The Harbour View Hotel is situated on the corner of Cumberland Street and Lower Fort Street in The Rocks, under the southern end of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge.

The first Harbour View Hotel was built in 1843 and demolished to make way for the bridge to be built - it was originally located where the granite pylons now stand.

The hotel has an elegant public bar, with its own grand piano and Bridge memorabilia, two private function rooms, a rooftop cocktail bar, a la carte restaurant and a gaming room. Sydney Harbour, Harbour Bridge and streetscape views of elegant Victorian terraces are seen from most parts of this stylish hotel.

We take our role in preserving the wonderful atmosphere that is our Nation’s birth place very seriously and you will find as soon as you enter the hotel, you feel the history, memories and most importantly feel welcome. That is our passion and we wouldn't have it any other way.



The Harbour View Hotel is part of The Rocks National Trust conservation area

The first Harbour View Hotel, George Street


The new Harbour View Hotel is on land set aside around 1915 for religious purposes. The owners at the time, brewers Tooth & Company would not move from the area and some arrangements took place between church, brewer and the NSW State Government to obtain the site. Architect’s drawings dated 1921 exist and construction would have started soon after. Local residents reveal that the main patrons in the early days were bridge construction workers and tunnellers working on the underground railway.

The current owners purchased the Harbour View hotel in 1998 and closed the hotel in July 2000 to start renovations.  This took 12 months to complete and the hotel and site is now within a National Trust conservation area listed on the State Heritage Register with a permanent conservation order.


The new Harbour View Hotel, taken in 1927


Monday - Saturday: 11am-12 midnight

Sunday: 11am-10pm


18 Lower Fort St
Dawes Point NSW 2000
Sydney, Australia 


All bars close at 11.45pm Monday to Saturday and 9.45pm on Sundays due to licensing laws

The Harbour View Hotel is a fully licensed establishment, therefore BYO alcohol is not applicable