While a quick weekend getaway to Sydney always sounds like an incredible idea, your hopes and dreams end up being crushed by the price of accommodation to stay in the CBD or near the harbour.
The good news is, Sydney is such an accessible city and you no longer need to stay in the heart of it to be in the thick of the action. As Sydney city continues to get busier, many people are choosing to escape the hustle and bustle by staying in quieter and quirkier areas on the outskirts of the ever-popular NSW capital.
Mascot is an expanding suburb near Sydney Airport, with easy access to all of Sydney's biggest icons and attractions. You may think we're a little bias, but here is 5 epic reasons to stay in Mascot on your next adventure.
1. Convenient Public Transport
Mascot Train Station offers simple and efficient access to the city, and the Opal Card system means it is easy to hop right on whenever and wherever you like! From our hotel it is only a short 450m walk to Mascot Station, which is on the City Circle line and just two stops from Sydney Central. This line provides direct access to the city’s key attractions, such as icons like the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, as well as shopping and entertainment.
2. Half Price Accommodation!
Particularly during peak times like Summer and the school holidays, prices for a room at any CBD hotel skyrocket. You can have the same Sydney experience for almost half the price when staying in outer suburbs, with our rates starting from only $149 per night. Save that extra cash for experiencing the best that Sydney has to offer - check out our bucket list blog for some ideas.
3. Your To-Do List is Sorted
Think that there's nothing exciting to do outside the city streets? Wrong!
Sink your toes in to the sand at the infamous Bondi Beach, only a 30 minute drive from Holiday Inn Sydney Airport (also accessible by bus), or if you’re heading to an event at the Sydney Cricket Ground or Allianz Stadium you’re within a quick 10 minute drive to the Moore Park precinct.
4. Say Goodbye to Car Troubles
Another perk to staying outside of the city is stress-free driving, as you can avoid the majority of Sydney traffic on your route. If you're traveling from the NSW South Coast or Illawarra regions, or even visiting over The Bridge from the Hunter Valley or Central Coast, outer-suburb hotels provide more parking spaces and at a cheaper daily rate, which means you can bring the car along without it being a burden during your getaway.
5. Your Tastebuds will Tingle
There are some incredible dining options around the Mascot area that are sure to be a highlight of your trip. Check out the Grounds of Alexandria for a stunning meal in their picturesque gardens, Hong Ha for authentic Vietnamese food or even pop down to our own Biggles Bar for an evening beverage.
So weather you're visiting for a weekend or going into full-on holiday mode, Mascot is a great location to base yourself for your next Sydney staycation.
Holiday Inn Sydney Airport, an IHG hotel.
To book: ihg/holidayinnsydneyairport.com