Oyster knows what travelers look for in hotels. When we review properties in person around the world, we evaluate how every feature stacks up against the competition, from the rooms to the pools to the restaurants. So if you’re planning a family trip and need a place to start, you’ve come to the right place. Take a look at our expert top kid-friendly picks in Sydney and get inspired!

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Swissôtel Sydney

Central Business District, New South Wales, Australia

This might seem like a business-oriented hotel, but it’s surprising how many features are geared towards families. A specific "Kids Room" category comes equipped with kid-size desks, colorful linens, a special menu of DVDs for kids, as well as toys and baby toiletries. Rooms with two double beds and interconnecting Classic Rooms are also available. While the outdoor heated pool is a plus for kids, parents may enjoy the concierge services, the fitness center, and the spa.


Pullman Sydney Hyde Park

Paddington and Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia

Though stylish and contemporary, rooms have homey amenities great for families, such as microwaves, toasters, minibars with some space for storing personal food items, flatware, and kettles. Also, every room category can sleep up to four guests, and there are rollaway beds and cots available for no extra fees. The rooftop pool boasts great city views, and the classy Windows on the Park offers a wonderful kids’ menu.


Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour

Circular Quay, New South Wales, Australia

The Quay’s chic one- and two-bedroom apartment-style units are great for families that want to have the convenience of home-away-from-home amenities such as full kitchens and separate sleeping and dining spaces. Hotel features include a fitness center and a pool. The property also boasts a fine dining restaurant on-site and a trendy bar with wonderful harbor views.


Mantra 2 Bond Street

Central Business District, New South Wales, Australia

Mantra 2 Bond Street is a high-end, modern hotel located in the Central Business District, within walking distance to major attractions. The hotel offers guests a wide variety of spacious accommodations, from studios and apartments to suites and penthouses. Many of the 170 rooms come with washers and dryers, fully equipped kitchens, stereo systems, and private balconies, making them suitable for extended stays and for families. The luxurious rooftop pool provides stunning panoramic views of the area, and is a great place for kids and adults to relax before or after a day of sightseeing.


Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney

Central Business District, New South Wales, Australia

The Amora has a wonderful location within walking distance to major family-oriented attractions such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Sydney Aquarium, and the Sydney Observatory. While kids can splash around in the property’s attractive indoor pool, adults have a wide array of high-end amenities to choose from, including a great spa, two trendy restaurants, and a small fitness center.