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"Quiet and clean in the city centre. Bed is comfortable and large. The perfect crash pad after a night out. Don't expect coffee or tea but they are no ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 16 Feb 2020

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Hotel Description

Criterion Hotel Sydney places you in the center of Sydney, within a short 5-minute stroll of Sydney Tower and Hyde Park. Highlights at this hotel include a casino, a restaurant, and a bar/lounge.

All 19 rooms feature free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Pillowtop beds and premium bedding invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like free toiletries.

This hotel offers free WiFi in public areas and luggage storage. Added amenities include a sportsbook.

Sights within a 20-minute walk of this Sydney Central Business District hotel include SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and Circular Quay.

Classic Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$100* Per night/room 14 Jul. - 15 Jul.

Deluxe Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Room, Multiple Beds

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Single Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Triple Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Criterion Hotel Sydney ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.0 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Criterion Hotel Sydney

Everyone (3) Couples (1)
2 out of 5
We were in the large family room. There was no bin, bar fridge, soap or any other normal thing you would expect from a hotel. The bathroom was rubbish 2 pokey toilets and a shower that had a bout 2 foot of room between the wall and shower curtain. The light from the emergency exit sign lit up the entire room. Beds were comfy though. Also I don't think they cleaned properly before us, there were skid markes in the bowl...ew!

Posted by on 13 Jul. 2020

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 19 Apr. 2020

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1 out of 5
The staff were friendly. However, my room was an internal room (facing inwards not to the street) placed right next to the hotel’s air conditioning unit. This run constantly at varying degrees of loudness all night. That’s two lost nights of sleep I will never get back. The hotel should be ashamed to make this a paying room. Or, at least offer it at a discount and explain why it’s so cheap. Robert

Posted by , from Brisbane on 23 Mar. 2020

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4 out of 5
Quiet and clean in the city centre. Bed is comfortable and large. The perfect crash pad after a night out. Don't expect coffee or tea but they are not needed as there a any number of cafes close by.

Posted by , from Tahmoor nsw on 16 Feb. 2020

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4 out of 5
I went to use the television -no remote . very quiet room .

Posted by on 13 Feb. 2020

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3 out of 5
The refurbishment is great as I stayed here 2 years ago and vowed never again. However, little things became annoying. No towel rail, no chair, no tea or coffee making facilities. Not even a glass for water. The brand new TV did not work so had to change rooms. No Towel in the new room so had to go hunting the corridors looking for a towel. The shelve in the bathroom was hanging by one support. The air conditioners outside the room are very load and they vibrated all night. This place has potential to be a great place to stay but needs more attention to detail. Only worth $85 per night

Posted by on 22 Jan. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

26 Jan. 2020 by Amanda

Hi there, We are thrilled to hear that you found our newly refurbished guest rooms to be great! Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each and every stay. I greatly appreciate your comments about aspects of the room that need updating. We will assess each of these mentioned points and look at ways in which we can improve this. Our main priority is to be able to offer a very well-maintained and comfortable atmosphere and we hope to see you back again soon.

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. A casino, a sportsbook, and ATM/banking services are also featured at Criterion Hotel Sydney. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Sydney hotel.

  • 19 guestrooms or units
  • Casino
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Storage area for luggage
  • ATM
  • Smoking in designated areas


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


  • Airport: Kingsford Smith Intl. Airport (SYD) (16.1 km / 10 mi)
  • Train station: Sydney Central Station (1.4 km / 0.9 mi)
  • Metro station: Town Hall Station (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)

Room Amenities

Criterion Hotel Sydney offers 19 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary toiletries. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 42-inch flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Luxury bedding
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

P.J. Gallaghers - Onsite bistro. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 4:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property.

This property does not have a front desk.


  • Check-out by 10:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


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 may be 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 onsite parking is available. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts


Optional extras

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

  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 1.5 percent

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

Hotel Names

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.