The Best Hotels to Book in Mascot, Sydney

Skye Suites Green Square will ensure your trip goes swimmingly
Skye Suites Green Square will ensure your trip goes swimmingly | Courtesy of Skye Suites Green Square / Expedia
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4 November 2021

Hotels in Mascot are the closest to the airport in Sydney and only 8km (5mi) along the highway to the city. This proximity makes it a no-brainer for executives on business trips, but it’s also developing into a low-key base for holidaymakers, close to transport, parks, pubs, supermarkets, Sydney Cricket Ground and Randwick Racecourse. Book one of the best hotels in Mascot on Culture Trip.

Citadines Connect Sydney Airport, for travelling in style

A lobby seating area at Citadines Connect Sydney Airport, overlooking the airport
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A pet-friendly airport hotel with pops of pastel, Citadines has many surprising features. Checkin starts at the penthouse reception, with views over the runways, a cocktail bar, heated outdoor terrace and Sydney’s only hotel rooftop cinema. A dining area with ample workspace allows people to eat at their laptops easily, while the retro athletic club and on-site parking are bonuses. Rooms range from economy to first class, with spotless bathrooms, Netflix and blackout curtains.

Rydges Sydney Airport, for ultimate airport proximity

A rooftop seating area at Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel at night
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There are plenty of hotels in Mascot but only Rydges is at the Sydney International Terminal — as close as 181 steps to checkin, depending on your airline. Naturally, the rooms boast runway views, perfect for aviation geeks. Enjoy the signature Rydges Dream Bed, restaurant, rooftop bar and gym. Transfers to and from the domestic airport are via bus, train or shuttle bus, and the city is 20 minutes away by car.

Holiday Inn Express Sydney Airport, for necessary comforts

The exterior of Holiday Inn Express Sydney Airport from across the road
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Sometimes it’s the little things that make a stay more relaxing. A desk with an easy-to-access electrical outlet; a choice of softness for your pillow; a mini-fridge, tea and coffee-making facilities; and a comfortable space outside your room to plug in devices while you enjoy a snack or a drink. Holiday Inn delivers these basics on top of bonuses such as free breakfast, including a grab-and-go option. Foreign currency exchange is also available.

Mantra Hotel at Sydney Airport, for apartment living

Looking up at the exterior of Mantra Hotel at Sydney Airport
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A few minutes walk from the T2 and T3 domestic terminals, Mantra keeps it simple, with studios for couples and solo travellers. The only decisions are urban or airport view, king bed or two singles. Expect the essential amenities, such as a TV with Chromecast and an iron and ironing board, as well as all-day dining at the restaurant, cafe or bar. With express checkout, 24-hour reception and room service, your stay will be seamless.

The Branksome, for doing business with ease

An outdoor dining area at the Branksome, with plants and a range of seating
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Domestic bliss is yours at the Branksome. Within walking distance of the domestic terminal and a five-minute drive from the international terminal, this hotel is ideal for a layover or local meetings. More than 140 serviced apartments – from studios to three-bedrooms – feature motorised blackout blinds, digital concierge and full-height glass windows. Facilities include a restaurant with al fresco seating, a rooftop bar, 24-hour room service, a 25m (82ft) indoor swimming pool, a sauna, gym and outdoor tanning area. Families are also welcome, with interconnecting suites, a separate children’s pool and a playground.

Veriu Green Square, for accessible modernity

An indoor communal area at Veriu Green Square, with a range of soft seating
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Done with hotels in Mascot? Head to Green Square. Veriu is handy for its farm-to-table cafe scene, small bars, galleries and designer stores in converted warehouses. The contemporary building – with its reception desk in a campervan – has a deluxe co-working space and is fun for families or young people seeking a non-city experience. Equipped with a Nespresso coffee machine, fridge and Chromecast-enabled TV, room options include a quad-share micro-apartment and a wheelchair-friendly room for three guests with an accessible bathroom.

SKYE Suites Green Square, for international independence

The tall, glassy exterior of Skye Suites Green Square, as viewed from its central courtyard
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An urban retreat for lovers of cool design, these spacious studios and executive apartments overlook a glamorous deck featuring cabanas, a heated infinity pool, a spa, sauna and gym. Inspired by Japanese minimalism, the interiors blend textured furnishings – in a palette of navy, charcoal and oatmeal – with polished brass and chrome, signature wallpaper, original art and luxury bedding. SKYE Suites is part of the Infinity Square retail and dining precinct, housing a supermarket, nail salon and international cuisine.

Quest Mascot, for everything close by

A studio at Quest Mascot, containing a sofa, soft chair and kitchen-dining area
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Another alternative to hotels in Mascot is a serviced apartment with kitchen and laundry facilities, strategically located for the business areas of Alexandria and Botany, major hospitals and sports venues. Quest Mascot is less than 10 minutes’ drive from the airport, and a complimentary evening shuttle bus to the local restaurant and shopping precincts is offered between Monday and Thursday. Other extras include Netflix, business administration services, grocery deliveries to your door and breakfast packs provided to all guests.

For more options, discover our guide to the best hotels in Sydney and book now on Culture Trip.

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