Last updated: November 6, 2022
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 accommodation for one or two nights allows you to take your time and enjoy the popular walks and sights fully.
To help you find a suitable hotel, we’ve selected ten of the best hotel options in the five most visited regions in the Blue Mountains.
Top 10 Blue Mountains Hotels:
|Valley of the Waters Bed & Breakfast||Wentworth Falls||Reviews|
|Falls Mountain Retreat||Wentworth Falls||Reviews|
|The Greens of Leura Bed & Breakfast||Leura||Reviews|
|Bethany Manor Bed & Breakfast||Leura||Reviews|
|Shelton-Lea Bed & Breakfast||Katoomba||Reviews|
|Kubba Roonga Guesthouse||Blackheath||Reviews|
|Parklands Country Garden & Lodges||Blackheath||Reviews|
|The Bowen Inn Motel||Lithgow||Reviews|
|Lithgow Workies Club Motel||Lithgow||Reviews|
Top 10 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 is a true bushwalker’s 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 from the 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.
2. Falls Mountain Retreat
Quietly tucked away in four acres of peaceful and secluded gardens, Falls Mountain Retreat is a charming 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 within walking distance of the famous waterfall and all the popular lookout points nearby.
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 cool climate gardens. One of the highlights is the annual Leura Garden Festival, held each year for six days in the month of October.
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 close to Leura Mall, The Greens of Leura is a warm and comfortable Bed and Breakfast guesthouse.
This 3-star hotel is excellent value for those looking for a comfortable place to stay without the luxury resort-style facilities.
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.
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 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.
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 accommodation that offers all the right facilities and is close to all the famous sights.
Accommodation in Blackheath
Blackheath is quite different from Wentworth Falls, Leura, and Katoomba because this area is far less busy. This is because Blackheath isn’t home to any major highlights you see in the tourism brochures.
But this 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 lots of exciting walking tracks and various lookout points in the area to visit.
Blackheath is also a pleasant village to wander around, with many great cafes, pubs, and restaurants on offer.
7. Kubba Roonga Guesthouse
Housed in a characteristic heritage home within 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 an excellent base for those that want to do some serious bushwalking nearby.
8. Parklands Country Garden & Lodges
If you’re looking for space and luxury, Parklands Country Garden & Lodges is an excellent accommodation option, with easy access to the Blackheath town centre and walking tracks.
This 4-star hotel offers a range of garden suites and loft rooms in charming cottages surrounded by peaceful gardens.
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. The Bowen Inn Motel
If you’re looking for a comfortable place to stay with easy access to everything, the Bowen Inn Motel will not disappoint.
It’s a quality 4-star motel off the Great Western Highway and just outside the Lithgow town centre, suitable for tourists, families, and business travellers.
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, but it also offers quality accommodation options in their adjoining motel.
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?
Various types of accommodation are available in the Blue Mountains, ranging from affordable hostels to boutique Bed and Breakfast guesthouses and luxury resort-style hotels. Most hotels are three stars to five 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, train, and 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.
As mentioned above, staying overnight in the Blue Mountains makes the experience much better, allowing you to see all the highlights without rushing.
To help you prepare for your next overnight stay in the Blue Mountains, here are a few resourceful articles:
- Our list with the best hikes in the Blue Mountains.
- The most impressive Blue Mountains lookout points.
- Our list with the top things to do in the Blue Mountains.
- The most scenic Blue Mountains waterfalls.
Enjoy your stay!