Stayed at Radisson Blu for the night before City to Surf. Booked late - so price was at the upper limits of what I'd be prepared to pay for Sydney for room only. Given that Sydney is packed that weekend, I was glad to get a room. Arrived in the evening - the staff are very friendly and welcoming - even to me when I walked in in my athletics gear :-) Room was very spacious with a nice, large bathroom and a large and comfortable bed and big LCD TV. The location is only a few minutes stroll to Pitt St Mall, Hyde Park and even closer to the finance district. After I checked out I Ieft my bags at concierge - and when I returned after the run (somewhat puffed!) to pick it up, they offered my bottled water in case I was thirsty which I thought was a nice touch - and also use of the gym if I wanted a post race shower before heading home. I liked the hotel and its staff - I hadn't stayed there before, but I'd stay there again if I could get slightly better value.