My best mate and I were going to a gig at the opera house and decided to book a hotel for the night. We used expedia's mystery hotel feature and we were lucky enough to get the InteContinental Sydney. It is in a great location opposite the botanical gardens and an easy 5 min (if that) walk to cirular quay.
The room was absolutely stunning, a good size with by far the best bathroom i have ever seen in a hotel room in Australia. We had a lovely view of the city and the harbour bridge. The bed and pillow were ridiculously comfortable and the room had an electronic blockout blind which was very effective. I would recommend this hotel to everyone and certainly be keen to try other InterConinentals.