Newcastle's most upscale hotel, the Crowne Plaza, is in the trendy Honeysuckle Precinct and has the best location of any hotel in town. The hotel opens onto the wharf-side esplanade—a pedestrian and bike path that hugs the harbor for several kilometers and is lined with smart apartments and stylish restaurants and cafés. Most of the hotel's one-bedroom suites overlook the harbor; others face the city center. There's a pool and fitness center, and some rates packages include breakfast and evening snacks and drinks. The hotel's Seasalt Restaurant receives mixed reviews but does offer some good lunch deals that include a glass of wine. There are plenty of cafés and restaurants in walking distance.
Merewether and Wharf Streets, New Castle, New South Wales, 2300, Australia