pool and bar will have you looking toward a future filled with summer days.

1 Kensington St.
Chippendale NSW 2008