Halifax has no shortage of pleasant hotels near to the Queen Elizabeth II Health Science Centre hospitals. If your choice is not restricted by price at all, your best bet would be to cab to and from the Prince George Hotel, order room service in and rest upon one of their pillow-top beds.

The only two hotels, on this list that I would not recommend staying at is the Waverley Inn and and the Halliburton, for no reason other than a lack of an elevator on site. I can't imagine anyone coming back from the hospital and having to trudge up and down stairs.

My picks below reflect a sense of value for the price, a well-managed and clean hotel with all the expected amenities, plus kind and considerate staff. Whether you're coming to the hospital to visit family or as an outpatient needing attention, your needs will be heightened during this time. I understand, as I've been in these situations many times.

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Editor's Top 10 Picks

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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
The smoke-free and pet-friendly Atlantica 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 rooms are very clean and well-maintained and the staff are hospitable, kind and attentive, according to guests. There's a restaurant on site (which some reviewers praised online) that can add a great deal to your comfort and convenience. Room service is available from early morning to late at night (7 am to 11 pm). Some people have commented on the comfort of the beds and said they had a great sleep at the hotel. The hotel has been recently renovated. Be sure to inquire for a renovated room.
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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
The elegant and smoke-free Lord Nelson is a good choice if visiting the Victoria General as it is located on the same street about a minute's cab ride or 5-minute walk away.

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. Guests have said that it's quiet, clean and has very comfy beds. New drapes, carpets and mini-fridges are coming to all rooms, plus they have a newly-renovated restaurant on site that also offers in-room dining from 7 am to 11 pm daily. The staff are caring, kind and hospitable, according to guests.
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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 ~$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

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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

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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 ~$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

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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

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Book from ~$129 CAD
Popular Dartmouth hotel near MacKay Bridge with pet-friendly rooms and free hot breakfast 
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 ~$167 CAD
Highly praised Dartmouth hotel indoor pool, waterslide, free pet stays and free breakfast
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

5 Other Hotels Close to QE2 Hospital

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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 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.
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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
Across from Cornwallis Park, the Westin is a 3-minute drive or 11-minute walk from Victoria General.

The Westin is 5 minutes from the Infirmary by car and 29 minutes walking distance.
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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
Close to the downtown core, the Four Points is a 3-minute drive or a 14-minute walk from the Victoria General Hospital.

Four Points is a 6-minute drive and a healthy 25-minute walk from the Infirmary.
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Book from ~$199 CAD
Comfortable downtown Halifax hotel with harbour views, indoor pool and restaurant
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
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.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$247 CAD
Well-located downtown Halifax hotel with modern decor, mini-kitchens and indoor pool
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
Location
Located downtown with views of the waterfront, the Radisson is a 4-minute drive or a 18-minute walk from the Victoria General.

A 6-minute drive or 22-minute walk will get you to the Infirmary from this hotel.
Money-saving
The Radisson does not have a designated medical rate, but they are willing to negotiate on their rates for those visiting nearby hospitals.

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
All of the below hotels can be reached within a 10-minute drive, depending on which hospital location guests are coming from. Walking distances range from 2 to 20 minutes, and public transit is available to each hotel.

Metro Transit runs both the bus and ferry public transit system. A single adult fare on the conventional bus is $2.25, while prices go up to $2.75 for the premium express bus, or $3.25 for the airport express.

The ferry terminal, connecting foot passengers to Woodside or Dartmouth (Alderney), is an approximate 15-minute trip from either hospital location. Ferry fares are also $2.25. Information on schedules, fares and the ferries can be found on the Metro Transit website.

Highway 111, Circumferential Highway, can be reached in 10 minutes driving from Halifax Infirmary, or 12 minutes from Victoria General, while the Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) is an approximate 38-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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Parking
There are three parking lots at Victoria General Hospital and five at the Halifax Infirmary location. Rates start at $3 for the first hour as well as the second hour, and $2 for each additional hour, with a $14 daily maximum.
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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 below offer discounted rates for visitors to the hospital. Proof of appointment may be required. Guests interested in this feature should contact the hotel directly, before booking, to discuss the details.
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