If you are a regular business traveller, you probably have your travel priorities down to a tee. You know the type of room you like, what amenities are non-negotiable, and whether you prefer room service to exploring the city’s food experiences.
But if the prospect of an all-day business meeting is increasing your stress levels, your priorities are probably convenience, and as little transit time as possible. Here are our top picks for the best Sydney airport hotels (four+ stars), and what they have to offer.
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The Meriton Suites Mascot Central is a 15-minute drive from the Domestic and International terminals, and a 12-minute train ride from the city centre. It was the first apartment-hotel to open in the area and boasts its own “Arrivals Lounge” where guests can relax and freshen up after their flight. It has luxury fitness facilities including a hot tub, steam room, and indoor heated pool, and guests can enjoy unlimited free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.
Air-conditioned rooms feature a stylish fit-out with spacious living areas, lush bedding, a flatscreen TV, an internal laundry, a fully equipped kitchen or kitchenette, and complimentary toiletries. Room prices start at $120* per night, and secure car parking is available for an additional $25 per vehicle, per day.
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This five-star hotel is less than five minutes’ drive from the Domestic terminal and a five-minute train ride to the International terminal. It is a popular choice with business travellers, with meeting spaces, a Connectivity Lounge, ultra-fast Wi-Fi in the lobby areas and internet access throughout the hotel.
It boasts an on-site bar and restaurant, a fitness centre, and a 24-hour reception. All of the contemporary, spacious rooms have air conditioning, a mini bar, tea/coffee making facilities, a Smart TV and an ensuite bathroom with hairdryer, shower, and complimentary toiletries.
On-site parking can be accessed 24/7 at the cost of $40 per vehicle per day, and room prices usually start from $153* per night.
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This is another of the superb five-star hotels near Sydney Airport that’s a quick 3-minute drive from the Domestic terminal, a 10-minute drive from the International terminal, and a 15-minute drive to the city centre. It boasts a fitness centre, outdoor pool, sundeck, a bar and two on-site restaurants, including an Argentinian-inspired dining venue.
Air-conditioned rooms feature a flat-screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities and a mini bar, and many rooms boast gorgeous views over the city, airport, or Botany Bay.
Guests can also make use of 24-hour room service, dry cleaning services, and airport transfers. Room prices usually start at $159* per night, and the hotel also offers “Park & Fly” packages to securely park your vehicle for up to 7 or 14 nights for an additional fee.
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This four-and-a-half-star hotel enjoys prime positioning opposite the International terminal. It is also a 10-minute drive to the domestic terminal and less than fifteen minutes by train to Sydney’s city centre. On-site dining facilities include a rooftop bar and a newly refurbished restaurant that celebrates modern Australian cuisine.
The hotel has a 24-hour reception, a 24-hour gymnasium, a business centre, unlimited free Wi-Fi, and complimentary shuttle transfers to and from the Domestic terminal.
Most of the hotel’s air-conditioned rooms boast impressive views of the airport runways. They all come equipped with ironing facilities, a mini bar, tea/coffee making facilities, a safety deposit box and an ensuite with a hairdryer. Room prices usually start from $179* per night, and flexible “day use” rooms are also available for a flat rate of $139*.
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These four-and-a-half-star self-contained apartments are a three-minute drive from the Domestic terminal and a nine-minute drive from the International terminal. Amenities include a gymnasium, dry cleaning service, free Wi-Fi, a guest laundry, “Grab and Go” breakfast packs, and a convenient pantry shopping service that will deliver groceries upon your arrival or during your stay.
All air-conditioned apartments feature a desk, ensuite, cooking facilities, kitchen or kitchenette, and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Some apartments also have a couch and laundry facilities. The hotel provides free evening shuttle transfer to local restaurants on weekdays. Room prices usually start from $130* per night.
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This four-star hotel is a kilometre’s drive from the International terminal and a 15-minute walk from Wolli Creek Train Station. Hotel facilities include a 24-hour reception, 24-hour room service, Wi-Fi access, dry cleaning services and two dining venues. The vibrant, air-conditioned rooms feature a mini bar, safety deposit box, satellite TV, a work desk and tea/coffee making facilities.
The hotel also offers an airport shuttle transfer service to the Domestic and International terminals for a reasonable price each way, and underground parking is $10 per day per car. Room prices usually start from $157* per night.
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Mantra at Sydney Airport is a four-star hotel that is a five-minute drive to the T1 International terminal, and a few minutes’ walk to the T2 and T3 Domestic terminals.
Facilities include 24-hour reception, a bar, and a contemporary indoor/outdoor restaurant offering breakfast buffets and all-day dining. Or you can choose to dine in the comfort of your room with their 24-hour room service.
Air-conditioned rooms feature an LCD TV with Chromecast, free Wi-Fi, and deluxe walk-in rain showers. Room prices usually start from $149* per night.
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A combination of “modern chic and retro cool”, this four-star hotel is a two-minute drive from the Domestic terminal, and a ten-minute drive from International. Facilities include free high-speed internet, a 24-hour gym, “Grab & Go” dining options featuring a selection of self-serve gourmet meals, a cocktail bar with runway views, and an outdoor, rooftop cinema.
Rooms feature a 55-inch TV, ensuite with rain shower and modern amenities. Pricing usually starts at $120* per night, and guests can also take advantage of their “Park + Stay + Fly” packages that include short- or long-term parking for $20 per night.
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The four-star Travelodge Hotel Sydney Airport is situated two minutes’ drive from Domestic terminal, and nine minutes’ drive from the International terminal. If you are keen to explore some of the location attractions, is also a nine-minute walk to Mascot Train Station.
Amenities include laundry facilities, a 24-hour reception, 24-hour room service, an outdoor courtyard, and an on-site restaurant. Air-conditioned rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flatscreen TVs, tea/coffee making facilities and ensuites with a shower and hairdryer. Room prices usually start at $109* per night, and on-site parking is available at an additional charge
* Please note: pricing is based on seasonality and availability. COVID restrictions may also be in place in some areas including dining venues.References
- 2020, Sydney Airport hotels, sydneyairport.com.au
- 2020, Hotels near Kingsford Smith Airport – SYD, Sydney, booking.com
- 2020, Top 10 Sydney Airport hotels, Flyparks