$115 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 10, 2014 Check-out: Aug 11, 2014

Holiday Inn SYDNEY - WATERFRONT

3 stars
300 ESPLANADE, SYDNEY, NS B1P 147
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
8 reviews
Good Value

hotel has clean rooms with enough space for two people. Great view of the harbour and... See full review

  • Xena Katt
  • Jun 20, 2014
Delta Sydney NS very nice!

Corner room with view to the harbor. Clean, modern, very comfi bed. Food is very good, but a... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Aug 8, 2011
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Sydney ! Located in the heart of Cape Breton Island , voted number one Island destination in the Continental US and Canada and ranked 3rd most desirable island destination in the world according to " Travel + Leisure Magazine ". The Holiday Inn Sydney is the perfect starting point to tour Cape Breton's Island's historic villages, play a round of golf at the Highland Links Golf Course ,one of the world's top rated courses. Revel in the traditional music of Cape Breton when the Island transforms into a festival of music during the Celtic Colours International Music Festival . The Holiday Inn Sydney is just a short drive to the Fortress of Louisbourg , the largest reconstruction project in North America of an 18th century French Fortress. Experience what it was like to descend into the dark abyss of a coal mine at the Miner's Museum and let a retired coal miner spin yarns of yester year. Tour the bold highlands of our Cabot Trail , high above spectacular ocean views, where moose and bald eagles can be seen. Or go whale watching and watch pods of Pilot whales capering in the shimmering waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. At the Holiday Inn Sydney we strive to make your stay with us a memorable one!

Hotel Map

46.1389 -60.196
Nearby airports
JA Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport, (YQY), 16.00, KM, W;
Area description
Downtown, downtown

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Free local telephone calls
Executive level
Ice machine
Activities
Indoor pool
Live entertainment
Children's activities
Golf
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Room service
Services
Business center
Maid service
Guest laundromat
ATM/Cash machine
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Car rental desk
Porters
FAX
Currency exchange
Overhead projector
White board
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
DVD player
Cordless phone
Phone with speaker
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Turndown service
Cribs available
In room movies
Temperature control
Ironing board
Bath tub

Dining

SaltSpray
Newly renovated featuring a modern clean design, the SaltSpray Restaurant features sweeping views of the waterfront and a regional Canadian menu which is sure to satisfy.
Crown & Moose Pub
Enjoy a taste of Britain in our British Style pub. Featuring live entertainment each Friday and Saturday. Meet with friends and enjoy a conversation. A place where guests can feel like part of the family.
Crown & Moose Pub
The Crown and Moose is Sydney’s place to relax and is situated off our main lobby and adjacent to the Esplanade. Here your team will enjoy delicious and hearty pub food, plenty of beer on tap and friendly Cape Breton service. Live entertainment is on st

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (8)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn SYDNEY - WATERFRONT

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
8 out of 8
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.1

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Holiday Inn SYDNEY - WATERFRONT

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Xena Katt
halifax
Jun 20, 2014

Good Value

hotel has clean rooms with enough space for two people. Great view of the harbour and boardwalk.Staff is helpful and friendly.A very pleasant stay

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Try Flavours Bistro Excellent

Review of Holiday Inn SYDNEY - WATERFRONT

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Fidgital
Vancouver, BC
Aug 19, 2013

Go out to eat

The room was fine and had a nice view of the harbour. Getting in was a pain as we we arrived at 1pm and were told to come back at 2:30 as our rooms were not ready. We took the kids to lunch and came back at 2:30 and were told the rooms were not ready, try back at 4pm. Well, that doesn't cut it with a 5- and 3-year old who have been in the car for 4 hours and are desperately excited about getting into a swimming pool. The manager was able to make some rearrangements and get us into some rooms but the girl at the front desk was not particularly friendly or helpful about it. In fact, I'm sorry to report that Sydney in general was by far the least friendly city of any we visited in a tour of 10 Maritime destinations on this trip. The worst thing was the restaurant. Understaffed by half, the dinner and especially the breakfast teams were stressed out, taking forever to get to our tables, forgetting requests, misinterpreting clear requests (i.e. "Could we get a bigger straw please?" resulted in 2 more of exactly the same kind of super-skinny straw that our son could not drink from). The food was mediocre at best, and my eggs benedict was in fact the worst rendition of the dish I have ever seen or tasted. But it was the service that was worst. So, go out to eat!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Louisbourg, a 30 minute drive away, was the greatest experience of our 10-day tour of the Maritimes. I would not likely go back to Sydney again, but Louisbourg is absolutely incredible.

Review of Holiday Inn SYDNEY - WATERFRONT

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Pictou County, Nova Scotia
Aug 8, 2011

Delta Sydney NS very nice!

Corner room with view to the harbor. Clean, modern, very comfi bed. Food is very good, but a little expansive. A must in Sydney! Were there for a wedding.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Dining tip: In Hotel

Very good breakfast!!!!

Review of Holiday Inn SYDNEY - WATERFRONT

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Pictou County, Nova Scotia
Aug 8, 2011

Delta Sydney NS very nice!

Corner room with view to the harbor. Clean, modern, very comfi bed. Food is very good, but a little expansive. A must in Sydney! Were there for a wedding.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Dining tip: In Hotel

Very good breakfast!!!!

Review of Holiday Inn SYDNEY - WATERFRONT

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
NAPPANEE
Aug 2, 2011

GREAT HOTEL

THEY UPGRADED OUR ROOM TO A CORNER FRONT FACING THE WATER FRONT. GREAT SUNSETS. GREAT BREAKFESTS. EASY TO WALK AROUND DOWNTOWN.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn SYDNEY - WATERFRONT

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
NAPPANEE
Aug 2, 2011

GREAT HOTEL

THEY UPGRADED OUR ROOM TO A CORNER FRONT FACING THE WATER FRONT. GREAT SUNSETS. GREAT BREAKFESTS. EASY TO WALK AROUND DOWNTOWN.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn SYDNEY - WATERFRONT

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Ontario, Canada
Aug 8, 2010

Great location and view

Excellent location and check-in. Free parking and made-to-order breakfast a great bonus with the government rate.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Nearby waterfront boardwalk is a nice walk and provides a nautical sidelight to a business trip

Review of Holiday Inn SYDNEY - WATERFRONT

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Ontario, Canada
Aug 8, 2010

Great location and view

Excellent location and check-in. Free parking and made-to-order breakfast a great bonus with the government rate.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Nearby waterfront boardwalk is a nice walk and provides a nautical sidelight to a business trip

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