Sydney may have been recognized as a convict settlement, but nowadays it's Australia's largest and most glamorous city. It has fascinating combination of laid-back beaches, a glittering coastline, historic clout, and plenty of contemporary development. In short, this capital of New South Wales is a must-see destination. Those who plan to pay a visit have a lot of options for where to stay, varying from quirky boutique hotels such as QT Sydney to five-star properties like the Langham.

Book a room at the sleek Establishment Hotel in the CBD if you opt to stay in the metropolis' business and shopping district. If ever that you want to explore Sydney's up-and-coming inner neighbourhoods like Chippendale, the industrial-chic Old Clare Hotel is perfect for you. Surfing as a hobby? Stay at the QT Bondi, the latest hotel in laid-back Bondi Beach. Every kind of traveler will find the perfect vacation home among the five chic hotels in Sydney written below, as suggested by Architectural Digest:

The Old Clare Hotel

It opened its service last fall in up-and-coming Chippendale. The structure unites two heritage buildings with a raw, industrial design that gives tribute to the past, at the same time, feels very of-the-moment. Most of the rooms and suites feature exposed brick walls or original wood paneling. From $252/night;

QT Sydney

This place is located in the heart of Sydney's CBD. QT Sydney, a quirky boutique hotel, has many of dramatic flair. Merging the historic Gowings department store and the former State Theater, QT Sydney mixes Gothic, Italianate, and Art Deco architecture with playful modern design. From $362/night;

QT Bondi

QT's latest hotel shows Bondi's surfer-cool aesthetic with an art installation by Shaun Gladwell in the lobby. The rooms are bright and airy which are done up in beachy neons and pastels with subway-tiled bathrooms. It is also equipped with a kitchenette and washer/dryer. From $188/night;

The Langham Sydney

This is one of Sydney's premier five-star hotels which offer impeccable design and unparalleled service. The Langham Sydney has modified furnishings, luxurious materials, and art combine to form an elegant residential vibe. The rooms include tufted headboards, classic furniture, and marble bathrooms. There's also a Palm Court bar that serves a renowned afternoon tea and a spa which is the perfect place to rejuvenate. From $452/night;

Hotel Palisade

This small boutique hotel in a historic building near the Rocks district has rooms which displays an Impressionistic hand-painted mural, along with elegant furnishings in nautical tones and works by local artists. Hotel Palisade features different shades of pink, has a dreamy rooftop bar and restaurant Henry Deane gives a tranquil relief with stunning views of Sydney Harbour. From $210/night;