Last updated: August 20, 2020
We have outlined the best accommodation options in the most popular areas in Sydney’s most visited national park.
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 all the highlights.
To help you find a suitable hotel, we’ve selected eight accommodation options in the four most visited regions in the Blue Mountains.
|Valley of the Waters B&B||Wentworth Falls|
|Falls Mountain Retreat||Wentworth Falls|
|The Greens of Leura B&B||Leura|
|Bethany Manor B&B||Leura|
|Kubba Roonga Guesthouse||Blackheath|
|Parklands Country Garden||Blackheath|
8 Great Accommodation Options in the Blue Mountains
Here is our list of recommended places to stay in the most popular regions in the Blue Mountains.
These regions are, from east to west:
Read our guide around how to get to the Blue Mountains to read more about these areas and how best to travel there.
— Accommodation in Wentworth Falls —
Wentworth Falls is one of the most beautiful areas in the greater Blue Mountains region, with the famous 3-tiered, 187m high waterfall that goes by the same name as the absolute highlight.
The Wentworth Falls area is a bushwalkers delight, with tons of scenic walking tracks to choose from, with most of them having the waterfall as the centerpiece.
Be sure to check out 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.
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.
— 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.
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 famous Prince Henry Cliff Walk also passes Leura Cascades, and is a great hike for those that love a good bushwalk.
1. 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.
2. 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 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 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 starting point for a day well spent in the Blue Mountains.
1. 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.
2. 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.
— 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.
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.
1. 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.
2. 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.
FAQs About Blue Mountains Hotels
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.
Final Thoughts on Staying in the Blue Mountains
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 trip to the Blue Mountains, be sure to check out these 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!