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Get an overview of this hotelFamily-friendly hotel with 2 restaurants and indoor pool



This family-friendly Sydney hotel is located on the boardwalk, within a 10-minute walk of Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, St Patrick's Church Museum, and Cape Breton Centre for Heritage and Science. Cossit House Museum and Jost House Museum are also within 10 minutes.

Hotel Features

This smoke-free hotel features 2 restaurants, an indoor pool, and a fitness center. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a spa tub, and a 24-hour business center are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 152 rooms feature thoughtful touches like pillow menus and bathrobes, plus free WiFi, free wired Internet, and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include pillowtop beds, refrigerators, and microwaves.

Holiday Inn Sydney - Waterfront

300 Esplanade Sydney NS B1P1A7

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to an indoor pool, Holiday Inn Sydney - Waterfront provides a waterslide, a spa tub, and a fitness center. Dining is available at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary.

This 3-star property offers access to a 24-hour business center and meeting rooms. Event facilities measuring 5600 square feet (504 square meters) include a conference center. This family-friendly hotel also offers multilingual staff, concierge services, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Holiday Inn Sydney - Waterfront is a smoke-free property.

  • Total number of rooms - 152 
  • Indoor pool 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Express check-out 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Number of floors - 10 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Meeting rooms 5 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 504 
  • Year Built 1987 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Free self parking 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 5600 
  • Free RV, bus, truck parking 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Waterslide 
  • Computer station 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 4 
  • Conference center 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Spa tub 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Waterslide  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Free self parking, Free RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Microwave 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Phone 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Pillow menu 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Pillowtop mattress 

Where to Eat

Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 7 AM and 11 AM.

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

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

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a waterslide and a fitness center.

Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool, health club, fitness facility, or spa tub without adult supervision.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 4 AM

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Minimum check-in age is 19


Check-out time is noon

Payment types


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of CAD 35 per accommodation (varies based on length of stay)
  • Dogs and cats only
  • 2 per room (up to 50 lb)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between CAD 2.5 and CAD 16.5 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: CAD 35 per accommodation (varies based on length of stay)
  • Rollaway bed fee: CAD 10 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

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We should mention

Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

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

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