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.

Arts Hotel

Show Prices
#92 of 179 Hotels in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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.
Management photos
Arts 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

351 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 296: English reviews
Start your review of Arts Hotel
 Click to rate
Wooli, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

very clean,wonderful staff,close to st vincents hospital no milk or bickies all in all ok ,will definately stay next time i'm in Sydney got airport shuttle to door,$22 better than train filled in time roaming the quaint side streets around hotel

Thank maureenmac2017
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reasonably well located: Paddington is a lovely area with very nice shops and cafes, good for breakfast. On a main road with direct bus routes into the city centre and out to Bondi. A short walk to Surry Hills, and a long walk to the city centre and Circular Quay but better to use the bus or a taxi. Views...

Thank iainsouthern
Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The location of this property is very good but the place itself is very modest. I would call it a city motel not hotel. Room very small, bed and inbuilt desk in room 109 takes up 3/4 of the room, bathroom tiny. No face washers, breakfast not available on site and no room service. But room was clean and linen...

Thank canman169
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I stayed for 2 nights in an entry level room on the second floor at the back of the hotel Pros Very handy to St Vincents Friendly, understanding staff Comfy bed Very quiet room Cons Fairly basic room , but fine for a place to rest your head and have a shower A bit overpriced

Thank MickiAustralia
Wagga Wagga, Australia
Reviewed 10 February 2017

We stayed 8 nights in a room away from busy Oxford Street and found it quiet and beds comfortable. St Vincent's is only a short walk away, so easily accessible if you have to be at St Vincent's for appointments or to be admitted. There is plenty to do around the area. Verona Cinema Bar for a movie, Berkelouw Books...

Thank KarenB35f
Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 February 2017

We picked Arts Hotel for the price and location and it was perfect for that. Compact rooms, everything clean and tidy. Friendly staff at check in and check out. Great location, we walked to our show which was down Oxford St. Safe location too, we were two single ladies and we felt perfectly safe walking back from our show late...

Thank Tracey_1966
Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

It might not be 5 star hotel but had great location and nice room. I would stay here when return to Sydney. Pool area was very nice on second floor. Close to gay area and public transport. Love all the local coffee shops.

Thank portswart
Goulburn and Surrounds, Australia
Reviewed 20 January 2017

I stayed here with my daughter for a cricket match at the SCG. Perfect location! Easy walking distance to SCG and Allianz, 10 minutes. Restaurant's up the road and cafes next door. Rooms are small but very clean and tidy and have everything you need for a short stay. Reception is there 24hours for when you come back a little...

Thank TravellinWoodys
Noosa, Australia
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This is a basic hotel ideal for the short trips to Sydney near the SCG. Easy walking distance to the CBD. Bus at door. Reception can give you a discount voucher for the pub next door. Rooms reasonable size. Double bed, separate shower and toilet, windows on one wall, safe in room, small bar fridge, tea and coffee making facilities....

Thank Michelle B
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Found this gem of a hotel within walking distance of SCG for the Sydney Swans games. Clean rooms, friendly staff and lovely courtyard garden. Just what we were looking for - and didn't break the budget. Definitely a place I will return to in the future for more footy weekends.

Thank Kath S

53 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (50)
Hotel & Grounds (10)
Room/Suite (14)
View from Room (2)
Pool/Beach Area (5)
Bathroom (2)
Other (17)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (3)
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Dining (1)
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Sydney hotels
Vulcan Hotel
#74 of 179 in Sydney
378 reviews
Surry Hills
57 Hotel
57 Hotel
#33 of 179 in Sydney
1,365 reviews
Surry Hills
Cambridge Hotel Sydney
Cambridge Hotel Sydney
#37 of 179 in Sydney
3,844 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Inner South
Central Railway Hotel
Central Railway Hotel
#48 of 179 in Sydney
603 reviews
Central Business District
Song Hotel Sydney
Song Hotel Sydney
#101 of 179 in Sydney
1,638 reviews
Kirketon Hotel
Kirketon Hotel
#137 of 179 in Sydney
150 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Staying in Paddington

Neighbourhood Profile
Named after its London namesake, the suburb of Paddington showcases streets lined with restored Victorian terrace houses with very distinctive features, like high ceilings and cast-iron balconies. It is home to some of Sydney’s most prestigious art galleries, including the Wagner Art Gallery and the Butler Good Gallery, as well as the tourist attraction, Paddington Markets, located in the grounds surrounding the Paddington Uniting Church and Paddington Public School. Paddington is a hub for high-end shopping featuring famous contemporary Australian designers, as well as up-market spas. Foodies are drawn to Paddington for well-known Australian chefs, modern and traditional Italian food, fantastic coffee, passionate brewers and even handmade chocolates.
Explore this neighbourhood


  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Arts Hotel is a charming 3 star hotel offering personal service and a unique location in Paddington, Sydney's arts and fashion precinct. All rooms have ensuite, air conditioning, free Foxtel, safe, ironing facilities, bar fridge, hairdryer and clock radio. Garden rooms face onto the central courtyard and have complimentary wi-fi. Interconnecting rooms are available for families with children. There is free wi-fi in all public areas of the hotel, free guest bicycles and free car parking (NB space is limited and cannot be reserved).Set amongst fashion boutiques, specialty shops, cinemas, late night bookshops, art galleries, pubs, cafes and restaurants, the hotel is also within walking distance of the city. Buses run directly to City shops, Circular Quay, Central Station, Bondi Beach and Watsons Bay. Paddington is a heritage conservation area with a village atmosphere. It is a delight to explore on foot with its narrow winding streets and restored Victorian terraces houses. There are over 280 boutiques in Paddington and on Saturdays you can visit Sydney's most popular street market.The Arts Hotel is the perfect base from which to explore Sydney. We invite you to experience the charm. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arts Hotel

Address: 21 Oxford St | Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales 2021, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Paddington
Price Range: $149 - $231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Arts Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 62
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Travelocity so you can book your Arts 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.
Also Known As:
Sydney Sullivans Hotel
Hotel Style:
#12 Best Value Hotel in Sydney
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

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Arts Hotel staff and other travellers.
7 questions
Ask a question
Birmingham, United Kingdom
5 months ago
Singapore, Singapore
over a year ago
Wooli, Australia
23 days ago

See all questions (7)

Questions? Get answers from Arts 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

“Rooms away from Oxford Street would be quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles KarenB35f, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Suggest you to see available room beforehand.”
 of 5 bubbles aca1l, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Inside room on floor 1 and a half with pool view is quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles jellybean64, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“1st floor was great & we had a front room, could hear the traffic slightly which didnt stop us from sleeping.”
 of 5 bubbles , 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Perfect for visitors to St Vincent's Hospital”
 of 5 bubbles Susiewrx, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
5 of 5