Our Editor's Top 7 Picks
8.0 | Very Good
Atlantica Hotel Halifax
1980 Robie Street a Quinpool
1.3 km from Halifax Casino
Book from ~$145 CAD
Popular Halifax hotel near the city centre with indoor pool, rooftop patio and restaurant
8.2 | Very Good
The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites
1515 South Park Street
1.1 km from Halifax Casino
Book from ~$163 CAD
Historic downtown Halifax hotel with old world charm, classy rooms and well-liked dining
8.9 | Very Good
Courtyard Halifax Downtown
5120 Salter Street
0.9 km from Halifax Casino
Book from ~$196 CAD
Comfortable downtown Halifax hotel overlooking the harbour with indoor pool and restaurant
8.9 | Very Good
The Hollis Halifax A DoubleTree Suites by Hilton
1649 Hollis Street
0.6 km from Halifax Casino
Book from ~$201 CAD
Highly praised downtown Halifax hotel with kitchenette suites, indoor pool and restaurant
9.0 | Excellent
Prince George Hotel
1725 Market Street
0.5 km from Halifax Casino
Book from ~$190 CAD
Highly praised luxury hotel in downtown Halifax with indoor pool and fine dining
Book from ~$181 CAD
Historic Halifax hotel near harbour with quaint rooms and bistro with courtyard garden
8.9 | Very Good
Cambridge Suites - Halifax
1583 Brunswick Street
0.7 km from Halifax Casino
Book from ~$154 CAD
Highly praised downtown Halifax hotel with harbour views, kitchenette suites and free Wi-Fi
The 5 Closest Hotels to Halifax Casino
Book from ~$170 CAD
Downtown hotel on pedway system, on-site dining, pool & hot tub, excellent staff
This hotel is a 6-minute walk or approximate 1-minute drive or taxi ride from the casino. This hotel is located in downtown Halifax, and is down the street from its sister hotel, the Delta Barrington, as well as shops at the Scotia Square, which is a 1-minute walk away.
Parking is available at the rate of $19.95 per day at this hotel.
The hotel offers a casino-themed package, which offers a $5 food voucher and $10 gaming voucher for the casino, earlier check-in and later check-out times and complimentary parking at the hotel. There is also complimentary wireless Internet access throughout the hotel.
8.4 | Very Good
Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
1919 Upper Water Street
0.2 km from Halifax Casino
Book from ~$282 CAD
Highly praised downtown hotel on Halifax harbour with indoor pool, restaurant and spa
This hotel is located downtown and on the Halifax waterfront, and is a 4-minute walk or less than a 1-minute drive or taxi ride from the casino. It is down the street from the Historic Properties of Halifax, a district containing 10 of the city's oldest buildings. There are several restaurants and small shops within a 5-minute walk of the hotel.
Parking rates at the hotel are $3.50 per hour or $19.95 per day. Valet parking is available at the rate of $25 per day.
Wireless Internet can be accessed in common areas of the hotel, however, Internet access in the rooms costs $15.95 per day.
Book from ~$173 CAD
Downtown hotel on pedway offers dining, indoor pool, sauna & massage services
This hotel is an approximate 2-minute drive or taxi ride, or a 7-minute walk, from the casino, and is located in downtown Halifax. There are many shops and restaurants close to the hotel, including the Scotia Square Mall across the street and at the Barrington Place, which is connected to the hotel. The hotel is also a 1-minute walk from Halifax City Hall.
Parking at this hotel is valet-only, and the daily rate is $19.95.
There is a casino-themed package available at this hotel that includes complimentary parking at the hotel or the casino, dining and gaming credits, earlier check-in and later check-out times and entries into giveaways held by the hotel. Wireless Internet is also free at the hotel.
8.6 | Very Good
Residence Inn Halifax Downtown
1599 Grafton Street
0.7 km from Halifax Casino
Book from ~$174 CAD
All suite Halifax hotel with full kitchens and rooftop patio in a prime downtown location
This hotel is within a 5-minute drive or taxi ride of the casino, or is 12 minutes away on foot. It is located directly across the street from a pub and is situated on a side street off of Sackville Street, one of the main streets within downtown Halifax.
Within a 5-minute walk in either direction, you will find the Halifax Waterfront, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and the Halifax Public Gardens, as well as many shops and restaurants within the downtown core.
Underground parking at the hotel is available at the rate of $19 per day. There is also off-site parking nearby, which is $2.50 per hour or $20 per day. The hotel notes that the underground parking is limited and based on availability.
Both breakfast and wired and wireless Internet are complimentary at this hotel.
8.2 | Very Good
Four Points by Sheraton Halifax
1496 Hollis Street
0.9 km from Halifax Casino
Book from ~$160 CAD
Downtown Halifax hotel near shopping and nightlife with indoor pool and on-site dining
This hotel is a 13-minute walk or a 5-minute drive from the casino. It is located in downtown Halifax and is across the street from a cafe and a spa. The Halifax waterfront is a 5-minute walk from the hotel, as are many shopping and restaurant options within downtown.
Self-parking is available at this hotel at the rate of $19.95 per day.
Wireless high-speed Internet is complimentary at this hotel.
Aug 7, 2013
Halifax Casino, or Casino Nova Scotia, is located in downtown Halifax and is one of two locations, the other being in Sydney, Nova Scotia. The casino is located right on the shore of the Halifax Harbour, with a view of downtown Dartmouth across the harbour.
Directly behind the casino is an overpass leading to the main streets of Halifax as well as several government buildings and hotels. The heart of downtown Halifax is an approximate 5-minute drive or taxi ride or 8-minute walk from the casino.
The closest airport is Halifax Stanfield Airport (YHZ), which is an approximate 30- to 40-minute drive or taxi ride away.
The standard parking rate at the casino is $3 per hour and there are no daily or weekly rates. Complimentary parking will be validated for Player's Club members who take part in the following:
1. Spend at least $14 on gaming at the casino
2. Spend at least $14 on food and beverages in the casino
3. Pay for a ticket for entertainment or a show at the casino
To receive complimentary parking, guests must present their Player's Club card and receipt from either the restaurant, bar or ticket from the show attended to Guest Services. A membership to the Player's Club is free, and the application form can be filled out on the casino's website.
Getting Around: Walking
Many of the hotels closest to the casino are within a 5- to 15-minute walking distance. Depending on weather, walking may be an inexpensive or time-saving alternative to taking transit or a taxi.
All of the hotels located closest to the casino are in downtown Halifax, with many amenities within a 5- to 10-minute walk, so walking may be the preferred method to access any nearby shops and restaurants, or for sight-seeing.
Getting Around: Public Transit
There are both bus routes and a ferry close to the casino for travelling around Halifax or across the river to Dartmouth. The closest stop to the casino is a 3-minute walk away at Upper Water Street in front of Purdy's Tower, which is a stop on routes 5 and 82. The Halifax Ferry Terminal is a 3-minute drive or taxi ride or an 8-minute walk from the casino and offers two routes to Dartmouth and Woodside, Nova Scotia.
There are several bus options in Halifax, and fares vary based on which type of bus route you are travelling on. One-way fares range from $2.25 to $3.25 for an adult fare, with 10-ticket or MetroPass options.
There are not many late-night routes on the bus line, and taking a taxi or walking may be a better alternative to get to your hotel if the bus is not running late enough for your needs.
There are several taxi companies in Halifax, however, Casino Taxi is recommended by the casino and drivers are always parked outside of the casino for easy access. Casino Taxi's meter rate is an initial charge of $3.20 and $0.13 for each 76.7 metres and $0.70 per each additional passenger.
Based on the rates, the taxi ride to many of the hotels closest to the casino will be approximately $5 and will take about 2 minutes.
The casino houses one full-service restaurant, Trapeze, and a cafe that serves lighter meals called Casino Cafe. There is also a coffee cart that serves beverages and a self-serve coffee kiosk on the gaming floor.
Trapeze restaurant offers views of the Halifax waterfront and its hours of operation are Sunday to Thursday from 11:30 am to 11 pm and Friday and Saturday from 11:30 am to 12 am. A late-night menu is available Friday and Saturday from 11:30 pm to 1:30 am, and the bar at the restaurant is open nightly until 2 am. The restaurant also takes reservations for parties.
Player's Club points can be used by members for food purchases at Trapeze and those who redeem points receive a 25% discount on their food purchase.
The casino has over 550 slot machines ranging in denomination of $0.01 to $100 machines. The machines take Canadian paper currency and give winnings by tickets rather than coins. Slot tournaments are held for those looking for social gaming.
There are eight poker tables, three roulette tables, three baccarat tables and 12 blackjack tables, all with varying types of games and limits. Mini craps is available on weekend nights and there are also electronic table games available with five-player stations. Full gaming details, including types and limits, can be found here.
The casino hosts many special events, including musical and comedy performances. The casino also hosts regular events, including New Music Fridays, which is a free event showcasing three bands every Friday night at 9 pm.