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Guests can enjoy the rooftop garden with views of Circular Quay and the city skyline at The Russell Hotel. Located in the heart of Sydney’s historic The Rocks and just 2 minutes' walk to Sydney Harbor. Free WiFi is offered.

The Russell Hotel Sydney retains the elegance and charm of its 1887 origins, offering comfortable rooms with ceiling fans and opening windows. Tea/coffee making facilities, bathrobes and hairdryers are provided. Rooms have either ensuite or shared bathroom facilities.

The lounge area has a balcony overlooking bustling George Street, and a library with books, magazines and tourist guides.

The location of this historic hotel in The Rocks ensures that the city’s top attractions, great shopping and best restaurants are on your doorstep. The Russell Hotel is a 2-minute walk from Circular Quay ferry terminal and train station. Sydney International Airport is 30-40 minutes' drive away. The airport train will bring you to Circular Quay train station in 20 minutes.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

The Russell Hotel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Mar 6, 2009

ATM: Need cash? This property has an ATM on site.

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.8)

Breakfast Info

Continental

Private parking available


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Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Fortune of War
    0 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Fortune of War
    0 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Ocean/Sea Bondi
    6.2 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Athol Beach
    2.2 miles
  • Sirius Cove
    2.2 miles
  • Lady Martins Beach
    2.6 miles
  • Rose Bay Beach
    3.4 miles
  • Milk Beach
    3.4 miles
Closest Airports
  • Kingsford Smith Airport
    5.5 miles
  • Illawarra Regional Airport
    54 miles
How to get to The Russell Hotel from Kingsford Smith Airport
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Amenities of The Russell Hotel
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Activities
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
  • Live music/Performance
  • Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
  • Happy hour Additional charge
  • Bike tours Additional charge
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Movie nights Off-site Additional charge
  • Stand-up comedy Off-site Additional charge
  • Bar crawls
  • Temporary art galleries Off-site Additional charge
  • Evening entertainment
  • Game room
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Private parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs AUD 25 per day.
  • Secure parking
Front Desk Services
  • Concierge
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/out
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Safe
General
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Pool and Spa
  • Pool/Beach towels
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules The Russell Hotel takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

1:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

7:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Refundable damage deposit

A damage deposit of AUD 50 is required on arrival. That's about 35.02USD. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib by request
Free
Extra bed by request
AUD 45 per child, per night
3+ years
Extra bed by request
AUD 45 per person, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Groups

When booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Eftpos JCB American Express The Russell Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that there is a 2% charge when you pay with a credit card and a 1% charge when you pay with a debit card.
There is no surcharge when paying by cash or EFTPOS.

Please note the reception opening hours are as follows:
7:00 until 22:00 Monday until Saturday
7:00 until 21:00 on Sunday
A night manager is on-site for after hours.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Please inform The Russell Hotel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

The New South Wales Government has issued a mandatory code of conduct outlining the rights and obligations of people either hosting or renting accommodations on a short-term basis, including a complaints process.

A damage deposit of AUD 50 is required on arrival. That's about 35.02USD. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

FAQs about The Russell Hotel

  • The prices at The Russell Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • The Russell Hotel is 0.7 miles from the center of Sydney.

  • Check-in at The Russell Hotel is from 1:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at The Russell Hotel (subject to availability):

    • Private Parking
    • Parking
    • Secure parking

  • Room options at The Russell Hotel include:

    • Double
    • Single
    • Twin/Double
    • Triple

  • The Russell Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Game room
    • Evening entertainment
    • Movie nights
    • Bike tours
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Walking tours
    • Live sports events (broadcast)
    • Bar crawls
    • Happy hour
    • Stand-up comedy
    • Live music/Performance

  • Guests staying at The Russell Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to The Russell Hotel by:

    • Train 21min