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Criterion Hotel Sydney

2.5-star2.5 stars
260 Pitt St (Cnr Park Street), Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia

Hotel with casino, near Sydney Tower
  • Free WiFi
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • Spotless rooms and the novelty of checking in at the bar! Very handy location, I’d use…Feb 24, 2020
  • Great stay would stay againFeb 11, 2021

Criterion Hotel Sydney

from S$111
  • Family Room, Multiple Beds
  • Single Room
  • Triple Room
  • Deluxe Room
  • Classic Double Room

What’s around Criterion Hotel Sydney


  • In Sydney Central Business District
  • Sydney Tower - 4 min walk
  • Hyde Park - 4 min walk
  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium - 12 min walk
  • Circular Quay - 16 min walk
  • Sydney Opera House - 25 min walk
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge - 28 min walk
  • Bondi Beach - 5.1 mi / 8.3 km

Getting around

  • Sydney Airport (SYD) - 24 min drive
  • Sydney Central Station - 13 min walk
  • Exhibition Centre Station - 16 min walk
  • Sydney Circular Quay Station - 17 min walk
  • Town Hall Station - 3 min walk
  • Museum Station - 6 min walk
  • St. James Station - 8 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 19 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-4:00 AM
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
There is no front desk at this property.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No onsite parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Casino
  • Luggage storage
  • ATM/banking
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


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

Criterion Hotel Sydney’s small print

Also known as

  • Criterion Hotel Sydney
  • Criterion Sydney
  • Criterion Hotel
  • Criterion Hotel Sydney Hotel
  • Criterion Hotel Sydney Sydney
  • Criterion Hotel Sydney Hotel Sydney


This property does not have elevators.

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

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 1.5 percent

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Criterion Hotel Sydney

  • Does Criterion Hotel Sydney offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Criterion Hotel Sydney does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered on site at Criterion Hotel Sydney?
    Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Criterion Hotel Sydney.
  • Are pets allowed at Criterion Hotel Sydney?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Criterion Hotel Sydney?
    You can check in from 2 PM - 4:00 AM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Criterion Hotel Sydney?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, P.J. Gallaghers. Nearby restaurants include Grounds of the City (3-min walk), Vanto (3-min walk), and Chefs Gallery (3-min walk).
  • Is there an onsite casino at Criterion Hotel Sydney?
    Yes, the 90 square-foot casino features 30 slot machines. Sportsbook is offered.
  • What is there to do at Criterion Hotel Sydney and nearby?
    Criterion Hotel Sydney has a casino.

Recent reviews

Good 6.4 From 13 reviews

Fair 4.0
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!
au1 night family trip
Poor 2.0
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
Robert, au2 night trip
Fair 4.0
Place is okay on location, but service is not.
This place for location and cost is good, but it’s not for you if you want your room service. Also no onsite staff from hotel to address issues. All you have is Restaurant Manager to address issues & I found one of these managers to be incredibly rude. Also no elevator, though security at bar was very helpful getting my luggage up to room. Overall they would be much better if they had people onsite to assist.
us13 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
The Criterion is a quirky Irish pub. The bar has lots of decorations on the walls and ceiling to look at. The meals are well priced and huge, also delicious!
Renee, au2 night family trip
Very good 8.0
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.
Jeff, au1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
I went to use the television -no remote . very quiet room .
au1 night trip
Good 6.0
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
au1 night business trip
Fair 4.0
au1 night trip
Very good 8.0
au1 night trip
Good 6.0
au1 night trip

Criterion Hotel Sydney