Editor's Top 10 Picks

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Book from ~$119 CAD
Popular Halifax hotel near the city centre with indoor pool, rooftop patio and restaurant
This hotel is attractively priced, and offers a medical room rate, plus an additional 15% off food purchases and parking. It's also really close to the Infirmary--located on the same street--a 3-minute walk away and offers a free shuttle to the hospital. The Victoria General is a 5-minute drive or 20-minute walk away. Be sure to inquire for a renovated room.
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 ~$118 CAD
Historic downtown Halifax hotel with old world charm, classy rooms and well-liked dining
The hospitable and smoke-free Lord Nelson is a good choice if visiting the Victoria General as it is located on the same street about a 3-minute cab ride or 10-minute walk away. The Infirmary is a 4-minute drive or 14-minute walk. Guests enjoyed the location, close to shops and restaurants and the setting across from the Public Gardens. There's a front porch with flower gardens where guests can relax with a book or cup of tea. It's pet friendly too, so if you want to bring your little buddy for extra comfort, you can. They have a newly-renovated restaurant on site that also offers in-room dining from 7 am to 11 pm daily. 
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
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Book from ~$106 CAD
Highly praised downtown Halifax hotel with harbour views, kitchenette suites and free Wi-Fi
Cambridge Suites is about a 5-minute drive or 17-minute walk from either hospital.
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 ~$209 CAD
Popular downtown Halifax hotel on pedway with indoor pool, restaurant & pet-friendly rooms
The Delta is a 7-minute drive or 21-minute walk from the hospital.
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
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Book from ~$98 CAD
Popular downtown Halifax hotel with kitchenettes, rooftop patio and free hot breakfast
This hotel is a 4-minute drive ot 13-minute walk to the Victoria Hospital and a 6-minute drive or 18-minute walk from the Infirmary.
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
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Book from ~$111 CAD
Highly praised luxury hotel in downtown Halifax with indoor pool, hot tub and fine dining 
The Prince George Hotel is an 5-minute drive or 17-minute walk away from both hospitals.
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 ~$160 CAD
Popular downtown hotel on Halifax harbour and pedway with indoor pool, restaurant & day spa
This hotel is a 9-minute drive from QE2 Hospital, or a 23-minute walk away.
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
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Book from ~$128 CAD
Popular Dartmouth hotel near MacKay Bridge with pet-friendly rooms and free hot breakfast 
The Travelodge is an 18-minute drive away.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking, local calls, newspapers
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well maintained
  • Wi-Fi was rated as excellent overall by guests
  • Location convenient to highway, bridge to Halifax, Dartmouth and Burnside Industrial Park
  • Many judged the hotel to provide good value
  • Staff and service rated excellent by guests
  • Many guests liked the free hot breakfast
Cons
  • A few guests found the hotel difficult to locate from the highway
  • Not many restaurants in walking distance
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Book from ~$189 CAD
Highly praised Dartmouth hotel indoor pool, waterslide, free pet stays and free breakfast
This hotel is a 24-minute drive away.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi (and wired Internet), free breakfast and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well appointed
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many reviewers enjoyed the food at the free breakfast
  • Many guests found the hotel well located for accessing shopping and highways
  • Several reviewers thought that this hotel offered good value for the money they spent
  • Located in the Dartmouth Shopping Complex
Cons
  • A couple of guests complained about weak water pressure in their showers
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Book from ~$97 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

5 Other Hotels Close to QE2 Hospital

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A small and charming Halifax inn furnished with antiques in a prime downtown location
Location
This Halifax landmark turned boutique-style hotel is a 2-minute drive or a 10-minute walk from the Victoria General Hospital.

To access the Infirmary from this hotel will take you 5-minutes by car or a 25-minute walk.
Money-saving
A 10% discount is offered to guests visiting a nearby hospital. Proof of appointment may be required.
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
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Book from ~$109 CAD
Historic waterfront hotel in city centre offers a park setting and harbour views
Location
Across from Cornwallis Park, the Westin is a 3-minute drive or 11-minute walk from Victoria General.

The Westin is 7 minutes from the Infirmary by car and 30 minutes walking distance.
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
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Book from ~$107 CAD
Downtown Halifax hotel near shopping and nightlife with indoor pool and on-site dining
Location
Close to the downtown core, the Four Points is a 4-minute drive or a 16-minute walk from the Victoria General Hospital.

Four Points is an 8-minute drive and a healthy 25-minute walk from the Infirmary.
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
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Book from ~$122 CAD
Comfortable downtown Halifax hotel with harbour views, indoor pool and restaurant
Location
Within walking distance of the waterfront, this hotel is a 5-minute drive or 17-minute walk from the Victoria General.

If you want to stay at the Courtyard, it will take you 7 minutes to drive to the Infirmary and 25 minutes to walk there.
Money-saving
A hospital rate is available for those who will be visiting a hospital in Halifax.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet
  • Rooms were clean and comfortable said guests
  • Location was well liked for its proximity to the harbour, restaurants, shopping and attractions
  • Wi-Fi was excellent according to online reviewers
  • Staff were very friendly and helpful said guests
Cons
  • Valet parking is $22.95 plus tax per night
  • Limited parking on site proved a problem for some guests
  • Some felt the hotel was overpriced
  • Some guests claimed the hotel charged a higher room rate than quoted on the second and third night of their stay
  • Some guests complained of noise from inside and outside the hotel
  • Occasionally guests complained of not getting the room types booked
  • Some were not aware that the sofabed in the King room only sleeps 1 person
  • Guests did not seem overly impressed with the dining on site
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Book from ~$171 CAD
Well-located downtown Halifax hotel with modern decor, mini-kitchens and indoor pool
Location
Located downtown with views of the waterfront, the Hollis is a 5-minute drive or a 19-minute walk from the Victoria General.

A 8-minute drive or 22-minute walk will get you to the Infirmary from this hotel.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, local calls, bottled water, newspapers
  • Rooms were enjoyed for their modern decor, ocean views, mini-kitchens and comfy beds
  • Location was excellent, near the waterfront, good dining and downtown attractions
  • Staff were well liked, kind and accommodating
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent by reviewers online
Cons
  • Self-parking is $18.95 and valet parking is $23.95, per night
  • Outdoor parking was a small gravel lot and inconveniently accessed down the street
  • Guests were unable to regulate the temperature in their rooms
  • Noisy construction on Sackville a disappointment to some guests
  • Guests were of mixed opinion regarding the breakfast on site
  • The restaurant was deemed expensive and mediocre by some

Tips For Staying Near QE2 Hospital

Location
Located centrally in downtown Halifax near Dalhousie University, this teaching and health sciences centre is the largest in Atlantic Canada. 

As part of the Capital Health Network, the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre (QEII) features 10 buildings across two sites.

The Halifax Infirmary, located at 1796 Summer St. near the Citadel, has emergency services and veteran residential care.

The Victoria General Hospital site includes the Dickson building (and six others), which houses the only adult cancer care treatment facility in the province.
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Getting Around
Metro Transit runs both the bus and ferry public transit system. A single adult and student fare on the conventional bus is $2.50 and $1.75 for seniors (65+) and children (ages 5-15). 

The ferry terminal, connects Downtown Halifax foot passengers to Woodside or Dartmouth (Alderney), and is an approximate 15-minute trip from either hospital location. Ferry fares are also $2.50. Information on schedules, fares and the ferries can be found on the Halifax Transit website.

Highway 111, Circumferential Highway, can be reached in 12 minutes from the QEII Health Sciences Centre, while the Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) is an approximate 35-minute drive away.

Since the QEII has so many different buildings, and is spread out across two facilities, they have detailed maps available on their website to help visitors navigate.
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Getting Around: Free Shuttle
A free shuttle service between the Halifax Infirmary and the Victoria General  is available to all patients and families who do not require wheelchair access. The shuttle runs every 15 minutes during weekdays.
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Parking
There are several parking lots located near the Victoria General Hospital and the Halifax Infirmary location. Rates start at $3 for the first and second hour, $2.50 for the third hour, and $2 for each additional hour, with a $14.50 daily maximum for a single entry. They accept both cash and credit card. Their website's parking page contains more information and a downloadable a map of the parking lots.
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Dining
There are a number of dining options for visitors to either hospital. The Halifax Infirmary features three Tim Hortons coffee shops, as well as the Summer Savoury cafeteria on the second level of the main infirmary building. Victoria General boasts two Tim Hortons coffee shops, as well as the Scotia Room cafeteria on the main floor of the Victoria building.
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Money-saving
Some of the hotels featured on this page offer discounted rates for visitors to the hospital. Proof of appointment may be required. Guests interested in this offer should contact the hotel directly, before booking, to discuss the details.
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