The Best Well-Priced Hotels Near Alexandria, Sydney

Trendy Newtown is hardly short of places to stay, but the Urban Newtown still stands out from the crowd
Trendy Newtown is hardly short of places to stay, but the Urban Newtown still stands out from the crowd | Courtesy of the Urban Newtown / Expedia
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12 May 2021

Sydney is the most-visited city in Australia for a reason. The New South Wales capital is a waterside showstopper, home to several of the most iconic attractions in the country, from the Harbour Bridge to the Opera House. When it comes to location, consider staying near the inner-city suburb of Alexandria, for its café culture and connections to the rest of the city. To help you find your perfect stay, we’ve picked out the best well-priced hotels near Alexandria, all bookable on Culture Trip.

Rydges World Square

Chain Hotel
4.3/5 (1189 Reviews)
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If you’re keen to stay where the action is, Rydges World Square is about as cosmopolitan as it gets. This modern hotel is nestled in the humming heart of Sydney and mere minutes from Haymarket’s Chinatown, meaning world-class Asian fare is just around the corner. Many of the main CBD attractions – from Darling Harbour to Cockle Bay – are a short walk away.

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SKYE Suites Sydney

Independent Hotel
4.7/5 (479 Reviews)
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Koichi Takada’s red-brick architectural marvel is an eye-catcher for all the right reasons. SKYE Suites Sydney, just a few streets back from Darling Harbour, is an upmarket hotel from the Crown Group. Inside, the clean, minimalist interiors are just as impressive as the exteriors. You have access to all the on-site facilities during your stay, but the ultra-modern, ice cave-themed wellness area is the highlight, complete with heated pool and gym.

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Veriu Central

Chain Hotel
4.2/5 (769 Reviews)
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Old-world charm meets modern class in this reimagining of an iconic city building. Heritage-listed Wentworth House was built more than 100 years ago on the corner of Elizabeth Street and Wentworth Avenue – less than 5km (3mi) from Alexandria – and it’s clear the hoteliers were committed to preserving its character when they set about renovating it. Check in and enjoy an old-fashioned in the drawing room before setting out to explore this pocket of central Sydney.

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The Old Clare Hotel

Independent Hotel, Boutique Hotel
4.6/5 (347 Reviews)
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This converted pub looks nondescript from the outside, but that’s all part of the charm. The Old Clare is an eclectic boutique hotel set across two heritage buildings, renovated to the current form in 2019. The interiors are reminiscent of its roots, but with a postmodern spin – think exposed brick, art deco prints and coffered ceilings. You don’t have to go far for a gourmet meal, either; chef Clayton Wells heads up the renowned Automata restaurant inside the building.

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57 Hotel

Independent Hotel
4.2/5 (973 Reviews)
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57 Hotel is another of the best boutique hotels in Sydney, inspired by the infamous Studio 54 nightclub in New York, former playground of the city elite. This Australian reimagining fuses 1970s eccentricities with modern luxury to provide each guest with an unforgettable stay. Along with the usual amenities such as a gym and wifi, 57 Hotel offers several other benefits to guests, such as an all-night espresso bar and grab-and-go breakfast pastries.

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  • The Branksome Hotel and Residences

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    Jump off the plane and into your accommodation at the Branksome Hotel and Residences. Just minutes on foot from Sydney Airport domestic terminal, this hotel is ideal for short and long stays. The best part? While the Branksome is perfectly situated for those seeking proximity to the airport, the CBD is 8km (5mi) away and Alexandria 4km (2.5mi), so the best restaurants in Sydney are just a short car ride away.

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    Sydney Park Hotel

    Pubs with Rooms
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    The heritage-listed Sydney Park Hotel has been pouring pints for years, but few know that it also offers accommodation. The eight rooms here are a far cry from most basic pub lodgings: they’ve been meticulously decorated with one-of-a-kind local art and vintage furnishings. Enjoy a craft brew before exploring the nightlife of King Street.

    The Erko Hotel

    Pubs with Rooms
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    The inner suburb of Erskineville is home to this humble neighbourhood pub where the whole family is welcome – even four-legged friends. The Erko Hotel team has been slinging house-smoked meats and cold beers for years, and it’s clear their upstairs accommodation receives as much TLC as the pub itself. Named after different local dogs, the 12 hotel rooms are brightly decorated and perfect for passing travellers.

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    The Urban Newtown

    Boutique Hotel, Hotel
    4.2/5 (1213 Reviews)
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    Trendy Newtown is hardly short of places to stay, but the Urban Newtown still manages to stand out from the crowd. This industrial-styled hotel is styled with swathes of wood and steel, a cool aesthetic softened with plenty of greenery. It’s within walking distance of the Enmore Theatre and close to plenty of eateries.

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    These recommendations were updated on May 12, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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