New Hotels in Sydney 2022
It’s been a while since we covered new hotels in Sydney and I am pleased to say the last two years have seen some fabulous new properties open their doors in the harbour city.
I love staying in newly opened hotels, and while I have not stayed in all of these as yet, I have done site inspections so I can share my thought on the pros and cons of each property here to help you make the right choice for your stay. Keeping your eye on new hotel openings also has the benefit of perhaps scoring a great opening special deal too.
We update this list of the newest hotels in Sydney (2020-2022), in both the CBD and across the suburbs regularly, so stop by next time you are planning a visit. We have also listed future openings for those of you who like to plan in advance.
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New Hotels in Sydney City Centre
A boutique hotel with buckets of personality.
With gorgeous one of a kind botanical murals by local artist Jessica Le Clerc on the walls of each of its 88 guest rooms, this beautiful hotel is a welcomed addition to Pyrmont.
The Aiden is a well located boutique hotel perfect for anyone wanting to enjoy a short break in Sydney. What won me on my visit was the attention to detail. Give me a pillow menu and a great quality bed and you are halfway there. Add a Dyson hairdryer and a Nespresso machine and I just might move in.
The hotel bar stocks a range of Australian beer, wine and spirits, many from Sydney based producers. An in house breakfast is available and guests can help themselves to still or sparkling Moda water that is available on each floor.
Overlooking Pyrmont Bridge and Darling Harbour, you are within walking distance to attractions, food and entertainment. The International Convention Centre Sydney is just a few minutes’ walk away.
There was a time Pyrmont had little to offer travellers, but today it’s home to a vibrant inner city community and well connected to all the city offers by bus, train and ferry.
Nearby: Lyric Theatre, Sydney Fish Market, The Star Cplex with Canino and fine dining
What we love: The modern rooms at Aiden Darling Harbour have well thought out floor plans, the use of local suppliers from the drink offered at the bar to the tour operators recommended. This is a fantastic way for guests to experience Sydney.
Who should stay here? If you want a comfortable space to relax after a day of sightseeing and a chance to enjoy a really local experience, this is a brilliant choice. Best suited to couples and singles. Good working space downstairs for digital nomads.
Where: 45 Murray St, Pyrmont
Brand: BWH Hotel Group.
A by Adina
Stylish design with the comforts of home
Adina has six properties in the Sydney CBD, one at the airport and two in the eastern suburbs offering visitors plenty of choice. The brand new A by Adina Apartment Hotel on Hunter Street offers studios, one and two-bedroom apartments.
A superb choice for a longer stay in Sydney. The rooms have floor to ceiling windows helping create a feeling of space. Balcony and patio rooms are also available if you want some outdoor space.
All the guest rooms feature kitchenettes with some offering convection microwave oven, induction stovetop, cookware, cutlery, dishwasher and bar fridge, and an espresso coffee machine.
Among the properties facilities are a stylish bar, Dean and Nancy, an indoor heated pool, a 24-hr fitness centre, perfect to help fight off jet lag.
Almost opposite Wynyard Train Station with the light rail less than a minute a way the hotel is perfectly positioned for exploring the city. You can walk to Sydney Harbour in just a few minutes, you are also in the middle of the Sydney CBD.
Nearby: Hotspots, including Shell House, Mr Wong, Bar Totti and the brand new Hinchcliff House in Quay Quarters, are all just minutes away. Coles and Woolworths Supermarkets are across the road.
What we love: This new apartment hotel has included kitchenettes that allow you to prepare a meal for a low key night in. Leisure travellers will enjoy the location, close to the Sydney Harbour.
Who should stay here? Great for couples and those who want a base for exploring the city. Probably not my first choice for families with young kids. Also perfect for a staycation with Dean and Nancy, meaning you don’t need to leave the hotel if you don’t want to!
Where: 2 Hunter Street, Sydney
Crowne Plaza Darling Harbour
Sitting just 2 blocks from Darling Harbour on the city side, the Crowne Plaza Darling Harbour opened in 2021. The hotels’ 152 guest rooms are a decent size and have floor to ceiling windows which add to the feeling of space.
Nearby: You are less than 5 minutes from Darling Harbour and the trams on George Street
What we love: This is a pet friendly property and has a rooftop pool. However, they should probably update the pool images on some of the advertising, they is still showing artists’ renders which have it looking substantially larger and may cause disappointment.
Where: 58 Bathurst Street, Corner Sussex Street Sydney
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This special occasion property leaves you wanting nothing more.
Who needs a room when you can have a villa? Crown Sydney offers 22 villas along with its 300 plus rooms. Add 14 sort after restaurants and it’s easy to see why the property is referred to as Sydney’s first six-star hotel. Top dollar here will get you Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge views, $330+ spa treatments and a vacation that leaves you wanting for nothing.
The outdoor infinity pool is the best in the city and the hotel also offers a tennis court and state-of-the-art gym. Everything you need to work off the calories you will no doubt consume staying here!
Nearby: You are less than 5 minutes from Darling Harbour and the trams on George Street
What we love: This is a destination hotel worthy of the view it offers. There is seriously no need to leave the building unless you want to.
Where: 1 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo
Kimpton Margot Sydney
While the outside of the building may not leave much of a lasting impression, once you step inside the new Kimpton Margot Sydney, the building comes to life.
The classic art déco features of what was once home of the Sydney Metropolitan Water Sewerage and Drainage Board have been treated well and the heritage listed building has a strong 1930s vibe.
The 172 rooms are generously sized, (from 32m²74m²) with plush furnishings and loads of creature comforts like Nespresso machines, Chromecast, Bluetooth speakers, yoga mats, lounge seating and a work desk in all rooms. This luxury hotel also offers one-bedroom spacious suites.
The property features a 24-hour fitness centre that offers quality equipment, including a rowing machine, Life Fitness treadmills and summit trainers and an assault air bike. If you prefer to get your exercise in the great outdoors, there is rooftop yoga and free bicycles for you to head out and explore the city.
Nearby: Short walk to Darling Harbour, Pitt Street Mall, Hyde Park and Oxford Street for bars and nightlight. We love Alpha Greek restaurant just on the next block.
What we love: The hotel offers a daily Social Hour, where guests gather in the lobby for complimentary drinks between 5-6pm. They also have no surcharge for pets!
Where: 339 Pitt Street, Sydney
Little National Hotel
There is a lot to love about The Little National, particularly in the public areas. This hotel in Central Sydney is a great choice for business or solo travellers with excellent transport connections. You literally get off the airport train and within 2 minutes, you are in the hotel foyer.
You will find much of the city’s key locations are within walking distance, including Circular Quay, Darling Harbour and the International Convention Centre (ICC Sydney) and Town Hall. Added bonus: the walk to Barangaroo is undercover almost the entire way.
The guest rooms are compact 17 m²square metres to be exact, but they feature a Super king bed and while its arrangement butted between two walls might seem strange, it will amaze you how comfortable they are.
The property features a fitness centre with state-of-the art Technogym equipment, a great workspace and a guest only rooftop bar and even a free guest library.
Nearby: Bar Totti and the dining options on Ash Lane are just a few minutes’ walk away. Check out the new bar at Shell House’s Sky Bar for a 10th Floor Fizz and some rock oysters with finger lime!
What we love: For digital nomads or business travellers, it’s hard to find a better location. The workspaces on offer are spacious and you have access to complimentary Nespresso coffee, T2 tea, sparkling and still water all day. The rooftop lounge and rooftop terrace are places you will want to spend extended time in.
Where: 26 Clarence Street, Sydney
New Hotels in Sydney: Comparison Table
|Aiden Hotel||Pyrmont||No||No||Find out more|
|A by Adina||Wynyard||Indoor||No||Find out more|
|Crowne Plaza Darling Harbour||Darling Harbour||Rooftop||Yes||Find out more|
|Crown Sydney||Barangaroo||Rooftop||No||Find out more|
|Kimpton Margot Sydney||City South||Rooftop||Yes||Find out more|
|Little National||Wynyard||No||No||Find out more|
Not sure which area of Sydney will suit you best? Check out our very detailed guide to the different parts of the city.
Hotels in Sydney that Opened 2017-2019
A number of hotels opened before Covid but with two years of reduced travel have seen fewer guests than expected.
- Four Points by Sheraton Sydney Central Park (2018)
- The Fullerton Hotel Sydney – Martin Place (2019)
- Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour (2017) – amazing rooftop infinity pool
- West Hotel Sydney (2017)
- SKYE Suites Sydney (2018) – Kent Street City
- Veriu Green Square (2019)
Travelling on the cheap? Check out our guide to the Best Budget Hotels in Sydney 2022
Hotels in Sydney Due to Open in 2022 and 2023
There are a bunch of new hotels opening over the next 12 months. We will track them here and let you know when we have been able to check them out.
Ace Hotel Sydney
One of the most anticipated hotel openings in Sydney this year is that of USA based Ace Hotel Groups first Australian offering.
Due to open shortly, the brand is known for its funky vintage fit outs with record players and acoustic guitars in guest rooms.
This boutique hotel includes 264 rooms, including accessible rooms, and one and two bedrooms suites, a rooftop bar and restaurant, gym,
Nearby: Single O Coffee on Reservoir St is just 4 minutes walk away. NOMAD (Middle Eastern restaurant) is around the corner. Central train station 600m.
When: very soon, opening special $249 AUD rate and a free room upgrade – booking are open now.
Where: 49–53 Wentworth Avenue, Sydney
This is possibly the opening I am most excited about. I walked past this building almost daily for 10 years and thought it would make a fabulous hotel, a far better use of such a beautiful piece of architecture than government offices.
Capella Sydney will offer 192 guest rooms and one-bedroom suites. Facilities will include a Rooftop Harbour Lounge
Where: Bridge Street Sydney – just a few minutes from Circular Quay
When: Mid 2023
Brand: Capella Hotel Group
Sydneysiders have been watching the W take shape throughout 2021. Sitting on the site of the old Imax Theatre.
This large luxury hotel will offer 585 rooms and serviced apartments, a heated infinity pool, day spa, and a gym.
Where: Smack bang in the middle of Darling Harbour – perfect for events at the ICC and well connected to the city centre.
When: Due to open in late 2022.
MGallery, The Porter House Hotel Sydney
121 hotel room hotel is taking shape next door to the 1870s heritage-listed Porter House. The hotel will also feature a pool and fitness centre, two restaurants and a fourth-floor bar.
Where: Bathurst Street, Sydney
When: Expected first quarter 2022
Main image credit: Aiden Hotel Darling Harbour Sydney