Halifax has a lot of great hotels to choose from that are right downtown and in walking distance of the Halifax arena. 

If you happen to be taking in an event in the colder months, the city has provided a climate-controlled walkway that stretches its way around the city's core sometimes above the ground and sometimes underground, to help keep you warm. It's called the Halifax Link and four of the hotels listed on this page are connected to the Metro Centre by this pathway. You might want to consider staying at one of them in the winter months. The Link not only connects these hotels to the arena, but to Scotia Square Mall and Purdy's Wharf (and some other buildings). It's advisable to have a map to navigate your way around as it's easy to lose your bearings in the underground sections of the pedway. The hotels that are linked are: Delta Barrington, Delta Halifax, Prince George Hotel, and Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel.

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Editor's Top 9 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$316 
Highly praised luxury hotel in downtown Halifax with indoor pool, hot tub and fine dining 
The Prince George Hotel offers great service. It's an excellent hotel with very high ratings and a beautiful ambiance in a perfect downtown location. In the words of an online guest reviewer, "It's an easy walk to restaurants, shops, museums and waterfront", and if the weather becomes contrary you can walk underground along the pedway. It's also the hotel nearest the Scotiabank Centre arena and concert venue, a 1-minute walk.
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 ~C$252 
Highly praised downtown Halifax hotel with harbour views, kitchenette suites and free Wi-Fi
The Cambridge Suites offers great value. This is a repeated theme among guest reviewers online who have given it very high scores with an equally high recommendation rate. Guests liked the location for being close enough to walk to lots of good restaurants and bars. It's only a 6-minute walk to Spring Garden Place for shopping and in the other direction, the boardwalk along the harbour. It's also only 4 minutes on foot to the arena.
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 ~C$268 
Popular downtown Halifax hotel on pedway with indoor pool, restaurant & pet-friendly rooms
This hotel is a 4-minute walk from Scotiabank Centre.
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 ~C$247 
Popular downtown Halifax hotel with kitchenettes, rooftop patio and free hot breakfast
The Residence Inn is a 4-minute walk to the venue.
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
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Book from ~C$310 
Popular downtown hotel on Halifax harbour and pedway with indoor pool, restaurant & day spa
This hotel is a 5-minute walk to the arena and is also linked through the pedway.
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 ~C$205 
Historic downtown Halifax hotel with old world charm, classy rooms and well-liked dining
This hotel is an 11-minute walk to the Scotiabank Centre.
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 ~C$187 
Popular historic Halifax hotel near harbour with quaint rooms & bistro with courtyard garden
Guests staying at the Halliburton can access the arena in 12 minutes.
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 ~C$206 
Popular Halifax hotel near the city centre with indoor pool, rooftop patio and restaurant
The Atlantica is a 16-minute walk from the venue.
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 ~C$148 
Popular Dartmouth hotel near MacKay Bridge with pet-friendly rooms and free hot breakfast 
This hotel is a 13-minute drive from the venue.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean, comfortable and well maintained
  • Location convenient to highway, bridge to Halifax, Dartmouth and Burnside Industrial Park
  • Staff were friendly, professional and willing to help
  • Free hot breakfast was well liked
  • Good value according to many guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • A few guests found the hotel difficult to locate from the highway
  • Not many restaurants in walking distance
  • Some guests found noise disturbances from within the hotel

5 Other Hotels Close to Scotiabank Centre

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Book from ~C$287 
Pet-friendly downtown Halifax hotel on pedway with indoor pool, restaurant and free Wi-Fi
Location
Located in downtown Halifax, this hotel is a 2-minute walk from the Scotiabank Centre and can be accessed by the Link pedway system.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet
  • Guests typically found the rooms very clean and comfortable
  • The location was perfect for exploring the downtown area
  • Staff were nothing short of wonderful
  • Guests enjoyed the lounge and meals on site
  • Wi-Fi was very good according to reviewers
Cons
  • Valet parking is $25 per night
  • Some guests said the rooms were dated
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Book from ~C$222 
Clean and comfortable downtown Halifax hotel with indoor pool and free hot breakfast
Location
This hotel is a direct 3-minute walk along Brunswick Street to the arena.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, hot beverage bar, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were very clean, updated and comfortable said guests
  • Location was well liked for being right downtown in walking distance of restaurants and attractions
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent by online reviewers
  • Staff were usually called courteous and friendly
Cons
  • Parking is $19.95 per day
  • Parking was problematic for guests at times and limited
  • Some found the breakfast uninspiring, although some guests were pleased to have this freebie
  • Some complained of slow elevators
  • Some guests complained of an unexpected deposit charged
  • Guests with children found it hard to walk up the hill back to the hotel
  • Room type was not guaranteed upon booking and occasionally guests did not get the rooms they had pre-booked
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Book from ~C$279 
Well-located downtown Halifax hotel with modern decor, mini-kitchens and indoor pool
Location
Located on a small one-way street in Halifax's downtown, this newly renovated hotel is an approximate 8-minute walk from the arena.
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
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Book from ~C$268 
Downtown Halifax hotel near shopping and nightlife with indoor pool and on-site dining
Location
The Four Points hotel is 9-minute walk from the Scotiabank Centre in downtown Halifax.
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 ~C$261 
Comfortable downtown Halifax hotel with harbour views, indoor pool and restaurant
Location
Within walking distance of the waterfront, the Courtyard  Halifax is a 9-minute walk from the arena.
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

Tips For Staying Near Scotiabank Centre

Location
The Scotiabank Centre (formerly called the Halifax Metro Centre) is located in downtown Halifax just below the old Town Clock and the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site at the foot of Citadel Hill.

It's Atlantic Canada's largest multi-purpose facility and the region's premier venue for concerts, sports and special events.

The stadium is home to the Halifax Rainmen (NBL) basketball team, the Halifax Mooseheads ice-hockey club (QMJHL) and the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoos (royal patronage military and civilian performers).

The Halifax Metro Centre has hosted basketball, curling and CHL games, Canada Games, Juno Awards, as well as concerts by Elton John, Ozzy Osbourne, and Rush.

A current schedule of events can be found on their website.
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Getting Around
Many of the hotels shown on this page are less than a 10-minute walk of the stadium, and four of them are linked via the Downtown Halifax Link pedway system which is handy in bad weather.

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, connecting foot passengers to Woodside or Dartmouth (Alderney), is a 6-minute walk from the stadium. 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 a 15-minute drive, while the Halifax International Airport (YHZ) is about a 32-minute drive away.
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Parking
While there is no parking available directly in the Scotiabank Centre, guests will find indoor parking at Scotia Square Mall plus other options in the surrounding downtown neighbourhood. A good resource for parking lot maps, walking distance from lots and fees can be found at parkopedia.caAccessible parking is available on the street.
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Dining
Aside from typical stadium food stalls and an on-site Sports Bar, guests can find a number of dining options within a 3-minute walk of the stadium. 

The Scotiabank Centre is a proud supporter of the Budweiser Good Sport Program for designated drivers, and enrolls registered guests in a prize draw after pledging sobriety for the night.
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