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Basic hotel with easy highway access, well liked for room rates, cleanliness & service

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi (and free wired Internet), free breakfast and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Several guests found the hotel well located for accessing the highway and bridge to Halifax
  • Several reviewers found their rooms quiet
Cons
  • A couple of guests said that there was no dining area for the free breakfast
  • No elevator to the second floor
  • No restaurant on site, but guests will find a few options within a 3-minute walk of the hotel
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Free Internet
Editor's Analysis
Updated Jul 22, 2014
Overview
This hotel, situated in north Dartmouth, is within a 3-minute drive of the Circumferential Highway (Highway 111) and the McKay Bridge to Halifax. With no on-site recreational facilities or restaurant, this property is well suited for guests looking to spend their time exploring the area by car.

Both smoking and non-smoking accommodations are available. All rooms include a TV, a flat screen TV, a coffeemaker, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and air conditioning. Select rooms also include a sofabed, a mini-fridge and/or a microwave. Pets are permitted in select rooms at no additional fee. This property offers one wheelchair-accessible room.

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel, while free wired Internet is available in guest rooms and in the on-site business centre. This hotel has two floors and no elevator.

A free continental breakfast is served weekdays from 6 am to 9 am and weekends from 7 am to 10 am. This hotel does not have an on-site restaurant. King of Donair, Fan's Chinese and Ships Victory Restaurant & Lounge are less than an 3-minute walk from the hotel.  Robert's Pizza, Donairs and Subs is about a 7-minute walk from the hotel.

Free parking is available on site. Other on-site amenities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, dry cleaning service and a guest computer in the lobby.

Mic Mac Mall Shopping Centre, the Dartmouth Crossing shopping complex and the Alderney Landing ferry terminal (with service to Halifax) are all about 7 minutes away by car. Downtown Halifax is a 12-minute drive away and includes the Halifax waterfront boardwalk, the Halifax Metro Centre arena, the Halifax Citadel Historic Fort and Neptune Theatre.

The Halifax International Airport (YHZ) is about 23 minutes away by car. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on May 21, 2014: All property details.
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests described pleasant experiences at this hotel.

The rooms were often described as basic, but clean. Several reviewers added that the rooms were generally comfortable and quiet, while a couple of guests specifically mentioned that the beds were comfortable.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service. One reviewer said that the front desk agents were quick to respond to requests and concerns.

Many reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent.

Several guests found the hotel conveniently located for accessing the highway and the McKay Bridge, while several other reviewers appreciated the free breakfast.
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The Bad
There were few concerns or complaints found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. However, a couple of guests said that there were restaurants nearby, while a couple of other guests mentioned that there was no dining area for the free breakfast.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #7 out of 12 hotels in Dartmouth, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 65 reviews.

Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.8 out of 5, with 93% of 56 guests recommending the property.

The author called the hotel on May 21, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
7.8
Good
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5 / out of 12
hotels in Dartmouth

Rated 7.8/10 based on 703 reviews

Ranked #5 out of 12 hotels in Dartmouth

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Location
  • Dartmouth Crossing (3.2 km)
  • Mic Mac Mall (3.4 km)
  • Mount Saint Vincent University (3.9 km)
  • Halifax Shopping Centre (4.5 km)
  • Museum of Natural History (4.5 km)
Map Marker Comfort Inn Dartmouth
456 Windmill Rd., Dartmouth, NS