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Arts Hotel

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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A note from Arts Hotel
Updated 05/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#98 of 204 hotels 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 cofffee
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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Grade: 92 out of 100
124Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
23Attractionswithin 0.5 km
458Reviews11Q+A87Room tips
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BrianCassey wrote a review Jun 2019
Cairns, Australia43 contributions58 helpful votes
... have stayed at the Arts Hotel Paddington several times over the years, usually whilst taking in the HeadOn Photo Festival in May each year. The management and staff are always exceptionally pleasant and helpful ... feels like a family affair. It's in a great spot in the middle of Oxford Street with frequent buses to town and the other way to Bondi and other beaches. The hotel also incorporates the 'Rose Shamrock and Thistle' pub next door and hotel guests receive a ten percent discount !!
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Date of stay: May 2019
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sandramaybarker wrote a review Mar 2019
Gosford, Australia91 contributions26 helpful votes
Great location to use public transport. Nice area to walk around. Interesting shops. Rooms very clean. Bathroom small but beds generous and comfortable. There's a little balcony for fresh air but very noisy out there right on Oxford St. All sorts of good eats nearby to suit every price range. Good value for money in the city. Will stay there again.,
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Date of stay: June 2018
Ben wrote a review Feb 2019
Richmond, Australia4 contributions3 helpful votes
For the location we’d thought the room rate too good to be true so we’re very pleasantly surprised by both the standard of the property and the very good service. We were staying in the original part of the property (there appeared to be a newer wing recently or under construction). + Oxford St location and very easy walking distance into the CBD + Very friendly and helpful staff + Swimming pool and outdoor retreat + Comfortable bed + Mini fridge in room - Airconditioning was noisy, laboured and ineffective (a quick inspection of the dust filter at the end of the trip revealed a completely clogged filter which I suggest was the reason it was operating so poorly - if we were to have the same experience again next stay this would definitely result in a lower rating) - A
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Date of stay: January 2019
Graham P wrote a review Feb 2019
Leeds, United Kingdom43 contributions37 helpful votes
stayed for a week,good position for busses to the harbour or bondi beach.the room was rather small and could do with modernising especially the bathroom.in the arts area so expect to see some sights in the nearby bars but turn right and try the bistro in the rsi club for value food and drink
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Date of stay: January 2019
PatrickBuijs wrote a review Jan 2019
Rotterdam, The Netherlands977 contributions166 helpful votes
We stayed here the first 4 days of our Australia trip. Had a room at the streetside of the building, but with good isolation almost no traffic noise. Normal size room and bathroom. All were good, clean and worked fine. Hotel has no breakfast option but in the area around you can find plenty of options. The areas around the hotel have got plenty of restaurants and bars and going to the city center is a 15/20min walk, or you can take the bus.
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Date of stay: December 2018
USD 89 - USD 122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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AustraliaNew South WalesSydneyInner East / Paddington
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