Comes down to whether you prefer an apartment or hotel.
Just to clarify, are you looking at apartments because you want a kitchen? Ask yourself whether you really want to be cooking or preparing your own meals, because if you aren't and would rather eat out for convenience, then a hotel maybe a better choice for service.
The other significant difference between an apartment and hotel, is the staffing levels. Even at the most reputable apartment hotels, staff assistance is limited, and even more so in the evening.
Meriting do have several apartment properties as suggested above, all in fairly convenient locations, especially World Square - which incidentally is the highest accommodation building in Sydney.
The only other significant difference is that none of the mainstream hotels in Sydney have balconies except the Swissotel on Market Street.
The Travelodge Wynyard is located very conveniently to the harbour, as well as shopping and conveniences such as supermarket - MetCentre and Wynyard Arcade, and transport. Travelodge Wynyard is a reasonable priced hotel with a small cafe/restaurant and Internet access, and for a hotel in this price range, the service is brilliant. Genuinely friendly staff.
Laws require children under a certain age and weight to be in approved child car seat. This s compulsory and cannot be by passed by using carriers like Baby Bjorn styled baby straps. If you really require, best to plan ahead and call Silver Service taxis and they have designated vehicle which always carry child seats - which they install for you. This should alleviate the need for you to brung a baby seat. But book early as it can take a little longer.
555 runs between 830-500pm every 5-7 minutes
Edited: 12:05 pm, January 17, 2013