Where to Stay in the Blue Mountains (Accommodation Guide)

Last updated: June 4, 2021

Staying overnight in the Blue Mountains makes the trip to Sydney’s most popular national park even more special.

While most visitors plan day trips to the Blue Mountains, booking accommodation for one or two nights allows you to take your time and to fully enjoy the popular walks and sights.

To help you find a suitable hotel, we’ve selected ten accommodation options in the five most visited regions in the Blue Mountains.

10 Great Blue Mountains Hotels:
HotelWhere
Valley of the Waters Bed & BreakfastWentworth FallsPrice
Falls Mountain RetreatWentworth FallsPrice
The Greens of Leura Bed & BreakfastLeuraPrice
Bethany Manor Bed & BreakfastLeuraPrice
Lurline HouseKatoombaPrice
Shelton-Lea Bed & BreakfastKatoombaPrice
Kubba Roonga GuesthouseBlackheathPrice
Parklands Country Garden & LodgesBlackheathPrice
The Bowen Inn MotelLithgowPrice
Lithgow Workies Club MotelLithgowPrice

10 Great Blue Mountains Hotels

Below is our list of 10 recommended places to stay in the most popular regions in the Blue Mountains.

These regions are, from east to west:

— Accommodation in Wentworth Falls —

The Wentworth Falls area is one of the most beautiful regions in the greater Blue Mountains region, with the famous 3-tiered, 187m high waterfall that goes by the same name as the absolute highlight.

Wentworth Falls
Wentworth Falls

Wentworth Falls is a true bushwalkers delight, with lots of scenic walking tracks to choose from, and most of these walks have the waterfall as the centerpiece.

Read our Wentworth Falls hiking guide which outlines the best walking tracks and most scenic lookout points in this beautiful part of the Blue Mountains.

1. Valley of the Waters Bed & Breakfast

Situated only meters away from the Conservation Hut (which is the starting point of many walking tracks), the Valley of the Waters Bed and Breakfast offers luxury guestrooms with private decks.

This 4-star residence is built high on the escarpment overlooking the Jamison Valley, which means you will get to enjoy incredible views from your room in the morning when you wake up.

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2. Falls Mountain Retreat

Quietly tucked away in four acres of peaceful and secluded gardens, Falls Mountain Retreat is a very pleasant hideaway offering modern and comfortable studios and self-contained apartments.

All accommodation options include a fireplace, a double hydrotherapy massage spa bath, reverse cycle air-conditioning, television, and audio hardware.

This 4-star hotel is located within walking distance to the famous waterfall and all the popular lookout points nearby.

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— Accommodation in Leura —

Leura is a small township quietly nestled between Wentworth Falls and Katoomba. Leura’s main strip, the Leura Mall, is a vibrant area with a great variety of different coffee shops, restaurants, boutiques and galleries to explore.

Beyond Leura’s main street you will appreciate the tree-lined streets, small-town village appeal, nineteenth century cottages and beautiful cool climate gardens. One of the highlights is the annual Leura Garden Festival, held each year for six days in the month of October.

Leura Cascades
Leura Cascades

There are also various walking tracks and sights to enjoy in the Leura area, with Leura Cascades being a popular weekend spot for hiking and picnicking.

The popular Prince Henry Cliff Walk also passes Leura Cascades, and is a great hike for those who love a good and challenging bush walk.

3. The Greens of Leura Bed & Breakfast

Housed in a beautiful heritage style country home, The Greens of Leura is a warm and comfortable Bed and Breakfast guesthouse, situated close to Leura Mall.

This 3-star hotel is excellent value for money for those looking for a comfortable place to stay without the luxury resort style facilities.

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4. Bethany Manor Bed & Breakfast

Situated on the north side of the Great Western Highway and only 800m from the beautiful village of Leura, Bethany Manor is a quiet hideaway with a full-sized tennis court and beautifully landscaped gardens.

This 4-star Bed and Breakfast hotel offers spacious rooms with queen sized beds, ensuite bathrooms, spa baths, and access to a verandah.

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— Accommodation in Katoomba —

Katoomba is for most first-time visitors the ideal base to explore all the major tourist highlights. The Three Sisters, Scenic World, Katoomba Falls, and so many other highlights are all located in and around Katoomba.

The Three Sisters
The Three Sisters

The main street of Katoomba is home to a great selection of restaurants and cafes, in addition to several galleries and heritage buildings.

Katoomba also has its own train station with a direct connection to the city, which makes this town the perfect place for a weekend well spent in the Blue Mountains.

5. Lurline House

Built in 1910, Lurline House is a Federation style Bed and Breakfast hotel that offers comfortable and elegant accommodation right in the heart of Katoomba.

This unpretentious 4-star guesthouse is located just south of the town centre and within walking distance to Echo Point lookout, the Three Sisters and various bushwalking tracks.

Check availability and pricing.

6. Shelton-Lea Bed & Breakfast

Ideally located only a leisurely walk away from the Three Sisters lookout, Scenic World, and the Katoomba town centre, Shelton-Lea Bed & Breakfast offers comfortable suites and studios.

This award winning 4-star B&B in the heart of Katoomba is the perfect choice if you’re looking for accomodation that offers all the right facilities and is within close proximity to all the famous sights.

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— Accommodation in Blackheath —

Blackheath is quite different from Wentworth Falls, Leura and Katoomba in the sense that this area is far less busy. The reason for this is that Blackheath isn’t home to any major tourist highlights that you see in the tourism brochures.

But this is exactly why Blackheath is such a refreshing destination. You won’t see many tourist buses, but you still get to enjoy the perfect Blue Mountains experience, with lots of exciting walking tracks in the area, and various lookout points to visit.

Evans Lookout in Blackheath
Evans Lookout in Blackheath

Some of the highlights in the Blackheath area are the Pulpit Rock lookout, the Grand Canyon walk, and the iconic Hanging Rock.

Blackheath itself is also a pleasant village to wander around, with lots of great cafes, pubs and restaurants on offer.

7. Kubba Roonga Guesthouse

Housed in a characteristic heritage home in walking distance from the Blackheath town centre, Kubba Roonga guesthouse is the perfect couples retreat that feels like a home rather than a hotel.

This 4-star guesthouse and spa retreat is set among beautiful English-style gardens and is a great base for those that want to do some serious bushwalking nearby.

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8. Parklands Country Garden & Lodges

If you’re looking for space and luxury, Parklands Country Garden & Lodges is an excellent accommodation option to consider, with easy access to the Blackheath town centre and walking tracks.

This 4-star hotel offers a range of garden suites and loft rooms housed in charming cottages surrounded by peaceful gardens.

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— Accommodation in Lithgow —

Lithgow is an historic town located on the western edge of the Blue Mountains, surrounded by various national parks. It takes approximately two hours to drive there from Sydney, either via the Great Western Highway or via the Bells Line of Road.

The town has a strong industrial history, and has a lot to offer from a tourism perpective, with various historic sites, museums, walking tracks and lookouts to explore.

Lithgow Blast Furnace
Lithgow Blast Furnace

Staying in Lithgow also gives you easy access to attractions along the Bells Line of Road, such as the Zig Zag Railway and the Walls Lookout.

Read our extensive Lithgow guide with a list of the most popular attractions in and close to this historic town.

9. The Bowen Inn Motel

If you’re looking for a comfortable place to stay with easy access to everything, the Bowen Inn Motel is not going to disappoint.

It’s a quality 4-star motel just off the Great Western Highway and just outside the Lithgow town centre, suitable for tourists, families, and business travellers.

Check availability and pricing.

10. Lithgow Workies Club Motel

Prefer to stay closer to the action?

The Lithgow Workies Club is not only a great place for dining and entertainment, it also offers quality accomoddation options in their adjoining motel.

Check availability and pricing.

FAQs About Blue Mountains Accommodation

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about staying in the Blue Mountains.

  • What are the best areas to stay in the Blue Mountains?

    The four most popular areas to stay in the Blue Mountains are, from east to west, Wentworth Falls, Leura, Katoomba and Blackheath. These areas are home to the major tourist highlights, and provide easy access to popular walking tracks and scenic lookout points.

  • What type of accommodation options are available in the Blue Mountains?

    There are various types of accommodation available in the Blue Mountains, ranging from affordable hostels, to boutique Bed and Breakfast guesthouses, and luxury resort style hotels. Most hotels are 3 stars to 5 stars.

  • How much does it cost to stay in the Blue Mountains?

    On average, a 3-star hotel starts at A$125 per night, a 4-star hotel starts at A$200 per night, and a luxury 5-star resort can cost more than $400 per night.

  • Is it easy to travel to the Blue Mountains?

    Yes, it is very easy to get to the Blue Mountains. The region is easily accessible by car, by train and by coach. It takes about 90 minutes to drive to Katoomba from Sydney, and trains regularly depart Sydney Central, travelling to all major townships in the Blue Mountains.

Govetts Leap Lookout in the Blue Mountains
Govetts Leap Lookout in the Blue Mountains

Final Thoughts

As mentioned above, staying overnight in the Blue Mountains makes the experience so much better, and gives you the opportunity to see all the highlights without rushing.

To help you prepare for your next overnight stay to the Blue Mountains, here are a few resourceful articles:

Enjoy your stay!

 

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