Editor's Top 8 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$222 CAD
Highly praised downtown hotel on Halifax harbour with indoor pool, restaurant and spa
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and wired Internet
  • Guests staying on the Concierge level receive a free continental breakfast, free snacks, free drinks and free evening hors d'ouvres
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well appointed
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their professional service
  • Many reviewers found the hotel well located for exploring Halifax on foot
  • Many guests praised the food served at the on-site restaurant
Cons
  • Self-parking is $22 while valet parking is $27 per day
  • A couple of guests thought that the prices for breakfast at the on-site restaurant were expensive
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$148 CAD
Popular Halifax hotel near the city centre with indoor pool, rooftop patio and restaurant
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free downtown shuttle service
  • Free breakfast and appetizers for guests staying in executive rooms
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and generally comfortable
  • Many reviewers praised the food at the on-site restaurant
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their accommodating service
  • Many guests found the hotel well located for guests looking to access some Halifax attractions on foot
  • Across from Halifax Commons park
Cons
  • A few guests found the parking facility small
  • A couple of reviewers thought that the parking prices were too expensive ($17 per night)
  • A couple of guests complained about hearing noise from the halls
  • A couple of reviewers noted that the curtains in their rooms did not block the sunlight well
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Book from ~$178 CAD
Historic downtown Halifax hotel with old world charm, classy rooms and well-liked dining
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, local calls, newspapers
  • Beautiful historic old English ambiance in the lobby
  • Rooms were very clean and well appointed with comfortable beds
  • Staff were professional, polite and friendly said guests
  • Guests loved the front porch for relaxing and reading
  • Location was unbeatable, across from the Public Gardens, near shops, restaurants and attractions
  • The pub decor, dining and drinks were well liked by guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good by guest reviewers
Cons
  • Underground self-parking is $28 plus tax and valet parking is $40 plus tax, per night
  • A few guests found the rooms and bathrooms small
  • A few guests found beds that were too short
  • Not everyone loved the breakfast on site
  • Some wished for an elevator from the parkade to the lobby
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$245 CAD
Highly praised downtown Halifax hotel with harbour views, kitchenette suites and free Wi-Fi
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, breakfast, manager's reception on Wednesdays, beverage bar in lobby, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean, spacious and well appointed said guests
  • Location excellent--in walking distance of downtown restaurants, harbour, shopping, entertainment and attractions
  • Staff were very well liked, welcoming, friendly and helpful
  • Wi-Fi was rated as excellent by online reviewers
  • Guests typically enjoyed the free breakfast and other dining on site
Cons
  • Underground parking is $20 per day
  • A few guests said the rooms were a little dated
  • On occasion guests complained of hearing noisy guests in the hallways
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Book from ~$200 CAD
Highly praised luxury hotel in downtown Halifax with indoor pool, hot tub and fine dining 
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were very clean, classy and well appointed said guests
  • Location was excellent-an easy walk to waterfront, best restaurants, shopping, attractions
  • Staff gave first-class service and went out of their way to help guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated as excellent by guests online
  • High quality gourmet food and great buffet breakfasts a hit with guests
  • Pool and hot tub were very inviting
Cons
  • Underground parking is $22 and valet parking is $30 per night
  • Occasionally guests complained about other guests making noise in the hallway
  • Crown Floor rooms and halls not as updated as the rest of the hotel said guests
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Book from ~$152 CAD
Popular historic Halifax hotel near harbour with quaint rooms & bistro with courtyard garden
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, light breakfast buffet, parking, coffee in lobby, DVD movies, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean and quiet with comfortable beds
  • Location was excellent, an easy walk to much of downtown
  • The staff were kind and considerate and willing to help
  • The restaurant on site received rave reviews
  • Breakfast was satisfying and well liked by many guests
Cons
  • No elevator and some rooms accessible by stairs only
  • Parking was limited and a little tight according to some guests
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$502 CAD
Popular downtown Halifax hotel with kitchenettes, rooftop patio and free hot breakfast
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, hot breakfast, coffee bar in lobby, weekday light meals, newspapers
  • Rooms were well cleaned and well-equipped with comfy beds
  • Free breakfast was good quality and well stocked
  • Location was excellent, near good restaurants, bars, the waterfront and attractions
  • Staff very helpful and accommodating
  • Rooftop patio offered nice harbour views and a place to relax
Cons
  • Underground parking is $19 per night
  • Rooms facing Argyle Street can be noisy at night when the bars crowds disperse
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$163 CAD
Popular downtown Halifax hotel on pedway with indoor pool, restaurant & pet-friendly rooms
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were very clean and well appointed
  • Location was well liked for its proximity to the Scotia Square Mall and its shops and eateries and the waterfront
  • Wi-Fi was rated as very good by online surveys
  • Staff were cordial and very attentive to guests
  • Parking offered easy access
  • Excellent breakfast buffets and very good dining on site said guests
Cons
  • Self-parking is $22 and valet parking is $27
  • Some guests complained of dated rooms
  • Occasionally guests found a noise disturbance from AC units, elevators and guests in hallways

4 Other Hotels Close to Dalhousie University

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$128 CAD
A small and charming Halifax inn furnished with antiques in a prime downtown location
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free hot breakfast and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well appointed with antiques
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many reviewers enjoyed the food at the free breakfast
  • Many guests found the inn well located for walking to some downtown area attractions
  • Several reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
Cons
  • A few guests found the stairs in this inn difficult to manage (no on-site elevator)
  • Some guests complained of noise from a neighbouring bar
  • A couple of guests found the rooms cramped with too much furniture
Location
This historic inn is in a century-old home surrounded by shops and restaurants in downtown Halifax. Dalhousie University is a 4-minute drive, or approximate 20-minute walk away.
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Book from ~$236 CAD
Downtown Halifax hotel near shopping and nightlife with indoor pool and on-site dining
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and wired Internet
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well appointed
  • Many reviewers found the beds comfortable
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many guests found the hotel well located for exploring downtown Halifax on foot
  • Several reviewers enjoyed the food at the on-site restaurant
Cons
  • A couple of guests said that the housekeeping service was inconsistent during their stay
  • A couple of reviewers said that the free Wi-Fi service was unreliable
  • A couple of guests found the indoor hot tub too small
Location
Across the street from the Maritime Centre in downtown Halifax, this Four Points hotel is a 7-minute drive, or approximate 25-minute walk from campus.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$174 CAD
Historic waterfront hotel in city centre offers a park setting and harbour views
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free downtown shuttle service
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well appointed
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many reviewers found the hotel well located for exploring the downtown on foot
  • Several guests enjoyed the food at the on-site restaurant
Cons
  • Several guests said their rooms and bathrooms were small
Location
Overlooking the Halifax Harbour and Edward Cornwallis Park, the Westin offers luxury amenities just a 5-minute drive, or 25-minute walk from the school.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$120 CAD
Clean budget hotel near Halifax city centre with free continental breakfast and free Wi-Fi
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, local calls
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and generally comfortable
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many reviewers found the hotel well located for accessing area attractions on foot
Cons
  • No elevator (4 floors)
  • Some guests found the rooms to be small and dated
  • A few guests were disturbed by noisy guests
  • One guest complained of bed bugs in Dec 2014
Location
In a residential neighbourhood, just a 1-minute walk from Halifax Common, this inn is a budget option just a 6-minute drive, or approximate 30-minute walk from Dalhousie University. 

Tips For Staying Near Dalhousie University

Location
Situated between the south end and downtown neighbourhoods of Halifax, Dalhousie University is split into four campuses at one location, with the agricultural campus located in Truro, Nova Scotia, and features 12 faculties of study.
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Getting Around
Interactive maps are available online to help visitors orient themselves and distinguish between campuses, and an online viewbook has been compiled with everything you could need to know about Dalhousie.

Prospective students and their parents can book a campus tour by emailing university staff. More information on tours can be found on their website.

The school is serviced by a large number of buses operated by Metro Transit. Single-ride adult fares are $2.50. More route and fare information is available on the Halifax Regional Municipality website.

Downtown Halifax is a 7-minute drive from the school and the Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) is a 30-minute drive away.
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Parking
There are a number of parking lots available. Details on visitors' parking (non-reserved spots) locations can be found by viewing the campus map. Rates are $14.08 for a one-day pass and can be purchased at the Security Services office, or by depositing coins into meters.
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Entertainment
On top of sports events, and the DalPlex Gym, Dalhousie University offers Dal After Dark activities every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. These social nights are free or low cost and offer a chance for students to interact doing different events every week.
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Dining
There are over 260 restaurants available throughout campus, from fast food retail shops to cafes and pubs and four dining halls. Menus and maps can be found on the Campus Dish website.

The Dalhousie Club Restaurant and Pub are also available on a membership basis for staff and faculty.
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