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21 Oxford St Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales 2021 Australia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 05/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 05/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#96 of 208 in Sydney
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.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Bicycles available
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Complimentary tea
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish


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Lordvader65 wrote a review May 2021
Wagga Wagga, Australia28 contributions14 helpful votes
A simple clean and convenient hotel right in the middle of Darlinghurst and Paddington. Friendly and helpful staff. Our room was a quiet room at the back and our friends had a room at the front with a soundproof window. The 333 bus to Circular Quay or Bondi is at the front door. Easy access to the city and a short walk to Paddington. Very handy to the footy at the SCG. Very cheap. Definitely not luxury but clean and convenient with helpful staff.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Parking is tight in the car park, don’t take your big car.
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Trickus1965 wrote a review May 2021
Newcastle, Australia72 contributions17 helpful votes
What a lovely hotel. Friendly, professional staff. Was a little annoyed that I sent an email days earlier requesting parking because of disability but no one replied. Other than that, it is quite nice and conveniently located to shops, transport and other amenities and entertainment areas. Just up the road from Taylor Square and almost next to the Verona Cinema. Parking is extremely limited so I would phone well in advance and book parking, it costs extra but so worth it. The room was small and comfortable all round. Noise was lowered considerably when balcony door was closed (huge hint) and you could hear traffic along Oxford street but it wasn’t a big issue. Worth the stay. Maybe emails could be replied to, but also, I could have simply phoned them as well. A pleasant surprise that I’ll be staying at again for sure
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled
Vitimarama wrote a review Aug 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand7 contributions1 helpful vote
I cannot thank enough The Arts Hotel in Paddington for their excellence, particularly Mark the manager for his unfailing patience and assistance. 5 minutes’ walk from the amazing St Vincent's Hospital, they are catering currently for few patients and relatives when in happier times many more would use their garden pool patio and facilities. They have a most comprehensive folder of local historic walks, eateries, watering holes & tourist travels to the Blue Mountains...... With their kind staff and perfectly clean & adequate facilities in their rooms we will certainly use The Arts Hotel for our visits. The prices are extremely good value: just compare with Sir Stamford, and more expensive hotels now brought in for Covid control. E G Black
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Date of stay: August 2020
Fiona M wrote a review June 2020
Wagga Wagga, Australia7 contributions1 helpful vote
Our son was rushed to St VIncents and we chose to stay here for the convenience. It was a very ordinary room but we really didn’t mind in an emergency situation. Our issue was being told that our first night would cost $155 and $15 for parking and would be discounted for subsequent nights. We stayed three nights and were met with a surly response when we asked for a little reduction. Moved to the charming Quest at Potts point for $120 a night. Seems to me the Arts hotel are taking advantage of people at their most vulnerable. Could not recommend this hotel
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled
Ajerseybear wrote a review Mar 2020
Dublin, Ireland310 contributions236 helpful votes
Located at the far end of Oxford Street away from hustle and bustle yet close enough to dip in and out. Small reception with pleasant staff. Comfortable room, bijou yet adequate. Small shower en-suite served its purpose, good pressure on shower. Comfortable bed. No breakfast option but given a 10% off voucher to use at local establishment. Small central courtyard with seating and a decent sized pool. Great sun trap as no high rise buildings to block out sun, unlike hotels in CBD. A little shabby but room for improvement. CBD, Hyde Park etc within a 20-30 minute walk. Cheap and cheerful.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled
2 Helpful votes
Miranda S wrote a review Nov 2019
San Remo, Australia25 contributions23 helpful votes
We stayed one night at The Arts Hotel so we could attend a function in Paddington. The location was great, the room well appointed, clean and comfortable. We were able to leave luggage at the hotel during the day and return to take transport to the airport late in the day. The staff were exceptional, helpful, friendly and ensured our transfer to the airport went smoothly even though the bus had been delayed. Would recommend.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Room Tip: A garden room has less traffic noise.
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440rob wrote a review Nov 2019
Swindon, United Kingdom133 contributions93 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our stay, as some of the previous reviews say our room was a little tired but it was clean, quite (we were facing the inner court), plenty of space in the room with bags of character in the surrounding Paddington area of Sydney. The reception staff were all top quality people, the first good tip was to buy our Opal Card next door from the 7 Eleven, we were in Sydney for 5 days and reception advised us to put $20 on the card. This worked well for us, the top up is in blocks of $10. We used the bus stops which are just a couple of minutes walk from the hotel turning right out of reception. Bus 333 takes you to Circular Quay, for this direction the stop is on the same side of the road as the Hotel and in the other direction Bus 333 goes to Bondi Beach. When coming back from Circular Quay we used to look out for the Berkelouw bookshop and then ring the bell on the bus. For breakfast we loved the Ampersand Cafe, we ended up going to it every day, a good breakfast selection and nice friendly staff. Its on the opposite side of the road to the Hotel by the pedestrian crossing. The area has so much character and if time permits worth exploring, we went to the Village Inn a few minutes away on a Friday evening and the place was absolutely buzzing, I'm sure we were the only tourists in the pub. If you need to stock up on drinks / food there is a good Woolworths Food Store about 10 minutes walk away through some nice streets, we enjoyed seeing the old houses in the area, you will need to ask the Hotel for directions, it was quite straightforward but better for reception to give you the directions.
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Date of stay: November 2019
3 Helpful votes
Molene wrote a review Oct 2019
20 contributions23 helpful votes
This little hotel is ideally situated for easy bus transport to Circular Quay and other places in the City centre. Small but comfortable rooms with everything you need for a short stay. Staff are very helpful and looked after us well. The hotel has no internal catering the pub restaurant next door, also Arts, serves great food at reasonable prices. The Ampersand cafe across the road does a lovely breakfast but don't be in a hurry for it!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled
2 Helpful votes
jec64641 wrote a review Oct 2019
Oldham, United Kingdom14 contributions5 helpful votes
A group of 12 family and friends stayed in as a base to visit Sydney. It was a great location to travel around the city, small but modern rooms that do the job perfectly. The Manager Mark, Ali and the other receptionists go above & beyond to help guests and make sure they have the best stay possible. Every time I passed reception they were giving travel directions etc. Nothing is too much trouble & very rare see this high level of services these days. There is small garden area & pool. You can visit the bar next door and receive 10% discount. Don’t be alarmed on arrival by the exterior of the building, as the warm welcome will more than make up for this. The Arthouse Kitchen (nothing to do with the hotel round the corner is great for breakfast. A petrol station with shop is nearby.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled
Summerdayz86 wrote a review Oct 2019
Cairns, Australia82 contributions38 helpful votes
I stayed here for 6 nights. It was a good location, with the 333 bus stop just down the road. The room was clean and comfortable. The receptionists were welcoming and greeted us every time we came back or left. The only negative was the air-con in the room was smelly.
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Date of stay: September 2019
1 Helpful vote
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arts Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Arts Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Sydney Jewish Museum (0.4 km), Victoria Barracks (0.4 km), and Arq (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Arts Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Arts Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Arts Hotel?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Arts Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Arts Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Rusty Rabbit, Thai Nesia, and Lumiere Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Arts Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Arts Hotel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Arts Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Arts Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Chinese Garden of Friendship (1.7 km), State Theatre (1.8 km), and St. Mary's Cathedral (1.4 km).
Is Arts Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.