Sydney, Australia

Pier One Sydney Harbour

Rates from (ex tax)$177.80

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (AUD259.00), via, using today’s exchange rate.


Jet-set jetty


Under the bridge

Tucked away below the jet-black girders of the iconic bridge, Pier One Sydney Harbour hotel’s turn-of-the-century jetty has been artfully restored. Soaring ceilings, exposed timber beams and an elegant neutral palette lend this urban bolthole a refined atmosphere and subtle nautical flair that extend to its harbour-view rooms and on-trend kitchen.

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A Lady on the Pier sundowner each on the deck


Photos Pier One Sydney Harbour facilities

Need to know


189, including 18 suites.


11am. Earliest check-in, 2pm. Both are flexible, subject to availability.


Double rooms from $177.80 (AU$235), excluding tax at 10 per cent.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (AUD259.00), via, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates exclude breakfast. Choose from cooked-to-order waffles and omelettes, or healthy options from the self-service fridge. Buffet breakfast, AU$38 a person; Continental, AU$28; half price for under-12s.


Indulgent massages, facials and exfoliating treatments can be arranged in-room. Work up a sweat in the marine breeze: daily Pilates and boxing classes take place on the pier from Monday to Friday.

At the hotel

Lounge, free WiFi in public spaces (AU$9.95 a day for in-room access), Pilates and boxing classes, private pier. In rooms: flatscreen TV, iPod dock, minibar, tea- and coffee-making facilities, organic Appelles Apothecary & Lab toiletries.

Our favourite rooms

Inspired by sweeping harbour views, rooms have a quiet nautical elegance. Marble-top tables, timber beams and leather chairs offset an understated palette of creams and greys. Waterside rooms have Walsh Bay views framed by floor-to-ceiling windows. All the suites are luxurious – expect day-beds, in-room tubs and an eyeful of Sydney's icons – but for true indulgence book the Harbour View Balcony Suite: you’ll find an indoor-outdoor bathroom and private deck jutting out over the pier.

Packing tips

Embrace the casual seaside vibe with deck shoes and pedal pushers.


The hotel has four wheelchair-accessible rooms.


Pets are allowed on the ground floor (but not the Gantry), and in some Waterside King, Twin, and King Deluxe rooms with direct pier access, on request, for AU$60 a stay. Dog bowls and sleeping mats are provided, and food can be ordered round the clock. See more pet-friendly hotels in Sydney.


Welcome. Cots for under-5s are free. Some rooms (Heritage Deluxe, Waterside Deluxe, Walsh Bay Suite and Hickson Suite) have a double sofa bed for two under-12s or one older child (AU$30 a night a child). The restaurant can rustle up child-friendly meals.


The hotel sources its food from local producers and farmers, recycles grey water, and uses eco-friendly light bulbs and a saltwater cooling system.

Food and Drink

Photos Pier One Sydney Harbour food and drink

Top Table

In warm weather, tables spill out onto the deck; the ones by the windows have year-round hypnotic views of the harbour.

Dress Code

Easygoing jeans or bright and breezy dresses – anything goes.

Hotel restaurant

From its broad, weathered parquet to the dramatic display of crustaceans at the seafood bar, the Gantry harbours a sense of theatre. Having taken up residence in the open kitchen, chef Joel Bickford makes the most of freshly foraged and locally sourced produce. Expect a deft, colourful take on contemporary Australian cuisine: squid paired with radish and beach plants, mulberry duck and mysterious desserts perfumed with violet and liquorice.

Hotel bar

The Gantry Bar’s zinc-clad centrepiece is a beacon for cocktail lovers: masterful mixologists skillfully wield mortars, shakers and home-brewed syrups for the Smithiest drinks in town. Local mussels, Sydney rock oysters and beetroot home fries make fine amuse-bouches. Sip on a Lady on the Pier – vodka, pink grapefruit, lemon myrtle and elderflower – or take a chilled beer out onto the deck.

Last orders

The Gantry stays open from breakfast at 6.30am to the last cheese course at 10pm. Sip on post-prandial digestifs until midnight.

Room service

Guests can order from the restaurant menu during opening hours, after which a light bar menu is available.


Photos Pier One Sydney Harbour location
Pier One Sydney Harbour
11 Hickson Road Walsh Bay


A 30-minute drive away, Sydney's Kingsford Smith Airport serves international and domestic flights. Taxis are readily available at the airport rank, or you can hire a car if you want your own wheels.


From Circular Quay station, a 15-minute walk away, there are direct trains to the airport and the CBD. A taxi from the hotel costs around AU$10.


You’ll easily find taxis in front of the hotel. If you’re planning on exploring further afield and have your own wheels, valet parking will set you back AU$50 for 24 hours; on-street parking costs from AU$4.40 an hour.


Hop off your yacht at the pier but don’t dilly-dally – skippers only get a 15-minute slot. Or swap sea legs for buns of steel: bicycles are available for hire from AU$1.40 an hour.

Worth getting out of bed for

Make the most of Sydney’s airy walkways and set out on foot: steps by the hotel lead up to the base of the bridge. Head south on George Street towards The Rocks, a historical neighbourhood packed with popular restaurants and lively pubs. Daily water shuttles to Taronga Zoo run from Circular Quay, but the hotel can also arrange a private boat transfer from the jetty for a truly spoiling koala-cuddling experience. The Sydney Opera House’s soaring shells and scintillating programme are a gentle 20-minute stroll away. If you’re after even loftier pursuits, book a knuckle-biting tour and climb to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge.


Local restaurants

If you really can’t get enough of those glittering harbour views, book a table at O Bar & Dining (+61 (0)2 9247 9777), a glam watering hole with panoramic views from its perch on the 47th floor. Healthy, zesty flavours take centre-stage in market-sourced nibbles and hearty mains: sample shellfish boudin, flash-grilled meats and fragrant ancient grains. The Cut (+61 (0)2 9259 5695) has the whisky-and-cigars allure of a New York steakhouse: start with the steak tartare and segue to a monumental côte de boeuf (you might want to skip the dessert). Nearby Mr Wong (+61 (0)2 9240 3000) is an award-winning Cantonese eatery dishing up incredible dim sum in a sprawling two-level space.

Local cafés

A 10-minute walk from the hotel, The Cava makes a good breakfast stop, with a special section on the menu devoted to avocado toast.

Local bars

Exotic cocktail joint Cruise Bar (+61 (0)2 9119 1849) has unbeatable views of the Opera House; Japanese whisky, holy basil and Sichuan peppercorns give the tipples here a seductive Asian twist. Clean-lined, monochrome Ivy is a hangout for Sydney’s bold and beautiful: upstairs, Pool Club (+61 (0)2 9254 8088) has post-dip private cabanas and DJ-spun tunes.


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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this seafront hotel in Sydney and unpacked their deck shoes and koala treats, a full account of their luxury city break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick postcard from Pier One Sydney Harbour…

A stretch of pier at the foot of a bridge may be an unlikely setting for a luxury hotel, but Pier One Sydney Harbour is no ordinary stay. Once the site of military manoeuvres and (much later) restaurant developments, this historic wharf has been reincarnated as an iconic seafront retreat. Gone are the days of cargo-ship berths, but an elegant nautical aesthetic endures in the scrubbed wooden flooring, solid timber beams and eggshell palette evoking the distant shores of New England. Cosseting and blessed with mesmerising harbour views, Pier One’s bedrooms make a blissful hideaway from nearby downtown Sydney. Pared-back pampering is on the menu: book an in-room massage or venture onto the pier for a gentle stretch or to work on your left hook. Guests needn’t stray far for a taste of the city’s epicurean delights: sprawling from the stylish lobby to the breeze-kissed deck, the hotel’s Gantry Bar and Restaurant is a must-visit waterside treat.

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith Hotel with us, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Pier One Sydney Harbour’s Guestbook below.

We loved

The hotel's location- close to the harbour and The Rocks. The room was lovely and spacious with two areas which was perfect for us and our two boys (11 and 9). Fantastic breakfast. Great dinner at Cuts Bar and a Grill, Argyll Street, The Rocks. About a 10 minute walk from the hotel.

Don’t expect

A pool, which would have been the icing on the cake.


Stayed on 28 Dec 2016

We loved

The room and the hotel itself. Go to Tapas Vino, a very good tapas bar.


Stayed on 19 Nov 2016

We loved

The beautiful, pared-back, gorgeously styled rooms. We stayed the the 'Walsh bay suite' and it was really spacious with a lovely living area with great harbour views. The hotel has great accessories including Nespresso and beautiful toiletries. About an 8 minute walk to Cirular Quay/Opera house etc. and great pubs nearby. The Cycle Bar is a cool family run business serving up great breakfasts.

Don’t expect

It's not the dream hotel for traveling with kids as our 11 and 12 year old children shared a sofa bed, but compared to many other boutique hotels in central Sydney it was good value and much cheaper on Mr & Mrs Smith than other sites.


Stayed on 1 Oct 2016

We loved

The position of the hotel is fabulous, right under Sydney Harbour Bridge and an easy walk to the dock for harbour boat trips. Recommend the fast catamaran to Manly beach and then walking around the bay to Shelley beach, for lunch at the Boathouse.

Don’t expect

The room was a bit tired, but renovations were in progress.


Stayed on 24 Jun 2016

We loved

The location. Recommend visiting The Lord Nelson. 10/10

Don’t expect

A late bar


Stayed on 24 Jun 2016

We loved

We loved everything about Pier One Sydney. The service and the staff were excellent. Couldn't have been more accomodating. Even when they bought our car back there was a bottle of water and a muesli bar for our journey home. Great place. Cant wait to go back. Local recommendations: Teppinyaki at the Rocks is awesome

Don’t expect

Don't expect crappy service as everything is excellent.


Stayed on 11 Jun 2016

We loved

The quaint room design and the lovely buffet breakfast. A few minutes walk to The Rocks where there are a lot of nice restaurants and scenes. As well as you can walk and have a close view of the Harbour Bridge. 

Don’t expect

Bathtubs in every room. Turns out only certain rooms (you may request though) have bathtubs.


Stayed on 3 Jun 2016

We loved

That nothing was a problem, staff were very attentive. Rocks Markets on Saturday were lovely

Don’t expect

Cheap room service


Stayed on 20 May 2016

We loved

Location is fab. Staff are helpful. 10/10

Don’t expect

Breakfast a bit disorganised


Stayed on 24 Mar 2016

We loved

Restaurant food was excellent, best meal I had in Sydney!


Stayed on 10 Mar 2016

We loved

Our room, the location, the view, everything.

Don’t expect

To be upgraded


Stayed on 1 Mar 2016

We loved

Customer service was fantastic! Would definitely stay there again and recommend our friends to stay. There are so many pubs and bars just outside the door, and the opera bar is just a short walk away. Loved everything about this hotel!

Don’t expect

Nothing, we were happy with everything.


Stayed on 26 Feb 2016

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