The Grace Hotel Sydney Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Central Business District, Sydney, Australia

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Pros

  • Convenient location in Sydney's Central Business District
  • Stylish, spacious rooms (Premium rooms have walk-in wardrobes) with 32-inch flat-screen TVs
  • Bathrooms are sleek and modern with glass showers and marble walls
  • Attractive Art Deco lobby and building
  • Grace Brasserie for breakfast and lunch buffets
  • A trendy cafe and bar
  • Rooftop recreation center with indoor lap pool, small fitness center, spa, and sauna
  • 17 function rooms and a small business center with Wi-Fi

Cons

  • Rooms can be noisy from function room activity
  • Fee for in-room Wi-Fi
  • No fine dining restaurant
  • Rooms facing interior lack light (but tend to be quietest)

Bottom Line

The historic, luxurious Grace Hotel is known for its beautiful Art Deco style, especially in the hotel's lobby. The rooms, however, lack similar charm. While spacious and comfortable, the rooms are decorated in a plain, classic style, with dark wood furniture, white linens, and beige walls. The bathrooms, on the other hand, are sleek and modern with lots of marble and glass rainfall showers. Some guests who have stayed in interior-facing rooms complain of a lack of light -- but these interior rooms also tend to be the quietest of the bunch, so it's a tradeoff. Most guests stay here for the location -- the hotel is right in the middle of Sydney's Central Business District, within walking distance of many attractions. The convenient location and abundant meeting space make it a popular pick with business travelers. But for a luxury hotel, the amenities could be more extensive: There is a rooftop complex with small indoor pool, spa, and fitness center, but there is no quality restaurant on the property -- just a cafe, a bar, and a brasserie that serves a breakfast and lunch buffet.

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 Location

In Sydney's Central Business District, near Hyde Park and within walking distance of many of the city's main hubs

Grace Hotel is in Sydney's Central Business District (often referred to as CBD) on the corner of King and York streets (just a few blocks from Hyde Park). It's within walking distance of exciting and bustling hubs at George Street, Pitt Street Mall, the Queen Victoria Building, Darling Harbour, Martin Place, Circular Quay and The Rocks.

Sydney's CBD is is a commercial and business hub, packed with skyscrapers and located in the center of the city. Many business travelers stay in the area, but tourists flock to the area as well for its central location.

  • 20-minute drive to Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport
  • 1-minute walk to George Street
  • 3-minute walk to Pitt Street, known for its shops
  • 3-minute walk to Queen Victoria Building, known for its shops
  • 5-minute walk to Sydney Tower, the tallest building in Sydney, complete with an observation deck
  • 5-minute walk to Theatre Royal
  • 5-minute walk to Martin Place
  • 8-minute walk to Hyde Park
  • 12-minute walk to St. Mary's Cathedral
  • 13-minute walk to the Museum of Sydney
  • 14-minute walk to Circular Quay
  • 15-minute walk to Darling Harbor
  • 15-minute walk to The Rocks
  • 15-minute walk to the Australian Museum
  • 10-minute drive to the Sydney Opera House
  • 14-minute drive to the Royal Botanical Gardens
  • 20-minute drive to Bondi Beach

 Bottom Line

The historic, luxurious Grace Hotel is known for its beautiful Art Deco style, especially in the hotel's lobby. The rooms, however, lack similar charm. While spacious and comfortable, the rooms are decorated in a plain, classic style, with dark wood furniture, white linens, and beige walls. The bathrooms, on the other hand, are sleek and modern with lots of marble and glass rainfall showers. Some guests who have stayed in interior-facing rooms complain of a lack of light -- but these interior rooms also tend to be the quietest of the bunch, so it's a tradeoff. Most guests stay here for the location -- the hotel is right in the middle of Sydney's Central Business District, within walking distance of many attractions. The convenient location and abundant meeting space make it a popular pick with business travelers. But for a luxury hotel, the amenities could be more extensive: There is a rooftop complex with small indoor pool, spa, and fitness center, but there is no quality restaurant on the property -- just a cafe, a bar, and a brasserie that serves a breakfast and lunch buffet.

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Address

  • 77 York Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Room Types

  • Deluxe Room
  • Premium Room
  • Superior Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 382
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Central Business District, Sydney
Address: 77 York Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
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