For the final leg of our trip to Australia, we spent two nights in Sydney in advance of our flight back to Canada. Having been to Sydney on a handful of occasions before, I knew that we wanted to be somewhere central and ideally close to transit.
As it turns out, a friend had kindly offered a condo in Manly to my sister and nieces, which meant that we needed a place close to Circular Quay for easy access to ferries. After scouring through the available options, we settled on Pier One Sydney Harbour, Marriott Autograph Collection due to positive reports from members in the Prince of Travel Discord community.
We enjoyed our two-night stay, although there were some aspects that I think could be improved upon.
Pier One Sydney Harbour – Booking
At the beginning of our trip, we’d planned to spend one night at the Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay and one night at Pier One Sydney Harbour; however, we opted to scrap the former and settle in for two nights in the same hotel instead.
We booked our stay using Marriott Bonvoy points for 39,000 points each night. This is essentially the going rate for many Marriott properties in Australia, including nearby hotels in Sydney.
Throughout the year, you can book a stay at Pier One Sydney Harbour for between 32,000–42,000 points, with most nights falling somewhere in the middle.
If you’re paying with cash, expect to part ways with around $290 AUD ($271 CAD) at the low end and upwards of $650 ($610 CAD) at the high end. Most nights price out from $400–500 AUD ($375–535 CAD).
In most cases, you’ll get good value from a redemption. When compared to our valuation of Bonvoy points of 0.9 cents per point (CAD), you’ll almost always be getting higher than the target value.
If you happen to have some Free Night Awards available, you can get excellent value out of them at Pier One Sydney Harbour.
When making a cash booking at Pier One Sydney Harbour, be sure to get in touch with a travel advisor who has access to Marriott Luminous. You’ll pay the same as the best available refundable rate, but you’ll also enjoy extra perks like free breakfast, a $100 (USD) hotel credit, and more, at no extra cost to you.