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Find the perfect base to explore Canada's Cape Breton Island with our great deals on hotels in Sydney NS.

Explore the cool north with hotels in Sydney Nova Scotia

If you're flying to Nova Scotia, hotels in Sydney make an excellent base for exploring Cape Breton Island. The capital of the island (and no longer technically a city), Sydney is a buzzing little town. The waterfront is a popular spot for busking – Cape Breton Island is renowned for its musical talent. So much so that one of the biggest attractions in Sydney is the fiddle statue (aka the world's largest violin). Sydney hotels provide the perfect spot to rest your head after a day of driving around Cape Breton. While you're in town, take in a historic walking tour, visit the quirky shops selling local artwork, and grab dinner in one of the old-fashioned eateries.

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Best places to stay in Sydney, Nova Scotia

Most of the hotels in Sydney NS sit along the waterfront, so you can enjoy truly stunning river views even if you're staying in a budget hotel. The beating heart of Sydney can be found in the blocks between Dorchester Street and Townsend Street, bordered by the Esplanade to the west and George Street to the east. This area is where you'll find centrally located Sydney NS hotels, within walking distance of bars and restaurants.

Discover Cape Breton with Sydney hotels

If you hire a car at Sydney Airport you'll get far more from your trip to Cape Breton. Look for Sydney hotels with car parking, and get ready to discover the island. There are plenty of places to stay in Cape Breton, with cosy B&Bs and inns peppered throughout the countryside. The Cabot Trail makes a fantastic road trip, running along Cape Breton's rugged coastline and taking in quaint villages and spectacular mountain vistas.

Hotels in Sydney, Nova Scotia: what to expect

Sydney hotels include big mid-range and luxury hotel brands as well as smaller 'mom & pop' accommodation. In the centre of Sydney, you'll find household name hotel chains. These include mid-range and luxury hotel brands as well as budget hotels in Sydney. North Sydney, across the sound, is home to quaint independent hotels. If you don't want to stay in Sydney itself, you'll find inns, motels and B&B's throughout Cape Breton. These are charming accommodation options if you don't mind being slightly out of the action.

Getting around from Sydney Nova Scotia hotels

The best way to get around Cape Breton is with a hire car. Shuttles, bus tours and taxis are available, and some hotels in Sydney offer transfer options too. It's best to check this direct with your hotel (you can also use our filters to find hotels in Sydney with this service). As Cape Breton is an island and not a buzzing metropolis, public transport is fairly limited. Always check bus schedules, and pre-book your taxis if possible as it's unlikely you'll be able to flag one down.

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This is an awesome place to visit if you are in Sydney , Nova Scotia. It's about an hour's drive from the city. " Highland Village Museum"


Sydney was our first stop on our Cape Brenton adventure. Cape Brenton is one beautiful place!

Bogdan Klimowicz
Bogdan KlimowiczTilburg

The Big Céilidh Fiddle stands 17 meters tall, is made from painted steel and weighs eight tons. It is the largest ceilidh fiddle in the world. It was created to recognize the pre-eminence of fiddle music and the fiddlers who have contributed so much to the musical heritage of Cape Breton Island.

Georgia Vachon
Georgia VachonSydney

cape breton island beautiful place people are just like family warm hearted you never go hungry or be without a bed god love them beautiful places to see like a dream


The least expensive month is February, with an average of €78 per night. The most expensive month to stay in Sydney is July, with an average price of €103 per night.
The average price of a hotel in May last year was €91 per night. This is 2% less than the average nightly price of €93 seen over the previous 12 months.
In Sydney, the expected average temperature in May is 8.9°C/48.0°F. The warmest month is typically July, which averages 23.6°C/74.5°F. The coolest month is February, with temperatures averaging -7.9°C/17.8°F.
The nearest airport to Sydney is J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney (YQY) (11.60km).

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