It’s a Surry Hills staple but the iconic Hotel Hollywood, wedged between Foster and Hunt Streets, is shutting its doors.

The art-deco styled pub – formerly owned by actress and cabaret singer Doris Goddard who passed away in 2019 – has become a popular watering hole for locals and visitors alike.

However, the four-storey property is now up for sale with expectations it could fetch as much as $10 million, Sydney Morning Herald reports.

Goddard bought the property for $175,000 in 1977 after returning to Australia from Hollywood.

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Posted by Hollywood Hotel on Sunday, 17 January 2021

“The Hotel Hollywood is a very rare city fringe hotel exhibiting all the key fundamentals astute purchasers are seeking: late-trading approvals and compelling upside levers within a dynamic precinct,” HTL Property’s NSW director Sam Handy told the publication.

“Underscored by strong history and the inherently iconic nature of this property, we consequently expect intense interest from a number of competing buyer profiles, including hoteliers, restaurateurs, investors and developers alike.”


Our fingers are crossed that the Hollywood Hotel lives on!