Boutique Hotel Accommodation

Where Sydney’s famous harbour meets the Pacific Ocean amid gleaming panoramas and grand headlands, Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel nestles on the sandy shoreline. A destination in itself, our exclusive enclave captures the feel of a secret seaside haven so completely, you’d never guess how close you are to Sydney’s busy heart.

Settle in, slow down and savour the simple things: a long lunch at Beach Club overlooking the boats and blue vistas; a barefoot stroll on the sand; sipping a sundowner while the big star paints the sky in dreamy pastels as it slips behind the horizon (did we mention that legendary Watsons sunsets come free with every stay?).

This is hotel life the Watsons way: be as lazy or as lively as you like; unplug or reconnect; escape or plunge into the action. Romantic interludes, family jaunts or big occasions all find their own sweet spot in a place where ease is a breeze.

Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel is a winner of the 2020 Traveller’s Choice Award from Tripadvisor; we’re in top 10% of hotels worldwide!



Sydney’s unique beach culture sets the tone for our hotel’s laid-back, contemporary coastal style. Freshly renovated, and lovingly decorated by Sibella Court with objects from Australia and around the world, our 32 sun-filled rooms and suites double down on comfort with uplifting views ranging from breathtaking Sydney Harbour to serene Robertson Park and the Watsons Bay neighbourhood.

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Plan Your Staycation

You may not know this, but the enclave of Watsons Bay boasts insurmountable views, a large range of activities coupled with our boutique accommodation, there’s something for everyone.

hornby lighthouse at watsons bay

Explore the Bay

Wander around the stunning Watsons Bay headland, the historic Macquarie and Hornby lighthouses and The Gap. Breathe fresh sea air and gaze at the city skyline. There’s a holiday right here on the doorstep, and our front desk team are your human guidebooks, happy to share their insider info and ideas.

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Photo of two girls having a picnic in Robertson Park

Step into Sydney

Although Watsons cleverly convinces you it’s a faraway beach oasis, you’re as close as a 15-minute flit to Sydney landmarks such as Bondi Beach, Circular Quay, Manly and Taronga Zoo. It’s as easy as hopping aboard a ferry – and a journey on Sydney Harbour’s favourite vessels is a treat in itself. Here are some insider tips to inspire your adventures.

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Gift Vouchers

Spoil someone special with a Watsons Wish. Our gift vouchers are a little ticket to big fun, delivering an escape to an elegantly renovated room oozing coastal style; beautiful views of the Sydney skyline, a blissful base close to Bondi Beach, Circular Quay and Manly and a delicious Australian-style continental breakfast spread – including our irresistible pancake station – plus every guest’s free bonus: a Watsons sunset. Max the wow with an overnight stay, or focus on the food with a meal voucher. Then prepare to say: ‘you’re welcome.’