Stay: Let's be frank. Trying to find cheap family accommodation in Sydney can be difficult. That's why we've done the independent research for you and found a range of family accommodation options, from hotels and holiday houses to self-contained and serviced apartments, across Sydney from Darling Harbour to the Sydney CBD, with some suburban and North Shore accommodation too.

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Please note: Prices listed are indicative and intended to guide you on what to expect to pay at a standard rate. They do not take into account price rises for peak periods or specials and deals offered throughout the year.  


Sydney Self Contained Family Accommodation Read more here if you want a to discover a choice of self-contained, family friendly holiday apartments and houses around Sydney that will provide a 'home-away-from-home' experience that can be harder to find in hotels and serviced apartments. Family Friendly Features:

Each property we have chosen to highlight have their own unique family friendly features. However, all are self-contained and close to parks or beaches and offer a families a taste of life in Sydney's suburbs at a reasonable cost for a city that can be expensive for families to stay.

Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Town Hall Stay here if you want more spacious, self-contained and serviced apartment accommodation located in the heart of Sydney.

Prices from $314 a night (standard apartment).

Family Friendly Features:

  • free cots (subject to availability)
  • heated swimming pool
  • kitchen and laundry facilities
  • Amora Hotel Jamison Stay here if you want a 5 star hotel experience, with twin double-bed rooms suitable for families of 4 with younger children and cheaper rooms available on lower levels (floors 4-21).

    Prices from $245 (room only).

    Family Friendly Features:

  • free WIFI
  • heated swimming pool
  • close to shops and public transport
  • Bondi: Meriton Suites Bondi Junction Stay here if you want modern, self-contained accommodation close to Bondi Beach, but are looking for a more affordable option to beachside prices.

    Prices from $211 (2-bedroom suite).

    Family Friendly Features:

  • free WIFI
  • heated swimming pool
  • close to shops and public transport
  • Cremorne Point Manor Stay here if you want an historic boutique-style alternative to modern Sydney hotel accommodation, in a leafy North Shore location close to Taronga Zoo and just 10 minutes by ferry into Circular Quay.

    Prices from $260 a night (family of 5)

    Family Friendly Features:

    • Free WIFI
    • Local parks and playgrounds
    • Close to Taronga Zoo
    Eastwood Furnished Apartments Stay here if you want self-contained accommodation for larger families, located 14km north-west of Sydney’s CBD but walking distance to a train station and with easy access to the M2.

    Prices from $300 a night of 6 (3-bedroom townhouse).

    Family Friendly Features:

    • cots available
    • Limited pet friendly availability (advance notice & extra fee may apply
    • Undercover parking included
    Lane Cove River Tourist Park (sleeps up to 5) Stay here if you want to discover another side to Sydney accommodation through an urban bush experience in a cabin (or camp-site) overlooking Lane Cove National Park, just 20 minutes from the CBD.

    Prices from $170 a night (family of 5 in a cabin).

    Family Friendly Features:

    • self-contained cabins
    • swimming pool
    • unique city bushland environs
    Manly: Q Station (sleeps up to 6) Stay here if you want a unique and historic family hotel accommodation experience, staying at the former Quarantine Station on Manly North Head, the entrance to Sydney Harbour.

    Prices from $229 (heritage suite with sofa bed).

    Family Friendly Features:

    • kayak, paddleboard and snorkel hire on-site
    • acres of grounds and national park to explore
    • history and ghost tours available (fee)
    Surry Hills: Cambridge Hotel (sleeps up to 4) Stay here if you want Sydney hotel accommodation in a great Surry Hills location, close to Central Station and convenient to the SCG & Allianz Stadium.

    Prices from $299 a night (one bedroom deluxe)

    Family Friendly Features:

    • heated indoor pool
    • close to trains and buses
    • room service and on-site restaurant
    Sydney: Hyde Park Inn Stay here if you want four star family accommodation in Sydney, opposite Hyde Park, offering standard and deluxe family hotel rooms and apartments.

    Prices from $270 a night (deluxe family room)

    Family Friendly Features:

    • free WIFI
    • free parking (needs to be pre-booked)
    • complimentary light breakfast
    Sydney: Metro Apartments on Darling Harbour Stay here if you want two-level, loft style apartment accommodation in the heart of Darling Harbour (just 100m from Sydney Aquarium), with separate sleeping upstairs and sofa bed downstairs.


    Prices from $191 a night (standard apartment)

    Family Friendly Features:

    • fully self-contained
    • free WIFI
    • kids under 12 stay for free
    Waldorf Wooloomooloo Waters Apartments Stay here if you want accommodation for larger families, with self-contained apartments and features families love including an indoor pool, all in an historic location, with a park at the end of the street.

    Prices from $350 a night for a family of 6 (2-bedroom apartment).

    Family Friendly Features:

    • indoor pool
    • playground at end of the street
    • self-contained but also close to renowned restaurants
    Woolloomooloo: Mariners Court Stay here if you want more affordable Sydney hotel accommodation, with triple and quad family rooms, in a great location walking distance to Botanic Gardens and just steps away from a local park and playground.

    Prices from $220 a night for a family of 4 (sleeps 6 with extra roll-away).

    Family Friendly Features:

    • roll-aways and cots available (fee)
    • free breakfast
    • secure parking (fee)

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