4.3 out of 5

"Excellent location, so close to ICC and Darling Harbour, Paddy's Markets at your doorstep, and Chinatown also at your doorstep. So close to Central ra ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 19 Aug 2018

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Hotel Description

Holiday Inn Darling Harbour puts you in the heart of Haymarket, steps from Paddy's Market and within a 10-minute stroll of Capitol Theatre. Highlights at this hotel include 2 restaurants and in-room free WiFi.

All 370 rooms feature LED TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy coffee/tea makers, safes, and hairdryers. Fridges and round-the-clock room service make in-room dining easy, and minibars provide refreshments. Pillow menus welcome you to a good night's rest, and other nice touches include soaking tubs and rainfall showerheads. Additionally, phones, irons/ironing boards, and desks are available.

The restaurant, Shipley's Restaurant, is open for breakfast. JB's Bar & Grill is the hotel's own bar, serving drinks along with dinner. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a fitness centre, and laundry facilities. Each morning buffet breakfast is served between 6:30 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also the convenience of car rentals on site.

Attractions within a 10-minute walk of this 4-star Haymarket hotel include World Square Shopping Centre and Powerhouse Museum.

Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
AU$168 per night

Superior Room (Bed Type assigned at check-in)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 1 Double Bed, Accessible, Bathtub (Mobility)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Room (Bed Type assigned at check-in)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds (Family Deluxe)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Holiday Inn Darling Harbour ratings based on 1,030 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Darling Harbour

Everyone (524) Couples (238) Business (3) Family (265)
5 out of 5
Very friendly rooms lovely and clean and close to everything

Posted by on 10 Feb. 2019

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5 out of 5
Nice hotel good location. Lot of construction near by.

Posted by on 8 Feb. 2019

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3 out of 5
Ok hotel. Awful location. China town foul. Staff friendly. Needs modernising. Expensive breakfast.

Posted by on 31 Jan. 2019

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5 out of 5
A wonderful experience staying with Holiday Inn...superb room upgrade, comfort, quiet & fantastic location in close proximity to all activities in Darling Harbour. The best Australia Day celebrated so far! We will definitely stay again. Ticked all our boxes, loved it! Staff were extremely helpful re: carpark details & other queries. *****

Posted by on 29 Jan. 2019

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4 out of 5
Great location, short walk to Darling Harbour, Paddys Markets and Sydney CBD. Very close to public transport (light rail), good hotel facilities and staff. Lots of construction around building though, view from our room as onto the building next door (just a few meters away)

Posted by on 29 Jan. 2019

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3 out of 5
Good location. 5 min walk from Darling Harbour. Large rooms. Large beds. The room had a musty smell though and we were only given 2 towels for 4 people.

Posted by on 25 Jan. 2019

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5 out of 5
Very pleasant experience. Breakfast room too small which means dense crowd. Great food though. Staff very pleasant. Terrific location in the middle of central CBD a short walk from the magnificent attractions of the city and Darling Harbour.

Posted by on 25 Jan. 2019

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4 out of 5
Great location in the hub of chinatown and a short walk to darling harbour

Posted by on 21 Jan. 2019

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5 out of 5
Nice hotel close to China town and darling harbour , Breakfast very good

Posted by on 20 Jan. 2019

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4 out of 5
Convenient location hotel in Sydney cbd. Hotel is however in a quite location site.

Posted by on 19 Jan. 2019

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About the Holiday Inn Darling Harbour

Location 68 Harbour Street, Haymarket, NSW 2000

Renovations + Closures

The property will be renovating from 16 July 2018 until 30 April 2019 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:

  • Hallway
  • Selected guestrooms

Renovation work will only be conducted during working hours. Every effort will be made to minimise noise and disturbance.

Property Features

There are 2 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. A fitness centre, tour or ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Holiday Inn Darling Harbour. This 4-star Haymarket hotel is smoke free.

  • 370 guestrooms or units
  • 11 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • Bar or lounge
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Offsite parking discounted rates available


  • Airport: Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) (17.2 km / 10.7 mi)
  • Train station: Sydney Central Station (1.1 km / 0.7 mi)
  • Metro station: Capitol Square Light Rail Station (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn Darling Harbour offers 370 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and a safe. A pillow menu is available. LED televisions come with premium cable channels and pay-per-view films. Fridges and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit with a deep soaking bath and a rainfall showerhead. Bathrooms are also outfitted with a complimentary bathrobe, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Deep soaking tub
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LED television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Films for purchase
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Pillow options
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

Shipley's Restaurant – This restaurant only serves breakfast.

JB's Bar & Grill – This bar only serves dinner. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 55.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No on-site parking is available.

  • Only service animals are allowed


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: AUD 29.95 for adults and AUD 19.95 for children (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 55.0 per night
  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Holiday Inn Darling Harbour Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Darling Harbour

You should know

  • Free WiFi in public areas is limited to 30 minutes per day.

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian star ratings agency, Star Ratings Australia.