Driving to Sydney can be done by crossing the Canso Causeway which links the island to the Nova Scotia mainland at Canso. From there you have two options: the slightly longer but straighter Highways 105 and 125 or the shorter but twistier Route 4.
Sydney has many well established restaurants, most with menu's full of classic seafood favorites.
All-Star Grille, inside the Sydney casino. This restaurant features a large menu consisting of a good mixture of diner classics and newer 'fusion-fare'. It should be noted that since it is located inside the casino, it is offlimits to those under 19.
Mescalero's Steak House, . Located 5 minutes from downtown is Sydneys newest restaurant. Executive Chefs Todd MacIntyre and Mike Fitzgerald are proud to offer an extensive menu with something for every taste, including hand-selected cuts of Canadian Certified AAA Angus beef cooked over an open flame grill.
Sydney is home to a handful of places to rest your head ranging from small motels to larger hotels.
Cambridge Suites, 380 Esplanade, ☎ 1-800-565-9466 (toll-free) or +1 902 562-6500 (fax: +1 902 564-6011). Although the nicest hotel in the city, it lacks a swimming pool so it might not be very family friendly, which might be a selling point for busy business travelers.Rooms typically run from $149 - $199. edit
Days Inn Sydney, 480 Kings Road, ☎ 1-877-834-0333 (fax: +1 902 539-2773). This hotel also has a pool, sauna, hot tub, and gym.Rooms run from $134 - $159. edit
Delta Sydney, 300 Esplanade, ☎ 1-800-565-1001 (toll-free) or +1 902 562-7500 (fax: +1 902 562-3023). This hotel features large conference facilities and ballrooms as well as a large swimming pool, waterslide, gym and sauna.Rooms typically run from $159 - $219. edit
Quality Inn, 560 Kings Road, ☎ +1 902 539-8101. Hotel with free high-speed Internet, restaurant and lounge, heated pool, exercise room, executive suite, courtyard and free parking.Rates $109- 199. edit
Beacon Motel, 294 Keltic Drive, ☎ 1-866-562-8282. Cheaper motel located 10 minutes outside of the downtown core.edit
For travelers seeking something with a little more character try one of the many bed and breakfasts in the area a selection of which can be found here