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Capitol Square Hotel Sydney

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

An older style hotel in the heart of Sydney. Room size is adequate, clean and comfortable as is bathroom. Comfy bed. Ten minutes walk from central station and five minutes from Chinatown. Thai restaurants abound. Wonderful if you are visiting the Capital Theatre. For the centre of Sydney the value is excellent. We would stay here again.

Budget with not many facilities. Location is great however and it is clean. I spent one night, came in late and left early and for that it was good.Old building so floors are creaky but I was tired and slept like a log

The staff at the hotel were lovely and accommodating but the hotel was awful. Stank of stale Chinese food, the rooms had absolutely no fresh air and were stuffy and stifling, the carpet was threadbare, the bathroom was mouldy, and the walls were dirty and scratched. We couldn't wait to get out of there. Would never go back.

The best part about this motel is the location. It is right next to the Capitol Theatre so if you're going to see a show this is the place for you. There is NO parking here and you will have to pay for parking next door, the most frustrating thing about this is it is very popular so sometimes you can't even get a park there.

I booked on price while in Sydney for a conference. The hotel is in quite a good location as I could walk to the International Convention Centre which was where I needed to go. Unfortunately, I was not impressed by the hotel. Check in was slow, I was not told about any of the facilities of the hotel, and when I asked for a receipt (work trip) it was as though this was a foreign concept. Room was dated, bathroom cleanliness was questionable and the soap and ‘shampoo’ were connected to the wall in hard to push plastic containers. I was not impressed - hotel was not cheap, nor was it expensive. I would not stay again, nor would I recommend. Reviews are quite accurate when I read them after I stayed...

Stayed at Capitol Square for 4 nights, very easy to get to from the airport by train to Museum Station and then a short walk to the hotel. We were able to check in early and reception staff were very nice and helpful. Room was very clean and spacious enough for two people. Good location to restaurants, theatre, shops and downtown. Read a lot of bad reviews and was a bit worried, but after staying there I was very pleased I booked there. It is a bit dated and tired but you are only there to sleep and have a shower and get out and experience Sydney, all in all very happy with our stay.

I was not too impressed with the state of the bathroom. Too much mildew around the tiles, large crack in Toilet lid which could accommodate germs, the beds move too easy so can be dangerous, should have stoppers underneath the wheels.Just sitting on the bed made them move too much. Breakfast was ok although I am not a big breakfast eater but my daughter enjoyed it. I have stayed in better hotels for less cost. If you have someone with you that gets up during the night expect to be woken up by the creaky floorboards. I must admit though, the bed are comfortable to sleep in. The best part of this hotel is it is just a few steps away from the Capitol Theatre & close to public transport.

Hotel is in great location enabling one to walk over major touristic attractions. It has a good connection to the airport and the rest of the Sydney by trains. However stuff is arrogant and extremely unhelpful. I had a decent room with quit an old equipment (but iron and kettle). Bed was not too comfy.

3 of us stayed in a family room for 2 nights- Friday & Saturday. The Family Room was filthy! Pubic hair in the bath, mould & chipped tiles, dirty carpet, splashes of who knows what up the bathroom walls. White stains on the carpet... I don't even want to speculate! An infrared light would light up the room!! It clearly not only needs an upgrade but for the cleaners to actually clean. The smell of mould made us feel ill so we asked to be moved .... 4 doors down ... same issue. When we advised the girl who took us to the second room she returned with a cheap air freshener & said this would mask the smell for a while!! If it was earlier on the Friday night we would have demanded our money back & left. At almost $250 per night you expect clean. Disgraceful! I've never witnessed such filth in a hotel room. It was putrid! Disinterested management & Reception staff didn't even know how to deal with our complaint; we we're calm & polite, they smiled politely but no real response. When you prefer to use the toilet attached to the restaurant rather than the one in the room, you know it's bad! Walking around the room in white socks for half hour & socks were black from dirt! Do not under any circumstances stay at this hell hole! For an extra $50 get yourself to the Meriton Apartments across the road. We deserve a refund!

This is place is hilariously bad. The rooms are cheap/dirty (gross curtains, dirty rug and bathrooms) and the layout is super strange. The hotel is above a food court where they do karaoke until 1, 2 am. So if you have a room overlooking the food court, like I did, you cannot sleep - or you can stay up singing karaoke until the wee hours on a Tuesday night. The wifi is paid and expensive and they charged me after I checked out! Inappropriate for business travelers, would only recommend for budget travelers who need to be in the CBD and won't spend a lot of time in the room.

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 15.00 per person. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage.

Room options

Superior Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Family Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

31% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 512 reviews