Sydney City Accommodation

Our four boutique properties located in Potts Point are just a short walk or train ride away from the centre of the Sydney CBD, Sydney Harbour, Botanic Gardens and Oxford Street.

Bike Riding
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Cruise Terminal
Galleries and Museums
Harbour Bridge
Local Bars
Local Dining
Local Markets
Local Theatre
St Vincent's Hospital
Sydney CBD

Accommodation overview

Our accommodation located in Potts Point is just a short walk or train ride away from the centre of the Sydney CBD and Sydney Harbour. They are also walking distance to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Woolloomooloo Wharf and Oxford Street.

The convenient central location of The Bayswater Sydney is sure to make your trip memorable.

All properties are easily accessible from the Airport or the Sydney CBD, by taxi; by train – disembarking at Kings Cross Station; or by the airport shuttle buses that service the area.

About the area

With its tree-lined streets and abundance of cafes and bars, Potts Point is reminiscent of a European city. The area has a trendy, village vibe, and with many notable cafes and restaurants it’s a food lovers dream.

The specialty stores, boutique homewares and historical art-deco buildings, make exploring this unique area of Sydney an unforgettable experience.

Similarly to Potts Point, neighbouring Kings Cross has an abundance of dining options. Kings Cross, or simply ‘The Cross’, is also known for its lively nightclubs and chic bars and cocktail lounges.

Above the intersection of William Street and Darlinghurst Road is the iconic Coca-Cola billboard, usually referred to as the ‘Coke Sign’. The billboard was erected in 1974 and marks the entrance to Kings Cross.

On the corner of Darlinghurst Road and Macleay Street is the El Alamein Memorial Fountain. The Fountain was commissioned as a memorial to soldiers who died in 1942 during WWII, in two battles at El Alamein, Egypt. Since its addition in 1959, the Fountain has become a well-known landmark of Kings Cross and often serves as a meeting point for locals and visitors.


Potts Point and the surrounding area has a rich history, reflected in its grand Georgian mansions and architectural monuments built in the 1800s and early 1900s. The area was originally called Woolloomooloo Hill, but was renamed Potts Point by Joseph Hyde Potts after he purchased six and a half acres of land.

Kings Cross was once known for its grand theatres and music halls. However the area was transformed by the influx of WWII troops, returning to and visiting the nearby naval base at Garden Island.

In 1897 the intersection where the Coca-Cola billboard stands today was named Queen’s Cross, in celebration of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. This caused some confusion with Queen’s Square in the city, and so was re-named Kings Cross in 1905, after King Edward VII.

The area has since become vibrant with restaurants, nightlife, and of course – our boutique accommodation near Sydney’s CBD.

The Bayswater Sydney

What are the reception's operating hours?

9:00 am - 6:00 pm every day

If you are arriving after hours please contact BAYSWATER direct to find out the late arrival instructions.

The front door to the property is locked for security purposes when reception is closed. Your room key will allow you access to the building after the doors are closed so please ensure you keep it with you at all times. Our Front Desk team will assist you if you have any issues accessing the building after hours.

What time is check-in and check-out?

Check-in from 2:00 PM. Please contact The Bayswater to advise your ETA before arrival.

Please note: Our GWB members are offered priority check-in.

Check-out until 10:00 AM

Please note: Our GWB members receive a late check-out of 12:00 PM. These guests must visit Reception staff to secure this free late check-out.

Phone: +612 8070 0100

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Can I store my luggage?

Yes, if you arrive prior to 2 pm and your room is not ready, we would be happy to store your luggage in our luggage room.

*Sydney Lodges will take no responsibility for valuables left in storage. Please take all valuable items with you.

Is internet access provided?

Yes, high-speed Optic Fiber Wifi is available at this property. We offer free unlimited access to all guests booking direct. If you have booked through a third party (OTAs such as, Expedia, ... ) we also offer free wireless internet, however, data limitations may apply.

If you would like to connect to the Internet, please choose “Bayswater WiFi” from the available Wi-Fi networks. A webpage will then open up and you’ll be prompted to enter your room number and the exact surname on your reservation to complete the connection. If you experience any difficulty connecting to the Wi-Fi please contact our friendly Front Desk team.

Computer and printer: There is a guest lounge located in the lobby, opposite Reception. In the lounge, you will find a shared TV, computer and a printer.

Phone: You have the convenience of a telephone in the room. Calls will be charged to your room, payable on check-out.

  • Local calls: Dial 0, then the number.
  • Regional / Interstate calls: Dial 0, then the area code (e.g. 03) then the number.
  • International calls: Dial 0, then 0011, then the country code (e.g. 64) then the area code (usually without the zero) and then the number.
  • Calling another room: Dial the 3-digit room number.
  • Calling Reception: Dial 9.
  • If you are expecting a call, the caller must know the surname the room is booked under. Receiving calls is free of charge.
Are there cooking facilities?
No, there are no cooking facilities at the property.
Are there laundry facilities?

Shared laundry facilities are available for guests to use at a small additional cost.

Do you have a gym?

No, there are no gym facilities at the property but there are many local gyms that offer casual passes in the area.

Are pets allowed?
No, we do not allow pets. We do allow service animals, please speak with the property before your arrival if you will be travelling with a service animal.
Are there smoking rooms available?
No, our property and rooms are all smoke-free in accordance with NSW Legislation.
How do I get there?


By shuttle bus: Approximately 45-60 minutes. Information desks are located in the arrivals hall at both the T1 International and T3 Domestic terminals.

By train: Approximately 30-45 minutes. You will require an Opal Card to travel, purchased from the station, Relay or WH Smith. Trains run approximately every 10 minutes, change at Central Station for trains to Kings Cross. The Bayswater Sydney is a 3 minute walk from Kings Cross station.

By taxi/rideshare: Approximately 30-45 minutes. Follow signs to the taxi rank at the front of all terminals. For rideshare arrange to meet your driver at the dedicated priority pick-up area.

Is on-site parking available?

No, there is no on-site parking available at any of our Potts Point properties.

Off-site parking is available at Secure Parking Kings Cross parking station on Ward Avenue, behind the Fountain and the Police Station.

This is approximately a 5-minute walk to the property. The maximum height clearance for vehicles is 2 metres.


We offer a special discount for our guests: $25 per 24 hours.

It is most important that you collect and pay for your discount parking ticket from Reception, prior to returning to your car.

This discount is only for a one-time entry and one-time exit. Minimum stay of 5 hours up to a maximum of 24 hours.

IMPORTANT: This parking arrangement is for overnight purposes only. It does not allow you to take your car in and out throughout the day.

How far is it to the train station?
Kings Cross Train Station on the T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra line is a 3 minute walk to The Bayswater Sydney.
What restaurants and bars are nearby?
There are many dining options nearby, including those located on Bayswater Road, Darlinghurst Road and Victoria Street. Head to the Explore page and check out the 'Eat' and 'Drink' tabs for more information.
Is there a grocery store nearby?

Yes, Woolworths supermarket is 110m away, on Darlinghurst Road, next to the Kings Cross train station entrance. Coles supermarket is located in the Kings Cross Shopping Centre, under the Coca-Cola sign on Darlinghurst Road, in the same walking distance.

Are there any shopping locations nearby?

Yes, there are many shopping locations nearby including:

  • Potts Point exclectic shopping streets right outside your front door.
  • Queen Victoria Building
  • Pitt Street Mall
  • Westfield Sydney
  • The Strand Arcade
  • Oxford Street to Bondi

Visit the explore Sydney's CBD Shopping page  or fully explore Sydney's East Shopping here for more information.  

Are baby cots and extra beds available?

Yes, there are baby cots available. Bookings are essential so please contact The Bayswater Sydney to confirm before your arrival.

Unfortunately there are no extra beds available.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept:

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Cash
  • JCB
  • Union Pay
  • Google Pay
  • Apple Pay
  • Android Pay
  • Alipay
What is the cancellation policy?

FLEXIBLE: If you have booked the Best Available Rate, cancellation is free of charge until 2pm, 48 hours prior to your arrival date. Any booking modifications, including date changes and/or a full cancellation of your booking made within 48 hours of 2pm on your arrival date will incur a charge equivalent to the value of the first night booked. Any booking modifications requested after check in must occur at least 48 hours prior to the change taking place to avoid any charges. Payment will be taken upon check-in.


NON-REFUNDABLE: If you have booked a non-refundable or promotional rate (including all Stay & Save rates), any cancellation will incur the full cost of the booking. Booking modifications, including date changes are not allowed. Non-refundable bookings will be charged in full upon confirmation.


NO SHOW POLICY: Failure to arrive at the property on the booked check-in date will be treated as a no-show and the remainder of the booking will be cancelled. If you have booked the Best Available Rate, you will incur a charge equivalent to the first night of the booking. If you have booked a non-refundable or promotional rate, you will be charged the full cost of the booking.


BOOKING MODIFICATIONS: For bookings made on the Best Available Rate, booking changes are subject to availability and any applicable charges. If a date change is possible, the originally booked nightly rate may be subject to change and a higher rate may apply.

For bookings made on any non-refundable or promotional rate, booking modifications are not allowed.


NEW YEARS EVE BOOKINGS: If any night falls between 30th December and 1st January (inclusive), your booking requires full prepayment on confirmation and is non-refundable. Bookings during this period should by default have a non-refundable policy, however should this be unclear, this clause would supersede others. Modifications and/or cancellations are strictly not allowed.

Are the rooms serviced daily?

Yes, rooms are serviced daily by housekeeping. If your stay exceeds 5 nights a full linen change is provided in the middle of your stay.

If you require an unscheduled, full room cleaning service during your stay, this can be arranged at Reception for a fee of $35.

We pride ourselves in providing clean accommodation so please talk to Reception if you have seen something that needs to be addressed. 

NOTE: During the COVID-19 pandemic in an effort to reduce contact with our guests and their belongings, our Housekeeping schedules have changed. Please see our team if you would like further clarification.

Do you have a restaurant?

Bayswater Bru is located out the front of the property. This cafe is open daily for breakfast and lunch from Monday - Saturday.

Is there a hospital nearby?

St Vincents Hospital is located at 390 Victoria St, Darlinghurst and is 650m from The Bayswater Sydney. St Lukes Private Hospital is located on Roslyn Street, Potts Point. This is approximately 350m from The Bayswater Sydney.

Do you have a lift / elevator?
Yes. There is lift access to four of the five floors of the property. Please note there are a few steps at the entrance to The Bayswater Sydney.

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