We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Frisco Hotel

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Frisco Hotel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

30 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 28: English reviews
Start your review of Frisco Hotel
 Click to rate
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We decided to try Frisco after a re-vamp to the pub and dining area and we weren't disappointed. The staff were really quite friendly, the food was delicious and the beer was nice and cold. We ate upstairs next to the balcony and ordered some fish taco's which were super fresh and tasty and then we had the panko crumb...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Rhys W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Firstly we arrived at 11am, but it was completely closed, nobody around so we called the out of hours number to be told they won't open until 12, even though the opening hours say 11am. We finally checked in at 2pm, girl was quick to take payment but didn't tell us where anything was in the hotel just showed us...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Joy B
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Early dinner with granddaughter. New owners-revamped. Service much quicker. From order to eating-6 minutes. Panko schitzel nice and moist. Chips were actually wedges. They were good. Gravy awful. Very sweet. Chef's salad was a bit odd. They said feta, beetroot, pumpkin and almond. The almond was a broken up sesame biscuit. Still tasted OK. A bit pricey. $30. Maybe add...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank bellaboho
North Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I arrived to a hotel that is totally shut. I had to call someone to come and let me in, waiting 15 minutes on the street for them. There is no manager on site. I would never have booked had I been told it was shut. Also, when the pub is open, there appears to be nothing preventing pub patrons...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank katy20172017
Goulburn, Australia
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

When we arrived the sign on the door said they opened at 11 so we waited and waited and at 11.30 we called the after hours number, Adam was lovely and explained as it was New Year's Day the pub wasn't open but he would be there soon to check us in as we were going to Field Day that...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank logan_chandler96
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Congratulations to the new owners for a much-needed restoration in keeping with Frisco's naval heritage. I disagree with an earlier review and can see a lot of thought was put into the use of space and the broad and 'tricky' demographic to maintain the appeal and affordability for the loyal locals as well as broadening the appeal to a more...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank bloss20152015
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Been going here for years, previously a hidden gem of the area. downstairs bar still seems a fairly mixed and unpretentious and inviting, pool tables inside and great tables and chairs on the footpath, though the decor inside has started to take a turn for the worst, twee shabby chic pseudo-sailor look has been installed over the more authentic sailor...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Luka S
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Great Aussie pub in the heart of Woolloomooloo, great location - walking distance to the Botanical Gardens, Art Gallery and the CBD. Very friendly and helpful staff, fantastic food with specials on different days of the week and happy hours. There are rooms upstairs, which are basic but adequate and great value for money. Highly recommend!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Katrina H
Nice, France
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

The pub is next to our hotel and very convenient. The happy hour offers 5 dollar pints. There is pub food too which we didnt try. Good atmosphere. I can recommend to go for a beer and meet the locals. If you look for a tourist magnet head elsewhere.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Phil6676
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Our group couldn't fault the food or the service. Thank you Adam and the lovely girl who looked after us. We will be back! Perfect spot upstairs on the verandah for a large group. Easy walk from the Botanic gardens.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Seetheworld60
TheFrisco, Manager at Frisco Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely words and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

23 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (9)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (6)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (14)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Viewed
Dining (8)
Viewed
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Sydney hotels
Macleay Lodge Sydney
#23 of 64 in Sydney
241 reviews
The Maisonette
#7 of 64 in Sydney
437 reviews
Glebe
Alishan International Guest House
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Hotel Challis
#6 of 64 in Sydney
537 reviews
Posh Hotel
#13 of 64 in Sydney
383 reviews
Hotel 59
#9 of 64 in Sydney
315 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Frisco Hotel boasts a rich heritage in one of Sydney's best known addresses. Our guests enjoy the ambience of a classic East Sydney hotel with bar, TAB, gaming facilities and hotel accommodation. Now under new management The Frisco is catering for everything from your after work drinks to your next birthday party. With a first floor catering for up to 150 guests and 6 hotel rooms on our second floor enquire now for your next function or short Sydney getaway. We are ideally located at 46 Dowling Street, Woolloomooloo. Only a 5 minute walk from the Botanical Gardens, Darlinghurst / Kings Cross and 10 minute walk from the Sydney Opera House. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Frisco Hotel

Address: 46 Dowling Street | Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range: $101 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Frisco Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com so you can book your Frisco Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Frisco Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Not reviewing the accommodation but I'm sure that's improved as well.”
 of 5 bubbles bloss20152015, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“this review is as a bar and eating venue, not for accomm.”
 of 5 bubbles 115lukas, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“There are 2 family rooms that sleep 4, plus a room that sleeps 3, and double rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles KatrinaH444, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Only went to restaurant.......”
 of 5 bubbles GenaW_11, 15 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Sit on the balcony....sublime!”
 of 5 bubbles CherylTom60, 7 May 2014 | Read review
5 of 5