The best hotels in Sydney for families

Family Bonding at Novotel Sydney Central

When travelling to Sydney with the family, finding the best hotel is a must – we’ve found the best hotels in Sydney for families.

You need to look for spacious rooms, kid-friendly amenities, and ideally a location with close proximity to different attractions. Also, you have to consider on-site features such as outdoor pools, games rooms, and family dining to enhance the family’s staycation experience.

To help you find the perfect fit, here’s a round up of the family-friendly hotels in Sydney.

Wildlife Retreat At Taronga

Wildlife Retreat At Taronga
The Wildlife Retreat at Taronga

The Wildlife Retreat is considered as a family-friendly paradise. If the entire family is planning to visit Australia’s famous Taronga Zoo, then this is the perfect hotel. The stay at the hotel includes zoo access and even close-up  encounters with different animals in the sanctuary. 

Wildlife Retreat offers ‘animal view’ rooms overlooking the private sanctuary. 

The Langham

The Langham Hotel
The Langham in Sydney

A luxury staycation for the entire family is one of the things offered by The Langham, a five-star hotel located in The Rocks. The hotel has an array of lux amenities which the entire family can truly enjoy such as the high-end buffet, Kitchens on Kent, complete with nine live kitchens and a mouth-watering dessert buffet with chocolate fountain. 

The hotel also has a ‘Family Playcation’ offering where guests get access to the famed Roman bathhouse-style pool, buffet breakfast for the family, and kid-friendly bath amenities. In addition, the hotel also allows guests to bring one family pet without extra cost. 

Hyde Park Inn

Hyde Park Inn
Sydney’s Hyde Park Inn

Hyde Park Inn is conveniently located at the heart of Sydney with different room sizes for families.

The hotel is only a five-minute walk to Oxford Street, one of Australia’s famous and historic high streets flanked with shopping centres and cafes. The hotel is also in close proximity to China Town and Darling Harbour. In addition, there are buses departing from outside of the hotel going to the world-famous Bondi Beach.   

Four Seasons

Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney
Sydney’s Four Seasons Hotel

Four Seasons offers a rare family-fun package which includes a daily breakfast at Mode, a family access to Taronga Zoo, complimentary dining for kids aged six and below, an in-room kids’ movie and movie snacks, kid-friendly bath amenities, welcome gifts for the kids, and an in-room tent experience. 

Aside from the amazing package, the hotel also offers a second-to-none view of Australia’s most stunning harbour, a sky-high lounge, and an outdoor pool perfect for the family’s staycation experience. 

Novotel Sydney Central

Novotel Sydney Central
Novotel Sydney Central

The Novotel Sydney Central is located at the city’s Central Business District (CBD) and provides a great option for families wanting to explore the major tourist destinations in the city. The hotel is just a walking distance to Central Station Sydney, the Paddys Haymarket, and the Darling Harbour. 

Additionally, Novotel Sydney Central offers standard rooms large enough for two double beds. Interconnecting rooms are also available as well as the one and two-bedroom Loft Suites which feature a downstairs living room and can easily fit a family of five. Furthermore, the hotel also has an amazing outdoor pool and a tennis court. There are also family fun packages including free parking and tickets to nearby attractions. 

Sebel Sydney Manly Beach

Sebel Sydney Manly Beach
Sebel Sydney Manly Beach Hotel

Sebel is situated directly opposite Manly Beach and is a boutique hotel that offers two swimming pools and spa pools perfect for family staycation.  The hotel is a perfect choice for families of four to six. Aside from spacious Family Rooms, the hotel also features a  one and two-bedroom apartments with a kitchenette, lounge, and a balcony. 

Sebel is only a 10-minute walk to Manly Sea Life Sanctuary and the Manly Ferry Wharf. It’s also a five-minute walk to a number of cafes, galleries, boutiques and surf shops. 

Rydges North Sydney

Rydges North Sydney
Rydges North Sydney

Located in North Sydney, Rydges North Sydney is always a go to hotel for families on staycation because of its proximity to the Luna Park, Taronga Zoo and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Rydges offers larger family rooms good for a family of six and some include small kitchenettes. Children under six are free with existing bedding. Additionally, the hotel is just a 15-minute walk to the beach and only a walking distance from the North Sydney Station. Furthermore, guests must also look out for Luna Park accommodation packages. 

Pullman Quay Grand 

Pullman Quay Grand
Pullman Quay Grand Hotel

If you’re looking for a hotel to stay in Sydney with your family that’s a stone throw away from the famed Opera House and a walking distance to some of the breathtaking destinations, then the Pullman Quay Grand  is the best fit for you. The suites feature a fully-equipped kitchenette and lounge area, and a sizeable balcony. The hotel also has a large indoor swimming pool that kids will surely love. 

The hotel is also a walking distance to famous Botanical Gardens and historic The Rocks. In addition, guests are just a ferry ride away from the iconic Luna Park. 

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