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Holiday Inn Sydney - Waterfront

Holiday Inn Sydney - Waterfront

300 Esplanade


Sydney, Nova Scotia

B1P 1A7 


Check In: 4PM

Check Out: 11AM

Check-in Age: 19


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Welcome to Holiday Inn Sydney - Waterfront

Welcome to the Holiday Inn Sydney! Located in the heart of Cape Breton Island, voted number oneIsland 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!Spectacular Harbour views, excellent service in a contemporary and comfortable hotel
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Kids Stay and Eat Free

Kids ages 18 and under stay for free when sharing their parents’ room.  Up to four kids ages 11 and under eat free any time of the day in any Holiday Inn® on-site restaurant.

*View Terms & Conditions for Details.

Children's Activities Available.

Region Kids Stay Free Kids Eat Free
United States, Canada, Central America, South America, Mexico, Caribbean 18 and Under 11 and Under
Free High-Speed Internet

Free High-Speed Internet

Standard Wireless Internet service is included for all guests.

Shuttle/ Parking

Shuttle/ Parking

  • Car Parking Available
  • Self-Parking Fee: 7 CAD
  • Self-Parking - $7.00 plus HST per night
Pet Policy

Pet Policy

  • Pets allowed
  • Service Animals Allowed
  • Pets Walking Area Available
  • Pet Deposit per Stay: 35 CAD
  • Pet charge of 35 dollars per stay per room to cover additional cleaning costs. Small to medium size cats and dogs, less than 50 lbs. Maximum of two pets per room.
Languages Spoken by Staff

Languages Spoken by Staff

  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Credit Cards

    Credit Cards

    • American Express
    • Carte Blanche
    • Diners Club
    • Discover
    • JCB
    • MasterCard
    • Visa


    • Smoke-Free Facility
    • Number of Floors: 10
    • Total Number of Rooms: 152
    • Number of Suites: 2
    • Number of Non-Smoking Rooms: 150
    • Number of Accessible Rooms: 2
    • Connecting Rooms Available
    • Public Spaces Renovated in: 2013
    • Guest Rooms Renovated in: 2017


      Accessible Hotel Areas

    • Public Entrance
    • Guest Rooms
    • Elevators
    • Public Restrooms

      Provided by Hotel

    • Ramp Access
    • Visual Alarm/Alert in Guest Rooms
    • Visual Alarm/Alert in Public Spaces

    Make it a more enjoyable trip

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    Pet Friendly
    Meet with Confidence
    Traveling with your team this season?
    Indoor Swimming Pool and Water Slide
    Pet Friendly
    Stay, sit, wag your tail! Here at Holiday Inn Sydney Waterfront your pet is as welcome as you are! Ask about our pet policy when booking
    Meet with Confidence
    Whenever and wherever you travel, IHG® Hotels & Resorts is ready to meet you there. When you are ready to plan your next meeting or group event. Providing a safe, healthy, and clean stay for every traveler has always been important to us and this allows you to stay focused on your meeting objectives.
    Traveling with your team this season?
    As an IHG® hotel Holiday Inn Sydney Watefront values the sport community, we are committed to providing you with more than just a great rate and a clean room. We want to ensure a smooth, memorable experience for your team.
    Indoor Swimming Pool and Water Slide
    For the young and young at heart! Enjoy a leisurely swim in our heated pool or fun trip down the slide!
    From intimate to large gatherings. Engagement parties, bridal showers to rehearsals, we can accommodate all your needs for your upcoming wedding festivities. All of our meeting rooms are adorned with contemporary, modern decor and neutral tones that will enhance the ambiance of your event.

    Real Opinions from Real Guests

    Green Engage
    Green Engage
    You can be assured that when you stay at an IHG Green Engage Hotel, you are participating in an advanced, world-wide sustainability effort. We understand that it is important for you to have an active role in protecting our environment and that’s why we’ve made it easier for you to choose a hotel that matches your sustainable values.
    Packages and Specials

    FAQs for Holiday Inn Sydney - Waterfront

    • At Holiday Inn Sydney - Waterfront, self-parking is available for a daily rate of 7 CAD.

    • Yes, when you book your stay at Holiday Inn Sydney - Waterfront direct with IHG, choose one of our flexible rates which include the flexibility to change or cancel your reservation at no charge. For full details, refer to our Travel Advisory details.

    • No, there is not a local area shuttle available at Holiday Inn Sydney - Waterfront.

    • Yes, Holiday Inn Sydney - Waterfront has an indoor pool.

    • Check-in at Holiday Inn Sydney - Waterfront is from 4PM, and check-out time is 11AM. Contact the hotel directly for options available for early check-in or late check-out.

    • Yes, the Holiday Inn Sydney - Waterfront offers free WiFi!

    • Holiday Inn Sydney - Waterfront has 2 restaurants. SaltSpray,Crown & Moose Pub.

    • Yes, there is an onsite fitness center at Holiday Inn Sydney - Waterfront.

    • Rates for accommodations at Holiday Inn Sydney - Waterfront vary by season. For your rate options, please input your dates.

    • The Holiday Inn Sydney - Waterfront has 152 guest rooms. Enter your dates to view available rooms for your stay.

    • Pets are welcome at Holiday Inn Sydney - Waterfront. There is a pet deposit per stay of 35 CAD. Our Pet Policy: Pet charge of 35 dollars per stay per room to cover additional cleaning costs. Small to medium size cats and dogs, less than 50 lbs. Maximum of two pets per room..