The Best Places To Stay in North Sydney

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17 December 2017

With an endless supply of travellers keen to explore the northern side of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and a healthy population of business travellers coming to work in North Sydney, the suburbs of Sydney’s Lower North Shore are packed with plenty of great places to stay. Read on for nine top-drawer apartments and hotels you can find in the North Sydney area.

Harbourside Serviced Apartments, McMahons Point

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This place uses four very simple — and accurate — words to describe its lodgings: ‘apartments with a view’. The 82 two-bedroom, one-bedroom and studio apartments could not be closer to the waterfront — in fact, the pool out the front of the building is perched so close to the harbour, you can hardly spot where one ends and the other begins. They also feature their own fully equipped kitchen plus access to an alfresco dining area.

The Manere, North Sydney

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The 16 guest rooms in this gorgeous heritage home have been fitted out with luxury furnishings to cater to both short- and long-term guests. The quality suites offer all the facilities you’d expect — right down to the deluxe linen maintained by the on-site housekeeper — as well convenient access to the city from the exclusive harbourside suburb of McMahons Point.

Vibe Hotel North Sydney

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Located on the corner of Miller St and the Pacific Highway, smack-bang in the middle of North Sydney’s bustling business district, this new hotel will attract plenty of attention when it opens its doors in April 2018. The 187-room Vibe will be part of the glitzy new Northpoint redevelopment — which includes restaurants, a dining atrium and a rooftop pool and bar — that’s set to add new life to the area.


Glenferrie Lodge, Kirribilli

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This Kirribilli lodge is the area’s best budget hotel, with a variety of room types with shared bathrooms to help travellers trying to stretch their dollar further. A charming building nestled among the leafy, winding streets of Kirribilli, Glenferrie offers complimentary wireless internet and hot buffet breakfast, a TV and bar fridge in every room, as well as a cafe and guest laundry. Plus, it’s pet friendly if you’re visiting with Fido or Felix.


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  • Meriton Suites North Sydney

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    Introducing the only suite-hotel in North Sydney, made up of 29 storeys of sprawling, full-service accommodation that’s far larger than your average hotel room. The 218 spacious suites all contain internal laundries, full kitchens and huge living and dining areas, and guests on the loftier levels even enjoy panoramic vistas of the Harbour and the city of Sydney.

    Lux Sydney Studio with Dream Harbour Views

    There’s no shortage of harbour-side apartments listed on Airbnb, but few live up to their billing quite like this deluxe studio. This light-filled apartment in salubrious McMahons Point enjoys the sort of views you’d see on a postcard — the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Walsh Bay, Sydney Tower, the Finger Wharves — just a stroll from the cafes and eateries of North Sydney and Blues Point Road.

    Lux Sydney Studio with Dream Harbour Views | © Airbnb
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    North Sydney Harbourview Hotel, North Sydney

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    Popular for conferences and even more in-demand on New Year’s Eve, this massive hotel occupies prime real estate towering over North Sydney. The Harbourview contains 211 modern rooms, a bar and a restaurant, seven conference/meeting rooms, a sophisticated business centre and — perhaps most importantly — huge windows to make the most of the view.

    NYE fireworks view to Harbour Bridge & Opera House

    There’s hardly anywhere on earth you’d rather be when the clock strikes 12 on December 31 than this contemporary Airbnb in Kirribilli, which boasts front-row seats to Sydney’s world-famous New Year’s Eve fireworks. Escape the crowds without leaving your home from this one-bedroom apartment, with glass floor-to-ceiling windows giving you an uninterrupted view of the Bridge and the Opera House.

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    Rydges North Sydney, McLaren Street

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    Rydges North Sydney
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    This hotel delivers all the comfort you expect from Rydges north of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Catering to business and leisure travellers, the hotel is made up of 167 well-appointed rooms — a mixture of standard hotel rooms and one- and two-bedroom suites. Also found here: the popular Mundo Restaurant and Bar.


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