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.

City Lodge

Show Prices
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.
Professional photos
City Lodge
View Map
{"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}}}
Add Photo Write a Review

163 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
There are newer reviews for City Lodge
See the most recent reviews
Showing 137: English reviews
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 3 January 2014

We stayed here in December and walked out after the 1st night. The place was filthy. The room had a smashed window and plastic was over the hole. The bathroom was full of hair and grime. The dust was so bad my daughter had an allergy attack. Plug sockets were hanging off the wall and the spare bedding was shoved...

Thank Family464
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 27 November 2013

From the moment I walked into the "hotel", I was disgusted. It looked dirty, had an awful smell and the reception staff member was less than delightful. She could barely be bothered to look me in the eye. Each level I went up (I was staying on the 4th floor), I became more and more offended by this accommodation. Once...

1Thank burtie2525
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 17 November 2013

After reading the reviews for this hotel on this website, i was a bit worried as i couldnt change my booking. However, it was no where as bad as the reviews described it. The standard double bedroom was smallish but ok for two guests. The room wasnt stinky or anything but the carpet could do with a clean. Bathroom desperately...

Thank gkaur01
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 21 August 2013

For the price we paid, it's definitely not worth it. We stayed in room 305 and it smelled really awful (gunky smell). We could hardly sleep because of the smell. I was wondering where the gunky smell was coming from and found lots of mould underneath the bed, carpet most especially underneath the headboard. I am not exaggerating. I took...

1Thank garbil
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 18 August 2013

Three of my mates and I made the horrible mistake of staying in this absolutely disgusting excuse for a hotel. The room was a "family room", small, smelly, dirty and just plain horrible! The beds felt like concrete. I had a shocking nights sleep due to being attacked by what I can only imagine were some sort of bed bugs...

1Thank Ash S
Forster, Australia
Reviewed 29 July 2013

As a resort manager I had high expectations from what the website had displayed. We had booked this hotel for my friends birthday.. we where shocked when we arrived. The receptionist was rude, no uniform and seemed more interested in her iPhone. We had booked the family room which was meant to be there "best room".... I honestly can't imagine...

2Thank Bianca H
Reviewed 25 June 2013

Ugly, depressing room. Terrible bed, terrible :( Unpleasant smell. Stained, dirty carpet. Tacky drapes Pubic-like hair in shower. Ew! Christmas decoration in June (!) Semi-naked people in communal areas. Rude, unpolite staff at the reception. Excellent location.

2Thank Melb7510
Reviewed 9 June 2013

Arrived after 11 PM after a 24 hour flight, reception closed. Found key in envelope, entered my room and was shocked: small, dirty, absolutely NOT as in the pictures. In addition, it is unsafe (open cabinets with fuses; a guy in underwear in the living (I am woman traveling alone), I went out again and found another hotel room, after...

1Thank PaulienHerder
Reviewed 5 June 2013

I have stayed in all kinds of accommodation around the globe, and would be happy enough to stay at a place like City Lodge if the cost reflected the condition... this hotel should be charging $15 a night! We paid $150AUD for a superior room which is supposed to be better and bigger than a standard room. This is what...

1Thank chittybangbang
Reviewed 30 April 2013

Good location but really bad rooms. My duvet cover had a brown stain on it and the room was small and stinky. We got the infamous 'Room 204' and the street noise wasn't bad. Bathroom was clean but rest of room wasn't. It's in City Center and that's why it's pricey. Look elsewhere

2Thank canadiann0mad

54 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (54)
Room/Suite (32)
Hotel & Grounds (6)
Bathroom (1)
View from Room (1)
Other (14)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Sydney hotels
Central Business District
The Tank Stream Hotel
The Tank Stream Hotel
#45 of 174 in Sydney
634 reviews
Central Business District
Megaboom City Hotel
Megaboom City Hotel
#73 of 174 in Sydney
236 reviews
Central Business District
Travelodge Hotel Sydney Martin Place
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
The Rocks
The Russell Hotel
The Russell Hotel
#35 of 174 in Sydney
886 reviews
Central Business District
Travelodge Hotel Sydney Wynyard
Central Business District
Mantra 2 Bond Street
Mantra 2 Bond Street
#67 of 174 in Sydney
1,971 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Staying in Central Business District

Neighbourhood Profile
Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
Explore this neighbourhood


  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about City Lodge

Address: Level 2, 15-17 Hunter Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Central Business District
Price Range: $103 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — City Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Orbitz, Hotwire, Booking.com, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Priceline, Agoda, TripOnline SA and HotelQuickly so you can book your City Lodge 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:
City Hotel 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 City Lodge staff and other travellers.
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from City Lodge 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

“lower floor ( no elevator), to ask questions on the Front Desk”
125bens, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“try not to be right next to reception unless you don't want to carry your bags up stairs”
vespa_beth, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Don't let the photos of the room deceive.”
sailelea, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“FYI - No lifts, steep flight of stairs to get to rooms”
100daniellem, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“rooms n the third floor are easier if you wouldn't like to go up and down so many stairs”
83elnazi, 6 Jul 2016 | Read review
5 of 5