The Hotel has no onsite parking, street parking is limited and time restrictions may apply.

From 2pm. There is 24-hour reception, so late arrival is no problem. There is baggage storage for early arrival while a room is being made available. Being a small boutique hotel, the only way to guarantee a room for an early arrival is to book from the night before.

Check-out is by 11am. There is baggage storage.

Mrs Banks Boutique Hotel is a small and busy hotel and is not usually able to offer a late check-out. The Hotel’s baggage storage is available when your flight is later in the day.

Payment is at check-in, by Visa, Mastercard, UnionPay, American Express. As the Hotel is almost cashless, if your preference for payment is by cash, please proffer the exact amount as the Hotel does not carry change. (A credit card must still be offered as security for your stay).

There is 24-hour reception.

Telephone (02) 9331-8111 or email

Paddington is renown for its abundance of first class restaurants and bars. A small sample is Fred’s, The Paddo Inn, Tequila Mockingbird, Cipri, Barbetta, Lucio’s, Saint Peter, Wine Library, 10 William, Chubby Cheeks.

Outside the Hotel in Oxford Street you have Country Road, Sass & Bide, Sarah & Sebastian, Alice McCall, White Suede, Scanlan & Theodore, Paris Mode, Parlour X just to name a few and of course the Paddington Markets every Saturday. There is also an interesting mix of retail furniture and jewellery shopping. A walk away is Queen Street, Woollahra which has some unique shopping, and a bus ride away is Bondi Junction with a large, upmarket shopping centre with over 400 retailers! Walking in the opposite direction is the CBD which has shopping most of the way or you may catch a bus into the heart of the city.

You don’t need to prepay. However the Hotel may take a deposit from the card you booked with. This is a routine procedure to verify that it is valid and has not been lost or stolen. The hold is temporary and the amount will be returned to you in full.


The Hotel has gone through quite the transformation, yet still retains its heritage. Cafes, bars, shops and restaurants surround Paddington’s Mrs Banks. All the rooms have air-conditioning, Nespresso machines, T2 teas, rain showers, smart TVs, in-room safes and free WiFi. Yes!

Sitting between the city and the sea, Paddington is the perfect base – Mrs Banks a stylish place to rest your head. Built in 1914, the building was once a bank. Now, it’s a hotel that doubles as an interior designer’s dream. It hints at its heritage, with soaring metal ceilings, mid-century furnishings and super comfy beds. WiFi is free, as is breakfast.