Families Magazine – Editor, Janine and her family stayed as guests at the Holiday Inn Potts Point Sydney in March 2020.
If you are heading to Sydney and looking for a very well located and affordable hotel suitable for families just a stones throw for all the best Sydney attractions, then check out the Holiday Inn Potts Point. With large rooms, an onsite restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as in-room dining, we loved our recent stay.
Where is the Holiday Inn Potts Point Sydney?
Set right above the Kings Cross train station, this modern hotel is across the road from the famous Coca-Cola sign in Kings Cross. It is 9 km from the Sydney Opera House and 2 km (just one train stop) from the Martin Place pedestrian mall as well as Sydney’s museums, galleries, parklands and Sydney Harbour itself.
The Sydney CBD is a 15-minute walk away and the hotel is connected to Sydney’s transport network so you can explore even further afield… which we did!
Address: 203 Victoria St, Potts Point, NSW, 2011
Tel: (02) 9368 4000
How to get to the Holiday Inn at Potts Point Sydney?
It is easy to get from the Sydney airport to the Holiday Inn at Potts Point. Here are the four best options:
Train to Holiday Inn Potts Point:
There is no direct train to the hotel from the airport. Thus you will need to catch the train to Central Station and at Central Station change to the Bondi Junction Line. It is 2 stops to Kings Cross Station. Take the Victoria Street exit towards Earl Street and continue for 50 metres. At that point you will arrive at Holiday Inn Potts Point. Depending on connections, it will take around 30 minutes. The journey will cost ~ $18 – $21. Plan your journey here.
Bus to Holiday Inn Potts Point:
If you are looking for a cheaper options, the Punchbowl Bus Company operates a bus from Sydney Airport to Kings Cross every 3 hours. The journey takes around 28 min and costs ~ $2 – $4. Plan your journey here.
Taxi/Uber to the hotel:
The fastest way to get from the airport to the hotel is to take a taxi or Uber. It will take around 15 – 20 minutes and costs ~ $35 – $45 depending on traffic.
The hotel’s onsite car park offers affordable and secure underground car parking during your stay at Holiday Inn Potts Point. You can enter via Victoria Street and take the lift from the car park directly into the hotel lobby.
Parking is ticketed and available for overnight hotel guests at a capped rate of $30 per day. Parking for guests not staying at the hotel is available at a capped rate of $40 per day from Monday to Friday and $48 per day on weekends.
No matter which way you travel to Holiday Inn Potts Point Sydney, it is going to take between 15 – 45 minutes depending on traffic.
Why is this a solid choice as a family hotel in Sydney?
The bright rooms offer flat-screen TVs and free wifi, in addition to soundproof windows, desks, and tea and coffee making facilities. Suites add expansive city views all the way to the Sydney Harbour Bridge and separate living areas. Room service is available 24/7. Kids 12 and under, stay at no charge with an adult.
There’s a cocktail bar and a casual restaurant with a terrace, in addition to a fitness room, a business centre and meeting space.
Let me explain:
Family Rooms – affordable, large with great views
The hotel offers Deluxe, Family and Harbour View Rooms.
City View Rooms
The hotel offers city view rooms where you can wake up to a spectacular view of the Sydney skyline on your long weekend away. Not only that, but the night time views are pretty spectacular too!
Their spacious city view rooms offer panoramic views of St Mary’s Cathedral, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Art Gallery of New South Wales and Sydney Opera House.
Potts Point is one of Sydney’s oldest neighbourhoods, dotted with art deco architecture and dining spots. Enjoy the views of Potts Point from the comfort of your Deluxe Room, where you and the kids can indulge in people watching or simply embrace inner-city living.
Each deluxe room has a queen or king bed, with all the comforts you’d expect from a contemporary hotel. You can also choose to add a roll-away bed for a small fee, or request an interconnecting room when you stay with family or friends.
When you’ve got kids, the only way to go is the Family Room! Their Family Rooms give you the space you need to stretch out and relax after a day exploring Sydney’s best attractions. You’ll have two queen beds and a spacious bathroom. If you’re a larger family and you are looking for a two-bedroom apartment, the staff at the hotel can connect your Family Room to a One Bedroom Suite! #winning
- 32” LCD flat-screen TVs
- Digital TV channels and Foxtel
- Individually controlled air-conditioning
- High-speed Wi-Fi internet connection
- Workspace with lamp
- Stereo with iPod dock
- Phone with voicemail and speaker
- Coffee and tea facilities
- In-room safe
- Iron and ironing board
- Closet with padded hangers
Sydney attractions near the Holiday Inn at Potts Point
This hotel is ideally located near the following Sydney attractions suitable for families:
- Sydney Opera House
- Darling Harbour including:
- Sea Life Aquarium
- Wild Life Zoo
- Sydney Tower Eye
- Madam Tussauds
- Darling Harbour Playground
- Maritime Museum
- Sydney Harbour
- Hyde Park & much more
Kids stay & eat free at Holiday Inn hotels
We were literally jumping for joy when we found out about the Holiday Inn hotels money saving Kids Stay & Eat Free programme!
To help families save money when they are on holidays they offer kids 12 years and under eat free at breakfast, lunch and dinner when they dine with an adult. How good is that!?
Plus to make your stay even more affordable, kids aged 12 and under stay for free when sharing their parents’ room.
Restaurant at the hotel – Sirocco
Our stay included breakfast – and we are SO glad it did!
The hotels restaurant, Sirocco offers a fresh, seasonal menu and a breakfast buffet that (in my opinion) is up there with some of the best. With a range of hot and cold foods, the breakfast buffet is pretty darn good.
Master 12 particularly liked the juicer where he could make his own juice from oranges, green apples, red apples, carrots, cucumber or celery. That’s him in the photo making his own special blend of something I wouldn’t drink, but he (said he) loved!
Sirocco is ideal for families, with high chairs and a range of menu items to suit even the fussiest of eaters.
- A La Carte Breakfast Menu: Available 7 days a week, 6.30am to 10.00am
- All Day Dining Menu: Available 7 days a week, from 11.00am until late
- Drinks & Bar Bites Menu: Available 7 days a week, from 11.00am until late
*Please note that Sirocco’s menus are seasonal and are subject to change without notice.
What’s nearby the hotel?
The short story is that the hotel is well located and close to everything! Literally across the street are both Coles and Woolworths. The hotel is surrounded by cafes, restaurants and take-aways serving Asian, Mexican, Italian and modern Australian food.
If you are a Maccas or Hungry Jacks fan, you will find both across the road. We loved the bakery within a 2 minute walk. We were really pleased to see the range of food options all less than 3 minutes walk of the hotel.
If you aren’t keen to go out (or simply too tired after a big day out with the kids) you can order room service (we did this on the first night after travelling to the hotel) or you can also order Uber Eats or Menulog, who will deliver to the hotel!
Kids Family Package offers
Accommodation in a Family Room, which can accommodate up to 2 adults and 2 children comfortably and can also accommodation cots and roll-away beds on request. We loved that all rooms have baths.
If you book the *Kids Glamp-Out Pop-up*, the hotel will supply you with your very own teepee for your young-ones as well as games for the whole family to enjoy together.
Find out more about this promotion here.
Other Holiday Inn promotions
The Holiday Inn brand are offering members the opportunity to earn 4 times their points at the moment too!
4x Points: earn up to 4x the IHG Rewards Club points on eligible stays (bookings until 15 May 2020)
Holiday Inn Potts Point Sydney
This is a great choice for families looking to stay at an affordable hotel in the heart of Sydney. The kids eat free offers are really good value. The rooms are large and clean, the staff are friendly and the location is ideal for exploring the city and harbour.
When doing your research on the best hotel for families in Sydney, I guarantee you this hotel will come up over and over again! If you stay, let us know your thoughts too!
If you are heading to Sydney over the school holidays, check out our Sydney school holidays article outlining all the best things to do with kids over the break.