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The 10 Best Places to Stay in Paddington, Sydney

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Updated: 14 October 2017
Situated just moments from the city, this suburb sits outside the hectic hustle and bustle of the Central Business District (CBD) whilst still offering a buzzing cosmopolitan vibe. From designer boutiques to chic coffee joints, Paddington is cool and classy, not to mention one of the most sought-after real estate grounds in the city. Here are our top 10 places to stay:
Trendy Terrace
Trendy Terrace | Courtesy of Air BnB

Trendy Terrace (Air BnB)

When it comes to comfort, sometimes a private abode is where it’s at. Look no further than this trendy terrace, close to both city and beach in Paddington. Tastefully decorated with splashes of colour, high ceilings and artful fixtures, this 2-bedroom has it all, including a backyard barbecue for those long, hot summer nights.

Check it out here.

Captain Cook Hotel

Soak up city-side sunsets from the rooftop of this youth hostel and hotel; with free Wi-Fi (unlike most Sydney hostels), a happy hour and an international traveller-only policy, this is the perfect place to explore and experience the city at hand. This spot is all about social experiences too, with live local Sydney musicians playing Thursday through Sunday.

Captain Cook Hotel. 1/162 Flinders St. Paddington. Sydney. Australia. (02) 9331 4533

Courtesy of Air BnB
Courtesy of Air BnB

Artists Terrace (Air BnB)

Contemporary and cool, this one-bed terrace in Paddington boasts super stylish furnishings, lots of natural light and a balcony to boot. Only a short walk to the CBD, this is the perfect spot for a solo traveller or couple to unwind after a long day exploring the city!

Check it out here.

Courtesy of The Residences
Courtesy of The Residences

The Residences

Situated in the scenic Centennial Park in Paddington this ‘home away from home’ approach to accommodation is in high demand. The two residences — The Ranger’s and The Superintendent’s — date from the late 19th Century and possess an impressive old-world charm, with sweeping scenic views over lush green fields, king-sized bedrooms and fully equipped kitchens, there’s room for the whole family. The Residences are also available for private parties and weddings.

The Residences. Centennial Park. Sydney. Australia. (02) 8123 1980

Arts Hotel

Located on the bustling Oxford Street, this Paddington hotel is a winner, epitomizing the idea of affordable quality. The family-run Arts Hotel is intimate and welcoming with services including a swimming pool, fitness room and garden courtyard. With the city, Allianz stadium and the Sydney Cricket Ground on its doorstep, this is the ideal place for seasoned shoppers, sports fanatics and art folk alike.

Arts Hotel. 21 Oxford St. Paddington. Sydney. Australia. (02) 9361 0211

Courtesy of Air BnB
Courtesy of Air BnB

The Red Shed (Air BnB)

Sitting on the border between Paddington and neighbouring suburb Woollahra, The Red Shed is a cozy, private studio hidden at the end of a garden just moments from the city. The super-stylish space offers private access, a TV, bathroom, a small fridge, tea- and coffee-making facilities and additional amenities to add to the experience.

Check it out here.

Mrs Banks

Originally constructed in 1914 for the Government Savings Bank of NSW, this impressive building is now one of Sydney’s most sought-after boutique hotels. With trendy bars, buzzing restaurants and high-fashion boutiques all a stones throw from Mrs Banks, this hotel sits right between Bondi Beach and Sydney’s CBD, truly giving customers best of both worlds.

Mrs Banks. 259 Oxford Street. Paddington. Sydney. Australia. (02) 9331 8111

Courtesy of Air BnB
Courtesy of Air BnB

Creative Quarters (Air BnB)

Quirky and original, this Georgian terrace located in Paddington fuses the exquisite remains of its heritage design with a decadent ’70s neo-classical makeover, making this home a feast for the eyes. Rent a room and get lost in the romantic atmosphere of this property; take a dip in the pool or stroll to the CBD or Centennial Park, only moments away.

Check it out here.

Courtesy of The Hughenden
Courtesy of The Hughenden

The Hughenden

Circa 1870, this award-winning boutique hotel just moments from Paddington is not one to miss when visiting the locale. Known as Sydney’s leading arts and literature hotel, The Hughenden consists of 36 Heritage Rooms and eight self-contained Terrace Suites. Notably, there are pet-friendly accommodation too! With a classic café and bar to boot, The Hughenden is certainly worth a visit, even if just for a cocktail.

The Hughenden. 14 Queen St. Woollahra. Sydney. Australia. (02) 9363 4863

Courtesy of Air BnB
Courtesy of Air BnB

Windsor Terrace (Air BnB)

For those looking for the highest level of comfort, the Windsor Terrace is the place to go. A popular Paddington choice, this luxurious three-bed contemporary home is perfect for a break from city life with the family or a group of friends. Just moments from Oxford street, this is the perfect place to explore both city and sea.

Check it out here.