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Best Western Plus Dartmouth Hotel & Suites

Best Western Plus Dartmouth Hotel & Suites is a 4 star hotel in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada 15 Spectacle Lake Drive, Dartmouth, NS, Canada
Estimated Price
$140
CAD
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Frequently recommended for its clean rooms, comfortable beds, free breakfast
Pros 
  • Free parking, free breakfast and free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well maintained
  • Many reviewers found their beds to be comfortable
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Many guests praised the food and selection at the free breakfast
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for exploring the Halifax-Dartmouth area by car
Cons 
  • A few reviewers said they were treated impolitely by the front desk staff
  • A couple of guests were disturbed by noise from the halls
  • A couple of reviewers complained about the pool being too cold

Other Hotels in the Area
Park Place Ramada Plaza Hotel (0.8 km)
Days Inn Dartmouth (1.5 km)
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Halifax - Dartmouth (1.7 km)
Travelodge Suites Dartmouth (2.1 km)
Comfort Inn Dartmouth (2.2 km)
Coastal Inn Concorde (2.5 km)
Burnside Hotel (2.5 km)
Quality Inn Dartmouth (3.4 km)
Holiday Inn Halifax Harbourview (3.5 km)
Lake City Motel (3.6 km)
Dartmouth Oceanview Hotel (3.9 km)
Fresh Start Bed and Breakfast (4.8 km)

This Hotel is Near...
Dartmouth Crossing (1.2 km)
Halifax Airport (21.7 km)
Halifax Shopping Centre (6.7 km)
Kejimkujik National Park (131.2 km)
Mic Mac Mall (2.6 km)
Mount Saint Vincent University (6.0 km)
Museum of Natural History (6.1 km)

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Editor's Analysis
Updated on Nov 16, 2012
Overview
This hotel is situated within the Burnside Industrial Park and a 2-minute drive from Dartmouth Crossing (big box shopping complex). This property caters to business travellers looking to access nearby offices and could utilize amenities such as a 24-hour business centre, free newspapers, free local calls, free Wi-Fi and meeting space.

This hotel is 100% smoke-free and all rooms include free Wi-Fi, a 32" flat screen TV with pay-per-view movies, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, an iron and ironing board, a desk, free local calls (under 30 minutes) and air conditioning. Select rooms also include a jetted tub and a microwave.

Free parking is available on site and pets are not permitted.

A free hot buffet breakfast is served from 6 am to 10 am on weekdays and from 7 am to 11 am on weekends. The on-site restaurant, Trendz Cafe & Wine Bar Restaurant, serves lunch and dinner. Room service is available from 7 am to 10 pm.

On-site recreational facilities include an indoor pool and a fitness centre. Other on-site amenities include meeting space, concierge service, free coffee in the lobby, coin-operated laundry machines ($2 per load), dry cleaning (extra fees apply), safe deposit boxes, a 24-hour business centre and free newspapers.

Mic Mac Mall (shopping centre) is 5 minutes away by car, while downtown Dartmouth is about a 10-minute drive away. The downtown area features Alderney Landing (art gallery, theatre and farmer's market), the Halifax-Dartmouth ferry terminal, nightlife, and restaurants. Downtown Halifax, which includes the Halifax Metro Centre (sports and entertainment venue), the World Trade and Convention Centre (meeting and event space) and the waterfront, is 13 minutes away by car.

The Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) is 25 minutes away by car. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps) 

Verified by a front desk agent on November 14, 2012: The free breakfast is served from 6 am to 10 am on weekdays and from 7 am to 11 am on weekends.
The Good
Positive reviews for this hotel greatly outnumbered negative reviews among the reviews used for this analysis. Many guests said that they would recommend this property or that they were likely to stay again in the future.

Many guests described their rooms as clean and well maintained, while one reviewer said that his room was "spotless". Many reviewers found their beds to be comfortable. A few guests thought that their rooms were well appointed with modern furnishings and a couple of reviewers found their rooms to be spacious.

The staff were frequently complimented and guests described the front desk agents as friendly and helpful.

Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing highways, shopping destinations (Dartmouth Crossing and Mic Mac Mall) and exploring the Halifax-Dartmouth area by car.

Many guests praised the food and selection at the free breakfast. 

Reviewers mentioned the following amenities as value-added features: free parking, free Wi-Fi, the free coffee in the lobby and the clean pool area.

The Bad
As mentioned above, positive reviews greatly outnumbered negative reviews for this property among the reviews sourced for this analysis. However, there were some common concerns and several isolated complaints found.

While many guests complimented the front desk agents, as mentioned above, a few reviewers encountered impoliteness from some of the front desk staff.

A couple of reviewers were disturbed in their rooms by noise from slamming doors and guests in the halls.

A couple of reviewers found the pool uncomfortably cold.


Isolated complaints included: carpeting in the stairwells had not been vacuumed, lack of counter space in the guest bathroom for personal items, uncomfortable in-room sofa (for sleeping), and an in-room air conditioning unit was noisy and disruptive, one reviewer found the service at the restaurant inconsistent in terms of friendliness.
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.5 out of 5 with 91% of 74 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #1 out of 12 properties in Dartmouth, with an average score of 4.5 out of 5 from 107 reviews.

Hotels.com gave this property an average score of 4.4 out of 5 based on 109 guest reviews.

Verified by a front desk agent on November 14, 2012: The free breakfast is served from 6 am to 10 am on weekdays and from 7 am to 11 am on weekends.
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Guest Reviews

9.0
Excellent

#2 out of 11
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 9.0 / 10 Details

No. of guest reviews: 322
Guest Recommended: Yes
Guest Ranking Explained

Best Western Plus Dartmouth Hotel & Suites is #2 out of 11 hotels in Dartmouth ranked by the ratings provided by guests.
Guest Recommendations and Comments
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Linda from Corner Brook, NF CA rated Best Western Plus Dartmouth Hotel & Suites 10 out of 10 on November 29, 2013 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"has close as home as u can get when travelling"
"It was nice to have nice bath and get in comfortable bed after traveling for week it was almost the same as being home"
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Moncton, NB CA rated Best Western Plus Dartmouth Hotel & Suites 8 out of 10 on October 05, 2013 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Cheryl from Guysborough County, NS CA rated Best Western Plus Dartmouth Hotel & Suites 7 out of 10 on March 14, 2012 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"I would recommend ..."
"This hotel is clean , staff are courteous and it is close to shopping at Dartmouth crossing. Included in the price breakfast I found superior to Hamptons Inns and suites which is where I usually like to stay. The negatives where; breakfast finished at nine, hallways very narrow, and cleaning staff ,although very friendly, were a bit loud. Overall I would recommend and will stay there again myself."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Holly from East Jeddore, NS CA rated Best Western Plus Dartmouth Hotel & Suites 10 out of 10 on March 09, 2012 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Anniversary Night"
"We chose to stay the night here for our anniversary, it was a great experience. We have nothing bad to say about it. The room was amazing, morning breakfast was great, lots to choose from!! We will definitly be back again. :)"
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Peter from Yarmouth, NS CA rated Best Western Plus Dartmouth Hotel & Suites 10 out of 10 on December 04, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Great place"
"The hotel is clean and comfortable and so close to everything! Shopping, restaurants and movie theater! A very good experience."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Gina from Eastern Passage, NS CA rated Best Western Plus Dartmouth Hotel & Suites 9 out of 10 on May 28, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Juanita from Petit Etang, NS CA rated Best Western Plus Dartmouth Hotel & Suites 8 out of 10 on March 20, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Allan from Moncton, NB CA rated Best Western Plus Dartmouth Hotel & Suites 9 out of 10 on October 24, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Unknown
Faye from Mahone Bay, NS CA rated Best Western Plus Dartmouth Hotel & Suites 9 out of 10 on July 27, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"great over night"
"My Husband an I wanted to stop on our way to PEI an this was our pick. As we wanted to see Halifax. An also have a romantic day. An I have to say things were great we had no problem. As we checked in a bit early an they were very busy that day. The staff were very friendly an did all they could to make our stay great. I enjoy a swim in the evenings but there were lots of people there an I didnt want to hog to pool so I only swam 30 mins. The pool an hot tub were very nice an clean. the rooms large very comfortable beds an a great breakfast in the morning. all in all we had a very nice stay there. An I can say I will come back again."
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Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Winterport, ME US rated Best Western Plus Dartmouth Hotel & Suites 9 out of 10 on October 17, 2009 Verified Guest Hotel Review

Hotel Address: 15 Spectacle Lake Drive, Dartmouth, NS, Canada

Overview & Amenities


Best Western Plus Dartmouth Hotel & Suites

Amenities
  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Concierge
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • ATM / Cash Machine
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • In Room Movies
  • Porters
  • Wake-up Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Microwave
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Spa bath / Jacuzzi
  • Golf Course (nearby)
  • Photocopier
  • Ticket Service
  • Courier
  • Full-service catering
  • Custom event planning available
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Private Toilet
  • Bathtub/Shower Combination
  • Pool Indoor
  • Executive Floor
  • Luggage Storage
  • Designated Smoking Area
  • Vending Machines
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out
  • Self Laundry
  • Bedding/Pillow Choices

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