4 Great Hotels For a Short Stay in Sydney
When travelling to Sydney for a short stay or as a stopover, staying in hotels that are close to the airport is really convenient, especially given the heavy traffic. The best hotels offer a variety of leisure activities, are easy to get to from the airport and aren't too expensive to fit into your travel budget. Here we round up four of our favourites.
1. Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport Hotel
The Stamford Plaza Sydney Hotel is close to both the domestic and international terminals of Sydney Airport. It has a lap pool on the roof and a fully equipped spa among its many indoor and outdoor amenities. It has a spectacular view of Botany Bay, and guests can enjoy the view without hearing the load roar of aircraft engines. The sound-resistant, 8mm-thick windows keep guests from hearing airport noise while providing prime bay views.
Guests can also take advantage of the gymnasium, spa, sauna, hot tub, 24-hour concierge service and high-speed broadband in every room. Guests can book meetings, conferences and parties in the hotel's conference rooms and ballroom. And when work is over for the day, they can relax on the rooftop sundeck and soak up the Sydney sun.
2. Sydney Airport Mercure Hotel
No matter how long a guest's stay in Sydney will be, there is plenty to do in and around the Mercure Hotel. The Mercure Hotel is just a quick drive to Sydney International Airport. It has a bar, a swimming pool and attractive city views waiting for travelers to Sydney. Guests can travel to and from the airport with an airport shuttle. The hotel is also convenient to the train station and a short walk from the Kogarah Golf Course. Visitors can watch satellite TV, swim in the outdoor pool, visit the nearby Cooks River and play tennis on the hotel's tennis courts. There is a fitness centre and free Wi-Fi in the lobby.
3. Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach
The Crown Plaza Coogee Beach offers visitors the fast access to the city as well as the beachfront. The hotel is close to Sydney Airport, and it's just opposite the beach for ultimate access to the waves. The views of the ocean and the close proximity to the centre of Sydney make a stay in the Crowne Plaza relaxing as well as convenient for travellers.
All of the rooms at the Crowne Plaza have contemporary styling and high-speed broadband. Guests can take a break from work to play tennis, walk on the beach, visit the spa and swim in the heated pool. The hotel's signature restaurant has stunning waterfront views.
Book conferences in the many conference rooms or stay for the relaxing atmosphere and fast access to the most popular shopping districts of Sydney. Weddings are booked in the hotel, taking advantage of its convenient central location and its close proximity to Sydney Airport. Business travellers will find the hotel's fast access to Sydney's central business district convenient.
4. Hilton Sydney
The Hilton Sydney is just six kilometres from Sydney Airport, and it offers a shuttle bus to and from the airport as well as a chauffeured, luxury pick-up service. Guests at the Hilton Sydney enjoy fine wine and dining at its two signature restaurants. It also offers two bars and a café for those in search of a drink or a quick bite.
For those on working trips, there is plenty of conference and meeting space in the hotel. It can house as many as 3,000 people in its 4,000 sqm convention area. The front of the hotel features an enormous aluminium sculpture that hangs down four stories inside the atrium. The spa and health club allow guests to receive a jet lag treatment, get a hot-stone massage or to relax with a soothing kelp wrap.
Kristy is a freelance travel writer