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McLaren Hotel

3.5 of 5 25 McLaren St, North Sydney, New South Wales 2060, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After 6 years service and facilities still up to standard. Excellent small olde world hotel in great location. Highly recommended and great value and comfort for the money in North Sydney and visiting Sydney proper

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Tamworth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited Sydney for my cousins wedding & stayed at the McLaren as my sister had stayed previously. It was easy to access & staff that extremely helpful. A beautiful, clean hotel with character, class & atmosphere. Will definitely stay again - thank you!!

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Brisbane, Australia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
22 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Old fashioned look and old fashioned prices and a very high level of comfort. If they served fill breakfasts this would be perfect but with cafes every where this is just a great spot. Simple as that.

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pacrim, Manager at McLaren Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. Indeed we are old-fashioned, however with the hotel having just finished a refurbishment (including new wallpaper) it is now more of a blend of old & new :) As you suggested, if our guests require more than a continental breakfast there are many fine options within walking distance. Glad you felt the location was... More

Melbourne
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66 reviews 66 reviews
37 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Look, its an old manor type of house. So there is cane furniture present, classic wall paper, the house is heritage listed and lots of old fittings. That beings said its in excellent knick, modern bedding (KIng Sized in the rooms I was in), the bedding is excellent, freshly painted, big rooms, fitted out and all that. But ain't no... More

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pacrim, Manager at McLaren Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We truly appreciate your great review. Look forward to assisting with future accommodation needs. Just for information we would love to sell very cheap beer. However our beers are actually priced slightly higher. $3.50 for a Light Beer & $4 for full strength. The Juices & soft drinks are the $3 variety. Regards Owen Reception More

Santa Barbara, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The McLaren Hotel provides a refreshing dose of old-fashioned hospitality in the heart of North Sydney. The property is a fantatsic historic building in a quiet street only minutes from the hustle and bustle of the city and within walking distance of the train station. After 24hrs of travelling from the USA I was desperate for somewhere to freshen up... More

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pacrim, Manager at McLaren Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for a perfect review! Kind Regards Billy More

heemstede
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73 reviews 73 reviews
9 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Arriving after a 24 hour flight, late at night, all was done to make sure we were in safe and sound, The room was large and welcoming. All facilities were above expectation for this extremely well situated and not over the top, priced hotel.

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pacrim, Manager at McLaren Hotel, responded to this review

Very pleasing review - Thank you. (And yes, the terrace rooms are lovely!) Kind Regards Billy More

Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Solo traveller very warm welcome from staff, stayed in a deluxe terrace room, just lovely. A new restaurant down the road (Italian ) delivers to the hotel, breakfast in the atrium very nice. Would recommend as a B & B style and would definately stay again. Well Done Mclaren !

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pacrim, Manager at McLaren Hotel, responded to this review

Short and sweet :) Thank you for the great review! Kind Regards Billy More

Adelaide, Australia
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99 reviews 99 reviews
30 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We stayed three nights in May and were glad we chose this hotel for its charming style and gracious decor. Located in a leafy street in North Sydney, it is quiet, away from the city's noise, and yet accessible to central Sydney by the North Sydney train station which is about a 1 km walk away. Then it is just... More

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pacrim, Manager at McLaren Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the kind words. A very detailed an accurate assessment of our property. Look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind Regards Billy More

Bruthe
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Spent a few nights at the Mclaren Hotel and was impressed with the friendly staff, room size, free parking onsite and general location in North Sydney. Rooms are very affordable with a reasonably priced continental breakfast - something that you don't get in the big hotels. It was easy to get to public transport to get around Sydney and there... More

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pacrim, Manager at McLaren Hotel, responded to this review

We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, and would like to thank you for a very positive review. Kind Regards Billy More

Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We were in Sydney visiting friends and stayed 2 nights at the McLaren Hotel . It was a great choice for us - close access to everything we needed - bridge, harbour, railway station and restaurants. We especially like that we didn't have to pay a high price for a huge cooked breakfast we didn't want. The buffet continental breakfast... More

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pacrim, Manager at McLaren Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review our property. An extremely pleasing review once again, we thank you for submitting your opinions and experiences whilst staying at The McLaren. We would love to have you stay with us again :) Kind Regards Billy More

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Address: 25 McLaren St, North Sydney, New South Wales 2060, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Sydney > North Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — McLaren Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 27
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