In the city, with a view of the harbour or near a beach? B&B, boutique, or an international chain hotel? All options are available in all price brackets.
Blue Hotel Sydney
Blue Hotel Sydney is ultra-stylish and housed in an old dockside warehouse. If it is important to live in the "right" place, this is it. In 2011 the hotel won first price by the Australian Hotels Association for Excellence.
Shangri-La has all you could want and a bit more!. Here the idea of a "room with a view" takes on a new meaning. 563 rooms, bars, restaurants, fitness gym and more, right in the historic heart of Sydney. Rooms are available from $280, but if you want the magic view it will cost more.
Dive hotel and B&B on the beach in Coogee (rooms 1 and 2 have the best view). Preserved art déco details, kitchenettes in each room, exquisite bathrooms in steel and blue.
Aarons hotel is located in the middle of Chinatown and close to Darling Harbour, as well as many other attractions and restaurants. They have nice and fresh rooms to a great price.
Great hostel conveniently located right by the Central Station, providing upmarket accommodation mainly for budget travellers and backpackers. They have a lovely rooftop terrace and a BBQ area!