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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.
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.