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.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Arts Hotel

Show Prices
#91 of 178 Hotels in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Professional photos
Arts Hotel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

342 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 288: English reviews
Noosa, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Conveniently located in Paddington a rather trendy and historical part of Sydney.Buses pass the door for easy access to the city, about 10 mins. The staff were very friendly and welcoming and breakfast is available in the dining room. We only stayed for 2 nights in transit to Singapore so was adequate for our needs. However the rooms are quite...

Thank aca1l
Reviewed 28 November 2016

The hotel is in an excellent location with bus right outside for trips to the city and Sydney beaches plus walking distance to the Paddington markets and Hordern pavillion. Rooms are fairly basic but given we spent minimal time in the rooms the facilities including fridge, kettle, tea and coffee plus fee muffins were more than adequate. The pool and...

Thank graemdaw
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

I stayed at this hotel in mid-November and was really impressed. The hotel is situated in a central location and even though there is a bus stop right outside the hotel which would take you into the city, you could probably walk into the city centre with ease. The room itself was very basic, however it had everything that I...

Thank Daniel C
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Nice quiet hotel, room was comfortable. friendly staff. Enjoyed the continental breakfast for a small charge. Like the idea of the complimentary cakes for guests. Near bus routes as a good 15 minutes walking distance from Sydney central.

Thank Over_the_rainbowx
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We visited Sydney and Australia for the first time this year and the Arts hotel was a fantastic base for our visit. Mark, was a tremendous help and managed to get us checked in early due to our early arrival from the UK. He also recommended some excellent things to do not only in the city centre but also in...

Thank sarahmG9563MC
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Review collected in partnership with Amoma.com
Thank jellybean64
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here a few times now and find the location handy. Close to shops, restaurants bus at the front door and walk 20 minutes to Kings Cross. If your after a clean room with good location this would do the job.

Thank Tony R
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This Hotel has great accommodation & it is walking distance to the SCG. The staff were excellent nothing was to much trouble. I would recommend this Hotel to anyone. We had a room facing the street & you could just hear the traffic. The Hotel has its own restaurant which we didnt use but we had heard good reports about...

Thank Mary G

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...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Sydney
Surry Hills
57 Hotel
57 Hotel
#33 of 178 in Sydney
1,215 reviews
Central Business District
Song Hotel Sydney
Song Hotel Sydney
#101 of 178 in Sydney
1,551 reviews
Hughenden Boutique Hotel
#3 of 5 in Woollahra
268 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Vulcan Hotel
#75 of 178 in Sydney
365 reviews
Inner South
Meriton Serviced Apartments, Waterloo
Surry Hills
Cambridge Hotel Sydney
Cambridge Hotel Sydney
#37 of 178 in Sydney
3,694 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
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • 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
  • Concierge
  • 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: $147 - $220 (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:
#14 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.
5 questions
Ask a question
Birmingham, United Kingdom
3 months ago
Singapore, Singapore
over a year ago
Singapore, Singapore
over a year ago

See all questions (5)

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

“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
“If you want a quiet room don't get the rooms facing Oxford Street although I loved watching the street life from my balcony.”
  • Loved my sunny Winter's Day view. Letting in all the sounds of Paddington's weekend streetlife.
 of 5 bubbles Catdezign, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay