Sydney is described as a city of business, cultural and sporting activities and warm locals, and is also called the Harbour City. There are impressive icons in the city and the most popular are the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, coupled with its inviting sands in the renowned Bondi Beach for beach lovers.
If you are into a ritzy harbourside suburb, then Double Bay is for you, with its upscale boutiques, beauty salons and restaurants that well to do shoppers can afford.
Sydney is reputed to have expensive accommodation, but there are also other modes of staying that cater to those with smaller budgets, like bed and breakfast, hostels, budget hotels and motels. Staying in budget accommodation will allow you to enjoy more of what the city has to offer, but it does not mean that you are compromised on the quality of their hotel services since many of them still offer good amenities and reasonable service that is comparable to expensive hotels.
These budget accommodations are also attractive because they can be found in most part of the city and you have several choices to choose from, like in the famous downtown areas of Darly Harbour and Oxford Street that have a throbbing nightlife and delightful gourmet experiences to offer.
In planning your stay in Sydney, you might want to consider choosing a place to stay where you have easy access to public transport, and that your main business or leisure areas where you will frequently go is near so that you will save time and money. Usually, backpackers and budget travellers prefer to stay in the heart of the downtown since there are several affordable rate of hostels there especially in the vicinity of Kings Cross and Central Station.
Those who would not mind spending more money for their hotel accommodation, have several places to choose from. If you like to be in the surroundings of the Sydney Opera House or at the Maritime Museum of Sydney and other famous attractions, you can book in a hotel that is located in the Rocks area of Sydney. Also on the expensive side, but not as much as the first one mentioned, is another hotel with heated indoor pool and sauna, with a gym for fitness buffs, and balcony rooms with terrace allowing you to get an overview of the city.
Another hotel choice is for those who like to relax and enjoy spa treatment and other treatment to ease your tired muscles, and has also an indoor swimming pool, and tennis area and gym.
Those who prefer a good view, there is a hotel on Cowper Wharf with rooms having great views, with architecture and decor that you can admire, plus there are wonderful restaurants right on the wharf that are just walking distance from this hotel.