5 of the Most Culture-Soaked Boutique Hotels in Sydney’s Surry Hills

202 Elizabeth Hotel

Surry Hills is the ever-evolving Sydney suburb known for its boutique and vintage shopping, cute cafés, old-school pubs and, of course, its terrace houses that line main drags on Crown and Cleveland Street. So, if you’re wanting to soak in all things Surry Hills, where should you stay while you’re there?

Fortunately, when it comes to hotels in Surry Hills, we’re spoilt for choice. From a brand-new spot that’s one of the most sustainably-built hotels in all of Sydney to a property that’s part of a worldwide brand renowned for its quirky offering, here’s where to look next time you’re booking a stay in Surry Hills.

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Ace Hotel

Ace Hotel Sydney is the brand’s first hotel south of the equator. Situated on Wentworth Ave, just a few steps from Oxford Street, Hyde Park and Central Station, the hotel is housed in what once was a brick factory. Today, it has two restaurants, Kiln and Loam, a fitness centre and free use of bikes. Room sizes range from small to the Loft Suite and, biggest of them all, Ace Suite, which features a dining table for four, a lounge area and even a turntable and acoustic guitar.

Ace Hotel Sydney

202 Elizabeth

The newest hotel on this list, 202 Elizabeth opened in February 2023. Hidden behind discrete doors on Elizabeth Street, it has 38 rooms across six levels, many with balconies. The hotel is adults only (16+), pet-friendly and aims to bring the outdoors in with Australian artists and designers showcased on every corner. Sustainability is key here, with the hotel built from the inside out — mostly built offsite and then lifted into place by cranes.

202 Elizabeth Street

Paramount House Hotel

Paramount House Hotel on Commonwealth Street is located in the former headquarters of Paramount Picture Studios. The space is shared with a movie theatre, café and wine bar, which are all open to the public. On the rooftop level are a restaurant and gym. Rooms all have cute names like Sunny, Mack Daddy and Nook.

Paramount House Hotel

Crystalbrook Albion

Cystalbrook Albion, on the quiet Little Albion Street, has only 35 rooms, and the ground floor rooms are pet friendly. The property also has a bar, a rooftop garden and a collection of art displayed on its walls. As with all Crystalbrook properties, Albion is big on sustainability and doesn’t use plastic straws, water bottles or room key cards. The hotel is partnered with Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef, TerraCycle, OzHarvest and Containers for Change.

Crystalbrook Albion

57 Hotel

57 Hotel on Foveaux Street is a seven-minute walk from Crown Street and was inspired by New York nightclub 54 — and the 1970s in general. Room types include Twin Shoebox, Mini Disco Double and, the most spacious among them, Dancing Queen Twin, which accommodates four travellers plus luggage.

57 Hotel

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