The Sir Stamford was originally a Ritz Carlton property, which explains the quietly elegant ambiance. The location couldn't be better -- just off Circular Quay and walking distance to many fine restaurants and almost all the tourist attractions Sydney has to offer! We spent three nights at the hotel and particularly enjoyed the friendly and helpful concierge staff, the easily-accessible (though small) business centre, and the beautiful lobby, complete with spectacled wombat. I had thought I had booked our room with breakfast included (through Booking.com) but apparently did not -- we were embarrassed when we went to the dining room the first morning and were told by a stern hostess. It wasn't her fault, but I would warn others to be certain they book breakfast. Restaurant food in Sydney is quite expensive, and it's nice to have convenient access to breakfast in one's hotel. Our room, though very comfortable and elegant, was not, in my mind, the "superior" room we had reserved. Perhaps if I had said something to the reception staff after seeing the room, the room could have been changed. However it was only after seeing the room of our traveling companions that I found fault with our room, and I would have been too lazy to move after unpacking! (Their room had a sitting area and a large patio with table and chairs.) The only real shortcoming, though, was the lack of an in-room safe. It is a small hotel with a warm and cozy feel. I would highly recommend the Sir Stamford.