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Capitol Square Hotel Sydney

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This hotel is very old with no sign of being upgraded. Getting in to the lift was scary as the wood floor looked like it had been in a fire and creaked if stepped on. The air conditioning was so loud it sounded like you were in the middle of a storm. Wifi is not included. The shower had mould and as i was there four nights, obviously had house keeping come in, one day they must have used my toilet but neglected to flush. Although fresh towels were provided they never emptied my bins. Rooms and floors still have traditional key locks and no swipe protection so anyone can enter the hotel and on my final morning there was someone in the hotel intoxicated who was not staying there trying to get in his "friends" room and reception did nothing

Close to trains and Chinatown. Room tidy but smelled of cigarettes. Staff friendly. Bathroom needs overhaul. Tiny details like properly cleaning edges, tracks and ledges should be looked at. Close by hotels and eateries

The hotel is all about the location. A 5min walk from central train station is pleasant place to stay. Suitable if all you need is a bed. The Bathroom needs an upgrade desperately. It is a place I would stay again.

Stayed over new year prices were very high but to be expected at that time of year in Sydney a nice hotel in a good location close to central train station short walk to darling harbour staff all very friendly rooms cleaned daily would recommend for a short stay

1. Room is extremely dirty and managment do nothing about this. Honestly, they don’t even understand what word “clean” means. I had to call room service manager and point every corner but that nerveus chineese lady didn’t even listen to me. 2. Overpriced! Super overpriced! You pay for being close to Central station only. Breakfast is not included, wifi is not working (IG and FB only). Area around hotel is one big China town, dirty, loud and not safe at night. 3. Management cares about their walets only, rooms and furniture are super old, need repair; staff not professional! If you have a choice, you better stay in a different hotel.

Very basic but clean . Close to Paddy’s Market and China Town. This area is looking very grubby but there is still a lot of road work happening in George Street. The Capitol Theatre is practically next door so very convenient if you are going to see a show there. The Light Rail will take you straight to the Casino so great if you are going to see a show at the Lyric Theatre or dining . The Hotels down this end of town are cheaper but not as nice as near Darling Harbour Area. It all depends on what events you need to be close to. Convenience is important to me so I will pay to be close to where I am going. The staff at the Capitol Hotel are always pleasant and there is reasonably priced parking right next door.

We stayed here for 5 nights and, although the rooms do not have up to date furniture and fittings, we had an enjoyable stay. The staff were exceptionally helpful, courteous and attentive. The beds were comfortable and changed twice during our stay. We had two rooms and never heard anyone else through the walls.

Not told by staff about construction, took video ... went all night ... sent video to Council ... Terrible night will not stay here again . Wish I could post video .. we are going Down to get a refund .... worst night sleep ever WORST ..!!! Excuses made saying it's been going on since September,didn't realise I'd stayed here for work then and had no noise issues.. you could here it through the window so bad it vibrated the beds

This was the worst and most expensive accommodation, out of seven, that we stayed in during our month in Australia. We arrived at the hotel and were allocated a tiny, tatty room that was totally unacceptable. We asked to change and were given a larger, better decorated room. However it was still awful. The bathroom was rubbish, the bath was marked, tiles were cracked and the grouting filthy in places. At least the shower curtain was clean. The whole room was in need of upgrading with old marked furniture and this was not helped by the thick dust throughout. There was a terrible constant humming which we at first put down to the roadworks outside but then we were not convinced. Then there was an incredibly deafening screeching sound that went on for about five minutes, we put that down to the pipework vibrating while someone was taking a shower in another room. The hotel is clearly claiming to be something it is not, certainly not 3 star. We were astounded that there was no free wifi. We didn't pay for breakfast (the restaurant looked ok) as we were not prepared to give the hotel any more money. We felt robbed of our money and cannot recommend it. On a positive note the staff were polite and accommodating and in a convenient location.

Started off badly - distressed to be told that we did not have a booking so no twin room available although tariff pre-paid in early July. Offered a trundle bed - not suitable for old people! Staff then 'found' a room on 2nd floor. Good: Courteous staff, room clean, good beds, generous towels, gentle shower and excellent buffet breakfast. Bad: very noisy from external (revellers from pub and footpath, light rail stop and intersection traffic) and fellow 'guests' (loud abusive argument extending into the small hours) old and solidified pillows, old frayed bed cover, security latch had been removed from door, no security bars for shower over bath, water affected plaster board sink skirting.

3 Campbell Street Haymarket NSW

Hotel highlights

  • Onsite dining
  • WiFi in rooms and public areas (fees apply)
  • Concierge services
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Sydney Central Business District, Capitol Square Hotel Sydney is within 2 miles (3 km) of popular attractions such as University of Sydney and Sydney Opera House. This 94-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with in-room amenities like refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers. It's in central Haymarket and also close to Sydney Harbour Bridge and Circular Quay.


Enjoy a bite to eat at Jade Restaurant, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10 AM.


Capitol Square Hotel Sydney's 94 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers. Flat-screen TVs come with digital channels, and WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include phones and ironing boards.

Property features

Guests staying at Capitol Square Hotel Sydney enjoy WiFi in public areas and free newspapers. If you drive, self parking is AUD 30.00 per night, or you can take advantage of the shuttle from the hotel to the airport during limited hours for AUD 16.00 per person. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage.

Room options

Standard Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Family Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

31% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 524 reviews