Coogee Bay Hotel, right opposite Coogee Beach

At Coogee Bay Hotel, we know everything’s better at the beach – because that’s where we’ve been providing Sydney’s warmest welcome since 1873.

Our idyllic location beside the sundrenched Coogee sands sets us apart from the crowd. It’s rare to find a seaside escape so close to a CBD. But that’s not the only surprise at Coogee Bay Hotel. As locals know, we’re so much more than just a hotel. Our award-winning venue embraces budget to boutique accommodation, a 1,700-capacity live entertainment venue, seven bars, Sydney’s biggest beer garden, delicious brasserie dining, two liquor outlets and state-of-the art function and conference facilities.

All that, plus those spectacular ocean views. It’s no wonder so many happy guests have been celebrating, connecting, relaxing and rejuvenating at Coogee Bay Hotel for over 140 years.

A holiday spot and the heart of a community; a haven for visitors and a hub for locals. Here at the beach, you can have the best of all worlds.

There are endless ways to enjoy Coogee Bay Hotel. Come and discover yours.


A postcard from the past

Sydney’s history comes alive at Coogee Bay Hotel. The ‘grand old dame by the sea’ started out in 1859 as a homestead, then a school and finally found her true calling as a seaside retreat in 1873.
The young city’s elite came to Coogee to relax and enjoy the fresh sea air, and Coogee Bay Hotel had pride of place on the new resort’s seafront. Today, the dame still retains strong elements of her historical grandeur: Victorian period influences, cedar staircases, long street-side verandahs and intricate wooden finishing. Heritage spaces have been lovingly restored and provide a glimpse of a bygone age, alongside all the 21st century comforts and facilities of a modern hotel. Despite many structural changes along the way, Coogee Bay Hotel remains a stunning example of early Australian beachside resort architecture.

Coogee Bay Hotel is now owned by C.inc, a family-run property group dedicated to retaining those valuable links to the past, ensuring that Coogee Bay Hotel will continue as a beloved Sydney landmark for generations to come.


Located 15 minutes from the airport and 25 minutes from Sydney CBD, getting to Coogee Bay Hotel is easy. Whether you drive or take public transport, we can help you find the best way of making your way to the Coogee Bay.



Daniel A.

“Great outdoor area, great food, great atmosphere!”

Christopher K.

“I’ve been going to the Coogee Bay Hotel for a couple of years now and I just love it! They have an exceptional view of Coogee beach and relaxed outdoor seating that many people enjoy on a warm sunny day.”