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Holiday Inn Sydney - Waterfront, an IHG Hotel

Waterfront hotel in Sydney with indoor pool and bar/lounge

  • Free WiFi
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8.2.Very good.
  • A great hotel on the waterfront with a view of the cruise ship. Very friendly staff.

    Oct 9, 2018

  • Good quality waterfront hotel.

    Jun 6, 2018

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Clean Promise (IHG) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours gap period enforced between guest stays
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Walkable
Safe
Quiet
Convenient
Dining options
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 152 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Indoor pool
  • Breakfast available

For families

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Fridge
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels

What’s around

  • On the boardwalk
  • Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design - 2-minute walk
  • World's Largest Fiddle - 6-minute walk
  • Centre 200 - 6-minute walk
  • St Patrick's Church Museum - 6-minute walk
  • St. George's Church & Cemetery - 7-minute walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Roll-In Shower)
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Feature)
  • Room, 1 King Bed, View
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking
  • Standard Room, Non Smoking
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, View (Waterfront View)

Location

  • On the boardwalk
  • Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design - 2-minute walk
  • World's Largest Fiddle - 6-minute walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On the boardwalk
  • Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design - 2-minute walk
  • World's Largest Fiddle - 6-minute walk
  • Centre 200 - 6-minute walk
  • St Patrick's Church Museum - 6-minute walk
  • St. George's Church & Cemetery - 7-minute walk
  • Cape Breton Centre for Heritage and Science - 7-minute walk
  • Cossit House Museum - 8-minute walk
  • Jost House Museum - 9-minute walk
  • Bethel Presbyterian Church - 10-minute walk
  • Membertou Heritage Park - 27-minute walk

Getting around

  • Sydney, NS (YQY) 17-min drive

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 152 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 10 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-4 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 19

Children

  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Pets

  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only)*
  • 2 per room (up to 50 lbs)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • On-site self-parking (CAD 7 per day)
  • On-site motorhome/coach/lorry parking (fees apply)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)

Things to do

  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Ski lessons available nearby
  • Ski equipment rental shops nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business centre
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 5600
  • Conference space size (meters) - 520
  • Conference centre
  • Computer station

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers: 1
  • Year Built – 1987
  • Lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath with shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Pay films
  • Premium TV channels
  • MP3 docking station

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Fridge

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Dining

SaltSpray Restaurant – Overlooking the ocean, this family restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Crown and Moose Pub – This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Recreation

On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa tub

Nearby

  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Ski lessons available nearby
  • Ski equipment rental shops nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Small print

Also known as

  • Holiday Inn Sydney Waterfront Hotel
  • Sydney Waterfront, An Ihg
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  • Holiday Inn Sydney Waterfront Nova Scotia
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  • Holiday Inn Sydney Waterfront
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Optional extras

Self-parking costs CAD 7 per day

Rollaway beds are available for CAD 10.0 per night

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of CAD 20 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of CAD 35 per accommodation (may vary based on length of stay)

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless checkout are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean Promise (IHG) guidelines.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • Destination fee: CAD 3.45 per accommodation, per night.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Holiday Inn Sydney - Waterfront, an IHG Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self-parking costs CAD 7 per day. Motorhome/coach/lorry parking is available.
  • Yes, there's an indoor pool.
  • Yes, cats and dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 23 kg per pet. There's a charge of CAD 35 per accommodation, per day.
  • You can check in from 4:00 PM - 4 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there are 2 on-site restaurants, featuring ocean views. Nearby restaurants include Tim Hortons (3-min walk), The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse (5-min walk) and A Bite of Asia (5-min walk).
  • Have fun with activities such as boat tours, hiking and kayaking, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes casino gaming and cave exploring. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the hot tub and an invigorating swim in the indoor pool. Holiday Inn Sydney - Waterfront, an IHG Hotel also has a water slide and a fitness centre.
8.2.Very good.
  • 6.0.Good

    Not a very warm welcome at the front desk. The hotel room itself was nice and clean. The crown and moose pub had great live music, however the breakfast at the salt spray is really bad and overly priced so I would recommend avoiding it.

    Andrew, 1 night trip, Mar 27, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Barely slept at all, heater in my room ticked all night.

    Katelyn, 2 night family trip, Mar 26, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    When I arrived they had no record of my reservation . I had to go fond papers I printed off from my email to confirm it ...not happy with that

    1 night business trip, Feb 22, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Hot mess

    After check in we were given a room that someone was already in, then were given a room that was not the one we booked. Basically a smaller room. Then we were compensated with a free breakfast which was a train wreck. The hotel restaurant staff were completely overwhelmed, mainly due to the ongoing Covid restrictions. Management should take a walk around once and a while and support their staff. Complete train wreck.

    Nick, 1 night trip, Feb 5, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    There was absolutely nothing unique about the property. It did have a nice view of the Harbour.

    1 night romance trip, Jan 9, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Not much unique - although it was a nice stay and nice staff. A little overpriced, however.

    1 night romance trip, Jan 2, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Good stay.

    The stay was great and well needed. I felt the carpets were worn/dirty.

    Patsy, 1 night trip, Dec 27, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Clean and Comfortable Hotel

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. This was an overnight getaway for relaxing and shopping. Good restaurants within walking distance. Great restaurant at the hotel for breakfast. We were a little disappointed by the $5.00 parking fee for having a vehicle. This was not listed in the hotel description, and this Hotel is NOT easily accessible by any method other than a personal vehicle. The airport is currently closed in Sydney, and public transit runs sporadicly. Only other issue, is the age of the hotel is starting to show, and the Bathrooms should be overhauled.

    Justin, 1 night trip, Nov 14, 2020

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  • 4.0.Fair

    The room we stayed in needed updating big time! Carpets were dirty looking and the bathroom was very outdated and the tub was stained. Very disappointed with the room.

    2 night family trip, Nov 6, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    Just fair

    Hotel overall is just fair. Room had stains on the floor, bathroom was in need of a refresh - grimy and old. There was only one ice machine in the building for approx 10 floors, no hotel amenities booklet in the room. The plug in one of the bedside lights didn't work so my phone didn't end up charging overnight. We've stayed in far nicer hotels for similar prices and would not likely book a room here again.

    Matthew, 1 night trip, Oct 24, 2020

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