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McLaren Hotel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Business trip recently to North Sydney, booked the McLaren online. Great location, only 12-15 minute walk from North Sydney rail station (so virtually a direct line to and from the airports). Warm, friendly environment, very quiet (set back from a quiet road), lovely gardens off ground-floor rooms. Continental breakfast just $8, excellent restaurants, hotels etc in walking distance for other meals. The room was good, not huge but very adequate, excellent bathroom, air conditioning, on-site parking if required. All in all a great little find. I will be back.

First off, if you're looking for a swanky room with the latest appliances, then sorry but you probably should look elsewhere. But if you're looking for a restful homely comforting stop in a big strange city, then McLaren is your place :) the building is national trust protected, full of character and just gorgeous from the front. Even that tree growing just next to the pavement outside grew in the perfect way to frame the hotel when you walk towards it. Staff are so lovely and welcoming, they make you feel at home and the plush armchairs and decoration in the sitting room is just spot on. The rooms might be a bit spare and toilets old but it still fits in so well with the character of the whole place. I was reading Anne of the Green Gables in the room and it definitely gave more 'scope to the imagination'. It's no wonder that they are usually booked out all the time :)

Enjoyed our stay here. Staff is nice, friendly and helpful, hospitality is excellent. Location is super. Quiet street but very close to North Sydney CBD and public transport. Cleanness did not hit our standard, but it was OK for 3 nights. The bed (matress) was too soft for us, but it depends on what you prefer. Breakfast area is really lovely and continental breakfast was the typical continental breakfast :) Totally OK at the price. Very good value in comparison with other accommodation in the area! And the lovely traditional, Victorian style is just charming :)

I will definitely stay here again. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. I was greeted with a smile and a friendly chat upon arrival and loved the quaint guest house/hotel, which retains the decor and appeal of yesteryear. The room was small but had everything I needed and the bed was comfortable. It is a great location being close to business in North Sydney but is on a quiet street. The cost is very reasonable and my expectations were exceeded. Yes, you will see me again! Thank you!

Clearly not a 5 star hotel but a great place to stay, clean rooms, all the facilities that one needs. Great option if you need to be in North Sydney. Jess, the receptionist, was just delightful and a pleasure to deal with. I'll be a return customer!

Value for money is super here... as is the included car-parking- a rare treat! ... normally pricey in Sydney! This is an intimate, boutique,clean and very welcoming establishment. My room was immaculate, and encompassed all the usual accoutrements - coffee and tea making facilities, 'fridge, toiletries, towels, TV, etc. I was surprised to learn an electric blanket was not included, but this proved unnecessary as the cooling/heating system worked perfectly. Shower pressure was good and there was an array of lighting options from which to choose. The bed was wonderful - Cloud 9 softness - glorious! This is an older building, so there are stairs... If this is an issue, ensure you book a ground-floor room. Overall - Remarkable 3.5-4 star property, beautifully clean and convenient. It is situated next to a school, which I only noticed while students celebrated a birthday before entering in the morning.

Usually stay at nearby Rydges but at a hundred $ less and a much larger room in a historic old home I'll always come back to the Mclaren All facilities you'd expect from a business hotel but cosy atmosphere and much more personal feel

A beautiful boutique hotel in a great central position. King size room with everything we needed. An excellent value breakfast in the morning too. On our welcome we were told about the lounge and sherry and port to help ourselves to, what a lovely touch. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place to anyone.

I had a great two night stay. The reception staff were warm and friendly, and the room was clean. The bed was comfy and I liked being able to sit outside on the room's balcony. The location was excellent- the street is quiet and leafy yet the hotel was so close to the city. The hotel felt like a home away from home. I'd definitely stay again.

Arriving at the Hotel we were courteously shown our room. On entering the hallway we were met with an overpowering smell of mold. This was all throughout the Hotel and as everyone is very aware "Exposure to mold can cause health effects in some people. Mold spores are always found in the air we breathe, but extensive mold contamination may cause health problems. Breathing mold can cause allergic and respiratory symptoms". On questioning the receptionists about thesmell it was revealed that the Hotel has had a water problem and they are yet to replace the carpets etc. My partner was immediately effected and it was evident that we could not stay at The Hotel This Hotel is obviously operating aware it is exposing a health risk to guests We were then left in a position to try snd find alternative accommodation for Easter

25 McLaren Street North Sydney NSW

Hotel highlights

  • Free parking
  • WiFi in rooms (fees apply)
  • Laundry facilities

Located in North Shore Sydney within 2 miles (3 km) of Sydney Harbour Bridge, McLaren Hotel is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as Sydney Opera House. This 27-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free self parking, express check-in, and free newspapers in the lobby. Also near this North Sydney hotel are Circular Quay and Luna Park.


For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


McLaren Hotel's 27 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, minibars, and free newspapers. Guests can expect to find WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Ceiling fans, phones, and ironing boards are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests of McLaren Hotel enjoy features like conference space, express check-in and free newspapers. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Additional amenities include laundry facilities and a garden.

Room options

Deluxe Room

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

89% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 205 reviews