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8.8
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Excellent location - 1.96 kilometers from city center
Parking
FREE
  • Sydney Opera House2.56 km
  • The Rocks2.73 km
  • Circular Quay2.94 km
  • Sydney Harbour3.03 km
  • Sydney Aquarium & Sydney Wildlife World3.85 km
  • Sydney Tower Eye and SKYWALK3.96 km
  • Queen Victoria Building4.06 km
  • Darling Harbour4.15 km
  • Manly Beach8.93 km
  • Bondi Beach9.08 km
  • Mclaren Hotel

    25 Mclaren Street, North Sydney, North Sydney, Sydney, Australia, - See map

    This property is in high demand!

    Booked 13 times

    "Free parking, good location, and friendly staff make this a great stay in Sydney!"
    Denise - October 13, 2016
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 100% of guests
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.9 rating for cleanliness
    Excellent service
    8.9 rating for service
    Excellent comfort
    8.3 room quality and comfort
    • 690 meters to public transportation

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Garden

    • Shops

    Cheaper than 98% of all properties in Sydney in the last 24 hoursCompared to 8,214 Sydney properties at Agoda for various dates
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    Value for money score
    8.4/10
    Service score
    8.9/10
    Cleanliness score
    8.9/10
    Room comfort score
    8.3/10
    Better than
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    Better than
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    Better than
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    Better than
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    Value for money8.4
    Distance to city center5.Km
    Location rating8.8
    Nearest airportSydney Airport (SYD)
    Distance to airport11.9 km

    Rooms available at Mclaren Hotel

    8.3
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Deluxe
    Deluxe
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    • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 single beds and 1 king be...
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 queen bed
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                  What people love about Mclaren Hotel

                  • 10.0
                    Exceptional

                    "Pleasant stay and will be back!"

                    Lindsay

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                    May 16, 2016

                  • 10.0
                    Exceptional

                    "Local restaurants great."

                    Donella

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                    April 27, 2018

                  • 10.0
                    Exceptional
                    Breakfast

                    "Loved the breakfeast."

                    Natasha

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                    August 10, 2018

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                  10.0
                  Exceptional

                  "Loved the venue location and staff"

                  Natasha

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                  August 10, 2018

                  Description

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                  Most talked about facilities

                  Breakfast
                  7 mentions
                  Housekeeping
                  5 mentions
                  Internet
                  2 mentions
                  Food & Dining
                  1 mention

                  What they offer

                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Staff 

                  "Very helpful and friendly staff."

                  Lindsay

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                  May 16, 2016

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                  Nearest essentials

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                  Food and dining

                  Breakfast options

                  Continental

                  Nearby restaurants

                  Australian cuisine
                  Australian cuisine
                  Anvil Coffee Company
                  2.0 km Australian, Cafe
                  Hickson's Food and Wine
                  2.2 km Australian, European, Gluten Free
                  The Theatre Bar at the End of the Wharf
                  2.2 km Australian, Bar, Contemporary
                  Asian cuisine
                  Asian cuisine
                  Bistro Hulu
                  1.2 km Asian, Chinese, Seafood
                  Ta Ta Thai
                  1.3 km Asian, Thai
                  Street Market Asian Tapas Restaurant
                  1.5 km Asian, Chinese, Thai
                  Cafe
                  Cafe
                  Larrikin's Cafe & Lounge Bar
                  2.4 km Cafe
                  The Vintage Cafe on The Rocks
                  2.7 km Cafe, European, Mediterranean
                  Macquarie Lounge
                  3.1 km Cafe

                  What's nearby

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                  Reviews of Mclaren Hotel from real guests

                  Overall rating
                  8.7
                  Excellent
                  From 480 reviews
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                  Rating via Agoda8.5
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                  Cleanliness8.9
                  Facilities8.0
                  Location8.8
                  Room comfort and quality8.3
                  Service8.9
                  Value for money8.4
                  High score for Sydney
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                  9+ Exceptional (20)
                  8-9 Excellent (16)
                  7-8 Very Good (12)
                  6-7 Good (6)
                  <6 Below Expectation (4)
                  Time of the year
                  Mar - May (11)
                  Jun - Aug (15)
                  Sep - Nov (14)
                  Dec - Feb (18)
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                  8.3
                  Excellent
                  KAM from Malaysia
                  Business traveler
                  Deluxe
                  Stayed 7 nights in August, 2015

                  Home away from Home”

                  Friendly staff, comfortable bed and nice home feeling.

                  I have a excellent stay, staff is friendly and it feel like a home than a hotel, very nice and friendly. There are few restaurant nearby, but for more variety, one can just take a bus to George Street which is only 15 mins away. The in-room internet is cheap and reliable. Hotel is good for family-friendly.

                  Reviewed August 13, 2015
                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Natasha from Australia
                  Couple
                  Deluxe
                  Stayed 4 nights in August, 2018

                  Clean and simple. Very basic but rin well”

                  Happy friendly staff that were willing to help. Loved the breakfeast. It was simple but nicec and enough for breakfast. And presented well and fresh and very reasonable price. Loved the venue location and staff

                  Reviewed August 10, 2018
                  7.2
                  Very good
                  WIN from Singapore
                  Couple
                  Deluxe
                  Stayed 1 night in September, 2016

                  Old but clean hotel, excellent staff”

                  If I have to give an award for friendly staff, this hotel gets it. Excellent service, forever helpful. Room is clean. Hotel feels a bit old, stairways narrow, but clean, although I felt that the price is a wee bit high considering that it is old and lacks facilities. Last point to note, the underground car park is very small and narrow, so it is better to park outside the hotel especially between 6pm and 8:30am.

                  Reviewed October 15, 2016
                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Christine from Australia
                  Business traveler
                  Standard
                  Stayed 2 nights in July, 2016

                  Best Decision”

                  I stayed here 2 nights whilst working in North Sydney - and it was the best decision I ever made. The host turned the heater on for me so that my room was warm when I arrived; there was a wonderful continental breakfast for a minimal extra charge. I will definitely stay there again.

                  Reviewed July 08, 2016
                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Kirstie from Australia
                  Couple
                  Standard
                  Stayed 1 night in January, 2016

                  Returning guests that Love this place”

                  Location, breakfast, rooms

                  We had a second need to return to Sydney within 8 months and had no hesitation going straight to the booking page of this hotel. We really like the breakfast, location, rooms, facilities and staff. And we will return again.

                  Reviewed January 16, 2016
                  8.7
                  Excellent
                  Alexandra from Australia
                  Couple
                  Standard
                  Stayed 2 nights in September, 2015

                  Anniversary Stay review”

                  Staff, Rooms and Location

                  This small hotel absolutely oozes charm. The staff went above and beyond their role to ensure we had a wonderful stay; from taking us up to our already lit room, to calling us when our delivered food arrived and offering to bring it up to our room so we wouldn't have to leave and providing crockery and cutlery for us to use. The decor is absolutely charming and doesn't have that empty, sterile feel of the big hotel franchises. We couldn't have been happier and would recommend to both young couples like ourselves looking for a romantic weekend and older families looking for a nice cozy stay.

                  Reviewed September 29, 2015
                  9.3
                  Exceptional
                  Raymond from Australia
                  Solo traveler
                  Standard
                  Stayed 1 night in August, 2015

                  Old World Charm in a fresh way”

                  Atmosphere, Staff and Location

                  I expected the hotel to be old and run down, especially given the price. Instead, the 1911 building was clean and well maintained with a homely art deco atmosphere. Yet, the dining area was light and airy in a modern with that was sympathetic to the old part of the hotel. The room was a modest size, but adequate for my stay. The staff were all friendly and helpful. How many Hotels today would offer you a glass of sherry in the comfortable communal lounge? Only 10 minutes walk from North Sydney Station or buses on the highway. As a bonus, it was very quiet from external traffic noise, despite it's proximity to the Pacific Highway and Miller Street.

                  Reviewed August 28, 2015
                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  vicki from Australia
                  Couple
                  Deluxe
                  Stayed 1 night in May, 2015

                  20 min walk to the ferry”

                  character,charm, reasonable tariff, quiet

                  It is so pleasant to stay in such a gracious, charming old home without stuffy ducted airconditioning. It was very quiet, despite being only a short walk to the bus stop or station. You can take a 20 min walk to Milsons Point wharf to catch the ferry over to the city. We were very comfortable, the staff courteous and helpful. We will be back.

                  Reviewed June 02, 2015
                  8.0
                  Excellent
                  Gillian from Australia
                  Couple
                  Deluxe
                  Stayed 2 nights in May, 2014

                  Comfortable and Charming”

                  We like the hotels Heritage style. Polite and efficient staff. Very comfortable bed.

                  We stayed 2 nights at the McLaren Hotel while in Sydney visiting friends. Great for close access to everything we needed - bridge, harbour, railway station and restaurants. We especially like that it's not high rise and we didn't have to pay a high price for a huge cooked breakfast we didn't want. The buffet continental breakfast at $8 each was excellent value. Choice of 3 cereals, fruit and yoghurt (& toppings), juice, crumpets, muffins and fruit loaf as well as brown or white bread for toast. Check in and out was quietly efficient and they stored our bags all day after we checked out. Probably quieter on weekends as it is beside a large school and there is some construction going on. Larger folk may have an issue with the smallish bathroom (and shower opening) but lots of hot water! The bed was extremely comfortable. Loved its Heritage style and the leadlight windows. We'd stay there again.

                  Reviewed June 02, 2014
                  8.7
                  Excellent
                  Ann from Australia
                  Solo traveler
                  Standard
                  Stayed 2 nights in August, 2012

                  Warm, friendly service in a beautiful old hotel”

                  Short walk to train station, quiet street, undercover parking, communal lounge room

                  Warm and friendly service. Nothing was too much trouble. I left the hotel each morning before breakfast was served so I was given my breakfast provisions the night before. Beautiful "Old World" charm about the hotel. However, the bathroom was really small even for a solo traveller, as was the TV. Found the TV hard to watch because of its smallness. The room also needed an easy chair to sit on but there was no room to put one.

                  Reviewed August 29, 2012
                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Thomas from United States
                  Couple
                  Standard
                  Stayed 3 nights in April, 2012

                  A lovely jewel”

                  good service, quiet location

                  We stayed three nights at the McLaren then three nights at the Rydges in North Sydney just a block away then two more nights at the McLaren. The stay at Rydges was arranged and paid by the conference at which my wife was a presenter. We paid for the McLaren. Between the two we would choose the McLaren regardless of who pays. We found it comfortable, homey and great value. The shower was better by far than at Rydges and the other amenities as nice as the pricier hotel. We would recommend it and will stay again if the need to visit Sydney presents itself.

                  Reviewed April 16, 2012
                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Sandra from Australia
                  Business traveler
                  Standard
                  Stayed 8 nights in December, 2011

                  Charming heritage hotel with spacious, clean rooms”

                  Suites have an airy balcony, providing extra space for relaxing

                  McLaren is a great alternative to modern high rise hotels in Sydney. In a 100 year old historic mansion, McLaren has all the charms of yesteryear with all the modern conveniences to make your stay comfortable and pleasant. There is a welcoming lounge for guests at the front of the hotel and an airy breakfast room, in an atrium. The guest rooms are well appointed, spacious and clean. Overall it feels like a country house in the centre of Sydney. Its location in North Sydney is close to shops, transport and restaurants. The hotel staff are ever helpful, courteous and friendly. I always stay at the McLaren when in Sydney and recommend it highly.

                  Reviewed January 25, 2012
                  8.3
                  Excellent
                  xu from China
                  Business traveler
                  Standard
                  Stayed 3 nights in December, 2010

                  loverly hotel with nice garden afternoon tea”

                  good position to go to downtown
                  old hotel, but nice

                  very good position in north Sydney and easy to get into downtown by train only aud8.8 by return ticket per person. there is a very good supermarket at the station with seafood, fruit and so on. It is very convinence. But the breakfast in hotel is not so good, very few choice for food. so suggest to buy and eat by yourself. there are quite a few cafe around.

                  Reviewed December 30, 2010
                  8.3
                  Excellent
                  Adi from Indonesia
                  Couple
                  Standard
                  Stayed 7 nights in February, 2010

                  McLaren”

                  A friendly greeting on arrival A great little place to stay. Older style, convenient and quiet. Handy for business in North Sydney, a number of restaurants and pubs in walking distance
                  none

                  This is the second time i stayed at Mclaren. The Hotel is located within walking distance to the lively Blue Point Rd,where there are numerous restaraunts and cafes. The area is well serviced by public transport (buses and trains). My wife and I would stay at The McLAren Hotel on future trips to Sydney. The Hotel has an old world charm and the staff are very friendly and helpful

                  Reviewed March 04, 2010
                  8.3
                  Excellent
                  Adi from Indonesia
                  Couple
                  Deluxe
                  Stayed 7 nights in February, 2010

                  McLaren Awesome!!”

                  The staff are friendly, the rooms are comfortable and well maintainedGreat service, friendly atmosphere and very accomodating and flexible staff make this the perfect place for business travellers in North Sydney
                  None

                  The location is brilliant with buses to the city or northern beaches just around the corner and the train into the city about 5 mins walk away (take the shortcut through Greenwood Plaza). There are numerous cafes and restaurants on Willoughby Road Crows Nest, again just a short walk away. It's a great quiet place to stay so close to the city.

                  Reviewed March 01, 2010
                  8.8
                  Excellent
                  Lance from Singapore
                  Business traveler
                  Deluxe
                  Stayed 3 nights in February, 2019

                  Good for a short business trip”

                  Had a pleasant stay. Breakfast was a bit expensive for what you get. Bed was comfortable and bathroom was nice.

                  Reviewed February 20, 2019
                  9.2
                  Exceptional
                  Ian from Australia
                  Solo traveler
                  Standard
                  Stayed 4 nights in January, 2019

                  Comfortable & friendly”

                  Have stayed here many times, keep coming back.

                  Reviewed January 27, 2019
                  7.0
                  Very good
                  Tammii from Australia
                  Solo traveler
                  Standard
                  Stayed 2 nights in May, 2014

                  Good location, cheap but noisy.”

                  Located close to where I needed to go. Reasonable price. Friendly staff.

                  I was relatively happy with my stay. I was close to where I needed to go. But it was very noisy. I could hear people urinating and flushing the toilet during the night and as I was close to the breakfast/dining area I could hear every noise from there too.

                  Reviewed June 02, 2014
                  7.7
                  Very good
                  Paul from Australia
                  Couple
                  Standard
                  Stayed 1 night in August, 2012

                  Handy location and obliging staff.”

                  Handy to transport and eating establishments..adequate room size and appointments, and great breakfast room.

                  had a great stay, unfortunately one night only. will stay longer next time as location and parking facilities are very good. probably a little overpriced for what's on offer, but the friendliness of staff (apart from the frowning cleaning lady who impatiently tapped her foot outside our opened door as we were leaving at around 9am) made us feel at home. no brewed coffee available at breakfast on the day we were there.

                  Reviewed August 15, 2012
                  7.3
                  Very good
                  Ian from United Kingdom
                  Couple
                  Standard
                  Stayed 3 nights in March, 2012

                  A friendly family hotel”

                  Friendly reception, welcoming.

                  Traditional in appearance, small hotel, but with all necessary facilities. We would go back again. Only obvious thing they could improve would be the breakfast coffee - after the first day experience, we went elsewhere for breakfast.

                  Reviewed March 18, 2012
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