Hotels in Kings Cross
About Kings Cross
Famous for its nightlife, Kings Cross is one of Sydney's more colourful districts. Located only a few kilometres east of Sydney CBD, it is perfect for visitors who like to be close to the action. During the day, visitors can wander around the shops or sample any of the international cuisine on offer in the area's many restaurants. By night, Kings Cross becomes a vibrant, buzzing hub of entertainment.
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Known by Sydneysiders as “The Cross”, the area is packed with bars, restaurants, nightclubs, and adult entertainment venues catering to locals and tourists day and night. Immortalised in television shows such as Underbelly: The Golden Mile, the area has gained a somewhat dubious reputation, however, for visitors looking for a good night out, The Cross is an entertaining destination.
The area is notorious for its rich and chequered history. From a bohemian suburb in the early twentieth century, to an entertainment mecca and red light district by the 1960s, it was associated with organised crime and police corruption. Since the turn of the twenty-first century, redevelopment and refurbishment has brought a more affluent demographic to the area, with new upmarket bars and restaurants attracting a new clientele. Staying at a hotel in Kings Cross will provide guests with a central location to explore the city. For guests searching for budget hotels in Kings Cross, ibis Budget Sydney East (formerley Formule 1) offers comfortable and convenient accommodation at an affordable price. Ideally located in the heart of the district, guests have excellent access to everything the area is famous for, as well as a range of public transport services to explore the rest of the city.
Also located in the entertainment district of Kings Cross and Potts Point, Mercure Sydney Potts Point provides visitors looking for hotels in Kings Cross with a broader range of features. This four star hotel offers guests modern, stylish rooms, a restaurant, bar, meeting rooms, an open air terrace, and magnificent Harbour views.