Where to Stay in the Blue Mountains (10 Great Hotels)

Find out where to stay in the Blue Mountains with this accommodation guide, outlining the best hotels in the most popular towns.

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

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

To help you find a suitable hotel, we’ve reviewed and shortlisted ten of the best hotels in the five most visited regions in the Blue Mountains.

Top 10 Blue Mountains Hotels:

Hotel Where
Valley of the Waters Bed & Breakfast Wentworth Falls Reviews
Falls Mountain Retreat Blue Mountains Wentworth Falls Reviews
Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains Leura Reviews
Bethany Manor Bed & Breakfast Leura Reviews
Lilianfels Resort & Spa Katoomba Reviews
YHA Blue Mountains Katoomba Reviews
Blackheath Motor Inn Blackheath Reviews
Kubba Roonga Guesthouse Blackheath Reviews
Bowen Inn Motel Lithgow Reviews
Lithgow Workies Club Motel Lithgow Reviews

Top 10 Blue Mountains Hotels

Let’s take a closer look at those ten 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 Blue Mountains, with the famous 3-tiered, 187m high waterfall that goes by the same name as the highlight.

Wentworth Falls is a true bushwalker’s delight, with many scenic walking tracks to choose from, and most of these walks have the waterfall as the centrepiece.

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

1. Valley of the Waters Bed & Breakfast

Valley of the Waters Bed & Breakfast
Valley of the Waters Bed & Breakfast

Situated only meters from the old Conservation Hut (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 enjoy incredible views from your room in the morning when you wake up.

The guestrooms all offer queen-size beds, timber furnishings, private ensuites with spa baths, and private decks. The B&B as a whole is designed such that all rooms enjoy complete privacy.

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Valley of the Waters Bed & Breakfast
Rating: 4-Star hotel
Suitable for: Couples
Address: 88 Fletcher St, Wentworth Falls (see map)

2. Falls Mountain Retreat Blue Mountains

Falls Mountain Retreat Blue Mountains
Falls Mountain Retreat Blue Mountains

Quietly tucked away in four acres of peaceful and secluded gardens, Falls Mountain Retreat is a charming hideaway offering modern, 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 within walking distance of the famous waterfall and all the popular lookout points nearby. For a short holiday with a focus on hiking, this hotel is a great option.

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Falls Mountain Retreat Blue Mountains
Rating: 4-Star hotel
Suitable for: Couples, families
Address: The Avenue, Wentworth Falls (see map)

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 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 gardens.

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.

Read our Leura guide with a list of the most popular attractions in and close to this popular town in the Blue Mountains.

3. Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains

Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains
Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains

Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains is a large, award-winning holiday destination offering leisure facilities, conference venues, and a great variety of rooms and suites.

The resort has more than 200 rooms available, some with beautiful Jamison Valley views and others facing the gardens and walkways within the complex.

And if you’re not keen on heading into town for dinner, this resort has you covered. You will find various restaurants and bars within the complex, catering to different budgets and styles. Oh, and the day spa is a must-visit too!

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Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains
Rating: 4-Star hotel
Suitable for: Solo travellers, couples, families
Address: 1 Sublime Point Rd, Leura (see map)

4. Bethany Manor Bed & Breakfast

Bethany Manor Bed & Breakfast
Bethany Manor Bed & Breakfast

Conveniently located just north of the Great Western Highway and only 800m from the Leura town centre, 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.

What we love most about Bethany Manor is its authenticity. The period-style grand house and rooms, the verandah, the gardens, the exceptional customer service; a stay at Bethany Manor feels like a true holiday.

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Bethany Manor Bed & Breakfast
Rating: 4-Star hotel
Suitable for: Solo travellers, couples, small families
Address: 8 East Vw Ave, Leura (see map)

Accommodation in Katoomba

Katoomba is the ideal base for most first-time visitors 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 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 a train station with a direct connection to Sydney Central, which makes this town the perfect place for a Blue Mountains weekend getaway.

5. Lilianfels Resort & Spa

Lilianfels Resort & Spa
Lilianfels Resort & Spa

Lilianfels Resort & Spa is one of the very 5-star hotels in the Blue Mountains, offering a great number of recreational facilities, such as tennis courts, spa services, an infinity pool, and a fully equipped gymnasium.

The resort has over 80 guestrooms and suites, each with a traditional design, a spacious bathroom, high-speed WiFi access, and an LCD TV and DVD player. Some rooms offer picturesque Jamieson Valley views, while others face the resort’s internal areas.

When staying at Lilianfels, be sure to dine at Darley’s, the resort’s signature fine dining restaurant, offering innovative cuisine, fresh local produce, and superb wines. Also worth mentioning is the 2-acre worth of manicured gardens, which adds to the holiday experience.

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Lilianfels Resort & Spa
Rating: 5-Star hotel
Suitable for: Couples, families
Address: 5/19 Lilianfels Ave, Katoomba (see map)

6. YHA Blue Mountains

YHA Blue Mountains in Katoomba
YHA Blue Mountains in Katoomba

Perfectly located in the centre of town, close to cafes, restaurants, and other facilities, the YHA Blue Mountains offers comfortable co-living rooms and private rooms.

If you’ve never stayed at a YHA before, they’re not just for backpackers. While they do cater to travellers, staying at YHA Blue Mountains is mostly a quiet and comfortable experience with clean and spacious rooms.

This 4-star hotel in the heart of Katoomba is the perfect choice if you’re looking for accommodation that offers all the right facilities and is close to all the famous sights.

The train station to the north and Echo Point to the south are within walking distance, and there are various bus stops on Lurline Street nearby.

We stayed two nights in one of their private rooms and loved the friendly atmosphere, the basic but top-quality facilities, and its location.

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YHA Blue Mountains
Rating: 4-Star hotel
Suitable for: Solo travellers, couples, small families
Address: 207 Katoomba St, Katoomba (see map)

Accommodation in Blackheath

Blackheath is quite different from Wentworth Falls, Leura, and Katoomba because this area is far less busy, partly because the most popular tourist highlights aren’t in Blackheath.

But that is precisely why Blackheath is such a refreshing destination. You won’t see many tourist buses, but you can still enjoy the perfect Blue Mountains experience, with many exciting walking tracks and various lookout points in the area to explore.

Some of the highlights in the Blackheath area are the Evans Lookout, the Grand Canyon Walk, and the iconic Hanging Rock.

Blackheath is also a pleasant village to wander around, with many great cafes, pubs, and restaurants at your doorstep.

7. Blackheath Motor Inn

Blackheath Motor Inn
Blackheath Motor Inn

If you’re looking for a low-key getaway in a perfect location close to the Blackheath town centre, the Blackheath Motor Inn is one to consider.

Their spacious and well-equipped Alpine-styled rooms are set in lush gardens away from the road, offering a cosy and family-friendly atmosphere.

Staying in Blackheath means you have access to a great number of popular hiking trails and lookout points, while Katoomba, Leura, Wentworth Falls, and Lithgow are only a short drive away.

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Blackheath Motor Inn
Rating: 3-Star hotel
Suitable for: Solo traveller, couples, families
Address: 281 Great Western Hwy, Blackheath (see map)

8. Kubba Roonga Guesthouse

Kubba Roonga Guesthouse
Kubba Roonga Guesthouse

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

Their beautifully decorated guest rooms offer an en-suite bathroom, with some featuring a spa, in addition to electric blankets, tea and coffee-making facilities, ironing supplies, and a TV.

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

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Kubba Roonga Guesthouse
Rating: 4-Star hotel
Suitable for: Couples
Address: 9 Brentwood Ave, Blackheath (see map)

Accommodation in Lithgow

Lithgow is a historic town 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 perspective, with various historic sites, museums, walking tracks, and lookouts to explore.

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. Bowen Inn Motel

Bowen Inn Motel
Bowen Inn Motel

If you’re looking for a comfortable place to stay in the Lithgow area with easy access to all the nearby highlights, the Bowen Inn Motel will not disappoint.

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

Also worth mentioning is their on-site restaurant, which offers a casual and relaxed atmosphere with an open fireplace and lovely views of the surrounding hills.

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Bowen Inn Motel
Rating: 4-Star hotel
Suitable for: Solo travellers, couples, families
Address: 5 Col Drewe Dr, South Bowenfels (see map)

10. Lithgow Workies Club Motel

Lithgow Workies Club Motel
Lithgow Workies Club Motel

Would you prefer to stay in the centre of town? The Lithgow Workies Club is not only an excellent place for dining and entertainment, but it also offers quality accommodation options in its adjoining motel.

This boutique-style, award-winning accommodation offers a wide range of rooms that can sleep up to five guests.

The Lithgow Workies Club itself offers an affordable and modern Australian dining experience in a family-friendly environment.

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Lithgow Workies Club Motel
Rating: 4-Star hotel
Suitable for: Solo travellers, couples, families
Address: 3-7 Tank St, Lithgow (see map)

Further Reading

Staying overnight in the Blue Mountains is perfect for those looking to make the most of their visit to this beautiful part of New South Wales. A multi-day holiday will make the experience much better, allowing you to see all the highlights without rushing.

For a luxury stay, we recommend the Lilianfels Resort & Spa in Katoomba, which offers a truly unique holiday experience. For a more low-key visit, the Blackheath Motor Inn offers excellent value for money. For a more intimate or authentic stay, the Bethany Manor Bed & Breakfast stands out.

To help you prepare for your next overnight stay in the Blue Mountains, here are some good resources:

 

Where to stay in the Blue Mountains (best hotels)

 

Published: October 24, 2023
Updated: June 12, 2024

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