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Within a short walk of Christ Church Cathedral, The Clarendon Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of Fort Scratchley. This 20-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. Located centrally in Newcastle, it's also near Newcastle Ocean Baths and Nobbys Head Beach.


This hotel is home to a brasserie and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is served for a fee weekdays from 7:00 AM to 11 AM.


All 20 air-conditioned rooms provide iPod docks, refrigerators, and minibars. Guests can expect free WiFi and 40-inch TVs with digital channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Coffee makers, ironing boards, and desks are also standard.

Property features

A local mainstay since 1930, The Clarendon Hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, free newspapers, and laundry facilities. Self parking is offered for AUD 10 per day. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a TV in a common area and an ATM.


  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Laundry facilities

Renovations & Closures

The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from 25 December to 03 January:
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dining venue

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The hotel offers a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access. This Art Deco hotel also offers complimentary newspapers in the lobby, laundry facilities, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Onsite parking is available (surcharge).

The Clarendon Hotel has designated areas for smoking.

  • Total number of rooms - 20 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Offsite parking reservations required 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Billiards or pool table 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Restaurant 
  • Year Built 1930 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Television in common areas 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge), Offsite parking reservations required

Room Amenities

The Clarendon Hotel offers 20 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and minibars. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

This Newcastle hotel provides complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Digital television is provided. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Air conditioning 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Television 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower only 
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge) 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Digital TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Room service (limited hours) 

Where to Eat

Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available for a surcharge between 7:00 AM and 11 AM on weekdays.

The Clarendon Hotel - This brasserie serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Open select days.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time ends at 10 PM

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property at least 48 hours in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.
This hotel’s reception is open from 7 AM to 7 PM Monday to Saturday and from 8 AM to 1 PM on Sunday. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

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

Parking height restrictions apply

Noise-free rooms not guaranteed


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: AUD 100 per stay
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: AUD 20 for adults and AUD 15 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: AUD 10 per day
  • Late check-out fee: AUD 30
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 20.00 per night
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
  • Onsite credit card charges are subject to a surcharge
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian Star Ratings Agency, Star Ratings Australia.

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