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

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Hotel Description

Holiday Inn Darling Harbour puts you in the center of Haymarket, 2.8 km (1.7 mi) from University of Sydney and 2.7 km (1.6 mi) from Circular Quay. Highlights at this hotel include 2 restaurants, a bar/lounge, and a spa tub.

All 370 rooms feature LED TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and safes. 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 bathrobes. Additionally, hairdryers, phones, and irons/ironing boards 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. Enjoy the fitness centre and sauna. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. There's also the convenience of car rentals on site.

You'll be 3.1 km (1.9 mi) from Sydney Opera House and 3.3 km (2 mi) from Sydney Harbour Bridge with a stay at this 4-star Haymarket hotel.

Superior Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
AU$142 per night

Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Room, 3 Single Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 3 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Holiday Inn Darling Harbour ratings based on 1,007 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 (502) Business (3) Couples (237) Family (265)
4 out of 5
Hotel was perfectly positioned to get to Darling Harbour & China Town on foot, and to anywhere in the city or North Sydney by Uber/Cab.

Posted by on 6 Dec 2018

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4 out of 5
Great location, comfortable beds and pillow choice.

Posted by , from Newcastle NSW on 4 Nov 2018

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4 out of 5
Great location ,Easy walking distance to everything

Posted by , from A.C.T on 19 Oct 2018

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5 out of 5
Was neat clean and staff were helpful and friendly, Close walking distance to everything we wanted, Will stay again

Posted by , from Southern highlands nsw on 14 Oct 2018

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4 out of 5
Hotel close to what I needed for my shopping and entertainment needs

Posted by on 1 Oct 2018

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4 out of 5
Front staff member didnt appear to listen to anything and wasnt helpful at all - unfortunately getting the same woman each time we needed to enquire. Was left to mostly figure out most things. Staff at breakfast were exceptional - very friendly and helpful which compensated for woman at front desk. Everything else was good

Posted by , from SA on 1 Oct 2018

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2 out of 5
problems with check-in. Massive renovations going on. Terrible noise during the day.

Posted by on 29 Sep 2018

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 28 Sep 2018

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3 out of 5

Posted by on 27 Sep 2018

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1 out of 5
Rude wotif very pissed off.holiday inn very rude and unhelpfull

Posted by , from Moree on 18 Sep 2018

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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

Holiday Inn Darling Harbour offers its guests a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness centre. There are 2 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. Tour or ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and on-site laundry facilities 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 deep soaking bath, 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
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

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


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.


Optional extras

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

  • Breakfast fee: AUD 29.95 per person (approximately)
  • Nearby parking fee: AUD 30.00 per 24 hours
  • 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

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

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