Editor's Top 8 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$216 CAD
Popular downtown hotel on Halifax harbour and pedway with indoor pool, restaurant & day spa
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean and spacious with mini-fridges and comfortable beds
  • Located in a prime spot on the harbourfront boardwalk, near shops, restaurants and attractions
  • Breakfast buffet was enjoyed by guests for its variety
  • Outdoor patio offered nice views and a place to relax
  • Staff were friendly and helpful, according to many guests
Cons
  • Self-parking is $24 and valet parking is $30 per day
  • Rooms were somewhat dated and due for a refresh
  • Guests were often dissatisfied with their harbour view rooms
  • Staff were not good at making sure guests were satisfied
  • Some felt the hotel was overpriced
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$163 CAD
Popular Halifax hotel near the city centre with indoor pool, rooftop patio and restaurant
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, downtown shuttle service, pet stays, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean and spacious with comfortable beds
  • Location was convenient to area restaurants, public transit and a healthy walk to downtown
  • Staff were very accommodating and effiicient said guests
  • Guests often enjoyed breakfast and other meals on site
  • Wi-Fi was rated as very good by guests online
Cons
  • Underground parking is $20 per night
  • Some found the underground parking lot a little tight for larger vehicles
  • Some felt the hotel was a little dated
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Book from ~$276 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 ~$161 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
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$231 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
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$147 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 ~$175 CAD
Popular downtown Halifax hotel with kitchenettes, rooftop patio and free hot breakfast
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, hot breakfast, lobby coffee bar, weekday light meals, grocery shopping, 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 ~$176 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 ~$117 CAD
A small and charming Halifax inn furnished with antiques in a prime downtown location
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.
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
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$132 CAD
Downtown Halifax hotel near shopping and nightlife with indoor pool and on-site dining
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.
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
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$180 CAD
Historic waterfront hotel in city centre offers a park setting and harbour views
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.
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
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$75 CAD
Clean budget hotel near Halifax city centre with free continental breakfast and free Wi-Fi
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. 
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

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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