Explore Sydney’s romantic side with a view that steals hearts! These hotels by the dazzling harbour blend luxury and love. Get ready for lavish settings and stunning scenes that make every moment about romance. We’ll uncover Sydney’s most charming spots for couples. But before we review each hotel, here are some quick tips to get you started.

Where to Stay For Sydney Harbour Views

  • Circular Quay/The Rocks – If you’re looking for nightlife and the best views of Sydney Harbour, you’ll want to stay here. Circular Quay offers the best views of the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. And with the historic Rocks close by, there’s plenty to see. It’s also one of the city’s most vibrant areas, with restaurants, bars, and live music venues. One of the more highly-rated hotels here is Pullman Quay Grand Sidney Harbour.
  • North Sydney – Just over the Harbour Bridge, North Sydney is one of the best vantage points for breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour. If you prefer a quieter stay, North Sydney doesn’t attract the tourists or crowds like Sydney CBD. But shops and restaurants are only a short walk or train ride away. For a luxurious stay with great harbour views, we recommend Meriton Suites North Sydney.

Best Suites with Harbour Bridge Views

  • Pier One Sydney Harbour – Set just below and alongside the Harbor Bridge, the Admiral suite has one of the best bridge views in the Harbour. You can see the bridge from every room, but the best views are from the soaking tub and the balcony.
  • InterContinental Sydney – Choose either a King Harbour Bridge View room or suite. You’ll enjoy 5-star picture-window views of this iconic landmark from almost every room.

Best Suites with Opera House Views

  • Park Hyatt Sydney – This is one of the best hotels with a close-up Opera House view. Choose either the Rooftop Suite or the Twin with Opera View. Depending on your budget, both offer overwater views, either from the suite’s terrace or the twin’s master bedroom. 
  • Four Seasons Hotel Sydney – This is where you can get a better bird’s eye view. The Opera Club and the Opera Royal Suites offer views of the Sydney Opera House. But if you want the most romantic view, have a look at the Opera Royal Suite’s private soaking tub.

Best Sydney Hotels for Honeymoons

  • Taronga ZooRoar and Snore and Wildlife Retreat stand out as two of Sydney’s unique and romantic honeymoon options. Luxurious safari tents and suites offer front-row views of Sydney Harbour and the zoo’s wildlife. Exclusive zoo access and a variety of amenities, make this a unique experience.
  • Crown Towers SydneyThe Premier Harbour Bridge Suite is perfect for honeymoons, with breathtaking views, soaking tubs, and luxurious living spaces. Plus, its prime location near Darling Harbor, gives newlyweds plenty of options for nightlife and dining.

Rooftop Pool with Harbour Views

  • Park Hyatt Sydney – Parc Hyatt’s rooftop pool is open year-round and offers sweeping views of Sydney Harbour. The views of the Opera House from the pool area are some of the best in Sydney.
  • Rydges Sydney Harbour – This hotel doesn’t quite make our list of romantic Sydney hotels. However, they do have great views of the harbour from their rooftop pool and hot tub. it’s also more affordable compared to Park Hyatt and other luxury hotels.

1. Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

At the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, couples rave about the harbour views from the Presidential Club Suites. From floor-to-ceiling windows, you’ll have sweeping views of the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. But the best views are from the soaking tub in the ensuite bath. You’ll get exclusive access to Lounge 32 offering breakfast, evening cocktails, and more incredible views of Sydney Harbour. Couples can also indulge in a variety of other amenities including afternoon tea, and a variety of spa services.

  • Guest Reviews: It was a lovely experience. The rooms were clean and comfortable with a great view.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Presidential Club Suites
  • Address: 199 George Street, Sydney CBD, 2000 Sydney, Australia

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2. Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection

Built right on the water, the 5-star gem offers an intimate escape with enchanting harbour views. We recommend the Admiral Suite, with floor-to-ceiling windows designed to capture the beauty of the Harbour. The bath’s standalone tub has the best bathtub view in the city, where you have a front-row seat to Harbour Bridge and Luna Park. The private balcony deck is also great for intimate evenings or special occasions. For a romantic sunset under the Harbour Bridge, the Pier Bar is the perfect destination for DJs, drinks, and snacks.

  • Guest Reviews: It was in a great location, nicely sized room, delicious breakfast, and terrific sunsets at the bar.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Admiral Suite
  • Address: 11 Hickson Road, Sydney CBD, 2000 Sydney, Australia

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3. Park Hyatt Sydney

With a prime location on the edge of Sydney Harbour, Park Hyatt is a romantic retreat like no other. For the most romantic stay, we recommend the Rooftop Suite. Couples especially loved the nighttime views of Sydney Opera House from the outdoor terrace and the ensuite soaking tub was a big hit. The Dining Room is the hotel’s signature restaurant right on the harbour, so it’s perfect for an intimate dinner for two. Some guests noted the prices were higher, but the perfect views and 5-star service made it worth every penny.

  • Guest Reviews: The room had a gorgeous view of the Opera House and Circular Quay. The food was delicious.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Rooftop Suite
  • Address: 7 Hickson Road, Sydney CBD, 2000 Sydney, Australia

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4. The Sebel Quay West Suites Sydney

Experience romance at its finest with breathtaking harbour views at this 5-star property in Circular Quay. The One-Bedroom Apartments are the best choice, with panoramic views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. According to guests, these views are what sets Sebel Quay West apart from other hotels. It’s also a more homely experience compared to other hotels in the Sydney CBD. After a day exploring Sydney, couples enjoyed the hotel’s recreation area, with its indoor pool, spa, and sauna.

  • Guest Reviews: We had a big room with a wonderful view. The breakfast was good too. All in all was a good place to stay.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: One-bedroom Apartments
  • Address: 98 Gloucester Street, The Rocks, Sydney CBD, 2000 Sydney, Australia

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5. Shangri-La Hotel Sydney

Shangri-La Sydney arguably has one of the most impressive Harbour views, particularly on the higher floors. The Governor Suite spoils guests with uninterrupted views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. You’ll have all the amenities, including a marble bath with a soaking tub, and exclusive Horizon Club access. At Altitude Restaurant you can enjoy a romantic celebration in their private dining room, as you float over the harbor from the 36th floor.

  • Guest Reviews: There were fabulous views of the Bridge and the Opera House from our room. Excellent breakfast buffet.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Governor Suite
  • Address: 176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, Sydney CBD, 2000 Sydney, Australia

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6. Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay

Located in Circular Quay, Sydney Harbor Marriott is another hotel well-known for its mesmerizing harbour views. For the best views, the Spa Suite is your front-row seat to Sydney Oprea House and the Harbour Bridge. You’ll love the whirlpool baths as well as exclusive access to the Executive Lounge. For a couple’s night out, there’s Silvester’s restaurant onsite, but we recommend exploring the dining and entertainment options located nearby.

  • Guest Reviews: They served an amazing breakfast. The indoor pool and sauna were lovely, and the room had everything.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Spa Suite
  • Address: 30 Pitt Street, Sydney CBD, 2000 Sydney, Australia

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7. InterContinental Sydney

Captivating views and 5-star amenities make InterContinental Sydney a top choice for romantic getaways. The King Suites are the best, offering unobstructed views of either the Harbour Bridge or the Opera House. These suites were designed for romance, with private bedrooms, plush furnishings, and soaking tubs in the ensuite bath. For the best night out, we recommend Aster, the hotel’s exclusive rooftop bar. Indulge in a romantic dinner, or cocktails for two while enjoying some of the city’s best Harbour views.

  • Guest Reviews: The room was lovely and clean with a wonderful view. The pool and sauna facilities were fantastic.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: King Suites
  • Address: Corner of Phillip and Bridge Streets, Sydney CBD, 2000 Sydney, Australia

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8. Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour

Located on scenic East Circular Quay, Pullman Quay Grand Sydney is the closest hotel to the Opera House. It’s the ideal spot to watch the cruise ships come and go, plus the nighttime views of the Harbour Bridge are spectacular. We highly recommend The Deluxe Harbour View One-Bedroom apartments if you want to see the bridge. Guests rave about the luxurious amenities, including the spacious living area, private balcony, and the spa tub in the ensuite bath. Couples also enjoyed the recreation deck with its heated pool, sauna, and relaxing spa.

  • Guest Reviews: The beautiful view from our room was very relaxing. Perfect location for boarding our cruise the next day.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Deluxe One-bedroom Apartment
  • Address: 61 Macquarie Street, Sydney CBD, 2000 Sydney, Australia

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9. Crown Towers Sydney

This luxury hotel is closer to Darling Harbour, but the higher floors have magnificent views of Sydney Harbour. The Premiere Harbour Bridge Suite is the best choice, with floor-to-ceiling views. What guests really love is the private bedroom and the marble ensuite with its luxurious tub. Outside, you can escape to a private poolside cabana or enjoy a private couples massage at Crown Spa. Check-in times were a little longer, but the spectacular views and 5-star amenities were worth the wait.

  • Guest Reviews: We stayed in a beautiful suite with a view of the Bridge. It was everything you expect from a 5-star hotel.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Premier Harbour Bridge Suite
  • Address: 1 Barangaroo Ave, Sydney CBD, 2000 Sydney, Australia

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10. View Sydney

View Sydney’s Harbour View King Suites set the stage for a romantic escape to Sydney Harbour. Located on the hotel’s higher floors, its panoramic views of the Harbour and the Bridge are considered some of the best. With a king bed, a separate lounge, and a spacious bath, it’s popular with couples. At LB’s restaurant and Wylde Bar, you’ll enjoy late-night cocktails or intimate dinners with magnificent views of the harbour.

  • Guest Reviews: The room was clean and comfortable with a great view. The room service menu was delicious.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Harbour View King Suite
  • Address: 17 Blue Street, North Sydney, North Sydney, 2060 Sydney, Australia

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11. Meriton Suites North Sydney

Overlooking Sydney Harbour, Meriton Suites is another good option in North Sydney. For the most romantic stay, we recommend the One-Bedroom Harbour Suite. It’s their prime suite with sweeping views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Couples say it’s the best suite for watching fireworks and has the most romantic nighttime views. Its cosy atmosphere and homely set up make it a top pick for a memorable romantic retreat. 

  • Guest Reviews: The Luxury suite was huge with a separate lounge and a full kitchen. The pool was lovely.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: One Bedroom Harbour Suite
  • Address: 80 Arthur Street, North Sydney, North Sydney, 2060 Sydney, Australia

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12. Wildlife Retreat at Taronga

If you’re looking for a unique experience, you’ll love the Wildlife Retreat at Taronga Zoo. The Harbour View Rooms are the most romantic, with sunrise views stretching over the zoo out across Sydney Harbour. You’ll also enjoy two full days of access to Taronga Zoo, animal tours, and breakfast. Add to the romance with an intimate dinner at Me-Gal restaurant, with amazing views of Sydney Harbour. Some guests mentioned the animal noise, but most agreed the harbour views and wildlife encounters made for a memorable getaway.

  • Guest Reviews: The room was immaculate and the Sanctuary tour was amazing. The bar area had a perfect view of the harbour.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Harbour View Rooms
  • Address: 2a Bradleys Head Road, Mosman, 2088 Sydney, Australia

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13. Roar And Snore

Taronga Zoo’s Roar and Snore is an overnight safari experience that’s quite popular with visitors. Guests experience the zoo firsthand with an exclusive nighttime safari. You’ll spend the night in a safari tent with views of Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera HouseBreakfast, cocktails, and dinner are all included as well as exclusive zoo access the following day. Expect even more animal noises since its an open tent, but most guests agreed it enhanced the wild and romantic escape.

  • Guest Reviews: The tents were warm and comfortable. We loved the late-night and early-morning zoo walks.
  • Star Rating: 2 stars
  • Best Rooms: Tents
  • Address: Bradleys Head Road, Mosman, 2088 Sydney, Australia

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Best Sydney Harbour Rooms

Sydney Harbour HotelsBest Rooms
Four Seasons Hotel SydneyPresidential Club Suites
Pier One Sydney HarbourAdmiral Suite
Park Hyatt SydneyRooftop Suite
The Sebel Quay West Suites SydneyOne-bedroom Apartments
Shangri-La Hotel SydneyGovernor Suite
Sydney Harbour Marriott HotelSpa Suite
InterContinental SydneyKing Suites
Pullman Quay Grand Sydney HarbourDeluxe One-bedroom Apartment
Crown Towers SydneyPremier Harbour Bridge Suite
View SydneyHarbour View King Suite
Meriton Suites North SydneyOne Bedroom Harbour Suite
Wildlife Retreat at TarongaHarbour View Rooms
Roar And SnoreTents
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