Need to know
90, including two suites.
11am, but flexible on request. Earliest check-in, 2pm; if you turn up early, the hotel will store luggage until your room is ready.
Double rooms from $156.24 (AU$195), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional service charge of 1.5% per booking on check-out.
Rates include WiFi, minibar drinks, gym access and classes at Snap Fitness and self-service laundry. Rates exclude Continental breakfast (AU$25) a 1.8 per cent credit-card surcharge for Visa and MasterCard payments, 3 per cent for Amex and Diners Club.
Some King Bedrooms are wheelchair-accessible; just ask upon booking. The hotel have a partnership with buzzy, brightly coloured Snap Fitness Pyrmont gym, less than 10 minutes' walk away, if you have a work-out regime to maintain.
At the hotel
Onsite parking (at an extra cost); free WiFi throughout. In rooms: TV, minibar, slippers and bathrobes.
Our favourite rooms
Natural light spills through the period windows and into the airy Lofts, which have a mezzanine bedroom, exposed brick walls and punchy Australian artworks. Pops of colour – bright yellows, reds and blues – punctuate the understated, stony colour palette. For the best views of Sydney, sprawl out in Stirred, at the top of the building, which has a sociable lounge area and a sun-kissed patio. If you want to pretend that you own the place, book Shaken, which has its own private (and very grand) entrance, primary-coloured furniture, a cocktail bar, a bathroom with an oversized tub and a little outdoor area for in-room breakfasts.
Leave books and iPods at home – each room has an iPad.
The hotels public areas are wheelchair accessible, there's a lift to all floors and some King Bedrooms have been adapted for guests with mobility issues.
If you book a Junior Suite (or higher category room), little Smith(s) can come too: cots are free; extra beds for 12-year-olds and under are AU$50 a night.