Holiday Inn Darling Harbour

68 Harbour St, Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia | 3 star hotel
Searching for availability...
*Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.

Travel Blogs from Sydney

The tour-free day

A travel blog entry by fransiscalinx


no tour schedule for today, which means we can explore sydney by ourselves. a day before, the tour guide asked whether we want to go to sydney's aquarium which is one of the tourist landmark. so we signed up and today is the day!

i've been to singapore's aquarium before and i can say sydney's is much much better. lots of fishes, sharks, …

Wintery spring?

A travel blog entry by fransiscalinx


i woke up and found myself still in the plane, and a chocolate muffin covered with tissue on my tray. great! my morning snack! nom nom nom~
not long after that, the stewardess started to distribute breakfast meal. it was a choice between omelette and fried rice.
being indonesian in heart and in tummy, i chose indonesian fried rice.

More great Sydney attractions

A travel blog entry by bettymoore


Today, we headed back into the downtown core to have breakfast at Jet Café at Queen Victoria Building mall. Their vegetarian breakfast is amazing! Two poached eggs, steamed spinach, garlic mushrooms, fresh avocado, potato rosti and grilled tomato with sourdough toast. Yum!!!

Did a quick stroll inside the shopping mall then headed …

Taronga Zoo and harbour tour

A travel blog entry by bettymoore


Today we
spent a wonderful touring the bay and visiting the Taronga Zoo.

We kicked
the day off with a walk to Nick’s Restaurant at Darling Harbour for a quick
breakfast before we caught our ferry boat to the zoo …

Discovery day in Sydney

A travel blog entry by bettymoore


Today we got an early start and were out of the hotel by 8:30 a.m., heading into the downtown district to find our breakfast. We strolled along George Street and found a small café called Bluebird, where we had a great breakfast and fab coffee.

We then walked futher into downtown, past the beautiful architecture of City Hall, and we found …

How has this hotel rated in the past?

  What's this?
Discover trends in hotel experiences based on real traveler reviews and ratings. Mouse over circles to see what some travelers had to say.


This 3 star hotel, located in the City Center area of Sydney, is near Darling Harbour, Powerhouse Museum, Chinatown, and Paddy's Market.
Map this hotel


View all amenities

    TravelPod Member ReviewsHoliday Inn Darling Harbour Sydney

    Reviewed by bettymoore

    Nice sized room with a view!

    Reviewed Nov 21, 2013
    by (7 reviews) Ottawa, Ontario, Canada , Canada Flag of Canada

    Great location, a few blocks walk to downtown business district as well as Darling Harbour wharf and attractions.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by fransiscalinx

    a good stay

    Reviewed Aug 5, 2013
    by (1 review) , Indonesia Flag of Indonesia

    hotel was good with complete facilities (TV, aircon, clean room, hot water), andit was located near to darling harbour. with a short walk you can cross into pyrmont bridge and found some shopping malls there.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Darling Harbour Sydney

    Excellent location


    We stayed in this hotel in January. The location is excellent, beside Chinatown, Paddys Market, Darling Harbour and George St is only around the corner. The monorail was 2 floors below our room so we didn't hear it. The concierge was very helpful and the room was very spacious.

    Pretty Good


    Stayed there for one night on Monday evening. Check in went smoothly, although they seem to be a little understaffed, and I had to wait a while. Received a fairly nice room on the fourth floor, with simple decor. The monorail could be heard a little too clearly for my liking, despite the double-glazing. If this is an issue for you, you might want to request a higher-floor. The mini bar had plenty of alcohol in it, but just one small (300ml) bottle of water... I thought that was a bit annoying. I had to run out to the convenience store (just a couple of doors away) to get some more bottled water. The shower/bath has a fixed head that is a touch low. I'm 5 foot 11 and it was at my eye level, so if you are tall you might have some issues. Other than that, everything was fine, and it really is in a convenient location. Plenty of food and shops all around. I checked out at 8:30am where there were just 2 staff on reception and a queue of 12 people waiting. They should definitely get more staff on board. But a good place to stay as it is inexpensive.

    Great Stay!


    Spent four nights in this hotel during August and thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Hotel rooms were fine and perfect, was roomy and the beds were great. The monorail went past the hotel a couple of floors under us and we had no problem with it at all. i would suggest catching the monorail into the city - quick and easy -we purchased a full day ticket which was fine. China Town is right behind the hotel, which was great for a quick meal (sizzling prawns at one of the eateries was delicious!). McDonalds just across the street for a quick brekky. For my first time in Sydney, I would reccomend staying a bit longer than 4 days - i lost one day due to rain but i still think i needed just over a week to discover Sydney a bit more. Darling harbour was beautiful - as was Sydney Opera House. Had a delicious pie at Shakespeares - yum! Bondi Beach was great, although pretty much deserted due to winter time. Took a bus around Double Bay and Vaucluse which was alot of fun. maybe think twice before getting on one of the KST airport shuttles - driver both ways were very unprofessional.

    V.central hotel


    We stayed in this hotel for 1wk. The room was clean and modern, the monorail passed about two floors below us, but we could hardly hear a thing. I found the breakfast was v.expensive and not at all enjoyable, so most mornings we ate in a little french cafe (just up the road a little bit) that had great food.

    Awful experience at this hotel


    I must have stayed at a different hotel is all i can say after reading the other reviews.

    Nice clean and modern hotel


    Stayed at this hotel over new year 03/04. Clean modern room, which was a good standard for a holiday inn. Breakfast was good, reception staff and porters were very friendly and extremely helpful.

    Good Location. 1 minute to Paddy's market, trams outside and sky rail near by. 10 minutes to central station and buses outside the door.

    Darling Harbour is lovely and there is lots to do.

    I would stay here again. Good value for money!

    Great family hotel


    made to feel welcome as soon as you arrive ;very helpful to children;with in walking distance to main attractions ;exellent paddys market , chinatown; circular harbour lovely walk to opera house and the bridge : exellent gift shops near by must go back again.

    Great place!


    Stayed at Holiday Inn at Darling Harbour for 5 days and this is the hotel you should be in if you want to make use of your vacation in such a short period of time. Walking distance to the harbour, the Imax theatre, the Sydney Aquarium and much more. You can take the ferry to Circular Quay. Right behind Holiday Inn is Chinatown where you can get great Asian meals at inexpensive prices. Plus Paddy's market is just a stone's throw away from the hotel. Oh, and not to forget that the staff are friendly and the rooms are clean. Sydney is truly a beautiful city!

    Hotel, Great location


    Just a quick note as im not 'much chop' at writing 'reviews'!Hotel Holiday Inn, Darling Harbour is in an excellent location with the Monorail, Chinatown, Paddy's Markets, a shopping centre, food halls, Tram, Chinese Gardens, Darling Harbour, Cockle Bay, Aquarium, ALL of these being 'next' to the hotel!George Street only two streets away is were we went to catch busses to Circular Quay, Oprea House, The Bridge, The Rocks, Centrepoint Tower, Harbour cruises.All of the above places we went to and were well worth a visit!We were lucky with the weather as it didn't rain, it normaly does this time of year, temps 10-20 deg. celcius.[We only had three days in Sydney before going on a P&O. cruise to Vanuatu]

    Great location for all the sites


    Great hotel inwalking distance of all the to chian town and its markets.mono rail station outside hotel as well as tram and taxi rank.quite spot at night very safe.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Holiday Inn Darling Harbour Sydney

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good