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canberra
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We booked three nights over the weekend at the McLaren Hotel because the other hotels in North Sydney were too expensive. Our cost per night was $160 in a Kingsize room. It was a really pleasant experience! More like a spacious B&B so more personal than a large hotel. Rooms very spacious, clean and bed very comfortable. Upstairs rooms have... More 

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Chittaway Point, Australia
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A great place to stay, so close to the city but far enough away to be peaceful. Also very affordable with a very reasonably priced breakfast. North Sydney railway station is a short walk away as are several restaurants and shops.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Good central location on the north shore for transport and other facilities.cosy, clean smallish rooms, well furbished and inexpensive, good service from diligent and attentive staff.Good place to stop over for a couple of nights.

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9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a charming small hotel built in what once was a stately home. The rooms though not large are very tastefully furnished and comfortable. There is no in house dining apart from a very basic breakfast of cereal, toast and coffee. Luckily there is a very good Italian restaurant at the end of the street or a short walk... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

A nice little 'guesthouse' style hotel only a couple of blocks from the North Sydney CBD. Very convenient for business travel, being only a flat(ish) 5 min walk from Berry St, and a range of restaurants nearby to choose from. Staff are always very helpful and friendly.

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pacrim, Manager at McLaren Hotel, responded to this review

Brad, Thank you for taking the time to provide such wonderful feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again one day. Kind Regards Billy More 

Gold Coast
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Love staying at the McLaren...it's our home away from home when we work in North Sydney. Quaint boutique hotel with professional and friendly staff, always ready to assist. Clean quiet hotel out of the hustle.

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Thank KazWindon
pacrim, Manager at McLaren Hotel, responded to this review

We couldn't be happier with your feedback, thanks for staying and we look forward to seeing you in the future. Kind Regards Billy More 

Canberra, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed here as I was getting eye surgery just up the street, and also received a reduced rate because of it. Stayed in a deluxe room. Place is about 100 years old but in good condition for age. Room was great and limited parking off street, only about 10 spaces do get there early. Helpful staff and located in central... More 

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pacrim, Manager at McLaren Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much, we really appreciate the good review! Kind Regards Billy More 

Newcastle, Australia
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51 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

We have stayed at this hotel a number of times over the past few years. It is always a pleasure, as the staff are very helpful & courteous. Breakfast is light, but more than adequate & the building itself is delightful. The rooms are very nice. It is in a very quiet location, but close to transport & there are... More 

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pacrim, Manager at McLaren Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Beryl, Thanks you for the great feedback regarding your stay here. Indeed there are markets across the road on every second Saturday of the month. We also have noodle markets on some Friday nights as well. Kind Regards Billy More 

Sydney, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 12 July 2016

Great location.Quiet but close to Pacific Highway and Miller with some great restaurants nearby. No dinner but snacks (soups toasted sandwiches) were available I really enjoyed my afternoon snack of toasted cheese sandwich. Buffet breakfast cereals fruits juice coffee teas toast crumpets etc good value at $8 per person. We stayed in the older heritage section suite (terrific bed) definitely... More 

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pacrim, Manager at McLaren Hotel, responded to this review

We greatly appreciate this fantastic review and hope to see you in the future. Kind Regards Billy More 

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34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

I've been staying here for 10 years and it is my home away from home. Friendly, well located near loads of restaurants, and easily affordable. They also have a small room at the front that lends itself well to small format functions.

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pacrim, Manager at McLaren Hotel, responded to this review

Hugh, As one of our long-time regulars, it is a pleasure to hear your positive feedback. See you soon! Kind Regards Billy More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about McLaren Hotel

Address: 25 McLaren Street, North Sydney, New South Wales 2060, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Sydney > North Sydney
Price Range: RM542 - RM640 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — McLaren Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 27
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“I would choose an upstairs room for light and view”
 of 5 bubbles CanberraConnie, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“on the road side, sunniest rooms still not noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles petaatpearson, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Every room we have stayed in was nice. Best to ask at time of booking as to what is available.”
 of 5 bubbles 78berylr, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Our heritage room was upstairs (no lift), so ask if you don't want stairs (and possibly stay in the new section)”
 of 5 bubbles jolesley2014, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs to the front of the house - excellent room with plenty of space.”
 of 5 bubbles sharonsZ5929TA, 31 Aug 2015 | Read review
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