Sydney Attractions


Why not stay and holiday with Marco Polo Sydney Hotel, located in Summer Hill. One of Sydney’s most affordable accommodations which are located only 6 km East of Sydney City, Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, Pyrmont, Ultimo, Sydney fish market, Chinatown, Haymarket, The Rocks, Circular Quay, Sydney Opera House, Darlinghurst, Sydney International Exhibition Centre, Woolloomooloo, Allianz Stadium, and Sydney Cricket Ground.

We’re 7 km West of Sydney Olympic Park, Parramatta, Lidcombe, Acer Arena, Stadium Australia (ANZ Stadium), Allphones Stadium, State Sports Centre and Showground at Homebush.

The leafy streets behind the motel contain an interesting variety of residences dating back to the Victorian era.

A gentle stroll around and towards Summer Hill railway station (if you overlook the cars parked) affords a glimpse of what genteel urban life was early last century.

So book your Sydney Hotel accommodation today and experience, comfort and friendly customer service or talk to one of our friendly staff members by phoning 02 8880 8320 or by email at


Located on one of Sydney’s most important arterial roads, Marco Polo Sydney Hotel is easily accessible by car, bus, and train. Close to public transport with buses are just stepped away and the train station (400 meters walk away) that will take you to all corners of the city. Also, some of Sydney’s most interesting suburban centres are just within walking distance.

  • A taxi to Sydney airport is approximately 15 kilometres.
  • A bus stop at the door with frequent services gets you to around Sydney, Sydney city and Sydney CBD.
  • A train to city centre is about 4 stops from Summer Hill Railway Station, which is just a 400 metres from the Hotel.

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Home to a string of cafés, restaurants, supermarkets, salons, boutiques and bars. The foodie scene is thriving, and points to Summer Hill’s multicultural dining – you can dine on authentic Italian one day, Asian the next and round out the week with Modern Australian.


Ashfield, just 2 kilometres away is known for its vibrant multicultural, diverse community. Surrounded by beautiful parks and heritage walks. You’ll find everything from grand Victorian mansions, and an unbeatable stretch of cult Chinese eateries all proclaiming to be ‘New Shanghai’.


Leichhardt, just 3 kilometres away is best known as the “Little Italy” of Sydney. Its main attraction is the Italian Plaza, a re-creation of grand piazzas like San Marco in Venice, surrounded by exclusive Italian boutiques, outdoor cafes, and award-winning restaurants overlooked by modern-day ‘palazzos’.

Holiday in Sydney?

Sydney shines all year round with a large range calendar of events. Why not cheer on Australia at the cricket, watch a game of rugby, enjoy the sun at an outdoor concert, sing along to your favourite musical, experience Vivid Lights on in Sydney, or get a culture fix at the Sydney Festival. There’s always something happening.


sydney film festival

From 3 to 14 November


The 68th Sydney Film Festival offers Sydneysiders another exciting season of cinema amidst a whirlwind of premieres, red-carpet openings, in-depth discussions, film guests, and more.

Christmas in the Sydney City

December 2021


It’s time to dust off your reindeer ears, put on your party shoes and kick off Christmas. See Sydney’s city centre come alive with a street party involving roaming entertainers, roller-skating bauble, magicians, pop-up stages, crafts, choirs, lights, decorations, and a dance floor.

Woolworths Carols In The Domain 2016

December 2021


Carols in the Domain is Australia’s largest free Christmas concert, With performances from a variety of Artists, Woolworths Carols in the Domain is Australia’s premier Christmas concert for the whole family to enjoy!

Sydney news years eve

December 31 2021


There’s no better place to welcome the new year than in Sydney – the New Year’s Eve Capital of the World. Be one of the first in the world to welcome the new year as Sydney dazzles you with its world-class event and a spectacular midnight fireworks display.


It’s always a great time to be planning your next adventure. When you book your accommodation at Marco Polo Motor Inn Sydney, you know you are escaping to a beautiful part of the world, Sydney.

So start dreaming and plan a stay in Sydney today.

Famous Sydney Habour Climb

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

Talk a walk over the most iconic bridge in the world and get an iconic view of Sydney and its highlights like the Opera House, Darling Habour, Circular Quay.

Why go? View Sydney Harbour in all its majesty. If you’re short on time, the express climb is a little shorter and takes you up the inside of the bridge. However, if you can we recommend you go all-in with the Ultimate Climb: scaling the full arch of the Harbour Bridge from end to end.

taronga zoo sydney close to affordable accommodation

Taronga Zoo Sydney

One of Sydney’s most famous attractions, the Taronga Zoo is home to over 4,000 animals, including Australian native wildlife, as well as rare and endangered exotic animals. Overlooking the magnificent Sydney Harbour, Taronga Zoo is easy access to the city by ferry. Open 365 days a year.

Taronga Zoo also boasts some of the best harbour views in the city, and as you walk along its paths you’ll spot the Bridge and Sydney Opera House as often as you spot the wildlife.

Sydney Aquarium

Sydney Aquarium

Looking for something exciting to do with the kids in Darling Harbour? You’ve just found it! Get up close and personal with sharks, rays, dugongs, and more at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium., featuring hundreds of species of marine life and exhibits that are both entertaining and educational.

Thanks to Sea Life Sydney’s location near Darling Harbour’s best restaurants, bars, and entertainment, it’s a great activity for visitors who want to see as much as possible while they’re here.

Whale watching in Sydney

Whale Watching Sydney

Go whale watching, it’s common to see humpback whales, southern right whales, and dolphins around Sydney, but you may also spot orcas, blue whales, minke whales, and sperm whales.

If you want to get even closer to these majestic creatures, hop aboard a whale-watching cruise. During the season, cruises depart every day from Circular Quay, Darling Harbour, and Manly. Don’t forget to wear a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen and bring your camera or binoculars.

Famous Sydney Opera House in the heart of Sydney habour

Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House is set on beautiful Sydney Harbour and features world-class performances of opera, ballet, classical and modern music, contemporary dance, theatre, and more.

You can savour delicious experiences and great views, too. At the Opera Bar, sip cocktails as you marvel at the views. You’ll treasure the same views dining alfresco at the adjacent Opera Kitchen. Or reserve a table at Bennelong, an acclaimed restaurant inside a majestic sail.

Sydney royal botanical gardens

Royal Botanic Garden

An oasis of 30 hectares in the heart of the city. Wrapped around Sydney Harbour, the Gardens occupy one of Sydney’s most spectacular positions. Established in 1816, it is the oldest scientific institution in Australia and is home to an outstanding collection of plants from Australia and overseas.

The Royal Botanic Garden offers a number of tour experiences, including the Aboriginal Heritage Tour, a free guided walk and bespoke heritage tours.

Blue Mountains scenic tour

Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains is an hour from Sydney and is home to some of Australia’s most sensational views. Go beneath the ground at Jenolan Caves, hike or bike through lush rainforest, and take a heart-stopping ride at Scenic World. Visit the Three Sisters at Echo Point in Katoomba.

Or are you feeling adventurous? Try canyoning or abseiling. You’ll get an amazing perspective on the landscape as you jump, slide and scramble your way around.

Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk

Bondi to Coogee Walk

The Bondi to Coogee Walk is a popular coastal walk offering beautiful coastline vistas, cosy beaches, and cafe strips for refueling. It is six kilometres long and takes about two hours to complete at a good pace, but why not break it up a stop at a local cafe, then finish with a swim at Coogee Beach.

The walk passes one of the world’s more scenic operational cemeteries, the Waverley Cemetery where graves of famous Australians such as Henry Lawson can be found.

Luna Park Sydney, local sydney attraction

Luna Park

Sydney’s most iconic amusement park and tourist destination. Discover the latest rides, attractions, events, and family fun! A great day out for the whole family with a range of rides, or if your tastes are more modest, you can just soak up the history of a classic amusement park.

You can catch the train over the Harbour Bridge to Milsons Point, or we recommend taking the ferry. It’s almost as quick and you’ll be rewarded with some choice views as you approach Luna Park’s wharf.

the rocks ghost tours

The Rocks Ghost Tours

Operating every night at 7:45 pm, the two-hour walking tour will include the tales of the eerie past, spine-tingling stories that will amaze, as you take a torch and lantern-lit walk through narrow laneways and descend into the haunted buildings and sites of this historic area.

You’ll feel the hair stand up on the back of your neck whilst you see, hear and smell the atmosphere as you walk through the mystical stranglehold of The Rocks.