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3.8 out of 5

"We loved staying here! The cafe attached to the motel is sunny in the morning and makes delicious $5 bacon and egg sandwiches. The location is beautif ... " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 06 Jul 2017

Hotel Description

City Crown Motel places you steps from Crown Street and within a 15-minute stroll of Capitol Theatre. Highlights at this motel include in-room free WiFi and balconies.

You can enjoy TVs and DVD players, featured in all 29 rooms.

This motel has barbecues and tour/ticket assistance. Added amenities include a coffee shop/café and laundry facilities. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Attractions within a 15-minute walk of this 3-star East Sydney motel include Hyde Park and St Vincent’s Hospital.

Deluxe Double Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

City Crown Motel ratings based on 244 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for City Crown Motel

Everyone (153) Couples (61) Family (30)
4 out of 5
3 nights stay, very adequate for my needs, clean room and bathroom, comfortable bed. Certainly the best hotel at this price, walking distance to restaurants, Oxford St, CBD, free wifi, even a balcony at this price point! Nil complaints.

Posted by on 7 Dec. 2018

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1 out of 5
not even a bedside light, very noisy, rooms old and could do with a basic renovation, good location though, close to everything including a supermarket

Posted by on 18 Oct. 2018

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2 out of 5
The location is fantastic however the room smelt damp and mouldy and the other guests seemed pretty dodgy.

Posted by on 7 Jun. 2018

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3 out of 5

Handy to central station

Room a bit run down. Paint peeling, bathroom vanity rotting around the base. Only one blanket between 2 beds, otherwise only a sheet?

Posted by , from nsw on 1 Mar. 2018

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1 out of 5

Worst ever.

Dirty, smelled rank. It was cheap, but they couldn't pay me to stay there again.

Posted by , from Brisbane on 10 Dec. 2017

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5 out of 5

Best Location In Sydney!

We loved staying here! The cafe attached to the motel is sunny in the morning and makes delicious $5 bacon and egg sandwiches. The location is beautiful. The motel is very run down, but very clean, and keeps the price down!

Posted by , from G on 6 Jul. 2017

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1 out of 5


Pros: The bed was comfortable
Cons: A total renovation job in needed for this place
Location: The location was good, close to the city, lots of bars and restaurants nearby
In Sydney for a conference, booked for 2 nights. When I arrived I was given a room key and some vague directions as to how to find it. Lugged my suitcase up a flight of stairs, no offer to help and no lift. As soon as I opened the door I could smell the mould. Stained carpet, cracked and broken tiles in the bathroom, one cupboard door hanging off in the bathroom. The air conditioner appeared to switch on but made no discernible difference to the temperature of the room. I had to sleep with the balcony door open wide all night to try and get rid of the smell. I checked out the next morning unable to face another night.

Posted by , from Hobart, Australia on 26 Feb. 2017

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2 out of 5

Banged up but close to everything

This hotel is in need of some paint and new fittings. However the room was quiet at night and the beds good. Close to everything.

Posted by , from Qld on 23 Feb. 2017

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3 out of 5

Close to amenities

Bathroom was a bit tired, but everything was clean and comfortable. 12 minute walk to central station, heaps of cafes and several pubs a short walk away.

Posted by on 1 Dec. 2016

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4 out of 5

Good location, good price, friendly staff

Pros: Price, location, staff, balcony
Cons: The rooms could do with an update.
Good location, good price, friendly staff, the hotel is outdated and not super clean, heat pump didn't work in room. Overall happy with our stay, would stay again in the future. Nice balcony, comfortable beds, clean sheets and towels.

Posted by on 31 Oct. 2016

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Property Features

There's a coffee shop/café on site. Tour or ticket assistance, a BBQ, and laundry facilities are also featured at City Crown Motel. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • 1 building
  • 29 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Coffee shop
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tour and ticket information
  • BBQ grill(s)

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)


  • Airport: Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) (9.9 km / 6.2 mi)
  • Train station: Sydney Central Station (1.1 km / 0.7 mi)
  • Metro station: Capitol Square Light Rail Station (1 km / 0.6 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

City Crown Motel offers 29 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower. An iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested. Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) are also available.

  • Bathrooms are partially open
  • Private balcony
  • Television
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Shower
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer available
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Air conditioning

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight


  • Check-out by 10:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 30.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Guests must contact this hotel in advance to reserve onsite parking. please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Only service animals are allowed


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between AUD 7 and AUD 16 per person (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: AUD 20 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Late check-out fee: AUD 25 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 30.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • City Crown Motel Surry Hills
  • City Crown Motel
  • City Crown Surry Hills
  • City Crown