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McLaren Hotel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed here overnight for a business trip. Pillows were lumpy and uncomfortable. Brekky in the morning for a fee that company covers but not worth paying for, not a good selection and not particularly high quality. Will be asking not to stay here again

First the only good news. The receptionist on arrival was very good and friendly and the bed was large and comfy. However. The plumbing is so old that the shower didn’t have thermostat control so ran hot & cold, the wardrobe is tiny and the loo paper is small, thin and nasty. Obviously the cheapest they could buy. On the second night we arrived back at 9:00pm to find a typed notice at reception saying they had just popped out and we should wait for a few minutes in the lounge. After 15 minutes I searched the hotel and found him in the kitchen. He then told me off for not taking my key out with me and for opening the lounge. He inferred I had broken into the lounge as he was sure he’d locked it. We then went to our bedroom and discovered they hadn’t cleaned it that day. Next morning we went to self serve breakfast at 9:33 and was told we were too late. Couldn’t have coffee as they had turned the machine off. All breakfast consists of is cereals and bread. No pastries or hot food. They clearly don’t understand what hospitality means!!!!

An old home with lovely stained glass which has been transformed into a hotel. Walking distance to pubs and cafes. Breakfast more than adequate in a glassed in atrium in a garden setting. Limited on site parking but if you are early you'll be OK.

This was a random booking, and such a surprise. Hotel is a deceptive description. It's more of a real cool guest house with heaps of style. The bed was comfortable, the staff were excellent, the parking free. I also loved the complementary port and sherry in the parlour. Didn't have the breakfast because I had another commitment but the dinner area was charming. Would absolutely stay here again and have already recommended it to everybody I met.

What a lovely place to stay ! We had 2 nights in a deluxe room. The room was very big with a king size, very comfortable. bed. A good size bathroom. Staff were very friendly, the buffet breakfast was more than enough for us and served in a lovely atrium with gardens on both sides. It really felt like a special place to stay and our only regret is failing to have a glass of complimentary Port in the lounge room! The area around the hotel is like a village with plenty of trees and restaurants close by. A short stroll to the train station. Just loved it!

An excellently well kept and clean place. An old place with the charm of yesteryear, but beautifully restored. The dining room for breakfast is in a lovely setting. A good buffet breakfast, very good value. A pity the wifi is not free. Off street parking is not always available.

We stayed two nights at the McLaren Hotel and found it to be very comfortable, neat and clean. The common lounge on the ground floor is a good place to relax. The continental buffet breakfast is good and very reasonably priced. The building, we were told, was a Dr's residence in the 1800's and we found it to be a very interesting building. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Very much enjoyed our stay and hope to be back.

This is a special hotel nestled away from the main strip of North Sydney, but close to transport. My wife & I stayed there on 2 occasions of 3 days each stay. The facilities were kept very clean and rooms serviced each day. A special place for any patients visiting the Cataract Clinic.

Five star hotel this isn't; but what it is it does well. It's an atmospheric historical building in a quiet side street of North Sydney. Rooms have en suite and basic furnishings but don't expect much more. It's clean and cared for and the bed is not fantastic but still comfortable. I loved the quietness of the place bearing in mind its position and it's only three blocks from the station. Breakfast is continental but the charge is minimal and the dining room area was lovely, set beside a nice garden. I would stay here again.

Perfect location for business workshop this charming hotel is well looked after. Has a lovely sitting room with complimentary port and sherry. Free car parking, nice breakfast room with cheap $8 continental breakfast. Guy on afternoon shift wonderful friendly welcoming. Girl on reception on morning shift TERRIBLE no people skills nor personality. No creaking floorboards plenty of water in shower and comfy bed

25 McLaren Street North Sydney NSW

Hotel highlights

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

Sydney Harbour Bridge is within 2 miles (3 km) of McLaren Hotel while other popular attractions such as Sydney Opera House are within 3 miles (5 km). 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.


Start each morning with continental breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 9:30 AM. 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 215 reviews